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  1. 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
  2. Sox's Abreu off to a Puig-like start

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- It didn't take long for Puig-mania to surface in Los Angeles, and less than a year later, another sensation appears ready to take hold. Jose Abreu is the latest Cuban baseball prodigy to burst onto the scene, with a 10-game start for th...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  3. Sox shakeup delivers a solid first day

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox shook a giant snow globe this winter, and when the bits and pieces finally came to rest Monday afternoon, it showed a perfectly balanced scene. New leadoff man Adam Eaton was wreaking havoc just as he was expected t...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  4. Jones impressive early in camp

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Early indications show that Nate Jones is ready to show even more this season. After bursting upon the scene in 2012 with an impressive rookie season, Jones doesn't seem content to merely duplicate that success. He has looked as...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  5. 2012 Cubs recap: First base

    Doug Padilla

    Doug Padilla reviews the Cubs by position this week. Today he focuses on first base. When Anthony Rizzo arrived on the scene in late June to join a floundering Chicago Cubs team, one skeptic marveled at all the fuss. "So um, what exactly is Riz...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  6. Will Cubs seek other options at 3B?

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - The improvements Josh Vitters needs to make will have to take place behind the scenes over the next few days as the young third baseman has started to see limited playing time. Vitters was brought up in August to get some exposure at the...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  7. Late start at Wrigley provides odd scene

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Scenes don't come any stranger than they did Monday at Wrigley Field when the upper deck was mostly empty, the owner was shaking hands in the bleachers during the game and players could hear everyday conversations in the stands between pitc...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  8. LaHair ends power drought with home run

    Doug Padilla

    MILWAUKEE - Bryan LaHair couldn't quite remember when he hit his last home run. "Well, it's been a while, I know that," he said. "I'm just battling right now and working hard behind the scenes and trying to get things figured out. I've been havin...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  9. Ventura's aim: Early sense of urgency

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - The way it sounded from Robin Ventura, the window for easing the minds of White Sox fans appears to be a narrow one. Ventura might be new to the manager scene, but he isn't naive. He knows White Sox fans aren't exactly teeming with optim...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  10. Humber just wants to be a magnet for wins

    Doug Padilla

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Phil Humber continues to be a good sport about it, but Monday's outing was the third consecutive outing where he was hit by a comebacker. The first was Aug. 18, in a frightening scene when he took a line drive off his forehead again...

    Blog | September 05, 2011
  11. Santos has yet to watch "The Club"

    Doug Padilla

    SEATTLE-- Despite having one of the more emotional moments in Sunday's debut of the White Sox-based reality show "The Club," relief pitcher Sergio Santos said he has yet to watch the program. In one scene during spring training, general manager Ken ...

    Blog | July 19, 2010