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“Nobody’s Perfect”

June 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Just one step away. One break. We all know the feeling. What separates us is what we do when the moment comes and what we have learned to prepare us. That’s what this week’s read, “Nobody’s Perfect,” is about. The “almost-perfect game” is merely part of the story. Read Armando Galarraga and Jim Joyce’s story […]

2011 Pre-Season Preview: AL Central – Chicago White Sox

March 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

White Sox 1B Paul Konerko Chicago White Sox (2010 record: 88-74) The White Sox won 88 games last season and still didn’t get a sniff of the division title due to the success of the Minnesota Twins. During the off-season, GM Kenny Williams decided to re-shuffle the deck to play to his team’s strengths – […]

Is Mark Belanger a Hall of Famer?

January 10, 2011 by · 11 Comments 

If we grant admission to players such as DHs and relievers who were one-dimensional, then we should think seriously about admitting players who played Hall of Fame caliber defense, but were weak with the stick. And that brings me to former Oriole shortstop Mark Belanger.

Aquel pitcher imberbe que resonaba en la oscuridad. (That baby face pitcher who resounded in the darkness.)

January 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Este miércoles 5 de enero de 2011, la noticia de la entrada al Salón de la Fama del camarero Roberto Alomar con sus 10 guantes de oro, sus .300 de promedio ofensivo en 17 temporadas, sus 4 bates de plata, sus dos campeonatos de Serie Mundial con los Azulejos de Toronto, sus 3 lideratos defensivos como segunda base y aquella combinación de filigrana que formó con Omar Vizquel a finales de los noventa en los Indios de Cleveland, relumbró en las cavernas de mi mente, sin embargo el anuncio de que Bert Blyleven había asegurado un nicho en Cooperstown, me templó hacia el pasillo posterior de la casa de mis padres en la calle La Florida.

Outgoing Is Incoming To The Other Side

March 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

March brings Spring Training- and Madness. Jamie Moyer is trying to play this year. He is the Phillie in Winter. There were a lot of retirements over the past few months: Smoltz, Glavine, Frank Thomas, Garciaparra. It’s like the state offered an enhanced severance package or something. But Moyer keeps plugging along. If he does, […]

The Looie (Aparicio) Curse

February 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The news that Luis Aparicio has let the White Sox unretire his jersey, number 11, to let Omar Vizquel wear it in tribute to his Venezuelan predecessor called to mind the story of the Looie Curse, said to have been pronounced on the Sox by Aparicio in revenge for being traded to Baltimore in January […]