Month: June 2017

Diamond Dish 6/12 | GIFs, Swings, & Other MLB Things

Diamond Dish will be a weekly MLB roundup featuring gifs, videos, screencaps and anything else from the past week that I deem interesting. Tips/submissions to @OldComiskey.    Now that the weather is heating up, more people are coming to the ballpark every day. And not only are more people showing up to games, they’re basking in the sun when they get there. The layers… hand warmers… hot cocoa… it’s all gone. All that’s left is A++ camera-on-crowd action from here on out:     Well, A++ for us, but maybe not for this guy DENIED pic.twitter.com/1YHOzduf92 — Ozzie (@OldComiskey) June...

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White Sox Draft Preview: Jeran Kendall, Future Superstar… Maybe… But Probably Not, In My Worthless Opinion

After my good friend Rick (Hahn) locked up the consensus number 1 amateur free agent last month in Luis Robert, all organizational eyes shifted to the 11th overall pick First Year Players Draft, held June 12-14th in Secaucus, NJ. The White Sox first pick will represent the next phase of Project Rebuild, as they will add more depth and hopefully future star power to an already loaded farm system. Before we get into the 11th pick, here are a few brief nuggets: Unless Hunter Greene commands obscene over-slot money and slides, he, Brendan McKay, MacKenzie Gore, and Kyle Wright...

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White Sox Draft Preview: Austin Beck, Future Superstar

White Sox fans more or less know every single prospect, potential draftee and international free agent like the back of their hand at this point. It’s a new feeling to us; we’re usually zeroing in on a middle of the road 1st round pick that may or may not pan out into a solid Major League contributor, though over time we have become conditioned to expect the latter or a shitty free agent signing of a dude who’s like 35 and filing for AARP. Shit’s changed under my good friend Rick (Hahn) and Co.’s tutelage. That’s a fact I...

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Tommy Kahnle Has Turned Into One Of The Best Relievers In Baseball

Believe me; I’m every bit as shocked as you are with that title… but hear me out. Tommy Kahnle is one of the very best relievers in all of baseball right now. INSANE to think about. Just a year ago he was plucked off the scrap heap from Colorado, and waddya know, Coop fixed ’em. Let’s take a step back first. Tommy Kahnle is a kid who always had the god given combination of frame (6’1″, 225 pounds (and that seems light to me)) and arm strength (sits upper 90s and touches 100 regularly) that any power reliever would...

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Addison Russell And Domestic Abuse

Here’s a blog I never expected to write. Not in a million years. And at this point, this really shouldn’t be a surprise… Addy’s wife, Melisa, came out of the gate last night HOT with the social media fire flames burn of the MLB 2017 season:   Being free to be able to make your own choices for your own happiness beats being cheated on, lied to, & disrespected any day. #herestonewbeginnings #onlygetsbetterfromhere That’s not the kind of stuff you want to see from the emerging young superstar that’s assumed to quarterback the defense up the middle from now until...

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