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BainesHOF
06-22-2009, 12:20 AM
You listen to Ozzie Jr.'s radio show - and you don't understand Spanish.

TDog
06-22-2009, 01:51 AM
You listen to Ozzie Jr.'s radio show - and you don't understand Spanish.

As I understand it, the centerfielder is called a "cener gardener." Or maybe that's just a Mexicali thing.

ode to veeck
06-22-2009, 09:57 AM
You listen to Ozzie Jr.'s radio show - and you don't understand Spanish.

LOL, I don't know which is harder, Ozzie's spanish or his english

thomas35forever
06-22-2009, 12:52 PM
Before, you dreamed of a World Series championship. Now, you dream about Aaron Rowand's return.

bestkosher
06-22-2009, 02:58 PM
I still dream of the return of 95 pitching staff.

voodoochile
06-22-2009, 03:00 PM
You subscribed to WSI to keep the sock flying... :whistle:

pdr
06-22-2009, 03:04 PM
You remember that Mike Hershberger was the last person to wear number 15 before Dick Allen.

samurai_sox
06-22-2009, 03:09 PM
If you hate watching the video of Nolan Ryan putting Robin Ventura in a headlock. Why Robin Why?? :whiner:

dwalteroo
06-22-2009, 03:09 PM
You can talk for an hour about the pros and cons of different types of elotes.

DSpivack
06-22-2009, 03:11 PM
You can talk for an hour about the pros and cons of different types of elotes.

USCF's most underrated fare? WSI is certainly churros-sessed, but perhaps we need to branch out and expand our horizons?

ChiSoxFan81
06-22-2009, 03:18 PM
...you have Cubs-patterned toilet paper in your bathroom.

TornLabrum
06-22-2009, 03:21 PM
You invite Nancy Faust to your wedding and she comes. (Happened this weekend at my son's wedding.)

ChiSoxFan81
06-22-2009, 03:26 PM
You invite Nancy Faust to your wedding and she comes. (Happened this weekend at my son's wedding.)

:putitontheboard

Rohan
06-22-2009, 03:50 PM
You invite Nancy Faust to your wedding and she comes. (Happened this weekend at my son's wedding.)

Nancy's going to be the pianist at my sister's wedding in the Fall. We've been family friends with the Jenkins (her husbands, and now her last name) for about 25 years now. I can't wait to hear her play here comes the bride :smile:.

You listen to Ozzie Jr.'s radio show - and you don't understand Spanish.

What station is Ozzie Jr's show on?

TornLabrum
06-22-2009, 03:58 PM
Nancy's going to be the pianist at my sister's wedding in the Fall. We've been family friends with the Jenkins (her husbands, and now her last name) for about 25 years now. I can't wait to hear her play here comes the bride :smile:.

Just so it doesn't end up sounding like "Na-Na-Hey-Hey!" (There are a few similarities in the chord structures.)

Seriously, though, that's cool. Nancy and Joe are great people. I think I ended up talking to them more than anybody else Saturday.

SOXSINCE'70
06-22-2009, 03:58 PM
You invite Nancy Faust to your wedding and she comes. (Happened this weekend at my son's wedding.)

One better: You fantasize about Hawk and Steve Stone
doing play by play at your wedding.:D::D:
And there will only be one "YYYYYEESSSS" after "You can
put it on the board" . There are now 2 "YYYEEESSSS" es.
(I.E. You can put it on the boarrrrdddd,yyyyyessss!!! Yyyesss!")
Memo to Hawk : PLEASE STOP THIS NOW".

31335
06-22-2009, 04:00 PM
Driving to work in the morning and you get pissed off that its an off day for the sox.

RedHeadPaleHoser
06-22-2009, 04:17 PM
Driving to work in the morning and you get pissed off that its an off day for the sox.

+1

You pop in your World Series DVD on off days - because you can. :D:

october23sp
06-22-2009, 04:19 PM
+1

You pop in your World Series DVD on off days - because you can. :D:

One better, You watch the Boxed set of ALDS game 3, ALCS game 5, World Series games 1,2,3, and 4 consecutively when the Sox have off days.

