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pinwheels3530
09-06-2005, 08:28 AM
They way it's looking the Sox have a chance to clinch at home, maybe against the Indians, but if they clinch in Minnesota or KC is anyone planning on going on a road trip? In 2000 I remember plenty of Sox fans traveling to the Metrodome to see the the SOX.

ChicagoHoosier
09-06-2005, 08:39 AM
I'll be in France probably. Won't know until the next morning. Nice to be in France. Not nice to miss the clincher.

sas1974
09-06-2005, 08:42 AM
I'll be in MN 16th-18th for the games, but I agree that is seems more likely that it's going to happen here in Chicago. If so, I'll be there too. It would be great if they were able to do it in front of the hometown crowd.

zach23
09-06-2005, 08:55 AM
My brother and I will be in Minnesota for the games on the 17th and 18th.

Crede_Fan
09-06-2005, 09:08 AM
Got tickets for the 19th game against the Indians. So hoping that's the game.

Iwritecode
09-06-2005, 09:17 AM
Assuming that the Sox and Indians both continue to win 2/3 in each series (and the Sox take 2 of 3 against Cleveland at home) the Sox will clinch at home against the Twins sometime between the 22nd and the 24th.

Max Power
09-06-2005, 09:27 AM
I'll be in Minnesota for the game on the 16th and maybe the 17th too, but it looks like the clincher will be the next week at home. So once the magic number hits 1 or 2 I'm heading to the next game no matter what... and if they don't clinch that game then I'll be at the next game... and so on. I was too young in 1983, I remember watching 1993 on tv, and I was back at college in 2000 so I'm not missing out on this year!

mikehuff
09-06-2005, 09:33 AM
They should clinch in that 7 game home stretch at the end of September (9/19 - 9/25) I just hope they do it by winning their game this year.

I'll be at the 9/19 game so I hope they pull it off, but it's not likely to come that early.

Frankly Missing
09-06-2005, 09:46 AM
I've had an ax to grind with Lawton ever since he beat us in 2000 with his game winning HR in the 10th, forcing us to clinch off the field.

If we meet up with the Yankees in the playoffs, I hope he keeps his butt on the bench!

Palehose13
09-06-2005, 09:46 AM
I have tickets for 9/24 and 9/25. As I stated many times before, when I picked those dates in January I was hoping to see the clincher. It looks like it may happen. :D:

Rooney4Prez56
09-06-2005, 09:57 AM
Wake me up in October.

Rocky Soprano
09-06-2005, 10:16 AM
I'll be at a Patio party with my job on the 23rd. It would be awesome if it happened that day.

DannyCaterFan
09-06-2005, 10:16 AM
My guess is they will clinch sometime during the homestand of September 19 to 25th. I already have tickets to 3 of those games but I definately will be there whichever day it happens. I was there in 1983, 1993, and even in Minnesota in 2000. If it means going to Detroit on September 26, 27, or 28th, I will go there too. Let's hope it happens at home!:supernana:

fusillirob1983
09-06-2005, 10:22 AM
I'm going on the 23rd with almost 90 other U of I students. It'd be pretty great if that were the day.

doublem23
09-06-2005, 10:36 AM
If it looks like they're going to do it at home, I'm going to try my damndest.

ChiSoxGirl
09-06-2005, 10:38 AM
I've got teacher vouchers for the 21st and will be getting my tickets for those soon. I've never been at a clincher and I predict it'd be one of the greatest baseball experiences of my life... until October, that is! :bandance:

Iwritecode
09-06-2005, 10:45 AM
My guess is they will clinch sometime during the homestand of September 19 to 25th.

That place is going to be rockin that week. Especially if the magic # is down to 1 or 2 by then. :cool:

mweflen
09-06-2005, 01:05 PM
I'm going to Minnie 9/18 for the sunday game, but that seems a little early. I'm going 9/19 and 9/21 vs. CLE (21st is a possibility) and 9/25 v. MIN (hope we wrap it up before then).

I'll definitely bring my digital camera to all.

FoulTerritory
09-06-2005, 01:53 PM
Well, I have had some tough luck with the clincher business. In '83, I was 8 years old, and my dad got tickets to the game before the clincher from his work. I missed the clincher by 1 night.

Ditto 93. We had a partial s/t plan and had tickets the day preceding the clinch (double header if i remember correctly), and they clinched the following day.

In 2000, I was at a wedding, but it was on the road anyway, so whatever.

The point is, I have tickets for Thursday the 22nd and Sunday the 25th. If history holds true to form, they will clinch on either the 23rd or 26th . . . the day after I attend a game. My advice to you all is to utilize this info and plan accordingly. :tongue:

hose
09-06-2005, 02:56 PM
I'll be in France probably. Won't know until the next morning. Nice to be in France. Not nice to miss the clincher.

