Found July 20, 2012 on
Chicago White Sox
Pure as th' expanse of Heav'n; I thither went
With unexperienc't thought, and laid me downe
On the green bank, to look into the cleer
Smooth Lake, that to me seemd another Skie.
As I bent down to look, just opposite,
A Shape within the watry gleam appeard
Bending to look on me, I started back,
It started back, but pleas'd I soon returnd,
Pleas'd it returnd as soon with answering looks
Of sympathie and love; there I had fixt
Mine eyes till now, and pin'd with vain desire.
- Milton, "Paradise Lost"
No one knew it at the time, but the feeling had been circulating among us for weeks: The Ozzie Show was drawing to a close, and this September night, an innocuous Monday pregame before a meaningless late-season clash between the White Sox and Blue Jays, was to be the final performance.
We could all read the tea leaves. Guillen had driven to the United Center earlier that day to meet with Chicago owner Jerry Reinsdorf. Everyone ...
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Bryce Harper has taken the Major League by storm and has created a storm of his own with Miami Marlin manager Ozzie Guillen. Three years ago, Harper became the youngest baseball player to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and he is living up to his hype. The fearless 19-year old is batting third best on his team,taking on clown-reporters (which you may have heard your boyfriend...
Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura says right-hander Gavin Floyd should be ready to pitch Monday after recovering from right elbow tendinitis.
The White Sox also activated right-handed reliever Jesse Crain from the disabled list before Saturday's game at Detroit. They optioned right-hander Brian Omogrosso to Triple-A Charlotte.
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Sometimes The Onion just gets it so right that you have to post an entire article from them. This is one of those occasions. ******* BRILLIANT.
Kevin Youkilis Takes Out Full-Page Ad In 'Juggs' To Thank All The Trim In Boston
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The best that the Chicago White Sox could hope for Thursday night was a win to split the series. Things didn’t work out that way, though, as Cody Ross’ hot bat won it for Boston 3-1 in the bottom of the ninth.
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A little less than two weeks ago, Hanley Ramirez suffered a very idiotic injury when he punched a cooling fan in the Marlins dugout and cut his hand open. Unfortunately, it was a lapse in judgment that he is still paying for. According to the Palm Beach Post, Ramirez was held out of the lineup on Friday night against Pittsburgh because of an infection he has developed in the same...
The Chicago White Sox have acquired Houston reliever Brett Myers for two minor league pitchers and a player to be named.
Myers had 19 saves and a 3.52 ERA for the Astros this season and will try to bolster an inexperienced Chicago bullpen. Addison Reed, Chicago's 23-year-old closer, has 15 saves but a 4.24 ERA. Rookie Nate Jones has a 3.57 ERA in 35 appearances.
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While there figures to be plenty of intrigue surrounding this weekend's three-game set between the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox and second-place Detroit Tigers, neither club appears to be buying in to the hype.
Justin Verlander takes the mound opposite Jake Peavy as the surging Tigers try to inch closer to the visiting White Sox on Friday night.
After controlling the...
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