Chicago White Sox

Orestes “Minnie” Minoso: A Reflection

by M.C. Antil on March 13, 2015

We were driving back to Comiskey Park. It was 1980; April to be exact. I was roughly a year into the first real job of my life, as a low-level ticket-hawker, gofer and all-purpose grunt for the Bill Veeck-era Chicago White Sox. And on that day Minnie Minoso and I were seated in the front seat of […]


The Big Donkey Takes Aim

by M.C. Antil on March 10, 2011

Sure, Kenny Williams has share of his critics.  Some media people who cover the Chicago White Sox say he can be prickly, cold and intemperate at times.  But never forget for a minute that what Kenny Williams may lack in warm-and-fuzzy he more than makes up for in mojo. Williams, a former standout wide receiver […]

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On Jason Lane, Johnny Cash and History Once Removed

by M.C. Antil on September 21, 2010

It was the bottom of the 10th inning, Game One of the 2005 World Series between the Houston Astros and my hometown Chicago White Sox.  The Sox closer Bobby Jenks had just given up two runs in the 9th to allow Houston to tie the game, and now as the Sox came to bat in […]