October 2016

New Coaching Staff

Joe McEwing was named the new bench coach moving from 3rd base. I loved his excitement there especially when he waved the boys around 3rd to home.

Nick Capra will be taking over at 3rd.

Curt Hasler will be the head of the bullpen.

Daryl Boston will stay at first, Don Cooper looking after pitching, Mark Salas returns as the bullpen catcher, Greg Sparks as the assistant hitting coach and Todd Steverson returns as the hitting.

**Personal

When this news came out you could hear fans complaining already. This won’t work , we will be last again. My question was “How do you know it wont work?”

Only time will tell, let’s see what Winter Meetings bring.

 

 

The Final Time to Open the Office.

20160520_091808The final game of the season, by now we all know the final score and it was not a great outing for Chris.

If I could have been anywhere today it would have been in Chicago at the park to have the final game experience. I have listened to people complain all year about why bother going. Go for all of us who can’t go, share with us your favorite seat, what do you like to eat at the park. There are a lot of Sox fans here in Australia who would love to be able to go. We get up at all hours of the night here to be able to watch and try and be a part of things.

I choose to look at things a little different, I see the positives. Sure I am frustrated and wished it had been a better season but there are pieces that did work and with the right foundation we can be in the mix next year.

*Injuries — boy did they bite us and hard. It seems like center field was cursed for a long time. Losing Austin Jackson, and Charlie Tilson both to season ending injuries was really tough, both are on the road to recovery and I hope we get to see them next year. Zack Duke and Jake Petricka with their injuries really took a lot of stability out of the bull pen.

*Adam Eaton – WOW, what an amazing season in right, Baserunners learned and early that if your gong to challenge him , most likely he will throw  you out. Congrats on being a Dad.

*Brett Lawrie – I miss your excitement and silliness. Your energy  was missed and I hope that you will be back next year, you had some amazing plays and I just sat here at my desk and shook my head as wondered how did you do it.

*J.B Shuck, Tyler Saladino, Carlos Sanchez – Thank You for stepping up in a moments notice, you all have grown as players and I really hope we get to see you again next season.

*Chris Sale, Miguel Gonzalez, Jose Quintana, Nate Jones, David Robertson – This group of gentleman to me is our core of the pitching staff. Sure there have been those crappy moments but there has also been moments of brilliance and I hope you stay together.

*Hawk , Steve and Jason — Thanks for all the call of the game, learning a bit with Sox math. I have even developed a few of my own Hawkisms for fun. Not sure if Hawk will go another season. If you decide not to have another year with us Hawk then “THANKS” for the fun and the knowledge you have  shared with us.

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Chris Sale is off to the showers leaving Juan Minaya the keys to the office, Jacob Turner on way to the office for the final outing for him this season. Chris Beck found the office keys under the rosin bag. Chris just turned off the office lights in the visitors half of the 9th, Chris has the door closed (2 outs) Chris just locked the door with that strike out. ( 3 outs)

Final Record 78 and 84

 

**THANK YOU to all of you who have taken the time to leave comments, feed back and all. Thanks to my Daughter Kendria who has come on board over at   https://weaversfootballblog.wordpress.com/    for helping to cover games so I could have a bit of a life at times.

A Year with the Chicago White Sox is taking a break but will be back with winter news as needed

Have a safe winter and see you

April 3, 2017  for White Sox Baseball

 

 

 

 

 

Carlos Rodon for the Final Time in the Office for 2016

Someone pick up some milk with to have with the Twinkies

Carlos Rodon will open the office for his final time in 2016. He has had a good year, some outings were full-blown disasters but some were amazing.

Tyler Saladino had an MRI which showed a herniated L5 in his back. He is being taken care of now before being let go for the off-season.

For those who can’t see the boys are wearing white pants and black jerseys.

Tim Anderson with a stand up triple to open the pond, Melky with a double and Timmy home for a 1 to 0 Sox lead, Justin Morneau with a single moving Melky to 3rd. Wild pitch, Melky home for a 2 to 0 lead and Justin to 2nd.

Carlos is tearing it up with 5 strikeouts in a row.

7 strike outs to open the game tonight.

Adam Eaton walks on the pond to open the home half of the 3rd, Timmy goes “YARD” for a 4 to 0 lead. Melky with a double and Jose Abreu with a double to bring him home for a 5 to 0 lead

Omar Narvaez with his 1st Major league homer for a 6 to 0 lead. Spanky on 1st after force at 2nd. On a dropped pop up Spanky slams the gas, heading for home and a 7 to 0 Sox lead. Jose walks.

10 Strike outs for Carlos, top of 5th

Error on Todd, 2 runners safe and no outs in the top of the 6th, Carlos with a wild pitch and the Twinkies are on the board, 7 to 1, Twinkies with another one for a 7 to 2 Sox lead. Carlos has a loaded pond. 88 pitches to his point, 7 to 3 on the Sac Fly for Minnesota

Spanky with a single to open the pond in the 6th, Timmy with a single, Jose moves Timmy and Spanky 90 feet to 2nd and 3rd.

Carlos flipped Chris Beck the office keys on the way to the shower.

Here comes nasty Nate Jones to get the office keys from Robin.

Top of 9th and Tommy Kahnle in to close the office, lights out and door closed, Tommy just locked the door and this game is ova

**Final Score

White Sox — 7 and Twins — 3