Today, MLB's Owners Decide How To Wage War

MLB's 30 owners will meet in Baltimore today to elect the first new commissioner since Bud Selig took the reins in 1992—unless there is enough discord and politicking to prevent any candidate from receiving the required 23 votes. Which there almost certainly is! Today will see the first open, public battle in a… » 8/14/14 9:07am 8/14/14 9:07am

Watch Raw Footage Of The Shot That Took The Bulls Past The Cavs In…

We're not sure of the provenance of this footage—it comes to us from reddit, but we're not sure which TV station shot it—but it's all great: the crowd noise, the incredible baseline angle, the media scrum in which the local guy ("YOU STUCK IT BABY!") gets crowded out for a peeved James Brown and the national crew,… » 2/16/13 7:55pm 2/16/13 7:55pm

Jerry Reinsdorf Will Basically Bribe DePaul To Move To The United Center

DePaul's in the market for a new basketball arena. Currently they're way out at the Allstate Arena, next to the airport, but they'd really like to be closer to campus, or at least somewhere in Chicago. Rocky Wirtz and (especially) Jerry Reinsdorf want them to make the United Center their home, and they're making the… » 11/19/12 3:25pm 11/19/12 3:25pm

Bud Selig Gives Hawk Harrelson A Stern Talking-To For Being An…

Upset with a one-sided beanball war that resulted in only a White Sox player getting ejected, broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson completely lost his mind. It was more of the sort of rah-rah-Sox stuff we've all come to expect from Harrelson, but there was extraordinary vehemence and venom in this particular outburst, and… » 6/01/12 12:15pm 6/01/12 12:15pm

The White Sox Could Have Had A Player-Manager. Damn, So Close.

Robin Ventura was formally introduced as the new White Sox manager today, a move that few people saw coming. But in a move that even fewer people saw not-coming, which they shouldn't have because it didn't happen, the ChiSox braintrust "considered" naming Paul Konerko a player-manager, the first in baseball in 26… » 10/11/11 3:30pm 10/11/11 3:30pm