Category: DH Slot

Dunn gets a break

Dunn gets a break
I’ve never booed Adam Dunn. Mostly because I’m opposed to the practice in general, not because he hasn’t earned it.  I’m invested purely in the success of the team, and I can’t imagine how booing would help unless we the fan base we’re trying to convince management just how much a player was hated (which... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was - 6/20-6/26: Mediocrity fits like a glove

Harold take this helmet offa me, I can’t use it anymore. It’s getting dark, too dark to see….// Jose M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune The White Sox clocked in at 3-3 on the week, and perhaps if a few more of the losses weren’t of the “that could have been prevented” variety, it would have been... Read more »

Konerko holding up his side of the bargain, Dunn faces uphill climb to meet his

Konerko has earned the admiration of both legendary hitters and Gawd-awful ones. // Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune If you get confused or annoyed during this, check out the stat primer for explanations.The White Sox free agency is in bizarro-land.  The sure-thing perennially producing DH is getting booed before his at-bats now.  Jesse Crain and Will... Read more »
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White Sox ability to lose to bad teams put in horrifying and unwelcome spotlight

NOW FOR ALL TO SEE – Ozzie Guillen as a man capable of getting slightly miffed. // Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune (Quick question, do you use the possessive (‘s) for Sox?  Is it a plural or a singular?  Do any rules apply seeing as it’s…you know, not a real word?) Any refutation of the Cubs-Sox... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was - 5/9-5/15: This baseball team strives for competence

White Sox Week That Was - 5/9-5/15: This baseball team strives for competence
“Hey Sergio, nice j–HEY LOOK, A GUY IS WEARING ZUBAZ PANTS OVER THERE!!” // Ezra Shaw, Getty Images Three series victories in a row!  A 4-2 week!  A 6-3 West coast road trip! The White Sox are probably better than Minnesota Twins! Boy, it certainly seems like the White Sox are getting on that season-saving... Read more »

Peavy makes his first start, Dunn's return overshadows, chaos rules the night

Peavy makes his first start, Dunn's return overshadows, chaos rules the night
“Thanks for covering up that I still don’t have my normal K stuff”, “Thanks for covering up that I actually lost control of the ball and never meant to throw it”, “Wait, really?”, “….” // Kirby Lee, US PRESSWIRE I had this post pretty much written midway through the 8th inning, then the game hit... Read more »
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White Sox Week That Was - 4/11-4/17: It would be hard to pretend that this wasn't awful

White Sox Week That Was - 4/11-4/17: It would be hard to pretend that this wasn't awful
After a bad week, it’s natural to look for a photo where a player looks foolish. Gordon steps up and fills the role here // Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune Bullpen troubles and some instability in the rotation were very real concerns entering this most middle of the April weeks, but fresh off winning a 4-game... Read more »

What a difference a DH makes

Adam Dunn’s no LeBron James, but Cleveland already hates him // Jason Miller, US PRESSWIRE We’re not that far removed from Spring Training, a period of time where players racked up statistics that were best ignored due to the absence of a genuine major league competitive environment. With that in mind, perhaps it would be... Read more »

If you liked Jim Thome, Adam Dunn shouldn't be a problem

If you liked Jim Thome, Adam Dunn shouldn't be a problem
“Pass me the ball.” Hey! I just made a joke only three of my friends will get! // Jake Roth, US PRESSWIRE There’s been a fair amount of hand-wringing–albeit, mostly on sports radio, and I must emphasize that filling 4 hours of airtime is far more difficult than it sounds–about how the White Sox fanbase... Read more »
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White Sox Season Preview 2011 - The War on Southern Regression - Adam Dunn

David Santiago, McClatchy-Tribune The first televised Spring Training game for the White Sox isn’t till the 28th, and I’m not even sure I have MLB Network.  From now until I try to explain to my father over the phone how to use his DVR, I’ll be getting the previewing started by covering what the big... Read more »