| Mar 15, 2014
| 10:40 PM
PHOENIX — Fernando Valenzuela smiled Saturday night as he recalled what he saw several hours earlier.
On the eve of the Dodgers' departure for Australia, 17-year-old Julio Urias became the story of the day by pitching a perfect first inning in the...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Would the White Sox prefer to start Matt Davidson at third base on opening day over Jeff Keppinger and Conor Gillaspie? --Charlie S., Hinsdale
That’s an interesting question because of the way it is worded. Could there be a difference between...
| Feb 26, 2014
An offseason of milestones for Gordon Beckham began Nov. 9 in Atlanta when he married Brittany Fletcher, the daughter of former White Sox and Rangers infielder Scott Fletcher.
The newlyweds survived their first winter together in Chicago —...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:25 PM
Minutes after their joint news conference announcing a three-team trade at the winter meetings ended last Tuesday in Orlando, Fla., White Sox general manager Rick Hahn inconspicuously approached Diamondbacks counterpart Kevin Towers.
"No one probably...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:55 AM
It looks like the White Sox have a plan to rectify the mess called the 2013 season.
Or if not a plan, at least an idea how to form one.
The most important of the Sox’s trade pieces was moved Tuesday night when Jake Peavy went to the Red Sox in a...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:34 PM
FORT MILL, S.C. — With an engaging smile that will endear him to Chicago, Avisail Garcia grabbed my notebook Thursday in the Charlotte Knights dugout when he turned our conversation to the supportive role his wife, Anakarina, has played in his...
| Jul 31, 2013
Avisail Garcia is 22, maybe a little bit overweight and definitely unproven. He's also a far better bet for the White Sox than Jake Peavy was four years ago, when he came to Chicago less than two years' removed from winning the National League Cy Young...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:41 PM
No strong team needs relief pitching more than the Tigers. No reliever is hotter than Jesse Crain.
Don't be shocked if Crain is closing games against the White Sox when the teams meet in Detroit before the All-Star break.
When general manager Rick...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Can anybody out there hit?
That's the question that has been going around baseball all season and it was asked once again, this time loud and clear, as the non-waiver trading period ended with a thud Wednesday.
With Major League Baseball going to...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Some good news regarding the remaining baseball season: Gov. Quinn has announced the signing of the medical marijuana bill here in Illinois.
Unless I'm mistaken, that means your doctor can prescribe it for you as a way of coping with having to watch...