James Dowd

Stewart says a lot without saying much

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Ask Tony Stewart a question, and he begins roughly half his answers with some variation of “I’ll be honest.” It’s more than just a verbal tic. It’s also an acknowledgement that he always wears his heart on his sleeve. Stewart did just that when pressed about the worst slump of his career for 27 minutes [more]

Trout repeats as MVP in AL’s All-Star win

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CINCINNATI — Mike Trout is the best baseball player in the game today. You can doubt this if you wish, but you’d be wrong to do so. No matter what you think about that, Trout led the charge for the American League on Tuesday night, reaching base three times, scoring twice, launching a home run and [more]

Greatest living players poll makes one notable omission

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CINCINNATI — It was a vote, not a conclave of experts which determined it, but the results are the results: Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax and Johnny Bench were just named the four “Greatest Living Players.” Sandy Koufax threw out the first pitch to Bench to kick off the action here tonight. This vote [more]