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chisoxfanatic
09-28-2011, 07:38 PM
I don't recall a season in quite a while where the Sox played so poorly. It seems they didn't get "up" for the games when they were sleeping in their own beds. How do you explain the reason why the Sox were considerably worse at home?

soltrain21
09-28-2011, 07:39 PM
Because it's a homerun hitting ballpark and they didn't hit homeruns.

kittle42
09-28-2011, 08:30 PM
The fans, of course.

Daver
09-28-2011, 08:31 PM
I blame Southpaw.

GoGoCrede
09-28-2011, 08:43 PM
Chevy Pride Crew.

WhiteSoxOnly
09-28-2011, 08:55 PM
Lacking in the Chicago tough department.

GlassSox
09-28-2011, 09:02 PM
Looking at my 17 - 9 home attendance record, I am really baffled that our home record is so bad. 24 of my 26 games were Sat or Sun.

chisoxfanatic
09-28-2011, 09:08 PM
Looking at my 17 - 9 home attendance record, I am really baffled that our home record is so bad. 24 of my 26 games were Sat or Sun.
You must've gone to far more Saturday games then Sunday games. I think you have WSI's own tebman to partially thank for that.

Woofer
09-28-2011, 09:08 PM
1. Not enough churros

or

2. Too many churros

GoGoCrede
09-28-2011, 09:11 PM
1. Not enough churros

or

2. Too many churros

or

3. Stale churros

or

4. Cold churros

Frater Perdurabo
09-28-2011, 09:22 PM
Because it's a homerun hitting ballpark and they didn't hit homeruns.

Yes.

And not enough men were on base when the home runs were hit.

LITTLE NELL
09-28-2011, 09:26 PM
Looking at my 17 - 9 home attendance record, I am really baffled that our home record is so bad. 24 of my 26 games were Sat or Sun.

Please buy the full season ticket plan next year.

Vernam
09-28-2011, 09:34 PM
Because our GM leads the "Hollywood lifestyle," per some piece of **** former journalist. Certainly not because of Ozzie, whom we're going to miss desperately because our Twitter traffic is going to fall off now. With reduced Twitter interest, there's a good chance our home record will get even worse.

In other words, it's all the fans' fault.

Vernam

GlassSox
09-28-2011, 09:50 PM
You must've gone to far more Saturday games then Sunday games. I think you have WSI's own tebman to partially thank for that.

Not sure what you mean about Tebman.

You are correct more Sat wins than Sun. Checked my games attended and wins were Sat = 9, Sun = 5, Tue = 2, Thu = 1

kittle42
09-28-2011, 09:57 PM
or

3. Stale churros

or

4. Cold churros

Seriously - the churros there suck.

WhiteSoxJunkie
09-28-2011, 10:00 PM
If you ask Hawk, he'll blame it on the weather.

cards press box
09-28-2011, 10:04 PM
Because it's a homerun hitting ballpark and they didn't hit homeruns.

Absolutely right. Hard to win in the second best park for home runs in MLB with the power outage that the Sox had this year.

kittle42
09-28-2011, 10:05 PM
Absolutely right. Hard to win in the second best park for home runs in MLB with the power outage that the Sox had this year.

You have obviously never heard of Ozzieball.

34rancher
09-28-2011, 10:07 PM
The other teams scored more runs than us too many times.

chisoxfanatic
09-28-2011, 10:32 PM
Not sure what you mean about Tebman.

You are correct more Sat wins than Sun. Checked my games attended and wins were Sat = 9, Sun = 5, Tue = 2, Thu = 1
Tebman had an outstanding game reporting record. His day is on Saturdays.

Johnny Mostil
09-28-2011, 10:37 PM
Looking at my 17 - 9 home attendance record, I am really baffled that our home record is so bad. 24 of my 26 games were Sat or Sun.

So the Sox were 19-36 when you weren't at the Cel? Wow.

DumpJerry
09-28-2011, 11:14 PM
The other teams scored more runs than us too many times.
This pretty much sums it up. I checked the baseball rule book and it says the team that scores the most runs in a game wins no matter what else happens during the game.

Oh yeah, they also ate too many helmet nachos between innings.

GoGoCrede
09-28-2011, 11:16 PM
This pretty much sums it up. I checked the baseball rule book and it says the team that scores the most runs in a game wins no matter what else happens during the game.

Oh yeah, they also ate too many helmet nachos between innings.

History will likely show that the best thing to come out of this season was indeed the nacho helmets. :smile:

Procol Harum
09-29-2011, 12:38 PM
I blame Southpaw.

