Archive for April 2011

Are the White Sox unwatchable? I don't think so, but many do, and they're smarter

Are the White Sox unwatchable?  I don't think so, but many do, and they're smarter
Edwin had one profoundly entertaining start. The rest have essentially been Police Academy sequels // Jim McIsaac, McClatchy-Tribune They’re too many darn baseball games. I say this not so much as a fan of a sub-.400 baseball team, but as someone attempting to enjoy the sport properly (why? WHY EDWIN? Why is your dominant pitch... Read more »

White Sox offense still has ways to go

White Sox offense still has ways to go
He’s in on the joke // The Star Ledger, US PRESSWIRE Wednesday night’s White Sox-Yankees was a lot like the previous two contests played in the Bronx this week.  Albeit not in the fun ways, given that the Pale Hose lost 3-1. It was a briskly-paced affair (2 hours 11 minutes…I hope you had other... Read more »

Brent Lillibridge saves White Sox with a catch for the ages

Brent Lillibridge is an unabashed scene-stealer.  (See both plays courtesy of Lookout Landing‘s Jeff Sullivan here) Tuesday night’s 3-2 White Sox triumph in the Bronx had plenty of options for story lines. Paul Konerko’s 2-run 8th inning blast gave the Sox the lead and looked to redeem an offense that cranked out 10 hits but... Read more »
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White Sox still can't hit, but a win in Yankee Stadium makes that hard to remember

White Sox still can't hit, but a win in Yankee Stadium makes that hard to remember
My sentiments exactly // Howard Smith, US PRESSWIRE I always worry about the Sox in Yankee stadium.  Beyond the fact that the Yankees usually field a pretty darn good team or that Chicago’s recent record there is terrible, the sudden upgrade in exposure from the peaceful, secluded dwelling that is U.S. Cellular seems like quite... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was - 4/18-4/24: THE DAMAGE IS QUITE SEVERE

White Sox Week That Was - 4/18-4/24: THE DAMAGE IS QUITE SEVERE
The White Sox run per game average // Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune (h/t: The Dugout) Well, skin me alive and call me lunch.  The White Sox are 8-14. After posting a 1-5 week, most teams would reflect on their deeds, be horrified beyond measure, and steel themselves to ensure it didn’t happen again.  Not the... Read more »

Mark can walk: Teahen has use in depleted White Sox offense

Teahen, pictured here looking distinctly like someone debating the merits of attacking another man with a bat // Kim Klement, US PRESSWIRE Arguing the merits of Mark Teahen would have been a fringe cause a few weeks ago, but apparently people who closely observe all the games of a baseball team are apt to pick... Read more »
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So things aren't going well...

Yeah, that’s the right facial expression // Rick Osentoski, US PRESSWIRE Well, shoot me in the face. With this most recent 9-0 laugher/snoozer/cryer loss to the Tigers, the White Sox are 8-13, 2-10 in their last 12, and are averaging 2.67 runs during that stretch.  Normally this would lead to a street mob armed with... Read more »

Because he's not an ace, he's Buehrle

Because he's not an ace, he's Buehrle
This needs to be happening under different circumstances // Rick Osentoski, US PRESSWIRE Losing 9-3 in cold, rainy Detroit ain’t no kinda way to spend a Friday night, and not the way to start a stirring winning streak that carries the Sox back over .500 either. The pain of the loss was blunted somewhat by... Read more »

White Sox losing streak is over, season can resume now

White Sox losing streak is over, season can resume now
Good try–er, I mean, good JOB, Juan // Kim Klement, US PRESSWIRE Perhaps the only thing as brutally swift as the White Sox sudden plunge into the offensive ineptitude and general despair that sparked a 7-game losing streak, was how immediately clear it was that they were out of it Thursday in Tampa.  Juan Pierre... Read more »
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A White Sox victory, provided it come in the next month, would be something to treasure

He’s always doing this, perhaps it’s context-neutral? // Jeff Griffith, US PRESSWIRE Losing streaks are hell. It is my sincere hope that we’ve all already gone through the requisite hand-holding about how “7 games isn’t the end of the world”, “better now than 7 straight losses to blow a 6 game lead in the last... Read more »