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Frater Perdurabo
07-23-2008, 05:11 PM
Discuss it live!

This was one of those 60 we should have lost based on the errors, having a rookie make his debut, etc.

But the Sox overcame it all and won in the end!

Domeshot17
07-23-2008, 05:11 PM
Have at it

SoxNation05
07-23-2008, 05:11 PM
yea boy.

twsoxfan5
07-23-2008, 05:11 PM
Tcq!

getonbckthr
07-23-2008, 05:12 PM
Get on your knees CJ!!! On your knees.

rustysurf83
07-23-2008, 05:12 PM
Excellent resiliency by the offense and back half of the pen. Good feeling to go into the weekend up 2.5

Gammons Peter
07-23-2008, 05:12 PM
Wow

ondafarm
07-23-2008, 05:12 PM
Wow, what a comeback.

Blueprint1
07-23-2008, 05:12 PM
Great win!! A few people told me it was over in the 7th but i figured I would stay interested. Good thing I did.

SoxGirl4Life
07-23-2008, 05:13 PM
Amazing!

I'm glad I tivo'd it. I wanted to see Richard's debut. But alas, the day belongs to Q!

getonbckthr
07-23-2008, 05:13 PM
Konerko is such a key to this season and where we go.

SoxGirl4Life
07-23-2008, 05:13 PM
Great win!! A few people told me it was over in the 7th but i figured I would stay interested. Good thing I did.


A few people told me it was over in the 4th

kidmccarthy
07-23-2008, 05:14 PM
I had this gut feeling when Stoney mentioned Guardado was coming in. Then, Uribe was swift to 2nd and I just knew... What a difference an inning makes. Huge momentum on getaway day. Tigers beware.

stl_sox_fan
07-23-2008, 05:14 PM
Great win!! Sucks they get to ride that momentum into an off day tomorrow.

SoxNation05
07-23-2008, 05:14 PM
it's weird how quiet CQ is.

getonbckthr
07-23-2008, 05:14 PM
tCQ might the wrong guy to shaving cream hahaha!

SOXPHILE
07-23-2008, 05:14 PM
Outstanding. Things were looking pretty bad when they were down 8-4, and already had 4 errors.

UofCSoxFan
07-23-2008, 05:15 PM
How did we win this game?

We gave up 11 hits, 4 errors, 3 walks, struck out as a team 11 times. Just a terrible game but I'll take it.

We are now 2.5 up on the Twins, and perhaps more importantly 5.5 up on the Kitties. Let's win these next two series and make life easier on ourselves.

CubsfansareDRUNK
07-23-2008, 05:15 PM
It's settled, I'm getting a Quentin T-shirt jersey :bandance::bandance::bandance:

popilius
07-23-2008, 05:15 PM
YES! TCQ- WOW!

:gulp:

LITTLE NELL
07-23-2008, 05:15 PM
Great come from behind win!!!!!

turners56
07-23-2008, 05:15 PM
Man, that was HUGE. 2.5 up on Minnesota. 5.5 up on Detroit going to Comerica. That might of turned the entire ship around.

SoxGirl4Life
07-23-2008, 05:15 PM
Look at our box score

10-9-4

That's ugly, but its better than theirs!

Frater Perdurabo
07-23-2008, 05:15 PM
The best news is that the Sox are now 2.5 games up on the Twins.

It's the second-largest division lead in the MLB.

ElevenUp
07-23-2008, 05:15 PM
You don't often win games where you commit 4 errors. Nice to have a 2.5 game lead over the Twins:D:

WhiteSox5187
07-23-2008, 05:16 PM
Well, Carlos didn't look too happy about that!!

This certainly was a game we should have lost, but we didn't! And we picked up ground on Minnesota! Awesome!

UofCSoxFan
07-23-2008, 05:16 PM
Konerko is such a key to this season and where we go.

He really is. For better or for worse. He got the inning going with that double.

mikesouthside
07-23-2008, 05:16 PM
Great win....TCQ didn't look happy w/ the shaving cream.

Harry Potter
07-23-2008, 05:16 PM
Unbelievable! :bandance:

turners56
07-23-2008, 05:16 PM
it's weird how quiet CQ is.

He's a terrible interview...

He basically states the glaringly obvious things that you would expect.

Toby Hall got him with the shaving cream pie though.

getonbckthr
07-23-2008, 05:16 PM
5-5 on the road trip is all I ask.

DubSox
07-23-2008, 05:16 PM
I just joined the forum to discuss this win.

its resiliency like this that makes champions.

spawn
07-23-2008, 05:17 PM
All I know is, I'm laughing my ass off at all of the dark clouds and the naysayers that polluted the gameday thread.

turners56
07-23-2008, 05:17 PM
I just joined the forum to discuss this win.

its resiliency like this that makes champions.

Welcome aboard.

MsSoxVixen22
07-23-2008, 05:17 PM
Today's game brought to you by the letters TCQ! I had no radio to listen to the game, so I had to follow the gameday thread here and the box scores to know what was going on! I can't wait to watch the replay of the game tonight when I get home from work. I'm wearing my TCQ jersey to work tomorrow! :bandance:

voodoochile
07-23-2008, 05:17 PM
Wow...

I mean wow...

THE Carlos Quentin is one amazing ****ing stud of a baseball player.

Have to love the heart in this team. They just don't quit and they are getting better as the season progresses no matter what the thunderheads are saying.

Welcome back to the Save column Mr. Jenks. Great to see you healthy and dealing.

Every starter reached base and all but Hall scored or drove in a run.

Oh and Uribe walked twice...:tongue:

Genuine team effort all the way around, but obviously the star of the hour is Mr. TCQ (to you)...

:winner

:twinslose:

:supernana: :supernana: .:bandance:

:)

PeteWard
07-23-2008, 05:18 PM
I called it over in the gamethread when Logan gave up 2 to make it 8-4. I never do that and usually give others **** when they do. My apologies. Though I did buck up and predict 5 in the 8th and lo.....! What an inning! And what a way to hit the road. :D:

KenBerryGrab
07-23-2008, 05:18 PM
Ozzie = genius. Getting tossed lit the fire, baby.

getonbckthr
07-23-2008, 05:18 PM
Anyone know our ERA with Hall as the starter opposed to AJ?

SoxGirl4Life
07-23-2008, 05:18 PM
I just joined the forum to discuss this win.

its resiliency like this that makes champions.

:welcome:

Frater Perdurabo
07-23-2008, 05:18 PM
He's a terrible interview...

He basically states the glaringly obvious things that you would expect.

Toby Hall got him with the shaving cream pie though.

I think TCQ is smart enough to know not to say something glib and stupid in the media. Troy Aikman was the same way - always worthless for a good quote and always stating the obvious. But as an announcer, he's pretty good. Aikman admitted that he just didn't want to risk saying something stupid and cause a distraction. I think Quentin has the same philosophy. He's certainly smart - he's a Stanford grad.

jabrch
07-23-2008, 05:18 PM
I just joined the forum to discuss this win.

its resiliency like this that makes champions.

For the record, it is resiliency like this that wins games. It is winning 11 games in October that makes them Champions.

SoxNation05
07-23-2008, 05:18 PM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/shoodbeblonde91/quit_bitchin.gif
courtesy of doublem23

DubSox
07-23-2008, 05:18 PM
I'm getting a lot of the same feelings about this team that I did about the 05 team.


I also hate rooting for the Yankees, but I'll take these wins.

RockJock07
07-23-2008, 05:19 PM
Nice to steal this one, very important to leave home with a win. Now I look at this 17 game stretch, it's huge, probably the biggest of the season. At worst they need to win 4 out of the next 5 series.

With all that said, I'm confident in going to comerica and taking the series however I'm worried about going to the homer dome for 4.

BadBobbyJenks
07-23-2008, 05:19 PM
Carlos Quentin is not human. What a great comeback. Love the Hawk losing it homerun calls.


I'm still laughing about seeing Toby come into the background of the TCQ interview and run all the way behind him and get him with the pie.



What a win.

DubSox
07-23-2008, 05:20 PM
For the record, it is resiliency like this that wins games. It is winning 11 games in October that makes them Champions.

Blah blah blah, you say tomato, I say **** you :bandance:

regardless, I'm happy about the win.

SoxGirl4Life
07-23-2008, 05:20 PM
All I know is, I'm laughing my ass off at all of the dark clouds and the naysayers that polluted the gameday thread.


They won't be here to see this, though. That's what ticks me off. Say NOTHING if the team does well, and bitch all day if they're even struggling in one game.

White City
07-23-2008, 05:20 PM
I completely forgot this was a day game, and "tuned in" on the Internet in the bottom of the seventh. Looks like impeccable timing, for once!

TCQ has to be a serious MVP candidate. I've heard the talk here for months, but I seldom believe it, given the short shrift previous Sox MVP candidates have gotten from voters. But this season by TCQ -- I believe. He is a serious MVP candidate.

getonbckthr
07-23-2008, 05:20 PM
Nice to steal this one, very important to leave home with a win. Now I look at this 17 game stretch, it's huge, probably the biggest of the season. At worst they need to win 4 out of the next 5 series.

With all that said, I'm confident in going to comerica and taking the series however I'm worried about going to the homer dome for 4.
Split in Minnesota is good enough.

kraut83
07-23-2008, 05:20 PM
Amazing.

I wasn't feeling good but the O came through when needed, Dotel and Jenks shut it down at the end.

Time to bury the Tigers this weekend!

Frontman
07-23-2008, 05:21 PM
Great fire and passion.

Or is it swagger?

Either way, MERCY!!! Great game.

btrain929
07-23-2008, 05:21 PM
He's a terrible interview...

He basically states the glaringly obvious things that you would expect.

Toby Hall got him with the shaving cream pie though.

He says the stuff that Kevin Costner tells meat to say in interviews in Bull Durham.

hi im skot
07-23-2008, 05:21 PM
Boooooooooooone!


TCQ is ****ing amazing. We had no business winning that one, but I looooove that we did.

SoxGirl4Life
07-23-2008, 05:21 PM
Split in Minnesota is good enough.


Yup, with us winning the first two for the sake of my health.

thomas35forever
07-23-2008, 05:21 PM
Hawk sounded orgasmic while calling TCQ's home run, but who really can blame him? Excellent win. Let's flush out the Tigers in Detoilet next.

SoxGirl4Life
07-23-2008, 05:22 PM
Hawk sounded orgasmic while calling TCQ's home run, but who really can blame him? Excellent win. Let's flush out the Tigers in Detoilet next.


Seriously! and KC is gonna eat some pitches next week too.

LoveYourSuit
07-23-2008, 05:22 PM
Damn work meeting had me following the game on my blackberry..... Time to set the DVR for the Encore tonight on CSN (assuming the other baseball team is not on there tonight).



WOW!!!!

TCQ is the goods. Thank you Kenny once again. That trade should give Kenny a min 5 year window to never be second guessed.


As for Richard, I like what I saw. Give me this kid in the pen over Boone any day of the week right now.

hoosiersoxfan
07-23-2008, 05:23 PM
It's gonna be a fun time on that short flight to Detroit I'm sure. Good to head out on the road on such a high note.

KenBerryGrab
07-23-2008, 05:23 PM
Love the Hawk losing it homerun calls.



People like to rag on Farmio, but his call on TCQ's blast was epic:

(CRACK!)
Swing and a long one, left center field, tagged and bagged, light it up!

turners56
07-23-2008, 05:23 PM
Great fire and passion.

Or is it swagger?

Either way, MERCY!!! Great game.

Ozzie deserves a lot of credit for getting tossed. Cause that might of got this team goin'.

BTW, Boone Logan is just losing it.

SoxGirl4Life
07-23-2008, 05:23 PM
Oh man.. only thing missing was hangin the loss on Wilson.

btrain929
07-23-2008, 05:23 PM
I completely forgot this was a day game, and "tuned in" on the Internet in the bottom of the seventh. Looks like impeccable timing, for once!

