| May 30, 2013
| 8:34 AM
While scanning YouTube for Crosstown Classic clips, I came upon this gem from 1994, back when the game was a yearly charity event before the days of interleague play. The ’94 game at Wrigley Field is the only one for which I recall any specific...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 4:50 PM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — No matter whether you're a fan of the White Sox (who train west of here, in Glendale) or the Cubs (who tune up east of town, in Mesa), chances are you will wind up here in the middle, in Scottsdale, with others, like me, who...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 3:13 PM
In a blog Tuesday morning, I speculated about Hawk Harrelson’s rants on umpires.
I pointed out the difference in his outburst when A.J. Pierzynski and Robin Ventura were ejected oSaturday and his silence when Jesse Crain didn’t get a 3-and-...
| May 22, 2011
This story was first published in the Tribune on May 22, 2011.
The voice is softer now but as affable and entertaining as ever.
Moose Skowron still has many, many tales to tell.
Like the night Marilyn Monroe was flirting -- only not with Skowron, nor...
| Jun 10, 2012
Editor's note: This story ran on June 10, 2012. Paul Konerko's current stats (below) won't vastly change who the guy is after another season. Here's what our voters thought about his Cooperstown prospects when last we surveyed.
| Jul 26, 2012
| 7:33 PM
I know that the Sox are committed to Adam Dunn's home run production. However, I can't for the life of me, why he is put third in the batting order. Alex Rios or A.J. Pierzynski would be a much better fit. Dunn is on his way to setting the single-season...
| Feb 14, 2012
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tops Chicago Magazine's list of the 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans.
To see more details on each person selected, visit www.chicagomag.com.
1. Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago
2. Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. attorney, Northern...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Bill "Moose" Skowron, who went from marbles, softball and dreams on the parks and playgrounds of the Northwest Side to attain fame as one of the greatest athletes from Chicago, has died. He was 81.
Skowron, whose most enduring renown came as a member...
| Apr 13, 2012
Christine O'Reilly has fond memories of her early days with the White Sox. Might not have been too funny then, but she laughs now.
O'Reilly had landed a part-time job at old Comiskey Park through a grammar school friend who was an Andy Frain usher.
| Jun 9, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Paul Konerko has put up some impressive numbers since coming to the White Sox in 1999. But the Tribune's seven Hall of Fame voters agree the slugger is not worthy of Cooperstown —for now.
In the post-steroid era, not many hitters...
| Apr 16, 2012
April is a good month to be a sports fan in Chicago. The Blackhawks are in the playoffs, the Bulls are heading into the postseason vying for the NBA's best record, and the Cubs and White Sox have opened their seasons under new management, fostering...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 5:09 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn stood inside the auditorium of a sprawling new Salvation Army community center that officially opened in West Pullman Saturday and put into perspective the meaning of a new swimming pool, performing arts center, soccer field and other...