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White Sox 1, Rays 0: One last Miguel Gonzalez gem for the road

Buried in the melancholy and disappointment of the 2016 White Sox season has been a small, quiet story of a journeyman pitcher who stared down a path that would lead to more waiver wires, non-guaranteed deals and the likely end of his career, and turned it around. Miguel Gonzalez, the former Mexican League hurler who […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Philadelphia Phillies

White Sox 13, Rays 6; Chris Sale Dominates and Gets Plenty of Run Support

It was Chris Sale. And there was much rejoicing. In the final week of a season full of disappointment, there isn’t a whole lot to get excited about. Chris Sale, however, is something left that’s worth watching about every five days, as any given outing he could show you something breathtaking. Although this may have been […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

White Sox 7, Rays 1: This Team Is Clearly Unstoppable

The White Sox kept tacking on incrementally throughout the game, such that a close pitcher’s duel gradually morphed into a laugher.  James Shields of all people pitched six innings allowing only one run while striking out six and only walking two. Shields entered the game leading the majors in HR/9 allowed, surrendering over two per […]

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These Are The Bad Kind of Excuses

The expression “no excuses” has always vexed me. After all, if you would have won a race, but someone snagged you in a net before you hit the finish line, that’s a pretty excellent excuse. I also understand the expression as something athletes say when a star player gets hurt, because you have to maintain […]

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White Sox 3, Indians 0: Rodon pushes back Cleveland’s clinch party

With the Tigers getting poleaxed by Royals on their own field at the time of this writing, the Indians just needed a victory against the deeply scuffling White Sox to be celebrating an AL Central title in their clubhouse Sunday afternoon. Which…wouldn’t be the end of the world. It’s not like the White Sox have skin […]

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White Sox 8, Indians 1: All Bad Things Must End

The Cleveland Indians came into Saturday night’s game with a magic number of two, and the apparent assurance that they would get to clinch the AL Central during this series. The White Sox somehow managed to postpone that ignominious dishonor for at least another night by beating Cleveland 8-1. 1. The Sox got off to […]

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