Archive for May 2011

Roster shuffling of the mundane variety

This is a crime. It always cool when someone gets promoted.  It’s a life-changing experience, a career milestone, a reason to buy a cake!  However, in the back of the promoted worker’s mind, surely they know that their advancement is enabled by the fall of another.  In baseball, it’s even more obvious, as the very... Read more »

If you lash out in every direction, your luck will turn

Ozzie, glaring at invisible radio hosts // Mark L. Baer, US PRESSWIRE This is me, throwing up my hands on the Ozzie Guillen fan-ripping rant.  When I spend a Memorial Day weekend celebrating birthdays and the aforementioned holiday hosting barbecues and going outside, I expect the beat writers to inform me what’s happened while I... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was - 5/23-5/29: Stupid shortcomings! Stop revealing yourselves!

White Sox Week That Was - 5/23-5/29: Stupid shortcomings! Stop revealing yourselves!
Crud. // Fred Thornhill, Reuters Well, this is well-worn ground. It’s the end of May, the White Sox are stuck on 24 wins, Mark Teahen is hurt, the DH is a sinkhole, and Ozzie is…well…he’s acting like a manager who has a great deal of his security tied to making a division title push on... Read more »
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Shoddy offense, housekeeping, links, punch & pie

How many people who appear to be dancing from afar are actually being hit in the face? // Fred Thornhill, Reuters There’s no punch & pie, so let’s just get that out of the way to start. The White Sox lost 4-2 to the Blue Jays Friday night, managing just three hits off of a... Read more »

Happy Birthday, Frank Thomas

Happy Birthday, Frank Thomas
The best. // Jose M. Osorio Frank Thomas turns 43 today, I turn 24 tomorrow.  It’s pretty easy to figure the math that Thomas was lined up to be my childhood hero.  It was a task he was preposterously well-suited for. Frank was so easily the greatest player of the 90′s White Sox that he... Read more »

White Sox aren't good at hitting, especially when it matters

Like most of the data I found, this photo is hilariously sad // Kevin Jairaj, US PRESSWIRE Bill Simmons–inspiration to snarky sports bloggers, and later the bane of those same bloggers after they learn advanced statistics–did a lot to try to verbalize the feeling of losing a game via abject failure in deeply critical moments. ... Read more »
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If the White Sox win a bizarre game from hell and no one watches, do CQ's dingers still count?

If the White Sox win a bizarre game from hell and no one watches, do CQ's dingers still count?
According to the statistical record, this happened // Ronald Martinez, Getty Images In an 162 game season, individual games get minimized as a matter of necessity.  There’s always a game tomorrow, so sometimes you’ve just got to decide to give 5 innings to Tony Pena so everyone can go the hell home.  Other times, without... Read more »

Oh, another shutout

He was safe. This is your highlight. // Tim Heitman, US PRESSWIRE The White Sox got shutout 4-0 by the Texas Rangers Monday night…no, this Monday night.  Like all shutouts, it seemed eminently possible after the first time Rangers starter Alexi Ogando got through the batting order.  White Sox hitters couldn’t line up Ogando’s 95... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was - 5/16-5/22: Can you recognize a run when you see it?

White Sox Week That Was - 5/16-5/22: Can you recognize a run when you see it?
It’s a recap of the whole week, so naturally here’s a bunch of pics from Sunday // Jose M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune The ballplayers in the black & white clothing went 5-2 this past week, and have now captured 11 out of the last 15 contests to move to only, only, 4 games below .500. ... Read more »
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Brent Lillibridge and the future

Brent Lillibridge and the future
Looks like fun… // William DeShazer, Chicago Tribune Brent Lillibridge is clubbing the ball at present, that much is obvious.  Through the 6th inning Sunday he had a line of .302/.392/.605 with 4 HRs in a scant 52 plate appearances.  That’s combined with being the fastest player on the team and a heckuvalotta range and... Read more »