Tag: White Sox

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 »

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 »

A White Sox fan views the Cubs' Theo Epstein

The Cubs’ hiring of Theo Epstein is great and exciting news for this White Sox fan. I view it as an important step in bringing an all-city World Series to Chicago for the first time in more than a century. (Of course, the White Sox will have to do their part too.) A re-invigorated Cubs... Read more »

Do Sox fans want to win bad enough to put up with Ramirez?

Manny Ramirez is thrown out of the game on Sunday in his last at-bat with the Dodgers. (Matt McClain, Associated Press / August 29, 2010) This White Sox fan doesn’t. Yeah, cheer when (if) he hits a game deciding home run. But the bottom line is: The Manny Ramirez is a bum. It would give... Read more »

Cubs, White Sox historic pitching duel

Ted Lilly battles the White Sox. (AP photo) This is baseball as it should be played. For six full innings, the scoreboard showed nothing but goose eggs. White Sox: no runs, no hits, no errors. Cubs: No runs, no hits, no errors. Lilly and Floyd both were magnificent.  The last time two pitchers had twin... Read more »

Obama unable to name a favorite White Sox player

He touts himself as a White Sox fan, but when asked who his favorite White Sox player was when he was growing up, he said (reasonably) that he grew up in Hawaii, so he was an Oakland A’s fan. But that when he moved to Chicago he became a White Sox fan because it was... Read more »

Oh, woe is us! A sign at Wrigley Field

Depiction of the new Toyota sign planned for the left field stands of Wrigley Field Well, it didn’t take long for some Cubs purists to start ripping the new owners of the Chicago Major League Baseball team a new orifice.  The sin, as the Tribune reports: The Chicago Cubs are finalizing a sponsorship agreement with... 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 was doing it again!

Call your husband. Call your wife. Call your kids. Call your old man. Mark Buehrle pitched almost six perfect innings for the White Sox at Minnesota until walking a man with two out in the sixth. On the way he has broken a Major League record for innings pitched without a base runner–45 something. Oops,... Read more »

The Cubs need a new, tougher name, befitting Chicago

Not that they need my pity, but at this All-Star break, even I’m feeling sorry for Cub fans. No, this is not a “ha-ha, my White Sox are better than your team” or a “I hate the Cubs” column. This, as a fellow Chicagoan, is an honest sense of frustration that this team so often... Read more »
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