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Tribune staff reporterIf there has been a recurring problem with Scott Schoeneweis in his return to the starting rotation, it is walks. Sometimes the walks have led to runs, but they always have increased his pitch count, forcing him to leave games earlier than he would like....
Tribune staff reporterCLEVELAND-- When Sandy Alomar Jr. returned to Cleveland for the first time last year, the former Indians catcher received a standing ovation from a sellout crowd that brought tears to his eyes. Kenny Lofton's homecoming at Jacobs Field on Monday was...
Tribune staff reporterManager Jerry Manuel might have given his critics a year's worth of material by starting rookie Neal Cotts on Thursday instead of Mark Buehrle. Or the issue could die if Buehrle beats the Tigers on Friday night in Detroit. What is clear is the first...
Tags: Carl Everett, Bernie Williams, Jerry Manuel, Paul Konerko, Death
Tribune staff reporterBunting guru Sandy Alomar was impressed. Sure, he'd seen players earn doubles on bunts during his 30-plus years in professional baseball. But Alomar, the Cubs' first-base coach, couldn't recall a bunt quite like Corey Patterson's on Friday night. "I'...
Tags: Cesar Izturis, Chicago Cubs, Moises Alou, Fred McGriff, Baseball
Tribune staff reporterThe greening of Comiskey Park comes complete with a green young left-hander named Mark Buehrle, the accidental ace of the White Sox. The 23-year-old with the bleached blond hair stifled the Baltimore Orioles on Friday in the Sox's home opener to...
Tags: Paul Konerko, David Segui, Mark Buehrle, Marty Cordova, Baseball
Tribune staff reporterSome believe Sammy Sosa's legacy is tainted. Some say it isn't. Still others insist it shouldn't be. Only one thing is clear: Everyone has an opinion. Former Cub Mark Grace: "He said he made a mistake and grabbed the wrong bat, but that means you've...
Tribune staff reporterOzzie Guillen walked through the White Sox clubhouse and told his team just to forget about it. "Go out and get drunk, do whatever," Guillen said. Drowning their sorrows in something strong might be about all the Sox can do after Monday's stunning 9-7...
Tribune staff reporterWhite Sox manager Jerry Manuel made a bold prediction before Friday's against the Detroit Tigers, bold because the bottom-hugging Tigers have baseball's worst record but had a winning mark against the Sox. "I say we still have six games left with the...
Tribune staff reporterPerhaps the White Sox can blame it on the full moon. They nearly blew a six-run lead in the ninth inning Tuesday night before escaping with an 8-6 victory over the Twins. "That was a big win," Mark Buehrle said after the Sox extended their lead in the...
Tribune staff reporterMoises Alou reached into his locker stall in the Wrigley Field clubhouse, rummaging among caps, Cubs uniform pants, game jerseys and pairs of cleats. Then he hauled out a well-worn glove. Once shiny, the black outfielder's mitt resembled a house sorely...
Tags: Jimmy Carter, Pete Rose, Moises Alou, Brian Giles, Chicago Cubs
Tribune staff reporterThe White Sox may not have come back from Minnesota with much, but they did bring their batsat least the ones that work. The power outage that afflicted their efforts against the Twins disappeared under an avalanche of 12 hitssix for extra...
Tribune staff reporterBrooks Boyer's boyish face looked cautiously hopeful as he sat behind the large desk in his sparsely furnished office on a recent morning. A nearly full box of caffeine-heavy Diet Mountain Dew sat on the floor as both an aid and a warninghis tenure as...
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