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Buehrle’s play in fifth inning leaves everyone in awe

Posted by GameSetMatch on 6th April 2010

If you happened to be visiting the bathroom at the most inopportune time Monday or if you were bent over searching for a contact lens or if for some deeply held yet tragically misguided reason you have sworn off TV sports, let me tell you about Mark Buehrle’s fielding play.

I’m not sure I’ll do it justice. I’m not sure replays do it justice.

This was the fifth inning of the White Sox’ 6-0 Opening Day victory over Cleveland, and their pitcher was rolling along, smooth as fresh pavement. Indians catcher Lou Marson hit a hard grounder back at Buehrle, who instinctively made like Blackhawks goalie Antti Niemi and kicked at the ball with his left leg. Big save.

The ball caromed toward the first-base line, and Buehrle gave chase. It looked futile, but somebody forgot to tell the Sox ace this. When he arrived at the intersection of Forget It and Dude, You Have No Chance, Buehrle scooped up the ball with his glove and, without looking, flipped it in one motion between his legs to first baseman Paul Konerko, who caught it barehanded.

Click here to read the full article – By RICK MORRISSEY of Chicago Sun-Times



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Royals deal Teahen to White Sox

Posted by GameSetMatch on 18th November 2009

The Kansas City Royals announced Friday they traded utility player Mark Teahen to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for infielders Chris Getz and Josh Fields.


Additionally, the White Sox received cash considerations from the Royals.

Teahen, 28, who has spent his entire five-year career with the Royals, has played every position other than pitcher and catcher. In 2009, he batted. 271 with 12 homers and 50 runs batted in for Kansas City in 144 games.

In 676 career games, Teahen, who was originally dealt to the Royals from Oakland in a three-team deal that sent Carlos Beltran to Houston, has a .269 batting average, 59 homers and 293 RBI. It’s possible that Teahen could play right field next year for Chicago, as the White Sox bought out Jermaine Dye’s contract Friday.

Teahen is eligible for arbitration this offseason.

Click here to read the full article – By of The Sports Network



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White Sox won’t make it easy for Tigers

Posted by GameSetMatch on 24th September 2009

During Detroit’s three-game stay at U.S. Cellular Field this weekend, the White Sox figure to be mathematically eliminated from the American League Central title race.

That harsh reality won’t prevent the White Sox from playing as if the season just started or as if a playoff berth is on the line with every pitch. At least, the 2009 finality better not change the team’s attitude, according to general manager Ken Williams.

“They better not quit. I don’t want to see any quit,” said Williams, during his 28-minute meeting with the media prior to Wednesday’s 8-6 loss to the Twins. “I won’t have people around me that quit, whether it be anybody in uniform or anyone in the front office, anyone around the organization that I hear even talking about it. I can’t be around people that quit.


Click here to read the full article – By Scott Merkin of MLB.com



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Danks looks at 200-innings mark in awe

Posted by GameSetMatch on 22nd September 2009

John Danks knows he’s getting close to reaching his target number.


Just how close the White Sox left-hander actually winds up getting to his personal goal of 200 innings pitched this season, however, is solely up to him. But Danks, in his third big league year, certainly is going to give it his best shot.

“Oh yeah,” Danks said. “That’s been a goal of mine since I’ve got to this level. I came within five innings last year. It’s just one of those things. It’s kind of a [high] watermark for a pitcher, and I’m going to try to do my best to get here.”


Click here to read the full article – By Jesse Temple of MLB.com



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Pierzynski just gets better with age

Posted by GameSetMatch on 17th September 2009

A.J. Pierzynski caught all nine innings of the White Sox 6-3 victory over the Mariners on Tuesday night at Safeco Field. Pierzynski actually delivered the game-winning, two-run single in the top of the seventh of that particular contest.


And the veteran catcher was back in the starting lineup for Wednesday night’s contest, once again staying the entire evening in the Pacific Northwest. Working consecutive night games does not stand as especially unusual for an accomplished catcher, even at this latter stage of the 162-game season when the bumps and bruises start to add up.

Playing almost every day has been the norm for Pierzynski, though, since he joined the White Sox. Wednesday night’s contest marked the fifth straight season Pierzynski has reached 1,000 innings caught, setting a franchise record in that category. Pierzynski actually has a streak of eight straight such seasons, factoring in his time in Minnesota and the one season spent in San Francisco.


Click here to read the full article – By Scott Merkin of MLB.com



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Carlton Fisk Autograph Signing

Posted by admin on 15th September 2009

Carlton Fisk
HOF 2000
Upcoming Signing – 9/25/2009

Here are the details:
Where: Valley Forge Convention Center
When: 9/25/2009
Phone: (908) 258-7228

All Orders and Mail-Order need to be received by: 9/18/2009

Prices:
Flats up to 11×14, Balls – $69
O/S Flats – $79
Caps, Equipment – $89
Bats, Jerseys – $99
Inscriptions – $25

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White Sox Could Shut Down Jake Peavy

Posted by TheHockeyGuy on 2nd September 2009

Jake Peavy’s goal to pitch before the end of this season could end if the White Sox’s slide continues.

“Believe me, if we fall more and I don’t think deep inside my heart and my guts that we have a chance, I will tell [general manager Ken Williams and pitching coach Don Cooper] to just shut him down and wait for next year,” manager Ozzie Guillen said. “I am honest with myself. It’s funny, because you can tell the fans anything you want. But when you go to sleep and think about how good you are or how bad you are, you’re not lying.”

Click here to read the full article – By Chicago Tribune




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Pierzynski exceeding expectations in ‘09

Posted by GameSetMatch on 19th August 2009

Over a decade of offensive excellence, the 2009 season just might be A.J. Pierzynski’s most consistent with the bat.

But the durable White Sox catcher politely disagrees with such an assessment.

“This year I’m kind of disappointed with where I’m at right now,” Pierzynski said. “I’m having a good year, but look at my RBI total and they are way down this year. It’s been very frustrating.


Click here to read the full article – By Scott Merkin of MLB.com



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Jeff Torborg; Former White Sox Manager, Autograph Signing

Posted by admin on 7th August 2009

Jeff Torborg
Caught Nolan Ryans 1st No Hitter
Upcoming Signing – 11/14/2009

Here are the details:
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel
When: 11/14/2009
Phone: (908) 258-7228

All Orders and Mail-Order need to be received by: 11/10/2009

Prices:
Any Item – $25

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Carlton Fisk Upcoming Signing

Posted by admin on 7th August 2009

Carlton Fisk
HOF 2000
Upcoming Signing – 11/14/2009

Here are the details:
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel
When: 11/14/2009
Phone: (908) 258-7228

All Orders and Mail-Order need to be received by: 11/10/2009

Prices:
Flats and Balls – $85
Caps, Equipment – $105
Bats, Jerseys – $115
Inscriptions – $25

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