Posts tagged "Derek Jeter"

Instant Rationalization - Youk's revenge

Instant Rationalization - Youk's revenge
Surely, at some point during the approximately 735 games the Red Sox played against the Yankees during Kevin Youkilis’ tenure in Boston, something was done to inspire his undying hatred toward the pinstripes.   The Yankees have a naturally infuriating way about them.  But it probably came during some turgid, four-hour long marathon between the... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was: 6/25-7/1 - Job done, in strange ways

White Sox Week That Was: 6/25-7/1 - Job done, in strange ways
Facing a series against the last place Twins, and an exhaustive four-game weekend tilt with the Yankees, the White Sox obligations were clear: win the first series, hold their own in the latter. 4-3!  Mission accomplished!  Though, in odd fashion. Offense Two games this week saw the White Sox offense crank out 26 runs combined;... Read more »

Delayed Rationalization - Peavy tries to single-handedly beat the Yankees, loses

The great tragedy of Jake Peavy is that while he’s a fine pitcher, he too is of that ignoble breed that is hopelessly reliant on his offense to actually score in order to win a game. Jake’s effort on a sweltering Saturday in New York was a mixture of virtuosity and dire mistakes.  He struck... Read more »
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Alex Rios, Adam Dunn, and their albatross contract brethren

Alex Rios, Adam Dunn, and their albatross contract brethren
Jake Peavy is the highest paid player on the 2012 White Sox. Thaaaat doesn’t make me feel great, but there’s only one more season before a nice, comfy buyout awaits him in 2013. The next two highest paid players are Adam Dunn (who’s got a $2 million raise coming for this year) and Alex Rios.... Read more »

White Sox still can't hit, but a win in Yankee Stadium makes that hard to remember

White Sox still can't hit, but a win in Yankee Stadium makes that hard to remember
My sentiments exactly // Howard Smith, US PRESSWIRE I always worry about the Sox in Yankee stadium.  Beyond the fact that the Yankees usually field a pretty darn good team or that Chicago’s recent record there is terrible, the sudden upgrade in exposure from the peaceful, secluded dwelling that is U.S. Cellular seems like quite... Read more »

Mark Buehrle wins gold glove, Alexei Ramirez doesn't

Mark Buehrle wins gold glove, Alexei Ramirez doesn't
Still images makes this look less impressive Triumph!  Mark Buehrle has won his 2nd Gold Glove as of today, an honor that was only bestowed upon today, on November 9th, despite the fact that every knew they were going to give him the damn thing after he flung a baseball through his legs on Opening... Read more »
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Yankees Overwhelm Sox With Old Guys, Win 6-4

It’s hard for me to do my usual bit of griping tonight about some of the dinosaurs creaking around on the White Sox roster for two reasons.  1.  One of them is Paul Konerko, effectively the best player in the AL through 23 games, and 2.  The Yankees just came from behind and beat us... Read more »