Category Archives: Chicago White Sox

My Dad Was a Stathead Before They Invented the Term

I don’t have any photos of my father, but I do have stories. Here’s One A lot of my fondest memories of my Dad are centered around sports and especially baseball. We went to lots of games together, not only … Continue reading

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A Lifetime of Rooting for the Cubs

People sometimes wonder how I can root for a baseball team that hasn’t won a World Series in my lifetime, and I tell them it derives from growing up in Chicago in the mid ‘60s and early ‘70s.  During my … Continue reading

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Father’s Day and Baseball and Pullman Porters

I don’t have any pictures of my father to share, but I have stories. This is one I’m fond of. In the late ‘60s, when my family still lived in Chicago, my father would often go into the office on … Continue reading

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Sports: Fixing the Chicago Baseball Teams

I didn’t write at all about the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox this season because it was too painful.  Usually my distance–I’m in New York–shields me from the hysteria of the Chicago media and allows me to keep an … Continue reading

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Sports: The South Side Surprise

If, in late March, you told an avid Chicago White Sox fan that one third of the way through the baseball season, his or her team would sport one of the best records in the Major Leagues, you would probably … Continue reading

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Catching Up: So What Happened to This Blog?

The long story short is simple.  I work at a new store, and for a few months we were in what might generous be called Con Edison limbo.  When they finally finished upgrading our power grid, we went into the … Continue reading

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Figuring Out The Chicago White Sox

Few baseball teams entered the offseason with a murkier outlook than the Chicago White Sox.  Their 2011 advertising slogan, “all in” was an apt description for the team.  The remnants of playoff teams from 2005 and 2008 had been supplemented … Continue reading

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