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illini81887
07-05-2009, 12:56 PM
:bandance::bandance::bandance:

skobabe8
07-05-2009, 12:58 PM
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DirtySox
07-05-2009, 12:58 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2009/roster_league.jsp

MtGrnwdSoxFan
07-05-2009, 12:58 PM
:bandance::bandance::bandance:

Congrats, Mark! Is this ASG #2 for him?

...and I'm assuming he was the only White Sox selection.

RedHeadPaleHoser
07-05-2009, 12:58 PM
Excellent. Well done Mark!

rookie
07-05-2009, 12:59 PM
I'm so happy for him. He gets to be in an All-Star game where he is from.:smile:

thedudeabides
07-05-2009, 01:01 PM
Congrats Mark. Well deserved. :bandance:

Here's to the most underrated pitcher in baseball. :gulp:

illini81887
07-05-2009, 01:02 PM
Congrats, Mark! Is this ASG #2 for him?

...and I'm assuming he was the only White Sox selection.
This is #4 and yes he is lone rep.

DirtySox
07-05-2009, 01:02 PM
Reserves are up, no other ChiSox made it.

Brian26
07-05-2009, 01:04 PM
Congrats, Mark! Is this ASG #2 for him?



His 4th. He was an All-Star in '02, '05, and '06 also.

illini81887
07-05-2009, 01:06 PM
Also no Wsox in final vote. Bummer

anewman35
07-05-2009, 01:06 PM
No Sox in the Final Vote, either.

AL nominees are third baseman Chone Figgins of the Angels, third baseman Brandon Inge of the Tigers, second baseman Ian Kinsler of the Rangers, designated hitter Adam Lind of the Blue Jays and first baseman Carlos Pena of the Rays.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
07-05-2009, 01:07 PM
This is #4 and yes he is lone rep.

He's made it to 4? Wow, I must have been asleep at the wheel during those other two ASGs.

I really think players who are known to be out for at least a month or more in the first half of the season should be taken off the ballot. How Josh Hamilton got a starting OF spot when he hasn't played since May 31st (and was only hitting .240, 6, 24 at that) is beyond me.

soxfandy
07-05-2009, 01:07 PM
I believe Jermaine got snubbed. Hopefully we can vote him in with the last roster spot

illini81887
07-05-2009, 01:07 PM
He's made it to 4? Wow, I must have been asleep at the wheel during those other two ASGs.

I really think players who are known to be out for at least a month or more in the first half of the season should be taken off the ballot. How Josh Hamilton got a starting OF spot when he hasn't played since May 31st (and was only hitting .240, 6, 24 at that) is beyond me.
2002, 2005, 2006, and now 2009

MtGrnwdSoxFan
07-05-2009, 01:10 PM
I believe Jermaine got snubbed. Hopefully we can vote him in with the last roster spot

He's not included in the Final Vote.

So yes, JD gets snubbed.

soxfandy
07-05-2009, 01:11 PM
maybe jd will take hamilton's spot assuming he doesnt play the game

oeo
07-05-2009, 01:11 PM
No Sox in the Final Vote, either.

Carlos Pena? What a joke, just like this whole process. Let the players and coaches vote, screw the fans.

Congrats to our long-time ace!

JermaineDye05
07-05-2009, 01:12 PM
maybe jd will take hamilton's spot assuming he doesnt play the game

Hamilton said he would start if he was voted on.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
07-05-2009, 01:14 PM
Hamilton said he would start if he was voted on.

That's kind of like a bad employee saying he's too sick to go to work, but he's healthy enough to go to the company picnic.

He shouldn't be allowed to play...but whatever, these arguments happen every year. It never changes.

Brian26
07-05-2009, 01:15 PM
Carlos Pena? What a joke, just like this whole process. Let the players and coaches vote, screw the fans.

Congrats to our long-time ace!

Thankfully the coaches can right a lot of the wrongs of the fan vote. It's nice to see Ben Zobrist was chosen a reserve. He's having a great year.

oeo
07-05-2009, 01:15 PM
Hamilton said he would start if he was voted on.

Hamilton should give up his spot because he doesn't deserve it. Quentin is more deserving...

