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uksoxfan
09-09-2009, 05:32 AM
I'm planning my travel plans to the USA for next year. I was wondering if any of you guys know when the 2010 schedule is due to be released.

Many thanks.

twentywontowin
09-09-2009, 08:42 AM
Usually in November you'll see a preliminary schedule with teams you're going to play and they fill in all of the series across the weeks.

You won't see a final schedule with times until early 2010.

DumpJerry
09-09-2009, 10:07 AM
They usually pass out the tentative schedule for the next year in late September at the games. However, the schedules are not finalized until March, but the changes from the tentative are usually not too major.

uksoxfan
09-09-2009, 10:41 AM
Thanks again guys.

GO SOX

ewokpelts
09-09-2009, 03:15 PM
they released all mlb schdeules on 9/17 last year, so expect it soon.

uksoxfan
09-10-2009, 05:12 AM
they released all mlb schdeules on 9/17 last year, so expect it soon.

That would be great for me if they repeat an early release date. Better chance for me to get a bargain fare for flights!

kaufsox
09-10-2009, 01:42 PM
Hope you can get to a lot of games and GO MAGPIES!! Top of the table (so what if it's the championship!!!)

WhiteSox1989
09-10-2009, 01:54 PM
I hope the Sox are at home for my 21st birthday.

uksoxfan
09-11-2009, 05:33 AM
Hope you can get to a lot of games and GO MAGPIES!! Top of the table (so what if it's the championship!!!)

Thanks for the support...............I originally chose the Sox as my baseball team to follow back in 1999 due to them wearing black & white just like my hometown soccer team; although after last season I think they more resembled a certain other team in Chicago...........total failure with a payroll of 78m ($125m) for the year:angry:


GO SOX.........GO NUFC...:gulp::gulp:

SoxFan1979
09-11-2009, 08:38 AM
That's awesome UKFan. Hope you enjoy your time here in the Windy City!

doublem23
09-11-2009, 09:19 AM
I hope the Sox are at home for my 21st birthday.

You don't want to go to the game on your 21st birthday, you want to go to a bar with a good drink special. You're either never going to get drunk or you'll spend a fooooooooortune. Go to the game the next day, to recover.

soxfanreggie
09-11-2009, 09:22 AM
You don't want to go to the game on your 21st birthday, you want to go to a bar with a good drink special. You're either never going to get drunk or you'll spend a fooooooooortune. Go to the game the next day, to recover.

Unless you have people with you buying your drinks for you; then don't worry about it. :D: Find Fanatic and pound a couple with her. :tongue:

kaufsox
09-11-2009, 11:10 AM
Thanks for the support...............I originally chose the Sox as my baseball team to follow back in 1999 due to them wearing black & white just like my hometown soccer team; although after last season I think they more resembled a certain other team in Chicago...........total failure with a payroll of 78m ($125m) for the year:angry:


GO SOX.........GO NUFC...:gulp::gulp:

That is hilarious. I picked NUFC because of the colors as well, during the Souness reign. I just couldn't be a fan of the "big four." It felt like cheating. I'm a White Sox fan who grew up in Cleveland, OH. I need to suffer with my sports teams. :D: Having said that, watching Barcelona is truly an amazing thing.

chisoxfanatic
09-11-2009, 01:12 PM
Unless you have people with you buying your drinks for you; then don't worry about it. :D: Find Fanatic and pound a couple with her. :tongue:

As long as it's not beer, I'm cool with occasionally pounding a few...or several! It's easiest to do when it's Captain & Coke.

uksoxfan
09-11-2009, 04:13 PM
That is hilarious. I picked NUFC because of the colors as well, during the Souness reign. I just couldn't be a fan of the "big four." It felt like cheating. I'm a White Sox fan who grew up in Cleveland, OH. I need to suffer with my sports teams. :D: Having said that, watching Barcelona is truly an amazing thing.

