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South Side Sox Mar 26, 2020
Rough sim start: White Sox cough away opener, 4-3

Rough sim start: White Sox cough away opener, 4-3

Final highlight: Eloy had hits in his first four at-bats in the OOTP opener at Sox Park. | Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports Yoán Moncada throwing error is the difference Well, it was a rough one, as the White Sox dropped their home opener in front of a frosty-cold crowd at Sox Park. Chicago wasted a valiant effort from Lucas Giolito (six innings, four hits, two walks, one earned, six Ks) and four hits from Eloy Jiménez in a fall-from-ahead loss to the Royals, 4-3. Giolito had a rough first, as a Whit Merrifield single, Jorge Soler double and Hunter Dozier sac fly put K.C. up, 1-0. But...
South Side Sox Mar 25, 2020
OOTP final roster: White Sox

OOTP final roster: White Sox

Your starting second baseman: Is Nick Madrigal — in our OOTP season sim. | Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports Madrigal and Fulmer make the cut for our fantasy South Siders Yes, in lieu of actual baseball, SBN has partnered with Out of the Park baseball to simulate the 2020 season. I will be running the games, and thus have made the final roster decisions. Nick Madrigal will start the season with the White Sox, as the starting second baseman. Leury García will sub in at second and at all three outfield positions; depending on how Madrigal starts, García may also take on the toughest...
Rox Pile Mar 24, 2020

Colorado Rockies: Is Nolan Arenado a fit for the Chicago White Sox?

Our colleagues at Southside Showdown, FanSided’s site for the Chicago White Sox, pondered whether or not Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is a fit for the White Sox. This offseason, the biggest storyline for the Colorado Rockies has been how Nolan Arenado may be looking to leave the Rockies for greener pastures. Recently, our […] Colorado Rockies: Is Nolan Arenado a fit for the Chicago White Sox? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
South Side Sox Mar 23, 2020
White Sox Truncated Spring All-Stars

White Sox Truncated Spring All-Stars

Former, present and future champion: Engel, once again, takes home Arizona MVP honors. | Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports Adam Engel and Yermín Mercedes earned the most MVP votes during a shortened Cactus League The Chicago White Sox got “only” 17 games in for this Cactus League season, good for a 10-7 record and a tie for fourth in Arizona (and a tie for eighth in all of baseball). We engaged an MVP vote for every spring game — in fact, for an imagined game (a runaway romp vs. Kansas City) as well. Based on 4,357 votes, here are our White Sox Truncated Spring All-Stars. Both Adam...
South Side Sox Mar 19, 2020
Chris Sale to undergo Tommy John surgery

Chris Sale to undergo Tommy John surgery

Worst news: Former White Sox ace Chris Sale is undergoing TJS. | Photo by Adam Glanzman/ After a troubled 2019 and painful spring, the ex-White Sox goes under the knife A bad spring for Boston just got worse. Chris Sale had just resumed his throwing program Monday after being shut down for two weeks when the pain resurfaced. He'll be out now until late 2021 or the start of the 2022 season for the #RedSox— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 19, 2020 The worst offseason in recent Boston sports memory continues... @RedSox ace Chris Sale will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss...
Call to the Pen Mar 19, 2020

Chicago White Sox: back when Jack McDowell was dealing

The Chicago White Sox had an ace when it came to Jack McDowell and most times he was the last one sitting at the table when are the cards had been played. Known as “Black Jack” because he was always dealing when he was on the mound, Jack McDowell really came of age in the […] Chicago White Sox: back when Jack McDowell was dealing - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
South Side Sox Mar 18, 2020
SSS Podcast 7: Zack Burdi’s return, and other under-the-radar storylines

SSS Podcast 7: Zack Burdi’s return, and other under-the-radar storylines

Zack’s back: Burdi seemed to have turned a corner in his long rehab back from TJS with a solid early spring. | Photo by David Banks/ Trevor Lines hops on the podcast to discuss his recent writing, as well as some early takes on the 2020 White Sox Brett Ballantini welcomes SSS FanPoster and SSHP writer Trevor Lines, to discuss his recent writings. Topics include Zack Burdi’s arm adjustment, Kelvin Herrera’s chance of an improved season, the 26th man battle, and Trevor’s baseball career and entry into Sox fandom. We record this podcast with obvious concern for the well-being of our...
South Side Sox Mar 17, 2020
Flashback: White Sox 5, Mariners 4 (April 16, 1992)

Flashback: White Sox 5, Mariners 4 (April 16, 1992)

