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Many White Sox fans were not very thrilled when they heard the news that Kenny Williams had brought in A.J. eight short years ago. Major League baseball fans across the country had heard the rumors about A.J. as a player as well as a person, that he was classless, dirty, etc... Many Sox fans already despised him from his time on the rival Minnesota Twins and hearing the rumors that he had kicked his San Fra ...

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Chicago White Sox Year in Review: Paul Konerko, 1B

2012 ZiPS Projection: .298/.359/.486, 27 HR, 87 RBI, .364 wOBA 2012 Bill James Projection: .282/.372/.497, 32 HR, 102 RBI, .368 wOBA 2012 Actual Statistics: .298/.371/.486, 27 HR, 87 RBI, .369 wOBA Exhibit A is one of the better hitters in baseball, with consistent power from the right side of the plate and a calming force in a surprising contender’s lineup. Exhibit B is a hitter struggling to make consiste ...

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Chicago White Sox Year in Review: Alexei Ramirez, SS

2012 ZiPS Projection: .274/.321/.412, 17 HR, 72 RBI, .319 wOBA 2012 Bill James Projection: .276/.329/.414, 17 HR, 82 RBI, .324 wOBA 2012 Actual Statistics: .265/.287/.364, 9 HR, 73 RBI, .284 wOBA Alexei Ramirez’ 2012 season is not without its positives but may be the most telling (and not in a good way) for Ramirez’ long-term future as shortstop for the Chicago White Sox. On the positive end, Ramirez contin ...

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The Growing Venue Problem in Chicago

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States.  Simple, right? We should have venues that provide that big-market capacity to boast our teams, and revenues. But we don't, and the numbers are quite surprising. America's #1 sport, Football, and #1 professional sport, the NFL, cater to the smallest capacity in the entire NFL. Can there be a correlation to why the Bears fall short and have the least in ...

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