Archive for June 2011

White Sox Week That Was - 6/13-6/19: Let's just act like you turned a corner

He ain’t gonna make it. // Norm Hall, Getty Images This week was one uncharacteristically light on baseball for the White Sox, with only five games thanks to an off day and a rain delay.  Perhaps that’s a good thing.  The Sox are still 35-38 on the year, so they’re kind of below average at... Read more »

Well, now we just look like morons

Oh, hey you. // Norm Hall, Getty Images A quick status update for the White Sox after a dreary 4-1 loss to the Diamondbacks for their third straight defeat would be….very thoroughly not good. It’s not rock-bottom.  How could it be in a season where the Sox have been as much as 11 games under... Read more »

Q&A with Robin Ventura

Yeah, this rings a bell // John Lee, Tribune Archive File At times like these, the last thing you’d want to think about is the current state of the team.  So how about checking in with one of the greatest players in the history of the Franchise?  Particularly the team’s newest Special Advisor to Player... Read more »
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Okay, what would it take to be DFA'd?

Okay, what would it take to be DFA'd?
Because clearly looking extremely foolish isn’t enough // Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune Note; this is a hypothetical discussion.  Just because I choose to use a highly specific set of examples doesn’t necessarily…um…indic–…well….let’s end this charade and get on with it. Dayan Viciedo was declared ready by his GM the other day.  That’s exciting.  I like... Read more »

Peavy's not going to the bullpen, thank goodness

I’m not backing down from my point, but I’ll admit that this looks weird // Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune When do pitchers become relievers?  When they fail unequivocally!  Duh! That’s a oversimplification, but what I mean to say is that when a pitcher gets relegated to bullpen work–whether it occurs in the minors or majors–it’s... Read more »

Konerko's not a Hall of Famer, but Viciedo should at least be a major leaguer

Konerko's not a Hall of Famer, but Viciedo should at least be a major leaguer
Paul Konerko’s most recent homer tied him on the all-time list with Albert Belle. Because when you think Konerko, your next thought is probably about Albert Belle. // Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune Like most who ran across Ozzie Guillen’s impromptu declaration that Paul Konerko should make the Hall of Fame, I felt it would be... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was 6/6-6/12: Could we have done more?

White Sox Week That Was 6/6-6/12: Could we have done more?
This is getting ridiculous. // Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune The mandate for the White Sox during a 7-game homestand week versus Seattle and Oakland was pretty clear: make hay…preferably lots of it.  And whatever caution that Seattle’s promising record might have elicited was burnt away when the Sox won match-ups versus Felix Hernandez and Michael... Read more »

Danks has himself (and his cutter) to congratulate for his two wins

He’s not shielding himself from batteries! // Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune We’re adults here, and understand that pitcher wins and losses are nothing more than a weak attempt to satisfy our insatiable desire to count things. Still, while John Danks’ 0-8 start was certainly influenced by a lack of support that might send a much... Read more »

WSO on Vacation: So I heard that it was a bad weekend for the White Sox...

Body language of someone who just realized their car has been stolen // Jose M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune Oh hey, what’s up guys? As noted earlier, I’m in scenic Colorado this week.  The last game I was able to catch on the radio driving out was Friday night’s 6-4 triumph over the Tigers, which at... Read more »
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Fun with arbitrary dates!

Example: “Since Paulie starting trotting to the dugout, Alexei has had 2 at-bats” // David Butler II, US PRESSWIRE As we all know, arbitrary dates are the bedrock of human society.  Taking a large, somewhat reliable sample of data, and drilling it down to a smaller, less useful sub-section with crazier results is how modern,... Read more »