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soxinem1
10-05-2009, 03:26 PM
As I have for the past four decades, I look forward to the off-season, but sure miss the atmosphere from a year ago, as it seems Alexei just hit that GS off DET, and the White Sox were 2/3 of the way to playing three different teams on three successive days.

While I have plenty to keep me busy at home, work, and with hobbies, I miss not having the radio on with the games.

Guess it's back to boring old music and movies!!

I am just curious what everyone else plans to do or catch up on (besides watch playoff games, of course) until the hot stove stuff arrives after the World Series.

mzh
10-05-2009, 03:31 PM
It seems to me that this offseason will have a much different outlook than the last. 2009 was a rebuilding year from the start, and we knew that during the offseason when it became clear we would be putting guys like Fields and Getz out there everyday. Point is, I think this offseason will be more talking about next season than the outcome of last season.

GoGoCrede
10-05-2009, 03:46 PM
Last year's winter meetings were hilarious. I remember sitting in the library fixed to the screen because Cowley insisted there was a Homer Bailey for Dye swap. I look forward to the wild speculation again.

Marqhead
10-05-2009, 03:50 PM
Well, actually, pretty nice little Monday. I'm going to Lowe's. Buy some blinds, maybe get some other things for my new apartment. Stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath and Beyond, I don't know. I don't know if I'll have enough time.

The Baseball off-season sucks.

KMcMahon817
10-05-2009, 03:57 PM
Well, actually, pretty nice little Monday. I'm going to Lowe's. Buy some blinds, maybe get some other things for my new apartment. Stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath and Beyond, I don't know. I don't know if I'll have enough time.

The Baseball off-season sucks.


Okay, Frank.:D:

Lip Man 1
10-05-2009, 04:04 PM
What do we do now?

Simple...break out the tapes from 1981, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008.

:D:

At least that's what I'll be doing for the next month.

Lip

peridot
10-05-2009, 04:24 PM
I'll be watching my World Series DVD set and getting back into the hobbies I mostly put on hold for 6 months.

seventyseven
10-05-2009, 04:30 PM
"Here come the Hawks, the migh-ty, Blaa-aack Hawks!"

HangWiffum
10-05-2009, 04:44 PM
Bears and Blackhawks till pitchers and catchers report...

mccoydp
10-05-2009, 04:45 PM
I'll be working on my next-to-last Master's class, prepping for the Tucson Marathon, and spending more time with my wife.

Noneck
10-05-2009, 04:52 PM
Keeping busy is not the problem, staying busy and enjoying it, always is.

Coming here to see what is going will be part of my agenda. It will be more interesting when the company men come out of the woodwork tho. The banter is not as exciting when everyone is in the same camp.

WhiteSox5187
10-05-2009, 05:01 PM
I'll watch as much as I can of the post-season and hope to see some good baseball, then I'll follow the winter meetings and the hot stove league along with the Hawks. Then pitchers and catchers should report.

School will fit in there somewhere I suppose.

Gavin
10-05-2009, 05:07 PM
I think I'll try to get into the Bulls and the Hawks.

chisoxfanatic
10-05-2009, 05:13 PM
I'm a hockey-first girl, and I subscribe to Center Ice, so I watch typically 6 hours of hockey a night during hockey season. I pick 2 "main" games to watch (one early, one late) and flip to other games during the intermissions of my 2 main games. If the Blackhawks are playing, I of course watch that game in its entirety.

Whenever the Bears are playing, I am hanging on every snap of the game.

This is my favorite time of the year, actually, for sports. Hockey just started, football is in full-swing, and it's time for the baseball playoffs (I casually follow the baseball playoffs if the Sox aren't involved, though).

soxinem1
10-05-2009, 05:40 PM
What do we do now?

Simple...break out the tapes from 1981, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008.

:D:

At least that's what I'll be doing for the next month.

Lip

What was special about 1981, 1985, and 1992?

Lip Man 1
10-05-2009, 05:44 PM
They had winning seasons and I had the opportunity to get some complete games for the library.

Lip

soxinem1
10-05-2009, 06:04 PM
They had winning seasons and I had the opportunity to get some complete games for the library.

Lip

That's awesome to have those old games to watch.

I like watching a couple games from 1990 I was at in MIL when Frank Thomas got his first MLB hit, a triple over Robin Yount's head that broke up Mark Knudsen's no-no, and the Andy Hawkins no-no at Comiskey that put the team in first!

I would have added 1982 though. A great, snow-filled start of the season, and that team could have won the AL West if they didn't have so many Iron Glove winners on the field.

Frater Perdurabo
10-05-2009, 06:57 PM
Write my dissertation proposal.

Medford Bobby
10-05-2009, 07:10 PM
What do we do now?

Simple...break out the tapes from 1981, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008.

:D:

At least that's what I'll be doing for the next month.

Lip

Ditto, I pull out old Sox games for a Sox fix and it's fun to see the good talent and stiffs the Sox had over the last 20 years......:wink:

ode to veeck
10-05-2009, 07:14 PM
you mean there's no Sox games this week:?:

1989
10-05-2009, 08:02 PM
I'm a hockey-first girl, and I subscribe to Center Ice, so I watch typically 6 hours of hockey a night during hockey season. I pick 2 "main" games to watch (one early, one late) and flip to other games during the intermissions of my 2 main games. If the Blackhawks are playing, I of course watch that game in its entirety.

Whenever the Bears are playing, I am hanging on every snap of the game.

This is my favorite time of the year, actually, for sports. Hockey just started, football is in full-swing, and it's time for the baseball playoffs (I casually follow the baseball playoffs if the Sox aren't involved, though).

Jesus. How do you ever get anything done?

chisoxfanatic
10-05-2009, 08:10 PM
Jesus. How do you ever get anything done?
Chores are usually done in the weekend/after I come home from work, and I never take any work home, as I utilize my non-teaching time. It's pretty simple when I live with nobody.

Tragg
10-05-2009, 08:25 PM
It takes about a week of withdrawal. Baseball-less Monday is common, but I'll feel it tomorrow.

1989
10-05-2009, 08:27 PM
Chores are usually done in the weekend/after I come home from work, and I never take any work home, as I utilize my non-teaching time. It's pretty simple when I live with nobody.

That's pretty awesome. My girlfriend is a dedicated Wild fan, she watches every game and forces me to watch them all. 6 hours of hockey a day? That is dedication fanatic.

chisoxfanatic
10-05-2009, 08:46 PM
That's pretty awesome. My girlfriend is a dedicated Wild fan, she watches every game and forces me to watch them all. 6 hours of hockey a day? That is dedication fanatic.
It is my goal to be able to, by Thanksgiving, be able to fill out a lineup card for any of the NHL teams, or at least be able to figure out who should be on each teams' top lines if it's a team I don't follow as closely, and which goaltender they should start when.

What's great is that, when my boyfriend's in town, I don't have to break from the routine, as he is a hockey-first guy too (Hawks fan!). :smile:

I pity that you have had to watch a ton of Wild games in the past, because Lamaire had a system that would put even the most avid hockey fans to sleep. Fortunately for you, Lamaire is back in New Jersey now.

1989
10-05-2009, 08:59 PM
It is my goal to be able to, by Thanksgiving, be able to fill out a lineup card for any of the NHL teams, or at least be able to figure out who should be on each teams' top lines if it's a team I don't follow as closely, and which goaltender they should start when.

What's great is that, when my boyfriend's in town, I don't have to break from the routine, as he is a hockey-first guy too (Hawks fan!). :smile:

I pity that you have had to watch a ton of Wild games in the past, because Lamaire had a system that would put even the most avid hockey fans to sleep. Fortunately for you, Lamaire is back in New Jersey now.

Yep. Dump, chase, and trap isn't my style of hockey. My girlfriend would always say: all that matters is wins, and if it works it works. I also bought her a Havlat jersey for her birthday. I know, I know.

tacosalbarojas
10-05-2009, 09:06 PM
What do we do now?

Simple...break out the tapes from 1981, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008.

:D:

At least that's what I'll be doing for the next month.

Lip'94 too hard to watch?

JermaineDye05
10-05-2009, 09:07 PM
Salivate over the idea of having Jake Peavy in a White Sox uniform for the next couple of years.

MARTINMVP
10-05-2009, 09:15 PM
Hibernate until pitchers and catchers report.

Damn, this year went by so fast. I wasn't particularly excited about baseball earlier this year, but even in late February, I remember sitting at my desk thinking how it was cool that pitchers and catchers were finally reporting. The entire winter period post January 1st is spent with me patiently waiting for the weather to get warmer.

