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  • White Sox scout Yankees for potential Jose Quintana trade

    03/09/2017 10:41:03 PM PST · by TBP · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 8, 2017 | 9:11pm | George A. King III
    Since a White Sox scout has been a constant figure at the Yankees’ exhibition games to evaluate talent, the industry buzz is the White Sox have targeted the Yankees as a possible trade partner if they decide to move left-handed starter Jose Quintana. Quintana, a former Yankees minor leaguer who was allowed to flee via free agency after he wasn’t placed on the 40-man roster following the 2010 season, is very attractive on several levels for the Yankees and other clubs seeking starting pitching. One, he is 28. Two, he has a 46-46 record with a 3.41 ERA in 154...
  • Joe DiMaggio’s 56 Game Hitting Streak Began 75 Years Ago Today

    05/16/2016 2:06:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 15, 2016 | Aaron Goldstein
    It was 75 years ago today when New York Yankees center fielder Joe DiMaggio hit a single in a 13-1 drubbing to the Chicago White Sox. That hit was the first step in what became a hitting streak which hit 56 games. This record still stands 75 years later. As I write this, I am watching the Boston Red Sox-Houston Astros game. A short time ago, Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. hit a single to extend his hitting streak to 21 games. It’s nothing to sneeze at as Bradley is rapidly emerging was one of the premier players...
  • Violence Surges in Chicago Even as Policing Debate Rages On

    03/29/2016 7:51:50 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/29/2016
    Late at night this month, the pastor’s phone beeped with a text message from an anguished parishioner. Andre Taylor, the church member’s great-nephew, had been shot and killed. “Dre had just turned 16,” the message on the Rev. Ira Acree’s phone read. “I think that it’s time to call for action and solicit help, have the National Guard to take over and patrol the Chicago streets.” Four days earlier, another text had appeared. A different parishioner’s granddaughter, Daysha Wright, a 21-year-old nursing student, had been shot to death in a car, leaving a 2-year-old son. At his desk at Greater...
  • Hal 'Skinny' Brown, former MLB pitcher, dies at 91

    12/18/2015 4:20:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Greensboro News & Record ^ | December 18, 2015 | Staff Reports
    Greensboro resident Hal "Skinny" Brown, who pitched in the major leagues for 14 seasons, has died at age 91 ... Brown, who was 6 feet 2 and 180 pounds during his playing days, compiled a record of 85-92 with a 3.81 earned-run average in 358 appearances with the Chicago White Sox (1951-52), Boston Red Sox (1953-55), Baltimore Orioles (1955-62), New York Yankees (1962) and Houston Colt .45s (1963-64) ...
  • Ex-major league and Snohomish star Earl Averill Jr. dies

    05/15/2015 2:30:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 14, 2015 | Adam Jude
    Earl Averill Jr., a Snohomish High School graduate and a seven-year major league veteran, died Wednesday in Tacoma. He was 83. The Mariners scheduled a moment of silence in Averill’s honor just before the start of Thursday’s game against the Red Sox. Averill is the son of Baseball Hall of Famer Earl Averill.
  • Baseball's First Ever Game Behind Closed Doors Gets Underway in Baltimore as Orioles and White ....

    04/29/2015 12:37:26 PM PDT · by Cecily · 43 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 28, 2015
    The players of the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox lined up for the national anthem this afternoon in front of an empty stadium, in unprecedented scenes never before witnessed in the history of baseball. With the National Guard posted outside Camden Yards and debris still being cleaned up off the streets, the Orioles played the first ever MLB game behind closed doors. Just before the players took the field The Beatles 'Day Tripper' blared out the PA system to an otherwise eerily silent stadium and 45,000 empty seats.
  • Wednesday’s White Sox-Orioles Game Moved To Afternoon, Will Be Closed To Public

    04/28/2015 12:12:03 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 43 replies
    Amid civil unrest in Baltimore, Wednesday’s game between the White Sox and Orioles at Camden Yards has been moved to a 1:05 p.m. CT/2:05 p.m. ET start and will be closed to the public, the Orioles announced Tuesday. The game had been scheduled for Wednesday night. The change comes after Monday and Tuesday’s games between the teams were postponed due to safety concerns after rioting broke out near the stadium. The latest round of demonstrations follow the recent death of Freddie Gray, 25, an African-American suspect who had been taken into police custody.
  • The Orioles and White Sox will play in front of an empty stadium

    04/28/2015 1:21:43 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 65 replies
    SB Nation ^ | April 28k 2015 | Grant Brisbee
    n Monday and Tuesday, games between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards were cancelled due to safety concerns related to protests and civil unrest in Baltimore. Because of a lack of common off days among teams in the typical Major League Baseball schedule, additional cancellations would have been nearly impossible to make up, but the solution is still stunning: Wednesday's game will be played in front of an empty stadium. From an Orioles press release: After consultation with Major League Baseball and city and local officials, tomorrow's game between the Orioles and the Chicago White Sox...
  • Chicago baseball pioneer Minnie Minoso dies

    03/02/2015 7:36:12 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    The baseball world lost another legend on Sunday with the death of former Chicago White Sox outfielder Minnie Minoso. Minoso was a seven-time All-Star while playing with the White Sox in the 1950s and 1960s, but much more than that he was a pioneer. When he was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the White Sox in 1951, he became the city of Chicago’s first black player. There is some dispute over when Minoso was born, but the team website said he was 92. The Chicago Tribune reported that Minoso was found dead in his car at a Chicago gas...
  • Minnie Minoso, Treasured White Sox Ballplayer, Is Dead

    03/01/2015 12:44:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 1, 2015 | Richard Goldstein
    Minnie Minoso, the hugely popular All-Star outfielder from Cuba who became the major league’s first black player out of Latin America and a treasured figure in the history of the Chicago White Sox, died on Sunday in Chicago. His true age was never entirely clear, but by an account in his autobiography, he would have been 89 when he died.
  • Peavy to Boston, Iglesias to Detroit in three-team trade

    07/31/2013 4:45:12 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 17 replies
    Sox Prospects ^ | July 30, 2013 | Jim Crowell
    While we are still waiting on all the details to come in, the Red Sox are close to acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox. According to reports, Jose Iglesias (pitcured) will be sent to Detroit, and outfielder Avisail Garcia is going from Detroit to Chicago. Alex Speier of WEEI.com is reporting that 19-year-old Lowell infielder Cleuluis Rondon is one of three lower-level prospects who will be sent from Boston to Chicago to finalize the deal. We will have more information when this deal becomes final. UPDATE (12:02 AM): The Red Sox have announced the trade, including the...
  • How Biased Is Your Announcer?

    09/25/2012 6:15:09 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/24/2012 | JARED DIAMOND
    If you're wondering what's going on in the American League Central pennant race over the next week, all you need to do is tune into a Chicago White Sox telecast and listen for the voice of the team's play-by-play man, Ken "Hawk" Harrelson. Harrelson is, to put it diplomatically, a bit of a "homer." In other words, he's unapologetic about his devotion to the White Sox, the team he routinely calls "the good guys." According to one measure, Harrelson and his booth partner, Steve Stone, make more nakedly biased statements during a single game than every other TV broadcast team...
  • Obama's Red Sox Joke Booed in Boston

    06/26/2012 5:46:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 26, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's an Obama fundraiser event in Boston and taxpayers are having to cover security for that, or in Massachusetts somewhere. Obama went up there for his fundraiser in Boston, made some joke about the Red Sox trading Kevin Youkilis to the White Sox. He got booed in Boston, couldn't understand it. He's such a "man of the people." He had no idea how seriously Bostonians take the Red Sox. They weren't crazy about the trade. There's Obama, so-called White Sox fan, and they've seen Obama throw first pitches. They know they're looking at a freakin' girl throw...
  • White Sox tweet support for Obama after Boston boos

    06/26/2012 6:57:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/26/12 | Justin Sink
    White Sox tweet support for Obama after Boston boosBy Justin Sink - 06/26/12 03:19 PM ET President Barack Obama may have earned some friendly jeers when he thanked Boston Red Sox fans for shipping their World Champion third baseman to his hometown Chicago White Sox, but his team apparently has his back. The White Sox published a tweet from their official Twitter account Tuesday signaling they were on the same page with the president. We agree with you @BarackObama. We thank @RedSox for Youkilis too. — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) June 26, 2012 Kevin Youkilis, a popular player on Boston's...
  • Boston boos for Obama spur Youkilis-gate

    06/26/2012 11:23:57 AM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    President Obama grabbed hold of the third rail of Boston politics and didn’t let go Monday night: He brought up the Red Sox. “Finally,” the president said, wrapping up his introductions at a fundraiser there, “I just want to say thank you for Youkilis.” That would be Kevin Youkilis, beloved slugger, who was traded this week to the Chicago White Sox, Obama’s hometown team. The crowd, members of which paid at least $144 a ticket to see the president at Symphony Hall, immediately booed playfully. “I’m just sayin’. He’s going to have to change the color of his socks,” Obama...
  • Obama doesn't call Perfect Game winner of his "Favorite Team" (Must Read Funny)

    04/22/2012 8:28:14 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 14 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/22/12 | Mark Gonzalez
    SEATTLE — White Sox right-hander Philip Humber made sure to relish every moment commemorating Saturday's perfect game with his teammates. That included spending Saturday night at a sports bar with about a dozen teammates to watch a UFC fight (even though Humber isn't a fight fan) to taping a "Top 10" segment for Monday's showing of "The Late Show with David Letterman.". "You only get one chance to re-live it," Humber said Sunday morning. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Sox ace Mark Buehrle were among more than 100 people who sent congratulatory messages to Humber. As of late Sunday...
  • Emanuel Dumps Daley Nephew 2 Others From Sports Stadium Board[Redo Sox lease,wants Wrigley]

    11/19/2011 9:13:31 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies
    SunTimes ^ | November 18, 2011 | FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is dumping all three city members of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority — including former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew — in a housecleaning that could set the stage to renegotiate the White Sox lease, modify its restaurant deal and, possibly, have the state acquire and renovate Wrigley Field.
  • Rangers won't show Ventura pummeling before White Sox games

    11/03/2011 12:50:19 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 11-2-2011 | 'Duk
    Ever since his Texas Rangers collapsed over the final two games of the World Series last week, Nolan Ryan says he hasn't watched the disappointing replay of David Freese's(notes) triple sailing over Nelson Cruz's(notes) head in the ninth inning of Game 6. He doesn't plan to, either. But while Ryan concedes he may accidentally see the replay while watching something else, everyone's favorite fireballer says he's going to make dang sure that another highlight won't be played when the Chicago White Sox come to opening day at Rangers Ballpark next April. That, of course, would be the clip of Ryan...
  • Was Robin Ventura the right choice to be Sox manager? (FREEP INSANE GAY RADICAL POLL!!!)

    10/06/2011 10:55:04 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 38 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/6/11 | Chicago Tribune
    Was Robin Ventura the right choice to be Sox manager? Do you like the White Sox's decision to name Robin Ventura as their new manager?
  • White Sox call up Lindsay, Reed, Escobar

    09/02/2011 1:14:06 PM PDT · by occamrzr06 · 25 replies
    Chicago Sunn-Times ^ | September 2, 2011 2:23 PM | Daryl Van Schouwen
    DETROIT - Prior to tonight's game at Detroit, the Chicago White Sox returned catcher A.J. Pierzynski from his injury rehabilitation assignment at Class AAA Charlotte and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list. In addition, the White Sox purchased the contracts of right-handed pitchers Shane Lindsay and Addison Reed and recalled infielder Eduardo Escobar from the Knights.