White Sox Wake Up Call: June 25, 2019

Last night: White Sox bullpen can’t handle Boston’s offense even though Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu hit home runs. 

Tonight: Carson Fulmer vs. David Price

Around MiLB: Nick Madrigal keeps getting hits as he goes 3-for-4

Around MLB: New York Mets have more drama, and things get testy between Willson Contreras and Tyler Flowers. 

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asinwreck

The remarkable aspect to the Mets’ circus is their TV outlet SNY is being candid and critical about not only the GM and manager, but ownership. This was true of the pre- and post-game shows yesterday, and during the broadcast Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez spent considerable time critiquing Callaway and pitcher Jason Vargas for attacking the media.

That’s about the only positive aspect to a situation that reminds me of Chris Sale shredding Mary Francis Veeck’s jerseys in 2016.

asinwreck

At least the difference between Mets and Sox media. This criticism would not happen on the YES Network with Yankees scandals; those broadcasts are as homer-riffic in their own way as Sox games when Harrelson was on the mike. The Mets are a terribly-run baseball team, but the leeway they give their broadcasters is remarkable.

It reminds me a little of how Harry Caray and Jimmy Piersall used to grill the Sox, though Cohen’s style is more of polished prosecutor than angry guys at the bar.