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ChiSox14305635
10-02-2005, 04:06 PM
99-63. :bandance:

Homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. :bandance:

Dominating the AL Central the entire year. :bandance:

I love this team. On to the playoffs. :bandance:

Jerry Seinfeld
10-02-2005, 04:06 PM
:wh1tesox00

THEY gone.

Cant wait for Tuesday.:redface:

antitwins13
10-02-2005, 04:08 PM
:wh1tesox00

THEY gone.

Cant wait for Tuesday.:redface:

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Goodbye!!
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DumpJerry
10-02-2005, 04:08 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:bandance: :supernana: :bandance: :supernana: :bandance: :supernana: :bandance: :supernana:
Come on Carmines!

Brian26
10-02-2005, 04:09 PM
99 wins. Swept the Toons and eliminated them from the postseason.

Things are coming together very nicely.

Bring on the Carmines.

cleanwsox
10-02-2005, 04:09 PM
7-0 at Jacobs Field in the 2nd half! Woohoo, have a nice winter Jndjans!

On to the playoffs baby!

soxfan26
10-02-2005, 04:09 PM
99-63. :bandance:

Homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. :bandance:

Dominating the AL Central the entire year. :bandance:

I love this team. On to the playoffs. :bandance:

Hey Sox! Thanks for a great regular season. :gulp:

Madvora
10-02-2005, 04:10 PM
Wonderful way to end the season. Looks like Stella got her groove back.

I thought it was a little weird that Hawk didn't mention anything about Rooney leaving though. They never talk about Rooney and Farmer.

chisoxmike
10-02-2005, 04:10 PM
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA HEY HEY HEY GOOD-BYE!


See ya April 3, 2006 Indians!

:supernana: :supernana: :supernana: :supernana: :supernana:

Mendoza Line
10-02-2005, 04:10 PM
WHITE SOX WIN!

FLAWLESS VICTORY

FATALITY:bandance: :bandance:

BeviBall!
10-02-2005, 04:10 PM
Lets make Boston pay for rooting for us this weekend.

Corlose 15
10-02-2005, 04:10 PM
Can you imagine how pissed off everyone would be if the shoe were on the other foot. I'd be incredibly depressed if I was an Indians fan.

However, I'm not. GO SOX!!!!!!!!!!:D:

BlackHat91
10-02-2005, 04:11 PM
Thank You 2005 White Sox for a great regular season. To ESPN, the Cubune, and Dark Clouds - It looks like we choked our way to 99 wins and home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Bring on the Carmines!

:gulp:

PaleHoseGeorge
10-02-2005, 04:11 PM
99

PAPChiSox729
10-02-2005, 04:12 PM
99 wins. Just wow. What an amazing season it was. Now I am expecting an even more amazing finish.

:cool:

chisoxmike
10-02-2005, 04:12 PM
Oh yeah...


Thank you Chicago White Sox for a wonderful 99 win season.
Now, lets not stop now. We got more work to do. Let's get 11 more!

:sox

gosox3072
10-02-2005, 04:13 PM
we need to get 110 wins!

NA NA NA NA HEY HEY HEY GOODBYE CLEVELAND!:supernana:

darklord23
10-02-2005, 04:13 PM
:sweep sweep to end the season im loving it.

ChiWhiteSox1337
10-02-2005, 04:13 PM
The next time we see the Indians, it'll be April 3, 2006 at the Cell. :bandance:

tifosiv122
10-02-2005, 04:13 PM
99 Wins, 6 games up in the Central...2nd sweep of the Indians since the ASB.

WooHoo!

Erik

delben91
10-02-2005, 04:14 PM
It just doesn't get any better than that. 99 wins. Sending your rival home.

Let's do it right this year Sox, bring on Boston! :gulp:

batmanZoSo
10-02-2005, 04:14 PM
Na na na na..

Sing it with me...

TaylorStSox
10-02-2005, 04:15 PM
I'm so proud of this team. They won more than I ever thought they could. MB and Garland were the backbone of the pitching staff. Hernandez, Garcia and Contreras became stoppers at crucial times throughout the season. Guillen's unconventional, but he's right more than he's wrong.

Congratulations 2005 White Sox.

It's too bad the Dark Clouds couldn't enjoy any of it. It's been truly special.

TaylorStSox
10-02-2005, 04:16 PM
Good luck in the playoff's. We're the team to beat. :bandance:

Brian26
10-02-2005, 04:16 PM
It just doesn't get any better than that. 99 wins. Sending your rival home.

Let's do it right this year Sox, bring on Boston! :gulp:

Savor it. Rub it in. Think of all the bs you've had to listen to for the past month from the media and Cub fans.

We own the American League. We own Cleveland. We own everyone.

kaufsox
10-02-2005, 04:16 PM
Is it too late to make Jacobs Field our home field for the playoffs?
3+4+4=1 World Series

TommyJohn
10-02-2005, 04:16 PM
That's IT! I am no longer a White Sox fan! NO! I mean it this time! This
choke clinches it!!!!!!!!!!!!...

Oh, sorry....had a 2003 flashback for a minute.

MarySwiss
10-02-2005, 04:17 PM
I'm so proud of this team. They won more than I ever thought they could. MB and Garland were the backbone of the pitching staff. Hernandez, Garcia and Contreras became stoppers at crucial times throughout the season. Guillen's unconventional, but he's right more than he's wrong.

Congratulations 2005 White Sox.

It's too bad the Dark Clouds couldn't enjoy any of it. It's been truly special.

And the best is yet to come!!

:supernana: :supernana: :supernana: :supernana:

longshot7
10-02-2005, 04:17 PM
Now how do you spell collapse again?


C-L-E-V-E-L-A-N-D!

cbone
10-02-2005, 04:17 PM
See you guys Tuesday! Great job, keep it up!!! :cool:

sox_fan_forever
10-02-2005, 04:18 PM
:supernana: I love the Sox!! Congrats, guys.

MRKARNO
10-02-2005, 04:18 PM
Looking back at this season, it was really a privilege for me to be a fan of this team over this past year. 99 wins is absolutely incredible. Only twice before in 100+ years has this team done that, to put it all in perspective, '83 and '17. Hopefully the season will end like it did in '17, not like it did in '83. :D: We've already made history, so let's make some more, ending the 46 year pennant drought for the City of Chicago and the 88 year World Series drought! On to the World Series, and through it!

Bring on Boston. Bring on New York. Bring on Anaheim. Bring on St. Louis. Bring on Atlanta. The White Sox are going deep in the playoffs this year. :cool:

PAPChiSox729
10-02-2005, 04:18 PM
Now how do you spell collapse again?


C-L-E-V-E-L-A-N-D!

It isn't hard to have a 'collapse' when you are playing the best team in the league.

:cool:

itsnotrequired
10-02-2005, 04:21 PM
This team "choked" their way to a 6 game margin in the division, home field through the entire playoffs, 2nd most wins in franchise history, the most wins in the AL and with a little help from the Reds today, a chance to be tied for the best record in all the majors.

Kogs35
10-02-2005, 04:22 PM
http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/TV/9904/19/drew.carrey/drew.carrey.jpg

"cleveland sucks, cleveland sucks,cleveland sucks" :D:

longshot7
10-02-2005, 04:23 PM
final schedule won-loss breakdowns

final record: 99-63

by month:
APR 17-7
MAY 18-10
JUNE 18-7
JULY 15-11
AUG 12-16
SEPT 19-12

pre all-star break: 57-29
post all-star break: 42-34

I think we'll take it. Bring on Boston!

24thStFan
10-02-2005, 04:24 PM
99 wins! AL Central Champs!! Best Record in the American League!!!
What a great season. What a great team.:gulp:

Let's go Sox--all the way to the World Championship. :bandance:

voodoochile
10-02-2005, 04:28 PM
Just to finish things off right...

:supernana: :supernana: :supernana: :supernana: :supernana: :supernana:
"TAKE THAT TOONS!"

Winning games just for the **** of it...

You mean the toons really weren't all that and a bag of chips? NO WAY!

**** CLEVELAND!!!

Frankfan4life
10-02-2005, 04:30 PM
Congratulations Chicago White Sox on a fantastic 2005 baseball season.:bandance:
Best of luck in the playoffs!

ilsox7
10-02-2005, 04:31 PM
Great regular season. I am glad I really spent time enjoying each and every game I watched. It was something to remember. Now time to take care of business the next few weeks and get me that T-shirt I've been wanting all my life.

mdep524
10-02-2005, 04:31 PM
What a great way to end the season. Just beautiful.

Did it seem like Ozzie was crying as he walked out of the dugout after the game? Maybe it was just the shadows but his eyes seemed a little red and puffy. And of course Hawk too. Let's keep the tears of joy flowin'. :gulp:

depy48
10-02-2005, 04:34 PM
Who would have thought sweep!?!!?

Jayhawk73
10-02-2005, 04:34 PM
I'm so proud to be a Sox fan, and always have been, but today one of those rare days that all is right as rain in our baseball world.

Go SOX!

PaleHoseGeorge
10-02-2005, 04:34 PM
http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/TV/9904/19/drew.carrey/drew.carrey.jpg

"cleveland sucks, cleveland sucks,cleveland sucks"

"O-hi-O-hi-O-hi-O-hi-O-hi-O"

:cool:

MRKARNO
10-02-2005, 04:37 PM
Who would have thought sweep!?!!?

