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  1. Thomas doesn't bottle his excitement

    Doug Padilla

    SAN DIEGO -- Hall of Famer Frank Thomas is raising a toast to Chicago baseball, and not just on the South Side of town. Thomas, who now fronts a line of beer and recently has opened a Chicago-area brewhouse, among his baseball-related duties, was ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  2. Abreu, Ramirez named Silver Sluggers

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Wherever Jose Abreu decides to buy a home, he would be smart to make sure it includes a rather large trophy room. Abreu and Chicago White Sox teammate Alexei Ramirez both earned American League Silver Slugger Awards on Thursday, with th...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  3. Stock watch: Sale making Cy Young push

    Doug Padilla

    RISING Chris Sale, SP: The left-hander looks like he will have to go it alone in a final push for a potential Cy Young Award. Sale is just 1-2 over his last six starts (the team is 2-4 in those starts), while posting a tidy 2.08 ERA over that sp...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  4. Abreu pleased with direction of offense

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - As the losses mount, the Chicago White Sox still have a chance to accomplish some impressive feats, especially on offense. As expected, if it has to do with the offense, then Jose Abreu must be involved. Abreu's .308 batting average at t...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  5. Impressive Abreu still trending upward

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- For those still holding out, believing it's not practical to predict greatness for a player with only four months of major league experience, it is time to give in to the reality. Barring injury, Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abr...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  6. Thomas shows emotion in 'grand finale'

    Doug Padilla

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Showing a heart that was just as big as any of the eye-popping numbers he produced in a storied career, Frank Thomas was moved to tears during his Hall of Fame induction speech Sunday. Thomas was, in fact, the only inductee to...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  7. Thomas' teammate list goes 138 deep

    Doug Padilla

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Frank Thomas delivered what figures to be the most memorable speech at Sunday's National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony with an address that was both emotional and full of thanks. At the tail end of the speech, Thoma...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  8. Frank Thomas: 'This is big-time stuff'

    Doug Padilla

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Frank Thomas came to the plate more than 10,000 times in his career, yet Sunday's march into the spotlight will be the most pressure-packed of his career. Maybe he should wear his spikes and take a bat up to the dais when he m...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  9. Thomas' success started behind scenes

    Doug Padilla

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- There are plenty of traits that led Frank Thomas to one of the best careers in baseball history, but it might have been an awareness of his own swing that yielded Hall of Fame credentials. Picking apart Thomas' positive offens...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  10. 'Hawk' to celebrate La Russa at HOF

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The only man to ever fire Tony La Russa as a manager will be in Cooperstown, N.Y., this weekend to celebrate La Russa's induction into the Hall of Fame. Ken "Hawk" Harrelson is a White Sox broadcaster now, known for an oft-criticized ex...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  11. Thomas turned doubts into Cooperstown

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The initial reactions to Frank Thomas were about what he couldn't do. That soon changed to the things he did which were unlike any other, and it eventually evolved into a Hall of Fame career. Thomas will be inducted Sunday into the Base...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  12. Jose Abreu wins rookie honor again

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- For the second time in three months, Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu has been named American League rookie of the month. Abreu nabbed the June honor by batting .313 with 10 home runs, 22 RBIs and a .667 slugging percentage in 25 ga...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  13. Rapid Reaction: White Sox 7, Giants 6

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox finished off a two-game series sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 7-6 victory Wednesday. How it happened: Jose Abreu got the scoring started with a two-run home run in the first inning, his 20th of the season....

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  14. Jose Abreu's No. 79 is a hot seller

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Jose Abreu is so hot right now that he is surging into top-10 categories that don't have anything to do with offense. The American League's reigning player of the month and rookie of the month now is in the top 10 of jersey sales at Fana...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  15. Jose Abreu's achievements multiplying fast

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Jose Abreu's accomplishments -- both significant and obscure -- continue to grow by the day as the rookie takes Major League Baseball by storm. On Sunday it was just another ho-hum four-RBI day that included a home run and a slew of mil...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  16. Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 3, White Sox 1

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox fell 3-1 to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, losing a home series for the first time this season. How it happened: The White Sox's Chris Sale and the Red Sox's Jon Lester were locked in a pitchers' duel. Sale lost ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014