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Tanner Scheppers

On Saturday, when the Oakland Raiders host the Houston Texans (yes, I know it’s football), the starting QB for the Raiders will be Connor Cook. Connor will be the first rookie in NFL history to have his first career start … Continue reading

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Harmon’s Red Chair

A number of years ago, my wife and I stayed at a hotel in Bloomington, MN across from the Mall of America. We had tickets to a Sox-Twins game and the lower level of the mall has a transportation center with … Continue reading

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Southpaw Decorating

This year’s White Sox Christmas Card features Southpaw decorating for the holidays.     Here’s a link to the video. Sox Christmas Card 2016   x Last Year’s Card featured Southpaw in a Santa Suit on the “L”. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Independence Day at The Cell

The Sox celebrated Independence Day with many tributes to our military — active personnel and retired.   The First Pitch was thrown by Master Sergeant Israel Del Toro (to Carlos Rodon). Here’s a link to a 2010 ABC News story about Israel. … Continue reading

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“Moonlight” Graham Day

Today is Moonlight Graham Day. ———- Archibald Wright “Moonlight” Graham was a baseball player who played one inning in the majors for the New York Giants on June 29, 1905 — but did not get to bat. He entered the game … Continue reading

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Punch A.J. Campaign

Ten years ago today, Michael Barrett punched A.J. Pierzynski after a collision at home plate sparking brawl. A.J had scored on a sacrifice fly to left and he took out Barrett who was blocking the plate without the ball (legal … Continue reading

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Opening Day — 25th Anniversary of The Cell

This year, the White Sox are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their ballpark. (Actually, the ballpark belongs to the state of Illinois.) Of course, it was called (the new) Comiskey Park when it opened. In 2003, the Sox sold the naming … Continue reading

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Best by Number

———- During the off-season, MLB.com manages to churn out stories every day. Some are reports of free agent signings, trades, and new hires — which are actual news. Others are fluff pieces, of which, a small percentage are interesting (to … Continue reading

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Sox Christmas Cards

For a number of years, the White Sox have sent out Christmas Cards to their Season Ticket Holders. Here’s one from a few years ago. Front of Card                             Inside of Card       In recent years, the Sox have gone digital — This … Continue reading

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He Gone

Last week, the White Sox fired bench coach Mark Parent with 3 games left in the season. Mark was hired as Robin Ventura’s bench coach when Robin got the manager’s job a few years ago. Mark had a 13-year career, mostly … Continue reading

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