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Brian26
07-14-2003, 08:49 PM
First of all, please tell me that mascot thing in centerfield isn't "Spinner" the new Sox mascot. It looks like a bird or turkey or something. Not sure what. Hopefully it's not the Sox mascot.

Second, does Berman have a speech impediment, or is he pronouncing Giambi's name correctly? He says "Gambi". He leaves out the "i". Is this the correct way to say it?

Lastly, I already anticipate people saying this year's home run derby sucks because there aren't any cool landmarks or nooks & crannies for the balls to hit when they go over the wall. A ball hasn't even hit the concourse yet.

OEO Magglio
07-14-2003, 08:55 PM
Well Pujols just hit 14 and tied the single round record, so forget about there being no landmarks in this derby.

Brian26
07-14-2003, 08:59 PM
Oeo-

When I said "landmarks", I meant physical structures (i.e. Milwaukee's scoreboard, Camden's warehouse, Fenway's monster, etc).

No sooner than I posted that, Lip starts a thread complaining about the lack of an upper deck at the Cell.

LOL.

So predictable.

OEO Magglio
07-14-2003, 09:03 PM
Yeah, I understand what your saying there hasn't been any 500 footers yet, but what Pujols did is still pretty amazing.

kevingrt
07-14-2003, 09:46 PM
Does Berman know anything? He though it was "You can put it on the baord, Gone", NO! A-Rod had to tell him it was Yeah and that it was a Pick to Click. Berman is horrible. And not every outfield seat is a bleacher. And no our stadium is not the worst current stadium! :angry:

StepsInSC
07-14-2003, 10:02 PM
And U.S. Cellular Field, which used to be known as Comiskey Park, is among the most boring ballparks in baseball, with no natural targets such as the warehouse at Baltimore's Camden Yards or the Green Monster at Boston's Fenway Park.

Anderson wins Home Run Derby (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-all-star-derby&prov=ap&type=lgns)

ouch.

SoxxoS
07-14-2003, 10:06 PM
From the link-

<<< Garret Anderson was a winner at the All-Star Home Run Derby, just like he was at the World Series.

The Anaheim Angels' star edged the St. Louis Cardinals' Luis Pujols 9-8 Monday night to win the title.

Tino Martinez, then with the New York Yankees, was the only other player from a defending World Series champion to win the derby, accomplishing the feat in 1997 at Cleveland's Jacobs Field.

Yahoo sports sucks.

kevingrt
07-14-2003, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by StepsInSC
Anderson wins Home Run Derby (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-all-star-derby&prov=ap&type=lgns)

ouch.

You're saying the big Viagra sign isnt anything

Lip Man 1
07-14-2003, 10:09 PM
"And U.S. Cellular Field, which used to be known as Comiskey Park, is among the most boring ballparks in baseball, with no natural targets such as the warehouse at Baltimore's Camden Yards or the Green Monster at Boston's Fenway Park. "

Care to stick your foot in your mouth again Brian?

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Lip

Brian26
07-14-2003, 10:25 PM
How is this sticking my foot in my mouth? It completely validates my prediction. I knew people were going to start talking this crap before it started. It's predictable. I'm saying I knew this was going to happen, and I still think there's nothing you can do about it. The upper deck would look completely out of place.

Jerko
07-14-2003, 10:36 PM
I saw a natural target that I wish somebody would have hit with a 500 foot laser: Ronnie Woo Woo. That guy gives Curly a bad name.

gosox3072
07-14-2003, 11:19 PM
Wouldnt hitting it up onto the concourse be a milestone? Bad question but has anyone ever done that? They sure didnt tonite

npdempse
07-14-2003, 11:19 PM
Originally posted by Brian26
First of all, please tell me that mascot thing in centerfield isn't "Spinner" the new Sox mascot. It looks like a bird or turkey or something. Not sure what. Hopefully it's not the Sox mascot.


There were two; Not 100% positive, but from the UD looked like they're shilling for Century 21.

That was possibly the most boring baseball experience possible, BTW. Neat watching Pujols on the 14hr tear, but sitting through 5 minute commercial breaks between each batter while in a freaking ballpark was terrible.

VeeckAsInWreck
07-14-2003, 11:51 PM
Let us never speak of the 1st round ever again. The only thing I will say about it is: Can anyone here justify Bret Boone taking part in a HR Derby?


The second round and on was just awesome! It was a great HR Derby!

Thunderstruck30
07-15-2003, 12:00 AM
I wish the fans could vote for who the announcer was. My vote would have been anyone but Berman. This guy is annoying and stupid. His nicknames for players are horrible. For example, Albert Winnie the Poo-hols. Horrible. And then there was the "As they say here in Chicago, you can put it on the board, gone." I hate this guy.

Konerkoholic
07-15-2003, 12:05 AM
Originally posted by Thunderstruck30
Albert Winnie the Poo-hols. Horrible.
Amen, brother!

sox_fan_forever
07-15-2003, 12:06 AM
I can't stand Berman either. In fact, no one in my family likes him. My mom even refused to watch the Derby tonight just because she didn't want to hear him. (I guess she hasn't heard of a most terrific invention: the mute button. :D: )

cheeses_h_rice
07-15-2003, 12:46 AM
I was at the Derby tonight, and I just have a few mild complaints about the way the Sox put on the show.

1. Whoever was keeping track on the scoreboard of the home runs and outs should be fired immediately. He had one job to do, and did it incredibly poorly -- at one point he was like 3 home runs off, and he even screwed up John Rooney's running tab over the PA. How hard is it, really, to keep track of home runs and outs?

2. The Sox PA people need to stop playing so much damn music and "talking over" what else is happening in the park. They were interviewing Carl Everett on the Diamond Vision, and I *could not hear* a word that was being said because they were blasting some loop of AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long." I mean, ***? Plus, they were playing music over much of the Derby action, which was probably v. distracting to the batters. Typical Comiskey b.s. -- must constantly "entertain" the people in the crowd, right?

3. For super-crowded events like this, can the Sox please find some way to let people exit through the turnstiles in addition to the big exit gates? We slowed to a crawl walking down the ramps leaving the park tonight, and it was in the upper 80s and sweltering there, waiting to get out and get some fresh air. Can't the turnstiles be set to turn the opposite direction? This should be a no-brainer.

4. I was at an ATM machine in the UD at about 6:30, half an hour before the action, and the machine ran out of cash. As a result, I spent a measly $9 on food/drink vs. the $30 or so I was planning on spending. Wouldn't you figure you'd want the machine to be stocked with at least enough cash to last 'til about 8:30-9:00? This is a LaSalle Bank problem rather than a Cell one, but still...not smart.


Other than that, good to see tons of Sox fans there, and did anyone happen to catch the Ataris changing the lyrics of their Don Henley cover to "I saw a White Sox sticker on a Cadillac" (though he flubbed the line and said "White Stocks"...oh well)? Also, nice booing during Rooney's mention of Sham-ME* when recapping HR derby history...

JC456
07-15-2003, 01:06 AM
I guess the home runs we get to see game in and game out are okay. I was beginning to think only other teams could hit deep balls, however, when the best in the business come to your park and can't even hit the walkway behind the seats, I'm more impressed with our overall talent. It's a good thing they weren't doing this in old Comiskeywith the Center Field wall 450 feet, there wouldn't have been half the homers hit tonight.

Where is Ritchie Zisk?

VeeckAsInWreck
07-15-2003, 01:14 AM
Originally posted by cheeses_h_rice
did anyone happen to catch the Ataris changing the lyrics of their Don Henley to cover to "I saw a White Sox sticker on a Cadillac" (though he flubbed the line and said "White Stocks"...oh well)?

