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Rosterbation

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Inspired by some of the recent ALL CAPS arguments around rosters and who should go and who should stay and whom is taking ABs from whom.

White Sox giving away "Stretch Sales" on Oct. 3

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The White Sox are giving away "Stretch Sale" action figures to the first 10,000 fans on Saturday, Oct. 3 against Detroit at 6:10 p.m. The shape of the packaging doesn't accommodate the Condor, but I imagine you can shape the arms to make it work.

Will Ferrell is on the White Sox's roster

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He's borrowing Emilio Bonifacio's position and Chris Sale's weight.

The Dance Around .500

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Somewhat amazingly, the White Sox haven't been more than 2 games over or 3 games under .500 all season. They've been at .500 19 different times. This confirms what this season has felt like—a back-and-forth of unders and overs, with no real sustained winning or losing streaks. As a result, the Sox have hung with the big boys so far, and a solid month could put them in a decent position to chase a Wild Card. Of course, they could also keep dancing around .500 for the rest of the season, or even fall off, as so many have predicted.

GIFs: Leury Garcia's magic-loogie 5-6-3

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Prince Fielder's grounder against the shift forced Leury Garcia to turn a double play on a feed from third. But that was the second-strangest thing about the double play.

Cool article on Tommie Agee

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... from hardball times. One nugget that I had never heard before... he was almost traded to the Red Sox for Yaz! Wow. I remember being a little kid at the old park when Agee was the star. I kept yelling, "put up Agee." I didn't know there was a such a thing as a batting order at the time.

Hat free to a good home. Send me an e-mail if you want it (e-mail's in my profile). I'm willing...

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Hat free to a good home. Send me an e-mail if you want it (e-mail's in my profile). I'm willing to mail it anywhere.

I finally dumped this from my phone, I suppose it's proof I accidentally came to the meetup....

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I finally dumped this from my phone, I suppose it's proof I accidentally came to the meetup. Apologies for crappy cellphone shot, etc...

I get it, we have a lot of Rookies in the bullpen part 2

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I get it, we have a lot of Rookies in the bullpen part 2

Jake Peavy, AL Pitcher of the Month for the April, is back to 2007 form. While outperforming his...

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Jake Peavy, AL Pitcher of the Month for the April, is back to 2007 form. While outperforming his preseason projections, is he really up there with the best in baseball? Short answer: yes. See full post on Beyond the Box Score