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The declining attendance at US Cellular Field has reached a new low. For the first time since 2004 the Chicago White Sox had less then two million fans pass though the turnstiles. With an average home attendance of 24,666 the White Sox ranked 24th in all of baseball.
The White Sox had 16 crowds of 30,000-plus fans and 14 with less than 20,000.
“We’re happy they came out,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said of the team’s fans after Sunday’s game. “When they come out, they’re very supportive and loud. We appreciate that.”
The White Sox drew a franchise-best 2,957,414 fans in 2006. Last season, they welcomed 2,001,117 fans.
With a loss on Sunday the White Sox are now three games behind the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central and are one game from being eliminated.
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Robin Ventura made it clear Sunday: The first-year manager plans on being around for the remaining two years on his contract with the Chicago White Sox.
He raised a few eyebrows Saturday when asked if he could ever see himself managing as long as a Walter Alston or Tommy Lasorda. Ventura said he couldn't and was just hoping to get through this season.
He clarified his answer...
Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko will undergo
offseason surgery to remove a floating bone fragment from his left hand,
reports Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com:
"It is something I need
to take care of," Konerko said. "I don't feel it has impacted
anything I've done this year. It is just time to get it out of the way."
Their clubhouse strewn with boxes, their season on the brink of ending after a 10th loss in 12 games, the Chicago White Sox headed out Sunday on their final road trip.
They had hoped the three games in Cleveland would be a time for celebration instead of reflecting on what went so wrong.
Now they need a lot of help and a three-game winning streak.
The hope for the Chicago White Sox players was they wouldn't have to start talking about tough decisions the organization has to make this winter or the current roster being broken up until late October -- not on the first night of the month. However, even though the Sox finally won, pounding the Cleveland Indians 11-0, they were eliminated from playoff contention when the...
Rookie Hector Santiago allowed just one hit in seven shutout innings as the Chicago White Sox kept their slim playoff hopes alive - for the moment - with an 11-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Santiago (4-1), who began the season as Chicago's closer, struck out a season-high 10. The Indians' only hit off the left-hander was Shin-Soo Choo's two-out single...
Ozzie Guillen can understand why the Marlins might fire him after the season, but he thinks it would be unfair.
The Marlins manager has feuded with team owner Jeffrey Loria through the media recently, and he sparred with reliever Heath Bell in the past week. He said prior to Friday’s 2-1 win over the Phillies that he could understand why the Marlins might fire him after one season...
While the White Sox claimed a big victory today, the Indians already had knocked Chicago out of playoff contention last week. Detroit’s Monday night victory clinched the AL Central for the Tigers, accomplishing an impressive September comeback to win the worst division in baseball.
And, oh yeah, the Indians lost badly on Monday. They managed just two hits and one walk while striking...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Rookie Hector Santiago allowed just one hit in seven shutout innings as the Chicago White Sox kept their slim playoff hopes alive -- for the moment -- with an 11-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Santiago (4-1), who began the season as Chicago's closer, struck out a season-high 10. The Indians' only hit off the left-hander was Shin-Soo Choo...
The White Sox have completely collapsed, a huge part of which was the Indians last series win over Chicago. Unless both Cleveland and Detroit get swept this week, the Sox are officially out of the playoffs in 2012.
The Indians seem to have a newfound motivation with the introduction of Sandy Alomar, Jr. as manager. This team, which has struggled all season scoring runs, has...
Despite facing a virtually insurmountable deficit in the AL Central race, the Chicago White Sox remain determined.
The White Sox will try to keep their faint hopes alive with a win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night and by getting some help from another division rival.
Chicago (83-76) is three games behind Detroit in the division with three left after suffering another...
The Rays played playoff caliber baseball in Chicago to take the series from the White Sox. They closed out the series in Cy Young type fashion.
Tampa Bay showed some offense over the series as they outscored Chicago 20-11 with half of those runs coming from Saturday’s 10-4 win. But David Price’s performance once again was the story of a series.
Price earned his 20th win of...
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. There is nothing there. That whole thing about the White Sox winning the AL Central and the Tigers nose-diving at the unlucky hands of my delirious and oft thwarted colleague, Mr. Krause? I know not that of which you speak.
Also, please don’t hate me ‘cuz I was wrong.
And don’t get used to it… me, being wrong that is. It doesn’t...