Posts tagged "Jerry Reinsdorf"

Questions about the authority

Questions about the authority
I only got to see the last two innings of Thursday’s game live, but I understand that baserunning blunders that prevented the Sox from blowing things open, more ineffectiveness versus Jeremy Guthrie, and the chasm in the number of opportunities between Chicago and Kansas City made the 9th inning a culmination of a night of... Read more »

Team at a crossroads, or hungry for attendance

Team at a crossroads, or hungry for attendance
In the wake of a three-game sweep of the Cubs, there’s as much reason to be optimistic about the 2012 Sox as there ever has been. They’re back to .500, the starting rotation is healthy and performing well, and the AL Central looks to be up for grabs with projected powerhouse Detroit sporting a losing... Read more »

Sox Index: May 2012

Sox Index: May 2012
Number of no hitters by White Sox pitchers all time: 18 Franchise rank (tied): 2 Number of perfect games thrown by White Sox pitchers all time: 3 Franchise rank (tied): 1 Air miles between Chicago and 1967 White Sox AAA affiliate Indianapolis Indians: 165 White Sox call ups from AAA in 1967: 16 White Sox... Read more »
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B'ham Barons Make Beeline for City Tax Dollars

B'ham Barons Make Beeline for City Tax Dollars
There are a couple of ways owners of minor league teams can go about generating higher revenue.  One way is to arrange for the most popular athlete on the planet to play right field for your bus league franchise, and then reap the pecuniary windfall resulting from the Jordan Effect.  Another, more conventional route, involves persuading a... Read more »

Is Scott Boras Really That Bad?

Is Scott Boras Really That Bad?
As a White Sox fan I have learned through enculturation to loathe Scott Boras, the sworn enemy of the “home town discount” that for so many pre-World Series years was seemingly critical to White Sox roster building.  And I despised the man for leading to greener pastures my beloved Magglio Ordonez, whose artful inside out... Read more »

First dose of unbridled Spring Training optimism

First dose of unbridled Spring Training optimism
Taking even a day off the first burst of Spring Training is a good way to fall hopelessly behind all the positivism. It’s only fitting; it’s the beginning of the professional baseball season, professional baseball is a massive and onerous endeavor, so you’re either entering it with unbridled enthusiasm and energy or you’re not doing... Read more »
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Cuba Chatter

Cuba Chatter
Now’s a good time to talk about Cuban ballplayers.  As we are grappling with the Oakland A’s surprise signing of promising Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes; a move that, if the player isn’t traded, may help precipitate the Athletics relocation to San Jose (a proposition backed in full by leverage man Jerry Reinsdorf).  As we await the fate of young Cuban... Read more »

Camelback Ranch isn't especially profitable

Camelback Ranch isn't especially profitable
There are a lot of things about Jerry Reinsdorf I’ve yet to resolve in my mind, but right at the top of the list is how the famously shrewd Chairman ever came to be business partners with the Arrested-Development-in-real-life former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt.  Even as McCourt prepares to depart, their Spring Training facility joint-venture... Read more »

White Sox around the world

White Sox around the world
If I really wanted to, I think I could squeeze a third post out about Kosuke Fukudome signing on to be the 5th outfielder, but it’s probably not the best thing for anyone involved or in the surrounding area.  Additionally, the video for the classic White Sox game I was going to write a retrospective... Read more »
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Robin Ventura - Managerial Final Exam

Robin Ventura - Managerial Final Exam
At an ungodly early morning hour, Robin Ventura sat alone in an unlit room.  The darkness was impenetrable, but from what he could discern, the cold chair he was seated in was the cheap, flimsy plastic-type normally reserved for hot, drunken backyard barbecue parties.  There was a crack in the base of it that stirred... Read more »