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Instant Rationalization - Donkey Kong works as originally intended

Instant Rationalization - Donkey Kong works as originally intended
With a lineup stripped down from collision-related injuries, and Philip Humber on the mound because of John Danks’ everlasting rehab, the White Sox needed primetime efforts from the heart of the order Saturday. They got that, but the fill-ins weren’t half-bad either. After a breezy, scoreless first three innings, Paul Konerko broke the tie with... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Prolonged periods of anxiety rewarded with victory

Chris Sale and the White Sox triumphed over Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers, clearly such a performance produced a night of easy pleasures. Almost. First, any semblance of the pitcher’s duel was erased early.  Control problems and a pop-up misread by Josh Hamilton flung Yu Darvish into a 1st inning ordeal that he needed... Read more »

All-Star Game Mission Accomplished: White Sox avoid embarrassment

All-Star Game Mission Accomplished: White Sox avoid embarrassment
We’re only two years removed from our city’s greatest tragedy. After a rocky beginning to his career, Matt Thornton remade himself into a fireballing reliever, earned an All-Star appearance.  It was a glorious redemption story, right up until he was tagged for the go-ahead RBI double by eventual game MVP Brian McCann. The runner was... Read more »
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White Sox Weekend That Was - 4/6-4/8: It's to be expected

White Sox Weekend That Was - 4/6-4/8: It's to be expected
Perhaps I’m revealing myself as a cynic, but the White Sox dropping 2 out of 3 to the Rangers in their opening series registers as…oh, alright. Sunday night’s offering to a national TV audience was a rather hopeless dud, but the other two games were one-run toss-ups waged against the defending AL champs.  They almost... Read more »

Brave new world

Brave new world
The first win of the White Sox season–a dramatic 4-3 triumph in Texas–didn’t look remotely easy, or especially smooth.  But it was a win on the road against Texas, so there’s no room to be picky.  And in the wake of the 2011 season, it’s good enough for things to just be different. Jake Peavy... Read more »

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 »
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