Don Cooper is ready for spring training: "Lack of conditioning, lack of preparation makes cowards of us all. We're going to make sure that conditioning and preparation is getting done.''
"I get annoyed when people have these question marks about everybody—that makes me say, 'All right, we'll show you,' " Cooper said before conducting a pitching session for youngsters at the Bulls/Sox Academy in Lisle. "Like I said last year, we're going to turn these question marks into exclamation points — somehow."
Don Cooper on Buehrle's rain-shortened outing: "We'll treat today's game like a sideline for Buehrle. He'll have Saturday and Sunday off and pitch Monday," Cooper added.