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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 »

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 »

White Sox benefit from "Rios Factor," climb to within a game of Tigers

White Sox benefit from "Rios Factor," climb to within a game of Tigers
Make no mistake about this. If there is one White Sox player who has deserved praise from the day the season began to today, it’s Alex Rios. Rios homered to win the Sox’s first game of the year against the Rangers, has been stellar throughout the summer and last night, in the most desperate of... Read more »
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With 13 games to go, here are some questions White Sox fans are asking...

With 13 games to go, here are some questions White Sox fans are asking...
As the White Sox made their way to Anaheim last night to face the Angels of Albert Pujols, Mike Trout, Torii Hunter and Jered Weaver this weekend, they certainly tried to put another lost series to the Kansas City Royals behind them. But will they be able to erase the bad memory so quickly? That’s... Read more »

Sox Win! Sox Win!: My favorite things from a memorable day on the South Side

Sox Win! Sox Win!: My favorite things from a memorable day on the South Side
It was a crucial game that was played in a playoff atmosphere with playoff implications. In the end, the White Sox prevailed before a large and enthusiastic crowd at the Cell. My favorite things about today’s beautiful afternoon on the South Side: 1. The 5-4 Sox victory expands their A.L. Central lead to three over... Read more »

Today's White Sox Report: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

Today's White Sox Report: The Good, Bad and the Ugly
The Bottom Line: White Sox 5, Twins 3…A.L. Central lead is 1 1/2 games, awaiting result of Tigers-Indians clash in Cleveland. The Good: * First and foremost, the victory. With 18 games left every game is a “must win.” * Former Twin Francisco Liriano,  who seemed to be working faster perhaps to avoid thinking too... Read more »
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The happy White Sox wrapup and what it may mean the rest of the way

The happy White Sox wrapup and what it may mean the rest of the way
There are 19 games remaining on the White Sox schedule after last night’s 6-0 Chris Sale whitewash of the Twins–and the lead remains at one over the Tigers. Here are the highlights of the win and what it may mean going forward: * Sale was magnificent in winning his 17th game, throwing six shutout innings... 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 »

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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6 "musts" for the White Sox as they look to win the series this weekend in Motown

6 "musts" for the White Sox as they look to win the series this weekend in Motown
That loud thud you heard yesterday was the White Sox losing three of four from the Orioles, an even more disappointing development after our postseason hopes escalated following the 6-0 homestand against the Yankees and the Mariners. The news isn’t all bad. Despite the results in Baltimore, where the Orioles proved their chops as a... Read more »