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Baby Fisk
10-18-2005, 11:14 AM
Astros fans are shell shocked today and understandably so. Also understandably, dark clouds have cleared out of Chicago and rolled over to this Astros message board (http://p078.ezboard.com/fevilwontwinfrm3)

Among the nasty thread titles:
"This series is over - Astros will lose"
"Garner should be fired"
"New nicknames for Lidge"
"I knew we were in trouble when..."

There's even one thread making references to the 2003 NLCS.

Once again, THANK YOU WHITE SOX for sparing us this torment.

soxfan26
10-18-2005, 11:35 AM
"New nicknames for Lidge"
...
Once again, THANK YOU WHITE SOX for sparing us this torment.

Lidge sure has picked a bad time to stop being superman in the 9th. To think that the Sox were in trouble because we had no "big time closer". :o:

Astros fans:

Deep breath in .... Let it out, now say it with me: "Roy Oswalt - Roger Clemens" This thing ain't over.

cheeses_h_rice
10-18-2005, 11:46 AM
There's no way the Astros lose both games 6 and 7. After all, they got Oswalt and Clemens going. </cubfan>

TommyJohn
10-18-2005, 12:26 PM
Astros fans are shell shocked today and understandably so. Also understandably, dark clouds have cleared out of Chicago and rolled over to this Astros message board (http://p078.ezboard.com/fevilwontwinfrm3)

Among the nasty thread titles:
"This series is over - Astros will lose"
"Garner should be fired"
"New nicknames for Lidge"
"I knew we were in trouble when..."

There's even one thread making references to the 2003 NLCS.

Once again, THANK YOU WHITE SOX for sparing us this torment.

I have to admit, as the White Sox were rolling through the playoffs, I kept
thinking in the back of my mind that this was going to be one big joke, and
that the Angels were going to pull off a moment like this. I wasn't able to
relax and let out a breath until Konerko stepped on first for the final out.

Seriously, how badly must it hurt if you are a Houston Astros fan? Fans of
other teams bemoan how the fates have treated them, but look at Houston's
postseason history:

1980: up 2-1 on the Phillies, lose game 4, up 5-2 in the 8th of game 5 with
Nolan Ryan on the mound. Phillies tie it and win in extra innings.

1986: tied 2-2 with the Mets, lose game 5 in extra innings, 3 outs away
from tying the series 3-3 with Mike Scott ready for game 7. Mets tie it, take the
lead in extra innings, Astros tie it, Mets go up 7-4, Astros come back and
have the winning run on base when the Mets get the last out.

1997-99, 2001: Four division titles in five years, four first round exits.

2004: Up 3-2 against St. Louis, unable to put them away as Cardinals
win games 6 and 7. Clemens unable to get the win in game 7.

2005: ONE DAMN STRIKE AWAY! My gosh. The series isn't over again, but
I'm getting the same feeling I got when I was rooting for the California
Angels in 1986. We'll see.

If this were a Red Sox-Yankees series, lord. The poets and playwrights
would be out in full force. Maybe a country singer or two will write a
heart-plunking ballad about being alone in the house with a broken
pickup, his ex-girlfriend out on the town, and the Astros blowing the
pennant.

FarWestChicago
10-18-2005, 01:08 PM
Astros fans are shell shocked today and understandably so. Also understandably, dark clouds have cleared out of Chicago and rolled over to this Astros message board (http://p078.ezboard.com/fevilwontwinfrm3)

Among the nasty thread titles:
"This series is over - Astros will lose"
"Garner should be fired"
"New nicknames for Lidge"
"I knew we were in trouble when..."

There's even one thread making references to the 2003 NLCS.

Once again, THANK YOU WHITE SOX for sparing us this torment.Their Dark Clouds are weak. NOBODY has Dark Clouds like us. :redneck

Palehose13
10-18-2005, 01:43 PM
Seriously, how badly must it hurt if you are a Houston Astros fan? Fans of
other teams bemoan how the fates have treated them, but look at Houston's
postseason history:

1980: up 2-1 on the Phillies, lose game 4, up 5-2 in the 8th of game 5 with
Nolan Ryan on the mound. Phillies tie it and win in extra innings.

1986: tied 2-2 with the Mets, lose game 5 in extra innings, 3 outs away
from going up 3-2 with Mike Scott ready for game 7. Mets tie it, take the
lead in extra innings, Astros tie it, Mets go up 7-4, Astros come back and
have the winning run on base when the Mets get the last out.

1997-99, 2001: Four division titles in five years, four first round exits.

2004: Up 3-2 against St. Louis, unable to put them away as Cardinals
win games 6 and 7. Clemens unable to get the win in game 7.

2005: ONE DAMN STRIKE AWAY! My gosh. The series isn't over again, but
I'm getting the same feeling I got when I was rooting for the California
Angels in 1986. We'll see.

If this were a Red Sox-Yankees series, lord. The poets and playwrights
would be out in full force. Maybe a country singer or two will write a
heart-plunking ballad about being alone in the house with a broken
pickup, his ex-girlfriend out on the town, and the Astros blowing the
pennant.

That's a hell of a lot more chances than the White Sox have had on the last 25 years. No pity on this end.

DSpivack
10-18-2005, 02:35 PM
That's a hell of a lot more chances than the White Sox have had on the last 25 years. No pity on this end.

I don't know, hard to say which is worse; making the playoffs and blowing it year after year, or rarely making it at all. They still haven't been to a WS.

JB98
10-18-2005, 03:14 PM
The Astros fans are saying Garner should be fired? Holy ****!

Like a lot of Sox fans, I hate Garner's guts from his days as manager of the Brew Crew and the Murder City Kitties. But I think he's managed a pretty good series. He was one strike away with his normally reliable closer on the mound. Lidge wet the bed, plain and simple. What did the Houston fans want? Dan Wheeler to pitch the ninth?

Palehose13
10-18-2005, 03:40 PM
I don't know, hard to say which is worse; making the playoffs and blowing it year after year, or rarely making it at all. They still haven't been to a WS.

I'd be happy if we won the division in consecutive years instead of once every decade.

IMO, it's much nicer being Houston, Atlanta, St. Louis (usually making the playoffs, but not winning it all) than us. At least those folks have October baseball year after year. I'm sure there are quite a few here that don't even favor the Sox to win the division next year.

Deuce
10-18-2005, 03:49 PM
Their Dark Clouds are weak. NOBODY has Dark Clouds like us. :redneck

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"Thank you, West. It is good to know that we are the best at what we do."

RKMeibalane
10-18-2005, 09:59 PM
http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Film/News/Pictures/1999/02/10/darth2.jpg

"Thank you, West. It is good to know that we are the best at what we do."

Lord Vader isn't a Dark Cloud. He's the person who keeps an eye on them when they misbehave. That's why I always posted his picture in the Postgame Threads and HomeFish's whiny rants.

elrod
10-19-2005, 12:17 AM
Astros fans are shell shocked today and understandably so. Also understandably, dark clouds have cleared out of Chicago and rolled over to this Astros message board (http://p078.ezboard.com/fevilwontwinfrm3)

Among the nasty thread titles:
"This series is over - Astros will lose"
"Garner should be fired"
"New nicknames for Lidge"
"I knew we were in trouble when..."

There's even one thread making references to the 2003 NLCS.

Once again, THANK YOU WHITE SOX for sparing us this torment.

Man, if you ever wanted to know how Chicago is NOT like the South, just check out the thread on "Bible study or Astros game". I'm not one to presume to answer that for somebody. If your religious obligations require that you skip the game then so be it. But the fact that somebody actually posted that question on an Astros message board just tells you something different about religion in the South than up here.