| Apr 20, 2013
| 10:13 PM
Auto Racing--Formula One, Bahrain Grand Prix, 6:30 a.m. (NBCSN); NASCAR Sprint Cup, STP 400, 11:30 a.m. (FOX); American Le Mans Series, Long Beach Grand Prix, Noon (ABC); Indy Racing League, Indy Lights Grand Prix of Long Beach,...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if Tom Thibodeau can make Deron Williams’ homecoming unpleasant:
1. When Robin Ventura introduced it in spring training, I loved the White Sox’s realigned batting order, with the 3-4-5 combination of Alex...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:12 AM
Talking baseball while congratulating the Louisville Cardinals for winning one for their horribly injured teammate, Kevin Ware.
1. Growing up in Puerto Rico, Alex Rios idolized Juan Gonzalez. If the White Sox are going to contend this season, they need...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Adam Dunn homered and the Chicago White Sox went deep four times to back a solid start by Jake Peavy in a 5-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
Tyler Flowers, Dayan Viciedo and Alexi Ramirez also connected, and the White Sox made it two...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:16 PM
Score: Indians 12, White Sox 3.
Spring record: 3-9.
At the plate: A.J. Pierzynski hit his first homer but is batting just .211. Alex Rios doubled but is hitting .182.
On the mound: Starter Dylan Axelrod, hoping to land a spot in the bullpen, allowed...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 5:45 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Not so long ago, Dayan Viciedo would swing at anything a pitcher threw to home plate. He would hit it too, which is why some people compared him to Vladimir Guerrero.
He's looking like Guerrero, all right. Wilton Guerrero.
| Apr 1, 2012
| 6:29 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Twenty days after he walked into camp, Gerardo Concepcion faced a team of minor leaguers from the Angels.
It was only the second time the 20-year-old Cuban had pitched in a game situation for the Cubs, and if he was nervous, he wasn't...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Before his final year as a player with the Blue Jays in 1991, Ken Williams received advice from his manager that the career .218 hitter wishes somebody had imparted when he was closer to being a hot prospect than future executive.
"I learned the valuable...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:58 PM
Mark De Rosa? Kevin Kouzmanoff? Placido Polanco? Scott Rolen?
That’s the bulk of your 2012-13 free agent third basemen, unless you count first baseman Mark Reynolds, the only player to strike out more times in a single season than...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 6:07 AM
The late Loyd Christopher, a longtime scout who played briefly for the White Sox, told a disappointed group of high school players more than 30 years ago that statistics "don't mean a thing."
That proved true last spring for left fielder Dayan Viciedo,...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 6:05 AM
The only question for Alex Rios entering the 2013 season will be: Can he come close to repeating what he achieved in 2012, particularly in an odd-numbered season?
Rios’ performance in 2012 was more than what general manager Ken Williams...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:09 PM
The White Sox were extremely pleased with the development of their pitching staff in 2012, particularly the rookie relievers who experienced the pressure of a division race.
In fact, general manager Ken Williams resisted any temptation to trade any of...