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  • Peavy to Boston, Iglesias to Detroit in three-team trade

    07/31/2013 4:45:12 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 17 replies
    Sox Prospects ^ | July 30, 2013 | Jim Crowell
    While we are still waiting on all the details to come in, the Red Sox are close to acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox. According to reports, Jose Iglesias (pitcured) will be sent to Detroit, and outfielder Avisail Garcia is going from Detroit to Chicago. Alex Speier of WEEI.com is reporting that 19-year-old Lowell infielder Cleuluis Rondon is one of three lower-level prospects who will be sent from Boston to Chicago to finalize the deal. We will have more information when this deal becomes final. UPDATE (12:02 AM): The Red Sox have announced the trade, including the...
  • How Biased Is Your Announcer?

    09/25/2012 6:15:09 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/24/2012 | JARED DIAMOND
    If you're wondering what's going on in the American League Central pennant race over the next week, all you need to do is tune into a Chicago White Sox telecast and listen for the voice of the team's play-by-play man, Ken "Hawk" Harrelson. Harrelson is, to put it diplomatically, a bit of a "homer." In other words, he's unapologetic about his devotion to the White Sox, the team he routinely calls "the good guys." According to one measure, Harrelson and his booth partner, Steve Stone, make more nakedly biased statements during a single game than every other TV broadcast team...
  • Obama's Red Sox Joke Booed in Boston

    06/26/2012 5:46:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 26, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's an Obama fundraiser event in Boston and taxpayers are having to cover security for that, or in Massachusetts somewhere. Obama went up there for his fundraiser in Boston, made some joke about the Red Sox trading Kevin Youkilis to the White Sox. He got booed in Boston, couldn't understand it. He's such a "man of the people." He had no idea how seriously Bostonians take the Red Sox. They weren't crazy about the trade. There's Obama, so-called White Sox fan, and they've seen Obama throw first pitches. They know they're looking at a freakin' girl throw...
  • White Sox tweet support for Obama after Boston boos

    06/26/2012 6:57:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/26/12 | Justin Sink
    White Sox tweet support for Obama after Boston boosBy Justin Sink - 06/26/12 03:19 PM ET President Barack Obama may have earned some friendly jeers when he thanked Boston Red Sox fans for shipping their World Champion third baseman to his hometown Chicago White Sox, but his team apparently has his back. The White Sox published a tweet from their official Twitter account Tuesday signaling they were on the same page with the president. We agree with you @BarackObama. We thank @RedSox for Youkilis too. — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) June 26, 2012 Kevin Youkilis, a popular player on Boston's...
  • Boston boos for Obama spur Youkilis-gate

    06/26/2012 11:23:57 AM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    President Obama grabbed hold of the third rail of Boston politics and didn’t let go Monday night: He brought up the Red Sox. “Finally,” the president said, wrapping up his introductions at a fundraiser there, “I just want to say thank you for Youkilis.” That would be Kevin Youkilis, beloved slugger, who was traded this week to the Chicago White Sox, Obama’s hometown team. The crowd, members of which paid at least $144 a ticket to see the president at Symphony Hall, immediately booed playfully. “I’m just sayin’. He’s going to have to change the color of his socks,” Obama...
  • Obama doesn't call Perfect Game winner of his "Favorite Team" (Must Read Funny)

    04/22/2012 8:28:14 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 14 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/22/12 | Mark Gonzalez
    SEATTLE — White Sox right-hander Philip Humber made sure to relish every moment commemorating Saturday's perfect game with his teammates. That included spending Saturday night at a sports bar with about a dozen teammates to watch a UFC fight (even though Humber isn't a fight fan) to taping a "Top 10" segment for Monday's showing of "The Late Show with David Letterman.". "You only get one chance to re-live it," Humber said Sunday morning. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Sox ace Mark Buehrle were among more than 100 people who sent congratulatory messages to Humber. As of late Sunday...
  • Emanuel Dumps Daley Nephew 2 Others From Sports Stadium Board[Redo Sox lease,wants Wrigley]

    11/19/2011 9:13:31 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies
    SunTimes ^ | November 18, 2011 | FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is dumping all three city members of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority — including former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew — in a housecleaning that could set the stage to renegotiate the White Sox lease, modify its restaurant deal and, possibly, have the state acquire and renovate Wrigley Field.
  • Rangers won't show Ventura pummeling before White Sox games

