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The Hartford CourantBOSTON — He loves the ballpark again. Not Fenway or Yankee Stadium or Progressive Field specifically — Terry Francona loves them all again. "I get there absurdly early," he said Thursday. "I stay there absurdly late. I have no perspective."...
Tags: Sports, Baseball, ESPN (tv network), World Series, Tony La Russa
During a recent Florida Gulf Coast University basketball game during its Cinderella run through the NCAA tournament, White Sox ace Chris Sale barely could contain himself watching his alma mater on television. "My wife (Brianne) and I were in our living...
Tags: Sports, Chicago Cubs, A.J. Pierzynski, Baseball, Spring Training
This was the kind of September slide the South Side embraced rather than feared, one that brought the White Sox nearer the playoffs instead of farther away. This was right fielder Alex Rios, the team's most valuable player, proving it yet another way by...
Tags: Sports, Omar Infante, Baseball, Alex Rios, Don Cooper
Talking baseball while hoping Kirk Hinrich gets well soon: 1. At some point every July, I make this point: The odds are always with the teams selling talent at the trade deadline, not the ones giving up prospects to try to meet short-term opportunities....
Isn’t it just the luck of the Chiefs that they own the top pick in a draft void of that one sure-fire superstar? A year after three potential all-pros were drafted early at quarterback, there may be only one taken in all the first round tomorrow and...
Tags: Sports, Tony Gonzalez, Adrian Peterson, Detroit Lions, Football
Chris Sale tried to be like a sponge whenever Mark Buehrle was around, soaking up pitching knowledge. It was the same way Buehrle had learned from David Wells, sitting next to him in the White Sox dugout during games in his first full season. The...
Talking baseball while wondering if the Blackhawks can be counter-punchers. 1. Baseball is back in Cleveland, thanks largely to Terry Francona. The first-place Indians host the Tigers tonight, and The Jake should be rocking. (Yes, I know Jacobs...
Tags: Sports, Dylan Axelrod, Chicago Cubs, Baseball, Max Scherzer
Contact a Hollywood agent, quick. It's time for someone to do the miniseries "Trading Sori: Inside the Cubs' Quest for the Holy Grail.'' The conversations about the Alfonso Soriano situation that have taken place recently and will take place for who...
It's too early to say who will be the first player taken in the 2013 draft — could be University of Florida pitcher Karsten Whitson or another advanced college prospect or a high school stud like Austin Meadows, an outfielder from Georgia, or...
Who are the piranhas now? Ozzie Guillen used to say the Twins were like those flesh-eating fish, chewing up opponents. But now it's the White Sox, their front office and pro scouts especially, who are feeding off of others. After Monday's 5-4 win over...
Not one team in the American League Central has a winning record at home this season. If the first-place White Sox can take care of business at U.S. Cellular Field, the division title could be attainable. The Sox are 16-19 at the Cell and 19-13 on the...
They don't give away Comeback Executive of the Year awards. But as the first-place White Sox start a four-game series Thursday at Yankee Stadium against the best team in baseball, consider that Adam Dunn and Jake Peavy aren't the only professionals on...
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