Fans find Red Sox AL East title banner in street outside Boston

Fans find Red Sox AL East title banner in street outside Boston

With a 10½-game lead, It's no secret the Boston Red Sox are going to win the American League East title. Still, several fans in Massachusetts were stunned to find a banner honoring the team's imminent third consecutive division title. Getting coffee in Somerville,…

Brandon Drury’s season from hell just got even worse

Brandon Drury’s season from hell just got even worse

A change in scenery has brought little relief for Brandon Drury. The former Yankee was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a fractured left hand, sidelining him again after a poor start with the Blue Jays and a failed early-season…

The game that proved Major League Baseball has lost its mind

The game that proved Major League Baseball has lost its mind

“Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the face.” — Mike Tyson At the All-Star break, MLB is in critical need of a plan to reverse its inexorable decline in the fundamental applications of multiple-skills, winning baseball — a serious…

Baseball’s Glory Days are right now, and it’s amazing to see

Baseball’s Glory Days are right now, and it’s amazing to see

WASHINGTON — Union head Tony Clark and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred engaged in their annual one-hour-each, All-Star day press conference with baseball writers. Which is to say the yearly 120-minute hand-wringing of all that is wrong with the sport. The two leaders…

Dysfunctional Orioles put Manny Machado market on edge

Dysfunctional Orioles put Manny Machado market on edge

WASHINGTON — Manny Machado said his cell rings with calls or texts too often to grow uneasy each time that this could be the one alerting him to the inevitable: That he is no longer a Baltimore Oriole. Machado wore his familiar…

Grass or dirt? The first step to fixing the shift and baseball

Grass or dirt? The first step to fixing the shift and baseball

Concerned about the lack of in-game action and scoring, the NFL adopted rule changes beginning in the mid-1970s and tinkered with them the next few years to give more open passage to receivers without being accosted by defensive backs while allowing more…

Ex-Yankees pitcher hid out to pounce on mail thieves: cops

Ex-Yankees pitcher hid out to pounce on mail thieves: cops

When it came to local mailbox thieves, the residents of a Macon, Ga., neighborhood were lucky former Yankees pitcher Kevin Brown had years of practice catching hitters by surprise. Two people were arrested in the area Wednesday after Brown, now 13 years…

MLB Trade Rumors: Chicago White Sox Pitcher James Shields Drawing Trade Interest, Per ‘670 The Score’

MLB Trade Rumors: Chicago White Sox Pitcher James Shields Drawing Trade Interest, Per ‘670 The Score’

Chicago White Sox pitcher James Shields is beginning to garner trade interest from other teams. Chicago White Sox pitcher James Shields is emerging as a viable trade option, according to 670 The Score’s Bruce Levine. The White Sox would almost assuredly deal…

Hanley Ramirez DFA By Boston, Where Could Red Sox Infielder Land?

Hanley Ramirez DFA By Boston, Where Could Red Sox Infielder Land?

The unexpected move may give the AL East leaders more roster flexibility. In a decision that shocked the MLB world, the Boston Red Sox today designated first baseman/DH Hanley Ramirez for assignment. The American League East leaders faced an immediate logjam on…

Justin Verlander isn’t buying Robinson Cano’s PED ‘excuse’

Justin Verlander isn’t buying Robinson Cano’s PED ‘excuse’

Justin Verlander is all too familiar with the routine that follows a player testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The Astros ace, who’s emerged as a vocal opponent of MLB cheaters over the years, sarcastically predicted what Robinson Cano would do next after…

Robinson Cano Suspended For 80 Games Without Pay Following Positive Drug Test

Robinson Cano Suspended For 80 Games Without Pay Following Positive Drug Test

Major League Baseball bans Seattle Mariners star Robinson Cano for 80 games. Seattle Mariners infielder Robinson Cano was levied an 80-game suspension on Tuesday afternoon for violating Major League Baseball’s drug policy. The news of Cano’s suspension has caught everyone by surprise….

The All-Star Game voting change MLB wants — and union rejected

The All-Star Game voting change MLB wants — and union rejected

The simmering tension between the Commissioner’s Office and the Players Association was recently expressed yet again when the union rejected what Major League Baseball believed would be a change in All-Star voting that would heighten attention for the Midsummer Classic, The Post…

MLB Rumors: Chicago Cubs Interested In Acquiring Manny Machado

MLB Rumors: Chicago Cubs Interested In Acquiring Manny Machado

The Cubs are considering making an aggressive run at Manny Machado. Manny Machado was one of the most talked about players in rumors this past offseason, but the Baltimore Orioles didn’t end up dealing him. Now, it appears that the Orioles could…