// Chicago White Sox

“Hurricane” Earl Delays Manny’s Return

As powerful Hurricane Earl headed right toward New England, hurricane warnings were issued for much of Massachusetts. The Red Sox, rightfully so, postponed Friday’s Red Sox-White Sox affair at Fenway Park, creating a doubleheader for Saturday. Then, a combination of wind shear from the jet stream, colder Atlantic Ocean waters, and an oncoming cold front […]

The Couch Potato Report: Tiger is Near, Lock Up Your Daughters!

The unofficial end of summer is upon us, as the Labor Day weekend ushers in our last long weekend of good weather. Well, if you don’t count this cute little hurricane that’ll paying us a visit. A lot of great things happen in the sports world in September. Major League Baseball’s pennant races heat up. […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 8-31-10

The Rays and Yankees are still tied with 31 games to go; the Red Sox are 7.0 games back. The Cardinals (and pretty much the Giants) have seemingly died. The Padres have too, but they still had a huge division lead built up to eat the blow. And assuming Manny doesn’t help the White Sox […]

It’s Official: Manny Belongs to Chicago

After the Chicago White Sox were awarded a waiver claim on Manny Ramirez, the Dodgers will simply hand him and his $4.3 million obligation to Chicago Monday, according to baseball sources. Ramirez was reportedly looking for a contract extension in exchange for waiving his no trade clause, but withdrew that demand when he was benched […]

Manny Ramirez To White Sox?

After being placed on waivers by the Dodgers, the White Sox have successfully placed a claim on the slugger. The teams now have until Tuesday (the playoff-eligible deadline for new teams) to work out a trade or to simply hand Ramirez and his $4 million+ remaining salary to Chicago. Ramirez does have a no-trade clause, […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 8-03-10

Just when you thought it was over, you get rebuked by teams that want back in. Minnesota is notably back in the race, and the Cardinals and Reds are still too close to call. Tampa and New York are tied, with the Rays getting the tiebreaker by virtue of leading the season series 6-5. Not […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 17

Just two months are left in the regular season, and the trade deadline (without waivers) has passed. Texas has a firm grasp on their division, but it looks like we may have to have a playoff game with the Cardinals and Reds. The Twins have come roaring back, the Phillies are trying to do so, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 16

The season has almost reached 100 games and the trade deadline, and still much is up in the air. Texas and Atlanta are the only teams with at least a 5.0-game division lead. Dan Haren will help the Angels try to say something about that, though. Minnesota is back within a game of their division, […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 7-20-10

With the next SoB power rankings here, it’s been fairly easy to pick teams. The White Sox have widened their division lead, the Cardinals have taken one again, and the Giants have quietly punched their ticket to the Wild Card race. The Rays are back in form, the Braves, Padres, and Rangers are all still […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 15

Approaching the 100-game mark of the season, it seems that nothing is set in stone. The Rangers continue to be impressive out West, and the Cardinals have usurped the Reds, again. After touching the playoff picture, the Red Sox have rapidly fallen back. The Yankees are still the team to beat, despite Andy Pettitte’s imminent […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 14

The All Star break is here, and a shortened week lies ahead. Texas acquired Cliff Lee to protect their lead, but STILL got SWEPT by the Orioles. At home. Even with Lee, that will kill their credibility. The first, second, and (tied for) fourth best team in the majors are all in the same division […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 7-6-10

Welcome back for another edition of the SoB Power Rankings for Major League Baseball. This edition is jam packed with thirteen teams getting nods for the ten spots, yet only one dropping from the rankings. And eight teams have either kept their previous spot or moved just one. The Twins’ recent slide out of the […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 6-21-10

The Rays aren’t doing so well lately, and it’s cost them. They’re now tied with the Red Sox, and dropping in our rankings. After Mark Teixeira’s grand slam, the Yankees are back on top alone. Now, they’ll visit Arizona, for three easy wins. The 2001 World Series probably still has the Yankees hating. The Rangers […]

Buehrle Gets First Victory Since Perfect Game, Wins 5-1

Chicago pitcher Mark Buehrle earned his first win since his perfect game on July 23, ending an eight-start stretch without a win. Sadly, Buehrle’s  victory came at the expense of the Red Sox, who lost 5-1 Monday afternoon and lost three games overall of a four-game weekend series. Buehrle scattered eight hits and two walks […]

Lest the Wildcard Lead Evaporates, Lester Wins Again

This is why “Sox” is one of my favorite Scrabble plays, and yes it is a legitimate plural of “sock.” The Red Sox threw the White Sox in the spin cycle and hung them up to dry for a 6-1 victory on Sunday. Business picked up in the 4th with a two-run homer to left […]