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batmanZoSo
05-13-2005, 10:35 PM
We A Winna! Ha Ha Ha !

We A Winna! Ha Ha Ha !

mcfish
05-13-2005, 10:35 PM
Yes!!! AWESOME GAME!! :bandance: :gulp: :bandance:

Tie the MLB record for most consecutive games to hold a lead during the regular season at 36!!!

cubsuck
05-13-2005, 10:35 PM
Sick Win Sox!!!!

darklord23
05-13-2005, 10:35 PM
yeah baby clutch comeback

Nard
05-13-2005, 10:35 PM
Buerhle is not where he should be.

chisoxmike
05-13-2005, 10:36 PM
BO-YEA!

What a win! Keep it going Sox!!!

:supernana: :supernana: :supernana:

:gulp: :gulp:

halfpricemonday
05-13-2005, 10:36 PM
Gotta love those 1st-pitch strikes by Hermy. I'm loving our pitching this year, top to bottom.

Let's insure that series win tomorrow, and give me a reason to bring the broom on Sunday!

SoxWillWin
05-13-2005, 10:36 PM
27 - 9

but we still haven't played anybody good yet

Go nana's go

:bandance::bandance::supernana::bandance::bandance ::supernana::bandance::bandance:

MRKARNO
05-13-2005, 10:37 PM
This is getting ridiculous.....-ly awesome!!!:D::D::D::D:

Frater Perdurabo
05-13-2005, 10:37 PM
Buehrle strapped it on and strapped it down this game.

:bandance::supernana::supernana::bandance:

Meixner007
05-13-2005, 10:37 PM
Gotta love those 1st-pitch strikes by Hermy. I'm loving our pitching this year, top to bottom.

Let's insure that series win tomorrow, and give me a reason to bring the broom on Sunday!

I was thinking the same thing. First pitch strikes in the 9th lower my blood pressure considerably.

NorthlakeTom
05-13-2005, 10:38 PM
Simply amazing.

Buehrle becomes the AL's second six game winner.

Woo hoo.

Frankfan4life
05-13-2005, 10:38 PM
Happy Camper Dance: :bandance: The White Sox Rock!

chidonez
05-13-2005, 10:38 PM
Buerhle is not where he should be.

Hawhat?!? 6-1 seems just about right...

batmanZoSo
05-13-2005, 10:39 PM
This is getting out of hand. Starting to look like the 2001 Mariners. I remember them being 30-9 at one point.

We're much better though. :wink::cool:

NDSox12
05-13-2005, 10:39 PM
I was thinking the same thing. First pitch strikes in the 9th lower my blood pressure considerably.

Hermanson might have to borrow Shingo's nickname if he keeps this 0.00 ERA for much longer. He's the real Mr. Zero!

mike squires
05-13-2005, 10:39 PM
yeah baby clutch comeback

NO, it's automatic.:cool:

PaulDrake
05-13-2005, 10:40 PM
Hello Rob. Rob Neyer. Are you there Rob? ....... I think he hung up on me.

Taz
05-13-2005, 10:40 PM
love it love it love it...

you just GOTTA!! love it!!

Flames24Rulz
05-13-2005, 10:40 PM
were awesome...down 3-0 at one point and yet we still win. Unbelievable pitching today after that 4th inning and the offense had some nice hits when we needed them

27-9 baby!!!

mcfish
05-13-2005, 10:40 PM
Simply amazing.

Buehrle becomes the AL's second six game winner.

Woo hoo.We have the only 2? That's amazing! :bandance:

owensmouth
05-13-2005, 10:41 PM
Wow, we outhit them 12 - 5. Baltimore's defense is not too great. Baltimore does not like playing night games - their record is something like 10 and 12 at night.

voodoochile
05-13-2005, 10:42 PM
:winner

Doing Rangers/Twinkies PBP in chat.

bobelou72
05-13-2005, 10:42 PM
Big Clutch hit from Paulie! What about Evert playing hurt

WiN OR DIE TRYING

:supernana:

BearSox
05-13-2005, 10:43 PM
Ozzie was just asked how much of this is luck and he said 100% :?:

C'mon Ozzie give your team some credit

batmanZoSo
05-13-2005, 10:43 PM
Pretty good start to this series for the staff. Best lineup in baseball comes in and we're holding them to 2.5 runs a game thus far.

Too bad there's two more. Still need one for the win.

wsbaseball9
05-13-2005, 10:43 PM
HERMANSON keeps rackin up savesgreat win

FanofBill
05-13-2005, 10:44 PM
Yes!!! AWESOME GAME!! :bandance: :gulp: :bandance:

Tie the MLB record for most consecutive games to hold a lead during the regular season at 36!!!

