After a season unlike anything they have experienced in years, the Chicago White Sox’s season ended in a 6-4 loss in the third game of their three-game Wild Card matchup against the Oakland A’s. This game turned into a battle of the bullpens, and it’s hard to be better than the assembly of arms the A’s have. On the season, their bullpen had the best ERA in baseball and led … [Read more...] about White Sox lose battle of the bullpens, eliminated by A’s in Wild Card
My grandfather, Papa, as we called him, was born in 1933 in Chicago. He’d spend summer afternoons growing up in Rogers Park, finding a way into Wrigley Field and following the Cubs on a radio, if he could find one. He followed them when he was in the army and followed them when he returned. His father was a White Sox fan but, sickened by the 1918 Black Sox Scandal, changed … [Read more...] about Playoff baseball is back for all of Chicago
The Chicago White Sox long ago clinched their first playoff berth in more than a decade. They have a possible MVP in José Abreu and a possible Rookie of the Year in Luis Robert. Tim Anderson still has a shot at back-to-back AL batting titles. They’re 34-22 with only four games left in the season before the playoffs start and still have a shot at the division title. But this … [Read more...] about Assessing the White Sox’s late-season slowdown
Oh, how baseball moves fast. Two seasons ago, the Chicago White Sox were dwellers at the bottom of the bottom of the barrel. Of their future pieces that were called up, Tim Anderson, Yóan Moncada, Lucas Giolito, to name a few, none had given any reason for certainty or optimism. But in 2020, José Abreu, the lone bright spot on that team and many White Sox before it, and … [Read more...] about The White Sox are a playoff team and have two potential MVPs
Alec Mill’s no-hitter on Sunday marked the 16th in their franchise’s history and the first since Jake Arrieta’s in 2016. Mills tossed only five strikeouts but didn’t allow a single hit in the Cubs’ 12-0 blowout over the Milwaukee Brewers, bringing the Cubs to 28-20, now a four-game advantage over the St. Louis Cardinals. For Mills, in his ninth start of the season, it was a … [Read more...] about Will Alec Mills’s no-hitter spark a 2020 Cubs hot streak?