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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 »

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 »


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 »

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 »

Opening Day: Of Drunks and Videos

I’m still warming up. Yesterday’s game was cold.  It wasn’t the coldest game I ever attended.  That honor still belongs to a 3-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on April 7, 2007.  It was a gray 31 degree day with flurries.  Then, as now, a White Sox win mitigated the sting of the cold air.... Read more »

Time to Retire some Shirts

What a difference a decade makes.  Americans’ attitudes towards same sex marriage have shifted radically since 2004.  Nine years ago, 55 percent of Americans disapproved of same-sex marriage.  Now, 58 percent of Americans approve.   That’s a staggering change.  By the standards of American politics, we are moving along at warp speed. Because attitudes have shifted,... Read more »

Endless Spring

Good morning, and welcome to what seems like the first anniversary of the start of spring training.  The endless exhibition season is one week away from the finish line.  Robin Ventura has one job between now and next Monday – make sure players who are suffering from twinges, tweaks, and tightness stay healthy.  We don’t... Read more »

What the Cubs can learn from the White Sox: Stadium Edition

The Cubs are in the middle of a full-tilt stadium drama.  In many ways, it is a reboot of a stadium story that played out in the 1980’s.   The Cubs find themselves in the same spot as the White Sox in 1982. 1-      ComiskeyPark had reached the end of its useful life.  Years of deferred... Read more »