Category: Editorial

1970: A Ray of Hope

1970: A Ray of Hope
As the 2015 season begins to close, Dan Helpingstine revisits the optimism the fanbase experienced after the dismal, team-worst 1970 season. If the White Sox think they have attendance problems now, they should time travel back to 1970, specifically May 16, 1970. It was Saturday day game when weekend night games were rare. Saturday afternoon... Read more »

When Pudge met Neon Deion

When Pudge met Neon Deion
This is a guest article from author Doug Wilson. Even a casual observer would  notice the stark difference between the brash rookie lead-off hitter for the New York Yankees and the old-timer behind the plate for the Chicago White Sox as the two teams prepared to play in Yankee Stadium on May 22, 1990. The... Read more »

Say it ain't so - Joe Jackson's reinstatement denied

Say it ain't so - Joe Jackson's reinstatement denied
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred denied a request by the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum on Tuesday that would have reinstated “Shoeless” Joe Jackson into MLB, thus making him Hall of Fame eligible. Jackson was banned for his alleged involvement in the infamous 1919 Black Sox scandal. The museum posted this letter to Facebook not long afterwards.... Read more »
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Lip Service: Happy Birthday to Mark

Today August 25th I turn 60 years old. Hard to believe. They say 60 is the new 40 and I hope that’s the case. Because that first number today isn’t a 2 or a 3 you start to think about things. Some are important, some aren’t as much. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about... Read more »

The Legacy of Jerry Reinsdorf

The Legacy of Jerry Reinsdorf
Some say Jerry Reinsdorf is the greatest of all Chicago sports owners. That is open to debate. However, there is no debating the success of the Bulls of the 1990s, and the fact he is the only Chicago baseball owner to win a World Series since Charles Comiskey. Conversely, the Bulls haven’t done a whole... Read more »

The Disintegration of Ozzie Guillen

The Disintegration of Ozzie Guillen
Even before he played one game for White Sox, Ozzie Guillen was a source of controversy. He came to the team on December 6, 1984 from the San Diego Padres as part of a seven player deal. However the trade was essentially a one for one transaction. The real deal was LaMarr Hoyt for Guillen.... Read more »
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Carlton Fisk and the art of restoring credibility

Carlton Fisk and the art of restoring credibility
In January 1981, a group headed by Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn purchased the Chicago White Sox from a group headed by Bill Veeck. The seventies had been a tough decade for the Sox and their fans. The team had only two winning seasons, never really came all that close to winning a division, and... Read more »

The White Sox are now buyers - how'd they get here and who should they get?

The White Sox are now buyers - how'd they get here and who should they get?
The White Sox suddenly find themselves in a position that no one expected them to be in as soon as a week ago. A week ago, we wrote about how it was time to bid farewell to Jeff Samardzija. The White Sox then went 7-0 against the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox with Chris... Read more »

Ranking the Chicago White Sox by trade value

Ranking the Chicago White Sox by trade value
The trade deadline is approaching and it’s almost a near certainty that the Chicago White Sox will be sellers – but how much will they sell? Jeff Samardzija is likely gone but after him, it’s hard to see what players the White Sox would trade. Some players, such as Chris Sale, Jose Quintana, and Jose Abreu,... Read more »
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Sell Mode: It's time to bid farewell to Jeff Samardzija

Sell Mode: It's time to bid farewell to Jeff Samardzija
When the Chicago White Sox put together a package of four players to trade for Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa, they did it with the intention of contending deep into the 2015 season. While contending was the goal, the team’s front office was aware that their risk was mitigated by the fact that if the... Read more »
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