TCQ has to be a serious MVP candidate. I've heard the talk here for months, but I seldom believe it, given the short shrift previous Sox MVP candidates have gotten from voters. But this season by TCQ -- I believe. He is a serious MVP candidate.

Your only hope of that even being anywhere near to becoming true is if the voters take the "MVP should be from contending teams" unwritten rule. If that's the case, Hamilton will be out of it. But I still think Hamilton wins.

turners56
07-23-2008, 05:24 PM
Hawk sounded orgasmic while calling TCQ's home run, but who really can blame him? Excellent win. Let's flush out the Tigers in Detoilet next.

Ed Farmer sounded orgasmic when Uribe snuck into second base.

SoxNation05
07-23-2008, 05:24 PM
I hope we can keep this up watching the last few innings today was outstandingly entertaining.

turners56
07-23-2008, 05:24 PM
Oh man.. only thing missing was hangin the loss on Wilson.

Blown save is good enough if you ask me.

Ozzie's a happy man. :redneck

PeteWard
07-23-2008, 05:24 PM
Damn work meeting had me following the game on my blackberry..... Time to set the DVR for the Encore tonight on CSN (assuming the other baseball team is not on there tonight).


WOW!!!!

TCQ is the goods. Thank you Kenny once again. That trade should give Kenny a min 5 year window to never be second guessed.


As for Richard, I like what I saw. Give me this kid in the pen over Boone any day of the week right now.V

Very good point that maybe forgotten in the hulabaloo of the comeback, I like Richard too.

getonbckthr
07-23-2008, 05:25 PM
Detroit can be done by Sunday. If we would have lost I would be concerned about the weekend. Detroit is coming into the weekend after bombing KC with basic walk-throughs. Meanwhile we were in wars with Texas. We will come in edgy, hot and ready to kick ass. I say we take at least 2 of 3. If we sweep it will be time for Detoilet to look towards 09.

DubSox
07-23-2008, 05:25 PM
its always nice to make 4 errors and escape with a win, especially when only one of those 8 runs were unearned, that could have hurt us a lot more.

Paulie actually got a hit too, so that's always a positive....

nasox
07-23-2008, 05:25 PM
People like to rag on Farmio, but his call on TCQ's blast was epic:

(CRACK!)
Swing and a long one, left center field, tagged and bagged, light it up!

Yeah, the one thing he does really well is call the great walk-off type homerun calls. He's got that down. But I guess even DJ could call that decently well too.

Brewski
07-23-2008, 05:25 PM
Yup, with us winning the first two for the sake of my health.

The pressure will be on them, seeing how we handled them before. I'm hoping for more.

nasox
07-23-2008, 05:26 PM
Ed Farmer sounded orgasmic when Uribe snuck into second base.

Stoney is still cleaning himself off.

BadBobbyJenks
07-23-2008, 05:26 PM
Ed Farmer sounded orgasmic when Uribe snuck into second base.

That is going to get lost in the Quentin love, but what a great play by Uribe. Aside from a bad throw early, great game by Juan.

BadBobbyJenks
07-23-2008, 05:27 PM
Ozzie deserves a lot of credit for getting tossed. Cause that might of got this team goin'.

BTW, Boone Logan is just losing it.

Saved Swisher from getting tossed as well.

DubSox
07-23-2008, 05:27 PM
Your only hope of that even being anywhere near to becoming true is if the voters take the "MVP should be from contending teams" unwritten rule. If that's the case, Hamilton will be out of it. But I still think Hamilton wins.


I still don't think you can give it to Hamilton because of Kinsler and Bradley being on that team too, I would almost say Kinsler is the team MVP.

SoxNation05
07-23-2008, 05:27 PM
Stoney is still cleaning himself off.
:puking::puking:

getonbckthr
07-23-2008, 05:28 PM
If Joe's back is bad DL him. I would rather lose him for 2 weeks opposed to him struggling for 2 more months.

PennStater98r
07-23-2008, 05:28 PM
Ozzie deserves a lot of credit for getting tossed. Cause that might of got this team goin'.

BTW, Boone Logan is just losing it.

Why did Ozzie get tossed?

Bob G
07-23-2008, 05:28 PM
We need our starters to get it going again - Buerhle is the only one I feel good about right now.

Great comeback win today...

ZombieRob
07-23-2008, 05:29 PM
Lost in the Josh Hamilton hype is TCQ . Am I wrong for thinking that he should be an MVP candidate?

DubSox
07-23-2008, 05:29 PM
If Joe's back is bad DL him. I would rather lose him for 2 weeks opposed to him struggling for 2 more months.

I agree, we should call up Fields and let him get a few games and, and let Juan continue to play too.

KenBerryGrab
07-23-2008, 05:29 PM
Why did Ozzie get tossed?

Arguing balls and strikes, with vehemence.

SoxGirl4Life
07-23-2008, 05:29 PM
Did the people I ignored from the gamethread finally give anyone credit? or did they just slink away when there was nothing to complain about?

PeteWard
07-23-2008, 05:30 PM
That is going to get lost in the Quentin love, but what a great play by Uribe. Aside from a bad throw early, great game by Juan.

Dont forget alexei's flip. :o:

DubSox
07-23-2008, 05:30 PM
Lost in the Josh Hamilton hype is TCQ . Am I wrong for thinking that he should be an MVP candidate?

I don't think so, Hamilton is a great story, and he is mashing, but they're not winning like we are.

Without Carlos right now, and putting Owens/Wise/Pods/whoever in the OF, I would say we are .500 at best, and probably a lot worse.

Chez
07-23-2008, 05:31 PM
Arguing balls and strikes, with vehemence.

And vigor!:D:

veeter
07-23-2008, 05:31 PM
Lost in the Josh Hamilton hype is TCQ . Am I wrong for thinking that he should be an MVP candidate?You are not wrong. Great win. Now, I hope Ozzie plays BA a lot in spacious Detroit and in the goofy dome. Defense will be at a premium in these series. Everyone sleep well tonite!!

getonbckthr
07-23-2008, 05:32 PM
Did the people I ignored from the gamethread finally give anyone credit? or did they just slink away when there was nothing to complain about?
Who did you ignore?

aryzner
07-23-2008, 05:32 PM
Ugly game overall but pulling out the W feels great!

