Archive for August 2011

Ozzie Guillen's request for an extension is unwanted, and unwarranted

Ozzie Guillen's request for an extension is unwanted, and unwarranted
Q: What would be the benefit of ensuring a manager–or a player, or even a groundskeeper–is never on the final year of his contract? A: Well, one would suppose that there would be the benefit that his contract status would never become an issue Q: Would that benefit be cancelled out if the manager complained... Read more »

Dunn is easy enough to demote

Dunn is easy enough to demote
Before Monday’s game, Ozzie Guillen sat down with Adam Dunn, and somehow got down to explaining that his historically bad offensive season will be costing him anything resembling regular playing time for the last month. “The talk was good. Very professional. Very respectful.” Guillen said. Ozzie is surely open to criticism, but his player management... Read more »

Charlotte Knights get 'revenge' on Twins

Charlotte Knights get 'revenge' on Twins
Last year, I attended the first and third games of last September’s 3-game set with the Minnesota Twins. In other words, I was there when the 2010 White Sox got put in the ground.  They would have been demoralizing losses for the consequences alone, but with the Twins racking up 25 runs against the Sox’... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was 8/22-8/28 - What a shame it is to leave Seattle

White Sox Week That Was 8/22-8/28 - What a shame it is to leave Seattle
The Seattle Mariners are 20 games under .500 this season, and were jut preposterously terrible last season, so perhaps the White Sox aren’t the only team who finds comfort in the presence of the Mariners.  Still, pretty much no major league franchise should be able to beat another one 16 times out of 19. No... Read more »

The year where no one gets what they want

The year where no one gets what they want
Ozzie Guillen, Kenny Williams, Scott Merkin–they’re all right; fans and bloggers wanted Dayan Viciedo to save the season. In the sense that they wanted him to burst in the room, and subdue the men who were killing it before it was too late. Now, in late August, a confused Viciedo is being led into a... Read more »

Maybe they just don't get it

Maybe they just don't get it
I’ve spent all of the day moving into new digs, but a quick scan of the respectable White Sox blogosphere seems to indicate that this is the moment. The South Side has all year witnessed a team crippled by offensive woes, yet refrain from affixing meaningful change when backups outplayed starters, top prospects cleared service... Read more »
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Everyone is on waivers! (and drugs!)

Everyone is on waivers! (and drugs!)
The waiver period is one big tease.  Exciting talk with no action.  But given the alternative of no action with boring talk deploring the lack of action, the wavier period is welcome. Big names!  Proposed trades!  Playoff relevance! Wahoo! The trick is, before the non-waiver deadline, teams can ponder who they want to trade in... Read more »

Great moments in routine throws to the infield

Great moments in routine throws to the infield
June 28th (In the bottom 13th, Troy Tulowitski stands at 1st base, pondering the lateness of the hour, and the likelihood of him making it to the midnight showing of Cars 2.  He leans toward 1st base coach, Glenallen Hill) Troy Tulowitski: Hey, Glenny Glenallen Hill: Hm? Tulowitzki: Remember playing ball back in grade school,... Read more »

'Waiting for the World to Change' is an even worse motto than it was a song

'Waiting for the World to Change' is an even worse motto than it was a song
This is just piggybacking on the posts laid out by HighOPS of the Detroit Tigers blog Bless You Boys and by larry of South Side Sox. BYB featured a chart detailing what rate every other team needs to win to beat out the Tigers, at varying levels of Detroit performance.  The cross-section that stuck out... Read more »
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The White Sox have bravely remained terrible at clutch hitting all year long

The White Sox have bravely remained terrible at clutch hitting all year long
Alex Rios’ game-winning RBI double on Saturday night was simply gorgeous.  The roar of the crowd as it cleared the infield, Hawk’s pleading call of “Turn it on, Brent!”, along with Lillibridge’s face shaking with every step as he rounded 3rd made it one of those moments I’ll cling to into the off-season, especially with... Read more »