Posts tagged "Tampa Rays"

More playoff teams mean, well, more playoffs

More playoff teams mean, well, more playoffs
It’s not officially announced yet, but it’s looking like each league will be sending five teams to the playoffs this year.  Three division winners, and two wild cards forced to battle in a hellish one-game playoff with each other. In general, I enjoy the strong emphasis on the regular season–and the depth and endurance it... Read more »

Jeff Manto speaks--and now we have to try to calm down

Jeff Manto speaks--and now we have to try to calm down
Fair warning was given on this, but new White Sox hitting coach Jeff Manto will not be handing out miniature run-expectancy matrices for everyone to put in their wallet. He doesn’t believe in getting on base above all, and accordingly, doesn’t believe in taking a walk just because it’s there and adds to the possibility... Read more »

Rally beers!

Rally beers!
Late Tuesday night, the Boston Globe released a lengthy piece detailing pretty much every off-the-field shortcoming of the 2011 Boston Red Sox, and proposing them all as possible causes of their incredible season-ending slide. Among many other things, The Globe’s Bob Hohler made note of the of the practice of the Red Sox starting pitchers drinking beers,... Read more »
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It wasn't even a remotely pleasant baseball season, but it was still a baseball season, and it's over

It wasn't even a remotely pleasant baseball season, but it was still a baseball season, and it's over
Welp, 79-83.  A destination reached thanks a 3-2 loss to the Blue Jays achieved in familiarly awful fashion. I’ve written a few ‘this loss really summed up this crappy season!” posts, and I’m starting to feel they were unnecessary and obvious.  Of course those losses felt familiar, the White Sox lose the same way all the... Read more »

An unexpected gift, at an unexpected time

THEY’RE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT! // David Butler II, US PRESSWIRE The White Sox have been full of surprises all year long.  There have been a few bright spots in these, but for the most part, they’ve been awful.  The Sox are a relative who just refuses to abide by the birthday gift list... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was - 4/18-4/24: THE DAMAGE IS QUITE SEVERE

White Sox Week That Was - 4/18-4/24: THE DAMAGE IS QUITE SEVERE
The White Sox run per game average // Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune (h/t: The Dugout) Well, skin me alive and call me lunch.  The White Sox are 8-14. After posting a 1-5 week, most teams would reflect on their deeds, be horrified beyond measure, and steel themselves to ensure it didn’t happen again.  Not the... Read more »
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White Sox losing streak is over, season can resume now

White Sox losing streak is over, season can resume now
Good try–er, I mean, good JOB, Juan // Kim Klement, US PRESSWIRE Perhaps the only thing as brutally swift as the White Sox sudden plunge into the offensive ineptitude and general despair that sparked a 7-game losing streak, was how immediately clear it was that they were out of it Thursday in Tampa.  Juan Pierre... Read more »

A White Sox victory, provided it come in the next month, would be something to treasure

He’s always doing this, perhaps it’s context-neutral? // Jeff Griffith, US PRESSWIRE Losing streaks are hell. It is my sincere hope that we’ve all already gone through the requisite hand-holding about how “7 games isn’t the end of the world”, “better now than 7 straight losses to blow a 6 game lead in the last... Read more »

The White Sox offense is officially back in business

HOLLAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Buzzsaw of awfulness continues

Buzzsaw of awfulness continues
He looks contemplative…that gives me some comfort. Jeez, am I reaching or what? // Jeff Griffith, US PRESSWIRE It be’s that way sometimes. Statistically, it’s not especially significant that the White Sox lost by being shutout for the first time all season in a dreary, flattening defeat to the possibly resilient Tampa Rays.  Even if... Read more »