August 30... Day And Night
In Game 1 the Sox don't make the plays and give the Rangers a 8-6 win. In Game 2 Brandon McCarthy shut down the Rangers and the Sox beat up on the Rangers rookie pitcher for a 8-0 win.
Ken Berry Speaks!
In the latter days of the Go-Go Sox era, perhaps no ballplayer better exemplified the hustle and defensive prowess of the Chicago White Sox than Gold Glove centerfielder Ken Berry. He was there for all the great Sox teams of the 60's and his is a unique perspective on what made it such a great and memorable period in franchise history. Another EXCLUSIVE interview from WSI and Mark Liptak!
Seattle Sweet Swings!
September arrives and the Sox look to defy logic straight through October! As WSI's Guy Bacci notes, the Seattle slump is the latest bit of conventional thinking to bite the dust as Sox successes leave even Dark Cloud fans fretting less than their weak constitutions would otherwise cause!
Media Chokes on Sox Success!
The mediots who can only measure Sox success in terms of Flubbie futility are scrambling to find another angle for their negative spin! WSI's Hal Vickery enjoys watching them squirm, trying to extend the National League wild card standings to ridiculous lengths, too!
August 26... Tadahito to the Rescue!
Brian Anderson has himself a night, smacking first two homers of his career, but Sox still need Tadahito Iguchi's 2-out, 12th inning, 2-run bomb to put Mariners away in first game of series in the Great Northwest.
'59 Sox: Thanks for the Memories!
The 1959 Sox provided more warm memories for Sox Fans than any other team the last 80+ years. Now WSI's Mark Liptak revisits a few of these great memories with added comments from some of the Sox heroes of that era tossed in for good measure! Dare Sox Fans today dream the championship dream for the '05 Sox?
The Sox face their first serious slump of the season, and fretful Sox Fans cling desperately to the comfort of a big fat lead in the standings! WSI's Hal Vickery recounts some of the more memorable quotes by manager Ozzie Guillen battling this bit of adversity.
Further Thoughts on Kenny
Promoted to the job nearly five years ago, when did the Sox GM finally turn the corner towards respectability? WSI's Hal Vickery admits to having been a strong critic, but like many other Sox Fans can point to a key turning point -- and it wasn't last winter, either.
The Scent of October!
Can it really be true? It's only mid-August and the 2005 Sox have already cleared away the biggest of their obstacles to the postseason! WSI's Guy Bacci notes that nothing has been won yet -- but the scent of the playoffs is definitely in the air!
Row, Row, Row Your Boat...Rowand's Leather Wins The Game!
In a closely-played series, the White Sox eked out a nice 2-1 victory to close out the series at Yankee Stadium and win the series by that same 2-1 count. Major props goes to the pitching and Aaron Rowand's defense.
SportsBlab Radio Blabber!
If the Sox are losing, then you can always count on SportsBlab radio to fill airtime with even more nonsense than usual! WSI's Hal Vickery wades through the endless gambling casino and gentlemen's club commercials to bring you this latest update!
The Needle and the Damage Done
The very week Frank Thomas's season ends, news surfaces that Rafael Palmiero -- the guy who wagged his finger at a congressional panel and denied using steroids -- was guilty of having done just that. WSI's Jim Laffer is one more Sox Fan sorry to see Frank go, concerned that he might never come back, and genuinely sorry that liars and cheats have largely stolen the legacy that rightfully belongs to him.