Chicago White Sox announce name change, to be known as ‘Chicago Sox’

April 10, 2013

Saying they have decided to shed an archaic name and move forward into the future, the Chicago White Sox announced they have successfully petitioned Major League Baseball for a name change.

Effective in the 2014 MLB season, the Chicago White Sox will drop the “White” and will become known as the Chicago Sox.

current white sox logo

The current Chicago White Sox logo. As you can tell, it has very little “white” in it.

“For us, ‘White Sox’ is an outdated nickname since we no longer wear white socks,” said team owner Jerry Reinsdorf. “It has been many decades since we last wore white stirrups, and we feel it’s time for a name that is more indicative of who we are now.”

Players today generally wear their pants down to their shoes with no socks showing. The White Sox’ uniform is designed where the socks underneath are black.

The White Sox’ current team colors are black, silver and white. In the past they have worn different shades of blue along with red. Their current logo, which adorns their caps and their home jerseys, is the word Sox in diagonal Old English script. They last wore white socks back in the 1970s when they wore throwback uniforms designed to emulate late 19th century/early 20th century baseball.

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The last time the White Sox actually wore white sox…

 

1917 white sox logo

 

This was the White Sox logo back in the days of Eddie Cicotte and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson.

The team has long had the “Sox” logo in various forms. In 1919, for example, it was the letter S with an “O” on the top loop and an “X” in the bottom loop. Back in the 1970s and early 1980s, it was the a horizontal SOX log on their cap and then on their jerseys.

Most Chicago White Sox fans say that as long as they defeat north side rival Chicago Cubs, they will be happy with the name change.

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Without having ‘all the facts’ Obama weighs in on other issues

July 25, 2009

After claiming he didn’t have “all the facts” earlier this week and then saying the Cambridge (Mass.) Police Department “acted stupidly” during a confrontation with his friend and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., President Barack Obama has decided to lend his limited expertise to other areas also.

On Friday, fresh off Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buerhle’s perfect game, Obama phoned White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen to give him advice on his team.

“I don’t have all the facts, but I don’t think you should’ve sent Carlos Torres back to the minor leagues when Bartolo Colon came off the disabled list,” Obama reportedly told Guillen.

“Mr. President, you do realize I played baseball at the major-league level for 16 years, have managed for more than five years and have a World Series ring, right?” Guillen replied.

Obama then called Air America talk show host Lionel and advised him on how to better perform his radio talk show.

“I don’t have all the facts, but I think you should stop saying ‘Quote…unquote’ when quoting someone on the air,” Obama told the broadcaster. “After all, this is radio and not print journalism.”

“You do understand, Mr. President, we do the ‘quote unquote’ thing so listeners know when we’re quoting someone and when we’re just reading the news or conveying our own thoughts, right?” Lionel responded.

Talking to reporters today, Obama talked about American-Russian relations. “I don’t have all the facts, but I think President Ronald Reagan was short sighted and wrong to insist on having a missile defense shield. After all, I don’t think we’ll ever have the technology for it. It’s straight out of a Star Wars movie.”

One reporter then asked an unscripted question: “Mr. President, if President Reagan was wrong to initiate and develop the Strategic Defense Initiative and if a missile defense system isn’t scientifically possible, why were the Russians so insistent on him getting rid of it?”

Obama declined to answer the reporter, saying he gives out only the answers contained in his teleprompter screen.