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White Sox Wed Apr 30 2008

My Sox Are Still Damp

After a rain-soaked weekend series with Baltimore, Sox fans hoped that a swing through several of the Majors' last remaining dome stadiums would liven up their recently-sluggish offense.

Now, after dropping two games to the one-time arch-rival Minnesota Twins (including this afternoon's disappointing 4-3 clunker), the White Sox head to Toronto scratching their heads. Although the FieldTurf and giant blue tarps of the H.H.H. Metrodome made for some undeniably cozy confines, taking the game indoors did little to wake up the club's moribund offense.

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Don't Think So, Sox Fans


The White Sox have a weak team batting average of .241, and timely home runs are still no substitute for doing it the old-fashioned way: stringing together some clutch hits and moving runners around the bases. Ozzie's played with the lineup in recent games, and the pending arrival of Cuban rookie Alexei Ramirez could provide a spark. But all will not be well until the big guns--Thome, Konerko, Dye--step up and match the early-season achievements of Pierzynski, Crede, and Carlos Quentin.

A supposedly freak-nasty AL Central has started slowly, allowing the White Sox to jump out to an early division lead. If the offense remains all moist and mildew-y, however, it certainly won't last.

 
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