ChiSox Beat Angels With Pitching, Big Bats (AP)
At long last, the Chicago White Sox seem to have figured out how to make it back to the World Series: great pitching and big home runs, with lucky breaks from the umps sprinkled in.
And I note that Contreras in Game 1 was two outs away from a complete game. Awesome display of pitching. And also the reports (thankfully) do not talk about small- or smart- or abdomenal-ball.
Predictable first article Piling on Vlad.
It's confusing because it looks like Vlad is getting "soft" and lacks "intangibles" but Ersty would never let anyone on his team get soft. It's like a battle of the cliches.
Update [2005-10-16 4:32:39 by Apricot]: I just got turned on to this annoying puzzle Petals Around The Rose. If you want to waste some time in a row, you can check it out.
The Adventures of Diego Chavez (Season Two)
Next: she'll tell you her troubles if you'll go her way.