| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:28 PM
I was disappointed the White Sox jettisoned Addison Reed -- he had 40 saves on a 63-win team! Got to be some kind of record -- but I've always compared him to Nate Jones as similar in skill and mindset. Why do you think he was not made the closer when...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Harry Caray's Restaurant Group once again teamed up with sports stars from the past and present (and a former “Desperate Housewives” actor) for the newest addition to the Harry Caray family.
The Blackhawks' Patrick Kane, former Blackhawk...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:01 AM
Bacon-on-a-Stick. Ballgame. White Sox win.
Until I see Jose Abreu, the team’s best offseason acquisition was unveiled on its list of new food offerings at U.S. Cellular Field: a piece of thick-cut, premium Danish bacon seasoned with black pepper....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:00 PM
ESPN announced on its website that former Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen would be joining the Baseball Tonight crew this season.
Guillen was fired by the Marlins on Oct. 23, 2012, after a combustible year where the team went 69-93 in its first...
| Oct 1, 2013
We'll try this for a few Tuesday mornings to see if there's a comment constituency for regularly scheduled chatter about sports -- pro, college, recreational. Here's some chum for the waters: Major League Baseball's one-game play-in for each league's two....
| Dec 8, 2011
| 7:38 AM
It was inevitable, but it still stinks.
It stunk Wednesday afternoon when it became official, and it stinks worse this morning because it makes you want to fire somebody.
Mark Buehrle signed with the Marlins. It’s not that Ozzie Guillen’s...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:16 PM
One previously annoying question the White Sox won’t have to answer this winter is “Who will be your leadoff batter?”
In addition to playing a deep but serviceable center field, Alejandro De Aza silenced most of the gripes about the...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 8:18 AM
Dale Sveum will not be doing two shows a night at Zanies. That much we know. That much was evident in his introductory press conference as the Cubs’ new manager.
Yeah, well, fine. Stand-up comedy isn't his job. Standing up to the dog attitude of...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Ozzieball was always a misnomer.
Taking their lead from the guy in the manager's office, White Sox marketing types and some of their more casual fans romanticized the Ozzie Guillen era as one of in-your-face baseball — aggressive baserunning,...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 8:18 AM
It wasn't like going to the doctor and he tells you some bad news. It wasn't like being called into the boss' office, thinking he's going to drop a promotion in your lap and instead he tosses you a pink slip.
Those are serious things with people's...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:09 PM
The White Sox were extremely pleased with the development of their pitching staff in 2012, particularly the rookie relievers who experienced the pressure of a division race.
In fact, general manager Ken Williams resisted any temptation to trade any of...