Chicago White Sox

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Baseball 2014: Jeter, A-Rod, Oprah, and a Giants-Dodgers Dogfight

    This is just too easy. Can of corn. It's like, some of this stuff, I can just pluck right out of last year's column. As baseball season kicks off tonight, here are my predictions for 2014:

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Melky Cabrera Suspended: The Sorrow and the Pity

    After eight members of the Chicago White Sox were indicted by a grand jury for fixing the 1919 World Series, the Chicago Herald and Examiner reported that "one little urchin" latched onto Shoeless Joe Jackson's sleeve and asked him "It ain't true, is it?" History will always remember this quest ... More >>

  • News

    March 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Boof Bonser Returns to Giants -- Harmonic Convergence to Follow?

    ​The news that pitcher Boof Bonser is returning to the San Francisco Giants received little fanfare -- and deserved less. But, for those who love to wallow in sports arcana, the move represents the closest one can come in real life to hitting the "undo" button. Of course you can't hit the undo but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Giants Offense Goes Berserk, Team Back in First

    Uribe's the Juan​We've finally found an apt metaphor for the San Francisco Giants' offense (or lack thereof). The Giants score runs like a snake eats. The team's run total for the past dozen games: 1, 0, 6, 0, 2, 10, 0, 1, 9, 1, 0, 13. That baker's dozen came yesterday in a barrage at Chicago, vau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Barry Bonds to Blame for Fan's Smashed Face in New York, Lawsuit Argues

    Barry Bonds is blamed for inspiring a trend that led to a fan's face being smashed in New York​Just when you thought alleged perjurer Barry "Better Living Through Chemistry" Bonds couldn't be vilified any more, a lawsuit claims he's responsible for a trend that led to a man having his throat slash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Brian Wilson's Orange Shoes, and Baseball's Worst Fashion Faux-Pas

    Brian -- you shouldn't have! ​Yesterday, San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson -- a man with about three pounds worth of tattoo ink coursing through his veins and a haircut befitting a Blink-182 roadie -- came under fire from the league office. The objection: Wilson's traffic cone-orange shoes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Giants Allow One Hit, Lose: A Historically Frustrating Day for Jonathan Sanchez

    Tough luck, kid. But you've got company...​Jonathan Sanchez' mother told him there'd be days like this. For the first time in the 52-year history of the San Francisco Giants, the team allowed one, stinkin' hit -- and lost the game. The team dropped a 1-0 contest last night at San Diego. Sanchez st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    When it Comes to Trade Deadline Sluggers, Ryan Garko Is About as Big as the Giants Go

    Ryan Garko is not supernatural -- but, then, who is?​Moments after the San Francisco Giants obtained first baseman Ryan Garko in exchange for a Single-A pitcher 99 percent of the team's fans had never heard of, the Internet critiques came in two flavors: No. 1 -- Ryan Garko ain't all that. No. 2 - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    It's Your Friday Morning News Quiz!

    Can you answer Question No. 1? It's Chris Daly's world and the rest of us are just paying rent (you think we can buy in San Francisco?) It was another fabulous week in the city -- or did you black out and miss it, Muni-style? Let's see if you were paying attention: 1. Supervisor Chris Daly, cha ... More >>

  • Music

    October 6, 2004

    A Portrait of Hope

    On the eve of the A's big loss, we learn why the Oakland team is to baseball as indie rock is to mainstream music

  • News

    September 27, 2000

    The Closer

    He's fallen off a third-story balcony, survived tuberculosis, and come back from four arm surgeries to lead the Oakland A's to the brink of post-season play. His name is Jason Isringhausen, and he IS the closer

  • News

    October 13, 1999


    The amazing transformation of Carmen Policy, defender of mobsters, babysitter to flashy kid moguls, and now savior of the Cleveland Browns

  • News

    April 15, 1998

    Baseball's Orphans

    Why are 74 old-timers -- players who helped create the multibillion-dollar business called Major League Baseball -- still without pensions?

  • Calendar

    March 4, 1998
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    January 24, 1996
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