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Frater Perdurabo
05-25-2008, 10:15 PM
What a performance.

Jjav829
05-25-2008, 10:17 PM
Carlos Quentin is awesome. :worship: :worship: :worship:

Craig Grebeck
05-25-2008, 10:17 PM
**** yeah! Go Jose! Awesome game by Contreras. I'm so happy for that guy.

You can't say enough about TCQ.

goon
05-25-2008, 10:18 PM
I miss Chris Carter!

Rockin Robin
05-25-2008, 10:18 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dye with the Shaving cream pie at the end. Awesome.

Thats the first time I've seen Carlos speak. Seems like a decent guy, which is always a bonus.

RadioheadRocks
05-25-2008, 10:18 PM
THE Carlos Quentin!!! :bandance::bandance::bandance:

NDSox12
05-25-2008, 10:19 PM
That Quentin guy is pretty good.... oh yeah, Contreras too!

Daver
05-25-2008, 10:19 PM
I miss Chris Carter!

All he does is catch touchdowns.

turners56
05-25-2008, 10:19 PM
I went to the bathroom before Quentin hit his 2 run shot, I went to the bathroom again in the 9th, before I sit down, Quentin hit it out. I think I'm going to find more ways to get to the bathroom now.

TCQ!

Railsplitter
05-25-2008, 10:19 PM
Now to start a nine game winning streak.:bandance:

Madvora
05-25-2008, 10:19 PM
I think it's time to retire Quentin's number.

thomas35forever
05-25-2008, 10:19 PM
I love you Carlos! Here's to many more!:bandance:

Sig update time.

NDSox12
05-25-2008, 10:21 PM
I went to the bathroom before Quentin hit his 2 run shot, I went to the bathroom again in the 9th, before I sit down, Quentin hit it out. I think I'm going to find more ways to get to the bathroom now.

TCQ!

My only advice is to drink a lot of water. In fact, if you could have a couple gallons in you by first pitch tomorrow night, we'd all appreciate it.

gobears1987
05-25-2008, 10:21 PM
WOW!!! Carlos Quentin for MVP!!!

goon
05-25-2008, 10:21 PM
All he does is catch touchdowns.

Dude created X-Files... DON'T HATE.

A. Cavatica
05-25-2008, 10:21 PM
If he keeps it up...best hitter we've had since Hurt.

The Immigrant
05-25-2008, 10:21 PM
What an absolute gem we have on our hands.

That was a fantastic pitching performance by Contreras. His ERA is now barely over 3.

SoxGirl4Life
05-25-2008, 10:22 PM
Wow...TCQ
Wow.. Jose

4-2 Homestand. I'll take it!

cheezheadsoxfan
05-25-2008, 10:22 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dye with the Shaving cream pie at the end. Awesome.

Thats the first time I've seen Carlos speak. Seems like a decent guy, which is always a bonus.

Nice that he gave props to Jose. That game was awesome.:bandance:

gf2020
05-25-2008, 10:22 PM
TCQ is such a cool guy. Did you see him talk up Jose during his interview with Peter G?

Those were probably the three worst consecutive days offensively of our entire season and the net result was the Twins gained one game on us, while we maintained or built our lead over everybody else in the division. Not great, but I'll take it.

Let's get it going against the Indians.

turners56
05-25-2008, 10:22 PM
If he keeps it up...best hitter we've had since Hurt.

Kenny knows his stuff. Forget about Billy Koch and Todd Ritchie, he's made up for it these last couple of years.

Lukin13
05-25-2008, 10:23 PM
"Yankees and Red Sox highlights next on Sportscenter"!

spiffie
05-25-2008, 10:23 PM
I realize it is only late May, but it is looking like the trade for Quentin is the sharpest trade of winter. It is easy to say "let's pick up Santana" or "boatload of prospects for Haren." But to spot the diamond in the rough and be willing to send off a major piece of your farm system and get that kind of return is impressive.

What can you say about Jose tonight except "awesome"?

gogosox16
05-25-2008, 10:23 PM
If he keeps it up...best hitter we've had since Hurt.
Way too early to be saying that but TCQ does have a chance to be very special for us

Boondock Saint
05-25-2008, 10:23 PM
THE Carlos Quentin!!!! :superman:

We're not worthy!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

turners56
05-25-2008, 10:23 PM
What an absolute gem we have on our hands.

That was a fantastic pitching performance by Contreras. His ERA is now barely over 3.

Jose's back. It's now official. He made the Angels look completely useless this start. Outside of his one mistake to Mathews, he was unhittable.

Madvora
05-25-2008, 10:24 PM
10 Ks by Contreras
Game time was about 2:15
CQ was 3 for 3 with 3 RBI.

Outstanding performances.

palehozenychicty
05-25-2008, 10:24 PM
This team owes Quentin a lot of meals. A lot of them. He is carrying this lineup right now. Somebody else needs to step up, pronto.

October26
05-25-2008, 10:24 PM
Thank you, Carlos for the walk-off, game winning homerun. And thank you, Jose KKKKKKKKKKontreras for holding down the Halos and giving TCQ an opportunity to do his thing. The title of this thread is correct TCQ 3, Halos 2. Sox win! Sox win! :bandance: YES!

Frater Perdurabo
05-25-2008, 10:24 PM
So far, "Actually" Carlos Quentin has been the best all-around hitter the Sox have had since Maggs. He can run the bases well, hits to all fields, hits for a good average and hits for great power. He's also better in the field than Maggs.

cheezheadsoxfan
05-25-2008, 10:25 PM
I realize it is only late May, but it is looking like the trade for Quentin is the sharpest trade of winter. It is easy to say "let's pick up Santana" or "boatload of prospects for Haren." But to spot the diamond in the rough and be willing to send off a major piece of your farm system and get that kind of return is impressive.

What can you say about Jose tonight except "awesome"?

Very true. Lot easier (but not smarter) to just hand a boatload of money to a Hunter. And nice to see Jose kicking ass after a lot of people thought he was done. And I'll admit to being one of them.

Madvora
05-25-2008, 10:26 PM
Man, to be able to pull out wins with pathetic offensive performances by most of the team again is great.
CQ is definitely carrying this offense. Our pitching is so damn good that we're winning games that so many other teams would be losing.

Boxscore (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=280525104)

SoxGirl4Life
05-25-2008, 10:26 PM
"Yankees and Red Sox highlights next on Sportscenter"!


That was hilarious

cheezheadsoxfan
05-25-2008, 10:27 PM
So far, "Actually" Carlos Quentin has been the best all-around hitter the Sox have had since Maggs. He can run the bases well, hits to all fields, hits for a good average and hits for great power. He's also better in the field than Maggs.

With much better hair.:redneck

A. Cavatica
05-25-2008, 10:27 PM
Way too early to be saying that but TCQ does have a chance to be very special for us

I said "if he keeps it up". As in, posts some 1.000+ OPS seasons. That would make him better than PK, better than Lee, better than Maggs.

SouthSide2Ship
05-25-2008, 10:28 PM
In Tcq We Trust

sullythered
05-25-2008, 10:28 PM
Carlos Quentin is the ****ing man.

Chicken Dinner
05-25-2008, 10:28 PM
Can't get swept at home.....Thanks CQ.

