Posts in category "SoxFest"

SoxFest ends; time to parse out actual hope from hope for hope's sake

SoxFest ends; time to parse out actual hope from hope for hope's sake
SoxFest is such a gushing wellspring of optimism and good feelings that it’s difficult to pick on what alleged comeback-story-in-the-making to focus on.  Everyone is excited for a new start, which is good, because otherwise that would mean that some player or coach is dreading the beginning of the season.  Every mention of the coming... Read more »

SoxFest unveils confident talking team that's really standing pat

SoxFest unveils confident talking team that's really standing pat
“Why not us?” would seem to be the motto of the opening day of SoxFest, which is shaping up to be every bit the positivist lovefest that, you know, a pre-season promotional event designed to drum up enthusiasm for the upcoming season should be. Kenny Williams received a smattering of boos when he was introduced,... Read more »

Ventura meets the press, rings in new era of open-ended coach-speak

Ventura meets the press, rings in new era of open-ended coach-speak
With SoxFest coming up this weekend, new manager Robin Ventura is hitting all the press stops to drum up enthusiasm for the new season.  It’s nothing but a heart-pounding thrill-ride of understated professionalism. While Ozzie occasionally inspired the instinct to wince and hope he would work his way through every interview without a risque statement,... Read more »
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SoxFest brings some clarity to roster, and death to some interesting ideas

SoxFest brings some clarity to roster, and death to some interesting ideas
Suits with baseball caps; always looks terrible While the off-season has been a delightful forum to opine about what the best use of the players on the White Sox roster would be, SoxFest comes now as a time to break all that chatter apart, as the people who matter tell us what the use of... Read more »