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thomas35forever
08-04-2009, 11:00 PM
That's how we open series against the best team in the AL.:bandance::bandance:

kevingrt
08-04-2009, 11:00 PM
Awesome by Pods, Bacon, and DJ.

What a job by our pen.

Late. Sorry

ShoelessJoeS
08-04-2009, 11:00 PM
Great win! Only 1 game out!

Pear-Zin-Ski
08-04-2009, 11:00 PM
Oh baby...that felt good! :bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance:

Called it that Beckham would go 2-4!

GoGoCrede
08-04-2009, 11:01 PM
That was fun. Chat almost exploded.

october23sp
08-04-2009, 11:01 PM
We gift-wrapped this one and then we decided we wanted it back.

SoxGirl4Life
08-04-2009, 11:01 PM
:bandance::):bandance:

Boondock Saint
08-04-2009, 11:01 PM
:winner:

Soxgirl22
08-04-2009, 11:01 PM
Scotty Pods!

Awesome win, especially with Detroit losing!

BleacherBandit
08-04-2009, 11:01 PM
You guys are neck and neck. I'll start it here.

ode to veeck
08-04-2009, 11:01 PM
nice patience in that AB by Nix and Podzilla ends it
what an effort by the bullpen!

GeauxSox
08-04-2009, 11:01 PM
Gonna be a HOT August!!! Go Sox!!!

SoxGirl4Life
08-04-2009, 11:01 PM
No ONE deserves to win if all their runs were WALKS!

soxnut1018
08-04-2009, 11:01 PM
The miracle is not OVAH!!! :bliss:
kM7C_yNlCLU

BleacherBandit
08-04-2009, 11:01 PM
We gift-wrapped this one and then we decided we wanted it back.

We de-gifted.

ShoelessJoeS
08-04-2009, 11:02 PM
...and Bacon continues to shine! :D:

A. Cavatica
08-04-2009, 11:03 PM
What about Nix?

Boondock Saint
08-04-2009, 11:03 PM
...and Bacon continues to shine! :D:

Bacon doesn't shine, it glistens. :redneck

Blueprint1
08-04-2009, 11:03 PM
YES!! Only one game back.

MeteorsSox4367
08-04-2009, 11:03 PM
Nice job by the bullpen!

ShoelessJoeS
08-04-2009, 11:03 PM
Bacon doesn't shine, it glistens. :redneck:drool:

SoxGirl4Life
08-04-2009, 11:04 PM
And after Scotty's wife was in the booth with Farmer saying how happy Pods was to be back with the Sox. Like he had been away from his family! And he gets to play hero tonight :)

Boondock Saint
08-04-2009, 11:04 PM
Remember way back when the Yankees and Angels were supposed to end our season?

october23sp
08-04-2009, 11:04 PM
4/5 from the best the AL has to offer.

Pear-Zin-Ski
08-04-2009, 11:04 PM
What about Nix?

I couldn't believe it....

GlassSox
08-04-2009, 11:04 PM
What a job by the bull pen and Bacon & Pods, what more can be said. :D:

Oh yea, welcome back Pods.

CanBuehrleWait
08-04-2009, 11:05 PM
Good win :smile:

SoxGirl4Life
08-04-2009, 11:05 PM
Remember way back when the Yankees and Angels were supposed to end our season?

We're going to win this series and SWEEP the Indians!

soxfan21
08-04-2009, 11:05 PM
Hell yes!!!!!

russ99
08-04-2009, 11:05 PM
Awesome effort by the pen in this one. And a Pods walkoff to boot. :D:

AnkleSox
08-04-2009, 11:05 PM
Is that Pods' third walkoff hit this year?

Vienna
08-04-2009, 11:06 PM
Nice win. Glad to see the boys hold on.

Pear-Zin-Ski
08-04-2009, 11:06 PM
We gift-wrapped this one and then we decided we wanted it back.

JOSE gift-wrapped it.

WhiteSox1989
08-04-2009, 11:07 PM
I LOVE WHEN THE SOX WIN!!! So does Hawk.

I'm glad I made it in front a TV just in time to see Jayson' AB.

Soxman219
08-04-2009, 11:07 PM
This team has no fear and I love it!:smile:

Win the series tomorrow boys!:bandance:

ChicagoG19
08-04-2009, 11:07 PM
This team just seems to take it to another level when they are playing the AL's best and I love it. Go Sox:bandance::bandance::bandance:

johnnyg83
08-04-2009, 11:07 PM
This was one of the 60 Ls that they turned into a W.

ShoelessJoeS
08-04-2009, 11:08 PM
Is that Pods' third walkoff hit this year?I don't know, but he's having one hell of a season. Props again, Kenny!

WhiteSoxOnly
08-04-2009, 11:09 PM
Carrasco,Pena,Williams,and Matty...you da men ! :bandance:

Pear-Zin-Ski
08-04-2009, 11:09 PM
I LOVE WHEN THE SOX WIN!!! So does Hawk.

I'm glad I made it in front a TV just in time to see Jayson' AB.

glad to hear it came back at the right time!

rookie
08-04-2009, 11:09 PM
I was expecting to win it on a homerun, not back-to-back doubles. Yea for suprises!

