White Sox Business

Attendance could force Sox to be sellers

With all the media shaming about attendance at Sox games, what does it actually mean to the team's bottom line?

No White Sox surprises in leaked Astros emails

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Accurate or not, purported communications between clubs fit neatly in Rick Hahn's offseason narrative

Right on Q: Sox on the Radio

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A brief history of the White Sox and their radio partners.

Keppinger DFA admirable, unusual

Club uncharacteristically eats $8.5 million to give younger players an opportunity

White Sox-Cubs the Second City's second series

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Crosstown Cup loses luster when Chicago is occupied with the pursuit of a more prestigious trophy

Right on Q: Jose Abreu and Dick Allen

In 1972, Dick Allen transformed the White Sox. Jose Abreu can do the same.

Right on Q: Putting attendance in perspective

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The White Sox are playing in an empty ballpark. But they are not alone.

Sale section the best of White Sox's new offerings

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You don't need meat-on-a-stick to show up to U.S. Cellular Field this season

Right on Q: The Frozen Grass of Home

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Roger Bossard works to fix a baseball field that was ravaged by the Polar Vortex.

Right on Q: Selling the Sox

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A look at the recent history of White Sox advertising.

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A/V Room: 'Inside Look' with Don Cooper; first ad

Pitching coach lets it fly in half-hour feature, while the marketing campaign plays it safe

Stone: More sabermetrics coming to broadcasts

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Analyst says booth will try to explain advanced statistics a year after Hawk Harrelson introduced "TWTW" to the world

Phillies tread same path as White Sox

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The Phillies reported to the NCAA that two of their unsigned 2013 draftees violated the "no agent" rule. The White Sox did the same thing more than 20 years ago. What effect did it have on later...

MLB owners to eliminate pensions for non-players

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Despite opposition from White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, MLB owners voted to slash or eliminate defined benefit pension plans for non-uniformed personnel.

Spring training ticket prices sneakily on the rise

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All weekend games carry premier pricing, Cubs or not

Jerry Reinsdorf offers clues about 2014 payroll

Chairman says front office is "well below the budget number" given for next season

Right on Q: Analyzing White Sox attendance

The White Sox were a dud on the field; but attendance could have been much worse.

Terrerobytes: Attendance problem easy to diagnose

Plus: Jeff Keppinger talks about his shoulder, Hawk Harrelson is eligible for the Frick Award, and Philip Humber's misfortune continues

White Sox, black comedy

Taking a moment to thank everybody except for most of the people who played the games

Terrerobytes: A genuine broadcast highlight

Plus: Carlos Gomez upsets the Atlanta Braves, Chris Sale is his own worst hype man, and Jose Abreu showcases are in store

Terrerobytes: Recalibrating the aim of broadcasts

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Plus: Marcus Semien's brush with greatness, Josh Phegley has a lot on his plate, and Chris Sale is a bag of something

It's all about the money

The Sox got their third top 20 prospect out of the trading season, but the extra $10 million for this season and $27 million for next year might be the most valuable prospect of all.

The return of Thome is more interesting than usual

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Usually negligible to the public until proven otherwise, the "special assistant" role has been redefined after Robin Ventura's ascendancy

Terrerobytes: DJ's rant wasn't bad, either

Plus: Alexei Ramirez doesn't delve into troubles, and Jake Peavy and Paul Konerko are sore

Bad baseball allows Hawk to make his mark

Dropped pop-up jeopardizes the game and broadcaster's health, but fans will remember it

Right on Q: Analyzing White Sox attendance

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The 2013 White Sox are ahead of last year in one important category: attendance.

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