Remembering Tony Gwynn and what he meant to me and my city

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Tony Gwynn was one of the best hitters baseball has ever seen. There was nothing a pitcher could throw at him that he wouldn't figure out how to get his bat on. He just found ways to not let anything beat him when he was at the plate. On Monday morning ...

2014 MLB Draft: Astros select Brady Aiken with No. 1 pick

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The Houston Astros had the No. 1 pick the 2014 MLB Draft and they decided to take Brady Aiken with the top selection. Aiken, a left-handed pitcher out of Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, became the first prep pitcher to go No. 1 since 1991, when the New ...

Cubs, WGN Radio to end 89-year relationship

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

They say the first 80 years of a marriage are the toughest. The Chicago Cubs and WGN Radio made it that far in their relationship, but it turns out there will be no ninth decade of the arrangement. Chicago media guru Robert Feder confirmed Tuesday night that the two sides will ...

Dr. James Andrews creating app to help reduce arm injuries

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Dr. James Andrews has made a living repairing the arms of pitchers who have blown them out, now he's working to try and prevent players from ever having to see him. Along with physical therapist colleague Dr. Kevin Wilk, Andrews is creating an app that is designed to help educate ...

Video: Mike Trout hits first career walk-off home run

Friday, May 16th, 2014

It seemed like Mike Trout had already done everything in his two-plus seasons in the big leagues. But through the first 375 games of his major league career, he had yet to hit a walk-off home run. The young phenom changed that Thursday night. The Los Angeles Angels entered the bottom of ...

Jose Abreu sets rookie record for RBIs in April

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Chicago White Sox rookie first baseman Jose Abreu has quietly had a monster first month in Major League Baseball. On Sunday the 27-year-old Cuban defector broke a record previously held by Albert Pujols, that's a pretty big deal. Abreu drove in four runs on Sunday giving him 31 RBIs to lead the majors ...

Why Wrigley Field still matters at 100

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Most stadiums are just places to put butts. Like a living organism, it takes time for these inanimate objects to grow into something more meaningful. The majority of Major League ballparks have not yet had this opportunity — 24 of the 30 have been built in my lifetime, and I’m still ...

Tampa Bay Rays ace Matt Moore to undergo Tommy John surgery

Monday, April 14th, 2014

The Tampa Bay Rays have a gem of a left-hander in Matt Moore. He had an excellent season in 2013 and looked poised to be one of the top starters in the American League this season. Unfortunately, Moore will be missing the rest of the year thanks to Tommy John ...