Whatever you think about the fairness of the long-term contract offered to Frank Thomas, can there be any doubt what sort of owner made the offer in the first place? WSI's Hal Vickery remembers when the deal was announced--and there was no talk about diminished skills.
Just when they think management's foolishness can't get any worse, the White Sox prove their fans wrong again! WSI's Hal Vickery wonders how many more Sox Fans will walk away from the team for the real family entertainment in Chicago's suburbs after the latest Sox price increase.
Phil Rogers Speaks!
The Chicago Tribune's major league baseball columnist shares his views on the state of the game in the city, dealing with management at 35th & Shields and Tribune Tower, and Sox championship prospects in light of the new labor deal. Mark Liptak shares yet another WSI EXCLUSIVE interview!
More Price Increases!
As the Sox announce another price increase for 2003, here's the most complete resource for Sox Fans to learn the truth about the team's financial struggles caused by the infamous upper deck. Comiskey bleacher seats now cost more than UD box and WSI predicted it nearly four years ago!
The REAL Cost of Comiskey's Upper Deck
While the cost of fixing Comiskey's upper deck may be prohibitive, what is the cost of doing nothing at all? WSI takes a closer look at what the REAL cost of the upper deck's lousy design.
Satisfied with .500?
Whatever hope new young ballplayers bring for 2003, can Sox Fans ever imagine this outfit getting over the hump with current Sox management still calling the shots? WSI's Hal Vickery notes the team's sharp decline the past two seasons and is skeptical where the team is heading next.