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Rhubarb

  • joined Jul 31, 2009
  • last login Apr 16, 2014
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The Longest Winter Uniform Contest

Tradition has one sane purpose and that purpose is to bring some sort of advantage to the group, culture or society sanctioning the institution. Otherwise tradition is just for tradition’s sake...

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The DH Not Taken

(#14 dream WAR) TWO DH's diverged on green grass, And sorry I could not pencil in both And being the GM, I threw a lateral pass And signed them both for a surplus of cash To where I...

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RRRR: In which it was revealed that Rhubarb is actually floridajim

When I began my first tour of duty at the Chicago White Sox blog, the SouthSideSox, I had just gotten out of basic and had yet to experience battle firsthand. Sure, I had played baseball at a high...

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RRRR: A Series of Vignettes: TL;DR

If you take a shower before you go to sleep, do you take a shower when you wake up in the morning too? For me, It’s not even a conscious decision. I get up and trudge through my morning...

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Ventura's Adventures in the Womb

When Robin Ventura was hired in the Fall of 2011, I was pretty bent out of shape. I had a huge problem with the process. As most of you know, managing hiring processes is what I do for a...

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Bubblegum, Bubblegum in a Sewage Pit, How Many Pieces Do You Get?

Shortly after sunset, Robin and Parent sit Indian style upon the glass ledge of the Willis Tower, scratching at it with their fingers like its yellow wallpaper, watching the fog roll in from Lake...

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A Very Vicarious Opening Day

A disheveled creature emerges from the maws of his mother's basement struggling against a lack of energy caused by acute Vitamin D deficiency as he curses the U.S. food industry for misleading...

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RRRR: Who You Trying to Get Crazy with, Essay?

One of the most talented writers I have read in a while is John Jeremiah Sullivan. He is an essay writer and reminds me of a mix of Hunter S. Thompson and Chuck Klosterman, yet without the...

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2013 Winter Baseball: Past, Present and Future Sox

(Yorvit Torrealba sports some corporate sponsorship in winter ball. Wonder when that hits the states?) This off-season has felt like waiting in a dentist's chair for a root canal for a...

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Nostalgia Miasma

I'm not going to mince words here because I have 39 pictures to share. While at a family gathering my brother, the collector, revealed a box he had not shared with me on any prior occasion. We...

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The Church of Rhubarb est. Sept. 2012

Halleluah, halleloooooahoooahuhhh..... This fanpost is for those fans that need someone to talk to about the inevitable topsy-turvy trepidations that await the White Sox fan base during the next...

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Never a Great Notion

Conspicuously, a callous cacophony of caws attacked the catbird seat in Cleveland in an undeveloped October. The echoing report of the Korean's bat, the snap of a Cuban's second skin caused a...

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Ghost Runner on Third

High atop the lofty monkey bars sits a 6th grader decked out in a pair of Chopard sunglasses and a felt pork pie. He speaks tersely into the telephone, chewing on candy cigarettes, as a fifth...

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Communion Whine

The dirt is spread around the field in an orderly fashion but by whose rules and by whose dimensions? Abner Doubleday's? Yes, lets say it was Doubleday because no one really knows. The dirt could...

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Remembrance of Things Passed (Balls)

Whenever I had privilege of going to the Old Comiskey Park it felt like we were going on a road trip. Traffic in the 80's was not as bad as it is today but sitting in a car for over an hour and...

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Wurning Urgly urn Der Twain

"Boyr oh boyyer, Der Twain pluhay der sux tuhnurt. I Curn't wayrt der hop der twain to gurt to der gayme. Burt woherse gurnuh go wheat meer? I have nur frurnds urnd I wurnt turk der twain ahlurn!...

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The Steepest of Molehills

The sheer velocity of the climb has been dizzying for the unwashed masses. When people are not accustomed to such thinly oxygenated air they usually begin to not think too clearly and start...

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The Ballad of bobpuller

The only reason I am a Twins fans is because I prefer to kind of not like Chicago as much as I should if I lived there because everyone is probably actually pretty darn nice if you live...

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RRRR: Open Letter to Twaindom

(nice pants you fuckwits) Dear bobpuller (the metaphor, not the person), Your misery consumes me, Twain. I am finding it exceedingly difficult to enjoy the White Sox promising beginning to the...

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Appreciate the Product

"I'm taking John, Jacob and Jacob, Jr. to Opening Day on Friday. I have to teach them how to appreciate the game of baseball. The men in dimly lit halls think we need to relearn how to...

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Welcome Back…Batgirl…I mean Batboy…I mean Robin (an airing of grievances)

"Welcome back, Your World Series dreams were your ticket out. Welcome back, to that same old place that you had nightmares about. well the names have all changed (somewhat) since you played...

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High and Tight on the Mendoza Line

No. A rare, abrasive, FOG dissipated in the Phoenix valley giving way to a cloudless sky. Parts of last year's model had been deteriorated and sloughed off. The incessant abrasion seems to...

Florida White Sox

I came across this interesting article in the Sports Illustrated archives about the White Sox possible move to Florida back in 1988-89. Knowing what we know now about how the next 20 years of Chicago baseball fleshed out, it is a wonderful trip down memory lane. Personally, i remember staying up with my father, listening to the radio, waiting for word on whether the White Sox were going to Florida or not. I think the announcement came shortly before midnight. Thank Christ.

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RRRR: Paniagua Panache

I plan on using this essay to make a number of things crystal fucking clear. Clearly, the handful of overpaid and almighty bloggers who write and run this site are nothing more than mental...

Buehrle_Montage

Who knows how long this will be up.

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A Very SSS Thanksgiving / Methup

      In the basement of a modest ranch house in the far reaches of Chicago suburbia a raging party ensues.  The taint punch flows out of the nipples of a jello statue of Nancy Faust as...

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RRRR: Snacks on a Plane

I am sitting, now, in the hospital, writing this RRRR with my thumb and the help of a coffee addled brain and I can't help but think about all these decrepit OPOS begging for attention in their...

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RRRR: Ritualistic End-Users

Today our admin began the sacrificial ritual.  She decorated our office with xmas shit.  While doing so, she made sure the deplorable jingles of yesteryear were audible throughout the corporate...

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RRRR: A Paltripolitan's Palimpsest

HSA has been backpacking in the Qinling mountain range, trying to find her spiritual self.  I received a battered postcard from her with this image on it.    The message read, "Rhubarb, please...

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RRRR: Everlasting Rigamorale

    Its 2032 and a post liver transplant KW wheels himself out to the podium to once again discuss a controversial managerial hire. "Let's keep this short people, I don't have all day."   "...

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