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Title: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 10, 2011, 08:10:14 pm
This is the thread for Shoeless to rip on Phil Rogers, ESPN, the 'Cub-une', Joe Cowley, the east coast media, Baseball Prospectus, etc. for their awful coverage of the White Sox. 

Others are also welcome to discuss and comment on media coverage of the White Sox.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on April 12, 2011, 08:06:16 am
Ozzie explains ("I have confidence in the bullpen"), Pierre apologizes ("It basically cost us two games on the schedule so far"), Thornton falls on his sword ("With a one-run game, you can't allow the leadoff guy to [hit a] double... that's terrible"):

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0412-white-sox-oakland-chicago20110411,0,226147.story
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on April 25, 2011, 07:25:43 pm
GM: White Sox playing as 'poorly' as possible

http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/news/story?id=6427329
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on April 27, 2011, 01:29:51 pm
funny

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Lillibridge-s-grabs-against-Yankees-prompt-Wikip?urn=mlb-wp4578
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 27, 2011, 04:22:27 pm
Shoe's buddy, Phil Rogers, rips on Kenny Williams:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0426-rogers-on-white-sox--20110425,0,697563.column (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0426-rogers-on-white-sox--20110425,0,697563.column)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 27, 2011, 05:26:53 pm
But the freshness date has long since passed on Guillen and even more so on the Ken Williams regime

Rogers is the LAST guy who should be talking about freshness dates. Reading a piece by him is not unakin to watching Andy Rooney.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on April 27, 2011, 05:55:50 pm
But he has the hip new glasses!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on April 29, 2011, 10:54:41 am
Article on rios from a FB perspective... maybe his toe is worse then they are letting on.

http://sports.yahoo.com/fantasy/blog/roto_arcade/post/Lames-Oh-Rios-Rios-should-be-temporarily-cann?urn=fantasy-wp1579
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on April 29, 2011, 04:58:54 pm
Shoe's buddy, Phil Rogers, rips on Kenny Williams:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0426-rogers-on-white-sox--20110425,0,697563.column (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0426-rogers-on-white-sox--20110425,0,697563.column)

apparently Rogers is sick of suking hendry's peenis so he wrote that instead
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on April 29, 2011, 04:59:19 pm
Shoe's buddy, Phil Rogers, rips on Kenny Williams:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0426-rogers-on-white-sox--20110425,0,697563.column (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0426-rogers-on-white-sox--20110425,0,697563.column)

apparently Rogers is sick of suking hendry's peenis so he wrote that instead
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Joshpr on May 03, 2011, 12:26:16 pm
Ozzie smoking some good ****, says with 150 wins buehrle sould be hall of fame bound, it's in the cubbune
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Sophist on May 04, 2011, 11:24:05 am
From Cowley's piece in the bright one: 


Quote
An even more depressing thought is if the Sox continue to spiral downward and can move some pieces, what are they then? They’re a team with a core group of expensive, underachieving talent surrounded by inexperience


i.e., the Cubs
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on May 04, 2011, 12:18:24 pm
See how many of the big words you actually know:

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/05/04/bernstein-a-sickening-night-for-the-sox/

I for one am happy to now know the word "tincture"
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 04, 2011, 12:24:53 pm
Yeah, tincture was the new one on me as well. That was good! He was having some fun and it showed. Cowley, Rogers, et al should give that a good look.

Plus he makes the good point: The task is daunting, sure, but the still-hopeful (will) cling to hitters returning to form, with regression to statistical mean in various individual and team categories all but certain, if perhaps not enough. Improvement is bound to come, of course, but it may not get the Sox back to being good. Last year’s flash-fire snap-back was an anomaly, and can’t be expected to repeat itself.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on May 04, 2011, 06:08:25 pm
This team is so bad that I have little hope for NEXT year, let alone rebounding this year.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: PeteWard on May 05, 2011, 12:47:11 am
Methinks they may be bad for a few years, as King JR will seek not to bring new prospective knights to the table but rather rid the kingdom of the cost of his current legions by dumping their salaries on neighboring royalty in trades that will only bring mere serfs who will never rise to the challenge of a major league joust.  Expect not the mighty White Sox to reign again until JR slayeths the two headed dragon that now terrorizes his dominion and summons a new sorcerer who knoweth the value of buidling a good farm system to provide warriors for the battle.

Wherefore art thou, Oh Larry Himes?!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 05, 2011, 09:05:44 am
Wherefore art thou, Oh Larry Himes?!

I can't resist mentioning this because I see it so often. Technically, that means something other than what you're going for. "Wherefore" means "why". In the play whence that famous quote is derived, Juliet is asking, in essence, "Romeo, why are you a Montague?". Now, WHY she is asking that is a long story that I don't have time to get into right now.

So perhaps "Wherefore art thou, Juan Pierre?" makes more sense. And it sounds nice and pretty too.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on May 05, 2011, 09:18:49 am
Wherefore art thou, Oh Larry Himes?!

I can't resist mentioning this because I see it so often. Technically, that means something other than what you're going for. "Wherefore" means "why". In the play whence that famous quote is derived, Juliet is asking, in essence, "Romeo, why are you a Montague?". Now, WHY she is asking that is a long story that I don't have time to get into right now.

So perhaps "Wherefore art thou, Juan Pierre?" makes more sense. And it sounds nice and pretty too.

Well, Juliet doesn't want Romeo to be a Montague.  Life would be easier for her if he wasn't.

Just like we don't want Juan Pierre to be... Juan Pierre.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Sophist on May 05, 2011, 12:12:36 pm
Getting those draft picks to compensate for signing of Jackson and Buerhle would be a nice step in the direction of building the farm system.  But why do I fear they would both accept arbitration and extend "we're all in (this pile of crap together)" for 2012?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on May 07, 2011, 08:23:54 pm
Stupid poll of the day on Trib site: Who was worst signing, Boozer, Dunn or Pena.

Boozer has had injuries but effective when healthy, Dunn and Pena have been with their teams 1 month of a 6 month season.

Lazy.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: PeteWard on May 08, 2011, 11:14:33 am
And Dunn is showing signs of life.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on May 08, 2011, 12:28:27 pm
http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/index.php/gordon-beckham-not-buying-low/

Article discussing Becks... MAkes a valid case concerning his plate disciple being shot.... (FIRE GREG WALKER NOW).

he needs to be send down to get his crap together. I know Hitting coaches dont do much... but how much longer do we stick with walker?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on May 10, 2011, 01:55:16 pm
boat blogs for CBSSports. Who knew?

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22297882/29198660
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on May 11, 2011, 07:50:08 am
http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/index.php/gordon-beckham-not-buying-low/

Article discussing Becks... MAkes a valid case concerning his plate disciple being shot.... (FIRE GREG WALKER NOW).

he needs to be send down to get his crap together. I know Hitting coaches dont do much... but how much longer do we stick with walker?

Frank Thomas for hitting coach!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: WshflThinking on May 11, 2011, 08:14:13 am
Frank Thomas for hitting coach!

I have heard worse ideas although the possibility doesnt interest me particularly
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 11, 2011, 09:11:28 am
There are only a small handful of great hitters who have made good batting coaches. Offhand, I can't think of any.  But there must be a few.

Plus, I'd kind of like to see Frank Thomas just go away and re-surface for HoF honors, then go away again.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: WshflThinking on May 11, 2011, 12:45:01 pm
I know one great hitter that didnt exactly make a great hitting coach and that was Ted Williams. Now he did have disciples. Charlie Lau wasnt a great hitter but he was a great hitting coach
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on May 11, 2011, 03:15:02 pm
I know one great hitter that didnt exactly make a great hitting coach and that was Ted Williams. Now he did have disciples. Charlie Lau wasnt a great hitter but he was a great hitting coach

Come to think of it, Frank Thomas is a disciple of Walt Hriniak, who in turn was a disciple of Charlie Lau.  And I don't particularly care for that hitting method.  So... cancel my earlier suggestion.

Maybe Ron Kittle instead.

http://ronkittle.com/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 11, 2011, 03:21:18 pm
http://ronkittle.com/ (http://ronkittle.com/)

HAHAHAHA, oh wow, there's too much there. Head. . .exploding. . .

Someone else take a run at this.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on May 11, 2011, 03:54:11 pm
And I don't particularly care for that hitting method

I dont care for hitting method either.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on May 11, 2011, 04:01:50 pm
http://ronkittle.com/ (http://ronkittle.com/)

HAHAHAHA, oh wow, there's too much there. Head. . .exploding. . .

Someone else take a run at this.

Those benches are AWESOME!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: 4nek8 on May 11, 2011, 04:12:33 pm
See, there are career options other than broadcasting after you've retired from professional athletics.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 11, 2011, 04:23:14 pm
Those benches are AWESOME!

Coming soon to an RV and Cabin campground near you. Will look sweet with flags, windsocks, mailboxes, totem poles of your favorite team!!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: 4nek8 on May 11, 2011, 05:02:16 pm
KOA-echelon merchandise there.  I wonder if he has any plans to branch out into matching ottomans.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on May 11, 2011, 05:07:01 pm
2500 bucks a pop?

i shudder to think people out there are willing to drop that kinda cash on something like that...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 11, 2011, 05:10:33 pm
Wow, there are still JellyStone Parks!!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 11, 2011, 10:29:43 pm
(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/create-a-forum/Jaybird.jpg)

Jay Mariotti charged with felony stalking and assault


http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/05/espn-personality-jay-mariotti-charged-with-felony-stalking-and-assault-after-allegedly-confronting-ex-girlfriend.html (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/05/espn-personality-jay-mariotti-charged-with-felony-stalking-and-assault-after-allegedly-confronting-ex-girlfriend.html)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on May 11, 2011, 10:30:43 pm
not possible... Ozzie already told us all about Moranotti's sexual preferences.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: WshflThinking on May 12, 2011, 06:32:24 am
And he even sends us a kiss
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on May 12, 2011, 09:50:02 am
Read that this morning.

Somewhere Hawk is smiling.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Sophist on May 12, 2011, 01:27:17 pm
did they have to take his picture just as he was getting ready to kiss the large ass of his big angry cellmate?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 12, 2011, 01:34:39 pm
I was more struck by the terrific photo quality of mug shots these days- color, clarity, everything. 
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on May 12, 2011, 01:38:49 pm
(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/create-a-forum/Jaybird.jpg)

Jay Mariotti charged with felony stalking and assault


http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/05/espn-personality-jay-mariotti-charged-with-felony-stalking-and-assault-after-allegedly-confronting-ex-girlfriend.html (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/05/espn-personality-jay-mariotti-charged-with-felony-stalking-and-assault-after-allegedly-confronting-ex-girlfriend.html)

I think it bears repeating that the most astounding, stupefying thing about this story is that Mariotti ACTUALLY HAD A GIRLFRIEND.  I mean, who would think.... ???
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 12, 2011, 06:54:13 pm
(http://chibrksports.trb.com/media/photo/2011-05/200766280-12125754.jpg)

WMAQ_Channel 5 sportscaster Daryl Hawks found dead in Atlanta hotel where he was covering the Bulls:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/cbsports-nbc-sports-anchor-daryl-hawks-found-dead-20110512,0,1568887.story
 (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/cbsports-nbc-sports-anchor-daryl-hawks-found-dead-20110512,0,1568887.story)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 08, 2011, 04:19:50 pm
Is Telander 'trying to make a mountain out of a molehill' or is the Williams/Guillen family feud 'back on - big time'?

-----------------------

from The Sun-Times:

(http://www.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=3G84O14yXTt8c2ql2sr6r8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuE8OPmBVjy4i9hrsCTI0YrWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg)

Oney Guillen’s raceball game vs. White Sox is just stupid

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/5835762-419/oney-guillens-raceball-game-vs.-white-sox-is-just-stupid (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/5835762-419/oney-guillens-raceball-game-vs.-white-sox-is-just-stupid)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on June 09, 2011, 10:56:23 am
Great article on Humber, Sox success with reclamation projects:

http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/columns/story?columnist=greenberg_jon&id=6632936
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: boatdrink on June 09, 2011, 11:20:15 am
Coooooooop!

Funny that we've never seen a reclamation project work on the offensive side...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on June 09, 2011, 01:31:44 pm
Coooooooop!

Funny that we've never seen a reclamation project work on the offensive side...

Right... Whatever happened to Lastings Milledge?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on June 09, 2011, 01:41:55 pm
Funny that we've never seen a reclamation project work on the offensive side...

How about Ellis Burks
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on June 09, 2011, 01:48:21 pm
Whatever happened to Lastings Milledge?

Hitting .225 at Charlotte.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Sophist on June 09, 2011, 02:50:00 pm
Andruw
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: boatdrink on June 09, 2011, 03:06:05 pm
A good 3 week stretch in April does not a renaissance make...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Sophist on June 09, 2011, 03:09:35 pm
Renaissance?   I thought we were only talking reclamation.   Wake me when Humber has at least half a season of success.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on June 09, 2011, 03:59:01 pm
Funny that we've never seen a reclamation project work on the offensive side...

Lillibridge??
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 09, 2011, 04:14:35 pm
Coooooooop!

Funny that we've never seen a reclamation project work on the offensive side...

Carlos Quentin.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/q/quentca01.shtml (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/q/quentca01.shtml)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on June 09, 2011, 04:48:16 pm
I think I would take Milledge over Rios, and I am not kidding
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 09, 2011, 04:58:00 pm
Darren Jackson was also a successful offensive reclamation project of the White Sox.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jacksda03.shtml (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jacksda03.shtml)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on June 13, 2011, 11:04:15 am
I think I would take Milledge over Rios, and I am not kidding

Rios has heated up. Multi-hit games last 3 or 4. Whatever he was doing wrong, Coop fixed it.

And yes, I meant Coop. He's working on the hitters now that he has the rotation pitching well...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on June 13, 2011, 11:15:37 am
That makes perfect sense, as we can see where "Walk" has been helping Santos, et al lately.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on June 13, 2011, 11:33:08 am
ISF, I saw where my comment looked bad one Rios started hitting, but I am not holding up hope for it to continue.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on June 13, 2011, 12:16:28 pm
ISF, I saw where my comment looked bad one Rios started hitting, but I am not holding up hope for it to continue.

They showed a couple of "before / after" pictures of Rios on Saturday (before the multi-game benching / after the multi-game benching).

Before the benching, he was holding his hands low... really low around his waist.  His front side elbow (left elbow) wad pretty much straight.

Now, he's holding his bat a little higher - about chest high.

Basically stuff everyone here's been talking about being wrong with his mechanics.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on June 13, 2011, 12:44:00 pm
Rios sure has one strange batting stance.   
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: dazed63 on June 13, 2011, 12:50:09 pm
Yep, definitely a "do not try this at home kids".  ;D
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on June 13, 2011, 01:31:28 pm
I think I would take Milledge over Rios, and I am not kidding

Sorry... but one more time...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on June 24, 2011, 09:08:18 am
Excellent headline (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110623&content_id=20909584&vkey=news_cws&c_id=cws&partnerId=rss_cws) on the Sox' site today.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on June 24, 2011, 12:07:25 pm
Heh.... finally, we know that anagram means
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 30, 2011, 02:07:34 am
Jay Mariotti to stand trial on stalking and assault charges

Former ESPN personality Jay Mariotti must stand trial on felony stalking and assault charges in connection with allegations by his ex-girlfriend, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday.

Mariotti, a former sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times who appeared frequently on ESPN's "Around the Horn," faces up to five years in state prison if convicted on all counts. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges as well as to two misdemeanor counts of disobeying a court order.

Andrew Blankstein of The Times' L.A. Now blog reports:

Prosecutors contend that Mariotti confronted his ex-girlfriend the same day a court ordered him to stay away from her. In addition, they say he argued with his former girlfriend again outside a Venice restaurant April 15. He allegedly pulled a chunk of her hair out and grabbed her cellphone while shouting at her, prosecutors said.

Read more: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/06/former-espn-personality-jay-mariotti-held-to-answer-on-stalking-charges.html (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/06/former-espn-personality-jay-mariotti-held-to-answer-on-stalking-charges.html)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Sophist on June 30, 2011, 07:58:09 pm
putting new meaning into the phrase "media coverage."
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on July 07, 2011, 01:17:58 pm
Braves second baseman Dan Uggla (like Adam Dunn) hasn't had much to hang his hat on through the first half of this season. But if the past two games are any indication, he (but not Dunn) has a reason for optimism for the rest of the year.

"It's confidence, man," Uggla (not Dunn) said. "You get a couple hits, you start getting a couple walks, you're seeing the ball -- it builds your confidence. You've got to have confidence when you're hitting."

Uggla (like Dunn) has ranked near the bottom of the league in many offensive categories this season, but he (not Dunn) has been riding a recent hot streak against the Rockies.
His (not Dunn's) multihit performances in the two games prior to Thursday's series finale marked just the second time this season he'd accomplished that feat.
"I think our little second baseman (not the Sox' big DH) is heating up a little bit," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "That's good."

On Tuesday, Uggla (not Dunn) went 2-for-2 with a towering home run to left and a double to right. On Wednesday, he went 2-for-3 with another blast into left, to go along with a single.
He'd also walked four times during the series, entering Thursday.

"You go up there and you know you're going to get a hit," Uggla (not Dunn) said. "Just knowing that in your mind, you're confident. It helps."

Uggla isn't concerning himself with his first-half numbers (like Dunn might be) -- a .183 batting average (better than Dunn) and a .256 on-base percentage (somehow worse than Dunn) entering Thursday -- but is instead focusing on how he can
continue to help keep the Braves within striking distance of the National League East-leading Phillies.

"All I'm worried about it doing what I can to help this team win," he said. "I know if I'm doing what I'm capable of doing that I'm going to be able to help out. This team (not the Sox)
has been amazing (vs. lucky, like the Sox) with putting together enough runs to win as many games as we have, with this great pitching staff and bullpen that we have."

The Braves have seen an offensive outburst like this from Uggla before. The key for him now is to sustain this recent success.

"It's not all of a sudden," Gonzalez said. "I think since that Houston trip [June 10-13], we started seeing some signs. It just takes a little while sometimes."



Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on July 17, 2011, 11:29:54 am
As long as Ozzie's around Walker's not going anywhere:  http://www.suntimes.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/6533571-452/white-sox-hitting-coach-isnt-going-anywhere-as-long-as-ozzies-around.html
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Sophist on July 18, 2011, 11:15:14 pm
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0719-brite-whitesox-royals-chi20110718,0,751637.story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0719-brite-whitesox-royals-chi20110718,0,751637.story)




What's funny is that "a peavy" sounds like it could be a kind of Flower
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on July 21, 2011, 09:31:30 am
CBSSports.com senior writer Evan Brunell reported Wednesday that White Sox 1B Adam Dunn has thought about considering retirement while being mired in a seemingly never-ending slump this season. The story was first reported by Yahoo! Sports. “If I’m not having fun anymore, I’ll go home,” Dunn said. “Flat out. I’ll go home. I mean that. Swear to goodness. I’ll. Go. Home. I enjoy playing. Even though I suck. Or have been sucking. I enjoy playing the game. Love it. But as soon as I lose that, I’m gone, dude. It’s true." Dunn was held out of Wednesday's game with a sore knee.


I think he should do that... that gets us out from under that **** contract.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on July 21, 2011, 09:37:27 am
Quote
I think he should do that... that gets us out from under that ****ing contract.

Or maybe come back next year with a fresh start and possibly go back to being the guy who can hit 40 bombs a year? That is possible you know.  A lot of players go through struggling times. Remember Konerko in 2003? Granted, no one has been as bad as Dunn is this year but I still think it's silly to claim someone at "done"
 because of 1 bad season.  Give the guy another shot.


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: boatdrink on July 21, 2011, 09:40:16 am
Dunn needs a manager to play him at first base more - and a new hitting instructor.

That won't be happening anytime soon.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on July 21, 2011, 09:44:23 am
I'm all for giving him another shot... havent really called him out so far this year... waiting out the slump...

But if he has the attitude that he wants to quit... then retire. thats just fine. dont just go thru the motions like rios and collect a check.

I've also been asking for him to be on he field... LF or 1b for months now... let him start 5-10 games in the field straight and see how he does.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on July 21, 2011, 10:41:37 am
Interesting take on Dunn Being Done:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=jp-passan_adam_dunn_slump_quitting_072011
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Sophist on July 21, 2011, 01:00:21 pm
Interesting take on Dunn Being Done:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=jp-passan_adam_dunn_slump_quitting_072011 (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=jp-passan_adam_dunn_slump_quitting_072011)


If he was all in, he'd go now.


If he would bear down, like Peavy wants, he'd quit.


The Coo always wanted both of those guys:  maybe they'll send us Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Marmol for them?

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on July 21, 2011, 03:39:35 pm
Dunn needs a manager to play him at first base more - and a new hitting instructor.

Fire Walker and hire Mark Grace. Problem solved.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on July 21, 2011, 04:01:57 pm
Dunn needs a manager to play him at first base more - and a new hitting instructor.

Fire Walker and hire Mark Grace. Problem solved.

I would bet that thousands of Arizona Diamondback fans would be thrilled with such a development.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on July 22, 2011, 09:18:20 pm
Dunn needs a manager to play him at first base more - and a new hitting instructor.

Yep, exactly.  I think Dunn is out of sync from not playing in the field.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on July 22, 2011, 10:48:06 pm
saying it for months... let him play 1b and LF 10-15 games in a row and see how things work out... Kong and JP can split time at DH and their positions during the strech,
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on July 23, 2011, 05:25:26 pm
saying it for months... let him play 1b and LF 10-15 games in a row and see how things work out... Kong and JP can split time at DH and their positions during the strech,

That sounds like a good plan to me.  Might just bring Dunn out of his funk.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on July 23, 2011, 08:37:21 pm
And weaken our defense at 1st.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on July 24, 2011, 12:30:28 am
And weaken our defense at 1st.

OK, let's just bench Dunn and eat his contract.   Sounds great.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on July 24, 2011, 12:00:42 pm
We could keep encouraging to go with that whole quitting thing he was toying with.   It's not like Paulie is having a carreer year or anyrthing so it is an ideal time to remove his bat from the line-up for 50% of the games given over to the AD experiment.  So that's the offensive side of the equation. 
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on July 24, 2011, 06:44:21 pm
We could keep encouraging to go with that whole quitting thing he was toying with.   It's not like Paulie is having a carreer year or anyrthing so it is an ideal time to remove his bat from the line-up for 50% of the games given over to the AD experiment.  So that's the offensive side of the equation.

Who's advocating removing Paulie's bat from the lineup?

Let Paulie DH when Dunn's playing first.

Then let Pierre DH (or play RF, and have Quentin DH) when Dunn's playing LF.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on July 24, 2011, 07:11:58 pm

Kong and JP can split time at DH and their positions during the strech




Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on July 24, 2011, 07:38:26 pm

Kong and JP can split time at DH and their positions during the strech


"Split time at DH and their positions" would imply that Kong would split time between DH and 1B, and JP would split time between LF and DH.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on July 24, 2011, 08:11:00 pm
So, either Paulie or Quentin is going to be sitting each day.  I say this is not the time to do that with either of them. 
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on July 24, 2011, 08:19:02 pm
So, either Paulie or Quentin is going to be sitting each day.  I say this is not the time to do that with either of them.

No.

Day 1:
1B: Dunn
LF: Pierre
RF: Quentin
DH - Paulie

Day 2:
1B: Paulie
LF: Dunn
RF: Pierre
DH - Quentin

Day 3:
1B: Paulie
LF: Dunn
RF: Quentin
DH - Pierre

etc.

4 players, 4 positions.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: 4nek8 on July 24, 2011, 09:35:46 pm
Someone 'splain me why there is a valid concern about how the switch from being a position player to being a DH has a negative effect on offensive performance, yet changing from one position to a new position is looked at as no big deal.

In the former case, the player has even less to worry about.  The defensive aspect has been removed from the equation and all he has to do is concentrate on hitting.  In the latter, the player has to concentrate on learning to play a new position as well as continuing to focus on offense.

Not sure that I buy the "sitting-in-the-dugout-and-not-playing-the-field-saps-your-readiness" argument either.  Edgar Martinez, Paul Molitor and Dave Winfield didn't seem to have any trouble with it.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on July 24, 2011, 10:20:44 pm
Big frank has always said that not playin in the field hurt his ability to "keep his head in the game".

PK is getting older him playing DH might not be to bad for him.

As to 4's concern's... Dunn has played both LF and 1b in his career. He CANT be worse then JP in LF....

Dunn has said in the past he didnt want to be a DH didnt think he could do it, now here we are 4 months into this season and he cant hit... can we atleast try and get him some playing time in the field and see how he does?

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Sophist on July 25, 2011, 01:09:12 am
plus, you left Kotsay out of that revolving DH scheme . . .
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: WshflThinking on July 25, 2011, 06:58:51 am
Then there is Teabag.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on July 25, 2011, 09:49:58 am
I do not want Dunn plodding around in LF!  That's even worse.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on July 25, 2011, 11:07:20 am
Again... it cant be worse then JP...

He needs to get some time in the field to see if it shakes him out the slump... get his head in the game.

If one assumes his skill set hasn't completely gone to hell, one of the few plausible conclusions to his struggles this year is that hes not playing in the field and is a full time DH and thats effecting him more then one would think.

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: WshflThinking on July 25, 2011, 11:30:45 am
Again... it cant be worse then JP...

Jesus God Almighty! I havent seen Dunn and Pierre in any foot races but I will lay money on Pierre winning 10 out of 10 times.

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on July 25, 2011, 11:54:03 am
Right... and i'll bet money that Dunn can catch a ball when it lands in his glove... it wont bounce out.

I'll also bet that he has a better throwing arm then JP.

Dunn's bat HAS to get going... we gotta do whatever it takes to make it happen. Not sure why that sense of urgency isnt present with our manager.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on July 25, 2011, 12:45:19 pm
This whole problem would be made much simpler if we could just get more games against the Indians on our schedule.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: WshflThinking on July 25, 2011, 02:03:00 pm
You need to take that one higher up
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on August 03, 2011, 04:47:05 pm
In a video interview with Graham Bensinger of Yahoo Sports, Ozzie Guillen says that he recently told White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf that "If you want me to stay, a lot of things [have] got to be better."  Guillen also said, however, that he wants to remain in Chicago and is fully committed to his current team, despite some rumors connecting him to the Marlins job in 2012.  "It'd be an honor for me to manage the Marlins," Guillen said.  "Do I want to manage the Marlins?  No, because I'm managing the White Sox now."


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on August 09, 2011, 09:42:56 pm
The Dodgers are the new Pirates

According to a rough draft of the 2012 schedule, the Sox will open the regular season on the road at Texas and play the Tigers in their home opener. They will play interleague home series against the Brewers, Astros and Cubs, and away series at St. Louis, Los Angeles and the Cubs.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0809-white-sox-bits--20110809,0,179189.story




Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on September 13, 2011, 06:42:44 am
found this at Yahoo! sports:

Wondering aloud: Reed, Viciedo, De Aza

 by Jim Margalus on Sep 12, 2011 11:19 AM CDT in Analysis

To me, watching a team play out the string is like watching spring training in September. The story of the game itself is secondary to waiting for certain players to stand out, for better or for worse. Mark Buehrle and Dylan Axelrod can get shelled in back-to-back games, but one of those players needs that start to gain a foothold on a major-league roster, and it isn't the guy with 159 career victories.

This past weekend gave us a good look at three players who should have sizable roles on next year's team if management will let them. Beyond the actual results -- which have been great -- I think I'm starting to pick up some patterns and traits that aren't always documented on scouting reports. Feel free to poke holes in my observations -- or supplement them -- as we start to get to know these guys.

for rest of article see: http://www.southsidesox.com/2011/9/12/2419617/wondering-aloud-reed-viciedo-de-aza?ref=yahoo (http://www.southsidesox.com/2011/9/12/2419617/wondering-aloud-reed-viciedo-de-aza?ref=yahoo)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: WshflThinking on September 13, 2011, 08:10:28 am
and while he doesn't cover all that much ground in right, he has yet to mess up anything he can get to. Throw in the outfield assist on Sunday, and the Sox can definitely live with Viciedo in a corner spot for the next few years

Yeah like the double that bounced in the seats that even Quentin would have cought. Yeah right. Count me unimpressed.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on September 28, 2011, 12:05:49 pm
Viciedo is a keeper.  End of story.  I like DeAza too.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BillSharp on September 28, 2011, 03:30:28 pm
Viciedo is a keeper.  End of story.  I like DeAza too.

DeAza's the real deal. Has to be our starting CF.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 07, 2011, 02:46:14 pm
Robin Now Leads Batmen

Congratulations to Kenny Williams and Jerry Reinsdorf and all others with the Chicago White Sox who managed to pull not just a complete surprise, but what is likely to be a long-term brilliant maneuver, in hiring Robin Ventura as the team’s new manager.

If anybody in baseball history has ever been better prepared psychologically for the roller-coaster of managing, I can’t think of his name. Ventura was probably the most unflappable, even-keeled player I’ve ever met – completely immune to the impact of wins and losses, interviews and ignorance, the media and the fans. He focused on exactly one thing: playing the game, and helping his teammates play it nearly as well as he did.

the rest of the blog: http://keitholbermann.mlblogs.com/2011/10/06/robin-now-leads-batmen/ (http://keitholbermann.mlblogs.com/2011/10/06/robin-now-leads-batmen/)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 07, 2011, 03:04:19 pm
(http://cbschicago.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/388089.jpg?w=300)

Here's Why Ventura

Adam Dunn is going nowhere.

Neither is Alex Rios or Jake Peavy. They are useless and expensive White Sox property until somebody else wants them.

Kenny Williams lost his poker bet, after he pushed Jerry Reinsdorf’s chips to the middle of the table and birthed a regrettable marketing slogan. Now, he’s entrenching – cutting payroll, giving chances to whatever young players he can while hoping against hope that his bad bets can be salvaged, somehow.

rest of column:  http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/10/06/bernstein-heres-why-ventura/ (http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/10/06/bernstein-heres-why-ventura/)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: boatdrink on October 07, 2011, 03:08:42 pm
Great.  Ventura gets the coveted Keith Olbermann endorsement...

I better leave it at that.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on October 07, 2011, 03:13:47 pm
At least it's Olbermann talking about sports, boatdrink. We should at least be thankful for that.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on October 07, 2011, 03:46:34 pm
Somehow Andy managed to find the only thing out there anywhere calling this a brilliant move.  And it is by Keith Olbermann.

What a hoot!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 07, 2011, 05:47:53 pm
If Robin Ventura was Kenny Williams’ idea, Sox fans are in trouble

BY MARK POTASH mpotash@suntimes.com October 7, 2011 12:34PM

Nobody knows if Robin Ventura is the next Ozzie Guillen, Chuck Tanner or Don Gutteridge. But I’d feel a lot better about Ventura succeeding Guillen if this was Jerry Reinsdorf playing a hunch rather than Kenny Williams.

While Williams deserves his share of the credit for bringing a World Series championship trophy to the South Side, let’s not forget that his intuition, his gumption and his penchant for making clandestine, unpredictable and bold moves is largely responsible for the Sox being in this situation in the first place.

rest of the column:  http://www.suntimes.com/sports/8086051-419/if-robin-ventura-was-kenny-williams-idea-sox-fans-are-in-trouble.html (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/8086051-419/if-robin-ventura-was-kenny-williams-idea-sox-fans-are-in-trouble.html)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 10, 2011, 06:05:08 am
Interesting article from the New York Daily News claiming the White Sox had two lists for prospective managers.  The 'outside the box' list had two names on it. One was Robin Ventura and the other was Paul Konerko.



Chicago White Sox name ex-Yankee/Met Robin Ventura new team manager; Derek Jeter approves of hiring

by Anthony Mccarron - DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER

Friday, October 7th 2011, 10:25 AM


The White Sox's stunning hiring of Robin Ventura to replace Ozzie Guillen as manager Thursday came as a result of board chairman Jerry Reinsdorf instructing his general manager, Kenny Williams, "to think outside the box on this one - no retreads."

This was a conversation Reinsdorf and Williams had in early September, when it was becoming obvious that Guillen was going force himself out of Chicago for a multiyear contract in Miami. A week or so later, Williams came to Reinsdorf with two lists, one with what the chairman termed "a lot of the usual suspects" and the other with Ventura - a White Sox third base icon from 1989-98 before he spent the next five years in New York with the Mets and Yankees - along with Paul Konerko, their present-day first base icon. Though Ventura, who has no managerial experience, had been lured back into the White Sox organization over the summer to be a minor league player evaluator for farm director Buddy Bell, Reinsdorf told Williams: "That's a very interesting name, but he'll never do it."

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2011/10/07/2011-10-07_chisox_manage_to_surprise_pick_ventura_over_konerko.html (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2011/10/07/2011-10-07_chisox_manage_to_surprise_pick_ventura_over_konerko.html)




 
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: WshflThinking on October 10, 2011, 06:52:26 am
Interesting insight. No retreads.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on October 10, 2011, 08:31:59 am
Just as long as Robin does not hire Frank to be hitting coach.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on October 10, 2011, 08:53:12 am
Just as long as Robin does not hire Frank to be hitting coach.

But look at the bright side - we'll be closer to seeing a lineup for nine Frank Thomases.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 11, 2011, 02:30:19 pm
(http://www.csnchicago.com/common/medialib/158/558026.jpg)

Ventura 'overjoyed', excited for opportunity

Robin Ventura, who was officially introduced as the White Sox manager on Tuesday, said he is excited for the opportunity.

"I'm overjoyed to be able to wear the White Sox uniform again," Ventura said at the press conference. "It's an incredible honor."

for more including video of the press conference, see:  http://www.csnchicago.com/blog/whitesox-talk/post/Ventura-overjoyed-excited-for-opportunit?blockID=575598&feedID=661#video_lightbox (http://www.csnchicago.com/blog/whitesox-talk/post/Ventura-overjoyed-excited-for-opportunit?blockID=575598&feedID=661#video_lightbox)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: boatdrink on October 11, 2011, 03:05:33 pm
I wonder how many reporters will fall asleep during Robin's post-game pressers next season.  I'm sure the Mom's Basement crowd is already bemoaning his "lack of fire"...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on October 11, 2011, 10:14:07 pm
Shawn Green loved it.  It is a brilliant move.  I bet he manages for 10 years. 
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on October 12, 2011, 03:58:59 pm
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-pierzynski-on-clubhouse-drinking-sometimes-you-need-a-rally-beer-20111012,0,609180.story


... and sometimes you need six rally beers.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on October 12, 2011, 04:01:12 pm
There is some logic behind what AJ is saying....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zj50DmBFp0
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 17, 2011, 08:26:23 pm
Baseball Prospectus on Robin Ventura:

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=15310 (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=15310)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on December 01, 2011, 07:37:44 am
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Gavin-Floyd-helps-college-student-buy-a-new-pair;_ylt=AqM4XzW3T7tYE8sV97iF0fURvLYF?urn=mlb-wp27601

A feel-good story for the offseason involving Floyd giving $21,000 to a college student for a new pair of prosthetic legs.

Where were you on that one, Jim Thome??
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on December 01, 2011, 08:42:19 am
At the bar, drinking and smoking heavily and making paraplegic jokes no doubt.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on December 01, 2011, 09:32:57 am
Thome was the one that busted up the student's old ones...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on December 01, 2011, 03:21:42 pm
Remind me again why we're bashing Jim Thome?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on December 01, 2011, 03:45:30 pm
I think it's because we traded our dynasty (Rowand) for him.

Although, it could just be kind of fun...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on December 01, 2011, 03:57:45 pm
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4111/4977770202_b84729b69d_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on December 01, 2011, 03:58:36 pm
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4011/4309594642_966123e050_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on December 01, 2011, 03:59:22 pm
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2753/4308856541_fc997ac130_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on December 01, 2011, 04:00:12 pm
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4003/4308851185_e76b3426bf_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on December 01, 2011, 04:00:59 pm
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2774/4309591638_ef593ea2bd.jpg)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 01, 2011, 06:59:48 pm

(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/421260/OZZIE-GUILLEN-ESPN-KISSING-DOG.jpg)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on December 01, 2011, 07:51:07 pm
I miss you ozzie...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Sophist on December 01, 2011, 08:07:42 pm
I'm a little scared because whose tongue is that?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 07, 2011, 07:37:30 am
Be prepared to dig into your pocketbook if you want online access to Chicago area newspapers' sites. The free ride, especially for the out-of-towners, will soon be over. 

Back in September, the Daily Herald put in a paywall to view most of the content at their website. 

The Sun-Time Group announced that they'll be doing the same at all their websites later this week.  The Sun-Time Group will however charge a significantly lower cost than the Daily Herald is asking for unlimited monthly online access to their site

 I'm guessing the Chicago Tribune might wait a couple of months to gauge the public response before adopting a similar program in the very near future.

Quote

Sun-Times to start charging for websites

By Anna Marie Kukec

Online newspaper subscriptions gained traction Tuesday in the Chicago and suburban market when Sun-Times Media said it will ask readers to start paying for online content later this week. Sun-Times Media CEO Jeremy Halbreich said in a memo to employees that the company will begin “metering” its websites, meaning web readers will be asked to buy an online subscription after they’ve read a set number of pages on Sun-Times Media newspaper sites. Besides the Chicago Sun-Times, those included in the pay system are the Beacon-News (Aurora), The Courier-News (Elgin), The Herald-News (Joliet), Lake County News-Sun (Gurnee), Post-Tribune (Merrillville, Ind.) and the SouthtownStar (Chicago Heights).

“Quality journalism is not free,” Halbreich said in the memo. “We are committed to producing the best locally focused news and feature stories in the region, and will continuously develop appropriate business models to support our journalism into the future. This move is just one of many digital initiatives currently under way, including the very successful launch of our Chicago Sun-Times tablet and mobile apps, along with our e-Paper and e-Reader programs.”

rest of story: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111206/business/712069745/ (http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111206/business/712069745/)

http://www.suntimes.com/9284143-417/sun-times-media-online-sites-to-begin-metered-pay-plan.html (http://www.suntimes.com/9284143-417/sun-times-media-online-sites-to-begin-metered-pay-plan.html)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-suntimes-to-put-in-an-online-paywall-20111206,0,580399.story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-suntimes-to-put-in-an-online-paywall-20111206,0,580399.story)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on December 07, 2011, 09:36:16 am
“Quality journalism is not free,” Halbreich said in the memo.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Yes, just look at the fantastic editing and proofreading on display on almost any ST article you click on.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on December 07, 2011, 01:44:34 pm
Those papers are grasping at straws.  What will happen is that more free independent online sources of news will spring up and they'll kill the newspapers that are trying to convert to a paid digital format.  People will choose the free info and the indies will figure out a way to make money through banner ads, etc.

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on December 08, 2011, 03:30:26 pm
I guess I was hoping for a Chairman Reinsdorf miracle the way it happened with Paul Konerko.

But no. Not happening. Not happening in large part because Jake Peavy, Adam Dunn and Alex Rios killed all hope last season and kill the payroll next season and for several seasons after that.

Talk about pain: The one Sox player who deserves Sox money as much as Konerko is gone because of those three thieves. Season tickets on sale now.

A guy the Sox need and a player the fans want has to leave while the pariahs stay. Thanks, Jake. Thanks, Adam. Thanks, Alex. Thanks, Ken.



http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/rosenblog/chi-buehrles-exit-hurts-20111208,0,5827118.column


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 08, 2011, 04:01:02 pm
Guess Erin Andrews will have to get a new wardrobe when she covers MLB and the Trib writers will have to stop wearing their Cubs' paraphernalia:


Quote

MLB issues dress code guidelines for media members

by -Ben Walker - The Associated Press

DALLAS — Muscle shirts, ripped jeans and flip-flops — fine for the beach, not so fine for big league press boxes starting next season.

Baseball has become the first major pro league in North America to issue dress guidelines for media members, putting them in writing at the winter meetings.

The no-wear list also includes visible undergarments, excessively short skirts or anything with a team logo.


rest of story: http://www.statesman.com/sports/mlb-issues-dress-code-guidelines-for-media-members-2017086.html (http://www.statesman.com/sports/mlb-issues-dress-code-guidelines-for-media-members-2017086.html)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: WshflThinking on December 09, 2011, 09:36:46 am
Talk about pain: The one Sox player who deserves Sox money as much as Konerko is gone because of those three thieves. Season tickets on sale now.

A guy the Sox need and a player the fans want has to leave while the pariahs stay. Thanks, Jake. Thanks, Adam. Thanks, Alex. Thanks, Ken.


Couldnt disagree. Its why Kenny deserves to be replaced. Buehrle gone because of those three stealers
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on December 09, 2011, 09:57:54 am
Thanks, Jake. Thanks, Adam. Thanks, Alex. Thanks, Ken.

I prefer Kenny.  It sounds more childish and immature. 
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on December 09, 2011, 03:28:23 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/390373_10150618668243298_45484098297_11925173_1464298692_n.jpg)

From the Sox Facebook page.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on December 09, 2011, 03:29:42 pm
...and I guess it's on whitesox.com, too.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on December 11, 2011, 03:33:23 pm
Maybe I'll mock up a parody of that with all of Kenny's great moves.

"Thanks for f*cking the team up"
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on December 11, 2011, 05:54:29 pm
It's kind of sickening to see him in that Miami uniform.  What a great asset to the Sox he's been.  He just kept producing, year after year.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: PeteWard on December 13, 2011, 09:49:46 am
Hopefully he will remember his roots after he eventually retires.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on December 13, 2011, 10:00:06 am
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/12/08/listen-tribute-to-mark-buehrle/

An audio tribute to Mark Buehrle put together by The Score.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on December 13, 2011, 10:09:56 am
We gotta take that pic of him in a marlins uni down...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on December 14, 2011, 09:46:05 am
"Gossip, gossip, we want gossip!"

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/9425426-419/don-cooper-rubbed-sox-wrong-way-jake-peavy-in-particular.html

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on December 14, 2011, 10:03:25 am
Damn, I already used my 20 pages at the Sun-Times reading the crime news. Can't wait to see how that whole subscription thing works out for them.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on December 14, 2011, 10:24:32 am
Joe Cowley has entered Jay Mariotti territory. He has a huge vendetta against KW and the Sox now and will do anything to portray them in a bad light.

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on December 14, 2011, 12:04:57 pm
Damn, I already used my 20 pages at the Sun-Times reading the crime news. Can't wait to see how that whole subscription thing works out for them.

When did that happen?   Gues it doesn;t matter; I maybe ready 5 pages max pf that rag.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on December 14, 2011, 01:57:34 pm
I liked some of the commenters and how they'd get into scuffles.

There were like 125 comments (a lot for the S-T) after the article where they announced it and I think all but 3 or 4 were of the "buh bye and you guys are screwed even more that you were before" nature.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on December 14, 2011, 04:03:26 pm
Joe cowley is spot on... esp since hes ragging on KW.

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on December 14, 2011, 09:55:36 pm
If Cowley has a vendetta against the Sox, it's only because of Kenny.  So I can't blame him too much.

Kenny needs to get gone as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on December 15, 2011, 08:22:24 am
Cowley is supposed to be a professional and report without bias.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on December 15, 2011, 08:40:02 am
From a Tribune article on Jake Peavy:

I'm not, in any way, bashing Ozzie," Peavy said in a telephone interview. "He took this franchise to the World Series (in 2005), and now he has a chance to fulfill a challenge in Miami. But we all saw (Guillen's departure) needed to happen — for both sides. I don't think it's a shock what I'm saying. We have a fresh face (Ventura) with a new attitude and a guy who is highly respected."

"Ozzie didn't care for me at the end because I was shut down," Peavy said. "It didn't end on good terms. The one thing about it, Coop and I have an open relationship. There was one time where I disagreed about something he said about me being on and off after coming back from the surgery, and I told him about it.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-1215-white-sox-chicago--20111215,0,1653117.story

 
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on December 15, 2011, 09:28:13 am
Quote
Cowley is supposed to be a professional and report without bias.

Not really.  He's a columnist, so he can inject his own point of view.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: WshflThinking on December 15, 2011, 10:19:54 am
I dont see a thing wrong with somebody ragging on KW. The guy needs to go and soon.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on December 15, 2011, 10:20:36 am
Why? we still have a couple decent players... lets wait for him to give them away first.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: WshflThinking on December 15, 2011, 10:24:11 am
Who? Peavey? Rios? Oh yeah, they have to be good players because they are making so much money.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 21, 2012, 04:40:39 pm
Quote

(http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2012-01/67527160.jpg)

SoxFest represents fresh start for Dunn
After miserable 1st season with Sox, he faces fans with hope he can rekindle career[/size

By Dave van Dyck, Chicago Tribune reporter -3:53 p.m. CST, January 21, 2012

In what can be classified as either one of the bravest moves ever or one of self-flagellation, Adam Dunn will appear at this weekend's SoxFest.

Given that anyone who is 6 feet 6, weighs somewhere on either side of 300 pounds and usually has a big scruff of beard is hard to disguise, White Sox fans certainly will know their villain. And they are expected to let him know about it, as if he already hadn't heard enough last summer.

But, hand it to Dunn, he's not backing away — at least that's what the pre-Fest publicity sheets tell us — from loyal fans who gave him more chances than he actually gave to opposing pitchers.

more at:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0122-white-sox-chicago--20120122,0,1592175.story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0122-white-sox-chicago--20120122,0,1592175.story)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on January 23, 2012, 03:50:27 pm
Dunn has balls for appearing there, I've gotta say.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on January 24, 2012, 07:57:05 am
I think it's a great move by Dunn to attend SoxFest. If he didn't, fans would be irate that he stayed away so he didn't have to "face the music." I really hope the fans aren't hard on him. I mean, seriously, give the guy a break. He heard enough last summer, give it a rest now.

If he's starts off tanking again during the season then the boo-birds can come out again (even then I don't like booing a player unless it's clear the guy doesn't care and is just mailing it in).

I know that's not how it works, though. Fans are going to call him every name in the book I'm sure. And that will really help Dunn do better this year!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on January 24, 2012, 12:01:23 pm
Maybe he'll just clock the first a-hole heckler.  He is 6-6, after all.

I'd be tempted if it was me.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on January 24, 2012, 12:50:08 pm
DVR alert.... or watch online.   Should be a compelling watch.   Heh.


Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com to carry live opening ceremonies coverage of "SoxFest 2012" friday 4 pm


http://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=CST_soxvan
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: dazed63 on January 24, 2012, 08:07:06 pm
Has the years marketing slogan been released yet or will that happen at SoxFest?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on January 24, 2012, 08:15:17 pm
I believe the kids over in Mom's Basement have broken that news.   Something about fan-created videos.  Sounds awesome!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: dazed63 on January 24, 2012, 08:18:30 pm
Gonna be a long year.............

How many games before Hawks starts sounding like he's going to jump off a bridge?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on January 25, 2012, 10:07:56 am
"White Sox Baseball. Appreciate the Game"

Wow- someone got paid to come up with that. Although I do like how it tempers one's expectations in a way. "They suck, but, you know, s t f u and 'appreciate the game'".

Knock yourselves out loosers:  http://www.poptent.net/assignment/387 (http://www.poptent.net/assignment/387)

Wow, the censor caught s t f u (without spaces)?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on January 25, 2012, 10:26:26 am
White Sox Baseball. S T F U and 'appreciate the game'.

Heh
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on January 25, 2012, 10:45:24 am
"Appreciate the Game?"  For real?

Jeez, yeah, just as Jeter said...

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on January 25, 2012, 11:59:42 am
"White Sox Baseball:  Our Slogans Suck"
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on January 25, 2012, 12:32:10 pm
White Sox Baseball: (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7010/6715233543_0a5651a991_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on January 25, 2012, 12:33:08 pm
BTW, Jeter - do you have a link to that "typical Juan Pierre at-bat" piece?  I can't find it anywhere.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on January 25, 2012, 12:41:20 pm
Nevermind - I found it.

http://hirejimessian.com/2007/05/29/10-you-make-me-juan-to-puke-pierre/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on January 25, 2012, 01:49:40 pm
All of the "Bottom 126" are a good read.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on January 26, 2012, 01:24:29 pm
Is it just me, or does "Appreciate the Game" seem somewhat Cubbish?

As in, yeah, let's go to the ballpark and drink and eat and watch a few plays... hey, it doesn't matter who wins and who loses, it's sunny and it's baseball and there are babes in the bleachers...

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on January 26, 2012, 02:59:13 pm
hate to intterupt the slogan talk, but not sure where else to post this:

Sox to televise six spring training games, so plan your afternoon naps now

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-sox-to-televise-six-spring-training-games-20120126,0,4531664.story

The Chicago White Sox will televise six spring training games and present webcasts of 12 spring training games on the team's website,  which are free to fans with internet access (but cost money for both non-fans and those without internet access).
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on January 27, 2012, 04:20:02 pm

http://www.csnchicago.com/live_whitesox


It's lame, but during the commercials you still see the live feed.  Hoping to see Garfein swear at some technician.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 27, 2012, 06:36:34 pm
Quote

(http://cdn.everyjoe.com/files/2009/09/jim-thome-dodgers-20090815_zaf_cj3_007.jpg)

Reinsdorf: Thome has job waiting for him with Sox

Chuck Garfien - January 27, 2012, 2:21 pm


Jim Thome might be the property of the Philadelphia Phillies in this, his 22nd year in the major leagues. However, when his career is over, possibly at the end of this season, Thome has a job waiting for him with the Chicago White Sox.

In an interview Friday with Comcast SportsNet, White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said that he has a handshake agreement with Thome that he can return to work for the White Sox after he retires.

"When he left here to go to the Twins (in 2010), we kind of shook hands and agreed that, whenever his career is over, he’ll come back to the White Sox in some capacity," Reinsdorf said. "He did say that he wants to live in Chicago. Whenever it’s over, hopefully I’ll see him back here. And I hope I live to see him go into the Hall of Fame."

more at:  http://www.csnchicago.com/blog/whitesox-talk/post/Reinsdorf-Thome-has-job-waiting-for-him-?blockID=639800&feedID=621 (http://www.csnchicago.com/blog/whitesox-talk/post/Reinsdorf-Thome-has-job-waiting-for-him-?blockID=639800&feedID=621)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on January 30, 2012, 06:29:37 pm
He's a prince of a human being, one who leads by example.

(Pre-empting the inevitable anti-Thome backlash.)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on January 31, 2012, 09:46:03 am
I've never seen Reinsdorf cowed like that before.
Clearly Thome is even more evil than we thought...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on January 31, 2012, 09:52:03 am
we kind of shook hands

What does this mean? Did they shake hands or not? Did one have a limp hand, so not really a handshake?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on January 31, 2012, 10:15:55 am
we kind of shook hands

What does this mean?

Thome did the ol' extend-the-hand and then pulled away into "hang it on the wall", thinking that was funny and original, such is the tool that he is.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 31, 2012, 02:00:25 pm
we kind of shook hands

What does this mean?

Thome did the ol' extend-the-hand and then pulled away into "hang it on the wall", thinking that was funny and original, such is the tool that he is.

Maybe one of them, probably Thome, was wearing these when they 'shook hands':

https://p.twimg.com/AkghAbSCAAE8H6Y.jpg (https://p.twimg.com/AkghAbSCAAE8H6Y.jpg)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: WshflThinking on January 31, 2012, 02:11:07 pm
So he didnt get burned?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on January 31, 2012, 02:12:31 pm
I was sure that was going to link to something like this:

(http://www.toyandsport.com/images/products/d/08975.jpg)
Nice to see the technology on these things has not changed one iota since a Wee Jeter picked up the original S.S. Adams Co. version at a Stuckey's somewhere between Chicago and St. Louis back in the late '40's.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on February 03, 2012, 11:48:40 am
I am still laughing like he l l at Jeter's #185.  Thanks for that.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on February 03, 2012, 12:00:06 pm
I was wondering if anyone even got that, as the "hang it on the wall" move is old, old school deuchery.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on February 03, 2012, 10:41:17 pm
(http://onlineathens.com/multimedia/galleries/062008-ugaomaha/slides/Ga03llery.JPG)

One-on-one with Beckham [VIDEO]

http://www.csnchicago.com/blog/whitesox-talk/post/One-on-one-with-Beckham-?blockID=643260&feedID=10338 (http://www.csnchicago.com/blog/whitesox-talk/post/One-on-one-with-Beckham-?blockID=643260&feedID=10338)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on February 17, 2012, 12:58:26 pm
Most Unimproved American League Teams


     1. Chicago White Sox

     2. Baltimore Orioles
     3. Oakland Athletics


It was no secret last summer that White Sox GM Kenny Williams couldn't wait to blow his under-performing roster to smithereens.
But when he finally got his chance this winter, his peers in the industry had a tough time figuring out what his blueprint was.
It was one thing to ship out Carlos Quentin and Jason Frasor. But hiring a manager (Robin Ventura) who not only has never managed a game,
but who has basically been away from the sport for most of the past eight years? A head-scratcher.
And dealing an effective, low-budget closer (Sergio Santos) for what most clubs regard as a second-tier prospect (RHP Nestor Molina)? Another puzzler.

Here's just a sampling of the comments we got on this team's offseason: "They dumped without getting much in return. A mess." …
"I don't know what they're doing. If they were trying to dump money, why'd they trade Santos? I just don't get it." …
"Did they add a new bat boy or hot dog vendor so that they can at least make it seem that they are moving forward?"

Get the picture? Youch!

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on February 17, 2012, 01:55:14 pm
今年我們將是可怕的
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on February 17, 2012, 03:54:20 pm

Ready to spring into action
A look at the top storylines, best/worst signings, most/least improved, players to watch


http://espn.go.com/mlb/spring2012/story/_/id/7581486/mlb-spring-preview-offseason-review (http://espn.go.com/mlb/spring2012/story/_/id/7581486/mlb-spring-preview-offseason-review)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on February 18, 2012, 07:08:06 pm
Quote

(http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2012-02/68194099.jpg)
Adam Dunn and Gordon Beckham sit in the dugout. (Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune / September 27, 2011)


Tough task ahead
Sox must right many wrongs of last several substandard seasons


By Mark Gonzales, Chicago Tribune reporter - 3:00 p.m. CST, February 18, 2012


The White Sox haven't won a postseason game since October 2008, a period known more for a financial crisis.

And never did the task of returning to the playoffs seem as distant as it did on Dec. 6 when Ken Williams used the word ''rebuilding'' — even if the Sox general manager quickly emphasized he wasn't embarking on a "falling domino rebuilding'' project.

What is certain is the Sox are at a crossroads. They have retained enough veterans to convince themselves they can compete in the American League Central — a division they have won once since their 2005 World Series championship despite significant increases in payroll.

At the same time, they're trying to restock a trade-depleted farm system that Baseball America ranks last among the 30 major league franchises.

continues at:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0219-white-sox-chicago--20120219,0,5012620,full.story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0219-white-sox-chicago--20120219,0,5012620,full.story)




Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on February 23, 2012, 07:02:05 am
(http://lockersmash.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Gu98lVOw.jpg)

Ozzie-less: White Sox starting over with first-time manager Robin Ventura replacing Guillen

Article by: TOM WITHERS , Associated Press - Updated: February 23, 2012 - 1:59 AM


GLENDALE, Ariz. - Dressed in a black long-sleeve shirt and jeans, the new manager of the Chicago White Sox sat atop a picnic table and held his first media session of spring training outdoors.

He didn’t curse, rant, make headlines or bold predictions.

This was Robin Ventura, about as far as one can get from Ozzie Guillen.

On Wednesday in Glendale, Ariz., Ventura and the White Sox began a new era, opening camp for the first time since 2004 without the sometimes-irascible, sometimes-lovable Guillen, who took his act to the Miami Marlins.

more at:  http://www.startribune.com/sports/twins/mlb/140034553.html (http://www.startribune.com/sports/twins/mlb/140034553.html)



Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on February 23, 2012, 07:18:33 am


Ventura's heart into turning around Sox
First-year manager has presence, brainpower to succeed


Phil Rogers On Baseball - 9:51 p.m. CST, February 22, 2012


Robin Ventura leads with his heart.

That's why he was flying into home plate on that awful night in Sarasota, Fla., 15 years ago. It's why he pushed himself beyond exhaustion in his recovery from an ankle damaged so bad it would ultimately require a rare transplant, and why he was so crushed when the White Sox traded away three of their best pitchers at the trade deadline that year, only a week after he had gotten back on the field.

"I never knew the season ended on July 31," said Ventura, who wanted a chance to run down the Indians in the last two months of that disappointing 1997 season.

Ventura hated leaving the Sox after 1998, but led with his heart when he signed on to play with the Mets. That's why he quickly became a leader of a team that included Mike Piazza, John Olerud, Rickey Henderson, Orel Hershiser and Al Leiter, and why he was so elated when he delivered a game-winning blast against the Braves in the 1999 NLCS — a signature moment of a 16-year career.

more at:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0223-rogers-on-sox--20120223,0,5290991.column (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0223-rogers-on-sox--20120223,0,5290991.column)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on February 27, 2012, 04:07:17 pm
What might be a good thing.......

Out-of-towners will see less of White Sox baseball this season:


FOX to increase Primetime presence, blackouts

http://www.southsidesox.com/2012/2/19/2810855/fox-to-increase-primetime-presence-blackouts (http://www.southsidesox.com/2012/2/19/2810855/fox-to-increase-primetime-presence-blackouts)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on February 27, 2012, 04:24:25 pm
Just to clarify - this is ONLY for Saturdays.

The piece on Southsidesox makes it sound like it's EVERY night.... not every Saturday night.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 02, 2012, 06:55:04 am

(http://mlb.mlb.com/assets/images/5/3/4/26948534/cuts/AP_Alexei_Ramirez_vsqotuiq_goa5m7bd.jpg)

Alexei seeking replacement for lost gold medal

By Scott Merkin / MLB.com | 03/01/12 5:25 PM EST


GLENDALE, Ariz. -- From time to time, Alexei Ramirez logs on to his computer and takes a quick trip over to eBay.

Ramirez is not in search of a slightly used DVD copy of "Casino" or a signed picture of Christina Applegate or an authentic Paul Konerko rookie card, which all probably could be had for the right price on the site.

No, the White Sox shortstop's pursuit falls upon one item -- a gold medal from the 2004 Summer Olympic Games held in Athens, Greece. That particular medal belongs to Ramirez as part of Cuba's champion baseball squad.

But in Ramirez's travels from the Dominican Republic to Miami to Chicago, after departing Cuba and signing with the White Sox prior to the 2008 season, Ramirez's gold medal disappeared. It was placed in a special case with approximately 15 other medals won during Ramirez's competitive days in his homeland.

more at:  http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120301&content_id=26942388&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120301&content_id=26942388&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 19, 2012, 02:17:26 pm

(http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2012-03/80166860-03134541.jpg)

Ventura's fresh outlook
The White Sox's new skipper is bringing a new style to the South Side


By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com | Updated: March 15, 2012, 1:16 PM ET


GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Robin Ventura, the 39th manager in Chicago White Sox history, subscribes to the Bobby Cox theory of media relations: Workplace squabbles should be kept in-house, and any disagreements should be addressed in a publicity vacuum. Even players who jog out ground balls or put their own interests above the good of the team will receive their verbal spankings in the solitude of his office. If they want to go out and vent to the cameras afterward, that's their business.

As anyone with access to Twitter, YouTube, WGN, Chicago talk radio or a Tribune or Sun-Times subscription can attest, that's a radical departure from Ventura's predecessor, Ozzie Guillen. Just as Larry Bowa begat Terry Francona in Philadelphia and the mild-mannered Ron Roenicke succeeded the old-school Ken Macha in Milwaukee, the White Sox are doing a stylistic 180 with their manager.

"Anybody next to Ozzie is going to be a big difference," says long-time White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper. "Everybody knows that Ozzie shoots from the lip, and Robin is the antithesis of that. He's the bizarro-world opposite. I don't know how much thought went into it, to tell you the truth. But when I first heard he was hired, I thought, 'This is a pretty smart idea.'"

read more:  http://espn.go.com/mlb/spring2012/story/_/id/7687064/white-sox-manager-robin-ventura-give-clubhouse-different-feel-ozzie-guillen (http://espn.go.com/mlb/spring2012/story/_/id/7687064/white-sox-manager-robin-ventura-give-clubhouse-different-feel-ozzie-guillen)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 19, 2012, 02:20:01 pm


(http://www.chicagomag.com/images/2012/0412/C201204-A-Robin-Ventura.jpg)

Robin Ventura Talks White Sox

ACE VENTURA: In our Q&A, the surprise pick for manager discusses his “midlife crisis” and how it feels to be the most underestimated man in baseball


http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/April-2012/Robin-Ventura-Talks-White-Sox/ (http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/April-2012/Robin-Ventura-Talks-White-Sox/)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on March 20, 2012, 09:53:15 am
Quote
"Anybody next to Ozzie is going to be a big difference," says long-time White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper. "Everybody knows that Ozzie shoots from the lip, and Robin is the antithesis of that. He's the bizarro-world opposite. I don't know how much thought went into it, to tell you the truth. But when I first heard he was hired, I thought, 'This is a pretty smart idea.'"

Gee, it's so nice to hear from the REAL manager of the Chicago White Sox.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: WshflThinking on March 20, 2012, 05:31:59 pm
I think the real managers name is KW. Yes sir! Yes sir. three bags full (manure).
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: WshflThinking on March 23, 2012, 07:33:37 am
I was so glad to see this. I hope everybody is happy to read it too

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-sox-to-honor-former-star-dick-allen-20120322,0,1449346.story
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on March 23, 2012, 09:06:04 am
I hope he shows up. You can forget about it being on time if he does.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: dazed63 on March 26, 2012, 11:08:22 am
These turn back to 72 Sundays I think are great idea.

I remember that team from when I was a kid back in Garfield Ridge.

Great memories!!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on March 27, 2012, 08:40:37 am
I hope he shows up. You can forget about it being on time if he does.

Now there is someone who really knows the history of Dick Allen. Remember having to have his brother Hank on the team too. He was horrible.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on March 27, 2012, 09:39:04 am
It's funny though, he was Wee Jeter's favorite player! I was at that game where he hit that rising liner into the CF stands. . .but I guess everyone says they were at that game.


Why did this topic get pinned?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 27, 2012, 03:03:57 pm

Why did this topic get pinned?



I think it was done accidentally by JoeyC.  It's now been returned to 'unsticky'.



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Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on March 27, 2012, 03:28:30 pm
I did?

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Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
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Ewww....

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 27, 2012, 10:35:37 pm

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DirecTV subscribers could lose Tribune programming
Failed negotiations could mean no more Cubs, White Sox or "Vampire Diaries"


By Robert Channick Tribune reporter - 6:47 p.m. CDT, March 26, 2012


Tribune Co. television stations in 16 markets across the country, including WGN in Chicago, are threatening to cut off programming to millions of DirecTV subscribers after negotiations over retransmission fees broke down Monday.

The contract is set to expire March 31 and Chicago-based Tribune Co. is seeking compensation from the satellite TV provider to carry its programming, something it does not receive. Without resolution, the plug will be pulled Saturday at midnight. 

At stake is everything from Chicago Cubs and White Sox baseball on WGN America to "The Vampire Diaries" on local CW Network affiliates. Millions of DirecTV subscribers would no longer receive 23 local Tribune stations and WGN America, Tribune’s national cable network.

read more:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-directv-subscribers-could-lose-tribune-programming-20120326,0,7543897.story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-directv-subscribers-could-lose-tribune-programming-20120326,0,7543897.story)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: dave23 on March 28, 2012, 01:42:39 pm
Do us all a favor...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: WshflThinking on March 29, 2012, 07:57:59 am
I could give a rip. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on March 29, 2012, 09:06:40 am
No Vampire Diaries?? OMFG
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Sophist on March 29, 2012, 01:14:54 pm
loved the episode where the vampires descended upon the White Sox but went away unsatisfied because the offense was so anemic.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on March 29, 2012, 03:28:10 pm
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the vampires descended upon the White Sox but went away unsatisfied because the offense was so anemic.

(((((APPLAUSE)))))   ;D   :D
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 03, 2012, 12:09:27 am

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Suburban fans, bars caught in dispute between Tribune, DirecTV

By Anna Marie Kukec - Daily Herald - rticle posted: 4/2/2012 7:29 PM

Champps Americana sports bar in Lincolnshire prides itself on offering major league sports for guests while they enjoy a burger and a beer. But when customers arrived on Sunday and Monday, even a cold one didn’t soothe those fans or the bar’s management.

Bar Manager Mike Runyan discovered that WGN programming, which included those sought-after sports programs, was pulled from its provider, DirecTV.

“When DirecTV had negotiation issues in the past with various channels, we were able to plan ahead and we used Dish Network to provide the games to our guests,” Runyan said. “But this time, it was a last-minute issue and we didn’t have Dish. ... This could get very expensive.”

Despite the one-year contract, Champps, like other sports bars and individual subscribers, will need to rely on other means to get those games, including the Chicago Cubs opener and the Blackhawks’ playoffs, until the dispute is settled between DirecTV and Chicago-based Tribune Broadcasting Co.

This is the second time in the past six months that DirecTV subscribers have lost their favorite sports and other programming because negotiations with content providers have failed. Besides the Tribune, Comcast Sports Network (CSN), which carries the Bulls and Blackhawks as well as the Cubs and Sox, was lost last fall.

read more:  http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120402/business/704029663/ (http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120402/business/704029663/)


For those of you with DirecTV, WGN's first regular season telecast of the White Sox will be on Saturday night at Texas.


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 04, 2012, 08:57:30 pm


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Phil Rogers' power rankings
Deep rotation, addition of Pujols makes Angels No. 1


http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/ct-spt-0405-rogers-rankings--20120405,0,4535746,full.story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/ct-spt-0405-rogers-rankings--20120405,0,4535746,full.story)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 05, 2012, 06:39:03 am

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Tribune Broadcasting and DirecTV Reach 5-Year Deal

(http://a.abcnews.com/images/Site/byline_ap.gif) NEW YORK April 5, 2012 (AP)

DirecTV subscribers in 19 U.S. markets have regained access to a host of channels that had been blacked out since Sunday because of a contract impasse with Tribune Broadcasting.

The two companies said late Wednesday that they had struck a deal that will allow DirecTV Inc. to carry all of Tribune Broadcasting's local stations and WGN America for the next five years. Terms were not disclosed.

DirecTV Inc. subscribers in the markets lost access to programming ranging from "American Idol" to Major League Baseball after the previous contract with Tribune Broadcasting expired at midnight Saturday. The Tribune Broadcasting channels were restored at about 9 p.m. EDT Wednesday, DirectTV said.

read more:  http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/tribune-broadcasting-directv-reach-year-deal-16076050#.T31Oz9nv7Jg (http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/tribune-broadcasting-directv-reach-year-deal-16076050#.T31Oz9nv7Jg)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 05, 2012, 02:04:00 pm


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Last year New Era Cap's commercials concentrated on the NY/Boston rivalry. 

This year it's Cubs/White Sox.

The first commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtxo4BnYzro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtxo4BnYzro)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on April 06, 2012, 05:01:34 pm
Glad we got Craig Robinson... he's excellent.   Especially in "Knocked Up".
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 07, 2012, 06:32:19 pm
Ha- was trying to place him in that movie, had to look it up. Excellent bit there.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 08, 2012, 11:44:53 am
So we ran into Bill Melton at Dominick's this morning. I told Mrs. John Jeter who he was, and we agreed we should go say hi to him since he was all alone in a grocery store on Easter Sunday morning. Said hi, and I said "you have the day off today!", to which he responded "they have the whole year off, I have the day off" which I thought was odd bordering on nonsequitur. Anyway, wow, that guy will talk! He immediately went into "they'll probably be right around .500, some up patches and some down patches, next year they'll be good". I'm not big on small talk when you happen to bump into someone you "know", so after saying "yeah, mrlglmmph, mgnlnuhm", I started surveying my hummus choices. Mrs. JohnJeter however, said "World Series!" to which Bill said "World Series! You should probably be up on the northside!" We all chuckled as Mrs. JohnJeter had clearly been pwned. That was enough, I had foil and paper towels and 8-to-10s to grab and kind of wanted to get going, but no, Mrs. JohnJeter mentioned how she always liked to get some money on them for the WS in Vegas, Bill mentioned "they're 100 to 1". I mentioned they were something like 37 to 1 to win the pennant and he thought that was too low! Some other chitchat about how good Detroit was, and it was finally over. Upshot of the story is that I opted for Sabra red pepper hummus, a bit pricy, but it's my go-to. Bill got some cheap Dominick's cookies.
 
I know, "cool story bro". Or "tl;dr".
 
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: PeteWard on April 08, 2012, 02:13:24 pm
Name dropper!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 08, 2012, 03:32:41 pm
So I don't sound like a total dikk, I should mention that he seemed like a really nice guy, as has been mentioned here before.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on April 08, 2012, 06:12:33 pm
You forgot to ask him whats  the problem with Willie Harris.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: TheCamel on April 09, 2012, 10:16:47 am
He didn't make you buy him a vodka rocks? Shocking.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on April 09, 2012, 12:27:35 pm
Sounds like Melton and I have about the same opinion, except I think they'll be below .500 this year.

Next year, they will be good.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 10, 2012, 07:22:56 pm

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Thank goodness Guillen's gone
Sorry, Miami, Ozzie's your problem now


David Haugh's In the Wake of the News - April 11, 2012


Because Chicago needed an interpreter to understand Ozzie Guillen's mea culpa news conference Tuesday in Miami, I offer a quickie local translation for the entire saga: Thank goodness he's gone.

The Marlins got exactly what they paid for: $2.5 million a year worth of distractions that have absolutely nothing to do with baseball. I wonder if they could hear the laughter from the South Side in South Florida.

Guillen can be a terrific manager when focused but, as the White Sox found out the hard way, once he feels empowered and invincible, that happens as frequently as he says no comment. It probably took Guillen the last five years to wear out his welcome in Chicago. In Miami, it took five games. Is there a Cuban term for baseball annulment?

The man who was on "bended knees" begging for forgiveness for offending the Cuban-American community should hit the floor again to give thanks he still has a job. A five-game suspension from the Marlins revealed team owner Jeffrey Loria as a charitable soul. Loria could have been justified in firing Guillen given how much of a potential marketing disaster he has become.

In a sports world where perception trumps reality, the new face of the Marlins franchise just became a symbol of pro-Castroism for a baseball team that plays in Miami's Little Havana.

read more:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-spt-0411-haugh-chicago--20120411,0,2907667.column (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-spt-0411-haugh-chicago--20120411,0,2907667.column)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 11, 2012, 10:00:06 am
Sounds like Melton and I have about the same opinion, except I think they'll be below .500 this year.

Well, I wasn't listening all that closely, it's all the same blahblah baseball talk, I was trying to say hi and move on, especially on Sunday morning, not big on socializin'. But he and Mrs. JohnJeter were. Mrs. JohnJeter is ALWAYS up for socializin'.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 12, 2012, 07:46:36 am

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Score’s Danny Mac returns with ‘real joy’ to clear the air

Posted in Robert Feder | Chicago Media blog by Robert Feder on Apr 9, 2012 at 4:00pm


Returning to his midday talk show Monday after a six-week absence, veteran radio host Dan McNeil told listeners he’d suffered “what best could be described as a nervous breakdown” and had sought treatment for depression and substance abuse.

“I can’t promise anything about down the road, but I know today, as I have been for the last six weeks, [I’m] pretty happy to be substance free,” McNeil, 50, said in the opening of his first show back on CBS Radio sports/talk WSCR-AM (670). “Real joy has returned to my life.”

Until McNeil delivered his remarks Monday, Score listeners were told only that he was away dealing with “health and wellness issues.” In the interim, Laurence Holmes and others filled in for him alongside co-host Matt Spiegel. McNeil announced his return on Facebook March 28.

McNeil said his problem started when he stopped taking Lamictal, the mood-stabilizing drug he’d been prescribed “after a long time of fighting temper tantrums and depression and anger and resentment.” Because it resulted in chronic fatigue — a common side-effect of the drug — he simply quit taking it.

read more:  http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/chicago-media-blog/15243571/score%E2%80%99s-danny-mac-returns-with-%E2%80%98real-joy%E2%80%99-to-clear-the-air (http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/chicago-media-blog/15243571/score%E2%80%99s-danny-mac-returns-with-%E2%80%98real-joy%E2%80%99-to-clear-the-air)




Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on April 12, 2012, 08:46:01 am
Good for Robin for actually making the team work on fundamentals!

Practice, practice: The Sox have resurrected infield practice before the first game of road series.

"I've always felt it was necessary, if it all works out," manager Robin Ventura said. "Outfielders throwing to bases, you can't really do that in batting practice. You're asking a guy to throw a ball to home plate when he hasn't done it at that field.

"Unless you actually do it, you might do it once every three weeks or a month. I like them to do it on the field and be comfortable. You can make adjustments, but you can't make adjustments if you're doing it once every two or three weeks."


http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0412-bits-white-sox-indians-chicago--20120412,0,1515793.story
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on April 17, 2012, 12:52:24 pm
Heh....

http://deadspin.com/5902482/hey-its-jake-peavy-partying-at-a-bar-in-wrigleyville
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 17, 2012, 01:44:38 pm
He just might be a douche.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on April 17, 2012, 03:53:55 pm
Or even a deuche.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 17, 2012, 04:03:01 pm
Dammit, nice catch. I should go back and fix that.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on April 17, 2012, 04:15:51 pm
"Deuche" just sounds more ... deuchy.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on April 17, 2012, 07:00:21 pm
heh
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 18, 2012, 10:16:02 am
It all started with moran, and in addition to deuche, there are bunch of others all dating WAY back. I though JosephC or Method were supposed to maintain that list.

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Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on April 18, 2012, 12:13:13 pm
I nominate Joey C to maintain that list.

Nice logo, Jeter.  It should be official.  Colors are great too, they have nothing to do with the Sox team, and the combo is a bit ghey, which is appropriate.

(Ghey.  There's another one.)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on April 18, 2012, 12:14:49 pm
Nice font, as well.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 18, 2012, 12:18:09 pm
I remember BlackSox commenting on the stairs to the basement many moons ago.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 21, 2012, 01:39:09 am
 

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Ex-Sox Buehrle sells house in Lemont

By Bob Goldsborough, Special to the Tribune - April 20, 2012


Former Chicago White Sox pitching ace Mark Buehrle has been tagged with a loss on his four-bedroom house in a gated community in southwest suburban Lemont, selling it for $550,000.

Known as a workhorse and as the longtime mainstay of the Sox's pitching rotation, Buehrle, 33, led the team to a World Series championship in 2005. He left the Sox in December after signing a $58 million deal with the Miami Marlins.

Buehrle paid $770,000 in February 2005 for the new-construction seven-room home in Lemont's Ruffled Feathers subdivision. He listed the 4,000-square-foot house in late January for $624,500, and went under contract to sell it March 3. The deal closed March 29.

read more:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/luxury/ct-mre-0422-elite-street-20120420,0,1649751.story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/luxury/ct-mre-0422-elite-street-20120420,0,1649751.story)

A very unimpressive "in-season home away from home" for someone who has made $84 million in his career with the White Sox:

listing & photos of 51 Long Cove Dr., Lemont, IL:  http://www.trulia.com/property/3074976559-51-Long-Cove-Dr-Lemont-IL-60439 (http://www.trulia.com/property/3074976559-51-Long-Cove-Dr-Lemont-IL-60439)

virtual tour:  http://tours.vht.com/Viewer/360Scenes.aspx?ListingID=1010458&Style=CBI (http://tours.vht.com/Viewer/360Scenes.aspx?ListingID=1010458&Style=CBI)







Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 23, 2012, 12:27:23 am


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White Sox-Athletics Preview

By NOEY KUPCHAN | The Associated Press – 37 minutes ago


After scuffling the previous few seasons, it appeared as though both Jake Peavy's and Bartolo Colon's best years may be behind them.

The two veteran right-handers, however, have proven plenty formidable early this season.

In a matchup of former Cy Young award winners, Peavy takes the hill opposite Colon as the surging Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics open a three-game set Monday night.

After going a combined 14-13 with a 4.77 ERA and battling numerous injuries from 2010-11, Peavy, who won the NL Cy Young with San Diego in 2007, seems to be back on track.

Peavy (2-0, 2.75 ERA) has struck out 21 over his first three starts spanning 19 2-3 innings, surrendering two walks while holding opponents to a .200 average. He was at his best during Wednesday's 8-1 win over Baltimore, giving up a run and four hits while fanning eight over seven innings.

read more:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/white-sox-athletics-preview-043725961--mlb.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/white-sox-athletics-preview-043725961--mlb.html)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on April 23, 2012, 09:27:04 am
That photo makes the A's home field look sort of nice.

It isn't.  It is one of the most generic, mundane, bland ballparks ever, and in a seedy, depressing area of Oakland.

You get to walk over a trash-filled drainage ditch through a pedestrian bridge to the field when you take the train there.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on April 23, 2012, 10:04:37 am
Yeah, that stadium is a piece of garbage.

The concourses are ridiculously narrow, and the concession stands are ridiculously slow. The concourses I think are more crowded than the stands.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 23, 2012, 10:38:40 am
You get to walk over a trash-filled drainage ditch through a pedestrian bridge to the field when you take the train there.

I have taken that walk!

The huge foul areas add to the overall crappy fan experience. Are there any decent seats in that park?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on April 23, 2012, 11:38:14 am
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Are there any decent seats in that park?

The sight lines from the lower level are OK, but most of the fans are pretty far from the action, due to the huge foul areas you mentioned.  You feel like you're sitting down in a large amphitheater.  Of course the upper deck seats are really bad.

This park is probably the worst in the majors right now.  I have never been to Tropicana in St. Petersburg, which I would guess is the other "contender" for that title.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on April 23, 2012, 11:54:06 am
Trop is bad... but great fans make up for it.

Concourses are not small and the lines move quickly so that is a plus.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 23, 2012, 03:12:21 pm

nice video:



This is what it's like after you throw a perfect game

http://mlb.mlb.com/cutfour/article.jsp?content_id=29382880 (http://mlb.mlb.com/cutfour/article.jsp?content_id=29382880)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on April 23, 2012, 03:43:58 pm
Well that certainly makes you thank God there are editors. 
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on April 24, 2012, 08:34:19 am
For those that didn't see how Humber's perfect game ended on a check-swing, there have been many fans wondering if the batter went around or not. It really doesn't matter because it was close enough that, with a perfect game or a no-hitter on the line, the ump is going to give that call to the pitcher. However, here's a look at it that pretty much shows he swung:

http://didbrendanryanswing.com/

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 24, 2012, 01:12:44 pm
Love the first comment:

It was an awful pitch. So of course Ryan swung at it.

He'd fit right in here if he was a Sox fan.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 24, 2012, 07:21:47 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2OZV4IDwyw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2OZV4IDwyw)

Philip Humber does Letterman’s Top 10

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/philip-humber-does-letterman-top-10-161342607.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/philip-humber-does-letterman-top-10-161342607.html)




Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on April 25, 2012, 11:31:26 am
Thanks for posting, that was semi-amusing.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 25, 2012, 11:52:51 am
It was interesting to see what has become of Letterman.

Trying to figure out when that show stopped being funny- I'm thinking right about the time that people like Brother Theodore, Harvey Pekar, and funniest-person-ever Chris Elliott stopped appearing.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on April 25, 2012, 11:54:11 am
Was Chris Elliott the Regulator Guy?  If so, he WAS damn funny.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 25, 2012, 12:02:44 pm
Yep! With his sidekick Ajax.

Also, The Guy Under the Seats and the Fugitive Guy.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on April 25, 2012, 12:06:59 pm
The Panicky Guy, The Guy Under the Seats ("I'm watching you Dave"), Conspiracy Guy, etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGfI68_0nuI


Jheter, I think we talked about this before, but did you ever see Chris Elliot's Cinemax special called "Action Family"?   Just plain brilliant.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 25, 2012, 12:18:24 pm
HAHAH, yes, I need to get that DVD which also has "FDR- A One-Man Show".

AH! Both are on the youtubes in their entirety!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 08, 2012, 10:28:00 pm

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Sun-Times puts Cowley on ‘final notice’ for sexist tweets

Chicago Media blog by Robert Feder on May 1, 2012 at 11:00pm


Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Joe Cowley has been placed on "final notice" — one step away from firing — for posting a series of sexist and offensive messages on his Twitter account, according to insiders at the newspaper.

Although Cowley had been known to cross the line before, the tweets he posted Sunday morning while waiting for a delayed flight to take off became a viral sensation and a source of embarrassment for the paper after they were picked up by the sports news website Deadspin.com, which accused Cowley of “raging sexism” and abuse toward females.

As soon as he landed, Cowley killed his Twitter account under orders from sports editor Chris DeLuca, who had called the columnist’s cell phone demanding the deletion. But by then, his offending tweets had been copied and archived on more than one website.

While Sun-Times bosses weighed the options available to them in accordance with Chicago Newspaper Guild disciplinary procedures, speculation about Cowley’s fate ricocheted around the blogosphere.  Some demanded his immediate firing. Others rumored that he had been suspended. Neither was the case.

Cowley’s reporting continued uninterrupted as his editors ultimately decided to issue a final warning through the guild process. “If he does anything again, it’s pretty much a fireable offense,” a source said.

read more:   http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/chicago-media-blog/15327691/sun-times-puts-cowley-on-%E2%80%98final-notice%E2%80%99-for-sexist-tweets (http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/chicago-media-blog/15327691/sun-times-puts-cowley-on-%E2%80%98final-notice%E2%80%99-for-sexist-tweets)




Also:

http://chicagoradioandmedia.com/news/2462-sun-times-sports-columnist-cowley-in-trouble-over-sexist-twitter-comments (http://chicagoradioandmedia.com/news/2462-sun-times-sports-columnist-cowley-in-trouble-over-sexist-twitter-comments)

http://deadspin.com/5906139/joe-cowley-the-best-sexist-around-nothings-gonna-ever-keep-him-down (http://deadspin.com/5906139/joe-cowley-the-best-sexist-around-nothings-gonna-ever-keep-him-down)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/30/joe-cowley-sun-times-spor_n_1465338.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/30/joe-cowley-sun-times-spor_n_1465338.html)

http://deadspin.com/5906105/chicago-sun+times-columnist-joe-cowley-rides-a-plane-degrades-women-everywhere (http://deadspin.com/5906105/chicago-sun+times-columnist-joe-cowley-rides-a-plane-degrades-women-everywhere)

http://deadspin.com/5906883/joe-cowley-put-on-final-notice-after-his-sexist-twitter-tirade (http://deadspin.com/5906883/joe-cowley-put-on-final-notice-after-his-sexist-twitter-tirade)

http://deadspin.com/5906429/ (http://deadspin.com/5906429/)



 
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 09, 2012, 09:10:04 am
Y'know, phuck Deadspin. It's becoming TMZ for sports retarts.
Cowley was goofing around and I actually didn't find anything that horrible about his tweets. Then again, I read the Tosh.0 comments section, so maybe I'm a bit benumbed. Along those lines, he should have told Sloane Martin to get in the kitchen and make him a sammich. Ah, that never gets old.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on May 09, 2012, 10:04:53 am
Jeter, I don't understand your derogatory reference to TMZ.  I mean, I just loooooooove TMZ.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on May 09, 2012, 10:08:03 am
I was surprised that deadspin got so high and mighty about the Cowley tweets.  That was disappointing.

And I too don't see what the big was.     The crack about the female pilot coming back & asking for directions was gold.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on May 09, 2012, 11:21:15 am
The thing is, if you're a media figure or celeb, you shouldn't post bar or locker-room talk on Twitter.  It's just dumb and invites fallout.  Guys like Mariotti and Cowley think they're too big to have to take the heat for foolish behavior.  They're not.

Sure, act like Beavis or Butthead in private, but to do it publicly... well, he got what he paid for.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on May 09, 2012, 12:04:20 pm
Dunn's hitting, so why aren't the Sox winning?

Quote
...generating offense continues to be a problem, even with Dunn seemingly back to normal. By weighted on-base average (wOBA, a better version of OPS), the Sox have the 19th-best offense in baseball, ahead of only the reeling Twins in the AL Central.

Along with Dunn, Paul Konerko, A.J. Pierzynski and Alejandro De Aza have been fantastic, although Pierzynski has started to come back to earth lately after a torrid start. But beyond those four, the Sox have struggled to do much at the plate.

Fangraphs breaks down wOBA into seven rough categories -- for example, an average wOBA is .320. They define an "awful" wOBA as being .290 and below. Four White Sox starters fall into that category: Gordon Beckham (.279), Dayan Viciedo (.262), Alexei Ramirez (.212) and Brent Morel (.195). And the backups haven't been much better, as all four Sox bench players have a wOBA below .280.

De Aza, Dunn and Konerko will have hitless games from time to time. That happens. But when it does, the Sox lineup doesn't stand much of a chance of scoring runs.

http://www.csnchicago.com/baseball-chicago-whitesox/whitesox-talk/Dunns-hitting-so-why-arent-the-Sox-winni?blockID=704392&feedID=621
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on May 09, 2012, 12:21:39 pm
It was not supposed to be that way. Last year, after his close friend Adam Dunn joined the team, Peavy hoped to return from a rare surgery and pitch the White Sox into the playoffs. Instead, he posted the worst ERA of his career and pitched only 111 2/3 innings. Dunn fared even worse after switching leagues, batting just .159 while his power numbers fell by more than 50 percent.

“Not being who we once were, we were in the same boat,” Peavy told me over the weekend. “You’d rather be the one going through it than watch your buddy go through something like that. I recall his family coming to the games, his little boys. I didn’t want my little boys coming to the game, because of the obscene stuff fans would yell.


http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/chicago-white-sox-adam-dunn-jake-peavy-resurgence-after-rough-2011-seasons-050912
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 31, 2012, 06:55:49 pm

Fickle winds blow hard for Chicago baseball teams

By Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY - Updated 4h 46m ago


The Chicago White Sox debated long this offseason and ultimately decided they didn't want to become the Chicago Cubs.

The Chicago Cubs, after hiring Theo Epstein as president in October, determined they no longer wanted to be the Chicago White Sox.

The two franchises, separated by 10 miles across the city, currently are universes apart in philosophy.

The Cubs stink this year, and, to be honest, Epstein, despite public proclamations to the contrary, knew they'd stink. Maybe they didn't quite envision a 12-game losing streak that ended Monday, one of the five longest in franchise history. They figured they'd win more than 18 of their first 50 games. But hey, if you're going to be bad, you might as well go for the gusto and be so awful you gain top draft picks.

The White Sox are 29-22, winners of eight consecutive games and in first place in the American League Central. No one in the free world, let alone the front office, predicted this kind of success. General manager Kenny Williams told news reporters this spring that the White Sox could surprise, but he and the front office also told rookie manager Robin Ventura not to expect anything more than a .500 season.

read more:  http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/story/2012-05-30/cubs-white-sox-opposite-directions/55293118/1 (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/story/2012-05-30/cubs-white-sox-opposite-directions/55293118/1)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on May 31, 2012, 08:04:01 pm
Doubt we have the talent to get Castro... but thats a player i wouldnt mind seeing on the sox.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on June 01, 2012, 08:52:36 am
Don't know a great deal about Castro, but isn't his defense a bit shaky, in terms of instincts/"smarts" if nothing else? I do know that his 3.4 pitches per plate appearance is not at all what Theo is looking for in his players.

Interestingly, the person at the very bottom of the MLB list is the Sox' very own Alex Rios with 3.29 PPA.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on June 01, 2012, 08:59:37 am
hes still pretty young...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on June 01, 2012, 09:14:51 am
Mathod needs to read article 4, section 1 of the constitution.  The problem is clear.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on June 04, 2012, 10:14:05 am
Saturday:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7226/7336183188_da4aa78d09.jpg)

Hear the magic:  http://deadspin.com/5915256/hawk-harrelson-has-sacks-packed-with-seamen


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on June 04, 2012, 11:51:01 am
It looks like the video was removed.

He really said that? 

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on June 04, 2012, 11:56:07 am
Yes he did.   It's getting a lot of play on the local sports yakkers.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on June 04, 2012, 12:02:58 pm
try this one then:

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/06/04/hawk-delivers-another-gem/

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: 4nek8 on June 04, 2012, 01:26:59 pm
Heard it too.  Immediately followed by a furtive glance toward my teenagers to see if they caught it, but they were too immersed in their self-imposed technological isolation.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on June 04, 2012, 01:40:19 pm
I wonder if Hawk ever gets called on the carpet for any of this kind of stuff.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on June 04, 2012, 02:20:52 pm
Well you could all look in the mirror to figure out what the problem is.  I suppose the NFL never should have hired Jerry Seaman because the announcers would have to state his name.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on June 04, 2012, 03:20:30 pm
Yeah guys, quit being so juvenile.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on June 04, 2012, 04:30:54 pm
You're welcome.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on June 04, 2012, 05:14:04 pm
<snicker> Jerry Seaman <snicker>
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on June 04, 2012, 08:59:46 pm
Yeah guys, quit being so juvenile.


Giggle(snort)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on June 05, 2012, 09:33:52 am
Giggle(snort)

Pretty sure you were teeing this up:


(http://fooeyusa.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/gigglesnort.jpg)

That puppet on the right looks like it could be related to Thing-Fish.

(http://991.com/newGallery/Frank-Zappa-Thing-Fish-340892.jpg)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on June 11, 2012, 11:07:27 am
Nice kudos for Robin:

http://articles.boston.com/2012-06-10/sports/32146204_1_white-sox-steady-hand-red-sox
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 14, 2012, 04:02:59 pm


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Pierzynski might be ‘most hated player,’ but he’s a winner, too


BY JOE COWLEY jcowley@suntimes.com June 13, 2012 9:20PM


Boone Logan didn’t like A.J. Pierzynski. Hated him, as a matter of fact.

The former White Sox reliever spent three seasons on the South Side caught somewhere between promise and mediocrity.

At last check in 2011, Logan still had a deep disdain for what Pierzynski put him through.

Here’s what Logan didn’t know, however: There was a clubhouse full of Sox veterans lined up to give ‘‘Big-League Boone’’ — that’s what his teammates called him — a kick in his big-league ego. Pierzynski was just the one that had no problem carrying it out.

The Sox were playoff contenders in two of the three seasons Logan was on the team, and the concern was he didn’t understand team was bigger than individual. It was Pierzynski’s mission to teach him that, and Logan was a bad student.

So go ahead and assume Logan had no problem with the voting in a Men’s Journal survey that named Pierzynski the ‘‘most hated player’’ in baseball. Again.

The magazine surveyed 100 major-leaguers, with Pierzynski steamrolling the field by capturing 34 percent of the vote. Two New York Yankees — Alex Rodriguez (10 percent) and Nick Swisher (9 percent) — were second and third.

read more:  http://www.suntimes.com/sports/cowley/13169231-452/pierzynski-might-be-most-hated-player-but-hes-a-winner-too.html (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/cowley/13169231-452/pierzynski-might-be-most-hated-player-but-hes-a-winner-too.html)




BASEBALL’S BEST AND WORST

The results are from a Men’s Journal poll of 100 major-league players.

The most hated player:

A.J. Pierzynski, Sox 34%

Alex Rodriguez, Yankees 10%

Nick Swisher, Yankees 9%


The player you would most want on your team:

Albert Pujols, Angels 19%

Derek Jeter, Yankees 14%

Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox 10%


The biggest trash-talker:

Orlando Hudson, Sox 31%

Nyjer Morgan, Brewers 17%

Chris Carpenter, Cardinals 14%


The city with the most obnoxious fans:

Philadelphia 36%

San Francisco 22%

New York 12%


The least respected manager:

Ozzie Guillen, Marlins 36%

Bobby Valentine, Red Sox 14%

Manny Acta, Indians 5%


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on June 15, 2012, 08:11:36 am
Good column.  I think A.J. has had a good run too.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on June 29, 2012, 09:48:30 am
Whole lotta love for the Soxies:

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120628&content_id=34098430&vkey=news_cws&c_id=cws&partnerId=rss_cws


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on June 29, 2012, 10:21:43 am
Why not... it's Friday, get the Led out...  Love me some Bonzo...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB_DOA2AL7Q
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on June 29, 2012, 10:36:38 am
Heh, figured that would be coming. Is it my imagination, or is that bass drum HUGE. . .

EDIT: yep, 26" vs the usual 22". "Epic".
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on June 29, 2012, 10:45:32 am
Quite a few years ago, my "other drummer"  bought a replica of Bonham's green sparkle Ludwig kit with the 26" kick drum.   It sure is somethin'...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on June 29, 2012, 11:14:05 am
Yeah, pretty much the coolest thing ever (with the exception of the custom drums Prairie Prince makes). Look at the size of that bass. I want.

(http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=225329&stc=1&d=1150110833)


 
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on June 29, 2012, 12:53:34 pm
That looks like some crappy hardware that dude has with that kit.  For shame!

At least he has the double-kick pedal.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 29, 2012, 11:05:07 pm


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Chicago Tribune To Redesign Website, Require Registration And Prepare For Paywall

Written by Larz - Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:20


Chicago Tribune announced late today that it will be redesigning its website once again, with the main purpose of having its regular website visitors prepare for the website's upcoming metered paywall.

Chicago Tribune media reporter Robert Channick broke the story on the Tribune's website this afternoon, reporting on his employing company's plans.

Starting this week, the Chicago Tribune will require registration from web visitors who wish to see some content on the website. Among the pages of the website that will now require registration are columns from Tribune columnists, arts & culture reviews, and special reports, such as in-depth/investigative pieces. The website will also soon offer "premium content" from outside news sources, including The Economist and Forbes. That premium content will also require registration.

Basic Chicago Tribune news articles and content will remain open & free for now, with no registration required.

Tribune Company management is being completely honest about the reasons behind the new registration process. It is being done to test the waters toward erecting a paywall. As of now, Tribune officials are not yet saying when the paywall will take effect or any details about the plan, such as price and what content will still be shown freely. Maggie Wartik, speaking on behalf of the Chicago Tribune said today: "We'll be testing content and our readers' reactions to the expanded, relaunched site, and we're going to sort through all of that before we determine how much to charge."

read more:  http://chicagoradioandmedia.com/news/2578-chicago-tribune-to-redesign-website-require-registration-and-prepare-for-paywall (http://chicagoradioandmedia.com/news/2578-chicago-tribune-to-redesign-website-require-registration-and-prepare-for-paywall)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on June 30, 2012, 04:03:13 am
That looks like some crappy hardware that dude has with that kit.  For shame!

Wondering on the date of that pic, looking at the hardware. Also, he has the kit set up totally backward! Um, heh.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on June 30, 2012, 11:17:23 am
That looks like some crappy hardware that dude has with that kit.  For shame!

 Also, he has the kit set up totally backward! Um, heh.

Only morans do that.  And Ringo.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on June 30, 2012, 01:10:48 pm
Does that make me Ringo? I'm confused.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on July 05, 2012, 04:28:41 pm
Too many cymbals.

1980s hardware, isn't it?  I think that's what I have.  Heavy stuff.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on July 05, 2012, 04:35:54 pm
I still have some '70's hardware on my cymbals. Solid, as long you don't actually hit them.


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on July 05, 2012, 04:38:09 pm
Do you have the extra floor tom too?  Man, I wouldn't know what to do with that.

Then again, I hardly know what to do with the snare.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on July 09, 2012, 12:58:32 pm
Interesting story with a weak headline:

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/13667841-574/dunn-family-full-of-puppy-love.html
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on July 19, 2012, 04:45:02 pm
Good article on Sale's innings limit.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8177118/chicago-white-sox-watching-chris-sale-closely
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 26, 2012, 08:07:40 pm


(http://chicagomag.com/images/2012/0812/C201208-A-Paul-Konerko.jpg)

Is Paul Konerko Destined for the Baseball Hall of Fame?
HALL PASS: Sizing up the White Sox star’s bid for Cooperstown


By Chris Silva - Chicago Magazine


It was a development as unexpected as it was delightful. The White Sox, picked by some pundits to finish dead last this season, were at presstime sitting atop the American League Central. Naturally, fans have begun to ask all kinds of crucial questions. Is Adam Dunn’s swing back for real? Is it too early to buy World Series tickets? And perhaps the most debate-worthy of all: Will Paul Konerko make it into the Hall of Fame?

Konerko has a hell of a lot going for him. At 36, he’s still slugging like it matters. The team’s captain since 2006, he has played for the Sox for 14 seasons, and during that time he has been a model of consistency. He’s remained loyal to the city, and he and his wife, Jennifer, are active in the community, working closely with Children’s Home + Aid, which assists foster kids. And, of course, Paulie’s a World Series hero.

But does all that add up to a plaque in Cooperstown? I decided to confront the man himself, even though I figured he’d rather eat a can of pine tar than tackle the topic. Still, I asked him anyway: Do you think you’re on pace to reach the Hall of Fame? “I don’t think [the question] is even relevant,” he replied.

read more:  http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/August-2012/Is-Paul-Konerko-Destined-for-Cooperstown/ (http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/August-2012/Is-Paul-Konerko-Destined-for-Cooperstown/)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: 4nek8 on July 26, 2012, 08:17:21 pm
“I can guarantee that’s a 100 percent way to get the bat jammed up your ass today at one o’clock.”

Talk about your quotables...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on July 26, 2012, 08:33:19 pm
That's so cool. Ted Williams-esque.

Along these lines ("purity" in a time of PEDs), shouldn't Frank Thomas be a first-ballot inductee? If not, Phuck You Joe Morgan.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on July 26, 2012, 09:01:49 pm
Thomas is 1st ballot... question will be if its unanimous or not.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: PeteWard on July 27, 2012, 10:01:05 am
Won't be unanimous as some small minded writer will object to his being a DH the last half of his career
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on July 27, 2012, 10:28:19 am
No one goes in unanimous, and some folks will make the Edgar Martinez argument.

He should be first ballot though, and I suspect he'll earn bonus points for being a dominant clean player in the age of steroid abuse.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on July 27, 2012, 10:53:37 am
compare their career numbers... Edgar isn't close to Thomas... there is no Edgar Martinez argument...

His numbers are up there with Ruth, Ott, Gehrig.

You throw in the steroid mess... and the fact that he was the ONLY MLB player to show up and speak to congress... the only one to speak to the Mitchell commission... i think they will step up and realize what is going on..
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on July 27, 2012, 12:23:13 pm
I'm not saying I think Edgar is comparable, I'm saying some schlepp writers (think the Phil Rogers of the Denver or LA sports beats) are going to say, "but he was a DH" and ding him for that.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on July 27, 2012, 12:34:30 pm
I think those arguments might have held water before the steriod admissions of a lot of players... after that i think FT's numbers speak for themselves.

I think the Writers will vote him in with over 90% of the vote.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on July 27, 2012, 12:40:13 pm
Prediction: some sanctimonious sports writer will refuse to vote for him only for the sake of not having him voted unanimously. He will then write a piece about how Frank Thomas is a sure fire HoFer, but he still voted "no."
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on July 27, 2012, 01:14:22 pm
Learn something new everyday... there has never been a unanimous selection to the baseball HOF... 98.84% is the highest for Tom Seaver.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on July 27, 2012, 01:42:46 pm
And there's always this:

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4064/4618540211_0146b8a054.jpg)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on August 02, 2012, 06:21:14 pm
http://deadspin.com/5931360/new-york-yankees-facebook-page-announces-derek-jeter-to-miss-rest-of-season-due-to-sex-change

Someone went around hacking various teams' FB accounts....
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on August 03, 2012, 11:08:38 am
A couple of 'doze were funny.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 10, 2012, 11:34:58 pm

The White Sox now 10th in the latest Power Rankings:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/power-rankings-nationals-yankees-rangers-bryce-harper-manny-machado-roy-oswalt.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/power-rankings-nationals-yankees-rangers-bryce-harper-manny-machado-roy-oswalt.html)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on August 10, 2012, 11:45:42 pm
Or Seventh:

 http://espn.go.com/mlb/powerrankings

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/powerRankings
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 17, 2012, 03:12:31 pm


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7EgQ0bZaMbg/Tx3vp0XJb_I/AAAAAAAAMLQ/9dg3l4Fj0mw/s1600/jerryreinsdorf.jpg)

Reinsdorf on Harrelson’s style: If up to me, there wouldn’t be homers in booth

http://www.shermanreport.com/?p=4188 (http://www.shermanreport.com/?p=4188)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on August 17, 2012, 04:28:36 pm
Misleading headline is misleading.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 19, 2012, 05:11:12 pm

(http://i.usatoday.net/communitymanager/_photos/game-on/2012/08/18/ChiSoxx-wide-community.jpg)

A nine-month old baby has witnessed two perfect games

by Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY - August 18,2012 - Updated 5h 38m ago


One might consider a Chicago White Sox fan living in Seattle to have bad luck. It rains a lot, your team doesn't visit often...and so on.

Then Paul Dockal decided to bring his 9-month-old son, Bode, to Safeco Field for his first baseball game on April 21. Paul treated his son and his wife, Jennifer, to first-row seats behind the opposing dugout.

And that's when the good luck started for Paul. Scratch that. For Bode. The family witnessed Phil Humber's perfect game for the White Sox in Bode's first-ever baseball game. Talk about good luck.

"It's one of those things that, I don't think he could understand how important it was for me to be with him until he has a son of his own," Paul told MLB.com. "The first thing I said to my wife was, 'This is the best day I've ever had with my son.'"

So after lightning struck once, there's no way it could happen again, right?

Wrong.

read more:  http://content.usatoday.com/communities/dailypitch/post/2012/08/a-nine-month-old-baby-has-witnessed-two-perfect-games/1 (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/dailypitch/post/2012/08/a-nine-month-old-baby-has-witnessed-two-perfect-games/1)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 19, 2012, 05:19:06 pm

Fan arrested after plucking Adam Dunn's HR ball from drink

by Heather Tucker, USA TODAY - August 19, 2012 - Updated 1h 6m ago


Any fan who is lucky enough to nab a piece of baseball history at a game makes headlines -- and usually is rewarded by the team or player when swapping the ball with a trinket or two.

Unless you're at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City -- site of this year's All-Star Game -- and the ball you're chasing lands in the drink behind left field.

A fan retrieved Adam Dunn's milestone 400th home run from the fountain there during Saturday's game, and was immediately rewarded with an arrest and possible fine. The fan, wearing a Kevin Youkilis jersey and thus no doubt a follower of the AL Central rival White Sox, was lucky enough to see Dunn's milestone as well as Youkilis' -- he notched his 1,000 hit in the same game.

read more:  http://content.usatoday.com/communities/dailypitch/post/2012/08/adam-dunn-hr-fan-arrest/1 (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/dailypitch/post/2012/08/adam-dunn-hr-fan-arrest/1)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on August 22, 2012, 12:46:26 pm
Well, he is from the South...


Jordan Danks returned to the Sox after extending his streak of reaching base safely to 30 games at Triple-A Charlotte covering two stints.

Danks said he wasn't aware of his achievement until his wife and mother told him.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0822-bits-white-sox-yankees--20120822,0,5444853.story
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on August 22, 2012, 12:47:23 pm
Hah. So is this a case of him completely discrediting what his wife says?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on August 22, 2012, 04:52:21 pm
Quote
Danks said he wasn't aware of his achievement until his wife and mother told him.

See, punctuation is important:  "Danks said he wasn't aware of his achievement until his wife, and mother, told him."

Fixed.

Reminds me of the joke about walking into one's grandparents' house and shouting:

"Let's eat grandma!"

Or, was it... "Let's eat, grandma!"  ?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on September 04, 2012, 09:32:04 am
Perspective:

Or as Robin Ventura put it when answering my question about defining this season: "The season's not over on Sept. 2, it's actually over for us on Oct. 3."

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8333224/chicago-white-sox-fall-tie-not-panic
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on September 04, 2012, 10:21:02 am
I put it this way: Teams that are leaders in this year's pennant races have stretch limos, Hummers and Excursions as bandwagons. The White Sox: Fiats.

Oakland is a leader for the wild card and they don't have stretch limos, Hummers or Excusions. The Orioles are right there for the wild card/division yet they had 10K at a game last week. The Rays aren't close to selling out even though they have a shot at the playoffs. And none of those teams have another team in their city that they're competing for fan allegiance with.

I get that the Sox attendance leaves people scratching their head but they are not the only team struggling with that issue. In fact, the Sox probably have the best attendance out of the teams mentioned above.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on September 04, 2012, 10:38:00 am
I didn't think that's what he meant there.  I thought he was referring to media enthusiasm regarding the "contenders".
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on September 04, 2012, 11:19:03 am
Ah, then I misunderstood. That is most definitely true that the Sox have virtually zero media enthusiasm.

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on September 04, 2012, 04:13:36 pm


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Actor Michael Clarke Duncan repped his beloved White Sox until the end

By Kevin Kaduk | Big League Stew – 6 hours ago


Michael Clarke Duncan, the "Green Mile" actor who died at age 54 on Monday, achieved his fame and successes a little later in life. And like many average Joes who vault to stardom after years of holding regular jobs, Duncan used his newfound fame as a way to rub shoulders with the sports teams he had long supported in a more anonymous life.

"Mad Men's" Jon Hamm is perhaps the best current example of this phenomenon as he has become the celebrity fan for the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues and Missouri Tigers. But Duncan was right there with him, holding a pair of prized courtside seats for the Los Angeles Lakers and supporting his hometown Chicago White Sox in a variety of ways. The South Side native holds the distinction of being the only Chicagoan to ever narrate a World Series film for a Windy City champion after his baritone laid the soundtrack for the White Sox's 2005 highlight reel. He also served as the narrator for 2010's "The Club," MLB Network's forerunner to "The Franchise" series.

Duncan was also said to be one among the thousands that rushed Comiskey Park's field during Disco Demolition Night in 1979. He even told Chicago reporter Sarah Spain a few years back that he had made away with Bill Melton's bat during the commotion, though the slugger had been retired for two years at that point and hadn't played for the Sox since 1975.

read more:  http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/actor-michael-clarke-duncan-repped-beloved-white-sox-143709076--mlb.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/actor-michael-clarke-duncan-repped-beloved-white-sox-143709076--mlb.html)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on September 07, 2012, 03:08:07 pm
A.J. is really a nice guy:  http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/ben_reiter/08/23/pierzynski/index.html#ixzz25kbguBaN
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: boatdrink on September 07, 2012, 04:30:28 pm
8 seasons with the Sox?

Cripes.  It seems just like yesterday I was cursing at him in that Twinkie uniform...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on September 07, 2012, 04:36:59 pm
We'd better re-sign him this off-season.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on September 07, 2012, 05:06:28 pm
We'd better re-sign him this off-season.

+1

and kudos to you Fury for knowing the difference in spelling between re-sign and resign as that's one of my pet peeves.



Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on September 07, 2012, 09:28:02 pm
I used to be in the re-sign AJ camp, but lately methinks the Sox would be better off if they resign themselves from his presence; otherwise, they might be resigned to a horrible fate.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on September 07, 2012, 09:33:24 pm
Trasparent
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on September 10, 2012, 03:59:53 pm
It sure is, Love, I cannot see your N.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on September 10, 2012, 05:24:12 pm
Shhhh.....
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: boatdrink on September 11, 2012, 02:48:46 pm
Stories like this are why Phil Rogers gets paid the big bucks, folks:

White Sox need more starts like Quintana's

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-spt-0911-rogers-on-white-sox--20120911,0,4603480.column

Look for another outstanding piece tomorrow informing us all that the Sox need win more games than the Tigers if they want to take the division...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on September 11, 2012, 03:12:51 pm
So I grabbed a few gems from motownsports.com from yesterday's game thread. Makes me want to win this division even more now:

Sums up the season. Lazy dumb defense behind a terrible pitcher. Starting Porcello, Raburn, Young, Garcia, Laird in your biggest game of the season. Shut down by a bad pitcher despite having him one pitch from being out of the game in the second inning. Your best hitter strikes out twice and causes two double plays.

The 2012 Detroit Tigers.

Now they'll score two runs so it can be another one run loss


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It's bad enough that the Tigers suck, but they're going to lose the division to a team with a brain damaged GM and about 10k fans a night at the stadium. Awesome.
-----------------

Kenny Williams has been just as good or better than Dombrowski.

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Bright side. 3 weeks from today or tomorrow, Leyland will be fired.
------------------------


We see this everytime we play in Chicago. Its the inferiority complex of the fact that they know Detroits fanbase is probably 20 times larger than theirs. So rather than chant "Lets Go White Sox" their trailer-park mentality can just get out "De-troit sucks!". Its also funny knowing that though they consistently have a better team than their cross-town rival, about 80% of Chicago is not a White Sux fan LOL

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WS fans are a classy bunch

-------------------

They better put one in AJ's ear next time up. Just smoke him in the head. Send him to Cook County with blood draining from his eyes, nose, mouth, and anus.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on September 11, 2012, 03:13:32 pm
They want me to register/sign in for THAT?

Anyway, almost makes me long for the days of the guys who used to deliberately stir things up and **** people off.

I said "almost".
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: 4nek8 on September 11, 2012, 04:04:26 pm
guys who used to deliberately stir things up and **** people off.

That's essentially you, isn't it?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on September 11, 2012, 04:14:13 pm
No, that's WshflThnkng and Method
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: 4nek8 on September 11, 2012, 04:21:51 pm
I rest my case.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on September 26, 2012, 08:36:07 am
Sox have the most biased announcers, per this article, not a surprise to me

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-white-sox-have-most-biased-tv-announcers-study-20120925,0,1306309.story
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on September 26, 2012, 08:45:28 am
Peopel are entitled to their opinions of any announcer, but I can't for the life of me understand why a team's announcers shouldn't be homers. When our team hits a home run, our announcers should be excited. When our team wins, our announcers should be excited. I don't want to listen to neutral commentary from our own announcers.

And Hawk is also very critical of the team and praises players on other teams quite often. You may not like some of his stupid catchphrases sometimes but I'd rather listen to my announcer show passion for our team then someone who is very blah call the games.

Ron Santo was the biggest homer there was, but it didn't seem like he ever received criticism for it.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on September 26, 2012, 09:12:55 am
It's unAmerican to criticize Santo.  For anything.  He never made an error when he played, did you know that?

I concur with Rule.  And having had DirecTV for so many years, I have been privey to a lot of REALLY boring announcers.  Circle me Burt!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on September 26, 2012, 09:46:34 am
Circle me Burt!

Bert
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on September 26, 2012, 10:00:29 am
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...I can't for the life of me understand why a team's announcers shouldn't be homers. When our team hits a home run, our announcers should be excited. When our team wins, our announcers should be excited. I don't want to listen to neutral commentary from our own announcers.

Agree 100 percent!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: PeteWard on September 26, 2012, 10:07:52 am
Yep,

BTW, if you follow the link all the way to the WSJ article, the picture of Hawk shows him wearing his Sox WS ring.  Cool!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on September 26, 2012, 12:29:57 pm
Thanks for the prompt to follow that all the way to the WSJ PeteWard.  Unrestrained Glee  HEH
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on October 09, 2012, 09:52:57 am
Heh:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=moon+pounding
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: whitesox dope on October 09, 2012, 10:03:03 am
hmmm,a moon-pounding coffee mug interesting
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 09, 2012, 05:58:09 pm

(http://www.theheckler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2012-9-30-StoneHarrelson-300x203.jpg)


Steve Stone will be back in the White Sox TV booth with Hawk next year:


http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/10/09/steve-stone-says-hes-sticking-with-hawk-harrelson/ (http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/10/09/steve-stone-says-hes-sticking-with-hawk-harrelson/)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: whitesox dope on October 09, 2012, 06:13:11 pm
Feel bad for Stoney

Getting tired of Hawk
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: 4nek8 on October 09, 2012, 07:25:45 pm
I watched more Sox telecasts this year than I have in three years combined, and I have to say that Hawk has improved.  No mentions of greased tees and sphincters that I can recall, was wondering if the broadcast execs asked him to knock that sh1t off.  The two gripes against him that I'm aware of are his "homerism" (doesn't bother me, I'm pulling for the same team and appreciate the enthusiasm) and his egosim (always sharing his experiences as a player/broadcaster/fan -- again, I find most of his observations pertinent and entertaining). 

(Odd that he never shares his insight about his GM experience though...)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 23, 2012, 05:22:29 pm


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Carlton Fisk Arrested For DUI


October 23, 2012 3:29 PM


(WSCR) Former White Sox catcher and Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk was arrested for DUI last night in Illinois after allegedly driving his truck into the middle of a corn field.

New Lenox police received a call about a car in the middle of a corn field around 7:20 Monday evening.

When police arrived, Fisk was unconscious at the wheel of his truck. In addition to DUI, police also charged Fisk with lane use violation and illegal transportation of alcohol, because an open bottle of vodka was found in the car.

The 64-year-old Fisk was released this morning. He will appear in court Nov. 29.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/10/23/report-carlton-fisk-arrested-for-dui/ (http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/10/23/report-carlton-fisk-arrested-for-dui/)

Chicago Tribune report of the arrest:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/new_lenox/chi-carlton-fisk-dui,0,410988.story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/new_lenox/chi-carlton-fisk-dui,0,410988.story)



Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 23, 2012, 05:38:49 pm


(http://aeryssports.com/throwing-like-a-girl/files/2011/04/adam-dunn.jpg)

White Sox's Dunn named comeback player of the year

The Associated Press – 1 hour 42 minutes ago


CHICAGO (AP) -- Adam Dunn knows one of the big reasons people are talking about his 2012 season is because of what happened the year before.

To fully appreciate his .204 batting average, consider that it was more than 40 points higher than the previous year. His 41 homers not only came close to denying Tigers' star Miguel Cabrera a triple crown but amounted to 30 more homers than he hit in 2011. And he drove in 96 runs, more than twice his total a year earlier.

None of that was lost on the Chicago White Sox designated hitter who on Tuesday was named by The Sporting News the American League comeback player of the year.

''It's an award I hope I never win again,'' said Dunn, who has been around long enough to know that the only way a player wins that award is either because he is coming back from an injury or a miserable season. ''I'm very appreciative of this award, but I really wish I never would have won it.''

read more:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/white-soxs-dunn-named-comeback-205222616--mlb.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/white-soxs-dunn-named-comeback-205222616--mlb.html)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on October 23, 2012, 08:16:45 pm
just wow on Fisk, why am I not surprised however.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on October 24, 2012, 11:41:09 am
I think Dunn's a classy guy.

Not too surprised about Fisk, but I feel sorry for him.  Terrible to go through that... of course, it's good he went into a field instead of into traffic.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 24, 2012, 05:15:18 pm


I think they should put Fisk in jail and throw away the key.

However, I'd be willing to commute his sentence to time served if his HOF plaque is changed to a White Sox cap.  ;D





Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 04, 2012, 01:09:42 am

(http://cdn.inquisitr.com/wp-content/2010/08/jay-mariotti.png)

Q/A with Jay Mariotti: On two years out of spotlight; his side of what happened on that night and aftermath; and his next step


by Ed Sherman - October 29, 2012   


The email in my inbox had a familiar name: Jay Mariotti.

Earlier that day a couple weeks ago, I had written a post about Mariotti. I wondered why he had taken two years off and if anybody would hire him again?

The email read: “You’re welcome to ask me questions. Don’t have to guess when I can give you context.”

Mariotti has a point. If I am going to comment and speculate about him, I should allow him to give his side. That’s the way I operate.

I followed up, asking if he was up for doing a Q/A. Prior to sending out questions, I did read his book on Amazon, The System: A Manual on Surviving Liars, Loons, Law, Life. Much of the book is Mariotti’s account of a domestic violence incident with a woman he was dating in 2010. He gives a condensed version in this Q/A.

Mariotti has been mostly on the sidelines ever since. However, he says he is ready to jump back in, and that there are opportunities out there for him. And if you think Mariotti has mellowed, well, guess again.

So here is “context” from Mariotti.

read more:  http://www.shermanreport.com/qa-jay-mariotti-on-two-years-spotlight-version-happened-return/ (http://www.shermanreport.com/qa-jay-mariotti-on-two-years-spotlight-version-happened-return/)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 05, 2012, 02:21:54 pm


(http://www.nba.com/bulls/sites/bulls/files/durham_110609.jpg)


Ex-Bulls, Ex-White Sox, NBA announcer Jim Durham dies at 65


ASSOCIATED PRESS November 5, 2012 12:34PM - Updated: November 5, 2012 1:19PM


BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN radio announcer Jim Durham, who called NBA games for the network, has died. He was 65.

Durham announced for the Bulls from 1973 to 1991 and also called White Sox games in 1989 and 1990.

ESPN said Monday that Durham died over the weekend at his home in Tomball, Texas. A cause of death was not announced.

In 2011, Durham received the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for his contributions to the sport.

Durham was the lead play-by-play commentator for NBA games on ESPN Radio since its inception in 1996. His last assignment for ESPN was Tuesday’s season opener between Boston and Miami.

A Chicago native, Durham called Bulls games during Michael Jordan’s first seven seasons. His most memorable call might have been Jordan’s shot over Craig Ehlo to defeat the Cavaliers in the 1989 playoffs.

He also served as a broadcaster for the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Astros.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, their three children, Patrick, Richard and Tracy and several grandchildren.

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/16170363-419/ex-bulls-nba-announcer-jim-durham-dies-at-65.html (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/16170363-419/ex-bulls-nba-announcer-jim-durham-dies-at-65.html)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: WshflThinking on November 05, 2012, 04:20:05 pm
Thats sad. Durham was one of the best anouncers. He made Bulls radio games exciting and enjoyable. In the early days we didnt have the luxury of TV, it was all radio.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 09, 2012, 01:14:57 am


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A.J. Pierzynski wins Silver Slugger

Sports Network - 6:44 p.m. CST, November 8, 2012


LOUISVILLE -- White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski won hist first Silver Slugger Award, honoring Major League Baseball's top offensive performers at each position.

Pierzynski hit .278 with a career-high 27 home runs this season for the Sox.

American League Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera was named the AL's honoree at third base after becoming the first player since 1967 to capture the Triple Crown, which represents leading a league in home runs, runs batted in and batting average. The Detroit Tigers star hit .330 while setting career bests with 44 homers and 139 RBI.

It's the fourth Silver Slugger distinction for Cabrera, who took home the award as the AL's first baseman in 2010 and twice while a member of the National League's Florida Marlins. The 29-year-old's first came as an outfielder in 2005, and he was named as a third baseman the following year.

read more:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-aj-pierzynski-silver-slugger-award-20121108,0,2710821.story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-aj-pierzynski-silver-slugger-award-20121108,0,2710821.story)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on November 13, 2012, 08:34:44 am
Quote
Mariotti has been mostly on the sidelines ever since. However, he says he is ready to jump back in, and that there are opportunities out there for him. And if you think Mariotti has mellowed, well, guess again.

What a complete jackazz he is.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on January 27, 2013, 05:05:33 pm
Big Frank Speaks.

http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/8884458/frank-thomas-former-chicago-white-sox-great-says-hall-fame-denials-fuel-pride
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on February 23, 2013, 12:33:24 pm
Somebody in the "media" predicts an above .500 record and a 2nd place finish in the AL Central for the 2013 Chicago White Sox:

http://sportsjerks.net/2013/02/23/chicago-white-sox-2013-preview/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chicago-white-sox-2013-preview (http://sportsjerks.net/2013/02/23/chicago-white-sox-2013-preview/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chicago-white-sox-2013-preview)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on February 26, 2013, 01:59:51 pm
2nd place... how satisfying.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on March 06, 2013, 04:40:59 pm
Article on Carlos Sanchez:

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130220&content_id=41813424&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 02, 2013, 11:56:10 am

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Which Member Of The 2005 White Sox Is Selling His World Series Ring On eBay?

http://deadspin.com/5975476/which-member-of-the-2005-white-sox-is-selling-his-world-series-ring-on-ebay (http://deadspin.com/5975476/which-member-of-the-2005-white-sox-is-selling-his-world-series-ring-on-ebay)



it didn't sell:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-Chicago-White-Sox-World-Series-Championship-Ring-14k-Gold-Jostens-Diamonds-/110998656894?pt=Vintage_Sports_Memorabilia&hash=item19d809177e&nma=true&si=LfRvuqoOhNr3karQ%252BmJ1Ou9EbIw%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-Chicago-White-Sox-World-Series-Championship-Ring-14k-Gold-Jostens-Diamonds-/110998656894?pt=Vintage_Sports_Memorabilia&hash=item19d809177e&nma=true&si=LfRvuqoOhNr3karQ%252BmJ1Ou9EbIw%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)




Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 11, 2013, 01:47:36 pm


(http://espn.go.com/photo/2013/0407/mlb_u_konerko_gb1_600.jpg)

Konerko redefines challenges, expectations

By Christina Kahrl | ESPN.com  | April 10, 2013 12:05 PM ET


Make no mistake about it, Paul Konerko had a great spring in Arizona. He was among among the Cactus League leaders in homers, which seemed to silence questions about there being any lingering effects from the things that helped end his 2012 season on a down note: offseason surgery to remove bone fragments in his wrist knocked loose in June, plus an August concussion that sent him to the disabled list.

It wasn't the way anyone would have wanted to see his year end after a red-hot start. But when asked about it in camp, if you think he's worried about the past, guess again.

“I don't really think about seasons and halves, I think about them as a full season,” Konerko said. He knows it's what we all do, though -- fans, writers and analysts alike. “I know from the outside, what people look at -- just like I do when I'm looking at football or hockey or whatever -- but as a player, it's just different. When you're in spring training, you don't really think about the previous season at all. Whether I've had a season that I've really liked or a season that I've really disliked, the following spring training isn't much different. You know, coming in, how you're getting ready, you're just looking ahead.”

That sense of purpose understates what the White Sox first baseman has done the past three seasons, which is raise his game at a time when offensive levels across baseball are going down. Let's repeat that: At a time when it's getting harder to hit, Konerko has been better than ever before.

read more:   http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/34607/konerko-redefines-challenges-expectations (http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/34607/konerko-redefines-challenges-expectations)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: dazed63 on April 23, 2013, 10:42:10 pm
Starting a pool to see how many games it takes for "Hawk" to have a breakdown or heart attack?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on April 24, 2013, 10:32:41 am
... or just stop talking at all, which he tends to do when the Sox blow leads.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on April 24, 2013, 12:23:17 pm
It would be great if Hawk got hired by the Cubs org, thus starting another legendary broadcaster-defection story.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on April 24, 2013, 12:59:24 pm
It would be great if Hawk got hired by the Cubs org

JBN's head just exploded.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on April 24, 2013, 02:45:41 pm
Actually with this team the "No-Talk Hawk" won't happen so much.  It is apparent this team is not good.  That happens more when the guys just don't seem to play to potential.  I rather imagine he will kind of enjoy watching a group of kids who want to play.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 24, 2013, 03:33:48 pm

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Welcome to U.S. Cellular Field, home of the sweetheart deal

A new lawsuit shows how taxpayers footed the bill so the White Sox can make millions.


By Ben Joravsky @joravben


With all the hullabaloo over the Cubs and their Wrigley Field renovation, it's easy to overlook the fact that there's another ballpark in Chicago with its own political issues.

In case any of us had forgotten, a lawsuit filed last week in federal court is a good reminder that U.S. Cellular Field is still around, still serving as the home of the White Sox, and still being underwritten by taxpayers.

On April 15 Perri Irmer sued former governor James Thompson and White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, alleging that they essentially colluded to have her fired from her job as CEO of the Illinois Sports Facility Authority. That's the state board that oversees operations at the Cell.

Irmer's lawsuit is filled with all sorts of juicy allegations about how Reinsdorf and Thompson, a member of the ISFA board, used their clout with governors Rod Blagojevich and Pat Quinn to thwart Irmer's efforts to make the White Sox pay more in rent. It declares that under Thompson's lead, the ISFA board acted "as nothing more than a cash cow puppet for Jerry Reinsdorf."

read more:   http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/taxpayers-subsidize-white-sox-park/Content?oid=9371315 (http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/taxpayers-subsidize-white-sox-park/Content?oid=9371315)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 24, 2013, 10:54:00 pm


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Hawk Harrelson to talk sabermetrics with Brian Kenny on MLB Now tomorrow

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/24/hawk-harrelson-to-talk-sabermetrics-with-brian-kenny-n-mlb-now-tomorrow/ (http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/24/hawk-harrelson-to-talk-sabermetrics-with-brian-kenny-n-mlb-now-tomorrow/)



Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on April 25, 2013, 09:17:00 am
Is Hawk going to talk sphinctermetrics too?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on April 25, 2013, 09:19:04 am
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A new lawsuit shows how taxpayers footed the bill so the White Sox can make millions.

Are the Sox really making millions?  I would bet that attendance for this season will be one of the lowest in recent memory.  That can't generate much revenue.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 25, 2013, 06:18:10 pm


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Hawk Harrelson vs. Brian Kenny on sabermetrics: And the winner is…


by Ed Sherman - April 25, 2013   


I have to give the nod to Ken Harrelson mainly because Brian Kenny was out-manned in the Thursday edition of MLB Now. Not only did Kenny have to contend with his co-host Harold Reynolds, another old-school guy, but a fired-up Hawk was like the voice of three men.

This wasn’t about content; both men made good points. This was about Harrelson controlling the debate.

After the opening pleasantries, Harrelson opened by saying:

“Let me ask you a question. Did any of you guys see the movie Moneyball? Was there anything in there that struck you as funny or odd?”

Old-school Reynolds replied, “They didn’t talk about the pitching in that movie.”

Harrelson: “That’s exactly right, Harold. When you got Mulder, Zito and Hudson, you can write any kind of book you want to write, and it’s going to be successful. This game is a game of defense with pitching being the first line of defense.”

Obviously, Harrelson is right, but it does help to have some hitting. The team he watches, the White Sox, are hitting .160 with runners in scoring position, the worst in baseball. Yes, it has been painful to be a Sox fan thus far.

read more:  http://www.shermanreport.com/hawk-harrelson-vs-brian-kenny-on-sabermetrics-and-the-winner-is/ (http://www.shermanreport.com/hawk-harrelson-vs-brian-kenny-on-sabermetrics-and-the-winner-is/)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on April 26, 2013, 08:48:35 am
I love Hawk even more now.   
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on April 26, 2013, 10:03:42 am
he does know his baseball, no doubt.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on April 26, 2013, 10:21:17 am
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I love Hawk even more now.   

Yeah, he gets points from me on that too.  Good job, Hawk.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: dazed63 on April 26, 2013, 12:58:39 pm
Hawk just kept going on and on about TWTW....

Sure you can't measure that but how many Professional athletes "DON"T have that?

There has to be a balance, but Hawk refuses to acknowledge the advantage of having the information.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on April 26, 2013, 01:01:22 pm
TWTW?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on April 26, 2013, 01:02:32 pm
TWTW?

RTFA.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 26, 2013, 02:02:59 pm
Hawk just kept going on and on about TWTW....

Sure you can't measure that but how many Professional athletes "DON"T have that?


There has to be a balance, but Hawk refuses to acknowledge the advantage of having the information.


Gavin Floyd for one.

 Ozzie Guillen would add Sean Tracey to the list too.

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 26, 2013, 02:04:54 pm
TWTW?

the will to win

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on April 26, 2013, 03:52:01 pm
Hawk just kept going on and on about TWTW....

Sure you can't measure that but how many Professional athletes "DON"T have that?

There has to be a balance, but Hawk refuses to acknowledge the advantage of having the information.

a lot.  adam bumm for one
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 26, 2013, 09:27:52 pm


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Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 23, 2013, 02:52:00 pm


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White Sox trainer Herm Schneider is team's secret weapon


by Jeff Passan - Yahoo Sports


What's happening around baseball today doesn't make much sense. Modern medicine has evolved to the point where replacing an elbow ligament with a tendon is considered routine, and yet for all of the sport's knowledge more players than ever get hurt. Every year, teams fork over $500 million to players on the disabled list. It is the sport's epidemic.

Tucked away in the background, working miracles that defy explanation, is the single greatest asset in baseball that next to nobody recognizes. Herm Schneider is 60. For the last 34 years, he has been the athletic trainer for the Chicago White Sox. And over that time, they have put together a run of health that when compared to their peers is flabbergasting and can be explained by one of two things.

Either the White Sox happen to have come upon an inconceivably healthy group of players for more than a decade, or Schneider leads a training staff more than twice as good as the rest of the league's.

That's not an exaggeration. According to data compiled by the team, from 2002-2012, White Sox players spent a total of 4,026 days on the disabled list. The average across baseball was 9,496. The next-closest team in the American League over that time span was Minnesota, with 7,805 days. The Texas Rangers had 12,803, more than three times as many as the White Sox.

"I don't know exactly how he does it," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said, the perfect mirror for Schneider himself: "I'm not sure exactly why we've had success."

Neither wants to be too effusive considering the last three weeks. Even the King of Health isn't immune to the vagaries of the sport and, in particular, the arm. First the Sox lost starter Gavin Floyd to Tommy John surgery. Then ace Chris Sale skipped a start because of shoulder tendinitis. Come Friday, left-hander John Danks will throw a big-league pitch for the first time since shoulder surgery in August.

"Injuries are not an act of God in baseball," Schneider said. "They're basically self-inflicted. The act of throwing a baseball is not a normal thing to do and not a thing the shoulder and elbow were meant to do. So you have to prepare for that by making deposits into your career. A lot of work. A lot of sweat labor that overprepares you for the day you have to pitch. Because when a guy is pitching, he's making withdrawals on his career.

"Make those deposits, or otherwise, you go bankrupt."

 read more:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/white-sox-trainer-herm-schneider-is-team-s-secret-weapon-142008464.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/white-sox-trainer-herm-schneider-is-team-s-secret-weapon-142008464.html)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on May 27, 2013, 11:43:13 am

17. CHICAGO WHITE SOX

As FanGraphs' Dave Cameron wrote in February, the White Sox have consistently beaten preseason projections over the past few years, thanks primarily to reliable, and very durable, pitching staffs. They're back at it again this year.

The Replacement Level Yankees Weblog collected projections from multiple sources this spring, then produced consensus forecasts. The White Sox were projected to go 76-86. Through 34 games, that prediction looked generous. The Sox stood at 14-20 at that point, dead last in the AL Central. They've been on fire since, winning 10 of 14 games while clawing their way back to .500, within shouting distance of the division's leaders.

Once again, their pitching has led the way. White Sox pitchers collectively rank fourth in Wins Above Replacement, trailing only the loaded Tigers staff, as well as Texas and Boston.

Chris Sale has been the latest pitcher to buck the supposed Verducci Effect,3 posting a 4-to-1 strikeout-to-walk rate, 2.53 ERA, and 3.22 FIP through nine starts. His numbers over his past six starts rival any other pitcher's: 44 strikeouts, 10 walks, two home runs, a 1.40 ERA, and an opponents' line of .155/.211/.219 in 45 innings. On May 12 he hurled one of the best games any pitcher's likely to throw all year, tossing a one-hit shutout while striking out seven and walking none against the Angels. By throwing just 98 pitches that day, he achieved one of the rarest feats for any pitcher: a Maddux.

The bigger surprise has been the performance of the rest of the staff. For all the durability the starting rotation has shown over the past few years, injuries have shaken up the starting five in 2013. Among the five pitchers expected to make up this season's rotation under normal circumstances, John Danks just made his return from shoulder surgery on Friday, while Gavin Floyd had Tommy John surgery earlier this month. And yet …



PITCHER             K%   BB%  ERA    FIP

Jake Peavy        26.6% 6.3% 2.97  3.44
Jose Quintana    18.1% 7.0% 3.48  3.74
Hector Santiago 24.1% 9.2% 2.81  4.19
Dylan Axelrod    11.8% 6.5% 4.21  4.62

The bullpen has responded in kind, with Addison Reed and Jesse Crain quietly emerging as one of the best late-inning duos in the league. The offense has been another story, posting worse numbers than any team other than the Marlins. But even in that mess, there's hope: Paul Konerko is almost a sure thing to show some positive regression at some point given his sudden plunge below replacement level, and you would have to figure Adam Dunn and Jeff Keppinger will do the same at some point, or else cede their jobs to players who almost by default would seem likely to fare better. This is a middle-of-the-pack attack over the past two weeks, so some of that bounce-back has already begun. Will that be enough to push the White Sox into the thick of a playoff race? Probably not. Are they a good bet to beat expectations yet again this year? Indeed they are.


http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9315085/jonah-keri-ranks-mlb-teams (http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9315085/jonah-keri-ranks-mlb-teams)



(Edited to add link to the original source)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 29, 2013, 01:39:20 pm
CBS/Score blogger rips on the Crosstown Classic with occasionally amusing results:

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/05/29/baffoe-i-am-the-miserable-crosstown-cup/ (http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/05/29/baffoe-i-am-the-miserable-crosstown-cup/)

I do agree with what he's saying. I am (and have been for a few years now) pretty much "meh" about this thing.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 14, 2013, 01:44:50 pm

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MLB Network To Air Documentary On Ken ‘The Hawk’ Harrelson

(CBS) Ever wondered how exactly White Sox television broadcaster Ken ‘The Hawk’ Harrelson got to be the way he is?

In a new documentary titled Hawk: The Colorful Life of Ken Harrelson, MLB Network will dive deep into the life of the famed player-turned-broadcaster, who is celebrating his 50th year in Major League Baseball.

Airing Thursday, July 18 at 6:00 p.m. CT, the hour-long documentary, narrated by Bob Costas, will feature Hawk telling stories of what “Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams thought of each other’s playing ability; his friendship with Mickey Mantle; meeting Hall of Fame NFL coach Vince Lombardi; and being encouraged to pursue professional golf by Jack Nicklaus,” a press release on the film states.

Hawk even explains why he never became a manager.

“I turned down three manager’s jobs and that’s the reason I turned them down: because my temper is not conducive to being a good manager at all,” he said.


http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130711&content_id=53433822&vkey=pr_mlb_network&c_id=mlb_network (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130711&content_id=53433822&vkey=pr_mlb_network&c_id=mlb_network)

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/07/11/mlb-network-to-air-documentary-on-ken-the-hawk-harrelson/ (http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/07/11/mlb-network-to-air-documentary-on-ken-the-hawk-harrelson/)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on July 15, 2013, 11:00:04 am
JBN must be besides himself with glee.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on July 15, 2013, 02:46:51 pm
I can't wait!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: 4nek8 on July 15, 2013, 10:42:13 pm
Thanks for the heads up, I set the DVR to record it.  I'm pretty sure it'll be a hoot!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 17, 2013, 06:09:10 pm
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Chicago White Sox Charities and the White Sox Player Wives will present an evening of comedy, music and entertainment at the beautiful Bridgeport Arts Center on Thursday, July 25, 2013. "Wild Pitches, presented by Magellan Corporation" is the opportunity for fans to see another aspect of our players as they take the stage to showcase their non-baseball related talent, including a musical performance from Paul and Jennifer Konerko, a comedy skit with the bullpen pitchers, among others. The show, emceed by WGN's Pat Tomasulo and featuring Zanies stand-up comedian, Pat McGann, promises to memorable.

Attendees will enjoy exquisite hors d'oeuvres and c0cktails while being entertained with the "off the field talents" of some of their favorite team members.

Proceeds benefit Chicago White Sox Charities and will be directed to Ronald McDonald House at Lurie Children's in Chicago. Tickets are $200 each.

Wild Pitches will take place Thursday, July 25 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the Bridgeport Arts Center located at 1200 West 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois.

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/charities/wild_pitches.jsp (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/charities/wild_pitches.jsp)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on July 18, 2013, 08:26:27 am
a comedy skit with the bullpen pitchers

Comedy skits by non-professional comedians are never a good idea. They always end up being cheesy and stupid.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: 4nek8 on July 18, 2013, 11:34:31 am
a comedy skit with the bullpen pitchers

Hanging curveball there, very tempting to take a hack.

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on July 18, 2013, 12:09:52 pm
I so concur with Rule, however I think the Sox Wives know this.

This is obviously a set up to get back at them.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on July 19, 2013, 07:48:13 am
White Sox broadcast analyst Ken "Hawk" Harrelson on late Hall of Fame pal Mickey Mantle, on MLB Network on Thursday evening: "He told me, 'Hawk, the worst thing I ever did in my life was name one of my kids Mickey Jr. But how the hell did I know I was going to grow up to be Mickey Mantle?' "
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: 4nek8 on July 19, 2013, 10:51:19 am
I enjoyed the Hawk-ography, he's definitely led a fabled life.  He's a good storyteller too.  The alter-ego thing was a bit creepy though.  Could have easily gotten two hours out of it, IMO.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on July 19, 2013, 04:02:07 pm
I enjoyed it too!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on July 19, 2013, 04:11:59 pm
i missed it... boooo.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 21, 2013, 06:19:52 pm


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A person dressed as Darth Vader throws out the ceremonial first pitch before an interleague baseball game
between the Chicago White Sox and Atlanta Braves in Chicago, Saturday, July 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)



Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on July 23, 2013, 09:23:01 pm
A person dressed as Darth Vader...

Thanks for the clarification, Paul Beaty; for a minute there, I thought it was actually Darth Vader himself.

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: PeteWard on July 24, 2013, 08:15:52 am
Hey, I found it helpful.  Based on the character's size I initially thought it was Dark Helmet.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on July 24, 2013, 10:30:16 am
Thanks for the clarification, Paul Beaty; for a minute there, I thought it was actually Darth Vader himself.


bahahhaaa! I can't believe I missed that. Hilarious.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on July 24, 2013, 11:11:23 am
Dark Helmet... heh.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on July 24, 2013, 11:28:52 am
Good point PeteWard.

I find his lack of height disturbing.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 24, 2013, 07:13:05 pm
Hey, I found it helpful.  Based on the character's size I initially thought it was Dark Helmet.



Me too. When I  first saw the photo I thought what's Rick Moranis doing throwing out the 1st pitch?




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Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 25, 2013, 04:20:48 pm


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The Associated Press - 2013-07-25

In this Dec. 31, 2011 file photo, former Auburn player Bo Jackson attends the Chick-fil-A Bowl NCAA college football game between Auburn and Virginia in Atlanta. Jackson will be honored at the 2013 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon next month. Major League Baseball announced Thursday, July 25, 2013 that Aretha Franklin and Jackson will receive awards Aug. 24 at the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile before the annual Civil Rights Game. The game will be played between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers at the U.S. Cellular Field. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 30, 2013, 04:34:16 pm

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For Baseball Old-Timer, Numbers Aren’t the Story

By BEN STRAUSS - Published: July 29, 2013

CHICAGO — Ken Harrelson was sitting in the television booth at U.S. Cellular Field last week before the Chicago White Sox hosted the Kansas City Royals when he broke into the story of how he would like to die. Harrelson, who goes by the nickname the Hawk, said he would be calling a White Sox game against the Yankees and Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko would step to the plate against C. C. Sabathia.

 “Here’s the pitch,” Harrelson, 71, said, his voice rising. “That ball hit deep, way back. Curtis Granderson looks up, you can put it on the board — ”

Before he finished his signature call, Harrelson slumped in his chair and dropped his head, feigning his perfect ending.

“I want to die in the booth,” he said. “Just like that.”

Harrelson, in his 38th year of broadcasting and 28th with the White Sox, is many things, perhaps none more than a showman. His nickname is derived from his prominent nose, and it comes with a healthy dose of flamboyance dating to his days of long hair and Nehru jackets when he played for the Boston Red Sox in the 1960s.

Today, in his 50th year in baseball, his look is more befitting of a grandfather, but he is no less a character. His broadcasting style has been alternately called nauseating and nostalgic — and rarely anything in between.

From the booth, where he works with the color man Steve Stone, he tells stories in a syrupy southern style about old friends and teammates like Mickey Mantle and Carl Yastrzemski; a walking, talking testament to baseball’s golden age. In between, he shamelessly roots for the White Sox and routinely takes on umpires.

And these days, in an approach that could alternately be described as endearing or absurd, he has decided to take on the entire, and increasingly entrenched, world of statistical analysis. During a broadcast a couple of months ago, Harrelson went so far as to contend that those analytics — often referred to as sabermetrics — had cost too many good baseball people their jobs because they were unable to adjust to baseball’s new way of making judgments.

That, in turn, led the MLB Network host Brian Kenny to devote a segment of his own show to chastising Harrelson, seeing his attack on sabermetrics as a predictable, and ridiculous, outcry by an old-timer stuck in a bygone era. And then Harrelson joined Kenny on the MLB Network for a debate during which Harrelson declared that the only statistic he cared about was something called “T.W.T.W.”

read more:   http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/30/sports/baseball/for-baseball-broadcaster-numbers-arent-the-story.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0&pagewanted=all (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/30/sports/baseball/for-baseball-broadcaster-numbers-arent-the-story.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0&pagewanted=all)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on July 31, 2013, 09:13:09 am
http://www.southsidesox.com/2013/7/31/4573986/white-sox-jake-peavy-avisail-garcia-trade-analysis

Southsidesox's take on Garcia.

Basically, they think of Garcia as a "make or break" moment for the Sox's development system for hitters.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on July 31, 2013, 09:23:27 am
Thanks for posting that NYT piece on Hawk Andy.  Fun way to start the day.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JBN on July 31, 2013, 05:24:30 pm
What  a waste of material. The only good thing that would be for is to print it out and blow your nose with it.

Nothing about that arrogant piece of  s hit is worth the time.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on July 31, 2013, 05:46:56 pm
I knew we'd be seeing you today ...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 31, 2013, 11:44:54 pm
(http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/thumbnails/emailform/2008-09/2740827-12153812.jpg)          (http://bio.tribune.com/Image/markgonzales)

Changes in baseball coverage at the Chicago Tribune.  The Jockey, Paul Sullivan, is leaving the Cubs beat but staying at the paper writing baseball features.  Mark Gonzales is being 'promoted' to Cubs beat writer (Tribune Co. bosses have always considered covering the Cubs to be a better, more prestigious assignment than the White Sox) and replacing Gonzales on the White Sox beat is.......       http://tinyurl.com/NewSoxBeatWriter (http://tinyurl.com/NewSoxBeatWriter)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: PeteWard on August 01, 2013, 01:19:36 am
Colleen Kane, who is an Illini
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on August 01, 2013, 09:53:36 am
That's the best pic they could come up with? Yeesh.

Also, the Cubs are a more "prestigious" assignment as more people follow the Cubs.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: 4nek8 on August 01, 2013, 12:11:49 pm
That's the best pic they could come up with? Yeesh.

Apparently taken with her BFF's iPhone...

Also, the Cubs are a more "prestigious" assignment as more people follow the Cubs.

Beat writer for the Sox = intern job.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on August 01, 2013, 12:15:19 pm
I just found a much clearer pic of her.

They did the right thing to use the one they did.

I guess that's kind of mean.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: 4nek8 on August 01, 2013, 12:18:08 pm
I'll stick with the poorly back-lit one and keep my interest piqued, thankyouverymuch.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on August 01, 2013, 12:59:17 pm
I just found a much clearer pic of her.

They did the right thing to use the one they did.

I guess that's kind of mean.


Maybe she can be our slump buster?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on August 01, 2013, 01:02:18 pm
this team is going to need that fat hunnie pic type of a slump buster...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on August 02, 2013, 11:11:07 am
Of course, I just had to do a search on google images.    Jheter's right.... and kinda mean.   heh.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 02, 2013, 05:20:23 pm


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Larry A. Pogofsky Chicago All-Star Softball Challenge
Saturday, September 7th
Schaumburg Boomers Stadium

Game at 4:00pm • Kid's Clinic at 2:30pm



For the first time ever, Chicago baseball legends from the White Sox and Cubs will come together for Larry A. Pogofsky Chicago All-Star Softball Challenge.

Larry A. Pogofsky, one of the original White Sox investors, was a die-hard baseball fan who loved and respected every player that had the privilege to put on a major league uniform. The Pogofsky family has partnered with CBS Chicago and 670 The Score to honor his legacy through his love for the sport.

The Inaugural Larry A. Pogofsky Chicago All-Star Softball Challenge will be held on Saturday September 7th, 2013 at the Schaumburg Boomers Stadium in the northwest suburbs at 4:00pm. Join us as we raise money for charity while witnessing the North Side / South Side rivalry as it has never been seen before.

All proceeds will benefit Chicago White Sox Charities, Chicago Cubs Charities, and Special Kids Network.

Tickets start at $15 and include general admission into the game. VIP tickets are available and include priority seating and access to the post-event BBQ! Kid's Clinic tickets are also available for purchase and include a one and a half hour coaching session with some of Chicago's greatest players, and general admission into the game.

Participate in the event's on-line auction at https://www.24fundraiser.com/site/store/94

There are a limited number of spots so get your tickets now at http://lapallstarchallenge.eventbrite.com/ or email info@lapallstarchallenge.com


http://chicago.cbslocal.com/softball/ (http://chicago.cbslocal.com/softball/)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on August 20, 2013, 06:01:28 pm
Article on Sale.

http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/chris-sale-more-than-just-a-slider/#more-51456
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 27, 2013, 06:10:17 am


How the White Sox are creating a national college sports network

By Danny Ecker - Crain's Chicago Business -  August 26, 2013


A new Chicago-based college sports network will introduce its first slate of regular live programming this week. But despite veteran broadcasting talent and national ambitions, you won't find it on your 60-inch flat screen—it's tailor-made for a generation of cord-cutters.

CampusInsiders.com is a digital-only sports website. It's a joint venture of West Loop-based Silver Chalice Ventures, a division of the White Sox, and sports marketing powerhouse I M G College.

“We believe this is where the next generation is going to consume their sports,” says Silver Chalice CEO and co-founder Brooks Boyer, better known locally as senior vice president of sales and marketing at the White Sox.

The programming, which will be shot at Harpo Studios, will include analysis of college sports and live streaming games and feature Bonnie Bernstein, a veteran of CBS and ESPN, and Sports Illustrated writer Seth Davis.

It's a natural next step for Silver Chalice, which was formed in 2009 to help clients such as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Mountain West Conference and others monetize a small but growing part of their media business: digital rights. The company, though not profitable, is on pace to generate $100 million in revenue this year, according to an industry source.

read more:   http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130824/ISSUE01/308249978/how-the-white-sox-are-creating-a-national-college-sports-network?r=3337B4708812I4W (http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130824/ISSUE01/308249978/how-the-white-sox-are-creating-a-national-college-sports-network?r=3337B4708812I4W)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on September 04, 2013, 11:02:42 am
http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/9633262/adam-dunn-chicago-white-sox-tells-fox-sports-considering-retirement

Can we please do whatever it takes to make the rest of his time here as "un fun" as possible.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on September 06, 2013, 09:08:00 am
Dunn sounds like a decent guy and is having a pretty good year.  He has 80 RBI already and he'll probably top 40 HRs again, playing for a bad team.  That said, I want a slugger who hits for power AND average.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on September 19, 2013, 01:02:34 pm
Contemplating the end of the Konerko era:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb/news/20130916/paul-konerko-chicago-white-sox/?sct=mlb_bf3_a4
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on September 19, 2013, 01:10:52 pm
Wait-til-next-year...or a few years from now, more likely:

http://mlb.si.com/2013/09/10/wait-til-next-year-chicago-white-sox/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on September 27, 2013, 10:09:10 am


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Konerko's homer may have been last for Sox

by Dan Hayes - Comcast Sportsnet Chicago - September 26, 2013, 9:45 pm


Paul Konerko may have hit his last home run as a member of the White Sox on Thursday night.

The veteran first baseman blasted a solo homer, the 434th of his career, as the White Sox lost 3-2 to the Kansas City Royals at U.S. Cellular Field. The White Sox fell for the 21st time in 27 games and still need one more win in their final three games to avoid 100 losses. Konerko and Adam Dunn both hit solo homers, but it wasn’t enough for the White Sox to avoid their 36th loss in 59 one-run games this season.

A free agent at the season’s end, Konerko plans to address the media on Friday afternoon, though he’s not expected to make any decisions about 2014 until after the season concludes.

“He probably plans on hitting one every day the rest of the way,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said with a smile. “You don’t know. But I think any time players kind of go through this situation, I’m sure there are some weird thoughts of the last time for anything.”

Konerko, 37, has contended all along he would wait until after the season concluded to make a decision about his future because of the many factors involved. Speculation has run rampant all season whether or not Konerko wants to play again and if he’d have a spot on the South Side if he determines he does. Several media reports have friends of Konerko suggesting he definitely wants to play again next season while others have wondered if the back trouble he experienced in July has worn him down. True to his word, Konerko has continually stated now isn’t the time to make a decision.

On Wednesday Konerko said he planned to speak to the media during the team’s final homestand, but isn’t sure what he will and won’t answer.

While questions loom about Konerko’s future he has continued to answer one about whether or not he can still be a productive player. His second-inning home run off Jeremy Guthrie, a 415-foot drive to left, is his third over the last month. In his past 26 games, Konerko is hitting .295 with three homers and 12 RBIs.

He carried a .297/.373/.396 line into the game over his last 102 plate appearances, which would indicate he has been better than his full season totals. Konerko -- who is now 21 homers shy of tying Frank Thomas’ franchise mark of 448 -- has career lows this season with 12 homers and 54 RBIs.

Though Konerko might not be capable of hitting 30 home runs as he has seven times in his career, Ventura believes he can be a productive hitter.

“He’s had times where he hasn’t felt as good as other times,” Ventura said. “Again, when he goes up there he has a good plan. He can still take it the other way. He’s a tough at-bat.”

read more:  http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox-talk/konerkos-homer-may-have-been-last-sox (http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox-talk/konerkos-homer-may-have-been-last-sox)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on September 27, 2013, 10:15:03 am


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Flowers uncertain of future with White Sox

by Dan Hayes - Comcast Sportsnet Chicago - September 26, 2013, 7:45 pm


Tyler Flowers doesn’t know what to make of his future with the White Sox.

The catcher rejoined his teammates for a day Thursday to collect his belongings before he headed home for the offseason. Flowers -- who had shoulder surgery on Sept. 5 and is expected to miss three months -- said he’s ahead of schedule in his rehab, which should have him ready for spring training.

Whether or not he’ll be with the White Sox next season remains to be seen.

With Josh Phegley in the mix, many have speculated the club would opt for a veteran presence behind the plate next season.

“I don’t know,” Flowers said. “I hope to be back. I want to be back, and I want to show I am a better player than what everyone’s seen thus far. I believe that, and I think they believe that too. I’ve got to get my shoulder ready, priority one. Other than that, I’m excited to see what happens. I believe I’m going to come back, and I believe I’m going to be the starting catcher again. I believe I can be a lot better.”

Flowers took over as the club’s starter this season after A.J. Pierzynski departed via free agency. The coaching staff and general manager Rick Hahn have said they’re pleased with how Flowers handled the pitching staff, which was their primary emphasis. But Flowers struggled at the plate, hitting .195 with 10 homers and 24 RBIs in 84 games this season.

He also made certain to avoid identifying an injury he felt as far back as last September as an excuse for his play.

“It puts them in a tough spot, when you go out and you perform like I did,” Flowers said. “It makes it pretty hard to name a starting catcher or anything or really not do something differently going into next season. A guy that hit .195 on the year. With that said, obviously I had a couple of things nagging me, and I hope the opportunity is there again at some point. I don’t have a lack of confidence at all. I know what I’m capable of. It’s just a matter of me going out there and doing it.”

read more:   http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox/flowers-uncertain-future-white-sox (http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox/flowers-uncertain-future-white-sox)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on September 30, 2013, 08:35:57 pm
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Chris Rongey: Manto firing unfair but expected

By Chris Rongey - Daily Herald Sports - Article updated: 9/29/2013 11:38 PM


What had been a miserable season for the White Sox and their fans came to an end Sunday, and with it the emphasis on 2014 begins. But I guess, really, that started two months ago.

On Friday, the moment general manager Rick Hahn failed to guarantee the entire coaching staff would return for next season, I figured something could be stirring. Sure enough, by late Saturday, it was revealed the Sox had relieved hitting coach Jeff Manto of his position.

Though I'm not convinced the Sox' poor hitting this year is on Manto, knowing how baseball is, I'm not surprised it happened. Yet, in reality, Manto — or any hitting coach — isn't responsible for an aging Paul Konerko's poor performance, by Konerko standards.

Nor is he responsible for a perennial home run-hitting team not hitting home runs. And he's certainly not responsible for the awful defense.

The next guy won't be, either. About 95 percent of the failures this year are the fault of players, which is almost always the case in baseball.

Manto worked hard with his hitters, and the next batting coach presumably will do the same. But unless players are willing to listen and adapt, or the Sox acquire offensive help, the hitting coach's hard work cannot pay off.

You'll often hear baseball types say the hitting coach is the toughest uniformed job in the game. Well, that isn't nonsense when you consider the personalities one must deal with and the actual limited ability to affect outcome against the backdrop of external expectation that it's all up to him.

Undoubtedly, the White Sox needed change, and I'd almost guarantee this will be the first of many to come this off-season.


What's next for PK?

Even after Paul Konerko addressed the media last week, what we can predict about his future isn't really much clearer.

In listening to him speak in the dugout Friday, I came away with the feeling that my guess about whether he will retire is as good as his.

Unless, he's a terrific actor, he's still in the process of trying to figure it out for himself.

It is a huge, life-altering decision and, in typical Konerko style, he's analyzing every bit of information he can, including listening to his body, mind and advice from other athletes who have gone through this process.

We'll probably find out in November what he plans to do, and then we'll find out what the Sox want. According to Konerko, he would entertain the idea of being a part-time player, but only here in Chicago.

I could envision the Sox allowing that, but it absolutely will depend on what their realistic expectations are for next season.

In terms of performance, it's unlikely we'll ever see the old Konerko again, but his presence wouldn't hurt in a young clubhouse.

If he doesn't return, I think it's a guarantee the Sox will add a veteran or two, even if only on a short-term basis. I see little chance the 2014 White Sox remain as young as they are right now.

•Chris Rongey is the host of the White Sox pregame and postgame shows on WSCR 670-AM The Score. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisRongey and at chrisrongey.com.


http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130929/sports/709299770/ (http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130929/sports/709299770/)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on September 30, 2013, 09:28:03 pm
Pretty sure Paulie's decision is based on whether or not the Sox offer him enough money to make it worth his while.    Also pretty sure the Sox won't know if they want to offer him a deal to come back until they can figure out if they can upgrade enough at 3B and catcher during the off-season.

IF they can somehow upgrade at 3B and C, and IF they can possibly deal Dunn, I'm sure they'll bring Paulie back for a farewell tour.   But if they can only find an upgrade at 1B, Paulie bye bye.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on October 10, 2013, 04:17:33 pm
These are quite entertaining:

http://deadspin.com/the-year-in-hawk-harrelson-being-awful-1442981457

http://www.southsidesox.com/2013-white-sox-season-in-review/2013/10/9/4818756/a-season-of-hawk-harrelson-superlatives

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on October 16, 2013, 09:06:04 am
Something to read.

http://razzball.com/2014-minor-league-preview-chicago-white-sox/

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on October 16, 2013, 03:59:02 pm
Something to read.

http://razzball.com/2014-minor-league-preview-chicago-white-sox/



Not a bad writeup
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 09, 2013, 09:49:21 pm


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Maturing Beckham could be primed for breakout
Soon-to-be newlywed better understands what it takes to be successful in bigs


By Scott Merkin / MLB.com | 11/7/2013 4:29 P.M. ET


CHICAGO -- Trade rumors have circled around Gordon Beckham pretty much since the offseason following his first full Major League campaign back in 2010.

About the only difference now is that Beckham doesn't stand as quite the untouchable he was considered some four years ago.

That idea doesn't have as much to do with Beckham's play as it does with the White Sox coming off a 99-loss 2013 season and pretty much listening to offers concerning any of their players as the reshaping process takes form. To be honest, it's not a topic where the 27-year-old second baseman places much thought.

For openers, Beckham is getting married this weekend, so the impending celebration of his nuptials supersedes any baseball commentary in the short term. Beckham also is situated in the best position to succeed since 2009, when he won the Players Choice Award for Rookie of the Year in the American League.

This story seemingly has become an annual one, where Beckham struggles to some extent and then talks about his encouragement going into the ensuing season. But Beckham's less frequent offensive misfires last year were brought about primarily by a fractured hamate bone in his left wrist, a second, unrelated left wrist problem after the All-Star break and a strained right quad that plagued him for the final six weeks.

If Beckham stays healthy in '14, the learning process brought about by past struggles could have him primed for that expected breakout campaign.

"You can't ever assume that it's just going to be good from here on out," Beckham told MLB.com during an end-of-season interview. "I definitely feel like I understand my swing better, I understand what it takes to be a big league baseball everyday player. I'll just keep progressing on that.

"What I've learned is pretty simple: It's just go play the game and let everything else take care of itself. You have to stay even keel. You can't live on the highs and the lows so much.

"As much as you want to in terms of the highs, you just can't," Beckham said. "You have to show up to play, and play every day like it's the first day of the season, and it's easier said than done."

read more:  http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/cws/white-sox-second-baseman-gordon-beckham-could-be-primed-for-breakout?ymd=20131107&content_id=63759558&vkey=news_cws (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/cws/white-sox-second-baseman-gordon-beckham-could-be-primed-for-breakout?ymd=20131107&content_id=63759558&vkey=news_cws)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 11, 2013, 04:49:10 pm


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Paul Konerko: The One Move the Chicago White Sox Should Avoid
After 15 Fantastic Seasons, It Is Time for an Era to Come to a Close on the South Side


http://sports.yahoo.com/news/paul-konerko-one-move-chicago-white-sox-avoid-180200565--mlb.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/paul-konerko-one-move-chicago-white-sox-avoid-180200565--mlb.html)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on November 13, 2013, 04:38:29 pm
Quote
Maturing Beckham could be primed for breakout
Soon-to-be newlywed better understands what it takes to be successful in bigs

Heh.  April Fool.  Or something.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: 4nek8 on November 13, 2013, 08:20:31 pm
Thomas -- who wasn't universally admired by the fans, journalists, and front office

Maybe it's just me...

It irks me the way that these media people invariably include the fans in this opinion.  While Frank certainly wasn't a Konerko media-quotable kind of guy, to suggest that he wasn't admired by Sox fans is far from accurate.  Most Sox fans I know worshipped him and were less-than-pleased when he was traded off.  Towards the end of his career, the politics got a little tiresome, but other than that, this seems more a case of journalists projecting their feelings about Thomas as "universal".
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: PeteWard on November 14, 2013, 08:42:12 am
Agree 100%
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Fury on November 15, 2013, 03:37:36 pm
Quote
It irks me the way that these media people invariably include the fans in this opinion.  While Frank certainly wasn't a Konerko media-quotable kind of guy, to suggest that he wasn't admired by Sox fans is far from accurate.  Most Sox fans I know worshipped him and were less-than-pleased when he was traded off.  Towards the end of his career, the politics got a little tiresome, but other than that, this seems more a case of journalists projecting their feelings about Thomas as "universal".

Totally agree with you.  I think most fans liked Frank.  The media had friction with him.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 24, 2013, 02:41:46 pm




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Ex-White Sox scout gets 8 months in kickback scheme

By Jason Meisner Tribune reporter - 1:29 p.m. CST, November 22, 2013


By earning a living in baseball, Victor Mateo had realized the dream of thousands of boys like him growing up poor in the Dominican Republic.

Though his once-promising days as a player had been cut short by a knee injury in rookie ball with the New York Yankees, Mateo launched a new career as a scout, mining his country's rich baseball talent for Major League Baseball. But soon after he joined the Chicago White Sox in 2006, his dream turned into a nightmare.

In a Chicago federal courtroom today, Mateo, 42, was sentenced to 8 months in prison for his role in an elaborate kickback scheme masterminded by former White Sox scouting executive David Wilder, who pocketed nearly half a million dollars generated by inflated signing bonuses and contract buyouts of young prospects.

Before he was sentenced, Mateo, who pleaded guilty to fraud for kicking back about $80,000 involving three players, apologized to the White Sox and baseball in general.

"I never should have done what I did under any circumstances," Mateo told U.S. District Judge Charles Norgle through a Spanish interpreter. "What I let myself do is be manipulated."

read more:   http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-former-white-sox-scout-sentenced-to-8-months-in-prison-20131122,0,2578866.story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-former-white-sox-scout-sentenced-to-8-months-in-prison-20131122,0,2578866.story)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 27, 2013, 10:50:54 pm


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Thome, Sox to contribute to tornado relief

By Colleen Kane Tribune reporter - 3:08 p.m. CST, November 27, 2013

Jim Thome and his family are contributing $100,000 to the tornado relief efforts in Washington, Ill., where the Nov. 17 storm destroyed homes and businesses, the Chicago White Sox announced Wednesday.

The former Sox player, who now serves as a special assistant to general manager Rick Hahn, was raised in nearby Peoria and has family who lives in Washington. He recently toured the city with Mayor Gary Manier.

Four of Thome's former teams -- the Sox, the Cleveland Indians, the Minnesota Twins and the Philadelphia Phillies -- also plan to contribute to Thome's donation.

"I've never seen anything like it in my life," Thome said of the damage in a Sox release. "The devastation literally took my breath away. I knew at that moment that (my wife) Andrea and I would do whatever we could to help the people of Washington, so near to where I grew up, and home to my brother Randy and his family.  We are so grateful that my former teams stepped up to join us in our efforts to help."

The Sox announced that they also will hold a youth athletics event in Washington in the spring to support the relief efforts.

ckane@tribune.com

Twitter @ChiTribKane


http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-white-sox-jim-thome-tornado-20131127,0,3160524.story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-white-sox-jim-thome-tornado-20131127,0,3160524.story)


Also:   http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/jim-thome-donates-100000-to-help-with-tornado-relief?ymd=20131127&content_id=64267502&vkey=news_mlb (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/jim-thome-donates-100000-to-help-with-tornado-relief?ymd=20131127&content_id=64267502&vkey=news_mlb)




Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 02, 2013, 11:18:08 pm


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White Sox haul moving company into court

by Danny Ecker - Crain's Chicago Business - December 02, 2013


The Chicago White Sox are taking one of the team's corporate partners to court for allegedly failing to pay for its multi-year sponsorship agreement over the past two seasons.

Transportation services company Bekins Van Lines Inc., which has been the "official mover" of the team since 2011, paid less than a third of the $32,500 it owed the team in 2012 and none of the $35,000 for 2013 as outlined in the company's sponsorship deal, according to the lawsuit.

Bekins, originally based in west suburban Hillside, Il. and acquired by Indianapolis, In.-based Wheaton Van Lines Inc., in early 2012, signed a five-year marketing deal with the team in 2011 after five years of transporting the team's equipment at U.S. Cellular Field to and from its spring training facility in Glendale, Az.

A spokesman for the White Sox declined to comment and a spokesman for Wheaton Van Lines said terms of its acquisition of the company protected it from such liabilities, but did not have more information about the dispute.

A source close to the matter said that Bekins' new management had been trying to renegotiate the contract with the team, but that the two sides couldn't reach a deal.

According to the complaint, which was filed Nov. 27 in Cook County Circuit Court, Bekins still owes $77,500 in 2014 and 2015 on top of the $57,500 it allegedly has not paid over the past two years.

That's relatively small potatoes in the broad scheme of corporate partnership dollars the team brings in, but every penny counts with that fresh six-year, $68 million Jose Abreu contract on the books.

Bekins' sponsorship of the team has mainly involved its use of White Sox's promotional material, but its logo was also featured on the left field matrix board before and during games, on the team's marquee sign along the Dan Ryan Expressway and during the team's "Who's on the Move" American League standings video board feature.

No word on which company may be shipping team gear out to Camelback Ranch next spring.

Here's the complaint:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/188753368/Lawsuit (http://www.scribd.com/doc/188753368/Lawsuit)


http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20131202/BLOGS04/131209974/-1/news (http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20131202/BLOGS04/131209974/-1/news)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on January 13, 2014, 04:18:28 pm
Art Vandelay... heh...

http://deadspin.com/white-sox-hotel-list-reveals-some-great-fake-names-1500530664
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 16, 2014, 03:54:08 pm


Frank Thomas calls out Sammy Sosa, Skip Bayless in interview

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/01/frank-thomas-calls-out-sammy-sosa-skip-bayless-in-interview/ (http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/01/frank-thomas-calls-out-sammy-sosa-skip-bayless-in-interview/)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ngy_N7N6_OY




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAWhPFKWv5Y






Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 16, 2014, 04:39:06 pm

 Frank Thomas knew Sammy Sosa’s 60 HRs were ‘shady’


BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN Staff Reporter January 15, 2014 4:10PM


http://www.suntimes.com/sports/24979055-419/frank-thomas-knew-sammy-sosas-60-hrs-were-shady.html (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/24979055-419/frank-thomas-knew-sammy-sosas-60-hrs-were-shady.html)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 22, 2014, 11:50:58 pm

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/create-a-forum/soxfest2014_zps9b8dd643.jpg)


CSN to air 'SoxFest' opening ceremonies on Friday


http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox/csn-air-soxfest-opening-ceremonies-friday (http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox/csn-air-soxfest-opening-ceremonies-friday)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on January 24, 2014, 06:01:21 pm
Art Vandelay... heh...

http://deadspin.com/white-sox-hotel-list-reveals-some-great-fake-names-1500530664

I laughed when I saw "Kosuke Fukudome" on that list.... then I realized I had actually successfully blocked out that memory.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on January 24, 2014, 06:22:26 pm
an ad for this site appeared below JC's post...http://www.chinese-lady.com/join/register10.php?03385

hmmm
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on January 24, 2014, 06:34:56 pm
Ha.
Where's Jheter's outraged asian kid when you need him?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on February 02, 2014, 01:13:07 am

White Sox in 'wait and see' mode on marketing message

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140127/BLOGS04/140129813/white-sox-in-wait-and-see-mode-on-marketing-message (http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140127/BLOGS04/140129813/white-sox-in-wait-and-see-mode-on-marketing-message)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on February 02, 2014, 01:21:23 am
Ha.
Where's Jheter's outraged asian kid when you need him?




will one of these do?



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(http://www.isdagram.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/racist.gif)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on February 27, 2014, 09:24:56 pm

                              (http://www.chicagonow.com/sox-stuff/files/2014/02/hawk.jpg)

Hawk Harrelson Will Lose His Mind This Summer

http://www.chicagonow.com/sox-stuff/2014/02/hawk-harrelson-will-lose-his-mind-this-summer/ (http://www.chicagonow.com/sox-stuff/2014/02/hawk-harrelson-will-lose-his-mind-this-summer/)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 03, 2014, 03:19:09 pm

The White Sox are rated 18th in the Baseball Prospectus 25-and-under Talent Rankings:

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=22944#155535 (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=22944#155535)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 09, 2014, 10:34:45 pm


(http://cdn.sportsmemorabilia.com/sports-product-image/jose-abreu-cuba-1-prospect-2013-topps-tribute-rc-rookie-card-98-rare-159-t3555926-500.jpg)

Why the richest Cuban defector ever still longs for home

By Jeff Passan - 3 hours ago - Yahoo Sports


GLENDALE, Ariz. – Every day, Jose Abreu talks with Daysi Correa. She is why he's here. When he was thinking of defecting from Cuba – of leaving behind the only place he'd ever known, the only people who mattered to him, for the glory and riches of Major League Baseball – his mother offered her blessing. Go, she said. Chase your dream.

"It's not my dream," Abreu says today. "It's my family's."

He's sitting in front of his locker inside the Chicago White Sox's opulent facility at Camelback Ranch with coach and translator Lino Diaz, still, in some ways, mystified that he's here. Life in Cuba does that to ballplayers. Dreams exist like Snapchat photos. And dreamers? They're naïve or silly or disrespectful. They're the sort of people who end up in jail for trying to leave or end up in miserable situations after they do.

read more:   http://sports.yahoo.com/news/why-the-richest-cuban-defector-ever-still-longs-for-home-230833369-mlb.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/why-the-richest-cuban-defector-ever-still-longs-for-home-230833369-mlb.html)



Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 19, 2014, 10:59:19 pm

(http://ebmedia.eventbrite.com/s3-s3/eventlogos/5221001/765838644.jpg)

The White Sox are ranked dead last in Fangraph's "2014 Positional Power Rankings: Catcher"


http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2014-positional-power-rankings-catcher/ (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2014-positional-power-rankings-catcher/)



.... but they're ranked 6th  in Fangraph's "2014 Positional Power Rankings: First Base"

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/positional-power-rankings-first-base-2/ (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/positional-power-rankings-first-base-2/)




Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 21, 2014, 01:22:53 pm

(http://ebmedia.eventbrite.com/s3-s3/eventlogos/5221001/765838644.jpg)

The White Sox are ranked 25th in Fangraph's "2014 Positional Power Rankings: Second Base"

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2014-positional-power-rankings-second-base/



.... but they're worse at 26th in Fangraph's "2014 Positional Power Rankings: Third Base"

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/positional-power-rankings-third-base-2/



.... ranked 18th in Fangraph's "2014 Positional Rankings: Shortstop"

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2014-positional-power-rankings-shortstop/



.... and 22nd in Fangraph's "2014 Positional Rankings: Center Field"

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2014-positional-power-rankings-center-field/



Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 21, 2014, 01:25:37 pm

The Most Interesting AL Rebuilder: Chicago White Sox


by Tony Blengino - March 21, 2014

Over the next couple of weeks, we’re taking a look at some of the most interesting teams in baseball – one contender and one rebuilder from each league. What makes a team “interesting”? Taking advantage of the extreme nature of its ballpark, for a couple of clubs. Bucking some of the game’s most prevalent current trends and having success, for another. Or almost completely breaking from every pattern displayed in a club’s fairly successful recent past. Today, it’s the Chicago White Sox, the most interesting rebuilding team in the American League. It’s interesting in part because it’s been quite awhile since the term “rebuilding” could truly be applied to the inhabitants of US Cellular Field.

read more:   http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-most-interesting-al-rebuilder-chicago-white-sox/ (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-most-interesting-al-rebuilder-chicago-white-sox/)





Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 26, 2014, 03:05:22 pm
(http://ebmedia.eventbrite.com/s3-s3/eventlogos/5221001/765838644.jpg)


Either the people at Fangraph's reallly dislike the White Sox or we might end up seeing a repeat of last season as the White Sox are rated dead last in Fangraph's "2014 Positional Power Rankings: Right Field"

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2014-positional-power-rankings-right-field/ (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2014-positional-power-rankings-right-field/)




.... also dead last in Fangraph's "2014 Positional Power Rankings: Designated Hitter

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2014-positional-power-rankings-designated-hitter/ (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2014-positional-power-rankings-designated-hitter/)




.... and ranked #22 in Fangraph's "2014 Positional Power Rankings: Left Field"

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2014-positional-power-rankings-left-field/ (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2014-positional-power-rankings-left-field/)




.... and ranked #16 in Fangraph's "2014 Positional Power Rankings: Starting Pitchers"

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2014-positional-power-rankings-starting-pitchers-16-30/ (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2014-positional-power-rankings-starting-pitchers-16-30/)



Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 30, 2014, 04:41:23 pm

(http://ebmedia.eventbrite.com/s3-s3/eventlogos/5221001/765838644.jpg)

The White Sox are 16th in Fangraph's "2014 Positional Power Rankings: Relief Pitchers"

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2014-positional-power-rankings-relief-pitchers-16-30/ (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2014-positional-power-rankings-relief-pitchers-16-30/)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 30, 2014, 04:42:07 pm

The Chicago Tribune baseball "experts" make their 2014 MLB predictions.

David Haugh picks Jose Abreu to win the A.L. Rookie of the Year Award.

None of them pick either Chicago team to qualify for post-season play.

All five of them pick the Tigers to lose another World Series to a N.L. team.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-tribune-mlb-predictions-20140329,0,3424014.graphic (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-tribune-mlb-predictions-20140329,0,3424014.graphic)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 30, 2014, 04:43:47 pm


(http://www.fangraphs.com/images/247_90_fangraphs.png)

FanGraphs 2014 Staff Predictions: American League

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/fangraphs-staff-predictions-american-league/#more-147661 (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/fangraphs-staff-predictions-american-league/#more-147661)



FanGraphs 2014 Staff Predictions: National League

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/fangraphs-2014-staff-predictions-national-league/#more-147689 (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/fangraphs-2014-staff-predictions-national-league/#more-147689)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on April 16, 2014, 06:44:19 pm
Great read on offensive turnaround, rebuild:

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/white-sox-historic-offensive-improvement-jose-abreu-adam-eaton/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on April 17, 2014, 12:08:16 am
Thanks ISF. Quite certain I never world have found that.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on April 17, 2014, 08:28:11 am
From the Grantland article that ISF posted:

Garcia (Avisail)may be injured this season, but he’s only 22, and he looked fantastic before hurting his shoulder.

He did? Guess I missed that. He looked okay offensively a few times but fantastic is a pretty strong word. Not sure I agree with that. But hey, I like finally reading some positives articles about the Sox so all's good!  ;D
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on April 17, 2014, 09:33:41 am
It was fun to read but a little to statty.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on April 17, 2014, 11:21:57 am
Here's a fun read about the Sox taking Chris Sale in the 2010 draft when several other teams passed on him:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/how-white-sox-s-chris-sale-went-from-anomaly-to-ace-045421128.html
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on April 17, 2014, 04:35:46 pm
Thanks, Rule.  Good read.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 26, 2014, 10:08:40 pm

Hawk Harrelson talked to the goofy Chris "Mad Dog" Russo on his MLB Network TV show:

http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/7417714/v32353877/russo-welcomes-hawk-harrelson-on-high-heat/?c_id=cws (http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/7417714/v32353877/russo-welcomes-hawk-harrelson-on-high-heat/?c_id=cws)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on May 20, 2014, 05:38:25 pm
Some thing to read...

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/quarterly-report-jose-abreu-who-mashes/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 23, 2014, 03:49:06 pm

(http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/tMYFA7_wcRJDYHnSe..UOQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/sptusmlbexperts/dunndistressed012714.jpg)

How Adam Dunn is working to be a Magic Johnson-level entrepreneur

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/how-adam-dunn-is-working-to-be-a-magic-johnson-level-entrepreneur-225547325.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/how-adam-dunn-is-working-to-be-a-magic-johnson-level-entrepreneur-225547325.html)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on June 14, 2014, 04:53:03 pm
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/how-chris-sale-is-trying-to-keep-himself-healthy/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on August 05, 2014, 01:38:26 pm
Fangraphs on Grande Dolor.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/jose-abreu-is-now-complete/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 05, 2014, 02:23:39 pm
Fangraphs on Grande Dolor.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/jose-abreu-is-now-complete/


He's not as good as Anthony Rizzo. [/cubs fans]

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on August 05, 2014, 03:09:22 pm
Or Addison Russell.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 05, 2014, 04:01:00 pm

Or Kris Bryant.

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on August 05, 2014, 04:21:06 pm
Well.. that one is pretty good.. lol. he is flat mashing at AAA...

Grade Dolor has far out stripped my expectations... i dont think any of us expected what he's done over the last 6 weeks...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on August 06, 2014, 07:48:44 am
Well.. that one is pretty good.. lol. he is flat mashing at AAA...

Abreu is mashing in MLB. We have yet to see Kris Bryant do that.

Don't get me wrong, I think Bryant is going to be a star but Andy's point is that he has not played one major league game yet and you will find Cub fans who would say he's better than Abreu.

Baez went 0-5 with 3 K's but he hit 1 home run so I'm sure they think he's better than Abreu already too.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on August 06, 2014, 10:00:06 am
Heh
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 16, 2014, 04:50:17 pm

(http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/images/photos/002/779/482/hi-res-944ea7362dc780bb8429ca35e6afd8de_crop_north.jpg?w=630&h=420&q=75)

Jose Abreu hitting the rookie wall: 'It's too much'


Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY Sports 11:23 a.m. EDT August 16, 2014

As he continues assimilating into his new country during a spectacularly successful rookie season, Jose Abreu is starting to get familiarized with a term used in American sports parlance – hitting the wall.

The Chicago White Sox first baseman, so used to hitting balls over walls, seems to be running smack into a figurative one.

Abreu entered the weekend tied for the major league lead in home runs (31) and RBI (86), but he hasn't homered since July 29, has driven in just three runs in August and acknowledged the wear of the major league season has taken a toll.

read more:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2014/08/15/jose-abreu-white-sox-slugger-hitting-the-rookie-wall/14149493/ (http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2014/08/15/jose-abreu-white-sox-slugger-hitting-the-rookie-wall/14149493/)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 16, 2014, 05:04:04 pm

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xvaKwyyPP3Y/Tt2fBEHx_XI/AAAAAAAABQI/dIQjb8Ck9Q8/s1600/112131555_crop_650x440.jpg)

White Sox Legend Minnie Minoso Hospitalized After Falling Off Boat

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/White-Sox-Legend-Minnie-Minoso-Hospital-After-Falling-Off-Boat-271528191.html (http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/White-Sox-Legend-Minnie-Minoso-Hospital-After-Falling-Off-Boat-271528191.html)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on August 20, 2014, 12:54:07 pm
Hawk Harrelson ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

http://deadspin.com/hawk-harrelson-does-ice-bucket-challenge-with-a-shower-1624213557
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on August 20, 2014, 03:38:43 pm
Love that he did The Hawk.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 06, 2014, 10:42:06 pm
Jose Abreu & Alexei Ramirez are among the 2014 Silver Slugger Award winners:




(http://i44.tinypic.com/25exvo5.jpg)


2014 Silver Slugger Award winners are announced

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/11/06/2014-silver-slugger-award-winners-as-theyre-announced/ (http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/11/06/2014-silver-slugger-award-winners-as-theyre-announced/)


http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-jose-abreu-wins-silver-slugger-20141106-story.html (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-jose-abreu-wins-silver-slugger-20141106-story.html)





 
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 06, 2014, 11:58:21 pm


(http://www.tradingcarddb.com/Images/Cards/Baseball/94826/94826-10136944Fr.jpg)     (http://www.tradingcarddb.com/Images/Cards/Baseball/94826/94826-10136907Fr.jpg)

Chris Sale is a finalist for the A.L. Cy Young Award and Jose Abreu is a finalist for the A.L. Rookie-of-the-Year Award:


http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-jose-abreu-named-finalist-20141104-story.html (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-jose-abreu-named-finalist-20141104-story.html)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on December 09, 2014, 09:37:45 am
http://deadspin.com/espn-duped-by-fake-ken-rosenthal-twitter-account-1668637929
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 14, 2014, 09:14:37 pm

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-52a88979/turbine/chi-white-sox-harrelson-frick-award-20131211-001/600/600x434)


Hot Stove: Hawk Harrelson       12/12/14 | 00:06:34

On Hot Stove, Hawk Harrelson joins the show to break down the busy offseason the White Sox have had so far


http://m.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/7417714/v37047397/hawk-harrelson-joins-the-guys-on-hot-stove/?c_id=cws (http://m.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/7417714/v37047397/hawk-harrelson-joins-the-guys-on-hot-stove/?c_id=cws)




Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on December 16, 2014, 04:05:16 pm
on not much a fan of graphs, so i don't put much stock in this:

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-white-sox-still-arent-a-very-good-team/

we won 73 games last year.  apparently, everybody regresses and all the new guys don't add up to more than a few wins.  bookmarking that one.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on December 16, 2014, 04:19:11 pm
Cripes, a team up north gets 1 frigging guy and everyone wants to lay down and just let them win. We make 5-6 solid freaking moves and we are still no good. What a freaking joke. This team has some damn good reasons for needing to go out and earn some respect.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on December 16, 2014, 05:29:34 pm
First off, the projection system he used had EVERY SINGLE SOX PLAYER regressing.

When someone pointed this out, he said that it might be a tad unrealistic (disclaimer: he is NOT the one who did the projections - he is only using the projections currently available on the Fangraphs site), so you can probably add another 3~4 wins.

Well in the article he said the team is 9 wins better. Based on last year's stats for those same players, they're 11 better. He also mentions that the Steamer projection system is notorious for under-projecting players.

73 wins last year + 11 wins + 4 wins = 88 wins. That's right in the AL Wild Card hunt.

So yeah. He basically wrote an article that suggested the Sox aren't ready to contend, then commented in that same article that they're going to be close to a 90-win team.

Well done.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on December 16, 2014, 06:54:29 pm
Nice synopsis.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on December 17, 2014, 08:19:31 am
Cripes, a team up north gets 1 frigging guy and everyone wants to lay down and just let them win. We make 5-6 solid freaking moves and we are still no good.

The love the cubs get for being perennial losers is nauseating. It's worse in this town where every cub move is hyped to the extreme and the sox barely get a passing glance.

First off, the projection system he used had EVERY SINGLE SOX PLAYER regressing.

And cub projections would probably have every single player improving. Bleh.

The Sox really need to go out and have a great season.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on December 17, 2014, 09:00:06 am
I guess the Coo did add a new manager besides Lester. Maddon is good, but that good? Nah
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on December 17, 2014, 10:09:08 am
I think it's easy to see LaRoche regressing. I also think if we don't platoon Gillaspie that 3B could be worse.
Alexei Ramirez isn't getting any younger and I'd bet he'll have lesser stats. I'm not sure Abreu could be any better.

I can see those projections. I also understand we had Adrian Nieto as backup C last year. I'm not sure we could be any worse.
Avisail Garcia in RF will be >>> than De Aza or whatever else we threw out there last year.
Eaton, if he stays healthy, should be better.
2B was a black hole last year. I cannot see that being any worse.
Flowers should be about the same, although he could see improvement after getting the most playing time of his career.

The ND WR >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> what was his name? The guy that fell off the face of the planet? That might be 10+ wins gained right there.
Plus it pushes Q back to #3, where he'll be better than most Ps he matches up against.

The Royals have regressed. The Tigers actually might be better than last year. Cleveland....meh. I still don't buy that they have the rotation to win the division. Some nice pieces though.

Are we a division winner? Tough to say. If we stay healthy, and get career average performance out of our players, with contributions from guys like Rodon...we should be in it until the end of September.
My biggest concerns are that Adam Eaton can't stay healthy, and that Chris Sale finally damages himself with his delivery. They've been careful with Sale, and that's a good thing. But he sat out a few games with soreness last season. Losing him is all it would take to nullify any chance this team has.

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on December 17, 2014, 10:18:13 am
Maddon is good, but that good? Nah

How did the Rays do last year? Maddon was the manager so surely they must have either made the playoffs or been in contention all year. Right?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on December 17, 2014, 02:50:09 pm
I think it's easy to see LaRoche regressing. I also think if we don't platoon Gillaspie that 3B could be worse.
Alexei Ramirez isn't getting any younger and I'd bet he'll have lesser stats. I'm not sure Abreu could be any better.

I can see those projections. I also understand we had Adrian Nieto as backup C last year. I'm not sure we could be any worse.
Avisail Garcia in RF will be >>> than De Aza or whatever else we threw out there last year.
Eaton, if he stays healthy, should be better.
2B was a black hole last year. I cannot see that being any worse.
Flowers should be about the same, although he could see improvement after getting the most playing time of his career.

The ND WR >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> what was his name? The guy that fell off the face of the planet? That might be 10+ wins gained right there.
Plus it pushes Q back to #3, where he'll be better than most Ps he matches up against.

The Royals have regressed. The Tigers actually might be better than last year. Cleveland....meh. I still don't buy that they have the rotation to win the division. Some nice pieces though.

Are we a division winner? Tough to say. If we stay healthy, and get career average performance out of our players, with contributions from guys like Rodon...we should be in it until the end of September.
My biggest concerns are that Adam Eaton can't stay healthy, and that Chris Sale finally damages himself with his delivery. They've been careful with Sale, and that's a good thing. But he sat out a few games with soreness last season. Losing him is all it would take to nullify any chance this team has.



Good stuff ISF.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on December 17, 2014, 05:29:51 pm
ISF is your new supplier?

I think Jose is better, Garcia way better than what we had, as will Melky.  LaRoche, I guess he could regress.  I think Gillaspie is actually somewhat better.  bit more pop.
Lexi will be same.  2B much better.  Eaton, yeah, gotta stay healthy.  Think Flowers has career year.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on December 17, 2014, 10:10:22 pm
http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox/samardzijas-history-white-sox-has-him-feeling-home

Welcome home, Jeff.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on December 18, 2014, 08:00:01 am
and that Chris Sale finally damages himself with his delivery.

That's why the chairman should just say f*** it and shock the baseball world and sign Scherzer to whatever it takes to get him. He can worry about the albatross contract later, after winning multiple world series titles.  ;D

Lexi will be same.

I actually see Lexi regressing, offensively at least. He's another year older and last year he started off uncharacteristically on fire. I don't see him replicating that.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on December 18, 2014, 11:06:16 am
He's only 33.  I guess it partly depends on how he works out in offseason.  No reason he can't play well for a few more years. 
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on December 18, 2014, 11:19:32 am
I still expect him to hit 25 homers someday.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on December 18, 2014, 08:42:40 pm
Thanks fire the Samardzijas article  Joseph.   Never world have found that.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: whitesox dope on December 20, 2014, 10:28:11 pm
This is a really cool site. I bought a "Surf Rider" jersey. Looks like you can customize ones too. It would be better than those poly ones that are sold.

https://www.ebbets.com
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 27, 2014, 03:30:25 pm

Photo of the Day: Frank Thomas is a Hall of Famer in two sports


http://wapc.mlb.com/cutfour/2014/12/27/105004348/photo-of-the-day-frank-thomas-is-a-hall-of-famer-in-two-sports (http://wapc.mlb.com/cutfour/2014/12/27/105004348/photo-of-the-day-frank-thomas-is-a-hall-of-famer-in-two-sports)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 09, 2015, 03:27:25 pm
(https://apieceofthegame.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/sox.png)

SoxFest sold out; fans can join hotel package waiting list


http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article/106016964/soxfest-sold-out-fans-can-join-hotel-package-waiting-list (http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article/106016964/soxfest-sold-out-fans-can-join-hotel-package-waiting-list)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on January 10, 2015, 10:23:59 am
It's awesome that SoxFest is sold out and I really hope we see a big improvement in game attendance this year. They key is to start off really strong to keep the fans' excitement high. If they stumble even a little out of the gate it'll back to 20,000/night. Hope I'm wrong though.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on January 10, 2015, 11:32:13 am
As Loveland always mentions, the first week does count. Agreed, need to get off to good start, build confidence.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on January 11, 2015, 12:58:58 pm
MSF has my back!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on January 11, 2015, 03:37:54 pm
You betcha
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 17, 2015, 12:51:04 am

PHOTO: This is how you watch White Sox games at home


http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24957833/photo-this-is-how-you-watch-white-sox-games-at-home (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24957833/photo-this-is-how-you-watch-white-sox-games-at-home)


Here's where you purchase one:

http://www.pantsdownshirts.com/scoreboard.html (http://www.pantsdownshirts.com/scoreboard.html)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on February 03, 2015, 05:55:20 pm
The analysis is good, but the names invoked in the "trip down memory lane" make it worth the read.

http://www.southsidesox.com/2015/2/2/7962085/white-sox-shouldnt-sweat-jeff-samardzijas-uncertain-future

Ah luv it when Boatdrink's "guy" -- Danny Wright -- gets a mention.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on February 11, 2015, 02:36:32 pm
Some regurgitated information, along with a few nuggets from Rick Hahn's appearance on MLB Network:

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2015/02/white-sox-notes-offseason-additions-campana.html
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on February 17, 2015, 01:08:16 pm
Jayson Stark column on rating the offseason moves:

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/12334819/mlb-best-worst-active-offseason
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on February 17, 2015, 03:20:05 pm
The Sox did well across the board. I hope they don't fall flat now. They really need to have a solid year and build on this momentum.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on February 17, 2015, 07:45:02 pm
yep, compete for most of year if not all, get over .500. That would be a major step. If we do not finish .500 (like some experts suggest) I will be majorly disappointed.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on February 18, 2015, 08:02:32 am
Agreed, MSF. They may not make the playoffs and that's fine if the team at the very least shows promise and finishes above .500. Baby steps.

I too will be very disappointed if they finish under .500. I would think a lot would have to go wrong for that to happen (injuries, under performing players, etc.).
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on February 18, 2015, 10:15:34 am
Having Robertson in the pen as a closer should get us over .500. If he went down or does not perform, that might be our biggest achilles heel.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on February 18, 2015, 10:44:49 am
My current prediction for the division:

1. Cleveland
2. Chicago
3. Detroit
4. Kansas City
5. Minnesota

KC lost their ace and will see regression in their bullpen. Butler is gone and I'm not convinced Morales is the answer.
If their young starters don't step forward...it will get ugly in KC.

Detroit lost Scherzer and Porcello and still has questions in the bullpen. We already know Martinez is hurt and he wasn't about to duplicate last year anyway.
The end is near...

Cleveland looks like a World Series contender. They have some holes, but their core is solid and they have more reinforcements on the way from the minors.
Their window is here and if we want to win the division we'll have to go through them.

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on February 18, 2015, 11:07:31 am
They have some holes, but their core is solid and they have more reinforcements on the way from the minors.

Not that I disagree, but that statement could apply to the White Sox as well. That might be what Cleveland fans are saying about us: Their window is here and if we want to win the division we'll have to go through them.   ;D
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on February 18, 2015, 11:40:17 am
That's why I have us 2nd. Cleveland had a really good year last year, so just a bit of improvement over last year would put them over the hump.
I think they'll see some improvement, but IMO they'll benefit more from KC and Detroit sliding.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on February 18, 2015, 12:30:40 pm
I think Cleveland's god aweful OF defense will doom them again.

Kluber has to regress a bit.. he was out of this world in the second half...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on February 18, 2015, 12:56:53 pm
I am not sold on the Indians, at all. Hell, Giambi retired, there goes at least 1 W against us this year.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on February 18, 2015, 01:51:44 pm
I think Cleveland's god aweful OF defense will doom them again.

Kluber has to regress a bit.. he was out of this world in the second half...

A bit, but I'm not sure by how much.

http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=2429&position=P

Looking here, it looks like his fastball had a ton more sink to it last year. This may or may not have led to:
1) a higher GB% (and therefore a lower batting average against, typically)
2) a higher number of swings and misses, particularly out of the zone.

His peripherals don't look all that anomalous... I'm not saying he's a perennial Cy Young candidate, but he has the makings of being ACE caliber.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on February 18, 2015, 03:26:15 pm
Kluber appears for real to me, he was tough in 2013 as well, just not as consistent. I just have a hard time liking them. Bauer, meh. Other than Kluber no one gets me excited in their rotation. I like Brantley.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on February 18, 2015, 04:40:09 pm
They have a few nice pieces... but add Moss to the OF is going to make it worse.

I am a big Kluber fan... but do think he will slide a bit from last years peak.

Carrasco took some steps forward at the end of the year as well. Like Allen in their BP.

I think Tigers are still the team to beat.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: 4nek8 on February 19, 2015, 01:07:39 pm
Cleveland = meh.

If the Sox don't have key players spending time on the DL and still don't finish over .500, it's on Ventura.  This is the best roster he has had, he better manage it well.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on February 27, 2015, 11:13:57 pm
(http://cdn.fangraphs.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/actualprojected20052014.png)

Fangraphs has been historically over-rating the Cubs & underrating the White Sox

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-cubs-vs-a-decade-of-projections/ (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-cubs-vs-a-decade-of-projections/)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on February 28, 2015, 10:54:20 pm
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Brian Anderson, OF-turned-pitcher-turned-OF, wants one last chance


by Tom Verducci - Posted: Tue Feb. 24, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The first words Bill Clinton spoke as president, as he opened his first inaugural address in 1993, could stand as the official motto of spring training: “Today we celebrate the mystery of American renewal.” Every camp every year is the birthplace of another chance, not just for each team, but also for the many desperate souls who show up without a guaranteed contract.

Among the non-roster players invited to camps this year are Baltimore pitcher Mark Hendrickson, a 40-year-old grandfather; Kansas City catcher J.C. Boscan, 35, who across 18 pro seasons has come to the plate 5,043 times (all but 30 of them in the minors) and never hit a triple; Washington second baseman Dan Uggla, the home run leader among active players at his position; and Kansas City pitcher Ryan Madson, a survivor of two Tommy John surgeries who earned $9.25 million over the past three years whole throwing exactly one inning – in A ball.

To find the craziest renewal story of all, however, you must dig even deeper – all the way to a back field at the Chicago White Sox minor league camp. Here, not even invited to major league camp, you will find Brian Anderson, a former first-round pick who turns 33 next month, who hasn’t played baseball since 2012, who hasn’t had a hit on any level of professional baseball in six years, and who last year was working for a genetic testing company in Arizona.

read more:  http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/02/24/brian-anderson-spring-training-white-sox-pitcher-outfielder (http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/02/24/brian-anderson-spring-training-white-sox-pitcher-outfielder)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on March 01, 2015, 09:57:05 am
Good article on Anderson.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on March 10, 2015, 05:17:55 pm
Robertson wants to win... likes his new team... here to do his job... yada yada yada.

From the article "The Chicago bullpen ranked 28th among MLB teams last season in ERA (4.38) and batting average against (.265) and blew 21 saves -- tied for seventh most in the majors. If Robertson can help restore some order late in games, White Sox management won't care how often he shaves."

& teams blew more saves then the white sox?


http://espn.go.com/blog/spring-training/post/_/id/2700/robertson-liking-his-new-surroundings
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 30, 2015, 02:13:32 pm

Article on Kyle Drabek throwing a bullpen session.  Talk about his dad's stint with the White Sox back in '97.  What does Kyle Drabek remember about that year?  That the food at Comiskey Park was fantastic.  That should make him a JhonJeter favorite.  Speaking of Jeter, has anyone heard from him lately as he last checked in here 8+ months ago.


http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article/115427114/chicago-white-sox-get-first-look-at-kyle-drabek-as-he-throws-first-bullpen (http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article/115427114/chicago-white-sox-get-first-look-at-kyle-drabek-as-he-throws-first-bullpen)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on April 23, 2015, 09:50:37 am
Ah luv it when The Hawkeroo says "c*cks*cker":

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/features/hawk-harrelson-baseballs-ultimate-homer-still-rules-on-the-south-side-20150422
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 20, 2015, 06:12:44 am

Baseball by the numbers: White Sox' 'D' still needs improvement

http://chicago.suntimes.com/baseball/7/71/617743/baseball-numbers-white-sox-d-still-needs-improvement (http://chicago.suntimes.com/baseball/7/71/617743/baseball-numbers-white-sox-d-still-needs-improvement)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 21, 2015, 03:59:28 pm

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Rodon yet to consistently fill the zone

Left-hander has issued 15 walks in 16 innings over first three starts


By Scott Merkin / MLB.com | @scottmerkin | 1:17 AM ET


CHICAGO -- There's little doubt in the minds of anyone associated with the White Sox that Carlos Rodon will develop into a frontline starter, much sooner than later.

But for the 22-year-old southpaw, who made his third big league start during a 4-3 loss to the Indians on Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field, this ascension clearly remains a work in progress. It's a sentiment that Rodon himself fully understands after walking five in six innings while striking out four and holding the Indians to just one run.

"Yeah, little steps, day by day, getting better," said Rodon, who threw just 56 of his 103 pitches for strikes. "I just have to fill the zone."

"Give him some time," said White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton, who homered for a second time as a member of the South Siders. "He'll be good for us and we have all the faith in the world in him. When it does come around, it's going to be dangerous."

read more:  http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article/125706144/white-sox-left-hander-carlos-rodon-yet-to-consistently-fill-the-zone (http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article/125706144/white-sox-left-hander-carlos-rodon-yet-to-consistently-fill-the-zone)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on May 22, 2015, 04:06:08 pm
The umps are squeezing him.   Heh.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 25, 2015, 06:08:00 pm
(http://cdn.na16.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Ken-Hawk-Harrelson-crop.jpg)

For those who long for the day when Ken Harrelson's no longer the television P-B-P man for the White Sox, you'll get to see what that will be like as Chuck Swirsky is filling in for Hawk on this 11-game road trip:


http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox/hawk-harrelson-miss-white-sox-road-trip-due-procedure (http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox/hawk-harrelson-miss-white-sox-road-trip-due-procedure)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 27, 2015, 03:50:00 pm

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-5565fdb2/turbine/ct-sherman-media-spt-0529-20150528-001/600/600x338)


Chuck Swirsky feels the weight of sitting in Ken Harrelson's chair

by Ed Sherman - Chicago Tribune - May 27,2015, 12:22 PM

Chuck Swirsky has been through just about everything during his long broadcast career. Still, his mind was racing after being confronted with a unique set of challenges Monday in calling the White Sox-Toronto game, his first as a fill-in for Ken Harrelson during the current 11-game road trip.

It was Swirsky's first baseball game on play-by-play in 36 years. Meticulous about preparation, the radio voice of the Bulls still is cramming to learn about the Sox and their opponents. He then had to deal with a confusing non-double play situation that led to Toronto scoring four runs in the first inning, effectively ending the game for the listless Sox.

And above everything else, Swirsky felt the weight of sitting in Harrelson's chair.

"There were a lot of moving parts, to say the least," Swirsky said. "Hawk has huge shoes to fill."

Swirsky wasn't asked until Friday night if he could take over play-by-play duties for Harrelson. The team said Harrelson has to undergo a minor surgical procedure and will return to the booth when the Sox come home on June 5.

read more:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-sherman-media-spt-0529-20150528-column.html (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-sherman-media-spt-0529-20150528-column.html)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 27, 2015, 05:04:37 pm

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Konerko book celebrates career with White Sox

http://www.shermanreport.com/chicago-news-konerko-book-celebrates-career-with-white-sox/ (http://www.shermanreport.com/chicago-news-konerko-book-celebrates-career-with-white-sox/)

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Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on June 05, 2015, 07:29:03 am
http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/58993/white-sox-can-still-compete-in-wide-open-al-central
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on June 07, 2015, 12:37:50 pm
--- if they stop sucking
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on June 07, 2015, 01:45:01 pm
--- if they stop sucking

It sucks that they are sucking
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 08, 2015, 11:32:30 pm
(http://www.trbimg.com/img-55762ec0/turbine/ct-draft-white-sox-astros-spt-0609-20150608-001/600/600x338)


White Sox think first-round pick Carson Fulmer can reach majors quickly

By Colleen Kane Chicago Tribune - June, 2015, 9:24 PM

 The White Sox have found success with the last two college pitchers they drafted in the first round, and they believe they nabbed another one with big potential Monday.

The Sox selected Vanderbilt right-hander Carson Fulmer with the No. 8 pick, getting a player they had been watching since he was in high school in Florida.

Fulmer, 21, is 13-2 with a 1.82 ERA over 17 starts this season for the defending national champion Commodores, who advanced to the College World Series with a victory over Illinois on Monday. He has three complete games and 152 strikeouts in 114 innings and is one of four finalists for USA Baseball's Golden Spikes Award.

The 6-foot, 195-pound Fulmer becomes the third college pitcher the Sox have selected in the first round since 2010. The other two were Chris Sale and Carlos Rodon, both members of the major-league rotation.

Doug Laumann, Sox director of amateur scouting, said it is too soon to tell if Fulmer might help the Sox this season, but Laumann and assistant scouting director Nick Hostetler raved about Fulmer's makeup.

read more:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-draft-white-sox-astros-spt-0609-20150608-story.html (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-draft-white-sox-astros-spt-0609-20150608-story.html)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 23, 2015, 03:19:28 pm

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WLS wins White Sox radio rights


posted on June 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm by Robert Feder

In a crosstown radio coup, White Sox baseball will air on WLS AM 890 starting next season, sources said Tuesday.

Agreement on a six-year deal between the team and the Cumulus Media news/talk station is expected to be finalized this week, according to insiders. Financial terms are not known.

WLS beat out two other 50,000-watt AM stations, including CBS Radio sports/talk WSCR AM 670, which has been the radio home of the White Sox since 2006. Also vying for the broadcast rights was Tribune Media news/talk WGN AM 720.

read more:  http://www.robertfeder.com/2015/06/23/wls-wins-white-sox-radio-rights/ (http://www.robertfeder.com/2015/06/23/wls-wins-white-sox-radio-rights/)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 06, 2015, 07:40:03 pm

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Jose Abreu snubbed by voters, players & Ned Yost so Chris Sale will be the lone White Sox representative at the 2015 MLB All-Star Game.


http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article/135070346/chris-sale-named-to-al-all-star-squad (http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article/135070346/chris-sale-named-to-al-all-star-squad)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Juan pizzarro on July 06, 2015, 08:20:07 pm
Abreu wasn't snubbed. Pulhos and Fielder deserved to go ahead of him. Teixiera had six more homers, 10 more RBI's, higher OBP and better D. Abreu is not having an all-star year, and I wish he would get in better shape.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 06, 2015, 10:18:13 pm
Abreu wasn't snubbed. Pulhos and Fielder deserved to go ahead of him. Teixiera had six more homers, 10 more RBI's, higher OBP and better D. Abreu is not having an all-star year, and I wish he would get in better shape.

Fielder is not a first baseman anymore, he's a DH and that's why he deserving was picked as the alternate DH. Teixiera is hitting only .243.  That's not All-Star caliber.  And you're really reaching when you're using players' defensive abilities when considering All-Star worthiness.  IMO, as the defending Silver Slugger Award winner at first, Abreu deserved the spot over Teixiera.  I guess it could have been worse and Yost could have picked Eric Hosmer as the 7th Royal to the team.

People determine All-Star worthiness by several different ways.  Some players make based not on what they've done since April 1st but from what they're done over their entire career (Derek Jeter was such a pick last year and there been plenty other selections like him in the last 10 years).  Some think All-Star worthiness should be based solely on what a player has done since the start of this season.  I prefer to judge All-Star worthiness on what's a player done in the last 365 days. Namely post All-Star 2014 to the 1st half of 2015.  I'm more than willing to make exceptions for players having a phenomenal year that had a bad 2nd half last year or were injured.  Prince Fielder fits that category and Mark Teixiera does not.


2nd half 2014 + 1st half 2015:

Jose Abreu     .318/.385/.507   with 21 HRs & 78 RBI
Mark Teixeira  .217/.323/.439   with 25 HRs & 69 RBI

Hands down Jose Abreu is more worthy of the All-Star nod than Mark Teixeira.

Besides Tex is a f'n Yankee and they're been way over-represented on ASG rosters over the last 30+ years.

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Juan pizzarro on July 06, 2015, 10:42:17 pm
I get it, you hate the Yankees.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 06, 2015, 10:53:31 pm
LOL  I'm not a Yankee hater.  I actually admire the Yankee organization and always root for them in their post-season appearances whenever the White Sox aren't involve. I liked George Steinbrenner's  ownership approach to 'sparing no expense trying to win'.  I also love their professionalism with their demanding dress code and no long hair and well groomed facial hair rules.  You'll never see a Yankee player looking like their an extra from Sons of Anarchy or a Duck Dynasty wannabe.

I'm just cognizant of the fact that over the years they have been way over represented on All-Star rosters.  Same holds true, but to a lesser extent, with the Red Sox.  Most of it is due to the national press fixation on all things Red Sox/Yankees.  Especially ESPN which usually doesn't give most other teams their fair share of coverage. In the last ten years has there ever been a single Red Sox/Yankees game that hasn't been a nationwide broadcast whether it's been on TBS, TNT, FOX, ESPN or the MLB Network?


 
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: PeteWard on July 17, 2015, 08:18:40 pm
http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/white-sox/post/_/id/25159/montas-saladino-show-white-soxs-system-getting-stronger
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on July 19, 2015, 09:25:43 am
If they send Saladino down I am done
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 19, 2015, 02:20:50 pm
If they send Saladino down I am done

Conor Gillaspie gone so Shoe's White Sox fandom is still alive.  Or did you mean if they EVER send Saladino done?  So if over the next three weeks he ends up hitting like Sanchez and fielding like Micah Johnson would you still quit if they send him back to Triple-A?   ;D

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/promo/tradingcards?partnerId=as_cws_20150719_49396316&adbid=620604021292666880&adbpl=tw&adbpr=53197137&adbid=622789704820244480&adbpl=tw&adbpr=53197137
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 22, 2015, 04:07:06 pm


Hawk live chat in 53 minutes:




(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKjBDbNUcAASpEM.jpg)

http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/33026172/v31501469/watch-join-chat/?partnerId=as_mlb_20150722_49565186&adbid=623960813049524226&adbpl=tw&adbpr=18479513 (http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/33026172/v31501469/watch-join-chat/?partnerId=as_mlb_20150722_49565186&adbid=623960813049524226&adbpl=tw&adbpr=18479513)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 23, 2015, 10:05:09 pm
http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/33026172/v282853983
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on September 14, 2015, 09:29:31 pm
Well played, sir:

http://deadspin.com/man-at-white-sox-game-reacts-appropriately-to-the-wave-1730549740
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on September 18, 2015, 12:51:23 am

(http://www.rantsports.com/mlb/files/2014/04/Scott-Carroll.jpg)


Scott Carroll says his car was stolen in Chicago while he was pitching in the minors


http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/white-sox-pitcher-car-stolen-chicago-street-article-1.2364541 (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/white-sox-pitcher-car-stolen-chicago-street-article-1.2364541)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on September 18, 2015, 07:04:45 am
I bet it was Shoeless
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on September 20, 2015, 10:38:08 pm
Hahaha
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on September 21, 2015, 09:28:31 pm


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPcs8ryW8AA5UNa.jpg)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 09, 2015, 09:16:25 pm

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/CWS/CWStweet2_zpsozotxz1j.png)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on October 12, 2015, 02:40:40 pm
Who hosted it?     Rongey?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 13, 2015, 12:33:49 am
Who hosted it?     Rongey?

No, Chris Rongey is an employee of WSCR.   A post on soxtalk.com says Rob Hart (a WLS newsman & White Sox fan) was the host.  A one-time thing for him. At this time, no permanent host has been announced.  There's a link to the podcasts of past White Sox Weeklies.  The October 10th show has yet to be added:

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/fan_forum/hot_stove.jsp
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 13, 2015, 02:46:09 pm

here you go BlackSox, the podcast of the October 10th White Sox Weekly:

http://www.wlsam.com/white-sox-weekly-radio-podcast/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on October 15, 2015, 03:16:36 pm
Thanks
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 16, 2015, 06:38:43 pm

(http://assets.dnainfo.com/generated/chicago_photo/2015/10/white-sox-cubs-1445022049.jpg/extralarge.jpg)




White Sox Congratulate Cubs on Trip to NLCS With Billboard Message


http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20151016/bridgeport/white-sox-congratulate-cubs-on-trip-nlcs-with-billboard-message (http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20151016/bridgeport/white-sox-congratulate-cubs-on-trip-nlcs-with-billboard-message)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on November 19, 2015, 05:55:48 pm
When did this thread become so... dead?

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-white-sox-black-holes-and-trading-jose-quintana/

Link kinda says it all... but it also suggests we trade Robertson... sounds like a really smart guy.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on November 19, 2015, 05:59:14 pm
i agree with him 10000000000%

Trade Q for a bat. Wait till after the big FA sign if you dont like the offers on the table now. Whoever loses out will want SPs.

I doubt we can get Seager from dodgers for Q, but Q+ something can get it done i'd wager.... esp if they lose on ZG and Price.

There is also some talk the dodgers want to cut their payroll to below 240 mill for next year... that makes Q's contract a good target for them.


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on November 23, 2015, 10:24:41 pm
When did this thread become so... dead?

There hasn't been much media coverage of the Beloved lately.   Although Kenny has been talking a lot lately, much to my chagrin.

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on November 24, 2015, 08:44:09 am
No kidding, just STFU KW, jeesh.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on November 24, 2015, 12:44:21 pm
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/addressing-the-white-sox-defensive-problem/

KW says they havent decided on a direction yet... WTF
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on November 24, 2015, 01:08:42 pm
running wide open, in circles
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on November 24, 2015, 01:15:21 pm
Nothing wrong with that. See what is out there then go
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on November 24, 2015, 01:41:24 pm
KW says they havent decided on a direction yet... WTF

Where's that "flying under the radar" picture? They have an idea of what they're going to do but not going to announce it publicly. Or they're in wait and see mode right now. See what some of the offers might be for our trade chips and let that dictate the course you choose. There's nothing wrong that. We know you're in the blow-it-all-up camp but that realistically is not going to happen.

It's barely December and no major free agent has signed anywhere yet. There's plenty of offseason time yet.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on November 24, 2015, 02:05:36 pm
KW says they havent decided on a direction yet... WTF

Where's that "flying under the radar" picture? They have an idea of what they're going to do but not going to announce it publicly. Or they're in wait and see mode right now. See what some of the offers might be for our trade chips and let that dictate the course you choose. There's nothing wrong that. We know you're in the blow-it-all-up camp but that realistically is not going to happen.

It's barely December and no major free agent has signed anywhere yet. There's plenty of offseason time yet.
Crushing it SR. Should be on CSN. they are in between so they have to see whose out there, what they can add, trade etc.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on November 25, 2015, 10:30:15 am
KW says they havent decided on a direction yet... WTF

Where's that "flying under the radar" picture? They have an idea of what they're going to do but not going to announce it publicly. Or they're in wait and see mode right now. See what some of the offers might be for our trade chips and let that dictate the course you choose. There's nothing wrong that. We know you're in the blow-it-all-up camp but that realistically is not going to happen.

It's barely December and no major free agent has signed anywhere yet. There's plenty of offseason time yet.

this team lost 86 games last year. finished 19 games behind the Royals. Management still hasnt decided on a direction 1 month after the end of the season?

If i went to my boss and told him, hey the real estate transaction i'm working on isnt going to pan out... i'll be back to you in 3 months about what direction we're going to go in. I'd lose my job on the spot.

Mean while other teams are filling holes and trading away very good pieces that could help our team while we sit by awaiting a direction and then pick through the scraps.

I cant wait to end up with Mark Trumbo as our big off-season acquisition.... that is exactly where this is going right now.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 06, 2015, 10:21:11 pm

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/CWS/DCooperCWS_zpsufnhyamt.png)


670 The Score Interview: Don Cooper on Inside the Clubhouse (12/05/2015)


Longtime White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper jumped on with Bruce Levine and Mike Esposito to discuss various offseason topics, including Jeff Samardzija, who Don feels like he "failed" in 2015.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/audio/670-the-score-interviews/ (http://chicago.cbslocal.com/audio/670-the-score-interviews/)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 24, 2015, 03:39:03 pm
(http://www.wlsam.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/353/2015/10/sox_654x372_01.jpg)




The podcast of the 12/19/15 White Sox Weekly includes audio clips from Todd Frazier, an interview with Brett Lawrie and  MLB Network's/Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci talks about the moves the White Sox made so far this off-season and what he thinks of Eric Johnson, etc.

http://www.wlsam.com/white-sox-weekly-radio-podcast/

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on December 29, 2015, 11:18:23 am
Nice analysis, worth a read:

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/160622606/free-agent-market-aligning-well-for-white-sox
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 13, 2016, 10:55:04 pm
(http://www.milb.com/images/2009/03/20/QMoLz4oT.gif)


Ken Harrelson's replacement as the "Voice of the White Sox" for home TV games is.......

http://tinyurl.com/zu2d7dz

http://tinyurl.com/hlmqeq7




Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on January 15, 2016, 12:41:24 am
Nice hire.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 28, 2016, 10:13:24 pm

(http://www.tradingcarddb.com/Images/Cards/Baseball/72631/72631-11Fr.jpg)


Former White Sox outfielder Walt No-Neck Williams dies



http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/7/71/1283422/former-white-sox-outfielder-walt-neck-williams-dies (http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/7/71/1283422/former-white-sox-outfielder-walt-neck-williams-dies)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on February 04, 2016, 07:34:38 am
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/25470487

Just posting this for Loveland.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on February 04, 2016, 08:03:17 am
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/25470487

Just posting this for Loveland.

Her hatred has blinded her, heh
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on February 04, 2016, 07:38:22 pm
I saw it the first time you wobbled over here.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on February 04, 2016, 10:05:17 pm
Heh
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on March 14, 2016, 01:22:30 pm
Hahn Q&A:

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2016/03/rick-hahn-white-sox-gm.html
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on March 15, 2016, 07:09:05 am
Great read... thanks for posting.

I liked this snippet:

Quote
Is there anything the White Sox are doing differently with Tim, in contrast with Gordon Beckham — likewise a first-rounder shortstop who sped his way through the Sox system — eight years ago?

With regards to Beckham, one of the larger issues for him was that he never failed prior to getting to Chicago.

Obviously, you don’t want a player to struggle at any point in their career, but there is something to be said for them learning how to dig themselves out of adversity.  Those lessons are much easier to learn somewhere in the minors and away from the scrutiny of the bright lights of the majors. Since struggles are inevitable in the majors for every player, there is a fair amount of benefit for them having gone through it in the minors, which prepares them to be able to adapt and rebound once it happens in Chicago.

Translation: Beckham was a mental midget.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on March 15, 2016, 07:14:12 am
The more I learn about Hahn, the more I like him.

Quote
In this day and age, do the White Sox have anything near a “number” that ends up being assigned to a player? We fans have WAR now, in spite of whatever imperfections and controversies; do the White Sox have their own secret sauce that breaks things down similarly, beyond the 20-80 scale or eye test?

We do not look strictly at one all-encompassing number. We look at a bunch of different metrics that we trust and combine it with the subjective evaluation.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on March 15, 2016, 08:29:12 am
Great read... thanks for posting.

I liked this snippet:

Quote
Is there anything the White Sox are doing differently with Tim, in contrast with Gordon Beckham — likewise a first-rounder shortstop who sped his way through the Sox system — eight years ago?

With regards to Beckham, one of the larger issues for him was that he never failed prior to getting to Chicago.

Obviously, you don’t want a player to struggle at any point in their career, but there is something to be said for them learning how to dig themselves out of adversity.  Those lessons are much easier to learn somewhere in the minors and away from the scrutiny of the bright lights of the majors. Since struggles are inevitable in the majors for every player, there is a fair amount of benefit for them having gone through it in the minors, which prepares them to be able to adapt and rebound once it happens in Chicago.

Translation: Beckham was a mental midget.

Yes he was. I do think there is something to this. That Davidson kid has had two years of adversity now (he has stunk). This spring he seems to be doing pretty well, at least he was last I looked. Maybe this is a kid that has learned from adversity (tho I highly doubt it).
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on March 15, 2016, 08:32:47 am
The more I learn about Hahn, the more I like him.

Quote
In this day and age, do the White Sox have anything near a “number” that ends up being assigned to a player? We fans have WAR now, in spite of whatever imperfections and controversies; do the White Sox have their own secret sauce that breaks things down similarly, beyond the 20-80 scale or eye test?

We do not look strictly at one all-encompassing number. We look at a bunch of different metrics that we trust and combine it with the subjective evaluation.

combine it with the subjective evaluation ====    grinder yes or no
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on March 15, 2016, 09:07:44 am
There is definitely something to be said for resilience and the ability to adjust / work through adversity.

Unless you're THAT good, of course.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on March 15, 2016, 12:50:34 pm
We look at a bunch of different metrics that we trust and combine it with the subjective evaluation a comparison to Kenny Williams
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on March 15, 2016, 02:01:09 pm
http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/adam-laroche-to-retire-from-baseball/


LaRoche retiring as of now... thank god for small favors.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on March 15, 2016, 02:05:48 pm
http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/adam-laroche-to-retire-from-baseball/


LaRoche retiring as of now... thank god for small favors.
Wow, great
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on March 15, 2016, 04:03:18 pm
I think his back injury is worse then was let on last year.

If his back seized up that bad this early in ST i can see him wanting to retire.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on March 15, 2016, 05:09:05 pm
That makes sense.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on March 17, 2016, 10:39:39 am
something to read.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/how-the-white-sox-could-win-the-pennant/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on March 17, 2016, 10:44:27 am
from that article... YES PLEASE!!!!

We’ve gotten the White Sox a little over five extra wins, which is just about tied with the Indians… but the news that Adam LaRoche has retired, news that docks the White Sox nearly no production by projections, that news has netted the team an extra $13 million. Perhaps that’s enough to prod Mark Buehrle back to the team to improve their fifth starter situation.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on March 17, 2016, 11:51:36 am
That would be sweet.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on March 17, 2016, 12:54:43 pm
I would LOVE to see MB in the dugout helping Rodon with the change up...

Sale gives him tips on the slider... this can only be a good thing.

Moves the great Erik Johnson to AAA as well.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on March 17, 2016, 12:56:27 pm
Not just working with Rodon on the change up... have him add a cutter!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on March 17, 2016, 01:21:27 pm
Not just working with Rodon on the change up... have him add a cutter!

You glutton
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 19, 2016, 05:28:59 pm

In LaRoche-White Sox flap, Kenny Williams acted on behalf of others, too


http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/bob-nightengale/2016/03/18/adam-laroche-drake-laroche-kenny-williams/81993428/

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 13, 2016, 02:54:30 pm

first read this ESPN puff piece on Duck Dynasty wannabe...



Adam LaRoche goes deep on his decision to walk


http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/15159499/adam-laroche-goes-deep-decision-walk



...now read this Deadspin point-by-point ripping of the ESPN crappy piece.....




ESPN's Insane Adam LaRoche Puff Piece Features LaRoche Liberating Sex Slaves


http://deadspin.com/espns-insane-adam-laroche-puff-piece-features-laroche-l-1770710009



Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on April 13, 2016, 04:05:45 pm
Nicely done by Deadspin.     LaRoche needs to go away.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on April 14, 2016, 06:32:27 am
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/25553829/the-white-sox-rotations-big-three-has-a-chance-to-be-special
via http://cbssportsapp.com
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on April 19, 2016, 09:19:39 am
http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/laroche-and-son-to-appear-on-good-morning-america/

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on April 26, 2016, 01:18:03 pm
Is this considered "grindy?"

warning: NSFW language (http://tinyurl.com/gwumpdj)

Edited because even URL's that aren't displayed get censored
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on April 26, 2016, 01:50:06 pm
Hey Hey Hey!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 27, 2016, 12:35:23 am

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-571ec2a0/turbine/ct-ct-white-sox-padres-spring-training060-jpg-20160425/600/600x338)


Jose Abreu of White Sox paid $5.8M to agents after Cuba defection: court papers


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-jose-abreu-cubans-smuggling-20160425-story.html

by Jared S. Hopkins - Chicago Tribune reporter - April 25, 2016  8:19PM

During a spectacular debut season in Chicago, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu wowed crowds with 36 home runs, a team record for a rookie.

But what no one saw and few knew was that during those same few months he apparently was paying off a heavy debt to the people who helped him escape from his native Cuba.

Newly unsealed court records describe the shadowy yet lucrative world of illegal smuggling that brings Cuban baseball players into the United States. For Abreu, according to federal prosecutors, that included $5.8 million he allegedly transferred in three separate payments over nine months to people who aided his defection.

The smuggling activity is spelled out in a superseding indictment in the South Florida case against one of Abreu's former agents, Bart Hernandez, who was indicted in February on charges related to human trafficking. The indictment details how smugglers made payments to boat captains, including $160,000 for Abreu's driver, and falsified documents to help top Cuban prospects eventually find their way to the U.S. to play professional baseball.

In return, the players were instructed to make large payments to the individuals who arranged their escapes, according to prosecutors.

Joe Kehoskie, a baseball consultant and former agent who has represented Cuban players, said the specificity of documents, emails and bank transfers described by prosecutors was rare and suggested that defections haven't been as voluntary as many agents long professed.

"I've never seen the government go to that level of detail with emails and dates," Kehoskie said. "It seems to confirm what has been widely speculated for a decade now — that the defection of Cubans has been rife with criminality."

Last week's filing also indicted Julio Estrada, a Cuban exile in Miami who worked with Hernandez for about a decade, and Haiti resident Amin Latouff on charges related to human trafficking for allegedly conspiring with Hernandez.

Prosecutors allege all three profited by illegally smuggling baseball players and members of their families into the United States with the help of false passports and residency records. The government asked for forfeiture of at least $15 million related to the charges against the three men.

Prosecutors also accuse Hernandez of being untruthful with investigators Dec. 4, 2013, when he told them he didn't know firsthand how players were smuggled out of Cuba. In the past decade, Hernandez grew from relative anonymity to boasting a client list of about two-dozen Cuban-born players.

The records describe a trafficking process that sometimes began by paying boat captains to ferry players out of Cuba and into another Latin country. Hernandez and the others would then provide players with false passports, according to the new indictment.

They also submitted applications with false information to the federal government as part of the process of getting permission for a foreign national to play in Major League Baseball.

Ben Daniel, a former prosecutor who oversaw human trafficking cases in Miami, said the case reveals how complex smuggling has become as the financial stakes have gotten higher. "You used to go on a boat, bring some players back here and create some cover," Daniel said.

He said the new federal documents describe a "much more devious scheme."

According to the new indictment, after the players signed with major-league teams, they were directed by Estrada or Hernandez to transfer money into accounts for companies that each of the men controlled.

In the indictment, prosecutors describe activities involving 16 players identified by their initials, including "J.A.C." — Abreu's initials. (In Spanish naming customs, the paternal family name precedes the maternal name.)

Abreu, now 29, is believed to have left Cuba in August 2013. About that time, according to prosecutors, Latouff paid a boat captain $160,000 to smuggle Abreu to Haiti. Later that month, Hernandez submitted an application for the player to the federal government in order for him to sign a contract with a major-league team. He also emailed Major League Baseball a visa purportedly issued by Haiti.

On Oct. 13, 2013, Latouff allegedly provided the player a fake passport with a false name to use on a flight to Miami from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. According to the indictment, Latouff later provided similar documentation to Abreu's then-girlfriend, also identified only by initials.

The White Sox soon announced that Abreu had signed a five-year deal worth $68 million. At the time, Abreu was represented by the Praver Shapiro sports agency, which worked with Hernandez and his company, Global Sports Management.

In March 2014, Estrada "caused J.A.C. to wire" about $2.4 million into an account that Estrada controlled, prosecutors wrote in the indictment. In August of that same year, "J.A.C." also transferred $2 million and then sent another $1.36 million in December, prosecutors wrote.

After each transfer, Estrada allegedly sent funds to an account controlled by Hernandez, with nearly $600,000 going into that account, according to the indictment.

During his first season with the White Sox in 2014, Abreu was an all-star, and after the season he was named rookie of the year. Abreu has steadfastly declined to discuss his journey out of Cuba and on Monday declined comment through a team spokesman.

The Tribune previously reported that Abreu's transition while in the U.S. has been aided by Julio Estrada, although his precise role with regard to Abreu is unclear. In 2014 Estrada identified himself to the Tribune as Abreu's agent, but the players union said it had no evidence of that.

When the Tribune tried to interview Abreu's family in Miami about their defection, it was Estrada who abruptly called it off, even though Abreu's mother had initially agreed.

If convicted on all counts, Hernandez faces up to 35 years in prison while Estrada faces 45. They also are being asked to give up anything earned with any baseball players. None of the Cuban-born players, including Abreu, has been accused of wrongdoing.

The government sometimes seeks to return assets to people wronged by defendants, but it's unclear whether that could happen in this situation and whether the players would be entitled to any forfeited money.

Estrada's attorney, Sabrina Puglisi, said her client was arrested Friday in Miami and entered a plea of not guilty before a bond release. She described Estrada as a trainer who happened to share clients with Hernandez.

"Julio at no time encouraged or assisted any of the players to enter the United States illegally," she said. "The only thing he's ever done is to help train these players and get them ready in order to help them achieve their dream to play baseball in the United States."

When Hernandez was first indicted, prosecutors alleged he conspired first in 2008 to smuggle for profit a Cuban national identified in court papers as "L.M.T." Those are the same initials as Leonys Martin Tapanes, a Seattle Mariners outfielder who was once represented by Hernandez but later sued him.

Both indictments have tied Hernandez to convicted traffickers. One, Eliezer Lazo, is serving two prison terms, including a 14-year sentence on extortion charges related to masterminding a smuggling operation that brought hundreds of Cubans to the U.S., including Martin.

Allegations in the new indictment make reference to other current major-league players.

For instance, according to the documents, in September 2014, Estrada traveled to Providence, R.I., and met with a player identified as "D.H.H." At the time, Phillies pitcher Dalier Hinojosa was represented by Hernandez, and played for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Estrada allegedly directed Hinojosa to "falsely and fraudulently state to federal authorities" that he left Cuba with unknown fishermen when both men knew he left with smugglers.



Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on April 27, 2016, 05:41:48 pm
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-white-sox-have-gotten-the-start-they-needed/

Something to read.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on April 27, 2016, 08:07:25 pm
Good stuff.   
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on May 02, 2016, 12:43:57 pm
http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/70238/defensive-player-of-the-month-white-sox-outfielder-adam-eaton
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on May 02, 2016, 08:27:12 pm
Someone told me that Eaton has one of the best WARs among position players, mainly due to his defense.  I'm too busy (lazy) to actually look it up, so I'm going with it.  Looks like he needs to stay in RF.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on May 02, 2016, 08:30:03 pm
He has the best war for defense amoung all players. 10th overall for total WAR including offense.

http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=y&type=8&season=2016&month=0&season1=2016&ind=0&team=0&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0&sort=21,d
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on May 02, 2016, 08:33:49 pm
Yep, he has a higher WAR than the total war of 1/3 of the MLB teams, pretty sure that is what I read. I thought his WAR was a 4. I knew he was bad in CF but man he is way good in RF thus far.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 23, 2016, 08:12:01 pm

Baseball Reference ‏@baseball_ref 10 hours ago


The #WhiteSox have the AL's leader in WAR among position players AND the leader in WAR among pitchers

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CjJqz4fUoAAry83.jpg)  (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CjJqz2EUoAAsDoN.jpg)


https://twitter.com/baseball_ref/status/734767129459884032

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 29, 2016, 11:55:53 am


(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/CWS/RVAB_zps33078116.jpg)


Should the White Sox make some changes?


http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/should-the-white-sox-make-some-changes--151008826.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/should-the-white-sox-make-some-changes--151008826.html)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: 4nek8 on May 30, 2016, 04:46:31 pm
Is Ed O'Neill available?  If so, I think they should go for it.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 08, 2016, 06:21:54 pm

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-57580d35/turbine/ct-whitesox-nationals-20160607/750/750x422)


White Sox death spiral: The players get better or the GM gets better players


By Steve Rosenbloom - The RosenBlog - June 8, 2016  9:11AM

The White Sox, if you can believe this, are “capable of returning to that high level of performance.’’ The quote came from Sox GM Rick Hahn. He meant the 23-10 start to this season, but it might be more of a prayer than a belief.

Because the Sox just plummeted to .500, and they did it in such a Sox way: blowing a 5-2 lead in which starting pitcher Mat Latos  couldn’t complete five innings and the bullpen couldn’t shut down the Nationals while the offense was outscored 8-0 in the last seven innings.

The truth is, and Hahn has to know the truth, the Sox look far more capable of returning to the level of Tuesday’s game.

And the game before that. And the game before that. And all the games in this 6-19 death spiral.

read more:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/rosenblog/ct-white-sox-death-spiral-rosenbloom-20160608-column.html


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 22, 2016, 05:11:19 pm

(http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/assets/images/7/5/6/190295756/cuts/bobobble_1900x1069_1_2x7e86p4_0imt0sgt.jpg)


Get your limited edition Chicago White Sox Charities Bo Jackson bobblehead while they're hot:


http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/white-sox-charities/support-us/bo-jackson-bobbleheads/?partnerId=ed-10595642-913878573
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 02, 2016, 06:08:11 pm


If you're not already a subscriber, for a limited time MLB.TV is now only $17.99 for the rest of the season:



(http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/images/subscriptions/y2016/mlbtv_logo3x.png)

MLB.TV is $17.99 to honor Deadline deals
Premium subscription is $17.99 for limited time after Monday's 18 trades


http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article/192399002/watch-baseball-live-with-mlbtv-price-drops/

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/subscriptions/index.jsp?c_id=mlb&affiliateId=EDITORIAL





Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on August 15, 2016, 07:22:11 pm
Meant to post this last weekend and completely forgot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4j4ujBQY8s
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on August 15, 2016, 07:58:16 pm
That is the way I recall it, Robin pretty much got his clock cleaned.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on August 16, 2016, 09:11:46 am
the video is arguing that he won the fight...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on August 16, 2016, 12:06:31 pm
not what I saw
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Juan pizzarro on August 16, 2016, 09:25:00 pm
most videos of the incident show the Ventura beating by Ryan, but I have seen some videos that went to the very end of the fight, and Ventura got his licks in pretty good at the end.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 27, 2016, 02:12:34 pm

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-57be4fb7/turbine/ct-u-s-cellular-field-home-of-the-white-sox-to-become-guaranteed-rate-field-video-20160824/650/650x366)


Hinsdale man who runs Guaranteed Rate loves park name controversy

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160826/sports/160829079/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on August 29, 2016, 01:55:32 pm

Stuck In Neutral

The White Sox are on their way to another forgettable season, despite the team’s aggressive efforts to improve.

21. Philadelphia Phillies (60–70, minus-138, LW: 21)
20. Colorado Rockies (62–68, plus-12, LW: 19)
19. Chicago White Sox (63–66, minus-31, LW: 20)
18. New York Mets (66–64, plus-2, LW: 18)
17. Miami Marlins (67–63, plus-11, LW: 12)

The White Sox bagged some modest improvement in 2014, spiking from 63 to 73 wins, with an impressive quartet of young stars leading the charge. On offense, Jose Abreu ran away with Rookie of the Year honors and finished fourth in MVP voting as the team’s new slugging first baseman, and Adam Eaton batted .300/.362/.401 and played strong defense as the team’s new centerfielder. On the pitching side, 25-year-olds Chris Sale and Jose Quintana asserted themselves as the best young duo of lefty starters in the league. Sure, the supporting cast stunk. But if the Pale Hose could fill some of their glaring weakness with even league-average players, a quick jump toward contention was possible.

GM Rick Hahn responded with force. In one of the most aggressive off-season sprees any team had pulled off in years, Hahn acquired righthander Jeff Samardzija, closer David Robertson, lefty setup reliever Zach Duke, outfielder Melky Cabrera and first baseman Adam Laroche to fill multiple gaping holes. None of those players were superstars at the time, but the jump from a replacement-level player to a league-average one can be as valuable to a team as a league-average player to a borderline All-Star. Build around the young corps and plug in a competent supporting cast, and the White Sox figured to make some noise in the AL Central.

Chicago didn’t. LaRoche and Samardzija flopped; Cabrera underachieved; the Sox got miserable production from catcher, second base, third base, shortstop and rightfield; and the supposedly much improved 2015 squad won just three more games than the ‘14 club did.

So Hahn tried again. Last off-season, he once more overhauled the roster, with a particular focus on Chicago's miserable infield. He signed Alex Avila and Dioner Navarro to try to improve the catcher position. He traded two B-level prospects for Brett Lawrie, addressing the need at second base, and a week later, he pulled off a three-way trade for All-Star Todd Frazier, reeling in a badly needed power-hitting third baseman.

That hasn’t worked either. Navarro played terribly and just got shipped back to Toronto. Avila and Lawrie have played competently when healthy, but both have missed significant time to injury. Frazier ranks among the league leaders in homers and RBIs but is also hovering just above the Mendoza line. Another off-season pickup, outfielder Austin Jackson, was a bust. And while Sale and Quintana continued to excel and fellow young lefty Carlos Rodon has shown flashes of potential, the bottom two spots in Chicago’s rotation have combined to rank among the worst in baseball. Combine those shortfalls with Abreu falling sharply from his world-beating level of two years, and the White Sox remain where they were two years: below .500 with a top-heavy roster that badly needs competence in supporting roles to be a real contender.

This winter, Chicago will hope that the third time’s the charm. Rookie shortstop Tim Anderson has impressed and figures to be the answer at that spot through the rest of the decade, and maybe longer. Rodon’s fastball-slider combo has the potential to give the White Sox a third dominant lefty starter. The farm is getting better thanks to some promising drafts. Maybe one more winter spree will finally vault the Sox above .500 or better. For a franchise that’s now been languishing for nearly a decade, Chicago can't afford another season of the same results.


http://www.si.com/mlb/2016/08/29/the-30-power-rankings-week-21-diamondbacks-white-sox-orioles-rangers
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on September 02, 2016, 01:04:24 pm
(http://kgmi-am.sagacom.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/70/files/2015/08/Carlos-Rodon.jpg)

Carlos Rodon Has Taken A Step Forward
Lefty's 1.47 ERA in August was the second best in Majors

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/carlos-rodon-has-taken-a-step-forward/

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on September 02, 2016, 01:18:34 pm
Very good read... thanks for posting.

The frame-by-frame analysis of fastball vs. changeup arm action is pretty encouraging.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on September 19, 2016, 03:51:10 pm
At least one blog believes Chris Sale should win the Cy Young...

http://www.mlb451.com/2016-cy-young-winners-sale-and-scherzer/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BillSharp on September 19, 2016, 05:09:55 pm
His analysis is good, won - loss record is the worst way to evaluate pitchers. If voters concentrated on the stats Joel Horlen would have easily beat Jim Lombard for the Cy in '67. That vote was a joke.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Juan pizzarro on September 20, 2016, 01:58:57 pm
You mean Lonborg
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on September 20, 2016, 03:14:50 pm
Lonborg is the guy who hurt his knee skiing the following winter, correct?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on October 25, 2016, 02:52:35 pm
http://deadspin.com/remember-when-the-chicago-white-sox-won-the-world-serie-1788190631

good stuff
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 11, 2016, 01:31:32 am

from Ken Rosenthal at FoxSports:

Quote

*One rival executive’s read on the White Sox: “I think they’re in the exact same place they were in during the summer. They’ll listen on everyone, but I think they’ll focus on trying to move the short-term guys first and then listen on the big guys — and ultimately not move the big guys.”

The “short-term guys” are Frazier, second baseman Brett Lawrie and outfielder Melky Cabrera, all of whom are entering free-agent years, and closer David Robertson, who is signed through 2018.

The “big guys,” of course, are left-handers Chris Sale and Jose Quintana.


http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/houston-astros-carlos-beltran-edwin-encarnacion-brian-mcann-yankees-padres-white-sox-110916

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 05, 2016, 06:13:40 pm

White Sox reportedly asking for No. 1 prospect plus more in trade return for Chris Sale

http://www.csnchicago.com/chicago-white-sox/white-sox-reportedly-asking-no-1-prospect-plus-more-trade-return-chris-sale

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on December 05, 2016, 06:41:29 pm
Not enough.  A bird in the hand is worth two in the minors.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on December 05, 2016, 07:53:15 pm
Shaking the bush Boss, shaking the bush.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 13, 2016, 12:28:03 pm
(http://cdn-s3.si.com/s3fs-public/styles/marquee_large_2x/public/2016/12/13/adam-eaton-chris-sale-throwback-jersey-story.jpg?itok=QPDf6wKt)


Adam Eaton rescued a jersey from Chris Sale's scissors and he wants it signed

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/adam-eaton-saved-a-jersey-from-chris-sales-scissors-and-he-wants-it-signed-173203384.html

http://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2016/12/13/adam-eaton-chris-sale-throwback-jersey-story

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 19, 2016, 02:34:07 pm
(http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/a18df192f871e550dea2fcb46464cad6500224a5/c=0-0-3533-1996&r=x324&c=600x321/local/-/media/2016/07/10/USATODAY/USATODAY/636037831627946937-C04-YOAN-MONCADA-83270788.JPG)
Rumors and Rumblings: White Sox excited about Moncada’s potential


http://www.fanragsports.com/mlb/rumors-rumblings-white-sox-excited-moncadas-potential/

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on January 17, 2017, 05:30:16 pm
http://m.mlb.com/news/article/213616014/2017-top-10-right-handed-pitching-prospects/?topicid=151437456

3 Sox make the list
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 19, 2017, 11:24:58 am
(http://directvchicago.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2013/05/csn_chicago.png?ver=0.2)

CSN announces live streaming of Cubs, White Sox games during 2017 MLB season


http://www.csnchicago.com/chicago-cubs/csn-announces-live-streaming-cubs-white-sox-games-during-2017-mlb-season

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 30, 2017, 12:07:55 pm

(http://b.fssta.com/uploads/2017/01/013017-mlb-frankthomas-pi-lf.vadapt.767.high.0.jpg)

Frank Thomas says 2 ‘cheaters’ were just elected into Baseball Hall of Fame


http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/frank-thomas-says-2-cheaters-were-just-elected-into-baseball-hall-of-fame-013017
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 30, 2017, 12:25:41 pm

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-588f6ef8/turbine/chi-moncada-ct0046476692-20170130/550/550x309)

Moncada aiming for Major heights in 2017
Top prospect feels he's ready to play for White Sox


http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article/214485374/yoan-moncada-says-hes-ready-to-join-white-sox/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on January 30, 2017, 01:54:40 pm
FT is 100% right. they shouldnt have been let in.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on January 30, 2017, 06:28:30 pm
FT is 100% right. they shouldnt have been let in.

Who are they, Bagwell and Pudge?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on January 31, 2017, 12:24:28 am
Yep.  But the story is gone, you may be able to search goigle cache to read  it.  Every link I managed to find it has been blotted out.  I wonder who at MLB got to Fox Sports.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on January 31, 2017, 07:07:43 am
Yep.  But the story is gone, you may be able to search goigle cache to read  it.  Every link I managed to find it has been blotted out.  I wonder who at MLB got to Fox Sports.

Thanks Love, I tried to get to story and it was no longer there, as you just mentioned. 
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on January 31, 2017, 03:55:28 pm
He basically said there are many old timers that didnt make millions of dollars, all they have is their legacy.

He also said he has no problem with guys doing what it took to take care of their families... but if you are going to let in cheaters then let in bonds/clemens etc... dont play this moral relativity game.

Not his words... but how i read it.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on February 01, 2017, 06:50:07 am
I figured they were your words, Frank never spoke so eloquently, heh
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on February 12, 2017, 10:02:24 am

(http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Matt+Wieters+San+Diego+Padres+v+Baltimore+CrjChV5M4ail.jpg)

Should White Sox Take Chance on Signing Matt Wieters?


http://southsideshowdown.com/2017/02/10/white-sox-mlb-stints-prospects-disregarded/

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on February 15, 2017, 07:40:16 pm
Feeling optimistic?

https://theringer.com/chicago-white-sox-world-series-longshot-mlb-adeaebdb54df#.7sk42xter
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on February 17, 2017, 06:13:46 am
Any scenario that states Q is the "lynchpin" will disappoint.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 02, 2017, 11:18:56 am
(http://www.sportscollectorsdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/WBCTributeAbreu.jpg)

Jose Abreu eating his passport is just the latest awful story from Cuban defectors


http://sports.yahoo.com/news/jose-abreu-eating-his-passport-is-just-the-latest-awful-story-from-cuban-defectors-235149563.html


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: WshflThinking on March 03, 2017, 02:14:12 pm
Lawrie released

http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/white-sox-release-brett-lawrie/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on March 15, 2017, 09:21:16 pm
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2697051-the-107-mph-man-michael-kopechs-quest-to-be-the-fastest-pitcher-of-all-time?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

He is far too obsessed with the radar fun to ever be a good baseball player.  We should have held out for benintendi
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on March 16, 2017, 12:51:35 pm
If he blames the cake, or the person who brought it, I stead of himself for partaking in eating said cake it does not bode well for many things in baseball or life.

L  Not to mention the post-game spread dilemma he will be faced with 162 times a year.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on March 19, 2017, 09:53:47 am
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2697051-the-107-mph-man-michael-kopechs-quest-to-be-the-fastest-pitcher-of-all-time?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

He is far too obsessed with the radar fun to ever be a good baseball player.  We should have held out for benintendi

Nuke Laloosh
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on April 26, 2017, 09:33:32 am
Jim Thome brings his legendary hitting prowess to MLB Network - Yahoo Sports
https://apple.news/ArXEtvhK6SZC886rQdThxMQ

Thome to be an analyst on MLB Network
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 28, 2017, 10:14:25 pm
(https://i0.wp.com/www.outsidepitchmlb.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/AvisailGarciaChicagoWhiteSoxvNewYorkald0UBh8iyMl.jpg?resize=600%2C400&ssl=1)

Can and should the Chicago White Sox keep winning?


https://www.outsidepitchmlb.com/white-sox-record/68329

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on April 29, 2017, 09:10:19 am
I didn't read the article but just based on the headline I'm going to say no. I don't think they can sustain this type of winning just like we saw last year after the 23-10 start. Commit to the rebuild. Sell off the guys who are playing well and get another high draft pick. And go all in to win the bidding for Luis Robert.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 29, 2017, 10:47:14 am

(https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/600/1*TB2B5XMVK5gwdzZEcnmxBg.jpeg)

Friday Night Heights: Sox Win Fifth Straight, Stand Alone on Top of A.L. Central


https://whitesoxpride.mlblogs.com/friday-night-heights-sox-win-fifth-straight-stand-alone-on-top-of-a-l-central-91c9400aff7a

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 29, 2017, 10:52:16 am

(https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/800/1*9sbSHGvY0eV8Kmp6MpacEA.jpeg)

the-white-sox-have-had-one-of-the-best-pitchers-on-the-planet

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-white-sox-have-had-one-of-the-best-pitchers-on-the-planet/

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 01, 2017, 03:02:47 pm
(https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/8d83abd951fba7f69344a5f0492801c89a568e08/c=240-0-3983-2814&r=x404&c=534x401/local/-/media/2015/05/18/USATODAY/USATODAY/635675646582019564-USATSI-8571083.jpg)

White Sox slugger Avisail Garcia looks like he has finally arrived

https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/04/18/avisail-garcia-chicago-white-sox

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 04, 2017, 09:03:13 am

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/CWS/DDun_zps6hitvvbu.png)


Prospect Dane Dunning eager to pitch with brother in White Sox organization


http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-dane-dunning-white-sox-minors-spt-0505-20170504-story.html
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 22, 2017, 11:26:36 am

(http://www.csnchicago.com/sites/csnchicago/files/styles/article_hero_image/public/2017/05/17/5-17_tommy_kahnle_usat.jpg?itok=hHT6nghi)

In My Words: Kahnle confident in consistency

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article/231447580/white-sox-tommy-kahnle-in-his-own-words/

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on May 25, 2017, 11:23:39 pm
Look who's #3?   "A reason to believe"...

https://sports.yahoo.com/news/look-30-teams-can-mlbs-free-agent-mega-class-2018-19-231046402.html

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on May 26, 2017, 07:29:29 am
Look who's #3?   "A reason to believe"...

https://sports.yahoo.com/news/look-30-teams-can-mlbs-free-agent-mega-class-2018-19-231046402.html



Blackie is morphing into Rod Stewart
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on May 26, 2017, 02:04:10 pm
"morphing into", or just "is"?

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on May 27, 2017, 06:54:17 am
I knew it!!!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on May 27, 2017, 01:31:28 pm
"morphing into", or just "is"?



heh, how is Maggie May doing?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 27, 2017, 05:22:20 pm

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAzpFhuXsAEN3bm.jpg)


Loveland's all-time White Sox favorite reliever is in town for the weekend!


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAzpFhxXsAE22UE.jpg)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BillSharp on May 28, 2017, 12:58:07 am
who dat?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on May 28, 2017, 06:34:56 am
Foulke? He has not missed many meals.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on May 28, 2017, 06:49:24 am
Speaking about not missing meals.

I retired in 2011. In the 6 years I have been retired and not doing a damn thing I have lost over 60 pounds. Now back to what I weighed when I was in the USAF. I walked some early on, 2-3  miles every morning, but blew out my knee portaging on fishing trip about 4 years ago and have not walked for exercise since. Just getting out of the stress made a huge difference. I did basically stop drinking booze, altho I may have a beer once every month or two. Bigger change was due to stopping the consumption of diet pepsi. No sodas anymore, lots of water.

Sorry to pat myself on the back, proud of it, but something I could have done long ago if I had just put my mind to it. Stress is a bad hombre.

I do get up early every morning, feed the deer and work in the woods out back getting rid of buckthorn and garlic mustard, a bit every day so I guess I cannot say I do not exercise but it is not boring like walking. Mama Doe brought her two new fawns up in the yard yesterday and paraded them around for me. Such cute little things, crow-hopping in the yard. If you ever want to give a deer a treat give them a Pink Lady apple, they love those better than anything else.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on May 28, 2017, 06:50:24 am
Oh yeah, Blackie, I still partake heavily however, heh. Just call me Chronic.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on May 28, 2017, 11:07:52 am
Good on ya, msf!   Great stuff.


Maggie says 'Hi'

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on May 28, 2017, 12:49:55 pm
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-white-sox-sullivan-spt-0528-20170527-column.html

An optimistic piece on the rebuild.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on May 28, 2017, 01:03:01 pm
Good on ya, msf!   Great stuff.


Maggie says 'Hi'


Ah luv Maggie even though I do not work on her farm no more.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on May 28, 2017, 01:07:17 pm
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-white-sox-sullivan-spt-0528-20170527-column.html

An optimistic piece on the rebuild.

Thanks Joey. We do need to get rid of some dead weight in the minors. Barnum, Hawkins, Michalczewski and a boatload of pitchers need to just be cut and replaced. Burdi had been going well, but last night he gave up 5 runs in the 9th trying to save a 1-run lead. His first bad outing in quite a while, it happens.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on May 28, 2017, 01:13:38 pm
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-white-sox-sullivan-spt-0528-20170527-column.html

An optimistic piece on the rebuild.

Thanks Joey. We do need to get rid of some dead weight in the minors. Barnum, Hawkins, Michalczewski and a boatload of pitchers need to just be cut and replaced. Burdi had been going well, but last night he gave up 5 runs in the 9th trying to save a 1-run lead. His first bad outing in quite a while, it happens.

Let the "dead weight" take up space until it's ready to be filled by a kid.

The kids' development should be done at their pace - not based on what a minor league team needs.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on May 28, 2017, 01:25:35 pm
Heh
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on May 28, 2017, 03:16:02 pm
By some crappy weather circumstances and cancelled flights, i drove back from Huntsville to tampa on thursday.

11 hours of MLB radio in Sirius. Smoltz was on in the evening and mentioned something that really caught my attention. He said when he was coming up and when he first got to the majors, pitchers were given the chance to fail and learn from their mistakes. Now if they fail the first few starts they get shipped off to the BP.

Glavine went 7-17, maddux once went 6-14. I hope we dont rush the rebuild and give the new wave a chance to learn from failure.

so like Joey said, lets not rush this.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on May 28, 2017, 05:50:08 pm
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-white-sox-sullivan-spt-0528-20170527-column.html

An optimistic piece on the rebuild.

Thanks Joey. We do need to get rid of some dead weight in the minors. Barnum, Hawkins, Michalczewski and a boatload of pitchers need to just be cut and replaced. Burdi had been going well, but last night he gave up 5 runs in the 9th trying to save a 1-run lead. His first bad outing in quite a while, it happens.

Let the "dead weight" take up space until it's ready to be filled by a kid.

The kids' development should be done at their pace - not based on what a minor league team needs.
Yep, good point
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BillSharp on May 28, 2017, 06:22:34 pm
article mentions a Matt Dahl who works for Sox - Steve's kid?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 28, 2017, 07:12:06 pm
article mentions a Matt Dahl who works for Sox - Steve's kid?

yes

https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-dahl-4a2a919b/

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on May 30, 2017, 08:28:21 am
Foulke? He has not missed many meals.

Lol, yikes. I loved Keith Foulke back in 2000.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on May 30, 2017, 04:58:06 pm
Good on ya, msf!   Great stuff.


Maggie says 'Hi'


Ah luv Maggie even though I do not work on her farm no more.


Got a head full of ideas that are driving you insane?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 30, 2017, 07:17:45 pm

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DBGMhEjV0AAzSjh.jpg)



Jose Abreu named A.L. Player of the Week:

 http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article/233312582/jose-abreu-named-al-player-of-the-week/?topicId=27118146

https://twitter.com/whitesox/status/869630728157450241/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fm.mlb.com%2Fnews%2Farticle%2F233312582%2Fjose-abreu-named-al-player-of-the-week%2F

https://twitter.com/MLB/status/869630707030675456/photo/1

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on May 31, 2017, 06:52:07 am
Good on ya, msf!   Great stuff.


Maggie says 'Hi'


Ah luv Maggie even though I do not work on her farm no more.


Got a head full of ideas that are driving you insane?

You are good you!! (I need a pic of Deniro saying that to Billy Crystal)
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 24, 2017, 02:20:03 pm
(https://media.theplayerstribune.com/uploads/GettyImages-532635441.jpg)

Cheers to the South Side


https://www.theplayerstribune.com/mark-buehrle-white-sox-number-retirement/






(https://securea.mlb.com/cws/images/promotions/y2017/300x271_buerhle.png)


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 24, 2017, 06:53:16 pm

(https://securea.mlb.com/cws/images/promotions/y2017/300x271_buerhle.png)


https://mobile.twitter.com/kevin_glueck/status/878724704357449728


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 27, 2017, 10:24:35 am

(http://www.csnchicago.com/sites/csnchicago/files/styles/article_hero_image/public/2017/08/24/burger.jpg?itok=n5S9xC1H)


Taking BP at Sox park, Burger lives 'dream'
A lifelong South Siders fan, club's 1st-round pick reflects on Konerko's advice


http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article/238934664/white-sox-top-draft-pick-jake-burger-takes-bp/


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BillSharp on June 27, 2017, 03:57:43 pm
looks like he's had a few to many burgers
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 27, 2017, 04:36:54 pm
... more like he had a few too many beers and desserts along with too many burgers. 

Nice thing about baseball is that height, weight or body type really doesn't determine how 'good' a hitter you are.

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on June 27, 2017, 07:58:26 pm
Kruk:  "Lady, I ain't no athlete; I'm a baseball player"
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BillSharp on June 28, 2017, 12:00:04 am
difficult to play 3rd if you're a hippo.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on July 26, 2017, 03:06:48 pm
You need a subscription to read the entire article:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-the-white-sox-the-future-begins-now-1501069920
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 26, 2017, 05:21:03 pm
You need a subscription to read the entire article:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-the-white-sox-the-future-begins-now-1501069920

not if you know how to circumvent the paywall.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 01, 2017, 02:12:37 pm
(https://theloopsportscom.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/yoan-moncada.jpg?w=600&h=400&crop=1)


White Sox Bullets: Injury Scares, Walk-off Hits and Prospect Performance

https://theloopsports.com/2017/08/01/white-sox-bullets-injury-scares-walk-off-hits-and-prospect-performances/


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on September 06, 2017, 04:28:54 pm

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/bf/CSNChicago.png/350px-CSNChicago.png)        (http://www.dailyherald.com/storyimage/DA/20170823/ENTLIFE/170829568/AR/0/AR-170829568.jpg&updated=201708231424&MaxW=350&maxH=350&noborder)


CSN Chicago to become NBC Sports Chicago on Oct. 2

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/ct-nbc-sports-chicago-csn-new-name-20170823-story.html



Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on September 15, 2017, 09:12:55 pm
(https://milb.bamcontent.com/assets/images/8/1/4/208993814/cuts/Jirschele_manager_2017_p5nsfa2w_5tu2fj9c.jpeg)

Can Baseball Turn a 27-Year-Old Into the Perfect Manager?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/magazine/making-an-mlb-manager.html


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on September 15, 2017, 11:03:08 pm
 Thanks!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 07, 2017, 07:55:50 pm
(http://www.tradingcarddb.com/Images/Cards/Baseball/138578/138578-9147863Fr.jpg)  (http://www.tradingcarddb.com/Images/Cards/Baseball/138578/138578-9147863Bk.jpg)

Jim Landis, center fielder for Go-Go White Sox, dies at 83

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-white-sox-jim-landis-dies-spt-1008-20171007-story.html


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 07, 2017, 08:09:09 pm
(http://ww1.hdnux.com/photos/43/30/30/9274888/5/1024x1024.jpg)


Landis family’s story illustrates baseball’s financial changes

http://www.sfchronicle.com/giants/shea/article/A-father-s-dues-a-son-s-rewards-6770079.php

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on October 08, 2017, 11:12:08 am
(http://ww1.hdnux.com/photos/43/30/30/9274888/5/1024x1024.jpg)


Landis family’s story illustrates baseball’s financial changes

http://www.sfchronicle.com/giants/shea/article/A-father-s-dues-a-son-s-rewards-6770079.php

Good read. I had no idea he was the father of Craig Landis the agent.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 03, 2017, 07:05:06 pm

fake SI cover:



(https://i.imgur.com/Lmri4G6.jpg)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 14, 2017, 03:42:38 pm
(https://sabr.org/sites/default/files/49%20-%20Rivera%20Jim%204999.70_HS_NBL.jpg)

RIP Jungle Jim:

https://twitter.com/whitesox/status/930546794085470208

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article/261892596/former-white-sox-outfielder-jim-rivera-passes/



Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on November 14, 2017, 04:25:06 pm
Bummer. I think he played a lot of CF before Landis showed up. Now Landis and Rivera are both recently gone, if I am Ken Berry I am worrying.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BillSharp on November 21, 2017, 03:27:49 pm
Ken Berry was the best CF I've ever seen, hands down.

Too bad he had a weak bat.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 12, 2017, 02:20:31 pm

(https://i.imgur.com/YlqGuuk.jpg)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 27, 2017, 06:15:45 pm

Taking Inventory: Chicago White Sox

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/12/taking-inventory-chicago-white-sox-2.html

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 04, 2018, 06:45:11 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DStbTPbVoAA8IxL.jpg:large)

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 20, 2018, 12:23:33 am
(http://www.wlsam.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/353/2016/04/White-Sox-WLS-Logo1.jpg)

White Sox seeking new flagship radio home
WLS-AM 890 also drops Bulls coverage in bankruptcy filing


https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/news/white-sox-seek-new-radio-broadcasting-home/c-265040434





WLS-AM parent company asks court to end 'unprofitable' White Sox, Bulls deals

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/ct-spt-white-sox-bulls-radio-contracts-20180119-story.html


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: whitesox dope on January 27, 2018, 11:08:24 am
I had heard that some in the org were not happy with the initial deal with LS. I guess there were indicators that LS was having some financial issues even at that time.

I wouldn't mind BBM or GN.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 27, 2018, 02:07:07 pm
Welcome back dope.  You've been missed!

Did you see that my favorite Gogglebox contributor (Leon) recently passed away?  I'm going to miss his & June's comments.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42466801

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: whitesox dope on January 27, 2018, 02:43:04 pm
No I did not know that. I haven't been to the UK in a while.

That's too bad I really enjoyed their commentary.

Thanks
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on January 28, 2018, 09:13:06 pm
WSD!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Juan pizzarro on January 29, 2018, 09:30:16 pm
Dope!! still on planes these days?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 31, 2018, 05:14:23 pm

https://twitter.com/whitesox/status/958765397230137345



(https://suntimesmedia.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/screen-shot-2018-01-31-at-10-11-05-am.jpg?w=547&zoom=2)

Oscar G@mble, major leaguer with a big bat and big hair, dies at 68

https://tinyurl.com/y8m5tdrf

https://tinyurl.com/RIP-OscarG


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 31, 2018, 05:48:04 pm

(https://i.imgur.com/mdTuQUk.jpg)

Remembering White Sox outfielder Oscar G@mble
and his amazing Afro


https://tinyurl.com/ycsw7awu


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on February 06, 2018, 09:38:02 pm
This is funny.   We should embrace this... a sort of team identity... or non-identity, as it were.   

Fits well with the counter-culture team identity we discussed ~18 years ago (geez, has it really been that long... how'd the Four Horsemen work out?)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-white-sox-wheel-of-fortune-20180206-story.html

The real outrage is no mention of the Fire.  It's gonna be our year this year.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on February 07, 2018, 09:31:19 am
This is funny.   We should embrace this... a sort of team identity... or non-identity, as it were.   

Fits well with the counter-culture team identity we discussed ~18 years ago (geez, has it really been that long... how'd the Four Horsemen work out?)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-white-sox-wheel-of-fortune-20180206-story.html

The real outrage is no mention of the Fire.  It's gonna be our year this year.

Flava Flav ruined my boy Kip.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: PeteWard on February 08, 2018, 03:13:45 pm
Remind me, who were the Four Horseman
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on February 09, 2018, 01:58:25 pm
Kip Wells, Jon Garland, Lorenzo Barcelo, and i want to say Danny Wright... but it might have been Jon Raunch or Kris honel.

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on February 09, 2018, 08:31:01 pm
Maybe Aaron Myette
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on February 09, 2018, 08:57:21 pm
I think you are right. Forgot about him.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on February 12, 2018, 10:37:21 am
Pitchers and Catchers report tomorrow!

Our long off-season nightmare is finally over.

So, who is reporting in the best shape of their life this year?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on February 12, 2018, 03:18:51 pm
Not me...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: white sox dope on February 12, 2018, 09:56:53 pm
Dang you my first choice
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on February 13, 2018, 07:54:58 pm
Maybe Aaron Myette

Matt Ginter was a good starter in AA with Myette and Buehrle. I did not think Barceló was one, I thought it was Buehrle, Ginter, Myette and someone else. Wasn't the 4 horsemen their AA rotation from that year?
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on February 13, 2018, 07:56:05 pm
Pitchers and Catchers report tomorrow!

Our long off-season nightmare is finally over.

So, who is reporting in the best shape of their life this year?

I might be able to answer "me" to that question. Best shape of my life not counting basic training.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BillSharp on February 14, 2018, 03:08:52 am
the pitcher was Fogg. forget his first name & what happened to him.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: joeconners on February 14, 2018, 05:43:16 am
the pitcher was Fogg. forget his first name & what happened to him.

Josh Fogg - he had a decently long career as a back-of-the-rotation starter.

Just don't ask Method about the circumstances behind his departure from the Sox to the Pirates prior to the 2002 season.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BillSharp on February 14, 2018, 10:09:48 am
Fogg, Kip Wells & my guy Sean Wells for Todd Ritchie. What a terrible trade.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on February 14, 2018, 10:15:41 am
Maybe Aaron Myette

Matt Ginter was a good starter in AA with Myette and Buehrle. I did not think Barceló was one, I thought it was Buehrle, Ginter, Myette and someone else. Wasn't the 4 horsemen their AA rotation from that year?
Barcelo, Garland, Myette and maybe Ginter. Burly was not really considered a stud in the minors. Wells may have been one.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on February 14, 2018, 12:43:23 pm
Maybe Aaron Myette

Matt Ginter was a good starter in AA with Myette and Buehrle. I did not think Barceló was one, I thought it was Buehrle, Ginter, Myette and someone else. Wasn't the 4 horsemen their AA rotation from that year?

Now, MB didnt make the 4 horseman, he flew under the radar... I know Kip and Barcelo were part of it... Garland came in at that same point as well.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on February 14, 2018, 12:44:08 pm
Pitchers and Catchers report tomorrow!

Our long off-season nightmare is finally over.

So, who is reporting in the best shape of their life this year?

I might be able to answer "me" to that question. Best shape of my life not counting basic training.

MSF, that is great news... sadly for me its the opposite... i think i'm in the worst shape of my life right now.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on February 14, 2018, 06:26:42 pm

https://twitter.com/whitesox/status/963802265814519809

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on February 14, 2018, 06:33:50 pm

(http://i2.wp.com/www.atlasrider.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/WGN-Logo.jpg?fit=432%2C248)

WGN-AM named new radio home of the White Sox

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-white-sox-move-wgn-radio-20180214-story.html


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on February 14, 2018, 07:45:29 pm
Maybe Aaron Myette

Matt Ginter was a good starter in AA with Myette and Buehrle. I did not think Barceló was one, I thought it was Buehrle, Ginter, Myette and someone else. Wasn't the 4 horsemen their AA rotation from that year?
Barcelo, Garland, Myette and maybe Ginter. Burly was not really considered a stud in the minors. Wells may have been one.
BS on Buehrle. Pitched in Low A in 1st year (only a couple months), then promoted all the way to AA in 2nd year, and I think he made majors from there in same year and never even pitched AAA.Fogg was the other guy, Barcelo was not a 4 horseman. Buehrle, Ginter, Fogg and Biddle

http://www.thebaseballcube.com/teams/stats.asp?Y=2000&T=10110

Myette was either traded or promoted real early on, Buehrle only made it for about 20 starts and Rauch came up for 8-10 starts after Buehrle was promoted (I was there for his first start at the Dome as was his entire family). Rauch started in High A with Wright and a couple other good ones. Barcelo was in the pen for the Sox, started out in AAA. We were loaded with arms.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BillSharp on February 15, 2018, 03:39:02 am
Burly, Ginter, Fogg & Biddle. Those were the big 4 that dominated the Southern League that one year at Birmingham.

Min is right about Burly. 1st year was in low A ball & I remember that team had a veteran catcher who told a reporter that Burly was ready for the show. Next year he spent half a year at AA before being called up.

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on February 19, 2018, 02:33:22 pm
The Four H were together at Sox Fest. Wasn’t those 4
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on February 19, 2018, 07:54:24 pm
Then it was not the true 4H
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on February 21, 2018, 07:12:31 am
Since I first used the phrase I get to say who they were. Bite me
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on February 21, 2018, 11:01:32 am
Burly was not one of the original 4 horseman... And kip Wells was one for sure....
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on February 21, 2018, 12:28:16 pm

..and here I thought Rick Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson and Tully Blanchard were the original Four Horseman.


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on February 28, 2018, 04:43:44 pm
I agree with Method!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on March 01, 2018, 02:25:41 pm
I thought it was the Killer Bs... Buerhle, Biddle, Barcelo and Beirne.

I even bought an autographed jersey of Barcelo before he came up.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on March 09, 2018, 10:51:59 am
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2018/03/09/cuban-exiles-yoan-moncada-luis-robert-white-sox/409897002/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on March 28, 2018, 12:58:28 pm
I’m putting this here just because it is so flagrant and it fits here in a perverse media bias sort of way. 

I open up the Trib to a headline that says “Smooth Sailing ahead for the Cubs- at least until October”

Really?? Really?  That’s all, no I didn’t read it but got no indication it was part of the prediction game.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on March 28, 2018, 01:53:02 pm
The Trib got rid of their White Sox beat writer.   There were multiple days in the last couple of weeks when there were zero White Sox mentions in the sports page.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on March 28, 2018, 02:39:43 pm
“Smooth Sailing ahead for the Cubs- at least until October”

They really don't have anyone in their division to challenge them yet. The Brewers are short on starting pitching and all I kept reading all of-fseason was how they were prepared to add an impact starter, but they never did.

I don't know what the Cardinals are doing. They have like a billion dollar tv contract which should have made them chase some high end free agents but they don't appear to be doing too much to improve the team. I admit I don't know a whole lot about their system so maybe they feel they have prospects just about ready to come up and contribute.

However, the Cubs do not have much depth in pitching so if one or more of their starters or relievers goes down for an extended period, then the division could be up for grabs.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on March 29, 2018, 07:03:30 am
It’s just so haughty.  One of the wonders of Baseball is that you never really know.  Any team can beat any other team on a given day.  There are never worst to firsts in football yet it is almost routine in baseball, not yearly certainly but often enough that it is part of the game. 

This town has watched baseball for nearly 150 years, certainly the media has a grasp on just how difficult it really is and how many good looking teams on paper turn out to be an abject failure  as they descend with a millstone on their necks to the cellar - again.

So I simply found the headline willfully pompous.  Pride goeth before a fall, let’s watch.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on March 29, 2018, 07:08:30 am
I will love watching them fall.

On IlliniBoard there is one guy who knows his baseball but is so into the Cubs. He predicts Schwarber and their catcher (I do not know his name, do not follow entire league like I used to) will make All Star game. I am thinking, how many cubs can make it? I think he believes their entire team will. Baez at 2B, meh, good D. The SS was horrible last year.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on March 29, 2018, 07:22:29 am
The Trib got rid of their White Sox beat writer.   There were multiple days in the last couple of weeks when there were zero White Sox mentions in the sports page.

Maybe he left to take a job at Wheel of Fortune writing crossword puzzles.

I hadn’t really noticed, I do read the Tribune almost daily because their pay firewall is non-existent when I access via my vpn/work PC but I will admit to not pouring over spring training news.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on March 29, 2018, 11:18:12 am
I thought you would follow it closely with the hopes our good play gets us off to a rousing start. You know what you always say about winning early!!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on March 29, 2018, 12:06:35 pm
Still true!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 29, 2018, 12:37:04 pm

I hadn’t really noticed, I do read the Tribune almost daily because their pay firewall is non-existent when I access via my vpn/work PC but I will admit to not pouring over spring training news.

you can easily avoid their pay firewall by blocking the cookies from chicagotribune.com

in Firefox:  Tools -> Options -> Privacy & Security -> History -> Accept cookies from websites -> click on Exceptions -> type in chicagotribune.com -> click on block -> then click on save changes
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on March 29, 2018, 02:32:12 pm
But that is me setting out to steal content, I have no control over how FIS chooses to set up their internet access for employees.

—Churchgirl Loveland
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on April 02, 2018, 04:54:07 pm
Stole this from Shoeless's facebook page. Good read.

https://www.theringer.com/mlb/2018/4/2/17187594/chicago-white-sox-redefining-tanking-cubs-astros

Although, they did not do extreme tanking every well. As that should have meant leaving Moncada down longer, and ensuring they got the #1 pick.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on April 05, 2018, 11:05:11 am
https://theathletic.com/301301/2018/04/05/why-should-you-watch-the-white-sox-well-theyre-interesting/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on April 12, 2018, 09:41:19 am

I recall the Armour Square Park proposal, but this piece has an incredible amount of detail.   It's a long read, but well worth it.

Not a fan of the "square" outfield dimensions, but the rest of the design is cool.   And great points at the end by the writer.

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/the-white-sox-ballpark-in-chicago-that-never-was-and-could-have-changed-history/


I know ISF posted this in the History thread, but I am posting it here in case some of you missed it.


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on April 13, 2018, 08:36:59 am
Thanks Blackie. Interesting but laden with mistakes. Park capacity is about 36k, not 44k. The renovations were paid by US Cellular, no? And while the Bess design would have been great, the idea that retail would have flourished there is absurd
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on April 13, 2018, 04:47:25 pm
Got my chrome to the side of his White Sox hat...

https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-white-sox-cap-and-hip-hop-culture/

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 14, 2018, 12:42:11 pm
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DasTIrdXkAYD3_K.jpg

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on April 26, 2018, 12:46:00 pm
Good read:

https://670thescore.radio.com/spiegel-white-sox-rebuild-ugly-remember-context-big-picture
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on April 26, 2018, 08:40:23 pm
Good read, indeed.  Well done Spiegs.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 20, 2018, 01:29:49 pm
https://twitter.com/nadeler/status/998217995901120512
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 20, 2018, 10:08:39 pm
(http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Dylan+Covey+Chicago+White+Sox+v+Seattle+Mariners+uv4ixUPXQICl.jpg)

Dylan Covey looks to make good second impression with White Sox

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-white-sox-dylan-covey-promoted-20180519-story.html



Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on June 03, 2018, 08:18:42 pm
https://uni-watch.com/2018/06/03/powder-crew/

About this weekend's uni's.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 10, 2018, 06:56:41 pm

https://twitter.com/whitesox/status/1016774662464958464

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: SoxRule on July 12, 2018, 12:23:03 pm
Happy Quintana trade day (tomorrow)!! Good read on how the trade went down:  https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/white-sox/rick-hahn-tells-inside-story-how-one-biggest-chicago-sports-trades-came-together

Once again, Thanks Theo!!!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 12, 2018, 01:24:12 pm
(https://www.tradingcarddb.com/Images/Cards/Baseball/47/47-31Fr.jpg)

Former White Sox infielder Sammy Esposito died on Monday at age 81. Esposito played nine seasons with the Sox (1952, '55-62) and was a part of their 1959 team that won the American League pennant. He appeared in two World Series games vs. the Dodgers. Following his playing career, Esposito served as the head baseball coach at North Carolina State University from 1967-87.

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: ISF on August 10, 2018, 06:48:11 pm
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/ct-spt-esteban-loaiza-20180810-story.html
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Juan pizzarro on August 10, 2018, 08:51:41 pm
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/ct-spt-esteban-loaiza-20180810-story.html

And I had a beer with him one Soxfest but he never offered me a coke.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on August 11, 2018, 09:28:39 am
I hope he gets the minimum
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on August 11, 2018, 07:08:29 pm
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/ct-spt-esteban-loaiza-20180810-story.html

And I had a beer with him one Soxfest but he never offered me a coke.
Heh, good one.
Title: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 21, 2018, 04:05:13 pm


https://twitter.com/45PedroMartinez/status/1031675655526731776

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on August 28, 2018, 04:27:16 pm
https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/lucas-giolito-is-saving-his-season/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on August 28, 2018, 09:44:45 pm
Great read
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on August 29, 2018, 04:51:30 pm
https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/michael-kopech-cant-stop-throwing-strikes/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BillSharp on August 29, 2018, 04:59:34 pm
not a lot of break on his curve.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on August 29, 2018, 05:15:56 pm
its a work in progress.. it looks a lot like the slider, as he pointed out they are very very similar.

Good thing here is his recently found ability to find the strike zone with all his pitches.

The test is going to be when MLB hitters adjust to the fast ball. When they go up there first pitch swinging expecting a FB and get it. or expect FB up in the count and get it.  We'll have to wait and see if the recent found maturity starts to compensate for those adjustments or if he breaks down completely.

Eno Sarris recently wrote that moncada is becoming more selective... even though the results dont show it. I hope he's right... i just see a guy thats up there guessing breaking ball and not swinging. pitch him low and out side siders/cb's in the zone, he never hits them and always swings.

He's def gotten better at not swinging at things completely out side the zone...
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on September 01, 2018, 06:06:23 pm
https://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/pitcher-spotlight-reynaldo-lopezs-old-breaking-ball/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on September 05, 2018, 10:06:21 am
https://deadspin.com/jose-abreu-needed-emergency-surgery-to-save-a-strangle-1828815877
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on September 06, 2018, 01:47:53 pm
https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/reynaldo-lopezs-quest-to-become-a-smart-power-pitcher/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Method on September 10, 2018, 01:21:53 pm
https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/elegy-for-18-chicago-white-sox/
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: BlackSox on November 08, 2018, 07:11:27 pm
This year could be the year that Reinsdorf makes a splash as lucrative media deals may be on the horizon.

The variables in securing a media deal can be read two ways: As drying well of funds or as an opportunity to drill deeper into the earth’s crust and hit a wellspring of cash. And in fact, recent media deals with other teams such as the Phillies, have been lucrative cash-cows in major media markets. Chicago is indeed such a market and by bundling the Bulls and Blackhawks along with the White Sox, Sox fans may witness a historic moment in sports.

Even as I make the argument that the White Sox have unlimited financial flexibility, history smacks me in the face...


http://sportsmockery.com/2018/11/white-sox-plans-could-hinge-on-looming-media-deals/


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 27, 2018, 05:38:02 pm
(https://www.tradingcarddb.com/Images/Cards/Baseball/173973/173973-11163630Fr.jpg)

Here are the Arizona Fall League's Top 25 prospects

https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/news/blue-jays-vlad-jr-leads-2018-afl-top-25-list/c-301075896
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on November 28, 2018, 12:23:06 pm
Leave it to Callis to throw a Cub in there. I'll be shocked if he ends up an every day player
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 09, 2018, 09:38:51 pm
(https://www.tradingcarddb.com/Images/Cards/Baseball/113269/113269-35432044Fr.jpg)  (https://www.tradingcarddb.com/Images/Cards/Baseball/155/155-74003RepFr.jpg)

Harold Baines, Lee Smith Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/12/harold-baines-lee-smith-elected-to-baseball-hall-of-fame.html

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-spt-cubs-lee-smith-white-sox-harold-baines-hall-of-fame-20181209-story.html


Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on December 10, 2018, 02:55:37 pm
Quite a surprise to see Baines make the HOF. I would have never expected it. Konerko will make it if Baines did I would imagine.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 11, 2018, 01:11:25 pm
(https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/653*367/Reinsdorf+Smart.jpg)

Jerry Reinsdorf, the boss of the Bulls and White Sox,
 is having quite the crazy week


https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-white-sox-bulls-jerry-reinsdorf-harold-baines-20181211-story.html

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 13, 2018, 12:33:13 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnF08SLklKc

Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 13, 2018, 03:55:13 pm

       https://twitter.com/WatchStadium/status/1073296534949781504



Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: PeteWard on December 13, 2018, 06:02:51 pm
Harold's acceptance speech could be a real sleeper.
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: aka Loveland on December 13, 2018, 07:20:54 pm
Bwahahah!!!
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: Shoeless on December 13, 2018, 08:02:14 pm
At least it will be short
Title: Re: Media Coverage of the White Sox
Post by: msf on December 14, 2018, 05:49:35 pm
Harold's acceptance speech could be a real sleeper.
Great post.