Welcome to The Chicago Homer’s Mailbag. It runs once a week unless it doesn’t, and in it I answer questions from readers via Twitter or email. The questions can be about any damn thing you please, and there likely isn’t a question I won’t answer. There may be questions I can’t answer, but I’ll try.
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On Wednesday the news broke that the Boston Red Sox were designating A.J. Pierzynski for assignment. Immediately I prepared myself for the onslaught of White Sox fans who were going to yell about bringing their Polish Prince back to Chicago. It wasn’t exactly hard to predict given the outcry of a vocal portion of the fan base last winter when the Sox let Pierzynski walk and sign with the Rangers.
Oh the fun I made of them then, and the fun I was planning on making of them again now. But then a funny thing happened.
When I was writing over at The Champaign Room I started a weekly mailbag post, and enjoyed it. While some of the questions got a bit repetitive, it provided the chance to write about things other than Illinois sports from time to time.
Believe me, when you’re writing about Illinois sports constantly, you really look to find ways to write about anything else occasionally. Your sanity demands it.
Well, Chicago sports doesn’t have the same effect because I only write about whatever the hell I want when I want, but I still enjoyed doing that damn mailbag. So I’ve started one here now. This is it! The first one! You are reading history!
How terrible is the current White Sox catching situation? It’s bad enough that when I see a trade rumor connecting the White Sox to a catcher who has hit .228/.311/.343 in his MLB career, I completely understand the motivation.
The question is whether or not this is a deal the Sox should even pursue.