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Dismal White Sox attendance a sure sign of the apocalypse

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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.

Vote!

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While Josie’s vacation has been permanently extended, Tim Anderson needs a walkup song. Vote!

"Fastball" on Netflix Now

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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.

99% invisible "On Ballparks", AKA "What we Lost in the Demolition"

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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'.

White Sox Spring Broadcast Schedule

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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.

Dick Allen & four others who fell a single vote shy of the HOF

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Article focuses on five candidates who came one vote away from HOF. Of the five, only Allen & maybe Marvin Miller would get my vote.

Weird statistical finishes of Frazier's 40 home run & Shields' 19 loss seasons

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Articles examines odd statistical finishes of 2016, including Frazier missing 100 RBIs despite 40 homers and Shields just missing lossing 20

Offseason Plans with 2017 Steamer Projections

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Will update as other projections are released.

Harold Baines isn't banking on his Hall of Fame chances

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Harold Baines is up for the Hall of Fame again, this time via the Today's Game Ballot in December.