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hold2dibber
02-14-2003, 12:31 PM
According to Jason Stark of ESPN.com, (http://msn.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/stark_jayson/1508832.html) the Sox are the A.L.'s most improved team over the winter, made the best trade of the winter (Colon of course) and made the best minor-league free agent signing of the winter (Daubach). Whodathunkit?

Juan Pizarro
02-14-2003, 12:34 PM
Oh, no! Such predictions usually are the kiss of death.

cheeses_h_rice
02-14-2003, 12:34 PM
Originally posted by hold2dibber
According to Jason Stark of ESPN.com, (http://msn.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/stark_jayson/1508832.html) the Sox are the A.L.'s most improved team over the winter, made the best trade of the winter (Colon of course) and made the best minor-league free agent signing of the winter (Daubach). Whodathunkit?

Here's what he sez:

Of all the teams in the big leagues that finished .500 or better last year, the White Sox had the highest team ERA (4.53). Now Bartolo Colon and Mark Buehrle give them the best left-right tag team east of Johnson-and-Schilling-ville. Throw in tireless new closer Billy Koch and bullpen depth in Flash Gordon and Rick White. And a team that scored the third-most runs in the big leagues is suddenly constructed for October -- if it can just get there.

Not bad praise from the Boston Red Sox/New York Yankees Sports Network...

TheBigHurt
02-14-2003, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by Juan Pizarro
Oh, no! Such predictions usually are the kiss of death.

please dont say that ever again

SoxRulecubsdrool
02-14-2003, 01:49 PM
Originally posted by Juan Pizarro
Oh, no! Such predictions usually are the kiss of death.

:(: All we need now is the cover of Sports Illustrated! :(:

TRL
02-14-2003, 02:29 PM
Originally posted by SoxRulecubsdrool
:(: All we need now is the cover of Sports Illustrated! :(:


The SI cover is the ultimate curse.

moochpuppy
02-14-2003, 03:07 PM
What happened to the AL Central (where the Twins have become the Indians)

Huh? When have the Twins won more than one division title in a row? He must have meant the 2001 Indians (one and done).

Lip Man 1
02-14-2003, 08:48 PM
History shows the Sox don't do well when they are expected to! See 1960, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1984, 1995 and 2001.

Lip

SouthSideHitman
02-14-2003, 09:49 PM
Originally posted by hold2dibber
According to Jason Stark of ESPN.com, (http://msn.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/stark_jayson/1508832.html) the Sox are the A.L.'s most improved team over the winter, made the best trade of the winter (Colon of course) and made the best minor-league free agent signing of the winter (Daubach). Whodathunkit?

Sports Center certainly wouldn't have. Last night they had 20 minutes of masturbation over the yankees, followed by 5 over Sweet Lou and his crappy team, followed by 5 minutes of Gammons saying how beautiful it is to see men respond to bust(y)maker. No mention of the our improved Sox and the only Chicago team with a chance at October.

Hey, at least it was a half hour of baseball in February.

SoxRulecubsdrool
02-14-2003, 11:10 PM
Originally posted by SouthSideHitman
Sports Center certainly wouldn't have. Last night they had 20 minutes of masturbation over the yankees, followed by 5 over Sweet Lou and his crappy team, followed by 5 minutes of Gammons saying how beautiful it is to see men respond to bust(y)maker. No mention of the our improved Sox and the only Chicago team with a chance at October.


:giangreco
Hell, when we got Colon I only gave it 20 seconds of air time. Dusty was at a grammar school talking to first graders. Did you want me to miss that?

We cannot even get 60 seconds of air time in our own town. What can we expect nationally. I remember during 2000 watching late night SportsCenter and so many nights they only gave a quick score with no highlights when we had the best record in the AL. :gulp:

Lip Man 1
02-14-2003, 11:14 PM
That's what happens when you are a "small market" team in the nation's 3rd largest city.

Don't blame the media...blame Uncle Jerry and his 52 million dollar payroll (for now) and the fact that the Sox haven't been consistent winners since 1990 through 1994.

Lip

oldcomiskey
02-15-2003, 08:03 AM
Originally posted by TRL
The SI cover is the ultimate curse.

Juts ask Dick Allen

oldcomiskey
02-15-2003, 08:07 AM
Originally posted by Lip Man 1
History shows the Sox don't do well when they are expected to! See 1960, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1984, 1995 and 2001.

Lip

very true lip--but lets look at the some of those years more closely


1960--Veeck and Greenberg sell the fram

1968---a long of run of plus 500 seasons comes to an end--and the begiining of fruitless begins

1984---the team quits on Tony

2001--injuries injuries injuries