And I was scared at Ozzie going through the bullpen like it was going into extras. Guess he knows more than I do!

october23sp
08-04-2009, 11:10 PM
I don't know who I love more, Bacon or Pods. I say Pods for now mostly because of 2005.

WhiteSoxOnly
08-04-2009, 11:10 PM
I don't know, but he's having one hell of a season. Props again, Kenny!

Yeah,he is.Where we'd be without him,i don't even wanna know.

Noneck
08-04-2009, 11:11 PM
A come from behinder! Hope a lot more are on the way.

GoGoCrede
08-04-2009, 11:12 PM
Props to Jayson, too. I said in chat this was destined for extras. Glad I was wrong!

doublem23
08-04-2009, 11:13 PM
I know we didn't come back from a deficit in the 9th and steal this one, but after two relatively easy outs to open the inning, I figured we were destined for extras for sure. Great AB by Nix to get the ball rolling and Scotty Pods just keeps getting better, waited for his pitch, got it, and crushed it.

:bandance:

cburns
08-04-2009, 11:13 PM
That was a huge win especially when your starter only last 3 innings or whatever it was. Lets win this series tomorrow night.

...
08-04-2009, 11:13 PM
This was one of the 60 Ls that they turned into a W.

No, this is one of those "other 42."

WhiteSox1989
08-04-2009, 11:13 PM
Props to Jayson, too. I said in chat this was destined for extras. Glad I was wrong!

When I saw his up I just groaned.

I'm SO glad I was wrong.

Chicken Dinner
08-04-2009, 11:13 PM
Started ugly, ended pretty! :smile:

tacosalbarojas
08-04-2009, 11:14 PM
Carrasco is the glue to the staff...sort of a modern day and slightly better Sean Lowe.

voodoochile
08-04-2009, 11:16 PM
Bullpen did a great job.

Beckham did a great job.

TCQ had a good night.

Pods did something special, almost willing this team to victory late. Have to believe that ducksnort double was on Jepsen's mind when he threw the inside fastball that Pods just jumped all over.

I just knew this was going to be a great series, but man what a great beginning and for the Kittens to get spanked by the O's is extra delicious.

:soxwin:

:)

gna2112
08-04-2009, 11:17 PM
Great win tonight for our White Sox. I love the way we keep fighting till the last very out, the last few weeks. With Detoilet losing this was a huge win for us...let's keep it going boys!!!!

Chicken Dinner
08-04-2009, 11:19 PM
Any win that Contreras starts is big!

JB98
08-04-2009, 11:19 PM
I'm not going to say that Carrasco is a great pitcher. He is not. But that guy is very effective in his role. He cleaned up the trash again tonight, ate some innings and allowed his teammates a chance to come back and win this game.

Bravo, Carrasco! :thumbsup:

...
08-04-2009, 11:19 PM
Any win that Contreras starts is big!

I want to punch that chicken in the face.

johnnyg83
08-04-2009, 11:20 PM
I don't care if I'm repeating it ... four out of five against the two best teams in the AL ... record-wise.

Chicken Dinner
08-04-2009, 11:21 PM
I want to punch that chicken in the face.

And why is that?

october23sp
08-04-2009, 11:21 PM
:soxwin:

johnnyg83
08-04-2009, 11:22 PM
I'm not going to say that Carrasco is a great pitcher. He is not. But that guy is very effective in his role. He cleaned up the trash again tonight, ate some innings and allowed his teammates a chance to come back and win this game.

Bravo, Carrasco! :thumbsup:

Amen. The guy knows his role AND THRIVES on it. He's been amazing in two seasons ... always being put in crap circumstances.

manders_01
08-04-2009, 11:22 PM
Great to see the boys never counted themselves out! :bandance:

That was fun. Chat almost exploded.

I wish I could have stayed in there but after a few minutes I couldn't type anything and and had to exit out. I finally just gave up. Looking forward to the next game on TV so I can join in again.

...
08-04-2009, 11:22 PM
And why is that?

Have you looked at it? No offense to you. :D:

decolores9628
08-04-2009, 11:22 PM
Loved this win. Pods and Beckham at the top of the order are amazing.

Great getting the chat going again

There shall be no BOOLS in this postgame thread

DirtySox
08-04-2009, 11:23 PM
Great game. Hopefully tomorrow is a blowout, as I will be attending. :D:

oeo
08-04-2009, 11:23 PM
This team is better than last year's, I will be sorely disappointed if we don't win this division.

manders_01
08-04-2009, 11:23 PM
Loved this win. Pods and Beckham at the top of the order are amazing.

Great getting the chat going again

There shall be no BOOLS in this postgame thread

:rolling:

johnnyg83
08-04-2009, 11:24 PM
This team is better than last year's, I will be sorely disappointed if we don't win this division.

I'm with you ... if we get rid of those "Jose" innings we'll be tough.

thomas35forever
08-04-2009, 11:24 PM
Loved this win. Pods and Beckham at the top of the order are amazing.

Great getting the chat going again

There shall be no BOOLS in this postgame thread
:scratch:

Mark Giangreco gets in on the Bacon nickname!

GoGoCrede
08-04-2009, 11:25 PM
Loved this win. Pods and Beckham at the top of the order are amazing.

