White Sox Blame Game

White Sox Blame Game

Posted by scotgreg on Fri, 05/02/2008 - 22:53
Having covered the White Sox since 1994, I think I've got a pretty good handle on the fan base. Sox fans tend to be old school and blue collar, and they like to vent when things aren't going well. Well, things aren't going well at all right now. Yes, this is still a first-place team, but the offense has been looking even worse the past couple weeks than last year's ineffective group. Friday night's 2-0 loss to the Blue Jays was another poor display of hitting, and manager Ozzie Guillen said Jermaine Dye (0-for-12, 7 strikeouts since coming back from a 4-game absence with a groin strain) is going to drop to the No. 6 spot in the order. Guillen also said Pablo Ozuna is in and Juan Uribe out at second base. White Sox fans aren't shy about pointing the finger of blame during trying times, so here's a pretty good guess on the current hit list. Let me know if I missed anybody: 1. Hitting coach Greg Walker. 2. 2B Juan Uribe (.163). 3. DH Jim Thome (.221). 4. RF Jermaine Dye (.273). 5. OF Nick Swisher (.216). 6. 1B Paul Konerko (.231). 7. All of the above. 8. The Cubs.
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