Posts tagged "Paul Konerko"

Blow it all up!: and other ideas for the White Sox off-season

Blow it all up!: and other ideas for the White Sox off-season
This off-season should be…interesting. The White Sox are coming off of a year where pretty much every member of their over-30 offensive core met, or improbably exceeded expectations (Jake Peavy even improbably made a bid for 220 innings), and they got all of 85 wins. My quick assessment would be that they’re due for the... Read more »

Great improvements and disappointments of the 2012 White Sox

Great improvements and disappointments of the 2012 White Sox
There have been some attempts to sum up the surprises, both good and bad, for the White Sox this past season, and generally I feel they could use some context. Everything needs buckets of buckets of context; it’s just a matter of how much we can stand. Mark Gonzales of the Tribune highlighted a fun... Read more »

Your Monday update on easily anticipated White Sox news

Your Monday update on easily anticipated White Sox news
Since suddenly transforming into a team that couldn’t drive in runners and coughing up the division, the White Sox have been very light on the surprises. Rick Hahn made his much-rumored about ascent to the GM seat immediately after the close of the season, initiating a waiting game to find things out about Hahn’s style,... Read more »
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Good times in the White Sox 2nd half

Good times in the White Sox 2nd half
At the end of the White Sox surprising and undeniably successful 1st half, I decided to drag out some of the happy memories by compiling them into one big link-off to be enjoyed and digested repeatedly. There wasn’t as much material to work with in the 2nd half. All the same; before all the hard... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Thanks for the memories/dingers

Final games of the season always feel like the last day of college.  Everyone’s going through their routines, but at half-speed because of the wistful sadness that builds as the night’s activities draw closer to the end. Hawk started thanking the production crew during the broadcast, and even worked ahead on talking himself into the... Read more »

Morning notes: Sweeping up the mess

Morning notes: Sweeping up the mess
Everyone has been making their random selection of “tough losses that really killed the Sox”.  In honor of the series currently being played on the North side of town between two 100-loss teams, I would offer that dropping four games combined against the Cubs and Astros (all at home) really killed the Sox, since they currently trail... Read more »
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Success without playoffs?

Success without playoffs?
When Paul Konerko made his (in)famous admission at the start of this year’s SoxFest that given the position of the franchise, a season that saw forward progress but no playoff birth could be a success, it provoked a lot of reactions. Gee, what a depressing thing to say at SoxFest. That’s probably really accurate. Oy,... Read more »

Delayed Rationalization - Oh oh oh, so NOW you want to drive in runners in scoring position

Delayed Rationalization - Oh oh oh, so NOW you want to drive in runners in scoring position
I put no measure of belief in the idea that any professional sports team can troll, or actively twist a knife in their own fanbase.  But there’s something just a little too perfect about the White Sox busting out a titanic offensive effort replete with timely hitting, and production outside the home run ball just in... Read more »

A late-season collapse, in too much detail

A late-season collapse, in too much detail
The White Sox have been no titans of baseball at any point in the season, but entering into September they had set themselves up well to only have to play .500 baseball, and coast drearily into the playoffs in the worst division in baseball.  Even ~.500 play would have them tied for the division lead... Read more »
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Instant Rationalization - So, those problems aren't going way

Instant Rationalization - So, those problems aren't going way
With the Tigers having already weathered the disappointment of a blown lead and earning a walk-off victory earlier in the day, the stage was set for the White Sox to continue their quiet descent into that good night. It was indeed quiet, because the opener of the final home series of the season failed to... Read more »