| Feb 4, 2013
The power-outage controversy at the Superbowl may live on, but the football season is over. which means it is time to turn to thoughts of spring, and baseball. Later this week, spring training begins for the White Sox, Cubs and Tribune beat writers Mark...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Does Paulie have anything left in the tank? Will he retire or try to play one more year? Would the Sox even want him back or is it better to turn the page and start fresh? -- Irv Kaage, Park Ridge
If you ask his White Sox teammates, Paul Konerko...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Manager Mike Scioscia loves the youthful exuberance that players such as third baseman Luis Jimenez and outfielder Collin Cowgill have brought to the injury-battered Angels, who have won 12 of 15 games entering Sunday’s series finale against the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:24 PM
BOSTON — Orioles right-hander Darren O'Day returned to the mound in Thursday's series finale against the Boston Red Sox, hoping the pain, numbness and tingling in his fingers are behind him.
The reliever entered in the bottom of the 8th inning...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Mercifully, the 2013 baseball season in Chicago will be over in about 120 hours. With the White Sox and Cubs about to finish dead last in their respective divisions, no one blames you if you stopped paying attention after Opening Day.
But before you...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 12:41 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Angels appeared to snooze past their wake-up calls Saturday, committing five errors—one shy of their franchise record for a game—in the first five innings of a 7-4 loss to Texas that kept the Rangers alive in the...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 3:17 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers kept their season alive on Sunday with a 6-2 victory over the Angels that forced a one-game wild-card tiebreaker against Tampa Bay Monday night at the Ballpark in Arlington. The winner will advance to Wednesday&...
| May 12, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Being the kind of tavern where the sunlight generally is about as welcome as a penniless A.J. Pierzynski, Lou's bar in South Philadelphia is expected to light up when Rhea Perlman walks into the joint in a summer dress.
And, at the Northlight Theatre in...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Anyone who knows me is aware that I am an unapologetic White Sox fan. At one point in time, I owned T-shirts and jerseys professing my love for the South Siders. That love was tested when I moved to the North Side.
I responded to a Craigslist ad about...