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Share TweetChipper Jones was lingering beyond the left-field wall, signing as many autographs as he could, when someone asked the obvious question.Source: CNNSI.com
Team pokes fun at Sveum's hunting accidentUpdated Feb 17 Share TweetAbout halfway through Cubs manager Dale Sveum's speech prior to the first full squad workout on Sunday, the players started to take off their jackets to reveal bright orange hunting gear tops. Then, they put on the orange caps.
Weeks' comeback in 2013 a family affairUpdated Feb 17 Share TweetBoth Weeks brothers are back for 2013, Rickie having further cemented his role as the Brewers' starting second baseman with a strong finish to 2012, and Jemile back in A's camp trying to win back his old job.Share TweetHOUSTON (AP) -- Roger Clemens shrugged off Mike Piazza's comments in his autobiography that he took karate lessons after he was beaned by the pitcher, just in case they had another confrontation.Share TweetAstros owner Jim Crane was thrilled Sunday to have an opportunity to play golf with President Barack Obama and golf legend Tiger Woods, both of whom were guests of Crane at his Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City.
Cardinals' Garcia cites focus, healthy shoulderUpdated Feb 17 Share TweetWith ace Chris Carpenter sidelined, possibly for the season, the Cardinals are hoping for more wins and innings from Jaime Garcia.Source: ESPN.com
Amaro says Phillies set with rotationUpdated Feb 17 Share TweetRight-hander Kyle Lohse remains a free agent, despite pitching effectively the previous two seasons with the Cardinals. The Phillies' rotation includes Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels, but a pitcher like Lohse certainly would make their pitching…
Key to Bucs' chemistry: Location, location, locationUpdated Feb 17 Share TweetIf there truly is such a thing as clubhouse chemistry, the Pirates' master chemist is Scott Bonnett. He is the one who mixes and matches team elements, and affects whether the final blend flows smoothly or perhaps blows up into a mess.
Ricketts On Cubs, Wrigley RenovationsFeb 17Cubs owner Tom Ricketts discusses his message to the team and updates on Wrigley Field renovation.
Los Angeles Clippers, utah Jazz to talk Eric Bledsoe for Paul Millsap, sou…Feb 17There is a level of mutual interest between the Clippers and Utah Jazz in exploring a deal that would feature Eric Bledsoe as the headliner in a trade package for Jazz forward Paul Millsap, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com.