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Brian26
03-03-2013, 10:45 AM
Anyone know why the Sox changed the Opening Day time by moving it back two hours? It seems like whenever they've opened at home on a weekday afternoon, it's been a 1:05 start in the past.

SephClone89
03-03-2013, 10:51 AM
Anyone know why the Sox changed the Opening Day time by moving it back two hours? It seems like whenever they've opened at home on a weekday afternoon, it's been a 1:05 start in the past.

Not sure. TV, maybe? I like it, though. Means I can actually watch/listen to most of it.

Wedema
03-03-2013, 11:12 AM
Two more hours for the Opening Day crowd to get drunk......

amsteel
03-03-2013, 11:13 AM
Two more hours for the Opening Day crowd to get drunk......

Wooooooooooooooooooooooo!

DumpJerry
03-03-2013, 04:21 PM
Email Brooks.

BigHurt3515
03-03-2013, 04:24 PM
Really hate the when the Sox play the Royals it is blacked out where I am at. Hoping that the Royals broadcast will be on tv.

Royals should not be blacked out in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. 5 hours away!

cub killer
03-03-2013, 06:02 PM
I'm glad they did. Sadly, we may need the Tampa Bay rule. No more/limited day games.

Taliesinrk
03-03-2013, 06:55 PM
Actually, IIRC, the 2003 opener was like a 3 p.m. start time and it was on a weekday (I want to say a Monday or Friday).

DumpJerry
03-03-2013, 07:10 PM
Actually, IIRC, the 2003 opener was like a 3 p.m. start time and it was on a weekday (I want to say a Monday or Friday).
3:05 p.m., Friday, April 4th. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA200304040.shtml)

Brian26
03-03-2013, 08:18 PM
Email Brooks.

You email him and let me know how that turns out.

DumpJerry
03-03-2013, 10:40 PM
You email him and let me know how that turns out.
I wasn't wondering why I'll be able to get some work done at the office that day for a change.

Brian26
03-03-2013, 10:41 PM
I wasn't wondering why I'll be able to get some work done at the office that day for a change.

Terrific contribution as always.

DumpJerry
03-03-2013, 10:46 PM
Terrific contribution as always.
Do I always have to use teal? I thought all us old timers remember the numerous "email Brooks" postings whenever a question of White Sox policy was raised on here.

And, yes, a 3:00 start is nice for those of us who are self-employed and only get paid when we're at work.

beasly213
03-04-2013, 09:11 AM
Do I always have to use teal? I thought all us old timers remember the numerous "email Brooks" postings whenever a question of White Sox policy was raised on here.

And, yes, a 3:00 start is nice for those of us who are self-employed and only get paid when we're at work.

It's also nice for those who only need to take a half day off at work instead of a full day. I'm happy about the 3:00 start.

Chez
03-04-2013, 09:42 AM
It's also nice for those who only need to take a half day off at work instead of a full day. I'm happy about the 3:00 start.

Me too. Though it could be pretty chilly out there by the 7th inning.

SephClone89
03-04-2013, 10:02 AM
It's also nice for those who only need to take a half day off at work instead of a full day. I'm happy about the 3:00 start.

Me too. Though it could be pretty chilly out there by the 7th inning.

It's our first day back from spring break so I can't take a personal day. :whiner:

Harry Potter
03-04-2013, 11:24 AM
It's our first day back from spring break so I can't take a personal day. :whiner:

:violin:

Those who don't have a spring break really feel for you, that you can't have another day off.

SephClone89
03-04-2013, 11:28 AM
:violin:

Those who don't have a spring break really feel for you, that you can't have another day off.

I would almost trade that spring break to have that Monday off.

Almost.

Chez
03-04-2013, 12:10 PM
I would almost trade that spring break to have that Monday off.

Almost.

Because Easter Sunday is on 3/31, a lot of schools are extending Spring Break through Monday. My high school aged daughter and one of my college aged sons don't return to school until Tuesday. They are both happy to be attending Opening Day instead.

SephClone89
03-04-2013, 02:13 PM
Because Easter Sunday is on 3/31, a lot of schools are extending Spring Break through Monday. My high school aged daughter and one of my college aged sons don't return to school until Tuesday. They are both happy to be attending Opening Day instead.