You sound like someone after my own heart. You support your home team however much they break your heart. Then when they suprise you,like 2005, it makes it all the sweeter. When I caught the baseball bug I thought I'd have to pick a team to follow to make it more interesting,but I never fancied the Yankees or the other Sox etc.

I always wore a Sox cap when I went to NUFC games, but I've gave up my season ticket now & passed it on to my son, as the cost of travelling over to the US every year can be pretty costly. I've been to Chicago six times now & seen about 20 Sox games. I just love going to the Cell. Seen the Sox in Anaheim,Oakland & NYC too, but I'm still waiting to see a road win! Been to about a dozen ballparks so I've still got a few more to go!

Saw NUFC play Barca in Nou Camp back in 97, but it was pouring & the game was a dead rubber so only 25,000 were there. The capacity was 110,000 then, so you can guess there wasn't much of an atmosphere at the game.

SephClone89
09-11-2009, 06:13 PM
You sound like someone after my own heart. You support your home team however much they break your heart. Then when they suprise you,like 2005, it makes it all the sweeter. When I caught the baseball bug I thought I'd have to pick a team to follow to make it more interesting,but I never fancied the Yankees or the other Sox etc.


I'm a Spurs fan, myself. Had to endure last year's agonising start, but right now is the reward! **** band-wagoners!

TommyGavinFloyd
09-11-2009, 11:14 PM
Yeah after several years of enjoying Premier League football I finally found my team: Portsmouth. lol. Not enjoying this year much but who knows maybe with the ownership situation solved we'll fight out of this hole.

illinifan1368
09-11-2009, 11:29 PM
You don't want to go to the game on your 21st birthday, you want to go to a bar with a good drink special. You're either never going to get drunk or you'll spend a fooooooooortune. Go to the game the next day, to recover.
Anyone who buys a thing on their 21st bday needs new friends.

DumpJerry
09-11-2009, 11:43 PM
Anyone who buys a thing on their 21st bday needs new friends.
Why is that? I bought things on my 21st birthday. Where I was living at the time (Minnesota), the drinking age was 19, so 21 was no big deal.

uksoxfan
09-12-2009, 02:14 AM
Newcastle,Spurs, Portsmouth..........not a ManUre,Liverpool or Chelski glory-hunter in sight.........just what I always thought... Sox fans are great guys with immaculate taste!!!:wink:

:tiphat:

DSpivack
09-12-2009, 12:57 PM
Newcastle,Spurs, Portsmouth..........not a ManUre,Liverpool or Chelski glory-hunter in sight.........just what I always thought... Sox fans are great guys with immaculate taste!!!:wink:

:tiphat:

More Arsenal fans here than any other team.

DeuceUnit
09-12-2009, 01:00 PM
Newcastle,Spurs, Portsmouth..........not a ManUre,Liverpool or Chelski glory-hunter in sight.........just what I always thought... Sox fans are great guys with immaculate taste!!!:wink:

:tiphat:

How does a Forest and an Inter Milan fan sound :smile:. Forest hasn't sniffed the Premier League for quite sometime!

kruzer31
09-12-2009, 09:19 PM
I have heard we play the Florida Marlins at home next year

dickallen15
09-14-2009, 02:41 PM
I have heard we play the Florida Marlins at home next year
Oh no. Ticket prices will skyrocket. That has to be a premiere series.

uksoxfan
09-15-2009, 06:18 AM
How does a Forest and an Inter Milan fan sound :smile:. Forest hasn't sniffed the Premier League for quite sometime!
Couple of memories of games between Newcastle & your teams that I was at.

1971 v Inter. Inter goalkeeper has confrontation with the ref & is sent off, he goes mental :angry: & refuses to leave the field. Eventually he was escorted off by a couple of police officers!

1974 v Forest. NUFC losing 3-1 midway through 2nd half, then ref sends off a NUFC player.........fans go mental :angry::angry::angry: & invade the field to try & get the game abandoned. Disco Demolition night without the records:o:!!

The "good ole days"............:o:

Best of luck to all your teams everyone............unless they play NUFC...:wink:

Sockinchisox
09-15-2009, 11:57 AM
The schedule will be up today at noon.

Dirty30
09-15-2009, 12:53 PM
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=cws&m=4&y=2010

Sockinchisox
09-15-2009, 12:59 PM
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=cws&m=4&y=2010

Love the two 4 game series in the dome stadiums and that we play Boston twice in Sept.

/sarcasm.

gregoriop
09-15-2009, 01:02 PM
September looks like it could be rough.

gregoriop
09-15-2009, 01:04 PM
FLA, PIT, WAS and ATL are our interleague opponents.


Awesome.

Pear-Zin-Ski
09-15-2009, 01:06 PM
cubbies, pirates, nats, braves, cubbies...ewwww!

watch us get swept by the Pirates and the Nats back to back lol.

August and September are just brutal, let's hope we are quite the contender in 2010.

Whappeh
09-15-2009, 01:07 PM
They don't play TB here in FL the first 2 weeks of the season! :whiner:

chisoxfanatic
09-15-2009, 01:16 PM
I'm shocked that the last month of the season isn't nearly as division-heavy.

Waysouthsider
09-15-2009, 01:31 PM
hey folks,

I know there was some interest in this...I just received a 2010 schedule

Download a Printable 2010 White Sox Regular-Season Schedule (http://link.mlblists.com/r/CVNAF9/6HSP8/MLPTYF/7Z20ZA/D46VNZ/36/h?a=partnerId=ed-2927291-98559246%26source=ed-2927291-98559246)


Hope the link works for you!

shane

Tragg
09-15-2009, 01:38 PM
First week at home.
Another late September west coast trip.
Don't get the Yankees until the last week in August; RedSox not until the end of September. ONly 7 home games in total between them.
But he got those Pirates, again.

I'm surprised JR tolerates this year after year.

Hitmen77
09-15-2009, 01:38 PM
Our first game at Target Field will be May 11.

What's up with Pittsburgh 5 years in a row? I don't mind facing such a weak team, but whatever happened to rotating the interleague schedule so that we'd get a different sampling of teams (except for the Cubs) every year?

Vestigio
09-15-2009, 01:39 PM
I like those interleague games. Cubs, Pirates, Marlins, Nats, Braves

MinnySoxFan
09-15-2009, 01:45 PM
Once again, another year where the sox don't play at home on my bday. It's like they know not to schedule it because they don't want me there!

DSpivack
09-15-2009, 01:46 PM
Figures, I move away from DC and Sox are there the following summer. :tongue:

VeeckAsInWreck
09-15-2009, 01:47 PM
I noticed that our visit to The Urinal is a weekend series again.

Sox are going to PNC, I'd be more tempted to make the trip if the games weren't in the middle of the week. Although they do go to DC for a weekend.

Although it's odd how we have a series in NY at the end of April and they don't come here until the end of August. :scratch:

Marqhead
09-15-2009, 01:47 PM
I will forever hate the Monday game, off day Tuesday schedule to start the season. Right when you get your first taste of White Sox baseball you have to wait a whole day. It angers me!

sox1970
09-15-2009, 01:48 PM
I will forever hate the Monday game, off day Tuesday schedule to start the season. Right when you get your first taste of White Sox baseball you have to wait a whole day. It angers me!

That's why the rainout (cold?) this year was a good thing.

WhiteSox1989
09-15-2009, 02:01 PM
Sox aren't home on my birthday, but are the day after. I'm pumped. Except my 21st is on Monday, which sucks :( but oh well!

uksoxfan
09-15-2009, 02:07 PM
Great.........now I can get planning for real.

GO SOX

1989
09-15-2009, 02:07 PM
We should rip apart June. That should be a 20-10 month easily.

Dick Allen
09-15-2009, 02:13 PM
Our first game at Target Field will be May 11.

