I love baseball. My affair with the game goes back over 50 years when I was child emulating longtime broadcaster Jack Brickhouse on the gravel field of Hibbard Elementary School in Albany Park.
No player on the White Sox roster entered this season with more doubters than Flowers, the 27-year-old catcher who sat behind A.J. Pierzynski on the depth chart for the last five seasons.
When Louisville’s Kevin Ware tragically broke his leg during Saturday’s Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, White Sox manager Robin Ventura knew exactly what was going through the sophomore’s mind.
Monday’s 1-0 win over the Kansas City Royals was Konerko’s 16th career Opening Day and 15th straight with the White Sox.
Ventura won’t be making any bold proclamations this season, but there does seem to more urgency in Year 2. The expectations are clearly defined.
After spending five days at spring training in Arizona, Adam Hoge presents his final verdict for the White Sox in 2013.
While manager Robin Ventura refuses to officially name him the Opening Day starter, Chris Sale continues to prove he’s the White Sox’s ace.
Dayan Viciedo will likely hit behind Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko in Robin Ventura’s lineup – a middle of the order that could combine for 100 dingers under the right circumstances.
The news that Robin Ventura had turned down a one-year contract extension really didn’t surprise insiders.
It’s the city of Love (Bob) and the city of Roses (Derrick & Family). It’s the city of heart taps (Sammy’s) and the city of kisses (Sammy’s … again). It’s the city of passions (ever seen Cubs fans?) and the city of swoons (ever seen the Cubs?).
After one full season as manager, Robin Ventura has turned down a one-year contract extension from the White Sox.
When it comes time to blaming someone for a team’s lack of success, guess who takes most of the heat? The head coach or manager.
Days after he was minted as the new White Sox general manager, Rick Hahn pulled a move that shocked most of the baseball world – he re-signed starting pitcher Jake Peavy before the right-hander hit free agency.
Maybe the Mayans weren’t referring to the world when they predicted destruction in the year 2012 – maybe they were simply foreseeing the demise of the Chicago sports landscape.
As always, the cast for SoxFest 2013 is as star-studded as possible.
Despite having the Chicago White Sox in first place in the AL Central for most of the year, when most people believed the team would be near the bottom of the division, Robin Ventura lost out on the Manager of the Year to Oakland Athletics’ manager Bob Melvin.
After a dreadful 2011 season, Adam Dunn has been named the American League Comeback Player of the Year by Sporting News.
Dan Johnson hit his first three homers of the season and Chicago added two more in the game as the White Sox routed the Cleveland Indians 9-0 on Wednesday night.
Well, the 2012 baseball season in Chicago has come to an end. For some, mercifully. For others, disappointingly.
After sitting perched atop the American League Central for 117 days – including a stretch of 63 in a row – there’s one thing for certain after the Chicago White Sox’s 2012 season officially came crashing down around them on Monday night.