Terence Moore has covered a variety of sports for more than three decades and contributes columns to MLB.com.
|Former Reds All-Star George Foster was in left field during Carlton Fisk's iconic game-winning homer in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. He picked up the ball and later gave it away to a friend. It will likely be auctioned for six figures in April.
More» Fisk forces Game 7 with walk-off homer|
|Essentially, Russell Wilson said this week in Surprise, Ariz., where he exchanged his helmet and shoulder pads of the Seattle Seahawks for the cap and sanitary hose of the Texas Rangers, that he wouldn't mind becoming "Russell" someday, as in "Deion" and "Bo."
More»Russell Wilson makes an impression on the Rangers|
|Wise men have called baseball our national pastime forever, and they've done so for good reason. So it only makes since that the beginning of each season be celebrated appropriately.
More»Ozzie Smith on making Opening Day a national holiday|
|Once billed as the "Eighth Wonder of the World," the Astrodome would likely have already been demolished if not for the efforts of Houston groups who helped to get the Astros' former home added to the National Register of Historic Places.
More» Astros clinch divison in last Astrodome game|
|I guess baseball's new guidelines on home-plate collisions won't hit some of us like a line drive to the gut after all. As the World's Biggest Baseball Traditionalist, I still don't like it, but I feel better since those in charge of such things dropped the nuclear approach -- with a shove from two powerful entities ... the MLB Players Association and common sense.
More»Justice, Ringolsby on home-plate collision rule|
|Thanks to the stroke of a pen, Freddie Freeman isn't going anywhere soon. Neither is Craig Kimbrel. And they both should get used to having Julio Teheran around. The same goes for Jason Heyward. Not only that, when Andrelton Simmons gets his huge payday before long, the Braves will have their core players for a while. Where did those running the Braves get such wisdom?
More»Wren discusses Kimbrel's four-year contract|
|With only Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig clearly above him, you could argue that No. 2 belongs in the No. 3 spot.
More»Justice looks back at Jeter's storied career|
|With stars from football and basketball dreaming about baseball, it's easy to see why the sport remains our national pastime.
More»Wilson explains how baseball helped him with football|
|In baseball or elsewhere, there's no one quite like Bob Uecker. The beloved Brewers announcer has brought a smile to the face of all who have listened. For sports fans -- die-hard or casual -- nothing produces more joy out of nowhere than Uecker.
More»Brewers unveil Bob Uecker statue outside Miller Park|
|Suddenly, courtesy of his signature on a contract worth a team-record $135 million over eight years, Freddie Freeman is the designated Hank Aaron, Dale Murphy and Chipper Jones for this generation of Braves. Let that sink in.
More» Freeman strong option at first with more pop|
|Major League Baseball has approved specially designed head gear to help pitchers handle wicked shots toward the mound. Still, many among the beneficiaries of this move prefer style over safety.
More»MLB approves padded cap for pitchers|
|Look toward Cincinnati and you'll find Billy Hamilton mania, which will warm you in a hurry. Even though he batted just 19 times last season in the Major Leagues, he has been designated as the next-best hope for the Reds. The rising expectations around this 23-year-old outfielder with the famously swift feet are based more on his potential than his production.
More» Billy Hamilton, OF, Reds|
|I'm sorry, but Greg Maddux and Tony La Russa have to choose. They announced Thursday that they've decided in conjunction with Baseball Hall of Fame officials not to have a logo on the cap of their bronzed plaque in Cooperstown, N.Y. Since they prospered for several teams, they said it wouldn't be fair to pick one over the other for such an honor. I hear them. I disagree, but I hear them.
More»Maddux on HOF, role with Rangers organization|
|David Price agreeing to a one-year deal with the Rays and Clayton Kershaw signing a seven-year deal with the Dodgers is proof that MLB's economy is in great shape.
More»Price, Rays avoid arbitration with $14 million deal|
|Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine were fiercely competitive. They battled each other over everything. Golf. Ping pong. March Madness pools. Jeopardy. Alligator wrestling. Karaoke. Sky diving. Hot-dog eating on the Fourth of July.
More»Greg Maddux on entering Hall of Fame in 2014|
|For those among the disillusioned who like to complain about how Baseball Hall of Famers are chosen, somebody should whack them back into reality with the truth: The voting process for Hall of Famers is almost flawless.
More»MLB Tonight on Hall of Fame cases for Kent, Biggio|
|After former Orioles great Paul Blair died suddenly last week, a couple of thoughts kept churning in my head as I read about his career: He was even better than I remembered, and why didn't those Baltimore teams of the late 1960s and early 1970s win more World Series championships? Actually, I had another thought: Which teams of today will rank as those old Orioles teams of tomorrow?
More»Max Scherzer on winning AL Cy Young Award|
|The Braves resolve to survive the first round of the playoffs. The Pirates resolve to continue their ascent with Andrew McCutchen as their leader. Terence Moore lays out New Year's resolutions from each of the six divisions in the Major Leagues.
More»Where will Tanaka end up?|
|Masahiro Tanaka is worth every syllable of his hype, because his brilliant right arm says so. He was 24-0 last season with a 1.27 ERA. Not bad, and the same goes for his lifetime numbers.
More»What rotations might look like with Tanaka|
|Now Masahiro Tanaka is the latest Roy Hobbs wannabe. Actually, if you go by his otherworldly credentials as a pitcher in Japan, the man they call "Ma-kun" is sprinkled with more pixie dust than that.
More»Richard Justice on Masahiro Tanaka bidding process|