| Jan 16, 2012
| 5:31 PM
Drayton McLane in the French Quarter?
No, it couldn't be. I didn't believe my eyes when I first saw him browsing in a shop with his wife, Elizabeth, last January, figuring it had to be a guy who looked like McLane. But there he was 10 minutes later,...
| Apr 2, 2011
| 9:25 PM
VICTORINO HURTING Shane Victorino was pinch hit for in the 5th inning, and it was announced a little while later that he left because of soreness in his left calf. First thought was that he got hurt when he collided......
| Apr 1, 2011
| 1:31 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - The 2011 salaries for the 844 major league baseball players on opening day rosters and disabled lists. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 9:45 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The struggles the Houston Astros were facing finally reached the point where they needed a 75-minute team meeting to air things out.
The frustrations built up over a five-game losing streak and losses in 10 of their past 11? All...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 6:07 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves in an unfamiliar position Sunday, needing to bounce back after All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan blew a save.
Hanrahan gave up Chris Johnson's tying double in the eighth inning for his first...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 3:45 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maybe all James McDonald needed to pitch deep into a game was a little urging from Mother Nature.
Working quickly in a steady rain, McDonald pitched into the eighth inning to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 win over the...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 2:17 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — Roy Halladay pitched his 20th career shutout and the Philadelphia Phillies became the first team to reach the playoffs this season with a 1-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday.
The NL East leaders clinched at least a wild-...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Ozzieball was always a misnomer.
Taking their lead from the guy in the manager's office, White Sox marketing types and some of their more casual fans romanticized the Ozzie Guillen era as one of in-your-face baseball — aggressive baserunning,...
| Aug 2, 2008
| 4:30 AM
Hey folks, we've got an 8:05 start for the first of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park. The most interesting story line are obviously the story of Pedro returning after mourning the loss of his father. Is he ready?......
| Mar 2, 2009
With the World Baseball Classic kicking off on March 5th it is time to get ready for some baseball. I think the WBC is a good idea with a horrible plan. Don't play it in March when guys are trying to build up arm strength and work on timing. That...
| Aug 5, 2008
| 10:01 PM
Remember last September when Alfonso Soriano almost single-handedly pushed the Cubs into the playoffs?
Maybe he's starting a month earlier this season.
In his last 10 games, Soriano is hitting .419 with five homers, 12 runs scored and 11 driven in.
| Apr 4, 2008
| 1:51 PM
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Feel better today Cubs fans? Me neither.
I had the strangest dream last night. Lou Piniella was rolling a big doughnut and this snake wearing a vest was filling out the Cubs' lineup card.