The people who host Gamenight on ESPN Radio  were talking smack last night as to why the ChiSox decided to run a full-blown campaign to get A.J. Pierzynksi to the All-Star game. In case you didn’t notice, it worked. “The White Sox should be ashamed” one dude said. Well, I’m telling you who SHOULD be […]

The people who host Gamenight on ESPN Radio  were talking smack last night as to why the ChiSox decided to run a full-blown campaign to get A.J. Pierzynksi to the All-Star game. In case you didn’t notice, it worked. “The White Sox should be ashamed” one dude said. Well, I’m telling you who SHOULD be […]

*UPDATE TIME* ¡Se acabó la votación y el ganador es el receptor de los Medias Blancas! Well apparently, having cute blonde girls parade around the top of the dugout with your marketing slogan all over their shirts will be a boon to your enterprise. The ChiSox pulled it off, getting enough votes to send everybody’s […]

Mhmmm… I thought this would be over by now. I thought it’d be one of those things you remember while having a beer and sharing some laughs with the guys (and gals). But here we go again. According to an mlb.com story, it turns out the Cub’s closer Ryan Dempster was on Chicago Sports Radio […]

Mhmmm… I thought this would be over by now. I thought it’d be one of those things you remember while having a beer and sharing some laughs with the guys (and gals). But here we go again. According to an mlb.com story, it turns out the Cub’s closer Ryan Dempster was on Chicago Sports Radio […]

Oooh, that had to hurt. No, not Barrett’s cheap shot to Pierzynski’s grill, but the Grand Slam and a two-run homer that White Sox second baseman Tadahito Iguchi hit in the game. Boy Cubs do suck. Quit blocking the plate Barrett, or you’ll get run over like roadkill everytime. The line (through 5 innings): T Iguchi 2B […]

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