I thought Nice was in France.:wink:

mike squires
09-06-2005, 03:20 PM
I'm really hoping the 19th. I'm glad I picked that game cuase it's on WCIU and would not have seen it if in fact they clinch on this date. If it's not the 19th, I will not be in attendence.

mrwag
09-06-2005, 04:00 PM
I'm bummed. :(: I was there in 93, there in 2000. This year I live in Knoxville, TN and can't even get the Sox on TV. Anyone willing to make me a VHS or DVD copy of the game???? Please????? If anyone would be so kind, my email is mrwag74@yahoo.com. I'll pay for the shipping and a blank tape/DVD.

bigsoxfan420
09-06-2005, 04:05 PM
I'll be in MN for 9/17.

bigsoxfan420
09-06-2005, 04:07 PM
Does anyone know why the game on 9/17 is not going to be televised. I'll be there, so no sweat off my back. But what if they clinch that day?

Jenks4Pres
09-06-2005, 04:12 PM
Praying they clinch in front of the hometown crowd

WE DESERVE IT!

CUBS STILL SUCK!

SoxFan76
09-06-2005, 04:13 PM
I'm going the 19th. If I see the clincher, this will be the greatest year for me as far as going to Sox games. I was at opening day, I saw the return of Frank Thomas, Timo's walk off base hit, Crede's 3 run homer to put the Sox ahead of the Tigers, and Ozzie's tantrum against the Blue Jays :D:.

Side note...Crede's 3 run shot followed by Uribe's solo shot was one of my top 5 experiences ever at Sox park. The place was insane.

SoxFan76
09-06-2005, 04:14 PM
Praying they clinch in front of the hometown crowd

WE DESERVE IT!

CUBS STILL SUCK!

The Cubs still suck? Oh, thanks for reminding us. :rolleyes:

jcw218
09-06-2005, 04:14 PM
Does anyone know why the game on 9/17 is not going to be televised. I'll be there, so no sweat off my back. But what if they clinch that day?

Because the twins and gophers have home games that day, the twins game starts at like 10:00 am. With the rules of mlb saying that no other games can be televised while a national tv game is on, games with starting times that overlap the national slot do not get shown on tv.

gogosox35
09-06-2005, 04:17 PM
As a KU student, I'll be at the games in Kansas City. Theres basically no possible way they clinch by then, but I can hope.

soxwon
09-06-2005, 04:24 PM
sept 21 vs clev

ill be there with SFOD-sox fans on deck Patio Party!!!!

will anyone here run on the field?

bigsoxfan420
09-06-2005, 04:27 PM
Because the twins and gophers have home games that day, the twins game starts at like 10:00 am. With the rules of mlb saying that no other games can be televised while a national tv game is on, games with starting times that overlap the national slot do not get shown on tv.

Thanks for the info. that makes sense, but get your radios ready!

Chisox003
09-06-2005, 04:28 PM
sept 21 vs clev

ill be there with SFOD-sox fans on deck Patio Party!!!!

will anyone here run on the field?

You forgot the teal, right?

First of all, its only winning the division ... Is that so special that we need to make complete fools of ourselves?

And, havent the Sox had some sort of problem with people running on the field in the past few years? I think they have

But seriously, if you want to, I'd personally love to see it ... :rolleyes:

Have Fun!

Brian26
09-06-2005, 04:31 PM
will anyone here run on the field?

That whole concept is very "1975." Keep your ass in your seat and don't **** up Bossard's field.

BRDSR
09-06-2005, 04:41 PM
will anyone here run on the field?

Dude. Dude. Alright. I will if you will. Alright, one, two, three...JUMP!!

Dude. Dude. You said you were gonna jump!

chisoxfanatic
09-06-2005, 04:48 PM
I'm going to at least the games on the 19th and 21st against the Indians and the 24th against Minnesota. I'd go to another game tho if the clincher was to happen here.

soxwon
09-06-2005, 05:35 PM
That whole concept is very "1975." Keep your ass in your seat and don't **** up Bossard's field.

i never said i would. i did in 83 though, a s####load of people did.

Lorenzo Barcelo
09-06-2005, 05:38 PM
i never said i would. i did in 83 though, a s####load of people did.

Tons of people did in '83, but in '93 security made sure it didn't.

I want Mags back
09-06-2005, 05:38 PM
Ill be there the 21st. It would be really funny if they one that because many of us bought tiks to that game in April with Gene's Teacher night vouchers, never expecting they could possibly clinch them

Brian26
09-06-2005, 08:58 PM
i never said i would. i did in 83 though, a s####load of people did.

Do you understand the concept that:

a.) That was the Western Division title and put us within 3 wins of the World Series (Best 3 of 5 ALCS), while the AL Central title would put us 7 wins from the World Series.

b.) That was the first title in Chicago of any kind since the Bears had won the Pro Football Championship in '63.

c.) That was 22 years ago. Times change. Seeing 25,000 completely destroy the field after a World Series or Pennant was the norm back in the 70's. Times have changed, and I'm sort of glad about that. It's nice to let the players celebrate on the field after a big win without having to fear for their lives.

chisoxmike
09-06-2005, 09:57 PM
I'm really hoping the 19th. I'm glad I picked that game cuase it's on WCIU and would not have seen it if in fact they clinch on this date. If it's not the 19th, I will not be in attendence.

:reinsy
"The 19th is a half price Monday, OVER MY DEAD BODY!"

In all seriousness, I would love it if they did it at home, I think we all would. Oh yeah, and winning the game would be nice too. I can't stop thinking about a sold out game, final out, and the celebration on the field for a 2005 division championship.

:gulp: :supernana:

soxwon
09-06-2005, 10:06 PM
Do you understand the concept that:

a.) That was the Western Division title and put us within 3 wins of the World Series (Best 3 of 5 ALCS), while the AL Central title would put us 7 wins from the World Series.

b.) That was the first title in Chicago of any kind since the Bears had won the Pro Football Championship in '63.

c.) That was 22 years ago. Times change. Seeing 25,000 completely destroy the field after a World Series or Pennant was the norm back in the 70's. Times have changed, and I'm sort of glad about that. It's nice to let the players celebrate on the field after a big win without having to fear for their lives.

yes but its step 1 on the road to the series.
I dont know about anyone else
But im convinced we are going to the Series.
No stopping us !!!

ChiSoxGirl
09-06-2005, 10:20 PM
I had a horrible thought earlier tonight. September 20 is Parent Night at the school I teach at from 7-9p! :o: As far as I see it, the Sox have two choices- clinch it on the 19th (or sooner) so I can watch and celebrate, not having to worry about meeting parents, or they can save the clinch for the 21st when I'm there so I can witness my first ever Sox clinch in person. I choose the latter of the two. :bandance:

soxjim
09-06-2005, 10:25 PM
Will be there for the final 3 home games with 2 other SOX fans from work. My clinch date in our pool is the Sunday game. Was at Minnesota when they clinched in 2000. :supernana:

mike squires
09-06-2005, 10:28 PM
I had a horrible thought earlier tonight. September 20 is Parent Night at the school I teach at from 7-9p! :o: As far as I see it, the Sox have two choices- clinch it on the 19th (or sooner) so I can watch and celebrate, not having to worry about meeting parents, or they can save the clinch for the 21st when I'm there so I can witness my first ever Sox clinch in person. I choose the latter of the two. :bandance:

I'm sure they won't mind a little transitor radio in the corner. Just don't be rude about it. Just say, "excuse me if an exciting play happends.":)

mike squires
09-06-2005, 10:35 PM
I'm having a hard time believing Ligue will even be found on the field the night they clinch. Security will make sure that doesn't happen. I can't even remember the last time this happened in MLB.

ChiSoxGirl
09-06-2005, 10:37 PM
I'm sure they won't mind a little transitor radio in the corner. Just don't be rude about it. Just say, "excuse me if an exciting play happends.":)

Actually, as the Computer teacher, I don't have to make a presentation to a classroom full of parents, since I have 500 students. I just have to be in my classroom with my door open and ready to meet parents at any given time within the two hours.

I'll have my little radio underneath one of my desks and will just lower the volume when someone comes in to meet me. :wink:

chisoxfan83
09-06-2005, 11:06 PM
I sure hope it happens at home, i have great tickets for the final weekend but also made sure i bought 2 tickets for the 19th (either a clincher or welcoming home the division champs) then i was fortunate to get a raise at work so i went ahead and bought at least one ticket to the remaining games of that homestand. I would hate to be there when they are playing the tribe and they lose monday and win tuesday :angry: I also told work already if they clinch at home dont expect me there the next day as i will be in the bullpen sports bar following what should be an unforgettable night :bandance:

gaelhound
09-06-2005, 11:42 PM
I've had an ax to grind with Lawton ever since he beat us in 2000 with his game winning HR in the 10th, forcing us to clinch off the field.

If we meet up with the Yankees in the playoffs, I hope he keeps his butt on the bench!
I took the Wife and my little girl to the game. I am not real clear but either Lawton or the batter in front of him got about six strikes in his at bat, bad home plate ump.
It was fun to see konerko run the bases with a beer in one hand, and a cigar in the other!

gaelhound
09-06-2005, 11:46 PM
I thought Nice was in France.:wink:
I thought that people of culture were boycotting France! I hope they are paying you to go there!

BlackFrancis
09-07-2005, 12:29 AM
I'll be stuck here in Oregon, wishing I was with you guys lucky enough to be there in person. I'll be there in spirit, though. :gulp: