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Sockinchisox
07-11-2010, 03:50 PM
Q!
Andruw!
Rios!
Tank!
Pena!

1st Place!!

october23sp
07-11-2010, 03:50 PM
We lead the Central.:bandance:

Boondock Saint
07-11-2010, 03:51 PM
First place at the all star break. Absolutely stunning.

KnightSox
07-11-2010, 03:51 PM
Congrats to the first place Chicago White Sox, you guys busted your ass for this, and I say thanks.

rdwj
07-11-2010, 03:51 PM
Un-****ing-believable!!

Where are the dark clouds? Been VERY quiet lately

WhiteSox1989
07-11-2010, 03:52 PM
Not much to say. I love this team.

october23sp
07-11-2010, 03:52 PM
I really can't believe this.

manders_01
07-11-2010, 03:52 PM
I can't wait till MLBs website is updated so it's really in black and white that we are in first. How ****ing great is this?!?!? :cool:

:sweep :winner

BigHurt3515
07-11-2010, 03:53 PM
8!
:bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance: :bandance::bandance::bandance:

1st place!
:dtroll:

Craig Grebeck
07-11-2010, 03:53 PM
Un-****ing-believable!!

Where are the dark clouds? Been VERY quiet lately
Stuff like this makes no sense to me. You mean people find fewer things to complain about when they win 25 of 30? Get out!

BadBobbyJenks
07-11-2010, 03:53 PM
Remarkable.

johnnyg83
07-11-2010, 03:53 PM
Contextually .. this has to be the greatest 30-game run for the Sox evah.

Bravo!

BoysMom3
07-11-2010, 03:54 PM
1st place!! YEAH!!! What a great and fun game to watch!!!!!!!! Love it!!!!

Rikirk
07-11-2010, 03:54 PM
couldnt resist...

Pear-Zin-Ski
07-11-2010, 03:55 PM
15 runs without Alexei AND Paulie. Pretty amazing stuff. Hope we can keep it up after the break because the view from the top is WAY too nice.

Winnnnnnnnnnnnnnnner!

:)

voodoochile
07-11-2010, 03:55 PM
Unbe****inglieavable...

How did this happen? Even as a hard core optimist, I'm blown away. I was willing to settle for 5 wins this week espcially with TCQ sitting out a few games and then the Peavy injury, but the Sox weren't willing to settle.

Nice to see Beckham finding his swing again and what are you going to say about TCQ other than... um... Ohmigawd?

:soxwin:

:)

and for the first time this year...

:supernana:

Go big guy go...

ChiSoxGal85
07-11-2010, 03:55 PM
Never would have imagined this...I LOVE how this team has come together!!

:bandance::bandance::bandance:

Rikirk
07-11-2010, 03:56 PM
*BORAT""High five..'BORAT"

Frankfan4life
07-11-2010, 03:57 PM
What a totally insane ride! The Sox just erased a horrible start to this season by playing out of their minds. What a way to go into the All Star break, clicking on all cylinders. TCQ is back and everybody is contributing.

The only downside is the injury to Peavy. But even that hasn't slowed this train. FIRST PLACE!!!!! Oh, what a feeling!!!! :bandance:

Streets
07-11-2010, 03:57 PM
This feels sooooo good!

Enjoy the break and come back with the same intensity boys!

Let's run away with this thing.

Congrats on #400 for Jones.

gf2020
07-11-2010, 03:58 PM
What a somber streak though.

LoveYourSuit
07-11-2010, 03:58 PM
Un-****ing-believable!!

Where are the dark clouds? Been VERY quiet lately


:rolleyes:

Are you more excited about being in first place or the "dark clouds" being wrong.

Stupid posts like this on a day Sox nation should all get together pick up our glasses and cheer :gulp:

What a ****ing climb!!!

We took 1st place and not because the other team gave it to us. The Tigers are still playing good ball. 25-5 is just complete insanity!

WOW :bandance:

Dan H
07-11-2010, 03:58 PM
This is the most unbelievable thing I have seen as White Sox fan. It has been a long time since we have seen a White Sox offense so explosive. They have to be considered the favorites now even in a very close race. And I think Hudson will get better. Looks like he has good stuff to me.

white sox bill
07-11-2010, 03:58 PM
I knew it all along......................:smile:

Baron
07-11-2010, 03:59 PM
I LOVE THIS TEAM!!!

1ST PLACE!!!!!!!!!:bandance::bandance::bandance:

kufram
07-11-2010, 03:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdwj http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=2552128#post2552128)
Un-****ing-believable!!

Where are the dark clouds? Been VERY quiet lately



Stuff like this makes no sense to me. You mean people find fewer things to complain about when they win 25 of 30? Get out!

I think what he means might be that the dark clouds dissappear rather than come out and be positive. What does it take?

october23sp
07-11-2010, 03:59 PM
t66uuDdpwaU

chisoxfanatic
07-11-2010, 04:00 PM
Holy crap...In the last month, we have had an 11-game winning streak, and now are currently on an 8-game winning streak...I never saw this coming! Great job, guys!

Let's not relinquish first place. We've gotta bury the Twins next weekend when we have the chance.

JermaineDye05
07-11-2010, 04:00 PM
Team's playing great. Let's just remember this is just the half-way point. Can't let up in the second half. For now, GO CRAZY!!

October26
07-11-2010, 04:00 PM
SOOOOO happy to see our White sox move into first place! YES! Congratulations to Andruw Jones on hitting career home run #400. :bandance:

Frater Perdurabo
07-11-2010, 04:01 PM
Very nice indeed.

Quentin needs to DH more, simply to reduce the risk of injury.

In addition, both Kotsay and especially Jones are better fielders and thus having them play more in RF would improve the defense.

kittle42
07-11-2010, 04:01 PM
I admittedly gave up on this team in mid-May. Yes, we have half a season left, but I am so glad that right now, I am looking so wrong.

Let's ****ing go, White Sox!

rdwj
07-11-2010, 04:02 PM
:rolleyes:

Are you more excited about being in first place or the "dark clouds" being wrong.
More excited about 1st place. But that doesn't mean it's not fun to rub it in the nose of the nay-sayers.

Craig Grebeck
07-11-2010, 04:02 PM
Un-****ing-believable!!

Where are the dark clouds? Been VERY quiet lately

More excited about 1st place. But that doesn't mean it's not fun to rub it in the nose of the nay-sayers.
Which makes it all the more pointless.

MarkZ35
07-11-2010, 04:03 PM
Mercy

Frater Perdurabo
07-11-2010, 04:04 PM
Here's a dark cloud thought: We'd have 4-5 more wins if we hadn't blown so many games early against the Indians and Royals.

Farsouthside
07-11-2010, 04:04 PM
Pennant Race!!! Yes.

GlassSox
07-11-2010, 04:04 PM
This is why we are on this site and why we are die hard White Sox fans. Nothing but joy today and wow do I feel good.

Just way too many great things to mention have been accomplished in the last 5 weeks.

Take a few days off and come back for more winning White Sox baseball.

thomas35forever
07-11-2010, 04:05 PM
We were dead five weeks ago. Now we're in first place!

Fun is winning and winning is fun.:bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance:

BleacherBandit
07-11-2010, 04:08 PM
With Morneau out the Twins have allowed us to be 3.5 games ahead of them. Let's hope they don't rebound starting Thursday.

Over By There
07-11-2010, 04:08 PM
So it's pointless to rub it in the face of the naysayers when the Sox are on a roll, but heaven forbid you challenge a dark cloud when the Sox are on a slide. It's a great day, and this is what the optimists thought might still happen when the dark clouders were calling for the team to be blown up and Ozzie to be fired. Just let the optimists have a little fun, for once, for crying out loud!

Go Sox!

SoxSpeed22
07-11-2010, 04:08 PM
Everything's clicking. The offense is crushing the ball, the bullpen is lights out, and even though Hudson didn't do very well today, I think once he relaxes and pitches his game, he will be alright.
25-5 to get into first place. Let's keep this up in the second half.

Tragg
07-11-2010, 04:08 PM
Here's a dark cloud thought: We'd have 4-5 more wins if we hadn't blown so many games early against the Indians and Royals.

We've won a lot of close games.
One game we really blew that sticks in my mind was that Sunday game against Toronto.

LoveYourSuit
07-11-2010, 04:08 PM
I don't ever recall a Sox team going 25-5 for any stretch.

I don't recall many teams in ML doing this, period.


This is unreal.

Brian26
07-11-2010, 04:08 PM
This is the most unbelievable thing I have seen as White Sox fan. It has been a long time since we have seen a White Sox offense so explosive. They have to be considered the favorites now even in a very close race. And I think Hudson will get better. Looks like he has good stuff to me.

Hudson just needs to throw strikes. He was behind in the count too often today. He'll be fine though. I didn't know he had such a good straight change.

MisterB
07-11-2010, 04:08 PM
We were dead five weeks ago. Now we're in first place!

Fun is winning and winning is fun.:bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance:

http://www.nalanda.nitc.ac.in/resources/english/etext-project/MarkTwain/Mark_Twain.jpg
"Reports of the White Sox death were an exaggeration."

october23sp
07-11-2010, 04:08 PM
1st half AL Central Champs. We won the first half. How did we do that? If we were ever going to have the lead August was going to be the minimum.

Andy T Clown
07-11-2010, 04:09 PM
The first half of the season :?: :(: :mad: :smile: :D: :bandance:.

october23sp
07-11-2010, 04:11 PM
11 games over .500, season high watermark.

theamb
07-11-2010, 04:11 PM
1st half AL Central Champs. We won the first half. How did we do that?

By playing out of our minds the last two months. Seriously...it is utterly ridiculous

Things will go down to very end with Detroit and yes, as always, Minnesota though.

Ron Karkovice
07-11-2010, 04:11 PM
The first half of the season :?: :(: :mad: :smile: :D: :bandance:.

The second half of the season:bandance::bandance::tongue::bandance::banda nce:.

LoveYourSuit
07-11-2010, 04:12 PM
The first half of the season :?: :(: :mad: :smile: :D: :bandance:.

Good way to put it.

Frater Perdurabo
07-11-2010, 04:12 PM
I don't ever recall a Sox team going 25-5 for any stretch.

I don't recall many teams in ML doing this, period.


This is unreal.

IIRC the 1984 Tigers started the season 26-4 and then 35-5.

EnglishChiSox
07-11-2010, 04:13 PM
This game felt like the one on a Thursday in '08 when the Sox hit 4 HR's back to back also vs KC I believe. Superb win.

JermaineDye05
07-11-2010, 04:13 PM
11 games over .500, season high watermark.

Weren't we 10 or 11 below at one point?

LoveYourSuit
07-11-2010, 04:13 PM
I still feel we will miss Peavy, and that horse/ACE mentality on the hill.

I hope we can make a move for another good starter.

Brian26
07-11-2010, 04:14 PM
I don't ever recall a Sox team going 25-5 for any stretch.

I don't recall many teams in ML doing this, period.


This is unreal.

The Tigers went 35-5 to start the '84 season, which is sort of the benchmark when you're talking about streaks.

I just looked up the Sox record in May/June of 2000, as that's a stretch when it seemed like they couldn't lose. They only went 22-7 between May 26 and June 19.

The 2005 Sox went 19-3 to end the season, including the playoff run.

october23sp
07-11-2010, 04:14 PM
Now, I'm excited to watch "The Club" before I didn't want to see it featuring the 15 games under .500 Sox.

october23sp
07-11-2010, 04:15 PM
I just looked up the Sox record in May/June of 2000, as that's a stretch when it seemed like they couldn't lose. They only went 22-7 between May 26 and June 19.

****'s weak.:redneck

russ99
07-11-2010, 04:16 PM
Woo hoo! First place!

:bandance::bandance::bandance:

Have a nice break and come back and crush the Twins.

CommanderPudge72
07-11-2010, 04:18 PM
This is absolutely amazing!!!! I have never seen this before, what a fun ride it's been this past month. Congratulations guys....

eastchicagosoxfan
07-11-2010, 04:19 PM
:gulp::gulp:The first half of the season :?: :(: :mad: :smile: :D: :bandance:.

harwar
07-11-2010, 04:21 PM
Welcome to 1st Place .. WoW .. the view from up here is incredibly magnificent .. Congrats to Andruw on number 400 .. my head hurts from all those rockets going off after each home run lol .. 2 guys who probably hate to see the AS break are Quentin & Beckham .. how weird is it that when we meet the twins following the break WE will be in 1st place not them lol .. life is good :) .. there are just no words to say how proud i am of this team for not giving up when things looked bleak .. i love these guys

LoveYourSuit
07-11-2010, 04:22 PM
Can someone please tell Teahen that his services are not needed the rest of the way?

harwar
07-11-2010, 04:23 PM
The first half of the season :?: :(: :mad: :smile: :D: :bandance:.

:thumbsup:

Tragg
07-11-2010, 04:24 PM
Weren't we 10 or 11 below at one point?

I think 9.

wilburaga
07-11-2010, 04:28 PM
Wow

WhiteSox5187
07-11-2010, 04:31 PM
Don't stop now! Let's keep this going into the second half!

I was at the game so I couldn't see Hudson's stuff on TV, but I thought he didn't pitch as bad as his line looked. The doubles he gave up to Butler and Beatencourt in the 4th and 5th (which both came around to score) should have been had by Pierre.

soltrain21
07-11-2010, 04:34 PM
Amazing.

LoveYourSuit
07-11-2010, 04:34 PM
Don't stop now! Let's keep this going into the second half!

I was at the game so I couldn't see Hudson's stuff on TV, but I thought he didn't pitch as bad as his line looked. The doubles he gave up to Butler and Beatencourt in the 4th and 5th (which both came around to score) should have been had by Pierre.

I thought he was awful. Very wild and eratic. Couldn't get a breaking pitch over.

Foulke You
07-11-2010, 04:36 PM
Don't stop now! Let's keep this going into the second half!

I was at the game so I couldn't see Hudson's stuff on TV, but I thought he didn't pitch as bad as his line looked. The doubles he gave up to Butler and Beatencourt in the 4th and 5th (which both came around to score) should have been had by Pierre.
The velocity was there for Hudson (93 mph on the gun) but the location wasn't. Also, he hung some sliders today as well. Hopefully, he rebounds.

KMcMahon817
07-11-2010, 04:36 PM
Ohhh man. Just finished watching the game; I had it recording while I was at work. That third inning was AMAZING! Am I ever glad I never gave up on this team! Go SOX!!! Whoooooww! Man am I pumped!:dtroll:

WhiteSox5187
07-11-2010, 04:36 PM
I thought he was awful. Very wild and eratic. Couldn't get a breaking pitch over.

Fair enough, he was wild. Maybe it was just first game jitters. I'm not ready to give up on him.

Foulke You
07-11-2010, 04:37 PM
Almost forgot the obligatory Sesame Street winning streak count:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYhj4kW23So

russ99
07-11-2010, 04:43 PM
Fair enough, he was wild. Maybe it was just first game jitters. I'm not ready to give up on him.

+1

And he got called up for this game, and didn't get the usual pre-start work and prep by Coop, since we needed another arm in the pen. Let's see where he's at after another start or two.

SoxGirl4Life
07-11-2010, 04:50 PM
Congratulations to our First Place Chicago White Sox!

WSox597
07-11-2010, 04:52 PM
Can someone please tell Teahen that his services are not needed the rest of the way?

Ha, no kidding! His injury pretty much coincides with this streak. He'll have a rough time making the lineup.

I'm okay with that, go with the hot hands.

What a turnaround, I don't remember seeing the like from any other White Sox team. Keep it up, guys!!

October26
07-11-2010, 04:53 PM
Congratulations to our First Place Chicago White Sox!


:thumbsup: and I'm DANCING and SWEEPING as I listen to the Score play the radio highlights from today's Sox game. :bandance: What fun!

thomas35forever
07-11-2010, 04:54 PM
Can someone please tell Teahen that his services are not needed the rest of the way?
With Beckham and Jones starting to get hot, who the hell do we send down when he comes back? This is a good problem to have. I'd rather he be sent down but he's got such a ridiculous contract that he can't be. I don't want to mess with what we have right now, but then again, we were all worried about this when Frank came back in '05. That worked out fine. This can again.

Bob Roarman
07-11-2010, 04:55 PM
All that with two outs in the third inning.

Zisk77
07-11-2010, 04:59 PM
Unpossible, Walker changed something in TCQ's swing and he got hot. Fire Walker!

Tragg
07-11-2010, 05:00 PM
With Beckham and Jones starting to get hot, who the hell do we send down when he comes back?
Lillibridge I would think
It would leave us with only 1 spare middle infielder and 3 players on the roster who can play third and 3 who can play first.

Red Barchetta
07-11-2010, 05:00 PM
I love it! I think we should officially mark the beginning of OUR season the day the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. The SOX have been on absolute fire since then!

Now that's the way to support a rookie pitcher new to the rotation. Really helps take the pressure off! Unbelievable!

GoGoCrede
07-11-2010, 05:02 PM
Yep, this game rivaled Opening Day for me in terms of pure fun. We really could not have asked for a better game, although it was a nailbiter in the end...kidding.

This is going to sound cheesy, but I don't care: Happiness is being a White Sox fan.

Here's to first place, and a strong second-half finish. :gulp:

Suck it, Twins/Tigers.

GREAT GAME TO ATTEND!

GoGoCrede
07-11-2010, 05:04 PM
Oh, and they're already trying to sell us Jones 400 HR shirts. :lol: I may have to invest in a Matt Thornton All-Star shirt.

konerko 14
07-11-2010, 05:05 PM
Awesome day at The Cell today! Andruw Jone's 400'th was amazing, Tank's homer was almost to the concourse! First place feels good!!:bandance::bandance:

LoveYourSuit
07-11-2010, 05:07 PM
Awesome day at The Cell today! Andruw Jone's 400'th was amazing, Tank's homer was almost to the concourse! First place feels good!!:bandance::bandance:


Anyone else in love with Viciedo's hacks up at the plate?

Man, he does not get cheated.

I love to see him hit!

Shoeless
07-11-2010, 05:10 PM
Anyone else in love with Viciedo's hacks up at the plate?

Man, he does not get cheated.

I love to see him hit!
That's why I really hope we don't move him. But Kenny knows better than me.

SoxFan1979
07-11-2010, 05:17 PM
Man this is INSANE!!! We had this team the whole time. Sox shoulda been up 20 games by now WOOOOooooooo.

"Carlos Quentin is a bad man. A granny! 4th home run in 2 days. And he almost smiled. Almost." LOL

Chuck Garfien

GoGoCrede
07-11-2010, 05:20 PM
We've won a lot of close games.
One game we really blew that sticks in my mind was that Sunday game against Toronto.

And the Toronto game on my birthday (4/12) that we won in extras. :smile:

Tragg
07-11-2010, 05:32 PM
That's why I really hope we don't move him. But Kenny knows better than me.

Trade him??
He's manna from heaven: the bat we've been figuring out how to get.

BadBobbyJenks
07-11-2010, 05:33 PM
Just went back and watched the 3rd and 6th innings. Every single home run was wayyyyyyyyyy out of here.

Dibbs
07-11-2010, 05:34 PM
This is amazing. It feels so great to have baseball back. I would have never believed it if someone told me we would be in 1st place all by ourselves at the all-star break when we were 9.5 back not long ago.

I would like us to add a bat. If we do that, I think we are definitely the favorites even without Peavy. I think Hudson will be fine.

fram40
07-11-2010, 05:40 PM
And he got called up for this game, and didn't get the usual pre-start work and prep by Coop, since we needed another arm in the pen. Let's see where he's at after another start or two.

When did Hudson join the team? It seems likely he would have been here at least by Friday. They had to know by Wednesday noon that he would pitch today's game.

I can't believe he joined the team late yesterday, or just this morning.

twinsuck
07-11-2010, 05:41 PM
HELL YES!!!!!!!

:bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance: :bandance:

fram40
07-11-2010, 05:42 PM
The Tigers went 35-5 to start the '84 season, which is sort of the benchmark when you're talking about streaks.

I just looked up the Sox record in May/June of 2000, as that's a stretch when it seemed like they couldn't lose. They only went 22-7 between May 26 and June 19.

The 2005 Sox went 19-3 to end the season, including the playoff run.

There appears to be no similar run in 1983 - when they finished 22 - 6 for both Aug and Sept and 2 - 0 in Oct.

But the Hitless Wonders also had a 25 - 5 run, that included the club record 19 game win streak

GoGoCrede
07-11-2010, 05:43 PM
The first half of the season :?: :(: :mad: :smile: :D: :bandance:.

Yep, this sums it up. Hopefully by the end of the season it'll be: :bandance::bandance::dtroll::gulp::happybday

TheCommander
07-11-2010, 05:44 PM
Yep, this sums it up. Hopefully by the end of the season it'll be: :bandance::bandance::dtroll::gulp::happybday

No trolls, please! But I like the rest. :D:

GoGoCrede
07-11-2010, 05:45 PM
No trolls, please! But I like the rest. :D:

The troll represents the Twins, of course. :smile:

voodoochile
07-11-2010, 05:45 PM
The Tigers went 35-5 to start the '84 season, which is sort of the benchmark when you're talking about streaks.

I just looked up the Sox record in May/June of 2000, as that's a stretch when it seemed like they couldn't lose. They only went 22-7 between May 26 and June 19.

The 2005 Sox went 19-3 to end the season, including the playoff run.

That math right? That's 29 games in 25 days...

hi im skot
07-11-2010, 05:50 PM
Ridamndiculous.

