Buehrle, Howry making due without best stuff
4/27... The Tribune reports that Bob Howry no longer possess his great fastball and Mark Buehrle has been struggling to find his nasty sinker, but both pitchers have adjusted.
Beating the Tribe's drum!
Six of seven wins over Cleveland is good enough for most Sox Fans, and WSI's Dave Schmitt is no exception. Plus Kenny's moves and sticking up for Comiskey, too. One more Sox Fan's opinion!
Will Sox give Ventura a welcome home?
4/23... The Tribune reports that while the Sox haven't made any formal announcements yet on Robin Ventura's first game back at Comiskey, Frank Thomas thinks he'll be welcomed back warmly by the fans, at very least.
MOR(e) ON Sox Attendance!
The Sox complete their first successful series at home, and the Chicago media wastes no time covering the REAL story, their compulsive infatuation with empty seats at Comiskey. WSI's Dan Helpingstine offers the most insightful column on the subject Sox Fans will find anywhere.
A Better Ballpark for Sox Fans!
A third phase of renovations at Comiskey is carried out, while the Cubune plays hardball with the neighborhood, wrapping their ballpark in ugly plastic. WSI's Hal Vickery wonders how Sox Fans will respond in the final segment of this series.
Lofton looking like steal of the year
4/19... CBS reports that CF Kenny Lofton is being grossly underpaid at $1.025 million for the Sox this year after sparking the Sox's offense to an explosion over Cleveland.
Sox notes and quotes
4/19... CBS reports that the Sox may soon carry 11 pitchers, while minor leaguers Joe Crede, Willie Harris, and Tim Hummel may be called up as well as other Sox relates notes and quotes.
A Ballmall for Chicago?
The Sox succeed in building a modern new ballpark to compete in the modern era, but troubles become obvious almost immediately. In part two of his three-part series, WSI's Hal Vickery recounts the failed expectations of New Comiskey.
White (hot) Sox take second straight from Cleveland
4/17... The Tribune reports that the combo of Mark Buehrle and the Sox offense was too much for the Indians to take. Sox take the second of the three-game set, 7-2.
Sox notes, quotes
4/17... CBS reports that center fielder Kenny Lofton isn't the only ex-Indian to don the Pale Hose pinstripes recently; however, Lofton has been quieter than former Cleveland departures and other Sox notes and quotes!
Jerry Reinsdorf bought the Sox, and the Tribune Company bought the Cubs within months of each other in 1981. In the first of this three-part series, WSI's Hal Vickery contrasts the early years for each ownership group, the fate of two franchises tied to their respective ballparks.
April 17... Sending a message!
Mark Buehrle falls behind allowing two first inning runs, then shuts the door as the Sox offense carves up Cleveland. Their ten-game winning streak has turned to a two-game losing streak playing our Sox!
Dealing with Denial
The Sox organization has made significant strides to overcome fan discontent that was building through the 1990's. Now WSI's Dan Helpingstine suggests perhaps the team ought to take the next step and come out of denial about the roots to lingering fan resentments.
Garland, Sox destroy Baltimore, 13-4 in series finale
4/15... The Tribune reports the Sox had no problems taking the series finale against Baltimore thanks to key performances by Jon Garland and Paul Konerko.
Sox felt they could come back... too bad they didn't
4/14... The Tribune reports that even though the Sox were down big to Baltimore, the team remained positive they could make a comeback... but they didn't.
Konerko busts out of slump, Sox win
4/13... The Tribune reports that Paul Konerko couldn't have picked a better time to remember how to hit, capping a 2-run 8th inning as the Sox defeat Baltimore, 4-3.
Rich Lindberg Speaks!
Richard Lindberg is Chicago's foremost authority on Sox history, author of such popular Sox Fan titles, as Who's on Third, Stealing First in a Two-Team Town, and The White Sox Encyclopedia. Rich discusses Sox baseball with our own Mark Liptak, another WSI exclusive!
Sox open home schedule on right (or is that left?) foot
4/13... The Tribune reports that young southpaw stole the spotlight in Friday's Home Opener, as well as silence any doubters about his role as Sox ace.
REAL Baseball Returns!
A two-week road odyssey ends with the return of REAL baseball to the Windy City! WSI's George Bova recounts all the reasons tFor Sox Fans to dream big dreams, and minimize stomach distress.
Big Hurt Errors!
Frank impresses with his strength, and disappoints with his fielding. Is anybody surprised? Coaches who don't get the job done, and a manager canned for the same. WSI's Dave Schmitt shares his Sox Fan's perspective!