Dibbs
07-05-2009, 01:16 PM
Congrats Mark! JD gets snubbed again. The process is a joke.

October26
07-05-2009, 01:16 PM
:bandance: Congratulations, Mark! :bandance:

esbrechtel
07-05-2009, 01:39 PM
:bandance:Congrats Burls!:bandance:

Zakath
07-05-2009, 01:57 PM
That's kind of like a bad employee saying he's too sick to go to work, but he's healthy enough to go to the company picnic.


That might be the greatest analogy in the history of analogies.

InKennyWeTrust
07-05-2009, 02:03 PM
Carlos Pena? What a joke, just like this whole process. Let the players and coaches vote, screw the fans.

Congrats to our long-time ace!
Why shouldn't Pena be in the final vote?

Redus Redux
07-05-2009, 02:08 PM
All year we here slam our team that has been middle of the pack til recently

And now come AS-break we want multiple all-stars. I think if we dont produce the Ws, we deserve 1 or 2 max.

BigP50
07-05-2009, 03:25 PM
Im very happy for Mark, this must be a thrill for him playing in his home state.

oeo
07-05-2009, 03:36 PM
Why shouldn't Pena be in the final vote?

I can think of two White Sox, alone, that are more deserving in that vote than .233 hitting, 103 strikeout, homerun or nothing Carlos Pena.

veeter
07-05-2009, 03:43 PM
Next, give him the gold glove for pete's sake.

chisoxfanatic
07-05-2009, 03:59 PM
Next, give him the gold glove for pete's sake.
C'mon now. We all know Clayton Richard deserves that award.

Congrats, Buehrle!

thomas35forever
07-05-2009, 04:01 PM
Congrats to Mark, our true ace.:thumbsup:

InKennyWeTrust
07-05-2009, 04:04 PM
I can think of two White Sox, alone, that are more deserving in that vote than .233 hitting, 103 strikeout, homerun or nothing Carlos Pena.
Pena has more HRs, RBIs, walks, doubles, and higher OBP. Him being on the final ballot is not as outragous as you're making it out to be.

Still a shame though.

Shoeless
07-05-2009, 04:30 PM
Congrats to Mark, our true ace.:thumbsup:

Maybe he'll get an at-bat!

Lip Man 1
07-05-2009, 04:34 PM
Congrats to Mark

Lip

doublem23
07-05-2009, 04:54 PM
He deserves it, maybe the best pitcher to don a White Sox uniform since the Deadball era.

spongyfungy
07-05-2009, 05:28 PM
I believe Jermaine got snubbed. Hopefully we can vote him in with the last roster spot

The final roster vote will be between Kinsler, Pena, Figgins, Inge, and Lind

Lip Man 1
07-05-2009, 06:15 PM
Double:

Mark is very very good but to say he was better than Billy Pierce? Wilbur Wood??

I don't know about that one.

Lip

Noneck
07-05-2009, 07:46 PM
Double:

Mark is very very good but to say he was better than Billy Pierce? Wilbur Wood??

I don't know about that one.

Lip

I agree and I'll also throw in Blackjack.

Brian26
07-05-2009, 09:58 PM
I agree and I'll also throw in Blackjack.

There are a few reasons why McDowell isn't in the same league as Buehrle. Longevity is #1 on that list.

Noneck
07-05-2009, 10:30 PM
There are a few reasons why McDowell isn't in the same league as Buehrle. Longevity is #1 on that list.

Yes longevity is in Buehrle's favor but I wouldn't go so far as saying BJ is not in the same league as Buehrle.

LongLiveFisk
07-05-2009, 10:35 PM
He deserves it, maybe the best pitcher to don a White Sox uniform since the Deadball era.

I was just going to ask where everyone thinks Mark ranks in terms of all-time White Sox pitchers.

At any rate, congrats, Mark! :gulp:

jabrch
07-05-2009, 10:37 PM
I was just going to ask where everyone thinks Mark ranks in terms of all-time White Sox pitchers.