Each off day a new game so first off day of season ALDS game 3 and so on.

GoGoCrede
06-22-2009, 04:46 PM
....you manage to work in a White Sox reference in an interview. And I still got the internship. :redneck

...you can name at least 5 things on your desk right now with the Sox logo (coaster, hat, cup, iPod case, book....).

ode to veeck
06-22-2009, 05:31 PM
One better: You fantasize about Hawk and Steve Stone
doing play by play at your wedding.:D::D:
And there will only be one "YYYYYEESSSS" after "You can
put it on the board" . There are now 2 "YYYEEESSSS" es.
(I.E. You can put it on the boarrrrdddd,yyyyyessss!!! Yyyesss!")
Memo to Hawk : PLEASE STOP THIS NOW".

what a nightmare!

Rohan
06-22-2009, 05:37 PM
One better: You fantasize about Hawk and Steve Stone
doing play by play at your wedding.:D::D:
And there will only be one "YYYYYEESSSS" after "You can
put it on the board" . There are now 2 "YYYEEESSSS" es.
(I.E. You can put it on the boarrrrdddd,yyyyyessss!!! Yyyesss!")
Memo to Hawk : PLEASE STOP THIS NOW".

I think he's trying to fill in for Dj's 'YES!"...
Which is pretty sad.. I almost wish Stoney would say Yes with him just so he would drop the second Yes.

eastchicagosoxfan
06-22-2009, 07:28 PM
If Tito Landrum saved your life, you'd really be torn as to how to react.

Jerko
06-22-2009, 07:34 PM
you're a die hard Sox fan if u waited for Don Kessenger and Claudell Washington's autographs for hours after the game ended even though you knew you were gonna get your ass tanned for coming home late. :(:

ode to veeck
06-22-2009, 08:14 PM
... if you go to and stay the whole game for every opening day, even when it's snowing

ChiSoxGirl
06-22-2009, 09:50 PM
... if you go to and stay the whole game for every opening day, even when it's snowing

Been there, done that.

Shoeless_Jeff
06-22-2009, 09:52 PM
You forgot that "He's A Pirate" is from the film Pirates of the Caribbean.

ChiSoxGirl
06-22-2009, 09:59 PM
...You sing along to and blast "Go Go White Sox" in your car like it's the number one hit on the radio right now.

PKalltheway
06-22-2009, 10:06 PM
....you regularly use "Hawkisms" everyday.

ChiSoxGirl
06-22-2009, 10:07 PM
....you regularly use "Hawkisms" everyday.

Been there, done that, too! :redface:

chisoxfanatic
06-22-2009, 10:13 PM
....you regularly use "Hawkisms" everyday.
I've used some even while teaching. I've caught myself asking students to put math problems on the board by screaming at them "You can put it on the board...Yes!" I've also told students who were on the line between passing and failing that they've gotta "cinch it up and hunker down" and have exclaimed "He gawn!" when I've gotten a student kicked out of my class.

palehozenychicty
06-22-2009, 10:14 PM
When your favorite player for a little while was the Deacon, Warren Newsome. :o:

october23sp
06-22-2009, 10:22 PM
....you regularly use "Hawkisms" everyday.

Don't have to be a Sox fan to do that. "He gone" and "Put it on the board" are a staple of my gym classes in high school in Bismarck, where everyone is a Cubs or Twins fan.

tacosalbarojas
06-22-2009, 10:24 PM
if you have saved all your VHS tapes of old SOX games...boxes and boxes and boxes of them...even though you no longer have a VCR to play them on.

PhillipsBubba
06-22-2009, 10:36 PM
if you have saved all your VHS tapes of old SOX games...boxes and boxes and boxes of them...even though you no longer have a VCR to play them on.

Send me a list...I'll buy some:D:

SoxGirl4Life
06-22-2009, 10:36 PM
if you have saved all your VHS tapes of old SOX games...boxes and boxes and boxes of them...even though you no longer have a VCR to play them on.

