Soxman’s Chicago White Sox Opening Day Diary

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The White Sox just concluded their first home stand of the year with a winning record. Aside from pitching and homeruns defining the team thus far; another thing we know for sure is that the South Side Dark Knight Super Fan Soxman returned for his 8th White Sox opening day to pump up the fans and ring in the new year with local media. What secrets of the day does he have to share?

Read on to find out.

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Chicago White Sox Will Win the AL Central

For the first time in almost a month, the White Sox share first place in the American League Central with the Detroit Tigers.  Now with the most optimism a White Sox fan with ulcers from the stresses of watching his team can muster, believes: The Chicago White Sox will win the AL Central.

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White Sox Fans Need to Show Up or Shut Up for Tigers Series

Let’s be honest White Sox fans, despite our place in the standings, the Detroit Tigers have owned the Chicago White Sox this year in every sense of the word.  The Tigers have swept the Sox in back-to-back series, crushed us in home attendance and since the beginning of the season have received all of the attention, praise and post season backing from media outside of Chicago.  According to most fans, the White Sox are done and their upcoming series at U.S. Cellular Field will be the unofficial proclamation of death for our season.  Judging by the White Sox attendance the last two home stands, White Sox fans seem to agree.  Heck, if attendance were reflective of a fan base belief in a team, even the Chicago Cubs would have a better shot at the post season this year.

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Inside White Sox Opening Day: The Soxman Experience!

For the Chicago White Sox Home Opener, Soxman’s day started at 3:00 a.m. From meeting future Hall of Famer Frank Thomas to visiting various members of Chicago Media to watching the final out of the White Sox defeat of the Detroit Tigers, Soxman shares his experience with the Sportsbank.net including photos from the great day.

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Chicago White Sox Opening Day U.S. Cellular Field Review

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A week into the 2012 season it is apparent that a new era has begun on the south side of Chicago.  After several months of anticipation, White Sox fans finally had their chance to witness the team and the many new additions to the ballpark firsthand.

This was our time to see a rebuilding team, to say goodbye to some of our favorite players and to formally embrace a new manager with a completely different style in Robin Ventura.  So what were the highlights of opening day? New “must try” additions to U.S. Cellular Field

Read on to find out!

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White Sox Home Opener is Here!

In all the years I’ve been a White Sox contributor for the Sportsbank.net there has never been a season where expectations for the team has been lower as the words “new era” and “rebuilding” are frequently associated with the team.  As a matter of fact most experts and sports periodicals pick the southsiders to be among the worst teams in the game.  So in a year where there is so much negativity in terms of expectations why is the Soxman so motivated to cheer with passion and pride?

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Will Ozzie Guillen Manage The Florida Marlins? Kenny Williams be fired?

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As the Chicago White Sox continue to let the AL Central slip away, White Sox fans are beginning to demand changes. Both General Manager Kenny Williams and Manager Ozzie Guillen are drawing the angst of White Sox Fans. With the Florida Marlins getting set to open a new stadium next season, Ozzie living in Florida in the off-season and his ties to the Marlin’s organization, could Guillen be the fighting fish’s new skipper in 2012? As GM Kenny Williams “All In” plan is obviously failing, will his firing be imminent?

The Sportsbank has an inside look at those questions.

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White Sox Signings Show Sights Set on Series Run in ’11

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Two months into the off-season, Chicago White Sox brass offered no clue as to the direction they were taking the team in 2011.  This week, they not only revealed their plan, but made roster moves with the passion and vigor of a Black Friday shopper seeking a $300, 40-inch TV.

Bobby Jenks? He gone!  Scott Linebrink? Traded to Atlanta.  J.J. Putz, declines arbitration and seeks big free agent dollars.  Welcome back A.J. Pierzynski, at a reduced cost.  And oh yeah, we also added a slugger who has hit at least 38 homers every season since 2004 in Adam Dunn.  And as this story is written, the White Sox are also believed to be the frontrunners of all MLB for slugger Paul Konerko.

By: Soxman

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5 Reasons Why the White Sox Should Resign Paul Konerko

The 2010 baseball season is not even over and the Chicago White Sox are still in the race for the American League Central crown. So why should any White Sox fan start thinking about 2011? Team captain and offensive leader Paul Konerko will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season that’s why. While some may argue that it is time to turn the page on the Sox slugger and usher in the Dayan Vaciedo era, we offer five reasons the White Sox need to re-sign him without even thinking twice about it.

By: Soxman

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Frank Thomas: The Greatest White Sox Hitter Ever

His number 35 may have been retired on Sunday, but the many stories of “The Big Hurt” Frank Thomas, the greatest hitter in White Sox history, will live on forever.

As evident by the sellout crowd at U.S. Cellular Field, who lined up outside as early as 8:00 a.m. to get a bobble head in his likeness and see his induction into White Sox immortality, the name Frank Thomas and the Chicago White Sox go hand in hand.  Here we examine why.

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Should the Chicago White Sox Get Manny Ramirez?

As we creep ever closer to the September 1st waiver trade deadline, the Chicago White Sox have some tough decisions to make.  They sit 4.5 games in back of the Twins, with arguably a tougher schedule remaining: ten games alone against the Yankees and Red Sox and another west coast road trip that historically has poor results.  With the offense sputtering, is it time for GM Kenny Williams to take a chance on an offensive spark?  If so, is there any spark bigger than Manny Ramirez?

By: Soxman

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Chicago White Sox September Call-up Possibilities

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The 2010 MLB trade deadline has passed and while the Chicago White Sox may have landed another diamond(back) in the rough in Edwin Jackson, the August waiver trade process will define whether or not the White Sox get their much coveted left-handed power bat. Even if the Sox don’t make a trade they could get a boost from an often over-looked source: September roster expansion.

For those who don’t follow the Sox farm system closely, this article has you covered, introducing you to names you might hear as Hawk Harrelson’s “pick to click” soon.

By: Soxman

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