Conference USA football appears to be left with just five teams after losing teams to the American and Sun Belt Conferences — with more reportedly heading for the exits, according to multiple reports. First, it was the American Athletic Conference taking Alabama-Birmingham, North Texas, Rice, Texas-San Antonio, Florida Atlantic, and Charlotte to join their brand of "Power 6 football.
The Chicago White Sox placed right-handed starter Lucas Giolito (abdominal strain) and outfielder AJ Pollock (right hamstring strain) on the injured list Tuesday while recalling pitchers Jimmy Lambert and Anderson Severino from Triple-A Charlotte. Giolito is expected to miss only a couple of starts after leaving Opening Day after four innings on Friday. "I've been feeling significantly better with each day," he said Tuesday morning. "I've been able to keep my arm moving, which was super important for me in this process."
The Chicago White Sox played their home opener in front of a capacity crowd for the first time since 2019. It was a beautiful day at 35th and Shields, 70° with the sun shining. Fans gathered and packed parking lots for pre-game festivities. The afternoon that turned overcast was most certainly not enough to spoil the fun. Especially not after a 3-2 victory against the Mariners. For the White Sox, Vincent Velazquez took the mound for his debut in a White Sox uniform. He was signed in the offseason to a major league deal which came as a surprise to many. His fourth major league team expects him to contribute quality starting pitching in contrast to his limited career success. Covering mostly for injured starters, keeping the score close is what success will look like for Velasquez. Something that didn’t inspire a lot of confidence for the Sox fans among the 36,948 people in attendance.
All members of the Church of Rhubarb should join hands in prayer. Then shall the rivers boil and the seas turn to blood, and there will be gnashing of teeth.
While Josie’s vacation has been permanently extended, Tim Anderson needs a walkup song. Vote!
Just saw this--- great documentary on the fastball through the ages. From Walter Johnson to Aroldis Chapman., with some Bob Feller, Nolan Ryan, Sandy Koufax and Steve Dalkowski et. al. in between.
This is a fascinating look at how modern ballparks were forever changed by the opening of Camden Yards, and while the White Sox stadium was never mentioned in the podcast, its opening 1 year prior is stark and bitter contrast to the new paradigm in ball parks, down to the use (or refusal) to use the word Stadium in reference to a baseball facility. We can only lament 'what could have been'.
dedicated to South Side Girls/Sox fans
These are the White Sox' broadcasts for the spring. This doesn't include the other teams' broadcasts so there should be a few extra games to watch.