Jimmy Piersall Speaks!
One-half of the most famous and controversial broadcast teams to ever grace the South Side! Along with Harry Caray, Jimmy Piersall always spoke the truth about the Sox and the team's ballplayers. Now Piersall speaks up to share this thoughts and memories about those glorious days inside the Sox broadcast booth and his one-of-a-kind career as one of baseball's greatest iconoclasts! Another totally biased EXCLUSIVE by Mark Liptak for WSI's totally biased Sox Fans!
Farewell Chico Carrasquel
For Sox Fans of a certain age, the unique role Chico Carrasquel filled on Chicago's South Side can never be replicated. WSI's Hal Vickery writes this final tribute to the first of the Sox great Venezuelan shortstops who passed away last Thursday. Chico was 77.
Big Hurt to the Rescue?
Crisis? What crisis? The whiz kid starter gets sent back to Charlotte and the Sox offense continues to struggle, but WSI's Guy Bacci thinks the podiatrist has just what the Sox ordered: Frank's foot is healthy and the Big Hurt is back in the Sox line up!
I'm All In!
One-third of the season has lapsed and yet the Sox still have doubters, but WSI's Patrick Ferrini isn't one of them. Give your heart over to this team, for better or worse. Eternity is better for Sox Fans that loved and lost than those that never loved at all!
Fret for the Sox!
Sox Fans are naturally a fretful lot, too wise and realistic for their own good, trained to know disaster always lurks watching the Sox. WSI's Hal Vickery is ecstatic about the team's play but their success is wreaking havoc on his Sox Fan stomach lining!
Playing to Win!
Perhaps the greatest difference between the 2005 Sox and the teams that came before them is how they play each game to win! As a long-time observer of this outfit, and a well-known rooting interest, WSI's Hal Vickery applauds the change!
Experts Reveal Ignorance!
Sox Fans never have too much trouble staying on the edge of their seats, even when the Sox aren't playing, thanks to the numbskulls who pass themselves off as "experts" about baseball and the Sox. WSI's Patrick Ferrini has plenty to say on this subject and what Sox Fan doesn't?
The 2005 White Sox have a chance to prove themselves truly special, but the story seems hopelessly hidden by people who ought to know better. Sox Fan Patrick Ferrini doesn't know what a world championship feels like, but he sure wishes somebody would make the ride more enjoyable!
Props for Don Cooper!
Assembling a pitching staff as talented and deep as the Sox' has earned deserved props for GM Kenny Williams. WSI's Dave Schmitt notes the pitching coach deserves a bit of credit, too.
If the Sox are off to franchise record start, setting an unprecedented streak in the entire history of the sport of baseball, then obviously the talk on TV and radio must be about attendance! WSI's Hal Vickery is one Sox Fan who has heard enough!
May 7... Jumpin' the Jays!
Paul Konerko busts out of his slump, Scott Podsednik runs wild, and Sox offense feasts on Ted Lilly and Blue Jay bullpen to the tune of 5 homers and 10 runs to pick up Jon Garland in 10-7 win.
Is there a minimum intelligence requirement for being a sportswriter? After the newest silly rip job on our team, our fans, and our ballpark, WSI's Hal Vickery is quite sure there isn't.
Props for Kenny!
The Sox are off to record-breaking start confounding everyone but Sox Fans for what could explain their improvement over last year! WSI's Jim Laffer recounts the "under the radar" comments by GM Kenny Williams that has built 2005's leading championship contender so far!