Robin Ventura is the Jimmy Carter of baseball managers

Jake Peavy is hurt. Again. He’s got a busted rib, and that means he’s the latest member of the White Sox pitching staff to land on the DL. Robin Ventura is the Jimmy Carter of baseball managers.  One of my many nerd obsessions is American politics from 1960’s into the 1980’s.  During that time, the... Read more »

A Time to Sell

The White Sox need to sell.   That was the gist of my piece for South Side Sox over the weekend, and the sweep at the hands of the Oakland A’s simply hammers that point home.  The White Sox have good pitching.  The offense is the worst in the American League (behind the Houston Astros) and... Read more »

Era of Good Feelings

The first two months of the White Sox season have been so rocky, new controversies have replaced the old.  Remember when we were fretting about attendance dropping below two million? Well, it turns out that White Sox attendance is actually ahead of last year. 425, 695 fans paid to enter US Cellular Field through 21... Read more »
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Jeff Keppinger Into Darkness

It’s hard to be mad at Jeff Keppinger.  He’s been mired in a slump that’s historically bad. Was Keppinger was cursed by the guy in the movie “Thinner?” Maybe he made a wish, and his 2013 White Sox season is the Rod Serling-esque ironic result. Imagine, if you will, an ordinary baseball player.  But he... Read more »

Adam Dunn: A Victim of Circumstance

Adam Dunn’s White Sox tenure has not been a happy one.  With the exception of the first half of 2012, Dunn has failed to live up to the lofty expectations of fans when he signed with the White Sox in December of 2010. Adam Dunn’s signing has to be taken in the context of the... Read more »

The Hard Luck Sox

Sunday night, just hours after the White Sox suffered their worst loss in a season full of them, my fellow Sox bloggers got into a Twitter discussion about the number of birth control pills that can be safely ingested by a dog. It’s been that kind of season. So far, the White Sox have been... Read more »
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U MAD BRO?

The crummy weather in April has given way to summer-like temperatures on the First of May. Hopefully, the White Sox fortunes will see a similar reversal. Until that happens…I want to ponder a certain type of fan behavior that has bothered me for years. Unfocused rage. These are the people who blurt WHY CAN’T YOU... Read more »

Back up the Truck? Why?

It’s starting to happen.  After yesterday’s loss to Tampa Bay, White Sox fans took to blogs, social media, and (probably) talk radio to say it is time for Rick Hahn to start trading players for prospects. Here’s the problem with “backing up the truck.” The White Sox are going to get next to nothing. The... Read more »

Hawk Harrelson is Spiro Agnew

Close your eyes and repeat after me: “Hawk’s views on advanced stats don’t matter…” “Hawk’s views on advanced stats don’t matter…” “Hawk’s views on advanced stats don’t matter…” “Hawk’s views on advanced stats don’t matter…” “Hawk’s views on advanced stats don’t matter…” Because they don’t. Ken Harrelson is not the General Manager.  He’s not the... Read more »
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Memories erase the "Ugly" from Winning Ugly

The 1983 White Sox trail the 1969 Cubs for the title of “most beloved team that never won anything.”  The ’83 team is getting a season-long tribute in honor of the 30th Anniversary of winning the AL West. Lost in all of the hoopla is the fact that it is also the 20th Anniversary of... Read more »