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.
Chemistry and camaraderie are extremely important to winning in baseball, if you believe most players.
Over the years, teams that have gone on to win the World Series have had poor records during the spring and vice versa, so is winning important in exhibition play?
Unlike other pitchers who ease into throwing harder and harder as Spring Training develops, Chris Sale looks to be in mid-season form.
John and Jordan Danks are brothers separated by three years but they look like twins. Jordan is the baby of the two even though he is a few inches taller and about 30 pounds heavier. But the faces are carbon copies and both have that same Texas drawl.
Rizzo was especially fun to watch as he put four straight over the wall including one over the 50-foot barrier in center that traveled an estimated 500 feet.
All baseball executives are trying – or hoping – to win for now, but they also have to look at the future. The Cubs and White Sox are no different.
If the White Sox harbor any hopes for rebounding from a terrible season last year they will need bounce back years from Jake Peavy, Adam Dunn, Alex Rios and Gordon Beckham.
Tom Ricketts usually makes himself available to the media one time during Spring Training, and that one time was Friday.
It wasn’t exactly an interrogation, but reporters finally got a chance to speak with Starlin Castro Friday.
In order for the White Sox to make any noise this upcoming season they will have to get major contributions from their starting pitching staff.
One thing is for sure, it will be a lot quieter at White Sox camp this spring.
Though Reed is the youngest and least experienced of the three, he likely is the leader for the job going into Spring Training.
General manager Jed Hoyer was glad that this four-month story finally came to a conclusion.
Brett Jackson is the future for the Cubs. The question is, when is that future? Is it near or is it far?
Samardzija is coming off his best season as a professional notching eight wins in 2011 to go along with an era of 2.97.
Matt Garza opened up on a lot of subjects Sunday as pitchers and catchers went through their first workout at Cub’s camp.
Theo Epstein was almost giddy talking about the beginning of Spring Training. The Cubs President said this has been a long time coming.
Marlon Byrd filled up the reporter’s notebook on Saturday. The first thing you noticed seeing is that there is less of him…20 lbs to be exact.
Coach Tom Thibodeau has constantly stated that if a player says he can play he will. But there are times when a coach has to take control and say no.
The Bulls confirmed that Luol Deng did indeed suffer a torn ligament in his left wrist but Deng said he is opting not to have surgery.