Heyen: The ironies of baseball give Danny Mendick his big league call

Heyen: The ironies of baseball give Danny Mendick his big league call

You see, the 40-man roster is a tricky thing. For much of the season, Chicago’s has been full, and placing a player on the 40 affects roster construction down the line. A player cannot be called to the big leagues without being on it, though, and as of Monday, Danny Mendick wasn’t on it. The White Sox had to designate a player for assignment to make room for Mendick…

‘You win some. You lose some:’ Night after Wings win by 11, Charlotte beats Rochester by 6

‘You win some. You lose some:’ Night after Wings win by 11, Charlotte beats Rochester by 6

By BILLY HEYEN ROCHESTER, N.Y. — When a reporter mentioned to Red Wings manager Joel Skinner postgame that if the second and third innings hadn’t happened, Rochester would’ve won, he put his head in his right hand. The reporter chuckled, and said, “Can’t do that.” “No you can’t,” Skinner replied. It’s true that Rochester outscored […]

Jim Thome speaks on baseball, LeBron, Cooperstown and dreams

Jim Thome speaks on baseball, LeBron, Cooperstown and dreams

By BILLY HEYEN ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Soon-to-be inducted Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Thome is in Rochester to receive the Coca-Cola Sports Personality of the Year Award at the 69th annual Day of Champions Children’s Charity dinner. He spoke to the media at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in a press conference on Monday afternoon. […]