The Early Lead: Baseball


Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Cal Ripken Jr. talks about “My Most Memorable Game” (video)

The game he chooses is no surprise. His emotional conversation with Bob Costas is.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:40 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Cal Ripken Jr.

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 01/14/2014

Cubs’ new mascot is cute and horrifying

“Clark” is his name, Chicago baseball (sadly) is his game.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:07 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Chicago Cubs

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Hall of Fame: Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas elected

Craig Biggio fell heartbreakingly short in his second bid for election.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:07 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Hall of Fame

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Brian Roberts agrees to one-year deal with Yankees

Second baseman will get $2 million to replace Robinson Cano.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:42 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Brian Roberts, New York Yankees

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Will MLB action on home-plate collisions change game’s culture?

Baseball ponders just how to work a rule that will make the game safer for catchers.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:44 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, home-plate collisions

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Joe Torre, Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Three of the game’s greatest managers will be enshrined next July.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:23 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Bobby Cox, Hall of Fame, Joe Torre, Tony La Russa

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Jacoby Ellsbury, Yankees strike deal

Red Sox center fielder moves on to the Bronx as New York opens its wallet. Again.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:33 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Jacoby Ellsbury, New York Yankees

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013

A-Rod walks out on grievance hearing, says he’s done with “this farce”

Alex Rodriguez’s representatives aren’t sure what’s next as he fights 211-game ban from baseball.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Jay Z meets with Mets about Robinson Cano

Both New York teams say his $300-plus price tag is too rich for their tastes.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:24 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Robinson Cano

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Braves plan to leave Turner Field, downtown Atlanta

Teams says it will relocate to Cobb County, where its fans live.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:28 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Braves, Baseball

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 10/27/2013

2013 World Series: A look at the Red Sox-Cardinals pitching matchups

After three games, a look back and forward at the pitching matchups.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  05:01 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, MLB Playoffs, World Series

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 10/25/2013

World Series 2013: The Cardinals’ fire-breathing bullpen

The Cardinals’ bullpen, filled with power arms, dominated yet again in Game 2.

By James Wagner  |  09:23 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, MLB Playoffs, World Series

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Boston mayor hopes Red Sox win “World Series Cup”

Thomas Menino has had an amusing malaprop for each of the city’s pro teams.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:31 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Boston Red Sox, MLB Playoffs, World Series

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian engaged at a ballpark (video)

Rapper rented out AT&T Park, where there’s a JumboTron and everything.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Don Mattingly ‘frustrated’ with Dodgers, unsure of his future

Donnie Baseball wants more than a one-year contract after leading L.A. to playoffs.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:40 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Don Mattingly, Los Angeles Dodgers

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Jim Leyland steps down as Detroit Tigers’ manager (updated)

Skipper reportedly told team of his decision after ALCS loss to Boston.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:14 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Detroit Tigers, Jim Leyland

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 10/20/2013

Brad Stevens fell asleep during another big Red Sox victory

When the Boston Celtics coach gets sleepy, the baseball team starts scoring runs.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:31 PM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Brad Stevens

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 10/19/2013

Matt Carpenter’s at-bat turned NLCS Game 6 for the Cardinals

Two crucial at-bats allowed the Cardinals to chop down Clayton Kershaw in the third inning last night.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:44 AM ET, 10/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  baseball playoffs, Los Angeles Dodgers, nlcs, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Red Sox vs. Tigers: Anibal Sanchez, Detroit’s should-be superstar

Anibal Sanchez may often be relegated to the background, but he performs like one of the game’s best.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alcs, alcs game 5, anibal sanchez, baseball playoffs, Detroit Tigers

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/17/2013

It’s Will Ferrell again, this time announcing the Dodgers’ lineup (video)

He was wearing a Vic Davalillo jersey, of course.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, nlcs, Will Ferrell

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 10/16/2013

Mother of Cal Ripken Jr. scares off carjacker (video)

Suspect is in custody in incident involving Vi Ripken, who was the victim of a kidnapping 15 months ago.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:47 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Cal Ripken Jr., Vi Ripken

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 10/16/2013

Erin Andrews did not almost call Justin Verlander Justin Bieber. Really.

Don’t believe your lyin’ ears, she says on Twitter.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:31 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Erin Andrews, Justin Bieber, Justin Verlander

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 10/16/2013

Trevor Rosenthal and the Cardinals’ player development machine

Trevor Rosenthal has highlighted the Cardinals’ preponderance of dominant, homegrown pitching.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:02 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  baseball playoffs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Major League Baseball, nlcs, St. Louis Cardinals, trevor rosenthal

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Torii Hunter to Boston cop: “Help me. Then cheer, fool.”

Detroit Tigers outfielder was only kidding about his role in iconic ALCS photo. Really.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:46 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Torii Hunter

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Bear! Dodgers fan dressed in furry costume dances on Cardinals’ dugout (video)

Maybe the guy brought Los Angeles luck in NLCA Game 3. Either that or he’ll star in “Ted II.“

By Cindy Boren  |  10:46 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, nlcs, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Yasiel Puig: The good and the bad were on display in NLCS Game 3

Outfielder broke out of his slump in Los Angeles Dodgers’ victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:17 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Gonzalez, Baseball, nlcs, Yasiel Puig

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 10/14/2013

David Ortiz still clutch, still going 10 years later

Ten years after the Red Sox snapped their World Series drought, David Ortiz is the last remaining link and still going strong.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:56 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alcs, baseball playoffs, Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz, Detroit Tigers

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 10/13/2013

Red Sox-Tigers: How much trouble is Boston in?

The Red Sox trail only 1-0, but with Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander looming, doesn’t it feel like more already?

By James Wagner  |  02:18 PM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, MLB Playoffs

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Boston Red Sox beat Tampa Bay Rays, advance to ALCS

Just a year after the Red Sox finished last in the AL East, the team eliminated Tampa Bay in four games to advance to the ALCS.

By Kelyn Soong  |  12:08 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  american league championship series, American League Division Series, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, MLB, oakland a's, shane victorino, Tampa Bay Rays

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Magic Johnson says Dodgers would pay Clayton Kershaw, not Robinson Cano

Pitcher’s price is only going to rise with postseason success.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Clayton Kershaw, Magic Johnson, Robinson Cano

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Pittsburgh babies are dressed as pirates (photos)

Hey, the baseball team faces the Cardinals today in the playoffs. Why not dress up defenseless infants?

By Cindy Boren  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, National League Division Series, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Dallas Latos, wife of Reds pitcher, says Pirates fan attacked her (video)

Pittsburgh police says no charges will be filed.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:31 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Cincinnati Reds, Mat Latos, Pittsburgh Pirates

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 10/02/2013

A-Rod claims Biogenesis founder duped him, report says (updated)

Yankees slugger is making his case at a grievance hearing over his 211-game suspension.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:04 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, New York Yankees

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 10/02/2013

The complex case of Marlon Byrd

The story of Pittsburgh's first playoff win in 21 years is simple, but the man who sparked it is anything but.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:37 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, baseball playoffs, Marlon Byrd, MLB Playoffs, nlds, pirates

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Rays, Rangers play AL wild-card tiebreaker game tonight

Let’s play 163. Then, it’s on to the wild-card game and the American League Division Series.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:31 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Dodgers fan who was stabbed to death was son of security guard

Two men are in custody after incident following Dodgers-Giants game.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:32 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Bud Selig to step down as commissioner in 2015 (updated)

Official announcement is expected this afternoon.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:00 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Bud Selig, MLB

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Robinson Cano seeks $305-million deal, report says

Deal would cover 10 years -- and don’t be surprised if Jay Z’s client gets it.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:07 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Jay-Z, Robinson Cano

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Dodgers fan dies after fight following Giants game (updated)

Fight broke out near AT&T Park after Giants’ 6-4 victory.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:28 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Carlos Gomez sets off Brewers-Braves scuffle (video)

Afterward, Gomez tweets that “the way I carried myself is unacceptable.“

By Cindy Boren  |  11:38 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Carlos Gomez, Freddie Freeman, Paul Maholm

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Jim Leyland moonwalks after Tigers clinch division (video)

Manager breaks out his dance, and a victory cigar, after emotional victory.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:05 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Detroit Tigers, Jim Leyland

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Cardinals rookie comes within inches of no-hitter (video)

Michael Wacha, all of 22 years old, can’t get the last out against Washington Nationals.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:58 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Michael Wacha, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Manny Machado injury: MRI scheduled for today

Orioles third baseman’s leg gave way as he beat out an infield single.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:44 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baitimore Orioles, Baseball, Manny Machado

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Andy Pettitte announces retirement (updated)

Pitcher will make final start at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, “Mariano Rivera Day” at the ballpark.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:20 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Pettitte, Baseball, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Chris Davis, Orioles top Red Sox in 12 innings

Baltimore is one game back in the race for the second American League wild card.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:10 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Chris Davis

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Butt slide vs. butt fumble: Which is better? (video)

Jonathan Villar’s face meets Brandon Phillips’s backside and Mark Sanchez weeps.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:37 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Brandon Phillips, Jonathan Villar

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Mariano Rivera gets Red Sox farewell at Fenway Park (video)

Tribute to Yankees’ closer is a bit of a roast, too.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:26 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Buck Showalter, Joe Girardi get into shouting match (video)

At issue is the time-honored baseball tradition of stealing signs.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:44 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Buck Showalter, Joe Girardi

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Joe Girardi wants Mariano Rivera back in 2014

Although he has 40 saves, closer isn't listening to his manager.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:01 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Joe Girardi, Mariano Rivera

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Marlon Byrd traded on Marlon Byrd T-shirt night

Mets also send John Buck to Pittsburgh for Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:33 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Marlon Byrd, New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Matt Harvey has a torn UCL, report says

Mets star reportedly was on an innings limit and is nearing that mark.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Matt Harvey, New York Mets

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Ryan Braun apologizes, but is a statement enough?

Milwaukee Brewers slugger has more work to do before returning to the game when his suspension is up.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:23 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Biogenesis, Ryan Braun

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Ichiro Suzuki in elite company with 4,000th hit (video)

The mark may be debatable but the company -- Pete Rose and Ty Cobb -- is not.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:44 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Ichiro Suzuki, New York Yankees

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Jason Heyward out 4-6 weeks with broken jaw

Atlanta Braves, with a 15-game division lead, will find it tough to replace him at the plate and in the outfield.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:40 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Jason Heyward

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Cal Ripken Jr. doesn't rule out managing

Hall of Famer admits he's "curious as all get-out" about what he might be asked.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:26 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Cal Ripken Jr.

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Jason Heyward leaves Braves-Mets game after being hit in jaw by pitch

Fastball from Jonathan Niese appeared to accidentally bean Atlanta outfielder.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:14 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Jason Heyward, Jonathan Niese, NFL, NFL TV

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Ryan Dempster suspended 5 games for hitting A-Rod

Red Sox pitcher also was fined, as was Yankees Manager Joe Girardi.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:17 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Joe Girardi, Ryan Dempster

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Joe Girardi warns of "open season" on A-Rod if Ryan Dempster isn't suspended

Yankees manager continues to demand punishment for Red Sox starter.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:55 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Joe Girardi, Ryan Dempster

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 08/20/2013

"Bored" teens allegedly killed baseball player, Oklahoma police say

Christopher Lane was out for a jog when he was shot to death in Duncan, Okla.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:13 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Christopher Lane

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Brian Wilson to be activated by Dodgers, report says

Reliever hasn't pitched in the majors since April 2012.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:26 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Brian Wilson, Los Angeles Dodgers

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Alex Rodriguez gets back at Red Sox, Joe Girardi gets mad

Ryan Dempster plunks embattled third baseman, who gets revenge with a homer as Yankees are fired up.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:33 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Joe Girardi, Ryan Dempster

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Giants fan apologizes for throwing banana at Adam Jones

Incident was born of frustration with his team and not racially motivated, he said.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:32 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Jones, Baseball, San Francisco Giants

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Fan dies after fall during Braves-Phillies game at Turner Field (updated)

Police are investigating whether wet conditions, alcohol played role in 65-foot fall.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:20 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Turner Field

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Giants apologize to Adam Jones for banana incident

After center fielder was targeted, team says it has zero-tolerance police toward such behavior.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:46 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles, Baseball

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Mark Cuban rips Bud Selig's "mafia," A-Rod suspension

Dallas Mavericks owner says of the decision to suspend Alex Rodriguez 211 games "it's personal" with MLB.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:06 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Bud Selig, Mark Cuban

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Alex Rodriguez returns to Yankee Stadium for first time since 2012 playoffs

It's utterly impossible to know just what kind of reception he'll get in the Bronx.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:43 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, New York Yankees

