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Fenway
06-09-2005, 01:12 PM
The over the top hype begins. Take a look at the FRONT page of the New York Times.

The author does mention the White Sox.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/09/sports/baseball/09cubs.html?pagewanted=2


The Cubs are 31-27 and have played well lately, although they trail first-place St. Louis by an imposing six and a half games in the National League Central. If nothing else, they continue to tease their loyalists with the possibility of a wild-card berth in the postseason, but meanwhile, across town, the more hated set of Sox are stealing more attention than usual. The Chicago White Sox, who have not won the World Series since 1917 and do not talk about themselves nearly as much as the Cubs or the Red Sox, are 21 games over .500 and in first place in the American League Central




http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2005/06/09/nytfrontpage/scan.jpg (http://www.nytimes.com/pages/pageone/index.html)
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2005/06/08/sports/09cubsgraph.jpg

SoxFan78
06-09-2005, 01:23 PM
"A lot of people, myself included, thought we had to get the Red Sox out of the way first," DePorter said. "Now it will be undisputed when we win the World Series that it will be the biggest moment in sports history."




Where is that puke picture?????????

cheeses_h_rice
06-09-2005, 01:27 PM
Where is that puke picture?????????

It's really something, isn't it?

The Flubs have successfully convinced themselves -- along with thousands of gullible, know-nothing idiot dreamers -- that their success matters more to the country than any other single event in sports history.

What's the word I'm searching for here...hubris?

Jesus.

:chunks

Fenway
06-09-2005, 01:40 PM
Hard to believe the NY Times interviewed Woo Woo

"They've been bleeding and we've been bleeding," said Ronnie Wickers, the iconic Cubs fan who is known as Woo Woo and who has seen an estimated 3,000 games, all in full uniform. "But their bleeding has stopped and now it's our turn."



http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2005/06/08/sports/curse.184.1.jpg (javascript:pop_me_up2('http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2005/06/08/sports/09cubs.ready.html', '09cubs_ready', 'width=720,height=600,scrollbars=yes,toolbars=no,r esizable=yes'))

Palehose Pete
06-09-2005, 01:42 PM
You beat me to it! I was going to point this NYTimes article out, too.

This story is just the start of the media tsunami regarding the Cubs/Red Sox. I for one am getting the hell off of the beach before the real media wave hits land. I'm declaring a media blackout this weekend in my household so as to minimize the amount a Cubs/Red Sox news. Hopefully, we Sox fans can all re-group Monday and assess the damage done to our collective sanity after this horrifying Cubs/Red Sox wave recedes.

samram
06-09-2005, 01:55 PM
"A lot of people, myself included, thought we had to get the Red Sox out of the way first," DePorter said. "Now it will be undisputed when we win the World Series that it will be the biggest moment in sports history."

I've heard good things about Grant DePorter as a businessman, but he has to be one of the most embarrassing people in Chicago. Hope you passed that baseball spaghetti, Grant. Loser.

Fenway
06-09-2005, 02:00 PM
Friday night the Boston Globe has rented out John Barleycorn on Clark Street for a Red Sox in Chicago event.



http://jimmyfund.org/eve/event/gordon-edes/default.asp
Gordon Edes & Friends
An Evening of Red Sox Baseball in Chicago
Friday, June 10, 2005
John Barleycorn in Wrigleyville
7-10 pm

Join Gordon Edes of the Boston Globe and his special guests-- Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo, Tony Massarotti from the Boston Herald, Sean McAdam of the Providence Journal and ESPN.com and Chris Snow from the Boston Globe—- as well as fellow members of Red Sox Nation to talk baseball and support the fight against cancer at John Barleycorn Pub in Wrigleyville (3524 N. Clark Street, just a block south of Wrigley Field). The cost of entry is $35 for tickets purchased through June 9th ($40 at the door, space permitting). Appetizers and drinks are included.

Arroyo will stop by to preview a couple of tracks from his upcoming album “Covering the Bases.” In addition, everyone will get the chance to chat with and pose questions to Gordon, Tony, Sean, and Chris with an open Q & A session, Red Sox trivia, raffles, auctions and more as part of the evening.

