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thomas35forever
10-26-2012, 02:49 AM
It happened. It actually happened.
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skobabe8
10-26-2012, 08:32 AM
Time flies...

guillensdisciple
10-26-2012, 08:34 AM
The more we do these every year, the more I am getting annoyed by how poor we have been since then.

It's sad to me that I remember one event every year just because it has not even come close to getting better since.

GABP
10-26-2012, 08:47 AM
Yes, it has been 7 years.

DeadMoney
10-26-2012, 09:41 AM
The more we do these every year, the more I am getting annoyed by how poor we have been since then.

It's sad to me that I remember one event every year just because it has not even come close to getting better since.

I don't necessarily think poor is the right word for it. "Average" might be a better description...
2012 85-77 .525
2011 79-83 .488
2010 88-74 .543
2009 79-83 .488
2008 89-74 .546
2007 72-90 .444
2006 90-72 .556
Total 582-553 .513

October 26, 2005 is a night and a feeling I will never forget.

russ99
10-26-2012, 09:47 AM
I don't necessarily think poor is the right word for it. "Average" might be a better description...
2012 85-77 .525
2011 79-83 .488
2010 88-74 .543
2009 79-83 .488
2008 89-74 .546
2007 72-90 .444
2006 90-72 .556
Total 582-553 .513

October 26, 2005 is a night and a feeling I will never forget.

No matter what happens the next few years, nobody can take that title away from us.

Interesting pattern, I wonder if we're due for another down year next year.

mahagga73
10-26-2012, 10:02 AM
No matter what happens the next few years, nobody can take that title away from us.

Interesting pattern, I wonder if we're due for another down year next year.
Not to get all Bill James on here, but it seems like the regression to the mean always happens the next season. Hopefully the Sox can keep a player or two, Jake's gone I believe anyway, maybe add a pitcher or two, and take advantage of the division for once and be in contention again next year.

Huisj
10-26-2012, 10:06 AM
I still got a little shiver at 3:10 watching Uribe charge the ball and make the throw to end it.

Hard to believe it's been 7 years.

mahagga73
10-26-2012, 10:06 AM
It's funny how easy they made it look and yet how hard it is too actually get there and win it. It's so much luck and circumstance as much as talent. The years since have taught us nothing if not how hard it is too get to that level. you got 30 some teams all with the idea to get there . The key for another title run is getting this team in the position where it makes the playoffs most years.

roylestillman
10-26-2012, 10:56 AM
2011 seemed like about five of those years.

October26
10-26-2012, 11:16 AM
Yes, it has been 7 years and today remains one of my favorite days of the year...sig update time!

salty99
10-26-2012, 11:33 AM
still gives me chills

palehosepub
10-26-2012, 11:44 AM
I think its time to pull ou the 2005 DVDs and do a little reminiscing this weekend. Been a Sox Fan 40+ years, made a promise that I would be happy with one World Series win during my lifetime.

I lied.

I NEED two.

I made every home playoff game in 2005 (along with about 20 - 25 regular season games). My only regret was not going to Houston (never thought Id say that!) for game 4.

palehosepub

salty99
10-26-2012, 11:46 AM
I think its time to pull ou the 2005 DVDs and do a little reminiscing this weekend. Been a Sox Fan 40+ years, made a promise that I would be happy with one World Series win during my lifetime.

I lied.

I NEED two.

I made every home playoff game in 2005 (along with about 20 - 25 regular season games). My only regret was not going to Houston (never thought Id say that!) for game 4.

palehosepub

Agreed! I had tickets for the Anaheim series and sold those...big mistake.

TDog
10-26-2012, 12:54 PM
When I was born, it was 40 years. When it happened, I was 48.

Seven years isn't really such a long time.

102605
10-26-2012, 01:16 PM
hoping to change my screen name to 102613 at some point? :gulp:

ChiSoxGal85
10-26-2012, 01:17 PM
Yes, it has been 7 years and today remains one of my favorite days of the year...sig update time!
Happy double anniversary to you and yours, October26! :gulp:

This day in 2005 feels like it just happened yesterday, and then again it feels like it was an eternity ago.

:gosox:

FielderJones
10-26-2012, 01:37 PM
Yes, it has been 7 years and today remains one of my favorite days of the year...sig update time!

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You can wish me the same tomorrow :tongue:

ChiSoxGirl
10-26-2012, 01:40 PM
http://sportsfixchicago.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Sox-SI.jpg

I can't believe it's been seven years. Here's hoping the Ventura regime can lead us to the Promised Land again soon!

LITTLE NELL
10-26-2012, 02:41 PM
Saw the Sox in the 1959 World Series and had to wait another 46 years for another appearance and with a victory. At 67 years of age and with the track record of the franchise, 2005 might be it for me. That is why 2005 was so special and sometimes I still have to pinch myself to make sure 2005 wasn't a dream.
The Sox in their long history have a lifetime .506 winning percentage which is something to be proud of as a fan but it's still hard to believe that the Sox have never made the post-season 2 years in a row.

#1swisher
10-26-2012, 03:09 PM
Seven years...feels like a hundred! Make it happen 2013 White Sox!

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Irishsox1
10-26-2012, 04:06 PM
Sox went 11-1 in the post season which is mind blowing. This postseason Detroit has already lost 4 and San Fran has already lost 5.

If we ever win another I doubt it will be as dominant as the 2005 Sox.

October26
10-27-2012, 09:38 AM
Happy double anniversary to you and yours, October26! :gulp:

This day in 2005 feels like it just happened yesterday, and then again it feels like it was an eternity ago.

:gosox:

Thank you so much, my friend! I hope you and your family are doing well.



