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Hahn new GM of Chicago White Sox

Rick Hahn, a Chicago native who has been with the Chicago White Sox since October 2000 and helped build the 2005 World Series Champion and 2008 postseason teams, is the team’s new senior vice president/general manager, and longtime senior vice president/general manager Kenny Williams was promoted to executive vice president. Howard Pizer also was named […]

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Glendale: We need to rework spring-training leases

The upcoming mayoral election in Glendale, Az., has some importance for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, as candidate Jerry Weiers wants to renegotiate the teams’ leases for the Camelback Ranch complex. The issue: Glendale is collapsing under the weight of sports-facility debt, relating both to the spring-training complex and Arena, the […]

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Hamilton calls last game; will return for a single sign-off

Milo Hamilton, one of the great broadcasters in baseball, called his last game for the Houston Astros last night, culminating a 67-year career in baseball. The 85-year-old Hamilton has been behind the Astros mike for the last 28 years, the last stint in a career that began broadcasting minor-league games in the Quad Cities and included stops […]

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MLB 2014 season to open in Australia?

The 2014 Major League Baseball season could begin at the Sydney Cricket Grounds in Australia, as officials there prepare a multimillion-dollar bid to land a commitment. Opening a season out of the country is becoming a routine things for Major League Baseball; this season saw the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics start their seasons in […]

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Selig: Rivalry series may survive interleague play

The two annual rivalry series may survive a scheduling reconfiguration in 2013 because of their popularity with fans, according to MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. Right now there are two three-game rivalry interleague series — Yankees/Mets, Cubs/White Sox, Twins/Brewers, Rays/Marlins, A’s/Giants, Angels/Dodgers, etc. — that are popular in terms of box-office appeal and ratings, particularly in larger cities where […]

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