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There is some question whether the geographical proximity of the Orioles and Washington Nationals — and their annual home-and-home interleague series — combine to create a dynamic rivalry, but there is no denying that one has developed between...
The Baltimore SunThe news broke this afternoon that the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a five-year, $125 million deal, pending a physical, with talented but troubled slugger Josh Hamilton. As a baseball writer, my first reaction was this: Maybe commissioner Bud Selig...
Major League Baseball announced Thursday that it will begin in-season blood-testing for human growth hormone and additional testing for testosterone this year. Batting leader Melky Cabrera of the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics pitcher...
Nothing about Marvin Miller seemed feisty or controversial at first glance; the soft-spoken economist was a smallish man with gray hair and a tidy mustache. But as a union leader, it was Miller who took on baseball's establishment in the late 1960s,...
Tags: Sandy Koufax, David Wharton, David Carter, Trials, Arbitration
He didn’t look like much of a revolutionary. He looked like an economist, which he was, only with some serious attitude. Kind of bookish, but with an unnerving gleam in his eye. The last guy you ever wanted to get into a fight with was Marvin...
Tags: Ryan Madson, Interior Policy, Trials, Arbitration, Politics
Talking baseball while wondering how Tom Thibodeau is going to survive until Derrick Rose returns: 1. To say that Marvin Miller was as tough as nails is to compliment the strength of nails. Miller has passed away at the age of 95, and somewhere there...
Future baseball Hall of Famer Tony La Russa stood next to Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau on the Patriots sidelines Wednesday in Foxborough, Mass., as both watched coach Bill Belichick teach football at minicamp. Neither man was there to pick Belichick's brain...
Life's cruel, sometimes. A year ago, the Cardinals and Rangers were atop the baseball world. They rode their talent and ability to deliver in the clutch all the way to the World Series. Now they're fighting for their lives in a new form of torture,...
When the trade deadline rolled around at the end of July, the Phillies were 46-57, which put them only 21/2 games better than the Cubs in the National League's wild-card playoff standings. They were in ninth place, 13 games behind the Braves for the...
While the stadium issues in Oakland and Tampa Bay are viewed as the most critical in baseball, Commissioner Bud Selig quietly is trying to help the Cubs secure funding for a public-private partnership that would allow Wrigley Field to be updated along the...
Lots of people out there are just waiting to see Theo Epstein fail. They think he gets too much attention, that his deal with Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts is too sweet. They think he should have received more criticism for a run of failed free-agent...
Bad calls didn't put the Yankees in 2-0 hole; the pitching of all Tigers not named Jose Valverde did. Nor did that bad infield fly rule call send the Braves home after one game; three infield errors did. Yet you won't be able to tell the story of the...
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