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White Sox Week That Was: 6/25-7/1 - Job done, in strange ways

White Sox Week That Was: 6/25-7/1 - Job done, in strange ways
Facing a series against the last place Twins, and an exhaustive four-game weekend tilt with the Yankees, the White Sox obligations were clear: win the first series, hold their own in the latter. 4-3!  Mission accomplished!  Though, in odd fashion. Offense Two games this week saw the White Sox offense crank out 26 runs combined;... Read more »

Delayed Rationalization - Peavy tries to single-handedly beat the Yankees, loses

The great tragedy of Jake Peavy is that while he’s a fine pitcher, he too is of that ignoble breed that is hopelessly reliant on his offense to actually score in order to win a game. Jake’s effort on a sweltering Saturday in New York was a mixture of virtuosity and dire mistakes.  He struck... Read more »

Morning notes: Uncomfortably large divisional lead edition

Morning notes: Uncomfortably large divisional lead edition
Now that the Indians have sank down to .500 after being swept in New York–which is somewhat troubling since that’s where the next series is–the White Sox are up in the AL Central by two and a half games.  That margin ties June 3rd for the biggest lead they’ve held all season, which seems small,... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was 8/1-8/7 - Split-Level

White Sox Week That Was 8/1-8/7 - Split-Level
Deciding to use a week as a split for which to examine a baseball season was always flawed.  It’s impossible to conclude on anything as a real trend in that time, and the next week (especially this season) always seeks to prove that momentum doesn’t exist. This past week for the White Sox is an... Read more »

Sweeptacular Homicide

Sweeptacular Homicide
Fair or not (no one cares which), series against the top contenders in the league are viewed as referendums on the state of a team.  It seems wrong-headed off the bat, given that the White Sox are perfectly capable of having their season derailed by hemorrhaging losses to the Royals and A’s. Yet among the reasons for... Read more »

Absent Konerko, White Sox can appreciate how very little they have

Absent Konerko, White Sox can appreciate how very little they have
Strictly speaking, this isn’t the low point of the White Sox season. The Sox were 11-22 at one point, there’s still that no-hitter they endured from a pitcher currently sporting a 4.67 ERA, and on May 31st when Toronto was bashing their heads in by75 runs and Ozzie Guillen just threw in Lucas Harrell to... Read more »
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