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White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, right. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Jose Abreu And The Language Of The Dream

Jose Abreu’s desire to sing the Star-Spangled Banner says a lot about him.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2014

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21 Things That Have Happened Since The Last Back-to-Back Home Run Derby Champion

With 15 years between back to back champions, lots of things have happened in the sporting world during that time. With that being said, here is a look at 21 things that have happened since we last had a back-to-back Home Run Derby champion.

07/16/2014

Reds third baseman Todd Frazier in the Home Run Derby. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Sick Of Home Run Derby? Stop Watching

There’s better things to do than watch the tedious Home Run Derby.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2014

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Back-To-Back HR Derby Champ Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes is the name on every sports announcer’s lips but what do you really know about this Cuban powerhouse center fielder with an amazing arm? Here are a few facts.

07/15/2014

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3 Things Yoenis Cespedes Was Compared To On Twitter

After Tuesday’s 300-plus foot throw to home by the Athletics’ left fielder went viral, fans took to twitter to express who and what Yoenis Cespedes really is. Here are some of the comparisons.

06/12/2014

A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Watch: Pujols Apparently Forgot Cespedes Has A Cannon Arm

When are foes going to learn their lesson? You don’t run on Yoenis Cespedes.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2014

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Who Is Yoenis Cespedes? 5 Facts You Didn’t Know About The A’s Outfielder

Yoenis Cespedes is the name on every sports announcer’s lips but what do you really know about this Cuban powerhouse center fielder with an amazing arm? Here are a few facts.

06/12/2014

A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Watch: Yoenis Cespedes Guns Down Runner From 300+ Feet

Don’t run on Cespedes. Don’t even try.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2014

Scott Carroll pitches against the Oakland Athletics.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

White Sox Shutout By A’s 11-0

After two great starts, Scott Carroll has run into some adversity in his past two. He remains optimistic and confident.

05/14/2014

Jose Abreu. (Getty Images)

Jose Abreu Eager To Get Started For White Sox

Manager Robin Ventura calls Abreu a “compete hitter” who can go to all fields.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2014

ESPN's Chris Berman. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Wisch: Three Ways To Fix The All-Star Home Run Derby

Much like the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest, we’ve already seen the best that the MLB Home Run Derby has to offer. The event is both tired and, at three hours long, tiring. As a result, it’s in desperate need of some juice.

670 The Score–07/16/2013

Dan Straily #67 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Chicago Cubs at O.co Coliseum on July 4, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Straily, Norris Lead A’s In 1-0 Win Over Cubs

Derek Norris scored on a passed ball with two outs in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Thursday.

07/04/2013

Brett Anderson #49 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 9, 2012 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Anderson Pitches A’s Past Tigers To Stay Alive In ALDS

Brett Anderson outdueled fellow playoff first-timer Anibal Sanchez and received stellar defense all over the diamond, and the upstart Oakland Athletics avoided another playoff sweep by Detroit, beating the Tigers 2-0 Tuesday night in their AL division series.

10/09/2012

Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale pitches against the Oakland Athletics at U.S. Cellular Field on August 12, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sale Fans 11, White Sox Top A’s 7-3

Chris Sale struck out 11 in 6 2-3 innings, A.J. Pierzynski had a two-run home run in a five-run sixth inning and Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Sunday.

08/12/2012

Francisco Liriano #58 of the Chicago White Sox throws against the Oakland Atheltics at U.S. Cellular Field on August 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

Athletics Rally To Beat White Sox 9-7

Jonny Gomes homered to tie the game, and Brandon Inge hit a go-ahead single as the Oakland Athletics scored twice in the eighth inning and beat the Chicago White Sox 9-7 on Saturday night.

08/11/2012

Oakland Athletics center fielder Yoenis Cespedes hits a two-run home run to tie the game in the bottom of the 14th inning against the Chicago White Sox in Oakland on April 25, 2012. The Athletics won the game 5-4 in the 14th inning. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

White Sox Fall Short As A’s Get 3 In 14th, Win 5-4

The White Sox head back to the Windy City from a solid road trip with a pair of milestones to celebrate alongside their home fans. They nearly had one more win to take along, too.

04/25/2012

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Report: Cubs May Be Closing In On Jorge Soler

According to a report, the Cubs may be on the verge of signing 19-year-old old Cuban prospect Jorge Soler for $27 million.

670 The Score–03/07/2012

Derrick Rose (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hanley: News, Notes And Nonsense

When it comes to his bad back, looks like the ball is no longer in Derrick Rose’s court. That’s a good thing.

670 The Score–02/14/2012

Yoenis Cespedes. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

Cubs, Sox Lose Cespedes To Athletics

Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $36 million, four-year contract.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2012

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Video: The Next All-Star Outfielder?

Here’s a Cuban center fielder MLB teams may want to keep an eye on.

670 The Score–11/09/2011