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Fat Elvis and the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Lance Berkman, known as among other things Fat Elvis, retired this week ending a 15 year career in which he was for many years one of the top hitters in baseball. Berkman is a strong candidate for most overlooked great player of his generation, but is also a symbol of the problems facing the Hall of Fame.

If Men Had Periods, Women Would Know All About It

Yashar Ali | Posted 04.02.2012 | Women
Yashar Ali

Why is our culture so intent on protecting men from hearing about or discussing a woman's reproductive health?

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 10.26.2011 | New York
Len Berman

This promises to be a fascinating U.S. Open starting Monday. Is anyone healthy? Will somebody come out of nowhere to make the finals?

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 10.19.2011 | New York
Len Berman

They sure sound like fun, The Redneck Olympics in Hebron, Maine. Just the usual events involving lots of mud and the tossing of toilet seats. Well, the real Olympic guys weren't amused.

Thome's Chase to 600 Home Runs 14% More Expensive Than A-Rod's

Jesse Lawrence | Posted 10.18.2011 | Sports
Jesse Lawrence

Jim Thome became only the 8th player in MLB history to hit 600 home runs. We decided to take a look at how ticket prices for his chase compared with the last player to reach the milestone, Alex Rodriguez.

Meet MLB's Quiet Slugger

Posted 10.17.2011 | Sports

Some random summer day in the future, a baseball player—possibly Albert Pujols, possibly someone else—is going to hit his 600th home run, and we...

Jim Thome: Is 600 Home Runs Not What It Used to Be?

Danny Groner | Posted 09.18.2011 | Sports
Danny Groner

While Thome has earned the distinction over the course of a 21-year career, some commentators are wondering if his pending accomplishment forces us to reassess what 600 homers means anymore.

Jim Thome To Leave The White Sox

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ozzie Guillen's most glaring weakness as a manager probably has been parting ways with his White Sox players. Guillen often has tiptoed out of his off...

White Sox Stars Jim Thome And Paul Konerko Speak Out Against State Budget Cuts

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVE MCKINNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sox stars Paul Konerko and Jim Thome wrote a letter to the editor to the Chicago Sun-Times and other newspapers, urging lawmakers not to allow massive...

Sox Season a Success? You Can Put it on the Board

Jon Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jon Greenberg

There were few tears, if any, shed Monday night by a Sox team that never quit, even as it was running on fumes. This team didn't promise a World Series. There was no "curse" to break. The epitaph of the 2008 White Sox? They lived on the edge and died with their spikes on.

Balls in Our Fields: Chicago Says Let's Play Two

Jon Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jon Greenberg

The Cell isn't even the center of Chicago's baseball world this year. I was at that place, Wrigley Field, Tuesday for the Cubs-Dodgers workout, where pre-game interviews consisted of finding a dozen different ways to ask someone how it feels to do something they haven't done yet.

Meet Carlos Quentin

Sam Panayotovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sam Panayotovich

Here we are only five months into his Chicago career and the Sox are relying not on Jim Thome or captain Paul Konerko, but rallying behind Carlos Quentin.