Lloyd McClendon is like the high school driving instructor whose students can't wait to get their licenses and take off for the big city, eager to impress.
MESA, Ariz. | Edwin Jackson's first year with the Chicago Cubs was a dud.
Former Gavit star pitcher Rob Clark has a lot of sports memories in his career.
LANSING | Curtis Granderson can't wait for class to begin.
Two time zones and 2,400 miles away from his Porter County home, Lloyd McClendon's region roots remain intact as the Seattle Mariners' new manager.
Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Lobaton swung a bat made in Valparaiso when he belted a walk-off homer out of Tropicana Field in the bottom of the ninth Monday.
CHICAGO | Almost everyone believes the Detroit Tigers should be headed for greatness, playing to the end of October and snaring the Motor City’s third World Series title in 45 years.
CHICAGO | In his farewell tour that took him through U.S. Cellular Field last week, Mariano Rivera has received accolades befitting the best reliever in history and a Hall of Famer five years from now.
CHICAGO | LaTroy Hawkins put his arm this year where his mouth was in 2012.
VALPARAISO | Gary native Lloyd McClendon has been employed by Major League Baseball for most of his adult life. As a player, coach and manager, he's seen a lot of trends and has learned how to accept a few of them — although sometimes grudgingly.
The one convergence for our baseball teams is a goateed former OBP guru who was a folk hero with his last two teams and would be once again if he played in Wrigley Field.
CHICAGO | A 4-16 record, including seven losses in a row, over the past two seasons was strong evidence the White Sox didn’t match up well against AL Central nemesis Detroit.
CHICAGO | Like all White Sox pitchers, Chris Sale has a trump card – batterymate A.J. Pierzynski.
The sting of a three-game sweep by the Detroit Tigers was wiped away by the White Sox’s ensuing sweep of the Twins in front of the biggest three-day U.S. Cellular Field gate for a non-Cubs series in nearly two years.
Mark Mulder figures to speak from experience about how White Sox ace Chris Sale can avoid the former’s fate – a premature end to his career due to arm trouble.
CHICAGO | Jhonny Peralta had three hits and two RBIs one night after he made two costly throwing errors, and the Detroit Tigers rallied to beat the Cubs 8-4 on Wednesday.
DETROIT | Adam Dunn hit another homer in the first inning -- and that was it for Chicago's offense.
DETROIT | A day after losing to Detroit on a ninth-inning homer, Adam Dunn and the White Sox returned the favor.
DETROIT | The White Sox are shuffling their bullpen, and closer-to-be Chris Sale isn't expected to be ready until next week.
CHICAGO | An unwritten rule in sports mandates a superior opponent should never say anything bad about a foe they've recently dominated.
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