Glad to see that one in person.

It's going to be a fun 2nd half.

LongLiveFisk
07-11-2010, 06:09 PM
The troll represents the Twins, of course. :smile:

I thought it represented the naysayers.

I like the rest, but ultimately what the 2010 season needs to end with is this:

:winner:chicago

Marqhead
07-11-2010, 06:12 PM
Great day at the park, real exciting game and of course I love the outcome. 1st place at the break is right where we want to be, let's rest up and take it to the Twins on Thursday.

Only complaint: the Anthem/God Bless America singer was AWFUL. Just atrocious, it was painful to listen both times.

Johnny Mostil
07-11-2010, 06:21 PM
Maybe covered already, but here (http://www.baseball-reference.com/games/streaks.cgi?games=30&year=ALL&SHOW=TOT&includes=nospan_years&game_start=10&game_end=135&teams=CHW&orderby=wins&submit=Find+Streaks) is the list of streaks in which the Sox went 25-for-30 (some overlapping). They haven't done it since 1983. Before that, they did it in 1953, 1951, 1917, and 1906. (Note some of those streaks are 25-4; I surmise these streaks included games suspended on account of weather or curfew or something similar.)

Coops4Aces
07-11-2010, 06:24 PM
Great day at the park, real exciting game and of course I love the outcome. 1st place at the break is right where we want to be, let's rest up and take it to the Twins on Thursday.

Only complaint: the Anthem/God Bless America singer was AWFUL. Just atrocious, it was painful to listen both times.

Omg he was brutal. I watched the game with my mom and she was like "what the"?

Shoeless
07-11-2010, 06:25 PM
Omg he was brutal. I watched the game with my mom and she was like "what the"?
I too was there. Apparently they don't screen these people before they sing...? really a pathetic display. That's okay, I'll take the W.

fram40
07-11-2010, 06:33 PM
Maybe covered already, but here (http://www.baseball-reference.com/games/streaks.cgi?games=30&year=ALL&SHOW=TOT&includes=nospan_years&game_start=10&game_end=135&teams=CHW&orderby=wins&submit=Find+Streaks) is the list of streaks in which the Sox went 25-for-30 (some overlapping). They haven't done it since 1983. Before that, they did it in 1953, 1951, 1917, and 1906. (Note some of those streaks are 25-4; I surmise these streaks included games suspended on account of weather or curfew or something similar.)

thanks for the facts. I took a quick glance at 1983 and did not see any 25 - 5 runs.

tstrike2000
07-11-2010, 06:34 PM
Like Vince Lombardi once reiterated, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." Definitely no place like 1st place. Been a long time since we've seen the standings look like that.

soxinem1
07-11-2010, 06:45 PM
Here's a dark cloud thought: We'd have 4-5 more wins if we hadn't blown so many games early against the Indians and Royals.

I hear you, but every team, good or bad can say this.

Just like when you have those games when you are down and dead, losing 6-2, then come back to win (ala White Sox vs CLE earlier this year).

I also remember the 2000 White Sox blowing a big lead against MIN the day they clinched the AL Central. One of the wierdest things I ever saw, and the only time they clinched a division title losing that day.

They never should have blown that game.

During the course of a season even the 100+ win teams can say they should have won a few more if they didn't blow big leads or games seemingly in hand.

Like Vince Lombardi once reiterated, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." Definitely no place like 1st place. Been a long time since we've seen the standings look like that.

Yes, like the last day of the 2008 season!!!

TornLabrum
07-11-2010, 06:53 PM
I haven't gone through everything so somebody might have beaten me to it, but look at the date? Could it have ended any other way?

On a personal note, I'm kind of POed. I'm stuck taking a class now (to renew my teaching certification next year), and I had this humongous project that I really had to get done today in order to get it done this week due to time commitments for other stuff. I also had a ticket for today's game that I couldn't use. Oh, well. My priorities are screwed up. I should have gone to the game.

Zisk77
07-11-2010, 06:57 PM
When did Hudson join the team? It seems likely he would have been here at least by Friday. They had to know by Wednesday noon that he would pitch today's game.

I can't believe he joined the team late yesterday, or just this morning.

The officil transaction Marquez down Hudson up happened last night. However, i'm sure the sox knew it would be Hudson today and I'm pretty sure he was in Chicago for awhile now.

SI1020
07-11-2010, 06:59 PM
That math right? That's 29 games in 25 days... I have them at 19-4 in that time period. They started out May 26 at 26-20, ended up on June 19 at 45-24 at the conclusion of that day's games.

TommyJohn
07-11-2010, 07:01 PM
Which makes it all the more pointless.


Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.

LITTLE NELL
07-11-2010, 07:09 PM
Someone once said never to evaluate a baseball team until the warm weather arrives. The 2010 White Sox are proving that adage correct.

kittle42
07-11-2010, 07:21 PM
Here's a dark cloud thought: We'd have 4-5 more wins if we hadn't blown so many games early against the Indians and Royals.

It's my understanding that had we had Scott Podsednik, those would all have been wins.

soxlady8
07-11-2010, 07:23 PM
Awesome game

I will miss White Sox baseball for a few days, but the GLORIOUS hold on first place sure will be nice .I am so glad Q is on fire as of late and congrats to Jones on his 400th.


I am not sure about Huddy , but one game does not tell the whole story.
Hopefully it was just nerves.

GO SOX :) First place , feels GREAT !

Zakath
07-11-2010, 07:31 PM
The first half of the season :?: :(: :mad: :smile: :D: :bandance:.

I might have stuck an extra :angry: in there, just because the first 55 or so were that dreadful before this 30-game span.

If this team had fallen 10 games back, I don't believe this run happens. That was a huge psychological barrier that they flirted with but never quite reached. This team really might have quit and a lot of pieces traded off had that happened.

Key to the second half is going to be the same as this run - the starting pitching needs to be consistent and keep us in games while getting into the 6th and 7th inning to keep the pen fresh, hitting has to continue to get timely hits (getting runners on, moving them over, and getting them in), and the pen has to slam the door shut.

They also need to consistently beat teams that we're better than. That 4-8 record vs. Cleveland is ridiculous. After the Minnesota series, 17 of the next 21 are against Seattle, Oakland, and Baltimore. Those are teams you HAVE to beat. Not should beat - HAVE TO BEAT. The mid-August schedule gets a lot tougher with the Twins showing up for 2 more series, another with the Tigers, and the Yankees coming to town. They cannot limp into that stretch having dropped a bunch of games to the dregs of the American League. The wins over the Cubs, Pirates and Nationals set up the sweep of Atlanta, taking 2 of 3 in Texas, and the sweep of the Angels. Had we not gone on the 11-game win streak in mid-June, no way do they hit another 8-game streak now. Dropping 2 of 3 in KC after the interleague stretch might have done this team in had we gone 9-9 or 10-8 vs. the NL instead of 15-3.

You beat the teams you're supposed to beat and hold your own against the other good teams in the AL, and 90 wins is possible. Start losing to Seattle and Oakland, and we'll be lucky to finish .500.

tebman
07-11-2010, 08:01 PM
A glorious day. Simply a marvelous, wonderful day. Here's my story:

My son and I were at last night's game and had a great time. It was part of our Ozzie Plan ticket package. Earlier in the day my daughter, who was traveling back here from Cincinnati, called to tell me not to make plans for Sunday and said she'd explain later. When my son and I got home from Saturday night's game, my daughter told me she had bought three tickets for today's game as a late Fathers' Day gift.

So she and my son and I went today hoping to keep the streak alive, and man, did we ever! What a show these guys put on -- Jones, Rios, Quentin, Viciedo, Beckham, Lillibridge -- what else can I say that hasn't been said already?

Besides the Hollywood excitement of today's game, it's beyond me that we find ourselves at the All-Star break in sole possession of first place in the division. If I were asked that just a month ago I would have shook my head and said something snarky about next year.

I know there's still a half-season to go but I honestly like our chances. If the Sox can beat the Twins and Tigers in the next couple of weeks, that should do the job.

To paraphrase from the movie "Patton": I love it. God help me, I do love it so.

:bandance:

GoGoCrede
07-11-2010, 08:02 PM
Only complaint: the Anthem/God Bless America singer was AWFUL. Just atrocious, it was painful to listen both times.

I felt bad for the guy, but yes, he was pretty bad. He couldn't reach that high note towards the end of the anthem. Maybe it was an off day for him?

manders_01
07-11-2010, 08:05 PM
I haven't gone through everything so somebody might have beaten me to it, but look at the date? Could it have ended any other way?

On a personal note, I'm kind of POed. I'm stuck taking a class now (to renew my teaching certification next year), and I had this humongous project that I really had to get done today in order to get it done this week due to time commitments for other stuff. I also had a ticket for today's game that I couldn't use. Oh, well. My priorities are screwed up. I should have gone to the game.

I'm dense; elaborate please?

guillensdisciple
07-11-2010, 08:16 PM
Wow, just wow.

First place, after the train wreck that was the beginning of the year. I feel spoiled to watch this kind of run. It's like we are a bomb exploding constantly on teams. The opposition looks shell shocked. The Royals had no place on the diamond with us today.

.5 a game up- well boys, get a tan and come back to kick some ass. Make this another year for the fans, another year for the White Sox. Give Chicago another parade.

GO White Sox!!!!

Johnny Mostil
07-11-2010, 08:19 PM
I'm dense; elaborate please?

I'm guessing it's a reference to 7/11, but I'm pretty dense as well . . .

GoGoCrede
07-11-2010, 08:20 PM
I'm dense; elaborate please?

We're in heaven and it's 7/11? I have no idea.

palehozenychicty
07-11-2010, 08:23 PM
I never saw this run coming. They pulled it just in time. You want to get rolling around June, so the second half will be a doozy. Do it, Sox!
:D:

LoveYourSuit
07-11-2010, 08:32 PM
Wow, just wow.

First place, after the train wreck that was the beginning of the year. I feel spoiled to watch this kind of run. It's like we are a bomb exploding constantly on teams. The opposition looks shell shocked. The Royals had no place on the diamond with us today.

.5 a game up- well boys, get a tan and come back to kick some ass. Make this another year for the fans, another year for the White Sox. Give Chicago another parade.

GO White Sox!!!!


White Sox baseball has become boring fun for me. In a good way :D:.

It's like a shock whenever we lose a game going forward.

To think that during this awesome run we have not loss a game in convincing fashion.


Anyone else dissapointed like me when finding out this AM that Greinke wasn't taking the hill today against us? It's like I want every test possible for this team. The Twins series to open up the 2nd half will be great. I wish we could follow up with the Red Sox and then the Yankees.

Dick Allen
07-11-2010, 08:39 PM
Talking about the Sox' record against Cleveland, look what happened to Texas this weekend. There are always bumps in the road during a long season, the question is how quickly you can pick yourself back up. As far as the second half is concerned, I think that the biggest question mark is Hudson, or whoever else fills the role. The Sox got to this point because of contributions from ALL FIVE starters. It still is looking good, but that is the key. I'm just glad Greinke was scratched, though the way we've been hitting, we may have torched him too. We'll never know.

slavko
07-11-2010, 08:42 PM
Great day at the park, real exciting game and of course I love the outcome. 1st place at the break is right where we want to be, let's rest up and take it to the Twins on Thursday.

Only complaint: the Anthem/God Bless America singer was AWFUL. Just atrocious, it was painful to listen both times.

Ha, now I don't feel so bad about running to the fridge when I heard the first few notes of God Bless America. Brutal. Did the Feds miss a few Russian spies?

White Sox baseball has become boring fun for me. In a good way :D:.

It's like a shock whenever we lose a game going forward.

To think that during this awesome run we have not loss a game in convincing fashion.

Anyone else dissapointed like me when finding out this AM that Greinke wasn't taking the hill today against us? It's like I want every test possible for this team. The Twins series to open up the 2nd half will be great. I wish we could follow up with the Red Sox and then the Yankees.

Didn't bother me a bit missing Greinke, same as the only time we saw Soria was the only way I want to see him, garbage time. And we hit him a little too.

Saw quite a bit of Sox gear out and about in Lake County this evening. The fever's catching.

guillensdisciple
07-11-2010, 08:47 PM
White Sox baseball has become boring fun for me. In a good way :D:.

It's like a shock whenever we lose a game going forward.

To think that during this awesome run we have not loss a game in convincing fashion.


Anyone else dissapointed like me when finding out this AM that Greinke wasn't taking the hill today against us? It's like I want every test possible for this team. The Twins series to open up the 2nd half will be great. I wish we could follow up with the Red Sox and then the Yankees.

I'll agree, it's like that arrogant same old same old feeling where I know what's happening and I happily say "what else is new".

This team is shattering teams into pieces. Too much pitching, and it's a buzz saw when you have to see these guys night after night.

elrod
07-11-2010, 08:51 PM
I think the last time anybody went 25-5 in any 30-game stretch was the 2002 A's. They won 20 games in a row between August 13 and September 4, and went 25-4 and then 25-5.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/OAK/2002-schedule-scores.shtml

The last team to go 26-4 in a 30-game stretch - better than the 2010 Sox - was the 1998 Yankees in April/May.

Brian26
07-11-2010, 08:53 PM
I just looked up the Sox record in May/June of 2000, as that's a stretch when it seemed like they couldn't lose. They only went 22-7 between May 26 and June 19.

That math right? That's 29 games in 25 days...

Yep, my mistake, sorry.

Meant to type May 19 to June 19. Started 23-17 and ended 45-24.

mcsoxfan
07-11-2010, 08:56 PM
I thought he was awful. Very wild and eratic. Couldn't get a breaking pitch over.

I really don't think the Sox wanted to bring Hudson up.
Kenny wanted to hide him as trade bait.
I was hoping Hudson in 2010 would be our Jenks in 2005.
Zambrano is a closet White Sox fan.
Ozzie would kick his butt if he got out of line.
He can be had but would the Cubs trade him crosstown only to watch him revert to All-Star status? Not likely.

Hitmen77
07-11-2010, 08:57 PM
This is the most unbelievable thing I have seen as White Sox fan. It has been a long time since we have seen a White Sox offense so explosive. They have to be considered the favorites now even in a very close race. And I think Hudson will get better. Looks like he has good stuff to me.

Hudson just needs to throw strikes. He was behind in the count too often today. He'll be fine though. I didn't know he had such a good straight change.

This was the only disappointment today: that Hudson didn't do better. I wouldn't say he was "awful" though. The good news is that he does have a track record of good control at Charlotte. His K/BB ratio was impressive. I'm still hopeful for him to have a good 2nd half for us.

KC is a good hitting team. So, he was facing some tough hitters up there.

hi im skot
07-11-2010, 08:58 PM
I felt bad for the guy, but yes, he was pretty bad. He couldn't reach that high note towards the end of the anthem. Maybe it was an off day for him?

Seemed like an "alt-rock" dude who just couldn't sing.

ilsox7
07-11-2010, 08:59 PM
I really don't think the Sox wanted to bring Hudson up.
Kenny wanted to hide him as trade bait.
I was hoping Hudson in 2010 would be our Jenks in 2005.
Zambrano is a closet White Sox fan.
Ozzie would kick his butt if he got out of line.
He can be had but would the Cubs trade him crosstown only to watch him revert to All-Star status? Not likely.

If anyone would take that awful contract off their hands, the Cubs would deliver Zambrano's luggage via courier. He is the absolute last thing the Sox need.

GoGoCrede
07-11-2010, 09:01 PM
Seemed like an "alt-rock" dude who just couldn't sing.

Do these people audition? You'd think they would have figured out he can't sing very well. I liked the guy with the big drum.

GoGoCrede
07-11-2010, 09:04 PM
A glorious day. Simply a marvelous, wonderful day. Here's my story:

My son and I were at last night's game and had a great time. It was part of our Ozzie Plan ticket package. Earlier in the day my daughter, who was traveling back here from Cincinnati, called to tell me not to make plans for Sunday and said she'd explain later. When my son and I got home from Saturday night's game, my daughter told me she had bought three tickets for today's game as a late Fathers' Day gift.

So she and my son and I went today hoping to keep the streak alive, and man, did we ever! What a show these guys put on -- Jones, Rios, Quentin, Viciedo, Beckham, Lillibridge -- what else can I say that hasn't been said already?

Besides the Hollywood excitement of today's game, it's beyond me that we find ourselves at the All-Star break in sole possession of first place in the division. If I were asked that just a month ago I would have shook my head and said something snarky about next year.

I know there's still a half-season to go but I honestly like our chances. If the Sox can beat the Twins and Tigers in the next couple of weeks, that should do the job.

To paraphrase from the movie "Patton": I love it. God help me, I do love it so.

:bandance:

You were there AGAIN and I didn't run into you? Bummer. But what a cool story! Your Patton quote describes me (and most of the fanbase, I'm guessing) perfectly.

guillensdisciple
07-11-2010, 09:24 PM
I would like to add that Viciedo will be an absolute masher for the White Sox.

Also beginning to suspect that we have quietly built one of the most potent offenses in the bigs.

Pierre, a resurging Beckham, Konerko, Rios, Quentin, Viciedo, A.J., Kotsay/ Jones, Vizquel.

Damn, I like this.

The Tank might be the new Big Hurt.

ilsox7
07-11-2010, 09:29 PM
The Tank might be the new Big Hurt.

Uh, no.

Hitmen77
07-11-2010, 09:35 PM
In addition to Quentin being on fire, it was great to see Viciedo continue to hit the ball and Beckham going 3 for 4 today.

If Beckham is snapping out of it and is going to be a good hitter for us in the 2nd half, that will be huge.

DirtySox
07-11-2010, 09:36 PM
Damn, I like this.

The Tank might be the new Big Hurt.

Not even close.

voodoochile
07-11-2010, 09:40 PM
In addition to Quentin being on fire, it was great to see Viciedo continue to hit the ball and Beckham going 3 for 4 today.

If Beckham is snapping out of it and is going to be a good hitter for us in the 2nd half, that will be huge.

Yeah, if Beckham starts to hit and Viciedo continues to it will be like the Sox added two FA bats to their lineup. That's not even counting TCQ who has suddenly gone completely ape****. If Jones can hit a few HR then all of a sudden the Sox can slug with anybody. That's before Teahen comes back and adds some LH flexibility.

Craig Grebeck
07-11-2010, 09:49 PM
Viciedo is a lot closer to Juan Uribe than Frank Thomas. Not that there's anything wrong with that, except that whole not being able to stick at third base thing.

voodoochile
07-11-2010, 09:53 PM
Viciedo is a lot closer to Juan Uribe than Frank Thomas. Not that there's anything wrong with that, except that whole not being able to stick at third base thing.

Actually, we have no idea whether Viciedo will be Frank, Juan, Cabrera, TCQ, or what. He's 3 weeks, 14 games and 40 AB into his major league career and is all of 21 years old having played a little over a year of minor league ball.

Any kind of assessment of what kind of player he is or will be is simply silly. It's WAY too soon...

Brian26
07-11-2010, 09:55 PM
Viciedo is a lot closer to Juan Uribe than Frank Thomas. Not that there's anything wrong with that, except that whole not being able to stick at third base thing.

It's easy to compare Viciedo and Frank because of the physical resemblance. The pop in Viciedo's bat resembles Uribe's. Its too early to tell what kind of plate discipline he has, but the expectations are too high if people think he's going to match 1991-1994 Frank.

To his credit, Viciedo's been much smoother at 3B than I expected him to be.

Craig Grebeck
07-11-2010, 09:58 PM
Actually, we have no idea whether Viciedo will be Frank, Juan, Cabrera, TCQ, or what. He's 3 weeks, 14 games and 40 AB into his major league career and is all of 21 years old having played a little over a year of minor league ball.

Any kind of assessment of what kind of player he is or will be is simply silly. It's WAY too soon...
I can safely say he will not resemble Frank Thomas as a baseball player. It's not a mark against Viciedo.

His approach and swing are far more reminiscent of Uribe than any other White Sox in recent memory.
It's easy to compare Viciedo and Frank because of the physical resemblance. The pop in Viciedo's bat resembles Uribe's. Its too early to tell what kind of plate discipline he has, but the expectations are too high if people think he's going to match 1991-1994 Frank.

To his credit, Viciedo's been much smoother at 3B than I expected him to be.
He certainly has been smoother that I expected, but his throws are erratic and he has fall-down range. He still needs to get the hell out of there following 2010.

delben91
07-11-2010, 10:03 PM
Actually, we have no idea whether Viciedo will be Frank, Juan, Cabrera, TCQ, or what. He's 3 weeks, 14 games and 40 AB into his major league career and is all of 21 years old having played a little over a year of minor league ball.

Any kind of assessment of what kind of player he is or will be is simply silly. It's WAY too soon...

But we knew De Los Santos was destined for the HOF long before he reached Viciedo's number of games played!!!

thomas35forever
07-11-2010, 10:05 PM
In the home runs I've seen Viciedo hit, he has absolutely CRUSHED them. This kid's got a bright future, hopefully with us.

SephClone89
07-11-2010, 10:06 PM
The Tank might be the new Big Hurt.

:kukoo:

Do you people even think before you make these comparisons?

In 835 plate appearances in American baseball, Viciedo has walked a grand total of 31 times.

hi im skot
07-11-2010, 10:10 PM
Uh, no.

:thumbsup:

guillensdisciple
07-11-2010, 10:17 PM
:kukoo:

Do you people even think before you make these comparisons?

In 835 plate appearances in American baseball, Viciedo has walked a grand total of 31 times.


I said might be, I did not say will be.

So yes, US PEOPLE think before we say things, we just have wishful thinking. Sorry for the comment boss.

hi im skot
07-11-2010, 10:18 PM
I said might be, I did not say will be.

So yes, US PEOPLE think before we say things, we just have wishful thinking. Sorry for the comment boss.

"US PEOPLE"? Ugh, where's kittle when we need him?

guillensdisciple
07-11-2010, 10:19 PM
"US PEOPLE"? Ugh, where's kittle when we need him?


we people, woops.

HomeFish
07-11-2010, 10:40 PM
Is this game being replayed at all?

GoSox2K3
07-11-2010, 10:44 PM
I thought he was awful. Very wild and eratic. Couldn't get a breaking pitch over.

I really don't think the Sox wanted to bring Hudson up.
Kenny wanted to hide him as trade bait.
I was hoping Hudson in 2010 would be our Jenks in 2005.
Zambrano is a closet White Sox fan.
Ozzie would kick his butt if he got out of line.
He can be had but would the Cubs trade him crosstown only to watch him revert to All-Star status? Not likely.

Wow, welcome to WSI. If a rookie doesn't excel in his season debut then it's all over for him. He's going to be useless.

GoGoCrede
07-11-2010, 10:48 PM
Is this game being replayed at all?

They usually replay games around midnight.

BadBobbyJenks
07-11-2010, 10:54 PM
Is this game being replayed at all?

I don't think so. Comcast is showing a bunch of Hawks games instead.

sox1970
07-11-2010, 10:56 PM
I don't think so. Comcast is showing a bunch of Hawks games instead.

Games that are Comcast are On Demand if you have that.

SephClone89
07-11-2010, 10:57 PM
I said might be, I did not say will be.

So yes, US PEOPLE think before we say things, we just have wishful thinking. Sorry for the comment boss.

Frank's approach and patience at the plate is probably about 50% of what made him so great.

What do you see about the Tank that suggest to you that he will be the complete hitter that the Big Hurt was?

I'll say it again...a 3.7 BB percentage. In Frank's first partial season in the bigs, he had a BB percentage of 18.3.

It's not just "wishful thinking..." it's incredibly unrealistic thinking. Maybe the Tank will end up being an incredibly good big league hitter. But why does every good big league hitter have to be like Frank? Just a couple of numbers have shown that they are incredibly different at the plate.

That's like saying that Walcott could be the next Thierry Henry. Yes, maybe Walcott could someday be a player of the quality comparable to Henry...but why would you possibly compare them? Walcott is a speedy winger while Henry is/was a cold and clinical striker.

JB98
07-11-2010, 11:01 PM
I went to three games on the homestand and saw Quentin hit six homers. Lerew wasn't quite so baffling the second time the Sox faced him.

Too bad the All-Star break is coming now. The team is red hot and numerous players are swinging the bat well. Even the guys who are not hot are at least swinging the bat decent. There's nobody in a slump at the moment. Given that, I'd rather play Minnesota tomorrow instead of waiting til Thursday, but what can you do? Hopefully, the team can stay hot after the break.

Hudson has a nice arm. He seemed to have no idea where the ball was going. His performance was the only disappointing thing today, but it is just one game. He's going to get a couple more starts before the trade deadline, and hopefully he shows he's the right man to plug the hole in the rotation.

sox1970
07-11-2010, 11:07 PM
I'm just glad the All-Star break is only three days this year. It's been four days the last couple years, at least. Thursday will come quick, and the ass kickings will continue.

cws05champ
07-11-2010, 11:13 PM
Since June 9th the sox run differential is +78.....amazing run. :bandance::bandance:

LoveYourSuit
07-11-2010, 11:15 PM
Come to look at it, Quentin got snubbed from the ASG also.

Ron Karkovice
07-11-2010, 11:18 PM
Come to look at it, Quentin got snubbed from the ASG also.

Hasn't he had like 6 homeruns and 11 rbis since the team was picked?

Craig Grebeck
07-11-2010, 11:19 PM
Come to look at it, Quentin got snubbed from the ASG also.
That makes no sense.

WhiteSox5187
07-11-2010, 11:27 PM
Hasn't he had like 6 homeruns and 11 rbis since the team was picked?

Yea, Quentin is red hot now but boy he was flat out bad for the first two months of the season.

hawkjt
07-11-2010, 11:47 PM
The 2008 version of TCQ is back....and it is even scarier. Please stay healthy,big guy. Carlos could hit 40 dingers this year if he stays healthy.
The ballpark is like a babe ruth league park for him right now..small.

So happy for Andruw Jones. Really has popped out of his funk this week,and now that the 400th has been hit...just keep it right there,Andruw. Love his attitude and good nature. If he hits he can stay on the team the whole year which makes the Sox better.

Gordo said friday morning in his interview that he liked where his swing is at right now, that he worked on it while sitting and felt especially good with his flip hitting...and boom he gets hot. As Hawk says, if Gordo joins the party, Sox get dangerous.

Dayan Viciedo just crushes the baseball. That double and homer were special. That double just does not get thru to the wall normally, with normal swings. Beginners luck or not, I want this kid to get at bats. He handles all the routine plays at third good enough. He has soft hands and a strong arm...do not trade this guy.

As for Hudson, he appears to have a strong arm,but no command today.
Lets see how he does in Seattle,a big park,vs a below average hitting team...the oppo of today in a bandbox,vs the highest average hitting team in MLB.

A word for Lillibridge...he might not be here much longer but he is on an amazing little run of his own...5 for 5 as a pinch hitter with 7rbis...ouch.
12 Rbis in 10 at bats...get out. I would like to play this guy as long as he gets hits every day, but as Hawk would say..''whereya gonna play him?''

I think this team can hit for enough power..and run very fast. Nice.

LoveYourSuit
07-12-2010, 12:05 AM
That makes no sense.

:rolleyes: It was Tongue-in-cheek :rolleyes:

But I forgot, you are the "stat man" and we should all make sure our posts are backed up by technicality and statistics before they get to you for review.


Dude, have fun for once. Even I (a very miserable person when the Sox suck) is enjoying this thing to the fullest. Let's all find a cure for the red ass. The Sox are winning!!!

LoveYourSuit
07-12-2010, 12:06 AM
Yea, Quentin is red hot now but boy he was flat out bad for the first two months of the season.


Just like this team.

GoGoCrede
07-12-2010, 12:07 AM
:rolleyes: It was Tongue-in-cheek :rolleyes:

But I forgot, you are the "stat man" and we should all make sure our posts are backed up by technicality and statistics before they get to you for review.


Dude, have fun for once. Even I (a very miserable person when the Sox suck) is enjoying this thing to the fullest. Let's all find a cure for the red ass. The Sox are winning!!!

Love this post! I'm glad you're enjoying this run! I hope every Sox fan is happy right now.

doublem23
07-12-2010, 12:15 AM
Love this post! I'm glad you're enjoying this run! I hope every Sox fan is happy right now.

If you're not happy, you need to question why you follow baseball.

This past month has been a dream, only eclipsed by October, 2005.

ilsox7
07-12-2010, 12:17 AM
If you're not happy, you need to question why you follow baseball.

This past month has been a dream, only eclipsed by October, 2005.

Yea, I've even cleared out most of my ignore list. As it stands, it is great to be a Sox fan today.

thomas35forever
07-12-2010, 12:22 AM
If you're not happy, you need to question why you follow baseball.

This past month has been a dream, only eclipsed by October, 2005.
Other than the '05 postseason, this is the most fun I've had watching this team.

ChiSoxGirl
07-12-2010, 12:26 AM
Great day at the park, real exciting game and of course I love the outcome. 1st place at the break is right where we want to be, let's rest up and take it to the Twins on Thursday.

Only complaint: the Anthem/God Bless America singer was AWFUL. Just atrocious, it was painful to listen both times.

Omg he was brutal. I watched the game with my mom and she was like "what the"?

I too was there. Apparently they don't screen these people before they sing...? really a pathetic display. That's okay, I'll take the W.

Absolutely! That guy was completely awful; his voice cracked numerous times.

As for the game... holy hell, what an afternoon!!! The Sox scored 15 runs on 18 hits and now find themselves in sole possession of first place; I'm completely stunned. When school ended for me on June 9, this team was left for dead and I thought it'd be a very long summer. I never imagined the Sox would win 25 of their next 30 ballgames, but it happened and I love it!

Back in April when we bought our game tickets to Minnesota, we thought we'd have to go into Target Field looking like this: :anon:. Instead, we get to go in there as fans of the first place White Sox, wearing our gear proudly and not having to worry about being embarrassed! :bandance:

Two weird things from today's game having to do with the ballpark involved a ramp and a women's bathroom. First of all, we sat in the upper deck and when I went to use the women's bathroom around Sec. 540 immediately after the game, it was locked! Maybe there was a plumbing issue...? Then, when we went to leave the park, the ramp to Gate 6 was mysteriously closed and we had to walk all the way back to Gate 5. I've been going to baseball games for 20 years and have never had either of those things happen to me....

guillensdisciple
07-12-2010, 12:31 AM
Frank's approach and patience at the plate is probably about 50% of what made him so great.

What do you see about the Tank that suggest to you that he will be the complete hitter that the Big Hurt was?

I'll say it again...a 3.7 BB percentage. In Frank's first partial season in the bigs, he had a BB percentage of 18.3.

It's not just "wishful thinking..." it's incredibly unrealistic thinking. Maybe the Tank will end up being an incredibly good big league hitter. But why does every good big league hitter have to be like Frank? Just a couple of numbers have shown that they are incredibly different at the plate.

That's like saying that Walcott could be the next Thierry Henry. Yes, maybe Walcott could someday be a player of the quality comparable to Henry...but why would you possibly compare them? Walcott is a speedy winger while Henry is/was a cold and clinical striker.

Well played on both ends, perhaps I will clarify. He might be a guy of the same magnitude of Big Frank- or a guy who is home grown with the Sox and produces well for us. Perhaps not to the monstrocity that was Frank Thomas, but definitely to the capabilities of a great power hitter. That's all I am saying.

And you would have to be out of your mind to put Walcott in any category with Henry. That's pure insanity.

GoGoCrede
07-12-2010, 12:32 AM
If you're not happy, you need to question why you follow baseball.

This past month has been a dream, only eclipsed by October, 2005.


If we don't win the division (heaven forbid), I'll still remember this run fondly and remember how happy/excited/optimistic we all were.

LoveYourSuit
07-12-2010, 12:51 AM
If you're not happy, you need to question why you follow baseball.

This past month has been a dream, only eclipsed by October, 2005.


In 2006, there was a point in there in the 1st hallf that I felt on cloud nine about the Sox. But nothing since. Nothing in 2008.

This is very close to 2005 right now.

Even losing Lebron has become an after thought becuase of how good we are playing.

Nellie_Fox
07-12-2010, 01:02 AM
Even losing Lebron has become an after thought becuase of how good we are playing.You can't lose what you never had.

guillensdisciple
07-12-2010, 01:30 AM
So guys, check this out:


http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/standings;_ylt=ApEcNwvXMsq2CK48BG2A6_ARvLYF

HomeFish
07-12-2010, 03:10 AM
Well played on both ends, perhaps I will clarify. He might be a guy of the same magnitude of Big Frank- or a guy who is home grown with the Sox and produces well for us. Perhaps not to the monstrocity that was Frank Thomas, but definitely to the capabilities of a great power hitter. That's all I am saying.

Frank is a bad comparison to Viciedo, because Frank was famous for his excellent plate discipline and Viciedo is a free swinger.

Viciedo is a better version of Juan Uribe.

october23sp
07-12-2010, 09:21 AM
I love Twins fans saying that "everyone loves a winner" when I talk about the Sox. Yep, I just started liking them this month, I didn't spend money on then when they were losing, pathetic.

BoysMom3
07-12-2010, 10:18 AM
I am just so excited by their playing that I find myself laughing when they play. Yesterday's game had me cracking up and yelling - this is just ridiculous!! Loving it! Antsy for the break to be over and to go whoop up on some Twins!

TomBradley72
07-12-2010, 10:30 AM
Frank's approach and patience at the plate is probably about 50% of what made him so great.

What do you see about the Tank that suggest to you that he will be the complete hitter that the Big Hurt was?

I'll say it again...a 3.7 BB percentage. In Frank's first partial season in the bigs, he had a BB percentage of 18.3.

It's not just "wishful thinking..." it's incredibly unrealistic thinking. Maybe the Tank will end up being an incredibly good big league hitter. But why does every good big league hitter have to be like Frank? Just a couple of numbers have shown that they are incredibly different at the plate.



Viciedo has arrived in the big leagues a year younger than Thomas (21 vs. 22), so I'll give him more time before comparing. He'll never have the patience of Frank and we're comparing him to a future Hall of Famer...but for me personally, he's the FIRST player who has even reminded me of Frank when he was called up.

The way the ball jumps off his bat, his confidence, his enjoyment of the game..smiles alot...seems to be having fun. He just seems to belong.

I was at Frank's debut in Milwaukee in 1990...and I was at the game when Viciedo his his first home run...I just have a similar feeling for both hitters.

Hitmen77
07-12-2010, 10:48 AM
Hudson has a nice arm. He seemed to have no idea where the ball was going. His performance was the only disappointing thing today, but it is just one game. He's going to get a couple more starts before the trade deadline, and hopefully he shows he's the right man to plug the hole in the rotation.

Hudson himself said he didn't have good command and could only throw fastballs for strikes.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0712-bits-white-sox-royals-chi20100711,0,3957108.story

At least that's more hopeful than hearing that he pitched pretty much like he did at AAA and it's just that he's wild and doesn't have good stuff. His next start isn't until a week from today at pitcher-friendly Safeco Field. Hopefully he can get settled in at Seattle and start throwing strikes like he had been doing at Charlotte.

sox1970
07-12-2010, 10:51 AM
When Hudson stops nibbling, he will get better and better. I hope they stick with him.

GoGoCrede
07-12-2010, 01:34 PM
In 2006, there was a point in there in the 1st hallf that I felt on cloud nine about the Sox. But nothing since. Nothing in 2008.

This is very close to 2005 right now.

Even losing Lebron has become an after thought becuase of how good we are playing.

You felt nothing after the Blackout game?

LoveYourSuit
07-12-2010, 09:54 PM
You felt nothing after the Blackout game?


I was excited, but not like I am right now.

Our rotation was not set up to for a succesfuly post season because it took every single one of those last games to get in.

Javy took the ball game 1 :rolleyes: