You reach a point where you stop reading and watching.
Of course with the White Sox, that implies at some point I started watching this season.
I never did. So, no big deal that Jake Peavy has been sidelined (again? When is he not?) with a rib injury. 4-6 weeks.
Thank you, Jake. Thanks for being injured so that a) we can't trade you for anybody good and b) not being around long enough to help us make a run at the division.
Actually, the season is over. Too bad—I would have liked to have seen Robin Ventura work with some workable parts. We'll never know.
This is a mess. I mean, from top to bottom, the entire lineup is average (Alejandro De Aza), awful (Adam Dunn), old (Paul Konerko) or undisciplined (Alexei Ramirez). Normally, I would say let's make a trade and make things happen but um … there is no one to trade!
So we're going to have to deal the good young pitchers. Jose Quintana or Dylan Axelrod, it's been nice knowing you.
Rick Hahn, you're on the clock.
By the way, quick bio on Hahn: A graduate of the University of Michigan, Harvard Law School and the Kellogg School of Management. I'm just thinking, as smart as he apparently is, he still must go home at night muttering, "Man, we are really [screwed]!"
That's a solid $300K spent on degrees right there; let's hope he can apply some knowledge and get us out of this. Thanks again, Kenny Williams. You dug this beautiful hole; I wish you would jump in it.
Look, we're still on NHL time here; I just can't stand talking about hockey and California. It feels wrong to me. So I'll just say the Blackhawks better wrap up the series quickly because a Stanley Cup finals with Boston waits.
As noted, only an Original Six Stanley Cup final is acceptable here. The Bag could care less about the Pittsburgh Penguins (too many nightmares of Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr in the 1992 Cup final).
Although, Patrick Kane, quick hello: The series started last weekend.
Bag Boy is a RedEye special contributor.
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