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Instant Rationalization - A textbook loss to the Royals that the White Sox won

Tuesday night, the White Sox were walking into Kaufman Stadium–frequent home of their worst-played games of the season–coming off a emotional triumph over their chief rival, facing inconsistent but occasionally capable Luke Hochevar, and starting Gavin Floyd; the famous linguist who coined the term “mercurial”. It started with the appropriate amount of dread and malaise.... Read more »

Delayed Rationalization - It wasn't a disaster at all

Delayed Rationalization - It wasn't a disaster at all
It’s really not a game against the Royals without needless difficulty, some stretches where basic elements of baseball seem impossible, or a seemingly comfortable win randomly peppered with intense moments. But those were extra dressings on successful elements. The White Sox came into the game with two years of emotional baggage built up against Bruce... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - This game would have been really awful without the homers

In some respects, this was the worst-played game of the season, or at least a contender.  But it was exciting, and for a moment in the 8th–closely contested! Jake Peavy  was pretty messy on the night–he couldn’t work the inside of the plate, was sprayed into right field all game, and hit the 100-pitch mark... Read more »
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Delayed Rationalization - Cy Chen returns

Delayed Rationalization - Cy Chen returns
Since Royals starter Bruce Chen had been roughed up badly in two of his last three starts against the White Sox, and was proving to be even more mediocre this season than he was last, the hope was that this ‘Cy Chen’ nonsense might have a permanent place in the past. Alas, aches and pains... Read more »

Three lefties in the bullpen ain't no kinda usual

Three lefties in the bullpen ain't no kinda usual
Admittedly, ever since the White Sox lucked into a pitcher with top 10 talent, threw southpaw and could hit the mid-90′s, I’ve been pretty gaga over the idea of seeing him start.  In the last decade, I can recall one hurler who has been drafted by the organization and risen up into a regular rotation contributor,... Read more »

White Sox-Royals series provides refresher course on underwhelming season

White Sox-Royals series provides refresher course on underwhelming season
It’s regularly perplexing to look at the White Sox roster, or look at the back of the baseball cards (those still exist, right?) of the players on the roster, and then see their 47-51 record.  Hell, even this year’s stats make it a bit confusing.  The rotation has weathered injuries to Jake Peavy and John... Read more »
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White Sox Season Preview 2011 - Know Your AL Central Competition - Kansas City

This amusing picture probably represents the most memorable contribution Mitch Maier will provide this season // John Sleezer, McClatchy-Tribune The Royals suffer the ignominy of the first preview because while a lot of positive things could happen for this club this season, winning the division doesn’t seem like one of them.  This team is by... Read more »