September 26, 2002
The Dodgers aren't quite finished in 2002, but they already have announced their 2003 schedule. They will open against Arizona at Phoenix with an afternoon game Monday, March 31, with the home opener also against the Diamondbacks on April 7. The Dodgers again will play six games against the Angels, but instead of facing the rest of the AL West in interleague play, they will take on four teams from the AL Central. However, they will not play the division champion Minnesota Twins.
July 11, 2008 |
DETROIT -- Justin Morneau narrowly missed one home run Thursday afternoon. He took advantage of a second chance. Three innings after hitting a 425-foot double to the deepest part of Comerica Park, Morneau lined an 11th-inning homer to right against Freddy Dolsi with one out to give the Minnesota Twins a 7-6 win over the Detroit Tigers. "I was looking for something to drive, and I just got enough of it," he said. "That was a pretty good feeling rounding the bases."
September 17, 2009 |
New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jesse Carlson each were suspended for three games and fined Wednesday by Major League Baseball for their roles in a benches-clearing brawl. The pair were cited for "aggressive and inappropriate actions" by Bob Watson , MLB's vice president for discipline, and started serving the penalties immediately, a day after they tangled. Yankees utilityman Shelley Duncan also was suspended for three games and appealed, delaying the start of any discipline.
January 3, 2007 |
Two employees of a restaurant owned by Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios were found stabbed to death Tuesday morning and a former co-worker has been arrested in connection with the killings, police said. Megan Soroka, 49, and Mark Barnard, 52, were killed as they prepared to open Cheli's Chili Bar, police said. Soroka worked as a manager there and Barnard was a cook. According to the Detroit Free Press, Police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings estimated the stabbings occurred at 9 a.m.
April 25, 2000 |
Bernie Miklasz in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "We are still waiting to see the fake flair in center field, with [Jim] Edmonds hamming it up to make routine catches look like something out of a Flying Wallendas act. "We are still waiting to see evidence that Edmonds is to clubhouse chemistry what Yoko Ono was to the Beatles. Or that there's a lever on his chest he flicks to put his game on cruise control.
May 7, 2011
A wave of ballpark construction that began in 1991 with Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field has resulted in 21 big league stadiums being built in the last two decades. Yet it's unlikely any of them will match the charm or history of Boston's ageless Fenway Park. BEST 1. PNC PARK (Pittsburgh, opened in 2001): Breathtaking view of the Pittsburgh skyline and Allegheny River help fans overlook the poor team. 2. AT&T PARK (San Francisco, 2000): Few things are better than watching a homer land in McCovey Cove while you eat garlic fries.
September 29, 1999 |
Six weeks ago, Robert Fick was in Lakeland, Fla., undergoing strenuous rehabilitation following surgery on his right shoulder. He hadn't played baseball since a short call-up to the Detroit Tigers last season. On Monday, Fick assumed a place in Tiger lore, hitting a grand slam in the eighth inning of the last game played in 87-year-old Tiger Stadium.
July 17, 2012 |
DETROIT - It was 100 degrees with 33% humidity in Comerica Park an hour before Tuesday night's game between the Angels and Detroit Tigers, conditions that will test the endurance and resolve - and wardrobes - of players from both teams. “You have to change your undershirt a few times during the game because it will get drenched and can weigh you down,” Angels right fielder Torii Hunter said. “But I like it hot. I play better in the heat. You can get loose quick. You just have to stay hydrated.” As hot as it is, Hunter has played in more extreme heat.
June 23, 2000 |
The New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers reached a tentative agreement Thursday night on a trade that would send left fielder Juan Gonzalez to the Yankees, baseball sources confirmed. The trade, however, hinges on 1) Gonzalez's willingness to waive a limited no-trade clause--the Yankees are among the 10 teams Gonzalez would reject--and 2) reach a contract extension with New York within a 72-hour window, providing he agrees to the trade.