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soxinem1
05-01-2011, 05:12 PM
Can't catch a break for ****.

thomas35forever
05-01-2011, 05:13 PM
Thanks for dragging me back in at the very end, Dad.

Gavin
05-01-2011, 05:13 PM
Sox don't even deserve a break.

soltrain21
05-01-2011, 05:13 PM
Sure, he blew that strike three call. This team still ****ing blows.

DSpivack
05-01-2011, 05:13 PM
Ho. Hum. 10-19.

manders_01
05-01-2011, 05:14 PM
So should have had the bases loaded with 1 out for AJ. ****ing bull****! :angry:

Corlose 15
05-01-2011, 05:14 PM
A blown call sandwiched by a bad AB by Paulie and a pathetic AB by AJ.


I'm not sure AJ is a major league catcher anymore.

DirtySox
05-01-2011, 05:14 PM
Horrible timing on the call, but whatever. Bad team is bad.

Boondock Saint
05-01-2011, 05:15 PM
Try as he might, not even the mighty Kevin Gregg can fix this offense.

Over By There
05-01-2011, 05:15 PM
Bad call but someone needs to take the bat off their shoulder there. With Rios being unable to get a key hit to save his life, Paulie can't just sit there and take strikes. This team is ****ing brutal to watch.

hi im skot
05-01-2011, 05:15 PM
"Love the Sox, hate this team." -doublem23

ChiSoxGal85
05-01-2011, 05:15 PM
wow. I got suckered into the last inning by the closer score.

NOTHING is going right for this time. NOTHING. Except maybe Sergio Santos.

goon
05-01-2011, 05:16 PM
Sure, he blew that strike three call. This team still ****ing blows.

Instead of bases loaded with one out, that strike out call made it men on first and second with two out.

That call was hideous.

SoxFan1979
05-01-2011, 05:16 PM
Sure, he blew that strike three call. This team still ****ing blows.

Truer words have never been spoken

Boondock Saint
05-01-2011, 05:16 PM
So should have had the bases loaded with 1 out for AJ. ****ing bull****! :angry:

Well, he did hit a double play ball anyway.

It'sADunnBomb
05-01-2011, 05:16 PM
I've completely lost all desire to watch this team this year.

Corlose 15
05-01-2011, 05:16 PM
Instead of bases loaded with one out, that strike out call made it men on first and second with two out.

That call was hideous.

So would AJ have actually tried in his AB then?

GoSox4
05-01-2011, 05:16 PM
I'm done with this crap this is a team of losers.

goon
05-01-2011, 05:18 PM
So would AJ have actually tried in his AB then?

Who knows? Would haver been a terrible situation for Gregg, though.

SephClone89
05-01-2011, 05:18 PM
So should have had the bases loaded with 1 out for AJ. ****ing bull****! :angry:

You say that like it's a desirable thing.

soxinem1
05-01-2011, 05:18 PM
try as he might, not even the mighty kevin gregg can fix this offense.

potw

Procol Harum
05-01-2011, 05:18 PM
I think these guys have successfully answered the question on the WSI crawler....they do.

Corlose 15
05-01-2011, 05:19 PM
Who knows? Would haver been a terrible situation for Gregg, though.

Just like it was for Johnson in the 7th?

DirtySox
05-01-2011, 05:19 PM
Aside from getting jobbed in his last AB, Rios has been awful on both sides of the ball. Lillibridge should get more playing time in CF at this point.

shingo10
05-01-2011, 05:19 PM
Well...

Hawk has been much better about the umpires this year.

That's about the only positive from this game.

goon
05-01-2011, 05:21 PM
Just like it was for Johnson in the 7th?

7th inning isn't the 9th inning. Not a save situation. Not the same pitcher on the mound. Who knows what would have happened?

Soxfest
05-01-2011, 05:21 PM
Not to let Dunn hit with bases loaded was the ball game horrid managing.

white sox bill
05-01-2011, 05:22 PM
Look on the bright side......um........

Corlose 15
05-01-2011, 05:22 PM
Not to let Dunn hit with bases loaded was the ball game horrid managing.

So, he was supposed to pinch hit Dunn for Paulie or Rios?

GoSox4
05-01-2011, 05:22 PM
Hopefully the 2012 draft will be a good one....

goon
05-01-2011, 05:22 PM
Well...

Hawk has been much better about the umpires this year.

That's about the only positive from this game.

Now that they have that strike zone graphic, he can't complain as much. Give it time.

KnightSox
05-01-2011, 05:22 PM
This team will be dismantled by the end of June, while they are at it they can throw those ****ing alternates we were supposed to see less of in a pile and burn them. Now I feel better...

Corlose 15
05-01-2011, 05:23 PM
7th inning isn't the 9th inning. Not a save situation. Not the same pitcher on the mound. Who knows what would have happened?

This team has had bases loaded 1 out or no out situations the last few games and done jack ****. Why would Kevin Gregg or the ninth inning make any difference?

At best they would've lost 6-5.

Soxfest
05-01-2011, 05:23 PM
So, he was supposed to pinch hit Dunn for Paulie or Rios?



For Rios HELL YES!

Corlose 15
05-01-2011, 05:24 PM
For Rios HELL YES!

I can't think that pinch hitting one struggling slugger for another would go over very well. Nor, help Rios to get out of his funk at all.

BainesHOF
05-01-2011, 05:24 PM
A.J. is brutal.

I thought it was a mistake to re-sign him. He was atrocious with the bat last season. Forget about hits. He hadtrouble hitting hard grounders and Major League fly balls. Since we went "all in," I rationalized that the idea of bringing him back wasn't so bad since he is so good at calling pitches.

A.J.'s pathetic hitting has continued. Surprisingly, though, he's looked bad behind the plate, too. Saturday was nothing short of an embarrassment. I don't know if it has to do with receiving a new guaranteed contract, but A.J. looks like he's along for the ride now. You can see he's not really buckling down and competing. His at-bats are maddening. For such a smart catcher, he sure is a dumb hitter. And the least he can do is catch the ball behind the plate. I've given up on him throwing anyone out. I think the word is out on him around the league, too. People are now stealing their first base of the season against him.

Castro isn't as smart behind the plate, but he can throw and hit decently. And he has more power that A.J., too. Castro should at least be platooning with A.J.

Soxfest
05-01-2011, 05:26 PM
I can't think that pinch hitting one struggling slugger for another would go over very well. Nor, help Rios to get out of his funk at all.

Dunn matched up well against the pitcher, Rios 0-5 8 LOB what was the downside.

kittle42
05-01-2011, 05:28 PM
Postgame threads where we all agree the team sucks but fight with each other over which parts suck worse are the best!

I'd take a 10-30 record if it guaranteed management change.

soltrain21
05-01-2011, 05:28 PM
Dunn already pinch hit and hit a homer. What are you two talking about?

goon
05-01-2011, 05:28 PM
This team has had bases loaded 1 out or no out situations the last few games and done jack ****. Why would Kevin Gregg or the ninth inning make any difference?

At best they would've lost 6-5.

It's not the same situation, but it's interesting to know you know exactly what is going to happen. I'd use that magic for all kinds of mischief.

The Sox started playing well at the end of the game today. They actually started to hit their way back into it at the end. It was the first time in weeks they actually looked like they cared.

I'd like to know what their WE would have been if they had bases loaded with one out vs. 1 man in scoring position with two outs.

soxinem1
05-01-2011, 05:29 PM
You know you are in trouble when the last guy to make the team and your prize off-season FA signing have comparable HR/RBI production....

SlowMotion
05-01-2011, 05:29 PM
Postgame threads where we all agree the team sucks but fight with each other over which parts suck worse are the best!

:tiphat:

ChiWhiteSox1337
05-01-2011, 05:30 PM
Castro should at least be platooning with A.J.

That might hurt his feelings. That was the case last year, anyway.

Re-signing him was the worst move of the offseason by far.

kittle42
05-01-2011, 05:31 PM
That might hurt his feelings. That was the case last year, anyway.

Re-signing him was the worst move of the offseason by far.

He's pretty terrible - can we package him with Buehrle, have a nice sendoff for them, and enjoy the brand new bag of baseballs we would get in return?

BainesHOF
05-01-2011, 05:31 PM
This team will be dismantled by the end of June, while they are at it they can throw those ****ing alternates we were supposed to see less of in a pile and burn them.

It looks like the players are basically saying FU to management regarding the black jerseys.

thomas35forever
05-01-2011, 05:31 PM
That might hurt his feelings. That was the case last year, anyway.

Re-signing him was the worst move of the offseason by far.
Castro is not a starter, Flowers is flat out terrible and I wasn't pleased with the FA catchers last offseason. We really had little choice.

Soxfest
05-01-2011, 05:33 PM
Dunn already pinch hit and hit a homer. What are you two talking about?
Talking about the inning before Dunn actually hit!

Corlose 15
05-01-2011, 05:33 PM
Dunn already pinch hit and hit a homer. What are you two talking about?

Soxfest wanted him to pinch hit for Rios in the 7th inning after Konerko walked to make it 6-2.

guillensdisciple
05-01-2011, 05:33 PM
I've completely lost all desire to watch this team this year.


Nothing against you but please please please get rid of that all in signature.


As for ther White Sox- unless I have nothing to do I will not be watching them. I have had enough of this repeat story. I'll have my phone for updates, but it will tell me what I already know.

Corlose 15
05-01-2011, 05:34 PM
It's not the same situation, but it's interesting to know you know exactly what is going to happen. I'd use that magic for all kinds of mischief.

The Sox started playing well at the end of the game today. They actually started to hit their way back into it at the end. It was the first time in weeks they actually looked like they cared.

I'd like to know what their WE would have been if they had bases loaded with one out vs. 1 man in scoring position with two outs.

With AJ at the plate I'm not sure it would've ended any differently. His AB to end the game reeked of not giving a damn.

soltrain21
05-01-2011, 05:34 PM
Talking about the inning before Dunn actually hit!

I don't think he was.

manders_01
05-01-2011, 05:38 PM
Well, he did hit a double play ball anyway.

Yeah, in that situation. I am not one to think that he would do the same thing in a different situation. Yes, it is a "what if" scenario but I believe that someone who was batting .333 against Gregg might have been able to do something more. However, it is a "what if" situation so I will never know what might have happened there.

You say that like it's a desirable thing.

It is a desirable thing for me! Why the **** wouldn't it be? :rolleyes: Despite the fact that it is painful to watch the Sox, I certainly, unlike many others on this board, have not given up on them. It it will be a long damn time, if ever, before that happens.

SBSoxFan
05-01-2011, 05:45 PM
8 walks, 8 hits, 0-8 with RISP. Based on that, I don't think a blown ball/strike should take much blame.

At least it wasn't 6, 6, 6.

GoGoCrede
05-01-2011, 05:46 PM
At least those attending the game had nice weather?

DirtySox
05-01-2011, 05:46 PM
So, he was supposed to pinch hit Dunn for Paulie or Rios?

Rios. It was glaringly obvious. Sinkerballer on the mound, right handed, down 4, bases loaded? Teahen was a viable option too.

kittle42
05-01-2011, 05:51 PM
It looks like the players are basically saying FU to management regarding the black jerseys.

And to the fans regarding actually winning baseball games!

WhiteSox1989
05-01-2011, 05:52 PM
It's absolutely miserable watching this team. I mean, once they get behind early even if it's by a couple runs I have little hope they'll win the game.

That being said...it IS still only May 1st-hopefully they'll turn it around this month.

SephClone89
05-01-2011, 05:53 PM
It is a desirable thing for me! Why the **** wouldn't it be? :rolleyes: Despite the fact that it is painful to watch the Sox, I certainly, unlike many others on this board, have not given up on them. It it will be a long damn time, if ever, before that happens.

It was an "AJ sucks and I'm sick and tired of watching him play baseball" comment.

guillensdisciple
05-01-2011, 05:54 PM
It's absolutely miserable watching this team. I mean, once they get behind early even if it's by a couple runs I have little hope they'll win the game.

That being said...it IS still only May 1st-hopefully they'll turn it around this month.

Why, this is what they want. Maybe if we give up they'll actually make changes.

SBSoxFan
05-01-2011, 05:54 PM
It's absolutely miserable watching this team. I mean, once they get behind early even if it's by a couple runs I have little hope they'll win the game.

That being said...it IS still only May 1st-hopefully they'll turn it around this month.

