Larry Stone: As Justin Smoak era ends with Mariners, reflecting on what never was

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

To be a Mariners fan, of course, is to live in mortal fear of every discarded prospect blossoming into stardom in another uniform.

Expect Soria, Avila to be back with Tigers next season

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The playoffs were still going on-the Tigers had been eliminated the previous week, in three-and-out fashion-but the media and fans wanted answers.

Matt Williams headlines Nevada baseball dinner

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams has agreed to be the featured speaker at an annual fundraiser for the University of Nevada baseball team in January.

Royals' season ends 90 feet short in World Series

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The roars from the field had died away. Kauffman Stadium had fallen silent for the first time all night. In the Royals' clubhouse, Alex Gordon had finally peeled off his dirt-stained jersey.

Bumgarner a throwback to pre-pitch count era

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Madison Bumgarner is a throwback to the days before pampering and pitch counts.

Column: Bumgarner great, but Bochy good, too

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The easiest decision Bruce Bochy had all night was when to put Madison Bumgarner in the game.

New dynasty: Giants capture 3rd title in 5 years

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It's a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager.

Royals' season ends 90 feet short in World Series

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The roars from the field had died away. Kauffman Stadium had fallen silent for the first time all night. In the Royals' clubhouse, Alex Gordon had finally peeled off his dirt-stained jersey.

Column: Bumgarner great, but Bochy good, too

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The easiest decision Bruce Bochy had all night was when to put Madison Bumgarner in the game.

Pence, Panda celebrate another World Series crown

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Hunter Pence herded his teammates into the center of a clubhouse that was ready to pop. As the Giants hollered and hugged, he kept asking: "Is everybody here? Is everybody here?"