Blue Jays’ Edwin Jackson makes history by playing for 14th team

Starting Wednesday's game against the Giants in San Francisco, Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Edwin Jackson set a league record by playing for the 14th different team of his career. Last season, Jackson tied the record – previously held by Octavio Dotel – when he joined the Athletics. Jackson made his major-league debut with the Dodgers in 2003 on his 20th birthday. Since […]

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Nostalgia Reaches Its Nadir

Oh, come on. Selective memory is a hell of a thing. The person who emitted this sentiment—in public!—and the approximately 1,300 people who agreed with it believe that ESPN’s baseball broadcasts were better when Joe Morgan was in the booth. All of them should be institutionalized for their own safety. If you want to make a case that sports were […]

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Oakland grants A’s site for potential new stadium

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics have gotten to first base in their quest for a new stadium. The city’s port commission on Monday took a first step in providing land at Howard Terminal, where the A’s hope to build a 35,000-seat stadium as part of a housing and retail development. Commissioners tentatively agreed to give the team four years […]

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Cubs’ Russell: Have to respect fans’ criticism

CHICAGO — Cubs infielder Addison Russell attempted to walk back comments he made to the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday in which he seemed critical of fans who boo him. “Everyone is entitled to doing whatever they want to do, think whatever they want to think, say whatever they want to say,” Russell said Friday morning. “The reaction to me, I […]

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ChiSox’s Anderson: Bat flips bring fun to game

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, whose melee-inciting bat flip three weeks ago continues to follow him, told ESPN’s The Dan Le Batard Show on Wednesday that he is just trying to draw fans by having fun and isn’t worried about how other teams react to him. “I like to go out and play with a lot of passion, because […]

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