Terence Moore has covered a variety of sports for more than three decades and contributes columns to MLB.com.
|Just so you know, there are several ties between baseball and why the Seattle Seahawks are a victory away from consecutive Super Bowl titles. You probably know about Russell Wilson. You may not know of Bryan Walters or the home-run derbies put on by head coach Pete Carroll as a team-bonding exercise.
More»Wilson explains how baseball helped him with football|
|Everything about Ernie Banks was joyful. There was his smile. Then there was his walk, along with his handshake and his voice. They all told the world that this was a human being who embraced every moment of his life. Not only did Banks pass away, but so did part of baseball.
More»Hall of Famer Ernie Banks remembered|
|Johan Santana is 36 and hasn't thrown a Major League pitch in three years. Dontrelle Willis is 33, and he hasn't done so since 2011. They both were huge deals during the earlier part of their careers. Then the disabled list became their companion. Now, they've both returned as pitching warriors... almost. Actually, we don't know, but we can hope.
More»MLB Now digs in on Johan Santana|
|With the addition of Max Scherzer, the Nationals have a pitching rotation for the ages, but you know what? Once again, we're seeing the difference between greatness when it comes to a collection of starters on a Major League staff and whatever otherworldly adjective is appropriate for all of those years when Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz kept throwing their way toward Cooperstown.
More»Nationals sign Max Scherzer to seven-year deal|
|Sooner rather than later, Major League Baseball will add a 20-second pitch clock to the game, and I will be fine with that. This is huge news. Not only the part about the pitch clock, but the fact that I approve of such a thing as The World's Greatest Baseball Traditionalist. I mean, if I don't have a problem with this, then neither will the Players Association, which has to give its nod to rule changes.
More»Selig confirms pace of play committee making progress|
|You have Hank Aaron, and then you have ... well, let's be honest. None of the other names matter. Not around this city, where various media outlets say the list of those in a group trying to buy the local NBA team goes from Steve Kaplan (who?) to folks named Erick Thohir, Handy Purnomo Soetedjo and Jason Levien to their only partner who counts. We're back to Henry Louis Aaron.
|Cy Maddux, Cy Glavine or Cy Smoltz? Actually, I should give each member of the Braves' storied pitching trio an upgraded title. So I'll rephrase what I just wrote this way: Baseball Hall of Famer Maddux, Baseball Hall of Famer Glavine or Baseball Hall of Famer Smoltz? Tough choice, but if it's Game 7 of the World Series, and if I need to start one of those pitchers in their prime, I'm going with ...
More»Smoltz elated to join Maddux, Glavine in Cooperstown|
|There is nothing I enjoy more than voting for Baseball Hall of Famers, and let's start with this: It's a splendid honor.
More»2015 HOF class reflects on Cooperstown election|
|Just between us, I've peeked at the 2015 New Year's resolutions of several folks involved with Major League Baseball. It's fascinating stuff, but to save time, I'll only give you my nine favorites. I'll also give you the likelihood of them happening.
More»A look at Lester's introduction to the Cubs|
|The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is peerless. There are only two Halls of Fame within even a couple of vintage Frank Howard blasts of Cooperstown. And neither the Pro Football Hall of Fame nor the James Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has quite the same ring to it.
More»Heyman and Floyd discuss 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot|
|You should ignore the hand-wringing around Atlanta over the offensively challenged Braves trading Jason Heyward and Justin Upton within days of one another. In the long run -- if not the medium run, or even the short run -- the Choppers and the Chanters will get over it. They'll discover the Braves did the right thing for so many reasons.
More»Bowman on Braves trading Justin Upton to Padres|
|Rarely has there been an offseason where so many teams that struggled like crazy months before have tried so fervently to sprint from nothing to something by Spring Training. You get the feeling no team is satisfied in baseball anymore, and that's a very good thing.
More»Jon Morosi talks offseason on Hot Stove|
|Everything about Bud Selig screams "Cheesehead." For one, Wisconsin is the ultimate blue-collar state, and he always carries himself as just another citizen who shovels his own snow. He spent years on the board of directors of the Packers. In fact, he continues to eat a hot dog every day at the same Milwaukee Frozen Custard stand.
More»Selig on Brewers' new fan expeirence|
|Despite living in a city where the mindset of most baseball fans is dominated by ivy instead of whatever covers the walls at U.S. Cellular Field, the White Sox are trying to become as popular around Chicago as the Cubs. A tall task indeed, writes columnist Terence Moore.
More»White Sox introduce Samardzija, Cabrera and Robertson|
|This was riveting to watch. When the Dodgers weren't wheeling during the Winter Meetings in San Diego, the Red Sox were dealing. Then you had everybody else doing much of the same.
More»Justice wraps up a busy 2014 Winter Meetings|
|If you're into logic, Torii Hunter isn't your guy. That's because it didn't make sense for this 39-year-old outfielder to sign this week as a free agent with the Twins, especially since they are several line drives away from respectability. Remember, too, that he is rounding third base during his career, and he has yet to capture his first World Series championship ring. This is a baseball thing, and this is a splendid thing.
More»Torii Hunter returns to Minnesota|
|During this Thanksgiving Weekend, we continue to express our gratitude for a variety of reasons. Just ask those who traditionally hug one of the six divisions in Major League Baseball tighter than the others.
More»Justice breaks down busy offseason for Red Sox|
|Perennial contenders in baseball have a core, and while the Giants still have Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey, losing Pablo Sandoval could have a big impact on their future success.
|Maybe it's my background. In addition to spending nearly four decades as a professional sports journalist, I have a degree in economics. The principle I remember most from those days of leading indicators, Say's law and general equilibrium is that of supply and demand. So I've never understood why folks lose their mind when athletes sign for huge bucks.
More»Commissioner Selig talks Marlins signing Stanton|
|Jason Heyward still has the potential to live up to his first season of hype, but after years -- and with all of their pitching issues -- the Braves got tired of waiting.
More»Heyward looking forward to joining the Cardinals|