Yearly Archives: 2012

The Official Song And Color Of The 108th World Series

Hunter Pence’s rubber-bat double in the endless, five-run Giants third inning was the beginning of the end for the Cardinals designs on the Fall Classic.  The seven-run cushion gave Matt Cain back the plate and a relaxed outing until his

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Cardinals, Giants And Clutch (Not Cargo)

The Cardinals and Giants can’t both cheat death. | SportsonEarth.com : Gwen Knapp Article. Use the word clutch in ordinary conversation to a sabermetrician and you’ll get the look.  It’s similar to what a botanist does when encountering a new species

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Posted in Cardinals, Giants

A New York State Of Grind

Recalling a New Pitch and a Strange Death – NYTimes.com. Far be it from me to suspect ill will from my classier friends in Detroit, who are too all busy enjoying their pennant win to exult in the health issues

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Brett Myers Hits The Road? (South Side Sox)

Quick micropost to test the new blogging software. Free agent outlook: Brett Myers – South Side Sox. Given my baggage over this guy’s years-past asshole behavior, I do have to say Mr. Myers comported himself admirably this year, which is to

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Dr. Donald Liu, Hero, White Sox Fan 1962-2012

Spotted a tragic South Side news item about University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital pediatric surgeon Donald Liu losing his life on Sunday in the act of saving two kids from drowning in Lake Michigan. Hats off to Dr. Liu

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Posted in In Memoriam, South Side

Liriano: South Side Snares Southpaw Starter #3

Minutes following Saturday’s 5-2 smacking of Al West-leading Texas, pulling 2.5 games ahead of the Tabbies and reaching 10 games over .500, the White Sox front office announced its season-defining buy. For the first time since 1986, the White Sox have cut

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Posted in Trades, Twins, White Sox, White Sox Game Wrap

Is Zack Greinke Headed Down I-94?

The Brewers are sellers at 14 games back and there’s nobody in their immediately available inventory more dealable than Donald Zachary Greinke. At 9-3 and 3.44, his adding a wipeout cutter to his repertoire this season has goosed his win

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Posted in Angels, Braves, Brewers, Rangers, The Business Of Baseball, White Sox

Konerko Leads Rout Of Visiting Ice Fishermen

  Twins 4 White Sox 11 Missed Konerko’s huge night at the plate? asks my Facebook wall, not a little smugly. Why, yes. Yes, I did. Slaving over a hot spreadsheet, if you must know.  Work’s been heavy lately, thanks

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Lumber Delivery, Floyd’s Return, Twin Killings Kill Twins

  Twins 4 White Sox 7 The White Sox snapped a 5-game losing streak behind the successful return to the rotation of Gavin Floyd (W, 8-8, 6IP, 6H, 2ER, 1BB, 2K) following a bout of elbow tendinitis.  Floyd’s previous eight

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High & Outside: A Baseball Noir

“Fast-paced, dark and gritty,” promises the Kickstarter campaign for the feature film “High & Outside”, a hardball story produced by John Cook and directed by Evald Johnson, son of big leaguer and Blue Jays manager Tim Johnson.  ”Keep it coming,”

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