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Delayed Rationalization - It wasn't a disaster at all

Delayed Rationalization - It wasn't a disaster at all
It’s really not a game against the Royals without needless difficulty, some stretches where basic elements of baseball seem impossible, or a seemingly comfortable win randomly peppered with intense moments. But those were extra dressings on successful elements. The White Sox came into the game with two years of emotional baggage built up against Bruce... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - The third movie is always the worst one - Sox drop the last Sale-Mendoza tilt

Due to the oddities of scheduling, Chris Sale and Luis Mendoza have squared off on three occasions this season.  Due to the oddities of baseball, each game has been a pitching duel demanding everything the White Sox Cy Young candidate has. In the first meeting, a fatigued Sale battled through 10 hits in eight innings... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - It's over, and they won

Instant Rationalization - It's over, and they won
A lot of smooth and easy narratives went by the wayside during this 14-inning marathon. First, there was the White Sox tattooing Bruce Chen for three home runs and six tallies total.  An easy, happy tale almost arose out of this auspicious beginning Second, was Jose Quintana looking out of sorts, and as a result,... Read more »
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AL Central comings and goings

AL Central comings and goings
The White Sox aren’t really allowed to have much of an off-season this year. Presumably the 2011 off-season was traded in return for a veteran rebound candidate at an earlier date, and presumably Gio Gonzalez was thrown in to sweeten the pot a bit.  So instead, we’re left to observe the activities of AL Central... Read more »

This Awful Moment in Time - A Live Game Chronicle of White Sox vs. Royals

This Awful Moment in Time - A Live Game Chronicle of White Sox vs. Royals
I haven’t written any live game blogs this year, and for good reason.  It’s a cumbersome, goofy gimmick that doesn’t allow me much time to gather my thoughts and provide cogent analysis.  Also, it’s an idea I picked up from reading Bill Simmons as a teenager, and I’ve been trying to strip his influence away... Read more »