| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:28 PM
I was disappointed the White Sox jettisoned Addison Reed -- he had 40 saves on a 63-win team! Got to be some kind of record -- but I've always compared him to Nate Jones as similar in skill and mindset. Why do you think he was not made the closer when...
| May 2, 2014
| 9:25 PM
MIAMI -- The tale of Yasiel Puig's death-defying escape from Cuba has proved so captivating, Hollywood has already bought the movie rights.
But there's at least one part his story that hasn't been fully told. Before he defected and signed with the...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
This is a tale of two interviews. Well, two halves of the same interview.
The first, sunnier half is the best reason to talk to John Turturro (whose “Fading Gigolo,” which he wrote, directed and stars in, opens Friday): He’s been part...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:41 PM
By trading any player with value, isn't Epstein lengthening the timeline to "sustained success"?
Does Epstein lack understanding of pitchers? Pitchers frequently peak later than position players. Although Jeff Samardzija is older than 25, his best...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:01 AM
Bacon-on-a-Stick. Ballgame. White Sox win.
Until I see Jose Abreu, the team’s best offseason acquisition was unveiled on its list of new food offerings at U.S. Cellular Field: a piece of thick-cut, premium Danish bacon seasoned with black pepper....
| Sep 8, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Some people will do just about anything to get a photo of "Transformers: Age of Extinction" filming, as proven by one double-decker tour bus driver Saturday in front of the Chicago Board of Trade building. The driver pulled out her camera phone while...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Dale Sveum is out the door, Joe Girardi chose to stay in New York, and the Cubs are practically back to square one in their search for a new manager.
The ultimate goal, one would think, is to pair a manager who develop and relate to players with the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:32 PM
We'll try this for a few Tuesday mornings to see if there's a comment constituency for regularly scheduled chatter about sports -- pro, college, recreational. Here's some chum for the waters: Major League Baseball's one-game play-in for each league's two....
| Oct 23, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Clearly, there is a Cardinals Way, one that sustains the St. Louis baseball franchise through the loss of respected executives (Walt Jocketty), Hall of Fame managers (Tony La Russa) and Hall of Fame sluggers (Albert Pujols).
For the past decade-plus,...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 12:53 PM
It's one and done for Ozzie Guillen and the Miami Marlins.
Nearly three weeks since ending a deeply disappointing season in last place, the Marlins announced Guillen's dismissal as manager in a 75-word statement issued Tuesday afternoon.
| Sep 28, 2012
| 5:29 AM
Ozzie Guillen still hasn't received any assurances he'll return for a second season as Miami Marlins manager, but sources close to the combative skipper say he's "not too worried about it" either way.
As the Marlins open their final homestand of a...