Posts tagged "Chicago White Sox"

White Sox need a new pitching coach

In addition to a new manager. (See my earlier suggestion, rant actually, that Manager Robin Ventura be replaced.) Don Cooper is a much respected, and I dare say deservedly so, but it might be time for him to move on. You have to judge anyone’s job by the results, and the near-total collapse by the... Read more »

Blame Robin Ventura's mindless, slavish adherence to the 100-pitch dogma for humiliating White Sox loss

Ace White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale was four outs away from another great performance last night, on his way to a complete game and a 4-0 shut-out of the Boston Red Sox. But he had thrown more than 100 pitches–an arbitrary number–so Manager Robin Ventura benched Sale in favor of what everyone knows is... Read more »

Buzz off Bud (Selig)

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig apparently gave Ken “Hawk” Harrelson a chewing out for calling a White Sox game as he saw it, the Tribune reports. In a nutshell, according to the Trib, here’s the beef: Harrelson became irate after [Mark] Wegner ejected White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana the fourth inning for throw a pitch behind Tampa... Read more »
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What's wrong with Ozzie making a pile of money?

Managing a professional sports team ought not be considered a form of indentured servitude. “Loyalty” to the club ought not mean that you should stay put even though the market says you can make more money elsewhere. So, I don’t understand the criticism of Ozzie Guillen for leaving the White Sox and signing on with... Read more »

Sox on vacation

The Tribune reports: Hitting coach Greg Walker hopes his hitters will take care of any medical procedures as Greg Walker, White Sox batting coach soon as possible so they can be ready when spring training starts in mid-February. “Don’t wait a month because you’re tired and ready to go home and go on vacation,” Walker... Read more »

Mark Buehrle pitches perfect game!

Not a single base runner! No runs, not hits, no walks, no errors. An incredible catch by center fielder Dwayne Wise makes it possible. The last perfect game in Major League Baseball was pitched by Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Atlanta Braves on May 18, 2004 with the Diamondbacks winning 2-0. Today,... Read more »
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