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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 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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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The White Sox Summer of 2012: Extraordinary, win or lose

The White Sox Summer of 2012: Extraordinary, win or lose
During spring training Paul Konerko raised some eyebrows when he commented that the White Sox could have a successful season even if they didn’t make the playoffs. Many considered the Captain’s comments as being a concession, but he was just being honest and in my opinion very insightful. Sox fans have every reason to believe... Read more »

10 Things That Didn't Happen in Last Night's White Sox Win Over the Royals

10 Things That Didn't Happen in Last Night's White Sox Win Over the Royals
Let’s look at last night’s 4-2 Sox victory over Kansas City in a “bizarro world” perspective. Here are some key things that didn’t  happen: 1. Chris Sale, who was masterful on the mound in eight innings of work, didn’t show any ill effects from the nine-day layoff prompted by a tired arm. 2. Thanks to Sale’s... Read more »

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 »
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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 »
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