I have been covering the local sports scene for the last 30 years and in that time have seen more games and events then anybody. I’ve been privileged to have covered 9 local championships (6 by the Bulls, and one each by the Bears, White Sox & Blackhawks). I have also covered 3 no hitters and one perfect game and had the honor of covering the best basketball player ever on a daily basis. Not only do I love reporting on sports but I equally enjoy participating (Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Tennis…etc.) You name it and I love it. I’m a huge movie goer who also likes to travel and I own a piece of a local minor league baseball team as well as a piece of a local restaurant.
As a free agent, Scott Hairston had options, but there was no question in his mind that he wanted to play for the Cubs.
Talk about a swing man on your pitching staff. That’s exactly the role that Hector Santiago will fill on this year’s White Sox team.
The Cubs left-fielder had medical reasons for turning down a trade to San Francisco last year.
ubs owner Tom Ricketts would make an excellent politician because he can talk a long time without saying much. That was the case Sunday when Ricketts met the media and pretty much brushed away all questions regarding a deal with both the city and the neighborhood involving Wrigley Field.
Paul Konerko is the last of the Mohicans, meaning he’s the final member of the 2005 World Series championship team that is still playing for the White Sox.
Brent Lillibridge only signed a minor league deal with the Cubs, but he has a very good chance of making the Major League roster.
The news that Robin Ventura had turned down a one-year contract extension really didn’t surprise insiders.
Say what you want about Tuesday’s story about Derrick Rose potentially not playing this season (and I don’t believe that for a moment) but the part that upset me is that Rose granted an interview to a reporter from the national media.
There’s an adage in baseball that you’re only as good as your bullpen. If that’s the case, then the White Sox have a chance to prove a lot of the so called experts wrong.
Since its inception, the publication Baseball Prospectus seems to pick the White Sox to finish at the bottom of the standings each season.
Carlos Marmol says he’s completely innocent of the accusations that have been levied against him.
There was an influx of both Chicago teams needing third basemen, and players available coming into Baseball’s Winter Meetings, and on Wednesday the logjam opened up.
“He got the bird but he also got me. It happens more often then you think”, said Sveum.
WSCR’s David Schuster checks in from the Winter Meetings.
If you didn’t know any better, you would have thought you were at Rudy Jaramillo’s press conference to announce a contract extension instead of his firing. The way Cubs president Theo Epstein was gushing about Jaramillo, you had to remind yourself what was really going on.
Just 24 hours after taking a 90 miles per hour pitch to the face, Paul Konerko talked about how he was doing, “I feel good but obviously I have a black eye and it’s really swollen, said the Sox 1st baseman. “It’s just a matter of getting the swelling down but fortunately there was no fractures or any other damage”.
As I sit here at the Bulls practice facility I can’t help but think back to the aftermath of yesterday’s playoff game vs. Philadelphia.
The injury woes just never seem to end for the Bulls. Derrick Rose is now battling his 5th injury on the season and Luol Deng has added bruised ribs to go along with the torn ligament in his left wrist.
Derrick Rose had led a charmed life regarding injuries up until this season.
Well so far the new Cubs regime looks a lot like the old one. More losses, and ugly ones at that. Yes, it’s only two games into a long season but it’s awfully deflating when the two losses have come the way they have, so far.