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"We are standing by (BP) as they go through this tough time."

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How tone deaf can 2 teams be? Sympathy for BP as they "scale back" the BP Cup festivities. Go read this shit. You won't believe it. Edit: Removed reference to Cubs only, as the Sox parrotted the BP talking points (as posted by BM in comments).

Lillibridge to Chicago; Teahen to DL

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Rumor confirmed by Brent Lillibridge on his Twitter account: "Getting to Chi could not be hardr flight cancll, switch to another flight delay 2 hours back to Charlotte. So can't fly out til tomorrow."

This is who FsNS.

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...and somehow Nick Swisher becomes even more annoying. Perfect for the right rail, I'd imagine.

Jenks reinjures calf

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But coach Joey Cora, managing in place of Ozzie Guillen, revealed that Jenks was unavailable because he tweaked his right calf while running during batting practice. Jenks was listed as day-to-day, but Sergio Santos and Matt Thornton were able to preserve the Sox's 4-2 win.

Betting On Baseball? Here's How:

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The page will endeavor to give the recreational baseball bettor advice on the various bets. I have no handicapping skill in baseball whatsoever, so the best I can do is steer you towards the best type of bets. There are three primary ways to bet on baseball, as follows. Money line: Bet on which team will win. Total: Bet on whether the total number of runs will fall above or below a stated number, usually between 7 and 12. Run line: Similar to a bet against the spread in football or basketball. However, in baseball the better team is always favored by 1.5. If the money line indicates neither team is favored, then either team could be the favored team.

MLB to Suspend West, Great Article

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Yes, I know it's a Passan. But it's worth reading. Seriously. Makes me very happy.

Groupon Sox Tickets

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45 bucks per ticket (including ticket master fees) for a lower reserved seat and a 2 hour patio party which includes food and drink. dates are all for June if some enterprising soul wants to quickly (only have 13 hours) set up a June meetup, have at it.

According to statistical mechanics, the Sox aren't as bad as you might think

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A friend of mine ranks sports teams using a methodology similar to the way Google ranks pages, and arranges them in such a way as to illustrate the expected difference in score between teams, assuming a neutral playing field. Using his system, the Sox are actually a middle of the pack team. Other sports are ranked from time to time and I like the layout of the rankings, so I decided to share. Enjoy!

MLB studies the best drafting teams

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So, MLB takes a look at the teams doing the best drafting in the past decade. Guess what team didn't even get a sniff?

Philadelphia Vultures Circling Carcass of White Sox

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A top Phillies scout was looking at the White Sox this week, concentrating on closer Bobby Jenks. The Phillies also are interested in reliever J.J. Putz, who had extensive experience as a setup man and closer and would fit nicely into the Phillies' bullpen mix. He is also appealing because his commitment is only one year at $3 million.