| 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 13, 2012
| 9:57 PM
Future baseball Hall of Famer Tony La Russa stood next to Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau on the Patriots sidelines Wednesday in Foxborough, Mass., as both watched coach Bill Belichick teach football at minicamp.
Neither man was there to pick Belichick's brain...
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:16 PM
Forgive me for not accepting the common belief that the White Sox lack a fan base large enough to let Ken Williams behave like a big-market general manager should.
Sox fans are out there. They just didn't represent themselves much better than the team...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 7:15 PM
That's one way to describe the White Sox's trade for Kevin Youkilis.
That's another way.
By filling their biggest hole with one of the most respected third basemen in baseball, the White Sox may have just...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 6:18 PM
They don't give away Comeback Executive of the Year awards.
But as the first-place White Sox start a four-game series Thursday at Yankee Stadium against the best team in baseball, consider that Adam Dunn and Jake Peavy aren't the only professionals on...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 9:13 PM
Luol Deng indeed found himself on the move during the NBA draft. But where Deng was headed, I suspect the Bulls forward focused more on the exchange rate than trade rumors.
Deng spent Thursday night flying to London to prepare for the Olympics, and jolly...
| Jul 4, 2012
With a stern voice usually reserved for stump speeches or Springfield, Gov. Pat Quinn stared into the camera and appealed to White Sox voters everywhere.
"Band together in the best tradition of baseball fans and send our best, Jake Peavy, to theAll-...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 7:09 PM
WILMINGTON, Del. — Jerry Krause enters a hotel lobby loaded down by two suitcases, an Arizona Diamondbacks-issued laptop and that look defining any haggard business traveler.
In three hours, he will sit through his second doubleheader in as many...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 5:28 PM
On Sunday, Tribune reporter K.C. Johnson caught you up on former Bulls GM Jerry Krause, now a Diamondbacks scout. Krause had plenty more to say on a slew of subjects. Here's a taste:
Bill Veeck: "Along with my Dad, the best person I've known in my life."...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Ozzieball was always a misnomer.
Taking their lead from the guy in the manager's office, White Sox marketing types and some of their more casual fans romanticized the Ozzie Guillen era as one of in-your-face baseball — aggressive baserunning,...