| Oct 24, 2014
| 9:24 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Grateful Dead songs played over the p.a. system at AT&T Park during batting practice Friday in what may have been a devious plan to mellow out Royals' hitters before Game 3 of the World Series.
After the shaky performance of the...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 5:45 PM
When Paul Konerko was acquired from the Reds for Mike Cameron 16 years ago, the Tribune called it a swap of "potential All-Stars."
As it turned out, Konerko became the face of the White Sox for 16 years, while Cameron enjoyed a productive, 17-year...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:24 PM
— As bad as things got for the Oakland Athletics in August and early September, and they were historically bad for a while, the A's are still in a decent position for a team on the verge of one of baseball's greatest collapses.
| Aug 9, 2014
| 8:07 PM
SEATTLE — When the White Sox optioned outfielder Jordan Danks to Triple-A Charlotte in early May, he didn't question the move.
"It was the first time I got sent down and I said, 'It actually makes sense this time,'" Danks said. "I was getting into...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Deadspin, which thrives on pointing out the blunders of others, found itself on the other side over the weekend.
Sean Newell originally did a post on an interview that Lou Piniella apparently gave to a Portland radio station. He writes:
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Dear Stupid (and you Cubs fans know who you are):
Shut up already about Len Kasper supposedly jinxing Jake Arrieta’s no-hit bid Tuesday night. You sound like idiots, Cubs fans.
Bigger idiots, I mean.
Stop blaming Kasper for Arrieta’s...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 3:07 PM
The big winner besides Jackie Robinson West and Mo'ne Davis at this year's Little League World Series is ESPN.
The kids provided the network with the best bargain in TV sports this year.
ESPN hit the jackpot with incredible storylines that...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:26 PM
The death of the classic manager-umpire argument, a staple of baseball since its inception, scarcely has been noticed in the first half of the first year of expanded instant replay.
Managers still get ejected, of course, but usually it's from the...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Cubs fans who have grown restless with Rick Renteria's incessant pitching changes can feel somewhat relieved to hear the Cubs' manager has considered preserving some of his relievers by putting them in the outfield for one or two batters before bringing...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Let the Joe Girardi talk begin. Good luck. First off, you're not going to get him, Theo Epstein. The Yankees are going to beat you to him, sorry.
I love Epstein's optimism. He says the perception around the league is the Cubs are coming, and coming...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Do the Cubs intend on winning the World Series in 2015 or just starting to compete that particular year? I am anxious to see what the game plan is. -- George V, Lombard, Il.
The master plan is to build sustained success. I just wonder about the fans&...