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A future grandpa tells his future grandkid what the season that ruined everything was really like.
Empty stadiums, cardboard cutouts of fans, dubious rule changes, and an outbreak that may end the season already.
Perhaps only COVID-19 can stop this team.
From the Sugar Kings to the South Side, Castro to Trump.
Altogether, approximately 500 ballplayers who appeared in a major league game served in World War II. Two didn't come back.
Even today, as recently as last season, you can find a conversation on Yelp initiated by, "Is the White Sox Neighborhood Safe?"
I can recall barking at my car radio asking him to at least tell me the score. But at least he lived his dreams.
Someday there will be another one, and when it arrives, the emotions, joy and hopes will burst forth possibly like never before. May we all be here to add it to our Opening Day memories.
What a difference 250 miles made!
Robert (& Co.) is gonna run.
Despite what one veteran Chicago baseball writer seems to think, the Encarnacion signing is a smart one.
His spray chart looks like a severe case of chicken pox.
Believe it or not, Anderson was the top batter. But the number of errors was a completely different matter.
It's entirely understandable at this juncture why Hahn isn't being hailed as a genius when it comes to evaluating and signing free agent talent.
Despite gang of nine and general lack of ability.
Finishing what they've started.
Look no further than the past week if you question whether the White Sox are a vastly improved aggregation than the dismal product of the past two rebuilding seasons.
Losing never is easy, and the first target is the man in charge. Despite the criticism, Renteria appears even-keeled. There have been no temper tantrums or ragging on players or unhappy fans. He remains positive and good-natured. These qualities don't necessarily translate to a winning ballclub, but at least let's wait until the guy can put a legitimate major league lineup on the field.
Maybe I needn't be such a sourpuss. This game will make lots of people curious, engaged, and gleeful. But just who will get to see it, and for how much?
Feats and feet-shooting.
It's the Cubs and Astros all over again!
Don't pity the White Sox.
The pipeline is producing.
The season now is right at its halfway point, and the Sox, standing at 39-42, are a far different ballclub than a year ago when they were 28-53 on their way to 100 losses. Sox faithful, those days are ovah!
It boils down to this, Mr. Chairman.
Credit a coach and a catcher.
"You may not believe this, but they're having an election right now to see who gets to play in what they call the All-Star Game . . . "
When it doesn't add up.
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Posted on Aug 5, 2020
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Posted on Aug 4, 2020