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Hangar18
06-08-2004, 09:24 AM
I see that the article was intended to be lighthearted, but
I took it as Yet another Veiled Slap-in-the-Face to Sox Fans.
Point is........theyve not only been booing more lately, theyve
been acting like a bunch of Drunks for the past 10-15 years.
Dont let this article fool you.......

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-040607cubsrowcenter,1,6578095.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

SoxOnTop
06-08-2004, 09:28 AM
"Royce Clayton, the best fielding Sox shortstop most of them had ever seen"

The Choice was a better fielder than Ozzie?

Palehose13
06-08-2004, 09:32 AM
Originally posted by SoxOnTop
"Royce Clayton, the best fielding Sox shortstop most of them had ever seen"

The Choice was a better fielder than Ozzie?

Does Choice have one of these?
http://www.tripwatch.com/ny/cooperstown/photo/gold_glove_award.jpg

But who am I??? The media knows exactly what they are talking about...

Dadawg_77
06-08-2004, 09:39 AM
Originally posted by SoxOnTop
"Royce Clayton, the best fielding Sox shortstop most of them had ever seen"

The Choice was a better fielder than Ozzie?


Even if you agreed with that, he had no clue what to do with an bat?

quade36
06-08-2004, 09:40 AM
He is wrong, I was at the game everyone cheered Clayton, and it was when he went above the .100 BA mark.

Palehose13
06-08-2004, 09:42 AM
Originally posted by quade36
He is wrong, I was at the game everyone cheered Clayton, and it was when he went above the .100 BA mark.

Geesh...what is .100 called? The "halfway to Mendoza line"?

SoxOnTop
06-08-2004, 09:43 AM
Originally posted by quade36
He is wrong, I was at the game everyone cheered Clayton, and it was when he went above the .100 BA mark.

So was I and you're right! It was a worthless single with 2 outs in the 9th in a loss to Toronto. It was absolutely hilarious!!

Baby Fisk
06-08-2004, 10:08 AM
Originally posted by SoxOnTop
"Royce Clayton, the best fielding Sox shortstop most of them had ever seen"

The Choice was a better fielder than Ozzie?

Pardon my ignorance: Why was that tool called The Choice?

jackbrohamer
06-08-2004, 10:56 AM
Originally posted by quade36
He is wrong, I was at the game everyone cheered Clayton, and it was when he went above the .100 BA mark.

Yup, one of the funniest moments I've ever seen at a ball game. Bunch of people started chanting "MVP, MVP" when he got a hit to go above.100.

ewokpelts
06-08-2004, 10:56 AM
Originally posted by Hangar18
I see that the article was intended to be lighthearted, but
I took it as Yet another Veiled Slap-in-the-Face to Sox Fans.
Point is........theyve not only been booing more lately, theyve
been acting like a bunch of Drunks for the past 10-15 years.
Dont let this article fool you.......

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-040607cubsrowcenter,1,6578095.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

Yeah....definitly a jab at us.....
Gene

SoxOnTop
06-08-2004, 11:01 AM
Originally posted by ewokpelts
Yeah....definitly a jab at us.....
Gene

Certainly a slight jab, but I think this is mostly an indictment of Cubs fans being merely Wrigley fans. It is an admission of what we've been *itching a moaning about for years. Cubs go to the game to get drunk and see Sammy hit a homer. While we get a few small knocks he is saying in effect that Sox fans care a heck of a lot more about winning than Cubs fans.

batmanZoSo
06-08-2004, 11:02 AM
Originally posted by Hangar18
I see that the article was intended to be lighthearted, but
I took it as Yet another Veiled Slap-in-the-Face to Sox Fans.
Point is........theyve not only been booing more lately, theyve
been acting like a bunch of Drunks for the past 10-15 years.
Dont let this article fool you.......

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-040607cubsrowcenter,1,6578095.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

My head hurts. This sportswriter stupidity is getting out of hand. That's why I rarely read anything with an opinion anymore.

jackbrohamer
06-08-2004, 11:04 AM
That article is one of the stupidest things I've read in a long time. Even coming from Sully. I don't think Sox fans boo any more than fans anywhere else.

Lip Man 1
06-08-2004, 11:24 AM
I didn't consider it an insult to Sox fans. I thought it made it clear that there are more important things connected with baseball then getting drunk and waiting for Sammy Sosa to hit a home run....you know....like winning.

Lip

Hangar18
06-08-2004, 11:28 AM
The REDEYE did an article on fans for the Whole Day,
following them around after a day game up there. It was hilarious at how really shallow, uninformed and disconnected from Reality these "fans" really are. I loved it. Everything from the guy puking, to the girl hooting "cubbies!" for no apparent reason he heh.

soxnut
06-08-2004, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by Lip Man 1
I didn't consider it an insult to Sox fans. I thought it made it clear that there are more important things connected with baseball then getting drunk and waiting for Sammy Sosa to hit a home run....you know....like winning.

Lip


I didn't think it an insult either. I'm with ya Lip. :D:

BearSox
06-08-2004, 12:13 PM
Originally posted by Hangar18
The REDEYE did an article on fans for the Whole Day,
following them around after a day game up there. It was hilarious at how really shallow, uninformed and disconnected from Reality these "fans" really are. I loved it. Everything from the guy puking, to the girl hooting "cubbies!" for no apparent reason he heh.

I wanna check that out, do you have a link?

jackbrohamer
06-08-2004, 12:15 PM
The only thing it says about Sox fans is that they boo their own players.

And as someone already pointed out, it's factually inaccurate; Clayton was cheered when he went above .100 not .200. The guy is too lazy to double-check his memory with his own articles from 2001.