Great getting the chat going again

There shall be no BOOLS in this postgame thread

:gulp::thumbsup:

Woofer
08-04-2009, 11:26 PM
Bacon doesn't shine, it glistens. :redneck

Bacon also cooks!

Chicken Dinner
08-04-2009, 11:26 PM
Have you looked at it? No offense to you. :D:

Actually, ribs tonight! :D:

SBSoxFan
08-04-2009, 11:27 PM
At one point during the game, there were 8 hits and 8 runs on the board. I don't know if I've ever seen that.

I also don't think I've ever seen a batter hit himself in the head with his back swing. :rolling:

Great win. Let's get some more! :gulp:

Oh, and they also said on the radio before the game that Pods was hitting about .335 with RISP. I guess that's gone up!

chisoxjtrain
08-04-2009, 11:29 PM
Loved this win. Pods and Beckham at the top of the order are amazing.

Great getting the chat going again

There shall be no BOOLS in this postgame thread
:bandance::gulp::bandance:


:gulp::thumbsup:

How is that homework coming?

Cuck the Fubs
08-04-2009, 11:32 PM
I love this team....and the best part is...it's only just begun!!!

Get ready for a nice run over the next few seasons from our boys!

GoGoCrede
08-04-2009, 11:33 PM
:bandance::gulp::bandance:




How is that homework coming?

I'm going back to my old standby - get up ridiculously early to finish. :smile:



I like how we match up against Lackey. :redneck

Not a good outing for Jose at all.

BadBobbyJenks
08-04-2009, 11:34 PM
Beckham has a stranglehold on that number two spot.

What an outing from Carrasco tonight, he has been huge for us this year.

This lineup with Pods at Beckham at the top and Quentin starting to heat up is looking really really good.

OmahaSoxFan
08-04-2009, 11:35 PM
Pods and Beckham are quickly becoming one of the Majors best 1-2 combinations... those guys have been putting up great numbers since joining the Sox.

I've said it once and I'll say it again - Beckham is going to be an All-Star next season... the guy just knows how the hit and is doing much better in his 3B role! What a season he has already, now hitting .316 as a rookie, amazing!

Go get 'em tomorrow, the AL's best are bringing out the best in the Sox - they must have been pissed about losing six of seven to the tops in the AL Central, but they are doing well against the other AL leaders! :cool:

Lip Man 1
08-04-2009, 11:36 PM
A very bizarre year. First the Sox were good on the road and poor at home...now they are good at home and poor on the road.

Baseball is a funny game.

Lip

SoxGirl4Life
08-04-2009, 11:37 PM
A very bizarre year. First the Sox were good on the road and poor at home...now they are good at home and poor on the road.

Baseball is a funny game.

Lip

That just means they're gearing up to be good at home AND on the road. Just in time for the stretch run and the playoffs! :tongue:

johnnyg83
08-04-2009, 11:37 PM
No, this is one of those "other 42."

Same thought, better articulated. Hat tip.

kidmccarthy
08-04-2009, 11:37 PM
I love me some Bacon. Matt Thorton is an absolute stud. Pods and his wife are welcome here now, and we are playing well at home against the best, LIKE WE SHOULD. If Peavy gets it going, once again ninja Kenny strikes. Silent death for the Central division.

RedPinStripes
08-04-2009, 11:38 PM
Corasco and his high stir ups kick ass! Great job late in the game. Not to piss on the parade, but cut Contreras' ass as soon as Peavy is able to pitch! He is the most frustrating pitcher to watch unless it's one of his 5 unhittable starts a year.

To finish on a positive note. Great win Sox! :bandance:

johnnyg83
08-04-2009, 11:41 PM
Thornton's 98 mph fastball is the most effortless fast fastball I've ever seen.

It is good to have a backup closer if Jenks falters.

WhiteSox1989
08-04-2009, 11:41 PM
I have no clue why but I have a soft spot for Contreras.

oeo
08-04-2009, 11:42 PM
A very bizarre year. First the Sox were good on the road and poor at home...now they are good at home and poor on the road.

Baseball is a funny game.

Lip

After that one bad trip? I still say we had tough luck in that Detroit series. The Tigers were swinging some magic wands in that series...look what happens when they're not getting all those seeing-eye singles. I'll take my chances against Detroit.

gobears1987
08-04-2009, 11:42 PM
You don't win many games when you gift wrap 4 runs. Well we just won one of those games.

The pen was great with the top of our order really coming through.

Noneck
08-04-2009, 11:43 PM
A very bizarre year. First the Sox were good on the road and poor at home...now they are good at home and poor on the road.

Baseball is a funny game.

Lip

Lip, I dont know about that yet. Considering 5 of their 9 July road losses were in Minn.

...
08-04-2009, 11:44 PM
Corasco and his high stir ups kick ass! Great job late in the game. Not to piss on the parade, but cut Contreras' ass as soon as Peavy is able to pitch! He is the most frustrating pitcher to watch unless it's one of his 5 unhittable starts a year.


To finish on a positive note. Great win Sox! :bandance:

And who starts in Contreras' spot?

GoGoCrede
08-04-2009, 11:44 PM
I have no clue why but I have a soft spot for Contreras.

I adore him. From what I've read he's one one of the nicest guys off the field. Coupled with how hard he's worked this year, and all the booing he's received, I root hard for him to succeed.

