| Sep 18, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Had a nice chat today with Meredith Marakovits for a column in tomorrow's print version of The Morning Call.
Marakovits, a Central Catholic graduate, is in her first season as the clubhouse reporter for the Yankees on the YES Network and really seems...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 8:01 PM
At the end of a 162-game, six-month grind like the major league baseball season, some people might be looking forward to the finish line.
Not Meredith Marakovits.
Marakovits, the Northampton native and Central Catholic graduate, is completing her...
| Dec 2, 2012
As a kid growing up on the Southwest Side, Colleen Wagner Coughlin had a thing for animals. Gerbils and other small, furry critters populated the family home.
"I always loved animals as pets, but it was how they reproduced — I didn't even know the...
| Jul 28, 2012
Ichiro didn't get it the first time. After he had been traded by the Mariners earlier in the week, visiting Yankee fans at Safeco Field began their familiar Roll Call.
The chants of each player's name by the Bleacher Creatures at Yankee Stadium are...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 1:57 PM
No one is expecting the Miami Marlins to break everything down and try to rebuild again slowly, as they did in 2006.
However, just in case some in their front office are tempted to do just that, Dan Uggla has a word of caution.
Uggla, now playing second...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:44 PM
Bobby Valentine has a better guess where he'll be Thursday than the Yankees do.
Bobby V, who has posted fewer Vs than any Red Sox manager since Billy Herman in 1965, figures to be on the other end of a phone call summoning him to a meeting with the...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:01 AM
Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown season wasn't the only big year that had to sting for the Miami Marlins.
Consider the MVP-level season of Giants catcher Buster Posey.
Four years ago, the ex-Florida State star went fifth overall in the draft to the Giants....
| Oct 13, 2012
| 10:14 PM
The Yankees lost more than just Game One of the ALCS on Saturday night. They lost their captain, too.
Yankees shortstop and Kalamazoo Central alum Derek Jeter will miss the remainder of the postseason after fracturing his ankle in the 12th inning the...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 1:09 PM
NEW YORK, Oct 13 (Reuters) - New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter fractured his left ankle diving for a ball during Saturday's American League Championship Series loss to the Detroit Tigers and will be out for the rest of the year.
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:22 PM
At 10:25 p.m. Wednesday, Joe Girardi became a genius. Either that, or like millions of other Yankee fans, he finally had seen enough of Alex Rodriguez. Maybe the bigger truth is Joe Girardi just couldn't take it anymore.
At 10:25 p.m., Girardi pulled one...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 7:44 PM
— Early Sunday, Derek Jeter broke his ankle near second base and he screamed in pain. Later Sunday, umpire Jeff Nelson broke open the game with a botched call at that base and New York screamed in disgust.
But, oh man, the Yankees continue to break...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 1:05 AM
NEW YORK - Jason Marquis' homecoming meant even more thanks to the 7-year-old girl who was there to see it.
Marquis won his Minnesota debut with his healthy daughter in attendance and Justin Morneau hit two mammoth homers, sending the Twins to a 6-5...