First Pitch: White Sox vs. Royals

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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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Adam

Not sure who’s worse, Hahn for thinking this team is a winner or the execs who thought the YouTube or Apple TV announce team is going to attract viewers

As Cirensica

They are better than the Apple ones to be honest. Who are these annoucers again?

Scotty?
Yonder?

Adam

Yonder is the player, im not sure the other guy. Normally you get the option to switch to either teams radio broadcast. Not today

joewho112

It lets me change to Sox radio

ChiSoxND12

Scott Braun, MLB network studio host

HallofFrank

I expect at least two home runs today. It is the Miguel Cairo era, after all.

Adam

Todays the day….yasmanis going deep

Adam

Hey..yasmani went pretty deep

PauliePaulie

Happy to see Cueto’s F-Ball velo has recovered.

As Cirensica

Luis Robert could have been on the IL-10 by now…we could have used another player from the minors.

calcetinesblancos

No commercials during the commercial break, sweet!

As Cirensica

I just watched a Nissan commercial

Adam

The last 3 breaks I’ve seen a commercial for the peacock lead off game…white sox vs Red Sox on MAY 8TH. Good job guys

joewho112

I get the occasional hot mike from the announcers. Maybe one of the announcers will Brennaman themselves

calcetinesblancos

That was my thought too. But I don’t think most people are stupid enough to say offensive things when there’s literally a mic in front of their face.

Right Size Wrong Shape

In the early days of satellite TV you used to be able to get feeds of broadcasts before they went on the air. I distinctly remember watching a vulgar Chick Hearn sexually harass an off camera production assistant before a Laker’s broadcast when I was a kid.

As Cirensica

Elvis been productive. Veteran at bats.

As Cirensica

Andrew Vauuuuuuuuuuungh!!!!

Right Size Wrong Shape

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Root Cause

Great assist. I think he fainted.

As Cirensica

I didn’t get it. Still don’t.

Root Cause

When you spelled Vaughn’s name, the “n’ gets lost in the “u”s and is out of place. It appears that it is missing. TSWS finished it for you. I suggested that you passed out from shock that a Sox hit another homer rendering you unable to finish typing. (I know it’s a bad joke when I have to explain it-apologies)

As Cirensica

Oh!

a-t

Home runs are good. Keep hitting them.

As Cirensica

Miguel Cairo using Eloy as he should. In the DH spot to conserve his legs in order to keep his bat. Problem with that is the corner’s outfielders look underwhelming without Robert.

As Cirensica

Sheets swing is imposing. That’s a big dude.

a-t

He’s hunting pitches down and in to get to his power, but he’s fighting off or letting go what isn’t there quite well. Good to see a guy zone hitting

As Cirensica

Adam

Great sign to dispatch a bum pitcher early like they should

Adam

We have such incredible ability to hit the ball exactly to the wall without going over. Like prime tiger woods with his irons dialed in.

ForsterFTOG

Andrus is such a solid pro.

Adam

And solid professional play is followed by horrendous one. No need for that throw

ForsterFTOG

Indeed.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Cueto’s a magic man, mama.

As Cirensica

Catcher’s interference seems to occur a lot for this team

GrinnellSteve

I wonder if they set up too close trying to get low pitches before they fall out of the zone.

ChiSoxND12

Nah, it occurred a lot last year. Pretty infrequent this year or at least not notably higher than average

As Cirensica

Phew….

HallofFrank

I know the White Sox didn’t just start scoring runs because Tony left. I know that.

Foulkelore

Miguel Cairo for life.

As Cirensica

16 runs scored since Cairo is the manager (3 games)

Give the man a 5 years extension already!

As Cirensica

18 runs in 3 games

7 years extension now.

calcetinesblancos

ROMY is my homie.

Last edited 3 months ago by calcetinesblancos
Foulkelore

Ugh, what’s wrong with Eloy? I can’t imagine a 4 run lead is enough to just pinch hit due to being comfortable with the lead.

joewho112

Why is Harrison pinch hitting for Eloy?

abehickock

According to Len Kasper, Jimenez left the game with right leg soreness. ?????

joewho112

?!

GrinnellSteve

It was all that running the bases.

As Cirensica

He has the legs of a 75 year old man.

abehickock

I’ll say it again. I’ve never seen a professional sports team so under conditioned. These guys must have done absolutely nothing to stay in shape during the off season.

As Cirensica

Abreu mentioned something about living under a rubble of cardboard pizza boxes. So I can picture the off season “conditioning”

ForsterFTOG

Eloy was pulled from the DH spot for defensive purposes.

As Cirensica

LOL

a-t

Liking Cairo’s bullpen management thus far. Less rigid and more creative— calling on Graveman for the 7th because it’s the top of the lineup is something I’ve rarely if ever seen TLR do.

As Cirensica

Tony’s bullpen management is simple

1) React when the current pitcher is in trouble
2) Only use Hendriks in the 9th if there is a save situation

a-t

Sox in the 3 games under Cairo: 7 HR. Sox in the previous 13 games (going back to start of HOU series): 5 HR.

As Cirensica

LOL

Foulkelore

Foster’s 6-pack: the minimum number of runs to lead to feel comfortable putting in Matt Foster.

Last edited 3 months ago by Foulkelore