Terence Moore has covered a variety of sports for more than three decades and contributes columns to MLB.com.
|They said what they had to say. Then again, it's Super Bowl Week, so if you're linebacker Shaq Thompson of the Carolina Panthers and offensive lineman Ryan Harris of the Denver Broncos, this is neither the time nor the place to confess that your career path should have involved bats and gloves instead of blocking and tackling.
More»Panthers' Shaq Thompson spent brief time with Red Sox|
|In honor of Black History Month, here are nine notable achievements or contributions by African-Americans to Major League Baseball behind Jackie Robinson's entry into the game.
More» Robinson steals home|
|In case you hadn't noticed, Major League Baseball is moving base by base closer to reaching home plate regarding its stated mission of bringing more minorities into all aspects of the game. So how fast is baseball running along these lines? Well, when Rob Manfred retires as Commissioner, I'm guessing Tyrone Brooks will rank among his possible successors.
More»Rob Manfred speaks at Sports Diversity Symposium|
|Between selling pizza and running the Detroit Red Wings, Mike Ilitch has owned the Tigers since 1992. He's now 86, and he remains wonderfully obsessed with grabbing a fifth World Series championship for the Tigers and their first in 32 years.
|Since the death of Monte Irvin on Monday at 96, nobody knows how many Negro Leagues players remain these days, but this is for sure: Their legacies will last forever, and the face of James "Red" Moore brightens whenever the subject is Irvin, baseball or just about anything else.
|Somehow, after 38 years and a little digging, I found Duke Hail in Trenton, Ohio, for our second conversation ever. Our first occurred in July 1978, when I interviewed Hail for the Cincinnati Enquirer about a rambunctious 8-year-old kid whom he regularly babysat for long stretches.
|If you've never heard of the late Bobby Dews, he was a gifted writer disguised as a baseball lifer, with twinkling eyes and something witty, scholarly or flat-out hilarious always sitting near the tip of his tongue. Actually, he was much more than that.
More»Bowman, Justice on passing of Dews|
|The Dodgers gave everybody an early Christmas present by announcing they'll start with Jackie Robinson during the development of their version of Yankee Stadium's Monument Park.
|The older I get, the more I love older baseball players. So imagine my joy this week when the Mets showed brilliance by bringing back Bartolo Colon for another season. He and his right arm will turn 43 in May.
More»DiComo on Colon returning to Mets, Wheeler's return|
|Here's my point: The World Series ended soon after Halloween, and Spring Training remains a couple of months away, but baseball's momentum continues through the Hot Stove League.
More»Greinke introduced as newest member of the D-backs|
|Good news: Robert Joseph Cox spent the past five years as a consultant for a Braves franchise that he helped make famous, and he just received a two-year contract extension. In essence, his long-time bosses are asking Bobby Cox to continue as Bobby Cox, which actually is great news.
More» Cox joins the Braves' broadcast booth|
|In the spirit of Thanksgiving weekend, there are so many reasons why we should praise the baseball gods. I'll mention 10 from this season -- you know, just to bunt the conversation into scoring position.
More»Duquette breaks down Arrieta's 2015 NL Cy Young win|
|In three straight days this week, the Cubs captured the 2015 Baseball Writers' Association of America National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year and Cy Young Awards.
More»Bryant, Maddon and Arrieta receive 2015 BBWAA honors|
|OK, I'll confess: I'm the world's biggest Andrelton Simmons fan. He's peerless at shortstop with his glove and his arm, and he's wonderful around the clubhouse and everywhere else.
More»Bowman on Braves getting Aybar, prospects from Angels|
|Courtesy of the Nationals doing the right thing for their franchise -- along with for mom, apple pie and the American flag -- by hiring Dusty Baker as manager, I'm thinking about something: During the nearly 40 years I've covered Major League Baseball, I'm wondering if I've ever met anybody more fascinating than this renaissance man.
More»Nationals introduce Dusty Baker as their new manager|
|Nothing surpasses this World Series. Then again, I'm biased. I was a disciple of the Big Red Machine, and despite playing on the road in a stuffed noise factory called Fenway Park, the Reds won during a seventh-game thriller. That said, I haven't gotten over Game 6.
More» Morgan's single gives Reds 4-3 lead|
|No matter what happens during the World Series, this already is an October for the ages in baseball. Thrilling comebacks. Splendid pitching (well, when explosive offenses aren't breaking loose). Individually, when Kevin Pillar isn't doing the miraculous with his glove, Daniel Murphy is morphing into Reggie Jackson at the plate.
More» Mets fans party as Amazins win NL pennant|
More» Maddon on the 1969 Mets and Cubs|
|These aren't your father's Cubs, or even the ones of your grandfather. Actually, since we're discussing a franchise that hasn't won the National League pennant in 70 years and a World Series championship since 1908, I'm guessing "great-grandfather" is appropriate for some folks.
More» Russell tallies the first hit for Cubs|
|With a one-game decider in each league to start October, you have zero scheduling concerns. It even works during those times when the regular season is extended for makeup games and tiebreakers. It also provides plenty of drama, which should include the Jake Arrieta-Gerrit Cole matchup in the NL Wild Card Game.
More» Arrieta one-hits Pirates over seven innings|