Is that what they said? it was tough picking up what he said in the LF bleachers. I thought he said White Stripes!

valposoxfan
07-15-2003, 01:34 AM
I thought the first round absolutely sucked until Giambi rolled around. But then the second and third rounds were amazing. Pujols in the second round was unreal, and Giambi almost coming back down 14 home runs was so exciting. Then the final left me speechless. The best HR Derby final I've ever seen. It turned out to be a great HR Derby.

cheeses_h_rice
07-15-2003, 01:35 AM
Originally posted by VeeckAsInWreck
Is that what they said? it was tough picking up what he said in the LF bleachers. I thought he said White Stripes!

I taped it on TiVo, and watched it twice -- he was trying to signify to the locals, and definitely tried to say "White Sox." White "Stocks" is close enough for me, though!

:gulp:

cheeses_h_rice
07-15-2003, 01:39 AM
Originally posted by valposoxfan
I thought the first round absolutely sucked until Giambi rolled around. But then the second and third rounds were amazing. Pujols in the second round was unreal, and Giambi almost coming back down 14 home runs was so exciting. Then the final left me speechless. The best HR Derby final I've ever seen. It turned out to be a great HR Derby.

I was thinking why were Bret Boone and Sexson in it, vs. other deserving sluggers, but I guess you gotta take what's available from the pool of All-Stars, so you're going to get some flameouts.

Still, I had picked either Pujols or Delgado to win it all, not even suspecting Garrett Anderson could take it all. Congrats to him, though -- he was Mr. Consistent tonight (7, 6, and 9 HRs in the 3 rounds).

Vsahajpal
07-15-2003, 05:13 AM
Originally posted by JC456


Where is Ritchie Zisk?

Richie is the minor league hitting coordinator for the Cubs; unfortunately, he isn't the major league hitting coach. He is phenomenal.

hsnterprize
07-15-2003, 07:08 AM
I watched the Derby on TV, and needless to say, I wasn't entirely impressed with the show. With all due respect to the hitters near the end of the derby, I thought with the large size of the ballpark, even the long HR's hit by Jason gee-AHM-bee (I wrote that so Chris Berman can learn how to pronounce the guy's name) didn't look that long. Now...anyone who can hit the ball close to the outfield concourse can hit the ball a long way...but with the overflow crowd (boy...I wish the Sox could draw a few of those other than when the Cubs show up), it was hard to tell where the ball was landing sometimes. And until the Giambi and Pujols blasts, I thought the derby itself was pretty boring. I was holding my 14-month-old son next to me, and was chanting "Boooooooooriiiiiinnngggggg". He looked at me with a smile and a chuckle. I think he's starting to get it. He applauded with the crowd when Pujols had his awesome round. It would've been nice to see the player introductions...I'd like to see his reaction to the Sox player intros.

I heard Chris Berman and Joe Morgan say that the improvements to U.S. Cellular Field were good. Chris said this was the first time he's been to the "Cell" since they've remodeled it, and he, along with Joe Morgan, both liked the place. Chris then said that until the refurbishing, the Cell/Comiskey Park II was "the worst" of the new ballparks built. He didn't elaborate on why he said that. He only said that brief remark about the park. It would've been nice to hear why he felt that way and such...like we hadn't heard the typical slams against the ballpark before.

The constant music was bugging me. However, I remember from previous HR Derbys that it was to be expected. This is more of a show, so MLB along with the host team try to put on the best show possible for a nationwide audience. I know a lot of people were upset about not being able to hear the local players' interviews of the big screen in CF, but not everyone in the US cares about Carl Everett...even though he's wearing our team's colors. If it were someone like Sammy Sosa...I'll guarantee you there wouldn't have been any distracting music. Like it or not, that's just how it is.

I thought I heard a few boos for Jason Giambi when he first stepped to the plate. If that was the case, then great...thanks to the Sox fans who stuck up for Frank. However, those "MAKE SOME NOISE" graphics on the side LED boards was really annoying. But I don't want to go on a tirade on what I can't stand about attending a pro sports game. That's another thread for another time. But what I can say about it here is that even though I was annoyed with the constant graphics, I commend the crowd for really getting on their feet when a hitter really deserved the praise. You don't need to tell people to "make some noise" when a player hits a 450+ foot home run over and over again.

Looking at the reponses on the morning news, it looks like everyone involved with the ASG is pretty impressed with how Chicago and the White Sox are handling all the festivities. Many officials with MLB have expressed their pleasure with the USCF renovations, and the overall "buzz" in the area. And here's something the wink at...many people, including fans and media, have said that in spite of the bad press USCF has received lately, the ballpark is actually a GOOD place to watch a baseball game. Gee...I wonder where I've heard that line before?

Kilroy
07-15-2003, 07:38 AM
Originally posted by cheeses_h_rice
2. The Sox PA people need to stop playing so much damn music and "talking over" what else is happening in the park.

This is my all time biggest complaint. They play so much crap all the time, not just during last night's event. I guess not enuf people complain about it, even tho I have, because they keep right on doing it. If you feel that way, PLEASE SEND YOUR COMMENTS to GALLAS. I know for a fact that he is willing to listen. I have gotten direct response from him on more than one occasion, and I have called and he answers his own phone.

I can't believe some of the other complaints. No landmark? What about that big ass fan deck in CF?? What about the backdrop along the concourse that only "powerhouse" Dan Pasqua has ever hit?

A-Rod has hit one up onto the concourse for sure that I know of, and I believe Thomas has too. Remembering back to when Thomas was in it at 3 Rivers, I would have loved to see him take some swings for distance at the Cell.

Irishsox1
07-15-2003, 09:20 AM
From the upper deck in right field, I thought the singer from The Ataris said a "White Sox sticker on a Cadilac". The concept of watching the homerun derby live is not as exciting as watching it on tv. When you are at the contest, there is long commercial breaks between batters, plus after a while seeing a homerun just clear the fence doesn't really get the crowd going, you need massive bombs. What bumed me out was that no one put one on the concourse.

A.T. Money
07-15-2003, 09:46 AM
Hey everyone, let's be kind to Chris Berman. I met the man in Hawaii when we both were guests at the same small hotel in Maui. His family and my family hung out by the pool for two days. He's extremely down to Earth and just a normal dude with a great job. I find him to be very entertaining with baseball and football. He is one of the few people in this business that isn't a jackass.

He's a class act.

Fisk72
07-15-2003, 10:01 AM
Originally posted by cheeses_h_rice
Sox PA people need to stop playing so much damn music and "talking over" what else is happening in the park. They were interviewing Carl Everett on the Diamond Vision, and I *could not hear* a word that was being said because they were blasting some loop of AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long." I mean, ***? Plus, they were playing music over much of the Derby action, which was probably v. distracting to the batters. Typical Comiskey b.s. -- must constantly "entertain" the people in the crowd, right?

I have a big problem with that during the season. I don't mind having the theme songs and stuff in between innings, but I'd like for them to let Nancy play more. There are a lot of times they wait in between pitches until the last possible second to do one little tidbit when they could've repeated whatever it was a couple times. Don't even get me started on the stupid Fan-O-meter, which they turn on right before the pitcher is going to go in his windup. If they want to do that, do it while a relief pitcher is warming up to intimidate him or before the bottom of the inning to pump our guys up. Seriously!

Scotty347
07-15-2003, 10:10 AM
Don't all ballparks play soundbites from TONE LOC?

I went into the home run derby last night with pretty low expectations with no Barry Bonds or Sammy Sosa or Magglio but it was a great time. Everyone really enjoyed Giambi's 1st round performance and Pujol's in the 2nd round.

My only complaint would be that they took the top 4 out of the first round, but instead of the top 2 for the finals they put the guys in brackets for the 2nd round. If they didn't do that it would have been Giambi and Pujols in the finals which would have been a lot of fun.

But all in all it was a fun night. The breaks between each batter was kind of long, but perfect for a bathroom break or beer run.

xil357
07-15-2003, 10:30 AM
Originally posted by Jerko
I saw a natural target that I wish somebody would have hit with a 500 foot laser: Ronnie Woo Woo. That guy gives Curly a bad name.

Heck, just aim for the gap in his teeth.

Chisox353014
07-15-2003, 11:41 AM
Originally posted by kevingrt
Does Berman know anything? He though it was "You can put it on the baord, Gone", NO! A-Rod had to tell him it was Yeah and that it was a Pick to Click. Berman is horrible. And not every outfield seat is a bleacher. And no our stadium is not the worst current stadium! :angry:

God, Berman is such a hack. His shtick with the nicknames is at least 10 years past it's expiration date. I don't know how it's even possible, but he actually makes Stuart Scott and Bill Walton seem decent in comparison. It was pretty clear that he had absolutely no knowledge about the Sox whatsoever. If you can't even get Hawk's signature home run call right after 20+ years in sportscasting, it's time to hang 'em up. Please "Boomer", go back back back back back to whatever sports bar you came from and stay there!

A.T. Money
07-15-2003, 11:59 AM
Originally posted by Chisox353014
God, Berman is such a hack. His shtick with the nicknames is at least 10 years past it's expiration date. I don't know how it's even possible, but he actually makes Stuart Scott and Bill Walton seem decent in comparison. It was pretty clear that he had absolutely no knowledge about the Sox whatsoever. If you can't even get Hawk's signature home run call right after 20+ years in sportscasting, it's time to hang 'em up. Please "Boomer", go back back back back back to whatever sports bar you came from and stay there!

Bill Walton blows.

Everyone is criticising Berman like they can do so much better. Berman is one of the coolest people that you can meet in this business, and certain people here are getting all BENT about how he calls a homerun derby!

Are some of you people getting bored or something? Are you running out of things to whine about? Oh my God, get another hobby.

Lip Man 1
07-15-2003, 12:08 PM
The ESPN Baseball Tonight people themselves took shots at the event on Sportscenter afterwards.

Karl Ravetch said "this one won't remind anybody of Fenway Park or Denver," and then later said "Jason Giambi saved the entire first round..."

Perhaps since I wasn't there in person I didn't get the real feel of what was happening but watching the event on TV didn't have any thrill for me.

Lip

harwar
07-15-2003, 12:35 PM
I spent the whole time thinking how great it would have been if Frank Thomas had been in the home run derby.Even if he didn't do much it would have been a thrill just to see the standing ovation he would have had.THAT was the crowd excitement that chris berman was bitching about was lacking last night.

Foulke You
07-15-2003, 01:03 PM
Originally posted by harwar
I spent the whole time thinking how great it would have been if Frank Thomas had been in the home run derby.Even if he didn't do much it would have been a thrill just to see the standing ovation he would have had.THAT was the crowd excitement that chris berman was bitching about was lacking last night.

Agreed. A hometown guy like Frank or Maggs would have energized the crowd and brought a lot of excitement. I really believe that Frank could have won that derby last night. We all know Frank hits well at New Comiskey/Cell. He also would have had a lot of the park behind him. MLB brought this on themselves with their selections for the derby. The place was packed with White Sox fans. They didn't pick any of our players to participate! Are we the first host team to not have a player in the derby? How much you want to bet that an Astros player will participate in the derby next year in Houston? Are we Sox fans going to come to our feet for Richie Sexson and Bret Boone who combined for 1 homer? C'mon! That being said, having been there last night the crowd got into it after the dreadful 1st round ended and Pujols and Giambi put on a show.

Random thoughts on the derby:

1. 5 minute commercial breaks between batters drag out a 90 minute event into a 150 minute event.

2. Why was there nobody on the fandeck last night? Shouldn't there have been fans standing there with signs that say "Hit it here" One of the new "quirks" of our park was curiously not used.

