| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:34 PM
The magic of baseball is it brings out the kid in all of us. Given that, I'm channeling fond memories of "Sesame Street" in saying this perspective on the White Sox's 2013 season is brought to you by the letter "R."
The word that was once...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Some good news regarding the remaining baseball season: Gov. Quinn has announced the signing of the medical marijuana bill here in Illinois.
Unless I'm mistaken, that means your doctor can prescribe it for you as a way of coping with having to watch...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Congratulations, you've almost made it to football season.
To get you through the last stretch of unwatchable baseball, I'm going to tease you with a special "visions of the future" column because the present is unbearable.
WARNING: The future will...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:38 AM
A 53-year-old Chicago man who broke into former White Sox general manager Ken Williams’ home and left the place a mess in 2011 was found not guilty by reason of insanity today by a Cook County judge.
Williams, who testified at today’s...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 3:14 PM
You reach a point where you stop reading and watching.
Of course with the White Sox, that implies at some point I started watching this season.
I never did. So, no big deal that Jake Peavy has been sidelined (again? When is he not?) with a rib injury....
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:44 AM
The White Sox’s former top scout for baseball-rich Latin America was sentenced to one year in federal prison today for collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks from players given signing bonuses.
"What is at issue here is baseball,...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 10:04 PM
Two years ago, the Chicago White Sox were prepared to sign Miguel Olivo to a two-year contract before A.J. Pierzynski struck a last-minute deal that provided the team with one of its best values since the turn of this century.
But there will be no...
| 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 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...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Rick Hahn, executive of the year.
OK, maybe not yet, but the new Chicago White Sox general manager is off to a great start.
Signing Jake Peavy for only two years and a option at the going rate for a top-of-the-rotation pitcher is a great deal for...
| Feb 4, 2013
The power-outage controversy at the Superbowl may live on, but the football season is over. which means it is time to turn to thoughts of spring, and baseball. Later this week, spring training begins for the White Sox, Cubs and Tribune beat writers Mark...