Woofer
10-05-2009, 09:20 PM
My oldest son will be playing Fall baseball for a few more weeks, so that gives me somewhat of a baseball fix. After that, I guess I will immerse myself in my work. Blah.

Lundind1
10-05-2009, 09:25 PM
:gulp:

I can sit in my back room and look at a dark, cold US Cellular Field. Winter is a sad time around Bridgeport with no Sox games. I will make do until ST.

I am starting a Tax and Accounting Consulting business so I will have my hands full this winter. Maybe that will help me get through this winter quickly and before I know it, the neighborhood will be full of White Sox life again.

JB98
10-05-2009, 09:25 PM
With no game tonight, it gives me more time to surf the Web and look for a new job.

Actually, I am looking forward to watching the playoffs, even though the Sox did not qualify. And hockey season has begun.

I'll be able to stay busy.

Lundind1
10-05-2009, 09:27 PM
With no game tonight, it gives me more time to surf the Web and look for a new job.

I am right there with ya on that one. I totally forgot about my fantasy football team. (I backed into 4-0 so far this year)

I need to have a great job first, my business second.

ChiSoxGirl
10-05-2009, 09:28 PM
Hibernate until pitchers and catchers report.

Damn, this year went by so fast. I wasn't particularly excited about baseball earlier this year, but even in late February, I remember sitting at my desk thinking how it was cool that pitchers and catchers were finally reporting. The entire winter period post January 1st is spent with me patiently waiting for the weather to get warmer.

Absolutely! As soon as the holidays are over, I start counting down the days 'til SoxFest. Once we get through that weekend, I begin the countdown 'til pitchers & catchers report to Glendale.

chisoxfanatic
10-05-2009, 09:52 PM
Yep. Dump, chase, and trap isn't my style of hockey. My girlfriend would always say: all that matters is wins, and if it works it works. I also bought her a Havlat jersey for her birthday. I know, I know.
Well, I don't know what the hell she is talking about when she says "all that matters is WINS" when the Wild rarely make the playoffs (only three times), and have only advanced past the first round once (a loss to the Ducks in the 3002 WCF). If the trap worked, they would've been far more successful.

Did you buy her a Havlat JERSEY, or did you buy her a Havlat SWEATER???

slavko
10-05-2009, 09:57 PM
Here's to a great winter of us enjoying many a fine friendly argument with each other at WSI. The Hot Stove League beats any winter sport. Although I might get a spark of interest in the Bulls.

1989
10-05-2009, 10:11 PM
Well, I don't know what the hell she is talking about when she says "all that matters is WINS" when the Wild rarely make the playoffs (only three times), and have only advanced past the first round once (a loss to the Ducks in the 3002 WCF). If the trap worked, they would've been far more successful.

Did you buy her a Havlat JERSEY, or did you buy her a Havlat SWEATER???

I perfer the term jersey. We're not Canucks after all. So a jersey it was. They had it up on nhl.com the minute he signed with Minnesota.

twinsuck
10-05-2009, 10:15 PM
the Hawks, the Bears, and the Bulls.

Lip Man 1
10-05-2009, 10:29 PM
JB:

Were you let go from the newspaper? or are you trying to get ahead of the curve??

Lip

SoxGirl4Life
10-05-2009, 10:51 PM
What a sad little thread :(::(:

Jerko
10-05-2009, 10:58 PM
I like winter. Yeah I miss the Sox, but ***, 6 months is a long time to be moping around.

1989
10-05-2009, 11:00 PM
What a sad little thread :(::(:

Yep. I have no clue what to do now while waiting for college basketball season to get here. Thankfully College BB bridges the way to opening day.

chisoxfanatic
10-05-2009, 11:04 PM
Yep. I have no clue what to do now while waiting for college basketball season to get here. Thankfully College BB bridges the way to opening day.
I've been watching Roberto Luongo getting shelled tonight. I think he still has Kaner and Buff on his mind. :tongue:

I'm looking forward to college basketball as well.

You guys, we should have offseason chats in the chat room!

DSpivack
10-05-2009, 11:53 PM
Bears, Hawks, soon enough the Bulls, MLB playoffs, fantasy football, moving, finding a job, volunteering, not so hard.