| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:03 PM
Unwinding in Arizona after a 99-loss season hardly provided White Sox slugger Paul Konerko the tranquil southwest setting many imagined as the backdrop for deciding whether to return to the South Side.
"When you have three kids who are 8, 5 and 2, you...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Paul Konerko has become a White Sox icon, but baseball wasn't even his first sport.
That would be hockey, which he still follows closely. While he's busy mulling retirement, RedEye caught up with the South Side slugger to talk hockey as the NHL season...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:49 PM
While managers have different preferences about using "small ball," it strikes me that the White Sox rarely use sacrifice bunts in games where one run can make the difference. Is this a strategical decision or are they just bad bunters? -- Bob Dunn;...
| Jul 18, 2013
Five most interesting teams
1. Pirates: They haven't had a winning season since 1992 but might be the best team in the majors right now. They have pitching, defense and enough hitting with Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez and Starling Marte. Manager Clint...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Congratulations, you've almost made it to football season.
To get you through the last stretch of unwatchable baseball, I'm going to tease you with a special "visions of the future" column because the present is unbearable.
WARNING: The future will...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Remember the summer of 1986?
Gas cost 89 cents a gallon. The blockbuster "Top Gun'' made teenage boys want to be as cool as Tom Cruise. A Bears Super Bowl celebration that has lasted 27 years began in earnest.
Collectively, Chicago baseball seldom was...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 7:18 PM
It's time to step to the plate, Rick Hahn. Batter up.
Trade early, trade often, trade (just about) anyone. About the only way you could upset your fan base is by doing nothing.
If there was any doubt about the direction of the White Sox — and...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:36 PM
As White Sox slugger Paul Konerko leaned against the dugout after returning from a three-week layoff due to a lower back strain, the cerebral 37-year-old sipped a cup of hot tea.
Like so many people in baseball Monday, Konerko sought something soothing....
| May 6, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if LeBron James and his kingsmen are taking the Bulls seriously.
1. When the Cubs get around to trading Alfonso Soriano, it would be ideal to have a homegrown replacement ready. There are none in sight, however, as Brett...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Will the last baseball player in Chicago please turn off the lights?
Yes, Chris Sale, that means you.
Trade rumors remain as cheap as the talk is furious here in Seller City, where the next flip of the scoreboard will show the Cubs leading the White...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:56 PM
1. Tigers (4): Acquired closer Jose Veras from the Astros at a time Detroit hadn't had a blown save in 40 games. The bullpen has been much better since Joaquin Benoit took over as the closer.
2. Cardinals (1): They kicked the tires on Alexei Ramirez but...