Hey, Southpaw left it all out there on the field every day! His mugging for little kids was w/o peer in the AL and his weird "rolling hands" thing he does while sitting behind home plate is the benchmark in MLB. No, sir--you got to look beyond big, green, furry dudes to find the weaknesses that brought down the 2011 Chicago White Sox...

kittle42
09-29-2011, 12:46 PM
Hey, Southpaw left it all out there on the field every day! His mugging for little kids was w/o peer in the AL and his weird "rolling hands" thing he does while sitting behind home plate is the benchmark in MLB. No, sir--you got to look beyond big, green, furry dudes to find the weaknesses that brought down the 2011 Chicago White Sox...

People at WSI just don't understand what it is an MLB mascot does every day.

salty99
09-29-2011, 01:08 PM
I blame the glut of statues on the outfield concourse.

SOXSINCE'70
09-29-2011, 01:16 PM
1. Not enough churros

or

2. Too many churros

Not enough emphasis placed on kosher hot dogs and brats.:D:

DirtySox
09-29-2011, 01:20 PM
Because of mean booing.

JoeyCora28
09-29-2011, 01:21 PM
Air turbulence created by Adam Dunn at-bats caused flyballs that would have been homers to fall short of the seats.

SOXSINCE'70
09-29-2011, 01:25 PM
Air turbulence created by Adam Dunn at-bats caused flyballs that would have been homers to fall short of the seats.

As Maxwell Smart would have said,

"Oh,the old hit the ball to the warning track
and watch it die because there is no wind trick".:D:

tebman
09-29-2011, 01:31 PM
Not sure what you mean about Tebman.

Tebman had an outstanding game reporting record. His day is on Saturdays.

I suppose I shouldn't keep it a secret any longer. Years ago in an airport lounge I heard a guy on a cellphone talking about a way to adjust the gravitational field. Armed with this knowledge, I set the appropriate points and arranged for batted balls to fly further during the Sox' half of innings on Saturdays. Can't argue with a 16-9 record -- look for my upcoming article in Popular Planetary Mechanics.

The other teams scored more runs than us too many times.

Bosh! More runs has little to do with success. Just ask the Cubs.

russ99
09-29-2011, 01:52 PM
Because it's a homerun hitting ballpark and they didn't hit homeruns.

I'll go with the opposite to that statement:

Because the players think it's a homerun hitting ballpark, and thus swing for the fences with men on instead of trying to get a hit (opposite field??) to score a run.

Sox Road R/HR 340/68
Sox Home R/HR 314/86

The Sox scored more runs with less homers on the road, and scored less runs with more homers at home.

I wish I could find home/road RISP team splits to further prove this.

GoGoCrede
09-29-2011, 01:55 PM
Not enough emphasis placed on kosher hot dogs and brats.:D:

The hot dog buns could stand being toasted, now that we're at it. Nothing worse than a stale bun.

34 Inch Stick
09-29-2011, 02:04 PM
It's obvious the reason is day baseball

mahagga73
09-29-2011, 02:07 PM
Because it's a homerun hitting ballpark and they didn't hit homeruns.
Yup.They are a station to station team with no power.Hard to score runs like that no matter how good the pitching is.As far as the disparity in records,home and away,I really think it is a fluke,an anamoly.Happens every 20 years.

doublem23
09-29-2011, 02:38 PM
I'll go with the opposite to that statement:

Because the players think it's a homerun hitting ballpark, and thus swing for the fences with men on instead of trying to get a hit (opposite field??) to score a run.

Sox Road R/HR 340/68
Sox Home R/HR 314/86

The Sox scored more runs with less homers on the road, and scored less runs with more homers at home.

I wish I could find home/road RISP team splits to further prove this.

That's possible, but an underlying reason you seem to be ignoring is that U.S. Cellular Field is just not a hitter's park, regardless of approach, with the exception of HR hitters. If you're trying to hit for average, this is not the place to play.

kittle42
09-29-2011, 02:40 PM
That's possible, but an underlying reason you seem to be ignoring is that U.S. Cellular Field is just not a hitter's park, regardless of approach, with the exception of HR hitters. If you're trying to hit for average, this is not the place to play.

We should acquire some Adam Dunn types, then.

Crestani
09-29-2011, 03:09 PM
The hot dog buns could stand being toasted, now that we're at it. Nothing worse than a stale bun.


That was my answer to the Judge in divorce court when he asked me why I wanted to leave my ex-wife...!!!

Bruizer
09-29-2011, 04:25 PM
Friday and weekday games at home were just brutal. For those of us who have the Hit and Run Plan, it was a long season. :(: