| Apr 10, 2012
| 10:48 AM
The Miami Marlins suspended Ozzie Guillen for the exact reason they hired him as manager:
Because he says things.
Some of the things Guillen says are stupid. Some are flat outrageous. Most are wonderfully entertaining.
In this case, Guillen said he...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 6:21 AM
By now, you've heard the news: The Miami Marlins on Tuesday suspended Ozzie Guillen for five games for telling Time magazine he loves and respects Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
I wrote earlier that while I find Guillen's remarks stupid and insensitive --...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 2:20 PM
You’ll never hear Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald comment on Mitt Romney, let alone Fidel Castro.
Fitzgerald said he not only refrains from discussing politics in public, he and family members "don’t talk about that a whole lot...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Though he never had the chance to wear the cartoon bird on his cap day-in and day out, former Orioles outfielder and current Tampa Bay Ray Luke Scott is doing his best to, well, remain a cartoon character with his new ballclub -- and he’s still...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 8:06 AM
The Chicago Cubs agreed to trade Carlos Zambrano to Miami. Ozzie Guillen manages that team, in case you hadn’t heard, so Zambrano will be taking his talents to what is now Mouth Beach.
The deal, of course, will not be official until Zambrano passes...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 5:37 PM
What has turned into the longest-running soap opera of the baseball offseason may be resolved soon, although Cubs fans have heard all this before.
Deciding compensation for Theo Epstein’s departure from Boston is now in the hands of commissioner...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 9:58 AM
This has been one bad, ugly and stupid offseason for the White Sox,which followed their bad, ugly and stupid regular season, so, hey, love your consistency, guys.
“Good guys wear bad, ugly and stupid.’’ Whaddaya think? Good slogan?...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 6:54 AM
Stop me if I’m wrong, but it’s not Wrigley Field’s fault that the Cubs are bad or that they ultimately choke when they’re good.
It’s just convenient.
Such criticism always seem to surface when the Cubs stink or when Ozzie...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 12:09 PM
It was around this time last year that we realized the key to the White Sox’ turnaround was a guy originally thought to be window dressing.
Same thing seems to be happening this season to the same kind of guy.
It looks like Omar Vizquel is Spanish...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 7:51 AM
Thanks for the offer, Jake. Now shut up and make a rehab start in the minors.
Jake Peavy told White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper he would pitch out of the bullpen. Heck, Peavy told anybody and everybody he would pitch out of the bullpen.
| Jun 17, 2011
Rodriguez in bad spot
Down goes Bob Geren! Who will follow him out the door?
It's possible that there will be no other midseason firings, as an overall period of stability should follow the rash of changes in 2010. But...