:ozzie

"I told you we'd sweep those *************"

daveeym
10-02-2005, 04:39 PM
Way to go Boys, 11 left!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Paulie on 100.

RetireWoodys28
10-02-2005, 04:40 PM
It isn't hard to have a 'collapse' when you are playing the best team in the league.

:cool:

HERE HERE! The Indians did NOT just collapse! They ran into a chainsaw! Hoo-wah! WIRE TO WIRE! Who'da thunk...
:supernana:

In my 33 years of following the Sox, this is already my favorite season ever. Thank you players, thank you Ozzie, thank you Kenny... Hell I'm so happy right now, thank you Reinsdorf, even!

WIRE TO WIRE!

jdm2662
10-02-2005, 04:40 PM
The mediots were right all along. There was a big choke job in the AL Central!!!!!!!

**** Cleveland. One down, two to go.

**** Boston

**** New York

Bring on Boston.

Sad
10-02-2005, 04:40 PM
HNAH HNAH!!!

HOW YA LIKE US NOW JIN JINS? :tongue:

Blancos Medias
10-02-2005, 04:41 PM
outstanding!!

Great time to get hot, now keep focused and let's go!!

That ought to keep the media off their backs for a while...

kitekrazy
10-02-2005, 04:43 PM
I though this season was a let down. I expected at least a 102 wins.

Tomorrow I will have to suffer a day of White Sox withdrawal.:whiner:

Chisox003
10-02-2005, 04:44 PM
Not that it matters come Tuesday, but how sweet would it be to choke our way to a tie for the best record in baseball?

Cinci is down 1 to STL right now, but even so....1 game back of the Cardinals, (who are an outstanding club, dont get me wrong) have played in a substantially weaker NL this entire season

Wire to wire in 1st place, best record in the AL (possibly MLB), sweeping the tribe to start and finish the 2nd half of the season thus knocking them out single handedly, the twins "franchise" falling apart .... The only thing that would make this season any better is if Hurt were a part of it

Tuesday, it's go time .... 11 more W's :gulp:

mdep524
10-02-2005, 04:44 PM
Right after the game ended I switched to ESPN2 for a second, just long enough to hear Karl Ravech's first words in the studio. Direct quote:

"We now know the four teams in the AL playoffs. Boston gets in as the Wildcard, setting up another potential Yankees-Red Sox LCS."

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

More bulletin board material guys.

Dan1972
10-02-2005, 04:45 PM
Savor it. Rub it in. Think of all the bs you've had to listen to for the past month from the media and Cub fans.

We own the American League. We own Cleveland. We own everyone.


Last months? Just today at work some cab fan made a remark about how the sox are "easily beaten."

As she walked out I said "98 wins...yeah easily beaten." She had nothing to say as she walked out!

I know I was a bit worried the past few weeks, but I never thought we were choking, but some people believe anything they hear.

This is our year guys! Just 11 more wins boys!

soxjim
10-02-2005, 04:51 PM
Thanks for a great regular season. 99-63 You can put it on the board Yes. to the cubune, espn, dark clouds what choke we hit our high water mark above 500 at 36 ( I do believe) and are playoff bound.:smile:

Mr. White Sox
10-02-2005, 04:55 PM
If I was a banana, I would most surely do this: :supernana:

Amazing year, awesome to be a part of...let's keep it going Sox!

I think it's time that Fenway takes a short, two week break from the boards, because things could get a tad nasty around here.

longshot7
10-02-2005, 04:57 PM
Right after the game ended I switched to ESPN2 for a second, just long enough to hear Karl Ravech's first words in the studio. Direct quote:

"We now know the four teams in the AL playoffs. Boston gets in as the Wildcard, setting up another potential Yankees-Red Sox LCS."

More bulletin board material guys.

How am I not surprised? But somehow, I don't think so. I'm betting on Sox/Angels.

Red Barchetta
10-02-2005, 05:01 PM
Congratulations SOX! Let's keep this chip on our shoulder as the media continues to downplay the SOX success. It's still all about the Yankees and Red Sox as we all know. The "experts" agree that the AL Central had all those "extra" wins a result of playing the NL West during the inter-league schedule.

Scanning ESPN on cable and you can barely find anyone talking up the SOX. It's the Indian's "collapsing", however remaining full of potential for 2006 and the Red Sox "fighting" for their right to survive, blah, blah, blah.

Man the World Series win will be that much sweeter for the rest of us! :bandance:

TommyJohn
10-02-2005, 05:04 PM
final schedule won-loss breakdowns

final record: 99-63

by month:

SEPT 19-12


post all-star break: 42-34

I think we'll take it. Bring on Boston!

Wow. Rock bottom. No wonder everyone said they were choking.

SOXSINCE'70
10-02-2005, 05:05 PM
"We now know the four teams in the AL playoffs. Boston gets in as the Wildcard, setting up another potential Yankees-Red Sox LCS."

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:



You would think the 4 letter network wonks know better.
Always let sleeping dogs lie.Ladies and gentlemen,I submit to
you the awakened sleeping dogs of the 2005 baseball season,
the Chicago White Sox.:D: :D: :D:

Who cares what the asses at the 4 letter network want;
this team,as Paul Konerko pointed out after the clinch game
in Detroit,is "hungry and ticked off". This should concern
Yankmee Nation,Halo Nation and Red sCrUB Nation as well.

dcb33
10-02-2005, 05:08 PM
Right after the game ended I switched to ESPN2 for a second, just long enough to hear Karl Ravech's first words in the studio. Direct ...quote:

"We now know the four teams in the AL playoffs. Boston gets in as the Wildcard, setting up another potential Yankees-Red S...ox LCS."

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

More bulletin board material guys.

Couldn't be any worse than what Jon Miller said a couple innings later. Red Sox fans were pretty quiet, and he started rambling on about how terrible it was that the outcome of a game hundreds of miles away clinched it for Boston, taking all the fun away from Boston fans becuase the game they were watching became meaningless. Yeah, Jon, a real tragedy.

Of course for those of us in the know, it's clear Boston fans became real quiet once they finished celebrating their playoff berth and realized who they had to face in the ALDS. GO SOX!

SOX ADDICT '73
10-02-2005, 05:13 PM
The White Sox not only got to enjoy their own clinching celebration, but they were able to prevent having to witness one by the Toons.

By contrast, our neighbors to the north were forced to watch not one, but TWO on-field playoff berth-clinching celebrations by teams in their own division (first St. Louis and now Houston).

To put it into perspective, compound last season's Twin clincher at USCF with witnessing a Cleveland 2004 Wild Card clincher as well...man, that would've sucked!

As Dan Quayle once said, "It's time to send the past to the back."

CLR01
10-02-2005, 05:33 PM
So much for getting swept by Cleveland.

Dan H
10-02-2005, 05:34 PM
Couldn't be any worse than what Jon Miller said a couple innings later. Red Sox fans were pretty quiet, and he started rambling on about how terrible it was that the outcome of a game hundreds of miles away clinched it for Boston, taking all the fun away from Boston fans becuase the game they were watching became meaningless. Yeah, Jon, a real tragedy.

Of course for those of us in the know, it's clear Boston fans became real quiet once they finished celebrating their playoff berth and realized who they had to face in the ALDS. GO SOX!

Boston fans are so much like Cub fans. But who cares? This was the best season the Sox have had in 22 years. And there is only more to come. It would be great to see a White Sox - Angels LCS. The East Coast then can fall off into the Atlantic and take Fenway and Yankee Stadium with it.

Optipessimism
10-02-2005, 05:48 PM
Bring on Boston!! I think we take 'em in 4 if and only if we don't sweep. Clement? Wells? Wakefield? LMAO. To the Red Cubs fans: have fun watching the Sox coast past you guys.

As for the Yanks/Angels series, I am going to have to go with NY even though I think LAAA is by far the better team. I think Chacon will continue to dominate, two of Small/Mussina/Wang will be decent, and Johnson will keep the team in the game for something like a 6-4, 7-5 type NY win. That said, I think the Yanks staff shoots it's wad in the ALDS and loses to us in the ALCS.

After that, the World Series!!!

DickAllen72
10-02-2005, 06:00 PM
What a great season!

On to the playoffs & The World Series!

Go White Sox!!!

JorgeFabregas
10-02-2005, 06:04 PM
How about El Duque with his first career save? I'm not eager to see him in th closer's role, but if he get 11 more this season who could complain? :D:

HotelWhiteSox
10-02-2005, 06:10 PM
7 straight at the Jake, going back to when we swept them 4 straight after the break, and 9 out of the 10.

What a year! Fitting ending!

whtsx1959
10-02-2005, 06:11 PM
So much for getting swept by Cleveland.
Woody Paige is wrong again.

Cleveland CHOKED. Only 1 win in their last 7 games.

The_Floridian
10-02-2005, 06:22 PM
How about El Duque with his first career save? I'm not eager to see him in th closer's role, but if he get 11 more this season who could complain? :D:

Hell yeah. El Duque kinda screwed the pooch in the second half, but he looked really solid in the first half. If he can give us some good help out of the bullpen (less work, more adrenaline--might help), he could be good for us in the post-season. And his playoff pedigree is certainly stellar.