I've mentioned this story before, but here it is again. Garfien told a story about Jose returning from the DL last year (his first stint). He said how Jose lit up like a little kid when he talked about going back and pitching again, and how excited he was to have Griffey on the team.

Also, heard a story about how Adam Russell asked him for pitching tips, and Jose obliged and also invited him to dinner with his family. I love this man.

WhiteSox1989
08-04-2009, 11:46 PM
I adore him. From what I've read he's one one of the nicest guys off the field. Coupled with how hard he's worked this year, and all the booing he's received, I root hard for him to succeed.

I've mentioned this story before, but here it is again. Garfien told a story about Jose returning from the DL last year (his first stint). He said how Jose lit up like a little kid when he talked about going back and pitching again, and how excited he was to have Griffey on the team.

Also, heard a story about how Adam Russell asked him for pitching tips, and Jose obliged and also invited him to dinner with his family. I love this man.
He works his ass off. Last year, when he went down (the second time-I believe it was a game against Boston) I have never ever felt worse about a baseball game before that. I just felt awful.

Lip Man 1
08-04-2009, 11:52 PM
I'll be curious to see if any disciplinary action is taken against Joe West, a notorious hot head, after showing up A.J. this evening.

Lip

tacosalbarojas
08-04-2009, 11:53 PM
He works his ass off. Last year, when he went down (the second time-I believe it was a game against Boston) I have never ever felt worse about a baseball game before that. I just felt awful.Count me among those with a soft spot for Jose. For me, it's more about '05 and how huge he was for us. Anyone that had anything to do with 2005 gets a pass from me for a lot. Plus all the other things noted by those with a soft spot for Jose. Now, if we could just get him to trust that overhand fastball.

DrCrawdad
08-04-2009, 11:54 PM
And after Scotty's wife was in the booth with Farmer saying how happy Pods was to be back with the Sox. Like he had been away from his family! And he gets to play hero tonight :)

Why waste her premiere talent on radio?

:)

Lip Man 1
08-04-2009, 11:55 PM
I can't see any realistic scenario where Jose is back next season. I grant all of you, he's a very hard worked and deserves credit for that, but he simply can't pitch well anymore and basically hasn't since the second half of 2006.

Wait a minute, I could see giving him a shot I guess (a year removed from his injury) if he re-signs with the Sox for a low base salary and a lot of incentives but all things considered I'd just as soon see Kenny go out and get a .500 starter for the 5th slot who isn't, who knows how old.

Lip

WhiteSox1989
08-04-2009, 11:57 PM
I'll be curious to see if any disciplinary action is taken against Joe West, a notorious hot head, after showing up A.J. this evening.

Lip
What exactly happened with that? I don't have a TV in my room, so I just watched bits and pieces of it.

oeo
08-04-2009, 11:57 PM
I can't see any realistic scenario where Jose is back next season. I grant all of you, he's a very hard worked and deserves credit for that, but he simply can't pitch well anymore and basically hasn't since the second half of 2006.

Wait a minute, I could see giving him a shot I guess (a year removed from his injury) if he re-signs with the Sox for a low base salary and a lot of incentives but all things considered I'd just as soon see Kenny go out and get a .500 starter for the 5th slot who isn't, who knows how old.

Lip

I would much rather see Dan Hudson than either of those two scenarios.

october23sp
08-04-2009, 11:57 PM
I'll be curious to see if any disciplinary action is taken against Joe West, a notorious hot head, after showing up A.J. this evening.

Lip

Can you explain what exact incident?

Crede24Thome25
08-04-2009, 11:58 PM
Did anyone go to todays game and purchase the $9 tickets.

roylestillman
08-05-2009, 12:03 AM
One of the best I've been to all year. Forget the walkoff, that "bunt" double Pods hit in the 7th was one of the strangest hits I've ever seen. There's a little bit of magic in this 2009 team.

Martinigirl
08-05-2009, 12:07 AM
Bacon also cooks!

Bacon sizzles.

soltrain21
08-05-2009, 12:09 AM
Taken today with Hi I'm Skot
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs138.snc1/5892_524306364327_64600611_31224062_6876515_n.jpg

LoveYourSuit
08-05-2009, 12:10 AM
After tonight's game:

1. Dye .882 OPS
2. Beckham .879 OPS
3. Thome .879 OPS


Anyone want to argue that this kid can't be our #3 hitter?


What a stud.

WhiteSox1989
08-05-2009, 12:10 AM
taken today with hi i'm skot
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs138.snc1/5892_524306364327_64600611_31224062_6876515_n.jpg

hahahhahha.

Noneck
08-05-2009, 12:10 AM
Considering that is seems as tho Joe West and maybe his crew has a major hardon for the Sox, I wonder if the so called bunt double by Pods with 2 strikes was foul, that he could have been called out.

october23sp
08-05-2009, 12:11 AM
Taken today with Hi I'm Skot
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs138.snc1/5892_524306364327_64600611_31224062_6876515_n.jpg

Stadium Packed.

GoGoCrede
08-05-2009, 12:11 AM
Taken today with Hi I'm Skot
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs138.snc1/5892_524306364327_64600611_31224062_6876515_n.jpg

She should really just give up on life.

