Posts in category "Crosstown Cup"

Morning notes: Stories unrelated to the All-Star Game

Morning notes: Stories unrelated to the All-Star Game
Making a natural transition from talking about the All-Star Game, the White Sox and Cubs are probably going to be playing four games next season, instead of their usual six. As a partial-season-ticket holder, I was initially excited by the prospect of having the chance to avoid being obligated to buy a hyper-expensive Cubs-Sox game every... Read more »

Morning notes - Happy Chris Sale Day

Morning notes - Happy Chris Sale Day
For the second-straight Friday, Chris Sale will square off against one the best pitchers in the National League, this time it being Zack Greinke of the Milwaukee Brewers. Hopefully this goes better than last week’s showdown against Clayton Kershaw, where both hurlers struggled as the game spiraled into a discombobulated slugfest.  Sale in particular seemed... Read more »

Juan Pierre has a little lesson for us about sample size

Juan Pierre has a little lesson for us about sample size
Hey, we’re on WordPress now, read about the changes here. Juan Pierre’s been taking a beating all year for playing to a standard that would make some men take up pitching.  But it’s hard to pile on him this week after he launched the decisive blows in a stirring 6-4 comeback win over the Rockies,... Read more »
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White Sox ability to lose to bad teams put in horrifying and unwelcome spotlight

NOW FOR ALL TO SEE – Ozzie Guillen as a man capable of getting slightly miffed. // Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune (Quick question, do you use the possessive (‘s) for Sox?  Is it a plural or a singular?  Do any rules apply seeing as it’s…you know, not a real word?) Any refutation of the Cubs-Sox... Read more »

Interview with White Sox VP of Marketing, Brooks Boyer

Interview with White Sox VP of Marketing, Brooks Boyer
Hey look, there he is in the background! // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune It’s the end of the month again, which means the good folks at the White Sox PR department have decided it’s time to toss an interview to their poor, downtrodden bloggers.  Because we’re just a few hyperventilating breaths from Opening Day, the... Read more »

Looking back on the streak that was

I’m all for doing things emphatically; whether it be breaking off relationships, arguing that Alexei Ramirez was safe at 1st, or absolutely ruining your professional reputation amongst your co-workers forever.  So maybe the White Sox shattering their 11-game winning streak via a complete pitching breakdown and getting bashed around by a previously moribund Cubs offense... Read more »
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Live From the Cubs-Sox Finale

I’m excited by the prospects of Sunday’s game. Sure, the series was decided the night before. And sure, thunderstorms are predicted for the entire day (they’re scattered, there’s a chance!) And ssuuuuurrre, my tickets are on a deck….and not in the lower one. But with reports circling that the level of unruliness during Saturday night’s... Read more »

You mean to tell you don't just get a trophy for winning 11 games in a row?

Chicago fans aren’t exactly known for their grasp of the necessary social graces, and from all reports of Saturday night’s game, this weekend has not only not been an exception, but possibly the most debauched chapter yet in the great saga of inter-city hatred and brutality, class warfare, revocation of the social contract, chaos, hysteria,... Read more »

10 Straight - Don't Stop Now Boys

Hawk tends to implore the Sox with his phrase of “Don’t stop now boys!” long after their rally has tied the game, given them the lead, and a comfortable cushion, which seems to indicate that in his golden years Harrelson has acquired the adorable bloodlust that most seniors get.  This winning streak has come nowhere... Read more »
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White Sox are White Hot; But 12-Game Win Streaks are Rare for a Reason

This has all the markings of an epic demolition. The White Sox roll in on their hottest streak of possibly the last four years, have won 9-straight and 13 of the last 14, are 3 games over .500 and are as blatant and unapologetic in their happiness about being 3 games over .500 as any... Read more »