Payroll, Turkeys, and Deer
The Thanksgiving holiday arrives and a Sox Fans' thoughts turn to turkey, deer hunting, and naturally team payroll constraints, too! Sometimes it's tough to be a Sox Fan, but WSI's Dave Schmitt is just the man for the job!
Working within tight payroll constraints, Sox brass is trying to create a championship masterpiece! WSI's Guy Bacci wonders if what we're getting is the next Picasso or simply a whitewash.
Earl Battey Remembered
Sox backup catcher of the Go-Go fifties, Earl Battey was traded before reaching stardom with Sox. The trade left many inside the Sox clubhouse confused, including Battey himself. He passed away last Saturday at age 68. WSI's Mark Liptak writes this tribute.
Magglio a Goner?
The Sox have self-imposed limits on 2004 payroll so naturally the star rightfielder is expendable? Is it more of the same for Sox Fans waiting a lifetime for a South Side championship or a crafty move by Sox management? WSI's Hal Vickery has the answers!
The Point of Renovations?
Construction cranes along the Dan Ryan Expressway and an endless stream of internet-posted photos both signal more changes to Sox Park. WSI's Matt Michel wonders what is the ultimate purpose of these ballpark renovations and what is the real goal for Sox Fans to pursue?
Ozzie's Gaffes or Guts?
Initial reaction to Ozzie's appointment as new Sox manager has revolved around his comments at the Sox press conference. WSI's Hal Vickery has a message for the new legions of Ozzie bashers!
What can we expect from Ozzie the manager that was missing from Ozzie the player? WSI's Dave Schmitt wonders about management's motives and a whole lot more 'cause hunting season is almost here!
Give Oz a Chance!
The new Sox manager has been announced but his debut at the controls inside the dugout is still months away. WSI's Guy Bacci likes the move and hopes it works out, for everybody's sake!
Reaction to Ozzie!
Reaction at WSI to Ozzie Guillen's appointment as new Sox manager has been mixed. What do his former teammates and other interested observers think? WSI's Mark Liptak collected their reactions in this EXCLUSIVE!
Sizing up the Cell
The design mistakes of the North Side's baseball monstrosity gets a pass from Flubs fans and everyone else in love with the Lovable Losers. Meanwhile the Sox' home gets better and better. WSI editor George Bova has a sharper eye than others conveniently overlooking obvious matters searching for scapegoats to explain away the Flubs' record streak of futility.