Posts tagged "hall of fame"

Congrats, Paul Konerko

Congrats, Paul Konerko
Paul Konerko launched the 400th home run of his career Wednesday, it came in dramatic fashion to tie the game in the 9th. and moved him into sole possession of 48th place all-time.  Clearly he’s better than Andres Galarraga now.  Arguing that he’s now better than Al Kaline…that’d probably take some more creativity. Konerko celebrated the feat... Read more »

Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, Mark Teahen, and Destiny

Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, Mark Teahen, and Destiny
The Hall of Fame voting was announced Monday and hoooraaaaaaay for Barry Larkin!  As a high-average, long-tenured, face-of-the-franchise, OBP-hound with well-regarded defense, Larkin bridged every divide between traditionalists and saberists possible.  Well deserved, Mr. Larkin. But Larkin and his burly 86.4% of the vote, is the only player being inducted this year, so this year’s... Read more »

The best White Sox news is fake

The best White Sox news is fake
It’s too bad that the Gavin Floyd-to-the-Blue Jays trade rumor never got picked up by any credible media outlet.  Rumors are a blast, especially ones that would blatantly indicate a full-scale rebuild, and especially one that comes in January, the month where fun dies in the cold, because it turns out fun was homeless this entire... Read more »
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Getting where Frank Thomas is coming from

Getting where Frank Thomas is coming from
Generally when the topic of steroid use in baseball comes up on a sports talk show, it’s an invitation to begin eye-rolling. It’s a noble effort for baseball to regulate what could otherwise be a wild arms race of experimentation in performance supplements in their sport, but the mass effort to extract a penance from the “steroid... Read more »

Goodbye, #56

Goodbye, #56
Mark Buehrle leaving doesn’t seem like it should have the immediately flooring impact that it does. For one, his departure was telegraphed beyond the realization that he was the 2nd best starter available in three agency, to when the White Sox decided they would play the same high-stakes game of letting him hit the market... Read more »

Minoso misses out on the Hall

Minoso misses out on the Hall
Ron Santo was announced as having been selected to the Hall of Fame by the Golden Era Committee on Monday, which was a nice, though sadly hollow victory for objectively elite performance being properly rewarded. Minnie Minoso on the other hand, fell three votes short of the necessary 75% barrier, and will have his candidacy... Read more »
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The push to get Minoso in the Hall of Fame continues

The push to get Minoso in the Hall of Fame continues
Near the end of Thursday’s 2+ hour forum on Minnie Minoso’s Hall of Fame candidacy at U.S. Cellular Field, host Pedro Gomez noted that there was one individual who badly regretted not being present and sent his best wishes; Jerry Reinsdorf. It was at this moment that the entire PR blitz that the White Sox... Read more »

One more chance for Minnie Minoso

One more chance for Minnie Minoso
Frank Thomas figures to enter the Hall of Fame the first chance he gets in 2014.  He’s got the numbers, he’s got the reputation, and a pretty good nickname doesn’t hurt. After that, it’s hard to conceive of who the next player going into the Hall with a White Sox cap would be. Pure his... Read more »

Konerko's not a Hall of Famer, but Viciedo should at least be a major leaguer

Konerko's not a Hall of Famer, but Viciedo should at least be a major leaguer
Paul Konerko’s most recent homer tied him on the all-time list with Albert Belle. Because when you think Konerko, your next thought is probably about Albert Belle. // Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune Like most who ran across Ozzie Guillen’s impromptu declaration that Paul Konerko should make the Hall of Fame, I felt it would be... Read more »
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