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Alex Rodriguez jeered in 1-for-4 return to Yankees

No one said continuing to play during an appeal would be easy.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:06 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, New York Yankees

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Ozzie Guillen says Madonna is to blame for A-Rod's troubles

It's an intriguing theory that explains the slugger's problems as well as anything.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:18 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Madonna, Ozzie Guillen

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 08/04/2013

A-Rod, facing likely MLB suspension, says "I'm flying to Chicago" to join Yankees

Third baseman is expected to join Yankees and learn his punishment Monday.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:43 PM ET, 08/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Biogenesis, Major League Baseball

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 08/01/2013

Cal Ripken Jr. offers $100,000 reward for information about mother's abduction in 2012

A year after Vi Ripken was returned safely to her home, there are no leads.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:45 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Cal Ripken

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Alex Rodriguez, others could be suspended by end of week, report says

Yankees third baseman expected to get toughest penalty in Biogenesis case.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:42 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Biogenesis

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Chad Qualls tumbles after failed fist pump (video)

It almost looks as if the Marlins pitcher did this on purpose. Almost.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:11 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Chad Qualls, Miami Marlins

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Jake Peavy traded to Red Sox in three-team deal

Tigers get Jose Iglesias in case Jhonny Peralta is suspended.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:56 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Jake Peavy, Jose Igelsias

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Anthony Weiner scandal inspires $1 hot dogs at minor-league ballpark

Richmond Flying Squirrels also skewer Tiger Woods and Brett Favre.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, Baseball, Richmond Flying Squirrels

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Body of Frank Castillo, former major league pitcher, recovered from lake

Castillo, who spent most of his career with the Cubs, drowned Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:26 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Frank Castillo

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Red Sox, Rays battle on Twitter, too

After Tampa Bay moves into first place, there's a bit of smack talk going on.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Blown call helps Rays move ahead of Red Sox in AL East

Umpire admits he was wrong, but Tampa Bay held on for 2-1 win.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:34 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Daniel Nava, John Farrell, Jose Molina

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Yasiel Puig hits walk-off homer, slides into home plate (video)

Dodgers rookie says, 'Some people jump, some people slide, some people run' after hitting a HR.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:44 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Yasiel Puig

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Albert Pujols could be out the rest of the season

Angels slugger has tried to play through plantar fasciitis.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:39 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Albert Pujols, Baseball, Erick Aybar, Mike Scioscia

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Tino Martinez resigns after abuse allegations

Marlins hitting coach denied reports that he'd grabbed Derek Dietrich by the neck.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:12 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Derek Dietrich, Miami Marlins, Tino Martinez

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 07/25/2013

A-Rod to Yankees: "Enough doctors, let's play"

Slugger seemingly attempts to put the week's feud behind him.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:21 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, New York Yankees

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 07/24/2013

Matt Kemp says Ryan Braun should be stripped of MVP award

Dodgers outfielder doesn't think it should be given to him, though.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:27 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Matt Kemp, Ryan Braun

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 07/24/2013

A-Rod may face a ban or suspension but that's only the beginning

Yankee slugger is likely to put up a fight over any MLB punishment.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:44 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Biogenesis, Ryan Braun

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 07/23/2013

As A-Rod waits, Rivera and Pettitte express support

Third basemen may be among the next to be punished by Major League Baseball

By Cindy Boren  |  01:18 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Andy Pettitte, Baseball, Mariano Rivera, Ryan Braun

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Yoenis Cespedes wins Home Run Derby -- and gets a WWE belt

The official trophy looked a little plain next to wrestling's baubles.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:20 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Jones, Baseball, Bryce Harper, Yoenis Cespedes

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 07/12/2013

Chris Davis on PEDs: "I have never taken them. I have no reason to."

Orioles slugger, who has hit 34 home runs, addressed the buzz head-on.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:35 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Chris Davis

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Brandon McCarthy takes down Mitch Williams on Twitter

Arizona reliever, struck in the head by a line drive, found analyst's comment "asinine."