    11/03/2011 12:50:19 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 11-2-2011 | 'Duk
    Ever since his Texas Rangers collapsed over the final two games of the World Series last week, Nolan Ryan says he hasn't watched the disappointing replay of David Freese's(notes) triple sailing over Nelson Cruz's(notes) head in the ninth inning of Game 6. He doesn't plan to, either. But while Ryan concedes he may accidentally see the replay while watching something else, everyone's favorite fireballer says he's going to make dang sure that another highlight won't be played when the Chicago White Sox come to opening day at Rangers Ballpark next April. That, of course, would be the clip of Ryan...
  • Was Robin Ventura the right choice to be Sox manager? (FREEP INSANE GAY RADICAL POLL!!!)

    10/06/2011 10:55:04 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 38 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/6/11 | Chicago Tribune
    Was Robin Ventura the right choice to be Sox manager? Do you like the White Sox's decision to name Robin Ventura as their new manager?
  • White Sox call up Lindsay, Reed, Escobar

    09/02/2011 1:14:06 PM PDT · by occamrzr06 · 25 replies
    Chicago Sunn-Times ^ | September 2, 2011 2:23 PM | Daryl Van Schouwen
    DETROIT - Prior to tonight's game at Detroit, the Chicago White Sox returned catcher A.J. Pierzynski from his injury rehabilitation assignment at Class AAA Charlotte and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list. In addition, the White Sox purchased the contracts of right-handed pitchers Shane Lindsay and Addison Reed and recalled infielder Eduardo Escobar from the Knights.
  • Woman alleges 'Sox' tattooed backward on thigh

    10/09/2010 9:01:07 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Crains ^ | October 08, 2010 | Todd J. Behme
    Woman alleges 'Sox' tattooed backward on thigh By: Todd J. Behme October 08, 2010 (Crain's) — A Chicago White Sox logo was tattooed backward onto a woman's thigh, she alleges in a lawsuit filed Thursday. Eugenia “Gina” Bebis of Elmwood Park went to Mystic Tattoo Art & Body Piercing in Chicago in early June for a tattoo made up mainly of the Sox logo, according to the suit. She consulted with an employee, Micah St. John, and he worked up a proof of the design, the suit says. Mr. St. John then inked the tattoo on the outside of her...
  • Bob Shaw, RIP: Bon Vivant

    09/27/2010 4:46:51 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 8 replies
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | 27 September 2010 | Yours truly
    For awhile, Bob Shaw, who died of cancer 23 September at 77, was a pretty good righthanded pitcher, a sinkerballer with a companion biting slider, whose crowning season was 1959---he helped pitch the "Go-Go" White Sox to the American League pennant. The refugee Detroit Tiger became a mainstay on a pitching staff that included Hall of Famer in waiting Early Wynn and reliables Billy Pierce, Dick Donovan, and Gerry Staley, pitching for a team that included such grinding hustlers as two more future Hall of Famers, second baseman Nellie Fox and shortstop Luis Aparicio. Shaw led the 1959 American League...
  • Take Me Out to the Protest

    08/15/2010 2:33:25 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 15, 2010 | Damian Paletta
    The Washington Nationals baseball game Sunday afternoon was briefly interrupted during the bottom of the fifth inning when four people ran onto the field to protest Arizona’s immigration law. The reason there were protesters: the Nationals were playing the Arizona Diamondbacks. On the field, two protesters tried to unfurl some sort of protest sign but they couldn’t quite straighten it out before one of them was pancaked by a security guard, who received a standing ovation from the fans on the first-base line. All four were escorted off the field and their fates couldn’t immediately be learned.
  • Baseball 2010 Thread

