The 2005 Chicago White Sox: Where’s the Love?

By Stephon Johnson / @StephonJohnson8 If you were anywhere near a sports website, a sports cable channel or sports social media this month, you heard that a Chicago baseball team won the 2016 World Series already. I’m kidding, of course, but the recent wheeling and dealing by Theo Epstein and company have positioned a Chicago baseball team to possibly experience its first World...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB All- Star Starters Include New Faces

It has been a long time – 15 years, to be exact – since a Kansas City Royals player was voted by fans as part of the American League All-Star starting lineup. In 2000, outfielder  Jermaine Dye received the honor. On Sunday, it was announced that four Royals – outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez and shortstop Alcides Escobar – were named by fans...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

When It Is Okay to Worry About the White Sox

One of the loveliest aspects of the baseball season is how fans make one-game occurrence microcosms of the whole season. “This game will define us.” “You can sum up the season in this game.” Sorry baseball fans, that is not how it works. A baseball season needs time to grow and shape itself. In order to truly understand a season, a much larger sample size and more evidence...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

All Time Team: Easter Edition

                  Gentlemen, start your barbecues. Rejoice in the splendor of some of the most beautiful sunshiny days of the entire year. The bitter cold is behind us. Our days now begin with the ridiculously annoying 6 AM chirps and whistles of various birds returning from their southern winter homes. The countdown to Opening Day is down...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez highlight Hall of Fame ballot

If everything goes according to plan, 2015′s Hall of Fame class (combined with last summer’s new members) might just be the best back-to-back induction classes in decades.  All told, you’re looking at 17 newcomers joining 17 holdovers to create another potential record-setting ballot. As you might recall, Craig Biggio missed joining Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Tom Glavine...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Happy Anniversary, White Sox Fans!

October 26th, 2005 will forever be a landmark date for White Sox fans. Indeed, just 9 years ago, the Chicago White Sox won Game Four of the World Series , and with it, gave Chicago its first World Series win since 1917.Despite being a sweep, the Series was much closer than it appeared. It took unexpected heroes, with timely moon shots from the unlikeliest of people. The largest margin...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Thank You, Royals

You might think this is a hard thing to write, but I find it pretty easy, actually. As Royals fans, we all should be thanking this franchise. Yes, they are just doing what they’re supposed to do by making it to the World Series, but I think we all know that it’s not that easy. Of course, part of that has been some luck—I don’t think even the most optimistic fan would argue...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

A Eulogy For the 2014 Oakland Athletics

By Toby Hunt, Staff Writer - As another September sun sets over the beautiful and luxurious Acorn Projects, we must bid our lastfarewells to a cherished friend. A Friend we all know and love. A friend with more passion and grit than Darin Erstad’s resume. A friend that fought hard to the very end, but just couldn’t hold on any longer. A friend that faced and overcame...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Thanks Paulie

It’s odd to think that an 18 year career can be summed up in a single moment, but sometimes that’s just what happens. Those of us that were there to see it will never forget the sound of 40,000 people simultaneously cheering and rising to their feet the moment the ball left the bat. On a cold, rainy, miserable night on the South Side of Chicago, Paul Konerko cemented his place...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko’s Greatest Moments: #6

 6. Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko hit back-to-back 300th Homers This is just amazing. At first, fans were excited to see the first pair of back-to-back homers for the White Sox that season. But then, it was reported that Dye and Konerko were the first teammates to ever each hit a century homer in the same game, let alone the first to ever do it back-to-back. At the time, the home...
Via Sports Mockery
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Post All Star Game and Post Trade Deadline

Salvador Perez Royals -Photo Credit – Keith Allison The Kansas City Royals went into the All Star break with a record of 48-46. They had 3 players who were selected to go to the All Star Game in Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Greg Holland. Unfortunately Alex was unable to play in the All Star Game (ASG) because of an injury but at the same time Royals catcher Perez got to...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Thomas Induction Just Got Interesting

Posted to South Side HitmenAs you can see, former teammates Aaron Rowand, Jermaine Dye and A.J. Pierzynski have joined ‘The Big Hurt’ Frank Thomas in Cooperstown for his Hall of Fame induction this weekend. Not only that, apparently Rowand and Pierzynski have rented a house and getting after reliving the glory days. HOF Weekend is great enough, but when Aaron Rowand and AJ Pierzinski...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–July 18, 1999

1999: Tim Spehr’s three-run home run in the sixth inning proved to be the biggest blow of the game, as the Royals withstood a ninth-inning rally to take a 6-5 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago.With the Royals holding a 2-1 lead in the sixth, Mike Sweeney laced a one-out double off Cubs starter Kevin Tapani. After a Jermaine Dye groundout, the Cubs intentionally walked...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–June 5, 2000

2000: Mike Sweeney’s two-run double was the key blow in a four-run sixth inning, which was the key inning in the Royals’ 7-4 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Royals built a 3-1 lead through the first five innings. Kansas City scored first, against Cardinals starter Pat Hentgen in the second inning. Carlos Beltran walked to start the inning. Joe Randa...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals defense in spotlight for playoff hopes

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- If defense wins championships, the Kansas City Royals could end their 29-year playoff drought. In 2013, the Royals had three Gold Glove winners -- first baseman Eric Hosmer, catcher Salvador Perez and left fielder Alex Gordon -- for the first time in their history. From 1990-2010, the Royals had only two Gold Glove winners, outfielder Jermaine Dye (2000) and second...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals defense in spotlight for playoff hopes

If defense wins championships, the Kansas City Royals could end their 29-year playoff drought. In 2013, the Royals had three Gold Glove winners - first baseman Eric Hosmer, catcher Salvador Perez and left fielder Alex Gordon - for the first time in their history. From 1990-2010, the Royals had only two Gold Glove winners, outfielder Jermaine Dye (2000) and second baseman Mark Grudzielanek...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Countdown to Cooperstown: Class of 2015

What's interesting about the Hall of Fame Class of 2015 is the same thing that got us excited about the Class of 2014...there are some definite no-brainers, shoe-ins if you will. Truth is, I don't know if the Hall of Fame has had back-to-back-to-back years (yup, already looking your way, 2016!) with so many quality, legitimate first ballot candidates.  But, as was the case...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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