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Why The Postponed Game Could Help The White Sox

Last night’s pitchers’ duel was postponed due to rain. Justin Verlander and Chris Sale will not face each other again this season, as the finale of the four-game series between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox never began due to heavy rain the Chicagoland area. The Tigers led the series 2-1 entering last night’s game, […]

Why The Postponed Game Could Help The White Sox

Last night’s pitchers’ duel was postponed due to rain. Justin Verlander and Chris Sale will not face each other again this season, as the finale of the four-game series between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox never began due to heavy rain the Chicagoland area. The Tigers led the series 2-1 entering last night’s game, […]

Alfredo Aceves Needs An Attitude Adjustment

Performance forgives a multitude of sins. If you’re a pitcher that exudes attitude on the mound with fist-pumps, swearing, and a tense brow, it is seen as tenacity—you can Jose Valverde all over the mound, as long as you keep the saves high and runs low. But when performance starts to slip, the actions that […]

Four-Man Rotation: A Rockies Revolution

In June, the Colorado Rockies decided to take an unconventional approach to improving their 25-40 record: A modified four-man rotation that outlined new expectations for starters and bullpen arms alike. With nothing to lose except more games, the experiment, which was thought to be a short-term solution to mitigate poor performance and injuries, has general […]

Monday Morning Cram Session, 8/27: The Corn Maze Edition

When the White Sox game went into its second delay in the seventh inning, Comcast SportsNet switched over to an older episode of SportsNet Stories that discusses sporting news around Chicago. It’s not limited to things related to professional sports, and had a segment about a high school swimmer going to a National tournament, high […]

Attendance Shaming: Why Do We Care Who Attends A Game?

Attendance Shaming, the journalistic crime of attempting to make fans feel bad for not showing up to the ballpark, has reared its head yet again in the Chicago market. This week White Sox fans were told that they should go sit in the corner and think about what they did, or in this case didn’t […]

Friday Forum: Announcers Edition

It’s been a while, again, since we’ve all gotten it together enough to do one of these. This week’s topic was simple enough: Besides Vin Scully, because duh, who’s your favorite broadcaster or broadcasting team? Our answers*,in randomized order: David: Cory Provus, Twins Call me a homer [you’re a homer. –ed.], but I really like […]

Stephen Strasburg Inning Limit: The Game

Perhaps you’ve heard, but there’s been a bit of rumbling that the Washington Nationals might decide to limit the number of innings that Stephen Strasburg is allowed to pitch this year. As the brightest star in the Nationals rotation, Strasburg’s health has been of utmost concern, especially since he returned to the roster post-Tommy John […]

A Tale Of Two Lefties

I went to the Chicago White Sox game last night, and received a text message from infographic artist extraordinaire

Do American League Games Last Longer?

On Tuesday night, I tweeted* that it seemed the Red Sox/Marlins game had been on for “like six hours now.” Always a fan of hyperbole, it was more a statement to the fact that Mark Buehrle was pitching in a game that was now over the three-hour mark. While most understood the point I was […]

Fenway’s Centennial

When I was a kid, I had no concept of what 100 years old meant. 100 years fell into a category of “old,” which could reflect any number of relative ages. My sister was 16 months older than I am, the neighbor who had new rollerblades was at least 17, and my parents were parent-aged. […]

The Hall of Very Good

You’re here because you like baseball. You’re also here because you have some advanced mastery of the Internet as well, which means you probably have all sorts of fancy technology that you can use to read ebooks. And you’re here at The Platoon Advantage either by complete accident or because you actually like the things […]

Alternatives To An Extra Playoff Game

By: Cee Angi It’s been decided. There will be more playoffs teams, and you will like it. It’s something that everyone has been fretting over for quite some time. We knew it was coming, but we weren’t sure when… but when Bud Selig has a good idea (this is not one of them, but play […]

On Multiple Allegiances

  By: Cee Angi It was recently brought tomy attention that I may be committing one of the biggest faux pas insports fandom. Of course, I’ve heardrumblings all along that perhaps my ability to maintain multipleallegiances for teams might be a little bit strange– I neverrealized that to some it was such a big deal.When it […]

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