Posts tagged "Doug Fister"

The White Sox escape Thursday with the lead intact

The White Sox escape Thursday with the lead intact
No matter what the result of the Monday makeup game, the White Sox will end this season with a truly miserable head-to-head record against the Detroit Tigers.  The best they can finish at is 6-12, and that’s despite only facing Justin Verlander twice all year now.  Suffice it to say, if the White Sox make... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - More homers needed

After Monday night’s festivities, the White Sox allegiance to the home run was a celebrated and revered element of their personality.  I would offer that it still should be–building a lineup around power hitters while playing in a band box is a sound strategy. But the absurd caricature of the approach that the White Sox... Read more »

Here comes that showdown with Detroit you've heard so much about

Here comes that showdown with Detroit you've heard so much about
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox start  the first of their two remaining head-to-head series Friday, after each spent the last week kinda killing the buzz of the whole affair. Not killing the buzz for us, obviously.  You the reader–who is either a hyper-partisan Sox fan or at least reading understanding that the target audience... Read more »
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White Sox home opener will start their greatest challenge of the season

White Sox home opener will start their greatest challenge of the season
The past two years, the White Sox have been really good about getting off to a promising and encouraging start.  In both 2010 and 2011, the first game of the year was a showdown with a Cleveland Indians team that seemed more or less unconvinced that Spring Training had ended, and was violently dispatched to the... Read more »

AL Central Preview: The only team to fear is the team itself...and the Tigers

AL Central Preview: The only team to fear is the team itself...and the Tigers
Last Spring, I wrote a capsule for every other AL Central team for the purpose of sizing up the competition.  The 2011 White Sox didn’t figure to run away with the AL Central unopposed, but they were serious contenders and it was important to get a handle on just how many games they’d need to win... Read more »

Death at the hands of large men

Death at the hands of large men
The Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder. Is there any other way to start into discussing this?  The Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder to a 9-year (with no opt out), $214 million contract, seemingly in response to losing DH Victor Martinez (who’s signed through 2014) for the season to a knee injury.  Good gravy. The best... Read more »
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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 »

Nothing Ever Happened

Nothing Ever Happened
In case you missed it, the White Sox haven’t done anything.  After using their most valuable trade asset merely as a tool to cancel all of Mark Teahen’s August charity events, the White Sox have stood pat.  They’ve neither restocked with young talent nor added a desperately needed competent bat.  As the deadline neared, The... Read more »

That's three in a row; it's called a winning streak, it has happened before

That’ll play // Gary A. Vazquez, US PRESSWIRE I get tired of articles that start with “don’t look now”.  By all means, LOOK!  NOW!  The White Sox just ripped off their longest stretch of good baseball of the season. It just so happened that this stretch is only three games long. But still!  The returns... Read more »
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White Sox vs. Mariners Live Game Blog!!!

So by now, you’re coming to this after the game is over, which is perfect, and I know it’s what I would do.  Also, you benefit from me having cleaned up all the typos and adding pictures.  Everyone, in theory, wins. Hellooooooooo Seattle!  It’s Game 2 of a three-game set in the town that self-involved... Read more »