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RKMeibalane
07-30-2004, 08:00 PM
The following are excerpts of TBGR from the 2000 season. Enjoy!

April 18, 2000:
The Chicago White Sox exploded for eleven runs in the fourth inning, crushing Seattle and cruising to an 18-11 victory. It's all the more impressive when you consider how hand-cuffed the team was the past two games against Anaheim's junkball pitchers. Amazing.

June 18, 2000:
Joe Torre might be the first manager to walk Frank Thomas less (twice) than Magglio Ordonez (four times). It's hard to imagine a more complete dissection of a quality opponent than the Sox accomplished Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

June 19, 2000:
White Sox fans showed their appreciation for a young scrappy team that returned home from two consecutive road sweeps over Cleveland and New York -- a standing ovation before the team even took the field.

July 15, 2000:
The Big Hurt was nearly unstoppable, delivering the two key hits that defined the game. He jumped on Cardinals ace Darryl Kile with a three-run blast in the first inning, setting the tone for a game the Sox would never trail in. Then in the seventh inning with the bases loaded but still needing a key hit to break out from a tenuous 2-run lead, Thomas delivered in a big way. His double down the left field line and cleared the bases for his fourth, fifth, and sixth rbi's of the night.

August 5, 2000:
It was a beautifully executed play made all the more enjoyable as "Minor-League Ramon" stomped his little feet and spiked his little catcher's mask while Art Howe raced his wrinkled butt out to dispute the call, just steps from Valentin's Sox teammates who mobbed him at homeplate.

SoxFan76
07-30-2004, 11:45 PM
Good times indeed. Man, imagine if the White Sox won the World Series...

Brian26
07-31-2004, 12:19 AM
August 5, 2000:
It was a beautifully executed play made all the more enjoyable as "Minor-League Ramon" stomped his little feet and spiked his little catcher's mask while Art Howe raced his wrinkled butt out to dispute the call, just steps from Valentin's Sox teammates who mobbed him at homeplate.


I'll never forget Jose's slide on this play. After he slid past the plate head first, he popped-up on his feet as the umpire made the safe call, and then collapsed in slow-motion backwards with his arms extended, and everyone piled on him- great memories from 2000!

JB98
07-31-2004, 02:01 AM
I'll never forget Jose's slide on this play. After he slid past the plate head first, he popped-up on his feet as the umpire made the safe call, and then collapsed in slow-motion backwards with his arms extended, and everyone piled on him- great memories from 2000!
Didn't we tie that game in the bottom of the ninth when Isringhausen balked Singleton in from third base? Damn, we could really use a break like that now...