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AL Central up for grabs in ‘09

The AL Central is probably the most closely-packed division in all of baseball. It may come down to Bull Durham quotes and old baseball cards.

AL Central In Review: Awards Time

Well, the Sox couldn’t quite dig themselves out of the 2-0 hole that they dug for themselves in Tampa, so one week after their dramatic victory over the Twins in a one-game tiebreaker, it’s already …

Sox Hold On To Win AL Central

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Smile Politely party at Mike ‘N Molly’s last night. It was a lot of fun, despite the baseball game, which was won by the White Sox, 1–0. …

Why Would This Game Be on Television, Anyway?

Last night was the biggest game up to this point of the season for both the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins. I excitedly set my DVR to record the game on Extra Innings …

Hidden Gems from Central Also-Rans

Since the AL Central has been a two-team race for the majority of the season, most of the space in this column has been occupied by coverage of the White Sox and Twins. However, despite …

Could We Have a Yankees & Red Sox-Free Postseason?

What would be a better end to this most unpredictable of seasons than to look around when the dust settles and find no Yankees or Red Sox in the vicinity? It could happen, as we …

Sox and Twins Bring History to This Season’s Pennant Race

The American League Central continues to be a tight two-team race heading into the last month of the season, as the Chicago White Sox lead the Minnesota Twins by two games heading into tonight’s play. …