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Chisox_cali
07-25-2002, 02:09 AM
Alright I'm bored so I decided to put together a list of the 5 best and worst games(or series') so far in the 2002 season. Go ahead and contribute your own if ya like. (Guess which list was easier to make up :(: )


5 WORST GAMES IN THE 2002 SEASON

5.Todd loses #13-Just Bad. Bad pick-up, Bad trade, Bad Season, Bad GM.

4.The Sweep: Braves- Just an all around bad showing by our guys in a critical time in the season.

3.The Sweep: A's- I was out of town for all 3 games, thank God, Got beat in evryway possible, not to mention that the A's sucked at that time and we we're still kinda good. Why this isn't higher on the list? We lost no ground, the twinks get swept as well.

2.7 in a row, and OUT!- The 7 losses in a row that droppped us out of contention, and out of being .500. 1 to the Tiggers, 3 to the Yanks, 3 to the Jndjans.

1.The Sweep: Angels- Do I really even need to explain this one? Was there at the ballpark, 19-0? Good thing I left the park when it was 9-0.


Well to get you out of the depressive mood that put you in....

THE 5 BEST GAMES OF THE 2002 SEASON

5.Paulie and Mark- Not actually a Sox game but a game that invovled Sox player Paul Konerko and Mark Buehrle. Mark the only pitcher beside starter Derek Lowe and the last pitcher Freddy Garcia to pitch 2 innings. Paul went 2-2 with two doubles, one of which put the AL in the lead. Would have been the Ted Williams Award Winner(MVP) had the game not been called a tie after 11 innings.

4. A little bit of payback- Took two of three from both the A's and the Mariners(Not matter what Mike Cameron's 4 Home Runs and below the mendoza line BA since say) After gettin swept in horrific fashion by the A's the week before.

3.Sweep the--at the time 11-1--Jndjans- The Jndjans came in with a winning streak, and the best record in baseball, left with a 0-3 performence on there way to the fire sale that would soon follow.

2. Jon DOMINATES the BoSox in Fenway- While yet another Messiah began his term on the North Side, across the country at Fenway Park, ex-Flub cast-off Jon Garland shuts down the best team in baseball at home, keepin the Red Sox to just 1 hit going into the 9th inning. Gave up a couple of hits and Keith Foulke came in and shut the Carmines down.

1.The Comeback- After being down 8-0 to the hapless Flubs, Paul Konerko gets plunked in the back of the head, and than cranks out 2 HR's, the second, one of the most dramatic one's I've ever witness put the Sox back in the lead and they never looked back wining the game 13-9.


Thoughts?

FarWestChicago
07-25-2002, 02:49 AM
You have the A's and Rally Monkey sweeps reversed. The A's sweep was worse. Ode and I had the misfortune of seeing The Forfeit on Friday and a 16-1 drubbing on Saturday. This was the beginning of the end, though we didn't know it at the time. Who knows, maybe The Forfeit sent the message to the team that the season didn't matter. Indeed, armed with hindsight, one could make the case that The Forfeit was the turning point in the season.

The season may be toast, but I hope we have better luck at the 3 games coming up in August. :o:

Tavarin
07-25-2002, 02:52 AM
Originally posted by Chisox_cali

1.The Comeback- After being down 8-0 to the hapless Flubs, Paul Konerko gets plunked in the back of the head, and than cranks out 2 HR's, the second, one of the most dramatic one's I've ever witness put the Sox back in the lead and they never looked back wining the game 13-9.



And after seeing that fantastic game, I thought we had a chance.... so stupid of me

Chisox_cali
07-25-2002, 02:53 AM
Originally posted by FarWestChicago
You have the A's and Rally Monkey sweeps reversed. The A's sweep was worse. Ode and I had the misfortune of seeing The Forfeit on Friday and a 16-1 drubbing on Saturday. This was the beginning of the end, though we didn't know it at the time. Who knows, maybe The Forfeit sent the message to the team that the season didn't matter. Indeed, armed with hindsight, one could make the case that The Forfeit was the turning point in the season.

The season may be toast, but I hope we have better luck at the 3 games coming up in August. :o:

Sorry West, the Angels sweep was much worse, I was at it, 19-0 is a little worse than 16-1. We already had this argument on Sox and Roll that one time. At least on your sweep, right after, number 4 on the best games happened. We LOST two of three to the Angels when we played them again. So THERE.

FarWestChicago
07-25-2002, 03:02 AM
Originally posted by Chisox_cali


Sorry West, the Angels sweep was much worse, I was at it, 19-0 is a little worse than 16-1. We already had this argument on Sox and Roll that one time. At least on your sweep, right after, number 4 on the best games happened. We LOST two of three to the Angels when we played them again. So THERE. My bad. The last line of your post was:Thoughts?I didn't realize you didin't actually want to hear any other opinions. I'm pretty tired and obviously not very observant at the moment.

Chisox_cali
07-25-2002, 03:10 AM
Originally posted by FarWestChicago
My bad. The last line of your post was:I didn't realize you didin't actually want to hear any other opinions. I'm pretty tired and obviously not very observant at the moment.

