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WhiteSoxJunkie
09-28-2011, 10:26 PM
What was the highlight of the White Sox 2011 season?

vinny
09-28-2011, 10:34 PM
Owning the Twins (read: going .500 against the Twins).

Lip Man 1
09-28-2011, 10:34 PM
The highlight of the season was that it ended.

Lip

kittle42
09-28-2011, 10:39 PM
I said once I thought this team was underperforming garbage that the highlight of the season would be the departure of the management team. It was.

chisoxfanatic
09-28-2011, 10:40 PM
Paulie going to the ASG.

tstrike2000
09-28-2011, 10:42 PM
Buehrle's last start and coaching changes.

PaleHoser
09-28-2011, 10:45 PM
Finishing ahead of the Twins, which is almost as sweet as watching them lose 99 games :redneck

VMSNS
09-28-2011, 10:51 PM
I really loved that game at Yankee stadium where Lillibridge had those back-to-back game saving catches in RF. The look on A-Roid's face was priceless.

Noneck
09-28-2011, 11:11 PM
Hopefully that the organization realized its short comings and implement major changes in how the organization will be be run in the future.

Milw
09-28-2011, 11:54 PM
Lillibridge's catches at Yankee Stadium. Although Buehrle's final ovation will probably be the lasting (positive) memory I have from this season.

WhiteSox5187
09-29-2011, 12:29 AM
For me it was Buerhle taking the mound in the eighth all alone getting a standing ovation from everyone in the stands and the Sox dugout. It brought a tear to my eye.

slavko
09-29-2011, 12:40 AM
With that choice of highlights, I vote for the game 162 dramatics I just saw on ESPN. Baseball is the best game.

doublem23
09-29-2011, 01:06 AM
I can't believe no one has mentioned the glorious discovery of the Nacho Helmet. I'll see you again in April, amigo.

KMcMahon817
09-29-2011, 01:08 AM
I really loved that game at Yankee stadium where Lillibridge had those back-to-back game saving catches in RF. The look on A-Roid's face was priceless.

This. Along with Paulie and Buehrle doing their thing.

LITTLE NELL
09-29-2011, 06:23 AM
Not many highlites this year, even when we won it was ugly.
This team was one of the most un-exciting Sox teams in my 60 years of watching them.

kufram
09-29-2011, 07:47 AM
Yes, frustrating year but worth it to see the way PK played every game. Lots of pitching highlights, and Lillibridgettes were great.

DSpivack
09-29-2011, 08:29 AM
Not many highlites this year, even when we won it was ugly.
This team was one of the most un-exciting Sox teams in my 60 years of watching them.

Yeah, at least in 2007 we started off with Buehrle's no-hitter and ended with Thome's 500th HR.

thechico
09-29-2011, 08:30 AM
When we were ahead 14-0 vs. Cleveland IN Cleveland, I thought a repeat was looking good. If you recall, even Dunn looked good in that game.
Sigh.
:(:

asindc
09-29-2011, 08:37 AM
My choice is not listed in the poll: The sweep of Boston at Fenway. I was there with my Red Sox fan uncle for the first game on Memorial Day. That series was the last time I felt good about this year's team. I actually came close to disliking this year's team.

Runner-up highlight: The ending of the season.

chisox12
09-29-2011, 08:49 AM
For me it was Buerhle taking the mound in the eighth all alone getting a standing ovation from everyone in the stands and the Sox dugout. It brought a tear to my eye.


That was an awesome moment. Hoping that wasn't the last time in a White Sox uniform for Buehrle.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
09-29-2011, 08:51 AM
I can't believe no one has mentioned the glorious discovery of the Nacho Helmet. I'll see you again in April, amigo.

This, a thousand times this. The greatest food to be served at the Cell this side of Best's Kosher.

Also, when Lillibridge robbed the A's Coco Crisp of a potential game-changing homer in June, with me sitting one scant section from where it happened.

TomBradley72
09-29-2011, 08:51 AM
The night Lillibridge made the "homer robbing" catch and the Sox won giving Danks the win- the crowd was really into it- and it seemed like we were getting a little chemistry going.

Of course Ozzie didn't start Lillibridge the next day- as was his pattern all year when a younger player had a big game-

doublem23
09-29-2011, 09:04 AM
This, a thousand times this. The greatest food to be served at the Cell this side of Best's Kosher.

Also, I finally found time to get to Bacardi @ the Park on Tuesday... Man, they serve a killer nacho plate, too. Really, it was a bad year for baseball on the South Side, but probably the best year for nachos I can remember.

I would say in seriousness, the highlight of the season for me personally was the July 29 win against the Red Sox. 1st game of the series, Gavin surrendered an early solo HR to Saltalamacchia but then really bore down and pitched well. Pierre, Omar, and Paulie manufactured the tying run in 6th and AJ launched a 2-run bomb in the 7th. Sox won 3-1, shut up the gaggles of Red Sawx fans in attendance. That pushed the Sox's record to 52-52, they finally hit .500, 3 GB 1st... thought for sure NOW they're poised to take off. Of course, they went on to get smoked their next 6 games and that probably effectively ended the season, but at least for one night, it was still all good.

Sigh.

Only 190 days until Opening Day.

dwitt76
09-29-2011, 10:12 AM
Opening day at the cell was pretty good for. I thought it was cool with the fog and of course a win. I went to bacardi at the park for pregame and cork at the park for postgame. It was an awesome day.

soltrain21
09-29-2011, 10:43 AM
Even the Opening Day win kind of pissed me off. They let them back into the game.

Lillibridge at Yankee Stadium was the highlight of the year.

kaufsox
09-29-2011, 11:18 AM
I voted for beckham's defense this year, it was just great to watch him all year. About those bats though...

Procol Harum
09-29-2011, 12:33 PM
I can't believe no one has mentioned the glorious discovery of the Nacho Helmet. I'll see you again in April, amigo.

:happyguy: