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Unregistered
09-18-2005, 04:28 PM
:winner

HUGE.

hose
09-18-2005, 04:29 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BeviBall!
09-18-2005, 04:29 PM
Take notice Freddy, MB and Jon. THIS is how you pitch down the stretch.

NSSoxFan
09-18-2005, 04:29 PM
Baaaad Bobby Jenks!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, and Wednesday are going to be FUN!

MRKARNO
09-18-2005, 04:29 PM
:contreras:

"Start me in game 1 Ozzie"

mccoydp
09-18-2005, 04:29 PM
Jose Contreras is my MVP this season.

His performance throughout the second half has been SO critical.

Good win SOX!

winning ugly 72
09-18-2005, 04:29 PM
BIG WIN!! now time to take care of buisness with the tribe.

white sox bill
09-18-2005, 04:30 PM
Saw ONE play is all today--Jenks blows LeCroy away!

hose
09-18-2005, 04:30 PM
BAD BOBBY 100mph

Brian26
09-18-2005, 04:30 PM
Magic Number = 11

Let's kick some Cleveland ass tomorrow.

NSSoxFan
09-18-2005, 04:30 PM
Take notice Freddy, MB and Jon. THIS is how you pitch down the stretch.

What was wrong with Jon on Friday?!?!?!?

:?:

gf2020
09-18-2005, 04:30 PM
:walkoff:
Bring the Indians on.

FielderJones
09-18-2005, 04:30 PM
Great pitching, great defense, timely hitting. That's ****ing White Sox baseball, you stinking Toons. Come get some!!

Blob
09-18-2005, 04:30 PM
Thank you Jose. Another awesome game from you!!

Wsoxmike59
09-18-2005, 04:31 PM
Great win, and an especially great effort from Jose Contreras and the Bullpen did a masterful job. WTG Damaso and Capt. Jenks!! The new hero of the Sox bullpen.

Congrats also to the White Sox for cracking the 90 Win plateau. That's always a welcome milestone.

Now let's bring on the Tribe and go for 2 out of 3!:bandance:

ilsox7
09-18-2005, 04:31 PM
Good series win. Hopefully we won't hear each player talk about their lack of confidence today. Garland and JC were great this series. If that continues, we win the division!

CanBuehrleWait
09-18-2005, 04:31 PM
If anybody told me Jose Contreas would be carrying this pitching staff down the stretch in April I woulda laughed. Jose and Jon way to step it up in a very tough stretch. Keep it up fellas. :gulp:

RallyBowl
09-18-2005, 04:31 PM
:winner

Great day. Big win. Bring out the BROOMS, bring on the Toons.

Goose
09-18-2005, 04:31 PM
HUGE!!!

This next series will show us what the Sox are made of. BRING IT!

Over By There
09-18-2005, 04:31 PM
:exhales:

YES!!!

akingamongstmen
09-18-2005, 04:31 PM
All right, Cleveland. It is SO on!!!!

Wsoxmike59
09-18-2005, 04:32 PM
Saw ONE play is all today--Jenks blows LeCroy away!


Heeee Gaaawwwwwwwwnnnn!!!! :D:

Foulke You
09-18-2005, 04:32 PM
Jose Contreras is my MVP this season.

His performance throughout the second half has been SO critical.

Good win SOX!
Certainly the MVP of the 2nd half. He single handedly won this game for us today. It seems like 100 years ago when we were talking about trading him for AJ Burnett.:D:

HUGE WIN! 2 out of 3 from the Twinks at the dome ain't too bad. Time to take 2 out of 3 from the Tribe now and finish this thing off.

itsnotrequired
09-18-2005, 04:32 PM
Magic Number = 11

Let's kick some Cleveland ass tomorrow.

Actually, it is 10. If the Sox win 10 more games, 2 of those at a minimum would be against Cleveland. With those 2 loses, Cleveland couldn't catch the Sox even if they won out.

krohnjw
09-18-2005, 04:32 PM
I hope we can start scoring soem more runs, but a GREAT pitching job today by Contreras. I thought for sure we were toast when he put 2 on, but a great dp to end the enning got him out of the jam :cool: Nice to see Marte back pitching again too.

Let's cool off the indian's bats and sweep the series

SouthSide_HitMen
09-18-2005, 04:33 PM
White Sox hold serve.


On to a :duel: with the tools.
Lets knock those punks out of the Wild Card - I like to see Cleveland have a crappy winter.

RMSoxFan
09-18-2005, 04:33 PM
Well, at least now we will still be in first no matter what happens in the next series.

On a more positive note, Contreras is the man. Who would have thought they'd ever hear that? But where would we be without him?

Brian26
09-18-2005, 04:33 PM
I think Hawk's got a small factory set up somewhere in southeast Asia with a bunch of 8-year old Malaysian kids pressing out "Bad Bobby Jenks" t-shirts.

:hawk

"Faster! Faster! DJ, didn't we get that trademarked yet?"

:DJ

"Still working on 'One-Dog', Hawk."

alumbrados
09-18-2005, 04:33 PM
If anybody told me Jose Contreas would be carrying this pitching staff down the stretch in April I woulda laughed. Jose and Jon way to step it up in a very tough stretch. Keep it up fellas. :gulp:

Cosigned.

I wish JC was starting Game 1 of the ALDS.

Time to show the Injuns who's BOSS.

LongLiveFisk
09-18-2005, 04:33 PM
Every win is a big win from here on out, especially these next 3 games. Go SOX!!! :gulp:

Corlose 15
09-18-2005, 04:33 PM
:contreras:

"Hmm, maybe I am good after all"

Unregistered
09-18-2005, 04:33 PM
Man, I don't know what righted the JC ship, but 93 pitches in 8 IP? Incredible turnaround from a guy who couldn't get to the 5th inning without throwing 110.

13-7 with a 3.79 ERA. Not too shabby, Contreras. :cool:

SABRSox
09-18-2005, 04:33 PM
Time to shut down that Cleveland momentum! 10-3 against Cleveland already this year, let's make it 13-3...

Frater Perdurabo
09-18-2005, 04:33 PM
Who'd a thunk it. The Sox get outscored by the pathetic Twins offense 7-4 in the series and yet win two out of three!

:bandance::supernana::bandance:

Great win today, guys!

Now, let's get this magic number down to five over the next three days!

RowanDye
09-18-2005, 04:34 PM
We have to win matchups like these from here on out. 2 out 3, 2 out 3 , 2 out 4... playoffs. Hopefully our offense shows up against Cleveland tomorrow.

TornLabrum
09-18-2005, 04:34 PM
Let's hope Cleveland scored this week's quota of runs against the Royals, and our pitching can shut them down! Then let's get our guys teeing off on their pitching. By bedtime Wednesday, I want to see "Magic # = 5"!

DickAllen72
09-18-2005, 04:34 PM
That was HUGE!!!

Great job by Contreras. He very well may be the first starter in the playoffs.

I tip my hat to Damaso Marte--I didn't think he had it in him but I'm glad he does.

Bad Bobby is the real thing. He's our closer.

Now the Sox can put the Indians away themselves! :gulp:

Magic Number 11! :bandance: :bandance: :bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

peeonwrigley
09-18-2005, 04:35 PM
:threadrules:

Hell yeah guys. Now onto the important games.

Foulke You
09-18-2005, 04:36 PM
I really like the way Marte is throwing the ball right now too. It's amazing what you can do when you have your head clear and have no distractions. That was vintage 2002 Marte. 94-95 mph gas that the Twins couldn't touch. Did anyone else see how far off the plate Jacque Jones was standing against Marte? He wanted no part of that inside heat.:D:

Brian26
09-18-2005, 04:36 PM
I wish JC was starting Game 1 of the ALDS.


