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April 2, 2012

Robin Ventura says Adam Dunn’s high walk percentage is a good thing

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 2, 2012 11:30 pm
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Owen Perkins:

Tuesday’s lineup features Alejandro De Aza leading off and playing center, followed by third baseman Brent Morel in the two-hole. Adam Dunn bats third as the DH in front of first baseman Paul Konerko and catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Right fielder Alex Rios bats sixth, with Alexei Ramirez playing short and batting seventh, followed by left fielder Dayan Viciedo and second baseman Gordon Beckham rounding out the order.”It’s not guaranteed to be the Opening Day one,” Ventura said of the lineup. “That’s one of the things that I’ve messed with throughout the spring, is putting guys in different spots.”

While Dunn might be a bit of a surprise after hitting .159 in 2011, his .255 (13-for-51) pace in the Cactus League, with five homers and 14 RBIs, has him looking like a middle-of-the-lineup man again. Dunn also posted a .415 on-base percentage this spring.

“He gets on base a lot,” Ventura said. “Even though he might strike out a little bit, he does walk a lot. To me that’s a good thing right in front of Paul.”

Good to hear a White Sox manager not dismissing walking.

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A series of moments [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 2, 2012 10:30 pm
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“Moments” television commercial was selected by the White Sox as one of four winning submissions for the team’s 2012 advertising campaign

UPDATE: Reifert has more:

The newest White Sox television commercial, “Moments,” was created by a duo of native Chicagoans and lifelong White Sox fans Matt Dahl and Derek Smith.  The spot was selected by the White Sox as one of four winning submissions, from nearly 300 spots, for the team’s 2012 advertising campaign.

Fans were asked to create 30-second TV spots supporting the White Sox campaign, “White Sox Baseball. Appreciate the Game.”  These commercials were submitted through Poptent, an online community of thousands of creative video producers looking to have their ideas and work adopted by major brands and high-profile organizations.

The three remaining chosen submissions will be announced later this spring, after the much-anticipated home opener vs. Detroit on Friday, April 13.

Dahl and Smith, along with the creators of the three other selected spots, will each receive $7,500 for their efforts.

And here’s the press release.

Palehose 12 [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 2, 2012 10:00 pm

Hellbreak Part 1, Page 17

Hellbreak Part 1, Page 18

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First Intermission

White Sox vs. Brewers @ 2:05 pm CT; free webcast

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 2, 2012 1:05 pm
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Watch free live webcast of South Siders’ desert finale

Gavin Floyd will be on the hill today at 2:05 p.m. CT, live on a free exclusive whitesox.com webcast, vs. the Brewers in the final Cactus League tilt. Floyd is scheduled to throw six innings or 110 pitches. Will Ohman is also scheduled to pitch. Watch live webcastGameday | Boxscore

Or click the video below and wait 4-5 seconds (the video at the whitesox.com webcast can be expanded to full-screen):

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