<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knp9-GY6fHE">YouTube Link</a>

You can wish me the same tomorrow :tongue:

Thanks, Fielder! I absolutely love the Flintstones and really enjoyed that video.

Happy Anniversary to you and the lovely Mrs. Fielder Jones!

October26
10-27-2012, 09:46 AM
Saw the Sox in the 1959 World Series and had to wait another 46 years for another appearance and with a victory. At 67 years of age and with the track record of the franchise, 2005 might be it for me. That is why 2005 was so special and sometimes I still have to pinch myself to make sure 2005 wasn't a dream.
The Sox in their long history have a lifetime .506 winning percentage which is something to be proud of as a fan but it's still hard to believe that the Sox have never made the post-season 2 years in a row.

Great post, Little Nell. I enjoy reading your perspective here on WSI. It's great that you've seen the Sox in two World Series (albeit 46 years apart). That 2005 White Sox team was a very special group of grinders and every time I watch my WS DVD's, I still get goosebumps!

I also find that stat about the Sox not making the playoffs two years in a row unbelievable, although I know it is true. Here's hoping that stat changes starting in 2013!

palehozenychicty
10-27-2012, 11:12 AM
It's funny how easy they made it look and yet how hard it is too actually get there and win it. It's so much luck and circumstance as much as talent. The years since have taught us nothing if not how hard it is too get to that level. you got 30 some teams all with the idea to get there . The key for another title run is getting this team in the position where it makes the playoffs most years.

That's been the disappointing part since the run. The franchise revenues are up, but the team went back to its middling irrelevance.

Hopefully they can find another WS winner soon!

BigKlu59
10-27-2012, 09:48 PM
Saw the Sox in the 1959 World Series and had to wait another 46 years for another appearance and with a victory. At 67 years of age and with the track record of the franchise, 2005 might be it for me. That is why 2005 was so special and sometimes I still have to pinch myself to make sure 2005 wasn't a dream.
The Sox in their long history have a lifetime .506 winning percentage which is something to be proud of as a fan but it's still hard to believe that the Sox have never made the post-season 2 years in a row.

Greatful for 2005 as well. Thank God for the invention of DVD's and the pause/replay button. After a crap game I toss in an inning or two of 2005 magic to salve the wound.

Yup, one dream realized, still looking for the back to back repeats as well. Odds are getting better with the advent of the extra WC play in, so could happen before you hit 100.:D:

BK59

Railsplitter
10-27-2012, 10:39 PM
Seven years and counting. Then again, they Bears are 27 years and counting.

mahagga73
10-29-2012, 01:49 PM
Saw the Sox in the 1959 World Series and had to wait another 46 years for another appearance and with a victory. At 67 years of age and with the track record of the franchise, 2005 might be it for me. That is why 2005 was so special and sometimes I still have to pinch myself to make sure 2005 wasn't a dream.
The Sox in their long history have a lifetime .506 winning percentage which is something to be proud of as a fan but it's still hard to believe that the Sox have never made the post-season 2 years in a row.
Problem is that only 3 or so original teams, older than 50 plus years, have a worse winning percentage.Expansion and the like have inflated the records.The Cubs are like .514 and fourth or fifth all time in winning percentage. The thing that is kind of surprising is the near identical records of the Tigers and Sox, just a very few games all-time. That's amazing over 100 plus years.

doublem23
10-29-2012, 02:44 PM
There's probably 25 fanbases that feel no sympathy for us whatsoever.

Sorry to ruin the pity party you're all having

LITTLE NELL
10-29-2012, 03:02 PM
Problem is that only 3 or so original teams, older than 50 plus years, have a worse winning percentage.Expansion and the like have inflated the records.The Cubs are like .514 and fourth or fifth all time in winning percentage. The thing that is kind of surprising is the near identical records of the Tigers and Sox, just a very few games all-time. That's amazing over 100 plus years.
The Cubs got to .514 probably from their good years before 1900 and also in the 20s and 30s. Since their last WS appearance in 1945 they have to be under .500 despite expansion. Without looking it up I would say that the Sox were over .500 before the first expansion in 1961 due to the years of the Go-Go teams of the 50s and before the 1919 scandal

mahagga73
10-29-2012, 03:47 PM
The Cubs got to .514 probably from their good years before 1900 and also in the 20s and 30s. Since their last WS appearance in 1945 they have to be under .500 despite expansion. Without looking it up I would say that the Sox were over .500 before the first expansion in 1961 due to the years of the Go-Go teams of the 50s and before the 1919 scandal
not trying to argue with you but I am such a stat nerd I have actually looked this stuff up before on pro baseball reference. Lot's of the old teams are over .500 . Sox are ahead of Pirates, Braves, Senators/Twins, and Browns/Orioles only. Can't figure out how the Indians have got to a better win pct. though. I guess they were good for awhile back like the Cubs. It is very close between the Sox, Reds, Pirates, and Tigers though.

mahagga73
10-29-2012, 03:54 PM
The Cubs got to .514 probably from their good years before 1900 and also in the 20s and 30s. Since their last WS appearance in 1945 they have to be under .500 despite expansion. Without looking it up I would say that the Sox were over .500 before the first expansion in 1961 due to the years of the Go-Go teams of the 50s and before the 1919 scandal
That scandal sent the sox into a horrendous run of decades of irrelevance and losing. Looking at some of the records it's pretty bad, still they had some players like Lyons, Appling, etc.

palehosepub
10-29-2012, 04:02 PM
There's probably 25 fanbases that feel no sympathy for us whatsoever.

Sorry to ruin the pity party you're all having

I didnt see any eveidence of a "pity party". Some people reflecting on a great time in their life, others wanting to experience it again.

When I see a team like the Giants win it all after losing their closer and their best hitter it shows that anything is possible.

Even the Cards were a surprise in 2011.