May 22, 2013 |
A handful of elderly folks stopped, peered past a set of double glass doors, scratched their heads and were on their way. “Why's there a bird on the door?” one passerby said, index finger stapled to her chin and forehead scrunched. The younger crowd had a much different reaction. Once the youngsters spotted the sign that hangs just below Section 154 at U.S. Cellular Field, a slight nod of the head and a casual peek inside came to be expected. “This is pretty convenient,” 19-year-old Dylan Goll said.
May 22, 2012 |
The weekly announcements from the White Sox about the activities surrounding home stands are usually pretty sedate: a local choir singing the anthem, a radio personality throwing out the first pitch, a pregame concert featuring a high school band. But that wasn't the case Tuesday afternoon. The White Sox, preparing for a six-game home stand that started Tuesday night vs. division rival Minnesota, announced, among other things, that star Bob Saget - of "Full House" fame - would sing the anthem before Saturday's game...
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.
June 3, 2012 |
The AL Pitcher of the Month for May has already begun an impressive campaign for AL Pitcher of the Month for June. Pitcher Chris Sale turned in a complete game in the White Sox's 4-2 win over Seattle on Sunday, the same day he was given the AL pitching honor. "He's a good pitcher. He's just young and continues to get better," manager Robin Ventura said. "He's got a lot of great pitches. " He threw a lot of those great pitches Sunday. Sale struck out eight Marines, allowed just five hits and lowered his earned-run average to 2.29.
April 3, 2012 |
Wait till next year might be the eternal cry of fans of Chicago's baseball teams, but the uncertain shape of the Cubs and White Sox have some already talking about 2013 before a single meaningful pitch has been tossed this season. Is it possible the media and fans are writing the eulogies of these two rebuilding franchises too soon? To find out if hope should spring eternal once again, RedEye simulated the upcoming season using the video game "MLB 2K12. " CUBS RECORD: 72-90, 5th place in the NL Central, 22.5 games back The...
September 25, 2012 |
In most lines of work, having a short memory is a liability. That is unless you're a closer for a Major League Baseball team, in which case White Sox closer Addison Reed says being able to forget blowing a late-inning lead is nearly as important to his job as being able to twirl a breaking ball. "No matter if it's good or bad the day before, it's over with and all I can do is what's in front of me that day," Reed said. He hasn't had to put many bad memories out of his head this season.