May 13, 2014 |
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.
May 6, 2012 |
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.
May 9, 2013 |
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.
March 31, 2013 |
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...
April 9, 2012 |
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...
October 30, 2011 |
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...