March 2016

Just Plain Silliness

Every season I make a wish list, those people who I would love to get a follow from on twitter or just a Hello from. I usually do not share my list but hey, why not this year. I am a pitcher’s girl, always have been, and this list will show it.  I don’t hold much hope but, you never know:

A) Jake Peavy at San Francisco – been following Jake since he was at Chicago, guess you can say I was smitten at first pitch. I cried for 2 days when he was traded to Boston. You should see my collection of Jake pictures on my phone. Even just a hey Cricket would make my season. I follow Jake on Twitter and Periscope. My Jake Peavy Chicago shirt is getting worn out and it will need framed soon, Would love a Giants t-shirt with 22 on the back.

B) David Robertson at Chicago – I did some research about David when he was in New York but he looks heaps better in Chicago Pinstripe. When David is focused and got his nasty as my sisters and I call it, he can send you down in 3 pitches. I follow him on Twitter, check out High Socks for Hope. One day I will own his Jersey.

C) Adam Eaton – you sir are a spunk, here in Australia that is a good thing. Even a follow on Twitter would make my day.

 

Well, there you go. Some silliness in all this waiting for the official season to start

 

It is Almost Time

As spring league is wrapping up, it has been interesting to watch the boys and to chat with my White Sox friends on Facebook. It has been interesting to take part in discussion about the day’s events and such. If you are on Facebook and a mad diehard Sox fan, look them up at:

                          Chicago White Sox Pride & Passion

Sure, there have been some heavy discussions and all but they are the best group to hang out with. It is going to be a great season.

The additions of Brett Lawrie, and Todd Frazier for our infield. I think it is exactly what we needed. Last year it felt like things were just not right, something missing but this year, watching it is totally different. We have a new catching staff with heaps of experience and you can see the small changes with our pitchers and it is looking like some great connections have been made already.

This year  I am excited for the season. There are high hopes and all. I know this gets said each year but I really think that this could very well be our year to see post season play.

See you in Oakland for opening day on April 4 and in Chicago on April 9th when The Cell opens

 

Enough Already

Over the last few days it has been beyond frustrating to have the constant negative about Adam La Roche and John Danks and the current season.

Sure, with John’s contract, he is one of the highest paid players on the team, but there is no contract extention and I am not sure if his no trade to certain teams list is still active. No, he has not been 100% since his shoulder surgery. Just becasue he had a bad outing during spring break everyone has lost the plot and calling for his head on a platter. Jake Peavy got hammered the other day, a 13.55 era and I heard nothing about that. Jake is a good solid pitcher and that is why I am still following him.

Adam is having back issues and just because he is not producing, you want to throw him to the wolves. I want you to pick up a bat and try having a swing when your struggling to just get through your day. Give him a change to get healthy, Adam of all people will know that he needs to produce this year to even have a chance of a possible new contract.

The economics of the two contracts is this, it is cheaper in the long run to keep them both, then to trade for fire them for the fact of still having to pay them out. Jeff Keppinger was still getting paid after he had to retire hurt at the end of the season. He will had a year to go and the Sox still had to pay him.

Everyone wants the perfect team to have the perfect season and it just does not happen. The boys are dealing with minor injuries and all, they are getting looked at by a good staff. The other elephant in the room is Robin and everyone screaming for him to be fired. At this point, Robin is staying, did you miss the article with Chris Sale , who said that with the departure of certain players from last year, it is a total different vibe in the locker room.

Sure, I have hated the fact of Detroit or Kansas City the last few years and it is time to change that. I really that this season is different and that we can be there in the playoffs.

I think that John could be better used in the middle order, short work. I have noticed in the past that John gets into trouble when he starts getting tired. He lets his frustrations show way to much when his stuff is not working for him. Adam just needs to step up and start hitting home runs. That is his job, send him to Charlotte if he is needing work on his mechanics.

Going to leave you with a thought, If you are constatly venting the negative and putting it out there, how do you thing the boys are feeling?