San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy's edict against blocking the plate is understandable. After all, Buster Posey was injured at home last season. But this isn't the solution to the problem.
This time a kidnapping of a high-profile Venezuelan athlete, Wilson Ramos, ended well, and thank goodness for that. But it will happen again, and the next time might be closer to home.
Calm down, people. You've got nothin' to worry about at the big game this weekend, despite what you might have heard about the recent incidents of fan violence.
The Indians are in first place and the Royals aren't far behind. (Take that, you big-market teams!) Welcome to the beating heart of baseball.
Derek Jeter says he actually got angry during his latest contract negotiations. Hallelujah! He might really be human, after all. Here's hoping we see more of what really makes him tick.
Ron Washington, Joe Girardi, Dusty Baker ... the Hot Seat Gods would've had them all fired by now. Instead, they're in the postseason. Time to pack the hot seat in ice.
That 600th home run we keep hearing about? The one that puts A-Rod into very select company? Should be a big deal, right? But one writer isn't feeling it. Here's why.
Manager of the Year? He's already won four of those, and it isn't enough. As Bobby Cox starts the second half of his last season as the skipper of the first-place Braves, he deserves more.
The next test for MLB and the immigration law is the Arizona Rookie League. The bigger test for Bud Selig is the 2011 All-Star Game at Chase Field. Will it survive? Should it survive?
Is it throwback time in baseball? Are we back in 1968, when Bob Gibson roamed those elevated pitching mounds? Just look at the scores, or, say, the Pirates' batting averages.
The End Game is a scary, unrelenting beast. Especially to players who have been among the best in their sport. It's the athlete's ultimate reality check, when he (or she) must begin to admit that playing is no longer feasible.
The barriers that Jackie Robinson overcame to play Major League Baseball are gone, which means complaints about declining numbers of African-American players are misdirected.
Mark McGwire has spoken. Finally. Now it's time for baseball commissioner Bud Selig to step up to the plate of steroids accountability.