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Adios, Ozzie

September 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

  September 26, 2011 Adios, Ozzie When the Chicago Bears fired Mike Ditka 19 years ago many Chicagoans were crushed.  How can you get rid of an iconoclastic icon who finally brought us a championship?  Simple: it’s time. Now the situation is the same on Chicago’s South Side where the White Sox have released Ozzie […]

South Side Surrender

September 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers are in a fight to the finish in the American League Central.  Unfortunately for the White Sox, the finish happened more than a week ago. With Monday’s 14-4 bloodbath of a victory by the Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field, the Sox have now lost their last two games […]

Slugger Jim

August 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Anyone who isn’t happy for Jim Thome probably also hates ice cream and loves velour. OK, I like the way velour looks on some people but it’s not in my wardrobe. What I do have in my closet is an abundance of Chicago White Sox items and one of the reasons I’m proud to wear […]

Cubs, White Sox, Paul for the Hall…Or At Least Phoenix

July 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Cubs are the darlings of Chicago but the White Sox are the better baseball team. The Sox took two-of-three from the Cubs at Wrigley Field over the weekend and four-of-six this season, gracefully allowing the North Siders one victory on the South Side a few weeks ago and then also a triumph on Sunday, […]

Crosstown Crisis?

June 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Not A Crowded House Normally the annual “Crosstown Classic” series between Chicago’s Cubs and White Sox are an automatic sellout at U.S. Cellular Field as Sox fans love nothing more than to see their team whip up on the Cubs and also impugn the testosterone of all Cubs fans who dare to wander down to […]

A Good Pitcher, Even Better Writer

May 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Pitching in the Promised Land Where would you go to follow your dream?  Wouldn’t it be nice if the journey took you far away and, at the same time, back home? That’s what happened to Aaron Pribble, a lifelong baseball habitué whom, by the summer of 2007, realized that having reached the age of 27 […]

Opening Day – The Great South Side Nacho Helmet Inauguration

April 9, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Life is Good: Nachos in a White Sox Helmet The only thing better than seeing the Chicago White Sox christen their home schedule in person at cozy and getting-better-with-each year U.S. Cellular Field was seeing the 5-1 opening triumph over the Tampa Bay Rays with the accompaniment and nourishment of a nacho helmet. The White […]

Spring Into Winter

March 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The problem with starting the baseball season in March is that we haven’t had enough time to digest spring training.  Or at least, to write about it. I spent the final weekend of spring play in Arizona and caught games at Camelback Ranch – the home of the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers […]

Baseball Isn’t Cool?

February 16, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

When I saw that “GQ” was publishing an article proclaiming the “25 Coolest Athletes of All Time” I knew two guys would top the list: Joe Namath and Mario Andretti.  Putting Namath on a list of cool athletes is like putting Bill Gates on a roster of rich people.  It’s just instant.  No thought required.  […]

It Fell From Somewhere

January 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

January 27, 2011 Somewhere in Chicago’s western suburbs there is a very unhappy Curt Schilling fan.  And they might be looking for me.  While on a recent walk I found a Schilling baseball card but it took me a moment to recognize it because while Schilling’s name certainly erupts from the card the uniform he […]

The Song Doesn’t Always Remain The Same

October 20, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

Baseball history, as far as I’m concerned, was made during Tuesday night’s 10-3 victory for the Texas Rangers over the New York Yankees in Game Four of the American League Championship Series.  In the bottom of the 7th inning actor Patrick Wilson came out to perform “God Bless America,” the singing of which has become […]

The Late, Great Triple

October 12, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Former Los Angeles Dodgers Executive Fresco Thompson is credited with saying that Willie Mays’ glove was where “triples go to die.”  Variations of the same quote have been attributed to other sources, talking about other players including Joe Jackson and Tris Speaker.  Mays hasn’t played since 1973.  Speaker last played in 1928 and Jackson’s last […]

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