Here are some offbeat facts about the 2013 MLB All-Star Game in New York City.
President Obama said team names, like the Washington Redskins, offend 'a sizable group of people,' wading into the controversy over the football team's name.
MLB trade rumors have several players possibly moving from their present clubs out of town. One thing about MLB trade rumors: They're just rumors until a deal is made.
Ballpark sinkhole, caused by a busted pipe, created 3-foot deep sinkhole at Rangers Ballpark. In Florida, a Bob Evans restaurant was threatened by a sinkhole.
Sports in India, Europe, and the US all suffer from match-fixing. The corrupting influence is sports betting, a vice that shouldn't be further encouraged.
Otis Nixon arrested: The former MLB star was charged with possession of cocaine on Monday. Otis Nixon played for the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, and Montreal Expos.
Terry Francona lost: The new Indians manager had some difficulty finding his way to Progressive Field in downtown Cleveland. But local fans helped a lost Terry Francona find the way to his new office.
Baseball Opening Day 2013: After an opening night game, Major League Baseball opens the 2013 season with 12 games Monday across the country.
Manny Ramirez signs on for a "new beginning" with the EDA Rhinos, a Taiwan baseball team. Manny Ramirez signed a contract for $25,000 a month.
Fenway Park: Who are the best Red Sox players of the past 100 years? The Monitor goes outside the box to name its lineup.