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Brandon McCarthy

Brandon McCarthy. (Getty Images)

MLB Approves Protective, Padded Caps For Pitchers

Pitchers will have the option of wearing a thicker cap for protection from line drives.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2014

Richard Sherman. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Scary Smart Of Richard Sherman

Sherman’s intelligence frightens people. The one thing we’ve traditionally had over athletes is that, despite their talent and money and celebrity, we would always be allowed to feel smarter than them.

670 The Score–01/21/2014

J.A. Happ is taken off the field after being hit in the head by a line drive. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Are We Going To Ignore The Latest Line Drive Off A Pitcher’s Head?

Look at Mark Buehrle at the 1:35 mark. Look at R.A. Dickey at 1:50. The color leaving the faces of J.A. Happ’s Toronto Blue Jays teammates as blood exited his head.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2013

Rodrigo Lopez #50 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against  the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field on September 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

Lopez Allows 1 Run In 5 Innings As Cubs Tie A’s

Jonny Gomes homered to start a three-run rally in the ninth, and the Oakland Athletics tied a Chicago Cubs’ split squad 5-5 in 10 innings Tuesday.

03/20/2012

Rodrigo Lopez #50 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against  the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field on September 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

Allen’s Slam, 7 RBIs Lead A’s Past Cubs 12-10

Brandon Allen belted a grand slam and drove in seven runs, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cubs 12-10 on Sunday to spoil Chicago’s spring training opener.

03/04/2012