Brief highlight: Newly-acquired George Bell had the big blow in the win. Hawk and Wimpy deliver a win, despite a scary start and end Next in our rainy-day theater series is an early-season tilt at New Comiskey Park, a 1992 White Sox win over the Seattle Mariners, 5-4. The game started pretty ugly, with Alex Fernandez giving up a single-walk-single (the second single a BUNT from Ken Griffey Jr.) to load the bases with nobody out. After a pop out and a whiff of Kevin Mitchell, Fernandez walked Jay Buhner on four pitches, forcing in a run. (Look how miserable Buhner is on first base, in the...
South Side Sox Mar 17, 2020
White Sox commit $1 million to ballpark employees

White Sox commit $1 million to ballpark employees

Good move: On Tuesday, MLB took measures to look after some of the forgotten victims of postponed games. MLB clubs come together and pledge to support their idle staff for the first two months of the season Not a big news flash or anything, but all 30 owners came together to commit $1 million each for their ballpark workers, left idle by the coronavirus delay to the season. NEWS: Each of the 30 Major League Baseball teams will commit $1 million to ballpark employees who would not have been paid due to the coronavirus crisis causing the postponement of the baseball season until at least...
South Side Sox Mar 16, 2020
Flashback: 2005 World Series, Game 1

Flashback: 2005 World Series, Game 1

Photo by: 2005 Diamond Images/ The White Sox never trailed, with plenty of heroes pacing a 5-3 win All right, chapter three of our no-baseball Flashback series gets right to some good stuff, Game 1 of the 2005 World Series, a 5-3 White Sox win. The White Sox never trailed, with Jermaine Dye getting Good Guys on the board with a solo shot off of Roger Clemens as the third batter of the game. Houston would rally to tie the White Sox at both 1-1 and 3-3, but it wasn’t to be. The big moment for the White Sox came down to the stellar bullpen. Neal Cotts and Bobby Jenks were stellar, going...
South Side Sox Mar 15, 2020
Flashback: Crosstown walk-off, July 25, 2016

Flashback: Crosstown walk-off, July 25, 2016

Three straight: Saladino’s single stretched the Sox streak of walk-off wins to three. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ MiGo, Melkman and Saladino star as the Sox streaked toward .500 A heady start from Miguel González and a timely hit from Tyler Saladino helped the White Sox upset the favored Cubs for the second straight time, in today’s Flashback (aka, “something to watch” during this 2020 baseball pause): 5-4 on July 25, 2016. MiGo threw 6 ⅔ innings of seven-hit, two-run ball, with two walks and eight Ks. Matt Albers had a horrid eighth inning after relieving González in the...
Jays Journal Mar 15, 2020

Blue Jays Game Of The Week: April 07th, 1977 versus Chicago White Sox

With no baseball planned for the immediate future, Jays Journal will attempt to quench your Toronto Blue Jays thirst with historic game replays from the vault. The first game in Blue Jays franchise history was played on April 07th, 1977 versus the Chicago White Sox at Exhibition Stadium in front of a sold-out crowd of […] Blue Jays Game Of The Week: April 07th, 1977 versus Chicago White Sox - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
South Side Sox Mar 14, 2020
Flashback: Opening Day, 2005

Flashback: Opening Day, 2005

Time travel: Back 15 years, to a glorious start to a glorious season. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ The first win in a season in which the White Sox would lead the division from wire-to-wire One of the best of Mark Buehrle’s many “two-hour specials,” we present the first game in our Flashback (aka, “something to watch” during this 2020 baseball pause) series: Opening Day 2005. Buehrle was brilliant, Shingo frisbeed into a first save, and the White Sox parlayed a double-SF-E6 into the only run of the game. Notable: Paulie, relative to the slowpoke Eeyore we knew at the tail end of...
South Side Sox Mar 13, 2020
All spring training is now suspended

All spring training is now suspended

The worst baseball luck in the world: Carson Fulmer, establishing himself so far as a legitimately good bullpen candidate for 2020, reluctantly leaves Camelback Ranch on Friday. | Photo by Ron Vesely/ No workouts, no scrimmages, no nothing ... baseball is basically dead until April So, just yesterday in his Coronavirus and You podcast, Brett mused over the possibility of continuing baseball reporting (thus things to write about and address here on SSS) if players remained in camp to work out. It was a long shot, but still on the table. Well, today that option was taken off of the table: ...
South Side Sox Mar 12, 2020
Baseball season suspended indefinitely due to coronavirus

Baseball season suspended indefinitely due to coronavirus

Photo by Mike McGinnis/ Thursday was a scheduled off-day for the White Sox — but there will be many more to come Just a quick reminder to everyone that the lack of gamethread today isn’t due to some MLB decision to suspend spring training or the regular season; it’s a pre-scheduled off-day for the team. HOWEVER, other leagues beyond the NBA (last night) today have decided to suspend their seasons (MLS), cancel postseason tournaments (some NCAA conferences) or pull in referees (NHL) or scouts (MLB) off the road. And then came the big news, around 12:10 CT, that baseball was in fact...

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