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Jays prospect Anthony Alford now a one-sport athlete: Griffin

Last September, Alford quit the Ole Miss football team upon reaching agreement with Jays to focus on baseball. The outfielder will likely start the season at Class A Lansing....

Minnie Minoso, Mr. White Sox, passes away

Minoso never cracked 21 per cent in the Hall of Fame voting, but he always got this vote. Minoso was the first great Latin superstar, inspiration to Clemente, Cepeda, Aparicio and countless other island-born legends....

Cuba falling in love with baseball all over again

Baseball is enjoying resurgence throughout the island nation and offers hope for a brighter future....

MLB introduces timer during spring training games

The clock was just one of the new pace of play initiatives rolled out during the exhibition games, with the goal of speeding up games....

Alex Rodriguez singles in first at-bat in return from suspension

Alex Rodriguez received mostly cheers but some boos and loud whistles when he ran out during the pregame introductions....

World Series: John Farrell's dream job produces Red Sox dream ending: Griffin

BOSTON-This city, scarred as it was by early-season tragedy, the city and an entire Red Sox Nation had been ready for this celebration ever since the heartbreaking drama of the Marathon Bombing in April. In the ninth inning, Matt Carpenter...

World Series: John Farrell managerial highs and lows Game 5

BOSTON-Even with the usual second-place hitter right fielder Shane Victorino healthy and back in the lineup, manager John Farrell chose to leave Dustin Pedroia batting second and David Ortiz third behind leadoff man Jacoby Ellsbury. Victorino was batting sixth in...

World Series: Red Sox' Jon Lester dominates Cards in 3-1 Game 5 win: Griffin

ST. LOUIS-The Red Sox did what they needed to do, taking two of three without the DH and have won both World Series starts against Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright. You can't ask for anything more. Following Monday's 3-1 victory at...

World Series: John Farrell managerial highs and lows Game 5

ST. LOUIS-manager John Farrell made two decisions that would have an impact on Game 5 for the Red Sox. He moved Dustin Pedroia into the two-hole and David Ortiz up to bat third in the absence of No. 2 hitter...

World Series: Late replacement Jonny Gomes propels Red Sox to 4-2 win: Griffin

ST. LOUIS-It was only during batting practice that Jonny Gomes heard he was going to be in the Game 4 starting lineup in left field. It was only during the fifth inning that David Ortiz gathered the team around him...

World Series: John Farrell managerial highs and lows Game 4

By the afternoon of Game 4, after a night of fitful sleep, John Farrell had backed away from a couple of things that he had said the night before in the wake of the walkoff obstruction. 1-Farrell admitted the umpires...

World Series: Can't argue 'Keep your whistle in your pocket.' Umps made right call: Griffin

First of all, let's get one thing straight, the umpires in World Series Game 3, more specifically Jim Joyce at third base and Dana DeMuth at home plate got the obstruction call right. The people that object and deny are...

World Series: Wild walkoff obstruction call gives Cardinals 5-4 win: Griffin

ST. LOUIS-Walkoff obstruction has never before ended any World Series game. But Game 3 of this series became a wild 5-4 Cardinals win, reaching its unlikely finish starting with a wild throw from catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia which led to a...

World Series: John Farrell managerial highs and lows Game 3

The intrigue with Red Sox manager John Farrell started even before the game, with Mike Napoli taking groundballs at third base, a position he has never played. Farrell suggested it was an option for Games 4-5. THE GOOD Farrell with....

World Series: Cards even series as it's Red Sox turn to give game away: Griffin

BOSTON-As a followup to the Cardinals booting the ball around like Little Leaguers in Game 1 of the World Series, by Game 2, the Sox were clearly on the other foot as a huge part of a 4-2 win for...

World Series: John Farrell managerial highs and lows Game 2

THE GOOD 1-John Farrell made just one lineup change for Game 2, with Jarrod Saltalamacchia taking over behind the plate from David Ross. Ross has become the personal catcher for Jone Lester over the last couple of months and will...

World Series: Umpires reversed call opens door to 8-1 Red Sox win: Griffin

The Cardinals began Wednesday's Game 1 as if they had never been to a World Series before, seeming frozen by the heat of the spotlight. During a bizarre first two innings, the hometown Red Sox took advantage of inexplicable...

World Series: John Farrell managerial highs and lows Game 1

Even before this World Series had started, Red Sox manager John Farrell had made a pair of personnel decisions that demanded explanaton and analysis. First was the decision to push back ALCS Game 2 starter Clay Buchholz to the weekend...

Red Sox win Game 5 on Mike Napoli homer and Tiger miscues: Griffin

DETROIT-Arguably the greatest pure hitter in the game today, the playing very hurt Tigers' third baseman Miguel Cabrera proved lame at most other aspects of the game than swinging the bat on Thursday, contributing some alarming miscues early on to...

Manager Jim Leyland's lineup shuffle wakes Tigers sleeping bats in ALCS: Griffin

DETROIT-Tigers manager Jim Leyland, all his years working in the game, has been known as a great communicator with his players. He does not like to greet them with surprises and, as such, when he had made the decision to...

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