Posts tagged "Hawk Harrelson"

Get ready for the exact same White Sox broadcast team

There had been a steady trickle of fuel for speculation that Steve Stone was on his way out of the White Sox television broadcast booth of recent. The enormous physical gulf between Stone and Hawk Harrelson in the broadcast booth throughout the year. A Chicago Magazine profile that called attention to the pair’s lack of friendly... Read more »

Slumpbusters

Slumpbusters
Adam Dunn went bananas Friday night. To an extent, the whole team went bananas for a time.  Seattle starter Hector Noesi was hittable, and the Sox crushed and drove him from the game in 1.2 IP en route to a 7-3 win. But Dunn went the most bananas. He went 3 for 4 with 2 HRs... Read more »

Much Better Moments in White Sox History - Gavin Floyd announces his presence with authority

Much Better Moments in White Sox History - Gavin Floyd announces his presence with authority
In the shiny new Baseball Prospectus’ Annual for 2012, Gavin Floyd’s player comment starts out with “Blessed with the best stuff on the staff”, which is a fun little reminder since he spent most of 2011 refining his hard slider into more of a cutter, trading whiffs for control.  The comment went on to say... Read more »
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It wasn't even a remotely pleasant baseball season, but it was still a baseball season, and it's over

It wasn't even a remotely pleasant baseball season, but it was still a baseball season, and it's over
Welp, 79-83.  A destination reached thanks a 3-2 loss to the Blue Jays achieved in familiarly awful fashion. I’ve written a few ‘this loss really summed up this crappy season!” posts, and I’m starting to feel they were unnecessary and obvious.  Of course those losses felt familiar, the White Sox lose the same way all the... Read more »

The White Sox have bravely remained terrible at clutch hitting all year long

The White Sox have bravely remained terrible at clutch hitting all year long
Alex Rios’ game-winning RBI double on Saturday night was simply gorgeous.  The roar of the crowd as it cleared the infield, Hawk’s pleading call of “Turn it on, Brent!”, along with Lillibridge’s face shaking with every step as he rounded 3rd made it one of those moments I’ll cling to into the off-season, especially with... Read more »

Absent Konerko, White Sox can appreciate how very little they have

Absent Konerko, White Sox can appreciate how very little they have
Strictly speaking, this isn’t the low point of the White Sox season. The Sox were 11-22 at one point, there’s still that no-hitter they endured from a pitcher currently sporting a 4.67 ERA, and on May 31st when Toronto was bashing their heads in by75 runs and Ozzie Guillen just threw in Lucas Harrell to... Read more »
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Brent Lillibridge and the future

Brent Lillibridge and the future
Looks like fun… // William DeShazer, Chicago Tribune Brent Lillibridge is clubbing the ball at present, that much is obvious.  Through the 6th inning Sunday he had a line of .302/.392/.605 with 4 HRs in a scant 52 plate appearances.  That’s combined with being the fastest player on the team and a heckuvalotta range and... Read more »

Morel brings the White Sox back from the brink

Morel brings the White Sox back from the brink
Here’s to seeing this 10-12 more times // Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune I’ve learned some things in my 14 months of a baseball blogger.  Not a whole lot, but some things.  One of which is to not buy too heavily into the notion of the cathartic season-reversing win.  Just because something made for a cathartic... Read more »

Screw caution, I'm optimistic about Jake Peavy

Screw caution, I'm optimistic about Jake Peavy
Looks like his normal kinda funky-looking arm motion to me // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune Part of becoming a blogger for a team is getting beaten over the head with the daily narrative.  You watch every game (thanks to your friend/enemy, the DVR), read the press, and the blogs, and a lot sooner than you... Read more »
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Hawk Harrelson Night

Across the baseball world, there are some consistencies in how people conceive of the White Sox:  they think that Frank Thomas was fairly cool, that Mark Buehrle’s perfect game was a nice little underdog story, that the 2005 World Series was pretty much unwatchably boring, that these two incidents were the only times the White... Read more »