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Whitesoxfan23
09-26-2008, 08:24 AM
For all of you older Sox fans, how long has this went on? The Sox just completely fall apart there. Other teams don't have near the trouble of fear the Sox have playing in that place. Anyone have an answer? We all know that place is a joke, but what is the Sox deal with that place?

sox1970
09-26-2008, 08:51 AM
The Sox aren't scared. They're old. The Sox team is built for homers at the Cell, and the Twins are built for speed and contact hitting in that thing they call a ballpark.

7-2 home
1-8 road

All-time at the Metrodome, the Sox are 86-107. Nine left.

Malgar 12
09-26-2008, 08:54 AM
Its not necessarily an either or...they may be old and scared. That's what I saw last night.

Malgar 12
09-26-2008, 08:54 AM
For all of you older Sox fans, how long has this went on? The Sox just completely fall apart there. Other teams don't have near the trouble of fear the Sox have playing in that place. Anyone have an answer? We all know that place is a joke, but what is the Sox deal with that place?

Are you familiar with the 2003 meltdown?

stl_sox_fan
09-26-2008, 08:57 AM
And then there was this.

http://www.taipeitimes.com/images/2004/07/28/20040727204513.jpeg

cleanwsox
09-26-2008, 09:27 AM
Sox pop up the ball too much to take advantage of any weird bounces that might go their way.

4-16 on turf this year. :angry:

In fact, there isn't one AL team that has a winning record on turf that doesn't in fact play their home games in a dome.

Records on turf this year:
Blue Jays 52-38
Twins 54-31
Rays 59-30

hellview
09-26-2008, 09:40 AM
Sox with RISP at Domes this season: .182/.246/.311
Sox with RISP w/ 2 outs at Domes: .091/.166/.164

The Sox are a woeful 24-for-132 with men in scoring position in domes this season, and a comically bad 5-for-55 with 2 outs/RISP. Even worse, the Sox last two 2 out/RISP hits, the Sox only hits with RISP this series, have failed to plate a runner.


This is why the Sox has stunk in domes this season. I might also have something to do that the Jays, Twins and Rays pitch great at home.

ChiSoxFan81
09-26-2008, 09:47 AM
Don't know if this is relative to the thread or not, but I had a dream last night that the Metrodome was destroyed by a giant tornado. Just wishful thinking in my subconcious I guess. Or can your subconcious think? Who the hell knows.

Law11
09-26-2008, 10:02 AM
After next year it wont matter. thats dome of doom will be no more..

Malgar 12
09-26-2008, 10:04 AM
And then there was this.

http://www.taipeitimes.com/images/2004/07/28/20040727204513.jpeg

Don't forget the 'Great Jose Paniagua Affair' (I hope I spelled that right)

KyWhiSoxFan
09-26-2008, 10:07 AM
Maybe they're claustrophobic?

RTI_SoxFan
09-26-2008, 10:16 AM
Considering we'll more than likely play TB in round 1 IF we make the playoffs, I don't like our chances at the Trop.

Anything can happen in October though!

DSpivack
09-26-2008, 10:17 AM
And then there was this.

http://www.taipeitimes.com/images/2004/07/28/20040727204513.jpeg

Don't forget the 'Great Jose Paniagua Affair' (I hope I spelled that right)

Those were both at home.

Lip Man 1
09-26-2008, 10:26 AM
Soxfan 23:

Tough question. I spoke with a member of the organization and they felt it was all mental. That over the years this franchise has lost so many games on bad hops, bizarre bounces, losing balls in the white roof and blowing three run 9th inning leads that it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

Even new guys hear about the things that have gone on and it starts to effect them.

I don't know if that's the only reason but I think it's a big part of it.

Plus as has been stated, the Sox are a station to station, home run or nothing, slo-pitch beer league softball team that is incapable of playing an all around game. Minnesota can and does. Little things win games.

Lip