Despite my itch, this is NOT a Tim Anderson article*

*Disclaimer:  I intended to write very little about Anderson and bat flips, concentrating instead on the state of the rebuild 31 games into year three.  It did not work out that way.  My apologies. I have had 56 different Tim Anderson articles in my head since this bat flip nonsense happened.  In each I intended... Read more »

Are there 29 other teams in Major League Baseball?

Disclaimer:  If you’re a gambler, stop reading this blog post immediately and go to to read about how Kanye West likes L.A., but he’d consider a move to Chicago, or visit to see how former president Richard Nixon hid proof of an alien life form in a time capsule.  Channeling Shoeless Joe doesn’t... Read more »

Your 2019 71 win White Sox!

Before we get started, let me provide you with a harsh reminder. Rick Hahn traded for James Shields in 2016.  At the time, Shields was 2-7 with a 4.28 ERA.  He had pitched 67.1 innings and allowed 69 hits, 27 walks, 9 home runs, and struck out 57.  He went on to have these 2... Read more »

Safe bet and radical prophecy

Before we get started… Michael Kopech, the White Sox #2 prospect, is out for the year due to injury. Dane Dunning, the White Sox #6 prospect, is out for the year due to injury. Alec Hansen, the White Sox #10 prospect last year and #15 prospect this year, regressed profoundly last year, going 0-5 with... Read more »

The air smelled sweeter on the south side that day, as clouds descended on San Diego

The analogy:  You really liked this girl.  She looked good.  Everybody wanted her, even though her ‘bad girl’ reputation preceded her.  You set that distraction aside, though, and pursued her with vigor.  Flowers.  Candy.  Ill conceived poetry.  Doing the Lloyd Dobler thing, where you held the radio over your head, while Stay With Me blared... Read more »

Nietzsche is indicting fans and talking heads from the grave, and the dead guy is the only one that makes sense

“In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.” Rant: verb-speak or shout at length in a wild, impassioned way. Everywhere I ingest Major League Baseball information, especially the internet and the MLB Network, I read and hear people crying for Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, and the free... Read more »

Catharsis comes from using one's imagination

Before we get started, I keep reading about how much talent the White Sox have in their farm system. Please remember fellow Sox fans, these are the same talent evaluation principals that traded Fernando Tatis, Jr., the #2 ranked minor league prospect in all of baseball, for James Shields.  I don’t want to hear that... Read more »

Please don't cry for Machado and Harper

Online writers and television sports analysts alike have cried for both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. Why aren’t Major League Baseball owners genuflecting at their feet?  Why isn’t Rick Hahn personally delivering crates full of 100 dollar bills via U.S. military jet to Machado?  Why hasn’t Philadelphia Phillies general manager Matt Klentak received clearance from ownership to... Read more »

Breaking News! Almost everyone Manny Machado knows has been hired by the White Sox!

Disclaimer:  This article is completely fictitious and simply a manifestation of the frustration of one blogger who thinks Rick Hahn is a blue blood financial analyst disguised as the general manager of the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox have signed 1B/DH Yonder Alonso, Manny Machado’s brother-in-law. The White Sox have signed OF Jon Jay,... Read more »

I think this only affects 19 people, but if the White Sox sign Manny Machado, I am going to stop writing this blog.

Good Evening.  The first spring training game is less than 50 days away (February 23rd against the Dodgers), and the White Sox are no closer to an A.L. Central title than they were when they finished the 2018 season with a 62-100 record.  Tim Anderson is stuck in neutral, Yoan Moncada struck out 13,000 times,... Read more »