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GEORGE CASTLE: Sox project: Groom IU product/base burglar Johnson

CHICAGO | Mention Indiana University product Micah Johnson to White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, and he goes into enthusiastic detail about Johnson’s legs, bat and overall athleticism.

January 26, 2014 6:45 pm
GEORGE CASTLE: Time to pay or trade The Shark

GEORGE CASTLE: Time to pay or trade The Shark

CHICAGO | Pay him or trade him.

January 19, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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GEORGE CASTLE: ‘What about Konerko?’ real topic of Abreu intro

The out-of-sight, but not out-of-mind guy should be the abiding topic of Jose Abreu’s introduction to the White Sox this morning at U.S. Cellular Field.

October 28, 2013 7:15 pm

GEORGE CASTLE: Young infielders have much to gain, but dare not look behind

CHICAGO | Fortunate that Marcus Semien and Leury Garcia probably haven’t heard of Satchel Paige’s most famous homily:

September 11, 2013 10:30 pm
GEORGE CASTLE: Konerko ought to consider the cleanest of breaks

GEORGE CASTLE: Konerko ought to consider the cleanest of breaks

CHICAGO | The Paul Konerko Watch has flipped on and off most of the 2013 season, but it apparently has to wait until some date in mid-autumn for a sudden announcement either way.

September 11, 2013 8:00 pm
Tigers have been White Sox killers the last three years

Tigers have been White Sox killers the last three years

CHICAGO | As if life wasn’t bad enough for the White Sox with a 14-36 record against the Detroit Tigers since Aug. 14, 2010, they’re now attacked by Motown’s Godzillas rather than mere ferocious beasts.

July 24, 2013 10:00 pm Photos

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GEORGE CASTLE: Did dogging-it Rios hurt potential deal?

GEORGE CASTLE: Did dogging-it Rios hurt potential deal?

CHICAGO | Alex Rios said all the right things before Friday’s 6-4 White Sox loss to the Atlanta Braves.

July 19, 2013 10:45 pm
GEORGE CASTLE: Other Chicago clubs should emulate Blackhawks' concepts

GEORGE CASTLE: Other Chicago clubs should emulate Blackhawks' concepts

CHICAGO | “I want to kiss it,” Chris Sale said of the Stanley Cup making a stop at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday as part of its endless tour around the city.

July 03, 2013 9:00 pm
GEORGE CASTLE: Behind his words, what Hahn is likely thinking and planning

GEORGE CASTLE: Behind his words, what Hahn is likely thinking and planning

CHICAGO | Reading tea leaves is a necessary skill tracking White Sox management in crisis.

June 30, 2013 6:00 pm

Morandini, family move to Pa. as manager’s career progresses

The true measure of how serious Mickey Morandini is about managing will be his family’s upcoming new address.

June 02, 2013 4:36 pm
Maybe Dunn’s finally winning his own mind game

Maybe Dunn’s finally winning his own mind game

CHICAGO | Three weeks ago, Adam Dunn hit around .100 and wasn’t much better talking about it.

May 23, 2013 8:15 pm
Goalies’ downers just blips in dominating Hawks season

Goalies’ downers just blips in dominating Hawks season

CHICAGO | Cynics might have dived cackling toward the United Center ice like flesh-hungry crows in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” halfway through the first period Sunday.

March 10, 2013 9:15 pm
GEORGE CASTLE: Pardon the interruption, The Roar is back at the UC

GEORGE CASTLE: Pardon the interruption, The Roar is back at the UC

CHICAGO | The Roar returned, way late compared to other years on an Arctic night, but it was there in midseason form.

January 22, 2013 11:50 pm Photos

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Cubs duel Red Sox in ’03 World Series in ‘Alou Makes the Catch’

Cubs duel Red Sox in ’03 World Series in ‘Alou Makes the Catch’

Times baseball writer George Castle’s 11th book presents 10 “What if’s” in Cubs history. “Alou Makes the Catch: An Alternative History of the Chicago Cubs” plays off real persons and events to show how the star-crossed team’s championship drought might have been broken on several occasions s…

December 23, 2012 10:19 pm Photos

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GEORGE CASTLE: Youkilis would be good for Cubs, Sox – yet doesn’t fit anymore

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.

December 01, 2012 7:45 pm
GEORGE CASTLE: Ventura still on learning curve through September collapse

GEORGE CASTLE: Ventura still on learning curve through September collapse

Just like his large cadre of rookie pitchers, Robin Ventura experienced growth during 2012.

October 04, 2012 5:45 pm

GEORGE CASTLE: Is ‘Shark’ a Cubs leader? Teammate says probably

Turns out Andre Dawson wasn’t talking out of unlit regions.

September 19, 2012 10:00 pm
Short memory, focus necessity for Sox stretch drive

Short memory, focus necessity for Sox stretch drive

CHICAGO| A short memory with a laser focus.

September 03, 2012 8:59 pm
GEORGE CASTLE: Drooping Sox OBP boosts Royals, other foes

GEORGE CASTLE: Drooping Sox OBP boosts Royals, other foes

CHICAGO | Turns out it wasn’t all Jeremy (The Ryan Express) Guthrie and Bruce (Cy) Chen causing those sickly White Sox offensive numbers the past two weeks against the Kansas City (Dynasty) Royals.

August 20, 2012 10:00 pm

GEORGE CASTLE: ‘Shark,’ Prior like 2 ships passing in night

CHICAGO | Larry Rothschild’s busy enough coaching the New York Yankees’ pitching staff.

August 20, 2012 10:00 pm
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