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White Sox Preview 2014

White Sox Preview 2014

The 2013 White Sox had a lot of issues.  They were the worst offensive team in the league, scoring under 600 runs. Their pitching staff, which has plenty of potential, vastly underachieved. Consider the case of Chris Sale who is one of the best pitchers in the game and who, at  almost 25 years of age, has the trajectory and stuff to […]

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Chicago vying for Tanaka

Chicago vying for Tanaka

If you love baseball then of course you’ve seen the Major League movies probably more than once in your life. In the second installment of the series there was a LF in the movie named Isuro Tanaka who was playing the position like a Kamikaze pilot.  It’s been twenty years since that movie was released and lo and behold the real life Tanaka […]

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World Series

World Series

The World Series opens on Wednesday night in Boston and the two best teams will face off for only the second time in divisional play.  The Red Sox and Cardinals both posted identical records of 97-65 and hosted their respective LCS.  They’ve met three previous times in the Fall Classic with St. Louis winning the first two in seven games […]

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José Abreu Pulls Up His Sox

José Abreu Pulls Up His Sox

Just when you thought Theo Epstein and the Cubs were the only team in the Windy City gobbling up international prospects, the Southsiders go and nab themselves the biggest fish in the Caribbean Sea by signing Cuban 1B José Abreu to a 6 year $68 Million deal. That easily surpasses the previous largest contract for a Cuban player, which was Yasiel Puig’s 6/$42 Million, […]

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Watches his ball fly out of the Cell with the win

White Sox Start Season Off Right

The South Siders seem to be a team that could make some noise in the wide-open American League.  Okay, so it’s ridiculously early in the season, but after going 4-2 over the opening home stand – punctuated by Dayan Viciedo’s solo home run blast into the bleachers in left – it appears as though the White Sox have a decent chance of dethroning the Detroit Tigers as AL Central […]

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Madison "Mad Bum" Bumgarner (23 Hudson, NC) was dominant in his first World Series start as he kept the Tigers off balance in leading his team to a 2-0 series lead

Thursday Night Lights Shine on Giants in World Series Game 2 (and yet again the Chicago Bears)

The San Francisco Giants descended from superlatives to simply win Game 2 by playing their game.  The 2-0 victory was led by Madison Bumgarner’s rock solid pitching as he went 7 innings, allowed 2 hits and fanned 8.  His win was solidified by the best bullpen in baseball while the defense was impenetrable throughout, as highlighted by the relay throw to get Prince Fielder out at the plate that would have given the Tigers […]

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Cabrera won all three categories outright

Baseball’s Rare Triple Crown Won By Cabrera After 45-year Drought

There are 2 types of Triple Crown in sports and superlatives properly attach to both. Horse racing’s Triple Crown hasn’t been achieved since Affirmed did it in 1978.  Baseball’s Triple Crown is even more rare, and hasn’t been done since 1967.  That is, until last night when Detroit Tigers’ 3B Miguel Cabrera finished the season atop all 3 major categories in offensive production for a hitter. Cabrera finished […]

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