| Sep 28, 2011
| 12:24 AM
I wouldn’t describe myself as a huge fan of dogs, or sports, but this summer I’ve gotten more acquainted with both.
Unlike my granddaughter, Kendall, I am not drawn to every dog. From the time she was a toddler she approached all dogs without...
| May 17, 2012
| 7:41 AM
I got an email Wednesday that protested my shredding of the Cubs-White Sox series this weekend.
Actually, I got a lot of emails. A friendly missive from Tim Kovacik explained that I “stink’’ because I included “so many Cubs...
| May 22, 2012
| 7:36 AM
As much as the Cubs’ lineup needs a jolt, I’m all for the long-term benefits of leaving Anthony Rizzo in the minors until the team ensures maximum control of his arbitration rights.
Rebuilding is painful, and the Cubs’ offense is a...
| May 26, 2012
| 8:59 PM
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...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 8:22 PM
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Four more years! Four more years!
Only four years! Only four years!
The White Sox's most powerful fan has been re-elected, which means one thing: Rick Hahn better get cracking.
As great as it was for White Sox fans to...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:33 PM
Picture this: Charlie Manuel and Ruben Amaro Jr. sitting around a large table with other front office members and scouts who are armed with a myriad of statistics, entrenched opinions and passionate voices.
Don't, though, think for a second that Manuel...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 2:13 PM
Seeing Roger Clemens on the verge of becoming a 50-year-old big league starter makes me feel bad for Jamie Moyer.
While not blessed with Clemens' powerful build or pitching repertoire, Moyer got the absolute most out of his career — and he didn't...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 3:53 PM
1. Nationals (3): While the spotlight has been on the highly debated Stephen Strasburg decision, Davey Johnson's lineup came together in late August and rolls toward the first playoff baseball Washington has seen since 1933. Bryce Harper and friends hit...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 8:08 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Bruce Bochy could have been an extra for the movie "Lincoln'' with little more than a change of wardrobe. He has the craggy, dark features and straight, slow-talking style of the 1860s.
His job in the Old West, suggests one...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 1:51 PM
So I was sitting in the office when I happened to remark that I liked the Giants for the World Series.
Like the Greek Furies, three colleagues swooped in and lined up at the cubicle divider. No real Dodgers fan would back San Francisco, they said.
| Jun 9, 2012
| 4:55 PM
New rules, new attitudes. That may be what's needed to understand the changes to the baseball draft.
Always the quirkiest distribution system for talent in pro sports, Major League Baseball has added layers of complications with spending limits and...