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There is no shortage of Michael Jordan jerseys in Chicago. The way to stand out from the crowd is to go against the grain and rock his #45 Chicago White Sox jersey. This is my number one MJ jersey that you could buy and is an absolute gem. Here’s some things about Jordan’s time with the White Sox that you may not know or remember:
- Jerry Reinsdorf continued to honor Jordan’s basketball contract while he was playing baseball (which was $3.85 million).
- MJ said that he wanted to play baseball to honor his father. His Dad always dreamed of him playing professional baseball. His Dad must have been very disappointed with how MJ’s life turned out with him being a basketball player and all.
- While with the Birmingham Barron’s MJ hit an Adam Dunn-like .202 with 3 dingers, 51 RBI’s, 30 stolen bases, and 11 errors. Those numbers look good enough to be the Cubs everyday leadoff hitter.
Shout out to our boy and White Sox fan Brian Roberts for this find.
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With Robin Ventura in his first season after replacing Ozzie Guillen and a roster that has a different look this year, nobody expected the White Sox to be in first place in the AL Central at the end of August. The division was supposed to belong to the Tigers, but Chicago has overachieved and currently leads Detroit by two games. From the look of it, they’re having fun along...
The White Sox completed the three-game weekend sweep of Seattle in the 4-3 comeback win in a rain-shortened game, but not without some lingering questions about the starting staff as they move forward. Sunday starter Gavin Floyd had to leave the game after two innings because of discomfort in his right elbow, after Floyd allowed one run on three hits, fanning one and walking one...
The Chicago White Sox are having a season that not many expected under first-year manager, Robin Ventura. They are 2 games up on the Tigers in the AL Central. They are an extremely tight group that likes to have fun. Recently, the Ventura made the decision to bust out in their very best (or maybe [...]
Kenny Williams is no stranger to having his name in the news. In the past few years it has usually been in a negative light such as last season when the Chicago White Sox General Manager had a very public feud with Ozzie Guillen. However, due to the White Sox’ success this season and the role that the GM has had in making that happen, his name is being tossed around in conversations...
The Chicago White Sox got shut out by the Orioles 6-0 handing the Sox their second loss in a row. The Whites are letting the Tigers back into the race for the American League Central. The White Sox didn’t see the best outing from Chris Sale who has had better starts on the mound this season, Sale gave up 6 hits and 4 runs in the 4 innings he worked. The Orioles would get 7 good...
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher, Gavin Floyd, had to check out of Sunday’s meeting against the Seattle Mariners after just two innings of work. Floyd gave up three hits and one earned run in his short stint on the mound.
The right-hander left early because of nagging pain in his pitching elbow; the same elbow that landed him on the 15 day DL due to tendinitis he experienced...
The last thing the White Sox needed was more problems in the rotation, but once lefty ace Chris Sale was pulled Tuesday after a season-low four innings in Chicago's eventual 6-0 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, the writing was on the wall that the first-place team in the AL Central has starting-pitching trouble. Sale's night started out well enough with four strikeouts of...
With his team in last place, Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen says he'll make at least one change in his approach next year: He'll be less patient with injured players.
''Same philosophy, less bull,'' Guillen said Wednesday. ''That's going to work better.''
As the Marlins stagger toward the end of a disappointing season, Guillen said...
Like John Daly -- Except not as fat and drunk
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The Tampa Bay Rays became notorious for their fashion-themed road trips in recent years. With Manager Joe Maddon leading the charge, the squad has been styled in looks from to pajamas to “Seattle Grunge” to those infamous “BRaysers.” Following in the footsteps of the Rays, the latest road trip for the Chicago White Sox had the team dressed up in dramatic fashion.
Last week, a sport columnist on the local CBS affiliate in Chicago rained down the invective on White Sox fans for failing pack U.S. Cellular Field to capacity for the three-game series with the Yankees. The White Sox lead the AL Central. The Yankees lead the AL East. It was a premiere match-up of two teams expected to play in October. Fewer than 28,000 fans attended the first two...
Rain Leads to White Sox sweep
The Headline: in a rain shortened contest, Chicago has the final say as the Mariners get swept
Seattle Mariners 3, Chicago White Sox 4
When: 4:00 ET, Sunday, August 26, 2012
Where: US Cellular Field, Chicago
Umpires: Home — Jim Reynolds, 1B — James Hoye, 2B — Jim Joyce, 3B — Lance Barrett
We've gone into great detail about Hawk Harrelson's often juvenile rants about MLB umpires, but Steve Rosenbloom of the Chicago Tribune (sub required) had an interesting thought about Harrelson's rants: are his rampages hurting the White Sox?
Rosenbloom hypothesizes that Harrelson's vicious, anti-umpire diatribes are actually hurting the Sox on the infield...
I find it pretty interesting that some people sometimes confuse power hitting OFs Ted Kluszewski and Greg Luzinski. They both did play for the Chicago White Sox during a portion of their careers. Kluszewski led the White Sox to the World Series in 1959, where they lost to the Dodgers. Luzinski helped them to the postseason in 1983, where they lost to the Orioles...