June 3, 2006

ANYONE SEEN MATT KEOGH LATELY?:

Skidding Sox losing their touch (TONI GINNETTI, June 3, 2006, Chicago Sun-Times)

Home fires burn for the White Sox, who have made winning at U.S. Cellular Field something to be expected in the last two seasons.

But the Texas Rangers can ignite their own flames as well, especially on the road, where they have a better record than at home.

They improved to 14-9 compared to 15-16 at home following their 4-3 comeback victory Friday night against the Sox, who suffered their fourth straight defeat. [...]

The loss dropped the Sox into their second four-game losing streak of the season, the first coming in the first week of play. But they have lost six of their last eight to open a stretch of 29 games against teams with .500 or better records.


The Sox could perhaps salvage their season, and the team they've put together, if they were to fire Ozzie immediately. But leaving such a play-for-today manager in charge of their pitching staff, especially after he fell in love with the complete game, is just begging to repeat Billy Martin's Oakland A's.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 3, 2006 9:10 AM
Comments

Heck, the Sox wouldn't even need a pitching staff if they had Carlos Lee joining Konerko and Thome in the middle of the lineup instead of "Mr. Traditional Lead-Off Hitter" himself, Scott (.385) slugging) Podsednik.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at June 3, 2006 10:36 AM

Hey, I was waiting for the June slide from the White Sox last year.

Posted by: pchuck at June 4, 2006 1:01 PM
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