First Pitch: White Sox vs. Guardians

TV: No

Streaming service: Peacock

Status: Delayed by rain

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Jim Margalus
Jim Margalus

Writing about the White Sox for a 16th season, first here, then at South Side Sox, and now here again. Let’s talk curling.

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Joliet Orange Sox

Jason, Steve, and Rick Manning in suits and ties is a weird Peacock choice.

Right Size Wrong Shape

They should wear peacock plumage.

Right Size Wrong Shape

If they can’t get this game in it would be a bad break for the Sox. Cease vs. Civale is about the best matchup you can hope for.

Adam

That’s what I’m thinking too. Plus the weird first game of a series thing we got happening. I don’t like the 1 game series in our future. Got one tomorrow I dread in kc.

Adam

Oh jeez and it’s white sox cy young candidate Daniel Lynch. We may need Cease for tomorrow

Adam

Not to play conspiracy theorist, but I live about an hour south of Cleveland. It rained a hell of a lot more yesterday and they had the field playable. Today it’s rained maybe 90 minutes.

Pitching matchups are way more favorable to the sox today. And they just can’t figure out that rain on the warning track

Joliet Orange Sox

If this is you not playing conspiracy theorist, I think it would be interesting to see what you could come up with if you did play conspiracy theorist.

Joliet Orange Sox

@Adam I should have taken your conspiracy theory more seriously. Let me know how to subscribe to your newsletter.

Adam

I’m telling you, it’s in the making. Earlier in the year the sox were going to play their first nice weather game in going fit the series victory vs Cleveland. What happened? All their coaches got COVID. Cancelled on a 80 degree day. They are a team of bs and babip

loch

I’m at the game and the coaches seem to be congregating in left field. They are kicking around out there and checking the swampiness of that spot.

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Can they find a shopvac and some dirt?

ParisSox

what’s the latest?

loch

Just postponed it.

ParisSox

I call bullshit

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Can’t wait for that Bieber vs. Davis Martin make up game later on in the season.

As Cirensica

Booo

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Foulkelore

I haven’t heard anything official, but the Peacock feed showed people emptying the dugouts, so I’m guessing it’s being called.

Adam

Yep, people eating ice cream in the sunshine, and no game. Dumb

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itaita

Pic of the spot that had them so concerned. I can see why they were scared to play today.

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Foulkelore

This is more out of frustration, but I didn’t even see them working the wet spots on the warning track that much (the Peacock feed was showing what was happening live). Diamond Dry can be quite the wonder. It’s like they were like, “Well, we tried nothing, and we’re all out of ideas.”

hankthetank35

Yeah agreed it was weird and kinda frustrating. I kept thinking that I could have done plenty of work on it in all that time.

Joliet Orange Sox

My internet provider is Xfinity so Peacock is included but I imagine people with other providers who subscribed to Peacock for this game are frustrated. Peacock should refund their money.

Last edited 3 months ago by Joliet Orange Sox
Right Size Wrong Shape

But now they can watch old episodes of Manimal to their heart’s content.

As Cirensica

I wonder if there was an episode of manimal involving a peacock

It turns out Manimal was a real show (I was in college not watching much TV when it ran and had never heard of it) but it isn’t on Peacock and at least one features editor wasn’t pleased with its absence from Peacock when Peacock debuted.

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Manimal is one of the first shows I remember watching when I was a kid. I have a feeling it’s not nearly as awesome as my 4-year old self thought it was.

When I was that age, my brother and I drove my mom nuts demanding she adjust the dial on the UHF adapter box so Channel 32 would come in and then we would try to get her to stay because we were terrified of Mr. Mean on BJ and Dirty Dragon’s Cartoon Town.

Nellie Fox

Gonzalez and Zavala in the lineup with Harrison on the bench along with pollock? Maybe a good thing this game was rained out as larussa dodged a bullet.

a-t

Montgomery’s been promoted to Birmingham!

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I’m no geography expert, but I don’t think Alabama can do that.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Do you have a link? I hope this means that Popeye is going to Charlotte, and not that he left Saturday’s game with anything serious. Not even sure what that would look like right now: Popeye, Yolbert and Sosa rotating the infield spots with Burger DH’ing and playing some 1B?

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Found it:

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pnoles reading my mind. I wonder if they sent Kopech to KC a day early.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Why would they bump their best starter in Cease back in favor of a guy whose workload is being managed?</p>&mdash; Patrick Nolan (@SoxMach_pnoles) <a href=”https://twitter.com/SoxMach_pnoles/status/1561432255280685057?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>August 21, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

I screwed up the link somehow. Basically wondering why Kopech isn’t being skipped tomorrow when they are supposed to be watching his innings.

Last edited 3 months ago by Right Size Wrong Shape
ParisSox

My guess is they want their ace facing the tougher team. I actually agree with this.