Whether you’re from Chicago or just road tripping out to see the Sox finally play the Cubs, come out and support the Jimmy Fund, schmooze with top baseball writers and get the real scoop on the Sox while hanging with other true believers.

http://jimmyfund.org/images/a_right_action.gif Register Online (https://www.kintera.org/AutoGen/Register/ECReg.asp?ievent=111226)

For more information:
Contact: Katie Ilg
Phone: (312) 873-4939
E-mail: edes_charity@hotmail.com (edes_charity@hotmail.com)

Hendu
06-09-2005, 02:00 PM
Ugh...from the article, we get this nugget from Jim Belushi: "I mean, the Red Sox' celebrity mascot is Ben Affleck. Doesn't that tell you enough?"

And how do White Sox fans feel?: "I mean, the scrubs' celebrity mascot is Jim Belushi. Doesn't that tell you enough?"

Wonder if Jim understands irony?

Baby Fisk
06-09-2005, 02:07 PM
Blah blah blah "Look at me! Look at me!" blah blah blah :rolleyes:

Here's the most interesting part of this thread:

:kermit

Jerko
06-09-2005, 02:18 PM
We're gonna need these by Sunday:

http://savvytraveler.publicradio.org/show/features/2001/20010119/images/barf-header.gif

Fenway
06-09-2005, 02:23 PM
Get the barf bags ready after you read this


Long-lost rivalry draws Red Sox fans to Windy City
http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=88662

Seeing the ``lovable losers'' duke it out for the first time in 87 years?
Not exactly priceless.


Tickets for this weekend's three Red Sox games against the Cubs in Chicago are selling for up to $500 a pop online. That hasn't kept Red Sox Nation from packing its bags for a baseball blitz in the Windy City this weekend.


http://news.bostonherald.com/galleries/images/thumbnails/416826_front06092005.jpg (http://news.bostonherald.com/galleries/?title=PrintEditionNews)

LongLiveFisk
06-09-2005, 02:30 PM
The Chicago White Sox, who have not won the World Series since 1917 and do not CRY about themselves nearly as much as the Cubs or the Red Sox, are 21 games over .500 and in first place in the American League Central

That's what it should say :D:

Iwritecode
06-09-2005, 02:31 PM
I wonder if it will be anything like when the Yankees played the Cubs and the reporters were acting like it was the first time they had ever been to the city of Chicago...


Reporter: So, what do you think about this great city of Chicago?

Red Sox player: It looks the same as when we were here last year.

Reporter: You were here last year?

Red Sox player: Yea, we play the White Sox every year.

Reporter: ... ... ...

IlliniSox
06-09-2005, 02:31 PM
That's what it should say :D:

Word.

Risk
06-09-2005, 02:34 PM
I simply don't want to fathom the sheer amount of stupidity that is going to be happening from the fans of the unlovable losers and the media whores this coming series.


Risk

Iwritecode
06-09-2005, 02:36 PM
That's what it should say :D:

Either way it’s still true. It’s nice to see that the national media is finally starting to see what’s really going on.

Fenway
06-09-2005, 02:43 PM
I simply don't want to fathom the sheer amount of stupidity that is going to be happening from the fans of the unlovable losers and the media whores this coming series.


Risk

WEEI just interviewed the 2 Ronnies


http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:SlI6j4w4GZYJ:www.chicagobarproject.co m/Reviews/WrigleyField/WrigleyRonnieWooWoo.jpg (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.chicagobarproject.com/Reviews/WrigleyField/WrigleyRonnieWooWoo.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.chicagobarproject.com/Reviews/WrigleyField/WrigleyField.htm&h=201&w=300&sz=12&tbnid=SlI6j4w4GZYJ:&tbnh=74&tbnw=111&hl=en&start=1&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dronnie%2Bwoo%2Bwoo%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D) http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:xmtWCVpk0WQJ:sportsmed.starwave.com/media/mlb/2003/0225/photo/a_santo_hi.jpg (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://sportsmed.starwave.com/media/mlb/2003/0225/photo/a_santo_hi.jpg&imgrefurl=http://espn.go.com/mlb/columns/stark_jayson/1579503.html&h=200&w=275&sz=16&tbnid=xmtWCVpk0WQJ:&tbnh=79&tbnw=109&hl=en&start=1&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dron%2Bsanto%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D)