I hope so too, but White Sox face a tough May (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110501&content_id=18486494&notebook_id=18486512&vkey=notebook_cws&c_id=cws).

tstrike2000
05-01-2011, 05:54 PM
Perhaps the Sox should just forfeit tomorrow's game to complete the 4-game sweep and make their record a nice 10-20.

soxinem1
05-01-2011, 06:00 PM
Maybe it's time for JR to start talking about Ozzie/KW getting fired again, or Ozzie to have another kid of his enter the draft and get skipped by all 30 teams 100 times.

Brian26
05-01-2011, 06:03 PM
Kenny doesn't waste any time getting the hell out of the park after a loss. He almost ran me over in his black Escalade coming out of the players lot five minutes after the game.

manders_01
05-01-2011, 06:05 PM
It was an "AJ sucks and I'm sick and tired of watching him play baseball" comment.

Well it came off as a "My opinion should be shared" comment and I don't. It's fine by me if your sick and tired of watching him play baseball but I'm not. I'd be nice if your comment didn't imply that I am somehow wrong for having that sentiment.

Soxfest
05-01-2011, 06:09 PM
And to the fans regarding actually winning baseball games!


Good one Kittle.:D:

Soxfest
05-01-2011, 06:12 PM
Kenny doesn't waste any time getting the hell out of the park after a loss. He almost ran me over in his black Escalade coming out of the players lot five minutes after the game.


Mr. Arrogant mouth has nothing to say when he is losing.

hi im skot
05-01-2011, 06:13 PM
Mr. Arrogant mouth has nothing to say when he is losing.

My guess is that nickname probably won't stick.

fox23
05-01-2011, 06:15 PM
Kenny doesn't waste any time getting the hell out of the park after a loss. He almost ran me over in his black Escalade coming out of the players lot five minutes after the game.

That's actually pretty common regardless of what happens. I've almost been run over by him on multiple occasions. Too bad too, as I could use the $$$.

soltrain21
05-01-2011, 06:18 PM
My guess is that nickname probably won't stick.

I already ordered the shirt. :shrug:

Lip Man 1
05-01-2011, 06:19 PM
Was in contact with a member of the front office last night, a member of upper management and I don't think they have plans to make any kind of managerial change at this time. That doesn't mean you may not see one in a month or two but for right now, doubt it.

The message I got in essence was, "don't know what to say. All we can do is hang in there. Team can't continue to play this poorly..."

Take it for what it may be worth to you.

Lip

LITTLE NELL
05-01-2011, 06:30 PM
Time for some moves, Morel back to minors, Teahen can play 3B with Omar as a late inning replacement if we ever have a lead again. Lets see what Viciedo can do, bring him up to play RF, and move TCQ to LF. Pierre is useless and everytime a fly ball is hit to him I close my eyes. TCM can lead off, some will say he's not a leadoff guy, does it matter the way we are going, besides he's got to be better than Pierre.

Scottiehaswheels
05-01-2011, 06:37 PM
The message I got in essence was, "don't know what to say. All we can do is hang in there. Team can't continue to play this poorly..."

LipWhy not? They've done it so far. It's come to the point of the old saying, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results. This team sucks bad.

SI1020
05-01-2011, 06:43 PM
Time for some moves, Morel back to minors, Teahen can play 3B with Omar as a late inning replacement if we ever have a lead again. Lets see what Viciedo can do, bring him up to play RF, and move TCQ to LF. Pierre is useless and everytime a fly ball is hit to him I close my eyes. TCM can lead off, some will say he's not a leadoff guy, does it matter the way we are going, besides he's got to be better than Pierre. Viciedo already has 3 errors in RF this year.

DirtySox
05-01-2011, 06:44 PM
Viciedo already has 3 errors in RF this year.

I expect Dayan to be rather bad defensively no matter where he plays.

LITTLE NELL
05-01-2011, 06:45 PM
Viciedo already has 3 errors in RF this year.

Yeah, but he hits better than Pierre. What are we saving him for?

SI1020
05-01-2011, 06:47 PM
I expect Dayan to be rather bad defensively no matter where he plays. I suspect you would be correct.

konerko 14
05-01-2011, 06:47 PM
good to see Dunn finally hit a home run, Sergio Santos has been amazing.

