May 30, 2012 |
All Adam Dunn could talk about this past offseason was about how the White Sox made a smart move getting the old version of him back for 2012. His numbers appear to have turned him into a prophet. He's hit as many home runs (11) in the month of May as he did all of last year, his average is up more than 80 points, and he's on pace to draw more than 100 walks for the first time in three years. "I think he's better in every facet of his game," teammate Paul Konerko said. "If you can get through what he went through last year, you're that much stronger.
May 29, 2012 |
In what probably was not a big surprise to anyone, White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko was named the AL Player of the Week on Tuesday. Konerko, 36, hit .583 (14-24) with four doubles, three homers and 10 RBI in six games. To top it off, he hit his 400th home run as a White Sox player during the week, putting him second in franchise history behind Frank Thomas' 448. The honor was the sixth of his career and second this season. He also won it for the week of April 23-29.
September 27, 2012 |
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.
February 20, 2012
Leave your answers in the comment section. You might score an invite to appear in RedEye. 1. What's the first thing White Sox pitchers and catchers will do at camp Wednesday? 2. Why did the Cubs report to spring training before the White Sox? 3 . How can you tell the Detroit Red Wings were in town? 4. What could Patrick Kane have learned while at Monday's Bulls game? 5. Why is “The Dog Whisperer” in Daytona for NASCAR's Speedweeks?
April 23, 2012 |
What does pitching a perfect game in Major League Baseball get you? If you're Philip Humber of the White Sox, who became the 21st pitcher ever to pull off the rare feat, it gets you a brush with mainstream stardom. Since his pitching gem Saturday, Humber has become somewhat of a pop culture star. Here are his newfound brushes with fame. He pitches the 'Top Ten' list Humber read the 'Top Ten' list on Monday night's "Late Show With David Letterman.
July 3, 2012 |
If you've been craving a giant sausage, U.S. Cellular Field might now be your go-to destination. The White Sox announced Tuesday the introduction of a 2-foot-long hot dog, dubbed the "Giant Slugger. " According to a statement, the sausage itself weighs 1 pound and will be featured in a pregame hot dog eating competition at 5 p.m. Wednesday before the Sox play the Texas Rangers. The massive wiener is meant to serve up to four people and is made of Vienna Beef and drowned in nacho cheese, chili, grilled onions and jalapenos, all in a 22-inch bun. Fans aching for the 2 feet of meat can find it for $26 at Giant Slugger stands near Sections 109 and 538. A little history of the Giant Slugger: it was created for the Texas Rangers' ballpark (and known there as the "Boomstick")
July 16, 2012 |
Jose Quintana has been impressive this season. Here's how he stacked up against fellow rookie pitchers in the American League as of Monday. > > Jose Quintana (White Sox) 4-1, 2.60 ERA, 62.1 IP, 41 strikeouts, 13 walks > > Yu Darvish (Texas) 10-6, 3.96 ERA, 109 IP, 121 strikeouts, 57 walks > > Scott Diamond (Minnesota) 7-3, 2.62 ERA, 79 IP, 45 strikeouts, 12 walks > > Wei-Yin Chen(Baltimore) 7-5, 3.80 ERA, 109 IP, 83 strikeouts, 35 walks > > Tommy Milone (Oakland)
September 17, 2012 |
The most concise, helpful statistic in all of sports is upon us. "Magic number. " As I write this, the White Sox have a magic number of 16. What does that mean? It's simple. A magic number is the number of wins or opponent losses that will ensure a division title for a first-place team. So a magic number of 16 means if the Sox win 16 of their last 17 games, they will win the American League Central Division. Or it could mean that if the Sox lose ALL of their last 17 games, and the Detroit Tigers lose all but one of their last 17 games, then the South Siders will still win the AL Central, provided the Kansas City Royals don't also win all the rest of their games despite being the Kansas City Royals.
December 29, 2011
A champion beat the champions while the strikeout king became king of the hill in Chicago sports Thursday. Otherwise known as WWE Superstar CM Punk and White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn, the two were crowned Chicago sports stud (Punk) and dud (Dunn) in RedEye's annual look back at the year in sports. How did they get here? Try to follow along. Punk, a Chicago native, became the WWE champion in a match at Allstate Arena over the summer, not long after he seemingly went off-script with a rant about WWE owner Vince McMahon.