Half a century ago, Yankees outfielder Roger Maris slugged his historic home run on the last day of the season. The majors' big bashers of today are trying to hit equally significant homers.
You know the sports gods are looking the other way when your only recourse is to root for your sworn enemy to save you. For Red Sox Nation, it's going to be a long winter.
Evan Longoria is the third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays. Even with signing free agents like Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon, much of the Rays success in 2011 will depend upon Evan Longoria.
Oakland A's pitcher Dallas Braden pitched just the 19th perfect game in the history of Major League Baseball on Sunday.
The Howe family reacts as the Tampa Bay (Fla.) Rays tie the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth inning of a preseason game in Port Charlotte, Fla. The Rays won in the 10th by a score of 4 to 3.
Rise of the Rays and the Phillies hints at decline of the George Steinbrenner strategy of writing big checks to build winning teams.