Category: Chicago

So Long Hawk!

So Long Hawk!
It comes as no surprise to followers of this blog (and thanks btw!) that I was not the biggest Hawk Harrelson fan. He was more than a homer, he was a company man. He hinted at conspiracy theories about the umpires having it out for the White Sox, perhaps the first conspiracy to keep a... Read more »

Michael Kopech Day!

Michael Kopech Day!
The day so many White Sox fans have been waiting for is finally here! Yes, my fellow magpies, one of the young sensations we have been getting reports from the wilderness about is finally here. Michael Kopech is debuting for the White Sox tonight. I don’t want to put too much pressure on the kid,... Read more »

Father's Day!

Father's Day!
OK, a post a month isn’t really what I signed up for, now is it? Neither did you if you subscribed. However, I’ve got some ideas about that, but more on that in another post. Not next month, probably later today or this week. Stay tuned.  Father’s Day! What an awesome day at the ball... Read more »
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Wednesday Sucked

Wednesday Sucked
I know where we are at as White Sox nation. We are in that place where winning doesn’t matter, in fact it is seen by many to be detrimental to the overall rebuilding plan. We are decidedly in that group of teams in Major League Baseball not trying to win this year. Still, on a... Read more »

It's April. Time To Bitch About The Weather

It's April. Time To Bitch About The Weather
At this point in my baseball fandom, I’ve established climate limits for my in-person game attendance. Opening days are pretty much out of the question as the weather is more often than not somewhere between miserable and insufferable. The draw of that first game, the excitement of greeting baseball back like Persephone, is always strong,... Read more »

My Guys! 2018 Baseball Season

My Guys! 2018 Baseball Season
Alright! Time to get to My Guys!tm A couple of considerations I had while making up this list. I looked at the starting line ups as listed today on the various MLB pages. I pretty much went with the guy I had a quick interest or curiosity about. In one case, it is the player that... Read more »
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Hey! That's My Guy! 2018 Baseball

So we are almost to the beginning of a new baseball season and the White Sox are really selling us that they are in process. I’m not complaining. I called for the rebuild a while ago, so I’m not going back now. Nope, love the plan! I am all in on the plan. But going... Read more »

Shake Up At The Score: Innovation Be Damned!

Shake Up At The Score: Innovation Be Damned!
I listened to two segments of the brand spanking new McNeil and Parsons show today, the first day of the show. Both segments revolved around the Chicago Bears and to a lesser extent, the NFL. That was enough for me. Expect more of the same as the days and weeks pile up. It was announced... Read more »

Permission to Write

Permission to Write
Stephen King ruined my writing. To be fair, he was only trying to help. He wrote an excellent memoir/instruction manual entitled On Writing in 2000. It was a fantastic read, an inspiration really. Unlike so many books on the craft of writing, King didn’t spend much, if any, time on the mystical, mysterious aspects of... Read more »
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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 »