What's up with Pittsburgh 5 years in a row? I don't mind facing such a weak team, but whatever happened to rotating the interleague schedule so that we'd get a different sampling of teams (except for the Cubs) every year?It's nutty that they're playing the Pirates yet again. Too bad they can't play them later in the year after PIT does their annual housecleaning, though you'd think we'll beat them anyway. Meanwhile, the Sox have played the Mets only ONCE since interleague games started in 1997.:?:

Noneck
09-15-2009, 02:13 PM
Its nice to get the yanks in ny early.

Cangelosi CF
09-15-2009, 02:26 PM
it seems like the White Sox play Boston every Labor Day weekend for the past several years. :scratch:

g0g0
09-15-2009, 02:30 PM
I'm really liking this schedule. It'll be fun to play the Braves for the first time. I think I'll try to score some Cubs/Sox tickets at the Cell which is over my 11 year anniversary! lol

hi im skot
09-15-2009, 02:31 PM
Looks like I'm celebrating my birthday in DC next year.

twinsuck
09-15-2009, 02:34 PM
Why do the Sox play the Pirates every year?? I don't get it... :scratch:

salty99
09-15-2009, 02:35 PM
I'm glad there are no brutual road trips on there like this year. Well Aug. 30-Sept. 9 is probably going to be the toughest. Cle-Bos-Det

sox1970
09-15-2009, 02:35 PM
Its nice to get the yanks in ny early.

And the annual root canal in Toronto is in the second week of the season.

DSpivack
09-15-2009, 02:37 PM
I'm really liking this schedule. It'll be fun to play the Braves for the first time. I think I'll try to score some Cubs/Sox tickets at the Cell which is over my 11 year anniversary! lol

I just wish it was in Atlanta so I could go visit friends. Oh well.

Looks like I'm celebrating my birthday in DC next year.

There are worse places.

Madvora
09-15-2009, 02:37 PM
First week at home.
Another late September west coast trip.
Don't get the Yankees until the last week in August; RedSox not until the end of September. ONly 7 home games in total between them.
But he got those Pirates, again.

I'm surprised JR tolerates this year after year.
We're at Yankee Stadium April 30.

russ99
09-15-2009, 02:42 PM
FLA, PIT, WAS and ATL are our interleague opponents.


Awesome.

How did we pull that off? The only thing better would be Fla and Atl at home...

Good schedule, pretty well balanced, no Road Trip Of Doom, and the only tough spot is Boston at home for 4 the last week of the season. We should clinch before then ;)

Noneck
09-15-2009, 02:55 PM
And the annual root canal in Toronto is in the second week of the season.

That was before the Sox got Rios. Now he can show them how to win up there.:rolleyes:

DumpJerry
09-15-2009, 02:56 PM
No warm weather games in April until the 27th when we go to Texas.:angry:

DumpJerry
09-15-2009, 02:57 PM
Why do the Sox play the Pirates every year?? I don't get it... :scratch:
I'm not complaining.

Hitmen77
09-15-2009, 02:57 PM
I'm really liking this schedule. It'll be fun to play the Braves for the first time. I think I'll try to score some Cubs/Sox tickets at the Cell which is over my 11 year anniversary! lol

We played the Braves in 2004.

Foulke You
09-15-2009, 02:59 PM
It's nutty that they're playing the Pirates yet again. Too bad they can't play them later in the year after PIT does their annual housecleaning, though you'd think we'll beat them anyway. Meanwhile, the Sox have played the Mets only ONCE since interleague games started in 1997.:?:
The Pirates thing is pretty mind boggling. This is the 5th straight year we've played the Pirates! Makes perfect sense. You mentioned the Mets but our old rivals to the north, the Brewers hardly ever play us in interleague. Why the heck aren't they visiting our park this year?

Noneck
09-15-2009, 03:00 PM
No warm weather games in April until the 27th when we go to Texas.:angry:

And Tampa plays here in April, then down there in May. Should be vice versa.

Dibbs
09-15-2009, 03:11 PM
There should be no complaining about the Pirates. Consider it a blessing, as we are very lucky to have that interleague schedule. I am excited to make the trip to Washington D.C too.

jabrch
09-15-2009, 03:14 PM
What an awesome schedule!

doublem23
09-15-2009, 03:18 PM
Love the two 4 game series in the dome stadiums and that we play Boston twice in Sept.

/sarcasm.

All in all, I really like this schedule... The worst road trip appears to be that one right after the All-Star Break where we have 4 in Minnesota, 3 in LA, and 3 in Seattle... And we get to the play the NL East but somehow seem to miss the Phillies (who we appear to have traded for with a 3-gamer in Pittsburgh).

:cool:

kingpin_rcs
09-15-2009, 03:55 PM
Why do they never go to Busch Stadium? Are they afraid Mark Buehrle will defect?

oeo
09-15-2009, 04:03 PM
All in all, I really like this schedule... The worst road trip appears to be that one right after the All-Star Break where we have 4 in Minnesota, 3 in LA, and 3 in Seattle... And we get to the play the NL East but somehow seem to miss the Phillies (who we appear to have traded for with a 3-gamer in Pittsburgh).

:cool:

Why do we play the Pirates every year now? Not that I'm complaining...

oeo
09-15-2009, 04:05 PM
No warm weather games in April until the 27th when we go to Texas.:angry:

We're due for a warm April since summer lasted about a week this year.

SephClone89
09-15-2009, 04:06 PM
Wish we'd host the Phillies or Mets, I'd love to go. Atlanta's not bad, though.

Playing in Pittsburgh and Washington is also a good thing. Two crappy teams and two great ballparks. This'll be our first time playing at Nationals Park, right? Also, just went to PNC Park this summer--absolutely amazing park. As my family hasn't been to DC, we were talking about maybe going next year and catching the Sox as well. I don't think we could pass up PNC again, either.

Zakath
09-15-2009, 05:08 PM
By month, home vs. road:
April - 12 H, 11 R
May - 12 H, 16 R
June - 15 H, 12 R
July - 13 H, 13 R
August - 13 H, 15 R
September - 13 H, 14 R
October - 3 H

Longest string of consecutive days playing - 17 (May 14-30, 5 H, 12 R)
Longest road trip - 10 (twice, July 15-25 with 4 @Min, 3 @Sea, 3 @Oak; August 30-September 9, with 3 @Cle, 3 @Bos, 4 @Det)
Longest home stand - 9 (twice, June 1-9, with 3 vs. Tex, 3 vs. Cle, 3 vs Det; September 10-19, with 3 vs. KC, 3 vs Min, 3 vs. Det)

Games vs. AL opponents:
East
Baltimore - 7 (3 H, 4 R) vs. 9 in 2009 (6, 3)
Boston - 7 (4 H, 3 R) vs. 8 in 2009 (4, 4)
New York - 6 (3 H, 3 R) vs. 7 in 2009 (4, 3)
Tampa Bay - 7 (3 H, 4 R) vs. 8 in 2009 (4, 4)
Toronto - 8 (4 H, 4 R) vs. 7 in 2009 (3, 4)
Central
18 each (9 H, 9 R)
West
Los Angeles - 9 (6 H, 3 R) vs. 9 in 2009 (3, 6)
Oakland - 9 (3 H, 6 R) vs 9 in 2009 (6, 3)
Seattle - 10 (7 H, 3 R) vs. 9 in 2009 (3, 6)
Texas - 9 (3 H, 6 R) vs. 6 in 2009 (3, 3)

Swapping LA, Cincinnati, Milwaukee for Atlanta, Washington, Florida interleague.

All in all, slightly easier 2010 schedule vs 2009.

GMerlinD
09-15-2009, 05:43 PM
@ Texas July 4th!! Sweet!

Railsplitter
09-15-2009, 06:02 PM
Once again, another year where the sox don't play at home on my bday. It's like they know not to schedule it because they don't want me there!

Sox are 0-3 on my brother's birthday with us in the stands.

CLR01
09-15-2009, 06:17 PM
Why do they never go to Busch Stadium? Are they afraid Mark Buehrle will defect?


They were in St. Louis in 2001 and in Chicago in 2006 so they'll probably be back in St. Louis next time they play (2011?). I'd rather see them play the Cards every year than the ****ty ass Pirates. ****ing lame.

102605
09-15-2009, 06:17 PM
@LAA only once and it isn't until Sept 24th???? Wierd and crappy for SoCal Sox fans.

SephClone89
09-15-2009, 06:18 PM
They were in St. Louis in 2001 and in Chicago in 2006 so they'll probably be back in St. Louis next time they play (2011?). I'd rather see them play the Cards every year than the ****ty ass Pirates. ****ing lame.

Playing the Cards every other year and alternating home and away would be a good idea. I think you'd get a good amount of travelling fans both ways, and here on college campuses in central IL you'd have a good rivalry between the transplanted suburbanites and the hicks. I mean locals.

TDog
09-15-2009, 06:20 PM
@ Texas July 4th!! Sweet!

It would be too much to ask that the Rangers move to a different city in the offseason. The Second Senators should have never left Washington.

This schedule is rather odd. A trip to Oakland in September and a four-game home series against the Red Sox at the end of September seems unusual for a Central team.

Zakath
09-15-2009, 06:31 PM
It would be too much to ask that the Rangers move to a different city in the offseason. The Second Senators should have never left Washington.

This schedule is rather odd. A trip to Oakland in September and a four-game home series against the Red Sox at the end of September seems unusual for a Central team.

Especially as we have the last 15 games this season in division this year, while only having one of our last four series vs. the division next year.

Kind of weird that every division opponent has its last series vs. the Sox in Chicago next year. (KC Sept 10-12, Min Sept 14-16, Det Sept 17-19, Cle Oct 1-3)

Lip Man 1
09-15-2009, 06:33 PM
First time in Washington since 1971. Overall the schedule is better balanced than in 2009 - no 'road trips from hell...' however the end is going to be difficult. A West Coast road trip then they have to host Boston.

Also I'm sure the Sox aren't happy about this. It looks like they are on the road for all three major summer holidays...Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day.

Aren't those dates May 24th, July 4th and September 7th next year?

Lip

Zakath
09-15-2009, 06:37 PM
Also I'm sure the Sox aren't happy about this. It looks like they are on the road for all three major summer holidays...Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day.

Aren't those dates May 24th, July 4th and September 7th next year?

Lip

Memorial Day will actually be observed on the 31st next year. http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/memorial-day

We're off on that day.

We're in Texas on the 4th and Labor Day (Sept. 6) they're in Detroit.

Lip Man 1
09-15-2009, 06:44 PM
Thanks Zakath...now I'm sure Bob Grim and company aren't happy about it.

Lip

DC Sox Fan
09-15-2009, 08:08 PM
Looks like I'm celebrating my birthday in DC next year.

First round is on me!

I'll start getting the tailgate set up now. Free parking at RFK (the old 'skins/nats stadium and current home of DC united) with a free shuttle bus to Nats park. Tailgating space aplenty. Also, there's the "bullpen" beer garden which is popular after opening up this year near the park.

For your travel needs, Southwest now flies from Midway to Dulles, you can get a ~$2 metro bus ride to downtown DC from there. United also flies to National close to hourly. May be more expensive but also more convenient. Can't wait for June 18-20 next year :cool:

Soxman219
09-15-2009, 09:19 PM
Why do we play the Red Sox for the first time in September? Other than that, no problems here!:smile:

chisox616
09-15-2009, 09:21 PM
Man...when are the Sox going to come to Busch? For two teams in the Centrals, you'd figure they'd match up a few more times than they actually do. I don't even remember the last time the Sox came here.

dickallen15
09-15-2009, 09:36 PM
First time in Washington since 1971. Overall the schedule is better balanced than in 2009 - no 'road trips from hell...' however the end is going to be difficult. A West Coast road trip then they have to host Boston.

Also I'm sure the Sox aren't happy about this. It looks like they are on the road for all three major summer holidays...Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day.

Aren't those dates May 24th, July 4th and September 7th next year?

Lip

I'm sure the Sox are thrilled they aren't home on Labor Day. Its a terrible day for White Sox crowds. This past Labor Day I was in the patio area and there weren't more than 30 people there in total. One of the Bertucci's said its always like that on Labor Day. In fact, those party areas probably are pretty empty on holidays. Not many companies would be holding events for employees on those days.

Zakath
09-15-2009, 10:13 PM
Man...when are the Sox going to come to Busch? For two teams in the Centrals, you'd figure they'd match up a few more times than they actually do. I don't even remember the last time the Sox came here.

2001. Were swept in a three-game set, June 15-17 (10-3, 8-3, 8-3).

http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/schedule.php?y=2001&t=CHA

Lip Man 1
09-16-2009, 01:28 AM
Dick:

For what it's worth I talk to the people involved in making the Sox recommendations to MLB on the schedule, they ALWAYS specifically ask to be home at least on the 4th of July (fireworks).

They feel attendance is usually better on holidays.

To see them shut out of even one, is flat out stupid, ALL teams in MLB should have at least one home game on a summer holiday. That's ridiculous.

Lip

sox1970
09-16-2009, 01:38 AM
Hawk was just talking the other day about never drawing well on Labor Day. I don't think it's a big deal. 4th of July, sure. Memorial Day and Labor Day, I don't think is a big drawing card.

samurai_sox
09-16-2009, 01:50 AM
We played the Braves in 2004.


Here's video of that:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j45ToR00aw

dickallen15
09-16-2009, 06:23 AM
Dick:

For what it's worth I talk to the people involved in making the Sox recommendations to MLB on the schedule, they ALWAYS specifically ask to be home at least on the 4th of July (fireworks).

They feel attendance is usually better on holidays.

To see them shut out of even one, is flat out stupid, ALL teams in MLB should have at least one home game on a summer holiday. That's ridiculous.

Lip

This year they drew 18,182 on the 4th of July and 22,511 with a ton of Red Sox fans, on Labor Day.

doublem23
09-16-2009, 06:55 AM
This year they drew 18,182 on the 4th of July and 22,511 with a ton of Red Sox fans, on Labor Day.

Don't bring your "facts" and "numbers" around here when people are going off on a nutty tangent.

Noneck
09-16-2009, 09:16 AM
Don't bring your "facts" and "numbers" around here when people are going off on a nutty tangent.

More facts and numbers:

Temperature at game time 66 degrees and light rain. High temperature 69 degrees , Mean temperature 66 degrees, on 7/4/2009.

Lip Man 1
09-16-2009, 12:06 PM
Dick:

They weren't playing very well this year either which skewers the numbers.

Double:

Nutty or not, that's what the Sox want and with respect, I get that straight from the horses mouth.

EDIT:

Speaking of such, I just a minute ago heard back from the front office concerning my questions about the schedule. In short I was told they feel the fact that they aren't home for any holidays is "quite unusual." Also apparently there was more going on here than meets the eye. The Sox apparently sent MLB a two page memo with objections to the original draft of the schedule... the only changes they got were playing the Marlins in Chicago instead of Florida and going to Pittsburgh instead of the Pirates again coming to Chicago.

Lip

jdm2662
09-16-2009, 12:26 PM
This year they drew 18,182 on the 4th of July and 22,511 with a ton of Red Sox fans, on Labor Day.

Um, they were in KC on the fourth. I know, because I was in KC that weekend and saw the Sox play.

jabrch
09-16-2009, 12:27 PM
Dick:

They weren't playing very well this year either which skewers the numbers.