I wore my ALCS tapes down during the off-season between 05 and 06. Still kinda pissed that all the games aren't available in the DVD set.

You know you're a Sox fan when you've caught yourself saying "MERCY!" in inappropriate places like a meeting at work

You know you're a die-hard Sox fan when your kids buy YOU Sox stuff instead of the other way around.

You know you're a die-hard Sox fan if you have a White Sox night-light and you're a grown woman! :redface:

TornLabrum
06-22-2009, 10:48 PM
When you have a special place in your heart for Gail Hopkins.

WhiteSox1989
06-22-2009, 10:49 PM
I wore my ALCS tapes down during the off-season between 05 and 06. Still kinda pissed that all the games aren't available in the DVD set.

You know you're a Sox fan when you've caught yourself saying "MERCY!" in inappropriate places like a meeting at work

You know you're a die-hard Sox fan when your kids buy YOU Sox stuff instead of the other way around.

You know you're a die-hard Sox fan if you have a White Sox night-light and you're a grown woman! :redface:

Nothing wrong with that!

Shoeless_Jeff
06-22-2009, 10:54 PM
....you regularly use "Hawkisms" everyday.

One of my roommates in college was from down state and a huge Cardinals fan, but one thing he'd always say to me when I was watching a Sox game is "make sure you sit back, relax, and strap it down."

ramblinsoxfan11
06-22-2009, 10:56 PM
If you silence a crowded room after exclaiming that if there were a cubs vs yankees world series you would root for the yankees.... :D:

indysoxfan
06-22-2009, 11:09 PM
You note the boxer shorts you were wearing when the Sox lose a big game and get suspicious the next time they come up in the rotation. Depending on inventory, I either throw them on the dirty clothes pile or rotate them to the bottom of the drawer.

I know, I have issues...

GoGoCrede
06-22-2009, 11:35 PM
I wore my ALCS tapes down during the off-season between 05 and 06. Still kinda pissed that all the games aren't available in the DVD set.

You know you're a Sox fan when you've caught yourself saying "MERCY!" in inappropriate places like a meeting at work

You know you're a die-hard Sox fan when your kids buy YOU Sox stuff instead of the other way around.

You know you're a die-hard Sox fan if you have a White Sox night-light and you're a grown woman! :redface:

You know you're a die-hard Sox fan if you're a 21-year-old female and desperately want a Sox night-light now. :) Where did you get it?

soxnut1018
06-23-2009, 12:57 AM
...when you join a forum dedicated to all things White Sox.

BigP50
06-23-2009, 01:03 AM
when u kept the Sox game on, even if MacDougal was pitching

SoxGirl4Life
06-23-2009, 07:12 AM
You know you're a die-hard Sox fan if you're a 21-year-old female and desperately want a Sox night-light now. :) Where did you get it?

http://www.amazon.com/CHICAGO-WHITE-Everbrite-NIGHT-Guarantee/dp/B0016CEH3M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1245759096&sr=8-1

My daughter got me one for Christmas last year! Ahhh.. I've raised her well! :cool:

SoxGirl4Life
06-23-2009, 07:16 AM
nothing wrong with that!
:)

RedHeadPaleHoser
06-23-2009, 07:42 AM
when u kept the Sox game on, even if MacDougal was pitching

Or Linebrink.

You think Carl Skanberg should be the team psychologist the way PH6, 7 and 8 captured the team. You can still read those strips and get every inside joke.

RedHeadPaleHoser
06-23-2009, 07:46 AM
You ask your IT manager to not block you from WSI, and he agrees. The company blocks FB and myspace, and you're totally fine with it. :D:

drewcifer
06-23-2009, 08:36 AM
You can wear a different White Sox themed tie everyday for 2 weeks and your wife buys all your boxer shorts from whitesox.com. :bandance:

RedHeadPaleHoser
06-23-2009, 08:38 AM
You're the only one at a family party wearing a Sox jersey on an interleague weekend. But you have your replica WS ring in your pocket when the trash talking starts.

BubblingCalderon
06-23-2009, 09:05 AM
You get ejected from your softball game for yelling, That is B.S Stoney! after a teamate gets the backwards K on an outside pitch.

