| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:59 PM
Terry Francona was run out of Philadelphia before he became an overnight success in Boston. Bobby Cox, who soon will be on his way to the Hall of Fame as a manager, ran up a 262-323 record in his first stint as Braves manager.
Clint Hurdle, the...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:50 PM
The day after a championship parade, it's easy to lose perspective on just how impressive the Blackhawks' second Stanley Cup in four years really is.
General manager Stan Bowman should be the toast of the town. It's going to be difficult for any general...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:27 PM
DENVER — Fourteen months ago, Walt Weiss was managing Regis Jesuit High of Aurora, Colo., to a playoff semifinal game. Today, he's managing the Colorado Rockies toward what he hopes will be a National League playoff berth.
Asked to compare the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 5, 2013
There were two outs in the ninth inning with the White Sox down two runs and nothing going on. Tyler Flowers stepped to the plate and the game did not end.
Flowers worked a walk from Royals closer Greg Holland as he smartly took a 3-1 pitch that...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:55 AM
So that’s it: Carlos Sanchez, the little infielder I thought would create some excitement in the Chicago White Sox camp, is off to minor-league camp. He was among five players reassigned Tuesday, and it’s almost like he wasn’t there....
| Mar 24, 2013
| 6:06 PM
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Philip Humber knows perfection eludes him, as it does everyone.
Humber has been starting his days in Florida by pulling out his Kindle, burying his head in his locker and reading "The Cure,'' by John S. Lynch. It's a novel...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 8:53 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Manager Robin Ventura told Chris Sale he was as the opening day starter before the prized White Sox left-hander experienced his roughest spring outing.
Sale, who won 17 games in his first season as a starter, was tagged for five runs...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 3:59 PM
PEORIA, Ariz. -- It was May 19 when John Danks last faced hitters on a major league mound.
That was against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. On Monday, he again will go to a mound to face the defending World Series champion Giants, albeit in Glendale, Ariz....
| Feb 16, 2013
| 1:36 PM
You almost never can boil a baseball season down to one game, let alone one pitch. But when I break down what happened to the White Sox down the stretch in 2012, when a potentially great season for rookie manager Robin Ventura turned into a learning...