SoxNation05
07-23-2008, 05:34 PM
did anyone catch what Ozzie said.
When asked where he was when TCQ hit the HR he said he was on the phone and then said something about you don't know what? didn't really understand him. Did anybody catch that?

DubSox
07-23-2008, 05:34 PM
Amongst MLB LFs Carlos is having arguably the most complete season.

Top to bottom, only maybe Carlos Lee is looking better, with Burrell right there too.

AnkleSox
07-23-2008, 05:35 PM
I think Ozzie just said in the postgame that Richard will be back to face Minnesota.

SoxNation05
07-23-2008, 05:35 PM
Ozzie also said about Richard "Awesome, he is going to get the ball against Minnesota. We not give him any help"

SoxGirl4Life
07-23-2008, 05:35 PM
Who did you ignore?


They haven't commented in the post-game thread.

I'll PM you

btrain929
07-23-2008, 05:36 PM
did anyone catch what Ozzie said.
When asked where he was when TCQ hit the HR he said he was on the phone and then said something about you don't know what? didn't really understand him. Did anybody catch that?

He said he was making a few calls, but he couldn't tell us who specifically. Maybe some calls to the higher ups about some unprofessionalism on the home plate umpire is my guess.

btrain929
07-23-2008, 05:37 PM
Amongst MLB LFs Carlos is having arguably the most complete season.

Top to bottom, only maybe Carlos Lee is looking better, with Burrell right there too.

Silver slugger?

DubSox
07-23-2008, 05:37 PM
Ozzie also said about Richard "Awesome, he is going to get the ball against Minnesota. We not give him any help"

I like the idea of him pitching against Minny, obviously anyone's going to have a tough time against a lineup like the Rangers have (except Mark Buehrle), but I think we've found a great stand in while Contreras figures out what the F is up.

veeter
07-23-2008, 05:38 PM
I like the idea of him pitching against Minny, obviously anyone's going to have a tough time against a lineup like the Rangers have (except Mark Buehrle), but I think we've found a great stand in while Contreras figures out what the F is up.I like him a lot. He reminds me of a healthy MArk Mulder.

DubSox
07-23-2008, 05:39 PM
Silver slugger?
It looks like it'll be between him and ManRam in the AL, but Carlos has him in HRs and RBIs, also in runs scored.

NU Nish 13
07-23-2008, 05:40 PM
Love the thread title. Really enjoyed watching Richard pitch...here's to hoping the D behind him plays better in Minny (tough task in that ****ty dome)

Great win...on to Detroit!

TDog
07-23-2008, 05:40 PM
For the second time this year, The Sox won with Carlos Quentin hitting two home runs with the second coming in the team's last at bat. And what a big win this was.

The Sox should have won the last game in Texas. Maybe the Rangers should have won the game today. I think the Sox deserved to win today. The Sox had two on and two out in the first, and Thome homered. The Sox had two on and two out in the eighth and Quentin homered. Cabrera and Swisher failed with two on and two out and Quentin hit into a doubleplay with two on and none out, but that isn't a bad clutch hitting percentage.

Today's win could be called a sloppy win. The pitching wasn't there. At a few points the defense wasn't there. But the offense and defense was there at the end. I, of course, subscribe to the theory that that there is no such thing as a sloppy White Sox win.

Chez
07-23-2008, 05:40 PM
Throw as many lefties as you can against the Twinkies. We really need Logan to snap out of it.

DubSox
07-23-2008, 05:41 PM
I like him a lot. He reminds me of a healthy MArk Mulder.
I wish I could have actually seen him pitch rather than have to follow the gamecast here at work. 4 earned in 4 innings is deceiving, but 7 K's are very promising.


How hard was he throwing? and how was his off-speed stuff.

PennStater98r
07-23-2008, 05:42 PM
He said he was making a few calls, but he couldn't tell us who specifically. Maybe some calls to the higher ups about some unprofessionalism on the home plate umpire is my guess.

OK - how was the homeplate ump unprofessional?

sox1970
07-23-2008, 05:42 PM
Throw as many lefties as you can against the Twinkies. We really need Logan to snap out of it.

Looks like Buehrle, Richard, Floyd, and Danks in the Dome.

DubSox
07-23-2008, 05:42 PM
Throw as many lefties as you can against the Twinkies. We really need Logan to snap out of it.

Agreed.

I'll take an injury to Mauer and/or Morneau too.

Morneau makes me mad.

johnnyg83
07-23-2008, 05:44 PM
Richard hit 93 a few times and 94 once I think on the TV gun. Hawk was saying that he was six inches faster than the scouting reports said. His fastball had some good movement. His change-up looked good when he threw it. Don't recall the slider ...

I was impressed.

DeadMoney
07-23-2008, 05:46 PM
That was pathetically awesome. :bandance:

I liked what I heard of Richard (listening on the radio) and am glad he gets a shot at the Twins.

Pitching and Fielding:
Alexei - nice play
Dye - nice play
Dotel - nice inning
Jenks - solid inning

Hitting:
Thome - solid
Cabrera - solid
Uribe - solid
Swisher - did what he does
Paulie - way to get a hit

TCQ ... THE MAN!

BadBobbyJenks
07-23-2008, 05:46 PM
I wish I could have actually seen him pitch rather than have to follow the gamecast here at work. 4 earned in 4 innings is deceiving, but 7 K's are very promising.


How hard was he throwing? and how was his off-speed stuff.

He had some good life on the fastball, 92/93 mostly and a pretty good change. Was not impressed with his slider though.

thomas35forever
07-23-2008, 05:49 PM
Agreed.

I'll take an injury to Mauer and/or Morneau too.

Morneau makes me mad.
But he doesn't make TCQ mad.
http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/2892/alcelebratecn4.jpg

Soxman219
07-23-2008, 05:50 PM
Well, I just got back from the game.

First off, fire Greg Walker

Second of all, this is by far the worse played game I've ever seen.
But I'll take it!:smile:

When Uribe hustled to 2nd base on that double, everyone in my section (149) felt like a comeback was happening. What makes this win sweeter is that TCQ got payback on that jagoff Wilson. I was like "YEAAAAAHHHH! C'MON WILSON, RAISE YOUR HANDS NOW YOU ****** PUNK! It felt great to see him get PO'd walking off the field pounding his mitt. Everyone is going home happy today!:bandance::bandance:

Oh, and third of all, TCQ for MVP!

btrain929
07-23-2008, 05:51 PM
It looks like it'll be between him and ManRam in the AL, but Carlos has him in HRs and RBIs, also in runs scored.

Does each league have a silver slugger, or just 1 for each position in baseball?

veeter
07-23-2008, 05:51 PM
OK - how was the homeplate ump unprofessional?Well, what set Ozzie off was, when he was trying to state his case, Drake said, "Ozzie just get back in the dugout." You know, like the also condesceding Hunter Wendlestedt (sp?) does. That set Ozzie off, and I don't blame him. Guillen then kept calling Drake a punk.

gogosox16
07-23-2008, 05:51 PM
just got back from the game and it was awesome....Richard was very impressive hitting mid 90's consistently and getting up to 95 quite a few times. He did a lot better than his line indicates

btrain929
07-23-2008, 05:54 PM
Well, what set Ozzie off was, when he was trying to state his case, Drake said, "Ozzie just get back in the dugout." You know, like the also condesceding Hunter Wendlestedt (sp?) does. That set Ozzie off, and I don't blame him. Guillen then kept calling Drake a punk.

Plus, Swisher was staying calm and talking to the ump about the outside pitch right after it happened, and the ump got right in Swish's face and was screaming something at him. That's when Ozzie came out, and all hell broke loose.

Martinigirl
07-23-2008, 05:54 PM
He's a terrible interview...

He basically states the glaringly obvious things that you would expect.

Toby Hall got him with the shaving cream pie though.

I thought he was hilarious because he couldn't stop looking around for Toby. He knew it was coming and he still couldn't stop it. It was priceless.

DubSox
07-23-2008, 05:54 PM
Does each league have a silver slugger, or just 1 for each position in baseball?
I wish I knew the answer to that question....


wiki time.....

DubSox
07-23-2008, 05:55 PM
But he doesn't make TCQ mad.
http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/2892/alcelebratecn4.jpg

The only thing that makes TCQ mad is opposing pitchers, til he destroys their pitches.

DubSox
07-23-2008, 05:58 PM
I wish I knew the answer to that question....


wiki time.....

Both leagues.

BadBobbyJenks
07-23-2008, 05:58 PM
Does each league have a silver slugger, or just 1 for each position in baseball?

Each league. Even a pitcher wins a silver slugger in the NL.

TDog
07-23-2008, 06:03 PM
Throw as many lefties as you can against the Twinkies. We really need Logan to snap out of it.

Danks has allowed 13 earned runs in 13.1 innings against the Twins this year. Seven of those came in 2.1 innings in his first start of the season against the Twins, and the Sox won the next two games, but all of the games were high scoring (by Sox standards), and all fo the games were played in Chicago.

Soxman219
07-23-2008, 06:03 PM
Richard hit 93 a few times and 94 once I think on the TV gun. Hawk was saying that he was six inches faster than the scouting reports said. His fastball had some good movement. His change-up looked good when he threw it. Don't recall the slider ...

I was impressed.

I too was impressed. If he had better D in back of him we would have done better. 7 K's against a tough Rangers offense is very good. I'm glad he'll take the ball against Minny in the Humpdump. We got three lefties in the rotation now.

DubSox
07-23-2008, 06:06 PM
Danks has allowed 13 earned runs in 13.1 innings against the Twins this year. Seven of those came in 2.1 innings in his first start of the season against the Twins, and the Sox won the next two games, but all of the games were high scoring (by Sox standards), and all fo the games were played in Chicago.

I'd still rely on Danks over Javy or Contreras right now, no matter who we're playing.

He should have 12 wins.

Jim Shorts
07-23-2008, 06:10 PM
It's strange to think now that Kenny had one of his best offseasons ever this past winter.

God bless Billy Bear.

Rockabilly
07-23-2008, 06:13 PM
great comeback win

Carlos is one awesome player so glad KW was able to steal him away from AZ...

Hopefully Konerko, Contreras, Logan, and Javy can have a great season from this point on. We need them if we are going to win it all

hawkjt
07-23-2008, 06:15 PM
I love how TCQ responds in interviews... all business. When Mora was trying to stir the pot on Wilson ; Carlos just said he wants to move on...smart.

Of course , when Ozzie was asked about it he said it was over for him but the locker room enjoyed it....oh yea they did!

10 runs back to back...nice.
Clayton has a live arm and has real potential down the line. Minnesota is a tough test cuz they will make him throw strikes and will foul off tons of pitches. Must have command.

Juan quietly had a big game offensively...way to go juanie.
Big Jim is starting to mash daily now...love it.
PK comes thru in the clutch.
JD's catch was tremendous.
Alexei's scoop had to be the web gem of the day..wow.

Tigers are hot. We do miss Rogers. Verlander,Robertson and ? we get.
Time to go back to our Conseco groove and take this series.

btrain929
07-23-2008, 06:16 PM
I love how TCQ responds in interviews... all business. When Mora was trying to stir the pot on Wilson ; Carlos just said he wants to move on...smart.

Of course , when Ozzie was asked about it he said it was over for him but the locker room enjoyed it....oh yea they did!

10 runs back to back...nice.
Clayton has a live arm and has real potential down the line. Minnesota is a tough test cuz they will make him throw strikes and will foul off tons of pitches. Must have command.

Juan quietly had a big game offensively...way to go juanie.
Big Jim is starting to mash daily now...love it.
PK comes thru in the clutch.
JD's catch was tremendous.
Alexei's scoop had to be the web gem of the day..wow.

Tigers are hot. We do miss Rogers. Verlander,Robertson and ? we get.
Time to go back to our Conseco groove and take this series.

Not really, but alright.

BadBobbyJenks
07-23-2008, 06:17 PM
Tigers are hot. We do miss Rogers. Verlander,Robertson and ? we get.
Time to go back to our Conseco groove and take this series.