ChanceBaby
06-23-2009, 09:37 AM
You listen to Ozzie Jr.'s radio show - and you don't understand Spanish.


Haha, i feel you on that man. My bro and friend are all about that show. Its baseball.

ShoelessJoeS
06-23-2009, 09:55 AM
You're the only one at a family party wearing a Sox jersey on an interleague weekend. But you have your replica WS ring in your pocket when the trash talking starts.:thumbsup:

ChiSoxFan81
06-23-2009, 10:04 AM
when u kept the Sox game on, even if MacDougal was pitching

I thought that's how you know you're a masochist.

VeeckAsInWreck
06-23-2009, 11:34 AM
...You sing along to and blast "Go Go White Sox" in your car like it's the number one hit on the radio right now.

:thumbsup:

How about if you also sing along when the song gets played at The Cell and you don't even need to look at the scoreboard because you know all the lyrics.

beasly213
06-23-2009, 11:42 AM
You get goosebumps every time you see Konerko's game 2 grand slam no matter how many times you've watched it.

*Edit* I just got them thinking about it! :smile:

ChiSoxGirl
06-23-2009, 12:14 PM
:thumbsup:

How about if you also sing along when the song gets played at The Cell and you don't even need to look at the scoreboard because you know all the lyrics.

That works, too!

thedudeabides
06-23-2009, 01:24 PM
When you have pictures with Ozzie as a player, and a manager.

KenBerryGrab
06-23-2009, 01:43 PM
I wore my ALCS tapes down during the off-season between 05 and 06. Still kinda pissed that all the games aren't available in the DVD set.

Actually, they are, in the seven-disc set. A search should turn it up for under $40.

soxnut1018
06-23-2009, 01:46 PM
Actually, they are, in the seven-disc set. A search should turn it up for under $40.

No that just has Game 3 of the ALDS, Game 5 of the ALCS, and all 4 games of the WS.

KenBerryGrab
06-23-2009, 01:56 PM
No that just has Game 3 of the ALDS, Game 5 of the ALCS, and all 4 games of the WS.

Gah! You're right. Sorry.

SOXPHILE
06-23-2009, 02:02 PM
You're the only one at a family party wearing a Sox jersey on an interleague weekend. But you have your replica WS ring in your pocket when the trash talking starts.

Oh man, I actually do that. I fish it out and show it to people, saying "Hey, do you guys have one of these for the Cubs ? Have they ever given these out...oh, wait, that's right......no..."

I may also keep the WS game hat, and point to the World Series patch on the side and say "You guys..don't have any hats like this...do you ?"

chisoxfanatic
06-23-2009, 02:31 PM
You're the only one at a family party wearing a Sox jersey on an interleague weekend. But you have your replica WS ring in your pocket when the trash talking starts.
I didn't get a replica ring...But, my Konerko jersey has both the WS and WS Champs patches on the sleeves. I just have to point at them.
:thumbsup:

How about if you also sing along when the song gets played at The Cell and you don't even need to look at the scoreboard because you know all the lyrics.
If you don't know the lyrics by now, you have to turn in your "Sox Fan" card.

bigdommer
06-23-2009, 02:54 PM
much to your wife's displeasure, your unborn child already owns enough White Sox apparel to wear a different outfit for each game of a 4 game series

SoxGirl4Life
06-23-2009, 05:48 PM
Actually, they are, in the seven-disc set. A search should turn it up for under $40.

No that just has Game 3 of the ALDS, Game 5 of the ALCS, and all 4 games of the WS.

I was excited for a fleeting second. :(:

OldRomanPizza
06-23-2009, 11:52 PM
--You see a car in front of you with a Sox stuff on it and instantly feel better about that individual as a driver

soxnut1018
06-24-2009, 12:15 AM
--You see a car in front of you with a Sox stuff on it and instantly feel better about that individual as a driver

Same for me, except replace car with child and driver with parent.

soxfanreggie
06-24-2009, 09:30 AM
If Nancy was the organist at my wedding someday, that would be an amazing day. I'm not sure how my future wife would enjoy if I had her "warm up the crowd" with Sox songs. :D:

Railsplitter
06-24-2009, 09:57 AM
You were a season ticket holder in 1975.

You have blue 1969-70 Sox cap.. just to have you collection of past Sox caps complete.

You have a "2005 World Series Champions" pin in one of the holes on your "2005 World Series Champions" cap.

Chez
06-24-2009, 11:16 AM
In 1974 you named the family dog "Bucky" after our shortstop Bucky Dent.


BTW; what a great thread! Some of these posts are hysterical and hit close to home. It's good to see (contrary to my wife's belief) I'm not the only insane fan out there!

Law11
06-24-2009, 11:18 AM
YNYASF if...You remember Steve Christmas.

ChiSoxFan81
06-24-2009, 11:22 AM
...your parents allow you and your 7 siblings to name the newest baby in the family, and you name him Tommy John (First, middle). He's my uncle.

TornLabrum
06-24-2009, 02:54 PM
You resent the retired #3 having Harold Baines name on it because to you it will always belong to Fred Hatfield.

Woofer
06-24-2009, 04:43 PM
You name your second son Luke Thomas, after --- Well, if you are at this website you know the 2 guys he is named after.:cool:

kitekrazy
06-24-2009, 11:30 PM
I didn't get a replica ring...But, my Konerko jersey has both the WS and WS Champs patches on the sleeves. I just have to point at them.

If you don't know the lyrics by now, you have to turn in your "Sox Fan" card.

I wanted one of the tan Sox jackets they wore in the post season. They're a bit pricey.

Sox
06-25-2009, 02:53 AM
....you regularly use "Hawkisms" everyday.

Mercy........:hawk

doublem23
06-25-2009, 03:01 AM
I thought that's how you know you're a masochist.

Sometimes, I think that's the same thing.

Anyways, my YKYASFI... is you watch the replays of the play-off run from 2005 and you still react to the action as if it is happening live (Ms. Doub still cannot figure this one out).

WhiteSoxJunkie
06-25-2009, 08:47 PM
You know you're a die hard White Sox fan if when you play pool, you don't refer to the balls by their number, but by which Sox player wore that number. Example, "I'm gonna try to knock Pierzynski into the corner pocket. Then hopefully I'll be set up to get Minoso into the side pocket."

cub killer
06-26-2009, 01:57 AM
If you watch that show "Sox Pride" which airs on channel 44 on Sunday nights at 10:30. (The Sox are back on ch. 44, in a different language).

If you can recite almost all of Buck and McCarver's commentary from the 2005 WS.

If you've researched obscure stats such as when the Sox franchise got closer to a WS title, by the out.

soxfan21
06-26-2009, 08:24 AM
You were one of only a handful of people that use to watch SoxTalk with Pat and Tony on CSN a few years ago, and actually found the show entertaining.

ajismyhero
06-26-2009, 12:38 PM
If you were able to come up with a dozen or so names for a white sox teddie bear.

AJ Bearzynski was the winner, but Bearold Baines was a close second.

Red Barchetta
06-26-2009, 02:11 PM
...you live in Florida and when the temperature dips below 60 during the dead of winter, you still break out and wear your wool/leather sleeved World Series Champions parade jacket, just because you can! :cool:

soxnut1018
06-26-2009, 04:13 PM
... you download songs on to your iPod, even if you don't like them, because a Sox player is using it as their walk-up music (i.e. I don't wanna lose your love-Gordon Beckham).

eriqjaffe
06-26-2009, 04:54 PM
... you download songs on to your iPod, even if you don't like them, because a Sox player is using it as their walk-up music (i.e. I don't wanna lose your love-Gordon Beckham).I have that album on vinyl.

Bobby Thigpen
06-26-2009, 05:02 PM
You were one of only a handful of people that use to watch SoxTalk with Pat and Tony on CSN a few years ago, and actually found the show entertaining.
I enjoyed that show as well.

chisoxfanatic
06-26-2009, 06:19 PM
... you download songs on to your iPod, even if you don't like them, because a Sox player is using it as their walk-up music (i.e. I don't wanna lose your love-Gordon Beckham).
LOL!

