Archive for October 2011

Do you want Kenny Williams scouring the free agent market?

Do you want Kenny Williams scouring the free agent market?
Kenny Williams said “we’re going to let the kids play”, and predictably it caused some panic. First of all, “What kids?”. Second, it represented a sizable departure from the typical White Sox mode of roster-building. While it’s definitely a bad series of events that brought the South Siders to this stage, exactly how bad is... Read more »

The World Series might be just as likely to have a future White Sox regular as their Arizona Fall League team

The World Series might be just as likely to have a future White Sox regular as their Arizona Fall League team
After a thrilling and entertaining post-season, the World Series set us to be rather simple.  The St. Louis Cardinals have an elite offense, but a middling rotation that they’ve saved by leaning heavily on their bullpen.  The Rangers have operated the same way, with an even better offense and a better bullpen.  It’s also a... Read more »

BREAKING: Guillen doesn't like Cooper, White Sox have still not named a hitting coach, Paul Konerko was a good minor league player

BREAKING: Guillen doesn't like Cooper, White Sox have still not named a hitting coach, Paul Konerko was a good minor league player
The initial reaction to a Joe Cowley column including such quotes from Ozzie Guillen as “We all knew Coop was Kenny’s b—-“ and “The Sox were saying, ‘Yes, we want to f— you, but we don’t want to marry you.’ ’’ might be “Wow! What a bombshell!”  Colorful language catches the eye like that, and certainly this... Read more »
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Cleveland Indians Blog Swap!

Cleveland Indians Blog Swap!
Other than waited on baiting breath for vague rumors about Mark Buehrle’s contract status, or trying to prod Brett Ballantini into saying something revealing about the media on Twitter, there’s not much going on with the White Sox.  Guess what?  There’s not much going on with the Indians either!  They didn’t even go through a... Read more »

Biggest moments of White Sox' 2011 season

Biggest moments of White Sox' 2011 season
Welcome, gullible person who puts too much stock in article titles! I’ve been preparing for this day for some time.  Ever since I decided that exhaustive reviews of every player wasn’t worth it this year since I’ve been doing post-mortems on 2011 since late August, I knew the White Sox would offer up some nothing... Read more »

You won't have Tony Pena to kick around anymore

You won't have Tony Pena to kick around anymore
Well, down goes Pena.  He was released by the White Sox on Friday. In 2010, Tony Pena earned some regard, not for pitching well so much as pitching frequently.  Frequently, often for long stretches of time with minimal notice.  There are plenty of examples of this business model in place–Fast food restaurants, Keystone Light–and while... Read more »
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Alexei Ramirez is fine, when so much else isn't

Alexei Ramirez is fine, when so much else isn't
It’s just too dead of a period of time in the White Sox news cycle to pass up some media criticism.  That rainy day post about the biggest WPA swings of the season can always wait another day… The Tribune’s White Sox beat writer Mark Gonzales took out the time Thursday to identify Alexei Ramirez... Read more »

Rally beers!

Rally beers!
Late Tuesday night, the Boston Globe released a lengthy piece detailing pretty much every off-the-field shortcoming of the 2011 Boston Red Sox, and proposing them all as possible causes of their incredible season-ending slide. Among many other things, The Globe’s Bob Hohler made note of the of the practice of the Red Sox starting pitchers drinking beers,... Read more »

Robin Ventura formally introduced as manager, USCF already flooded waist-high in professionalism

Robin Ventura formally introduced as manager, USCF already flooded waist-high in professionalism
Figuring that a teleconference didn’t quite cut it, the White Sox brought out Robin Ventura for a formal press conference Tuesday, and introduced him as the 39th manager in club history. In front of a semi-captivated collection of reporters, he talked about being “fair” with players, how all the terrible hitters in the lineup need... Read more »
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Hot, sexy assistant coach hires!

Hot, sexy assistant coach hires!
The hiring of new 3rd base and bench coaches for mediocre baseball teams normally gets a lot of people hot under the collar, but the potency of ancillary coach arousal is only doubled by the uniqueness of the Robin Ventura situation. Because Ventura was hired with no experience whatsoever, offering the notion that the 2012... Read more »