I Know, I Know. I only answered back because I wanted to rekindle the fight we already had over which sweep was worse on S n R, ya know for fun.

Man you really gotta be a Sox fan to have to argue over which Sweep of the Sox was worse :D:

Wasn't there a poll that was posted thatasked which sweep or loss was worse, I think that those sweeps were on there, I'll have to look it up to see which sweep got more votes.

FarWestChicago
07-25-2002, 03:13 AM
Originally posted by Chisox_cali


I Know, I Know. I only answered back because I wanted to rekindle the fight we already had over which sweep was worse on S n R, ya know for fun.

Man you really gotta be a Sox fan to have to argue over which Sweep of the Sox was worse :D:I've got 3 more games to go and, as you all know now, a virulent A's troll working for me. I don't want to hex anything. :smile:

Chisox_cali
07-25-2002, 03:18 AM
Originally posted by FarWestChicago
I've got 3 more games to go and, as you all know now, a virulent A's troll working for me. I don't want to hex anything. :smile:

Well that's why it says so far..... I'm sure we'll go through a couple more Sweeps this year. :(:

Clarkdog
07-25-2002, 11:46 AM
Originally posted by Chisox_cali


2.7 in a row, and OUT!- The 7 losses in a row that droppped us out of contention, and out of being .500. 1 to the Tiggers, 3 to the Yanks, 3 to the Jndjans.

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I'd have to put the sweep of the Sox by the Yankees as the catalyst of this downward spiral. While they weren't playing their best coming into the series, it was a defining set of games where the Sox would find out if they were contenders of pretenders. The Yanks let them know just where they stood. It all fell apart from there, they had no confidence after that.

Think about it. Could things have been different had the Sox won or swept the series againt the Yankees? I'd say yes.

Iwritecode
07-25-2002, 11:52 AM
Originally posted by Clarkdog
I'd have to put the sweep of the Sox by the Yankees as the catalyst of this downward spiral. While they weren't playing their best coming into the series, it was a defining set of games where the Sox would find out if they were contenders of pretenders. The Yanks let them know just where they stood. It all fell apart from there, they had no confidence after that.

Think about it. Could things have been different had the Sox won or swept the series againt the Yankees? I'd say yes.

The Twins haven't won a game yet against the Yankees this year. What's that tell you about them? They are also the only team in this division over .500. Can anyone say tallest midget?

jlh221fan
07-25-2002, 12:27 PM
Fine choices! I would have had the July 4th 8th-inn. disaster vs. the Tigers as one of the low points and maybe the 9th-inning comeback against the Phillies as a high point instead of the All-Star game.

Foulke You
07-25-2002, 05:14 PM
I definitely agreed with putting that Garland win against the BoSox up there. It helped that I was at Fenway to witness it :D:
I had butterflies when NO-MAH came up with 1st and 2nd nobody out but Foulkey saved the day for the ChiSox! My beer at the Boston Beer Works accross from Fenway tasted much better after that rubber match win. I was wearing my Foulke jersey in that bar and got mucho bad comments from the Boston faithful but I didn't care because I was toasting :gulp: a White Sox winner and a successful vacation! We were in 1st place then. Man, that Boston series seems like a lifetime ago. You California guys deserve the purple heart for surviving that Oakland and Anaheim series. I would've been slitting my wrist by the 3rd game.

Honorable mention for great moments this year:
Osuna striking out Sosa with the tying run at 3rd in Game 2 at Comiskey.

Honorable mention for low moments this year:
Giving up 2 homers to the pathetic Todd Hundley in Game 1 at Wrigley vs. the Flubs. What's up with that?

Chisox_cali
07-25-2002, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by Clarkdog


I'd have to put the sweep of the Sox by the Yankees as the catalyst of this downward spiral. While they weren't playing their best coming into the series, it was a defining set of games where the Sox would find out if they were contenders of pretenders. The Yanks let them know just where they stood. It all fell apart from there, they had no confidence after that.

Think about it. Could things have been different had the Sox won or swept the series againt the Yankees? I'd say yes.

Well the Angels series is no.1 because I was there to witness it, in all it terrifing glory, but the 7 in a row put us out of the race, So it's really like a tie for no.1 but the Abgels get the slight advantage because I had to see it live. :(: :whiner:

viagracat
07-25-2002, 06:06 PM
I would've thrown in the Seattle game where Mike Cameron hit four home runs as one of the worst. The Sox have been scuffling pretty much ever since. Wait until...um, 2004, I guess.

Bisco Stu
07-26-2002, 12:05 AM
IMO, I was at the two best Sox games this year during my Chi vacation.

June 11 vs. the Mets, back and forth excitement, then a MAJOR brawl involving Mets-White Sox fans and Andy Frain ushers, right in front of my eyes! Being a lifelong fan of the Sox AND Mets, I opted to punch myself.

June 16, Carlos' 7 ribbies vs. Kerry (Dead) Wood and da Flubs.

Chisox_cali
07-26-2002, 12:09 AM
Originally posted by viagracat
The Sox have been scuffling pretty much ever since.

So has Cameron...