Tag Archives: Chicago White Sox

Hold the Peanuts and Cracker Jack

Back in the day (1955-83) there was a DC Comics series called the Brave and the Bold, which sometimes featured “Strange Sports Stories.” Pictured left is the invisible-cosmic baseball team. But what if a game were played before invisible fans? … Continue reading

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Masahiro Tanaka in the New Year

The major-leagues’ sweepstakes for twenty-five-year-old Masahiro Tanaka, who had an incredible 24-0 record for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the 2007 Japan Pacific League in 2013, is on. Teams figuring to bid high (a lot of money) and far … Continue reading

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Chicago White Sox Do the Right Thing

In deference to Jewish fans, as well as to star Kevin Youkilis, the Chicago White Sox organization has rescheduled their game on September 25 to the afternoon. That evening, at sundown, the most solemn holiday of the Jewish calendar (year … Continue reading

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An Ordinary Over the Hump Day in Queens

Today is 70 years and 366 days since Joe DiMaggio’s mind-bending 56-game hitting streak began: with a meager (though RBI) single against the Chicago White Sox. Right Off the Bat celebrated the seventieth anniversary with a podcast a year ago. … Continue reading

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Ozzie, No Harriet

Colorful manager Ozzie Guillen of the Chicago White Sox, who captured a rare World Series for the franchise in 2005, will not return in 2012. In fact, I do not think he will be finishing out the 2011 season with … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years of Interleague Play and I’m Still Not Sure

In 1997, I attended the first so-called Subway Series of the regular season between the Yankees and the Mets. It was at Yankee Stadium, and the Mets humiliated the Bronx Bombers by a score of 6-0. Pitcher Dave Mlicki handcuffed … Continue reading

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Tigers Not in Rajasthan but in Detroit

Like the big cat I am, I’m going way out on a limb and picking the Detroit Tigers as the American League Wild Card team of 2011. (Cricket fans: The Wild Card is the team with the second-best record in … Continue reading

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