Posts in category "white sox"

Oscars have had a big impact in Sports

Oscars have had a big impact in Sports
While everyone in Hollywood and beyond focuses on the coveted gold statue, many Oscars have had an impact  in sport history. Some of the greatest athletes in the history of sports were named Oscar. In honor of the Oscars, here’s a look.

Remembering 9/11 from a Personal and Sports Perspective

Remembering 9/11 from a Personal and Sports Perspective
The shock of 9/11 was the hit to this generation like Pearl Harbor was to our grand parents and the Kennedy assignation to our parents.  I was on vacation in Miami and we were originally planning on coming home on the the 11th. When we could not find a cheap flight on the 11th we... Read more »

Chicago Stadium and Comiskey Park Provided Chicago With Many Great Memories.

Chicago Stadium and Comiskey Park Provided Chicago With Many Great Memories.
Some of my greatest memories as a child were spent at Comiskey Park and the Chicago Stadium. In their place US Cellular Field and the United Center have given Chicago two modern stadiums with all the amenities expected. As a young child my family had season tickets to the Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears as a kid.... Read more »
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Cubs and White Sox have uneventful All-Star Game

Cubs and White Sox have uneventful All-Star Game
Six Chicago players made the 2014 All-Star game and five appeared. Jeff Samardzija was not allowed to play for the National League after the Cubs moved him to Oakland with Jason Hamel for prospects. Alexei Ramirez had the most iconic moment of the game for a Chicago player. He entered the game in the fourth... Read more »

Ten Chicago Athletes that Returned Late in their Careers

Lebron James is not the first athlete to return to a franchise later in his career. Many Chicago athletes that left Chicago returned to the Windy City later in their careers. Most of these players returned on the downside of their careers. The return of a once successful and popular athlete to where they once... Read more »

Being a Chicago Sports Fan One of My True Joys in Life

Being a Chicago Sports Fan One of My True Joys in Life
Every month Chicago Now challenges all of the bloggers to write a post on the same topic. We all take different paths to the same idea. This month’s assignment is ” “Write a love letter, but it can’t be to a person.” I have always loved sports since I can remember.  My father had Bulls... Read more »
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Ten Chicago Athletes that Retired too Late

Ten Chicago Athletes that Retired too Late
Paul Konerko’s return for a 16th season with the White Sox is baffling.  He finished 2013 with his White Sox career lows of 12 home runs and 54 runs batted in. After making the all-star team the three previous seasons, Paulie slumped significantly last year. Jose Abreu’s emergence and with Adam Dunn unlikely to be... Read more »

Being a Sports Fan Is One of Life's Best Guilty Pleasures

Being a Sports Fan Is One of Life's Best Guilty Pleasures
We are on the eve of the NCAA Tournament beginning in full force.  The great american pastime of office pools, getting away from work to watch the games and wearing schools colors is a right of  passage in March. For our March assignment for the monthly Blogapalooza, we were assigned “Write a post passionately defending... Read more »

The Worst Uniforms in Chicago Sports History

Quite possibly the worst idea in the history of sportswear. The White Sox donned shorts in the 1976 season, because Bill Veeck thought his players were too hot.
The Bulls Christmas Day uniforms were the latest attempt by the NBA to promote alternate jerseys and sell more product. This is not a new phenomenon. Alternate and/or bad jerseys go back as far as there have been sports teams in Chicago. Here is a look at the worst.
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Hahn Moves Fortify White Sox Future

Hahn Moves Fortify White Sox Future
Since taking over as the General Manager in 2012, Rick Hahn has made a variety of moves to upgrade the White Sox. After a successful 2012 season, the White Sox had optimism heading into 2013. A 99 loss season with a largely veteran team necessitated moving the team in different direction. He has made a... Read more »