1. Chicago White Sox: Five Things to Look For This Spring

    Note: Originally posted by Tommy Barbee on BaseballDigest.com (March 6, 2009)Although there are plenty of questions this season, there’s a palpable feeling of optimism about the young players the White Sox brass has proudly assembled...

    Thomas Barbee Written by Thomas Barbee about over 5 years ago 236 reads 1 comments

  2. Open Mic: Ned Yost Ousting Makes For Confused Fan

    There's a great history of managers who rub the front office the wrong way. Even just looking at this year alone, there are three prime examples in Willie Randolph, John McLaren and John Gibbons...

    Thomas Barbee Written by Thomas Barbee about 6 years ago 362 reads 6 comments

  3. The Chicago White Sox's Trade-Deadline Wish List

    This has been an odd week for the Chicago White Sox, all things considered. While Thome and Konerko continue to slump their way through the season (with Swisher still bringing up the ...

    Thomas Barbee Written by Thomas Barbee about over 6 years ago 529 reads 3 comments

  4. Barry Zito: The $126-Million Man

    Hindsight is a funny thing, especially when it seems like you're one of the few people that know better. For example, as a child of the '80s, I vaguely remember enough from that time to know that it's not really worth repeating...

    Thomas Barbee Written by Thomas Barbee about over 6 years ago 1,133 reads 12 comments

  5. Cubs-White Sox: The Most Overhyped Series in Sports

    According to the Chicago Tribune home page, there are two hours, fourteen minutes, and thirty seconds until the opener of the famed Red-Line series between the Cubs and White Sox...

    Thomas Barbee Written by Thomas Barbee about over 6 years ago 1,486 reads 12 comments

  6. New York Mets: Why Omar Minaya Should Be the Next To Go

    Today, Mets' manager Willie Randolph was mercifully relieved of his duties, as was first-base coach Tom Nieto and pitching coach Rick Peterson...

    Thomas Barbee Written by Thomas Barbee about over 6 years ago 398 reads 3 comments

  7. Cedric Benson: Man, You Messed Up

    Remember that skit from Chappelle's Show that went through time showing how the different "generations" of Dave Chappelle attempted to fight the law and had the repeated line, "man [insert person ...

    Thomas Barbee Written by Thomas Barbee about over 6 years ago 590 reads 3 comments

  8. Jim Thome: What He Must Do to Become Successful Again

    You know, it's hard to keep the kids happy these days. Even in this post-Mitchell Report era, chicks still dig the long ball, to quote the famous Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine commercial from yesteryear...

    Thomas Barbee Written by Thomas Barbee about over 6 years ago 608 reads 3 comments

  9. Open Mic: Dear Willie Randolph, Man Up...

    A few weeks ago, Willie Randolph raised the ire of already perturbed Mets fans by suggesting that race was a factor in his current standing on the managerial hot seat...

    Thomas Barbee Written by Thomas Barbee about over 6 years ago 447 reads 0 comments

  10. The Trouble With The NCAA

    I'm hardly an expert when it comes to this issue. There weren't highlights of me playing ball in high school on the local news, much less on ESPN...

    Thomas Barbee Written by Thomas Barbee about over 6 years ago 429 reads 0 comments

  11. Chicago White Sox: Five Keys of the Week (5/2-5/5 @ Toronto Blue Jays)

    Mark Buehrle must set the pace Take advantage of RISP Stay ahead of hitters Get to the SP early Don't let Alex Rios beat you Mark Buehrle must set the pace Buehrle takes the ...

    Thomas Barbee Written by Thomas Barbee about over 6 years ago 486 reads 4 comments

  12. In the Mind of White Sox hitting coach Greg Walker: Stop Blaming Me

    I've tried to keep my cool, but really, I'm tired of this. All of you fans out there are throwing your arms up in disgust in reaction to our team hitting a collective .242...

    Thomas Barbee Written by Thomas Barbee about over 6 years ago 770 reads 1 comments

  13. White Sox Starter Gavin Floyd Is Strutting His Stuff

    A week and a half ago, John Danks shut down the Cleveland Indians' offense in a very important start. This time, Gavin Floyd did the same to the Detroit Tigers...

    Thomas Barbee Written by Thomas Barbee about over 6 years ago 352 reads 0 comments

  14. White Sox-Twins: Joe Crede Clutch as Chicago Wins Home Opener

    At US Cellular Field, there was a distinct buzz for the home opener-- a buzz that hadn't been felt since the Sox made a playoff push in 2005...

    Thomas Barbee Written by Thomas Barbee about over 6 years ago 484 reads 2 comments

  15. Chicago White Sox: Ozzie Guillen Stopped Worrying and Loves "the Cuban Missile"

    Although the Sox have only played two games thus far, there are questions that are beginning to surface already...

    Thomas Barbee Written by Thomas Barbee about over 6 years ago 675 reads 6 comments

  16. Cubs Opener: Fans Embrace Kosuke Fukudome, He Returns the Favor

    To prevent my blood from reaching a full boil thanks to the cardiac arrest-inducing Sox game, I kept checking back in with the Cubs opener. While the game was delayed 41 minutes due to rain delay, the Cubs did a great job honoring Mr...

    Thomas Barbee Written by Thomas Barbee about over 6 years ago 1,027 reads 0 comments

  17. White Sox vs. Indians Opener: Marked-Up

    Wow, was that an ugly opener or what?In a game of two aces facing off against each other, the best pitcher of the game was... Nick Masset...

    Thomas Barbee Written by Thomas Barbee about over 6 years ago 486 reads 1 comments

  18. Putting the Bulls (and Their Fans) Out of Their Misery

    In a season that has played out like a Made for TV movie version of Animal House meets Bad News Bears, it's time for the Bulls to just stop now and forget about providing any kind of redemption for the fans that have put up with their crap...

    Thomas Barbee Written by Thomas Barbee about over 6 years ago 440 reads 1 comments

  19. Chicago White Sox Preview: Making You Forget 2007 Ever Happened

    "These ain't your daddy's White Sox...We're going to keep going after a championship as aggressively as we can...

    Thomas Barbee Written by Thomas Barbee about over 6 years ago 780 reads 2 comments