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White Sox Baseball is back as SoxFest 2013 gets underway

White Sox Baseball is back as SoxFest 2013 gets underway
So, what did we learn from the first day of SoxFest 2013? * New General Manager Rick Hahn felt it was best for the long-term that the Sox parted ways with A.J. Pierzynski and said once again the club has confidence that Tyler Flowers can succeed as the everyday catcher. The point was also made... Read more »

The A.J. era is over: All-Star catcher leaves Chicago with outstanding legacy

The A.J. era is over: All-Star catcher leaves Chicago with outstanding legacy
To commemorate the White Sox’s 2005 world title, Sports Illustrated published a commemorative issue with a photo of the Sox celebration immediately after Bobby Jenks retired the Astros’ Orlando Palmiero to ensure the four-game sweep. When word came tonight that A.J. Pierzynski had signed  a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers, three things came to... Read more »

Chomping at the bit for some action on the South Side

Chomping at the bit for some action on the South Side
Let’s see..the Dodgers sign Zack Greinke, the Angels surprise everybody by bringing in Josh Hamilton, the Yankees sign Kevin Youkilis, the and re-sign Ichiro, the Tigers reached a deal with Anibel Sanchez, the Royals trade for James Shields and Wade Davis and so on and so on. In the name of Jeff Keppinger and Angel... Read more »
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Amid a busy offseason, how about bringing another Hairston or two to the South Side?

Amid a busy offseason, how about bringing another Hairston or two to the South Side?
We all miss baseball, but the offseason always provides a lot of entertainment and intrigue as well. As Sox fans, so far we’ve seen: Kenny Williams promoted to Executive VP, Rick Hahn to Senior VP and GM and Buddy Bell to VP and Assistant GM. Jake Peavy signed to a two-year extension and Gavin Floyd’s... Read more »

The End is Here: A Glass Half-Full Perspective as the White Sox are Eliminated from the Postseason

The End is Here: A Glass Half-Full Perspective as the White Sox are Eliminated from the Postseason
The end has come. Before the season began, I told friends that more than any other year I can remember I couldn’t figure out how the White Sox would be. On one hand, if everybody came through, I thought we could be very good. If the comebacks didn’t happen, we might be as bad as... Read more »

The dreaded scenario: Sox have to beat Verlander to hold lead over Tigers

The dreaded scenario: Sox have to beat Verlander to hold lead over Tigers
It’s come down to this. If the White Sox want to maintain their lead in the A.L. Central and don’t want to fall into a tie with the Tigers, they have to beat Detroit and last year’s MVP/Cy Young winner Justin Verlander tonight in the series finale. The positive for the Sox is that Verlander’s opponent... Read more »
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Here are a few of my favorite things...from last night's White Sox victory over the Tigers

Here are a few of my favorite things...from last night's White Sox victory over the Tigers
Eight memorable moments from a very satisfying 6-1 win over the Tigers, which has moved the Sox to three games ahead of their rivals from Detroit: 1.  The poise of Jose Quintana as he emerged from a rough start to allow only a run, seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven... Read more »

Sale returns to form, Reed escapes in ninth and White Sox defeat K.C. and nemesis Chen

Sale returns to form, Reed escapes in ninth and White Sox defeat K.C. and nemesis Chen
A win is a win. It’s hard to complain about a 5-4 victory over the Royals, who went into today’s game with a six-game winning streak over the White Sox. But I could have done without the ninth inning theatrics as shaky closer Addison Reed, who retired the first two batters in the inning, surrendered... Read more »

Worst Sox loss of the year? If not, it's pretty close

Worst Sox loss of the year? If not, it's pretty close
It’s getting harder and harder to watch the White Sox play the Royals. If it’s not Bruce Chen, it’s Billy Butler, if it’s not Jeff Franceour or Alex Gordon, it’s (gulp) Lorenzo Cain. K.C. keeps pushing and pushing, like they did in the demoralizing 7-5 defeat last night. A night that was only brightened a... Read more »
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White Sox's "musts" fall short in tough loss to Tigers

White Sox's "musts" fall short in tough loss to Tigers
Yesterday, I listed six “musts,” six things, the White Sox needed to do in order to win the series in Detroit. How’d they do? Well, not so good in the disappointing 7-4 loss to the Tigers that narrowed the South Siders’ division lead to two games. Let’s review the list: 1.  Sox aces need to... Read more »
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