Does anyone know that country music song Josh Fields came up to early in the season?

VeeckAsInWreck
06-26-2009, 06:39 PM
You know you're a die-hard Sox fan if losing to the Cubs makes you feel like your girlfriend just cheated on you with your best friend and on top of that they video taped it and then showed it to you by putting it up on a projector that is shown in front of your entire family.

I don't know what that feels like, but that's what I'm equating the feeling I have right now.

chisoxfanatic
06-26-2009, 06:42 PM
You know you're a die-hard Sox fan if losing to the Cubs makes you feel like your girlfriend just cheated on you with your best friend and on top of that they video taped it and then showed it to you by putting it up on a projector that is shown in front of your entire family.

I don't know what that feels like, but that's what I'm equating the feeling I have right now.
But then you remember exactly what is in your signature and feel better again. It has to feel miserable not knowing what it's like to see one's team win the World Series.

Shoeless
06-26-2009, 06:44 PM
But then you remember exactly what is in your signature and feel better again. It has to feel miserable not knowing what it's like to see one's team win the World Series.

I'm pretty sure we've all been through it.

chisoxfanatic
06-26-2009, 06:50 PM
I'm pretty sure we've all been through it.
Believe me, I have too; but, pre-2005, it was much worse. These games don't mean too much to me ever since 10/26/05.

GoGoCrede
06-26-2009, 06:58 PM
If you were able to come up with a dozen or so names for a white sox teddie bear.

AJ Bearzynski was the winner, but Bearold Baines was a close second.

What were some of the other names? These are great! My friend and I tried to think of some, but none as cute as these.

Sox
06-27-2009, 01:56 AM
You can remember Disco Sucks night and the Carnage that occurred that night. If I remember correctly the second half of that double header was called against the Detroit Tigers.

Shoeless
06-27-2009, 07:32 AM
You can remember Disco Sucks night and the Carnage that occurred that night. If I remember correctly the second half of that double header was called against the Detroit Tigers.

You hated the 2005 bandwagon Sox (really Cub) fans as much as you hated the 2003 Cubs (some Sox fans there) bandwagon

Viva Medias B's
06-27-2009, 11:54 AM
You know you're a die-hard White Sox fan when you pick up Resurrection Mary on Archer Avenue and take her to a Sox game instead of the Willowbrook Ballroom.

Brian26
06-27-2009, 12:07 PM
What were some of the other names? These are great! My friend and I tried to think of some, but none as cute as these.

The only one I could come up with was Beaaron Rowand.

Medford Bobby
06-27-2009, 01:12 PM
You know you're a die-hard White Sox fan when you pick up Resurrection Mary on Archer Avenue and take her to a Sox game instead of the Willowbrook Ballroom.
And the spooky thing is that she kicks every one's ass in bean bag tossing at tail gate parties!:o:

Viva Medias B's
06-27-2009, 02:36 PM
You know you're a die-hard White Sox fan when you pick up Resurrection Mary on Archer Avenue and take her to a Sox game instead of the Willowbrook Ballroom.

And the spooky thing is that she kicks every one's ass in bean bag tossing at tail gate parties!:o:

And when she shows up at Chet's Melody Lounge, as legend has it, she asks the bartender to put the Sox game on.

Gavin
06-27-2009, 04:04 PM
... you know exactly where you were in July 2004 when Joe Crede hit The Walkoff against the Tigers.

Sox
06-27-2009, 08:52 PM
You hated the 2005 bandwagon Sox (really Cub) fans as much as you hated the 2003 Cubs (some Sox fans there) bandwagon

I can assure you that I am not a Bandwagon Sox fan.:gosox:

ThatGuyOnTheL
06-27-2009, 09:44 PM
You can talk for an hour about the pros and cons of different types of elotes.

YES! I started making elotes at home, with the lime juice in a spray bottle, just because it reminds me of Sox games. Just had some with dinner, in fact.