First Pitch: White Sox vs. Diamondbacks

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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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calcetinesblancos

I like how Tony thinks every guy needs days off except the catcher. Oh well, at least all the players in tonight’s game have two working hands.

upnorthsox

Maybe he asked Cueto and he said he’d rather have Seby. :shrug

calcetinesblancos

Ideally the manager would know who is most comfortable throwing to Carlos and give Seby a breather that day, but I know that’s asking a lot of Tony.

metasox

Perez should be familiar with Martin who is scheduled for tomorrow

Nellie Fox

Sorry to think the best team on the field of a pro baseball team includes one who can not swing a bat?

Nellie Fox

Typical larussa move, to drop pollock to batting fifth. No sense to it

palkadance

Correct. Absolutely no excuse for not hitting Pollock leadoff. We need a leadoff hitter. He has been good there. He has not been good elsewhere.

bullrun1861

Alek Thomas in D’backs lineup. His father Allen was Director of Strength and Conditioning for the White Sox.

upnorthsox

A bit of a homecoming for Daulton Varsho whos father Gary played for the Cubs and who played college ball in Milwaukee.

Foulkelore

Welp, it’s about time to take this team out back and “Old Yeller” it.

soxygen

The good news is that the schedule for the rest of this weekend is fairly easy – we’ll be facing the Arizona Diamondbacks

calcetinesblancos

Phew.

Nellie Fox

Good thing they will not need a closer, Hendricks has the night off since he has been overworked. Can we throw the cards in yet?

As Cirensica

Ok…just getting on, I see things continues as usual in the soft part of the schedule

ForsterFTOG

Cueto and Zavala shaking their heads at each other.
Maybe what we need is a dugout brouhaha.

calcetinesblancos

I’m into any signs of life this team shows.

As Cirensica

Speaking of catchers, did Carlos Perez kill TLR’s puppy or something?

soxygen

In most orgs when a guy gets called up the manager will put them into a game right away. Not the Sox.

Hulksmash

You mean it’s not standard procedure to isolate and alienate a new player from his team?

As Cirensica

I swear I will celebrate as if thw White Sox make a post season the day it’s announced TLR won’t be managing anymore.

Augusto Barojas

Tomorrow Perez will be batting leadoff.

Hulksmash

God I love watching this organization suffer the humiliation it deserves.

And yes, I’m a Sox fan. Been one for decades. But when you scout badly, hire badly, coach badly, connect to your fanbase badly, and spend badly, you get what you deserve. And this is what they Sox deserve–it’s a miracle their record isn’t even worse than it already is.

JimMargalusBiggestFan

Agreed. They deserve this outcome. Life will go on and I’ll have the Sox in the lower depths of my mind this winter. I do feel bad for Jim though. I’m sure traffic slows when the Sox are bad.

Hulksmash

Me too. I feel bad for him having to write about this team! My daily recap would simply be “F**k this team,” but he manages to spin gold no matter what. Bless him for that.

Hulksmash

Life’s all about the little victories, Jim!

calcetinesblancos

We got a run! Tony’s boys don’t quit!

Shingos Cheeseburgers

Maybe in the 2030s they’ll win three playoff games

Foulkelore

After the playoffs expand to 24 teams and in the best of 11 series, sure, I can see that.

As Cirensica

Having good outfielders. What a concept!

ForsterFTOG

Where was this Alek Thomas guy hiding when the Sox drafted Steele Walker?

upnorthsox

In the Sox clubhouse…….literally.

Shingos Cheeseburgers

It shouldn’t be this easy. The White Sox always fail in exactly the way you expect them to.

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roke1960

I was driving home from work, turned the game on, heard one batter- a bases loaded triple for the Dbacks in the 2nd. Turned it right off, tuned back later in to see the score was 7-0 and turned it right back off. No need to follow after that. Just came here for the comments. I really think the team will just completely quit very soon. I don’t see them anywhere near .500 at the end. I wonder if Tony will even stick out the season.

SocksO’Graham

C’mon Sox fans! The stands should be empty for the last out in a game like this during a season like this.

Augusto Barojas

The stands should be empty because of them not replacing La Clown, and doing nothing the past two winters.