Posts tagged "los angeles dodgers"

Saturday smatterings

Saturday smatterings
The White Sox can still beat the Mariners (22 out of the last 26), so in some degree, the status quo remains alive and well, in spite of last night. The completion of the supersonic mega-deal between the Dodgers and Red Sox has the baseball word aflutter.  The Red Sox sent a quater of a... Read more »

Morning notes: Stories unrelated to the All-Star Game

Morning notes: Stories unrelated to the All-Star Game
Making a natural transition from talking about the All-Star Game, the White Sox and Cubs are probably going to be playing four games next season, instead of their usual six. As a partial-season-ticket holder, I was initially excited by the prospect of having the chance to avoid being obligated to buy a hyper-expensive Cubs-Sox game every... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was: 6/11-6/17 - At least all those games they lost were to good teams

White Sox Week That Was: 6/11-6/17 - At least all those games they lost were to good teams
Last year, there was a clear narrative to every White Sox week.  They were a good pitching team, constantly being betrayed by a every other element of the roster. This season is more muddled.  The offense is firmly in the top 3 in the AL, the pitching staff for all it’s troubles is above-average, and... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was: 6/4-6/10 - A regrettable stretch

White Sox Week That Was: 6/4-6/10 - A regrettable stretch
“It’s baseball,” Konerko said. “You catch teams in different moments during the season, a series here and there. There’s a lot of parity in the game now. I don’t read too much into that.” -a quote from Paul Konerko stuffed at the end of Dave Van Dyck’s article on Philip Humber There’s truth to that,... Read more »

White Sox Open Spring Training and....welp, not too bad

White Sox Open Spring Training and....welp, not too bad
The White Sox returned to competitive baseballing on Monday, losing somewhat blandly 6-4 to the Los Angeles Dodgers. But it was baseball all the same; the languid yet steady pace that allows for equal parts enjoyment and reflection, the simplicity yet intense skill of every defensive play…it’s all so great to see again Or perhaps... 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 »
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Everybody's Getting Williams'd

Everybody's Getting Williams'd
It’s the second week of February, pitchers and catchers don’t report until next Wednesday.  There’s nothing, man.  Nothing. That in mind, there’s only one recourse for the highly professional White Sox blogger to find a story; type in “white sox” into Google and see if something legit comes up.  Or, see if something else comes... Read more »

Winter Meetings thus far recap: Maybe everyone is lying

Winter Meetings thus far recap: Maybe everyone is lying
Falling asleep without writing a recap of Day 1 of the Winter Meetings seemed like a forgivable sin, as teams spent the bulk of the day circling each other curiously, Kenny Williams didn’t show up till nearly dinner time, and the Matt Capps contract can only be mocked so much. As of Tuesday, the White... Read more »

Three days before the Winter Meetings is an odd time to make plans

Three days before the Winter Meetings is an odd time to make plans
The White Sox are in a state of flux, so much so that the organizational figureheads have no problem admitting that they have no real idea what kind of team they’ll have for 2012.  Nor do they have any problem admitting that pretty much everything will be different after whatever massive shake-up next week’s Winter... Read more »
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Happy Juan Pierre Didn't Get Offered Arbitration Day!

Happy Juan Pierre Didn't Get Offered Arbitration Day!
What’s so different about Juan Pierre and Pablo Ozuna? Besides the whole part where Ozuna lied about his age and never had an actual prime, I mean to ask, “What is the crucial difference in their White Sox legacies?”  They were both impatient slap-hitters, and while they both brought plenty of speed, their defense was... Read more »