balke
06-09-2005, 02:43 PM
HAHAHA. That quote by the author about the sox winning and not talking about themselves nearly as much was pretty funny. It'll be a cursed weekend for sure. hopefully the series gets rained out, and we can hear 24 hour coverage about the curse blacking out the city of chicago.

cheeses_h_rice
06-09-2005, 02:52 PM
WEEI just interviewed the 2 Ronnies


http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:SlI6j4w4GZYJ:www.chicagobarproject.co m/Reviews/WrigleyField/WrigleyRonnieWooWoo.jpg (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.chicagobarproject.com/Reviews/WrigleyField/WrigleyRonnieWooWoo.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.chicagobarproject.com/Reviews/WrigleyField/WrigleyField.htm&h=201&w=300&sz=12&tbnid=SlI6j4w4GZYJ:&tbnh=74&tbnw=111&hl=en&start=1&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dronnie%2Bwoo%2Bwoo%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D) http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:xmtWCVpk0WQJ:sportsmed.starwave.com/media/mlb/2003/0225/photo/a_santo_hi.jpg (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://sportsmed.starwave.com/media/mlb/2003/0225/photo/a_santo_hi.jpg&imgrefurl=http://espn.go.com/mlb/columns/stark_jayson/1579503.html&h=200&w=275&sz=16&tbnid=xmtWCVpk0WQJ:&tbnh=79&tbnw=109&hl=en&start=1&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dron%2Bsanto%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D)

Did it go something like this:

RWW: WOO! CUBS! WOO! CUBS!

RS: Aw geeeeeeeez.

RWW: WOO! BARTMAN! WOO! CURSE!

RS: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh.

RWW: WRIGLEY! WOO! FIELD! WOO! GOAT!

RS: What inning is it?

RWW: NEW! WOO! TEETH!

RS: Pat, have you been tanning lately?

RWW: OW! WOO! HIT! WOO! BY! WOO! CAR!

RS: Am I in the Hall of Fame yet?

Fenway
06-09-2005, 02:55 PM
pretty close :smile:

http://ronniewoowoo.com/images/trip3.jpg

Did it go something like this:

RWW: WOO! CUBS! WOO! CUBS!

RS: Aw geeeeeeeez.

RWW: WOO! BARTMAN! WOO! CURSE!

RS: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh.

RWW: WRIGLEY! WOO! FIELD! WOO! GOAT!

RS: What inning is it?

RWW: NEW! WOO! TEETH!

RS: Pat, have you been tanning lately?

RWW: OW! WOO! HIT! WOO! BY! WOO! CAR!

RS: Am I in the Hall of Fame yet?

IlliniSox
06-09-2005, 03:13 PM
pretty close :smile:

http://ronniewoowoo.com/images/trip3.jpg

Thanks, I was eating.

SoxFan76
06-09-2005, 04:54 PM
I hear Ronnie Woo Woo started at Old Comiskey yelling things such as "Kittle, WOO"

If that's true, that's kind of embarassing.

DumpJerry
06-09-2005, 05:09 PM
Come on, we missed the most important thing in Fenway's initial post on this thread (I'll say it loud so we all can hear this and repeat it to our brain-damaged distant cousins on the North Side):
Since 1918, The World's Greatest Baseball Team has played below .500 ball!!!!!
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2005/06/08/sports/09cubsgraph.jpg

(I'm praying the same is not true of the Real Sox).

Risk
06-09-2005, 06:01 PM
WEEI just interviewed the 2 Ronnies


http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:SlI6j4w4GZYJ:www.chicagobarproject.co m/Reviews/WrigleyField/WrigleyRonnieWooWoo.jpg (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.chicagobarproject.com/Reviews/WrigleyField/WrigleyRonnieWooWoo.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.chicagobarproject.com/Reviews/WrigleyField/WrigleyField.htm&h=201&w=300&sz=12&tbnid=SlI6j4w4GZYJ:&tbnh=74&tbnw=111&hl=en&start=1&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dronnie%2Bwoo%2Bwoo%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D) http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:xmtWCVpk0WQJ:sportsmed.starwave.com/media/mlb/2003/0225/photo/a_santo_hi.jpg (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://sportsmed.starwave.com/media/mlb/2003/0225/photo/a_santo_hi.jpg&imgrefurl=http://espn.go.com/mlb/columns/stark_jayson/1579503.html&h=200&w=275&sz=16&tbnid=xmtWCVpk0WQJ:&tbnh=79&tbnw=109&hl=en&start=1&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dron%2Bsanto%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D)

And so it begins...

Risk

Dick Allen
06-09-2005, 06:04 PM
Maybe Ronnie Woo Woo needs to get hit by another car, so the resulting brain damage can make him normal.

gobears1987
06-09-2005, 06:54 PM
I hope the BoSox sweep the Flubs. I can't wait to read the Cubune after that happens!!!!

SOXintheBURGH
06-09-2005, 10:10 PM
I hope the BoSox sweep the Flubs. I can't wait to read the Cubune after that happens!!!!

I hope this is the weekend Wrigley Stadium finally collapses upon itself.

ShoelessJoeS
06-09-2005, 10:13 PM
theyre showing a reel on the significance of this series on espn right now, i think im gonna puke

CubsSuckMySox
06-09-2005, 10:14 PM
Did it go something like this:

RWW: WOO! CUBS! WOO! CUBS!

RS: Aw geeeeeeeez.

RWW: WOO! BARTMAN! WOO! CURSE!

RS: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh.

RWW: WRIGLEY! WOO! FIELD! WOO! GOAT!

RS: What inning is it?

RWW: NEW! WOO! TEETH!

RS: Pat, have you been tanning lately?

RWW: OW! WOO! HIT! WOO! BY! WOO! CAR!

RS: Am I in the Hall of Fame yet?

lol, well played.

BigEdWalsh
06-09-2005, 10:18 PM
I thought this thread needed one more of these:

:chunks

And just for good measure:
:chunks

mccoydp
06-09-2005, 10:26 PM
:woo-woo

"Ya'll know I'm just faking it, right?"

JB98
06-09-2005, 10:29 PM
theyre showing a reel on the significance of this series on espn right now, i think im gonna puke

And what significance would that be? The fact that the two teams played in a World Series four years before my now-deceased grandmother was born? It was literally over a lifetime ago. Who cares?

I guess back in olden times, people had enough common sense to realize Wrigley Field sucks. That's why they moved the World Series to a real baseball stadium in 1918. Nowadays, people are lot stupider, and they think Wrigley Field is cool.

SoxSpeed22
06-09-2005, 10:55 PM
I thought this thread needed one more of these:

:chunks

And just for good measure:
:chunksAgreed.:chunks All over this thread!

dcb33
06-09-2005, 11:27 PM
theyre showing a reel on the significance of this series on espn right now, i think im gonna puke

At least Harold Reynolds showed some good sense by saying he's sick and tired of hearing about all of these idiotic curses and that there's a reason (terrible management) why they've never gotten it done. He's the only one with half a brain on that show.

ThatGuyOnTheL
06-09-2005, 11:35 PM
How does one say "Sorry, but you overstayed your welcome in the collective hearts and minds of American sports fans" with a Boston accent?

ShoelessJoeS
06-09-2005, 11:45 PM
At least Harold Reynolds showed some good sense by saying he's sick and tired of hearing about all of these idiotic curses and that there's a reason (terrible management) why they've never gotten it done. He's the only one with half a brain on that show.
he also said that he wishes the cubs would just win and get it over with...i think im gonna puke again

PeteWard
06-09-2005, 11:49 PM
At least Harold Reynolds showed some good sense by saying he's sick and tired of hearing about all of these idiotic curses and that there's a reason (terrible management) why they've never gotten it done. He's the only one with half a brain on that show.

I've always liked Harold. As for the others on ESPN and their brains, I can only think of an exchange between Moe and Larry (you can sub Brantley for Larry):

Moe: "At last porcupine, you've got a brain!"

Larry: "Yeah? Where'd I get it?"

shoota
06-10-2005, 12:02 AM
Look what I found on MLB.com's homepage:

http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2034461&cp=2036376&parentPage=family

PeteWard
06-10-2005, 12:16 AM
Look what I found on MLB.com's homepage:

http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2034461&cp=2036376&parentPage=family

Gasp! That is truly horrible. Pray for three days of rain and they can make it up in September when the Cubs are 15 back for the WC.

SoxSpeed22
06-10-2005, 12:18 AM
Look what I found on MLB.com's homepage:

http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2034461&cp=2036376&parentPage=familyHats and gold coins. Fun!
We could make a killin' buyin' these online and sellin' them outside of Wrigley at an inflated price. $20 each, to buy. $40+ to sell.

ShoelessJoeS
06-10-2005, 12:21 AM
Look what I found on MLB.com's homepage:

http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2034461&cp=2036376&parentPage=family
im speechless, clicking on the site i had no idea what to expect. i never would have guessed this in a million years

ClaudelSleptHere
06-10-2005, 12:45 AM
When, exactly, did the Red Sox fans become a "nation?" Was it last October? If I ever hear the term "White Sox Nation" please have that puke picture ready.

dividedsk717
06-10-2005, 08:06 AM
Gasp! That is truly horrible. Pray for three days of rain and they can make it up in September when the Cubs are 15 back for the WC.

If ever there was a notion to introduce the concept of a tie in baseball, now's the time. These two teams don't even deserve to beat each other.

Dan H
06-10-2005, 09:12 AM
The hype around this otherwise meaningless series is the biggest arguement against inter-league play. This series is not historic. It is simply part of the regular season schedule so baseball can make more money. The curse stories are endless and stupid. The reason the Cubs keep losing is because they have an inane tradition that promotes losing. I can't wait for this weekend to fade into its fake history.

SoxFan78
06-10-2005, 09:15 AM
The sad thing is that there was a line all around Wrigley Stadium this morning for all the Scrub fans to stand in line for standing room only tickets.


Whats Lee Elia's rant again?

gobears1987
06-10-2005, 09:27 AM
The sad thing is that there was a line all around Wrigley Stadium this morning for all the Scrub fans to stand in line for standing room only tickets.


Whats Lee Elia's rant again?
The place is a ****ing playground for the ****suckers.

Jerko
06-10-2005, 09:33 AM
When, exactly, did the Red Sox fans become a "nation?" Was it last October? If I ever hear the term "White Sox Nation" please have that puke picture ready.



http://homepage.eircom.net/~stupidcrap/kev%20pukin.jpg

Mark
06-10-2005, 10:36 AM
This was part of a Boston GLobe article on the Red Sox coming to Wrigley Field:


For generations, Red Sox fans and Cubs fans shared pews in the fellowship of the miserable. Until last October, the Sox had not won a World Series since 1918, when they beat the Cubs. But when the Sox show up here today, they are no longer united in decades of disappointment. The Cubs stand alone. That's not exactly true. On Chicago's South Side, the city's other professional baseball team, the White Sox, has not won a World Series since 1917 and has not appeared in a Series since 1959. But few people seem to notice.

''It's hard to hear Cub fans whine about their team's curse when your own team hasn't won a World Series since 1917," said Steve Bogira, author of the critically acclaimed ''Courtroom 302" and a lifelong White Sox fan. ''South Siders, who tend to be working class, are plain thinking. They know why the White Sox have suffered such a drought: because no White Sox team has outscored its opponents often enough in any of those years.

''Cubs fans are a more affluent bunch, accustomed to success in their professional lives. With their mystical explanations for their team's failures, they transform a legacy of losing into something special. Cubs fans are indeed saddled with a curse: narcissism."

Fenway
06-10-2005, 11:57 AM
When, exactly, did the Red Sox fans become a "nation?" Was it last October? If I ever hear the term "White Sox Nation" please have that puke picture ready.

The phrase first appeared in the Boston Globe in 1986 but never took hold until a WEEI talkmaster named his show "Ted Nation" and it went from there.

http://images.radcity.net/3152/481493.jpg

Fenway
06-10-2005, 12:11 PM
The Boston papers went off the deep end today

http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/AP_Photo/2005/06/10/1118416031_2696.jpg (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/gallery/06_10_05_wrigley)
http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_camera_icon.gif Meet the Cubs ... (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/gallery/06_10_05_wrigley)
Come along as Gordon Edes introduces us to the Friendly Confines and the lovable losers. (AP / Getty Photos)

Follow the game here live at 2 p.m.
http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_arrow_icon.gif PREVIEW: Red Sox vs. Cubs at Wrigley (http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=globe&page=mlb/scores/live/pv13096.htm)
http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_arrow_icon.gif Winded city (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/06/10/winded_city) http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_arrow_icon.gif Red Sox-Cubs thumbnails (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/06/10/red_sox_cubs_thumbnails)
http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_arrow_icon.gif DAN SHAUGHNESSY: Long-awaited taste (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/06/10/plenty_of_flavor_in_long_awaited_wrigley_taste)
http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_video_icon.gif Ryan: Cubs' curse is nonexistent (javascript:playVideoClip('plV444655'))
http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_video_icon.gif Nomar's career still on track (javascript:playVideoClip('plV444656'))

Fenway
06-10-2005, 12:30 PM
Buried in the Boston Herald is the REAL reason the 1918 World Series was moved to Comiskey

The 1918 World Series, won by the Sox, 4-2, was actually played at the White Sox' Comiskey Park. While the long-held belief was that it was used to draw larger crowds, that was, in part, untrue. The reason, wrote Burt Whitman of the Boston Herald and Journal, was that Comiskey's right field barrier was ``almost as far from home plate as is the right field bleachers at Fenway Park,'' as opposed to the Wrigley bandbox - then called Weeghman Park - on the north side of town.

http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=88787

and Nomar gets his ring sometime this wekend

Nomar on deck for Series ring (http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=88786)
By Jeff Horrigan

http://redsox.bostonherald.com/images/redSox/nomarmug061022005.jpg
CHICAGO - Nomar Garciaparra's Red Sox career came to a messy end last July, but memories of better days should be resurrected this weekend at Wri... [more (http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=88786)]

Classy Fenway is even better than before (http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=88783)
By Tony Massarotti/ Baseball

Frankfan4life
06-10-2005, 01:01 PM
The hype around this otherwise meaningless series is the biggest arguement against inter-league play. This series is not historic. It is simply part of the regular season schedule so baseball can make more money. The curse stories are endless and stupid. The reason the Cubs keep losing is because they have an inane tradition that promotes losing. I can't wait for this weekend to fade into its fake history.This is another example to cite where the media has taken it upon itself to overly hype a meaningless cubs series. Then the media asks later, "Why aren't the Sox drawing more fans?" Well, maybe because none of our NL matchups were ever "worthy" of being over-hyped or even "hyped" by the same media who keeps asking that question.

Teams draw more fans when they get a lot of positive media attention. Simple!

Viva Medias B's
06-10-2005, 01:07 PM
I am so sick of this hype about the Super Bowl at Clark & Addision this weekend. Not only is the local media going hog wild over it, so is the national sports media. What really is so special about this weekend series? Other than our own series with the Padres this weekend, the one series that otherwise interests me is the Yankee-Cardinal series at Busch Stadium this weekend. Here, among other things, you have Joe Torre returning to St. Louis. While the media is going ga-ga over the two biggest losers of their respective leagues (Red Sox and Cubs), they're ignoring the series between the two biggest winners of their respective leagues (Yankees and Cardinals).

PatK
06-10-2005, 01:08 PM
Can't wait to see this kind of coverage when the Dodgers come to town next weekend!!!

itsnotrequired
06-10-2005, 01:14 PM
The media take a jab at the Sox on today's Red Eye "Five on Five" column. They ask about the significance of the historical White Sox-Padres series and note that it isn't very noteworthy. Well no kidding, bozos. No mention is made of the Cubs historic series against the Blue Jays earlier this week. Sox play the Dodgers next weekend so we'll see what the coverage will be like. Of course, the Cubs play the Yankees that same weekend so I wouldn't expect much...

Viva Medias B's
06-10-2005, 01:28 PM
The media take a jab at the Sox on today's Red Eye "Five on Five" column. They ask about the significance of the historical White Sox-Padres series and note that it isn't very noteworthy. Well no kidding, bozos. No mention is made of the Cubs historic series against the Blue Jays earlier this week. Sox play the Dodgers next weekend so we'll see what the coverage will be like. Of course, the Cubs play the Yankees that same weekend so I wouldn't expect much...

What else would you expect from a Cubune publication?

Mark
06-10-2005, 01:30 PM
The Black Flubs?

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/2005-06-09-sox-cubs-1918_x.htm

Iwritecode
06-10-2005, 02:07 PM
The Black Flubs?

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/2005-06-09-sox-cubs-1918_x.htm

I've heard that gambling and fixing games was pretty common back in those days.

Of course it had to be the White Sox that were caught and are the only ones remembered for it... :angry:

PatK
06-10-2005, 03:30 PM
I've heard that gambling and fixing games was pretty common back in those days.

Of course it had to be the White Sox that were caught and are the only ones remembered for it... :angry:

I don't even think it was proven that they threw the Series.

Yet Sammy and his corked bat get off.

Fenway
06-10-2005, 05:51 PM
I've heard that gambling and fixing games was pretty common back in those days.

Of course it had to be the White Sox that were caught and are the only ones remembered for it... :angry:

They were caught because Ban Johnson wanted to disgrace Comiskey and the White Sox.

but perhaps they were simply beaten by a better team. The 1919 Reds were not the Tampa Bay Devil Dogs.

BTW now I have a history with Cubs fans

morons

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Fenway
06-10-2005, 06:10 PM
more of the Red Sox first visit to Chicago since 1918 :?:


Biggest news is Nomar does want ownership to give him the ring and has asked that Jason Veritek give him the ring sometime tonight at the Westin.

www.nesn.com (http://www.nesn.com)

DMarte708
06-10-2005, 06:12 PM
Fenway, if you're at the game tomorrow thank your Red Sox for possibly the most pititful pitching performance I've EVER seen against the Cubs. :angry:

Listening to Peter Gammons you'd actually believe Arroyo has talent. It almost appeared as if one of the White Sox minor league pitchers were out there serving up meatballs.

Fenway
06-10-2005, 06:21 PM
Fenway, if you're at the game tomorrow thank your Red Sox for possibly the most pititful pitching performance I've EVER seen against the Cubs. :angry:

Listening to Peter Gammons you'd actually believe Arroyo has talent. It almost appeared as if one of the White Sox minor league pitchers were out there serving up meatballs.

Bronson will be singing at John Barlycorn on Clark tonight :?: to introduce his new album

Rocklive99
06-10-2005, 07:42 PM
What's wrong with you guys? This is a battle of epic proportions where 2 second place teams will battle to find out who has the dumber fanbase* What more could you ask for? This is the biggest invent since the inception of the media, second only to the Apocolypse. But seriously, who wouldn't want to see two franchises with a history of losing do battle. Hey, maybe next year Bud will give us Tampa Bay/San Francisco