El Duque for middle relief!

:elduque:

PaleHoseGeorge
10-02-2005, 06:24 PM
Hell yeah. El Duque kinda screwed the pooch in the second half, but he looked really solid in the first half. If he can give us some good help out of the bullpen (less work, more adrenaline--might help), he could be good for us in the post-season. And his playoff pedigree is certainly stellar.

El Duque for middle relief!

:elduque:

Rooney and Farmer were heaping praise on Hernandez today. They said his fastball was as good as he has had all season.

Cutter
10-02-2005, 06:25 PM
Boston fans are so much like Cub fans. But who cares? This was the best season the Sox have had in 22 years. And there is only more to come. It would be great to see a White Sox - Angels LCS. The East Coast then can fall off into the Atlantic and take Fenway and Yankee Stadium with it.

Dan:

As long as I'm going into the drink (as per your sixth sentence), can I at least use your Sox books that I bought as flotation devices? :smile:

cheeses_h_rice
10-02-2005, 06:26 PM
What else is there to say.

99 wins, 12 more than I predicted.

Wire to ****ing wire.

Sweeping the annoying Toons in their final series and dumping their sorry asses from the playoff picture.

An abundance of pitching choices to take into the postseason.

A chance to dump the defending world champs and their annoying fanbase this next week.

:gulp:

SOX ADDICT '73
10-02-2005, 06:29 PM
Congratulations on RBI #100, Paulie!

Prior to today's game I was having flashbacks to last year's finale, with Carlos Lee sitting on 99 RBI, and going oh-for-five. He left five runners stranded that day, including two on second and one on third, all with less than two outs.

Great job by Tadahito on the triple...great job by Jermaine to coax the walk...great job by Paulie to hit the ball just deep enough...and a great job by Cora to send the runner, knowing what was at stake!

CLR01
10-02-2005, 06:38 PM
Woody Paige is wrong again.

Cleveland CHOKED. Only 1 win in their last 7 games.


That was directed towards some of the dark clouds as well.

SOX ADDICT '73
10-02-2005, 06:39 PM
Sweeping the annoying Toons in their final series and dumping their sorry asses from the playoff picture.
I've been saying all week that I'd love for the Sox to be the ones who eliminated the Tribe. It's mostly because of those jag-bags playing so far over their heads in August and September that the media labeled the Sox as "chokers."

Yeah, our boys certainly played less than stellar ball over that stretch, but so did the St. Louis Cardinals, and you never heard anyone criticizing them. And that's because they didn't have a team chasing them who was playing .750 baseball.

This is what you get, Cleveland, for turning what should have been a fun final two months into a nail-biting, pants-wetting, troll-banning, Trib-crumpling roller coaster ride.

ChiSoxGirl
10-02-2005, 06:47 PM
What an absolutely WONDERFUL season!! :)

Though there were those few moments when many of us were on the ledge (c'mon, you know you were there), our team battled through and led themselves to the second best record in franchise history! The Sox went into Cleveland this weekend and showed those Indians who was in charge of this division, and ended up 6 games ahead of them. The Indians FINALLY know what it's like to head into a tailspin, and it couldn't have arrived at a better time for us! I bet they never thought Sizemore's dropped fly ball last Sunday against Kansas City was the beginning of the end for them!

Tuesday is going to be a new experience for a lot of Sox fans, including myself. While I remember the 1993 & 2000 playoffs well, this is my first opportunity to actually go to a playoff game. And from what I've heard, it's one of the greatest experiences a baseball fan can have!!! I'm so amped up! We're in for the ride of our lives, my friends! In the immortal words of Hawk, "Sit back, relax, and strap it down!" :bandance:

BRING ON THE RED SOX, BABY!!!

Stroker Ace
10-02-2005, 06:51 PM
SOX WIN!!! YESSSSS!!!!!


99 White Sox Winners this year. Now let's add 11 more!

Chips
10-02-2005, 06:54 PM
Hell Yes. 99 Wins and five straight heading into the playoffs. Bring on the Red Flubs.

:sweep

TDog
10-02-2005, 07:07 PM
...Tuesday is going to be a new experience for a lot of Sox fans, including myself. While I remember the 1993 & 2000 playoffs well, this is my first opportunity to actually go to a playoff game. And from what I've heard, it's one of the greatest experiences a baseball fan can have!!! I'm so amped up! We're in for the ride of our lives, my friends! In the immortal words of Hawk, "Sit back, relax, and strap it down!" :bandance:

BRING ON THE RED SOX, BABY!!!

Enjoy it. Savor it. Get to the park as early as you can. Look at the out of town scores and notice how empty it is because THIS is the game that matters in the world at the moment.

