The writer of this blog was recently arrested for trying to sell the White Sox to group of investors in Florida. He was sentenced to 6 months of community service, which will include reading children’s stories to Cubs fans. He’ll also be forced to write drivel for the Damox Sports Blog.
Here’s a fun video for White Sox fans. It’s a commercial from 1984 featuring Rich Dotson and Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk selling delicious Pizza Hut pizza. Oh, and two White Sox placemats are just $.89 with any pizza purchase! Now I know where the “Pudge” nickname came from. Gotta love those old uniforms.
The White Sox came back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-3 on Wednesday night. Jermaine Dye, A.J. Pierzynski and Carlos Quentin all homered in the game for the ChiSox. Gavin Floyd looked miserable but came away with the no decision thanks to the big bats in the Sox lineup. Bobby Jenks was Mr. Reliable and got the easy save. The Sox did give up a hit to Ken Griffey Jr., who went 1 for 4 and now has his batting average on the season up to the Mendoza line right at .200. Why doesn’t he just retire already and save himself the embarrassment?
After Bartolo Colon and the White Sox finished off the Mariners in under 2 hours in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday, they were trounced 9-1 in the second game. Felix Hernandez of the M’s threw 8 innings of shutout ball and John Danks had his first poor performance of the season in taking the loss. Russell Branyon had the first 5-hit game of his career. In fact, he’d never even had a 4 hit game before facing the White Sox last night. There’s something we can be proud of.
There’s not much use highlighting any White Sox players for this game, because nobody really played well. Paul Konerko was the White Sox player of the game with a 2 for 4 performance, but he was also DH. I’m sure if he’d played the field he would have found a way to make an error that would have made this a 12-1 game.
The White Sox bats were asleep last night, managing just 2 hits on the ball game, but Chicago still managed to beat the Seattle Mariners by a score of 2-1. Paul Konerko drove in the two runs for the ChiSox and Bartolo Colon pitched one of his best games in years, giving up just 4 hits and a walk in 7 innings of work. Bobby Jenks came in for the 9th inning and picked up the save. Ken Griffey Jr. had one of the 4 hits for the Mariners, going 1 for 4 and pushing his average up to .196, just a hit shy of the Mendoza line. There’s a reason he remains a free agent in my fantasy league.
The White Sox had a big day at the plate as they rolled over the Detroit Tigers, 10-6. Carlos Quentin had 2 home runs and went 4 for 4, but the real story of the day has to be Paul Konerko and Jermaine Dye. The pair hit the 300th home runs of their respective careers in consecutive at bats. According to the all-knowing Elias Sports Bureau, this was the first time that two players hit century milestone homers of 300 or greater in the same game.
Gavin Floyd did not pitch very well, but we’ll give him a temporary pass as long as the Sox starting lineup is producing this kind of offense.
I just came across this awesome fan video of the old Comiskey Park in 1990. The park would be demolished the following year. This video really captures the essence of what the old stadium was like and what it was like to be a Chicago White Sox fan at that time. The dancing lights on the old scoreboard really bring back the memories. It seems like a different lifetime ago. It amazes me to think that there are still a few players left who played in the old Comiskey, including Frank Thomas, who can be seen playing in his rookie season in this clip.
Mark Buehrle might be the ChiSox ace pitcher, but they demonstrated some surprising depth in their rotation and bullpen in a 2-0 shutout over the Diamondbacks on Saturday. Jose Contreras started and pitched 4 scoreless innings, and Bartolo Colon looked like his former all star self in striking out the side in his first inning and shutting out the D-Backs in his 5 innings of relief. This could be a very good sign for a White Sox team that appears positioned to win the AL Central.