    07/05/2010 4:23:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Online Sources and Our Twisted Imaginations | Monday, July 5, 2010 | everybody
     East W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 New York Yankees 50 31 .617 -- 28-13 22-18 20-11 10-7 9-6 Won 2 6-4 Boston Red Sox 49 33 .598 1.5 29-17 20-16 18-17 10-9 8-2 Lost 1 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays 48 33 .593 2.0 20-19 28-14 19-10 11-6 11-6 Won 2 6-4 Toronto Blue Jays 41 42 .494 10.0 21-19 20-23 13-14 11-9 10-8 Lost 2 2-8 Baltimore Orioles 25 57 .305 25.5 16-25 9-32 9-27 4-6 5-13 Lost 1 5-5  Central W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 Detroit...
  • Obama going off the deep end

    04/11/2010 12:44:08 PM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 75 replies · 3,400+ views
    Obama going off the deep end FLOYD AND MARY BETH BROWN, COMMENTARY April 9, 2010 A recent analysis by Roger Simon of PJTV Media maintains that Obama is showing signs of mental illness. A wide variety of commentators have observed that Obama displays severe narcissism. Obama is conceited, and he is demonstrating a serious disassociation from reality. A recent case in point was Obama's bizarre and meandering 17-minute, 2,500-word answer to the simple question about how he could justify raising taxes for ObamaCare during a recession when citizens are already overtaxed. Obama's wildly inappropriate answer left the audience stunned and...
  • Obama still can't throw [or name any players on his 'favorite' team, either]

    04/06/2010 5:24:13 PM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 77 replies · 1,838+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 06, 2010 | Greg Halvorson
    Yet another jaw-dropper for a president whose stock-in-trade is manufacturing a false image. Yesterday, after botching the first-pitch at the Washington Nationals' home-opener, the president was asked a simple question: Who, while growing up, was your favorite Chicago White Sock? Obama, who lived and worked in the Sox' South Side ‘hood, might have named a number of players-Bill Melton. Richie Allen. or Moe Drabowsky. Instead, he whiffed. Seems the White Sox fan can't name a White Sock (and refers to the well known former Chicago landmark Comiskey part as "Cominsky" park). This is typical of Obama, who when not lecturing,...
  • Obama: ‘I Didn’t Really Like the White Sox Growing Up’; Can’t Name His Favorite Player (w/ Video)

    04/05/2010 1:52:51 PM PDT · by Superstu321 · 102 replies · 2,713+ views
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | April 5, 2010 | Stupac
    Carlton Fisk, Frank “the Big Hurt” Thomas, Tom Seaver, Rich “Goose” Gossage – all names that any Chicago White Sox fan knows by heart. But today, while being interviewed by Washington Nationals booth announcers Bob Carpenter and Rob Dibble, President Barack Obama couldn’t muster up a single name. The Commander-in-Chief, who has referred to himself a “White Sox kid” during the interview, was hard pressed to name a favorite player on a team that has been around since the late 19th century. Obama went on to admit that growing up in Hawaii he was an Oakland Athletics fan and didn’t...
  • White Sox to retire Big Hurt's No. 35

    02/12/2010 7:20:51 PM PST · by Viking83 · 18 replies · 322+ views
    White Sox Website ^ | 02/12/10 12:14 PM EST | Lisa Winston
    Frank Thomas, who officially announced his retirement on Thursday night, will have his No. 35 retired during an on-field ceremony on Aug. 29, when the White Sox celebrate "Frank Thomas Day" as they host the Yankees at 1:05 p.m. CT. Thomas, 41, earned American League MVP honors twice during his tenure with the White Sox and, during his 19-year career, was considered one of the game's foremost sluggers. Signed by the White Sox in 1989 as their first-round pick (seventh overall) out of Auburn, he made his big league debut just over a year later, and in 1991, his first...
  • A Real Curve for White Sox Fans(Obama's Second Pitch)

    07/16/2009 11:18:01 AM PDT · by This Just In · 51 replies · 1,431+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 16, 2009 | Matthew May
    July 16, 2009 A Real Curve for White Sox Fans Matthew May So the President of the United States cannot throw a baseball with any sort of velocity or modicum of athletic grace. So what? He is at best an average basketball player, but it's easy to look great when you aren't being guarded. Certainly it would be gravy for baseball fans if all of our chiefs were able to duplicate what George W. Bush did at Yankee Stadium during the 2001 World Series. It would be lovely if they could fondly reminisce about their own days in the sandlots...
  • White Sox Fan President Obama Gets the Ballpark Name Wrong - "Cominskey Park" - Video 7/14/09