I know. The school where I student taught last year has that Monday off, but not the school where I work. Bummer.

dickallen15
03-04-2013, 03:37 PM
Because Easter Sunday is on 3/31, a lot of schools are extending Spring Break through Monday. My high school aged daughter and one of my college aged sons don't return to school until Tuesday. They are both happy to be attending Opening Day instead.
I wonder why. Easter always is on Sunday.

TDog
03-04-2013, 03:43 PM
Actually, IIRC, the 2003 opener was like a 3 p.m. start time and it was on a weekday (I want to say a Monday or Friday).

My last, at least most recent, opening day. The scheduled Friday start was 3:05, but it was delayed by rain. I got there long before 3 and had a great corporate seat, thanks to a very good friend, but it might have been after 5 before the game got started. Many people left before the ceremonies, and the park felt fairly empty when new closer Billy Koch struck out the side in the ninth to nail down the win.

The man who threw out the ceremonial first pitch got the first boos of the year. And he would later go to prison.

Chez
03-04-2013, 03:51 PM
I wonder why. Easter always is on Sunday.

Probably to accomodate folks who are going out of town for Spring Break -- so they don't have to travel back home or to school on Easter Sunday.

jmeneghini1433
03-04-2013, 05:40 PM
2008 OD was a 3:05 start

Foulke You
03-04-2013, 07:09 PM
It's also nice for those who only need to take a half day off at work instead of a full day. I'm happy about the 3:00 start.
Totally agree. I'm fine with the 3PM start. You can take a half day at work or if you end up taking a full day off, you don't need to get to the ballpark early in the morning to get a decent parking spot. For those of us that live far from the park, the 3PM start is most welcome.

shingo10
03-04-2013, 07:46 PM
My last, at least most recent, opening day. The scheduled Friday start was 3:05, but it was delayed by rain. I got there long before 3 and had a great corporate seat, thanks to a very good friend, but it might have been after 5 before the game got started. Many people left before the ceremonies, and the park felt fairly empty when new closer Billy Koch struck out the side in the ninth to nail down the win.

The man who threw out the ceremonial first pitch got the first boos of the year. And he would later go to prison.

Blago?

Seeing Koch strike out the side is something not many White Sox fans got to experience so you should feel blessed.

TDog
03-04-2013, 08:28 PM
Blago?

Seeing Koch strike out the side is something not many White Sox fans got to experience so you should feel blessed.

Yes, but the governor was booed because he was known as a Cubs fan.

As for Koch, it was opening day, he was the new closer, he had seen success with Oakland, and although he had a bad outing in Kansas City before coming home, we believed this was what we were going to see in 2003.

Brian26
03-04-2013, 10:43 PM
2008 OD was a 3:05 start

The Joe Crede grand slam game, right?

Funny how you have small memories of each Opener. Oddly, I can't remember much about the last two.

2003 - Rain delay, Loaiza got the start.
2004 ?
2005 Opener vs. Cleveland, Infield hit by Rowand?, Ross Gload stab & Shingo save
2006 - Opening Night, Rain, Thome Bomb
2007 - Contreras' wife serves him divorce papers and the Sox get destroyed
2008 - Crede slam (vs. Minn or Detroit? can't remember)
2009 - Rescheduled game due to snow, Wise gets booed out of the park for leading off, Thome homer
2010 - Buehrle start, Konerko homer, great Rios catch
2011 - Cold day, Edwin Jackson pitches a good game
2012 - ? I'm getting old.

JB98
03-04-2013, 10:54 PM
The Joe Crede grand slam game, right?

Funny how you have small memories of each Opener. Oddly, I can't remember much about the last two.

2003 - Rain delay, Loaiza got the start.
2004 ?
2005 Opener vs. Cleveland, Infield hit by Rowand?, Ross Gload stab & Shingo save
2006 - Opening Night, Rain, Thome Bomb
2007 - Contreras' wife serves him divorce papers and the Sox get destroyed
2008 - Crede slam (vs. Minn or Detroit? can't remember)
2009 - Rescheduled game due to snow, Wise gets booed out of the park for leading off, Thome homer
2010 - Buehrle start, Konerko homer, great Rios catch
2011 - Cold day, Edwin Jackson pitches a good game
2012 - ? I'm getting old.

They beat the Tigers. Peavy outpitched Scherzer. Viciedo homered. Pierzynski had an RBI triple that scored Konerko from first. That was probably the most memorable play of the game.

WhiteSox5187
03-04-2013, 10:56 PM
The Joe Crede grand slam game, right?

Funny how you have small memories of each Opener. Oddly, I can't remember much about the last two.

2003 - Rain delay, Loaiza got the start.
2004 ?
2005 Opener vs. Cleveland, Infield hit by Rowand?, Ross Gload stab & Shingo save
2006 - Opening Night, Rain, Thome Bomb
2007 - Contreras' wife serves him divorce papers and the Sox get destroyed
2008 - Crede slam (vs. Minn or Detroit? can't remember)
2009 - Rescheduled game due to snow, Wise gets booed out of the park for leading off, Thome homer
2010 - Buehrle start, Konerko homer, great Rios catch
2011 - Cold day, Edwin Jackson pitches a good game
2012 - ? I'm getting old.

2012's home opener was against Detroit and AJ had a big triple at one point in the game, the opening day game was against Texas and Dunn hit a homer. The 2008 home opener was where Crede hit a grand slam against Minnesota but opening day that year was in Cleveland and I think both Buehrle and CC were knocked out of the game by the third inning. 2004 was against Kansas City and I think that Bill Koch blew a save by giving up a homer to Carlos Beltran.

I have been to three opening days, 2007, 2009 and 2011. I am not going to opening day in 2013.

doublem23
03-04-2013, 11:13 PM
How can you forget the 2000 home opener with Ray Durham making that insane catch, laying out in RF, running full speed with his back completely turned to the IF, over the shoulder?

Brian26
03-05-2013, 12:11 AM
2012's home opener was against Detroit and AJ had a big triple at one point in the game, the opening day game was against Texas and Dunn hit a homer. The 2008 home opener was where Crede hit a grand slam against Minnesota but opening day that year was in Cleveland and I think both Buehrle and CC were knocked out of the game by the third inning. 2004 was against Kansas City and I think that Bill Koch blew a save by giving up a homer to Carlos Beltran.

I have been to three opening days, 2007, 2009 and 2011. I am not going to opening day in 2013.

I was just naming home openers, but you are right. Didnt Marte blow the 2003 opener in KC or am I mixing up 04 & 03? The memory that sticks with me from the 08 opener in Cleveland was Alexei in centerfield.

Brian26
03-05-2013, 12:22 AM
They beat the Tigers. Peavy outpitched Scherzer. Viciedo homered. Pierzynski had an RBI triple that scored Konerko from first. That was probably the most memorable play of the game.

I just remembered - didnt Fielder or Cabrera raise a stink about the chalk of the batter's box at the beginning of the game, causing a significant delay?

doublem23
03-05-2013, 12:24 AM
I just remembered - didnt Fielder or Cabrera raise a stink about the chalk of the batter's box at the beginning of the game, causing a significant delay?

Miggy. He was ultimately correct, though.

Harry Potter
03-05-2013, 12:31 AM
2004 was against Kansas City and I think that Bill Koch blew a save by giving up a homer to Carlos Beltran.

I was just naming home openers, but you are right. Didnt Marte blow the 2003 opener in KC or am I mixing up 04 & 03?

Opening Day 2004 (at Kansas City), Sox took a 7-3 lead in the bottom of the ninth, only to give up 6 runs and lose 9-7.

Politte started the inning before giving way to Koch (RBI double, K) before Marte was brought in and promptly blew the save, by giving up a 3-run homer to tie the game, followed by a single and a walk-off 2-run homer to Beltran to end it.

WhiteSox5187
03-05-2013, 01:03 AM
I was just naming home openers, but you are right. Didnt Marte blow the 2003 opener in KC or am I mixing up 04 & 03? The memory that sticks with me from the 08 opener in Cleveland was Alexei in centerfield.

I didn't see that game but I remember going into that season thinking that Alexei could eventually be our everyday center fielder and I was hoping he'd be able to take over the leadoff spot.

DSpivack
03-05-2013, 12:46 PM
Opening Day 2004 (at Kansas City), Sox took a 7-3 lead in the bottom of the ninth, only to give up 6 runs and lose 9-7.

Politte started the inning before giving way to Koch (RBI double, K) before Marte was brought in and promptly blew the save, by giving up a 3-run homer to tie the game, followed by a single and a walk-off 2-run homer to Beltran to end it.