If I am not mistaken the major league record is still held by the 1998 Yankees with 48 during the season.

tstrike2000
05-13-2005, 10:45 PM
Timely hitting all the way around. Pods, Iguchi, Pierzynski, and Konerko got two big hits tonight, which were really needed and an rbi base hit from Willie Harris! It was a total team effort tonight surrounding yet another quality start from Buehrle.

Palpidious
05-13-2005, 10:47 PM
did someone catch the reporter talking about buehrle being LUCKY?!?!? i caught the tail end of ozzie gettin pissed and saying he'd rather him be lucky than good.

chidonez
05-13-2005, 10:48 PM
Buehrle is better than just any hurler having a good season. What's amazing about the B-man is that he's done this so consistently over the past few seasons, and while putting up some serious innings, and at a fast pace. He's a workhorse in the best possible sense. I just feel good when he's on the hill.

mcfish
05-13-2005, 10:48 PM
If I am not mistaken the major league record is still held by the 1998 Yankees with 48 during the season.That includes the playoffs, if I am not mistaken.

owensmouth
05-13-2005, 10:49 PM
If I am not mistaken the major league record is still held by the 1998 Yankees with 48 during the season.That includes postseason

soxwon
05-13-2005, 10:50 PM
With Tonights win

if we play .500 ball the rest of the way, we will have 90 wins.

top that twinkies!!!

batmanZoSo
05-13-2005, 10:55 PM
That includes postseason

Did they take that record to the end of the World Series? I know Cleveland played them tough and won a game or two, but no one else could touch them.

NorthlakeTom
05-13-2005, 10:56 PM
I'm listening to Ozzie's press conference, and an idiot reporter asks, "How much of your success is luck?"

Morons!

Ozzie handled the question beautifully, saying, "Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good."

You tell 'em, Ozzie.

flo-B-flo
05-13-2005, 10:57 PM
Ozzie was just asked how much of this is luck and he said 100% :?:

C'mon Ozzie give your team some credit He's playing the writers.

boiler up
05-13-2005, 10:58 PM
i'm in arkansas right now and watched the game on mlb.tv

i think i'm the only sox fan in this state

good job guys

MushMouth
05-13-2005, 10:58 PM
WHITE

SOX


BASEBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


:bandance::bandance:

Craig Grebeck
05-13-2005, 10:58 PM
I'm listening to Ozzie's press conference, and an idiot reporter asks, "How much of your success is luck?"

Morons!

Ozzie handled the question beautifully, saying, "Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good."

You tell 'em, Ozzie.

Good ol' Bruce Levine

beckett21
05-13-2005, 11:00 PM
Another great win. This team impresses me more every day.

The bandwagon jumpers better get moving, fast.




Ahh, who needs 'em? :redneck


:supernana:

NorthlakeTom
05-13-2005, 11:02 PM
We have the only 2? That's amazing! :bandance:

Yes, I'm fairly certain. Beckett is going for his 6th tonight for Florida, but the only AL 5 game winners are:

Santana
Bonderman
Halladay
Ponson
El Duque

Toronto lost and Detroit was postponed, so yes, Garland and Buehrle are #1 & #2 in wins. It's entirely possible that we'll have the only three if El Duque wins his next start and the others don't.

krohnjw
05-13-2005, 11:08 PM
GREAT GAME!!!! :bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

Here's a few for buehrle for DOMINATING the O's :gulp: :gulp: :gulp:

ChiSoxGirl
05-13-2005, 11:11 PM
I absolutely LOVE it! :D: Even when we're down, we're not out (unlike previous seasons), and that's one of many things that has impressed me so much about this team. The 28,000+ out there tonight sounded electric over the radio, particularly in the 7th when Paulie came through with that clutch hit. Not only was Konerko clutch, but kudos to ScottyPo, Pierzynski, and Iguchi for their hits, and to Crazy Carl for pinch-batting while not feeling 100%.

I'm heading out there tomorrow! I'll be in a Diamond Suite and am looking forward to my first Fireworks Night and a phenomenal game! :bandance:

Sidenote: Aaron's Amigos were mentioned by Ed Farmer early on in the game, so you get a :bandance: from me!

ChiSox7
05-13-2005, 11:11 PM
With Tonights win

if we play .500 ball the rest of the way, we will have 90 wins.

top that twinkies!!!

It's awesome to have this great start. 27-9 is unreal and there are no negatives about it.

I don't know if I'd be saying 'top that twinkies' tho. I think it's pretty safe to say that they will easily get 90 wins to 'top that' we need to shoot for much, much higher heights than 90 wins!!!!

flo-B-flo
05-13-2005, 11:17 PM
I'm almost at a loss for words. There's going to be the usual 'yea buts', BUT we are starting to see the pattern of keep it close then take it. Couple guys out at home and a couple of guys who continue to struggle. Balanced by this is the fact that Frank is imminent. And we are playing SOME BALL!! What a start.

JB98
05-13-2005, 11:19 PM
It's awesome to have this great start. 27-9 is unreal and there are no negatives about it.

I don't know if I'd be saying 'top that twinkies' tho. I think it's pretty safe to say that they will easily get 90 wins to 'top that' we need to shoot for much, much higher heights than 90 wins!!!!

No question. I think it will take 95 wins in the AL Central this year. In fact, if both the Sox and Twins stay reasonably healthy, I wouldn't be surprised to see the wild card come out of our division this year.

whitesoxfan1986
05-13-2005, 11:19 PM
Kudos to Paulie for that clutch hit in the 7th. Maybe he'll start hitting the ball now.:D:

JB98
05-13-2005, 11:23 PM
Kudos to Paulie for that clutch hit in the 7th. Maybe he'll start hitting the ball now.:D:

Sometimes an exploding-bat hit like that is a sign that things are about to turn around. Konerko is overdue for a good streak.

Lip Man 1
05-13-2005, 11:28 PM
The 'I'd rather be lucky then good' quote was first said by Bill Russell (who was both...) Nice to know Ozzie knows his history!

Second, the Idaho State Journal has now jumped on the Sox bandwagon. Brady Slater, sports editor, baseball junkie (and Twins fan....) interviewed me tonight for his Saturday column. I'll post it tomorrow.

Lip

dcb33
05-13-2005, 11:29 PM
The team who's name I shall not mention trotted out their invincible closer for the 11th and he's already been touched for 3 runs...

NorthlakeTom
05-13-2005, 11:30 PM
How 'bout a six game lead?

(hint...hint...)

tebman
05-13-2005, 11:32 PM
What a great game! Never give up, never give up, never give up!

My son and daughter and their dates were at the game tonight. I just talked to them on the phone as they were in traffic on the way out and asked if the game was as good in person as it was on TV. My son said, "Oh God, yes!"

That about wraps it up! :cool:

MRKARNO
05-13-2005, 11:34 PM
So how many days until the National Media criticizes the White Sox for hating the environment by breaking a ton of bats?

popilius
05-13-2005, 11:35 PM
I was at the game tonight, and the atmosphere was awesome, like I heard it was last night, too! When the Sox were down by 3 runs, it was almost like the crowd patiently expected the Sox to come back- which is so different from the past few years.

GO SOX!

:gulp: :gulp: :gulp:

dcb33
05-13-2005, 11:37 PM
How 'bout a six game lead?

(hint...hint...)

:twinslose

6 games up!:bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

voodoochile
05-13-2005, 11:44 PM
:winner

:twinslose

:supernana: :supernana: :supernana: :supernana: :supernana: :supernana:

gosox83
05-13-2005, 11:48 PM
Just think everyone that could have easily been a shutout had bj surhoff's looper not barely escaped Uribe's mitt in the 4th inning.

MB was lights out after that inning.

GO GO YOU WHITE SOXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX!!!!!!!!!!!:ne ener:

Ol' No. 2
05-13-2005, 11:49 PM
Woooooo Hooooo!!!!

This is a lot more fun than when we sucked!

NorthlakeTom
05-13-2005, 11:49 PM
:twinslose

6 games up!:bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

Yep. We've just gained 2 1/2 in the past three days. Pretty damn excellent.

I hate playing the prognosticator, but I have a feeling we're going to put some distance between ourselves and Minnesota. I give it four weeks, and we'll be 10 up. The twinks are only playing .500 ball right now (last 10). To be honest, I don't think they're as good as everyone claims.

beckett21
05-13-2005, 11:50 PM
Woooooo Hooooo!!!!

This is a lot more fun than when we sucked!

You got that right!

:gulp:

dcb33
05-13-2005, 11:51 PM
Yep. We've just gained 2 1/2 in the past three days. Pretty damn excellent.

I hate playing the prognosticator, but I have a feeling we're going to put some distance between ourselves and Minnesota. I give it four weeks, and we'll be 10 up. The twinks are only playing .500 ball right now (last 10). To be honest, I don't think they're as good as everyone claims.

I hope we run away and hide as well. I want no part of any team with the letters T, C, or M on their hats within striking distance come August...

HomeFish
05-13-2005, 11:51 PM
I was in Section 552 with a 7-person group; 4 Orioles fans and 3 Sox fans.

I introduced the O's fans to the churro, and they were immediately hooked. In the 8th inning, one of them went to the concourse and came back with 5 of them. It's the most churros I've ever seen one person carry in one hand.

As for the game itself, I'll be honest. When the Orioles went up 3-0 I thought it was over, especially with the lineup we had (Willie?!). I'm glad the Sox proved me wrong, and glad to see that Konerko and Willie both had big hits.

The Orioles won't be winning this series. Let's go out there and clinch a loss for them tomorrow.

voodoochile
05-13-2005, 11:52 PM
Yep. We've just gained 2 1/2 in the past three days. Pretty damn excellent.

I hate playing the prognosticator, but I have a feeling we're going to put some distance between ourselves and Minnesota. I give it four weeks, and we'll be 10 up. The twinks are only playing .500 ball right now (last 10). To be honest, I don't think they're as good as everyone claims.

Looked like the pressure got to them a bit tonight. Sox have already won when they blew up in the 11th and gave up 3. I mean everytime they turn around the Sox are winning. 3 our of 4 3 out of 4 3 out of 4... like a metronome. When the Twinkies lose, they lose ground when they win they don't gain any. That starts to wear on a team after a while...

beckett21
05-13-2005, 11:54 PM
I was in Section 552 with a 7-person group; 4 Orioles fans and 3 Sox fans.

I introduced the O's fans to the churro, and they were immediately hooked. In the 8th inning, one of them went to the concourse and came back with 5 of them. It's the most churros I've ever seen one person carry in one hand.

As for the game itself, I'll be honest. When the Orioles went up 3-0 I thought it was over, especially with the lineup we had (Willie?!). I'm glad the Sox proved me wrong, and glad to see that Konerko and Willie both had big hits.

The Orioles won't be winning this series. Let's go out there and clinch a loss for them tomorrow.

No way! You?!? Say it ain't so, HF! :redneck

dcb33
05-13-2005, 11:55 PM
Looked like the pressure got to them a bit tonight. Sox have already won when they blew up in the 11th and gave up 3. I mean everytime they turn around the Sox are winning. 3 our of 4 3 out of 4 3 out of 4... like a metronome. When the Twinkies lose, they lose ground when they win they don't gain any. That starts to wear on a team after a while...

It's great to have the Twins watching and worrying about the scoreboard while they're trying to pull one out to keep pace instead of us for a change.

MIgrenade
05-13-2005, 11:56 PM
Looked like the pressure got to them a bit tonight. Sox have already won when they blew up in the 11th and gave up 3. I mean everytime they turn around the Sox are winning. 3 our of 4 3 out of 4 3 out of 4... like a metronome. When the Twinkies lose, they lose ground when they win they don't gain any. That starts to wear on a team after a while...

Perfectly said. Sox teams get into that position and it can even ware on you (universal) as a fan.

PaleHoseGeorge
05-13-2005, 11:57 PM
It's great to have the Twins watching and worrying about the scoreboard while they're trying to pull one out to keep pace instead of us for a change.

That's the best part about being in first place... knowing everybody else is sweating a bunch of **** that's out of their control on the out of town scoreboard.
:gulp:

NorthlakeTom
05-13-2005, 11:58 PM
(Willie?!)

Willie is hitting .312

ilsox7
05-13-2005, 11:59 PM
Just got home from the game. First time to the Park in a few years. Love the renovations. Great game. MB had 4 bad hitters and they made him pay. But we scratched it out, which is what good teams do. I am looking forward to tomorrow as I think Freddie is gonna throw the ball real well!

27-9.

NorthlakeTom
05-14-2005, 12:03 AM
Looked like the pressure got to them a bit tonight. Sox have already won when they blew up in the 11th and gave up 3. I mean everytime they turn around the Sox are winning. 3 our of 4 3 out of 4 3 out of 4... like a metronome. When the Twinkies lose, they lose ground when they win they don't gain any. That starts to wear on a team after a while...
Outside of Nathan, I just don't see their bullpen as being worth a crap.

Say what you want about Rincon. I think he sucks.

Mullholland is a joy to watch - for the opposing team. I thought he retired to do Grecian Formula commercials.

MRKARNO
05-14-2005, 12:04 AM
With Podsednik's 3 for 5 night, his batting avg improves to .262, but the real impressive thing is the .380 OBP. His patience level is clearly improved over where he was before he came to the White Sox, which is what you want out of a leadoff batter. Iguchi's BA is at .322 and .364 is his OBP, so the 1-2 batters are more than doing their job right now. It seems odd when they both go down in order.

Stroker Ace
05-14-2005, 12:06 AM
SOX WIN!!! YESSSSS!!!!!

beckett21
05-14-2005, 12:10 AM
With Podsednik's 3 for 5 night, his batting avg improves to .262, but the real impressive thing is the .380 OBP. His patience level is clearly improved over where he was before he came to the White Sox, which is what you want out of a leadoff batter. Iguchi's BA is at .322 and .364 is his OBP, so the 1-2 batters are more than doing their job right now. It seems odd when they both go down in order.

What a difference with those two in the lineup. Besides the pitching, which of course has been phenomenal, Podsednik and Iguchi have created quite a 1-2 punch at the top of the order. They are truly a joy to watch.

PicktoCLick72
05-14-2005, 12:13 AM
I was at the game today Secion 135. Grerat atmosphere except for 1 d-bag Cubs fan 2 rows behind me commenting on how the Cubs would have drawn 35,000. I would have said somthin but hehad already put back a few so I decided not to. Overall awesome game. When Konerko got that hit the place exploded. THe best thing was the way Buehrle managed the game and his pitch count after the fourth. He had 62 pitches after four but stiull went 8. THis calls for some tropical fruit gettting down with their bad selves.

:supernana: :bandance: :supernana: :bandance: :supernana: :bandance: :supernana:

MRKARNO
05-14-2005, 12:13 AM
What a difference with those two in the lineup. Besides the pitching, which of course has been phenomenal, Podsednik and Iguchi have created quite a 1-2 punch at the top of the order. They are truly a joy to watch.

It's hard for me to watch them without thinking of Pierre and Castillo circa 2003 when the Marlins basically had two genuine leadoff men at the top of their order and they created a lot of havok for the opposing pitchers. Neither had much power, but they did have the ability to completely throw pitchers off balance, something which Podsednik definitely has and Iguchi is quickly developing. Once Thomas comes back, Iguchi should get even a tad bit better...

voodoochile
05-14-2005, 12:14 AM
What a difference with those two in the lineup. Besides the pitching, which of course has been phenomenal, Podsednik and Iguchi have created quite a 1-2 punch at the top of the order. They are truly a joy to watch.

Not only that but it was great to see Pods pull a ball into the RCF gap tonight. If he can continue doing that, it is going to dramatically change the way teams pitch to him and that will only make it easier on the rest of the guys following him. Too bad that ball cleared the wall on the bounce, it was a triple for sure.

Ol' No. 2
05-14-2005, 12:18 AM
Does anyone else agree that Rowand has found a home in the #3 spot? (At least until its rightful owner returns.) He's been hitting pretty well and the middle of the lineup is showing signs of awakening. Sometimes that's all it takes. (Remember how they took off in 1983 when they put Fisk 2nd?)

beckett21
05-14-2005, 12:18 AM
Once Thomas comes back, Iguchi should get even a tad bit better...

You did that on purpose, didn't you? :D:

beckett21
05-14-2005, 12:23 AM
Not only that but it was great to see Pods pull a ball into the RCF gap tonight. If he can continue doing that, it is going to dramatically change the way teams pitch to him and that will only make it easier on the rest of the guys following him. Too bad that ball cleared the wall on the bounce, it was a triple for sure.

He's come up with several clutch this year, too.

I for one am very glad to have him atop our lineup. So far, things seem to be working out well for each and every one of KW's offseason moves.

Can you say *Executive of the Year* ? :bandance:

Ol' No. 2
05-14-2005, 12:26 AM
He's come up with several clutch this year, too.

I for one am very glad to have him atop our lineup. So far, things seem to be working out well for each and every one of KW's offseason moves.

Can you say *Executive of the Year* ? :bandance:If this keeps up the Sox could be taking home a lot of hardware. How could Ozzie not be a Manager of the Year candidate? And what "Rookie" is playing better than Iguchi right now?

soxwon
05-14-2005, 12:26 AM
It's awesome to have this great start. 27-9 is unreal and there are no negatives about it.

I don't know if I'd be saying 'top that twinkies' tho. I think it's pretty safe to say that they will easily get 90 wins to 'top that' we need to shoot for much, much higher heights than 90 wins!!!!

you bring up a good point.
But i think we will run away with this division, like we did in 83.
The twins are not that great.

People- ITs A MAGIC YEAR!!!

chisox77
05-14-2005, 12:27 AM
The I saw the sixth inning to the finish of this one on TV . . .

I had a feeling the Sox would win, even down 3-1. My next game at the Cell will be Wednesday afternoon against the Rangers (Buerhle is in line to start that one).

I'm enjoying this! It's cool to be 27-9.:cool:

beckett21
05-14-2005, 12:31 AM
If this keeps up the Sox could be taking home a lot of hardware. How could Ozzie not be a Manager of the Year candidate? And what "Rookie" is playing better than Iguchi right now?

:jon

Don't forget about me.

StrTrkker
05-14-2005, 12:38 AM
I was at the game tonight, and the atmosphere was awesome, like I heard it was last night, too! When the Sox were down by 3 runs, it was almost like the crowd patiently expected the Sox to come back- which is so different from the past few years.

GO SOX!

:gulp: :gulp: :gulp:

I was there too and the place was jumping. Will return on Sunday to see the Sox sweep the O's.

:)

rwcescato
05-14-2005, 12:40 AM
27 - 9

but we still haven't played anybody good yet

Go nana's go

:bandance::bandance::supernana::bandance::bandance ::supernana::bandance::bandance:


There sure seem to be a lot of nobody's in this league. Maybe when we play the NL we will play somebody.

sox_fan_forever
05-14-2005, 12:47 AM
I wish I could have been at the game tonight! It sounds awesome. Unfortunately, I had to work, so I didn't even get to see it on tv.

A lot of people have been showing their Sox Pride! I work at an ice cream shop and there must have been a record number of costumers tonight wearing Sox hats, shirts, etc. It was cool.

NorthlakeTom
05-14-2005, 12:50 AM
There sure seem to be a lot of nobody's in this league. Maybe when we play the NL we will play somebody.
What's ironic is that the only teams to take a series from the Sox really suck.

I'm watching Oakland get humiliated by the Yankees on TV, and I can't believe we dropped two to them.

C-Dawg
05-14-2005, 01:10 AM
"We will we will ROCK YOU!" That song never sounded better then tonight when they played it in the 7th inning come-from-behind rally.

How about Pods getting caught in that rundown and still winding up safe on first? I thought he was going to be a goner for sure.

Anyway, great win for the Sox!! :D:

flo-B-flo
05-14-2005, 01:16 AM
Woooooo Hooooo!!!!

This is a lot more fun than when we sucked! Stunningly funny!!

DaleJRFan
05-14-2005, 01:37 AM
Does anyone else agree that Rowand has found a home in the #3 spot? (At least until its rightful owner returns.) He's been hitting pretty well and the middle of the lineup is showing signs of awakening. Sometimes that's all it takes. (Remember how they took off in 1983 when they put Fisk 2nd?)

Man, I'll tell ya what... it looks like he really is getting better pitches to hit. He's been getting strikes to hit instead of crap on the outside corner. I hope they let him ride it out in the #3 spot. He looks really good and could potentially take off like he did last year. Go Aaron!

Last two games have been PACKED and the house was rockin'! I can't wait till Sunday!! See y'all there!

fquaye149
05-14-2005, 02:01 AM
If this keeps up the Sox could be taking home a lot of hardware. How could Ozzie not be a Manager of the Year candidate? And what "Rookie" is playing better than Iguchi right now?

Yeah, but they could "railroad" him like they did to matsui.

(did I really say that? Groan. Luckily I'm Asian...so I'm allowed to!)

elrod
05-14-2005, 03:01 AM
Here's the deal on the lead streak. The 1998 Yankees had the lead in every game between June 30 and August 19. That's 48 straight regular season games. The last game they did not lead before the streak was a 2-1 loss to the Mets. And the first game they did not lead, ending the streak, was a 9-4 loss to the Twins. The 48 games is the longest streak ever and includes only regular season games. Here's the details.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/schedule.php?y=1998&t=NYA

TomParrish79
05-14-2005, 03:06 AM
Great win tonite, I was loving life when Paulie had the broken bat single.

samram
05-14-2005, 03:16 AM
Does anyone else agree that Rowand has found a home in the #3 spot? (At least until its rightful owner returns.) He's been hitting pretty well and the middle of the lineup is showing signs of awakening. Sometimes that's all it takes. (Remember how they took off in 1983 when they put Fisk 2nd?)

Yeah, I have been an advocate of Rowand's batting third since the offseason (I'm pretty sure I posted as much in some of the batting order threads back in March or February). He's a fastball hitter and with speed on base, he's going to see more of them.

Optipessimism
05-14-2005, 03:25 AM
Yeah, I have been an advocate of Rowand's batting third since the offseason (I'm pretty sure I posted as much in some of the batting order threads back in March or February). He's a fastball hitter and with speed on base, he's going to see more of them.

I'd like him to bat third as well just because he has some speed and did exceptionally well there last year. Just think: Thomas can come back and hit fourth, so then you have to pitch to Pods because Iguchi follows, and you have to pitch to Iguchi because Rowand's after him, and you have to pitch to Rowand because if you don't you risk loading the bases for the guy with the best OBP on the whole team!

I really like this lineup:
Pods - Iguchi - Rowand - Thomas - Everett/Dye - Konerko - Pierzynski - Crede - Uribe

You have potentially a .280 AVG and 40-50 HRS coming from your 8th and 9th place hitters to follow the best top of the lineup that I've seen since the strike!!

shoota
05-14-2005, 03:26 AM
Iguchi should get even a tad bit better...

