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 »

A Lenten Fast From Twitter

A Lenten Fast From Twitter
When we think of fasting, we often relate it to food. Restricting the amount or a particular kind of food is a common practice. During Lent, many Catholics “give something up” until Easter Sunday. Almost every year I give up some kind of food as well, usually sweets or some such. It isn’t just about... Read more »

Writing as Practice

Writing as Practice
I’m going to violate one of Jimmy Greenfield’s rules of blogging and mention that it has been a long time since I’ve written here at White Sox and Stuff. It’s been a while since I’ve written anywhere or anything. This isn’t to apologize nor a very good explanation, I’m afraid. Things happened since October and... Read more »
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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 »

Fourteenth Birthday

Fourteenth Birthday
On my fourteenth birthday I was hit by a car during cross-country practice. The next day, my coach called me Krash and the name stuck. In fact, to a select population from Elyria, Ohio I will probably always be Krash. To say getting hit by a car changed my life isn’t an understatement. After only... Read more »
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Golfing Out the Season

Golfing Out the Season
I finished the A to Z challenge a little while ago and what I intended to be a short break, has turned into a bit longer. After 26 blogs sort of inspired by the White Sox, I feel kind of tapped out regarding our 4A team on the South Side. I’m feeling good about the... Read more »