Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com

Paul Sullivan

chicagotribune.com

Contact Paul

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

Recent:
  • chicagotribune.com
  • Sun Sentinel
Past:
  • New York Daily News
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • Hartford Courant
  • The Baltimore Sun

Recent articles by Paul:

Column: Let’s just fast forward through the tedious MLB negotiations to the end for the eventual — and obvious — solution

The back-and-forth between the two sides has been tedious, to say the least, so we’ve decided to fast-forward through the rest of the MLB talks and reveal how it will all play out in October. → Read More

Pete Ricketts, the governor of Nebraska and former Chicago Cubs co-owner, apologizes for ‘you people’ comment during a meeting with black community leaders

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, a former co-owner of the Chicago Cubs, apologized for referring to black people as “you people” during a meeting with community leaders in Omaha. → Read More

Column: Stick to sports? Not now. It’s time for all Chicagoans to speak out against the violence of Saturday night.

The incidents Saturday night in Chicago are how a peaceful movement fails, by giving haters the opportunity to claim protesters were more intent on criminal acts. It plays into the hands of those who want to divide us instead of unite us. → Read More

What is the deadline date for a decision to start the season? And what’s the holdup? 12 questions as Major League Baseball and the players union enter a key week of negotiations.

The fate of the 2020 Major League Baseball season could be decided by the end of next week, which most have pointed to as a soft deadline for an agreement. → Read More

The day in 1987 Ronnie ‘Woo’ Wickers was discovered alive — and delivering pizzas in a Chicago Cubs uniform — after a published report of his death

In the third in our series on non-classic Chicago sports moments, here’s a recap of the day Chicago Cubs fan Ronnie "Woo Woo" Wickers was discovered alive on May 28, 1987, after reports of his untimely death. → Read More

The pandemic has increased money anxiety. Therapists hope to cure that.

The pandemic is an ideal time to lay bare people’s psychological struggles around money, she said, because the financial fallout from closing the U.S. economy for months is far from certain. Add to that the guesswork around how lockdown orders may have changed consumer spending habits. → Read More

Chicago Cubs are cutting salaries for non-playing employees, from manager David Ross on down

The Cubs baseball operations and business operations departments and those with uniform employee contracts — which includes manager David Ross and his coaches, scouts, minor-league managers and coaches and other non-playing personnel — are all affected by the salary reductions. → Read More

Fire damages home in Lakeview’s Alta Vista Terrace District

A small house fire broke out Thursday morning in the North Alta Vista Terrace Historic District in Lakeview. → Read More

Column: Hey, Tom Boerwinkle didn’t deserve that cheap shot in 'The Last Dance’

During an otherwise enjoyable night of watching the final episodes of “The Last Dance,” a non sequitur about former Chicago Bulls center Tom Boerwinkle got me screaming at my flatscreen. “Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!” → Read More

Column: Michael Jordan singled me out about something I wrote during the Chicago Bulls’ championship run in 1991. Here’s why.

I had a human encounter with a superhuman athlete that still resonates after 29 years. It was when Michael Jordan took exception to something I wrote about his criticism of John Paxson. → Read More

Column: Has baseball reached its endgame? A hypothetical look back at the demise of our national pastime.

If Major League Baseball players and owners can't reach an agreement on how to split revenues to start the 2020 season, the sport might never recover. → Read More

Not quite a classic: The night White Sox outfielder Tony Phillips punched a Brewers fan — during a game

In the second in our series on non-classic Chicago sports moments, here’s a recap of the night White Sox left fielder Tony Phillips punched a heckling Brewers fan on May 15, 1996, at County Stadium in Milwaukee. → Read More

Commissioner Rob Manfred is hopeful MLB can reach a deal with players — and says baseball could lose nearly $4 billion without a season

Commissioner Rob Manfred said Major League Baseball is hoping to strike a deal with players to start in early July and that teams stand to lose nearly $4 billion if the 2020 season is not played. → Read More

Column: As Gov. Pritzker chides MLB players for ‘holding out for ... high salaries,’ baseball risks a black eye if owners and the union can’t reach a deal

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker weighed in Tuesday on Major League Baseball’s plan to start an 82-game season in early July. Without going into specifics about the proposal, Pritzker seemed to suggest players should accept the offer for the sake of fans who miss the game. → Read More

Column: Pros and cons of MLB’s proposed plan for baseball returning in July, from regional schedules to expanded playoffs

While MLB owners and the players union will need to hammer out agreements on items such as player compensation and safety provisions, at least they finally have something concrete to negotiate after almost two months of leaks and speculation. → Read More

Column: Pros and cons of MLB’s proposed plan for baseball returning in July, from regional schedules to expanded playoffs

While MLB owners and the players union will need to hammer out agreements on items such as player compensation and safety provisions, at least they finally have something concrete to negotiate after almost two months of leaks and speculation. → Read More

Column: Michael Jordan’s baseball fantasy — and his failure with the Chicago White Sox — is a big part of his legend

Seeing again how Michael Jordan's memorable journey as a minor-league outfielder in the Chicago White Sox system played out reminds us anew of the city’s never-ending obsession with all things Michael. → Read More

10 lasting memories of Landon ‘Sonny’ Cox from reporters who covered the King High School coach’s reign

Landon "Sonny" Cox enjoyed the give-and-take with reporters and always had something interesting to say. Some rival coaches called him a self-promoter, which was true, but mostly he wanted recognition for his King High School players. → Read More

Landon ‘Sonny’ Cox, the colorful coach who built King High School into a national basketball power, dies at 82

Landon “Sonny” Cox, who died Tuesday at 82, was one of the legendary coaches in Illinois high school basketball history, and he never shied away from letting anyone know. → Read More

Column: Baseball is back — in the middle of the night and half a world away. But for those longing for MLB’s return, will the Korean Baseball Organization cut it?

The first televised Korean Baseball Organization game is in the books, giving America a long-awaited baseball fix. But we'll have to keep waiting for MLB to return. → Read More