| Feb 15, 2014
| 4:35 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The White Sox don't like to use the word "rebuild," preferring to operate under the illusion they're realistic contenders again despite a 99-loss season in 2013.
After general manager Rick Hahn's impressive remodeling job, the...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:36 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The dominant question for the White Sox during the last couple of months of the 2013 season seemed to be: How bad can it get?
The answer, hard to forget, was 99 losses.
The questions as Sox pitchers and catchers report to...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:11 PM
After hitting rock bottom in 2013, the White Sox had two choices.
Get busy winning, or get busy dying.
Paraphrasing a line from "The Shawshank Redemption" isn't exactly a T-shirt ready slogan, but it fits perfectly with the mission of general...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:10 PM
With the hot start and the offense progressing, do you see the Bears initiating contract extension talks with Jay Cutler before the end of season? -- @Benyaminr from Twitter
I got exactly a one-week reprieve from a mailbag packed with questions about...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:59 PM
Signs of life.
That's what you are searching for when you come to Chicago ballparks in 2013, and some days you just go home shaking your head.
The players do that too, by the way. They're carrying the weight of this awful season, one in which the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:40 PM
CHICAGO -- Scott Diamond pitched into the seventh inning for his first win since June, and the Minnesota Twins avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Wednesday.
Diamond (6-11) allowed three runs and five hits in 6-1/3...
| 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 29, 2013
| 10:23 AM
Chris Davis was officially named the 2013 Most Valuable Oriole on Sunday. I guess that’s what happens when you break the franchise record for homer runs -- with 53 -- and drive in a major league-best 138 runs.
Yeah, it’s been a pretty good...
| 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
| 5:49 PM
While managers have different preferences about using "small ball," it strikes me that the White Sox rarely use sacrifice bunts in games where one run can make the difference. Is this a strategical decision or are they just bad bunters? -- Bob Dunn;...
| 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...