| 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....
| 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...
| May 22, 2011
| 12:25 PM
Carlos Quentin missed his second straight start for the White Sox Sunday because of a bruised left knee, but manager Ozzie Guillen said "I expect him to play" Monday when the Sox begin a road trip in Texas.
Quentin had four hits in his last seven at-bats...
| 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,...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Nov. 11, 2011: Florida Marlins become the Miami Marlins.
Dec. 5, 2011: Closer Heath Bell is signed as a free agent for three years, $27 million.
Dec. 7, 2011: Shortstop Jose Reyes signed as a free agent for six years, $106 million.
Dec. 8, 2011: Left-...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 7:10 AM
Yankees 18, White Sox 7, Someone fired.
Or at least waterboarded.
Alex Rios, hello.
I was hating on Rios last weekend, just hating on him, because he played defense like an absolute dog against Boston. Among other things, Rios...
| 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...