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InContention
04-26-2005, 03:43 PM
Hey guys. 1st-time poster, long-time lurker here.

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article_perspectives.jsp?ymd=20050426&content_id=1028996&vkey=perspectives&fext=.jsp

Anyone else seen this? I think it's a fairer assesment of the hot start than most of the stuff written other places...

CubsfansareDRUNK
04-26-2005, 03:46 PM
one mistake.....


Even with a team on-base percentage (.300) near the league low this season, Jose Uribe and company are getting the job of winning done. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

Unregistered
04-26-2005, 03:48 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/images/columnists/small/mug_molony_jim.jpg
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Jim MolonyNice picture, you douche! Did something smell in the photo studio or something?

Sorry... back to reading the article...

batmanZoSo
04-26-2005, 03:48 PM
Welcome aboard.

http://mlb.mlb.com/images/2005/04/06/EWtUiyHF.jpg
Even with a team on-base percentage (.300) near the league low this season, Jose Uribe and company are getting the job of winning done. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

:rolleyes:

No disrespect, but I'm not even reading this article after that.

I mean, how could he leave Octavio Konerko out of the equation? :?:

fledgedrallycap
04-26-2005, 03:50 PM
:welcome:

PAPChiSox729
04-26-2005, 03:56 PM
:welcome:

The article wasn't that bad of a read. Besides the "Jose" Uribe, it seemed to be pretty right on. Our hitting will pick up where as our pitching may cool off some.

Baby Fisk
04-26-2005, 03:59 PM
Bah! These dorks and fatsos of the so-called popular press are all waiting for the Sox to fail before they pounce. They can all go to hell! WE DON'T CARE.

Welcome aboard, BTW! :cheers:

BaseballTonyght
04-26-2005, 04:09 PM
I've heard Hawk refer to Juan as Jose on a couple of different occasions.

Maybe Molony is so in touch with the Sox he's now using nicknames?

And... :welcome:

elrod
04-26-2005, 04:15 PM
There was a Jose Uribe that played for the Giants back in the 1980s. He was a light hitting shortstop from San Cristobal, Dominican Republic. Juan is from Bani, DR, so I don't think they're related.

I believe that the current President of Colombia is named Alvaro Uribe Velez, though commonly referred to as President Uribe.

StillMissOzzie
04-26-2005, 04:18 PM
First, welcome aboard the good ship WSI!

Getting back to your original question, yes, they will cool off. The later the better, but there's just no way they're gonna play at an .800 clip for the whole year. That projects to a hefty 129 victories, which I feel I can safely say ain't gonna happen. OTOH, they could revert to a .500 pace immediately and STILL win 87 games, which will be in contention all year long.

SMO
:gulp:

Palehose13
04-26-2005, 04:19 PM
Of course they are going to cool off...they are on pace to win almost 130 games! I love these guys, but they ain't that good. :wink: Oh, they will win the divsion even when they do cool off a bit.

edit: LOL...I was a minute late!

downstairs
04-26-2005, 04:29 PM
Of course, they could also go 1.000 the rest of the season and end up 157-4

I kid...

elrod
04-26-2005, 05:02 PM
Man, you guys are too hard. The "Jose" mistake was not the author's doing. It was the AP photographer's mistake. I thought it was nice article. He's probably right overall. The pitching will tail off a bit, but Dye, Konerko, Rowand and Everett will hit much better. It's actually quite amazing what you can do with great starting pitching.

jabrch
04-26-2005, 05:18 PM
yes, we will cool off. No team plays .800 ball all year. But we can cool off a bit and still be playing great baseball. Every team has its losing streaks. When we hit a three game skid somewhere, this place will go into full melt-down mode. The FOBBs and the FOLIPs and the DumbFishes etc. will come out in hoardes, saying how they knew this team wasn't that good and will be looking to blame their scapregoat of the week. Then the team will pick it back up again, and win some games.

It's a long season. Why do people get so uptight either way about just 12% of the season? We have a lot of work left to do, but based on what we have seen there is no reason to believe we can't do it.

SOX ADDICT '73
04-26-2005, 05:26 PM
I believe that the current President of Colombia is named Alvaro Uribe Velez, though commonly referred to as President Uribe.
We've got Juan's new nickname!

http://mlb.mlb.com/images/2005/04/16/qxJqIugJ.jpg
"El Presidente"

I think I like it even better than "El Caballo."

soxwon
04-26-2005, 06:23 PM
What do the 2005 White sox and a root canal have in common?
because if they keep coming back and hang in there

they will end up with the CROWN.

PatK
04-26-2005, 06:31 PM
That's a mind boggling stat that if they go .500 the rest of the way that they'll still end up with 86 wins.

dspete
04-26-2005, 08:31 PM
Following the Oakland series We have the following series:

Detroit (home)
KC (home)
Toronto(road)
Tampa (road)
Baltimore(home)
Texas (home)

before the 1st cub series.

Only Baltimore above 0.500 at this point. So we are probably at a softer point in the schedule. So I would think you would have potential to keep a good winning percentage for the next month, not 80%, but a good time to increase a lead over Minnesota.

SSN721
04-27-2005, 08:25 AM
What do the 2005 White sox and a root canal have in common?
because if they keep coming back and hang in there

they will end up with the CROWN.

Ha :smile:

Rocklive99
04-29-2005, 12:29 AM
I have a feeling the thread starter is the guy who wrote the article :redface:

Cubbiesuck13
04-29-2005, 07:13 AM
Looks like they updated the name for all you fact checkers out there.

mdep524
04-29-2005, 11:03 AM
We've got Juan's new nickname!

http://mlb.mlb.com/images/2005/04/16/qxJqIugJ.jpg
"El Presidente"

I think I like it even better than "El Caballo."

Already taken. By this guy:
http://www.tsn.ca/images/stories/20041009/moment72-martinez_72847.jpg

SoxFan76
04-29-2005, 11:19 AM
The reason the Sox WON'T cool off is because of the pitching. I mean the hitting hasn't even come around yet, and there is no reason those 5 starters can't give a quality start the vast majority of the time. And if a starter can only last 4 or 5 innings? Well then there's Hermanson, Vizcaino, or Politte. And when Frank comes back, that makes the lineup so much better instantly.

Yeah, we'll be fine.

MUScholar21
04-29-2005, 11:24 AM
The reason the Sox WON'T cool off is because of the pitching. I mean the hitting hasn't even come around yet, and there is no reason those 5 starters can't give a quality start the vast majority of the time. And if a starter can only last 4 or 5 innings? Well then there's Hermanson, Vizcaino, or Politte. And when Frank comes back, that makes the lineup so much better instantly.

Yeah, we'll be fine.

Actually, when Frank comes back it will create a bit of a problem-Everett is leading in RBI's right now, and you can't have him in the outfield (see: Cleveland Indians, 4/14/05)

mweflen
04-29-2005, 11:28 AM
seeing as how the sox started 16-6, unless any of us are willing to go out on a limb and predict a 118-44 season, then of course, by definition, the Sox will cool off.

We have 140 games to go. If we win 75 of them (a .535 clip), we'll be 91-71. I think this is a likelihood, given our rotation, and the fact that sooner or later, the Sox will actually start hitting. As long as we take care of the Twinkies (which we have so far) that should be plenty to give us the division. That would satisfy me.