I'm not opposed to this at all. He's showing unbelievable confidence out there.

flo-B-flo
09-18-2005, 04:37 PM
This is just killing me.
Great performance by J. Con.
Marte tied up the lefties on two fine plays by 'guchi.
B.Jenks used Lecroy for the last out.
Wheewww! I need a beer. And a xanax.:tongue:

Cellview22
09-18-2005, 04:37 PM
Huge Win! :bandance:

Just what the team needed heading into the biggest series of the year. To anyone going to the game tomorrow: expect your ears to be ringing bigtime after the game!

Whitesox4ever
09-18-2005, 04:37 PM
Our magic# to get into the playoffs was reduce by 2 today with the Yankees losing..

eastchicagosoxfan
09-18-2005, 04:38 PM
The Sox take 2 of 3 in September, in Minnesota, in games that matter. This team has won when it had to. Let's finish the season on a roll, grinding out series wins. That's how they got here.

harwar
09-18-2005, 04:38 PM
These boys remind me of the team that played in the first half.
Now lets get on back to Chicago and take on that over-confident cleveland team.
Win or die tryin is the way its gonna be from here on out!

Brian26
09-18-2005, 04:40 PM
We have to win matchups like these from here on out. 2 out 3, 2 out 3 , 2 out 4... playoffs.

We've got 14 games left....3, 4, 4, and 3.

itsnotrequired
09-18-2005, 04:40 PM
Sox are 90-58, Indians are 87-62. If the Sox win 10 more games, at least 2 of them would be against Cleveland. With those two losses, the best Cleveland can do is 98-64. Sox record would be at worst 100-62 with 10 wins.

Magic number = 10.

MRKARNO
09-18-2005, 04:40 PM
Let's hope Cleveland scored this week's quota of runs against the Royals, and our pitching can shut them down!

Yup, they were just getting all of their run-scoring ability out of their system before they face us.

chisoxmike
09-18-2005, 04:40 PM
:contreras:
"My back is starting to hurt from carrying this team for the past two months."

cheeses_h_rice
09-18-2005, 04:40 PM
On a day when the umps did a couple things to put the early hex on the Sox and our hitters couldn't seemingly get a meaningful hit to save their lives, how sweet it is to see this team eek out yet another 1-run victory and take 2 out of 3 from the Twins having only scored 4 runs total. Mercy.

It's hard to overstate the enormous cojones on Contreras. This guy has saved the White Sox's bacon, plain and simple.

Also contributing in a significant way were Jeff Blum with ubersolid defense at third, Rowand/Konerko/AJ/Dye with clutch 2-out at-bats, and Marte and Jenks finishing off the Twinkies in the 9th.

I hate the way this team is hitting right now, and I also didn't like seeing Dye getting thrown out at second when there was a runner in front of him who could have made it a 2-run game going into the bottom of the 9th, but the team almost held serve this weekend, which is what I had hoped for, lowered its Magic Number by 2, and put more pressure on the Indians to try and take 2 of 3 from us this week.

Personally, I hope for a major breakout of our offense against the Indians. We can't hope for performances like Contreras and Garland's every night out.

11!!!

Brian26
09-18-2005, 04:41 PM
Did anyone mention that's win #90?

CYGarland20
09-18-2005, 04:41 PM
Looks like we might have a bonafide Ace if we get to the playoffs. Congrats Jose!!! here's to you :gulp:

tifosiv122
09-18-2005, 04:42 PM
Man, I don't know what righted the JC ship,

Unemployment nightmares...

Erik

knocko94
09-18-2005, 04:46 PM
How about the blown call on the balk to lead off the game, when Pods got picked off. I don't know what the hell the umps were looking at, it was crap.

Anyway, Contreras is sooooooooooooo huge right now, I love that forkball that makes hitters look like fools.

harwar
09-18-2005, 04:47 PM
Looks like we might have a bonafide Ace if we get to the playoffs. Congrats Jose!!! here's to you :gulp:

Yea, and i'm looking for Brandon McCarthy to be our secret weapon.

RallyBowl
09-18-2005, 04:47 PM
Did anyone mention that's win #90?

No one did! Good call on that.

Dan H
09-18-2005, 04:48 PM
Huge win and great way to win a one run game. If the offense can really get back on track, that would take care of a lot of anxiety. Cleveland can be stopped but the Sox need more scoring. Amazing. 90 wins on September 18, but we still have to sweat it.

MRKARNO
09-18-2005, 04:48 PM
Did anyone mention that's win #90?
Only one team in the WC era has missed the playoffs with more than 93 wins (the '99 Reds, who had 96). I like our chances if we're basing it off history.

kittle42
09-18-2005, 04:51 PM
Sox are 90-58, Indians are 87-62. If the Sox win 10 more games, at least 2 of them would be against Cleveland. With those two losses, the best Cleveland can do is 98-64. Sox record would be at worst 100-62 with 10 wins.

Magic number = 10.

11.

infohawk
09-18-2005, 04:51 PM
I, of course, want to win the division, but 6 or 7 more wins should get us to the playoffs in one manner or another. I will breath much easier if the Yankees go into the tankee.

TornLabrum
09-18-2005, 04:53 PM
Sox are 90-58, Indians are 87-62. If the Sox win 10 more games, at least 2 of them would be against Cleveland. With those two losses, the best Cleveland can do is 98-64. Sox record would be at worst 100-62 with 10 wins.

Magic number = 10.

No, the magic number is 11.

Let's walk it through, assuming the Sox win every game and Cleveland loses every game:

9/19 Sox: 91-58, Indians: 87-63 Sox +4.5 with 13 left (Cleveland 12 left)

9/20 Sox: 92-58, Indians: 87-64 Sox +5.5 with 12 left (Cleveland 11 left)

9/21 Sox: 93-58, Indians: 87-65 Sox +6.5 with 11 left (Cleveland 10 left)

9/22 Sox: 94-58, Indians: 87-66 Sox +7.5 with 10 left (Cleveland 9 left)

9/23 Sox: 95-58, Indians: 87-67 Sox +8.5 with 9 left (Cleveland 8 left, Sox clinch TIE. If the Sox go 0-9, they finish 95-67; if Cleveland goes 8-0, they finish 95-67.)

That's a combination of 10 Sox wins and Cleveland losses to TIE. The magic number is 11. There must be a combination of Sox wins and Indians losses totalling 11 for the Sox to win outright.

I don't want to kiss my sister.

RowanDye
09-18-2005, 04:54 PM
We've got 14 games left....3, 4, 4, and 3.

Iif we get 2 of 3, 2 of 4 and 3 of 4 against Detroit I think we pretty much own this thing...but it's going to be a lot of fun watching this play out with the sudden closing of Cleveland on the division lead. BIG win today

soxjim
09-18-2005, 04:58 PM
Big win for the SOX. Saw only one out and that was Bobby Jenks blowing Lecroy away.:bandance:

chidavid18
09-18-2005, 04:59 PM
This is the kick in the ass they need to go deep into the playoffs. They are going to make the playoffs because they are going to play very well over the last two weeks of the season. It is better to have to play well at the end to get in then to have the Division clenched a week or two before the end of the season and our players get rusty before the playoffs resting the last few games.

chisoxfanatic
09-18-2005, 05:02 PM
I didn't see as much of this game as many of you did, as I was mostly watching the Bears' game; however, I flipped to this game during commercials and halftime, as well as after the game.

Bad Bobby Jenks does it again! It seems like Marte's getting a tad bit of confidence back. Jose Contreras seriously needs to be in the playoff rotation (EL Duque, your spot will be in the bullpen). Composure is what that man's got.

Just enough runs to win it DEFINES "White Sox Baseball!"

Let's kill the Tribe now!

PaleHoseGeorge
09-18-2005, 05:03 PM
Woo Hoo! Great Sox WIN!

