Archive for September 2010

Kenny Williams doesn't plan to rebuild

Real gangstas don’t rebuild, they furrow their brows Oh what a f#$%&in! surprise!!!! There’s only been ten damn years of Kenny Williams not rebuilding despite countless other years that screamed “REBUILD!  REBUILD!  THE CUPBOARD IS BARER THAN STEPHEN BALDWIN’S CAREER PROSPECTS, REBUILDDDD!!!!” so much harder than this one.  I mean the rotation’s pretty much set... Read more »

Can the White Sox can salvage Scott Linebrink?

Can the White Sox can salvage Scott Linebrink?
No, certainly not. But they sure as hell are going to try. Surprisingly, despite losing the trust of Ozzie Guillen as early as ever this season, Scott Linebrink has set his White Sox career-high for innings pitched with 56.1.  But this is of course misleading.  Linebrink has been in less high-leverage appearances this season than... Read more »

Ozzie Guillen in the White Sox fold for 2011: handshakes, hugs, and vodka tonics all-around

Phew.  I really hadn’t the slightest clue what to write about the Ozzie contract dispute.  Do I campaign endlessly that Ozzie’s a pretty good manager with a winning record despite the lack of playoff appearances?  Do I go hard after the Sabermetric angle that there’s no friggin way the manager is worth as many wins... Read more »
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Manny Ramirez wasn't what we thought he was

Manny Ramirez wasn't what we thought he was
Unless the first thing you thought when the White Sox picked up Manny off of waivers is “isn’t he still injured?”  Something hasn’t been right with Manny since came over from LA in one of those “Take him, TAKE HIM!” deals.  To his credit, Ramirez hasn’t raised any stink about how happy or unhappy he... Read more »

Why the hell would Ozzie Guillen want to go to Florida?

Why the hell would Ozzie Guillen want to go to Florida?
I get it, I’d have some job dissatisfaction too if I generally won more games than the other team in town with a smaller budget, and my roster was determined by a crazy person.  And I understand that he has a house there…but Florida?  Guillen is considering leaving the White Sox for the Florida Marlins????... Read more »

How have Ozzie Guillen's mistakes cost the White Sox?

How have Ozzie Guillen's mistakes cost the White Sox?
My gut reaction to this question is to say “not nearly as much as Mark Teahen’s”.  But because the hot topic in White Sox land is whether to blame Kenny Williams or Ozzie Guillen–two guys who didn’t see a single pitch this season in a sport determined by players almost always acting independently of coaching... Read more »
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White Sox-A's Live Game Blog! Hellloooooo Oakland!

White Sox-A's Live Game Blog!  Hellloooooo Oakland!
Heh….yyyyeeeeaaaaahhhhh The White Sox are 11 out, they’re only 8 over .500, and they may drop behind the Tigers for 3rd place.  The only way things could get more dire were if Kenny Williams were negotiating a contract extension with Scott Linebrink RIGHT NOW as I type.  Hold on, I’m going to fetch a few... Read more »

White Sox Live Game Blog TONIGHT!

White Sox Live Game Blog TONIGHT!
MAXIMUM EFFORT! It’s the last live game blog of the year for White Sox Observer, and it couldn’t come at a less interesting time.  The White Sox have lost a whopping 7 in a row, and are only 5 games closer to 1st place than the Cubs, and the A’s….well….it’s always unclear whether management cares... Read more »

Freddy Garcia anywhere from 33 to 9,000 years old

Freddy during his first stint with the White Sox, which lasted from 1273-1945. In that time he recorded 2 complete games Barring being the subject of a really bizarre and torturous family ritual, everyone loves their birthday.  I know I do.  It’s about the only night of the year where I can pick everything I... Read more »
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September Swoonin' with the Chicago White Sox.....again

September swoonin’, it happens every daaaaaay Can you hear that sound?  It’s the familiar groan of disappointment coming from the South Side in the crisp, soon-to-be autumn weather.  Listen to it as it slowly fades into nothing as the attendance numbers bottom out in reaction to the White Sox falling like a meteor out of... Read more »