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Brett Myers. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: I’m Not Cheering For A Monster, I’m Cheering For A Player

New White Sox relief pitcher Brett Myers is a scumbag. It’s not much of a stretch to go there or to call him a coward or the posterchild for white trash. He looks more like he belongs at a Gathering of the Juggalos than on an MLB mound.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

Brett Myers. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Zuba: I Won’t Cheer For A Monster

Admittedly, I have a tough time respecting men who allegedly beat their wives.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

Brett Myers #39 of the Houston Astros throws to first base against the Milwaukee Brewers on July 8, 2012 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

White Sox Acquire Reliever Myers From Houston

The Chicago White have acquired right-handed pitcher Brett Myers and cash considerations from the Houston Astros.

07/21/2012

Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs (R) scores past catcher Jason Castro #15 of the Houston Astros on an RBI double hit by teammate Jeff Baker #3 that also scored Starlin Castro #13 during the sixth inning on July 1, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wood, Rizzo Help Cubs Finish Sweep Of Astros

Travis Wood pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and used some nifty base-running to set up Anthony Rizzo’s go-ahead single as the Chicago Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 3-0 win on Sunday.

07/01/2012

Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates his two-run home run in the fifth inning with Starlin Castro #12 during the game against the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field on June 30, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Rizzo’s 1st HR Of Season Lifts Cubs Over Astros 3-2

Anthony Rizzo hit his first homer with the Cubs, a two-run go-ahead shot in the fifth inning, and Chicago beat the Houston Astros 3-2 Saturday for its fourth win in five games.

06/30/2012

Wrigley Field

Cubs Sign Cuban Outfielder Soler To 9-Year, $30M Deal

The Chicago Cubs have signed Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler to a nine-year, $30 million deal. The Cubs announced the deal before Saturday’s game against the Houston Astros.

06/30/2012

Paul Maholm. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Maholm Leads Cubs Past Astros 4-0

Paul Maholm pitched into the ninth inning to earn his first win in seven weeks and the Chicago Cubs hit three homers in a 4-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2012

Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two run homer against the Chicago White Sox in the eighth inning of an interleague game on June 10, 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Humber Gives Up 3 HRs, White Sox Fall To Astros 11-9

Justin Maxwell, Jose Altuve, J.D.Martinez and Brett Wallace all homered to lead the Houston Astros to an 11-9 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

06/10/2012

Adam Dunn #32 of the Chicago White Sox hits a grand slam home run in the 8th inning against the Houston Astros at U.S. Cellular Field on June 9, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Astros 10-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sale Sharp Again As White Sox Beat Astros 10-1

Chris Sale pitched eight shutout innings to earn his fifth straight win and Adam Dunn had a grand slam and five RBIs Saturday to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 10-1 victory over the Houston Astros.

06/09/2012

Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs calls off the third baseman while making a catch against the Houston Astros on May 23, 2012 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

Astros Hand Cubs 9th Straight Loss With 5-1 Win

J.D. Martinez had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-1 win over the Cubs on Wednesday night to complete the series three-game sweep and give Chicago its longest losing streak in more than a decade.

05/23/2012

Chicago Cubs first baseman Jeff Baker is tagged out by Houston Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie while trying to steal second base at Minute Maid Park on May 22, 2012 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Astros Hand Cubs 8th Straight Loss With 2-1 Win

J.D. Martinez hit the go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning and Jose Altuve had a solo homer to give the Houston Astros a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.

05/22/2012

Phil Humber

Sox Tie Astros In Final Exhibition Game Before Regular Season

J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer and Brian Bogusevic added a solo shot for the Houston Astros, who played the Chicago White Sox to a 5-5 tie on Wednesday in the final exhibition game for both teams.

04/04/2012

Chris Sale

Sale Solid As Sox Beat Astros 5-1 In Exhibition

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Sale had another solid outing in his transition from the bullpen to the rotation and the Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros 5-1 in an exhibition game on Tuesday night. […]

04/03/2012

Chris Johnson #23 of the Houston Astros makes a diving attempt on a hard hit ball. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Wisch: Astros Keep Their Nickname, Avoid Baseball’s Name Game

Last week, Jim Crane, the new owner of Houston’s major league ballclub, threw Texas into a tizzy when he mentioned that his marketing division was investigating the possibility of changing the Astros’ nickname when they move to the American League West next season.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

Jamie Quirk. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Report: Quirk Named Cubs’ Bench Coach

Astros’ bullpen coach Jamie Quirk has told MLB.com he will be the Cubs’ next bench coach under new manager Dale Sveum.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2011

Carlos Lee. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Owners Approve Extra Wild Card Teams, Astros Move To AL

Commissioner Bud Selig said owners approved two additional wild-card teams for the postseason, meaning 10 of the 30 teams make the playoffs.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

The Houston Astros celebrate a win. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

MLB Forcing Astros To Move To AL

Major League Baseball told Houston businessman Jim Crane it would not approve his purchase of the Astros unless he agreed to move the team to the American League.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

Vladimir Sobotka and Kevin Shattenkirk of the St. Louis Blues. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

POLL: Which professional sports team should be eliminated first?

Vote on which professional sports team you think should be eliminated first.

670 The Score–11/11/2011

Evan Longoria celebrates his walk-off home run that put the Rays in the playoffs. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Crazy Night In Baseball Ends With Two Major Collapses

A benchwarmer hitting .108 saves Tampa Bay. A $142 million star lets it slip away for Boston. A rookie closer falters in Atlanta. An ace delivers for St. Louis.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2011

Clint Barmes #12 of the Houston Astros connects on a two-RBI single scoring Angel Sanchez #36 and J.D. Martinez #14 during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on September 18, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Myers Beats Cubs With Help From Video Review

Brett Myers benefited from a reversed homer call to beat the Chicago Cubs again and Clint Barmes had a two-run single to help the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory Sunday.

09/18/2011

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