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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 »

White Sox vs. Indians, Game 2: So much for momentum

White Sox vs. Indians, Game 2: So much for momentum
Expectations were high yesterday afternoon after the dramatic events of Monday night. So much for momentum. An errant throw by Gordon Beckham in the fourth inning that prevented the White Sox from turning a routine double play resulted into a 4-0 Indians lead–a lead that the Sox couldn’t overcome against a pitcher named Corey Kluber... Read more »

The Final Stretch Begins at the Cell with a Royal Flush--Mendoza, Chen and Guthrie

The Final Stretch Begins at the Cell with a Royal Flush--Mendoza, Chen and Guthrie
If the White Sox are to do this–win the A.L. Central–they’ll have to do it the hard way. Down the pennant stretch, the South Siders will be facing hot teams, teams striving for their own survival, teams they haven’t been able to beat and teams out of the race trying to be spoilers. To paraphrase... Read more »
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White Sox relying on Quintana as division race heats up

White Sox relying on Quintana as division race heats up
With Labor Day in the rearview mirror, it goes without saying that every inning of every game is an important one for teams still in the hunt for the postseason. For the White Sox and their slim one-game lead in the A.L. Central, thanks to the outstanding pitching and welcome clutch hitting by Gordon Beckham... Read more »

It's the best of times for the White Sox as they hit the road to Baltimore and Detroit

It's the best of times for the White Sox as they hit the road to Baltimore and Detroit
A fellow White Sox fan commented to me tonight that you know it’s your year when you score two runs in the 7th inning to take the lead, it starts to pour, the tarp is put on the field and after a long delay the game is called–and you win. The Sox experienced exactly that... Read more »

Story of 2012 White Sox: They Never Give Up

Story of 2012 White Sox: They Never Give Up
Note to self: Don’t give up on the White Sox too early in the game. They have made comebacks time and time again. It doesn’t mean they’ll do it every time, but there’s always a chance. Having witnessed so many Yankee wallopings of the Sox over the years, I admit that my first tendency last... Read more »
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Zack Greinke Traded to Angels; That's More Good News as White Sox Extend First-Place Lead

Zack Greinke Traded to Angels; That's More Good News as White Sox Extend First-Place Lead
We’ve been hearing for weeks that the White Sox were “all in” on the Zack Greinke fire sale, wanting to acquire the ace righthander in the worst way. On the surface, who wouldn’t want the now former Brewer and Royal? Certainly only those who feared his previous anxiety order would surface again in the big... Read more »

White Sox Lose Fifth Straight; Is it the Curse of Cody Ross?

White Sox Lose Fifth Straight; Is it the Curse of Cody Ross?
Every major league team knows that at certain points during the long summer either the pitching isn’t going to click or the hitters are going to go into a collective slump–or both. And when this happens it will be accompanied by an extended losing streak. Welcome to my world during the past five days. In... Read more »

White Sox's "Baby Bunch" Needs to Hold Down the Fort Until the Cavalry Arrives

White Sox's "Baby Bunch" Needs to Hold Down the Fort Until the Cavalry Arrives
We have gotten familiar with their names: Starters Jose Quintana and Dylan Axelrod plus relievers Addison Reed (pictured above), Nate Jones, Hector Santiago and to a lesser extent Leyson Septimo, Brian Omogrosso and Jhan Marinez. They are the rookies who have dominated the White Sox pitching staff while John Danks, Philip Humber, Jesse Crain and... Read more »
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Pivotal Week for White Sox Begins with Rubber Game in Kansas City

Pivotal Week for White Sox Begins with Rubber Game in Kansas City
While a heavy workload is looming this week with four games in Boston and three in Detroit, a White Sox win in Kansas City today would give the South Siders a series victory over the Royals and provide a happy plane ride into Beantown–and hopefully a little momentum. The Sox remain three games ahead of... Read more »
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