South Side Morning 5: What is with this ‘nine relievers’ BS?

1. So Chris Sale made his fifth-straight All-Star game, a honor he has received every year since he became a starter, and he could easily earn the honor of starting the game, since AL starting pitching has thinned out and he’s painting his masterpiece and blahgeddy blah blah blah. Jose Quintana, a very good starting pitcher […]


South Side Morning 5: Things could be strangely good

1. Fresh off besting two AL East teams with superior run differentials and securing spots above them in the Wild Card pecking order–and dropping their two losses in bizarre enough fashion that their fans still feel irked–the White Sox sit again at .500. If it seems like an unremarkable distinction, it’s because they have been […]


White Sox 7, Royals 5: Avila clocks two home runs, Anderson shines in winning debut

The White Sox and Royals are not the marquee franchises for home runs and awesome displays of power. While Kansas City has shown the league how much can be accomplished without the use of the longball, the White Sox have mostly just struggled, so neither offense was expected to hijack a night headlined by a […]

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South Side Morning 5: Cut It Out, May

The title does not refer to Jacob May, potential fourth outfielder of the future. Rather, as we approach Memorial Day, White Sox fans can look back on what has been a frustrating month. 1. While going 8-9 is hardly a disaster, there has been an awful lot of bad luck–the White Sox have outscored their opponents […]


South Side Morning 5: A day off to heal grievous facial wounds

1. Todd Frazier looks like someone punched him in the face, right below his bottom lip. Considering the possibilities that were shuffled through after he superhero leaped into the stands in Arlington and stuck a face first landing on a hard plastic seat, before sprinting off the field with his glove cupping his face (to […]


Next Up: Miguel Gonzalez – Game Preview & Lineups 5/9

Recently, the White Sox faced the Rangers at U.S. Cellular Field, and the results heavily favored the home team, as they completed a sweep against the then-first place Texas team, outscoring them 13-4. The matchup this time around isn’t likely to be quite that friendly. The home team advantage obviously shifts, the Sox are presenting the lesser […]


A possible sweep and lots of roster news – Lineups & Preview 4/24

For the White Sox, things are the best they have been in a long time. They’re 12-6, the clubhouse is humming and happy, despite unprecedented levels of Spring tumult, and they are one game away from sweeping a Rangers team that still has World Series potential, and is still tied for first place in the […]


Avila expects to go to disabled list after suffering hamstring injury

Alex Avila left Saturday’s game after the sixth inning with tightness in his right hamstring, and it looks like his ailment will prompt a roster move. Manager Robin Ventura said Avila wasn’t moving well after the game and would need to be re-evaluated, but the man himself was less optimistic about the injury he said […]