1. Chicago White Sox Week in Review: The Fighting Sox (Part One)

    The Fighting Sox are in first place. They fought and fought and fought. They fought the critics who said they would finish fourth and wouldn't even contend. They fought the rain and the cold early in the season...

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  2. Open Mic: What's Good: The "Sport" Of Bowling, Or Why I Love Rolling (the) Rock

    I leave for Detroit in about 10 hours. I'm going to pack up my bags, hang out with my girlfriend one more time, sleep on the bus home and then catch a ride with my good friend to Detroit. Why? A bowling tournament...

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  3. Chicago White Sox Week in Review: That's What!

    No one thought it was gone. The big-spending fans in the Scout Seats behind the plate didn't think so. Hawk and DJ didn't think so. Farmer and Stoney didn't think so. No one in the ballpark tonight thought that Alexei Ramirez's home run was a home run..

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  4. What's Good: Whatever Happened to Mike Beasley?

    "It's been a long time since a brother could eat." So said Kimbo Slice at the beginning of one of his YouTube fights. I believe it was "Kimbo vs. Dreads." Either way, the Chicago Bulls have to be feeling a lot like Kimbo Slice these days...

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  5. White Sox Week In Review: Now What?

    I would be lying through my teeth if I said this one didn't hurt. Lying through gritted, gnashing, grinding teeth. The Cubs were down on Friday...

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  6. What's Good: Keep The Ball, Please!

    I've never liked Wrigley Field. Over the offseason, though, I forget why and try to figure out good reasons: Wayne Messmer can't hold a candle to Nancy Faust. Wayne Messmer can't hold a candle to Gene Honda...

    Chris Pennant Written by Chris Pennant about over 6 years ago 610 reads 7 comments

  7. White Sox Week in Review: A Tale of Two Teams

    Basketball, they say, is a game of runs. The momentum will swing this way and that, with each team going on a hot streak before cooling down and giving the other team the room to make a push...

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  8. It's Like That, and That's The Way It Is: Until The Final Buzzer

    "It ain't over 'til it's over." - Yogi Berra Yogi Berra was never known for his spot-on usage of the English language...

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  9. Chicago White Sox Week in Review: The Man Who Said Too Much

    As a person who opens their mouth (in the estimation of the public) too much for their own good, I can identify with Ozzie Guillen...

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  10. Chicago White Sox Week in Review: Now It's Time To Get Serious

    In July, I'm going to Detroit (I know, go ahead and boo) for the USBC Junior Gold Championships. For those of you saying "what?": It's a national youth bowling tournament...

    Chris Pennant Written by Chris Pennant about over 6 years ago 602 reads 1 comments

  11. It's Like That, and That's The Way It Is: Life in the Cheap Seats

    "It's cool to be the player, but it sucks to be the fan." - Eminem, Rock Bottom What's the longest unit of time measurement in the sports world? Answer: "Next year...

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  12. Chicago White Sox Week in Review (5/18-5/25): Carlos Quentin—Kid in Left Field

    Before the MLB season started this year, I was already excited to be a White Sox fan. Not because WGN put together a great Sox/Cubs montage...

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  13. It's Like That, and That's the Way It Is: That "Other" Side of Town

    (Judging from the text, I can guess that this sign is from the 2005 postseason.) My best friend (who does not follow baseball at all) made a thought-provoking observation two years ...

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  14. Chicago White Sox Week in Review (5/11-5/17): How the West was Won

    It's odd how the minds of White Sox fans work. Consider these facts. The Boston Red Sox won the last World Series, and the New York Yankees are the winningest team in baseball history, with the corresponding postseason hardware to show for it...

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  15. Chicago White Sox Week in Review (5/4-5/10): Breaking Out of Hitting Slump

    Last week, I said that if the White Sox broke even over the next seven days, we could count the six-game losing streak as an anomaly...

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  16. Searching for the Spark, or Newton's First Law of Baseball

    I seem to have an unshakable case of deja vu. It happens almost every day Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:...

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  17. White Sox Week In Review: Forget '07, Next Year Is Here

    The warning signs are all there.Hawk Harrelson's moody silence and repeated calls of "Dadgummit!" have you worried. DJ is looking for something, anything, to point out as a positive...

    Chris Pennant Written by Chris Pennant about over 6 years ago 542 reads 2 comments