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An amusing little scandal.
Not as easy - or valiant - as you may think.
If he comes anywhere close to the numbers he produced in his first stint on the South Side, the critics will have to direct their displeasure elsewhere.
You'd have thought Blago had just announced he's running for governor again. Or maybe Paul Anka is getting a primetime special. The White Sox need a DH. Why not Harold Baines?
Ten games above .500, we'll take it, I suppose. But the first round of playoffs, was as far as it goes.
There's someone else out there who Rick Hahn should hire as next White Sox manager.
Like his boys, Rickey Renteria does not quit. He was fired. By Rick Hahn. Don't let the screen door hit you in your analytics-adverse ass on the way out.
The players make the manager.
Obviously the White Sox need to turn the page. The last 10 games have been distressing.
They set the table.
Surely the chance to witness a big league ballgame in person doesn't even make the Top 100 of issues that need solving. But that's just it. What we have always taken for granted has been robbed from us.
The Tom Seaver folks in the Napa Valley knew switched from striking out big league hitters to growing cabernet grapes on 3½ acres of Diamond Mountain outside of Calistoga, with an equal amount of passion.
With a team that's posted 11 wins in its last 13 games and finds itself tied for first place with Cleveland, why focus on the one play that made them look downright silly on Friday night?
I kept wondering if A.J. Pierzynski's jaw was sore all over again for all the times I saw reruns of Michael Barrett punching him.
Bah, there have been lots and lots of guys who are not loved by their teammates who can perform better on a daily basis than most of their teammates. I'll take a clubhouse full of 'em, bad attitudes and all.
Once the season begins, the other eight defenders are given instruction and practice during pre-game drills. Not so with pitchers, and it shows.
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.
Awesome culture not even able to pull off a press conference. Plus: Holy Shit, White Sox; The Bad, Bad, Bad Blackhawks; The Less Bad Bulls; Evanston vs. Champaign; and more!Continue reading "The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #339: The Four Horsemen Of Halas Hall" »
Posted on Jan 15, 2021
No-man's land. Plus: Bye Bye Bam-Bam; As The Crow Retires; Zach LaVine Stuffs Stat Sheet; and Evanston vs. Champaign. Go Padres and Red Stars!Continue reading "The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #338: Halas Hell" »
Posted on Jan 11, 2021