| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:36 PM
As White Sox slugger Paul Konerko leaned against the dugout after returning from a three-week layoff due to a lower back strain, the cerebral 37-year-old sipped a cup of hot tea.
Like so many people in baseball Monday, Konerko sought something soothing....
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:02 AM
See, here's where they get you.
For the Cubs and Sox, it's pretty apparent the sale of the year is here.
Everyone must go, and for the Cubs, that means the old favorites like Matt Garza and Alfonso Soriano.
However, they're going on a teaser run...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Just before the All-Star break last week, as the White Sox continued to find new and exciting ways to continue their season-long death spiral, Robin Ventura said he wanted to come back to manage the team in 2014.
Should the Sox want him to come back?...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 6:37 PM
NEW YORK — Note to the truly naive: Another baseball slugger is going to get caught messing with his testosterone level or buying bull semen off the Internet, probably sooner than later.
When it happens, his reputation will be thrown into the...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Remember the summer of 1986?
Gas cost 89 cents a gallon. The blockbuster "Top Gun'' made teenage boys want to be as cool as Tom Cruise. A Bears Super Bowl celebration that has lasted 27 years began in earnest.
Collectively, Chicago baseball seldom was...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 7:18 PM
It's time to step to the plate, Rick Hahn. Batter up.
Trade early, trade often, trade (just about) anyone. About the only way you could upset your fan base is by doing nothing.
If there was any doubt about the direction of the White Sox — and...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Nothing in sports drags incessantly like the countdown to baseball's trade deadline, not even the NFL preseason or a Chris Berman home run call.
It seemingly begins shortly after opening day and lasts until July 31, when a brief respite from rumors...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Congratulations, you've almost made it to football season.
To get you through the last stretch of unwatchable baseball, I'm going to tease you with a special "visions of the future" column because the present is unbearable.
WARNING: The future will...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 9:21 PM
NEW YORK — It was a simple moment, one not captured by cameras, one without any real significance, one not nearly as stirring as the final All-Star appearance of the game's greatest closer.
Unless, of course, you follow the Orioles and you know...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:32 PM
MLB All-Star Game TV schedule 2013: Baseball’s best head to Citi Field in Queens, N.Y., for the 2013 All-Star Game Tuesday, July 16, at 7:30pm ET on FOX. ALSO SEE: 2013 MLB-All Star Week coverage on MLB Network 2013 MLB Home Run Derby Monday on ESPN...