Really? It fastens the numbers on a stick? For what purpose? :)

Zisk77
09-16-2009, 01:21 PM
it seems like the White Sox play Boston every Labor Day weekend for the past several years. :scratch:

Yep 3 of the last 4 years I've been watching it with a Bosox fan at our fantasy Fb draft.

ewokpelts
09-17-2009, 12:28 PM
This year they drew 18,182 on the 4th of July and 22,511 with a ton of Red Sox fans, on Labor Day.the sox were in KANSAS CITY on july 4th

dickallen15
09-17-2009, 01:01 PM
the sox were in KANSAS CITY on july 4th
Yes it was pointed out earlier. In 2008 the Sox drew 29,600 on the 4th of July a Friday night. Holidays aren't the big attendance hogs many think they are.

ewokpelts
09-17-2009, 01:03 PM
2005 memorial day was a sellout, but that was also a half price monday and weekend season ticket holders had that game on thier package.

Lip Man 1
09-17-2009, 03:29 PM
Dick:

30,000 isn't a "big attendance" night?

Interesting....I guess you feel the Sox should draw like the Yankees and I wish that was the case too.

Lip

gobears1987
09-17-2009, 03:31 PM
2005 memorial day was a sellout, but that was also a half price monday and weekend season ticket holders had that game on thier package.
That was also Frank's first game back. I know because I purchased tickets for the sole reason of watching him return. He of course left the game with an injury, but Timo came through in the 9th when the DH spot came up.

mrfourni
09-17-2009, 04:11 PM
Dick:

30,000 isn't a "big attendance" night?

Interesting....I guess you feel the Sox should draw like the Yankees and I wish that was the case too.

Lip

30,000 people for a Friday night in July is pretty typical for the White Sox. I don't remember exactly, but I assume that the 4th of July was a fireworks night as well. As a comparison, this is the attendance for Friday games (excluding the Cubs game) in June, July and August this year:

6/5 vs Cleveland: 29,825
7/17 vs. Bal: 32,013
7/31 vs. NYY 38,228
8/7 vs. Cleveland 27,153
8/21 vs. Bal 34,125
Average: 32,268

The 4th might be a "big attendance" draw, but these numbers seem to indicate its not much bigger than a normal weekend game. I would think the White Sox want Memorial/Labor day (as well as the 4th when it falls on a Mon-Thu) because those days probably draw better than a typical Monday.

dickallen15
09-17-2009, 04:17 PM
Dick:

30,000 isn't a "big attendance" night?

Interesting....I guess you feel the Sox should draw like the Yankees and I wish that was the case too.

Lip

Considering most fireworks nights in the middle of the Summer of 2008 draw more than 30k, no I don't think its a big attendance night. The next night the attendance was 35,500 and on Sunday it was 32,000.

dickallen15
09-17-2009, 04:20 PM
30,000 people for a Friday night in July is pretty typical for the White Sox. I don't remember exactly, but I assume that the 4th of July was a fireworks night as well. As a comparison, this is the attendance for Friday games (excluding the Cubs game) in June, July and August this year:

6/5 vs Cleveland: 29,825
7/17 vs. Bal: 32,013
7/31 vs. NYY 38,228
8/7 vs. Cleveland 27,153
8/21 vs. Bal 34,125
Average: 32,268

The 4th might be a "big attendance" draw, but these numbers seem to indicate its not much bigger than a normal weekend game. I would think the White Sox want Memorial/Labor day (as well as the 4th when it falls on a Mon-Thu) because those days probably draw better than a typical Monday.

Labor Day is usually a bad draw unless the Sox are really playing well.

mrfourni
09-17-2009, 04:24 PM
Labor Day is usually a bad draw unless the Sox are really playing well.

You're right. My only thought is that its probably a better draw than a typical Monday night game in late August/Early September.

oeo
09-17-2009, 05:13 PM
This year they drew 18,182 on the 4th of July and 22,511 with a ton of Red Sox fans, on Labor Day.

Hawk also mentioned on Labor Day that the Sox NEVER draw well on Labor Day. I don't know if that's true or not.

ewokpelts
09-21-2009, 11:44 AM
labor day with premium prices wont do well. maybe with regular prices ot 1/2 price monday.

i only went this year becuase i had a 1/2 price code.