DirtySox
05-01-2011, 06:51 PM
Yeah, but he hits better than Pierre. What are we saving him for?

I'd wait until Dayan is actually hitting. There also might be lingering effects from the injury. A line of .250/.280/.398 isn't exactly inspiring.

SI1020
05-01-2011, 06:52 PM
Yeah, but he hits better than Pierre. What are we saving him for? Little Nell I live in minor league land and try my best to follow Charlotte and Birmingham. Not that I'm anyone special, but I'd rate him a marginal prospect at best. Perhaps he could prove me wrong and be the next Edgar Martinez, but so far he has been an adventure anywhere he plays in the field, and far from a sure thing at the plate. The Sox farm system is just very sad at this point, and I'm afraid there's going to be a steep price to pay because of it.

Soxfest
05-01-2011, 06:57 PM
My guess is that nickname probably won't stick.

His nickname is Mr.Smugass I have called him for that years on ST.

Daver
05-01-2011, 06:59 PM
His nickname is Mr.Smugass I have called him for that years on ST.

Leave it there.

LITTLE NELL
05-01-2011, 06:59 PM
Little Nell I live in minor league land and try my best to follow Charlotte and Birmingham. Not that I'm anyone special, but I'd rate him a marginal prospect at best. Perhaps he could prove me wrong and be the next Edgar Martinez, but so far he has been an adventure anywhere he plays in the field, and far from a sure thing at the plate. The Sox farm system is just very sad at this point, and I'm afraid there's going to be a steep price to pay because of it.

I was looking at some of the Charlotte and Birmingham stats and you are right, not a lot to get excited about. B'ham is 12-10 and Charlotte 9-13.
The thing is that we need a change to shake things up and Dayan did hit well last year and I think he was hitting well in ST until the injury.
Lets do something, Pierre stinks and I'm sure Viciedo can hit the ball out of the infield.

DirtySox
05-01-2011, 07:01 PM
I was looking at some of the Charlotte and Birmingham stats and you are right, not a lot to get excited about. B'ham is 12-10 and Charlotte 9-13.
The thing is that we need a change to shake things up and Dayan did hit well last year and I think he was hitting well in ST until the injury.
Lets do something, Pierre stinks and I'm sure Viciedo can hit the ball out of the infield.

Looking at W - L of minor league teams is generally worthless when assessing farm system strength and prospects. The Sox minor league system is consensus bottom 3 in all baseball and it is spot on. It's bad, has been bad, and will remain bad unless the Sox undergo some sort of rebuilding effort.

Nelfox02
05-01-2011, 07:04 PM
Was in contact with a member of the front office last night, a member of upper management and I don't think they have plans to make any kind of managerial change at this time. That doesn't mean you may not see one in a month or two but for right now, doubt it.

The message I got in essence was, "don't know what to say. All we can do is hang in there. Team can't continue to play this poorly..."

Take it for what it may be worth to you.

Lip

this I will agree with the Sox on......they are not this bad. But I dont really think they are that good either. I think by the time they play to their overall ability as team, this wretched start likely will have buried them.

the only thing you can say to defend the sox at this point is that the Twins are in the same trash heap, and D-Town is not running away with anything. KC coming back to Earth, Cle is still playing out of their mind, but I dont think that will last....

a bad AL central may keep the sox with a pulse, but I dont think they have enough to make the post season, even with the division what it is

LITTLE NELL
05-01-2011, 07:16 PM
Looking at W - L of minor league teams is generally worthless when assessing farm system strength and prospects. The Sox minor league system is consensus bottom 3 in all baseball and it is spot on. It's bad, has been bad, and will remain bad unless the Sox undergo some sort of rebuilding effort.

Thats what I meant when I was looking at the stats, I should have said individual stats. Yes, the minors are for the development of players and probably the only people who care about the W-L record are the local citizens.

DirtySox
05-01-2011, 07:25 PM
Thats what I meant when I was looking at the stats, I should have said individual stats. Yes, the minors are for the development of players and probably the only people who care about the W-L record are the local citizens.

Indeed.

chisoxfanatic
05-01-2011, 07:29 PM
It's gotten so bad with this team that I have actually started laughing about how bad it is. Can anyone else say the same?