:)

shoota
05-14-2005, 03:42 AM
Sox fans: Enjoy this. I'm not talking about today's win or the immediate glory. I'm talking about this season. Enjoy this season. There are years when a franchise performs worse than expected, some years when a franchise rebuilds, and some so few special seasons when everything goes our way. I tell you this not to boast about this team's potential success, but to let every Sox fan know that this could be one of those few special seasons.

This is the season to walk a little taller with your your Sox gear on. This is the season to take your son to the game.

Enjoy this.

SOX ADDICT '73
05-14-2005, 03:47 AM
If nothing else, tonight's games evened out the events of last Tuesday, when the Twins came from behind to beat these same Orioles, and the Sox came from ahead to lose to the D-Rays. Let's hear it for a little role reversal!

fox2
05-14-2005, 05:40 AM
The Tribune site had this article which I actually found pretty interesting.
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-050513soxnewsday,1,2936848.story?coll=cs-whitesox-headlines

Of course, it is a reprint from Newsday. It seems like the national media are slowly waking up. I especially liked the way he compares the Cubs and their fans with Sox fans and comes to the same conclusion that we've always known.

Vince
05-14-2005, 05:43 AM
I was at the game tonight, section 146...

Even when the Sox were down 3-0, I was thinking "we can get this game."

When the Sox crawled back to 3-2, I *knew* we were going to win. I *knew* that Buehrle and the bullpen would not give up another run. Can't explain how, I just knew it.

The 7th was simply awesome. Everyone was screaming their heads off *before* the winning runs were scored. My friend, attending his first Sox game, was cheering Iguchi on in Japanese (he spent some time in Japan). I truly feel that the crowd willed that bloop hit of Paulie's to drop.

Later on in a bar I was talking to a Cubs fan who's a friend of a friend and attended the game. I made a bet with him that two Sox starters would win 20 games this season. Sounds ludicrous, I know, but I did the math, and realized that all I need to win is either Buehrle, Garland, or El Duque to win half of their remaining starts (give or take a few). With this team, I really think it could happen.

ode to veeck
05-14-2005, 09:23 AM
After taking the red eye from SF Thur night/Fri morning, we ran around town all day yesterday, then was watching the Sox fall behind 3-0, before passing out from lack of sleep thinking the Sox were going down to the O's. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprized this morning to find the Sox came from behind last night on Paulie's broken bat bases loaded singe, and got Burly-mon the W.

Way to Go Sox!!

We'll be wearing WSI t-shirts right behind the O's dugout in sec 123 on Sunday

Realist
05-14-2005, 09:49 AM
Could be worse. Could be a mushroom.
:tomatoaward

Hitmen77
05-14-2005, 11:26 AM
The Sox are winning because they only play bad teams - and nobody goes to their games!. The park looked empty yesterday!

Hitmen77
05-14-2005, 11:29 AM
Question: Why was the attendance yesterday reported at only 28,000? On TV, the place looked pretty full. I would have guessed 35,000 or so.

SOX ADDICT '73
05-14-2005, 11:45 AM
Question: Why was the attendance yesterday reported at only 28,000? On TV, the place looked pretty full. I would have guessed 35,000 or so.
I'd be curious to find out how many Cub fans (who bought tickets for this series when "The Trade" happened) aren't coming to these games because The Cheater didn't bother to show up. It would be typical of those strokes to pull something like that, and then make fun of our attendance numbers.

On second thought, it's better to have 28,000 screaming Sox fans in the park all by themselves. Who needs an additional 7,000 morons in blue who don't realize that the skinny white guy in RF isn't Sammy Sosa?

tebman
05-14-2005, 11:57 AM
Sox fans: Enjoy this. I'm not talking about today's win or the immediate glory. I'm talking about this season. Enjoy this season. There are years when a franchise performs worse than expected, some years when a franchise rebuilds, and some so few special seasons when everything goes our way. I tell you this not to boast about this team's potential success, but to let every Sox fan know that this could be one of those few special seasons.

This is the season to walk a little taller with your your Sox gear on. This is the season to take your son to the game.

Enjoy this.

Amen, Amen, Amen! This is the feeling I remember from 1977 -- the team and the dynamics are obviously different, but the do-no-wrong, love-these-guys feeling is the same.

We've been given a gift, my friends. Enjoy it!

Lip Man 1
05-14-2005, 12:05 PM
The official attendance was over 29,000.

Lip

SoxWillWin
05-14-2005, 12:34 PM
Waking up this morning I saw that the Twins lost last night giving us a 6 game lead. The Biggest lead of any division leader in baseball. I'm still not sure I'm awake yet.........Go Sox.

shaunburnette
05-14-2005, 12:40 PM
wow

NorthlakeTom
05-14-2005, 12:42 PM
Sox record...

...against winning teams: 9-1 .900
...losers: 18-8 .692

What was that about the Sox getting their fast start on the backs of losers?