I just forwarded this to several Sox fan friends. Brilliant, sir.

LoveYourSuit
08-05-2009, 12:13 AM
I can't see any realistic scenario where Jose is back next season. I grant all of you, he's a very hard worked and deserves credit for that, but he simply can't pitch well anymore and basically hasn't since the second half of 2006.

Wait a minute, I could see giving him a shot I guess (a year removed from his injury) if he re-signs with the Sox for a low base salary and a lot of incentives but all things considered I'd just as soon see Kenny go out and get a .500 starter for the 5th slot who isn't, who knows how old.

Lip

Doesn't the CBA keep the Sox from signing Jose for < 80% of what he made this season?

LoveYourSuit
08-05-2009, 12:15 AM
Stadium Packed.


I don't understand how the announced crowd was only abit over 30K :scratch:

central44
08-05-2009, 12:16 AM
I adore him. From what I've read he's one one of the nicest guys off the field. Coupled with how hard he's worked this year, and all the booing he's received, I root hard for him to succeed.

I've mentioned this story before, but here it is again. Garfien told a story about Jose returning from the DL last year (his first stint). He said how Jose lit up like a little kid when he talked about going back and pitching again, and how excited he was to have Griffey on the team.

Also, heard a story about how Adam Russell asked him for pitching tips, and Jose obliged and also invited him to dinner with his family. I love this man.

Jose would do anything to help this team. An absolute class act, and it's really tough to watch him struggle the way he has. The crap he gets really rubs me the wrong way. The fact that he doesn't have it anymore after everything he did for the organization is no reason to boo him. It's not like he isn't giving it everything he has.

Still though...it's impossible to ignore that he doesn't have it anymore. The Sox just can't afford to keep him after this season, not with what they'd need to pay him.

roylestillman
08-05-2009, 12:21 AM
I don't understand how the announced crowd was only abit over 30K :scratch:

The upper deck filled in funny with the $9 seats. Behind the plate from 1st base to 3rd it was only about half full. down the lines upstairs it was packed. A few sections in the corners downstairs were lightly sold, too.

DrCrawdad
08-05-2009, 12:23 AM
Jose would do anything to help this team. An absolute class act, and it's really tough to watch him struggle the way he has. The crap he gets really rubs me the wrong way. The fact that he doesn't have it anymore after everything he did for the organization is no reason to boo him. It's not like he isn't giving it everything he has.

Still though...it's impossible to ignore that he doesn't have it anymore. The Sox just can't afford to keep him after this season, not with what they'd need to pay him.

Great points. If my fellow Sox fans booed Jose tonight that's just bad judgment.

LoveYourSuit
08-05-2009, 12:24 AM
The upper deck filled in funny with the $9 seats. Behind the plate from 1st base to 3rd it was only about half full. down the lines upstairs it was packed. A few sections in the corners downstairs were lightly sold, too.


OK. I sat 3 rows to the concourse behind home plate. I didn't realize the UD behind me was not packed.

Zisk77
08-05-2009, 12:30 AM
Carrasco is the glue to the staff...sort of a modern day and slightly better Sean Lowe.



Good call there. Great job by the pen tonight. TCQ heating up.:bandance:

LoveYourSuit
08-05-2009, 12:31 AM
Good call there. Great job by the pen tonight. TCQ heating up.:bandance:


That's two nights in a week the bullpen has carried us to victory. The Yankee game after the trade and now this one.

veeter
08-05-2009, 12:32 AM
Just got back from the game. Fantastic job by Carrasco, Beckham and Pods. This team has a great blend of power, speed and starting pitching. It's going to be a fun stretch run.

GoGoCrede
08-05-2009, 12:35 AM
Taken today with Hi I'm Skot
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs138.snc1/5892_524306364327_64600611_31224062_6876515_n.jpg

No doubt this was a Javy jersey that she had redone. Fail x 2. :)

Martinigirl
08-05-2009, 12:35 AM
Jose would do anything to help this team. An absolute class act, and it's really tough to watch him struggle the way he has. The crap he gets really rubs me the wrong way. The fact that he doesn't have it anymore after everything he did for the organization is no reason to boo him. It's not like he isn't giving it everything he has.

Still though...it's impossible to ignore that he doesn't have it anymore. The Sox just can't afford to keep him after this season, not with what they'd need to pay him.

I was at the game he pitched that sent him to the minors. The level of booing was horrible. It broke my heart. The man has busted his ass to get back faster than projected. He clearly wants to do well, yet the fans seem so quick to turn on him.

Am I thrilled with how he has pitched? No, but do I think he should be vilified as if he killed Santa Claus? Clearly not. Some of our "fans" act like absolule *******s when it comes to Jose.

voodoochile
08-05-2009, 12:49 AM
Doesn't the CBA keep the Sox from signing Jose for < 80% of what he made this season?

http://baseball.suite101.com/article.cfm/how_baseball_arbitration_works

I get confused by this too, so perhaps someone can explain this in super simple terms...

Is a player who files for FA still considered "under the control of the team that last employed him" or could a team compete at lower rates once the player files?

Is filing for FA automatic at the end of a contract for a veteran of at least 6 years or can they look at other teams offers while still forcing their last team to offer at least 80%?

For example: After the WS can Jose look at offers from other teams while forcing the Sox to offer at least 80% of this years salary or once he files for FA are they free to offer him any contract at all?

I know that once they agree to aribtration, the 80% rule goes out the window and the two sides are free to compromise in any way they wish.

Would the Sox have to resign Jose and Thome prior to the end of the season to be not bound by the 80% rule? That article seems to imply they cannot do that, but someone said they could.

Can we settle this for us dopes who are confused? Anyone got a firm answer?

TDog
08-05-2009, 12:52 AM
A couple of points on a great win:

The White Sox came back from a deficit in the seventh to tie the game. No one hit a home run to tie it. Podsednik hit a two-out bases-empty double and Beckman drove him in with a two-out hit. In the ninth, with the game tied, it was the same thing -- a double by Nix this time and a hit by Podsednik for the win.

I wonder if Angels fans have come to dread playing the White Sox since the 2005 ALCS. That series, of course, turned around on a two-out, none-on strikeout that came around to score to break a ninth-inning tie. There was no controversy about the way Nix reached base in the ninth tonight, altough he seemed to pay homage to Pierzynski's fateful at bat earlier in the game.

Pitching-wise, this was a bullpen win. And for the Angels, it was a bullpen loss. Carrasco came up big, although the one run he gave up could have cost him a loss. Williams came in to get the left-handed hitters and Thornton, the night's designated closer, got the four-out win. It was as if Guillen knew the Sox would score in the ninth.

Complain about the hitting. Complain about the bullpen. Complain that this Sox team has won just three more games than they have lost. But this Sox team is fresh from taking three of four from the Yankees, which had been a red-hot team. And tonight when their starter couldn't find the plate -- when the wild pitches and passed balls exceeded the number of innings he pitched -- the Angels who scored double-digit runs in each of the last three games in the Metrodome could only manage four runs all night.

Complain that as good as the Sox look some nights and other afternoons, they aren't anything special.

But you would be getting it wrong.

chisoxfanatic
08-05-2009, 12:52 AM
I finally got my record above .500! :bandance:

Way to go, Scotty Pods!!!

And I thought this was supposed to be the "Month Through Hell." We play better against the better teams. You know what that does for you in Soxtober!

guillensdisciple
08-05-2009, 12:53 AM
I love it when the White Sox win!!!
Did not get to see any of it since I had work, but I saw the highlights and I am happy that Pods and MLB (Major League Beckham) did some great things for us.
Some people were discussing Jose Contreras, and I have been a huge fan of his ,regardless of what he did, since he was traded to the Sox. Not only is he Cuban, but according to my father he dominated the Cuban leagues. Him and "El Duque" were the two best pitchers in Cuban history (Duque for sure, as my dad got to watch him when he was younger- he actually told me that he threw mid 90's with that same curve. How sick is that?!?!). Contreras was either second best or top 5 in Cuban history, at least that is what my cousins told me.
That said, he also LOVES the game, and I am all for people who give everything to the game regardless of what they get back. There are some poeple that amaze you as people, and Jose is definitely one of those.


P.S.

Don't mock my effort with the nickname for Beckham. It doesn't work that well, but I had to say it.

WhiteSoxOnly
08-05-2009, 12:54 AM
I was at the game he pitched that sent him to the minors. The level of booing was horrible. It broke my heart. The man has busted his ass to get back faster than projected. He clearly wants to do well, yet the fans seem so quick to turn on him.

Am I thrilled with how he has pitched? No, but do I think he should be vilified as if he killed Santa Claus? Clearly not. Some of our "fans" act like absolule *******s when it comes to Jose.

I have to admit,i was one of the stinkholes busting on him in
the Gamethread.But it was painful to watch that.I know he is
trying out there,i know he gives a ****,i know he wants to
contribute in the worst way.You can see the pain in his face
when he feels he has let the team down.But for this year,and
i mean right now,we can't afford those kinds of performances
from him.We don't know when he takes the mound what we are
going to see.And his numbers tell the story.

For what he's done in the past for us,he'll always have a special
place in our hearts but those days are on your dvd sets now.He
can not harness his stuff anymore on most nights.He gets sent
to the minors for a spell and then he comes back strong for a
couple of starts and then falls back again.Tonight was hard to
stomach.He was literally all over the place.AJ spent just as much
time chasing the balls that went to the backstop as he did behind
the plate.I sure hope he figures it out again real soon.We need him
big time the rest of the way.

hi im skot
08-05-2009, 12:55 AM
Taken today with Hi I'm Skot
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs138.snc1/5892_524306364327_64600611_31224062_6876515_n.jpg

I would also like to say that soltrain called Beckham's first inning home run.

A real fun game to be at tonight, with or without the Rowadn jersey.

Gavin
08-05-2009, 12:57 AM
I got dem $9 tickets for tomorrow's game. So basically they are doling out the cheap, unsold, corner crap seats with this deal, eh?

GoGoCrede
08-05-2009, 12:57 AM
I would also like to say that soltrain called Beckham's first inning home run.

A real fun game to be at tonight, with or without the Rowadn jersey.

A White Sox winner AND you guys got to sit in back of Patrick Swayze. Some people have all the luck.

voodoochile
08-05-2009, 12:58 AM
I got dem $9 tickets for tomorrow's game. So basically they are doling out the cheap, unsold, corner crap seats with this deal, eh?

