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MRKARNO
08-12-2004, 11:53 PM
If you look at their respective schedules, they are both just brutal:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/teams/schedule?team=min (http://%0Ahttp://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/teams/schedule?team=min)
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/teams/schedule?team=cle

Compare that with:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/teams/schedule?team=chw

They both have to see the Yanks 6 more times and they see each other another 13 times. THe Indians getting good might just be the best thing to happen to us as it will mean the Twins have some tough competition down the stretch and it's unlikely either team will take more than 8 of the 13. If we take care of ourselves then we can take this division, but that's a big if. I dont see it taking more than 86 wins to take the divison in all honesty as the Twins are starting to unravel and the Indians aren't going to win 8 out of 9 all the time. The division winner this year might have the least wins ever in an 162 game season for a divison winner (current low 87 wins 2000 Yankees who were the WS champs)

Gimm
08-13-2004, 12:07 AM
I don't think our schedule is much easier.

Before the Tigers-Royals-Indians-Royals stretch? Sure.

Not anymore. We've wasted a GOLDEN ****ing opportunity. :mad:

gosox41
08-13-2004, 08:19 AM
I don't think our schedule is much easier.

Before the Tigers-Royals-Indians-Royals stretch? Sure.

Not anymore. We've wasted a GOLDEN ****ing opportunity. :mad:

Maybe that should be the new Sox slogan in commercials:

Voice over:
'What is White Sox baseball?? Wasting Golden Fricking Opportunities'

Then just show highlighs of failed bunts, errors, inabilities to to put a fly ball in the OF to score a run.


You can probably get about 50 from the last 2 weeks.



Bob

Brian26
08-13-2004, 09:52 AM
We still have a shot at winning this thing, but our schedule isn't a cakewalk. We have two series with Boston, in addition to another series w/ Oakland, Seattle, Anaheim, and Texas.

Johnny Mostil
08-13-2004, 10:13 AM
The division winner this year might have the least wins ever in an 162 game season for a divison winner (current low 87 wins 2000 Yankees who were the WS champs)
Trivial point (and beside the point, I know), but among others to win divisions with fewer than 87 wins were '73 Mets (82-79), '84 Royals (84-78), '87 Twins (85-77), '97 Indians (86-75), and '97 Astros (84-78). I find it intriguing that, of the six teams to win a division with 87 or fewer wins (including '00 Yanks), two (Twins and Yanks) won the Series and two more (Mets and Indians) lost the Series in seven games.

Regardless, I'm nearly certain the AL Central winner this year will have more than 82 wins.

skobabe8
08-13-2004, 12:26 PM
If you look at their respective schedules, they are both just brutal:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/teams/schedule?team=min (http://%0ahttp://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/teams/schedule?team=min)
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/teams/schedule?team=cle

Compare that with:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/teams/schedule?team=chw

They both have to see the Yanks 6 more times and they see each other another 13 times. THe Indians getting good might just be the best thing to happen to us as it will mean the Twins have some tough competition down the stretch and it's unlikely either team will take more than 8 of the 13. If we take care of ourselves then we can take this division, but that's a big if. I dont see it taking more than 86 wins to take the divison in all honesty as the Twins are starting to unravel and the Indians aren't going to win 8 out of 9 all the time. The division winner this year might have the least wins ever in an 162 game season for a divison winner (current low 87 wins 2000 Yankees who were the WS champs)
Someone just put their head through a wall.

Tekijawa
08-13-2004, 12:34 PM
Maybe that should be the new Sox slogan in commercials:

Voice over:
'What is White Sox baseball?? Wasting Golden Fricking Opportunities'

I always thought the best way to describe white sox baseball was "Superior Mediocrity", we're better than most but not good enough to be good.

And as for us still having a chance looking at everyones schedules, I guess we do, the unfortunate thing is that WE still have to play those "Bad" teams...

Johnny Mostil
08-13-2004, 02:21 PM
And as for us still having a chance looking at everyones schedules, I guess we do, the unfortunate thing is that WE still have to play those "Bad" teams...Well, what the hey, if the Chisox can take at least two of three from the Bosox (did I get the color right?), they'll make up ground on either the Injuns or Twinks, and a sweep may mean making up ground on both of them this weekend!

South Side
08-13-2004, 11:45 PM
Maybe that should be the new Sox slogan in commercials:

Voice over:
'What is White Sox baseball?? Wasting Golden Fricking Opportunities'

Then just show highlighs of failed bunts, errors, inabilities to to put a fly ball in the OF to score a run.


You can probably get about 50 from the last 2 weeks.



Bob
In that case, they should show the clip from tonight's game where we were unable to score when the catcher walked off the field!! Only our team...

CubsfansareDRUNK
08-14-2004, 12:32 AM
I always thought the best way to describe white sox baseball was "Superior Mediocrity", we're better than most but not good enough to be good.

And as for us still having a chance looking at everyones schedules, I guess we do, the unfortunate thing is that WE still have to play those "Bad" teams...
lmao
i love that term you used "Superior Mediocrity":tongue: