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Time for September Song Growing Near

August 31, 2013

The dog days of August — in fact, any days of August — are coming to a close. Any day now. OK, actually today (provided that you are reading this on Aug. 31). Which means football (college, pro, high school — take your pick, any and all) are upon us. Of course, for those of […]

Numbers Telling Sad Tale for White Sox, Cubs

August 27, 2013

.Random thoughts while wondering what bothers Chicago White Sox management more — losing to the Houston Astros (who have the worst record in baseball) or hearing reports that the Astros will lead the big leagues in profitabilty at $99 million this year: * There seems an excellent chance the Astros (44-86) will lose at leas […]

Joy of Six Belongs to Streaking White Sox

August 23, 2013

The hottest team in baseball will be playing this weekend in Chicago. Of course, there’s no guarantee that by the time the weekend is over that the hottest team in baseball will still be much more than lukewarm. Mainly because it’s the White Sox, who own the longest current win streak in the major leagues. […]

Cubs’ ‘Nate the Great’ Awaits Trade Fate

August 20, 2013

Random thoughts while wondering how long it will be before the Chicago Cubs deal away outfielder Nate Schierholtz, who hit two home runs Monday (Aug. 19) in an 11-1 victory against visiting Washington: * Speaking of Schierholtz, his homers tied Anthony Rizzo for the team lead (18). Rizzo has 461 at-bats to Schierholtz’s 347. In […]

Trading Samardzija Could Have Cubs on Path to Title

July 28, 2013

As baseball’s trade deadline (which isn’t a strict deadline, but it does encourage some teams to make trades) approaches, the Chicago Cubs reportedly would consider trading pitcher Jeff Samardzija. So said Ken Rosenthal during the course of Satursday’s Fox telecast of the St. Louis Cardinals-Atlanta Braves game. Of course, a trade for the right-hander would […]

AL Sails (Sales?) Away With All-Star Victory

July 17, 2013

Midweek musings: With a 3-0 victory in the All-Star Game on Tuesday in New York, the American League gained homefield advantage over the National League for the World Series. Well, that’s certainly good news for the Chicago White Sox. OK, not really. Not unless they can go about 60-10 the rest of the season, so […]

Waiting Till Next Year (OK, Well Beyond That)

July 15, 2013

In case you were wondering about the state of baseball in the city of Chicago, it goes something like this: The opposing closers in the White Sox and Cubs games Sunday (July 14) suffered blown saves, and the Sox and Cubs still lost. Closer Edward Mujica received the victory for the Cards, while closer Jonathan […]

Goose, Milo, Tony La Russa at Pitch and Hit Club

January 28, 2013

The Chicago Blackhawks are 6-0-0 for the best start in franchise history. Meaning there is nothing more rare than that. With perhaps one possible exception that also occurred Sunday night (Jan. 27). Many miles from the United Center where the Hawks defeated Detroit 2-1 in overtime, the Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago held its […]

Remembering Stan the Man, also 1983 White Sox

January 27, 2013

One of the great things about baseball is not necessarily the sport’s immediacy but its history. Which is why people show up at fun events such as SoxFest in Chicago and at more somber gatherings such as the funeral for Stan Musial in St. Louis. Former White Sox and Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was […]

White Sox Fans Look to 2013 and 1983 at SoxFest

January 26, 2013

With newly fallen snow on the ground, the weather outside was more suited for snowballs than baseball. Inside the Palmer House Hilton, it was another story, as the 2013 SoxFest began Friday afternoon (Jan. 25). Before the event began, general manager Rick Hahn spent time with the media to answer questions. Several players were available […]

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