Today’s White Sox
game with the Seattle Mariners was to baseball what tramp stamps are to Tilted Kilt waitresses. Something potentially passable is just ruined by something unsightly. Obviously, I prefer football and basketball to baseball; and educated brunettes to TK staffers. The 24-32 White Sox
visited the 26-33 Seattle Mariners for one game of 162 this season; and it was a double header all by itself.
As the White Sox
entered on a seven game losing streak, this contest obviously had HUGE PLAYOFF IMPLICATIONS! It went into the 14th inning tied at 0-0. I could’ve sworn somebody had turned on soccer
. As much physical torture as watching soccer
is, at least the sport has Alex Morgan
and Hope Solo
to look at. Yes, I know Solo is guano crazy. This White Sox
game could be summarized by Darth Helmet in Spaceballs: “no, it’s not what you think. It’s much, much worse!”
The White Sox
scored 5 runs in the top of the 14th inning only to…wait for it…see the Mariners tie it with 5 in the bottom half of the 14th. The White Sox
eventually ended up winning 7-5 in 16 innings. Time of game: 5 hours, 42 minutes. Or the equivalent of three games pitched by former White Sox
ace Mark Buerhle.
This elicited some hysterical reactions on Twitter
from White Sox
experts and local sports media
. Time for one of my tweet fueled stories...
Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham is engaged to Brittany Fletcher, a medical device sales rep who starred in Amazing Race season 21.
A few minutes ago Beckham tweeted
It was an extremely eventful year for Chicago sportscasters. Jim Deshaies replaced Bob Brenly
in the booth for Cubs broadcasts after Brenly left to take the Arizona Diamondbacks job.
Sarah Kustok left Comcast Sports Net Chicago for Yes Network
. She was replaced by Susanna Collins
. White Sox colorman Hawk Harrelson continued to be an intolerable abomination to broadcasting.
What follows is a list of 5 memorable moments that involved all these tv personalities...
The Chicago White Sox
are really OVERDOING this all-star voting aggression thing. It’s an exhibition game, CALM DOWN.
Yes, it “matters” when it comes to World Series home field (dumbest rule in all of sports, yes I agree) but here’s two big reasons Sox fans shouldn’t care about “winning” in a practice game to get WS home field:
1.) The Sox are way better on the road than at home 2.) if they get past the Tigers and Indians
, they’re not getting past the AL
East or AL
West champ this year.
And this vote is not particularly final, since most of these guys will get on as injury replacements anyway. This year will probably the same thing.
Look at what Sox closer Addison Reed tweeted...
The first place Chicago White Sox have a fan among superfans in Soxman. Since the World Series championship of 2005, you’ve seen the southside’s caped crusader all over local media. I put the Sox signal out for an exclusive, and our very own dark knight answered… Soxman on Facebook Soxman on Twitter Soxman on TSB... Read more »
You know what a ridiculous homer and quirky public speaker Chicago White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson is (see here). That’s not news. And you know how much vitriol he has for the umpires- this isn’t a breaking development either. (See this Joe West rant) But today, he truly out-did himself in both categories. What happened... Read more »
According to the sources of Time Out Chicago’s Robert Feder (a long time Chicago Sun-Times writer, so I would very seriously trust these sources), Sun-Times sports columnist Joe Cowley is one step away from being canned. As far as his employment goes, the former White Sox reporter hired away from the Daily Southtown is trailing... Read more »
Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist and long time White Sox beat reporter Joe Cowley has long been one of the most colorful follows on Twitter. He rivals Ozzie Guillen, or perhaps even Borat, in the candor department. But this time, he’s gone a little too candid. Cowley went WAY over the line making a ton of... Read more »