News has been shared that Ed Farmer, who called White Sox games for over 30 years, also played for the White Sox has lost his battle with Kidney Disease.
On behalf of the Chisox Sorority, we sent our love and prayers to the White Sox Family during this difficult time.
I wanted to stop by and give you as much information as I can. (My opinion in some cases)
To this point as of the writing on this blog, Baseball across the board has been placed on hold until May 31.
Chuck Garfien has retweeted that “SOURCES” are telling him that NBCSChicago will be showing White Sox baseball starting on what would of been opening day. The Hawks and Bulls are doing this now.
I wish I had better news, I am missing our boys also.
If by some chance I get a game or two here in Australia, I will be covering it for fun.
**Side News Former Sox Pitcher Chris Sale is facing Tommy John surgery
Hang in there, I will keep checking with you all as much as possible.
I have been watching Field of Dreams of late. It is a wonderful movie that is also on my top 10 list.
Been skipping to when they get to see Moonlight Graham. (Burt Lancaster). It always peaks my interest in the background of those playing on the field.
I was beyond excited when I heard that there would be a game finally being played in Iowa. It was even better when the White Sox got the nod.
Fox will be carrying the game, hoping that MLB @ bat will pick it up.
I love baseball, how for a few hours you can forget what is going on in the outside world for a few hours. You get so emotionally involved in the sights and smells, the surroundings. My White Sox bucket list is to go to a game with my Sorority Sisters for a time of shenanigans and laughter.
August 13, 2020 is the magical date.
I imagine I will be watching Field of Dreams many more times before then.
Jose Abreu has signed a 3 year extension on his contract.
Its an extention worth 50 Million dollars.
Can you imagine if we can keep this years lineup intact with few or no major injuries how good next year will be?
Everyone listed is out for the rest of the season.
Manny Banuelos is listed indefinitely with a foot contusion.
Ryan Burr, Carlos Rodon and Michael Kopech all continuing recovery from Tommy John surgery.
Jay Jon was scheduled for hip surgery on September 5 but there has been no update.
**This year the Sox are locked in 3rd place with a win/loss record of 64 wins and 84 loses and are 25 games out of first.
**This time last year our record was 57 wins with 89 loses and were 25 games out of 1st. sitting in 4th place.
Former Sox Pitcher David Robertson is out for the rest of the season with needing Tommy John surgery. David is currently with Philadelphia.
Ryan Burr, Michael Kopech, Carlos Rodon all continuing their recovery from Tommy John surgery
Manny Banuelos sent to Class A Advanced for a rehab assignment
Carson Fulmer placed on 10 day injury list, still dealing with hamstring tightness as of August 17
Yoan Moncada was sent to triple A for his rehab assignment on August 16.
** As of August 20, we are
56 wins with 68 loses and 19.5 gams out. I think I can safely say we are locked in at 3rd with the Royals 31 games out.
This time a year ago the Sox were: 47 wins with 77 loses and 25 games out.
The Sox are currently in Minnesota for a series with the Twins.
**Spring Training opens February 22, 2020
Congrats to Carlos and Ashley Rodon as they welcomed Willow O’orea Rodon in the the world at 11:00 Chicago time.
Willow weighted in at 8 pounds 4 oz
At the the Sox game today against the Scrubbies, the Sox presented All Star Jerseys to Jose Abreu, James McCann and Lucas Giolito.
As of July 7th/July 8th in the standings we are 42 wins/44 loses and are 12.5 games behind the Minnesota Twins.
On this date a year ago we were 30 wins/59 loses and were 20 games behind Cleveland.
Tim Anderson — listed to return in late July.
Manny Banuelos — Left shoulder inflammation. No return date
Ryan Burr, Michael Kopech and Carlos Rodon– Recovering from Tommy John Surgery. 2020 return
Welington Castillo — Left Oblique Strain.
Nate Jones — recovering from forearm surgery. 2020 return.
Congrats to Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito being names the pitcher of the week.
All Star voting is open until June 21
As of today we are sitting 3rd in the league on 29 wins/31 losses at 11.5 games back.
Last year on this date we were 18 wins/38 loses at 16.5 games back.
Injury List : Pitchers Ryan Burr and Ian Hamilton both listed on the 10 day list, with no return date listed at the writing of this blog.
Jon Jay is with the Double A team as of June 3 for his rehab assignment.
Nate Jones, Michael Kopech and Carlos Rodon all listed for the 2020 season.
During the game with Houston yesterday the White Sox did something that not a lot of teams have done, in the same game.
A Triple Play and a Grand Slam.
May 18, 2016 and July 8 2016 was the last time the Sox turned a triple play, let alone 2 in the same year.
Charlie Tilsons 1st Grand Slam of his career came in the top of the 6th inning.
The Sox are only the 4th team in the last 40 years to do this.
The Sox are currently 22 wins with 26 losses, 10.5 games out. A year ago we were 15 win with 31 losses, 13 games out.