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chez742002
05-03-2005, 01:27 AM
I do not know if anyone else sees this the way I do, but, DJ seems to jinx the Sox whenever there is a chance for the Sox to score runs or when a Sox pitcher is trying to get out of a jam!:mad:

This has happened too many times for me to name them all, but, every time Jermaine Dye or Paul Konerko has come up to bat, DJ says that he feels JD and Paulie are going to break out of it right now. He also states that whenever a Sox batter is in a slump, that they have been hitting the ball real well at batting practice like that matters at all in what happens during a game. Another thing that he does is stating how bad an opposing player is hitting with runners in scoring position or how bad the opposing player is hitting head to head with the White Sox pitcher.

This would not be a big deal if good things were coming out of this, but, bad things are happening every time he opens his mouth. Everytime he does it, a Sox pitcher gives up a hit, run or RBI and the Sox batter hits into a double play, strikes out or ends the inning. It has not happened just once or twice, it has happened about five times. An example of this was when the Sox and Buerhle were leading the A's 3-0 and Marcus Scutaro was up to bat with men on scoring position. DJ said Scutaro is not hitting well in this situation, so Buerhle should not be worrying about this guy that much and he should come after this guy with fastballs. Scutaro proceeded to hit a line shot 2 run single. The next instance came the first two times Jermaine Dye came up to bat, twice with men in scoring position. DJ said that he could feel JD coming out of his slump and that these certain at bats would break him out of it, for sure, especially the way JD was hitting in BP. Dye struck out and popped out in each at bat. Then in Dye's 3rd at bat, DJ did not say a thing and Dye proceeded hit a line shot double, of course with noone on.

I could keep going on because there are many other instances, especially in loss to the Tigers on Friday night, but I think I made the point. I would hope that Hawk would say something to him because Hawk never discusses how bad someone is doing or how good someone is doing before the at bat. Hawk understands the "Karma" of the game, I just do not know why DJ does not. He played the game for a long time so he should know. I wonder, if DJ ever played in a game with a pitcher who was pitching a no hitter or perfect game and if he did, I wonder if he approached the pitcher between innings about it when it was going on??? I would doubt he would do it then, so why now?

I just hope he realizes he is doing it and stops it or someone tells him he is doing it because it has to stop!! Does anyone else realize this is going on??
I hope I am not overanalyzing this situation, but I believe that it is possible to jinx someone!!! I have seen it happen so many times!! I just want the Sox to continue playing well and I do not want anything to happen to change their momentum, even if it is as small as this. If anyone here talks to DJ, maybe you could tell him that so he stops it, we do not need any thoughts of BS curses with our team!

Also, why does Hawk leave the booth for a couple of innings each game and allow DJ to do play by play. He is horrible at it!! I do not really think he is great at color commentating as it is because he just does not shut up and he tries to sound like Hawk with a fake southern twang. I wish he would be himself and act like he does when he does Fox National Broadcasts. He is decent when he does the National Broadcast because he uses his knowledge of the game. But as a play by play man, I cannot stand it, it is very painful!!

Just listen to his home run call on Timo Perez's home run against the Tigers Sunday and you will know what I mean!!! It went something like this... :whiner: " UH-OH, UH-OH, UH-OH! It 's got a shot, UH-OH! Its a deep one!! There it goes! UH-OH! Its gone, over the wall, Its a goner!!":whiner:

That is terrible for a novice but unacceptable for a professional who actually gets paid to this for a living!!!!:angry:

MUsoxfan
05-03-2005, 01:29 AM
So many words.....You couldn't have broken that down into 5 individual rants?:D:

CHI_SOX_4_LIFE
05-03-2005, 01:38 AM
what did you type? i dont want to spend the rest of my life reading a thread

seanpmurphy
05-03-2005, 02:01 AM
Yes. DJ is solely responsible for everything the Sox are doing wrong. Also, DJ shot Kennedy.

popilius
05-03-2005, 02:25 AM
Just listen to his home run call on Timo Perez's home run against the Tigers Sunday and you will know what I mean!!! It went something like this... :whiner: " UH-OH, UH-OH, UH-OH! It 's got a shot, UH-OH! Its a deep one!! There it goes! UH-OH! Its gone, over the wall, Its a goner!!":whiner:



No, when it landed in the stands he said "BYE-BYE!" As long as the Sox keep winning I'll give DJ a break. If his southern twang really starts to bother you, there's always Rooney and Farmio.

:gulp:

chez742002
05-03-2005, 02:38 AM
You are right, and I am wrong! I forgot he said Bye- Bye instead of goner!!

I do listen and enjoy Rooney and Farmer, but I have always been a Hawk fan, especially paired with Paciorek and Drysdale because he respected Drysdale so much and because Wimpy was a good match with him.
I think Hawk is knowledgeable, fun and a true White Sox character. He is the White Sox signature voice, a far more sober, gracious, knowledgeable and intense Harry Caray:gulp: !! I did love Harry and Jimmy Piersall between 1979 and 1981, but he should have retired in 1985 because it was embarassing.
Even more embarassing is being affiliated with the Flubbies!!!:whiner:

IowaSox1971
05-03-2005, 02:51 AM
DJ is just not a very good analyst. Unlike Steve Stone, DJ is unable to "first guess" what is going to happen. The Scutaro hit and the Timo bunt are just a few examples of how often he is wrong. DJ has gotten better over the past few years, but he's still not quite there yet. I really wish we would hire Stone.

MIgrenade
05-03-2005, 03:14 AM
As my brother would say, "Anyone DJ takes as a pick to click automatically fails." Or close enough to that quote. My thought is, if its jinxes and curses you're after, try the north side.

fusillirob1983
05-03-2005, 04:51 AM
Yeah, I've noticed that with DJ's picks to click. I don't know if I remember correctly, but I thought Hawk and the crew both did much better than DJ.

Fredsox
05-03-2005, 06:19 AM
I do not know if anyone else sees this the way I do, but, DJ seems to jinx the Sox whenever there is a chance for the Sox to score runs or when a Sox pitcher is trying to get out of a jam!



A jinx? Maybe we should have Dusty Baker sprinkle holy water on him. Or, we could burn him at the stake!

voodoochile
05-03-2005, 10:04 AM
Believing in Jinxes and cureses is for losers and people who love losing...

Uncle_Patrick
05-03-2005, 11:06 AM
Believing in Jinxes and cureses is for losers and people who love losing...

Thank you.

Seriously, I think that there is at least one "DJ is a jinx" thread season.

Baby Fisk
05-03-2005, 11:29 AM
He's not a jinx, but it's not cool when he tries to "call" a big play before it happens. Eg. "Here comes an RBI double from Paulie." (then Paulie pops up). It's more of a style thing. Quit acting like a clairvoyant and just call what you see, DJ.

Lip Man 1
05-03-2005, 12:06 PM
Last year in Oakland he barely got the words out of his mouth about Kotsay (?) not having hit a home run in a month or six weeks something like that when BANG....end of ballgame.

I think 'Hawk' wanted to strangle him...(I did too!)

Lip

Maximo
05-03-2005, 12:13 PM
Sounds as if DJ has nothing to worry about if loses the broadcasting gig......he can probably find work in a casino as a "cooler".