    07/15/2009 11:38:00 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 66 replies · 1,962+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 15, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of a President Obama interview with Bob Costas where he got the name of his favorite team's ballpark wrong, calling it "Cominskey Park," instead of the correct name - "Comiskey Park." Obama claims to be a big White Sox fan, even talking about having gone to games there, while he inexplicably got the name wrong. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Fake White Sox Fan? Obama Calls It “Cominskey”

    07/15/2009 1:27:33 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 54 replies · 1,705+ views
    Barack Obama with an embarrassing gaffe in an interview on MLB Network last night. While chatting with Bob Costas, Obama clearly calls the White Sox’s former longtime home field “Cominskey Park”. It was no slip of the tongue. (So-called Sox fan calls it “Cominskey” Park. Awkward.) Obama has long claimed loyalty to the White Sox thanks to spending a good deal of his political and professional life on the south side of Chicago.
  • White Sox Cancel Monday's Game

    04/05/2009 8:14:21 PM PDT · by uptoolate · 24 replies · 1,256+ views
    CBS2Chicago.com ^ | Apr 5, 2009 9:19 pm US/Central | Pamela Jones
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― The Chicago White Sox announced Sunday evening it has canceled Monday's season opener against the Kansas City Royals because of inclement weather. The White Sox postponed Monday's 1:05 p.m. game because of forecasted snow, cold and high winds, according to a release from the team. The game is rescheduled for 1:05 p.m. Tuesday. All opening day festivities will still take place Tuesday, the release said. One can see why the event was cancelled. It's really coming down at U.S. Cellular Field Sunday night. And the gloomy, cold weather is dampening the spirits of a lot of White...
  • THE CHICAGO O-SOX

    01/29/2009 8:34:03 AM PST · by andrew roman · 17 replies · 392+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 28 January 2009 | Andrew Roman
    The Chicago White Sox are feeling the love of the Obama-Nation. Despite the fact that a sizeable portion of their fan base did not vote for the current President, the team is planning on celebrating the election of their new hometown hero with an Obama-themed cap that could be ready by the start of spring training next month.Brooks Boyer, the team's vice president and chief marketing officer, commented: “We’re very excited. This is somebody who’s obviously a White Sox fan, but more importantly, really embraces and embodies the attributes of our brand: the notions of pride, passion and tradition...
  • MLB: Two weeks left, push to the playoffs

    09/15/2008 10:36:40 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 30 replies · 226+ views
    yahoo sports | 09/15/08 | raccoonradio
    Let's hear a little baseball chatter here! AL EAST Tampa Bay leads division by a game over Boston with the two teams squaring off in a three game series starting tonight. Yankees are in fourth, a half game behind the Blue Jays--and the last game at Yankee Stadium is set for Sunday night on ESPN. AL CENTRAL/WEST White Sox lead Twins by 1.5 games. Angels clinched the west and lead Texas by a mere 19.5 games. Curse of Hillary? The Obama campaign reminds me of the Yanks' fortune this year. Down down down Another close race in the NL EAST...
  • Sox-fan Obama jokes that Cubs fans aren't serious

    08/25/2008 4:02:58 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 57 replies · 480+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 25, 2008
    We all knew Barack Obama is a White Sox fan, but the presumed Democratic presidential nominee took it a bit further in an interview with ESPN. Obama joked about the stereotype of Cubs fans, who probably are tired of being described as partying people-watchers instead of serious baseball fans. "You go to Wrigley Field, you have a beer, beautiful people up there," Obama said, according to transcripts released by ESPN. "People aren't watching the game. It's not serious. White Sox, that's baseball." The interview, which took place Wednesday in Greensboro, N.C., will be aired on SportsCenter tonight at 5. Here...
  • 7-Eleven Strikes Deal with Chicago White Sox to Start Home Games at 7:11

    10/11/2006 2:37:26 PM PDT · by rawhide · 14 replies · 643+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, October 11, 2006 | AP
    CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox will start weeknight home games at 7:11 p.m. as part of a sponsorship deal with the 7-Eleven convenience store chain. White Sox spokesman Scott Reifert would not disclose the value of the three-year deal with the Dallas company Wednesday but said the revenue probably will be reinvested in the baseball team or ballpark. The new start time hardly represents a significant change since many weeknight games at U.S. Cellular Field already start at 7:07 p.m. "We're just talking about four minutes, so it's not much of an inconvenience for the fans," Reifert said. Margaret...
  • Did Baseball's World Champs Succumb to Political Correctness and Cultural Insensitivity?

    10/05/2006 11:46:23 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 7 replies · 514+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | 10.02.06 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    After the Chicago White Sox were eliminated from participating in post season play, many fans were asking "why?" Why did the team with the most talent in the game play mediocre baseball for the second half of the season? How did a team that was 27 games over the .500 mark in July reverse course so quickly and end up being one of the greatest disappointments in baseball history? Who was responsible for this monumental collapse of a team that was supposed to repeat as World Series Champions? I think I have the answer to these questions, but it has...
  • Time to Revisit 1919 "Black Sox" Scandal? (Vanity)

    09/22/2006 6:49:06 PM PDT · by GaryL · 9 replies · 396+ views
    Free Republic | September 22, 2006 | Gary L. Livacari
    Recent months have seen a flurry of books about the highly controversial 1919 World Series and the so-called “Black Sox.” The most notable are Red Legs and Black Sox by Dr. Susan Dellinger; and Burying the Black Sox by Gene Carney. Both are highly informative books that were a joy to read and have renewed my interest in “all things Black Sox.” I recently reread the Melvin Durslag Sporting News interview of Chick Gandil from 1956. Gandil was often cast as a ringleader of the plot to throw the 1919 World Series. Thirty seven years later, at age 69, he...
  • My (A White Sox Fan's) postings with a liberal lefty (Cub fan)

    09/19/2006 3:14:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 400+ views
    Chicagosports.com ^ | 9/19/2006 | me
    (first post) OK, they won ugly tonight. We left a ton of runners on base- Couldn't lay down a bunt- Our leadoff man went 0 for 4- They won on TB's horrible errors- But now they are a game and half up on the Twinkies and only 4 and half behind Detroit. I'll take them anyway we can get em. It would be nice to get the sweep before having to play a suddenly hot KC and the Red Sox at Boston... ----------------------- (liberal lefty cub fan) Seems like just yesterday doesn't it? I mean like when you were in...
  • Frankly speaking, here we go again (THOMAS VS. THOME - THE REMATCH)

    09/15/2006 4:15:51 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 42 replies · 1,283+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 15, 2006 | CHRIS DE LUCA Staff Reporter
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Just to eliminate any confusion, let's get something straight. There is no way -- not even with a 40-homer, 100-RBI season on the horizon -- that Frank Thomas was returning in 2006 for one more year with the White Sox. This was a franchise that had spent the previous five years counting down the days, minutes and seconds to the instant Thomas and his catalog of contracts finally would be off the books. It was a divorce that was inevitable -- and it had nothing to do with sickness or health. When the dirty laundry got aired...
  • ... Who is the team to beat in baseball's best race?

    08/30/2006 9:46:56 PM PDT · by DCPatriot · 22 replies · 439+ views
    CNNSI ^ | August 30,2006 | E.M. Swift
    ...Baseball fans thirsty for a good pennant race, a legit battle among potential world champions, should keep their eyes glued to the AL Central this September. Three of the five best teams in baseball are duking it out for two spots. Actually, no need to wait until September. The final leg of the race begins Wednesday at Yankee Stadium, where the team with the best record in baseball, the Detroit Tigers, takes on the playoff-bound Yanks in the first of a three-game set. Next into the Bronx? The Minnesota Twins, who have baseball's best record since June 10 (49-20) and...
  • forecasters Lower Hurricane Predictions (Presidio9 lowers White Sox prediction)

    08/08/2006 8:17:40 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 25 replies · 675+ views
    The 2006 Atlantic hurricane season should be slightly less active than originally predicted, federal forecasters said Tuesday. Forecasters now expect there to be 12 to 15 named storms and seven to nine hurricanes, the National Hurricane Center and other National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration agencies said. Three or four could be major hurricanes with sustained winds of at least 111 mph, forecasters said. Government scientists made their first prediction in May, saying the season could produce 13 to 16 named storms, and eight to 10 hurricanes, four to six of which could become major. There have been only three tropical...
  • MLB Discussion thread - 50 games to go

    08/06/2006 1:22:50 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 65 replies · 629+ views
    Here we go....Most teams have 50 or 51 games to go after today's games.....here is how things are shaping up baseball fans.... 2006 American League Standings EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA STRK L10 NY Yankees 65 42 .607 - 36-19 29-23 595 503 Lost 1 8-2 Boston 65 44 .596 1 35-17 30-27 600 540 Lost 1 4-6 Toronto 57 53 .518 9.5 35-23 22-30 574 545 Lost 7 1-9 Baltimore 50 61 .450 17 30-30 20-31 538 618 Won 1 5-5 Tampa Bay 46 65 .414 21 28-26 18-39 492 599 Won 1 4-6 CENTRAL...
  • White Sox skipper to attend Gay Games

    06/30/2006 9:36:30 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 78 replies · 4,164+ views
    upi via email no link | 6/30/6
    CHICAGO, June 30 (UPI) -- Chicago White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen, fined for using a gay slur against a columnist, says he'll spend an off-day at the Gay Games on July 17. He also plans to attend sensitivity training sessions soon, the Chicago Sun- Times reported. Guillen said he had already planned to attend the Gay Games, and his visit is not related to the trouble he got into with Major League Baseball for calling Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti a "fag" during a locker room interview. Guillen has apologized.
  • Guillen fine with MLB's punishment

    06/23/2006 8:47:34 AM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 9 replies · 371+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/23/2006 | Mark Gonzales
    Major League Baseball tapped the brakes Thursday on Ozzie Guillen when it levied separate penalties against the White Sox manager for two incidents. Guillen accepted a one-game suspension that he served Thursday night and an undisclosed fine for the "internal actions" of reliever David Riske, who hit St. Louis' Chris Duncan in Tuesday's game after warnings had been issued to both teams. But the suspension paled in comparison to the attention given to MLB's decision to fine Guillen and order him to attend sensitivity training for using a derogatory term for homosexuals directed at Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti. "The commissioner...
  • The right way: You write it, you show up

    06/23/2006 6:50:20 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 13 replies · 394+ views
    ChicagoTribune.com ^ | June 23, 2006 | Rick Morrissey
    Sometimes I get the feeling that what I do for a living is a complete mystery to people.Mostly I get this feeling when readers tell me to stick to the facts and stop introducing opinion into my columns. So it was an uphill battle even before Ozzie Guillen and Jay Mariotti started debating the professional obligations of a columnist. The other day, the White Sox manager called the Sun-Times sports columnist a derogatory term for a homosexual, which is both inexcusable and indefensible, especially given Guillen's history. In front of reporters last year, Guillen called out to a friend of...
  • Jason Grimsley's first caper: 'Batgate' (Heists Albert Belle's corked bat back in '94)

    06/08/2006 4:10:20 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 2 replies · 1,075+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 8, 2006 | Sun-Times sports
    White Sox fans best remember Jason Grimsley for his role in ''Batgate,'' a controversy involving a corked bat used by Cleveland's Albert Belle and confiscated by umpires in a game against the Sox on July 15, 1994. During the game, Grimsley climbed through the false ceiling of the visitors' clubhouse at Comiskey Park to retrieve Belle's corked bat from the umpires' room. Although he was successful, the theft was discovered and Belle eventually was suspended. ''It's funny now, but it got a little out of hand,'' Grimsley told the Sun-Times in 2000. ''Looking back, it might not have been the...
  • Barrett appeals suspension

    05/26/2006 1:13:48 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 116+ views
    Chicago Tribune Online ^ | May 26, 2006 | Paul Sullivan
    Michael Barrett was suspended for 10 games and fined on Friday for punching White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski during Saturday's Cubs-Sox game at U.S. Cellular Field. Barrett immediately appealed the verdict from Major League Basbeall disciplinarian Bob Watson and was in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Atlanta. Sox outfielder Brian Anderson received a five-game suspension and fine for his involvement in the brawl, and Sox coach Joey Cora received a two-game suspension and a fine for fighting. Pierzynski received a fine but no suspension. Barrett would not reveal why he believed he should receive a lesser punishment for...
  • Barrett appeals suspension

    05/26/2006 12:54:41 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 14 replies · 237+ views
    Chicago Tribune Online ^ | May 26, 2006 | Paul Sullivan
    Michael Barrett was suspended for 10 games and fined on Friday for punching White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski during Saturday's Cubs-Sox game at U.S. Cellular Field. Barrett immediately appealed the verdict from Major League Basbeall disciplinarian Bob Watson and was in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Atlanta. Sox outfielder Brian Anderson received a five-game suspension and fine for his involvement in the brawl, and Sox coach Joey Cora received a two-game suspension and a fine for fighting. Pierzynski received a fine but no suspension. Barrett would not reveal why he believed he should receive a lesser punishment for...
  • Chi White Sox (2-4) at Detroit (5-1) (OZZIE VS. MAGS - THE REMATCH)

    04/10/2006 4:11:11 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 28 replies · 385+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Mon Apr 10, 2006 | DAN BURCH, STATS Writer
    After snapping a four-game losing streak, the Chicago White Sox head to Detroit on Monday to begin a three-game series with a team that reminds the world champions of themselves at this time last season. The Tigers started 5-0 before losing 5-3 to Texas on Sunday, but have hit 17 home runs and are tied with Cleveland atop the Central Division standings. Detroit has posted 12 consecutive losing seasons and hasn't made the playoffs since 1987. "The worst thing you can do is call them a fluke," Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko said. "That's what people were calling us a...
  • Oz vs. them: Guillen takes swings (Ozzie: quasi-conservative or REALLY off the deep end?)

    02/18/2006 9:27:19 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 9 replies · 404+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 17, 2006 | JOE COWLEY Staff Reporter
    TUCSON, Ariz. -- The White Sox might have a different swagger to them this spring, but all indications are that manager Ozzie Guillen hasn't changed one bit. That seems to be especially true when it comes to expressing his opinion. In the Feb. 20 edition of Sports Illustrated now on newsstands, Guillen fired shots at everyone from Yankees shortstop Alex Rodriguez to Bill Gates. Guillen on Rodriguez playing in the World Baseball Classic: "Alex was kissing Latino people's asses. He knew he wasn't going to play for the Dominicans; he's not a Dominican! I hate hypocrites. He's full of [bleep]....
  • Lay off Ozzie: Sometimes you can't pay your respects (ROEPER WON'T GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE, EITHER)

    02/14/2006 10:11:24 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 56 replies · 1,521+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 14, 2006 | RICHARD 'DOPEY' ROEPER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    My favorite element of the photo accompanying this column is the Secret Service agent moving in on me like a bouncer breaking up a brawl. In classic neighborhood tradition, I did the same move with the president of the United States that I do during virtually any photo op with any man, woman, child or dog. I throw my arm around ya, like we've known each other for years. THAT'S the Chicago way. But when you've got your hand squeezing the neck of the leader of the free world, it's the Secret Service's job to make sure you're not going...
  • President Bush receives Chicago White Sox at White House

    02/13/2006 7:11:10 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 20 replies · 692+ views
    mlb.com ^ | 02/13/2006 7:08 PM ET | Jeff Seidel / Special to MLB.com
    WASHINGTON -- The Chicago White Sox have received numerous honors and compliments since winning the team's first World Series championship in 88 years last fall. But as they prepare to head to Spring Training later this week, the White Sox might have had their most enjoyable moment of a very special offseason on Monday afternoon. President George W. Bush greeted the White Sox in the East Room of the White House, lavishly praising the team for its solid play throughout 2005 and spectacular work during the playoffs and World Series. "The amazing thing about this team is you went wire...
  • Dis and that: Fans should ease up on Oz (OZZIE GUILLEN'S WHITE HOUSE NO-SHOW)

    02/12/2006 8:11:31 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 21 replies · 1,095+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 12, 2006 | CAROL SLEAZAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    Michael Jordan did it in 1991. Some members of the U.S. Ryder Cup team threatened to do it in 1993. Bobby Jenks, Scott Podsednik, Freddy Garcia, Tadahito Iguchi and Frank Thomas will do it Monday. But the only person we're talking about is Ozzie, Ozzie, Ozzie. White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is hardly the first person to decline an invitation to visit the White House. But judging from the local furor, you might think otherwise. Mayor Daley, a Sox fan, seems to think Guillen has become too big for his britches. Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf would prefer that Guillen cut...
  • (Chicago Mayor) Daley caught off base when it comes to invites (Guillen vs. the White House)