Unlimited birth Control for all the ladies! Free Enzyte for all the guys!

Not a bad birthday gift at all!!!

:wink:

chisoxfanatic
09-18-2005, 05:05 PM
Unlimited birth Control for all the ladies! Free Enzyte for all the guys!

:kneeslap:

slobes
09-18-2005, 05:09 PM
thank you so much jose

ElDuque26
09-18-2005, 05:17 PM
Jose Contreras is my MVP this season.

His performance throughout the second half has been SO critical.

Good win SOX! So true...without Jose's surge there could have been many longer losing streaks...hes been the stopper that JG was in the first half...now if the rest can follow lets see if we cant take this division before going to cleveland to end the year

kaufsox
09-18-2005, 05:20 PM
TCB, baby.

gobears1987
09-18-2005, 05:22 PM
This is the sort of game that gives momentum for a HUGE streak!!!

jerry myers
09-18-2005, 05:25 PM
thank you jose for coming up big. cmon offense wake up now.

jerry myers
09-18-2005, 05:26 PM
go bears! lets fight on sox

Unregistered
09-18-2005, 05:29 PM
http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/MPD10809182051.jpg
:cool:

D. TODD
09-18-2005, 05:30 PM
It's amazing that Contreras is our CONSISTANT starting pitcher in the second half. He always was capable of pitching a gem, but his consistency from start to start was awful. He's been a rock of late for this team, hopefully Freddy will avoid his slow starts and get it rolling early against the tribe tomorrow.

I was surprised with the extended rosters that Ozzie did not pinch run Willie instead of Gload in the 8th. It did not come into play (thanks Punto):smile: ,but why not use the extra people for a situation like this. Anyway, good win going into the tribe series.:gulp:

Wsoxmike59
09-18-2005, 05:32 PM
Did anyone mention that's win #90?

Sorry I beat you to it. Page 1 post # 15.

itsnotrequired
09-18-2005, 05:37 PM
This is the sort of game that gives momentum for a HUGE streak!!!

I'll toast to that!:gulp:

hose
09-18-2005, 05:47 PM
It's hard to overstate the enormous cojones on Contreras. This guy has saved the White Sox's bacon, plain and simple.


Contreras is the hog with the big balls.

starboy0
09-18-2005, 05:49 PM
Without Jose stepping up this second half we would be in trouble. And he has won a couple of low scoring one run games. JOSE YOU ARE THE MAN!

Now I'm hoping the rest of the rotation is righted and ready to bring it. They proved the first half they can do it; we are no fluke!

Jurr
09-18-2005, 05:51 PM
No offense..lots of pitching. Winning 2 of 3. Sounds vaguely familiar......like the Sox in April. Good stuff.

RMSoxFan
09-18-2005, 05:54 PM
This is the sort of game that gives momentum for a HUGE streak!!!

No offense, but aren't you getting a little carried away? This was a game where we only got 8 hits, none for extra bases, 2 runs total. The winning run scored on an error. 7 runners left on. I think it was a great win and much needed, but I don't know if it is the sort that starts a huge streak.

If you're referring to the pitching and defense, that could be another matter. Maybe Freddy will be more motivated tomorrow. But I didn't see anything click in the offense to convince me they're turning it around. Hopefully they will, we'll have to wait and see.

TomBradley72
09-18-2005, 05:56 PM
One thing hasn't changed about this team all year: Quality Starts = Wins.

Hats off to Jose.

The next three nights will be the most intense games on the South Side in a LONG time...

Jurr
09-18-2005, 06:03 PM
No offense, but aren't you getting a little carried away? This was a game where we only got 8 hits, none for extra bases, 2 runs total. The winning run scored on an error. 7 runners left on. I think it was a great win and much needed, but I don't know if it is the sort that starts a huge streak.

If you're referring to the pitching and defense, that could be another matter. Maybe Freddy will be more motivated tomorrow. But I didn't see anything click in the offense to convince me they're turning it around. Hopefully they will, we'll have to wait and see.
Winning games is what's important right now. Who gives a **** how they win? The Sox did this all through April and May- do just enough to win.

What - would you rather have that team full of sluggers that would score 9 runs and lose in the late innings because of Koch or someone else's incompetence? No. You take wins where you can get them. Once a baseball team gets that winning feeling back, then it becomes easier to string 'em together. So, yes, you can build off of wins like this.

tstrike2000
09-18-2005, 06:34 PM
Yes, this was a must win and Contreras didn't let us down. Too bad he wasn't schedule to pitch during the Indians series.

Whitesox05
09-18-2005, 06:42 PM
Just like I said about 5 weeks ago, Contreras is our best big game pitcher. I got lynched for saying that before. Looks like I was right. Go Jose!!!!! Sorry for the lack of run support you get....I feel bad for you because of it.

BeviBall!
09-18-2005, 07:05 PM
What was wrong with Jon on Friday?!?!?!?

:?:

He was great on Friday. Not so great the second half.

SoxSpeed22
09-18-2005, 07:06 PM
90!!!!!:supernana::supernana::supernana: 168

SOXSINCE'70
09-18-2005, 07:22 PM
Take notice Freddy, MB and Jon. THIS is how you pitch down the stretch.

Garcia and Beuhrle are one thing;did you miss Garland's start Friday??
I know one start does not a season make,but i'd address this more
to MB and Garcia.

But hey,that's me.

Frankfan4life
09-18-2005, 07:32 PM
thank you so much joseAnd may I add...Gracias mucho, Jose! :D:

Do you think we should pull out the Jose, Jose, Jose chant again?

LongLiveFisk
09-18-2005, 08:01 PM
Woo Hoo! Great Sox WIN!

Unlimited birth Control for all the ladies!

LOL...gee thanks. It's nice to be included! :wink:

FanofBill
09-18-2005, 09:41 PM
It's amazing that Contreras is our CONSISTANT starting pitcher in the second half. He always was capable of pitching a gem, but his consistency from start to start was awful. He's been a rock of late for this team, hopefully Freddy will avoid his slow starts and get it rolling early against the tribe tomorrow.

I was surprised with the extended rosters that Ozzie did not pinch run Willie instead of Gload in the 8th. It did not come into play (thanks Punto):smile: ,but why not use the extra people for a situation like this. Anyway, good win going into the tribe series.:gulp:
I think Gload would have taken over first base for Konerko. If we used Willie, we would lose 2 people instead of 1. Gload would still have to come in anyway.

MarySwiss
09-18-2005, 09:46 PM
I think Gload would have taken over first base for Konerko. If we used Willie, we would lose 2 people instead of 1. Gload would still have to come in anyway.

I'd say you nailed it. I wasn't sure it was a good idea given the situation--taking Paulie's bat out in what could have become an extra-inning game--but Paulie's been in a bit of a slump the past few games, you have to go for the win, and it couldn't have worked out better.

CYGarland20
09-18-2005, 10:08 PM
He was great on Friday. Not so great the second half. He had a 3.38 era before the AS break and has a 3.47 after. Not much difference there. The wins have been much harder to come by though, because our offense hasn't been scoring for him as much in the 2nd half.

PAPChiSox729
09-18-2005, 10:19 PM
Wow. 90 wins. Just two more W's to beat my prediction. I sure hope it happens because it will be a rough offseason if it doesn't. Go Sox!


:supernana:

greenpeach
09-18-2005, 10:31 PM
Take notice Freddy, MB and Jon. THIS is how you pitch down the stretch.

This is the Contreras that instigated the bidding war between the BoSox & the Yankees. Regardless of what happens down the stretch, I'll never say that he didn't do his part.

mike squires
09-19-2005, 12:43 AM
Well, after sleeping in a barn last night and waking up with a sore back I went to the bus station and got one ticket to Champagin Urbana. Once on the bus I felt like John Candy in Planes, Trains and Automobiles only we weren't singing Meet the Flintstones...I led songs everything from Run Around Sue to Na Na Na Na to The Go GO Sox fight song. It's good to be home. After a nice shower and shave I'm heading up to the South Side. :D:

ilsox7
09-19-2005, 12:44 AM
Well, after sleeping in a barn last night and waking up with a sore back I went to the bus station and got one ticket to Champagin Urbana. Once on the bus I felt like John Candy in Planes, Trains and Automobiles only we weren't singing Meet the Flintstones...I led songs everything from Run Around Sue to Na Na Na Na to The Go GO Sox fight song. It's good to be home. After a nice shower and shave I'm heading up to the South Side. :D:

I feel like I just walked in on the last part of a conversation. In fact, I think I did... :?:

mike squires
09-19-2005, 12:47 AM
I"ve been keeping a blog/journal of a jog I took after the tough loss to KC that turned into a marathon across state ala Forest Gump in all of the post game threads...

TheOldRoman
09-19-2005, 02:09 AM
The Sox take 2 of 3 in September, in Minnesota, in games that matter. This team has won when it had to. Let's finish the season on a roll, grinding out series wins. That's how they got here.
Which reminds me. Due to the race being so tight with the Indians, we are not able to put things into perspective. We won two series against the Twins... IN Minnesota... in the stretch run!!! Not only that, but we put our foot on their throats and all but eliminated them (E# is 1). Remember the dark clouds running wild when the Twins swept us at home in August: "Its all over. We just can't beat the Twins late in the season. It is a tale of two seasons, they beat us when it matters." and so on? We won two late series in the Metrodome, Cleveland is nothing.

voodoochile
09-19-2005, 02:23 AM
:winner

:twinslose

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

BRING ON THE JNDJANS!!!

sox7235
09-19-2005, 02:27 AM
Which reminds me. Due to the race being so tight with the Indians, we are not able to put things into perspective. We won two series against the Twins... IN Minnesota... in the stretch run!!! Not only that, but we put our foot on their throats and all but eliminated them (E# is 1). Remember the dark clouds running wild when the Twins swept us at home in August: "Its all over. We just can't beat the Twins late in the season. It is a tale of two seasons, they beat us when it matters." and so on? We won two late series in the Metrodome, Cleveland is nothing.

I like this post. I never really thought of it like that. But, I think we all know how hard it has been for The Sox to win up there anytime, let alone it has been impossible in September in recent years. Hopefully that gives us a little swagger. Your right on too, coming home to play a team that we are 10-3 against with FG, MB, and JG pitching should make people fell pretty good about our chances.

PaleHoseGeorge
09-19-2005, 09:14 AM
... Remember the dark clouds running wild when the Twins swept us at home in August: "Its all over. We just can't beat the Twins late in the season. It is a tale of two seasons, they beat us when it matters." and so on? We won two late series in the Metrodome, Cleveland is nothing.

Thank you. This -- in a nutshell -- is why the people who piss and moan on this message board are held in such low regard. Last month they were pissing and moaning about Minnesota. This month they are pissing and moaning about Cleveland. And the only thing you can ever count on about them is this: THEY ARE ALWAYS PISSING AND MOANING ABOUT SOMETHING.

Not one of these people -- not one -- was here apologizing for their earlier child-like whining after the Sox took two out of three hard fought games from the Twins later that same month. Having lost a game in the standings, even Gardenhire was reduced to admitting "well we made it interesting." *****! His team tanked right afterwards.

Now nearly a full month later and the Sox virtually squeeze the last breath from the Twins inside their own house, not one peep -- NOT ONE -- from these same whiny overgrown children. They're too busy crapping their pants over Cleveland, nevermind the lead we enjoy and the dwindling number of games they have to catch us.

If these people get ridiculed at WSI, it is only because they have 100 percent of it coming.