By Soxman As there is absolutely nothing else to talk about on either the North or South side of Chicago in terms of baseball this year, the focus of Chicago media has turned to “playa hatin” and speculation over off-season moves. Aside from the phrase Alex Rios=bust being a popular topic of discussion, and the suspension of Milton Bradley for the season, there's really … [Read more...] about What Clubs Would Be Cookoo for Carlos Zambrano?
By Soxman Coming from a lower-middle working class family, I’m no stranger to having to wait in order to get something you really want. One October during my childhood, I remember feeling excitement as my mom took me to K-Mart and picked out a brand new bicycle. Man it was loaded. Mag rims, free wheel and made of alloy instead of metal, so it was very light. I got it off … [Read more...] about Jake Peavy’s Debut Offers Sox Taste of 2010
By Soxman Easy Shoeless Joe Jackson fans, you see the title of this column and possibly fret. But don't worry, Buck Weaver has no reason to turn over in his grave. We are not using the word “fix” as a reference to 1919, unless we are predicting Gordon Beckham’s chances of going 19/19 next year. So before Josie goes on a vacation far away for the winter, we are turning our … [Read more...] about Fixing the White Sox, part 1: The outfield
By Paul M. Banks The Sea was angry, my friend. That was my first thought getting into Lake Michigan to begin my portion of the Chicago Triathlon Relay. My second thought, as I entered the cold 63 degree water (still an upgrade from the ridiculously unseasonable 58 degree air temperature) “Why the hell did I sign on for this again?” And why did I not seriously train for this? … [Read more...] about Whitecaps, Wind, and Waves – Losing my Triathlon Virginity
By Soxman and Paul M. Banks “Iceberg dead ahead,” is the titanic analogy most White Sox fans are using to describe the Sox play-off chances as they've commenced their most difficult road trip of the year. No sooner are the Minnesota Twins “ruled dead” that they are only a game behind the White Sox in the standings. Can the Sox still win this division or will they end the … [Read more...] about “Sinking” White Sox Exchange
By: Paul M Banks and Soxman And then there were two. The AL Central pennant race -and I use that term loosely- is heating up as our hometown heroes are the only team left in the AL Central that could conceivably give the Detroit Tigers a run at the division crown. The Sox are currently in a holding pattern just two point five games off the division leading pace. But are they … [Read more...] about Stretch Run Sox Exchange
Your Best in the Midwest Chicago White Sox Week in Review By Soxman and Paul M. Banks (SM) Well the All-Star break is over and the White Sox came out of the gate swinging, taking two of three from the Baltimore Orioles this past weekend and creeping up in the standings. While the Sox appeared to have paid their “power” bill in the HR department, our pitching … [Read more...] about The Sox Exchange
By: Soxman The question on every White Sox fan's mind as the major league trade deadline approaches...“Will Kenny Williams be a buyer or a seller?” Yesterday’s trade of minor league first baseman Brandon Allen for relief pitcher Tony Pena really didn’t answer the question either way. Pena, 27, is 5-3 with a 4.24 ERA (16 ER/34.0 IP) and one save in 37 relief appearances … [Read more...] about White Sox Trade Doesn’t Answer Buyer or Seller Question