October 30, 2013 |
BOSTON - The link between Boston Red Sox Manager John Farrell and former boss Terry Francona remains strong, although there has been less dialogue between them during the World Series. "We talked more probably in the division and Championship Series," Farrell said Wednesday night before Game 6 against the St. Louis Cardinals. "We already reach out to one another, either in a brief text [message] or an occasional phone call when you have a chance to ask him some questions.
October 6, 2013 |
Asked about the uncertain job status of Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, Joe Torre reflected on his days as a lame-duck manager with the New York Yankees. “Players have to answer a lot of questions and that's the tough part for a manager,” Torre said. “If it was just on the manager and you just had to respond as a manager, that's your job. You get paid more money than anyone else on your coaching staff based on the fact that you have to be there and respond to all the questions.
October 1, 2013 |
PARK CITY, Utah - It has been more than four years since former Minnesota Twins outfielder Ted Uhlaender's passing, but he continues to guide his daughter's Olympic preparations. Katie Uhlaender, one of the nation's top skeleton racers, wiped away tears Tuesday as she described how her father's death contributed to her disappointing performance at the Vancouver Games in 2010 and how he now serves as her primary inspiration heading into Sochi. Wearing his 1972 National League Championship ring and a baseball-shaped locket containing his ashes on a silver chain around her neck, Uhlaender acknowledged she lacked the motivation to compete after his 2009 passing and that it showed in her 11th-place finish in Canada.
September 25, 2013 |
As the Angels packed their bags, Albert Pujols extended his hand to Mark Trumbo. "Take care. Finish strong," Pujols said. "I'll be in touch. " This was all wrong. Trumbo and the Angels were headed to Texas, to try to knock the Rangers out of the playoffs. Pujols was headed home, his season ended by injury in July. BOX SCORE: Angels 3, Oakland 1 Manager Mike Scioscia and General Manager Jerry Dipoto were headed to Texas too, neither one sure of whether he would be working for the Angels next week.
August 29, 2013 |
Your browser does not support iframes. Braves infielder Elliot Johnson hit a rare triple during Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Indians and was rewarded with a postgame interview on Fox Sports South. Johnson decided to use the spotlight to have a little fun. When asked what he thought of the triple, Johnson decided to answer as if he were a NASCAR driver. "Well, you know, the Time Warner Cable Roadrunner High-Speed Internet car's been running good all day. You gotta say thanks to Chick-fil-A, NAPA Auto Parts - they pitched in - they've been great sponsors all year.
August 21, 2013 |
It's one thing to play meaningless games in late September. Plenty of teams do that. It's another to be so far out of playoff contention that you're playing them in mid-August, with a quarter of the season left. That's a fate reserved for the most moribund clubs, a rag-tag group that now includes the Angels, who entered 2013 with a $142-million payroll and World Series aspirations but have been a colossal flop. The Angels lost to the Cleveland Indians, 4-1, in 14 innings early Wednesday morning after Joe Blanton gave up his major league-leading 29th home run, a two-run shot to Drew Stubbs.