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Year of the Hamster

Gamethread: Nationals at Astros (World Series Game 2)

Spectatin’: When your home run-hop becomes a two-bag flop. | Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

Houston tries to avoid a two-game hole while facing ... gulp ... Stephen Strasburg

Because this Game 2 falls on the exact same day as “our” Game 2 in 2005, let’s lead off again with some White Sox highlights from 14 years ago:

Paulie’s grand slam that turned everything around in the seventh:

Scotty Pods to the rescue:

Overall highlights of a “lost classic”:

And hey, for those of...

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2005 WS game two was so exciting

It is the anniversary of the 2005 World Series game two and it might be the most entertaining game in Chicago White Sox franchise history. The 2005 Chicago White Sox season is always going to be remembered by fans forever. It was the season that they ended their long drought of winning it all. They […] Chicago White Sox: 2005 WS game two was so exciting - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Robert, Madrigal will be important to White Sox 2020 season

The Chicago White Sox are hoping to make a huge leap in the standings in 2020. In order to do that, they will need to see Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal burst onto the scene.  Both the outfielder and second baseman had phenomenal seasons in 2019. Robert, 22, spent the season across three levels of […] Robert, Madrigal will be important to White Sox 2020 season - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Tale of the Tape: White Sox 7, Astros 6

Here at Sox On 35th, we will be continuing our game recaps this offseason with a throwback to the 2005 Playoffs. Each day that, 14 years ago, the White Sox had a playoff game, we will recap it for you! Make sure to vote for Player of the Game every game, so that we can determine who you, the fans, thought were the MVPs of the 2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox! Now, let’s take this journey back to October 23, 2005… I don’t think I have too many words for this game. In what will go...

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Brett Ballantini

FanPulse: We got what we wanted!

Plus, you’ll never guess (oh wait, you will) who the worst fans in baseball are ...

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged-in fans from each team. Chicago White Sox fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

The national poll questions were definitely interrelated.

First, FanPulse asked what the ideal World Series matchup was:

Overwhelmingly, the matchup we wanted is the one we got!

Second, I’d say related to the first, is which of...

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Brett Ballantini

Gamethread: Nationals at Astros (World Series Game 1)

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

On paper, a mismatch ... but the games aren’t played on paper

Hey hey, it’s Game 1 of the World Series today!

But first, let’s skim back 14 years to see what was going on in the world on this day ... dunno, maybe, in the ... World Series?

The whole, daggone, delightful thing.

For those of you with less patience, or actual desire to watch today’s World Series (pfft), some highlights:

I was there with my dad and my uncle, behind...

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Tale of the Tape: White Sox 5, Astros 3

Here at Sox On 35th, we will be continuing our game recaps this offseason with a throwback to the 2005 Playoffs. Each day that, 14 years ago, the White Sox had a playoff game, we will recap it for you! Make sure to vote for Player of the Game every game, so that we can determine who you, the fans, thought were the MVPs of the 2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox! Now, let’s take this journey back to October 22, 2005… For the first time since 1959, the Chicago White Sox hosted a World...

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Last team to defeat Gerrit Cole

The Chicago White Sox were not a playoff team despite taking major steps in 2019, but there is one stat involving the World Series to be proud of. The Chicago White Sox are a part of a statistic that is amazingly peculiar for Houston Astros superstar pitcher Gerrit Cole. He is getting ready to start […] Chicago White Sox: Last team to defeat Gerrit Cole - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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World Series predictions: Adam Eaton’s team will come up short

The Chicago White Sox used to have Adam Eaton on their team, and one of the more fair trades in team history sees him playing in the World Series. The World Series between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals gets underway tonight. There is a tie to the Chicago White Sox as former Sox outfielder […] World Series predictions: Adam Eaton’s team will come up short - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Marcell Ozuna Would be Strong Fit With Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox need to acquire an outfielder this offseason and should definitely look into signing Marcell Ozuna.  As translated by MLB Insider Hector Gomez and reported by Adan Lesther who is a Dominican sports journalist, the Chicago White Sox are among eight teams interested in signing outfielder Marcell Ozuna this offseason. Ozuna, 28, […] Marcell Ozuna Would be Strong Fit With Chicago White Sox - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News,...

