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SpartanSoxFan
09-17-2008, 10:21 PM
...where were our White Sox in the division race? I know that by the end of the season, they finished 4.0 games behind the twins for the division race. I also seem to remember that once the lead was relinquished in September of that season, the Twins never looked back. Either way, I feel a lot better right now than I'm sure I felt back then. Here's hoping we hold on and finish the story with a happy ending this time. :gulp:

chisoxmike
09-17-2008, 10:23 PM
They were in the midst of their Minnesota Meltdown losing to the Twins in the second game of the three game series, 4-2. Putting the Sox 2 1/2 behind the Twins with a record of 80-71.

turners56
09-17-2008, 10:23 PM
Was that dreadful series in the dome around that time? I remember it was mid-September.

SpartanSoxFan
09-17-2008, 10:26 PM
They were in the midst of their Minnesota Meltdown losing to the Twins in the second game of the three game series, 4-2. Putting the Sox 2 1/2 behind the Twins with a record of 80-71.

Interesting. So we are on the EXACT opposite side of the coin 4 years later with a 2 1/2 game lead over the Twins...:o:

Lip Man 1
09-17-2008, 10:30 PM
The final few weeks of the season, if memory serves the Twins won ten straight including five in a row over the Sox.

With 17 games to go the Sox had a two game lead, however that was the infamous Jose Paniagua game which seemed to inspire the Twins.

And of course the final game in that four game series at U.S. Cellular was another one of Manager Gandhi's boneheaded decisions, starting Loaiza anyway even though he had a high fever and was sick.

Lip

SpartanSoxFan
09-17-2008, 10:37 PM
The final few weeks of the season, if memory serves the Twins won ten straight including five in a row over the Sox.


:o:

Now I remember why the end of that month was so damned terrible to be a Sox fan.

jshanahanjr
09-17-2008, 10:40 PM
Loaiza actually lost game 4 @ home on September 11in 2003 while feeling OK, but lost maybe Game 2 in the Hump Dome while sick. I think Colon lost Game by giving up 2 2 or 3 run bombs to JACQUE JONES.
I hope 2008 is payback.

SoxandtheCityTee
09-17-2008, 10:49 PM
They were in the midst of their Minnesota Meltdown losing to the Twins in the second game of the three game series, 4-2. Putting the Sox 2 1/2 behind the Twins with a record of 80-71.


Ugh. The memories.

But then there's 9/17/83 -- the Sox clinched the AL West.

Edit: Just saw the other thread about 1983.

Blueprint1
09-17-2008, 11:19 PM
Loaiza actually lost game 4 @ home on September 11in 2003 while feeling OK, but lost maybe Game 2 in the Hump Dome while sick. I think Colon lost Game by giving up 2 2 or 3 run bombs to JACQUE JONES.
I hope 2008 is payback.

Ouch, I was at that game. I had forgot completely until you wrote this. The one on september 11th.

TheOldRoman
09-17-2008, 11:26 PM
Interesting. So we are on the EXACT opposite side of the coin 4 years later with a 2 1/2 game lead over the Twins...:o:Except we only had 1 left with the Twins at that time. The Twins get three shots at the Sox. We need to win at least 2 before we get to Minny, and then step on those ****ers' throats. I was a fan before 2003, but that was the season I really started to fall in love with baseball (turing into insane obsessed fanatic in 2004). The 2006 collapse was so slow and dramatic, but nothing ranks with 2003 in my mind. I didn't think we could lose the division. I will never forget the look on those players' faces and seeing Flash Gordon crying in the Metrodome.

Payback starts Monday.

chisoxmike
09-17-2008, 11:28 PM
Except we only had 1 left with the Twins at that time. The Twins get three shots at the Sox. We need to win at least 2 before we get to Minny, and then step on those ****ers' throats. I was a fan before 2003, but that was the season I really started to fall in love with baseball (turing into insane obsessed fanatic in 2004). The 2006 collapse was so slow and dramatic, but nothing ranks with 2003 in my mind. I didn't think we could lose the division. I will never forget the look on those players' faces and seeing Flash Gordon crying in the Metrodome.

Payback starts Monday.

Yeah, '03 was by far the most upsetting and disappointed I've ever been as a Sox fan. Truly devastating.

Lip Man 1
09-17-2008, 11:50 PM
You youngsters should have lived through 1964 and 1967!

:o:

Lip

Lundind1
09-18-2008, 09:17 AM
Yeah, '03 was by far the most upsetting and disappointed I've ever been as a Sox fan. Truly devastating.

Therapy helps, like 2005. Although at this point in 05 we thought that 03 was going to be cakewalk.

I will say that I just about cemented over that 03 disappointment, it's gone and so are almost all the players from that team. Different ballclub, different feel, hell....different coaching staff!