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TommyJohn
09-29-2005, 09:36 PM
One of the most annoying yet laughable aspects of the Chicago
media's "CHOKE ALREADY, DAMN YOU!" campaign was their ability
to twist numbers. They were constantly pointing out that the White Sox' "record against potential playoff opponents is 12-20! You call that a contender?" (pant pant pant pant) Of course, that number was greatly skewed by the 2-7 record against the Oakland A's. No one ever mentioned that part. Just an oversight, I'm sure.
The record breakdown was:

A's 2-7
Yankees 3-3
Red Sox 3-4
Angels 4-6

Obviously there is room for improvement, but not too shabby when you
consider that they took two of three at Yankee Stadium and split a
series with Boston at home.

Well, now the Oakland A's have been sent packing and are going home to
watch the playoffs. Good riddance. A new playoff picture has emerged.
And the White Sox record against potential playoff opponents is.......
21-18! A winning record!
The breakdown:

Yankees 3-3
Red Sox 3-4
Angels 4-6
Indians 11-5

Obviously, the record against Cleveland skews it, but that's my point.
The numbers can say anything you want them to say. And these
numbers say to me that the White Sox, written off and abused and
disdained by so many, have as good a chance as any of the other
teams to come out on top.

1951Campbell
09-29-2005, 09:48 PM
The Sox and Angels are the first to get their ducks in a row. The Red Sox, Yankees, and Indians are the ones blowing out their potential first game of the ALDS rotations, the ones stressing themselves right now. Take that for what it's worth.

Chips
09-29-2005, 09:53 PM
One of the most annoying yet laughable aspects of the Chicago
media's "CHOKE ALREADY, DAMN YOU!" campaign was their ability
to twist numbers. They were constantly pointing out that the White Sox' "record against potential playoff opponents is 12-20! You call that a contender?" (pant pant pant pant) Of course, that number was greatly skewed by the 2-7 record against the Oakland A's. No one ever mentioned that part. Just an oversight, I'm sure.
The record breakdown was:

A's 2-7
Yankees 3-3
Red Sox 3-4
Angels 4-6

Obviously there is room for improvement, but not too shabby when you
consider that they took two of three at Yankee Stadium and split a
series with Boston at home.

Well, now the Oakland A's have been sent packing and are going home to
watch the playoffs. Good riddance. A new playoff picture has emerged.
And the White Sox record against potential playoff opponents is.......
21-18! A winning record!
The breakdown:

Yankees 3-3
Red Sox 3-4
Angels 4-6
Indians 11-5

Obviously, the record against Cleveland skews it, but that's my point.
The numbers can say anything you want them to say. And these
numbers say to me that the White Sox, written off and abused and
disdained by so many, have as good a chance as any of the other
teams to come out on top.

And without the Toons we're still 10-13. We had two of Red Sox games won, and at least one those angels game when Jose gave up a 3 run jack to MacPherson. It's not like any of those flat out kicked our ass, except maybe the Yankees during the 7 game losing streak.

Banix12
09-29-2005, 10:11 PM
I feel comfortable really against any of the potential opponents the sox would have to face. The Sox haven't really dominated any of them, but they really haven't dominated the sox. They should all be tough games that will take a lot of work to win but this time of year that's the way it should be.