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Tribune staff reporterCubs manager Dusty Baker sneered when Cincinnati players did "the Bounce" after a walk-off victory in June, so watching the St. Louis version on Thursday night probably qualified as cruel and unusual punishment. But he had little choice after Kerry...
Tribune staff reporterMark Prior knew it was going to be one of those days early in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader. "I threw a ball in the dirt and I got a standing O," he said. There was plenty to applaud after Prior pitched the Cubs to a 4-2 win over Pittsburgh in the...
Tribune staff reporterWHITE SOX 4, ORIOLES 3 Baseball may be the only sport where a psychiatrist should be on call for in-game consultations on the clubhouse couch. Paul Konerko could have used a shrink last week. After hitting .481 in spring training, Konerko was hitless...
Tags: Jose Valentin, Sports, Paul Konerko, Jerry Manuel, Melvin Mora
Tribune staff reporterThe punch line will be that they missed the extra point, but the White Sox will gladly take Monday's 13-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles, achieved behind Jon Garland's solid pitching performance and a lineup that produced nine runs in its first...
Tribune staff reporter"Today was just one of those days." That was White Sox manager Jerry Manuel's assessment after a 9-4 setback to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday afternoon in front of 23,951 at Comiskey Park. The Sox saw their four-game winning streak end as losing...
Tags: Marty Cordova, David Segui, Jay Gibbons, Jose Valentin, Sports
Tribune staff reporterMark Buehrle still dwells on his imperfections while maintaining a perfect record, which is perfectly acceptable behavior to the White Sox. Buehrle improved to 4-0 on Wednesday after a 7-2 victory over Cleveland, joining Randy Johnson and Matt Morris...
Tribune staff reporterGrand beginning Ordonez's slam ignites White Sox's rout in series opener Jon Rauch's first major-league start nearly came to a screeching halt early Tuesday night in the White Sox's 10-5 romp over Cleveland. After ending the first inning with a called...
Tags: Royce Clayton, Jim Thome, Sports, Basketball, Jerry Manuel
Tribune staff reporterThat the White Sox swept Cleveland didn't matter to Paul Konerko. What did was the manner in which they got it done. After Todd Ritchie stopped the Indians 7-1 Thursday night at Comiskey Park, it was time to stop and take notice of the Sox pitching...
Tags: Colon, Sports, Crime, Law and Justice, Paul Konerko, Basketball
Tribune staff reporterIn one 24-hour period, the White Sox's world turned completely upside down. The warm summer breezes at Comiskey Park suddenly were gone, replaced by the predictable April chills and late-night rain. Hot-starting Cleveland also had departed, having...
Tribune staff reporterWhen the final weeks of September roll around, the Cubs usually are gasping for air and trying to ruin someone else's season. But a funny thing has happened in this unpredictable year of magic dust and corked bats, and the Cubs suddenly are peaking in...
Tribune staff reporterShawn Estes' uncertain status in the Cubs' rotation was a pregame topic once again, but manager Dusty Baker downplayed the significance of Saturday's start against Milwaukee. "I don't think it's right that every time he pitches [reporters ask], 'Is it...
Tribune Baseball ReporterSTARTING PITCHING The Dodgers were the only National League team with more effective starters than the Cubs in the regular season. The guys at the front of the Cubs' rotation, Kerry Wood and Mark Prior, ended the season strongly. With Wood, scheduled to...
Tags: Russ Ortiz, Kerry Wood, Damian Miller, Javy Lopez, Matt Clement
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