Harry Chappas
05-25-2008, 10:31 PM
Did anyone else get the sense that the stuffed shirts (Miller and Morgan) were annoyed with Dye's prank? I thought it was great. Baseball players sometimes take themselves too seriously. I love seeing the Sox players loose and having fun.

gogosox16
05-25-2008, 10:32 PM
I think this might of been the quickest pitched game for Jose Contreras in his life:bandance:.....more time for ESPN to talk about the Yanks and Redsox Nation

cheezheadsoxfan
05-25-2008, 10:33 PM
Did anyone else get the sense that the stuffed shirts (Miller and Morgan) were annoyed with Dye's prank? I thought it was great. Baseball players sometimes take themselves too seriously. I love seeing the Sox players loose and having fun.

Yeah, they made some crack about it not being funny. Miller and Morgan take themselves too seriously. Asshats.

KyWhiSoxFan
05-25-2008, 10:33 PM
I hate to think where the Sox would be if Quentin were not on the team. Everyone would be talking about how the great pitching is being squandered by no hitting and everyone would be tearing their hair out in frustration about the lack of hitting. (Hey, wait, that's already happening. So think where they would be without Quentin. Great trade by KW.)

NDSox12
05-25-2008, 10:34 PM
Apparently the MLB front office hasn't been watching many Sox games if they are trying to speed up games. If you blink, you miss an inning and a half. A 2:05 game with Jose Contreras on the mound? I never thought I'd see that day.

the1tab
05-25-2008, 10:35 PM
The Carter-for-Quentin deal s probably the biggest steal of a trade I can remember in MLB since Hee Seop Choi for Derrek Lee on the other side of town. Good for Kenny.

When was the last time we stole someone on the South Side this badly? I can't think of one in a long time... maybe Garland for Karchner?

cws05champ
05-25-2008, 10:35 PM
I think this might of been the quickest pitched game for Jose Contreras in his life:bandance:.....more time for ESPN to talk about the Yanks and Redsox Nation
And they are...Read sox and Jon Lester love, then Yanks highlights. Have not seen the ESPN featured game yet on SC? :scratch:

Man TCQ is unbeleiveable!!! I pumped my fist so hard when he hit it out I think i injured my shoulder.....

Frater Perdurabo
05-25-2008, 10:35 PM
I think this might of been the quickest pitched game for Jose Contreras in his life:bandance:.....more time for ESPN to talk about the Yanks and Redsox Nation

Agreed, although in fairness it was the Sox hitters who generally kept the game moving by quickly GIDP-ing, popping out and grounding out.

Still, that was a great performance by Contreras. If he can keep pitching like this, the Sox should continue to have the best rotation in the AL.

viagracat
05-25-2008, 10:37 PM
Quentin was the player of the game, but give props to Contreras. This was a guy who I thought was washed up. Sure glad I was wrong. :smile:

Frater Perdurabo
05-25-2008, 10:37 PM
I pumped my fist so hard when he hit it out I think i injured my shoulder.....

I hope you don't take offense to me saying that I'd rather you hurt your shoulder than Quentin re-injure his. :tongue:

Seriously, I hope you are OK.

Zisk77
05-25-2008, 10:40 PM
Lets just have tCQ bat everytime and put ghost runners on base. :redneck

Jose - awesome
tCQ - unbelievable
OC - starting to look dangerous.
Linebrink - awesome

ChiWavDave
05-25-2008, 10:40 PM
Is it too early? Yep its too Early... I can't help myself. Ok..

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cws05champ
05-25-2008, 10:41 PM
I hope you don't take offense to me saying that I'd rather you hurt your shoulder than Quentin re-injure his. :tongue:

Seriously, I hope you are OK.
No offense. I would rather hurt my shoulder as well, than TCQ hurt his....seriously!:smile:

Ava83
05-25-2008, 10:41 PM
I was am so excited for the win! I was out watching the game but I had to leave to get home...before I could turn on the tv to catch the end I get a text saying basicly TCQ. I understood the cryptic text..just knew it was good.

I love TCQ.

gogosox16
05-25-2008, 10:42 PM
Is it too early? Yep its too Early... I can't help myself. Ok..

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what is this?:scratch:

voodoochile
05-25-2008, 10:42 PM
:KW
"Just want to give a shoutout to my main man, Josh Byrnes. YOU DA MAN!"

TCQ aliddleloudernow

TCQ Ican'thearyanow

TCQ!!!

And Jose was alright too...

:winner

:supernana:

:)

SoxGirl4Life
05-25-2008, 10:42 PM
what is this?:scratch:


Thanks for asking

Foulke You
05-25-2008, 10:42 PM
Jose Contreras is looking great this year and is proving that '07 was an aberration. Jose's forkball has a ton of bite right now, his slider looks much better, and he is spotting his fastball well. Too bad we couldn't get him the win.

Carlos Quentin is just unconsious right now. Thank God Jermaine Dye is hitting pretty well behind him otherwise, teams will just stop pitching to him. Unreal.

cws05champ
05-25-2008, 10:44 PM
Is it too early? Yep its too Early... I can't help myself. Ok..

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Looks like my answers to the SAT when I was running out of time....

ChiWavDave
05-25-2008, 10:45 PM
what is this?:scratch:


notes to a Piano intro to a certain song, from a certain year, I think the sopranos went out on a similar note. Sorry just giddy from the win, I'm sure a new song will fill the air this year. but for now..

SoxGirl4Life
05-25-2008, 10:46 PM
Did you see TCQ give out a little yell and fist pump toward the mound when he was rounding the bases?

Only thing sweeter would have been if it was off that freak show closer of theirs.

Tragg
05-25-2008, 10:47 PM
I realize it is only late May, but it is looking like the trade for Quentin is the sharpest trade of winter. It is easy to say "let's pick up Santana" or "boatload of prospects for Haren." But to spot the diamond in the rough and be willing to send off a major piece of your farm system and get that kind of return is impressive.

A major piece of the farm system? for Quentin? We gave up a more advanced prospect for Richar. We gave up a major piece(s) of the farm system and a boatloaod of prospects for Swisher.
It's Williams' best trade by far; it would be most GMs. It was a fantastic trade. Thankfully, Quentin got a chance to play.

Contreras is pitching great. In the 2nd half of 2005, he was lockdown nearly every start. He's edging back to that level of performance. (another nice plus in the Williams trade ledger).

SoxGirl4Life
05-25-2008, 10:48 PM
A major piece of the farm system? for Quentin? We gave up a more advanced prospect for Richar. We gave up a major piece(s) of the farm system and a boatloaod of prospects for Swisher.
It's Williams' best trade by far; it would be most GMs. It was a fantastic trade. Thankfully, Quentin got a chance to play.


I'd rather have Ryan Sweeney back than Chris Carter.

Frater Perdurabo
05-25-2008, 10:48 PM
Thankfully, Quentin got a chance to play.

Sox MVP = Jerry Owens' groin? Discuss.

gogosox16
05-25-2008, 10:49 PM
Did you see TCQ give out a little yell and fist pump toward the mound when he was rounding the bases?

Only thing sweeter would have been if it was off that freak show closer of theirs.
Yeah, but I think Quentin was yelling to the bench in celebration and I don't think he would stoop that low and say something profanity or something.

That would of been awesome if that was the case. It would of been awesome to see AJ doing like his wacky dance after the game and point to the sky.:cool:

gogosox16
05-25-2008, 10:49 PM
Sox MVP = Jerry Owens' groin? Discuss.
Start the Campaign!!!!!!

KnightSox
05-25-2008, 10:50 PM
So far, "Actually" Carlos Quentin has been the best all-around hitter the Sox have had since Maggs. He can run the bases well, hits to all fields, hits for a good average and hits for great power. He's also better in the field than Maggs.Exactly. Great Game Jose, we needed this win.

SoxGirl4Life
05-25-2008, 10:50 PM
Yeah, but I think Quentin was yelling to the bench in celebration and I don't think he would stoop that low and say something profanity or something.

That would of been awesome if that was the case. It would of been awesome to see AJ doing like his wacky dance after the game and point to the sky.:cool:


You're probably right, there.

spiffie
05-25-2008, 10:52 PM
A major piece of the farm system? for Quentin? We gave up a more advanced prospect for Richar. We gave up a major piece(s) of the farm system and a boatloaod of prospects for Swisher.
It's Williams' best trade by far; it would be most GMs. It was a fantastic trade. Thankfully, Quentin got a chance to play.
More advanced, but people were talking of Carter's ceiling in ridiculously high terms. Considering that Sweeney became something of an add-on in the Swisher trade, Carter was certainly one of the top position prospects we had. He wasn't advanced, but this trade looked anything but a slam-dunk when it was made.

That said, we do agree it was KW's best trade by far.

Craig Grebeck
05-25-2008, 10:52 PM
I'd rather have Ryan Sweeney back than Chris Carter.
He's playing well over his head and Swisher is playing well below average. It'll even out and we'll realize we came out on top.

MHOUSE
05-25-2008, 10:53 PM
Quentin is amazing, nobody can stop him right now. Every time I think he's finally cooled off he has a game like today. Keep it up fella! Oh, and I think Miller/Morgan need to ****, the shaving cream pie was a great ending to a solid interview. They need to stop smelling their own smug once in a while.

IMO, Contreras was the player of the game though. He pitched his best game in well over a year and got out of some tough jams when it counted. I went outside to look at storm clouds rolling in and I missed two innings! Who needs to speed up games? Just throw a Sox pitcher on the hill! P.S. Linebrink is on fire right now as well. Go Sox Go!

Tragg
05-25-2008, 10:53 PM
I'd rather have Ryan Sweeney back than Chris Carter. We could use him. The team wasn't impressed with him in his short stint.
Come on Swish - start hitting.

Frater - excluding Frank, if Quentin keeps hitting like this, he zooms past Maggs and is the best since Dick Allen.
Jerry Owens, Carlos Quentin; Jerry Owens, Carlos Quentin....hmmmm.

SoxGirl4Life
05-25-2008, 10:54 PM
Ozzie sounded pretty ticked off at the rest of the offense on the post game show. "We can't count on Carlos to win every game for us" Or something like that..

gogosox16
05-25-2008, 10:55 PM
Ozzie sounded pretty ticked off at the rest of the offense on the post game show. "We can't count on Carlos to win every game for us" Or something like that..
Can you really blame him? With out Carlos we are well under .500 and near Detroit in the standings

MHOUSE
05-25-2008, 10:57 PM
Can you really blame him? With out Carlos we are well under .500 and near Detroit in the standings

I concur. All of our veteran "talent" needs to step it up. Carlos is carrying them right now. Imagine if Thome and Konerko were clicking right now behind Dye and Quentin and our starters. We'd be running away with it.

Tragg
05-25-2008, 10:58 PM
He's playing well over his head and Swisher is playing well below average. It'll even out and we'll realize we came out on top.
Reread - Sweeney than Chris Carter

SoxGirl4Life
05-25-2008, 10:58 PM
Can you really blame him? With out Carlos we are well under .500 and near Detroit in the standings


No, I totally agree. Ozzie's right. And he's not going to sugar coat it and make excuses.

Noneck
05-25-2008, 11:00 PM
This may be silly but I am starting to get feelings like I did about 35 years ago. This was when Dick Allen played for the Sox. I looked forward to every at bat and always figured magic would happen and it did a lot. He was the One Man Show.

gogosox16
05-25-2008, 11:00 PM
No, I totally agree. Ozzie's right. And he's not going to sugar coat it and make excuses.
I love Ozzie for speaking his mind to anyone.

Craig Grebeck
05-25-2008, 11:00 PM
Reread - Sweeney than Chris Carter
I know what the original point was -- I meant to say we'll lament Sweeney's loss much less once Swisher returns to normalcy.

Sorry for the confusion. I was happy to give up Carter -- as 1B/DH prospects in A-ball aren't nearly as valuable as guys like Quentin.

Tragg
05-25-2008, 11:01 PM
Cabrera shows signs of awakening from his coma.

TDog
05-25-2008, 11:03 PM
I love Carlos Quentin's explosive kablamos.

It isn't that he is leading the league in home runs. I'm happy for him, of course, but how many home runs you hit isn't as important as when you hit them. Carlos Quentin is accomplishing both quantity and quality. There are home runs, and there are explosive kablamos -- like tonight.

Yesterday he made two errors. He didn't drop the potential last out in the ninth inning, but I'm sure he felt he could have played better. Today he did.

Love those explosive kablamos.

Brian26
05-25-2008, 11:03 PM
10 Ks by Contreras
Game time was about 2:15
CQ was 3 for 3 with 3 RBI.

Outstanding performances.

The 2:15 should be more credited to Lackey's amazing 82 pitches through 8+ innings and our hitters' inability to work a count.

Still, hell of a performance by Contreras.

SoxGirl4Life
05-25-2008, 11:05 PM
I love Ozzie for speaking his mind to anyone.


When asked if the Sox missed Konerko in the lineup, Ozzie said, "Not really. Not the way he's been hitting"


Classic.

Brian26
05-25-2008, 11:05 PM
Dye with the Shaving cream pie at the end. Awesome.

Did anyone else get the sense that the stuffed shirts (Miller and Morgan) were annoyed with Dye's prank? I thought it was great. Baseball players sometimes take themselves too seriously. I love seeing the Sox players loose and having fun.


:morgan
"I don't quite understand that."

SoxGirl4Life
05-25-2008, 11:06 PM
:morgan
"I don't quite understand that."


"Yankees and Red Sox highlights, next on Sportscenter"

Tragg
05-25-2008, 11:09 PM
When asked if the Sox missed Konerko in the lineup, Ozzie said, "Not really. Not the way he's been hitting"


Classic.
That's pretty good.

Bob G
05-25-2008, 11:10 PM
Obviously a great game by JC and TCQ but Thome and Swisher are pathetic- when will they finally wake up???

Brian26
05-25-2008, 11:11 PM
Frater - excluding Frank, if Quentin keeps hitting like this, he zooms past Maggs and is the best since Dick Allen.

Whoa, I'm as excited about Quentin as anybody, but Mags had six and a half solid, all-star caliber years in a Sox uniform. Quentin's got a long way to go before he's the second best Sox hitter since 1970.

gogosox16
05-25-2008, 11:13 PM
When asked if the Sox missed Konerko in the lineup, Ozzie said, "Not really. Not the way he's been hitting"


Classic.
You never know, but when Paulie's able to play again, maybe that will put a spark to him to prove to Ozzie that he was missed and that he can still be the big mddle of the order guy like he has been. I have always believed that Ozzie says everything for a purpose and a reason to help his ball club and I think this one could really help the team by getting Paulie to produce in a big way hopefully

gogosox16
05-25-2008, 11:14 PM
Cabrera shows signs of awakening from his coma.
When the weather starts warming up, he will become what he has been for the Angels the last couple of years

Foulke You
05-25-2008, 11:14 PM
This may be silly but I am starting to get feelings like I did about 35 years ago. This was when Dick Allen played for the Sox. I looked forward to every at bat and always figured magic would happen and it did a lot. He was the One Man Show.
Well, I don't go back far enough to have seen Dick Allen but I definitely remember Frank Thomas in his prime in the early '90s and Quentin is definitely reminding me of a young Big Hurt with his patience at the plate and his ability to take over a ballgame. You're not the only one who is getting that feeling either. This kid might be something special.

gogosox16
05-25-2008, 11:15 PM
Whoa, I'm as excited about Quentin as anybody, but Mags had six and a half solid, all-star caliber years in a Sox uniform. Quentin's got a long way to go before he's the second best Sox hitter since 1970.
Thank you. He has to deserve it and its way too early to be comparing him to these names that are proven while he's only done this for little less than 2 months now.

Foulke You
05-25-2008, 11:16 PM
Contreras is pitching great. In the 2nd half of 2005, he was lockdown nearly every start. He's edging back to that level of performance. (another nice plus in the Williams trade ledger).
The only thing Jose is missing from his 2005 arsenal is his 94-95 mph heater. He is still bringing it around 91 mph though and with the rest of his pitches working, it is more than enough.

Tragg
05-25-2008, 11:18 PM
Whoa, I'm as excited about Quentin as anybody, but Mags had six and a half solid, all-star caliber years in a Sox uniform. Quentin's got a long way to go before he's the second best Sox hitter since 1970.
Yea, I tend to underrate Ordonez; I suppose because it wasn't my favorite period of following the Sox - Bevington and Manuel. I had more fun in the late 70s, even though the Sox were usually horrid. Paul Richards using Gossage as a starter; short pants - that was FUN!

Morgan and Miller are really getting dull....ESPN needs a change.

Foulke You
05-25-2008, 11:19 PM
Thank you. He has to deserve it and its way too early to be comparing him to these names that are proven while he's only done this for little less than 2 months now.
I don't think anyone is saying that "he is as good as Frank" or "he is as good as Dick Allen" but we are definitely being reminded of those players watching him dominate like this. I think this is excitement for his POTENTIAL not necessarily saying that he is right now as good as them.

gogosox16
05-25-2008, 11:19 PM
Yea, I tend to underrate Ordonez; I suppose because it wasn't my favorite period of following the Sox - Bevington and Manuel. I had more fun in the late 70s, even though the Sox were usually horrid. Paul Richards using Gossage as a starter; short pants - that was FUN!

Morgan and Miller are really getting dull....ESPN needs a change.
I dread when I hear that the Sox are on Sunday Night baseball for that one reason

NDSox12
05-25-2008, 11:27 PM
I dread when I hear that the Sox are on Sunday Night baseball for that one reason

As an out-of-towner, the only consolation for me is that I finally get to see the Sox in HD when they play on ESPN. Miller, and particularly Morgan are unbearable though.

Cuck the Fubs
05-25-2008, 11:30 PM
Just got in from the game

Awesome just awesome........

Carlos Quentin is a BEAST!

southside rocks
05-25-2008, 11:31 PM
What a great night at the Cell! Beautiful weather, fantastic pitching, TCQ sends us all into the night screaming, and the wave doesn't happen! Pretty much my idea of perfect. :D:

SOXSINCE'70
05-25-2008, 11:32 PM
I miss Chris Carter!

All he does is catch touchdowns.

Daver, I think that's CRIS Carter.But he's too old to catch touchdowns now.:D:

kingpin_rcs
05-25-2008, 11:35 PM
If you go to www.azsnakepit.com (Diamondbacks fan site - part of SB Nation) you'll see this on the home page:

Welcome to the AZ SnakePit, the SB Nation blog about the Arizona Diamondbacks. The first rule of SnakePit is - you do not talk about Carlos Quentin. The second rule of SnakePit is - you DO NOT talk about Carlos Quentin.

:D:

gogosox16
05-25-2008, 11:36 PM
If you go to www.azsnakepit.com (http://www.azsnakepit.com) (Diamondbacks fan site - part of SB Nation) you'll see this on the home page:

Welcome to the AZ SnakePit, the SB Nation blog about the Arizona Diamondbacks. The first rule of SnakePit is - you do not talk about Carlos Quentin. The second rule of SnakePit is - you DO NOT talk about Carlos Quentin.

:D:
Thats awesome. They seem happy about the trade:smile:

Lip Man 1
05-25-2008, 11:37 PM
A spectacular coming out performance on national TV, a nice win making the trip to Cleveland much more relaxing.

Q has had a early season start that reminds me of the numbers Ron Kittle put up in the first half of 1983.

Oh by the way, did anyone see the sign that a Sox fan had right over the dugout? It was a classic dissing of the Eastern Sports Programming Network. "Yankee and Red Sox highlights next on SportsCenter!"

:D:

Lip

LoveYourSuit
05-25-2008, 11:37 PM
If he keeps it up...best hitter we've had since Hurt.

Magglio was a pretty good one for his 5-6 years here. But Quentin, although early, has the make up to walk the same line as those guys.

Daver
05-25-2008, 11:39 PM
Daver, I think that's CRIS Carter.But he's too old to catch touchdowns now.:D:

I know.

I'm glad somebody got it.

NDSox12
05-25-2008, 11:40 PM
If you go to www.azsnakepit.com (http://www.azsnakepit.com) (Diamondbacks fan site - part of SB Nation) you'll see this on the home page:

Welcome to the AZ SnakePit, the SB Nation blog about the Arizona Diamondbacks. The first rule of SnakePit is - you do not talk about Carlos Quentin. The second rule of SnakePit is - you DO NOT talk about Carlos Quentin.

:D:

Ha, you would think they would have better things to talk about since they are tied (with the Rays, of all teams) for the best record in baseball. Honestly, as much of a steal as this was for the Sox, it really hasn't hurt Arizona that much since they have a pretty solid outfield as well.

Quentin08
05-25-2008, 11:41 PM
TGFTCQ!!!! :bandance::bandance::bandance:

gogosox16
05-25-2008, 11:42 PM
A spectacular coming out performance on national TV, a nice win making the trip to Cleveland much more relaxing.

Q has had a early season start that reminds me of the numbers Ron Kittle put up in the first half of 1983.

Oh by the way, did anyone see the sign that a Sox fan had right over the dugout? It was a classic dissing of the Eastern Sports Programming Network. "Yankee and Red Sox highlights next on SportsCenter!"

