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Jayson Stark of ESPN.com is out with a book about the most overrated and underrated baseball players of all time, which sounds like the beginning of a cottage industry to me. Soon to follow: "The Stark Truth 2.0: Guys Who Were Underrated Before Everybody...
Tribune staff reporterAfter Carlos Zambrano finished off his no-hitter Sunday night at Miller Park, Cubs manager Lou Piniella spoke to Ted Lilly about his start on Monday. "I told him 'You've got a tough act to follow, young man,' " Piniella said. "He said that game charged...
Tags: Geovany Soto, Jim Edmonds, Mark Loretta, C.C. Sabathia, Sports
Sun ReporterIt was a sensation I'd experienced while touring plantations in South Carolina and walking the Forum in Rome, that feeling that because I was standing in a certain place, I was linked intimately with the span of human history. I stared at the bronzed...
Tags: John McGraw, Sports, Ted Williams, Barry Bonds, All Stars
ZEV CHAFETS is the author of "A Match Made in Heaven: American Jews, Christian Zionists and One Man's Exploration of the Weird and Wonderful Judeo-Evangelical Alliance."April 15, by decree of Major League Baseball, will be Jackie Robinson Day. On Sunday, a player on each big league team will be designated to wear Robinson's uniform number, 42. The Dodgers, Robinson's club in its Brooklyn incarnation, intend to go one...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSAN FRANCISCO -- At Joe DiMaggio playground in the North Beach neighborhood near Fisherman's Wharf, the same park where DiMaggio learned to play baseball as a youngster, Jesse Smith spent Thursday afternoon practicing his free-throw shooting technique...
Tags: AT&T Park, Steroids, Crime, Law and Justice, Hank Aaron, Sports
If it is true that Alex Rodriguez stopped using steroids in 2003, before he came to New York, the Yankees have been swindled. A-Rod hasn't been trying his hardest to win and help his team. In A-Rod's defense, it could be argued that there is no...
Tribune staff reporterAs the White Sox fell into a tie for first place with the Twins in the American League Central, A.J. Pierzynski and Cliff Lee opened some verbal wounds Monday night. An apparent disagreement evolved into a staring match after Lee dominated the Sox in...
Tribune reporterFirst, suspend the perception that any baseball short of the major-league variety is dinner theater in Dubuque compared with Broadway. If you're willing to make that concession, you might find the constant hustle of a college team appealing. You might...
Tacoma Rainiers Job Fair - Saturday Saturday, March 7th between 9:00am and 3:00pm at Boy Scouts of America Tacoma, WA - Players like Gaylord Perry, Juan Marichal and Ken Griffey Jr. have made the on-field magic the past five decades at Cheney Stadium,...
Tribune staff reporterA lingering storm delayed Greg Maddux's quest for his 3,000th strikeout for nearly three hours Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, but the inevitability of the milestone made thousands of fans wait patiently for a chance to witness a little history. After...
ChicagoSports.comI'm sitting in the Sports Corner Tavern and Grille Monday afternoon, watching the White Sox complete their sweep of the Orioles, when in walks "Wild Bill" Holden. Well, with his knees, walking is a generous term. He's slated to have both knees replaced on...
Tags: Surgery, Sports, Dining and Drinking, Movies, Arizona Cardinals
Tribune staff reporterManager Dusty Baker casually mentioned Thursday morning that Cubs right-hander Greg Maddux was contemplating retirement after the season, a revelation that came as a surprise to almost everyone but Maddux himself. After pitching his 106th career complete...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Greg Maddux, Sports, Kerry Wood, Retirement
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