Posts in category "Chicago"

Is There Something Going On? Kris Bryant Debuts

Is There Something Going On? Kris Bryant Debuts
Don’t know if you heard, but Kris Bryant is debuting today at Wrigley Field.  I’m sure if I went lurking around the White Sox corners of the internet, there would be the requisite bitching about how this is a Cubs town, people forecasting his failure, in fact hoping for it, and the general little brother... Read more »

This Week in White Sox: Simmer Down Now

This Week in White Sox: Simmer Down Now
Opening Day! Opening Week! The new baseball season is here! Aaaand, it was not a good week for the South Siders. I’m not going to try and convince anyone otherwise. Starting out 0-4 is just not the way to build on the excitement that this team generated over the off-season.  In particular the White Sox... Read more »

Two Great Ideas From the White Sox Box Office

I’ll be the first to admit it, I can’t take advantage of a new idea from the White Sox box office.  I’m hoping that they will do it throughout the season, not just the first two months.  In essence, it really isn’t that new to the whole idea of ticket sales when compared to European... Read more »
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Conference Call With GM Rick Hahn and Vice President of Player Development Buddy Bell

Conference Call With GM Rick Hahn and Vice President of Player Development Buddy Bell
On Tuesday, a group of bloggers who concentrate on the White Sox had a conference call with GM Rick Hahn and Vice President of Player Development Buddy Bell.  The session lasted about forty minutes, centering mostly on issues surrounding the farm system, spring training and what the opening day roster might look like.  Rick Hahn... Read more »

The Interview Experience: Conference Call With Rick Hahn and Buddy Bell

The Interview Experience: Conference Call With Rick Hahn and Buddy Bell
On Tuesday, the White Sox organization invited bloggers who cover the team to have a conference call with Rick Hahn and Buddy Bell.  I’ll get to the content of the meeting in the next blog post, but the folks over at Future Sox do a great job of recapping the session.  This post is more... Read more »

Fun With the Bill James Handbook: White Sox Relievers

Fun With the Bill James Handbook: White Sox Relievers
If there is one area that is hard to forecast, it is the White Sox Relievers.  More and more often, pitchers are only pitching in very limited amounts sometimes only to one batter.  It makes the past season’s numbers kind of screwy.  A guy could have a terrible ERA, but it’s only because he had... Read more »
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Fun With the Bill James Handbook: Pitcher Projections

Fun With the Bill James Handbook: Pitcher Projections
A couple of posts ago, we looked at the hitting projections for the projected starting line up for the White Sox.  Turning to the pitchers, it is a little less revealing.  The projections provided by the Bill James Handbook are a little better than projections on traditional stats.  The book still includes wins and losses... Read more »

All You Need To Need to Know About Spring Training: Will Farrell

All You Need To Need to Know About Spring Training: Will Farrell
Before you accuse me of hating Will Farrell, you should know I quote Ricky Bobby on a regular basis, when I want to annoy my wife I channel his “Overly Literate Lover” character, and I thought he was underrated in Stranger Than Fiction.  But his flogging his next project by appearing in every spring training... Read more »

Getting ready for the 2015 White Sox Season

Getting ready for the 2015 White Sox Season
A couple of months ago I kind of wrote about my goals for the old blog but it become more of a discussion about what keeps me away form writing more than what I was going to write over the course of the 2015.  A few weeks later I wrote a blog about how many... Read more »
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Minnie Minoso Hall of Fame

Minnie Minoso Hall of Fame
I can’t say I have a deep connection to Minnie Minoso as a White Sox fan.  My father wasn’t a White Sox fan, so I don’t have those stories passed down from generation to generation.  My main memory I have of Minoso is as a Veeck gimmick, getting an at bat in the 1970s and... Read more »