A to Z Challenge: Z is for Zone

A to Z Challenge: Z is for Zone
And here we are, the end of the A to Z challenge. I didn’t quite finish it in twenty-six straight days, with Sundays off, but I feel pretty good. The first post was May 17th, so a little over a month and I’ve plunked down twenty-six posts, sort of related to the White Sox, but... Read more »

A to Z Challenge: Y is for Yak!

A to Z Challenge: Y is for Yak!
I could have gone with Yoan for this one, Yoan Moncada being the best prospect in the White Sox organization and the biggest get in the Chris Sale trade. That’s some low hanging fruit for sure. Instead, I’m going to do a little self-promotion about a new project that I’m really excited about. A couple... Read more »

A to Z Challenge: X is for X

A to Z Challenge: X is for X
As in Generation X, as in my people. Long ago in what seems like another life, when I was in grad school round 1, I wrote a long essay about Generation X. I’m not quite sure where it’s gone to at this point. I remember vaguely trying to publish it in the Chicago Reader once... Read more »
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A to Z Challenge: W is for Waiting

A to Z Challenge: W is for Waiting
A bit of a departure today but not entirely. As far as the White Sox are concerned, and especially us, the fans, we are in a waiting mode for at least another year. It isn’t a bad wait either, as long as they keep playing relatively good baseball. I don’t know about everyone else, but... Read more »

A to Z Challenge: V is for Velocity

A to Z Challenge: V is for Velocity
Coming up with a V was definitely a challenge. Victory? Well, that really isn’t the point this year, is it? Victor? I couldn’t think off the top of my head of a Victor in White Sox or personal baseball history, and didn’t have the drive to look one up. Visitor? meh. Version? Verdun? I was... Read more »

A to Z Challenge: U is for Upper Deck

A to Z Challenge: U is for Upper Deck
Made it to my first game of the season yesterday. For an afternoon game at the Rate, I was surprised at the size of the crowd. As I was walking around, I estimated that it was about 20K, which for a Sox midweek, afternoon game is pretty amazing. There were some groups, but considering I... Read more »
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A to Z Challenge: T is for Time

A to Z Challenge: T is for Time
I’m going a bit into the “Stuff” category for this blog. If you are looking for hot White Sox takes, come back tomorrow. Maybe. I’m struggling to come up with a U topic. Maybe the legend of Uribe, but we’ll see. Anyway, today is all about time, or lack of it. The A to Z... Read more »

A to Z Challenge: S is for Sale

A to Z Challenge: S is for Sale
Chris Sale was the other, bigger trade of the off-season by the White Sox. Along with the Adam Eaton deal it was the Bat signal of the rebuild. In exchange for Sale, the White Sox acquired Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Luis Alexander Basabe, and Victory Diaz. It was pretty close a perfect trade. One team... Read more »

A to Z Challenge: R is for Ricky!

A to Z Challenge: R is for Ricky!
Honestly, better said, R is for Rick, the White Sox manager doesn’t go by Ricky much these days. Rick, though, just don’t track. Admittedly, this isn’t much of a report card on Renteria because we are just 60 or so games into his tenure as White Sox manager. Rather, it’s first impressions, after the first... Read more »
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A to Z Challenge: Q is for Quintana

A to Z Challenge: Q is for Quintana
Thank goodness for Quintana, though I gave serious consideration to quality start as a topic. Jose Quintana would be a part of that post as well. Like the pitching win, it is not the best stat, but like the win, at least for starters, it provides a short hand for reliability. If a pitcher has... Read more »