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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 »

All-Star Game Mission Accomplished: White Sox avoid embarrassment

All-Star Game Mission Accomplished: White Sox avoid embarrassment
We’re only two years removed from our city’s greatest tragedy. After a rocky beginning to his career, Matt Thornton remade himself into a fireballing reliever, earned an All-Star appearance.  It was a glorious redemption story, right up until he was tagged for the go-ahead RBI double by eventual game MVP Brian McCann. The runner was... Read more »

Morning notes: In the wake of the snubs

Morning notes: In the wake of the snubs
As any sabermetric writer has already exasperatedly told you, the proper reaction to All-Star selections is exasperation with the selection process, and to not be surprised when anyone outside the obvious choices gets shafted. Player reactions are a different animal.  They’re an odd mixture of the player’s personal feelings, sense of entitlement, level of comfort... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was 6/27-7/3 - Pretty good, pretty good

White Sox Week That Was 6/27-7/3 - Pretty good, pretty good
These weekly wrap-ups are always heavily influenced by the result of the Sunday game.  Seeing as the Sox have been hugging all the turns on the road to mediocrity all year long, usually they’re one game away from being deemed a failure anyway, so it’s a flaw that’s easily hidden most of the time.  But... 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 »