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August 23, 2009

Team Bacon

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 23, 2009 6:12 pm
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Step 1: Mispronounce Beckham’s name, Step 2: Make T-shirts with your mispronunciation, Step 3: Sell, Step 4: Profit:

[Ozzie] Guillen wore a new T-shirt in the clubhouse Sunday morning: “Team Bacon, 15.” That’s a takeoff on Guillen’s pronunciation of [Gordon] Beckham’s last name.

A pitch F/X look on Freddy Garcia’s game on Tuesday

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 23, 2009 2:53 pm
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BDD:

On Tuesday, Freddy Garcia made his 2009 debut for the Chicago White Sox. He wasn’t all that impressive, going 4.1 innings, allowing 5 earned on 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Let’s take a more detailed look in pitch f/x: …

BTW, here’s BrookBaseball’s Pitch F/X tool entry on Freddy’s outing.

Ozzie and the sardines

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 23, 2009 11:59 am
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Ginetti:

For all the focus on their visits to Boston and New York on their upcoming 10-game road trip, the last leg of the trip will be a happy ending of sorts for the White Sox: It will mark their last visit to the hated Metrodome in Minneapolis. ‘‘I’m going to bring some grenades and blow that thing up myself,’’ manager Ozzie Guillen said Saturday. ‘‘We’re the only team that really has problems there. Everybody else plays a normal thing. I think when the White Sox come around, I don’t know if some disease comes to the ballpark and gets us.’’ …

Jordan Danks off the DL and in the lineup

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 23, 2009 11:47 am
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Jordan Danks came off the DL and was 1-5 in yesterday’s Birmingham game. Here’s his month-by-month performance.

Daniel Hudson compared to other Sox pitching prospects

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 23, 2009 11:43 am
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FutureSox:

Dan Hudson has been the buzz of the White Sox minor leagues since Gordon Beckham earned his promotion to the White Sox. He started the season in Low-A Kannapolis and is currently pitching for the AAA Charlotte Knights. He has pitched in four levels this season, a mostly unheard of feat. So the question this brings up is how does Hudson’s stellar 2009 stack up against previous pitching prospects in the White Sox system that had torrid campaigns? …

Chad Ochocinco: boxer

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Wizard @ August 23, 2009 11:25 am
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from the ‘Things that need to happen as soon as possible’ dept.:

“So when I get in the ring and knock out (welterweight champ Andre) Berto, and people are like, ‘I didn’t know Chad could fight,'” he said to us, “I just told you.”

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