3. Frank is still the New Comiskey/Cell HR distance king. The 495 foot concourse blast from last year still stands as the record.

4. The Cell tamed those sluggers. It isn't a hitters park. It is a man's ballpark. No basket shots or 315 foot "blasts" will count as homers here.

5. The wind conditions were not good for HRs. The wind was howling straight in from right and there were a lot of lefty pull hitters. Edmonds, Giambi, Delgado, Anderson.

6. Thumbs up to Sosa getting booed when his name was mentioned and ditto to Kerry Wood getting booed when he was shown on the screen. :D:

7. Where, oh where did our retired numbers go? They were supposed to be put back up at a later date which we all assumed would happen before the all star game. They are still not up there.

8. The packed sellout park looked great last night. The Sox did a nice job sprucing up the place. I was proud to see our park on a national stage.

A.T. Money
07-15-2003, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by Foulke You


7. Where, oh where did our retired numbers go?

The unsolved mystery.

cheeses_h_rice
07-15-2003, 01:37 PM
Originally posted by Jerko
I saw a natural target that I wish somebody would have hit with a 500 foot laser: Ronnie Woo Woo. That guy gives Curly a bad name.

Walking down 35th to the park, I was shocked to see ol' Ronnie WW DIRECTING TRAFFIC to a parking lot (see pic attached). I yelled out "Sox! Woo!" and he had to have heard me.

ScottyTheSoxFan
07-15-2003, 02:54 PM
Originally posted by cheeses_h_rice
Walking down 35th to the park, I was shocked to see ol' Ronnie WW DIRECTING TRAFFIC to a parking lot (see pic attached). I yelled out "Sox! Woo!" and he had to have heard me.

he would of made a great hood ornament for a big SUV.

soxrme
07-15-2003, 03:22 PM
Originally posted by StepsInSC
Anderson wins Home Run Derby (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-all-star-derby&prov=ap&type=lgns)

ouch.

soxrme
07-15-2003, 03:27 PM
Originally posted by Lip Man 1
"And U.S. Cellular Field, which used to be known as Comiskey Park, is among the most boring ballparks in baseball, with no natural targets such as the warehouse at Baltimore's Camden Yards or the Green Monster at Boston's Fenway Park. "

Care to stick your foot in your mouth again Brian?

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Lip If you want to read something funny look at the editorial page in the cubune. Says the beloved game was actually played twice for a couple of years. Reality check, 2nd game was put in so greedy players could increase benefits and was canceled because of lack of interest. But the funniest part was saying nobody can stop a home run into the UPPER DECK. Hello foul ball in both parks.

Fridaythe13thJason
07-15-2003, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by SoxDemon


Bill Walton blows.

Everyone is criticising Berman like they can do so much better. Berman is one of the coolest people that you can meet in this business, and certain people here are getting all BENT about how he calls a homerun derby!


Actually, I find Bill Walton to be refreshing. He tells it like it is, and doesn't worry about who he's going to offend. That's what we all want in an announcer it seems, so I don't know why Bill is so chastized. He's also a great story, working his butt off to work on a speach impediment that was really difficult for him.


Originally posted by Lip Man 1
The ESPN Baseball Tonight people themselves took shots at the event on Sportscenter afterwards.

Karl Ravetch said "this one won't remind anybody of Fenway Park or Denver," and then later said "Jason Giambi saved the entire first round..."

Perhaps since I wasn't there in person I didn't get the real feel of what was happening but watching the event on TV didn't have any thrill for me.

Lip

So, aren't you just agreeing with the Baseball Tonight guys? I agree with them too. This park doesn't have the natural facade to bounce things off of that has become so fun recently. That was the fun of last year. Everything bounced off of decks, and scoreboards, etc. It's just too hard to hit them far here.

Again, we want honesty from the media, so when it is our team, we still have to accept that honesty. The Cell was not a good forum for a derby.

