| May 24, 2013
| 10:28 PM
DETROIT -- Joe Mauer is becoming quite the spoiler.
For the third time in his career, Mauer broke up a no-hitter in the ninth inning, lining a clean single off Detroit’s Anibal Sanchez on Friday night. That was the only hit for Minnesota, and the...
| May 26, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Starting pitching is everything, right?
After all, the 10 major league teams that had the lowest starters' earned-run average averaged 91 wins last season. This year, eight of the top 10 teams in ERA are winning almost 60 percent of their games,...
| May 21, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if the Blackhawks can be counter-punchers.
1. Baseball is back in Cleveland, thanks largely to Terry Francona. The first-place Indians host the Tigers tonight, and The Jake should be rocking.
(Yes, I know Jacobs...
| May 16, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Talking baseball while hoping the Bulls can avoid leaking talent in the off-season.
The White Sox have a new rallying cry, and it’s silly. Hey, we’re 17-21, look at us now!
That was the talk coming out of the clubhouse and the broadcast...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Talking baseball while hoping Kirk Hinrich gets well soon:
1. At some point every July, I make this point: The odds are always with the teams selling talent at the trade deadline, not the ones giving up prospects to try to meet short-term opportunities....
| May 2, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Chicago now has digested a month of uninspiring baseball on both sides of town. The reaction has me puzzled.
"It's going to be a long summer," seems to be the most common response from fans and the media.
No, it isn't. The Cubs and White Sox are on...
| May 5, 2013
| 4:52 PM
"America's Got Talent" will do this week what the National Radio Hall of Fame couldn't last November: It will get legendary shock jock Howard Stern to come to the Chicago area.
Stern — who was inducted into the Chicago-based Hall of Fame but...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:17 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if the Blackhawks can sell out Soldier Field.
1. Don Cooper will be the happiest man at U.S. Cellular on Friday, when he’s officially back to work after a bout with diverticulitis.
In one more cruel twist, however,...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The Royals expect James Shields to be a difference maker. But were they close enough to being a playoff team before they added him?
That's the question about the deal in which the Royals sent future All-Star Wil Myers to the Rays.
It's too early to...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Chicago baseball returns Monday with a basis to be genuinely excited about possibilities of the future, but enough about Rosemont.
As for citywide interest in the Cubs and Sox, the list of reasons to drop everything and pay attention is here somewhere...
| Apr 2, 2013
During a recent Florida Gulf Coast University basketball game during its Cinderella run through the NCAA tournament, White Sox ace Chris Sale barely could contain himself watching his alma mater on television.
"My wife (Brianne) and I were in our living...