Floyd vs Robertson
Danks vs Verlander
Javy vs Miner

sox1970
07-23-2008, 06:18 PM
Floyd vs Robertson
Danks vs Verlander
Javy vs Miner

Sunday is a must-trounce. Vazquez has to start winning these games.

gobears1987
07-23-2008, 06:20 PM
All I know is, I'm laughing my ass off at all of the dark clouds and the naysayers that polluted the gameday thread.Tell me about it. I can't stand either them or the lynch mob that has to find a new player to go after every two weeks.

102605
07-23-2008, 06:25 PM
I don't get the thread title? :(:

BadBobbyJenks
07-23-2008, 06:25 PM
Sunday is a must-trounce. Vazquez has to start winning these games.

I like our matchups in all three of these games. Floyd has owned the Tiggers. Danks was our best pitcher in the first half and we have hit Verlander in the past. Javy versus Miner on paper looks one sided.

johnnyg83
07-23-2008, 06:27 PM
Anybody else have MLB.TV mosaic? ... it's amazing. I'm watching the whole 8th inning again.

Jim Shorts
07-23-2008, 06:28 PM
I don't get the thread title? :(:

Someone on the team said Carlos has a head of hair like one of the little lego people.

Frankly, I like Mac Jurko and Harry's nickname for him a bit better:

Billy Bear from 48 Hours. Looks just like him.

jabrch
07-23-2008, 06:38 PM
Tell me about it. I can't stand either them or the lynch mob that has to find a new player to go after every two weeks.


No kidding. For all people bitch about Cubs fans, I'm finding them less annoying than what a large portion of our fanbase has turned into.

Law11
07-23-2008, 06:42 PM
No kidding. For all people bitch about Cubs fans, I'm finding them less annoying than what a large portion of our fanbase has turned into.

Thats why we play 9 innings folks.. It wont always mean a comeback win but the opportunity is always there with these guys.

It's Dankerific
07-23-2008, 06:43 PM
No kidding. For all people bitch about Cubs fans, I'm finding them less annoying than what a large portion of our fanbase has turned into.

Constantly bitching about Sox fans is a hell of alot worse than bitching about Sox players.

TDog
07-23-2008, 06:56 PM
Constantly bitching about Sox fans is a hell of alot worse than bitching about Sox players.

Depends on the players. Depends on the fans. Depends on the bitching.

This afternoon, in Northern California, I have no complaints, especially since the neighborhood A's fans have been subdued lately.

btrain929
07-23-2008, 06:57 PM
Someone on the team said Carlos has a head of hair like one of the little lego people.

Frankly, I like Mac Jurko and Harry's nickname for him a bit better:

Billy Bear from 48 Hours. Looks just like him.

I think it came from one of those Fox Saturday games when they have players read the scorecards. Whoever was doing it that day (maybe BA) called him "Carlos 'Lego Hair' Quentin."

It's Dankerific
07-23-2008, 07:04 PM
I think it came from one of those Fox Saturday games when they have players read the scorecards. Whoever was doing it that day (maybe BA) called him "Carlos 'Lego Hair' Quentin."

Another bit of mana brought down to the masses by BA =)

Frater Perdurabo
07-23-2008, 07:38 PM
I think it came from one of those Fox Saturday games when they have players read the scorecards. Whoever was doing it that day (maybe BA) called him "Carlos 'Lego Hair' Quentin."

Another bit of mana brought down to the masses by BA =)

Yes, it was BA.

EuroSox35
07-23-2008, 07:48 PM
Ha, he seemed pissed at the pie, love how he finished his sentence on the interview. Must just be a serious personality, though he seemed really relaxed at the AllStar Game

October26
07-23-2008, 08:03 PM
Just returned from the Sox game today. Wow - what a win! I am still in shock from this comeback win. The 4 errors were ugly indeed, but I'll take the win. :smile:

Here's what I enjoyed the most - seeing 35,000+ fans (many of them school children wearing Chicago Park District Summer Camp t-shirts) jumping up and down and celebrating a White Sox winner after Quentin's homer and Jenks saved the game in the 9th. I enjoyed the fans chanting "Let's go White Sox" as we were walking down the ramps and out of the park. I have also heard the highlights of Farmeo's and Hawks calls on the TCQ home run - they were amazing!

Sox win! Sox win!:bandance:

Lip Man 1
07-23-2008, 08:08 PM
A very bizarre, strange, unreal game today. Four errors, a ton of strikeouts...the Sox did everything they could to lose this one...yet didn't and that says something about the club.

Richard needs a lot more seasoning. He may be someone for the back end of the rotation in the next year or two.

Now Boone Logan, that's another story.

A nice win, and the Twins also lost...now get ready to "strap it down," as the single biggest week of the season starts Friday night in Detroit.

If the Sox play well they can really solidify their position in the division. If not.....well... let's see what happens.

Lip

mccoydp
07-23-2008, 08:19 PM
I've missed quite a few games recently due to my new job & late hours; I'll have to catch this one on-demand! :smile:

jcw218
07-23-2008, 08:27 PM
Damn work meeting had me following the game on my blackberry..... Time to set the DVR for the Encore tonight on CSN (assuming the other baseball team is not on there tonight).

If you have Comcast and on demand, you can watch the game with the pre and post game shows for the next two days. The other baseball team is on the channel tonight.

Mohoney
07-23-2008, 09:04 PM
Does anybody else like the idea of Swisher's high OBP batting in front of Quentin? I think Ozzie made the right tweak here.

BadBobbyJenks
07-23-2008, 09:08 PM
Does anybody else like the idea of Swisher's high OBP batting in front of Quentin? I think Ozzie made the right tweak here.

Well AJ was off today.

champagne030
07-23-2008, 09:13 PM
That defines a fugly win, but way to go tCQ.

I didn't get to see the game, but what's up with the 9K stolen bases against? Does Richard give his move away or was it a case of Fatty not having an arm?

gf2020
07-23-2008, 09:19 PM
I am so ridiculously happy they won this game. Fours ago, I heard the score as 8-4 and pretty much thought we were cooked.

