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Vaya con Rios

Vaya con Rios
Alex Rios just passed Josh Hamilton in wRC+ for the season. — David Cameron (@DCameronFG) August 4, 2012 That statement establishes two things; that Josh Hamilton has fallen hard back to Earth since his prodigious May, and that Alex Rios is one of the first to greet him as he arrives. When Paul Konerko nearly... 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 »

Morning notes: Appropriate honors

Morning notes: Appropriate honors
It’s high times on the South side, now that seven straight victories have brought the Sox into 1st place for the first time since the beginning of the month.  May 30th is already later than the Sox were in 1st place at any point last season.  Last season was rough. Konerko Paul Konerko’s 14-game hitting... 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 »

Screw it, let's preview the Rangers

Screw it, let's preview the Rangers
The White Sox refusal to name a closer has officially waned into odd territory.  Not that it’s a problem they haven’t named one–the longer we go on without an announcement, the more room to dream that the Sox won’t name anyone and all.  Instead, perhaps they’ll go game-to-game and play the match-ups with the relievers... Read more »

White Sox Season Preview - Catchers

White Sox Season Preview - Catchers
On Thursday against the Rangers, Adam Dunn homered and doubled.  He homered off of Neftali Feliz, and hit the double off of a lefty.  A left-handed pinata, but still, a lefty.  Gordon Beckham also homered (a bomb).  Hector Santiago struck out three Texas Rangers in two innings, including Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz. It’s very... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

If the White Sox win a bizarre game from hell and no one watches, do CQ's dingers still count?

If the White Sox win a bizarre game from hell and no one watches, do CQ's dingers still count?
According to the statistical record, this happened // Ronald Martinez, Getty Images In an 162 game season, individual games get minimized as a matter of necessity.  There’s always a game tomorrow, so sometimes you’ve just got to decide to give 5 innings to Tony Pena so everyone can go the hell home.  Other times, without... Read more »
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