January 3, 2013 |
White Sox fans eager to put the quasi-collapse of 2012 behind them and look forward to Year 2 of the Robin Ventura era can buy their tickets for SoxFest 2013 starting Jan. 9. Two-day and Sunday-only tickets are available on the team's website for the event, set for Jan. 25-27. The former costs $70 while the latter checks in a $35. Full three-day weekend passes are available only to those who also book a two-night stay at the Palmer House Hilton, where the festival will take place. There will be a ton of current players and coaches on hand for the event, including (deep breath)
December 19, 2013 |
The man they call "Magic Mike" has put some spell on Chicago. After fans cast a total of more than 3,600 votes on the RedEye Sports Facebook page last week, Fire forward Mike Magee emerged as the 2013 Chicago Sports Stud of the Year. The arrow's been pointing up for the Chicago-area native all season. Since being traded to the Fire early in the year, Magee scored 15 goals and notched four assists. He had a total of 21 goals in 2013 and was named MLS' most valuable player last month.
May 24, 2012 |
We're heading into a nice, gray, murky area for the White Sox. Oh, it's so easy to get fooled. In fact, I'm in the process of fooling myself right now. Here's how it works. The Sox win a game or two, lose a game or two, then they sweep a really bad team like, say, the Cubs. So they've won like four straight, and you think "OK, here we go, this is it, and they're making their run. " And then you strap it on … and then they're back to .500. This pattern has been cited by local doctors as dangerous to your digestive system and sleeping patterns.
May 31, 2012 |
Robert DeNiro said it best in "Goodfellas": "It's gonna be a good summa!" He was referring to your 2012 White Sox. Game on, red-hot winners of eight straight. First, no wimps please. For those concerned about Chris Sale's pitch count, stick it in your you-know-what. He's a kid. He's fine. And besides, if his arm falls off, the Sox will reclaim him and rehab him - it's what they're best at. Questions? See Philip Humber and Jake Peavy. In fact, I can't wait to see Sale after the arm surgery.
July 1, 2012 |
Major League Baseball unveiled the 2012 All-Star teams on Sunday, and while Chicago will be well-represented, we can't help but question some of its decisions. (Don't even get us started on how the White Sox's Alex Rios andA.J. Pierzynski were snubbed). Some of the Chicago selections look good on paper, but are they really All-Stars? Here's what we think about whether they're stars or strikes. Adam Dunn, White Sox: Strike We know he's lit up the scoreboard MUCH more often than last season; 24 home runs and 58 RBIs are mighty impressive.
July 5, 2012 |
Stay hurt,A.J. Pierzynski. Stay angry. We need you like that. It's going to be fun on the South Side. I was there to watch the Sox club the Rangers 19-2. I was concerned they would run out of fireworks. Thank God Ron Washington snubbed A.J. for an All-Star spot. Spend the second half making everyone pay, because here's the real deal with the White Sox: Nobody really likes you, and nobody really cares about you. And I mean that in the best way possible. They've always had to work really hard for our affection.