| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:31 PM
The Bears Looking for a "Sod-mother"...
The controversy surrounding the slippery sod at Soldier Field isn't on solid footing behind the scenes. As Bears' and Chicago Park District bigwigs bicker about how best to maintain the field, my football feelers...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 7:56 AM
The Ozzie Guillen-Kenny Williams relationship is irretrievably broken.
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This is another recording.
But there's a problem with this regularly scheduled noise that is local baseball's version of elementary school concerts that...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 7:13 AM
That’s three times in three years that the White Sox have faced the team they were battling for the AL Central in the second half and three times they got pantsed.
In 2009, the Sox lost five of six to the Twins from Aug. 31 on. Last year, the Twins...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 7:26 AM
Ozzie Guillen accused White Sox players of quitting, and he meant even before Wednesday’s regularly scheduled choke against Detroit.
Quitting is a serious charge, maybe the worst thing you can say about a player, other than “He’d be a...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 10:24 AM
The Friends of Conservation's 21st annual black tie ball began with a close encounter with rare leopards and a meet-and-greet with renowned wildlife expert (and former "Wild Kingdom" star) Jim Fowler.
The ball benefited FOC in its efforts to support...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Maybe you blame Cubs team President Theo Epstein for failing to take every step required to execute the trade of Ryan Dempster to Atlanta.
Maybe you blame Dempster for failing to live up to his word that he would waive his no-trade rights for certain...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 6:42 AM
There are a lot of ways to look at the Chicago White Sox’s surprising trade for Minnesota Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano, and all of them seem good.
First, White Sox general manager Ken Williams acquired the most important element in the...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Dodgers plugged holes
Los Angeles Times
While the Angels landing former Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke filled a much-needed gap in their effort to win the AL West, the Dodgers stand as the trade-deadline winner by plugging so many...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Do you think Sox overpaid for Brett Myers? The player to be named later is most likely a high 2011 draft pick, which is why they have to wait. Jim F., Denver
Jim, thanks for your patience. I realize you submitted this question before the player to be...
| 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-...