MountainCur
05-01-2011, 07:37 PM
It's gotten so bad with this team that I have actually started laughing about how bad it is. Can anyone else say the same?

I often laugh at myself for thinking we might score more than 1 run with bases loaded and no outs, or one out.

Red Barchetta
05-01-2011, 08:33 PM
I'm not laughing, however I am expecting them to lose each game and it's a surprise now when they win. :angry:

HaroMaster87
05-01-2011, 08:45 PM
It's gotten so bad with this team that I have actually started laughing about how bad it is. Can anyone else say the same?


Yes...it started on saturday. Found myself laughing uncontrollably and didnt even notice at first...

Though I got REALLY upset today when the supposed team captain took three called strikes and never even swung the god damned bat...did he think the ball was going to magically hit his bat while its on his shoulder??? Man I was furious...that is one of the 3 things that makes me most upset watching any baseball. How do you get a called third strike??? Anything anywhere near the plate and you should be swinging...theres NO excuse :angry:

Lip Man 1
05-01-2011, 08:58 PM
Interesting postgame quote by Ozzie. First time I've seen this (comment I'm referring to is in bold.)

"There are only so many days I can tell the fans we'll be OK. There are only so many days I can tell myself we'll be OK. I don't know if we will be OK. Every day you say 'we'll be OK, tomorrow we'll get them.' All of a sudden the next day is a little bit worse."

Lip

johnnyg83
05-01-2011, 09:31 PM
I already ordered the shirt. :shrug:

How about Hubrilliams? Or Kanny? (as in he should be the GM at Kannapolis)

Big Hurt so good
05-01-2011, 09:42 PM
Time for some moves, Morel back to minors, Teahen can play 3B with Omar as a late inning replacement if we ever have a lead again. Lets see what Viciedo can do, bring him up to play RF, and move TCQ to LF. Pierre is useless and everytime a fly ball is hit to him I close my eyes. TCM can lead off, some will say he's not a leadoff guy, does it matter the way we are going, besides he's got to be better than Pierre.

I agree with all this... if Pierre can't steal bases for us he's worthless.

Find a place for Lillibridge to play every day also

thomas35forever
05-01-2011, 09:52 PM
Find a place for Lillibridge to play every day also
Speaking of whom, it looks like he watched Major League tonight. Via Twitter:
I think we are going to sacrifice a live chicken tomorrow.... Or just get a bucket of KFC. When we win tomorrow, you will never know. ;)

tstrike2000
05-01-2011, 10:22 PM
Interesting postgame quote by Ozzie. First time I've seen this (comment I'm referring to is in bold.)

"There are only so many days I can tell the fans we'll be OK. There are only so many days I can tell myself we'll be OK. I don't know if we will be OK. Every day you say 'we'll be OK, tomorrow we'll get them.' All of a sudden the next day is a little bit worse."

Lip

Interesting maybe, but what is Ozzie supposed to say at this point? The team has four or five automatic outs, the starting staff is shaky, the defense is below average, and Thornton has been worthless. And now they're looking at getting swept at home for the second series in a row. Something's gotta give.

Lip Man 1
05-01-2011, 10:39 PM
TS:

It was interesting to me because before today to the best of my knowledge Ozzie ALWAYS said the team was going to be OK, they were going to turn it around.

Today was the first day that I know of where Ozzie said anything remotely like, 'you know maybe it won't be OK...'

That's a significant statement given the calls for his head on the chopping block.

Lip

doublem23
05-01-2011, 10:44 PM
This team's almost so bad, it's fun to watch. Like a train derailment or a guy getting hit by a car... Man they suck.

tstrike2000
05-01-2011, 11:03 PM
TS:

It was interesting to me because before today to the best of my knowledge Ozzie ALWAYS said the team was going to be OK, they were going to turn it around.

Today was the first day that I know of where Ozzie said anything remotely like, 'you know maybe it won't be OK...'

That's a significant statement given the calls for his head on the chopping block.

Lip

Goes back to what you reiterated in another thread that you can't win a division in April, but you sure can lose one. Perhaps Ozzie's finally feeling the heat, as he should.

JB98
05-01-2011, 11:07 PM
Not to let Dunn hit with bases loaded was the ball game horrid managing.

