Big Doings In The Land Of Sunshine And Sharks

Removing the Devil from their name proved to be a winning exorcism for the Tampa Bay Rays, who solved the unsolvable Mariano Rivera to ascend to first place in the AL East. Gabe Gross singled with no outs in the 11th to drive in the first run Rivera has allowed this season in a 2-1 victory over the Yankees. That's… » 5/14/08 10:40am 5/14/08 10:40am

Goose Gossage Has Had Enough Of Your Tomfoolery

I guess we're somewhat removed from the era in which Rich "Goose" Gossage dominated baseball; well, when he dominated the final three innings of it, anyway. The closer really hadn't been perfected until Gossage came along, and the game hasn't been the same since. Although the Hall of Famer spent just six of his 22… » 5/13/08 3:30pm 5/13/08 3:30pm

Challis' Message Continues To Inspire

Those who have been following the story of John Challis in the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette shouldn't be surprised that he's taking the country by storm. The Freedom High School (Pa.) senior, who has terminal cancer, was invited to attend Game 2 of the NHL playoff series between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh on Sunday at… » 5/12/08 3:00pm 5/12/08 3:00pm

Dee Mirich Cranks Out The Classic Of All Classics

Many of us have wondered why prolific message board poet Dee Mirich has remained silent on the tragic Eight Belles Kentucky Derby accident. After all, when Barbaro fell, you couldn't swing a dead cat without hitting one of her offerings. But now all is clear: Ms. Mirich had been working feverishly on her magnum opus;… » 5/12/08 12:35pm 5/12/08 12:35pm

Pink Bats, Red Faces; This One's For You, Mom

Here we go, writing about breasts again. Mother's Day was Sunday, and you know what that means: The pink bats were back. And while that's good for the fight against breast cancer, it was bad for the Cincinnati Reds, who just seemed to be horribly disoriented by the unfamiliar flashing colors. I suppose this happens… » 5/12/08 10:00am 5/12/08 10:00am