Posts tagged "Colorado Rockies"

AL Central Rumblings & Bumblings!

AL Central Rumblings & Bumblings!
Adam Dunn gets regular size Potbelly’s sandwiches now, and Ozzie Guillen is going to remove some people’s nerve endings. There.  That’s the White Sox news for the week. But the White Sox–contrary to appearance–do not operate in a bizarre baseball vacuum by themselves.  They exist in the AL Central, where the amount of money they... Read more »

Winter Meeting Wrap-Up: League reels upon itself, melts; White Sox react "Eh, let's see where this goes"

Winter Meeting Wrap-Up: League reels upon itself, melts; White Sox react "Eh, let's see where this goes"
If Day 3 of the Winter Meetings were defined primarily–for White Sox fans at least–by crushing loss and the rolls of cookie dough that were eaten to cope with it, Day 4 was defined by Angels owner Arte Moreno dousing the free agent market in gasoline, lighting it aflame, and then laughing as he flew... Read more »

Thankful for the White Sox

Thankful for the White Sox
Happy Thanksgiving!…still.  In keeping with the spirit of the holiday, I’m going to take this special time out to try to say something nice about every player who donned a White Sox uniform in 2011.  Here goes! (holds breath) Thanks Dylan Axelrod!: For providing the thrill of seeing someone who looks exactly like my friend Joe... Read more »
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Great moments in routine throws to the infield

Great moments in routine throws to the infield
June 28th (In the bottom 13th, Troy Tulowitski stands at 1st base, pondering the lateness of the hour, and the likelihood of him making it to the midnight showing of Cars 2.  He leans toward 1st base coach, Glenallen Hill) Troy Tulowitski: Hey, Glenny Glenallen Hill: Hm? Tulowitzki: Remember playing ball back in grade school,... Read more »

What does it take to get into Ozzie Guillen's doghouse?

What does it take to get into Ozzie Guillen's doghouse?
On June 28th, Ozzie Guillen removed Alex Rios from a game in Colorado in the 7th inning because he “didn’t like the way he ran the bases” on a flyout.  In delivering the standard ‘needs more hustle’ punishment, Guillen neglected to consider that 58% of Rios’ contact this year has gone for grounders or pop-ups,... Read more »

Could Juan Pierre play himself into another contract?

Could Juan Pierre play himself into another contract?
Juan Pierre’s been playing better, and that’s a good thing. Since that fateful Colorado series where he became the best clutch hitter ever or something, Juan’s hit .386/.429/.457 in 77 plate appearances, and even gone 5 of 6 stealing bases while clearly employing an quality-over-quantity approach.  There’s no way in which this hot streak from... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was 6/27-7/3 - Pretty good, pretty good

White Sox Week That Was 6/27-7/3 - Pretty good, pretty good
These weekly wrap-ups are always heavily influenced by the result of the Sunday game.  Seeing as the Sox have been hugging all the turns on the road to mediocrity all year long, usually they’re one game away from being deemed a failure anyway, so it’s a flaw that’s easily hidden most of the time.  But... 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 »

See you at the crossroads...

Previously we learned that actions have consequences, this week we receive disheartening news about inaction as well. // Doug Pensinger, Getty Images In the wake of what I’ve been led to believe is the 37th agonizing and inexplicable extra-inning loss for the White Sox this season, I’m actually not trying to play the “THIS IS... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was - 6/20-6/26: Mediocrity fits like a glove

Harold take this helmet offa me, I can’t use it anymore. It’s getting dark, too dark to see….// Jose M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune The White Sox clocked in at 3-3 on the week, and perhaps if a few more of the losses weren’t of the “that could have been prevented” variety, it would have been... Read more »