harry

I know that this story has now been shared and posted all over the blogosphere. Given my Chicago roots, it’s a story that resonates with me and turns back time to “afternoons with Harry” on WGN-TV. I grew up on the South Side, a White Sox fan, but day baseball and stories from Harry Caray [...]

CrosstownCup

Regardless of the teams’ records, the “Crosstown Cup” battle between the White Sox and Cubs has always been a hot ticket. Of course, those series have normally been played during the summer months and on weekends. This year, the scheduling algorithm and human decision-makers decided to make the four-game series an early-week production. The first [...]

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phoenix

I saw this bit earlier this morning and it made me chuckle. I love the idea of the personalized operating system from the movie “Her.” Here’s the premise of the movie from IMDB.com: “A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.” And, of [...]

We’re rapidly approaching the deadline for highly-coveted Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. According to YES Network, Tanaka has sorted through the proposals and whittled the number of candidates to two. The Yankees are reportedly one of the remaining teams in the mix after removing Alex Rodriguez’s cash from the books. The other team on the short [...]

Back at the mic, Harmon’s Podcast 7.25 includes the breaking Percy Harvin injury news, talk about NFL Camps, Biogenesis, the MLB trade deadline and the meaning of life.

We’re hitting up the blogosphere with multiple posts and dominating the earholes of America with a podcast DAILY. Here’s the “Painting The Corner” blog for 530. Matt Kemp’s struggles at the plate in 2013 have been well-chronicled. The Dodgers are awaiting word on Kemp’s hamstring after the center fielder left Wednesday’s game. LeBron James was [...]

On Sunday, many articles were written about the omission of Bryce Harper from the National League All-Star team and the online push to vote him into the final spot began. Fans in Chicago are still trying to figure out how catcher A.J. Pierzynski was left off of the squad by Texas manager Ron Washington. Washington [...]

I always get into heated arguments about the pricing of tickets to sports events. Generally, I find it hard to get too fired up about the annual surveys that tell you whether it costs an arm, leg or kidney to get into a sporting event. That doesn’t sit well with many of my colleagues and [...]

On the heels of the perfect game tossed by Philip Humber’s last Saturday against the Mariners, Dan Epstein of Rolling Stone Magazine polled a number of our musical heroes about pitch counts, complete games and bullpen management. George Thorogood, Scott Ian, Tom Morello, Alice Cooper and Greg Dulli are among those chiming in. Rolling Stone [...]

This weekend, the Red Sox and all of Major League Baseball celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park. The team welcomed some of the biggest names in the team’s history back to the ballpark for a grand event. Johnny Pesky and Bobby Doerr joined almost 200 other players and coaches to pay tribute to the [...]

During the course of the past week, I heard and saw numerous promos for our “FOX Saturday Baseball” coverage. The Red Sox-Yankees series obviously got top billing and the full highlight treatment. The game between the White Sox and Mariners was an afterthought. Both games ended up having great significance. I’ll address the Red Sox [...]

It’s a year of big changes in the closer role. Sure, Mariano Rivera still celebrates the opening strains of “Enter Sandman” in New York. Jonathan Papelbon is in Philadelphia. Joakim Soria is contemplating elbow surgery in Kansas City. Ryan Madson has yet to pitch in a spring game after being signed by the Reds. In [...]

Tuesday’s contest between the White Sox and the Minnesota Twins was destined to be a “get right” game. The flailing South Siders ranked among the game’s biggest embarrassments through the season’s first month. Minnesota starter Francisco Liriano entered the season as a Cy Young hopeful. He toed the rubber in the bottom of the first [...]

On Wednesday afternoon, the White Sox completed the final game of a three-game set with the A’s in what is rapidly becoming “the typical fashion.” That is to say, Chicago takes a lead late into games and the bullpen, often beset by horrid bullpen lapses, squanders it. Matt Thornton, who shot up the fantasy ranks [...]

Yes, I understand the paradox at play. I felt that I needed to bid a proper farewell to the former Boston and Los Angeles slugger who abruptly departed the game this past weekend. Ramirez recorded a single hit in 17 at-bats for the Tampa Bay Rays before taking a couple personal days. That quickly devolved [...]

The White Sox and A’s squared off in Chicago on Monday night, a battle of pitchers who have notched perfect games into their histories. Mark Buehrle took the hill for the White Sox in search of his 150th career win. Dallas Braden toed the rubber for the A’s. It was a classic Buehrle-type performance. No, [...]

The White Sox welcomed the Tampa Bay Rays to open the 2011 home slate. Under a cloudy sky and with temperatures dipping into the 40s, the Rays sought to shake off a miserable start to the season against former Tampa starter, Edwin Jackson. The venue change didn’t help. Jackson obliterated the Rays on Thursday afternoon, [...]

The Major League Baseball season always opens with a flurry of injury notes. We are accustomed to seeing a litany of notes regarding strained hamstrings, ankle tweaks and myriad elbow and shoulder woes (I’ll have another note up about the breaking news in the Cubs rotation in a few minutes). I’m not sure that “emergency [...]

I went forward with my playoff and World Series predictions in our FOXSports.com Baseball Preview Show on Wednesday night. I list them here for the record. Mock away. NL West — Colorado NL Central — Milwaukee NL East — Philadelphia NL Wild Card — San Francisco ————————————— AL West — Oakland AL Central — Chicago [...]

Given that I reside in Los Angeles, I’ve been inundated with news reports about Manny Ramirez’s future for weeks. Would he get dealt to my hometown White Sox? Would he get released? What would happen to the warehouse full of wigs that folks spent $25 a pop for (seriously!) at the team’s spring training complex [...]

Well, there’s already one game in the books, so I can still do this without feeling much hate. After all, I’m still putting the Yankees in the mix for the playoffs. I’m not going to put up a 9,000-word diatribe here. We’ve been banging on the position-by-position analysis of each team for months. So, I’m [...]