Found April 05, 2012 on
Ron Swanson and Darryl Philbin may not hail from Chicago, but the actors that play them do. Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman and The Office's Craig Robinson both grew up near the Windy City, but take opposite sides on the Cubs-White Sox rivalry. In a new commercial from New Era -- which played on the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry last year with John Krasinksi and Alec Baldwin -- the two argue over the merits of their two ballclubs while insulting their opponent's team. "How old is Wrigley anyway?" Robinson asks. "Do you even have electricity?" "I've heard that for the White...

Chicago White Sox 2012 Predictions Episode of White Sox Off Day – With Guest Tom Fornelli

Earlier tonight, KVB and I hosted the latest episode of White Sox Off Day with guest Tom Fornelli from South Side Asylum. We discussed a number of Spring Training topics with Tom, then Kevin and I gave our predictions for the 2012 White Sox. Among the topics we discussed with Tom: Thoughts on potential bounceback seasons for Adam Dunn and Alex Rios, plus today’s report that Dunn...

Hey, remember when Gordon Beckham got hit in the ballsac and Hawk Harrelson couldn’t stop laughing?

Baseball begins in the States tonight with one game in Miami, then opens in a handful of other cities tomorrow, and then comes to a handful more on Friday*, before the first full slate of games on Saturday. * – including in Arlington at Rangers Ballpark for White Sox-Rangers…I’ll be there! While some people may be lamenting this ridiculously unnecessary and lame staggered Opening...

Chicago White Sox: Approaching opening day

The day is almost here. On April 6th, the Chicago White Sox tee off against the Texas Rangers and fans can finally put the woes of the 2011 season behind them. Even though former manager Ozzie Guillen and beloved ace Mark Buehrle are now basking in the sun of Miami, there is much to to be hopeful about. We can expect to see Robin Ventura’s youthful energy in the clubhouse and possibly...

Nice to See: Adam Dunn Goes Deep on Opening Day

Adam Dunn tied Frank Robinson and his former teammate Ken Griffey Jr. today when he hit his 8th career Opening Day home run against the Texas Rangers. The White Sox still lost the game 3-2. But maybe this is the start of a revival for Adam Dunn. After all, he’s not going to have his appendix out again to rattle a hot start. And maybe he’ll have the year he was supposed to have...

White Sox 5, Astros 1

Chris Sale had another solid outing in his transition from the bullpen to the rotation and the Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros 5-1 in an exhibition game on Tuesday night. Sale (2-1) struck out six in four innings and was charged with one run and three hits. The left-hander gave up one run and struck out seven in six innings in his last start. The 23-year-old Sale, who...

Chicago White Sox: A New Era Brings New Expectations

  White Sox fans are having a hard time recognizing their team as we approach opening day. Spring Training has not only brought new demands for the Jerry Reinsdorf’s club, but new faces as well. Whether that is a good or bad thing is yet to be determined, even though many experts predict the latter. Ousted is former manager Ozzie Guillen, who is now leading a resurgent Miami...

This Infographic Perfectly Illustrates “That Awkward Moment” Every Sports Fan Experiences As They Age

The White Sox have a roster stocked with veterans (some of them famously overpaid). Yet I just counted and, at the ripe old age of 30, I am now older than 16 of 25 players on the roster. This was a bit jarring. This simple act, more than perhaps any other since I turned 30 last July, just put my age into perspective for me. I was inspired to do this after viewing this post at Reddit...

Ron Swanson and Darryl from ‘The Office’ debate Cubs-Sox rivalry in MLB ad (video)

Just like last season, when two characters from NBC comedies took separate sides in a heated MLB rivalry, New Era has once again chosen to go the same route in order to promote the upcoming MLB season. Last year, it was Alec Baldwin from 30 Rock and John Krasinski from The Office who put their [...]

Give Me All The Years Without A Championship You Have

You may have thought you heard me say I wanted a lot of years without a championship, but what I said was: Give me all the years without a championship you have. New Era may have just made the biggest popular culture coolness upgrade ever by following up last season’s “The Rivalry” Red Sox and Yankees campaign featuring Alec Baldwin and John “still Jim after all these years”...

It's a New Era for, um, New Era!

Baseball is back and with it...dawns a new era of, well, New Era cap commercials.Last year's batch showcased the rivalry between Boston Red Sox fan John Krasinski and New York Yankees fan Alec Baldwin.  This year...the cap company is taking their commercials to the Windy City and feature Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson.Question...what is with only casting NBC sitcom stars in...
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