Chicago White Sox defeat Seattle Mariners, 9-5

Chinese military commander Sun Tzu believed in deception, writing, ''All warfare is based on deception.

Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable ... when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make them believe we are near ...''

General manager Ken Williams read Tzu's Art of War.

Let's start the paper trail with that fact.

Where the trail ends? That will show itself when the trade deadline comes to an end just ov...

Even in late May, when the White Sox were bottoming out, all but written off as a failure for 2010, there was a classic moment in the visitors' clubhouse in Cleveland.

J.J. Putz's finely tuned ear to children's shows took note that Ramon Castro's deep, hoarse-sounding voice was strikingly similar to that of the ''Cookie Monster.'' So Putz had Castro stand behind him, out of sight, and say, ''I want cookies,'' then making a sound as if he was gobbling up a batch of the m...