Charlie Tilson is finally back in the major leagues. Tilson, currently ranked as the White Sox No. 15 prospect, was brought up from Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday, joining the active roster after the team placed Leury Garcia on the 10-day disabled list with a left knee sprain. Tilson, a Wilmette native and New Trier High School product, came over to the White Sox from the St. Louis Cardinals in a midseason trade in 2016 and got a hit in his first big league at-bat.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 3:19 pm
The decision comes more than a year after San Francisco 49ers then-quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to sit and kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner” as a protest against police brutality, inspiring other players to do the same. This isn’t the first time that the commissioner of the league has decided to clarify how players should act during the song. The anthem had become a mainstay at professional football stadiums shortly after the end of World War II, when NFL Commissioner Elmer Layden called for teams to play the national anthem at the beginning of games, continuing what had been seen by some as a temporary wartime show of patriotism.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 10:51 pm
St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Marcell Ozuna was scratched from Wednesday’s lineup due to being a late arrival to Busch Stadium after oversleeping. Ozuna said he was unsure what time he arrived at the ballpark for the afternoon contest against the Kansas City Royals. “I came to the park and said sorry to my teammates and my coach,” Ozuna told reporters following the Cardinals’ 5-2 loss in 10 innings.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 10:19 pm
May 23 (OPTA) – Box score from St. Louis Cardinals vs Kansas City Royals on Wednesday
Kansas City 5, St. Louis 2
Kansas City ab r h rbi bb so avg
Jay cf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .293
Posted: May 23, 2018, 8:23 pm