:D:

Lip
I believe that this was a game for national tv to see what TCQ is all about and how we are contenders this year. And yes I did see that sign behind the dug out....Classic

Sockinchisox
05-25-2008, 11:43 PM
TCQ is more clutch than Joe Crede.

Ya, I said it.

gogosox16
05-25-2008, 11:43 PM
TGFTCQ!!!! :bandance::bandance::bandance:
Very Nice first post.:welcome:

gogosox16
05-25-2008, 11:44 PM
TCQ is clutcher than Joe Crede.

Ya, I said it.
I second that. And that is hard for me to admit for Crede seems to always come through big but Quentin has been even bigger.

Quentin08
05-25-2008, 11:46 PM
Very Nice first post.:welcome:

Hey, thanks for the welcome! I've been lurking for a while and had to post tonight.. what an incredible walk-off! I can't imagine being at the Cell after that walk-off, that place exploded!

wsgdf
05-25-2008, 11:55 PM
The Carter-for-Quentin deal s probably the biggest steal of a trade I can remember in MLB since Hee Seop Choi for Derrek Lee on the other side of town. Good for Kenny.


This was a much better trade than that IMO.

Everyone knew about Derrek Lee. That was a salary dump by the Marlins to a team that could afford to add salary. It was really pretty much a no-brainer for them. The fact that Choi didn't live up to the hype is just part of the risk involved when a low payroll team has to shed salaries.

Same for for the Aramis Ramirez trade.

LoveYourSuit
05-25-2008, 11:55 PM
TCQ is more clutch than Joe Crede.

Ya, I said it.

speaking of Crede, it feels like he went O for the homestand...I don't think he got a hit, did he?

It's Dankerific
05-25-2008, 11:59 PM
speaking of Crede, it feels like he went O for the homestand...I don't think he got a hit, did he?

I second that. And that is hard for me to admit for Crede seems to always come through big but Quentin has been even bigger.

TCQ is more clutch than Joe Crede.

Ya, I said it.

More Clutch than Crede? Do it in a pennant race, then do it in the playoffs. Then we can have that conversation.

Crede had a HR robbed and a later double in one of the games I was able to attend this homestand.

jabrch
05-26-2008, 12:04 AM
While CQ obviously was the offensive hero today, kudos go to Jose also - he had another awesome outing.

LoveYourSuit
05-26-2008, 12:07 AM
Crede had a HR robbed and a later double in one of the games I was able to attend this homestand.


OK, I had one of my friends bitching today because of stupid fantasy and Crede not geting anything for him in a week.

I told him to get in line with any White Sox player excpet for the THE CARLOS QUENTIN!

LoveYourSuit
05-26-2008, 12:08 AM
While CQ obviously was the offensive hero today, kudos go to Jose also - he had another awesome outing.


OMG you better believe it. Jose is the horse he was in '05 and the dominance is back. God I hope all his problems are behind him and this is what we will get the rest of the way.

Pear-Zin-Ski
05-26-2008, 12:11 AM
Didnt (but should've) watched the game....

Just saw the replay of the walk-off on the news...wow...thats all I can say....

Crappy hitting still...but awesome pitching thank god for that....

itsnotrequired
05-26-2008, 12:13 AM
total, classic action

TDog
05-26-2008, 12:21 AM
Well, I don't go back far enough to have seen Dick Allen but I definitely remember Frank Thomas in his prime in the early '90s and Quentin is definitely reminding me of a young Big Hurt with his patience at the plate and his ability to take over a ballgame. You're not the only one who is getting that feeling either. This kid might be something special.

I was in high school in 1972. The difference between Dick Allen's one great White Sox season and Frank Thomas' great career with the Sox is that in that one year, Allen carried a team that lost 106 games two years earlier. His numbers aren't as impressive as Thomas' MVP years, but in 1993, the Sox had a strong team. Chuck Tanner says that Allen was all the Sox had, which isn't true. Carlos May had a great year in '72. Wilbur Wood was incredible. The bullpen was great, but Allen dominated the team like no player I've ever seen dominate the team in a contending season. After 49 games in 1972, Allen had 11 home runs, but that wasn't what made him incredible. He didn't put up stats. He won games.

Carlos Quentin didn't get an at bat until the third game of the season, but his 2008 is unfolding the way 1972 unfolded for Dick Allen.

LoveYourSuit
05-26-2008, 12:22 AM
I hate to bitch about media coverage and a ton goes on about it here on this board but did you guys just here what Karl Ravage (or however you spell his dumb ass) just say about the Sox?

"It's amazing the Sox are in first place because they happen not to be able to do a single thing right?"

That is the biggest irresponsible piece of journalism I have ever seen put together. Does this ass clown and the people who produce his show not know that the Sox have perhaps the best starting rotation in the game right now and one of the best bullpens? We are 2nd in the AL in pitching. How about the fact that we are also 1 or 2 in the AL in HRs? So we can't do "ANYTHING" right.


What a joke.

TornLabrum
05-26-2008, 12:22 AM
This year I haven't kept score at any Sox games I've attended. My current record: 3-0. So you can thank me along with TCQ for that win.

SoxNation05
05-26-2008, 12:24 AM
Watching Carlos play has been a helluva a lot of fun. I keep on hearing that comparison to Jose Conseco I just hope CQ can have a better claim to fame.

SoxNation05
05-26-2008, 12:26 AM
I hate to bitch about media coverage and a ton goes on about it here on this board but did you guys just here what Karl Ravage (or however you spell his dumb ass) just say about the Sox?

"It's amazing the Sox are in first place because they happen not to be able to do a single thing right?"

That is the biggest irresponsible piece of journalism I have ever seen put together. Does this ass clown and the people who produce his show not know that the Sox have perhaps the best starting rotation in the game right now and one of the best bullpens? We are 2nd in the AL in pitching. How about the fact that we are also 1 or 2 in the AL in HRs? So we can't do "ANYTHING" right.


What a joke.
:scratch:Who is better than us? Oakland?

DickAllen72
05-26-2008, 12:26 AM
Allen dominated the team like no player I've ever seen dominate the team in a contending season. After 49 games in 1972, Allen had 11 home runs, but that wasn't what made him incredible. He didn't put up stats. He won games.
Amen to that!

SoxGirl4Life
05-26-2008, 12:29 AM
I hate to bitch about media coverage and a ton goes on about it here on this board but did you guys just here what Karl Ravage (or however you spell his dumb ass) just say about the Sox?

"It's amazing the Sox are in first place because they happen not to be able to do a single thing right?"

That is the biggest irresponsible piece of journalism I have ever seen put together. Does this ass clown and the people who produce his show not know that the Sox have perhaps the best starting rotation in the game right now and one of the best bullpens? We are 2nd in the AL in pitching. How about the fact that we are also 1 or 2 in the AL in HRs? So we can't do "ANYTHING" right.


What a joke.

We're 2nd in ALL of MLB in ERA.

AND the bullpen had a PERFECT homestand. 12 innings pitched, 0.0 ERA. I'd say that's about as "right" as it could get!

Screw the media. I think the Sox play better with a chip on their shoulder anyway.

Lip Man 1
05-26-2008, 12:31 AM
Love:

That's why you don't watch ESPN under ANY circumstances.