No, for that $9 you'll be sitting in the Scout Section...:?:

Gavin
08-05-2009, 01:01 AM
No, for that $9 you'll be sitting in the Scout Section...:?:

Don't worry, I'm pretty sure I'll be upgrading from the corners. Just wondering if they even sold anything other than the crappiest of the seats for this promotion.

soltrain21
08-05-2009, 01:01 AM
I would also like to say that soltrain called Beckham's first inning home run.

A real fun game to be at tonight, with or without the Rowadn jersey.

I did call it. I said Beckham is going ya-ya right here. I was told he is a double machines and I said, "Well he is hitting a bomb here."

And he did, and it was good.

SoxFan1979
08-05-2009, 01:04 AM
SWEAT SWEAT BACON............and Podzilla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Forgot to mention DJ and the pen just WOW. I likeseeeeeeeeeeeee

:bandance::bandance::bandance:

voodoochile
08-05-2009, 01:06 AM
Don't worry, I'm pretty sure I'll be upgrading from the corners. Just wondering if they even sold anything other than the crappiest of the seats for this promotion.

They discounted lower deck seats to $27 also, IIRC.

Gavin
08-05-2009, 01:10 AM
They discounted lower deck seats to $27 also, IIRC.

Just wondering if you actually tried to buy tickets... the $27 lower deck seats were in the back row of section 156, at least when I tried to get them. Did you find something different?

guillensdisciple
08-05-2009, 01:19 AM
By the way, I know all of us are very excited about the future of the White Sox, but including Flowers, Viciedo, and Danks we have one pitcher who is absolutely insane.


http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=543339


Already creating a stir everywhere. Man, I have a feeling he will be in a White Sox uniform come next year.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
08-05-2009, 01:32 AM
By the way, I know all of us are very excited about the future of the White Sox, but including Flowers, Viciedo, and Danks we have one pitcher who is absolutely insane.


http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=543339


Already creating a stir everywhere. Man, I have a feeling he will be in a White Sox uniform come next year.

I heard about this guy. Those stats are flat-out disgusting.

If he translates that into the MLB, then we could see a world where we have Gavin Floyd as a fifth starter...a guy who would be a #2 for most teams. :drool:

hawkjt
08-05-2009, 01:33 AM
We were behind the Sox dugout and many of us cheered for Jose when he came out...I did not think the booing was too bad tonite.
He has to get his command back quickly or he will have to sit...I was glad that Ozzie did not wait any longer tonite..he usually does and the hole gets too deep.

Fun game,no doubt about it. Ball was jumping early, then seemed to cool off and did not carry well later, saving the sox on a couple of occasions.
AJ hit the crap outta the ball with nothing to show for it...Lackey and him had an amusing exchange after that ball caught lackey..

Not sure what the heck West was doing warning both sides...everyone in the park knew that Jose had no idea where the ball was going.
Gordo's first inning drive was one of those perfect shots...max distance for him, I have to guess.
His 2 out line drive single was also well smacked..man, he squares it up pretty.
Both Gordo and Pods were so clutch tonite...it is how you win games down the stretch.
Pods double in the 9th was so pretty...deep and well struck..a bit higher and it was right at his world series homer spot..
Just loved his bunt/double...he is so loosey-goosey at the plate these days..anything goes. He struggled on the road vs Twins and Tigers and the Sox floundered...as Pods goes, so goes the Sox..who'd thunk it?

Mr. N Paul Todd
08-05-2009, 01:50 AM
postgame interviews: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovapujOn07Q

pdimas
08-05-2009, 02:34 AM
Did they show Rivera's "catch" on Paulie? I was sitting right behind where he made the play and he totally trapped the ball. I don't know if they replayed it on T.V. but the ump totally blew that call. Granted it was quite a ways from the ump and we did win the game but at the time I was :angry: as were most of the other people in left field. I ask because I haven't heard anyone else mention it. Dye scored on the play and Thome had to go back to 1st.

guillensdisciple
08-05-2009, 02:35 AM
Did they show Rivera's "catch" on Paulie? I was sitting right behind where he made the play and he totally trapped the ball. I don't know if they replayed it on T.V. but the ump totally blew that call. Granted it was quite a ways from the ump and we did win the game but at the time I was :angry: as were most of the other people in left field. I ask because I haven't heard anyone else mention it. Dye scored on the play and Thome had to go back to 1st.


Replay showed he caught it.

pdimas
08-05-2009, 02:39 AM
Replay showed he caught it.


Really? That's crazy. From behind him it really looked like it hit the grass and I wasn't the only one who thought so. Like I said most of the people in the bleachers stood up and were complaining as well. I'll have to catch a replay of the game tomorrow. It honestly didn't even look close to me from where I was. Like I said no biggie we won just curious is all.

Boondock Saint
08-05-2009, 02:47 AM
SWEAT SWEAT BACON............and Podzilla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Forgot to mention DJ and the pen just WOW. I likeseeeeeeeeeeeee

:bandance::bandance::bandance:

That sounds all kinds of undesirable.

pudge
08-05-2009, 03:48 AM
That sounds all kinds of undesirable.