Mendy Lopez. :angry:

Foulke You
03-05-2013, 05:23 PM
The Joe Crede grand slam game, right?

Funny how you have small memories of each Opener. Oddly, I can't remember much about the last two.

2003 - Rain delay, Loaiza got the start.
2004 ?
2005 Opener vs. Cleveland, Infield hit by Rowand?, Ross Gload stab & Shingo save
2006 - Opening Night, Rain, Thome Bomb
2007 - Contreras' wife serves him divorce papers and the Sox get destroyed
2008 - Crede slam (vs. Minn or Detroit? can't remember)
2009 - Rescheduled game due to snow, Wise gets booed out of the park for leading off, Thome homer
2010 - Buehrle start, Konerko homer, great Rios catch
2011 - Cold day, Edwin Jackson pitches a good game
2012 - ? I'm getting old.
Also a great game pitched by Mark Buehrle who out dueled Jake Westbrook. Game was completed under 2 hours if I remember right.

AnkleSox
03-06-2013, 05:20 PM
Did AJ get a bases loaded HBP to send home the winning run on opening day 2007? Or was that just a game early in the year? I know I was at it but can't seem to remember if that was the opener.

Lip Man 1
03-06-2013, 06:06 PM
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/rwas/index.php?category=2&id=2767

Lip

DumpJerry
03-06-2013, 06:07 PM
Did AJ get a bases loaded HBP to send home the winning run on opening day 2007? Or was that just a game early in the year? I know I was at it but can't seem to remember if that was the opener.
There were no HBP incidents on Opening Day (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA200704020.shtml), 2007. Also, we lost 12-5. That should have told us all we wanted to know about that season (except for Mark's first no-no and Thome's 500th).

soltrain21
03-06-2013, 06:49 PM
Did AJ get a bases loaded HBP to send home the winning run on opening day 2007? Or was that just a game early in the year? I know I was at it but can't seem to remember if that was the opener.

First pitch of the game was a Sizemore homer, and the whole year sucked after that.

WhiteSox5187
03-06-2013, 07:50 PM
Did AJ get a bases loaded HBP to send home the winning run on opening day 2007? Or was that just a game early in the year? I know I was at it but can't seem to remember if that was the opener.

That was the third game of the year, there was also some dispute as to whether or not the pitch hit him.

DumpJerry
03-06-2013, 08:20 PM
First pitch of the game was a Sizemore homer, and the whole year sucked after that.

Yup.

That was the third game of the year, there was also some dispute as to whether or not the pitch hit him.
Never!

AnkleSox
03-07-2013, 08:29 AM
Thanks for clearing that up. Now I remember the 12-5 loss, and was actually at that game as well, but I probably blacked it out of my mind like most of that season.

Golden Sox
03-07-2013, 08:45 AM
Opening Day is 4 weeks away. Does anybody know whatever happened to Bobby Jenks? I thought he would hook up with another team this season. Is he completely out of baseball now? I keep reading that the Tigers are looking for a closer. Perhaps he might be pitching for Detroit this season. I would think even the White Sox would give him another chance if he wanted to come back to Chicago.

DumpJerry
03-07-2013, 08:47 AM
Opening Day is 4 weeks away. Does anybody know whatever happened to Bobby Jenks? I thought he would hook up with another team this season. Is he completely out of baseball now? I keep reading that the Tigers are looking for a closer. Perhaps he might be pitching for Detroit this season. I would think even the White Sox would give him another chance if he wanted to come back to Chicago.
He is a physical wreck, has not been able to play since 2011. He is out of baseball.

Harry Potter
03-07-2013, 09:36 AM
Opening Day is 4 weeks away. Does anybody know whatever happened to Bobby Jenks? I thought he would hook up with another team this season. Is he completely out of baseball now? I keep reading that the Tigers are looking for a closer. Perhaps he might be pitching for Detroit this season. I would think even the White Sox would give him another chance if he wanted to come back to Chicago.

:roflmao:

I'll have some of what you're having

doublem23
03-07-2013, 09:46 AM
He is a physical wreck, has not been able to play since 2011. He is out of baseball.

