Jose Abreu And Danny Salazar Make Meaningless Game Something Special

If you're the kind of person who lacks the requisite attention span to sit through all nine innings of a baseball game, last night's game between the White Sox and Indians was perfect for you. You only needed to stick around for five innings of baseball in order to catch all of the awesomeness packed within the game,… » 4/11/14 11:13am 4/11/14 11:13am

Price Of Fame: Frank Thomas, Who Saved My Life

Over the next few weeks, we'll be examining the merits—and relative lack of merits—of all 36 players on this year's Hall of Fame ballot for the purposes of better informing the electorate, i.e., you. All entries in the series can be found here. » 12/06/13 2:26pm 12/06/13 2:26pm

Price Of Fame: Ray Durham, Who Made Ballgames Worth Enduring

Over the next few weeks, we'll be examining the merits—and relative lack of merits—of all 36 players on this year's Hall of Fame ballot for the purposes of better informing the electorate, i.e., you. All entries in the series can be found here. » 12/05/13 4:27pm 12/05/13 4:27pm

How A White Couple Stuck Up For Black Ballplayers In Jim Crow Florida

Excerpted from From Black Sox to Three-Peats: A Century of Chicago's Best Sports Writing (University of Chicago Press), edited by Ron Rapoport and featuring stories from the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Daily News, and the Chicago Defender, among other papers. It's an excellent collection, and… » 9/17/13 5:04pm 9/17/13 5:04pm

Confused Hawk Harrelson Gives His Best Home Run Call

In the 12th inning of last night's White Sox-Royals game, White Sox third baseman Connor Gillaspie sent a shot deep into right field. After watching the ball clear the fence but carom back onto the field of play, White Sox play-by-play man Hawk Harrelson was unsure about unleashing his signature home run call, which… » 8/23/13 9:57am 8/23/13 9:57am

Red Sox Get Jake Peavy In Three-Team Deal

Late last night, we finally got some TRADE FUCKING DEADLINE action thanks to a three-team deal struck by the Red Sox, White Sox, and Tigers. Boston comes away from the deal with the most meaningful upgrade, nabbing Jake Peavy in exchange for shortstop Jose Iglesias and a bushel of prospects. » 7/31/13 9:48am 7/31/13 9:48am