What a huge shift in momentum. The Tigers can play the Royals all they want. We choose to play the first quarter of the season and they didn't and it will likely cost them.

peeonwrigley
07-23-2008, 09:21 PM
Hawk was absolutely awesome today.

Haters be damned... days like today are why I love what he does.

Railsplitter
07-23-2008, 10:21 PM
That was one wierd game. They must be going nuts at Rangers Roundup, or whatever thier equivlent of WSI is called.

:bandance::bandance:

Jurr
07-23-2008, 10:28 PM
Someone may have mentioned it, but from in the cubicle on chicagosports.com, the writer refers to Carlos as TCQ. Funny.

Frater Perdurabo
07-23-2008, 10:29 PM
That was one wierd game. They must be going nuts at Rangers Roundup, or whatever thier equivlent of WSI is called.

:bandance::bandance:

Texans are far more concerned with Cowboy's training camp, Longhorn and Aggie football, and high school football two-a-days. :rolleyes:

Vernam
07-23-2008, 10:47 PM
The downside of going on vacation next week is that I couldn't slip away and go to today's game. The upside is that I gave my tix to a co-worker from Texas. :cool:

I'm watching the DVR replay now. Richard doesn't look bad at all. His delivery and rhythm remind me of someone, but I can't place it . . . Anyway, striking Hamilton out three times means he deserves another start, IMO.

Alexei's play has to be #1 Web Gem.

That was a brutal 0-2 pitch Logan threw to Salta-etc.

That plate ump was beyond brutal. Off the charts.

When Hawk yells, "Dadgummit," am I the only one who's always reminded of Darin McGavin after the Bumpus's dawgs ate the Christmas turkey?

A pity Ozzie wasn't in the dugout to celebrate TCQ's dinger off Wilson. That was a fun one.

What a lift, heading into a possibly pivotal road trip. Thanks to the Yanks for taking care of the Twins (for now), and let's take care of the Tigers ourselves.

Vernam

roadrunner
07-23-2008, 11:04 PM
Stoney is still cleaning himself off.

that makes two of us!

TCQ for MVP, mayor and president!

ChiSoxGirl
07-23-2008, 11:05 PM
Hawk was absolutely awesome today.

Haters be damned... days like today are why I love what he does.

I don't have cable, but I'm listening to Carmen Defalco and Jonathan Hood now and they just played the clip of Hawk calling TCQ's 8th inning homerun, and I know what you mean. Hawk totally sounded like he was going to stroke out in the booth!

cheezheadsoxfan
07-23-2008, 11:11 PM
Alexei's play has to be #1 Web Gem.


When Hawk yells, "Dadgummit," am I the only one who's always reminded of Darin McGavin after the Bumpus's dawgs ate the Christmas turkey?



Vernam

He was the #1. And yes, that's a good comparison. LOL

itsnotrequired
07-23-2008, 11:28 PM
i didn't have any beers at the last two games and the sox scored ten in both of them.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x26/ballstein12/ythinkingzw2bc5.gif

gobears1987
07-23-2008, 11:37 PM
I don't have cable, but I'm listening to Carmen Defalco and Jonathan Hood now and they just played the clip of Hawk calling TCQ's 8th inning homerun, and I know what you mean. Hawk and totally sounded like he was going to stroke out in the booth!
You should've heard him on the sac fly before the homer. He was in full stretch mode and was really depressed when it wasn't a HR. I've never heard him yell dadgumit so loudly.

Tragg
07-23-2008, 11:39 PM
Hawk was absolutely awesome today.

"Dadgummit!"

BadBobbyJenks
07-23-2008, 11:40 PM
i didn't have any beers at the last two games and the sox scored ten in both of them.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x26/ballstein12/ythinkingzw2bc5.gif

Which begs the question, Can you abstain from alcohol for 162 games a year plus the postseason?

peeonwrigley
07-23-2008, 11:40 PM
I don't have cable, but I'm listening to Carmen Defalco and Jonathan Hood now and they just played the clip of Hawk calling TCQ's 8th inning homerun, and I know what you mean. Hawk and totally sounded like he was going to stroke out in the booth!

I do have cable, but I was at work during the game and listening to the Score feed on Gameday Audio... after big plays I'll open up the mlb.com gametracker. It has video of big plays (HRs, etc) within minutes.

Might be helpful if you don't have cable but want to see the highlights while the game is still going.

Hawk's call of Ramirez's ridiculous play is also worth a viewing.

johnnyg83
07-23-2008, 11:47 PM
He was the #1. And yes, that's a good comparison. LOL

bbtn said that alexei play may be the play of the year ...

whitesox901
07-23-2008, 11:48 PM
what a great comeback,

second-half slide: 3-3

peeonwrigley
07-24-2008, 12:01 AM
bbtn said that alexei play may be the play of the year ...

It really was a stunning play. Ramirez is a joy to watch (most of the time).

ChiSoxGirl
07-24-2008, 12:01 AM
I do have cable, but I was at work during the game and listening to the Score feed on Gameday Audio... after big plays I'll open up the mlb.com gametracker. It has video of big plays (HRs, etc) within minutes.

Might be helpful if you don't have cable but want to see the highlights while the game is still going.

Hawk's call of Ramirez's ridiculous play is also worth a viewing.

I just went to check out those videos... very cool! Hawk was going insane on TCQ's second homerun!

That play by Alexei Ramirez was sick and Hawk was in rare form once again. If not for Evan Longoria, this guy is totally the Rookie of the Year.

ChiSoxFan7
07-24-2008, 12:23 AM
two questions off the post above about evan longoria....


1. when do they pick ROY?

2. how the hell did pk bare hand that. no matter how slow or fast the ball is going it is a rare thing to react with a bare hand during a baseball game.


DEVIN HESTER you are NOT IN CAMP!

ALEXEI RAMIREX YOU ARE RIDICULOUS

shes
07-24-2008, 12:34 AM
two questions off the post above about evan longoria....


1. when do they pick ROY?

2. how the hell did pk bare hand that. no matter how slow or fast the ball is going it is a rare thing to react with a bare hand during a baseball game.


DEVIN HESTER you are NOT IN CAMP!

ALEXEI RAMIREX YOU ARE RIDICULOUS

Paulie barehanded one a few days ago as well. I tried that once in a LL game. Our second baseman, who hadn't cleanly fielded a ball all year, made an amazing stop and fired the ball over to first. It was too far right for me to react in time to glove it, so I tried to bare hand it. Jammed two fingers and one of my fignernails turned dark brown and fell off a few days later :cool:.

I'd put Galarraga slightly ahead of Alexei at this point in the ROY voting, but it's close. Longoria is of course the far and away winner.

kevingrt
07-24-2008, 12:36 AM
I'm still on a high after the game. What a much needed win. Maybe not the greatest but fun to watch.

JB98
07-24-2008, 12:45 AM
All is well that ends well.

The Sox got lousy pitching, and they played extremely poor defense today. But they scored more runs than the other team, and that's all that matters.

It's good to have Jenks closing games again.

hawkjt
07-24-2008, 01:27 AM
I liked the way Bobby looked out there today. He will fine tune it a bit more but the snap was back on the fastball.
If the Sox win the division and the Rays fall away, and Alexi continues to hit .340 the rest of the year, he would be worthy of ROY. We will see how Longoria finishes,he is real young. I am just pinching myself with Alexei and Carlos..two potential young stars in the same year out of nowhere? Get out.

Chrisaway
07-24-2008, 01:53 AM
Hawks call of TCQ's go ahead homer gave me chills.

Nellie_Fox
07-24-2008, 02:38 AM
Hawk was going insane on TCQ's second homerun! I loved the exchange afterward. When things settled down, there was a moment of silence in the booth. Then DJ said "you okay?" and Hawk answered "I think I stripped a gear.":rolling:

october23sp
07-24-2008, 02:41 AM
If you want a good laugh read the Gameday thread on Lonestar Ball or something like that. They go from making fun of Alexei to making fun of Ozzie to such madness and wanting to fire every player on the team. Reminds me of us.

palehozenychicty
07-24-2008, 09:26 AM
We won?! We won?! :o:


Yes!!!! :supernana:

mccoydp
07-24-2008, 10:32 AM
I loved the exchange afterward. When things settled down, there was a moment of silence in the booth. Then DJ said "you okay?" and Hawk answered "I think I stripped a gear.":rolling:

I caught his call on the Gameday video replay. You can tell that he's a true fan of this team, through and through. He got me excited, and I only watched the highlight!

Pear-Zin-Ski
07-24-2008, 12:48 PM
There is nothing better than getting a call from your Tigers Fan Friend saying "I ****ing hate your team...."

I left my TV after the 7th was over becasue I was going to a show at the Metro with a friend and I get that call...way too awesome....

Richard was pretty fun to watch...if the D picked him up and he didn't get into a full count with every batter he faced mabey he would've been handed the win...whatever...very ipressive stuff against the RANGERS....

Alexei was insane as was TCQ...these next two series are going to be heaven or hell...lets hope our bullpen gets **** straight and we can pull out of this trip on top....

ChiSoxGirl
07-24-2008, 04:10 PM
I loved the exchange afterward. When things settled down, there was a moment of silence in the booth. Then DJ said "you okay?" and Hawk answered "I think I stripped a gear.":rolling:

:rolling: That's classic!!! I almost choked on my cough (got sick on my way back from West Palm Beach) after reading this. Of course, you don't hear that on the mlb.com highlight.

The Immigrant
07-24-2008, 04:18 PM
I caught his call on the Gameday video replay. You can tell that he's a true fan of this team, through and through. He got me excited, and I only watched the highlight!

I replayed it 6-7 times last night and laughed so hard that I woke my wife, who was sleeping upstairs. The follow-up exchange with D.J. was pure gold.

TDog
07-24-2008, 05:05 PM
two questions off the post above about evan longoria....


1. when do they pick ROY? ...

Writers vote on Rookie of the Year. Unless it has changed, it used to be two baseball writers from each city in the league -- 28 votes for the AL and 30 for the NL. The writers vote first-, second- and third-place on their ballots.

The voting takes place before the postseason. When the writers actually make their decision is up to the voting writer. There as a Chicago writer in 1972 in the days when the newspapers switched teams team beats at the All-Star break who said he knew he had to vote for Dick Allen for Most Valuable Player after the first game he saw him play, the first game in the second half in which Allen hit two home runs.

People have different standards of what the Rookie of the Year award means. Some believe it is the rookie with the greatest potential for the future. Some believe it is the rookie who puts up the best numbers. Some believe it is the rookie who contributes the most to a winning team. How the Sox and the Rays finish in the standings could have an effect on the vote. The Rays have been such a feel-good story that the Rays finishing third might not affect the Rookie of the Year vote.

spongyfungy
07-26-2008, 03:37 AM
I just had to post this pic i found while browsing through the gameday photos on cbs sportsline

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/CXS114072318_lower.jpg (http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/CXS114072318_1024x768.jpg)

Texas Rangers' pitcher Eddie Guardado wipes his face during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, July 23, 2008, in Chicago. The Sox defeated the Rangers 10-8. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

whitesox901
07-26-2008, 04:09 PM
why is he called Lego Hair agian? :?:

Frater Perdurabo
07-26-2008, 04:54 PM
why is he called Lego Hair agian? :?:

During lineup introductions before a Fox Saturday baseball game, BA introduced Quentin as "Lego Hair" because his hair looks a lot like the hair that a Lego person has. It only makes sense if you (or someone you know) played with Legos.

whitesox901
07-26-2008, 05:29 PM
During lineup introductions before a Fox Saturday baseball game, BA introduced Quentin as "Lego Hair" because his hair looks a lot like the hair that a Lego person has. It only makes sense if you (or someone you know) played with Legos.

ah okay thanks! (i did play with lego btw :tongue:)

Frater Perdurabo
07-26-2008, 05:31 PM
ah okay thanks! (i did play with lego btw :tongue:)

I did too. And I think I will again soon as my 2-month old son starts to acquire toys. :redface: