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May 21, 2006
On May 19, 2006 ROBERT J. COMISKEY; beloved husband of the late Lois Mary Comiskey; dear father of Dennis M. and Patrick J.; loving grandfather of Alexandra K. Comiskey. Friends may call on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. at STERLING-ASHTON-SCHWAB-WITZKE FUNERAL HOME OF CATONSVILLE, INC., 1630 Edmondson Avenue (1 mi. W. of Beltway Exit 14). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 A.M. Thursday at St. Mark Catholic Church. Interment in Garrison Forest Veteran's Cemetery.
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May 23, 2006
On May 19, 2006 ROBERT J. COMISKEY; beloved husband of the late Lois Mary Comiskey; dear father of Dennis M. and Patrick J.; loving grandfather of Alexandra K. Comiskey. Friends may call on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. at STERLING-ASHTON-SCHWAB-WITZKE FUNERAL HOME OF CATONSVILLE, INC., 1630 Edmondson Avenue (1 mi. W. of Beltway Exit 14). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 A.M. Thursday at St. Mark Catholic Church. Interment in Garrison Forest Veteran's Cemetery.
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NEWS
By Paul Greenberg | September 27, 1990
THIS IS the last season for good ol' Comiskey Park on Chicago's South Side -- good 80-year-old Comiskey Park, to be exact. It's the oldest ballpark in the majors -- older even than Fenway in Boston and Tiger Stadium in Detroit and stylish Wrigley Field on the North Side. Comiskey Park will have to go to make room for, of course, a parking lot. The lot will serve the new, space-PaulGreenbergage Comiskey Park nearing completion just across the street. It won't be the same, even if it does have natural grass and good sight lines.
NEWS
By JEFF BARKER and JEFF BARKER,SUN REPORTER | October 22, 2005
WASHINGTON -- Those old enough to have witnessed even an aging "Shoeless Joe" Jackson play baseball still marvel at a man with one of the sweetest strokes the game has ever seen. Part of it, they say, was the size of his hands. They were so large that they seemed to envelop "Black Betsy," the slightly curved, stained hickory bat that he swung so fluidly and had lovingly mounted on a wall of his South Carolina home after he retired. But for all his baseball acumen, Jackson would probably have had a hard time grasping that the debate over his banishment from the game would continue, with Congress playing a role, 85 years after he was among eight Chicago White Sox players banned in 1920 for allegedly conspiring to fix the 1919 World Series.
SPORTS
By Mark Hyman | April 18, 1991
The ballpark was built for baseball, and that's all. Everything about the design shouts Ozzie Guillen. Or was that Jack McDowell?For starters, the seats all point toward the playing field. Small point, you say? Try sitting in the upper deck at Memorial Stadium or another multipurpose park, gazing out at the 50-yard line.Welcome to the new Comiskey Park, Chicago's new baseball park, where baseball will be the first and only game.This afternoon, a sellout crowd of 44,702 fans is expected to sink into the roomy seats at the new Comiskey Park for the long-awaited opening of the Chicago White Sox's modern home field.
SPORTS
By Blair Kamin and Blair Kamin,Chicago Tribune | June 30, 1991
CHICAGO -- New Comiskey Park is big and brawny, like many of the highly paid players who play in it. But will this building ever be beloved?Don't bet on it.Sure, the Chicago White Sox are the second-best draw this year in the American League (the Toronto Blue Jays rank first). And, yes, Comiskey has an exploding scoreboard, handsome arches and other trappings designed to make it a new-age park with old-time charm.But wait until the novelty wears off. And wait 'til next year, when the new Camden Yards ballpark opens in Baltimore.
SPORTS
By Ken Rosenthal | April 22, 1991
CHICAGO -- Fans gather on ramps at the new Comiskey Park taking pictures. The old Comiskey is just across 35th Street, and a wrecking ball has left the rightfield corner exposed. For those requiring one last dose of nostalgia, it's the perfect photo opportunity.The view for Orioles fans won't be as dramatic at Camden Yards next year, for Memorial Stadium will remain standing on the other side of town. But after 38 years, the range of emotions will be similar, and understandably so.The old Comiskey opened in 1910, and like Memorial Stadium many believed it should endure.
NEWS
By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Sun Staff Correspondent | April 19, 1991
CHICAGO -- He peeked into luxury suites, strolled crowded concourses and, of all things, looked in at the press box.He wanted to know about the seating capacity. He asked why the upper deck had such a pronounced slant. Politely, he inquired why the elevators arrived late or not at all.He watched a couple of innings of the ballgame and even answered the burning question, what does Gov. William Donald Schaefer eat for lunch at a baseball game?(Answer: a hot dog and a giant soft pretzel.)But there was another question to be asked yesterday afternoon:What was Maryland's governor doing at the grand opening of the Comiskey Park, the new $135 million home of the Chicago White Sox?
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck | April 26, 1991
Baltimore Orioles manager Frank Robinson was impressed with the new Comiskey Park, but he wasn't thrilled with a couple of features he feels might give the Chicago White Sox an unfair advantage.Robinson told The Evening Sun that he feels the White Sox video room is too close to the dugout and that a panel of padding in front of the home dugout shields the White Sox from view while allowing them to watch everything that goes on in the visitors' dugout."It's no big deal," Robinson said. "I just said that whatever they have in their dugout should be given to the visiting team, too. I didn't accuse anyone of anything.
SPORTS
By Ken Rosenthal | April 23, 1991
CHICAGO -- The suit, that's what everyone asks about. Roland Hemond wore it the day the Chicago White Sox clinched the AL West title in 1983. It became a champagne-drenched symbol, and the club displayed it in a glass-enclosed case outside the press dining room in the old Comiskey Park.Now Hemond is making his first visit to the new Comiskey, and the suit is nowhere in sight. "They haven't found it yet," the Orioles' general manager says, chuckling. "It hasn't been unpacked. Maybe it's over there being demolished."
SPORTS
May 16, 2004
It's a fact Adam LaRoche of the Braves was a bat boy for the White Sox when his father, Dave, was the pitching coach. Milestone Pedro Martinez reached 1,500 strikeouts with the Red Sox, second in team history to Roger Clemens (2,590). The number 32: doubleheaders at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago since 1991, when it opened as new Comiskey Park.
SPORTS
By Roch Kubatko | August 10, 2003
The images remain so vivid, so violent, that it's difficult to review them even by memory. Television replays aren't needed, especially for the man who was brutally attacked at Chicago's Comiskey Park and still carries the scars - both emotionally and physically. Can anyone blame Tom Gamboa, the former first base coach and current bullpen coach of the Kansas City Royals, for his anger toward the lenient sentence given to William Ligue Jr.? Can anyone fault him, and Major League Baseball officials, for failing to understand how a hard tackle and bare-fisted blows warrant only a slap on the wrist?
FEATURES
By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | July 12, 2003
The sharecropper of a bygone American era probably had little to be cheerful about, considering the cruel cycle of debt, the brutal poverty and backbreaking labor. Still, this particular "sharecropper" on this particular Thursday afternoon finds a way to be downright perky as he greets visitors to PassPort: Voyages of Discovery, but then the new Inner Harbor attraction is an upbeat kind of place. "I'm a sharecropper," says G. Scott Spence, offering a hearty handshake. Wearing blue overalls and straw hat and emitting the sort of vibes one seeks in motivational speakers, Spence ushers folks into "TimeElevator America," a combination cinematic history primer and amusement park ride now open for previews.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | April 1, 2003
International Tourist Attractions, a themed entertainment company with sites in Jerusalem, Rome and Cyprus, has opened its U.S. headquarters in Baltimore, where its first American-based venture is to make its debut in June. ITA will launch here with a 10,000-square-foot, $8.5 million entertainment complex to celebrate American history and the Chesapeake Bay at Pier 4 in mid-June, spokeswoman Melanie Sole said yesterday. The complex is to be the anchor tenant of the Cordish Co.'s office and retail complex adjacent to the Power Plant.
SPORTS
By Joe Christensen | July 19, 2002
The Orioles lost three of four against the White Sox in Chicago during their 4-11 start in April and haven't seen them since. While the Orioles have recovered to turn this into a respectable season, the White Sox have gone in the other direction. They led the American League Central on May 25 but have gone 17-32 since then and enter today trailing the Minnesota Twins by 11 games. The Orioles had no answer for White Sox leadoff man Kenny Lofton in April. In that four-game series at Comiskey Park, Lofton reached base 12 of the 16 times he came to the plate.
SPORTS
By Andy Knobel and Andy Knobel,SUN STAFF | June 9, 2002
There's nothing more tiresome than seeing yet another TV sports highlight clip of a poor fan snoring away during a baseball game. Well, hold the jokes about the national pastime putting people to sleep. This weekend, the ballpark has become a perfectly acceptable field of dreams. Two hundred fifty fans attending last night's game between the White Sox and Montreal Expos at Chicago's Comiskey Park got to sleep over. Right on the field. They got to camp out in the very spot where Magglio Ordonez camps out under fly balls.
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