By Cindy Boren  |  11:34 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, Brandon McCarthy, Mitch Williams

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Jay-Z wants Yasiel Puig next for Roc Nation Sports, report says

Rapper's agency is growing, but that may not be a good thing for sports.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:19 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Jay-Z, Los Angeles Dodgers, Yasiel Puig

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Mets attempt to honor Native Americans with Braves in town

A makeup date couldn't be decided upon, so the multicultural celebration is off.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:25 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Braves, Baseball, New York Mets

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 07/10/2013

Ryan Braun didn't answer MLB questions; A-Rod to do the same, reports say

Punishment, ESPN reports, in Biogenesis case could come after All-Star break.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:18 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Biogenesis, Ryan Braun

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Cardinals GM orders cross removed from Busch Stadium pitcher's mound

Grounds crew had added it along with No. 6 tribute to Stan Musial.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:45 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Wainwright, Baseball, onfaith, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 07/09/2013

Bryce Harper, Chris Davis highlight 2013 Home Run Derby

One spot for an American League slugger to be filled.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:56 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Bryce Harper, Chris Davis, Home Run Derby

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Manny Machado makes the play of the year -- so far (video)

Orioles third baseman takes a page out of Brooks Robinson's playbook.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Manny Machado

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Minor-league team loses game on baserunning blunder (video)

Lugnuts turn victory into extra-innings loss to Loons.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:07 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Great Lakes Loons, Lansing Lugnuts

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 07/03/2013

A-Rod hitless in first rehab game on his road back to Yankees

New York media points out that he's in October form.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:19 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, New York Yankees

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 07/03/2013

Papelbon says Puig on All-Star team would be 'an absolute joke'

Phillies closer doesn't think the Dodgers outfielder's stellar first month justifies a berth.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:54 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Jonathan Papelbon, Yasiel Puig

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Minor-league gun raffle canceled because of leagues' pressure

Huntsville Stars had planned to raffle off three tickets good for guns at pistol and pawn shop.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:48 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Huntsville Stars

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Bryce Harper returns, but Yasiel Puig, Chris Davis and Mike Trout have made all the news

There's more than one phenom in baseball this year.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:09 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Chris Davis, Mike Trout, Yasiel Puig

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Minor-league baseball team to hold gun raffle on "Second Amendment Night"

Huntsville Stars promise July 3 night of "patriotism, fun, food, and firepower!"

By Cindy Boren  |  06:01 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Huntsville Stars

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Yankees' Cashman tells A-Rod to shut up; A-Rod replies (updated)

General manager adds an expletive for good measure after third baseman tweets that he's been cleared to play.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:32 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Brian Cashman, New York Yankees

Posted at 05:52 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Mariano Rivera prefers to close, not start in, All-Star Game

Yankees reliever, who will retire after the season, says he'd rather pitch in the ninth than in the first.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:52 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  All-Star Game, Baseball, Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 06/20/2013

The day James Gandolfini recited Lou Gehrig's "luckiest man" speech

Sopranos actor and Jersey guy stepped to the mic at the old Yankee Stadium.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:04 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, James Gandolfini

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Joe Torre's daughter saves life of falling baby boy with perfect catch (video)

Christina Torre spotted child hanging from an awning as she walked along the sidewalk in Brooklyn.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:33 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Cristina Torre, Joe Torre

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Robot helps A's fan make first pitch -- over 1,600 miles (video)

Young A's fan in Kansas City gets help in pregame ceremony in Oakland.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:38 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Oakland Athletics, Ryan Cook

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/05/2013

Yankees wait to learn A-Rod's fate in Biogenesis case

Investigation could bring 100-game suspension for third baseman.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Joe Girardi, New York Yankees

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Sergio Romo supports immigration reform in new video

San Francisco Giants closer makes his pitch for DREAM Act.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:43 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, San Francisco Giants, Sergio Romo

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Bryce Harper collision: Baseball's concussion rules in focus

Nationals, agent say outfielder has no concussion; MLB set concussion protocol two years ago.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:30 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Bryce Harper, MLB, Washington Nationals

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Jackie Robinson Day: Scenes from Red Sox-Rays game

On the 66th anniversary of his historic arrival in Major League Baseball, players across the country honor him.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:52 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jackie Robinson Day, Major League Baseball, MLB

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Joe Maddon, Rays can't believe umpire's blown call (video)

Marty Foster admits he missed the call and Maddon adds, "That can't happen in a major league game."

By Cindy Boren  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay Rays

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Tim McCarver to retire after 2013 season

Fox will find a new broadcast partner for Joe Buck.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, MLB, Tim McCarver