Surely in the team pitcher. The next few years will tell you where in line. I'd put him behind Pierce and ahead of Wood. But you can make a valid case for other guys too.

doublem23
07-05-2009, 10:57 PM
Double:

Mark is very very good but to say he was better than Billy Pierce? Wilbur Wood??

I don't know about that one.

Lip

The only guy I can build a reasonable case for is Billy Pierce, who had a fantastic career with the Sox, but pitched for the Sox from 1949-1961, a much less offensively-minded era in baseball and at the old Comiskey Park, which I'm certain was a much less hitter-friendly park than U.S. Cellular Field is.

Pierce's peak years were better, that's probably not debatable, but over his 13 year career with the Sox, his ERA+ was only 123, which happens to be the exact same as Buehrle's through his 9 1/2 years with the Sox, again, probably facing better competition pitching 1/2 of his games in a home run hitter's haven. At 30 years old and in his 10th season with the Sox Buehrle is having a fantastic year, his ERA+ is 149 (actually the best of his career if it holds up). By 30, also in his 10th year with the Sox (1957), Billy Pierce won 20 games yes, but his ERA+ had dipped all the way to 115 and while he'd hit 136 in 1958, Pierce's last 3 years with the Sox were good, but not great.

esbrechtel
07-05-2009, 11:14 PM
The final roster vote will be between Kinsler, Pena, Figgins, Inge, and Lind

It has to be Kinsler it is a joke that he isn't already in...

How the hell did Inge get on that list? :scratch: He is hitting .269

Dye is hitting 291 with more homers and only 2 less RBIs
Konkero is hitting 295 with more homers and 2 less RBIs
Don't get me started about Pods....

doublem23
07-05-2009, 11:15 PM
Don't get me started about Pods....

As great as Pods has been, corner outfielders on a 3rd place team with 3 home runs usually don't go to the All-Star Game.

Rohan
07-05-2009, 11:29 PM
As great as Pods' has been, corner outfielders on a 3rd place team with 3 home runs usually don't go to the All-Star Game.

Especially when they're 12 for 20 in stealing bases :o:

cws05champ
07-08-2009, 02:00 PM
Buehrle was just interviewed on Scott Van Pelt's National Radio show, and Van Pelt asked him: " How does it feel to be going to your first All-Star game". :smile:

Buehrle set him straight, and AJ, who was listening sent a text to Mark to read to SVP on the air but he said he couldn't read it because of the language.

soxfanreggie
07-08-2009, 02:54 PM
Congrats MB, one heck of a season so far and I fully expect it to get even better. I have always been proud to say that Mark dons a White Sox uniform every time out, and I hope all is done that can be done to convince him to sign another contract extension with us to keep him here for a while longer.

Craig Grebeck
07-08-2009, 03:00 PM
The only guy I can build a reasonable case for is Billy Pierce, who had a fantastic career with the Sox, but pitched for the Sox from 1949-1961, a much less offensively-minded era in baseball and at the old Comiskey Park, which I'm certain was a much less hitter-friendly park than U.S. Cellular Field is.

Pierce's peak years were better, that's probably not debatable, but over his 13 year career with the Sox, his ERA+ was only 123, which happens to be the exact same as Buehrle's through his 9 1/2 years with the Sox, again, probably facing better competition pitching 1/2 of his games in a home run hitter's haven. At 30 years old and in his 10th season with the Sox Buehrle is having a fantastic year, his ERA+ is 149 (actually the best of his career if it holds up). By 30, also in his 10th year with the Sox (1957), Billy Pierce won 20 games yes, but his ERA+ had dipped all the way to 115 and while he'd hit 136 in 1958, Pierce's last 3 years with the Sox were good, but not great.
Good research Dubs. Though I will point out that ballpark is quantified in ERA+, so there's no need pointing out the home-run haven status of USCF (that is, unless you mean HR inflate ERA which inflate ERA+ no matter what is qualified in the equation -- which makes sense).
It has to be Kinsler it is a joke that he isn't already in...

How the hell did Inge get on that list? :scratch: He is hitting .269

Dye is hitting 291 with more homers and only 2 less RBIs
Konkero is hitting 295 with more homers and 2 less RBIs
Don't get me started about Pods....
You don't mean this, do you? Can't be real.