| Aug 28, 2012
| 7:01 AM
Maybe it’s me, but listening to the sounds of silence during the sixth inning of the White Sox game in Baltimore on Monday night sounded like Hawk Harrelson was called into the principal's office again.
Or at least got a phone call.
The point of...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 3:13 PM
In a blog Tuesday morning, I speculated about Hawk Harrelson’s rants on umpires.
I pointed out the difference in his outburst when A.J. Pierzynski and Robin Ventura were ejected oSaturday and his silence when Jesse Crain didn’t get a 3-and-...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 9:24 PM
What White Sox ace Chris Sale called a disgrace after his four-inning outing Tuesday, pitching coach Don Cooper brushed off as a bad day.
What qualified as frustration Thursday for fellow Sox first-year starter Jose Quintana in a 5-3 loss to the Orioles,...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 7:57 PM
A year ago, some team might have made an offer that rocked Alex Young's world. The Pirates, Nationals or Red Sox, maybe even the Cubs, might have dug deep for the left-hander from Carmel High School.
They still could, of course, but 2012 is definitely...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Don’t look now, but first place could become second place for the White Sox by Thursday night.
They have lost the first two games of their home series to the vexing, dastardly Blue Jays, who seem to beat the Sox as regularly as the Indians seem...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Something has to give, and it ought to be Philip Humber.
Or maybe Gavin Floyd.
Whatever, someone has to give up his spot in the White Sox rotation to make room for Jose Quintana.
The kid left-hander just went down to St. Louis and won his matchup...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 7:44 PM
Contact a Hollywood agent, quick. It's time for someone to do the miniseries "Trading Sori: Inside the Cubs' Quest for the Holy Grail.''
The conversations about the Alfonso Soriano situation that have taken place recently and will take place for who...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 9:18 PM
On a Monday night flight that originated in Barranquilla, Colombia, Abel Quintana landed in Chicago and the new world of opportunity created suddenly by his son's baseball career.
Out of nowhere over the weekend, Jose Quintana arrived as a major league...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Are Mark Buehrle's old friends about to start missing him?
Sooner or later, it is bound to happen. You don't win 161 games for a franchise and leave at age 32, with a sturdy arm still capable of 200-plus innings, without your name coming up in a...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:16 PM
Forgive me for not accepting the common belief that the White Sox lack a fan base large enough to let Ken Williams behave like a big-market general manager should.
Sox fans are out there. They just didn't represent themselves much better than the team...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 2:52 PM
When you go to extra innings scoreless twice in three days, you need offensive help.
I’m just not sure how the White Sox’s trade for third baseman Kevin Youkilis helps that right now.
At one time, Youkilis was a terrific heart-of-the-order...