As parents, we constantly test systems by which to communicate information and have it pass over the radar of the children. Think about it. You’re pushing information about trips, doctor visits (shots!), playdates and so on, trying to have a conversation between coloring sessions or watching bad children’s programming. Sometimes, the children are in on […]

The Tigers ranked among the preseason favorites to make a run to the World Series on expectations of huge things from the offense and the Verlander/Scherzer/Fister/Sanchez starting quartet. The one question facing Jim Leyland and Detroit coming out of spring training was the closer role. Hard-throwing Bruce Rondon was on the board for a potential […]

That didn’t take long. Spring training has barely begun, but Cleveland is already getting hammered by injuries. Grady Sizemore is sidelined because of a lower back strain. On Sunday, word came down from Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer that closer Chris Perez would be sidelined because of a strained left oblique muscle. The […]

Given that I reside in Los Angeles, I’ve been inundated with news reports about Manny Ramirez’s future for weeks. Would he get dealt to my hometown White Sox? Would he get released? What would happen to the warehouse full of wigs that folks spent $25 a pop for (seriously!) at the team’s spring training complex […]