Stark: It’s over for Bonds, Clemens — 5 things we learned from the Hall of Fame Contemporary Era election

Stark: It’s over for Bonds, Clemens — 5 things we learned from the Hall of Fame Contemporary Era election

SAN DIEGO — It wasn’t just an election. It was a proclamation. The headlines will say that the Contemporary Baseball Era Committee unanimously elected Fred McGriff to the Hall of Fame on Sunday. And that in itself is cause for celebration. But in elections like this one, it isn’t just the player who got elected … Read more

2023 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot: Stark’s 5 things to watch — Scott Rolen, Carlos Beltrán, 3 risers

2023 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot: Stark’s 5 things to watch — Scott Rolen, Carlos Beltrán, 3 risers

I could tell, just by all the layers of clothing I had to throw on Monday to bring in my Amazon delivery, that it wasn’t baseball season anymore. But at least it was the next best thing, by which I mean … The first day of Hall of Fame voting season. You won’t find anyone … Read more

Yordan Alvarez plays hero again, hits historic go-ahead blast to lift Astros to Game 2 win over Mariners

Yordan Alvarez plays hero again, hits historic go-ahead blast to lift Astros to Game 2 win over Mariners

HOUSTON — Yordan Alvarez and his mighty bat did it yet again, launching a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning off Seattle ace Luis Castillo that lifted the Houston Astros over the Mariners 4-2 on Thursday for a 2-0 lead in the AL Division Series. Alvarez was the Game 1 hero with his gut-punch, … Read more

Yordan Alvarez hits 3-run walk-off HR as Astros win Game 1

Yordan Alvarez hits 3-run walk-off HR as Astros win Game 1

HOUSTON — Yordan Alvarez smashed a game-ending, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning off Robbie Ray, wrecking the Seattle Mariners’ strategy of using a Cy Young Award winner in a rare relief role and vaulting the Houston Astros to an 8-7 victory Tuesday in their playoff opener. Trailing all game after a … Read more

2022 MLB playoffs – Dodgers, Braves, Yankees on upset watch?

2022 MLB playoffs – Dodgers, Braves, Yankees on upset watch?

Our first look at baseball’s new MLB playoff format was intense, compact, frenetic and, let’s face it, a little bit random. One team whose spot in the tournament wasn’t clinched until the closing days of the season, the Philadelphia Phillies, earned a date with the defending champion Atlanta Braves. Meanwhile, the St. Louis Cardinals — … Read more

Mariners, Guardians deliver a day of historic comebacks, scoreless innings: Stark’s Weird and Wild on MLB playoffs

Mariners, Guardians deliver a day of historic comebacks, scoreless innings: Stark’s Weird and Wild on MLB playoffs

Have you heard the October tale about the team that made a seven-run deficit disappear? What about the story of an unreal game in Cleveland in which nearly five hours went by without anybody scoring a run? Maybe you were lucky enough to see those games. But maybe you were busy running errands, hitting golf … Read more

MLB Wild Card Series Day 2

MLB Wild Card Series Day 2

MLB’s first-ever wild-card series weekend is in full swing. And as many as four teams could be sent packing today. As the playoff field expands to 12 teams for the 2022 postseason, four best-of-three series will determine which teams will advance to the ALDS (against either the Houston Astros or the New York Yankees) and … Read more

Bowden: 13 MLB players who need to step up as the postseason races heat up

Bowden: 13 MLB players who need to step up as the postseason races heat up

Only three more weeks remain in the MLB regular season and the postseason races are heating up. The Braves trail the Mets by only half a game in the National League East and the White Sox are just three back of the Guardians in the American League Central. The AL wild-card teams have separated from … Read more