Chicago White Sox 2018 season not as horrible as once feared

By John Ruberry Four months ago in this space I wrote this entry: Horrible season for White Sox may portend bright future. Okay, the situation has improved somewhat since May, when the South Siders were on pace to lose a club-record 117 games, which would be just short of the modern day record for futility, … Continue reading Chicago White Sox 2018 season not as horrible as once feared

Horrible season for White Sox may portend bright future

By John Ruberry "Baseball is a lot like life. It's a day-to-day existence, full of ups and downs. You make the most of your opportunities in baseball as you do in life." Longtime Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell. For the 2018 Chicago White Sox, so far there have been a lot of downs. The South … Continue reading Horrible season for White Sox may portend bright future

If you oppose media collusion with political campaigns, you are a conservative

By John Ruberry Donald J. Trump's presidential honeymoon with the media lasted sixteen minutes, which was, not coincidentally, the length of his inauguration address. Since then, the media, with a few exceptions, has been relentlessly attacking the president, and by media, I'll use the definition Rush Limbaugh gave this morning to Chris Wallace on Fox News … Continue reading If you oppose media collusion with political campaigns, you are a conservative

(Review) The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball

By John Ruberry As this decade winds down you can look for many 100th anniversary articles. They'll be a huge uptick of them next year to mark the centennial of America's entry into World War I, followed by more on the armistice that concluded "the war to end all wars" in 1918. The execution of … Continue reading (Review) The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball

Manny being Manny

Knowing the Red Sox have been having issue with offense and with so many players hurt I had a thought that they should consider trying to claim Manny Ramirez off of wavers, figuring hey how much damage in the clubhouse can he do in a month? Ramirez, who lost his starting left-field job to Scott … Continue reading Manny being Manny