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Dear Jake, Matt and Jesse

??????????????????For what ever reasons, you all have left us for other teams, we love you and miss you like mad and will continue to follow your careers as the seasons pass. Keep safe on your travels and hope your remain injury free until you decide that it is time to hang up the cleats.

We know that you have seen the frustrations from we the fans, and we can not begin to understand how you are dealing it. As Paul Konerko basically said “We know we are playing like****” I feel like we need to take that step back and the pressure off of all of you. We are rebuilding and it will take time to find that right mix of players to fit together, to support and nurture the young ones. Those up and coming players who are new to the family. Those who have come along and need help getting settled in to life in the majors.

A lot of fans of late keep speaking up and saying how they are “DIE HARD” fans. In they next breath they are saying how everyone is crap and that Robin needs fired, that they are turning OFF the game, or refusing to watch, I have even seen some comments that I REFUSE to repeat. I ask you HOW can you be a die-hard fan when your turning off games, being as negative as possible.

From the 2005 World Series team the only one that is left is Paul Konerko. Hawk told how he has taken Gordon Beckham under his wing, been there to help him adjust and when times for Gordon got tough it was PAUL who helped him get through. I hope that some of the more settled boy will do the same with the new kids coming in. Just one of the boys stepping up and helping one of the new family members could make all the difference in the world to that person.

My Sorority Sisters understand that it is a lean time now. It takes time to rebuild, to work though injuries and the frustrations of losing when it is so close and feeling helpless when there are silly errors. We know that is season is most likely over, that we will not see post season play. We have decided to keep on turning on the game, keep on supporting the boys no matter what. Sure we get frustrated and all BUT, in no way shape or form do we allow the frustrations to get the better of us or to give up. At the end of the game we look for those positives and look forward tomorrow when it is another day. To put it into simple words, OUR BOYS have our unconditional love and support.

One of my Sorority Sisters, posted this on Facebook and I had to share it, We all needed to laugh and boy did this help…….

Five Chicago sports fans were climbing a mountain one day. Each was a fan of a different Chicago sports team and each proclaimed to be the most loyal to their team. As they climbed higher, they argued as to which one of them was the most loyal of all. They continued fighting until they reached the top. The Blackhawk’s fan hurled himself off the mountain, shouting, “this is for the Hawks” as he fell to his doom. Not wanting to be outdone the Bulls fan threw himself off the edge shouting “this is for the greatest team of the 90’s” then the Bears fan jumped and said ” this is for DA COACH” the two remaining fans looked at each other in stunned silence. After a minute the Sox fan bellowed… “THIS IS FOR THE SOUTH SIDE!” AND THEN HE PUSHED THE CUBS FAN OFF THE MOUNTAIN!!!!

You may be gone but your not certainly forgotten, we know that we will meet up with you during the season and will get to see how well you are doing. We will continue to follow you no matter where you go, send you tweets of love and support.

After the deal with Jake went through and it was all over, in bed that night I had a massive cry. How in the world were we going to do this with out him, We need his experience and guidance for the younger ones. I though that if I could talk to the boys right that minute, I wondered what they might tell me, tell my Sisters………They would thank us for our support, how much it has meant to them, they are no longer there but the younger ones needed us, those who are regulars that get called up , like Conor Gillaspie  and Jordan Danks but the new ones would need us also like Andre Rienzo and Avisail Garcia.

So, that is what we are doing, supporting the ones that are there, who need us. Giving them our support as times are tough, looking for the positive things and looking forward to great things that are coming. Madly tweeting and anything else we can do to get them through the rest of the season.

Take care of yourselves, you will never be forgotten.

See you on the field

The ladies of the White Sox Sorority



Post 100 — A milestone

Cricket and Opera House

When this journey started it was a challenge to myself, to follow my beloved White Sox and to work on my writing. To become a better writer but also to write about what I love.

Well, here I am, learning so much about the White Sox but also making many new mates.

There is a group of lovely ladies on Facebook called “She Loves The White Sox” . This is an amazing group who are supportive, funny and with just one basic goal. To see the White Sox to the World Series. I have just been accepted into the group and I am so proud to be a member.

We had a ball sharing yesterday, during the game talking about plays that had just happened, our favorite players and just great conservation.

So…this milestone post is dedicated to THEM, the Ladies of the group.

THANK YOU for accepting me in to the group, for the great conservation, the love support and silliness. Sure it is going to be a long season and I cant wait to share it with you all


Pack Your Bags, Let’s Hit The Road

305761_589249641094200_2033116706_n    First and most important to me is that I need to do a massive shout out to one amazing guy. He runs the Chicago White Sox Nation page on Facebook.

You can also find them on Twitter at @SoxNation2013

He is an amazing guy who works really hard and so loves his boys no matter what is happening. If you’re on Facebook give him a look, and tell him Cricket sent you.

NOW, pack your bag because we are on the road again kids, First stop is California to the McAfee Coliseum for a three game series with the Oakland Athletics, then its on to Seattle for three games with the Mariners, then its back to Chicago for visits from, the Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, before a much-needed day off.

We then head back out on the road for visits with the Astros, Minnesota Twins, Kansas City Royals. The New York Mets and the Cleveland Indians find their way to Chicago to close out the month of June.

Take care and see you soon



Sunday Afternoon in Kansas City

Alejandro De Aza - Chicago AL - 2012 Home

Alejandro De Aza – Chicago AL – 2012 Home (Photo credit: BaseballBacks)


Morning Gang,


Just waiting for the video link to be available. Not able to find a lineup card on Facebook but I do know that its Jose Quintana working the mound today. Sorry Gang, all the links are dead and what I do have is NO SOUND and have given in to visual only.


