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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Former White Sox great Jack McDowell seeks return to baseball

Stick? Figure not likely.

McDowell, 47, is looking for work as a pitching coach or as a broadcaster—two jobs that would best suit his strengths.

“I’m kind of sifting through things,” McDowell said Tuesday morning. “I just moved to Charlotte (from San Diego) about three months ago, so I’m in a bit of a transition and trying to figure out which direction and what the opportunities are.’‘

McDowell, who won the 1993 American League Cy Young Award with the White Sox, said he’s met with a few people “to see what it’s about.’‘

When asked if there would be a possible reunion with the White Sox in some capacity, McDowell replied, “It’s not looking very good.’‘

Repoz Posted: December 10, 2013 at 05:09 PM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: December 10, 2013 at 05:26 PM (#4615426)
“I’m kind of sifting through things,” McDowell said Tuesday morning. “I just moved to Charlotte (from San Diego) about three months ago, so I’m in a bit of a transition and trying to figure out which direction and what the opportunities are.’‘


Try the Cardinals, Orioles or Blue Jays.
   2. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: December 10, 2013 at 05:30 PM (#4615428)
Does he speak Canadian?
   3. Publius Publicola Posted: December 10, 2013 at 05:38 PM (#4615436)
I hope not as a pitcher.
   4. Der-K, the bloodied charmer Posted: December 10, 2013 at 05:39 PM (#4615440)
I absolutely hope as a pitcher.
   5. Tony S Posted: December 10, 2013 at 05:55 PM (#4615453)
What happened to his rock band?
   6. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: December 10, 2013 at 06:12 PM (#4615474)
When asked if there would be a possible reunion with the White Sox in some capacity, McDowell replied, “It’s not looking very good.’‘
Didn't some service time machinations by the White Sox cost Black Jack a good chunk of change?
   7. Guapo Posted: December 10, 2013 at 06:15 PM (#4615477)
   8. Tom Nawrocki Posted: December 10, 2013 at 06:27 PM (#4615485)
“I’m kind of sifting through things,” McDowell said Tuesday morning. “I just moved to Charlotte (from San Diego) about three months ago, so I’m in a bit of a transition and trying to figure out which direction and what the opportunities are.’‘


Wouldn't you wait to move until you actually found a job somewhere?
   9. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: December 10, 2013 at 06:29 PM (#4615487)
Wouldn't you wait to move until you actually found a job somewhere?

Not if you don't have to live where you work
   10. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: December 10, 2013 at 06:34 PM (#4615495)
Continuing the discussion from the link in

I'm guessing his internet footprint might also be working against him.......

What is this, Horseville?

Nope, that's The Bronx.
   11. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: December 10, 2013 at 06:37 PM (#4615497)
What happened to his rock band?


See Repoz's intro.

   12. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: December 10, 2013 at 07:10 PM (#4615524)
What happened to his rock band?

Blown to Smithereens.
   13. Mickey Henry Mays Posted: December 10, 2013 at 08:07 PM (#4615555)
I'll never forgive McDowell for imploding against Seattle in the 1995 playoffs. It was the second time he gave us the middle finger that year.
   14. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: December 10, 2013 at 08:39 PM (#4615567)
Wouldn't you wait to move until you actually found a job somewhere?


You could me like me and put up with a 100+ mile roundtrip commute for a little over a year until you found something closer to home.
   15. PreservedFish Posted: December 10, 2013 at 08:45 PM (#4615570)
You could me like me and put up with a 100+ mile roundtrip commute for a little over a year until you found something closer to home.


I've done this. Wasn't that bad. I learned a lot about the history of Rome via podcast.
   16. AROM Posted: December 10, 2013 at 09:07 PM (#4615584)
Since I just read that Mark Mulder is trying a comeback, I thought Jack was thinking about pitching again.

I'm thinking about a comeback myself, having last pitched competitively in 1987. Threw some snowballs against the shed this afternoon.. It's cool that I actually have direct access to a baseball ops department. But I still need to add about 20-30 MPH. We'll see.
   17. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: December 10, 2013 at 10:00 PM (#4615609)

I've done this. Wasn't that bad. I learned a lot about the history of Rome via podcast.


I listened to a lot of books, but the ones that I retained the most were ones on subjects I already knew like baseball and American History.
   18. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: December 10, 2013 at 10:13 PM (#4615617)
IIRC, McDowell used to write for Yahoo, but I forget if he was any better or worse than a typical ex-jock writing for some website.
   19. Jim Kaat on a hot Gene Roof Posted: December 11, 2013 at 01:30 AM (#4615712)
I learned a lot about the history of Rome via podcast.


Got a link? I'm in the process of painting several rooms and the Trailer Park Boys and Star Trek on netflix aren't cutting it for background entertainment anymore.
   20. PreservedFish Posted: December 11, 2013 at 02:00 AM (#4615716)
History of Rome

The guy is kind of a dork, but he gets deep into it.

the ones that I retained the most were ones on subjects I already knew like baseball and American History.


Oh, I only retained the merest fraction of it. I do have a better broad understanding of the subject. Probably.
   21. Jim Kaat on a hot Gene Roof Posted: December 11, 2013 at 03:12 AM (#4615731)
Thank you.

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