They make chocolate covered bacon in Wisconsin!

pudge
08-05-2009, 03:53 AM
postgame interviews: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovapujOn07Q

I love Beckham saying Pods "gets on for me". It's GBs world and we're all just livin' in it.

palehozenychicty
08-05-2009, 06:59 AM
I can't see any realistic scenario where Jose is back next season. I grant all of you, he's a very hard worked and deserves credit for that, but he simply can't pitch well anymore and basically hasn't since the second half of 2006.

Wait a minute, I could see giving him a shot I guess (a year removed from his injury) if he re-signs with the Sox for a low base salary and a lot of incentives but all things considered I'd just as soon see Kenny go out and get a .500 starter for the 5th slot who isn't, who knows how old.

Lip


I wish there were these guys around. You're better off giving Dan Hudson or some other guy a shot. At least he's from your system, although it's been deeply flawed for a long while.

SoxGirl4Life
08-05-2009, 08:17 AM
postgame interviews: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovapujOn07Q

I love that Scotty Pods disses the Yankees! "after that loss to the Mets on Sunday". :gulp:

SoxGirl4Life
08-05-2009, 08:19 AM
They make chocolate covered bacon in Wisconsin!

I think it was a reference to "sweat Bacon", not "Sweet Bacon"

roylestillman
08-05-2009, 09:04 AM
They make chocolate covered bacon in Wisconsin!

Don't forget:

http://blog.rifftrax.com/wp-content/uploads/baconnaise3pack.jpg (http://blog.rifftrax.com/wp-content/uploads/baconnaise3pack.jpg)

voodoochile
08-05-2009, 09:28 AM
Just wondering if you actually tried to buy tickets... the $27 lower deck seats were in the back row of section 156, at least when I tried to get them. Did you find something different?

No, I live in NC, so I didn't have the opportunity.

Hitmen77
08-05-2009, 09:30 AM
Carrasco is the glue to the staff...sort of a modern day and slightly better Sean Lowe.

That can't be true! If I have learned anything from WSI, it's that anyone we get from Kansas City is garbage and should be dumped from the team.

October26
08-05-2009, 09:30 AM
Good times on the southside! What a fun game last night. Keep it going, boys! :bandance:

voodoochile
08-05-2009, 09:30 AM
Don't forget:

http://blog.rifftrax.com/wp-content/uploads/baconnaise3pack.jpg (http://blog.rifftrax.com/wp-content/uploads/baconnaise3pack.jpg)

I need a Lipitor just looking at your post...

Hitmen77
08-05-2009, 09:48 AM
This team is better than last year's, I will be sorely disappointed if we don't win this division.

Agreed. Last year's team may have had a better record at this point in the season, but I always felt like last year's team was simply outclassed by the top teams in the AL. I was just glad they won the division and didn't expect them to go far in the playoffs.

This year, I think our lineup and pitching rotation looks MUCH, MUCH more solid and I'll be disappointed if they can't put it all together (like they have over the last 5 games).

Great win yesterday. I'm disappointed in Contreras. Since we have a void in the 5th starter spot for at least the next 3 weeks, I would hope that Jose would step up and be solid for us as a #4. It'll be tough going the next few weeks if we have 2 huge question marks in our rotation!

everafan
08-05-2009, 10:01 AM
2 things

1) I have heard Jose Contreras described as "a lovely man" by a number of different people who have met him. Nobody uses that adjective describing a man unless the person was genuinely struck by a person's kindness and gentle nature.

2) Farmer with a great observation - "Beckham looks like he's playing to get to the next league."

bigdommer
08-05-2009, 10:09 AM
2) Farmer with a great observation - "Beckham looks like he's playing to get to the next league."

Great quote. The guy has improved and succeeded on every level. He improved every year at UGA. They send him to the cape, and he dominates the league. He leads his team to the CWS while putting up Golden Spikes numbers, and plays his best ball on the biggest stage. He hit at every level, and the poor guy had a couple of doubters because it took him a week or so to hit at this level.

Was it me, or were his hands absolutely lightening quick on the game tying single? I watched the replay and there a point where you can't even see his bat.

slavko
08-05-2009, 10:51 AM
Great quote. The guy has improved and succeeded on every level. He improved every year at UGA. They send him to the cape, and he dominates the league. He leads his team to the CWS while putting up Golden Spikes numbers, and plays his best ball on the biggest stage. He hit at every level, and the poor guy had a couple of doubters because it took him a week or so to hit at this level.

Was it me, or were his hands absolutely lightening quick on the game tying single? I watched the replay and there a point where you can't even see his bat.

Short stroke. Quick hip movement to get into hitting position, then killer fast hands. Don't change a thing!

VeeckAsInWreck
08-05-2009, 11:40 AM
What a great finish. I will admit that I originally mocked the Pods signing but that's why I'm not the GM. Kenny pulled out a diamond from the scrap heap.

With Beckham, I'm just amazed by this guy.

Also, chat was a lot of fun last night. I was glad to see that "BOOL" made it to the postgame thread. I won't be there tonight, but I hope to see people there for tomorrow afternoon's game.

october23sp
08-05-2009, 02:07 PM
Taken today with Hi I'm Skot
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs138.snc1/5892_524306364327_64600611_31224062_6876515_n.jpg

You submitted this to uniwatchblog.com I see.