MLB: Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics

The Mat Latos one-hit game: A fluke or an indicator of future success?

When Mat Latos was signed late in the offseason, it became clear that the race for the final back end starter spot would become a bit more interesting. When Erik Johnson and Jacob Turner struggled in Spring, there became less doubt in everyone’s mind that Latos would end up becoming the man for the job. White Sox fans shrugged […]


South Side Morning 5: Next stop, World Series

1. “The last time the #WhiteSox were 3-1 they won the 2005 World Series.” -Bob Nightengale. Well, then. Those are the stakes. 2. Mat Latos didn’t really have no-hit stuff Thursday afternoon, numbers aside. Low-90s with a loopy curve and five swings-and-misses in 88 pitches doesn’t scream “breakthrough,” but Latos’ rave reviews for his battery-mate were […]


Early season scheduling considerations

The nitty gritty elements of baseball are back. With the beginning of the White Sox season, returned are the days of passing notes like “The team plane didn’t land until 3:00am last night,” and “looking for Chris Sale to go deep into the game after his bullpen covered seven innings yesterday,” and “it’s closer-by-committee today […]

Aug 18, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks (50) walks off the field after the first inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Which AL Central team has the best bad pitchers?

The back end of a team’s rotation is usually a hodgepodge of ugly, erratic and mostly incompetent arms. They’re littered with has-beens and never-weres; a gluttony of guys who make fans cover their eyes and cross their fingers, hoping beyond hope that they can make it through five innings — six if they’re particularly lucky […]

MLB: Spring Training-Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox

Spring Training Roundup: Let’s Actually Talk Baseball

To say that White Sox camp has been anything less than eventful thus far would be a vast understatement. During the last week, the events surrounding the LaRoche family and the White Sox have turned the team into media darlings. The week-long fiasco known as “L’Affaire LaRoche” was no longer just a White Sox Spring Training story, it […]