Glad someone else felt this way. I was yelling at the TV for Ozzie to use Dunn in place of Rios, believing Dunn matched up well against Johnson.

An inning later, Dunn matched up well against Johnson. Alas, it counted for two runs instead of four.

I have witnesses in the bar who heard me say that.

Brian26
05-02-2011, 01:00 AM
This team's almost so bad, it's fun to watch. Like a train derailment or a guy getting hit by a car... Man they suck.

Once you're past the point of being frustrated, angry and then depressed....yeah, I agree with you. Once you've come to grips with what it is, there's actually some entertainment value in goofing on these guys. Will Rios take another bad route? Will Pierre drop this ball? Let's see where Alexei's throw goes. Watch this terrible bunt attempt by Beckham. Watch Konerko stretch this double into a single. Three run lead....good, time for Danks to give four runs back. Fifth inning, time for Floyd to meltdown for no reason. Bullpen time, who's turn to blow up today?

Nellie_Fox
05-02-2011, 02:14 AM
Glad someone else felt this way. I was yelling at the TV for Ozzie to use Dunn in place of Rios, believing Dunn matched up well against Johnson.

An inning later, Dunn matched up well against Johnson. Alas, it counted for two runs instead of four.

I have witnesses in the bar who heard me say that.Dunn has failed repeatedly with runners in scoring position. Putting him in any situation is not an automatic. He has not been good at all.

Jerko
05-02-2011, 09:57 AM
I hope these games start getting more interesting; the last two times I was there I've seen multiple ejections. Fans seem to be extra drunk/ornery since there's nothing to watch ON the field lately.

guillensdisciple
05-02-2011, 12:17 PM
I'm just stoked to hear Kenny Williams blame us for not showing up.

Jerko
05-02-2011, 12:25 PM
I'm just stoked to hear Kenny Williams blame us for not showing up.

That's what I'm waiting for as well. Just wait until Wednesday (weekday afternoon game).

LongLiveFisk
05-02-2011, 12:28 PM
I'm just stoked to hear Kenny Williams blame us for not showing up.

That's what I'm waiting for as well. Just wait until Wednesday (weekday afternoon game).

How can he? I mean, the crowds so far have not really been atypical for this time of year, as far as I can tell, despite how bad the Sox have been.

JB98
05-02-2011, 01:25 PM
Dunn has failed repeatedly with runners in scoring position. Putting him in any situation is not an automatic. He has not been good at all.

Johnson was a GREAT matchup for him. GREAT. The fact that Dunn hit a HR off him the very next inning proves my point.

It wasn't a second guess. As I indicated, I was yelling at the TV, wanting Ozzie to drop Dunn into that situation.

Dunn isn't going to suck all year.

DirtySox
05-02-2011, 02:11 PM
Johnson was a GREAT matchup for him. GREAT. The fact that Dunn hit a HR off him the very next inning proves my point.

It wasn't a second guess. As I indicated, I was yelling at the TV, wanting Ozzie to drop Dunn into that situation.

Dunn isn't going to suck all year.

I'm with you. I made the exact same comments in the game thread.

asindc
05-02-2011, 02:13 PM
Mr. Arrogant mouth has nothing to say when he is losing.

My guess is that nickname probably won't stick.

I already ordered the shirt. :shrug:

Did you order it before or after he spoke just before the NY trip when the team had just been swept by Detroit?:rolleyes:

soltrain21
05-02-2011, 02:19 PM
Did you order it before or after he spoke just before the NY trip when the team had just been swept by Detroit?:rolleyes:

I didn't actually order any shirt that says Mr. Arrogant Mouth on it.

Crestani
05-02-2011, 03:11 PM
Dunn isn't going to suck all year.[/QUOTE]



No, but he has so far this year..!!

If Ozzie pinch hits Rios for him and he strikes out, you all would have called Ozzie an idiot for bringing Dunn in to pinch hit in the first place..!!

Everbody is just frustrated and rightly so.

kittle42
05-02-2011, 03:28 PM
If Ozzie pinch hits Rios for him and he strikes out, you all would have called Ozzie an idiot for bringing Dunn in to pinch hit in the first place..!!

Disagree. At worst, lateral move, because Rios is just as horrible if not worse.