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September 27, 2012 | By Soxman @thesoxman72 and For RedEye
Perhaps it's because I watched "Braveheart" last night and can't get William Wallace's motivational battle speech out of my head. Or maybe it's because I felt like Tom Hanks in "Castaway" during Tuesday's White Sox game at the Cell. White Sox fans: IT'S GO TIME. I came from my mother's womb crying "Go Go White Sox," and as such was raised carrying the giant chip on my shoulder of Sox fans being less prominent than fans of the team chasing a 100-loss season on the North Side, yet STILL outdrawing us. The 2012 White Sox may be a flawed team.
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SPORTS
May 27, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Your browser does not support iframes. A Sox fan just upped the ante on foul balls. She caught a foul bat. In a game against the Cleveland Indians this weekend, Sox catcher Tyler Flowers lost his grip while swinging his bat during the second inning at US Cellular Field. The bat took one quick hop on the dugout, and a fan with quick reflexes quickly caught it mid-air, saving the crowd behind her from a headshot.  The announcers, of course, joked that she should be signed to the team immediately.    Want more?
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SERVICES
April 2, 2012 | By Chris Sosa and RedEye
Welcome back to Chicago, Robin Ventura. That muffled voice in the distance you hear? That's just Ozzie Guillen. Don't worry, he's in Miami and can't cause you any real trouble. It's your first season as White Sox manager, and the bad news is it's difficult replacing the only guy who's helmed a World Series champion in Chicago since horses outnumbered cars. The good news is when the Sox traded the Fastest Mouth in the Midwest to the Marlins, they shipped out most of the expectations with him. It's tough to expect greatness from a team that drastically underperformed last season and let its...
SPORTS
May 13, 2014 | By Emily Brown, @emily_brown88 and RedEye
Major League Baseball has already begun interleague play, and this season two teams are ready to ship two fans across the country. In the White Sox and San Francisco Giants ' #SocialSeries contest, a fan of each team will win an all-expenses-paid trip, with a friend, to the opposing team's city and ballpark when the teams play each other and serve as the team's social media correspondent. To win, fans must write an Instagram or Twitter post explaining why they should be the #SocialSeries correspondent for their team.
SPORTS
May 13, 2014 | By Emily Brown, @emily_brown88 and RedEye
Major League Baseball has already begun interleague play, and this season two teams are ready to ship two fans across the country. In the White Sox and San Francisco Giants ' #SocialSeries contest, a fan of each team will win an all-expenses-paid trip, with a friend, to the opposing team's city and ballpark when the teams play each other and serve as the team's social media correspondent. To win, fans must write an Instagram or Twitter post explaining why they should be the #SocialSeries correspondent for their team.
SPORTS
May 6, 2012 | RedEye
Chicago, collectively, just might owe Adam Dunn an apology or two. Dunn, the White Sox's prized offseason acquisition before the 2011 season, sleepwalked through a historically bad season. He set the dubious Sox record for strikeouts in a single season with 177, had a gag-inducing .159 batting average and an even worse .142 average with runners in scoring position. Sox fans, Cubs fans, of course, and the media let him have it. By the end of the season he was being booed mercilessly.
NEWS
May 9, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
White Sox fans, this weekend is the last chance you'll have to use the Sox-35th Red Line station for Sox games this season. Starting May 19, the CTA will close the Red Line between Cermak-Chinatown and 95th Street in a five-month project to overhaul track. Red Line trains will run on Green Line tracks to 63rd Street. Sox fans can use the 35th/Bronzeville/IIT station near U.S. Cellular Field. A Sox spokesman estimated nearly 20 percent of fans took public transit to the games last year.
SPORTS
March 31, 2013 | By Soxman and For RedEye
There is something about White Sox opening day each year that leaves me in complete Soxtasy, a made-up word in Soxman's dictionary used to describe the sense of anticipation, elation and renewed proclamation of undying loyalty to the team I love. Anticipation in knowing that the first snap of Chris Sale's fastball, swing (or swing and miss) by Adam Dunn or put-out by Tyler Flowers forecasts what Sox fans can expect to see over the 161 games that follow. Anticipation over seeing what's new at U.S. Cellular Field teases my imagination while putting my salivary glands...
SPORTS
April 9, 2012 | RedEye
RedEye reporter Tracy Swartz is on a quest to visit all 30 major league ballparks before she turns 30. She crossed two off her list this past weekend at Ranger Park in Arlington (Texas) and Minute Maid Park in Houston. Here are her dispatches from both parks. Houston 3, Colorado 2 For me, this will be the Summer of Sam. Houston, that is. The way my schedule works out, I will be seeing a lot of the Astros on the road as I attempt to visit the 10 baseball parks I have left...
SPORTS
October 30, 2011 | RedEye
The World Series is over, which can mean only one thing: free-agent frenzy! Between the Cubs and White Sox, 10 players filed for free agency this weekend. Assuming we've seen the last of these guys in Chicago uniforms, we rank them in order of who will be missed most.   1. Mark Buehrle , Sox 2011: 13-9, 3.59 ERA, 205 1/3 innings He might not fit into the team's payroll anymore, but Sox fans would be thrilled to have him back.   2. Reed Johnson, Cubs 2011: .309, 5 HRs, 28 RBIs Puts up solid numbers for a...
SPORTS
May 4, 2014 | By Emily Brown, @emily_brown88 and RedEye
There are 2,430 baseball games in Major League Baseball's regular season. At 3 hours per game, that's about 304 days' worth (7,290 hours) of TV watching packed into about six months. And two Chicago-area residents are undertaking that challenge. Cubs fan Michael Bolling and White Sox fan Stanten Jones uprooted their lives to move to New York City in March after they were among the eight fans selected to be part of this year's MLB Fan Cave. Bolling, 23, was born on the West Side and has lived in the city his entire life.
SPORTS
March 30, 2014 | By Soxman, For RedEye
I had a dream last night that as the White Sox took the field Opening Day, instead of "Thunderstruck" playing, the theme to AMC's megahit "The Walking Dead" oozed through the chilly spring air. Was the dream a premonition that the Sox's chances of winning the division will be devoured faster than ravenous zombies tearing apart a victim? Is it that my growing obsession with the show is rivaling that of my favorite team? Or maybe it's that I'm hoping the Sox get infected with a disease that consumes them with an undying hunger—for winning.
NEWS
May 9, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
White Sox fans, this weekend is the last chance you'll have to use the Sox-35th Red Line station for Sox games this season. Starting May 19, the CTA will close the Red Line between Cermak-Chinatown and 95th Street in a five-month project to overhaul track. Red Line trains will run on Green Line tracks to 63rd Street. Sox fans can use the 35th/Bronzeville/IIT station near U.S. Cellular Field. A Sox spokesman estimated nearly 20 percent of fans took public transit to the games last year.
SPORTS
March 31, 2013 | By Soxman and For RedEye
There is something about White Sox opening day each year that leaves me in complete Soxtasy, a made-up word in Soxman's dictionary used to describe the sense of anticipation, elation and renewed proclamation of undying loyalty to the team I love. Anticipation in knowing that the first snap of Chris Sale's fastball, swing (or swing and miss) by Adam Dunn or put-out by Tyler Flowers forecasts what Sox fans can expect to see over the 161 games that follow. Anticipation over seeing what's new at U.S. Cellular Field teases my imagination while putting my salivary glands...
SPORTS
March 31, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
Starting next month, White Sox fans can look forward to a new lineup: Green Line, Metra, buses or driving. The southern section of the Red Line no longer will be part of a Sox fan's rotation. The CTA is scheduled to shut down the Red Line from Cermak-Chinatown to 95th Street, including the Sox-35th stop on May 19, affecting 62 of the Sox's 81 home games. The day after the start of the shutdown, May 20, the Sox host Boston. A week later, on May 27 and 28, the Sox will host the Cubs in a crosstown clash that used to be the battle of the Red Line.
SPORTS
September 27, 2012 | By Soxman @thesoxman72 and For RedEye
Perhaps it's because I watched "Braveheart" last night and can't get William Wallace's motivational battle speech out of my head. Or maybe it's because I felt like Tom Hanks in "Castaway" during Tuesday's White Sox game at the Cell. White Sox fans: IT'S GO TIME. I came from my mother's womb crying "Go Go White Sox," and as such was raised carrying the giant chip on my shoulder of Sox fans being less prominent than fans of the team chasing a 100-loss season on the North Side, yet STILL outdrawing us. The 2012 White Sox may be a flawed team.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2012 | By Erin Brereton
Opening day is on the way, baseball fans. This Thursday, Wrigley Field's executive chef David Burns, who previously worked at local restaurants Le Bouchon and La Sardine, kicks off his seventh season designing the concession menus for the Cubs' home base. On April 13, U.S. Cellular Field's executive chef Olegario Soto, a former Spiaggia sous chef, will start his eight season with the Sox. We polled both chefs on fan favorites as well as what's new to their gametime menus this season.
SPORTS
March 30, 2014 | By Soxman, For RedEye
I had a dream last night that as the White Sox took the field Opening Day, instead of "Thunderstruck" playing, the theme to AMC's megahit "The Walking Dead" oozed through the chilly spring air. Was the dream a premonition that the Sox's chances of winning the division will be devoured faster than ravenous zombies tearing apart a victim? Is it that my growing obsession with the show is rivaling that of my favorite team? Or maybe it's that I'm hoping the Sox get infected with a disease that consumes them with an undying hunger—for winning.
SPORTS
May 6, 2012 | RedEye
Chicago, collectively, just might owe Adam Dunn an apology or two. Dunn, the White Sox's prized offseason acquisition before the 2011 season, sleepwalked through a historically bad season. He set the dubious Sox record for strikeouts in a single season with 177, had a gag-inducing .159 batting average and an even worse .142 average with runners in scoring position. Sox fans, Cubs fans, of course, and the media let him have it. By the end of the season he was being booed mercilessly.
SPORTS
April 9, 2012 | RedEye
RedEye reporter Tracy Swartz is on a quest to visit all 30 major league ballparks before she turns 30. She crossed two off her list this past weekend at Ranger Park in Arlington (Texas) and Minute Maid Park in Houston. Here are her dispatches from both parks. Houston 3, Colorado 2 For me, this will be the Summer of Sam. Houston, that is. The way my schedule works out, I will be seeing a lot of the Astros on the road as I attempt to visit the 10 baseball parks I have left before I turn 30 in...
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