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2019 World Series: Chicago White Sox can learn from both teams

The Chicago White Sox are hoping that they can get to the World Series with the core they are building and they can learn something from watching this one. The Chicago White Sox had one of the unlikeliest World Series runs in 2005 as nobody really pegged them in Spring Training to be contenders. Since […] 2019 World Series: Chicago White Sox can learn from both teams - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

South Side Sox

Year of the Hamster

Micker go boom, Flores gets busted

Feast or famine: Micker mashed his fourth tater of the fall, but whiffed another two times as well. | Phrake Photography/South Side Sox

But the Chisox K Express rambles on

Salt River Rafters 11, Glendale Desert Dogs 7

Gavin Sheets (1b) 2-for-5, 2B (5), RBI (7), K (.239 BA, .614 OPS)
Micker Adolfo (dh) 1-for-4, HR (4), R, RBI (6), BB, 2 K (.180 BA, .701 OPS)
Blake Rutherford (rf) 1-for-5, RBI (7), 2 K (.191 BA, .712 OPS)
Bernardo Flores (sp) 2 ? IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, WP, 55 pitches/32...

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Can Tim Anderson do it again?

The Chicago White Sox had the Major League Baseball batting champion on their team in Tim Anderson, so the question is can he be that good again? Tim Anderson was one of the Chicago White Sox players that needed to take a step forward in 2019. He did that in a big way. His defense […] Chicago White Sox: Can Tim Anderson do it again? - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Can the Chicago White Sox become the Houston Astros?

The Houston Astros are looking like they might become a dynasty and the Chicago White Sox are trying to build what they have for themselves. The Houston Astros were bad for a long time. They lost 100 games three years in a row, but like the Chicago White Sox, they stripped it down to nothing […] Can the Chicago White Sox become the Houston Astros? - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Looking back at 2005 ALCS Game Two

The Chicago White Sox were given a gift in the 9th inning of game two in the 2005 American League Championship Series and it changed everything. Last week was the anniversary of one of the most bizarre and important moments in Chicago White Sox history. It all was during the 2005 American League Championship Series […] Chicago White Sox: Looking back at 2005 ALCS Game Two - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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MLBPA nominates two Chicago White Sox players for awards

The Chicago White Sox had a much better season in 2019 but they still weren’t a playoff team but the future is bright and the MLBPA recognizes it. The Major League Baseball Players Association recognized that the Chicago White Sox took another step in their rebuild in 2019 and they are recognizing two of the […] MLBPA nominates two Chicago White Sox players for awards - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Brett Ballantini

FanPulse: Who we wanted to lose, lost

Natch, the Yankees and Dodgers were the teams fans most rooted against

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged-in fans from each team. Chicago White Sox fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

The national poll question last week addressed which teams fans most wanted to lose in the playoffs. Looks like we got our wishes!

White Sox-specific questions took the week off, but here are the results of the first 28 weeks of FanPulse...

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Glendale stays hot in win

Power eye: Sheets brought home Glendale’s fourth run on Sunday, on a base on balls. | Phrake Photography/South Side Sox

Sheets pushes home a run ... on a walk

Glendale Desert Dogs 7, Scottsdale Scorpions 2

Gavin Sheets (1b) 1-for-3, R, RBI, BB, K (.226 BA, .584 OPS)

A sweep of the Scottsdale series over the weekend qualifies as a big accomplishment for the eliminated Desert Dogs. As of Sunday evening, Glendale is just a half-game behind the Mesa Solar Sox for worst record in the AFL,...

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Year of the Hamster

Soxcess! White Sox play a big role in Glendale’s win!

Boomtown: Blake Rutherford crushed his second fall homer in Glendale’s win. | Phrake Photography/South Side Sox

Rutherford homers, Sousa is lights-out, Sheets and Adolfo tap hits

Glendale Desert Dogs 5, Scottsdale Scorpions 2

Bennett Sousa (rp, 6th and 7th) 2 IP, H, 3 K, HOLD (1), 27 pitches/17 strikes (6.23 ERA)
Blake Rutherford (cf) 1-for-4, HR (2), 2 R, RBI (6), BB, K (.190 BA, .721 OPS)
Micker Adolfo (rf) 1-for-5, RBI (5), 3 K (.174 BA, .639 OPS)
Gavin Sheets (ph-DH) 1-for-2, R (.220...

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Gamethread: Yankees at Astros (ALCS Game 6)

Back to Houston: The Astros have two shots to wrap up the ALCS. | Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

Houston has a chance to close things out in this odd, dual-bullpenning game

Game 6, back in Houston ... and it’s a dual bullpenning game! In Game 6! Of the ALCS!

Likely Yankees lineup:

Actual Astros lineup:

7 p.m., FS1. No gloves or earmuffs.

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