Posts tagged "travis hafner"

White Sox Week That Was: 7/2-7/8 - Splendid performance with little reward

White Sox Week That Was: 7/2-7/8 - Splendid performance with little reward
In what was perhaps the most impressive week of White Sox baseball all year, the South siders swept the best team in the AL, set aside their traditional woes against the Blue Jays, and came within one terribly-played slugfest on Sunday from a perfect week. For that, they increased their division lead just a single... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - The perfect game was still worth going through this

Instant Rationalization - The perfect game was still worth going through this
In simpler times, Philip Humber patching together three straight poor outings would be swept to the back pages of the local sports sections, where the travails of a back-end starter on an under-.500 baseball team belong. Instead, because of all this Perfect Game business, Humber’s sudden transition to a man who spends his time floating... Read more »

AL Central Preview: The only team to fear is the team itself...and the Tigers

AL Central Preview: The only team to fear is the team itself...and the Tigers
Last Spring, I wrote a capsule for every other AL Central team for the purpose of sizing up the competition.  The 2011 White Sox didn’t figure to run away with the AL Central unopposed, but they were serious contenders and it was important to get a handle on just how many games they’d need to win... Read more »
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Addison Reed taking ownership of the closer role is the best-case scenario

Addison Reed taking ownership of the closer role is the best-case scenario
Expectations for the 1st year of Robin Ventura as a manager probably need to stay reasonable.  As long he doesn’t let Jake Peavy throw 160 pitches, doesn’t make late-inning substitutions that seem to intentionally make his defense worse, and throws in the occasional keen observation like “Alexei isn’t one of our better bunters”, his learning... Read more »

Cleveland Indians Blog Swap!

Cleveland Indians Blog Swap!
Other than waited on baiting breath for vague rumors about Mark Buehrle’s contract status, or trying to prod Brett Ballantini into saying something revealing about the media on Twitter, there’s not much going on with the White Sox.  Guess what?  There’s not much going on with the Indians either!  They didn’t even go through a... Read more »

Prosperity! The White Sox are above .500 at the cost of all sanity

Prosperity!  The White Sox are above .500 at the cost of all sanity
The White Sox are over .500 again, thanks to a grueling 14-inning 8-7 win where they blew leads, burnt bullpens, and filleted the Cleveland Indians outfield defense like a veal cutlet. Because I was at the game, and spent over 5 hours at said game, I can’t really imagine discussing anything besides it.  It was... Read more »
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The best start of the year comes from...Jake Peavy

The best start of the year comes from...Jake Peavy
Yes, you can notice from the seats behind him that people were at the Bulls game // Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune Things are still coming preposterously hard for the Chicago White Sox; to the point where it’s no longer unreasonable to start hoping out loud for a 22 year-old with negligible plate discipline to save... Read more »

White Sox Season Preview 2011 - Know Your AL Central Competition - Cleveland

White Sox Season Preview 2011 - Know Your AL Central Competition - Cleveland
Untrue story, this is one of a series of Luis Valbuena motivational posters // Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune It is worth mentioning that this is the 2nd part of what is essentially a 5-part series of previewing teams in the AL Central.  The team previews are in ascending order of where I expect them to... Read more »