T-Dog:

I've interviewed enough of Dick's teammates and lived out at the park in 1972 to know that Dick had the single greatest season I've ever seen from a player in my lifetime.

Your point about the 1970 club is spot on. Yes the Sox had some talent other then Dick. May, Wood, Bahnsen, Bradley, Herrmann, Forster and Gossage but Dick was 'the man'. 1972 was his time, his team, his season.

Allen would finish the season almost winning the Triple Crown. He led the league with 37 home runs,113 RBI’s, a .603 slugging percentage and 99 walks. He led the Sox with a .308 batting average, drove in 19 game winning runs, stole 19 bases, scored 90 runs and was only .0005 points shy of leading all A.L. first basemen in fielding. He was the leading vote getter for the All Star Team and was awarded the league’s MVP Award that October.

elrod
05-26-2008, 12:32 AM
Say, was that banjo tablature upthread?:scratch:

Dan Mega
05-26-2008, 12:33 AM
TCQ is my mancrush.

SoxGirl4Life
05-26-2008, 12:35 AM
TCQ is my mancrush.


Some commentator on Comcast tonight. "Q's your daddy!"

LoveYourSuit
05-26-2008, 12:38 AM
Love:

That's why you don't watch ESPN under ANY circumstances.





Unfortunately they run a monopoly when it comes to nationwide sports coverage and we are forced to tune in.

I wish some nut head media CEO in the Midwest one day creates a mega Sports monster to compete with that other Circus. CNNSI was pretty good when it was around even if it was based in the South.

GlassSox
05-26-2008, 12:39 AM
Home from the game and still feel the excitement. Jose and Carlos were outstanding. The cell was wild and people just lingered around, slowest leaving crowd that I've seen in a long time.

A women near us said let's start a wave and I said no thanks. No wave started from our section thank God.

HomeFish
05-26-2008, 12:46 AM
I was at this game. All the talk is about TCQ, and rightfully so, but the pitching on both sides was stellar. One of the guys I went with said it was probably the shortest ballgame he's ever attended, and the only reason I can't say the same thing is because I've been to some Buehrle gems.

manders_01
05-26-2008, 12:49 AM
This year I haven't kept score at any Sox games I've attended. My current record: 3-0. So you can thank me along with TCQ for that win.

Thank you Torn! :tongue:

No lie, I'm watching the game with some friends and seconds before TCQ goes all hero on us, I'm like, "Walk it off baby". I couldn't believe my eyes when that ball went sailing. Carlos, thank you for playing the game we love as you do! :bandance:

Hitmen77
05-26-2008, 12:50 AM
I'm not one to excuse the Sox awful offense very often by saying it's due to great opposing pitching. But, I do have to say that in this series - we faced some very tough pitching. Saunders and Lackey are really tough to beat.

I like how all 3 of our starters this weekend kept us in the games with good pitching. All in all it's good to have a 2.5 game lead going into Memorial Day. The pitching has given the offensive plenty of time to come around.

We've got a tough road trip ahead in Cleveland and Tampa....sounds like a good time for the rest of our lineup (Thome, Swisher...) to wake up from their coma.

Noneck
05-26-2008, 12:55 AM
Carlos Quentin didn't get an at bat until the third game of the season, but his 2008 is unfolding the way 1972 unfolded for Dick Allen.


That was the "silly" thought I had, but now I don't think it was so silly.

itsnotrequired
05-26-2008, 12:55 AM
Unfortunately they run a monopoly when it comes to nationwide sports coverage and we are forced to tune in.

I wish some nut head media CEO in the Midwest one day creates a mega Sports monster to compete with that other Circus. CNNSI was pretty good when it was around even if it was based in the South.

:gah:

Martinigirl
05-26-2008, 12:55 AM
I hate to bitch about media coverage and a ton goes on about it here on this board but did you guys just here what Karl Ravage (or however you spell his dumb ass) just say about the Sox?

"It's amazing the Sox are in first place because they happen not to be able to do a single thing right?"

That is the biggest irresponsible piece of journalism I have ever seen put together. Does this ass clown and the people who produce his show not know that the Sox have perhaps the best starting rotation in the game right now and one of the best bullpens? We are 2nd in the AL in pitching. How about the fact that we are also 1 or 2 in the AL in HRs? So we can't do "ANYTHING" right.


What a joke.

I saw that too and was amazed. What have the White Sox ever done to Karl Ravich to make him be such an ******* about us? That was totally uncalled for, not to mention untrue. Yes, our offensive might not be a juggernaut right now, but our pitching has been amazing, and if he knew anything about baseball, he would know that.

I really thought that with the hiring of Chris Singleton, the Sox might get some descent coverage on BT, I guess I was completely wrong.

JB98
05-26-2008, 01:14 AM
Of all the walk-off homers I've witnessed in person, this ranks right up there with AJ's blast against the Dodgers in 2005 and Thome's 500th last year. The buzz around the ballpark after the game reminded me of the night AJ beat the Dodgers.

Contreras was just outstanding. This was his best outing since the first half of 2006, IMO. He's had some outings where he only gave up one run, and tonight he gave up two, but this was his best. Aside from the one mistake to Matthews, he was totally dominant. I don't think he walked anybody, and he was just very, very sharp.

Vernam
05-26-2008, 01:15 AM
No, I totally agree. Ozzie's right. And he's not going to sugar coat it and make excuses.Ozzie's a dark cloud! Just because we win doesn't mean all is right with the world? If hand-wringing is good enough for Oz, it's good enough for me. :wink:

Stayed home due to an early tee time tomorrow, so my wife and daughter got to see an amazing finish. :whiner: I'm trying not to hold it against TCQ that they think he's a hottie.

That first pitch he hit out was nasty.

Watching the Angels try to hit Jose's forkball was pretty amusing.

So was the way Cleveland lost today. Let's kick 'em while they're down.

Vernam

kevingrt
05-26-2008, 01:16 AM
Me and my friends were wondering if having a major man crush on TCQ was wrong.

I think the consenus is everyone should have a man crush on TCQ.

JB98
05-26-2008, 01:18 AM
Home from the game and still feel the excitement. Jose and Carlos were outstanding. The cell was wild and people just lingered around, slowest leaving crowd that I've seen in a long time.

A women near us said let's start a wave and I said no thanks. No wave started from our section thank God.

Quite a few in my section were pretty pissed off about the wave and tried to stop it. It's a 2-2 game in the top of the ninth and people are doing the wave? Missing a great ballgame, folks.

Lip Man 1
05-26-2008, 01:28 AM
Love:

Actually taped the replay just to make sure and here was his direct comment:
"Tough to figure out how the White Sox actually find themselves on top of the Central Division. They're not doing a lot very well."

Not as bad as first thought but still a really, really stupid thing to say.

Oh by the way, Comcast is trying to put together a nightly national sportscast.

Lip

JB98
05-26-2008, 01:32 AM
Since the Sox have won 9 of their last 11, I hope they continue to do "not a lot well" or whatever.

Rocky Soprano
05-26-2008, 01:48 AM
So which one of you took the blow up doll to the game today?
It was hilarious to see a blow up doll being bounced around in LF.
I had a good look at the Sox bench and it looked like a few players were pointing at it and laughing.

