Category: Baseball

WGN and the White Sox: Bigger and Better Things

WGN and the White Sox: Bigger and Better Things
I didn’t pick up on this one right away, but I was out of town and I don’t tune into WGN very often, except for the exceptional Amy Guth. (Sorry Amy for being delinquent on the Chicago Podcast. I got reasons.) So, as I was scrolling through Robert Feder’s blog, this little nugget caught my... Read more »

Afterglow Is Officially Over

Afterglow Is Officially Over
The Cubs bowed out of the Major League Year-End Tournament last night to the tune of a 9-1 shellacking at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers. With that, the title of champion will be passed on to another, not yet known team. Let’s hope not the Yankees. Now we can all move on past... Read more »

Goodbye to Baseball

Goodbye to Baseball
“It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.” Bart Giamatti I’m... Read more »
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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: 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 »
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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 »

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 »