| Jul 22, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Robin Ventura may have put Hector Santiago in the White Sox starting rotation, but there's one place the reticent manager isn't following his loquacious lefty.
"No," Ventura said flatly when asked if he'll ever have an account. "No. [The...
| 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...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Talking baseball while wondering how the Blackhawks can overcome the Patrice Bergeron face-off factor.
1. The White Sox don’t play the Tigers until July. Could Jesse Crain be closing games against his old team when the teams meet in Detroit before...
| May 27, 2013
| 9:37 PM
Where have you gone, Carlos Zambrano?
You too, Milton Bradley?
On a night when the city was glued to a hockey game in Detroit, the 17th edition of the City Series began with thousands of empty seats at U.S. Cellular Field, each reflecting Chicago's...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:34 PM
The magic of baseball is it brings out the kid in all of us. Given that, I'm channeling fond memories of "Sesame Street" in saying this perspective on the White Sox's 2013 season is brought to you by the letter "R."
The word that was once...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:57 PM
Over breakfast Wednesday morning, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn confronted one of few people who didn't understand why he traded Jake Peavy to the Red Sox to hasten a South Side rebuilding project long overdue.
Hahn's 8-year-old son, Charlie,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 9:52 PM
After years of digging in his heels over cries for baseball to add an NFL-style replay system, Bud Selig has signed off on a proposal that sounds a whole lot like the NFL system, except that its scope is even broader.
It will create arguably the worst...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:11 PM
Josh Phegley got the Gatorade bath. The happy beating from his teammates. And a special something Gordon Beckham had learned from A.J. Pierzynski.
Which was fitting, because the former Sox catcher was behind the plate when Sox rookie catcher Phegley...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Talking baseball while wondering how many PGA Tour players will sneak into town to look at Conway Farms this week:
1. Where did the playoff race drama go? If anyone knows where we can find a time machine, we could turn this into one of the greatest...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Does Paulie have anything left in the tank? Will he retire or try to play one more year? Would the Sox even want him back or is it better to turn the page and start fresh? -- Irv Kaage, Park Ridge
If you ask his White Sox teammates, Paul Konerko...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:46 AM
For those of you scoring at home, that was eight runs, seven hits, two walks and two errors.
In just the fourth inning.
Leave it to the White Sox to out-disaster this season’s disaster.
The Sox waited through a long rain delay, then took to...