| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Talking baseball while wondering how many PGA Tour players will sneak into town to look at Conway Farms this week:
1. Where did the playoff race drama go? If anyone knows where we can find a time machine, we could turn this into one of the greatest...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:11 PM
Josh Phegley got the Gatorade bath. The happy beating from his teammates. And a special something Gordon Beckham had learned from A.J. Pierzynski.
Which was fitting, because the former Sox catcher was behind the plate when Sox rookie catcher Phegley...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 9:52 PM
After years of digging in his heels over cries for baseball to add an NFL-style replay system, Bud Selig has signed off on a proposal that sounds a whole lot like the NFL system, except that its scope is even broader.
It will create arguably the worst...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:46 AM
I'm lifelong White Sox fan. Going into his season, you had marginal players, and offense was going to be a problem, and pitching was supposed to help keep them going. John Danks and Jake Peavy are on and off the disabled list, and while I really like Jose...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:57 PM
Over breakfast Wednesday morning, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn confronted one of few people who didn't understand why he traded Jake Peavy to the Red Sox to hasten a South Side rebuilding project long overdue.
Hahn's 8-year-old son, Charlie,...
| 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 18, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Talking baseball while wondering how the Blackhawks can overcome the Patrice Bergeron face-off factor.
1. The White Sox don’t play the Tigers until July. Could Jesse Crain be closing games against his old team when the teams meet in Detroit before...
| May 27, 2013
| 9:37 PM
Where have you gone, Carlos Zambrano?
You too, Milton Bradley?
On a night when the city was glued to a hockey game in Detroit, the 17th edition of the City Series began with thousands of empty seats at U.S. Cellular Field, each reflecting Chicago's...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Robin Ventura may have put Hector Santiago in the White Sox starting rotation, but there's one place the reticent manager isn't following his loquacious lefty.
"No," Ventura said flatly when asked if he'll ever have an account. "No. [The...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Just before the All-Star break last week, as the White Sox continued to find new and exciting ways to continue their season-long death spiral, Robin Ventura said he wanted to come back to manage the team in 2014.
Should the Sox want him to come back?...
| 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...