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Texas Rangers sign A.J. Pierzynski away from White Sox

Texas Rangers sign A.J. Pierzynski away from White Sox
The Chicago White Sox are hoping that Tyler Flowers hits better than .100 next season, because he’s the new full time catcher on the south side. A.J. Pierzynski is off to the Texas Rangers, for a one year deal, pending the physical. His remarkable eight-year run with the White Sox is now over. When Opening Day comes next April, Paul Konerko will be the last remaining player from the 2005 World Series team still with the White Sox...

Dunn, Rios and Beckham: White Sox trio of Underachivement

Dunn, Rios and Beckham: White Sox trio of Underachivement
The three big albatross contracts on the Chicago White Sox are those belonging to Adam Dunn, Alex Rios and Jake Peavy. They are the three most overpaid underachievers on the Sox; at least in 2011 anyway. They are three players most Sox fans point the finger at for what went wrong last year. I agree... Read more »

Look inside the White Sox front office

Look inside the White Sox front office
Get ready for the 2012 Chicago White Sox season with a look inside how things are done in the front office. For those of you who have ever wondered how the Sox or any MLB team for that matter gets built, we bring you the insight of Dan Fabian, White Sox Director of Baseball Operations.... Read more »
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Cubs Bleacher Tickets have inflated over 1000% in less than 15 years

Cubs Bleacher Tickets have inflated over 1000% in less than 15 years
Last season, ticket sales got so slow for the Chicago Cubs that they were giving tickets away, literally. Not of course for the big games versus the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals- but for many contests during the season you could easily find free tickets on the street. Now you... Read more »

Bruce Weber sees St. Louis Cardinals as inspiration for postseason hope

Bruce Weber sees St. Louis Cardinals as inspiration for postseason hope
The St. Louis Cardinals are huge in Champaign-Urbana. They compete with primarily the Chicago Cubs, but also the White Sox to be the favorite MLB team in the community dominated by the University of Illinois campus. The Cards do come first though, and perhaps Illini coach Bruce Weber knew that when he made his appeal... Read more »

White Sox are more Moneyball than you might believe

White Sox are more Moneyball than you might believe
“Moneyball,” one of the most acclaimed movies of 2011 was released on video last month. The Billy Beane biopic and adaptation of Michael Lewis’ best-selling novel was nominated for six Academy awards including best picture, best actor (Brad Pitt) and Jonah Hill (best supporting actor). Because of it’s popularity, more baseball fans are wondering how... Read more »
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Ozzie Guillen Warns He'll Soon Unleash Twitter Hell on White Sox

Ozzie Guillen Warns He'll Soon Unleash Twitter Hell on White Sox
The rift between former Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and current GM Kenny Williams, led to their parting ways on the second to last day of the MLB season, but that doesn’t mean all the issues have been resolved. When MLB Network conceived of a “reality series” focusing on the relationship between Guillen, Williams... Read more »

Christmas Wish: No More Child Molesting in Sports

Christmas Wish: No More Child Molesting in Sports
Without a doubt, the news story of the year in 2011 was Penn State. Joe Paterno went from all time leader in college football victories to enabler of child rape in less than a week. Has there ever been a fall from grace this far, this fast? Has there ever been such a disgusting monster... Read more »

White Sox Trade Signals REBUILDING! Matt Thornton, Mark Buehrle Next to Go

White Sox Trade Signals REBUILDING! Matt Thornton, Mark Buehrle Next to Go
The departure of this past summer’s closer Sergio Santos, mean we can soon say Ciao to Mark Buehrle and Hasta Luego to Matt Thornton soon. And usher in the Addison Reed as closer era on the south side of Chicago. The Chicago White Sox have fairly boring so far this hot stove league. And I... Read more »
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Discussing the Relationship Between Sports and Social Media: With SF Giants Media Director Bryan Srabian

Discussing the Relationship Between Sports and Social Media: With SF Giants Media Director Bryan Srabian
We’re currently in the midst of the 2011 World Series. And this year’s fall classic comes at a time when social media is exploding. What better time to discuss the relationship between social media and MLB? And to do that we have San Francisco Giants Social Media Director Bryan Srabian. He’ll be one of four... Read more »
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