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Canadian clubbing

A series of loosely connected observations after a stress-free evening… No. 1: After belting two homers in an 11-1 trouncing of the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night — including the season’s first grand slams — the White Sox are…

Danks, Sox bridge gap

John Danks became the last arbitration-eligible player to sign a 2010 contract, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $3.45 million. My first reaction was that there would be no long-term deal this year.  Then I realized that Tuesday was the…

Pena on board; Danks remains

Add Tony Pena’s salary to the books.  He and the Sox agreed to a $1.2 million contract, meaning every arbitration-eligible player is set for 2010 with the exception of John Danks. Expect to wait until late Wednesday for any news…

Shot at record a 'Bridge too far

Some of you may have been disappointed by Brent Lillibridge’s RBI “single” in Monday’s 6-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians. As well you should. Not only did Lillibridge drive in his first and only run of the season with a…