Posts tagged "Major League Baseball"

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 »

Poll: Will Jay Cutler match Josh McCown's 300-yard game?

UPDATE: Cutler fell short of the 300-yard mark. Here are Cutler’s stats: Passing: 31 attempts, 22 completions. Three touchdowns, two interceptions, including one in the end zone. Rating: 102.2. Still not on a par with McCown, I’d say. Whether there’d be a different game outcome, who’s to say? ############################### (Original post): No way will the NFL Chicago Bears‘... Read more »

Why would the White Sox want to stay in Chicago?

Even after leading their division for weeks and months, they still could draw only relatively small crowds. It’s sad, because if the Sox had been able to build its new stadium in northwest suburban Addison as the owners had wanted, the club could have been more a financial success, and more competitive in the search... Read more »
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In defense of Hawk Harrelson

White Sox TV broadcaster (on WGN and Comcast SportsNet) Ken “Hawk” Harrelson called the game as he saw it, and for that Major League Baseball is thinking about punishing him. For MLB, those bringing us the game should see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil. Harrelson’s supposed sin came when he criticized... 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 »

Why Wrigley Field must be destroyed

Here’s a great read about why the Cubs won’t win until they tear down Wrigley Field. The real “curse” isn’t Billy Goat, but the ball park itself. I always thought it was a dump anyway, offending the sensibilities of certain fans who regarded the place as some sort of shrine. A shrine for losers, if... Read more »
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Wrigley, the Toyota sign and common sense

Tribune photo/Paul Sullivan At least one voice of reason is heard up at Wrigley Field among the chorus of whiners about the Toyota sign. It comes from a poster named Dan commenting on the Tribune story about the sign going up: Dan on June 10, 2010 7:12 PM As a life-long Cubs fan I say, who cares?... Read more »

Sox' Guillen nails the slackers

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen put it to the players who don’t appear to want to give the fans their best effort. Ozzie Guillen rips them again after he launched an earlier public criticism of players who don’t seem embarrassed by a [bleeping] bad game. The only thing missing from this excellent declamation was the... 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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