July 22, 2006


Sox' slide can't be stopped (TONI GINNETTI , 7/22/06, Chicago Sun-Times)

The scoreboard is reflecting what White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is seeing in his players -- a sinking record and sinking spirit. [...]

The Sox dropped one more game to the American League Central-leading Detroit Tigers, who now have a 61/2-game lead. But the Minnesota Twins are gaining, too, their eighth consecutive victory Friday putting them only three games behind the wild-card-leading Sox.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 22, 2006 8:49 AM

The Yanks aren't doing a bad job of sliding, themselves.

Posted by: David Cohen at July 22, 2006 1:01 PM

So, are Abreu and Burrell going to trade places with A Rod, or what?

Posted by: Pepys at July 22, 2006 1:26 PM

Have the sports posts gone up this year or something? Why not start a baseball blog OJ? You could probably develop a good audience who wouldn't be in it for the politics here.

Posted by: RC at July 22, 2006 1:38 PM

Thomas Friedman hitting the bong was so classic that even though the comments are not enabled for that post I had to spam the Sox post to say it.
Good one.

Posted by: Scott at July 22, 2006 5:12 PM

I do a bit more baseball here, but it's mostly so I have an archive of the stories I like:


I've done more at Brothers Judd because people commented enough to make me think there was interest and because it's so easy to tweak Yankee and White Sox fans. Never bypass a target rich environment.....

Posted by: oj at July 22, 2006 9:49 PM

I like the baseball stuff myself, though being a Cardinals fan I am a bit more reserved.

The Baseball Crank has a feature on his site that allows the reader to toggle on and off the baseball content.

Maybe we could do that with OJ's car-phobic/trainophillic posts?

Posted by: Pepys at July 22, 2006 10:25 PM

I thought the point of the baseball posts was to give all of us the opportunity to tweak the Sawx-lovers and their assurance that a no-hit, no-pitch, no-field team lacking a ss, a catcher, a cf, and 4/5 of a pitching staff is anything other than a 3rd place team?

(The dude y'all threw out on the mound today had a 4.97 era in Pawtucket? Scraping bottom, eh.)

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at July 23, 2006 12:37 AM

Mysteriously, I keep winning hats and your guys keep sucking hind tit.

Gonzo is a nice case in point--not only is he the best fielding ss in baseball, but he's sneaking up on an .800 ops. It's not hard to figure out why they're the second best team in '06.

Posted by: oj at July 23, 2006 1:00 AM

Well, in theory baseball is okay, it's kind of like talking about soccer for OJ...I'd feel better if there were more Airbus bashing posts. Those are my favorite. :)

Posted by: RC at July 23, 2006 6:58 AM

Hah! You never learn.

AGon is one of the worst fielding ss in baseball, with an attrocious 94 RATE for his career, and a 98 for this season.

AGons ops near .800? C'mon dude, put down the pipe. His ops is 736! 30 pts lower than Hanley, who's fielding at the same RATE btw. Tho even that weak .736 is still far better than his dreadful career ops of .687. Expect A-Gon's final ops this year to be much much closer to 680 than to 730 of course.

You haven't won anything yet dude btw.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at July 23, 2006 12:50 PM

7 7/8ths, thanks.

I've already won a Mets hat on that series and Ray Clutts has gone into a witness protection program because he owes me a hat for the Tigers leading at the break.

Posted by: oj at July 23, 2006 1:40 PM

Of course, as past history shows, some Sawx fans, even after a World Series win, can't take a joke very well.

Posted by: John at July 23, 2006 1:54 PM

No, they just got off the better line: "We decided that all the names had to be rated G, and this name was determined to be obscene and vulgar,"

Posted by: oj at July 24, 2006 10:38 PM