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Remembering Baseball's Historic 2020 Season

A future grandpa tells his future grandkid what the season that ruined everything was really like.

Posted on Aug 2, 2020
Keywords: Jerry Reinsdorf, Luis Robert, Rob Manfred

Weirdness Reigns

Empty stadiums, cardboard cutouts of fans, dubious rule changes, and an outbreak that may end the season already.

Posted on Jul 27, 2020
Keywords: Carson Fulmer, COVID-19, Eloy Jimenez, Leury Garcia, Luis Robert, Tim Anderson, Yolmer Sanchez

Muscled Up

Perhaps only COVID-19 can stop this team.

Posted on Jul 20, 2020
Keywords: Bob Buhl, Edwin Encarnación, Jose Abreu, Luis Robert, Nomar Mazara, Yasiel Puig, Yoan Moncada

The Evolution, Revolution And Devolution Of Cuban Baseball

From the Sugar Kings to the South Side, Castro to Trump.

Posted on Jul 13, 2020
Keywords: Adolfo Luque, Alexei Ramírez, Aroldis Chapman, Camilo Pascual, Cesar Brioso, Cuban Baseball Federation, Havana Sugar Kings, Jersey City Jerseys, José Abreu, José Contreras, Leo Cárdenas, Luis Robert, Miguel González, Mike Cuellar, Mike Fornieles, Minnie Miñoso, Orlando Cepeda, Orlando Hernández, Pedro Ramos, Sandy Consuegra, Yasmani Grandal, Yoán Moncada

Service Time

Altogether, approximately 500 ballplayers who appeared in a major league game served in World War II. Two didn't come back.

Posted on Jun 28, 2020
Keywords: Bob Feller, Elmer Gedeon, Hank Gowdy, Harry O'Neill, Joe DiMaggio, Luke Appling, Mike Trout, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Stan Musial, Ted Lyons, Ted Williams

What Being A White Sox Fan Taught Me

Even today, as recently as last season, you can find a conversation on Yelp initiated by, "Is the White Sox Neighborhood Safe?"

Posted on Jun 9, 2020
Keywords: Comiskey Park, Highland Park, Mr. Brown

The Farmer Files

I can recall barking at my car radio asking him to at least tell me the score. But at least he lived his dreams.

Posted on Apr 3, 2020
Keywords: Ed Farmer

An Opening Day Requiem

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.

Posted on Mar 27, 2020
Keywords: Bill Veeck, Edelweiss, Francis Parker, Idaho Falls Chukars, Sterch's, Van Gorder-Walden

Coronavirus Spring: Mesa vs. Coachella

What a difference 250 miles made!

Posted on Mar 11, 2020
Keywords: Coachella, COVID-19, Larry Ellison, Paribas Open, Tack Room

Head First

Robert (& Co.) is gonna run.

Posted on Mar 2, 2020
Keywords: Leury Garcia, Lou Brock, Luis Robert, Nick Madrigal, Rickey Henderson, Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada

Edwin A Win

Despite what one veteran Chicago baseball writer seems to think, the Encarnacion signing is a smart one.

Posted on Dec 30, 2019
Keywords: Adam Dunn, Big Hurt, Big Papi, Edwin Encarnacion, Paul Sullivan

Grading Grandal

His spray chart looks like a severe case of chicken pox.

Posted on Nov 25, 2019
Keywords: Betty White, Charlie Silvera, James McCann, Joe Ginsberg, Sherman Lollar, Yasmani Grandal

The Season In Verse

Believe it or not, Anderson was the top batter. But the number of errors was a completely different matter.

Posted on Oct 1, 2019
Keywords: Don Cooper, Eloy Jimenez, Jose Abreu, Michael Kopech, Rick Hahn, Rickey Renteria, Tim Anderson

Hahn's Hits & Misses

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.

Posted on Sep 23, 2019
Keywords: Eloy Jimenez, Ervin Santana, James McCann, Jon Jay, Jose Abreu, Manny Machado, Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada, Yonder Alonso

Start Now!

Finish strong.

Posted on Sep 16, 2019
Keywords: Luis Robert, Nick Madrigal, Rickey Renteria, Tim Anderson, Yolmer Sanchez, Zack Collins

Reasons To Keep Watching

Despite gang of nine and general lack of ability.

Posted on Sep 9, 2019
Keywords: Jose Abreu, Lucas Giolito, Tim Anderson

Patience And Payment

Finishing what they've started.

Posted on Sep 2, 2019
Keywords: Dylan Cease, Jose Abreu

Arrow Up, Folks

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.

Posted on Aug 26, 2019
Keywords: Lucas Giolito, Ross Detwiler, Tim Anderson

Let Rickey Be

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.

Posted on Aug 19, 2019
Keywords: Casey Stengel, Joe Maddon, Joe Torre, Rickey Renteria, Terry Francona

Field Of Reality Checks

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?

Posted on Aug 12, 2019
Keywords: Comiskey Park, Field of Dreams, The Grate

Walking And Crawling

And bobbleheading.

Posted on Aug 5, 2019
Keywords: Aaron Bummer, Eloy Jimenez, Victor Velasquez, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Yoan Moncada

Super Heroes, Surveys & Service

Feats and feet-shooting.

Posted on Jul 29, 2019
Keywords: Ivan Nova, Lucas Giolito

Streaky White Sox Right On Schedule

It's the Cubs and Astros all over again!

Posted on Jul 21, 2019
Keywords: Aaron Boone, Harold Baines, Jose Abreu, Ray Schalk, Rickey Renteria

Coin Is The Lord Of The Realm

Don't pity the White Sox.

Posted on Jul 15, 2019
Keywords: Manny Machado, Tim Anderson

It's All Happening

The pipeline is producing.

Posted on Jul 8, 2019
Keywords: Dylan Cease, Eloy Jimenez, Ivan Nova, James McCann, Jose Abreu, Lucas Giolito, Luis Robert, Michael Kopech, Nick Madrigal, Ozzie Guillen, Yoan Moncada, Yolmer Sanchez

Ovah The Hump

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!

Posted on Jul 1, 2019
Keywords: Ivan Nova, Lucas Giolito, Orisdamer Despaigne, Reynaldo Lopez, Ross Detwiler

Open Letter

It boils down to this, Mr. Chairman.

Posted on Jun 23, 2019
Keywords: Bleacher Bums, Jerry Reinsdorf

How Lucas Giolito Changed Up His Career

Credit a coach and a catcher.

Posted on Jun 17, 2019
Keywords: Ethan Katz, James McCann, Lucas Giolito, Virgil Trucks

Russian Interference

"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 . . . "

Posted on Jun 9, 2019
Keywords: All-Star Game, Chris Davis, Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada

Rethinking Run Differential

When it doesn't add up.

Posted on Jun 3, 2019
Keywords: 1939 Yankees, 1959 White Sox, Francisco Lindor, Lucas Giolito, Steve Stone

Why A Canadian Hockey Team's Name Recalls U.S. Civil War Destruction

Sherman's "March to the Sea" commemorated on a hockey jersey.

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Posted on Aug 4, 2020