| Jun 15, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Can a backup catcher be an All-Star?
Absolutely, if Evan Gattis is the backup catcher in question. The Braves rookie lost his spot in the lineup when Brian McCann was activated from the disabled list, but he just keeps bashing the ball, most recently as...
| 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....
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship.
While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
| Jun 11, 2013
Last week's ranking in parentheses.
1. Cardinals (1): Only the Rockies can match their lineup. Nobody can match their balance, with Adam Wainwright right back where he was in 2009-10 as a Cy Young candidate.
2. Braves (4): Julio Teheran and Kris...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo was working for White Sox scouting director Al Goldis in 1989 and was assigned to watch Auburn University in some early-season games.
He couldn't stop thinking about how much damage the first baseman could do.
| May 29, 2013
In the White Sox clubhouse Tuesday, the East Coast teenage right wing within Paul Konerko waxed nostalgic about the sport that still warms his heart if not pays his bills.
"I can go back to every year since I can remember and tell you every Stanley...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Monday afternoon, when the White Sox were 24-24 and rolling — at least by the low standards of our civic baseball drought — Adam Dunn was talking about how easy it is to start pressing when things go wrong.
"I'm the world's worst at it,''...
| May 23, 2013
| 12:47 PM
It appears we have a job opening in Chicago.
With Brian Urlacher's retirement official, I am afraid that we need to officially post "the guy who owns Chicago" job on Craigslist.
This is a tough one, because we can't just pass it out to anyone. Past...
| May 18, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Alberto Callaspo drove in five runs, highlighting a five-run seventh inning with a three-run home run, and Mark Trumbo had a solo homer, a run-scoring double and three runs scored Saturday in the Angels' wild 12-9 victory over the Chicago White Sox at...
| May 16, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Talking baseball while hoping the Bulls can avoid leaking talent in the off-season.
The White Sox have a new rallying cry, and it’s silly. Hey, we’re 17-21, look at us now!
That was the talk coming out of the clubhouse and the broadcast...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Rangers (4): They're 6-1 in starts by No. 5 and 6 starters Nick Tepesch and Justin Grimm. Move to the first spot because other teams ranked in the top 5 were 9-17 last week.
2. Tigers (6): Very impressive in...
| May 2, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Chicago now has digested a month of uninspiring baseball on both sides of town. The reaction has me puzzled.
"It's going to be a long summer," seems to be the most common response from fans and the media.
No, it isn't. The Cubs and White Sox are on...