I went to the 2000 games in Chicago and a World Series game in 1984 in San Diego, and while the games were frustrating, the experience of being at a ballpark in the postseason was special.

Of course, it would be great to see the Sox make the experience routine for their fans.

Brian26
10-02-2005, 07:22 PM
Bring on Boston!! I think we take 'em in 4 if and only if we don't sweep. Clement? Wells? Wakefield? LMAO.

We own Boston pitching. We own them. I'm calling a 3-game sweep right now. We'll wrap it up on Friday night at Fenway.

Brian26
10-02-2005, 07:23 PM
Woody Paige is wrong again.

Cleveland CHOKED. Only 1 win in their last 7 games.

Meanwhile, we finished 8-2 in our last 10 games. :bandance:

Brian26
10-02-2005, 07:26 PM
While I remember the 1993 & 2000 playoffs well, this is my first opportunity to actually go to a playoff game. And from what I've heard, it's one of the greatest experiences a baseball fan can have!!!

I went to Game 2 of the 2000 playoffs here, I can safely say it was one of the most miserable days I've ever had at the ballpark. :cool:

I have a feeling this year will be different though.

cheeses_h_rice
10-02-2005, 07:32 PM
I went to Game 2 of the 2000 playoffs here, I can safely say it was one of the most miserable days I've ever had at the ballpark. :cool:

I have a feeling this year will be different though.

Towards the end of Game 2, in my section fans started turning on each other, after some started booing and heckling the White Sox for their offensive ineptitude. It almost came to blows.

Foulke You
10-02-2005, 07:44 PM
I went to Game 2 of the 2000 playoffs here, I can safely say it was one of the most miserable days I've ever had at the ballpark. :cool:

I have a feeling this year will be different though.
Yep, Game 2 of the 2000 ALDS was one of the worst games I've ever attended. I remember the ballpark was a funeral procession out the ramps as everyone left when the game was over. Everyone just kind've had a feeling we wouldn't be coming back for a Game 5.

And yes, I am in agreement, I think this year will be different.:cool:

Young Gun
10-02-2005, 07:44 PM
I can't wait for the playoffs to start. I am pumped.

Go Sox!

:bandance:

Lillian
10-02-2005, 07:47 PM
Was anyone else as nervous, as I was, with all of the swagger and bravado displayed on this site prior to today's game? I was really afraid that the Indians might not be finished. They still had an outside chance of becoming the World Series Champions, until todays Sox victory, coupled with Boston's win.

I am really glad that we don't have to play them any more. They match up very well with the Sox, given their outstanding pitching and good left handed hitting. We are fortunate to have such a one sided record against them, and to have won so many one run games. The law of averages suggested that they would have eventually begun to come out on top in a few of those close games. Lucky for us, the law of averages didn't start to even up yet. I'm still not comfortable being so arrogant about it. The Indians might get a few more breaks against us next year. For now, it's on to the next step.

Aren't you more comfortable and confident, with the Sox playing New York and Boston, with their pitching problems? Cleveland will likely be our new rivals for the Central Division, and at least we won it this year. I'm so proud of our guys. This is going to be fun. Can't wait to be at the Cell for all of the home games in this first series.

Foulke You
10-02-2005, 07:47 PM
Tuesday is going to be a new experience for a lot of Sox fans, including myself. While I remember the 1993 & 2000 playoffs well, this is my first opportunity to actually go to a playoff game. And from what I've heard, it's one of the greatest experiences a baseball fan can have!!! I'm so amped up!
Even though the finishes to the 2000 games were brutal at the end (damn you Jay Buhner and Edgar Martinez!), being in the ballpark, you could just feel the electricity in the crowd. When Ray Durham lead off with a HR to center field and pumped his fist to a sold out crowd's booming roar, you couldn't help but get caught up in the excitement. I have a feeling we're in for a treat this year because the 2005 team is much better equipped for October baseball than the 2000 squad.

ChiWavDave
10-02-2005, 07:52 PM
I wanted to save my first post ever on this board after lurking for years on the last day of the season. Im ready for Tuesday, I wonder how all the NY/BoSox whining fans feel about the Sox's lineup this weekend now... Here's your integrity of the Game, morons. We swept the toons and the DeadSox will be Next...

Awesome Job Guys... Congratuations!

:bandance: :bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

Brian26
10-02-2005, 07:55 PM
Was anyone else as nervous, as I was, with all of the swagger and bravado displayed on this site prior to today's game?

No.

I was really afraid that the Indians might not be finished. They still had an outside chance of becoming the World Series Champions, until todays Sox victory, coupled with Boston's win.

Slim and none, and slim left town last week.


I am really glad that we don't have to play them any more. They match up very well with the Sox, given their outstanding pitching and good left handed hitting.

We own them. We beat them 14 out of 19 times this season. We've won the last 7 games in Cleveland. What about this worries you?


We are fortunate to have such a one sided record against them, and to have won so many one run games.

Baseball has nothing to do with luck. Just ask Hawk...

:hawk

"Let me tell ya something, sweetie. You don't go 14-5 against Cleveland by accident. You don't go 14-5 against Cleveland by luck. You go 14-5 against Cleveland, dammit, because YOU'RE GOOD!"

Lillian
10-02-2005, 08:03 PM
The Sox won all 9 of the one run games against the Tribe. There has to be at least a little good luck in that statistic. Just as the law of averages caught them at the end, and brought them back down to earth, so does that same law suggest that we are not really "14 and 5" better than they are. We finished the season 6 games up on them, and yet totally dominated them in head to head competition. If that doesn't make you feel fortunate, I admire your confidence.
I love this team as much as any Sox fan, and I've rooted for them for over half a century, but I still feel that they had some good fortune, as well as, skill in this onesided record vs. Cleveland.

Brian26
10-02-2005, 08:09 PM
The Sox won all 9 of the one run games against the Tribe. There has to be at least a little good luck in that statistic. Just as the law of averages caught them at the end, and brought them back down to earth, so does that same law suggest that we are not really "14 and 5" better than they are.

We played a 19-game series against their asses this year. That's a pretty solid sample size. We won 14 of them. I'm confident that we are THAT much better than them. I've never actually heard anyone try to argue that a sample size needs to be *smaller* to reflect a truer result. :?:

As for the one-run results...it doesn't matter one bit.

We finished the season 6 games up on them, and yet totally dominated them in head to head competition. If that doesn't make you feel fortunate, I admire your confidence.

I'll take our first half record when teams were actually competing (versus their little September run against teams that had already closed up shop, if you know what I mean.)

TDog
10-02-2005, 08:23 PM
The Sox won all 9 of the one run games against the Tribe. There has to be at least a little good luck in that statistic. Just as the law of averages caught them at the end, and brought them back down to earth, so does that same law suggest that we are not really "14 and 5" better than they are. We finished the season 6 games up on them, and yet totally dominated them in head to head competition. If that doesn't make you feel fortunate, I admire your confidence.
I love this team as much as any Sox fan, and I've rooted for them for over half a century, but I still feel that they had some good fortune, as well as, skill in this onesided record vs. Cleveland.

Bill James would say the one-run games will even out next year. I would like to think they evened out this year.

Lillian
10-02-2005, 08:25 PM
Brian 26, Do you honestly believe what you wrote?; "That we played a 19-game series against their asses this year. That's a pretty solid sample size. We won 14 of them. I'm confident that we are THAT much better than them. I've never actually heard anyone try to argue that a sample size needs to be *smaller* to reflect a truer result." :?:

That would mean that if we played them a full 162 game season, we would have a .736 winning percentage. I'm sorry, but that doesn't make sense to me.
I'm just thrilled that we won at that rate this year. I'm sure that I'm just as happy as you are, but again, I wish I had your confidence. I guess that you expect that we would have continued to beat them at that rate, because we are just that much better than they are. Well, it's a wonderful thought.

Brian26
10-02-2005, 08:29 PM
Brian 26, Do you honestly believe what you wrote?; "That we played a 19-game series against their asses this year. That's a pretty solid sample size. We won 14 of them. I'm confident that we are THAT much better than them. I've never actually heard anyone try to argue that a sample size needs to be *smaller* to reflect a truer result." :?:

That would mean that if we played them a full 162 game season, we would have a .736 winning percentage. I'm sorry, but that doesn't make sense to me.
I'm just thrilled that we won at that rate this year. I'm sure that I'm just as happy as you are, but again, I wish I had your confidence. I guess that you expect that we would have continued to beat them at that rate, because we are just that much better than they are. Well, it's a wonderful thought.

Are you a Cleveland troll? Any full-blooded White Sox fan (who bleeds black and silver) should be jumping for joy and savoring every second of this right now. We've put up with so much BS for the past month from the media, Cub fans, Dark Clouds, etc...and all you can think about doing is bestowing accolades on Cleveland because we're "fortunate" to have won so many games against them?

**** Cleveland. We own Cleveland.

RadioheadRocks
10-02-2005, 08:31 PM
Okay "Less Filling" and "Tastes Great"... please return to your respective corners...

SOX ADDICT '73
10-02-2005, 08:49 PM
To paraphrase Eddie Murphy:

http://www.coldstate.com/dvddebate/smallpics/eddie7.jpg
"Lillian...can not use the Internet...evah again. Iss my house, Lil. Es mi casa, y yo vivo aqui."

chisox77
10-02-2005, 08:50 PM
I have learned to enjoy any success the White Sox have.

