| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:36 PM
As White Sox slugger Paul Konerko leaned against the dugout after returning from a three-week layoff due to a lower back strain, the cerebral 37-year-old sipped a cup of hot tea.
Like so many people in baseball Monday, Konerko sought something soothing....
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Major League Baseball makes its call on Yasiel Puig on Saturday, and it should be an easy one.
The Dodgers' Cuban sensation deserves to be a National League All-Star, even if he has played only 30 games in the big leagues.
It's no surprise that some...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Remember the summer of 1986?
Gas cost 89 cents a gallon. The blockbuster "Top Gun'' made teenage boys want to be as cool as Tom Cruise. A Bears Super Bowl celebration that has lasted 27 years began in earnest.
Collectively, Chicago baseball seldom was...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 7:18 PM
It's time to step to the plate, Rick Hahn. Batter up.
Trade early, trade often, trade (just about) anyone. About the only way you could upset your fan base is by doing nothing.
If there was any doubt about the direction of the White Sox — and...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:08 PM
There will be no bump in the standings for the White Sox on Tuesday, at least not from anything that happens at U.S. Cellular Field. But 40 high school players from inner-city programs will live the dream in big-league dugouts.
Where Alfonso Soriano and...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:21 AM
Taking a quick break from the Stanley Cup Final to vent about the Cubs and White Sox:
The Sox are a joke, but rookie General Manager Rick Hahn is doing nothing to stop the losing.
In fact, he’s doing nothing, period.
I think he got the idea...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 2:42 PM
The Kansas City Royals took advantage of a pair of errors by the Chicago White Sox to score three times in the eighth inning Sunday and rally for a 7-6 win that avoided a three-game sweep.
The Royals trailed by two when they got consecutive...
| May 6, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if LeBron James and his kingsmen are taking the Bulls seriously.
1. When the Cubs get around to trading Alfonso Soriano, it would be ideal to have a homegrown replacement ready. There are none in sight, however, as Brett...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Major League Baseball finds itself with a real dilemma in the Biogenesis scandal. It's not whether to suspend the 20-plus players who are implicated; it's when to drop the hammer and take the artificially enhanced players off the field.
| Apr 5, 2013
There were two outs in the ninth inning with the White Sox down two runs and nothing going on. Tyler Flowers stepped to the plate and the game did not end.
Flowers worked a walk from Royals closer Greg Holland as he smartly took a 3-1 pitch that...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:55 AM
So that’s it: Carlos Sanchez, the little infielder I thought would create some excitement in the Chicago White Sox camp, is off to minor-league camp. He was among five players reassigned Tuesday, and it’s almost like he wasn’t there....
| Mar 3, 2013
| 3:59 PM
PEORIA, Ariz. -- It was May 19 when John Danks last faced hitters on a major league mound.
That was against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. On Monday, he again will go to a mound to face the defending World Series champion Giants, albeit in Glendale, Ariz....