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Little League World Series: High drama, record crowds, same result

Little League World Series

Members of team Japan pose with the championship banner after their 18-11 win over Pennsylvania during the Little League World Series Championship game Sunday. (Rob Carr/Getty Images) August best symbolizes the dog days of summer for big league ball players. It comes at a critical point in the 162-game marathon when fatigue gnaws at the body, the weather More...

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Jake Arrieta
By R. Lincoln Harris On Monday, August 31st, 2015

Amazing Jake Arrieta leaves no doubt he’s the Cubs ace

Jake Arrieta left no doubt that he’s the Chicago Cubs ace after last night’s no-hitter in L.A. (Getty Images) On Sunday morning, I woke up with a thought in my head. On the heels of a disappointing More...

quarter pole
By R. Lincoln Harris On Monday, August 24th, 2015

Teams jockey for position as MLB reaches quarter pole

The quarter pole at Arlington Park outside Chicago. MLB teams are now jockeying for position as they hit the stretch run for the postseason. It never fails. Every year, the season starts in early April, and at More...

Maikel Franco
By Steve Randel On Monday, August 17th, 2015

Flashy Latinos molding future in Philadelphia

Maikel Franco is one of several up-and-coming stars Phillies fans should be excited about. When I was a kid and a second baseman for my Little League team, I was a huge Philadelphia Phillies fan. Why, I’m More...

home team
By R. Lincoln Harris On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

MLB first: Home teams go 15-0 on Tuesday

Austin Jackson’s walk-off RBI single in the 11th inning secured a perfect 15-0 record for home teams on Tuesday. Unless I’m watching my team play on the road, I always root for the home team. Even when More...

Kaiser Carlisle
By R. Lincoln Harris On Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Kaiser Carlisle is a most tragic baseball story

Baseball can mean so much to a young kid. Like playing music or skiing or a thousand other things, the game either comes early or it likely doesn’t come at all. Once the game sets in, it can fill up the spaces More...

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