Posts tagged "Josh Fields"

Those rare times when Spring Training talk rings true

In my continuing effort to be nicer, and not dismissive of the 2012 White Sox until hard evidence appears, I looked back at some of the times in recent team history where the empty, optimistic pre-season talk that we often dismiss turned out to be spot-on.  Click the title to read on Southside Showdown as... Read more »

Much Better Moments in White Sox History: Gordon's Big Break

Much Better Moments in White Sox History: Gordon's Big Break
The reception for the first game retrospective was positive, and I was very appreciative for all the kind words. But I am nothing if not untrusting, and I fear the fondness for the piece was just held over happy memories about the Blackout Game itself.  Some people are content to write interesting pieces on popular... Read more »

Orlando Cabrera is gone because you didn't love him enough

Orlando Cabrera is gone because you didn't love him enough
This off-season didn’t feature the most imposing crop of free agent shortstops. Rafael Furcal played only 87 games last season and posted an 81 wRC+, and landed a 2-year deal worth $14 million from the Cardinals…who were mostly praised for the signing.  And yet even in these waters, no one bit on 37 year-old Orlando... Read more »
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Braves' Starter Hansen's Debacle Ruins Delays ChiSox' Chance to Prove Selves

After a week and a half of slaughtering hapless NL teams as they begged for mercy, and another two games of contributing to the larger misery of the metropolitan area of Detroit (right before they took off), the White Sox were supposed to get a dose of reality Tuesday night with a showdown against what’s... Read more »

Hey! The Draft is Today!

No, not that draft.  It’s the one where 18-22 year-old males from across the nation are picked in a seemingly random order, given a few weeks of free time, then shipped out to remote outposts across the country where they are trained and instilled with physical discipline, mental toughness, and procedural know-how, all with the... Read more »