Posts in category "Chicago"

Spiting Ones Face or Not Trading With The Cubs

Spiting Ones Face or Not Trading With The Cubs
There was a bit of a minor story around yesterday, as all stories around the White Sox are these days. The story even managed to generate a bit of a kerfuffle on Twitter. Again I strain to call it more than that considering there are about five people on Twitter that follow and comment on... Read more »

The Loss of an Identity

The Loss of an Identity
Was talking, well texting, with a good friend who just defended his dissertation. I asked how it went, and of course he’s a doctor now. He made a great comment though about the end of the process. It’s a weird sense of identity loss. I knew exactly what he meant and soon, many Cubs fans... Read more »

Cubs v. Indians: Match Up Of The Apocalypse

Cubs v. Indians: Match Up Of The Apocalypse
Phone rings. It’s my dad. I answer. “Hey Pop.” “You could be rooting for an American League Champion if you weren’t a traitor.” “Thanks Pop. Love to mom.” And that was the phone conversation I had earlier this week when the Cleveland Indians clinched the American League and advanced to the World Series for the... Read more »
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The Ricky Renteria Era Begins

The Ricky Renteria Era Begins
I was pretty convinced that Robin Ventura would be out as White Sox manager once the season ended. I thought, naively I admit, that the White Sox would conduct some kind of search even if the wheel would stop on the Ricky Renteria square. Instead I didn’t even get to do my blurbs on Ron... Read more »

The White Sox Passive-Aggressive Bullsh*!

The White Sox Passive-Aggressive Bullsh*!
I am firmly ensconced in middle age. At this point I’ve held a number of jobs, some good, some bad.  I’ve worked for good people, flakes and bullies. But none of those boss-types drove me to distraction as much as the passive-aggressive boss. You may be working for them right now. The person who ends... Read more »

Guaranteed Rate Field Is A Horrible Name

Guaranteed Rate Field Is A Horrible Name
Well, that’s one way to stay in the news, I suppose.  In a season where the de facto slogan is “mired in mediocrity” where the Little GM and the Big GM can’t get along, the manager can’t wait for October and the best player is a petulant child, the White Sox have chosen as their... Read more »
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At A White Sox Crossroads

At A White Sox Crossroads
If you read the last post, you know I, like the White Sox themselves, have pretty much written off 2016.  Turn out the lights, come back in February 2017 and get worked up for another season.  To be honest, after 2015 and that hypefest gone south, there wasn’t much coming into 2016.  The way the... Read more »

The End Of the Season As Far As the White Sox Are Concerned

The End Of the Season As Far As the White Sox Are Concerned
Oh, hey there!  How’ve you been? Me? Good, good.  Not spending much time on the White Sox these days, I must say.  I mean considering that since Rick Hahn made his proclamation on July 21 about being “mired in mediocrity” and then proceeded to do nothing, I don’t see the point. I don’t know about... Read more »

Is Rick Hahn Good At His Job?

Is Rick Hahn Good At His Job?
When Hahn was hired/promoted to the White Sox general manager position in the fall of 2012 it was greeted with wide praise.  Much had been reported about Hahn’s behind the scenes work in contract negotiations and how he was on the short list of potential GMs around the league.  As we round into the fourth... Read more »
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White Sox Making Moves But Do They Matter?

White Sox Making Moves But Do They Matter?
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The White Sox have acquired an aging, probably past his prime player, who, if the stars align and lightning is caught, could help the White Sox push into the playoffs, or dare we hope, further.  Describing the acquisition of Justin Morneau, Steve Stone even used the words... Read more »