How can you raise your child without the trauma of picking sides in the Cubs-Sox rivalry? You may not believe it, but you can. Take it from this long-time sports reporter, who grew up loving both teams equally.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending my first White Sox spring training game (the experience was greatly enhanced by the fact that the Sox shut out the Mariners 5-0). Here are my observations on how spring training is different from South Side baseball:
The Cleveland Indians have acquired outfielder Kosuke Fukudome from the Chicago Cubs to help their sagging offense. The Indians dealt Triple-A right-hander Carlton Smith and Class-A outfielder Abner Abreu for Fukudome on Thursday, a day after being no-hit by the Angels Ervin
Although there will only be one Chicago Cub on the All-Star roster this year, the Cubs had more impressive showings in the past. For a while, there was one player who practically had a permanent spot: Ernie Banks, "Mr.