| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:48 PM
It struck me as presumptuous and self-righteous that columnist Bill O'Reilly blasted the San Francisco Giants earlier this month for allowing Barry Bonds to return as a hitting coach for a week.
In O'Reilly's view, Bonds is an unrepentant cheater who...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 5:14 AM
After 25 years, Goose Island finally has a home field advantage at Wrigley Field.
Chicago’s longest-tenured beer maker will be abundant at Clark and Addison this season for the first time, with both 312 Urban Wheat Ale and the newly released 312...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:53 AM
'This Dark Road to Mercy' By Wiley Cash. Morrow, 230 pages, $25.99
Wiley Cash's lyrical, poignant approach to storytelling – an outstanding asset of his 2012 debut – takes another leap forward in "This Dark Road to Mercy."
Like the debut...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 12:40 PM
A continuación la lista de los 10 máximos jonroneros de todos los tiempos.
Barry Bonds ha estado sirviendo como instructor especial de bateo de los Gigantes de San Francisco
Alex Rodríguez es el único oficialmente activo,...
| Jan 31, 2014
Twelve-year-old Easter Quillby's earliest memory of her father was watching him, from a distance, play baseball. When she was 9, Wade Chesterfield (she calls him "Wade," not "Dad") abandoned Easter, her younger sister Ruby, and their mom, Corinne. Three...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:47 AM
At last, a place in Chicago that pays attention to sports!
Not buying it? A little overwhelmed at times — especially during the playoffs — by all the city's sports chatter? Tired of the seemingly unceasing hum that forces even the most...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis understands that there are going to be whispers, and that those will grow louder if he continues his torrid home run pace.
He is, after all, a muscle-rippling power hitter with video-game home run totals. He knows the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:07 PM
I hate Ryan Braun.
And I hate Lance Armstrong.
Yes, it’s because they’re cheaters. Yes, it’s because they’ve cast a pall over their sports, one of which -- baseball -- I happen to love. And yes, it’s because I have two...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:08 PM
NEW YORK — Barry Bonds was here.
His is the name that evokes all that went right, and so very wrong, for baseball during the steroid era. His spirit was here Monday, the day before the All-Star game, when baseball's premier slugger declared Bonds'...
| Jan 14, 2013
SAN PEDRO DE MACORIS, Dominican Republic — The lanky 15-year-old and I didn't share a full language, but on a breezy, balmy November night, we shared at least two words.
“Junior Lake?” I asked of the man in the home team's batting...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:20 PM
NEW YORK -- Alfonso Soriano homered twice for the second straight night and drove in a career-high seven runs, giving him a staggering 13 RBIs in two games while powering the suddenly potent New York Yankees to an 11-3 victory over the Los Angeles...