Yeah, there are a couple of guys still FA who have pitched well since Bobby last threw a pitch, like Valverde, K-Rod, Brian Wilson, etc... Plus, you've got to believe the Cubs will be dumping Carlos Marmol sometime this season, maybe as earlier as sometime this month.

salty99
03-07-2013, 10:49 AM
He is a physical wreck, has not been able to play since 2011. He is out of baseball.

Yeah he got $12 million from the Red Sox for basically doing nothing, but the surgeon who operated on his back screwed up and he got a life threatening infection.

amsteel
03-07-2013, 12:52 PM
Yeah he got $12 from the Red Sox for basically doing nothing, but the surgeon who operated on his back screwed up and he got a life threatening infection.

This probably isn't helping woo potential buyers either:
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/bobby-jenks-boston-red-sox-arrested-dui-charge-florida-strip-club-032312

Only MVPs can get away with that.

DumpJerry
03-07-2013, 01:30 PM
This probably isn't helping woo potential buyers either:
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/bobby-jenks-boston-red-sox-arrested-dui-charge-florida-strip-club-032312

Only MVPs can get away with that.
That was a year ago, March, 2012. I thought I read somewhere the charges were dropped.

salty99
03-07-2013, 02:02 PM
That was a year ago, March, 2012. I thought I read somewhere the charges were dropped.

I know the DUI charges were dropped, but I still think he faced reckless driving charges.

dickallen15
03-07-2013, 02:44 PM
I know the DUI charges were dropped, but I still think he faced reckless driving charges.

That's not anything that would scare a team away from signing him. He's probably just a physical wreck.

salty99
03-07-2013, 03:02 PM
That's not anything that would scare a team away from signing him. He's probably just a physical wreck.

yeah I'm sure he'll never pitch again

thomas35forever
03-13-2013, 01:48 PM
3:05 p.m., Friday, April 4th. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA200304040.shtml)
I was at that game. Really cold, really rainy and a nice crowd for the first game with the park under the "U.S. Cellular Field" name.

chisoxfanatic
03-16-2013, 11:53 AM
I am happy with this time change. It means I can get back into the neighborhood after work without hitting traffic I hate coming home when a Sox game is letting out.

WLL1855
03-16-2013, 07:32 PM
Miggy. He was ultimately correct, though.

Yeah, well **** him. Get your ass in the box and hit the ball bitchboy.

Brian26
03-16-2013, 09:33 PM
Yeah, well **** him. Get your ass in the box and hit the ball bitchboy.

Well, he did.

"Bitchboy" won the Triple Crown and was part of the team that pwned the Sox during that great September collapse.

No worries, though, Uncle Jerry got 17 more minutes worth of concessions on Opening Day.

DumpJerry
03-16-2013, 11:43 PM
Well, he did.

"Bitchboy" won the Triple Crown and was part of the team that pwned the Sox during that great September collapse.

No worries, though, Uncle Jerry got 17 more minutes worth of concessions on Opening Day.
Hey, since the October Classic ended, the windbags I know who are Tiger fans shut up in a second when I ask how much did that Triple Crown mean when he looked at Strike Three to end it all.....Woop dee doo....won a Triple Crown and did not bring home a Ring.

Brian26
03-17-2013, 12:30 AM
Hey, since the October Classic ended, the windbags I know who are Tiger fans shut up in a second when I ask how much did that Triple Crown mean when he looked at Strike Three to end it all.....Woop dee doo....won a Triple Crown and did not bring home a Ring.

True. Taking a called 3rd strike to end the World Series is brutal on all levels. Leave it to dumbass Tiger fans to not rebut with the tired but true "at least we got there." Giants were the better team, and I'm afraid our Sox wouldnt have done much better.

WLL1855
03-17-2013, 02:37 AM
Well, he did.

"Bitchboy" won the Triple Crown and was part of the team that pwned the Sox during that great September collapse.

No worries, though, Uncle Jerry got 17 more minutes worth of concessions on Opening Day.

Make no mistake that I think Cabrera is one of the greats of the current era. I just think arguing about this kind of crap is beneath a major league player.

One of the memories I have of my youth is of Ron Gant walking out of the box in protest against the 'condition' of the batter's box. The umpire told him to get back in there and prepare for the next pitch. After about 5 seconds, Gant hadn't moved from the grass near home plate and the umpire told the pitcher to deliver the next pitch. One pitch later the count is 0-1 and Ron was back in the box and forgot all about his objection.