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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 »

Fun With the Bill James Handbook: 2015 White Sox Hitters

Fun With the Bill James Handbook: 2015 White Sox Hitters
After looking at the pitchers, time to look into the hitters and see how the projections look for the White Sox starting line up.  I really should breakdown and get the PETCOA materials, but as the Grateful Dead once said, “Keep your day job until your night one pays.”  Blogging is fun, but it ain’t... Read more »

Fun With the 2015 Bill James Handbook: AL Central Pitching Staffs

Fun With the 2015 Bill James Handbook: AL Central Pitching Staffs
I was a little late on the draw this year and only picked up my copy of the Bill James a week or so ago.  Usually I pick it up right away when it comes out in November.  I pretty much read it cover to cover and then keep going back to my favorite parts.... Read more »
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White Sox Attendance Goals

White Sox Attendance Goals
So I’ve been thinking about my White Sox attendace goals for the 2015 season.  No, not for the organization, I’m not going to bother with that whole passé issue.  Look, go to the games, don’t go to the games, I don’t care.  US Cellular is a grest place to see a game, tickets are reasonable,... Read more »

The Chicago Now Year-Long "Issue" Project: The Time of Judges

The Chicago Now Year-Long "Issue" Project: The Time of Judges
There was no king in Israel at that time. Everyone did what he thought best.  – Judges 21:25  I’ve come to the conclusion that this can only work if everyone is free to choose whatever topic they’re interested in pursuing. So instead of having one CN “issue” or topic, it will be up to each... Read more »

This Blogger Life: "Breaking up is hard to do" Part Three: We Just Grew Apart

This Blogger Life: "Breaking up is hard to do" Part Three: We Just Grew Apart
One of the first real sports memories I have is watching the Cleveland Browns take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.  My Uncle Walt was at our house, a big Steelers fan.  They were playing in Pittsburgh, Three Rivers Stadium.  The Browns hadn’t one a single game in that building and as was often the case, the... Read more »
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David Robertson, Bullpens and Chance

David Robertson, Bullpens and Chance
About a month ago I wrote this: Like every year, there are a bunch of free agent relievers out there, looking for work.  It really is a matter of catching the right guys on the right year.  So maybe a return of JJ Putz would be good this year, or maybe he’ll implode.  With the... Read more »

The Melk Man Cometh

The Melk Man Cometh
It is official: Dayan Viciedo is out of a job.  Maybe he’ll stick around as the fourth outfielder, but I’m not sure why.  He isn’t a defensive upgrade, can only “play” left field and with two first basemen who are better hitters, his at bats at DH would be minimal.  The best case scenario for... Read more »

The White Sox at the Winter Meetings: Samardzija: A Big Move

The White Sox at the Winter Meetings: Samardzija: A Big Move
The Winter Meetings are underway and it’s nice to see the White Sox are in the news.  I was not convinced they would be able to make a trade over the course of the meetings, as Rick Hahn said about the meetings, it’s a place to lay the ground work for future trades.  Of course,... Read more »
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The Marathon is Here! And I'm Not

The Marathon is Here! And I'm Not
The past two years, I ran the Chicago Marathon.  2012 was a great experience, 2013 not so much.  Batting .500 on marathons though is a pretty good record.  I still finished in 2013 and somewhere around 35th and Michigan, I declared in my best Scarlet O’Hara voice, “If it is the last thing I do,... Read more »
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