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The first year of The Rebuild/Is now in the past/But it wasn't so awful/The Sox didn't finish last.
This ballclub is a far cry from Robin Ventura's White Sox.
The future is arriving.
A record-setting week.
Were they watching?
Convoluted, but not unreasonable.
If this is what terrorism looks like, then I'm affected.
Before the Cubs, there were the 'Stros.
Kids really do it have it tough these days.
It would be nice if he had someone to share the spotlight with.
This is what progress looks like.
The starting lineup.
What's nice about this week is that the Sox don't play until Friday when the Mariners come to town for three games. We could use a break. Our overwrought anterior cingulate cortexes need a rest.
Is it not clear that Frazier is a markedly better hitter early in the game with no one on base in addition to his ability to draw bases on balls?
He's been a disaster with men on base his whole career, yet Ricky Renteria insists on batting him fourth or fifth.
Motivating Mike - and Matt.
Something special not brewing after all.
You do the math. How can a 75-year-old man have been in baseball for 80 years?
The factory worker, cab drivers and the people flipping burgers at McDonald's in many cases have been priced out of the market. Catering to those folks ended long ago.
Quit the hyperbole and just let the kids take their time.
On Saturday, more than 29,000 fans jammed the park for a chance to see these two developing ballclubs. Well, that's not really true. The giveaway of a Hawk Harrelson alarm clocks was the real draw.
The nights will be cold. The crowds will be sparse. Spending $9.75 for a Modelo Especial is excessive. The drama won't come from the fans. No, it will be all about whether this ballclub can maintain respectability as the rebuild continues. Just the way it should be.
Firing on all cylinders - except catching the ball.
There has been virtually no criticism of hitting coach Todd Steverson. We'll see how long that lasts.
Not yet, anyway.
The next David Ortiz or the next Thad Bosley?
There's nothing cute or lovable about a bad ballclub on the South Side.
The right man for the job.
Maybe it's time that MLB sheds its inferiority complex and celebrates the three hours that folks can spend at the ballpark with friends and family, watching a ballgame, eating a hot dog, and drinking a beer.
This is a world of athletes with optimistic hopes of reaching the next level amid blue skies, warm temperatures and encouragement from coaches, fans, and teammates. And it can't be rushed.
Inexcusable. Flop. Messy. Undisciplined. Ugly. Outcoached. Again.Continue reading "Peak John Fox" »
Posted on Nov 13, 2017
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Posted on Nov 10, 2017