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TommyJohn
09-22-2005, 12:31 PM
OK, now here is what would be the perfect end to all this frustration and
madness. This scenario will cause a lot of frayed nerves, destroyed fingernails,
damaged psyches and alcohol intake (specifically my own in regards to the
first three) but here is how I'd love to see it end.

Game 2 of the last series in Jacobs Field. Sox go into the series needing one
game to put away the pesky Tribe for good. Indians take game 1, much to
the delight of the Chicago media. Tribune, in the great tradition of "Dewey
Defeats Truman" gets their "White Sox Lose Division" headline ready.

Bottom of the 9th, Sox up 4-2. Jenks, the rookie, on the mound. He gets
the first batter easily. The next three all single to load the bases. Ozzie
comes out and summons Hermanson (or whoever isn't ailing) to face the
most dangerous hitter in the Indian lineup. The media tells us they're the
most dangerous hitters ever ever, so take your pick. The sellout crowd is
on their feet, roaring. The Chicago media is on their feet. Here it comes,
the greatest choke in baseball history. All of their hopes and dreams will
come true. What a delicious story this'll make.

One pitch. A ground ball, up the middle. Uribe grabs it, kicks second for one,
fires to Konerko for the game-ending double play. Sox go crazy, celebrate
on field. Sox fans breathe sigh of relief. Chicago media sits down, writes
that lucky Sox have no chance in playoffs, will be swept and they don't
deserve to even be on the same field with Cleveland. All is right with the
world.

eriqjaffe
09-22-2005, 12:34 PM
That's nice and dramatic, but for the sake of my nerves, I'd rather the Sox just go on a 7-game winning streak, coupled with the Indians dropping, oh, say, 2 games to KC & TB.

DrGiggles
09-22-2005, 12:34 PM
Wow...I would just prefer being up 3.5 games going into the series. But nice article.

Mr. White Sox
09-22-2005, 12:34 PM
That's nice and dramatic, but for the sake of my nerves, I'd rather the Sox just go on a 7-game winning streak, coupled with the Indians dropping, oh, say, 2 games to KC & TB.

What would happen then?

TommyJohn
09-22-2005, 12:37 PM
That's nice and dramatic, but for the sake of my nerves, I'd rather the Sox just go on a 7-game winning streak, coupled with the Indians dropping, oh, say, 2 games to KC & TB.

That would be a good way to end it also.

Madvora
09-22-2005, 12:38 PM
The perfect ending would have the Sox clinching the division maybe a week ago like was originally planned.

Iwritecode
09-22-2005, 12:40 PM
OK, now here is what would be the perfect end to all this frustration and
madness. This scenario will cause a lot of frayed nerves, destroyed fingernails,
damaged psyches and alcohol intake (specifically my own in regards to the
first three) but here is how I'd love to see it end.

Game 2 of the last series in Jacobs Field. Sox go into the series needing one
game to put away the pesky Tribe for good. Indians take game 1, much to
the delight of the Chicago media. Tribune, in the great tradition of "Dewey
Defeats Truman" gets their "White Sox Lose Division" headline ready.

Bottom of the 9th, Sox up 4-2. Jenks, the rookie, on the mound. He gets
the first batter easily. The next three all single to load the bases. Ozzie
comes out and summons Hermanson (or whoever isn't ailing) to face the
most dangerous hitter in the Indian lineup. The media tells us they're the
most dangerous hitters ever ever, so take your pick. The sellout crowd is
on their feet, roaring. The Chicago media is on their feet. Here it comes,
the greatest choke in baseball history. All of their hopes and dreams will
come true. What a delicious story this'll make.

One pitch. A ground ball, up the middle. Uribe grabs it, kicks second for one,
fires to Konerko for the game-ending double play. Sox go crazy, celebrate
on field. Sox fans breathe sigh of relief. Chicago media sits down, writes
that lucky Sox have no chance in playoffs, will be swept and they don't
deserve to even be on the same field with Cleveland. All is right with the
world.

So who wins game three?

DenverSock
09-22-2005, 12:41 PM
Go write for Hollywood. They made this movie already, I think it was called Major League.

TommyJohn
09-22-2005, 12:43 PM
So who wins game three?

White Sox, of course.

eriqjaffe
09-22-2005, 12:45 PM
So who wins game three?:whocares:

Iwritecode
09-22-2005, 12:48 PM
Go write for Hollywood. They made this movie already, I think it was called Major League.

The final series would have to be at home and they would have to win the game with Konerko laying down a bunt and Pods flying around to score from second...


I don't care whether they end the season with a hollywood ending or a blowout by sweeping the Twins, Tigers and Toons, just get it done.

Frater Perdurabo
09-22-2005, 12:55 PM
The perfect ending is the Sox winning the rest of their games by lopsided socres and storming into the postseason as a Category 5 juggernaut, annihilating everyone and everything in their path.

peeonwrigley
09-22-2005, 01:38 PM
The final series would have to be at home and they would have to win the game with Konerko laying down a bunt and Pods flying around to score from second...


I don't care whether they end the season with a hollywood ending or a blowout by sweeping the Twins, Tigers and Toons, just get it done.

Slight tweaking: We have Willie Mays Harris on the team, so he's the runner. And we need a grizzled veteran catcher to lay down the bunt. So, we'd have to somehow trade for Sandy Alomar, or we could just bring in Fisk.

Iwritecode
09-22-2005, 01:40 PM
Slight tweaking: We have Willie Mays Harris on the team, so he's the runner. And we need a grizzled veteran catcher to lay down the bunt. So, we'd have to somehow trade for Sandy Alomar, or we could just bring in Fisk.

In order for that to work he'd actually have to get a hit and then steal second. :o:

Who'd be the pitcher in the dugout saying "C'mon Willie!"?

kitekrazy
09-22-2005, 02:00 PM
How about before the next Sox/Cleveland series, they both clinch playoff spots. Then each team will decide whether they want to play for pride or throw games to be the wild card.
I like the Sox chances as long as Oakland is not in the postseason.

eriqjaffe
09-22-2005, 02:29 PM
Slight tweaking: We have Willie Mays Harris on the team, so he's the runner. And we need a grizzled veteran catcher to lay down the bunt. So, we'd have to somehow trade for Sandy Alomar, or we could just bring in Fisk.You said grizzled, not disgruntled.

akingamongstmen
09-22-2005, 02:37 PM
OK, now here is what would be the perfect end to all this frustration and
madness. This scenario will cause a lot of frayed nerves, destroyed fingernails,
damaged psyches and alcohol intake (specifically my own in regards to the
first three) but here is how I'd love to see it end.

Game 2 of the last series in Jacobs Field. Sox go into the series needing one
game to put away the pesky Tribe for good. Indians take game 1, much to
the delight of the Chicago media. Tribune, in the great tradition of "Dewey
Defeats Truman" gets their "White Sox Lose Division" headline ready.

Bottom of the 9th, Sox up 4-2. Jenks, the rookie, on the mound. He gets
the first batter easily. The next three all single to load the bases. Ozzie
comes out and summons Hermanson (or whoever isn't ailing) to face the
most dangerous hitter in the Indian lineup. The media tells us they're the
most dangerous hitters ever ever, so take your pick. The sellout crowd is
on their feet, roaring. The Chicago media is on their feet. Here it comes,
the greatest choke in baseball history. All of their hopes and dreams will
come true. What a delicious story this'll make.

One pitch. A ground ball, up the middle. Uribe grabs it, kicks second for one,
fires to Konerko for the game-ending double play. Sox go crazy, celebrate
on field. Sox fans breathe sigh of relief. Chicago media sits down, writes
that lucky Sox have no chance in playoffs, will be swept and they don't
deserve to even be on the same field with Cleveland. All is right with the
world.

If that's what it comes to, then I'll be there in full White Sox gear. Maybe I could swing some sort of deal to get into the locker room afterwards like the "Get Up Guy" in 2000. I've always hated him for that...:redneck

chisox59
09-22-2005, 03:02 PM
I've already lived through this.....46 years ago today....in Cleveland via WGN TV. "Webster on third, Hardy on second, Piersall on first and dangerous Vic Power is up....one out....here we go.....there's a ground ball....Aparicio's got it.....steps on second throws to first.....the ballgame is over.....the White Sox are the champions of 1959.....a 40 year wait is now ended!

I'd like to live it again!

Hangar18
09-22-2005, 04:03 PM
Im not confident in this teams chances at all. But Im going to Cleveland despite it all and root for them as much as I can. Id love to get doused in Champagne by Pierzynski for not believing in them :smile:

wdelaney72
09-22-2005, 04:06 PM
The perfect ending is the White Sox winning the World Series. I could really care less how they do it.

Hangar18
09-22-2005, 04:07 PM
The perfect ending is the White Sox winning the World Series. I could really care less how they do it.

your right .......