LoveYourSuit
05-26-2008, 01:51 AM
Love:

Actually taped the replay just to make sure and here was his direct comment:
"Tough to figure out how the White Sox actually find themselves on top of the Central Division. They're not doing a lot very well."

Not as bad as first thought but still a really, really stupid thing to say.

Oh by the way, Comcast is trying to put together a nightly national sportscast.

Lip


My bad, I should have said "para-phrased" instead of quoting.

Anyways, either one is still a dumb ass comment

LoveYourSuit
05-26-2008, 01:54 AM
Of all the walk-off homers I've witnessed in person, this ranks right up there with AJ's blast against the Dodgers in 2005 and Thome's 500th last year. The buzz around the ballpark after the game reminded me of the night AJ beat the Dodgers.

Contreras was just outstanding. This was his best outing since the first half of 2006, IMO. He's had some outings where he only gave up one run, and tonight he gave up two, but this was his best. Aside from the one mistake to Matthews, he was totally dominant. I don't think he walked anybody, and he was just very, very sharp.


I witnessed the Pods walk off in the WS '05 and I don't think anything will ever top that off.

TheOldRoman
05-26-2008, 02:26 AM
Jerry Owens, Carlos Quentin; Jerry Owens, Carlos Quentin....hmmmm.
You have been throwing this crap at the wall for several weeks now. The Sox didn't acquire Quentin to sit on the bench. He felt he was ready to go in spring training, but Kenny sat him down an extra week for him to work exclusively on strengthening his shoulder and take mental pressure off of him. Quentin said he wouldn't have personally made that call at the time, but it helped him.

Quentin was coming off shoulder surgery, and they took things slowly because they weren't sure he was healthy. They didn't want to rush him back and mess things up. The reason he was on the bubble in ST was because he missed time and they wanted to make sure he was close to 100%. Owens and Ramirez got chances because they weren't sure when Quentin would be able to play, or what level it would be at. There was even talk of sending Quentin to extended spring training.

The thing you have been hammering away more than the Quentin-Owens thing is how Ramirez started the first two games and it took him failing for big dumb Ozzie to put Quentin in. Some on here have said, "Quentin is lucky he got a hit in game 3 or he would have sat for a week". That is BS. Have we known Ozzie to make knee-jerk decisions? Especially because Ramirez is a "slappy speedster" or whatever phrase you want to use, and he could have hit leadoff in theory. If Ozzie was so sold on playing Ramirez over Quentin, he wouldn't have soured on him after two hitless games. Hell, look how long it took him to move Thome out of the 3 hole.

Also, Swisher was acquired with the knowledge that a) he could play better than average defense in CF, and b) he has decent speed, puts up a monster OBP, and could lead off if needed. Owens got a chance in spring, but his name was never etched in stone. This team never "needed" him in CF or leading off.

Quentin was going to be starting for the Sox in 2008. It was only a matter of when and where.

gobears1987
05-26-2008, 02:32 AM
Carlos Quentin is a phenom. Guys like him only come to a franchise once every 30 years or so. We have been lucky and had two phenoms in that time. (Frank is the other one).

gobears1987
05-26-2008, 02:38 AM
speaking of Crede, it feels like he went O for the homestand...I don't think he got a hit, did he?
Crede was pretty damn good at the game I went too. He just got robbed of an HR and then made up for it his next AB with an RBI double that tacked more runs to Byrd.

gobears1987
05-26-2008, 02:40 AM
This year I haven't kept score at any Sox games I've attended. My current record: 3-0. So you can thank me along with TCQ for that win.I'm several decades younger than you and I keep score every game.:tongue::duck:

BadBobbyJenks
05-26-2008, 02:51 AM
Im promised a White Sox Winner and TCQ delivered.

Honestly, this guy is ridiculous. THEE Carlos ****ing Quentin. The man is RIDICULOUS. I laugh about people wondering about giving up Chris Carter.....

Jose looked awesome, that forkball is unhittable right now. Linebrink continued to dominate. Carlos is on another planet, it would be great to see someone in the lineup help him out.

Great crowd tonight, the blow up doll in the bleachers was hilarious. That went on a decent amount of time before security finally put a stop to it.

4-0 with two walk offs for me this year YEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS

hi im skot
05-26-2008, 03:45 AM
Never been to a Sox game that was won on a walk-off, until tonight.

The crowd was completely up for grabs, and no one really seemed interested in leaving. The sound guy noticed and blasted "Go Go White Sox" again to keep everyone satisfied.

The lack of offense is still frustrating, especially after another stellar pitching performance. However, it's tough to get too upset after a game like that.

Easily one of the most enjoyable and satisfying games I've had the pleasure of attending.

LITTLE NELL
05-26-2008, 06:09 AM
The Carter-for-Quentin deal s probably the biggest steal of a trade I can remember in MLB since Hee Seop Choi for Derrek Lee on the other side of town. Good for Kenny.

When was the last time we stole someone on the South Side this badly? I can't think of one in a long time... maybe Garland for Karchner?
It still early but the Quentin trade could turn out to be one of the best in Sox history, Right now the Nellie Fox trade is #1 followed by Billy Pierce. Dick Allen could be right up there but he wasnt here long enough.

kevingrt
05-26-2008, 06:28 AM
Never been to a Sox game that was won on a walk-off, until tonight.

The crowd was completely up for grabs, and no one really seemed interested in leaving. The sound guy noticed and blasted "Go Go White Sox" again to keep everyone satisfied.

The lack of offense is still frustrating, especially after another stellar pitching performance. However, it's tough to get too upset after a game like that.

Easily one of the most enjoyable and satisfying games I've had the pleasure of attending.

Key word here: satisfying.

Damn was that awesome last night. I'm still getting the chills thinking of TCQ's pop in the 9th.

itsnotrequired
05-26-2008, 09:18 AM
The Carter-for-Quentin deal s probably the biggest steal of a trade I can remember in MLB since Hee Seop Choi for Derrek Lee on the other side of town. Good for Kenny.

When was the last time we stole someone on the South Side this badly? I can't think of one in a long time... maybe Garland for Karchner?

Good grief, Carter isn't even playing in the bigs yet. The guy is only 21. Way too early to evaluate this one.

soxfan21
05-26-2008, 10:39 AM
Really great game last night, very well pitched from both sides, just too bad we couldn't put more offense up and too bad Jose through one bad pitch. TCQ pulled through in the clutch once again though and a win is a win. Great crowd last night even though the upper deck attempted to do the damn wave again, but the blow up doll was pretty funny and I noticed Anderson getting a laugh out of seeing it.

BadBobbyJenks
05-26-2008, 10:43 AM
Really great game last night, very well pitched from both sides, just too bad we couldn't put more offense up and too bad Jose through one bad pitch. TCQ pulled through in the clutch once again though and a win is a win. Great crowd last night even though the upper deck attempted to do the damn wave again, but the blow up doll was pretty funny and I noticed Anderson getting a laugh out of seeing it.

Jermaine Dye took a long look at it as well.

Pear-Zin-Ski
05-26-2008, 10:56 AM
I hate to bitch about media coverage and a ton goes on about it here on this board but did you guys just here what Karl Ravage (or however you spell his dumb ass) just say about the Sox?

"It's amazing the Sox are in first place because they happen not to be able to do a single thing right?"

That is the biggest irresponsible piece of journalism I have ever seen put together. Does this ass clown and the people who produce his show not know that the Sox have perhaps the best starting rotation in the game right now and one of the best bullpens? We are 2nd in the AL in pitching. How about the fact that we are also 1 or 2 in the AL in HRs? So we can't do "ANYTHING" right.


What a joke.

And I assume the Cubs are doing everything right...I mean dropping an easily caught flyball in the outfield is acceptable I guess....

Pear-Zin-Ski
05-26-2008, 11:01 AM
Me and my friends were wondering if having a major man crush on TCQ was wrong.

I think the consenus is everyone should have a man crush on TCQ.


I think we are going to make an amendment to the White Sox Constitution....

Kub_Killer_15
05-26-2008, 11:03 AM
What a great night at the Cell! Beautiful weather, fantastic pitching, TCQ sends us all into the night screaming, and the wave doesn't happen! Pretty much my idea of perfect. :D:

To bad some one brought beach balls and a blow up doll to hit around tonight, but that was by far the best game this year!

btrain929
05-26-2008, 11:09 AM
So which one of you took the blow up doll to the game today?
It was hilarious to see a blow up doll being bounced around in LF.
I had a good look at the Sox bench and it looked like a few players were pointing at it and laughing.

And then to have 30,000 people boooo when the security guard caught it and walked off with it. Priceless.

gogosox16
05-26-2008, 11:10 AM
And then to have 30,000 people boooo when the security guard caught it and walked off with it. Priceless.
Thats awesome. I wish I was there yesterday.

champagne030
05-26-2008, 11:13 AM
And then to have 30,000 people boooo when the security guard caught it and walked off with it. Priceless.

A funny thing was that the doll went into the "moat" early on and Thornton, I believe, came out of the bullpen 30 seconds before security and threw the doll back up to the crowd. The security guy was pissed.......

Zisk77
05-26-2008, 12:15 PM
Carlos Quentin is a phenom. Guys like him only come to a franchise once every 30 years or so. We have been lucky and had two phenoms in that time. (Frank is the other one).


I would argue 4 in 30 yrs. Thomas, Maggs, Lee, tCQ.

October26
05-26-2008, 12:17 PM
Yea, I tend to underrate Ordonez; I suppose because it wasn't my favorite period of following the Sox - Bevington and Manuel. I had more fun in the late 70s, even though the Sox were usually horrid. Paul Richards using Gossage as a starter; short pants - that was FUN!

Morgan and Miller are really getting dull....ESPN needs a change.

It's nice to read a post from a fan that remembers the horrid teams of the late 1970's. The 1970's was the decade that I grew up in. I learned from my dad to love the White Sox, despite the heartbreak of bad, losing teams (except for the Hitmen of '77). I remember seeing a very young Goose Gossage and we all knew back then that he was going to be great. Sadly, our fan base was so depleted in the 1970's that we also knew we could not afford to keep him.

Regarding Morgan and Miller - they are awful. There was a buzz in the crowd last night from the first pitch to the last pitch and they missed it. You could hear the buzz on TV and on the radio. But Miller and Morgan were too busy talking about great defensive catches from whenever.
Anyway, I'm still dancin' and smiling from the win last night! :bandance: JC and TCQ!

Vestigio
05-26-2008, 12:54 PM
I'm not one to excuse the Sox awful offense very often by saying it's due to great opposing pitching. But, I do have to say that in this series - we faced some very tough pitching. Saunders and Lackey are really tough to beat.

Precisely. I looked up Weaver's and Saunder's stats against the Sox, and Weaver has a 0.34 ERA in 26.2 IP (including Saturday's start) against the Sox:o:.

While Saunders has more of a pedestrian 4.58 ERA in 17.2 IP against the Sox, he is second in the AL in ERA.

Yeah it sucks that they aren't hitting, but it can sort of be excused since the pitching we are facing.

Anyways...

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hawkjt
05-26-2008, 02:02 PM
As frustrating as the Sox offense has been of late...they are not alone. It seems to me that offense is down generally in the AL. Look at these starting rotations that the Angels,Boston,Cleveland,Toronto,Oakland and the Sox throw out there. I suspect we are going to struggle vs these teams most of the time. Now, almost every team in the league will throw 1-2 starters out there that the sox will struggle against. The Rays have some tough chuckers. The NL seems to have fewer shut down starters.

I looked at the entire schedule this year last nite and I find very few easy stretches left on that schedule. The whole AL is pretty even and can give us fits..our easiest series left is Pittsburgh and Colorado...it seems.

GlassSox
05-26-2008, 02:21 PM
Yea the blowup doll in left field was very funny.:rolling:

itsnotrequired
05-26-2008, 02:24 PM
As frustrating as the Sox offense has been of late...they are not alone. It seems to me that offense is down generally in the AL. Look at these starting rotations that the Angels,Boston,Cleveland,Toronto,Oakland and the Sox throw out there. I suspect we are going to struggle vs these teams most of the time. Now, almost every team in the league will throw 1-2 starters out there that the sox will struggle against. The Rays have some tough chuckers. The NL seems to have fewer shut down starters.

I looked at the entire schedule this year last nite and I find very few easy stretches left on that schedule. The whole AL is pretty even and can give us fits..our easiest series left is Pittsburgh and Colorado...it seems.

The AL is collectively hitting .259/.329/.298 on the season. Compare that to .271/.338/.423 in 2007 and .275/.339/.43 in 2006.

League ERA is 4.12 so far and was 4.52 in 2007 and 4.56 in 2006.

ChiSoxGirl
05-26-2008, 04:57 PM
I'm happy to say I was there last night- went back with the Comiskey Park rookie, who's in town from Florida- we had a BLAST! After the game, we walked to Grandstand, stopped at 35th St. Red Hot (first time there- loved it), and said rookie bought a "He Gone" shirt at the corner over there to wear all around south Florida.

When "Go Go White Sox" and "Thunderstruck" were playing before the last of the ninth, my friend got out his camera and videoed everything that was going on around us in 155 and throughout the ballpark. He commented that it was all so awesome (he even wants me to get him the file of "Go Go White Sox"), and that our ballpark can definitely rock out! He was also very impressed with the crowd and their energy last night.

TCQ is a freakin' animal!!! The only thing that would've made the night even more perfect would've been if TCQ would've held on to the ball when he made that insane diving catch earlier in the game. I've been saying it for a few weeks now, but Quentin is the deal of the off-season, as far as I'm concerned.

Other Comiskey Park Rookie observations:
We have a lot of female fans who not only go to games with their husbands/boyfriends, but who go in a group of girl friends or just on their own.
He liked the "Make Your Own Sign" table and even made one of his own ("Alfonso Soriano School of Defense," if anybody saw us walking the outfield concourse :wink:)
The food is outstanding, especially the Italian Beef and Bratwursts.
The neighborhood is awesome. He loved how people were walking around 35th St. for so long after the game, and that everywhere you went, Sox fans followed.
The fans were great last night- people were totally into the game, and thought the blow up doll was funny (after I explained the whole story to him).