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WatchdogI've been bugging Davidoff and our other baseball writers for years to write a long, boring feature on the changing definition of a checked swing over the decades. Now he has to do it. J.D. Drew's third strike in the......
WatchdogLast week I asked Fox's Tim McCarver to compare the 2008 Rays to the 1969 Mets, against whom he played as a much younger man. Obviously, the question took root in Tim's brain, as evidenced Wednesday night when he mistakenly......
On the Mets beatGreetings fans. Marcus Henry here to bring you the first Major League Baseball game from CitiField. Yes, Georgetown played St. John's last Sunday, but this is the first time fans will get to see two pro teams battle at CitiField.......
Tribune staff reporterAfter the Cubs officially bowed out of the wild-card playoff chase Saturday with an 8-6 loss to Atlanta at Wrigley Field, the traditional blue "L" flag was hoisted on the center-field scoreboard. In a lost week to a lost season, the Cubs outdid...
Tribune staff reporterDerrek Lee isn't thinking about it, and no one is saying he can keep it up the entire season. But after the first two months of 2005, Lee was the National League leader in batting average, home runs and RBIs, putting him on an early pace to become the...
Tribune staff reporterDusty Baker walked around Wrigley Field at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, taking small handfuls of a dirt-like substance from a bag and spreading it throughout the infield and outfield, sort of like Dusty Appleseed. Baker wouldn't reveal the bag's contents or...
Tribune staff reporterMany pitchers throw faster than Jon Lieber. But none throw as quickly. Cubs manager Don Baylor should know that by now. But after Lieber (6-4) breezed through the Cardinals' lineup Friday in a 2-1 victory that lasted just one hour 49 minutes, Baylor...
Tags: Sports, Woody Williams, Baseball, Joe Girardi, National League
Of The Morning CallHere are 10 reasons the Phillies will make the playoffs: 1. It's 2003. They won their last pennants in 1983 and 1993. That's trend enough for me. 2. Jim Thome will obliterate Mike Schmidt's single-season home run record of 48, resulting in a new fashion...
Tribune staff reporterAmazing as it seems, Aramis Ramirez is the only positional player left on the Cubs' 25-man roster who also was on the postseason roster in 2003. With Mark Prior, Kerry Wood and Mike Remlinger on the disabled list, Ramirez has become the last man standing...
2006 Record: 86-76, 3rd Manager: Terry Francona (4th season). Home Games: City of Palms Park (6,990), 2201 Edison Ave., Fort Myers, Fla. 33901. Directions: From I-75, exit 141. Take left on Broadway. Follow Palm Beach Blvd., turn left on Fowler St. and...
Tags: Jon Lester, Mike Lowell, J.C. Romero, Piracy, Tampa Bay Rays
2006 Record: 88-74, 2nd Manager: Grady Little (2nd season) Home Games: Holman Stadium at Dodgertown (6,500), 4101 26th St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960. Directions: I-95 to Route 60 east, to 43rd Avenue north, to 26th Street. Stadium will be on right. Tickets:...
Tribune staff reporterKerry Wood pitched one of the best games of his career last October at Turner Field, sending the Cubs into the National League Championship Series with his Game 5 masterpiece. An early April start can't be compared with the postseason stage, but...
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