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  • joined Jan 07, 2011
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My Two Cents on The Big Hurt before We All Cry during His HOF Speech

I never could get into comic books as a kid. I tried, but they were always too confusing for me, I think. But there was a book, I was maybe seven at the time, that captivated me in the same way...

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Writing Ugly, Week 7

This year’s team isn’t good nor will it be. I just want to make that clear. But with all the injuries and new lineups and position congestion, at least they are maintaining a level of interest....

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Writing Ugly, Week 5

Over the weekend, Scott Merkin and others on the beat went hunting for a nickname for Jose Abreu. Predictably, all the suggestions sucked. So I think we should impose a rule on ourselves: no...

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Writing Ugly, Week 4

I’ll admit I spent much of last week quietly rethinking Jose Abreu during his 1 for 26 stretch (I even benched him in my fantasy league with weekly roster changes) but now I’ve learned: do not...

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Writing Ugly, Week 3

In a week that featured Maikel Cleto trying to close out a game, Adam Dunn trying to score from first, and Alexei Ramirez trying to set the record for most first pitch groundouts to the shortstop,...

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Writing Ugly, Week 2

"Who are these guys?" would be a sound place to start. But when the good times are rolling its much better to not ask questions and to ignore the rotting stench the bullpen is emitting. Obviously,...

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Writing Ugly, Week 1

The season got off to a weird and wonderful start, with Hawk proclaiming, "It’s a beautiful day in the city beautiful." Once we got our adjectives back in order, things got a little nutty with a...

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Writing Ugly, Week 0

Two horribly failed blog attempts later (never again), I come clinging back to the right rail where I belong. Writing Ugly is a weekly take on the Sox from a slightly more obscure perspective...

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Sneak Peek into White Sox Scouting

I have a friend who knows a scout in the White Sox system and he gave me this copy of their scouting sheet they use to analyze prospects. Rumor is Hawk Harrelson made the original copy in 1986...

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The $7 ticket: An adventure to the far reaches of U.S. Cellular Field

The way a stoner reacted to the Doritos Locos taco or old ladies to self-parallel parking cars is how my cheapass reacted when the White Sox announced they were selling upper reserved seats for $7....

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They’ve got some work TO DOOOO: On Farmer and Jackson

My Dad tells me lots of baseball related stories. Most I have forgotten because that’s just how my brain works. But one that has stuck with me is when he was a child, his dad would come home from...

Bo-Factor Rankings For April

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Paulie and Rios rise, Beckham and Ramirez fall, and Morel nears ever closer to Nick Punto.

Ten Coolest Things About Being a White Sox Fan

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I didn't want to do this, but I like this one too much. And besides, I missed you guys.

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Bo-Factor Power Rankings

Bo-Factor is back! For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, I wrote a little something a few weeks back describing it in minimal detail. (Quick, go catch up. I’ll wait for you. It’s...

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So About Jake Peavy

The first thing I notice when watching Jake Peavy pitch is, boy, this is some meaningful shit. Every pitch is a max-effort, every hung slider is a theatric event, every injury is a lesson in...

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2012 White Sox: Preliminary Questions

The other day, my roommate and I were sitting at a bar and got to talking about nipples. Namely, why do guys have nipples if they serve no purpose? This conversation was mostly a product of...

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The Five Sides of Hawk Harrelson

Anyone remember Jerry Sands? Yes, the Jerry Sands that Hawk Harrelson touted as the next great when he had a 4 for 5 game against the Sox earlier this year. (I think he even compared him to Micky...

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The King of the Curtain Call

Paul-ie! Paul-ie! Paul-ie! Paul-ie! Paul-ie! Paul-ie! Paul-ie! Paul-ie! Paul-ie! Paul-ie! Paul-ie! Paul-ie! Paul-ie! Nothing electrifies U.S. Cellular Field quite like a “Paulie” curtain call. Ever...

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35 Thoughts Not About Frank Thomas

I know, I know, I just did one of these last week. I was planning on not doing another one for awhile, but my mind was running wild tonight so I figured the hell with it, let’s do this. Without...

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35 Thoughts

So I’ve been thinking… …The AL Central is bad, which is fortunate for the Sox given Juan Pierre’s existence. …Brent Lillibridge could strikeout every at bat for the rest of the season and I...

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35 Thoughts on the Season

So I’ve been thinking… …Juan Pierre’s mustache did a nice a job of disguising the fact that he is terrible. …In hindsight, we probably should have cared more when Bartolo Colon went missing. …S...

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First South Side Chat: An Early Plea to Fan Up

Stand and applaud, Sox fans. I know it’s only January but the White Sox organization has done what every fan base wants; put their money where their mouth is. Kenny reached deep into Jerry’s...

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