    02/11/2006 9:41:41 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 23 replies · 705+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 11, 2006 | Mike Downey
    Richard M. Daley is as wrong as a man could be in knocking Ozzie Guillen for skipping the team's scheduled trip Monday to the White House. The mayor should be ashamed of saying, "I don't care who you are. Maybe you think you're too important." What a cheap shot after everything Guillen has done for this city. I hope this isn't Daley's way of getting even for a joke Guillen recently made. On his test to become a naturalized U.S. citizen, one of the questions Ozzie had to answer was this: "Who is the mayor of Chicago?" "Me!" he said....
  • (Chicago White) Sox to be honored in D.C. on Monday

    02/10/2006 10:15:56 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 22 replies · 473+ views
    MLB.com ^ | 02/09/2006 | Scott Merkin / MLB.com
    CHICAGO -- Getting the chance to privately tour the White House in the nation's capital and meet with President Bush would be a fairly interesting and exciting experience, in and of itself, for any average American citizen. Being recognized for their 2005 World Series title by President Bush after their tour, as announced Thursday by White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, simply adds to that particular brand of excitement. But for Aaron Rowand, the Gold Glove caliber center fielder who was traded to Philadelphia just a month after the celebration ended, Monday's trip holds an even higher level of personal...
  • [Ozzie] Guillen wins another title: U.S. citizen

    01/21/2006 4:53:15 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 8 replies · 401+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 21, 2006 | Andrew Herrmann
    Ozzie Guillen had a .264 lifetime batting average as a player, but on his immigration test Friday, he hit a perfect 1.000. "Ten for ten,'' the Venezuela-born manager of the White Sox said after being sworn in as a U.S. citizen. Or, maybe nine for 10. "They asked me who the mayor of Chicago was. I told them, 'Ozzie Guillen,' " he joked. Guillen, who took the oath with his wife, Ibis, and son Oney, said becoming an American was a bigger thrill than winning the World Series. "You can only become a U.S. citizen once,'' he said, while --...
  • White Sox sign Konerko

    11/30/2005 12:42:17 PM PST · by guinnessman · 28 replies · 415+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | November 30, 2005 | espn.com news services
    First baseman Paul Konerko and the White Sox agreed to a five-year, $60 million deal on Wednesday. Konerko had other offers. He had more money out there. He could have tied himself up through 2011 if he'd really wanted to play in an East Coast city with a prominent aquarium. "But the story here," his agent, Craig Landis, told ESPN.com, "was that Paul just wanted to go back to the White Sox."
  • Konerko re-signs with White Sox

    11/30/2005 12:27:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 357+ views
    mlb.com ^ | 11/30/2005 | Scott Merkin
    CHICAGO -- The sheer and utter perfection found by the White Sox during their championship 2005 campaign now has been extended into the offseason. General manager Ken Williams and his staff entered this particular period with two major goals in mind: Re-sign free agent first baseman Paul Konerko and add a left-handed power presence to the middle of the White Sox order. The second goal was accomplished first, with the acquisition of designated hitter Jim Thome from Philadelphia. But the offseason's most important moment played out for the White Sox on Wednesday, as Konerko and the team agreed to a...
  • Venezuela tribute will cap festivities - Guillen goes home on president's plane (BARRFFF)

    11/04/2005 4:40:08 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 52 replies · 814+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 4, 2005 | David Haugh Tribune staff reporter
    With the World Series trophy in tow, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen flew to Venezuela on Thursday on a private jet furnished by President Hugo Chavez for a weekend tribute in his homeland that will cap a whirlwind week. Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf supplied a plane for Guillen to fly from Chicago to Ft. Lauderdale, where Chavez's jet was waiting. Venezuelan officials have arranged for the trophy to be guarded by military personnel and transported in an armored car during the visit. Guillen is expected to return early next week when his schedule might begin to ease. Guillen was so...