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Paul Konerko: The End of The Most Successful White Sox Era

Paul Konerko: The End of The Most Successful White Sox Era
There he goes, off to Arizona and life beyond baseball.  I’m glad I got to go to Paul Konerko’s last game on Sunday.  The official Konerko night was the game before, with all of the hoopla that one expects from a pre-game ceremony.  The parting gifts, the old players and the family all out in... Read more »

Series Recaps: Knowing When to Say When

Series Recaps: Knowing When to Say When
So there I was, being the dutiful homeowner and dad.  I was priming the house, cleaning up the porch and doing various other chores around the house.  I noticed the collection of cable wires going this way and that on the side of the house and earlier in the summer I managed to get a... Read more »

Adam Dunn and Gone: What Might Have Been

Adam Dunn and Gone: What Might Have Been
It took a little longer than I had hoped, but the day has arrived, Adam Dunn has been traded.  I was hoping last year that it would happen, but no soap.  So, for the last month on a disappointing turn, Dunn is shuffled off to Oakland for a second rounder Nolan Sandburn.  I doubt there... Read more »
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Series 39: White Sox v. Blue Jays: Old Home Week

Series 39:  White Sox v. Blue Jays: Old Home Week
Well, look who came through town — The 9th highest player in WAR ranking of Chicago White Sox History, Mark Buerhle.  On Saturday the 16th he pitched well against his former team and continued their slide to oblivion.  I was listening to Ed and DJ during that game and what struck me most was how... Read more »

Another Shot At History

Another Shot At History
I wrote a few times last year about the rarity of the 100 loss season.  How a 90+ loss season is bad, but 100 makes it historic.  The White Sox haven’t had 100 losses since 1970 and they have had some really bad teams in that time, but still no soap.  They came dangerously close... Read more »

Series 36 White Sox v. Rangers: Good to Get Out of Town

Home had been a decent place for the White Sox this season.  They had been a few games over .500 at the Cell, 27-23.  After this 2-5 stint that record is down to just 29-28.  The series against the Rangers was just as bad as the previous one, the bullpen was pretty horrendous and a... Read more »
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Series 35: White Sox v. Twins Can We Get a Mulligan?

Series 35: White Sox v. Twins Can We Get a Mulligan?
The definition of a .500-ish team: maddening.  I know that .500 isn’t particularly good, but compared to 2013 it would be amazing.  At the start of this home stand, the White Sox were three games under .500.  After losing 2 of 3, the White Sox fell back to four games under.  Looking at August, the... Read more »

Series 34 White Sox v. Tigers: Detroit Rock City

Where the hell does the time go? It’s August for god’s sake.  I’m behind again too!  How the hell did I get two series behind again?  Part of it, I know is that keeping up with White Sox baseball is a little like a chore at this point of the season.  It didn’t help that... Read more »

Series 32 White Sox v. Royals: Up They Come

Remember when the Royals were scrubs? When the White Sox actually beat them on a fairly regular basis?  Yeah, me too.  Those were good times.  Times before Chen, before Butler, when it was at least a close season series?  Like last year for instance.  While the White Sox didn’t have a winning record against the... Read more »
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Series 23 White Sox v. Giants: Nice Way to End the Homestand

Series 23 White Sox v. Giants: Nice Way to End the Homestand
Two from one of the better teams in MLB is a nice midweek treat.  It is starting to feel like “Danks and Sale and pray for hail” or “Sale and Danks and then we tank.”  I don’t know why the bats seem to go to sleep when the other guys pitch, I mean is Duffy... Read more »
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