Grab a coffee and get settled, will see you at the top of the first inning.


First Inning – Alejandro De Aza (strikeout) , Jeff Keppinger (single), Alex Rios (strikeout), Adam Dunn, (ground to first)


Royals(strike out)(line drive to third)


*0 – 0


Second Inning  – Paul Konerko (fly out to right), Conor Gillaspie (ground out to second), Alexei Ramirez (flied out to center)


Royals – (three up and three down)


*0 – 0


Third Inning  – Hector Gimenez, (strikeout)  DeWayne Wise (single to left), De Aza (walk), Keppinger (single), Rios (safe at first but force got De Aza out), Dunn (pitcher to first),


Royals – (Strike out)(fly out to center)


*1 – 0 (SOX LEAD)


Fourth – Konerko (flies out to left), Gillaspie(walk) , Ramirez (flies out to right), Gimenez (flied out to center), Wise, De Aza, Keppinger, Rios, Dunn,


Royals –  (out)(out)(walk)(lined out to left)


*1 – 0 (SOX LEAD)


 Fifth Inning – Wise (single to center)(stole second), De Aza (strike out), Keppinger (grounded out to third), Rios (walk), Dunn (strike out)


Royals – (fly out to center)(single to right)(double to left, runners at 2nd and 3rd)(walk, bases loaded)(soft single to left)fielding error, runner scores)(single, runner scores)(batter lines out to shortstop)(batter flies out to left)


*3 – 1 (Royals Score)


Sixth Inning –  Konerko(single) , Gillaspie (flied out to center), Ramirez (grounded into double play),


Royals – (single)(single,runners on first and second)(batter hit into double play)


*3 – 1 (Royals Ahead)(Nate Jones on the mound)


Seventh Inning –  Gimenez (single), Wise ((single, hector to second), De Aza ( ( Double, BOTH runners score), Keppinger ( (grounded out to second, De Aza to third) (De Aza scored on wild pitch), Rios (HOMERUN to left), Dunn (single), Konerko (strikeout) , Gillaspie (flies out to left)


Royals – (single)(strikeout)(runners on first and second)(batter hits into double play)


*5 – 3 (Sox Score)(Matt Thornton now on the mound)(Matt Lindstrom on mound)


Eighth Inning – Ramirez (grounds out to second), Gimenez ( strikeout), Wise (strikeout)


Royals – (flies to center) (single to center)(pops out to third)(strike out)


*5 – 3(SOX LEAD)(Jesse Crain now on the mound)


 Ninth Inning – De Aza (grounds out to first), Keppinger (flies out to right), Rios (grounds out to third)


Royals – (walk)(wild pitch, runner to second)(walk, runners at first and second)(flies out to left)(flies out to center)(double)


*5 – 5 (Royals Score)(Brian Omogrosso on the mound)


Tenth Inning – Dunn (struck out), Konerko(grounded out to first), Gillaspie (flies out to center)




Royals – (runner on first)(strikeout)(stolen base,runner at second)(grounds out third to first)(intentional walk)(walk, bases loaded)(single to right, runner from third scored)




*6 – 5  ROYALS WIN


Spring Training

Spring training - A Cactus League game between...

Spring training – A Cactus League game between the Cubs and the White Sox at HoHoKam Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have a bit of a challenge now. That is tracking games for the White Sox. It does not help that I live outside the USA so my options are limited until the season gets into full swing. Facebook and Twitter are my best mates at the moment for getting my daily fix of baseball and my boys at the office at the Camelback Ranch. I am really excited for the season, the boys are looking really good from all the reports that I am seeing. The current results are as follows:

Saturday the 23 of February was against the Dodgers and that was a 9 – 0 win. Dylan Axelrod threw three scoreless innings. Alex Rios and Gordon Beckman both went 2 – 2 with the bat.

Sunday the 24th of February was once again with the Dodgers and ended in a two all tie.

Monday the 25th of February was a 9 – 9 all with the San Francisco Giants.  It took til the seventh inning for the boys to fire up the bats and rally back for a tie. Jared Mitchell two run triple at the beginning of the sixth inning got the boys fired up

Tuesday starts a two game series with the Texas Rangers and close out February with a game against the Milwaukee Brewers. March is full of Cactus League games before heading home to Chicago and opening day at U.S Cellular Field on April one against the Kansas city Royals.

The Office is Open

The pitchers and catchers have arrived and are getting back in sync with each other after the off-season and some down time. My twitter feed this week has been quiet for the most part but the pictures that I have seen so far are just amazing. The fans are turning out and full force and that is wonderful. I can see the excitement growing. I would love to be able to go to the ranch for a game. Even just see it on the computer but I don’t think I am going to have much luck there.

Saw a picture of Jake Peavy the other day with the pitching coach and he was looking really good. I can’t wait to get to watch him in action and see how he is doing.

The rest of the squad arrives at the office tonight USA time. Writing from Australia, I am a little ahead of everyone but I can’t wait for word from the ranch that everyone is there. Spring games will start soon and I am hoping that I can find them on the net to watch. Next best thing is my twitter feed.

Don’t forget you can find the boys at the Camelback ranch on Facebook and Twitter, along with seeing the pictures on Instagram. Loving the pics guys keep them coming.

Please bear with me as my information is limited right now but once the season gets going we will have heaps to chat about and photos to share.

Welcome to the Office the rest of the Chicago White Sox