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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.
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.
CHICAGO | That was a “happy-tired” look sported by Avisail Garcia at his locker Saturday afternoon as he and his White Sox teammates began packing up stuff for the offseason.
CHICAGO | As a former Georgia all-state high-school free safety, you’d figure leadership would come naturally to Gordon Beckham.
CHICAGO | Hardly cracking a smile, Erik Johnson showed not a trace of euphoria or exuberance Tuesday, less than 24 hours after picking up his first big-league victory.
CHICAGO | Fortunate that Marcus Semien and Leury Garcia probably haven’t heard of Satchel Paige’s most famous homily:
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.
CHICAGO | No wonder the Houston Astros aren’t last in the American League in runs scored (guess who is – answer below).
CHICAGO | Something about A.J. Pierzynski looked different Friday afternoon.
CHICAGO | This “DJ” is no lowbrow shock jock. Better yet, he’s under no management strictures about what he can say on the air.
CHICAGO | At some point when general manager Rick Hahn upgrades the roster, White Sox pitchers who comprise the core going forward will have to be ready to slow down all-world hitter Miguel Cabrera.
CHICAGO | Something just didn’t sound quite right when the White Sox announced big, burly but fast Avisail Garcia would play center field in Triple-A Charlotte after arriving as part of the Jake Peavy trade.
CHICAGO | If you’d like to pitch Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson on the concept of signing with the White Sox, hang around the baseball field at 16700 Chicago Ave. in Lansing around 5 p.m. Thursday.
CHICAGO | Yeah, there was another story at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday.
Despite the worst White Sox in-season collapse in more than three decades, Rick Hahn’s got plenty of leverage and plenty of positives.
CHICAGO | Alex Rios said all the right things before Friday’s 6-4 White Sox loss to the Atlanta Braves.
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.
CHICAGO | Reading tea leaves is a necessary skill tracking White Sox management in crisis.
CHICAGO |The age-old story of baseball redemption played itself out again Saturday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field.
CHICAGO | What will White Sox manager Robin Ventura tell general manager Rick Hahn when the latter soon comes forth with potential trades?
CHICAGO | How do you feel the next day, after blowing a five-run lead in the 14th inning by giving up a grand-slam homer, then throw a career-high 55 pitches overall to work through the 16th for the victory?
CHICAGO | “The DL’s a lonely place,” Robin Ventura said Friday. “It’s miserable with everything that goes with that.”
CHICAGO | Three weeks ago, Adam Dunn hit around .100 and wasn’t much better talking about it.
CHICAGO | In a world wracked with shocking violence, out-of-control greed and juvenile politics, good things still happen to good people.
CHICAGO | Your White Sox are struggling, and your manager should react.
CHICAGO | Everything happens to Gavin Floyd except another 17-victory season.
CHICAGO | It’s certainly not a comfortable subject after what he’s gone through as a White Sox.
CHICAGO | That wasn’t a bad name dropped by both John Danks and Don Cooper Tuesday afternoon at rainy U.S. Cellular Field.
CHICAGO | Now we know Jeremy Guthrie can really multi-task against the Sox.
CHICAGO | We’ll get our fill of history when the White Sox host Major League Baseball’s annual Civil Rights Game Aug. 24 at U.S. Cellular Field.
CHICAGO | The bad news was the White Sox flopped miserably in on-base percentage and runners-in-scoring position in 2012, two crucial numbers that caused the fatal collapse out of first place in late September.
Just like his large cadre of rookie pitchers, Robin Ventura experienced growth during 2012.
CHICAGO | Jake Peavy pitched well, but got just a no-decision and a lot of teammates’ pats on the back for his 117-pitch effort Thursday night.
CHICAGO | Kenny Williams could have recruited a bunch of guys from Armour Square Park to be this bad.
CHICAGO | Glad Robin Ventura has kept his wry, dry and sometimes sly sense of humor.
CHICAGO| A short memory with a laser focus.
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.
CHICAGO | The scenario is one plus one equals two.
CHICAGO | The hard-earned clubhouse equilibrium of the Robin Ventura era was enhanced by the news flow of Monday afternoon.
CHICAGO | Adam Dunn’s major-league-leading 30 homers, a year after he endured the worst season ever by an everyday player, says most of it.
CHICAGO | Amid the stifling heat of Monday’s late afternoon, Kenny Williams seemed the most cheerful man in U.S. Cellular Field.
CHICAGO | Forget this A.J. Pierzynski-Ron Washington All-Star tiff. Someone gets jobbed every year in Midsummer Classic selections.
CHICAGO |After his last losing start Tuesday, Philip Humber was upbeat and could even get off a humorous line or two.
CHICAGO | When the weather warms, Kenny Williams’ fingers get itchy on the trade button.
CHICAGO | Where have you gone, Daniel Hudson?
CHICAGO | Paul Konerko’s been so good the past few years he probably could hit with one eye.
CHICAGO | The White Sox are performing so many contortions and gyrations about Chris Sale’s health that a knuckleball would be stable and level by comparison.
CHICAGO | Since this is the first of several annual columns imploring the White Sox to run more, but first authored under new manager Robin Ventura, why not a little rabble-rousing about the subject pregame Friday?
CHICAGO | No matter how many times the movie "Contact" with Jodie Foster plays on AMC, I can't turn my eyes away. I'm always star-crossed, you might say.
CHICAGO | The list of young players with whom this city's baseball teams were impatient is too long -- and too sad -- to list here.
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