Hangar18
07-15-2003, 04:52 PM
Originally posted by cheeses_h_rice
I taped it on TiVo, and watched it twice -- he was trying to signify to the locals, and definitely tried to say "White Sox." White "Stocks" is close enough for me, though!

:gulp:

the singer said that? Pretty clever, cheers to them.
I missed that, waiting in the many lines for Beer....

RKMeibalane
07-15-2003, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by Kilroy
I can't believe some of the other complaints. No landmark? What about that big ass fan deck in CF?? What about the backdrop along the concourse that only "powerhouse" Dan Pasqua has ever hit?

Frank hit one up onto the concourse last season. The homerun traveled 495 feet, and is the longest such homerun hit at US Cellular Field. PaleHoseGeorge was sitting a few feet away from where the ball landed. Frank also hit one onto the concourse back in 1992.

Eric Chavez hit a ball that reached the backdrop in rightfield. That was in 2001, I think. I don't remember if A-Rod hit one to the concourse or not.

Lip Man 1
07-15-2003, 05:54 PM
Socal:

I agree. It wasn't an 'event" like it should have been. That was the point of my comment about an upper deck / home run porch.

Something was needed to juice things up and it wasn't there. I think that was the real meaning of Ravitch's comments about Boston and Denver.

Lip

doublem23
07-15-2003, 05:57 PM
I suppose I can see why some people still care about the All-Star Game.. :?:

But, for the love of god, who cares about the Home Run Derby?

Brian26
07-16-2003, 10:46 AM
Going back a few posts...

Yes, A-Rod reached the concourse in 2000 (left field, ball bounced once on the concourse and hit the back wall next to the shower). Sailed right over our heads.

steff
07-16-2003, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by SoxDemon
The unsolved mystery.


No it's not. They said at the start of the season that they would not be returned until after the AS game because the pinwheels are there. They will be taking the pinwheels down and replacing the retired names within the next few weeks.
All ya gotta do is ask..

Foulke You
07-16-2003, 01:18 PM
Some of my posts and other posters comments are missing from this thread...I realize that some of the content was music but the central topic we were talking about was the pre game to the HR derby event at Comiskey. I don't think it strayed too far from the central topic of the thread "Thoughts on the HR Derby"...

voodoochile
07-16-2003, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by Foulke You
Some of my posts and other posters comments are missing from this thread...I realize that some of the content was music but the central topic we were talking about was the pre game to the HR derby event at Comiskey. I don't think it strayed too far from the central topic of the thread "Thoughts on the HR Derby"...

The stuff that concentrated on music exclusively is in the PL. It isn't like it has been deleted.

Splitting off topic posts into a new thread in the PL is very common. I am now going to merge Hangar and ME's other posts into that thread, so don't be surprised when they move too...

Foulke You
07-16-2003, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by voodoochile
The stuff that concentrated on music exclusively is in the PL. It isn't like it has been deleted.

Splitting off topic posts into a new thread in the PL is very common. I am now going to merge Hangar and ME's other posts into that thread, so don't be surprised when they move too...

ok, np. I realize you guys move stuff to the PL, I just thought for a few posts within a central topic it wasn't "moving worthy" but I'm aware of the baseball only rule in the clubhouse, I was just curious and I'm not going to cry about it. I'm a WSI vet. :D:

alohafri
07-16-2003, 02:39 PM
Originally posted by RKMeibalane
Frank hit one up onto the concourse last season. The homerun traveled 495 feet, and is the longest such homerun hit at US Cellular Field. PaleHoseGeorge was sitting a few feet away from where the ball landed. Frank also hit one onto the concourse back in 1992.

Eric Chavez hit a ball that reached the backdrop in rightfield. That was in 2001, I think. I don't remember if A-Rod hit one to the concourse or not.

This past June when Barry Bonds was here, he hit a bomb during batting practice that hit the concourse behind the Bullpen Bar and then bounced out of the park. It was incredible.


(from Mrs. Aloha)