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Viva Medias B's
04-27-2008, 12:01 AM
He does not stand up and stretch during the 7th inning stretch while the White Sox are on the road.

kittle42
04-27-2008, 12:02 AM
Nothing.

RadioheadRocks
04-27-2008, 12:09 AM
It is not always a good idea to go without socks.

Ziggy S
04-27-2008, 12:23 AM
Golfing, Notre Dame, and St. Rita's

Hitmen77
04-27-2008, 12:39 AM
Nothing.

:roflmao:

Herbal
04-27-2008, 12:41 AM
A pitcher can't throw a change-up on the first pitch to a batter since there's nothing to change from...it's just a slow ball.

Viva Medias B's
04-27-2008, 12:48 AM
An opposing batter likes the first pitch.

eriqjaffe
04-27-2008, 12:51 AM
When it is and isn't Holy Week.

4th Gen. Sox Fan
04-27-2008, 01:14 AM
A bloop and and a blast and the Sox are back in it

hanger
04-27-2008, 01:28 AM
If it happened in California, it just makes it that much better

chisoxfanatic
04-27-2008, 01:32 AM
Nothing.
C'mon! Give the guy some credit! He does teach listeners the true way to be condescending.

MeteorsSox4367
04-27-2008, 01:35 AM
That (fill in the name of your favorite Sox player) has (fill in a number) home runs. If he hits one here, he'll have (fill in another number) home runs on the season.

Viva Medias B's
04-27-2008, 01:40 AM
Three hits they have do the [insert the team the Sox are playing].

soxpride724
04-27-2008, 01:51 AM
That (fill in the name of your favorite Sox player) has (fill in a number) home runs. If he hits one here, he'll have (fill in another number) home runs on the season.


LOL!!:gulp:

chisoxfanatic
04-27-2008, 01:54 AM
The bases are loaded:

"If Konerko hits this one out, it's a slam!"

TheVulture
04-27-2008, 01:55 AM
A pitcher can't throw a change-up on the first pitch to a batter since there's nothing to change from...it's just a slow ball.

If this is true, I wonder if that means when you start off on a slow ball followed by a fastball, the fastball is then actually a change up. Anyone have Farmer's email?

Nellie_Fox
04-27-2008, 02:09 AM
The thing is, a change-up is deceptive because it's slower than the arm motion would suggest, not just because it's slower than the preceding pitch. So, you don't need to throw a fastball to set up the change.

TornLabrum
04-27-2008, 08:31 AM
That our Jewish friends should drive safely going to and from their Passover seders.

Madvora
04-27-2008, 08:46 AM
He played in the minor leagues with Barry Bonds and hates his guts.

Steelrod
04-27-2008, 08:49 AM
Never knew what the sound of freedom sounded like!

veeter
04-27-2008, 09:22 AM
Nothing.Seconded.

Soxman219
04-27-2008, 09:46 AM
Walks could breathe oxygen to an offense that is struggling.

Tragg
04-27-2008, 09:54 AM
Does Farmer ever mention Al Cowens? He got into a fistfight with him in a game once.

He sure didn't play minor league ball with Barry Bonds, if that what was meant above. He was in Bobby Bonds' generation.

Madvora
04-27-2008, 09:56 AM
He sure didn't play minor league ball with Barry Bonds, if that what was meant above. He was in Bobby Bonds' generation.
Actually this has been covered extensively here. Apparently there was some overlap at the end of Farmer's career where they played together or something.
There was a thread about this last year I think because everyone was confused about him saying that so much.

I'm going to need help finding that thread... can anyone assist, or remember what the connection was?

SoxGirl4Life
04-27-2008, 10:24 AM
That when the Sox are up or down 4 runs, they're within a slam of winning or losing the game

kba
04-27-2008, 10:34 AM
That every comment from Steve Stone can be made better by Farmer trying to talk over him and interject something in the middle.

Tragg
04-27-2008, 10:34 AM
Actually this has been covered extensively here. Apparently there was some overlap at the end of Farmer's career where they played together or something.

I guess it's possible if Farmer played in the minors after his major league career ended -

doogiec
04-27-2008, 10:42 AM
Farmer and Barry Bonds played on the 1986 PCL Hawaii AAA team. It was the last pro season for Farmer.

KenBerryGrab
04-27-2008, 10:46 AM
That we need not stand up and take off our caps for "God Bless America."

ChiSoxPatF
04-27-2008, 11:21 AM
That anyone can sound good in a booth with John Rooney.

areilly
04-27-2008, 11:37 AM
Two slams and a home run put the Sox within 3.

soxinem1
04-27-2008, 02:09 PM
I know one thing, (insert name here) needs to throw strikes, good strikes, or he is not long of this game.

All the more interesting coming from a guy who had a lot of difficulty throwing any type of strike.

October26
04-27-2008, 04:47 PM
That he grew up on the south side of Chicago loving the White Sox and going to games at Old Comiskey Park.

gaelhound
04-27-2008, 06:02 PM
Football players wear cleats, baseball players wear spikes. Football players go to the lockerroom, baseball players go to the clubhouse.

SoxandtheCityTee
04-27-2008, 06:23 PM
That you think of the game in threes: three strikes in an out, three outs that's an inning, and then you look at the first three innings, and then you look at the next three, and then the next three.

soxrme
04-27-2008, 07:20 PM
Nothing.

thirded

btrain929
04-27-2008, 08:00 PM
An opposing batter likes the first pitch.

That's probably the thing that gets me the most. His new one now is, when he asks Stoney about a certain scenario, Stoney gives his prediction, and he's right:


"You were saying...."

HomeFish
04-27-2008, 08:07 PM
Sunglasses won't do you any good on your hat

Railsplitter
04-27-2008, 08:19 PM
Guys who get lead off hits score 44% of the time, guys who get lead off walks score 45% of the time.

Danks has thrown 100 pitches, that means his next pitch will be numder 101

Mickster
04-27-2008, 08:23 PM
We are all "day-to-day"

SoxandtheCityTee
04-27-2008, 08:23 PM
Sunglasses won't do you any good on your hat


:shocked::roflmao: OMG, how did I forget that one. One of his top peeves. "It's a look."

October26
04-27-2008, 09:08 PM
That Farmio is a big supporter of the State of Illinois Organ Donation Program; Farmer's brother Tom saved Farmio's life by giving him a kidney.

SoxandtheCityTee
04-27-2008, 09:19 PM
We are all "day-to-day"


My Number One Farmerism. On this point, he is correct.

KingXerxes
04-28-2008, 10:56 PM
:farmer

"Well I'm glad to see that after all these years - the baseball ones not the calendar ones - that I'm still endowing the fans - not endowing like the Notre Dame endowment, wish I could endow all our fans like that, but that would take trillions or jillions of dollars - with insightful little tidbits."

roylestillman
04-28-2008, 11:24 PM
:farmer

"Well I'm glad to see that after all these years - the baseball ones not the calendar ones - that I'm still endowing the fans - not endowing like the Notre Dame endowment, wish I could endow all our fans like that, but that would take trillions or jillions of dollars - with insightful little tidbits."


Welcome back. I think we need another "Ask Farmio" thread, now that he has a new partner.

KingXerxes
04-28-2008, 11:27 PM
How does one put up a picture of Steve Stone? Let me know so I don't have to look it up.

chisoxfanatic
04-28-2008, 11:35 PM
While driving home from work today, I learned from Farmio that a Konerko home run with nobody on base would tie it up at 1.

BRDSR
04-28-2008, 11:43 PM
Guys who get lead off hits score 44% of the time, guys who get lead off walks score 45% of the time.


Has he really said that? It can't possibly be true, right?

VenturaFan23
04-29-2008, 12:28 PM
Nothing.

Fourthed

GeoffNotBlum
04-30-2008, 12:07 AM
The best day in his life was when his daughter was born, but the World Series and winning the pennant is definitely up there

(I think he got shortstop and second base confused on one groundout in the World Series, too)

EastCoastSoxFan
04-30-2008, 09:07 AM
"If it's fair it's a home run.

It's fair.

And it's a home run."

Even my wife laughed at that one...

GBORN
04-30-2008, 10:48 AM
Konerko will call of Floyd and catch it he did.

It's funny when Farmio gets his verb prepostions mixed up, he sounds like Yoda from Star Wars.

MrRoboto83
04-30-2008, 11:08 AM
"A Bloop and a Blast and the Sox will be down by a slam"

RhubarbStew
04-30-2008, 11:42 AM
That he's going to tell you this right now, the runs you score after the 7th inning go a long way toward winning the ball game.