| 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 8, 2013
| 6:17 PM
1. Cardinals (2): They entered last week two games behind the Pirates and ended it tied for first place in the NL Central. Played just well enough to sweep the Marlins.
2. Tigers (4): Vaunted lineup was clicking last week — 49 runs in seven...
| 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...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:59 PM
Terry Francona was run out of Philadelphia before he became an overnight success in Boston. Bobby Cox, who soon will be on his way to the Hall of Fame as a manager, ran up a 262-323 record in his first stint as Braves manager.
Clint Hurdle, the...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:08 PM
Kris Bryant wanted as much money as he could get. This being America, who is going to knock him for that?
But as was the case with Albert Almora a year ago, it was really, really hard — impossible, almost — to picture the Cubs' first-round...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:46 AM
Alex Rios is still with the White Sox, so that’s not good for the Sox or Avisail Garcia.
Garcia should be up now. If the right-field headliner in the Jake Peavy trade is that prized, then he ought to be seeing as much major-league pitching as...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Every team in Chicago has a plan.
Except the White Sox.
The Blackhawks certainly have a plan. They started with a core of young and talented players, surrounded them with depth, hired Hockey Yoda and promoted his son, and put it all in the hands of...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 10:22 AM
When the competition on the ice ended last week in Boston with the Blackhawks hoisting the Stanley Cup trophy, the competition among Chicago's trendiest hangouts began.
American Junkie co-owner Bradley Parker said he texted three Blackhawks players to...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Jake Peavy is scheduled to start Tuesday, which means he is scheduled to be traded before that.
That’s the thinking. That’s the rumor. That’s why Peavy packed several extra bags and cleaned out his locker as the White Sox left for a...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:58 PM
We won’t know for maybe three years, but it seems like Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer got a good return for Matt Garza.
They certainly got a lot of bodies in the potentially 5-for-1 deal with Texas that was mercifully completed before Garza was...
| Aug 17, 2013
Ryne Sandberg always said he just wanted a chance to manage a big league club. He has that now, even if it isn't with the one team he most wanted to manage.
Sandberg's No. 23 flies from the right-field flagpole at Wrigley Field. He would have loved to...