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doublem23
04-13-2010, 10:12 PM
Just curious. Does the history of watching a no-hitter ever overtake your Sox fandom? Poll coming.

BleacherBandit
04-13-2010, 10:15 PM
I like Ricky Romero and have nothing against him. However, you always want the best for your team. I've already witnessed plenty of history concerning no-hit games.

GoGoCrede
04-13-2010, 10:15 PM
No. I've seen Buehrle's perfect game and no-hitter; I've also seen Sanchez's no-hitter from last season, and Zambrano's from the year before. I've been lucky enough to see those, so I wasn't overly eager to see my team get no-hit.

I guess in this instance, I'm choosing a team over the game of baseball itself. Maybe that makes me a non-purist; I don't really care.

TheCommander
04-13-2010, 10:18 PM
NOT AT ALL. If I were at a game and the Sox were no-hit, I would clap and give props to the opposing team-when the game was over. But up until that last out I would be rooting for a Sox hit, and more importantly, a SOX WIN.

JB98
04-13-2010, 10:18 PM
Hell no. It was only a 4-0 game. When Rios homered, I thought, "Well, maybe they can still pull this out." Obviously, that did not happen, but I was rooting for a Sox rally.

twinsuck
04-13-2010, 10:19 PM
I honestly started not to care if we lost, I just really really really hoped we wouldn't get no-hit. Getting no hit is embarrassing, I never want to witness it happen to the Sox...

Marqhead
04-13-2010, 10:20 PM
Nope. I always pull for the no-hitter....except when it's against the Sox.

DumpJerry
04-13-2010, 10:29 PM
Poll needs a fourth option:

Hell No!

DSpivack
04-13-2010, 10:29 PM
I honestly started not to care if we lost, I just really really really hoped we wouldn't get no-hit. Getting no hit is embarrassing, I never want to witness it happen to the Sox...

That was exactly my perspective. That it was Rios in Toronto with a homer just made it that much sweeter.

goon
04-13-2010, 10:30 PM
Oh my God, no.

CLUBHOUSE KID
04-13-2010, 10:33 PM
I say yes. I feel like players should get that chance...Plus we LOST anyways...I mean CC pitching against TB...TB lost 10-0 yes got 1 hit in the 8th with 4 outs to go. I feel/felt bad for him. Same here. I mean even if it means it's a loss, there's a ton of games left and I would hate to see people blame our play-off chances on this loss had he gotten a no-no even though it was a loss anyway.

CLUBHOUSE KID
04-13-2010, 10:34 PM
I guess in this instance, I'm choosing a team over the game of baseball itself. Maybe that makes me a non-purist; I don't really care.

I guess I am lol

JermaineDye05
04-13-2010, 10:37 PM
No, I wanted the Sox to win.

sox1970
04-13-2010, 10:40 PM
If I'm at the game, I want to see a no-hitter.

Watching on TV, no.

BadBobbyJenks
04-13-2010, 10:46 PM
Wow, Doub is going to ban those who choose poorly.

mccoydp
04-13-2010, 11:15 PM
No way, Jose.

doublem23
04-13-2010, 11:20 PM
Wow, Doub is going to ban those who choose poorly.

Ixnay on the anningbay.

KnightSox
04-14-2010, 12:18 AM
No.

SOX ADDICT '73
04-14-2010, 01:32 AM
That was exactly my perspective. That it was Rios in Toronto with a homer just made it that much sweeter.
This is what made the loss feel almost like a win. Almost.

And in reference to the poll: HELL NO!! This season's offense has been embarassing enough without that dubious distinction. Not to mention the crap we'd have to hear from Cubs fans (I've got all I can handle dealing with the giddiness of the Peavy-haters).

HebrewHammer
04-14-2010, 02:09 AM
We've got one vote for yes. Is there any chance it's NOT Homefish?

Noneck
04-14-2010, 02:11 AM
2 outs in the 9th, with a no hitter going against the Sox and down 9-0, with Quentin at the plate. I'd have him lay one down, whatever it takes not to be no hit.

Sam Spade
04-14-2010, 02:38 AM
No, I don't root for my favorite team to suffer an embarrassing defeat.

Scottiehaswheels
04-14-2010, 06:06 AM
If it leads to a new hitting coach.... I'm all for it.

parlaycard
04-14-2010, 07:13 AM
Its very sad watching last nights Sox game and the goal in my mind late in the game is just not to get no hit.

Romero looked like Steve Carlton out there.

spawn
04-14-2010, 07:28 AM
Hell no. I've already seen the Sox get no-hit before. I didn't want to see it again. Besides, I've seen history with Buehrle's no-no and his perfect game.

g0g0
04-14-2010, 07:31 AM
Yes, I love watching the pitcher being left alone like he's contagious, the hushness of the dugout, the drama of each pitch. Now that's baseball!

Hartman
04-14-2010, 07:36 AM
Maybe a little bit, because something needs to fire these guys up. Clearly the coaching staff isn't doing it.

Tragg
04-14-2010, 07:40 AM
What kind of question is this?

HELL NO.

Rios is my hero.

veeter
04-14-2010, 07:46 AM
Poll needs a fourth option:

Hell No!Exactly.

Soxfanspcu11
04-14-2010, 08:16 AM
No disrespect but I would have to say NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

WhiteSox1989
04-14-2010, 08:17 AM
No way. Though, after the 7th inning I really though Romero was going to get it.

masloan
04-14-2010, 08:21 AM
Maybe a little bit, because something needs to fire these guys up. Clearly the coaching staff isn't doing it.

Why does something need to fire them up? The amount of overreacting after a couple weeks is laughable.

AlleghenySoxFan
04-14-2010, 08:33 AM
My roommate asked me this last night and I was shocked that he said he would root for it against his team (Cleveland). To me it would be an embarrassment. Like many people have said i didn't mind that they lost and was happy that they ended up not getting no hit. Romero had some nasty stuff out there.

Railsplitter
04-14-2010, 09:14 AM
I remember Jack Morris getting a standing ovation after his 1984 no-hitter against the Sox at the Old Park.

Jerko
04-14-2010, 09:16 AM
2 outs in the 9th, with a no hitter going against the Sox and down 9-0, with Quentin at the plate. I'd have him lay one down, whatever it takes not to be no hit.

IIRC a manager did that a few years back and got ripped for it. Ha it was against Schilling.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/diamondbacks/2001-05-27-schilling.htm

g0g0
04-14-2010, 10:28 AM
IIRC a manager did that a few years back and got ripped for it. Ha it was against Schilling.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/diamondbacks/2001-05-27-schilling.htm

I see nothing wrong with that. It's a good solid play. If it gets you on base it gets you on base.

To clarify my statement above, I would root for the player, not necessarily against my team. It might not sound like a difference but to me it is.

Over By There
04-14-2010, 10:32 AM
Absolutely not - in fact, I was getting a little queasy from being nervous about seeing my Sox no-hit. I never want anything embarrassing to happen to the Sox.

munchman33
04-14-2010, 10:34 AM
Why does something need to fire them up? The amount of overreacting after a couple weeks is laughable.

The underreacting is what's laughable. These games count in the standings, right?

CLR01
04-14-2010, 10:43 AM
The underreacting is what's laughable. These games count in the standings, right?


Not until August when the weather warms up and the Sox offense will be firing on all cylinders. At least that's what I hear every year.

Noneck
04-14-2010, 10:51 AM
IIRC a manager did that a few years back and got ripped for it. Ha it was against Schilling.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/diamondbacks/2001-05-27-schilling.htm

I see that it was Brenly ripping Bochy. Considering the number of offers Brenly has gotten to manage over the past 6 years, I will side with Bochy.

konerko 14
04-14-2010, 11:05 AM
Noooo!!!!

Paulwny
04-14-2010, 11:23 AM
Yep, with this offense, possible history, one team no hit 2 or 3 times in one year.

The Milkman
04-14-2010, 11:36 AM
if it leads to a new hitting coach.... I'm all for it.

+1

TDog
04-14-2010, 11:39 AM
If you're watching the game on television or listening to the game on the radio, it is different than if you were in the ballpark watching it in person. If you had no rooting interest in a game you were attending, you would be excited to see a no-hitter.

I was following the game on the Internet, not having radio or television access, and I certainly didn't want to see the Sox get no-hit (although ESPN would have broken into the game in the ninth inning, and I could have gone to a television to watch, as was the case with Mark Buehrle's perfect game).