Bring on LA, Texas & Boston. We'll shut them down too.

NorthlakeTom
05-14-2005, 12:49 PM
Waking up this morning I saw that the Twins lost last night giving us a 6 game lead. The Biggest lead of any division leader in baseball. I'm still not sure I'm awake yet.........Go Sox.
There's a bigger gap between the Sox and the next best teams in baseball (4.5 games; Baltimore, St. Louis), than the gap between any other first and second place teams.

If this keeps up, the Sox will be in a category all their own.

flo-B-flo
05-14-2005, 05:33 PM
Sox fans: Enjoy this. I'm not talking about today's win or the immediate glory. I'm talking about this season. Enjoy this season. There are years when a franchise performs worse than expected, some years when a franchise rebuilds, and some so few special seasons when everything goes our way. I tell you this not to boast about this team's potential success, but to let every Sox fan know that this could be one of those few special seasons.

This is the season to walk a little taller with your your Sox gear on. This is the season to take your son to the game.

Enjoy this. AMEN.

GregoryEtc
05-14-2005, 06:01 PM
Did anyone else see AJ give JoeC a playfull SHOVE during the post game high fives (which I can only assume was because he nearly crashed into Paulie on that last play? I tivo'd it and rewound and watched it like half a dozen times... it was high comedy.

Lets go at em again tonight, boys. I want 30 before 10!!!

SOX ADDICT '73
05-14-2005, 06:12 PM
Did anyone else see AJ give JoeC a playfull SHOVE during the post game high fives (which I can only assume was because he nearly crashed into Paulie on that last play? I tivo'd it and rewound and watched it like half a dozen times... it was high comedy.
I noticed that, and also watched it over and over. Hilarious! These players really appear to have fun together, and AJ has surprisingly fit right in. He seems like the guy in high school who would dump your books in the hall, or pants you in gym class, but still make sure you were coming to his party on the weekend.

balke
05-14-2005, 06:12 PM
I'd be curious to find out how many Cub fans (who bought tickets for this series when "The Trade" happened) aren't coming to these games because The Cheater didn't bother to show up. It would be typical of those strokes to pull something like that, and then make fun of our attendance numbers.

On second thought, it's better to have 28,000 screaming Sox fans in the park all by themselves. Who needs an additional 7,000 morons in blue who don't realize that the skinny white guy in RF isn't Sammy Sosa?

I keep hearing bandwagon jumpers call up to sports talk radio shows. "30 year Cub fan who recently went to a game at U.S. Cellular, it was a beautiful stadium. Wondering when's a good time to put my Cub hat in the recepticle, and grab a Sox hat". Could be fake calls, but it seems to be happening. This guy I just worked for is trading ships little by little, as well as a few of my buddies who are long time Cub fans. I went with a buddy who didn't even really watch baseball on Thursday.... by the 6th he was rockin the black cap.

On a side note, I missed the game last night cause I had to celebrate my buddies graduation. I'm out of town now and have to watch my buddies recital tonight. I could've had a free pair of good seats behind the plate for tonight's game I learned last night :whiner: :angry:. You'd think these people would plan graduations better, right? :tongue:

batmanZoSo
05-14-2005, 06:31 PM
If this keeps up the Sox could be taking home a lot of hardware. How could Ozzie not be a Manager of the Year candidate? And what "Rookie" is playing better than Iguchi right now?

Right now Ozzie and KW are absolute locks to win their respective top honors. There's no one even in the same building as those two. Add to that rookie of the year and we have multiple early Cy Young candidates. Of course it's silly to speculate on this, but it is speculation. There's only one trophy we really want and you don't win it by a vote.

batmanZoSo
05-14-2005, 06:33 PM
Sox fans: Enjoy this. I'm not talking about today's win or the immediate glory. I'm talking about this season. Enjoy this season. There are years when a franchise performs worse than expected, some years when a franchise rebuilds, and some so few special seasons when everything goes our way. I tell you this not to boast about this team's potential success, but to let every Sox fan know that this could be one of those few special seasons.

This is the season to walk a little taller with your your Sox gear on. This is the season to take your son to the game.

Enjoy this.

You said it right there. Except I would disagree that we haven't had too many special seasons like you say, and the ones that were, weren't all that special in the end. :cool:

mike squires
05-14-2005, 08:27 PM
NO, it's automatic.:cool:

Man, I thought someone might say something about this post. Get it, that car commercial when the guy says it's clutch but the lady says, no...its automatic. WEll, I thought it was good!:D:

batmanZoSo
05-14-2005, 08:41 PM
Man, I thought someone might say something about this post. Get it, that car commercial when the guy says it's clutch but the lady says, no...its automatic. WEll, I thought it was good!:D:


Ooooooohhhhh...I get iiiiiiiiiit. :cool: