Terence Moore has covered a variety of sports for more than three decades and contributes columns to MLB.com.
|LaTroy Hawkins, 41, is among the game's elite relievers this season despite operating in a little house of horrors for pitchers called Coors Field. He is on the verge of becoming just the 15th pitcher ever to appear in 1,000 games, and he has never been better. This only makes sense if you know about Hawkins' difficult baseball journey.
More» Hawkins notches save, secures 2-1 win|
|Now that we're at the All-Star break, what is the status of my preseason picks for each of the six divisions in Major League Baseball? Glad you asked. Better yet, I'll give you the answer, along with a few adjustments I've made regarding those old prognostications.
More» Hamilton avoids the tag, reaches on bunt hit|
|Here's what we discovered this week through the Cracker Jack-flavored tweets of social media: The Major League Baseball All-Star Game still matters, and it does so big time.
More»Rizzo, Sale win Final Vote, earn All-Star spots|
|They are doing it again. I mean, how in the names of Catfish, Billy Ball, the Bash Brothers, "Moneyball" and a legacy of stifling pitching is this possible? Despite so many things that would force your average professional sports franchise into the fetal position before succumbing from the pressure of it all, the A's keep going from surviving to thriving.
More» A's capitalize to back Chavez's strong start|
|Through May, the San Francisco Giants mostly streaked. They even flirted with going uncontested atop their division through September, in search of a third world championship in five seasons. In contrast, the Los Angeles Dodgers were a mess, but that was before the calendar flipped to June -- and then the Giants were a mess, and the Dodgers mostly streaked.
More» Pence drives in Perez with a double|
|Curtis Granderson knows when you're in the public spotlight, everybody is watching, and he knows, even if folks are looking elsewhere, you still have a responsibility to do the right thing. He knows there are those less fortunate than himself, so he tries to do something about it, not only financially, but physically and mentally.
More» Granderson puts Mets up early with homer|
|When it comes to all-time speeches in the history of sports, nothing ever will touch that moment at Yankee Stadium that happened on July 4, 1939. I'm talking about the Lou Gehrig Farewell Speech. It's the moment Major League Baseball is commemorating this year in a variety of ways, and it's the moment that still makes you go, "Wow."
More»Lou Gehrig is the "Luckiest Man on the Earth"|
|Searching for the location of old Crosley Field wasn't as straightforward as one might expect, but there are signs that the former site of the ballpark will become much easier to find.
|It's time to start thinking of "Rollins" and "Cooperstown" in the same paragraph -- if not the same sentence -- for Jimmy Rollins' glowing Major League resume that spans 15 years and counting.
More» Rollins becomes Phils' all-time hits leader|
|I couldn't get enough of the guy, and this went beyond his otherworldly resume for a hitter. This is what I cherished most about Gwynn: He never was less than brilliant and pleasant during any of our conversations that began in 1982 after his Major League debut.
More»Broadcasters, managers and players honor Tony Gwynn|
|There is nothing more exhilarating in Major League Baseball than a great throw from an outfielder.
More»Cespedes shows off great arm in back-to-back games|
|With Game 7 of the World Series on the line, would you rather go with current Braves closer Craig Kimbrel or former Atlanta star John Smoltz?
More» Kimbrel becomes Braves' saves leader|
|The irony was striking. With the Dodgers evolving into the latest Major League Baseball team to prove that dollars spent before a season doesn't always translate into championships, Don Mattingly was the guy this week putting the whole thing into perspective.
More»CWS@LAD Mattingly on team's struggle for consistency|
|Mickey Mantle lives, and he'll do so forever. In case you haven't been paying attention for the last few decades, I'll put it this way: No other sport matches baseball in sustaining magic by keeping the past intertwined with the present through the memory of its iconic players.
More» Encarnacion hits a two-run homer|
|The Red Sox are among the biggest draws on the road in the Major Leagues. In fact, there are several reasons to make you wonder if the Red Sox have surpassed the Braves, the Cubs and the Yankees as America's team.
More» Papi ties the game with a three-run blast|
|Courtesy of Major League Baseball's aggressive push against performance-enhancing drugs, we can feel good about ourselves again when it comes to enjoying home runs disguised as ballistic missiles.
More» Stanton puts Marlins up early with homer|
|Braves television announcer Chip Caray is on a splendid mission, and it involves offering his advice on how to make baseball games end within the same century that they start whenever possible.
More» Rules check review occurs in the 7th|
|The Brewers, despite fielding nearly the same squad that finished in fourth place in the National League Central last season, sit atop the division, and the scary part is they haven't even started to hit yet.
More» Braun brings Brewers closer with a solo shot|
|It's crazy. It's bizarre. It's otherworldly. It's all of those adjectives combined with others you could use these days to describe the epidemic of pitchers undergoing season-ending elbow surgeries. Marlins ace Jose Fernandez just became the 18th Major Leaguer this year to tear the ulnar collateral ligament on his throwing arm, and nobody outside of those in the Twilight Zone has a clue about what is triggering any of this.
More»Tommy John surgery confirmed for Fernandez|
|Note to self: You can take off your pajamas now and leave the house. This is the 18th year of Interleague Play in Major League Baseball, and nobody has fallen off the face of the earth.
More»Past and present Millville mayors on Trout's return|