Posts in category "Playoffs"

Your White Sox playoff rooting interests

Your White Sox playoff rooting interests
One might be so bold as to suggest, that this post is a week or so late, since the divisional round just completed.  But that is nonsense. No one needed my suggestion or influence to latch on to the noble, hopeless causes of the Oakland A’s or the Baltimore Orioles.  That’s just second nature for... Read more »

We'll always have the Orlando Hudson grand slam

We'll always have the Orlando Hudson grand slam
What a difference a day makes, especially when those days include a division lead doubling and halving itself back-and-forth at the drop of a hat.  In this case, all the optimism forged by the Sox dragging themselves within one good day of the Tigers was snuffed out very, very emphatically. While the Tigers clinged to a... Read more »

Sale's rapturous return

Sale's rapturous return
Like most biased observers, I have long since allowed myself–against high-minded notions of caution–to believe that the White Sox are going to make the playoffs. It’s mostly 2011′s fault.  A season mired in mismanagement, a lineup devout in its adherence to Murphy’s Law, and the type of errors in execution that would inspire a Governor... Read more »
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The White Sox are extremists

The White Sox are extremists
As the team-employed beat writer for the White Sox website, taking the actions of the franchise and expressing it into rational and understandable terms is very much a part of Scott Merkin’s job.  As such, picking through his piece attempting to justify the approach of the White Sox toward their farm system under Kenny Williams... Read more »

Baseball is over: PREPARE

Baseball is over: PREPARE
On Friday night, the baseball season ended with the St. Louis Cardinals as the World Series champions.  If they hadn’t already hammered this point home in 2006, St. Louis reiterated that you always gun like hell for the playoffs if at all possible.  Even if your rotation is sort of blegh, even if at any... Read more »

Goodness Gracious Game 6

Goodness Gracious Game 6
I had a thought prepared for tonight.  It was a snarky thought, indirectly or pretty directly rebuking something Phil Rogers said about the White Sox decision on Buehrle coming this week. That’s absurd, the White Sox don’t let long-time veterans get all the way to free agency, then break their necks rushing to operate within... Read more »
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White Sox are just sitting around watching the World Series too

White Sox are just sitting around watching the World Series too
Whether for sheer moments of virtuosity, or Monday night’s delightful tone change into slapstick, it’s been an enormously entertaining World Series.  It will bring a pang of sadness when it–and baseball itself–comes to a close, but it will also re-start the journey. That is, the journey toward a new White Sox season.  When things can... 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 »

WSO Playoff Primer - AL

WSO Playoff Primer - AL
Wednesday brought about the crushing realization that there will be no more White Sox baseball in 2011.  Wednesday night brought about the shocking revelation that there was other baseball being played wholly independent of the White Sox, and if the evening was any indication, this baseball is quite possibly of a drastically higher quality and... Read more »
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