First, have you gone and made a prediction on when The King will hit number 400? You haven’t? Oh, well click here and go do that. I’ll wait for you to take care of that business as you can win a replica Frank Thomas statue AND Roger Bossard bobblehead if you guess correctly. The link will open in a new window so you won’t lose your place here » Continue reading “Home Runs Do In White Sox, Lose 3-2 To Orioles”
Happy Tuesday! The White Sox are now 2-7 in Spring Training play. Some things have looked good and others not so much. In any event, there is still plenty of time for the Sox to get things together and gel as a team before things actually count. Yesterday, Jake was. . . not good. In fact, Jake says his fastball was shaky. I still don’t really care to hear from Dirt Bag much, but it’s spring so I can mostly ignore at this point. Until this afternoon’s game, here are some stories to keep you occupied.
Don’t forget, you have until Friday to get me ideas on new stats to keep track for the season. So far, I’ve had ONE entry and I just cannot believe NO ONE wants that Roger Bossard Bobblehead. Oh and you should guess when The King will hit 400. At stake is a replica Frank Thomas statue. Come on, you KNOW you want one of those. For more details, click here. » Continue reading “Happenings At 35th & Shields: March 13, 2012″
The wait is over. Yesterday the Sox finally played a spring game. They lost that game. Some players looked good. Others, not so much.
It’s still too early to really make solid judgments about this team, but at least now there are games to start evaluating things. In listening to Ed Farmer and Darrin Jackson talk during the game, it was very interesting hearing what they had to say about the prior pitching staff and how the team is behaving now under Robin and his guys.
I am starting to look forward to what happens this season. And listening to the game yesterday just felt so right. Like things in the world are finally right now that baseball is back. To get you through the day, here are a few stories to occupy your time. Today’s game will be on tape delay on MLB Network (though, that appears to be in the middle of the night)
Oh hey, the White Sox will FINALLY have a spring game this year. That game begins at 2:05 pm CST. Chad Billingsley is slated to start for the Dodgers and Philip Humber is slated to start for the guys in black.
If you are in the Chicago area, you can listen to it on 670 the Score or stream it online if you aren’t in the area. Hopefully, I will have signal in my cave building I am working in so I can listen to the game while working this afternoon.
As promised last week, I have another contest to give away something. This time, it is a replica Frank Thomas statue. Hopefully it will pretty easy for everyone to participate if being creative in stats isn’t your thing.
By the way, there is still PLENTY of time to get me an idea for a new stat to track this season. You can get details on that here. Remember, you can win a Roger Bossard bobble head. Who doesn’t want the Sodfather added to your collection of White Sox memorabilia? » Continue reading “Predictions”
Happy Thursday. Camp is officially underway for everyone. Not too much drama going on. Well, except for the “drama” over yet ANOTHER position change for Dayan Viciedo (not really a big deal in my opinion) oh and The King’s comments regarding the team competing and making a run for the post season. Although, somehow, I do have to thank sports talk radio people for “making controversy” because without it, there’d be nothing to discuss until real games begin.
The fake games being on Monday with the Sox hosting the Dodgers. Until that time we will just wait. For now, here are a few stories to catch up on to help you get through Thursday.
In case you missed it, be sure to check out Jen’s story on the Conference Call with Brooks Boyer and Dan Fabian. You should also read these recaps from White Sox Talk as well as the two different parts that South Side Sox wrote up. » Continue reading “South Side Hits: Just Days Away From Real Games!”
I know you will be shocked by this confession (ok, maybe not if you have read me in the past) I’m about to make but according to a recent project at Fangraphs, Hawk and Stone come in last in their off season ranking. I can’t say I disagree with this too much. Mainly because I am not a fan of Hawk.
There. I said it. I’ve said it before, but in the context of who Hawk was working with (i.e., Tom Paciorek.) However, in looking at things on their own, I am still not a fan.
Why? Because the things that make him enduring to some are what drive me bonkers. He’s a homer for sure. And there is nothing wrong with being a homer. Except for when you are such a homer that you can’t fairly criticize when criticism should be levied.
There is also the seeming dismissiveness of the person in the booth next to Hawk. Sure, Hawk has been around the game of baseball for a VERY long time. So long in fact that you can pick up some interesting history if you can listen long enough to hear it. » Continue reading “Hawk Harrelson as Worst Announcer?”
Too many things have to go right for the Sox and too many will have to go wrong for the other teams in the division for the Sox to perhaps sniff post season play. And even then, I am not sure people would say the World Series Ring will be obtainable.
Last season you may recall that I had a few things to keep track of during the season to entertain myself, such as when The Carlos Quentin smiled or how many times Juan Pierre slid head-first into first base (because he said “don’t do it”) and of course, the number of games that Big Donkey had that did not have him striking out. » Continue reading “ENTERTAIN Me!”
Camp is under way! we finally will get to see what this team will soon look like for the season. Sure, it will take a bit, but in the interim, we will soon enough know about what to potentially expect. As the season draws closer, I will be looking for your help and there will even be some bobbleheads and statues involved for the best ideas to help me out.
On Monday I will be posting about a few contests to get us fired up for spring training. Who knows, you could definitely win a Roger Bossard, Mark Buehrle or Nancy Faust bobblehead or even a Frank Thomas Statue.
And on to news of note. Are you one who suffers from peanut allergies? Have friends who suffer from them and because of that, you can’t attend baseball games with them because of all the peanuts? » Continue reading “Happenings at 35th & Shields: Spring Has Sprung”
No, not a ton is happening with the White Sox per se. With the World Series starting tonight, not much can be done in terms of moves. Mainly because there is an unwritten rule to not do things so that the World Series can take center stage.
Makes perfect sense to put a hold on things with teams so that the last two teams standing can have the spotlight all to themselves. GO RANGERS! However, if you have followed the White Sox for any bit the last few years, you know that a certain person who for all intents and purposes appears as an attention-whore.
Well, it seems that thanks to a recent story by the man who appears to be Ozzie Guillen’s resident mouthpiece, there is a bit more drama going on. The departure has now turned into a war of words, so to speak. » Continue reading “Happenings At 35th & Shields: Ozzie Is Gone, Yet Still There Is White Sox Controversy”
Texting and driving and texting and batting practice do not mix. ~Will Ohman.
The White Sox had another social media night event at the ballpark last night. In addition to getting to see the Sox take batting practice, there was a pre-game parade around the warning track for the fans who participated as well as may giveaways throughout the night. It was Ladies’ Night at the park where women could get manicures and massages around.
Joe Crede was on hand and it was also Roger “The SodFather” Bossard bobblehead night. In addition to signed items from players for social media night, there were two special prizes: a chance to sit in the Gold Coast Ticket club for an inning with Joe Crede and a chance to change a base during the game. » Continue reading “Adventures In Baseball”