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Minnie Miñoso Was Very, Very Good To Us

Electric, indefatigable and, finally, undenied.

Posted on Dec 9, 2021
Keywords: Bill Veeck, Chico Carrasquel, Ernie Banks, Hall of Fame, Minnie Miñoso

Sad Sacks

In just about all aspects during this series, the Sox were woefully inadequate.

Posted on Oct 13, 2021
Keywords: José Altuve, Ryan Tepera, Tony La Russa

Astros Opening

If the Sox are eliminated early next week, chances are a careless mistake will be the culprit.

Posted on Oct 5, 2021
Keywords: Carlos Rodón, Lance McCullers Jr., Lucas Giolito, Tony La Russa

How It Started

For aficionados of a ballclub that launches into a rebuild, the early years move at a snail's pace. Ninety-five losses four years ago followed by 100 and 89 the next two seasons before earning a wild card playoff berth a year ago.

Posted on Sep 27, 2021
Keywords: Carlos Rodón, Eloy Jiménez, Lucas Giolito, Luis Robert, Michael Kopech, Reynaldo Lopez, Rickey Renteria, Tim Anderson, Yoán Moncada

Grateful Gambling

The surest bet is that in the next five years all the aspiring wiseguys will be able to wager at pari-mutuel windows in our city's major sports venues. Ironically, the one place where this has been true for almost 100 years, Arlington Park, will have been reduced to rubble.

Posted on Sep 20, 2021
Keywords: John R. Daley, Patrick Daley Thompson, Rickwood Field, Tony La Russa

In Park

Lot C and home field advantage.

Posted on Sep 13, 2021
Keywords: Leury Garcia, The Grate, Tony La Russa

Counting The Minutes

40,320 to be exact.

Posted on Sep 6, 2021
Keywords: Carlos Rodón, Lance Lynn, Lucas Giolito, Tony La Russa

Pitch Switch

Dallas Keuchel and Reynaldo Lopez going in oddly opposite directions.

Posted on Aug 30, 2021
Keywords: Alec Mills, Dallas Keuchel, Kyle Hendricks, Reynaldo Lopez

A New Complaint

Is Yoan Moncada actually the team's best player?

Posted on Aug 23, 2021
Keywords: Dallas Keuchel, Yoan Moncada

Baseball Fever

Catch it.

Posted on Aug 16, 2021
Keywords: Field of Dreams, Shoeless Joe, Tim Anderson

The Pitching Plan

Starters, starters, starters,

Posted on Aug 9, 2021
Keywords: Dave Duncan, Ethan Katz, Tony La Russa

And So It Goes

History repeats itself by crushing schoolchildren everywhere except New York and LA.

Posted on Aug 2, 2021
Keywords: Minnie Minoso, Nicky Madrigal

Gambling At The Grate

As PointsBet buries the message, call 1-800-GAMBLER if problems arise.

Posted on Jul 26, 2021
Keywords: BetRivers, DraftKings, FanDuel, Lance Lynn, PointsBet

That Was Fun - But Not Necessary

A must-win series? Hardly.

Posted on Jul 19, 2021
Keywords: A.J. Pierzynski, Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Tony La Russa

Here Comes October

Red flag: The Sox have pummeled teams with losing records this season to the tune of 38-11. They're 16-24 against the clubs with winning ledgers.

Posted on Jul 12, 2021
Keywords: Eloy Jiménez, Leury Garcia, Luis Robert, Michael Kopech


It was a joyous month, but chances are we'll never see Yermín Mercedes around these parts again.

Posted on Jul 5, 2021
Keywords: Frank Thomas, Harold Baines, Ron Blomberg, Yasmani Grandal, Yermín Mercedes, Zack Collins

Santiago Sunday & The Sox

So between the Sox dinky attack, the Santiago affair, Abreu's injury, and Hendriks giving up the game-winner, we did something Sunday that we haven't done in years.

Posted on Jun 28, 2021
Keywords: Hector Santiago, Liam Hendriks, Modelo

Forget Houston

Tony's troops still holding it down.

Posted on Jun 21, 2021
Keywords: Adam Engel, Tony La Russa, Yermin Mercedes

Next Team Up

The wins have piled up right along with the injuries.

Posted on Jun 14, 2021
Keywords: Brian Goodwin

Hero For A Day

Did anyone mention that La Russa's 2,388 losses also are second only to Mack's 3,948? That's what longevity can do.

Posted on Jun 7, 2021
Keywords: Cup Snakes, Tony La Russa

Bunt Grunt

Trying to decipher Tony La Russa's much-reviled old-school tactic.

Posted on May 31, 2021
Keywords: Adam Engel, Billy Hamilton, FanGraphs, Tony La Russa

The Stats Behind The Slump

Over a short span the club can get hot, but reality tends to prevail during a 162-game marathon.

Posted on May 24, 2021
Keywords: Andrew Vaughn, Tim Anderson, Yermin Mercedes, Yoán Moncada

Tony La Russa's Inflection Point

This might sound panicky and an overreaction, but the events of the past two nights have made today's game pivotal to the this season's journey.

Posted on May 19, 2021
Keywords: Tim Anderson, Tony La Russa, Yermin Mercedes

The White Sox Report: Ticket Stubs, Vendors & Zip Ties

The new fan experience so far.

Posted on May 17, 2021
Keywords: Billy Pierce, Jose Abreu, The Grate

He Gets On Base

Yasmani Grandal's abysmal batting average is only part of the story.

Posted on May 10, 2021
Keywords: Tony La Russa, Yasmani Grandal

Judging Tony

Let's just say that the criticism aimed at La Russa has been overly severe while few can argue that La Russa is the same manager he was at Oakland and St. Louis.

Posted on May 3, 2021
Keywords: Lucas Giolito, Michael Kopech, Tony La Russa

Catching Fire

Nicky Two Strikes, Yaz and the Yerminator.

Posted on Apr 26, 2021
Keywords: Liam Hendriks, Nick Madrigal, Tony La Russa, Yasmani Grandal

A Box Of No-Hitters

Some are perfectos, and others are like Edwin Jackson's.

Posted on Apr 19, 2021
Keywords: Blue Moon Odom, Bobo Holloman, Carlos Rodon, Jimmy (Nixey) Callahan, Mark Buehrle, Philip Humber, Virgil (Fireball) Trucks

Not To Worry, White Sox Fans

This is not complicated.

Posted on Apr 12, 2021
Keywords: Aaron Bummer, Adam Eaton, Liam Hendricks, Luis Robert, Matt Foster, Michael Kopech, Tony La Russa, Yermin Mercedes, Yoan Moncada

The Yerminator Has Landed

From the Pecos League to the record books.

Posted on Apr 5, 2021
Keywords: Andrew Vaughn, Yermin Mercedes

TrackNotes: Back To The Future

Will Bob Baffert ever go away? Churchill Downs Inc.: It's just what they do. Dickie D. dead. Cliches can shape your biorhythms. Double-teaming justice. You look just like. We asked one person, me.

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Posted on Jan 28, 2022

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Minnie Miñoso Was Very, Very Good To Us

Electric, indefatigable and, finally, undenied.

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Posted on Dec 9, 2021