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Death at 161st and River

The 2010 Chicago White Sox season ended on a Sunday in May in New York City. I know, because I was there.

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Player of the Decade

It’s not who you think it is, but it’s exactly who it should be. Part one of a series.

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Four Incredibly Short Essays About Dewayne Wise

Who was Dewayne Wise, and why should we care? Two burning questions share an eerily similar answer.

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The Decade of Paulie

Be careful what you wished for three years ago.

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Cleveland Will Rock (And Don’t Think It Won’t)

The Indians will win. Or lose. Or beat you up. Part three in a series, rated PG-13 for some strong language.

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How to Write a White Sox Spring Training Report

So-and-so has something to prove. Part two in an ongoing series.

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. . . Just for One Day

Rickey and Roger & me.

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Before His First Step, He’s Off Again

He doesn’t always drink beer but when he does, Javier Vazquez prefers Dos Equis.

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Dome Is Where the Heart Is

Sometimes even the indefensible needs a defender. At the dawn of the biggest series of either team’s season, Ira Brooker looks for the positives in baseball’s worst stadium.

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Letter from Detroit I: Tigers and Me

When is the home team no longer your home team? In the first of our three-part series, Dave Willen looks back on life after Michigan.

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Shank or Be Shanked!

Chain mail? Check. Shiv? Check. Skull? Check. Baseball? Did anyone remember to bring the baseball?

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  • "It's hard to see your teammates win the World Series. You spent your whole career there and left one year early. I didn't know they were going to win the World Series."
    - Magglio Ordonez