Goodbye Ozzie

Ozzie in the better times

Over the last two days I have seen people cheering the end of the Ozzie Guillen era in Chicago. For some reason I am not so happy. I guess it is due to the fact that I remember how much excitement he brought to the South Side. He managed the Sox to their first World Series title since 1917 in just his second year as the manager of the Sox. He also was never boring as the manager of the team. I guess he is hoping that he can bring the good times to the Marlins. Continue reading

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Bobby Jenks Can Close Everything But His Mouth

Bobby Jenks warming up in 2009

This site is normally reserved for my experiences observing sporting events. Every now and then something comes along that gets me fired up. The last time this happened was when Brett Favre was texting pictures of his junk to everybody. Now something else has come along that has me a little riled up.

When he came up in 2005 Bobby Jenks was such a great story. He was a player that was left for dead in the Angels organization. He came up from AA Birmingham and led the club to the World Series title. It takes guts to pitch in the playoffs like he did. He was a great pitcher for some time in Chicago. Continue reading

Oh Captain! My Captain!

 

Paulie hits a double against the Royals earlier this season while fellow signee A.J. Pierzynski watches

Today the news came that most White Sox fans were waiting for. Paul Konerko signed a 3 year deal worth $37.5 million dollars today to stay on the South Side. Early in October I thought that I was witnessing the end of the White Sox careers of either Paulie or AJ. Thankfully both will be coming back. With the temperatures under twenty degrees today it is hard to think of baseball, but this news brings hope come spring. Welcome back Paulie! Continue reading