Terence Moore has covered a variety of sports for more than three decades and contributes columns to MLB.com.
|If you're Rob Manfred, and if you're succeeding the most effective person as Commissioner since Kenesaw Mountain Landis joined Babe Ruth in saving the game, you'll have a few hills to climb. And, yes, I said hills instead of mountains, because Selig has conquered the majority of baseball's Mount Kilimanjaros throughout his 22 years as Commissioner.
More»MLB Tonight on Bud Selig's legacy as Commissioner|
|According to a growing consensus, African-Americans are disciples of football and basketball these days, but not particularly fond of the game Jackie Robinson courageously helped to integrate. Sorry, but I don't believe that. For those who do, they're not paying attention.
More» Ballmer and Rivers take in a Dodgers game|
|In his first season at the helm of the Mariners, Lloyd McClendon has led his club into the thick of the American League Wild Card race. But his success in the game started more than 43 years ago, when he slugged his Little League team from Gary, Ind., into the finals.
|Suddenly, courtesy of Mike Schmidt's blunt tongue regarding the strained relationship (or lack thereof) between today's Major League hitters and those of yore, I'm having flashbacks.
More» The Making of a Hall of Famer|
|Giancarlo Stanton is turning the impossible into the routine during his fifth Major League season. Then again, such things happen when you're pretty good. His glove is impressive, and so is his arm. He can also hit a little.
More» Stanton hits monster home run|
|For nearly three decades, I've studied the Braves up close and personal as a professional sports journalist. That's why I've spent the last few weeks asking myself a question: Who are these guys? They are doing a lot of un-Brave-like things.
More» Johnson tossed after arguing check-swing|
|Every team would love to win this year's World Series championship, but there are three teams that must win: the Dodgers, Tigers and A's. I mean, they really, really, really must win it all. Anything less than a 2014 World Series trophy for any of those three teams will be unacceptable to everybody inside their universe.
More»Beane on adding Lester, Gomes to Athletics|
|Weird? Bizarre? Crazy? I'll just say Julio Teheran has a fascinating reaction to his baseball heroes whenever they are near his world, but let's start with a little background. This Braves pitching ace grew up in Cartagena, Colombia, worshiping the Big Three of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz, the legends of yore for Atlanta.
More» Teheran pitches six innings of three-run ball|
|During all of the seasons I watched Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux audition for the Baseball Hall of Fame on a regular basis with the Braves, I never took them for granted.
More»Greg Maddux is elected to the Hall of Fame|
|Bobby Cox was so fascinating as a manager, and it all goes back to a bunch of little things that were huge things. Such a miracle worker, this Robert Joseph Cox.
More»Cox excited for Cooperstown induction|
|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|