| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Talking baseball while congratulating UCLA for its first College World Series title.
1. It’s been more than a month since Chris Sale’s last win, yet he remains a hugely class act. His quotes after Gordon Beckham’s ninth-inning error...
| May 6, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if LeBron James and his kingsmen are taking the Bulls seriously.
1. When the Cubs get around to trading Alfonso Soriano, it would be ideal to have a homegrown replacement ready. There are none in sight, however, as Brett...
| Mar 7, 2013
MESA, Ariz. — Shawn Camp walked into Cubs camp late last March. It was only 10 days before opening day and he knew four people in the room.
Luckily for Camp, one of those four was manager Dale Sveum. And perhaps even better for Camp, there were...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:21 AM
Taking a quick break from the Stanley Cup Final to vent about the Cubs and White Sox:
The Sox are a joke, but rookie General Manager Rick Hahn is doing nothing to stop the losing.
In fact, he’s doing nothing, period.
I think he got the idea...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Two of the biggest stories in Cubs camp Monday involved Tony Campana and Alfonso Soriano. The former is leaving, while the latter would do so only grudgingly, and both represent object lessons for Cubs fans and management.
Actually, Campana and...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:17 PM
The easiest thing for the Cubs to do would have been to let the Astros make their pick for them. But it's a disappointing night at the theater when easy stands in for best, and President Theo Epstein's stable of scouts doesn't work 20-hour days to go...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:56 PM
Wearing a microphone for NHL.com as he celebrated his second-period goal Wednesday night in Game 4, Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane captured the essence of why the Stanley Cup Final returns to Chicago reduced to a best-of-three.
"That's how we play!''...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 11:25 PM
Like his bosses, Mike Foltynewicz is a baseball optimist. He can see the Astros rising out of the ashes they find themselves in at the beginning of the Jim Crane era.
"In three or four years, we're going to be a fun team,'' said Foltynewicz, a 21-year-...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Go ahead. Get the tar and feathers.
Or I'll stack the wood and bring the matches.
Not being a Chicagoan by birth, I know I should just stay away from your sentimentality. If you think ketchup on a hot dog is an act of subversion, so be it. I'm not...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 9:51 PM
A friend of Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens now living in Las Vegas called last week to see if the buzz about his buddy the White Sox fan offering to help build a new home for the Cubs was true.
"He was like, 'What are you doing? You're a Sox guy,' ''...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 3:52 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Sure, there are qualifiers. There always are.
Arizona is a great place to hit. He's on the hottest streak of his life. And if he had been facing him in the regular season, not in late March, the White Sox's Jake Peavy wouldn't...