| May 20, 2011
| 1:09 PM
Juan Pierre and Adam Dunn were the only left-handed hitters in the Chicago White Sox lineup as they opened a weekend series against southpaw Ted Lilly and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Ramon Castro replaced A. J. Pierzynski at catcher and Brent Morel and...
| Jun 5, 2011
An American Life
Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00
Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 7:15 AM
Hang on, Adam Dunn. Don’t do anything stupid, don’t say anything stupid, don’t do anything a Guillen kid would do.
Just be the big, lovable guilty pleasure you’ve always been, and the misery that has been your 2011 season will...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 7:05 PM
The Orioles have agreed to minor league deals with right-handed pitchers Kyler Newby and Jon Link and outfielders Antoan Richardson and Lee Cruz.
A former 50th round draft pick, Newby, 26, spent the past seven seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 8:05 AM
Some early BP before this week’s oil spill of a City Series:
Who goes crazier tonight, Cubs runners on Gavin Floyd or the flash mob in Carlos Zambrano’s head? Web poll!
Or maybe the question should be: Who do the Cubs run on more, Gavin...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:44 AM
Ozzie Guillen says a lot of things, or at least is quoted as saying a lot of things.
Most of them are true. Some of them reveal surprising insecurity. He apparently needs to be needed more often and to a greater degree than you’d think a cocky,...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:58 PM
Sergio Santos came on to get a four-out save against the Cubs on Tuesday night, and you couldn’t help but play what-if.
The save was Santos’ 13th in 15 tries. He faced the 4-5-6-7 hitters and struck out three of them. And you couldn’t...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 8:30 AM
In the end, Sunday's scheduled starter Philip Humber was warming up, ready to pitch the 15th inning if needed.
Yes, it was that kind of night for the Chicago White Sox.
Humber wasn’t needed because four unearned runs, caused by a throwing error by...
| Jun 10, 2011
Last December, Bobby Wilson married a woman he met in 2004 while playing minor league baseball in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. But the Angels' reserve catcher readily admits she was not his first love.
Wilson wistfully recalled that his first soul mate had a nice...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 12:19 PM
Juan Pierre, who had played in all but one of the first 66 White Sox games, and catcher A. J. Pierzynski were not in the White Sox lineup Saturday against A's lefty Gio Gonzalez, the former Sox farmhand.
Brent Lillibridge started in left and Ramon Castro...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 9:09 AM
What is it about baseball that requires/supports such a large minor-league system, compared to the NFL or NBA? Is baseball really that much more difficult to master that it takes years in the minors to improve enough to advance the major-league level? I...