Still, I have a friend who was in the old park for the Jack Morris no-hitter in 1984, and he wasn't happy about it. It was six years before he went to another Sox game, which I took him to. He was complaining that he shouldn't go to Sox games as they were shut out that night by the Mariners.

My short answer would be no.

TDog
04-14-2010, 11:42 AM
If it leads to a new hitting coach.... I'm all for it.

Have the Rays fired their hitting coach yet after the disgraceful perfect-game loss last year? It took the Rangers a few seasons to dump their sorry excuse for a hitting coach after Mark Buehrle no-hit them in 2007.

Jerko
04-14-2010, 12:16 PM
I see that it was Brenly ripping Bochy. Considering the number of offers Brenly has gotten to manage over the past 6 years, I will side with Bochy.

Plus it was only a 2 run game. Tying run came to the plate.

FielderJones
04-14-2010, 12:19 PM
Yep, with this offense, possible history, one team no hit 2 or 3 times in one year.

The worst offense (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1906/UCHA01906.htm) in Sox history was not no-hit. The Sox offense that holds the franchise record (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1917/UCHA01917.htm) for wins was no-hit on consecutive days. You never know.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Major_League_Baseball_no-hitters#1900_to_1924

tacosalbarojas
04-14-2010, 12:49 PM
If anyone says yes to this question, I almost want to ask what it is they like about the Sox. Maybe it's the logo?

doublem23
04-14-2010, 12:55 PM
If anyone says yes to this question, I almost want to ask what it is they like about the Sox. Maybe it's the logo?

Don't be a jerk.

Scottiehaswheels
04-14-2010, 12:58 PM
Have the Rays fired their hitting coach yet after the disgraceful perfect-game loss last year? It took the Rangers a few seasons to dump their sorry excuse for a hitting coach after Mark Buehrle no-hit them in 2007.Well lets see, we have our home games in a hitters park yet we haven't had a top 10 offense since 2006. We've brought in vets that hit below their career averages while here, leave, and return to career averages. They've supposedly worked with all these guys on bunting yet half of them still can't get one down for the life of them. Who's job is that?

If Walker is such a great hitting coach and so many other teams would love to have him, why not let him go and test that notion? Seriously, bringing in someone new, they couldn't do much worse compared to the last 6+ years results, and would probably cost less.

If I had a job where the things I was personally responsible for just flat out sucked for 3+ years, do you think I would still have that job? We're a major market team yet we've finished in the top 10 in B.A. 1!!! year under Walker's tenure, with how many 100+ mil payrolls?

BadBobbyJenks
04-14-2010, 01:43 PM
I am ashamed of 17 people.

Corlose 15
04-14-2010, 01:46 PM
I think a clarification needs to be made. Rooting for a no-hitter and being ok with it happening aren't necessarily the same thing.

I wanted the Sox to win the game. If they were gonna lose I didn't care if it was 4-0 with no hits or 4-0 with one hit.

TDog
04-14-2010, 02:06 PM
Well lets see, we have our home games in a hitters park yet we haven't had a top 10 offense since 2006. We've brought in vets that hit below their career averages while here, leave, and return to career averages. They've supposedly worked with all these guys on bunting yet half of them still can't get one down for the life of them. Who's job is that?

If Walker is such a great hitting coach and so many other teams would love to have him, why not let him go and test that notion? Seriously, bringing in someone new, they couldn't do much worse compared to the last 6+ years results, and would probably cost less.

If I had a job where the things I was personally responsible for just flat out sucked for 3+ years, do you think I would still have that job? We're a major market team yet we've finished in the top 10 in B.A. 1!!! year under Walker's tenure, with how many 100+ mil payrolls?

This is not only off topic, but even setting aside that almost half of the 25 man roster representing more half of the payroll is not expected to get any hits this year even if they come to bat, it's a silly, uninformed, logically faulty argument.

My point was that teams that get no-hit do not react by firing their hitting coaches.

And White Sox fans who would cheer against the White Sox in order to see the White Sox fire their hitting coach do not have their White Sox priorities straight.

CLUBHOUSE KID
04-14-2010, 03:28 PM
If anyone says yes to this question, I almost want to ask what it is they like about the Sox. Maybe it's the logo?

Sorry I respect the game and the players who play it and get to be close to having it happen.

GlassSox
04-14-2010, 06:24 PM
Poll needs a fourth option:

Hell No!

I vote for that one with you.