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It is hard to imagine who would be playing third base for the Chicago White Sox right now had general manager Kenny Williams not gone out and gotten proven veteran Kevin Youkilis.
Would Omar Vizquel be back in black by now?
The Sox started out the season ready to give Brent Morel time to grow into the position. However, a solid team performance in April and a surge in May quickly raised hopes on Chicago’s South Side, and raised questions about whether the team could continue succeeding without an offensive force at third base.
When back problems hampered Morel offensively and defensively, the Sox gave Brent Lillibridge and Eduardo Escobar ample opportunity to play themselves into the line-up. Neither was up to the task. Sensing a chance to compete instead of just rebuild, Williams knew he needed more help at third base. Hoping a former All-Star still had something to contribute offensively and defensively, Williams went and got Orlando Hudson when he was discarded by the ...
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Catching a ball at a game has to be one of the greatest thrills a fan can have. I’m speaking out of assumption since I’ve never had the fortune of catching a ball at a game, but it sure looks awesome. Think about how lucky one has to be to even have the opportunity to catch a ball. Out of thousands of fans in attendance, the ball has to...
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For a guy that has been on four different teams in the past two seasons, Chicago White Sox outfielder DeWayne Wise sure has a knack for making the highlight reel.
Wise was brought in to pitch the 9th inning as his Sox were trailing the Minnesota Twins 18-8. He shut the Twins out with a double-play ground ball and a pop fly out.
His secret pitch? Well, it was also his only pitch...
Alex Rios homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs to lead the Chicago White Sox to their fourth straight victory, 6-2 over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.
Rios hit a grand slam in the first inning and a two-run shot in the sixth to help extend Chicago's lead in the AL Central to 1 1/2 games over Detroit.
The Twins erupted for 18 runs against Chicago pitching Tuesday...
Gordon Beckham hit a two-run homer and Hector Santiago won in his first major league start as the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on Monday night.
After falling out of sole possession of first place in the AL Central on Sunday night following a 1-6 road trip and being swept by the Tigers, the White Sox won the first of a 10-game homestand. They moved a game up on...
iam. baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack — Ozzie Guillen (@OzzieGuillen) September 5, 2012 It has been 110 long, Ozzie Guillen-less days on the interwebs since the Miami Marlins skipper delighted us with his sometimes nonsensical, often in Spanish and always entertaining ramblings courtesy of his Twitter account. And even though the Marlins are suffering through a terrible season, it [...]
The Minnesota Twins have typically been a thorn in the Chicago White Sox's side, but not this year.
Back in sole possession of first place in the AL Central, the White Sox look to win their seventh straight at home over the Twins on Tuesday night.
Prior to this season, Chicago hadn't posted a winning season record against Minnesota since 2005, but a 4-2 victory Monday improved...
Last Thursday, I took a stab at predicting how batter’s swing influences their ground ball / fly ball splits. One of the most important retorts to the research (a retort made both in the comments and on The Book blog) was that pitch location was the determining factor of bat angles — what I was attributing to hitter tendencies (at least for hitters who have big GB/FB platoon...
2012 BANDAI OWNERS LEAGUE LASTINGS MILLEDGE
Mets COTW is back in town after 5 weeks in Japan, jet lagged as hell and raring to go.
While in Tokyo, I dropped 5,000 yen on Japanese baseball cards at an Akihabara hobby shop. All in the name of research, I assured my wife, as she cocked her head and arched an eyebrow or two.
The primary card set in Japan is called “Owners League”...