I have remained even keeled throughout the season.

And yet, my heart has been beating faster the last few days - not from worry or anxiety, but over the possibility of the White Sox winning the World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals. I have actaully had visions of this, as an endless fireworks celebration peppers the night time sky, with White Sox players piled high on the infield, and White Sox fans roaring with the loudest cheers you can ever hear.

Dare to dream it! Go White Sox!

tstrike2000
10-02-2005, 09:18 PM
McCarthy was solid today, mixing up his pitches. I like our chances with our pitching staff. Go Sox!

ChiSoxGirl
10-02-2005, 09:21 PM
Even though the finishes to the 2000 games were brutal at the end (damn you Jay Buhner and Edgar Martinez!), being in the ballpark, you could just feel the electricity in the crowd. When Ray Durham lead off with a HR to center field and pumped his fist to a sold out crowd's booming roar, you couldn't help but get caught up in the excitement. I have a feeling we're in for a treat this year because the 2005 team is much better equipped for October baseball than the 2000 squad.

I'm expecting an experience similar to the one I had at the All-Star Game in 2003. I sat up in 534 right behind home plate and everything about that day was so special to me (except maybe the "friend" I went with, but we won't go there!). I distinctly remember crying when the fighter jets came roaring in above the scoreboard and flew right over my head during the National Anthem.

I'm predicting more of those same emotions on Tuesday because as a baseball fan, there's truly nothing like a playoff game for the team you live & die with.

tromcoe
10-02-2005, 09:21 PM
Can you imagine how pissed off everyone would be if the shoe were on the other foot. I'd be incredibly depressed if I was an Indians fan.

However, I'm not. GO SOX!!!!!!!!!!:D:

And I just switched to GEICO!!

Frater Perdurabo
10-02-2005, 09:22 PM
:tomatoaward:

SAVVY18
10-02-2005, 09:41 PM
http://www.soxtalk.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/sweep.gif Great way to end the regular season.

Now Bring on the Red Cubs!!!!

pczarapa
10-02-2005, 10:45 PM
Anyone have any idea what the playoff roster will look like? Will O. Hernandez and McCarthy both make it?

TheOldRoman
10-03-2005, 12:18 AM
pre all-star break: 57-29
post all-star break: 42-34

That can't be right. Woody Paige said we collapsed, and backed into the playoffs after a horrible second half.
For some reason I watched Around the Horn on Friday. 3 of the morons thought the Indians would "easily" win 2 of 3 this weekend. Remaining steadfast, the king of all morons, Moronotti loudly insisted the Indians would sweep us.:rolleyes:

I just want to say, I am so proud of this team. We didn't need to play these last three games. We could have came here and played to "not get injured". We could have not given it 110%, but we did anyway.

These last few weeks reminded me how much I hate the Indians. I was a youngin' in 93, and I really started to get into the Sox around May of 94 (:angry:). I imediately grew to hate the Indians. It was agonizing watching them celebrate pennants in 95 and 97, but glorious watching them walk of the field with their heads down in Atlanta and Florida. I hated Thome, Ramirez, Belle, Murray, Vizquel, Baerga, Lofton, Alomar, Alomar, Hersheiser, Nagy, and the rest of them with a passion. I vividly remember Bill Simas coming into a tight game in June with the bases loaded and no outs, and striking out Belle, Ramirez and Thome in order. I thought that was the greatest thing ever, and I will always remember Bill Simas for that one game. The past few years I certainly didn't like the Indians, but I didnt hate them like I hated the Twins. I said "they suck, I cant hate them when they are that bad". This year brought it all back. The series last week brought me back memories of them clinching at Comiskey. Thank you, White Sox. Thank you for giving us the correct outcome this time.

PennStater98r
10-03-2005, 01:22 AM
Perhaps if Cleveland had worried more about playing ball than running their mouths off about how much of "push-overs" the Sox were, they'd have made the playoffs.

No. We'll never hear the choke job that Cleveland experienced here in the last week of baseball, but that's all the media could talk about for the two weeks prior.

Furthermore, I loved watching the Sox this weekend. It showed they're ready for facing tough teams and the negative media coverage about the "choke" only made the Sox stronger in the long run... That much was obvious in watching our Sox this weekend.

WSoxFanForever
10-03-2005, 09:45 AM
To the Tribe fans:

SEE YA, SEE YA, WOULDN'T WANT TO BE YA!!!!

Chokers of the Years: Cleveland Indians.

"Real" Sox got it done when we had to.

GOOOOOOOOOO WHITE SOX!!!

knocko94
10-03-2005, 10:33 AM
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Eat it Cleveland