Posts tagged "jose bautista"

Delayed Rationalization: Sox win a pitcher's duel straight out of 2010

Delayed Rationalization: Sox win a pitcher's duel straight out of 2010
Both WSO recap writers were in attendance at today’s game, and Chris Lamberti is defending his dissertation in front of the Stonecutter’s Society, so the recap was delayed. Remember back in 2010 when Gavin Floyd was the best pitcher in baseball for a nearly two-month period?  Remember in early April of that year when an... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Nice try, Jose

Instant Rationalization - Nice try, Jose
The fourth test of whether or not Jose Quintana’s vast array of 92 mph fastballs could make it through a major league lineup multiple times went as well as the other three. Sure, he only had one strikeout. Sure, he looked eminently hittable all night and depended on incredible defense from Orlando Hudson and multiple... Read more »

Ozzie makes it easy, White Sox hire a Paddy

Ozzie makes it easy, White Sox hire a Paddy
It’s still kind of weird to read a story about “manager Ozzie Guillen”, and realize it’s not White Sox-related, but rather pertaining to some strange southeastern franchise that has Chris Volstad on it. Luckily, there’s a feature with ESPN the Magazine where Tim Kurkjian seemingly allowed Guillen to speak extemporaneously on the often-addressed topic of... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was 9/19-9/25 - Huh? What? Baseball?

White Sox Week That Was 9/19-9/25 - Huh?  What?  Baseball?
The season lost most of its trappings of purpose weeks ago, and the games have really strove to match the appropriate tenor.  Good on them! A sleepy offensive effort against Fausto Carmona was followed by two straight wins in Cleveland, including a sterling come from behind win in the second-half of Tuesday’s doubleheader to save... Read more »

Q&A with Dan Shulman of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball

Prior to the White Sox playoff chances being struck in the head with a candlestick in the conservatory by Mr. Verlander Friday night, I was offered the opportunity to speak with Dan Shulman.  Dan’s finishing up his first year doing the play-by-play with ESPN’s flagship Sunday night baseball broadcast, but has been calling games on... Read more »

Where's our breakout, Alexei?

Where's our breakout, Alexei?
There’s been enough railing on the management, time to get back to sighing deeply about the players. Let me start by saying that Alexei Ramirez is under no circumstances to ever be referred to as a disappointment.  He’s an elite fielder at the most important position in the infield, so much so that he leads... Read more »
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Guest Spot on Oral Sox Podcast

Adam and Jeff of the Oral Sox Podcast were kind enough to have me on for a bit to discuss the team’s mini-comeback of late, Alex Rios’ mini-resurgence, the mini-problem of Omar Vizquel, and why I’m a mini-curmudgeon about Zach Stewart. They get a bit bawdier than I do on here, so be a little... Read more »

White Sox All-Star game candidates, and other fictional creatures

White Sox All-Star game candidates, and other fictional creatures
And he won’t need someone to get a career-derailing concussion this time to get back! // Michael Buckner, Getty Images The All-Star Game can be kind of silly.  The fans vote for the starters, and that inevitably results in a great deal of the team being determined via popularity contest, and anyone who’s been to... Read more »

Danks has himself (and his cutter) to congratulate for his two wins

He’s not shielding himself from batteries! // Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune We’re adults here, and understand that pitcher wins and losses are nothing more than a weak attempt to satisfy our insatiable desire to count things. Still, while John Danks’ 0-8 start was certainly influenced by a lack of support that might send a much... Read more »
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If you lash out in every direction, your luck will turn

Ozzie, glaring at invisible radio hosts // Mark L. Baer, US PRESSWIRE This is me, throwing up my hands on the Ozzie Guillen fan-ripping rant.  When I spend a Memorial Day weekend celebrating birthdays and the aforementioned holiday hosting barbecues and going outside, I expect the beat writers to inform me what’s happened while I... Read more »