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ewokpelts
02-19-2004, 12:19 PM
Hey all,

The 4/13 game may be a 7:05 start. This link made me pause:
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/cws/ticketing/singlegame.jsp

Gene

Fridaythe13thJason
02-19-2004, 12:21 PM
Originally posted by ewokpelts
Hey all,

The 4/13 game may be a 7:05 start. This link made me pause:
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/cws/ticketing/singlegame.jsp

Gene

We had an opening night two years ago.

ewokpelts
02-19-2004, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by UICJason
We had an opening night two years ago.

Last home opener at night was 2000....FOUR years ago....
Gene

Fridaythe13thJason
02-19-2004, 12:25 PM
Originally posted by ewokpelts
Last home opener at night was 2000....FOUR years ago....
Gene

Sorry angry guy. From the question in your post, just seemed like you had never heard of it before. Wanted to note that it has happened. Next time I'll research first.

BeerHandle
02-19-2004, 12:26 PM
Can anyone confirm this? I thought it was a 1:05 p.m. start.

munchman33
02-19-2004, 12:34 PM
Originally posted by BeerHandle
Can anyone confirm this? I thought it was a 1:05 p.m. start.

All the schedules I have, as well as the schedule on the very same website, says the game starts at 1:05. The 7:05 start is probably a misprint.

SSN721
02-19-2004, 01:00 PM
Originally posted by munchman33
All the schedules I have, as well as the schedule on the very same website, says the game starts at 1:05. The 7:05 start is probably a misprint.

I hope so, I already wasted a vacation day assuming it was a day game.

ewokpelts
02-19-2004, 01:09 PM
Originally posted by SSN721
I hope so, I already wasted a vacation day assuming it was a day game.

I just contacted the sox. The sed it's 1:05.
Gene

ChiWhiteSox1337
02-19-2004, 04:02 PM
Darn, my hopes were up and then they went down once you said it was a misprint. :(:

Brian26
02-19-2004, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by ewokpelts
Last home opener at night was 2000....FOUR years ago....
Gene

Are you sure about this? The one thing I remember about the 2000 home opener was the spectacular over-the-shoulder catch Durham made in right-centerfield, and I could have sworn it was during a day game.

kevingrt
02-19-2004, 05:06 PM
And a 20 gamet-time temperature with flurries in the air.

Jjav829
02-19-2004, 06:54 PM
Originally posted by Brian26
Are you sure about this? The one thing I remember about the 2000 home opener was the spectacular over-the-shoulder catch Durham made in right-centerfield, and I could have sworn it was during a day game.

I'm pretty damn sure it was a night game. I remember the catch but I'm almost positive that it was a night game. I don't remember when the catch was made but it may have been early enough that it wasn't too dark out yet.

DSpivack
02-19-2004, 07:00 PM
Yeah, I'm positive it was a night game, too. Certainly it is possible that the catch was made while somewhat light out, though in mid-April and a 7:05 start, not exactly sure about that.

Man I still remember that game vividly; Ray's awesome catch, a couple big homers- can't exactly remember whom- but just the general electricity in the air that I hadn't felt at a Sox game in ages. That was a fun season... the last fun season.

Brian26
02-19-2004, 07:21 PM
Just checking the 2000 schedule now that I'm home from work...it was scheduled to be a 6:05pm start. That might answer it.

Lip Man 1
02-19-2004, 08:39 PM
The first Sox opening night was in April 1972. Due to the strike the season started late and schedules were slightly adjusted.

The Sox pounded Bill Gogolewski and the 'new' Texas Rangers 12-0. Dick Allen had a run scoring double and received numerous standing ovations. 21,000 were on hand to see it.

Lip

ode to veeck
02-19-2004, 09:26 PM
I remember some really cold opening games in the 70s, especially one where Earl Weaver put up a fuss when his star right fielder nonchalantly played a bloop fly that landed fair of the line by an inch or two while the hustling Sox player went to third.

We used to drink a ton of beer to numb the cold, but no matter what we wore it always seemed as cold as the December Bears games in Wrigley Field had been when we were kids ...