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Baby Fisk
10-20-2005, 03:12 PM
This one blew my mind: at a Black Jays message board, one of their Mods actually predicted that:

"Chicago's pitching will finally be exposed for it's mediocrity. Just watch."

This was the most laughable thing I've seen in a while. Yep, the Sox have been damn lucky to win 106 games this year on the back on mediocre pitching... :rolleyes: :roflmao:


What other ludicrous statements have some of you heard?

Uncle_Patrick
10-20-2005, 03:52 PM
On the chicagosports.com blog, one poster decried the White Sox as the single most overrated team in World Series history and had more calls go their way than any other team in baseball history.

Can someone say "Bitter"?

seanpmurphy
10-20-2005, 04:06 PM
"The White Sox barely have any offense." --some douchebag cubs fan on campus

Another 40 HR season for Paulie, career highs for Jermaine Dye and AJ Pierzynski, 6 players with double digit stolen bases. UGH!!! This team better hope their pitching is good cause we usually only score 1-2 runs a game!

Flight #24
10-20-2005, 04:17 PM
I believe I saw a stat that in the postseason, the Sox have the highest runs/game of the 8 teams.

Gee, I guess that means scrapping out runs is a better way to score against great pitching than waiting for a 3-run HR.

Who'da thunk it.

SouthSide_HitMen
10-20-2005, 04:21 PM
:boston

"I predict the Cubs to face the Twins in the 2005 World Series"

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?page=05expertpicks

jackbrohamer
10-20-2005, 04:53 PM
"The White Sox barely have any offense." --some douchebag cubs fan on campus

Yah, and the Scrubs have this year's MVP Derrick Lee and all that great pitching

Johnny Mostil
10-20-2005, 05:01 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?page=05expertpicks

Holy prognostications, that page is hilarious. None of the "experts" picked the Astros to even make the playoffs, and only one (Neyer) picked the White Sox to do so (but not the Series).

MRKARNO
10-20-2005, 05:10 PM
:boston

"I predict the Cubs to face the Twins in the 2005 World Series"

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?page=05expertpicks

:boston

"Astros win the World Series in 7"
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs2005/news/story?id=2179945

Then the Astros make the World Series

:boston

"White Sox in 6"

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs2005/series?series=houchw

This isn't exactly "anti-White Sox," but a reminder of how unserious these preidictions are.

Palehose13
10-20-2005, 05:10 PM
:boston

"I predict the Cubs to face the Twins in the 2005 World Series"

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?page=05expertpicks

At least he got the divisions represented in the series correct.

SouthSide_HitMen
10-20-2005, 05:13 PM
:boston

"Astros win the World Series in 7"
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs2005/news/story?id=2179945



Not one "expert" putz on their site picked the White Sox to win the World Series even after the season was complete. Only 1 of 16 of these losers had us even winning the pennant and we had the best record in the superior American League. I am glad I don't have cable and pay a penny to these drillrods.

fquaye149
10-20-2005, 05:55 PM
:boston

"I predict the Cubs to face the Twins in the 2005 World Series"

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?page=05expertpicks

lol - not a one of them even picked the astros to MAKE the playoffs. And we all know their thoughts on the Soxers

Risk
10-20-2005, 06:07 PM
One of the Flub fans in the adjacent office told me the White Sox were going to be swept 3 to nothing today. Ridiculous and completely Cub like.

Risk

Iwritecode
10-20-2005, 08:05 PM
I read a column in the Rockford paper just a few days ago that the Sox bullpen is overrated because it isn't used much.

:kukoo:

seanpmurphy
10-20-2005, 08:16 PM
Yah, and the Scrubs have this year's MVP Derrick Lee and all that great pitching

Why the teal? Guys next year Lee will hit 85 HRs and have 225 RBI and with Kerry Wood finally healthy, expect at least 135 wins. :redneck

(I bolded this for extra emphasis on the sarcasm....as if anyone needed it)

rocky biddle
10-20-2005, 09:23 PM
Gammons actually predicted Nomar would be the NL mvp. He should lose his job and be thrown out of the HOF for that statement alone.

antitwins13
10-20-2005, 09:29 PM
I heard a Sox fan on TV interviewed who said "The Curse of Shoeless Joe" would prevent the Sox from winning and only when there names are cleared will the curse be lifted. (raaaaaalph)!

Chips
10-20-2005, 09:39 PM
I heard a Sox fan on TV interviewed who said "The Curse of Shoeless Joe" would prevent the Sox from winning and only when there names are cleared will the curse be lifted. (raaaaaalph)!

That curse talk makes me want to <Insert incredibly overused chunks tag>

seanpmurphy
10-20-2005, 10:05 PM
Gammons actually predicted Nomar would be the NL mvp. He should lose his job and be thrown out of the HOF for that statement alone.

No dude you weren't listening close enough. He said DL MVP.

antitwins13
10-20-2005, 11:38 PM
No dude you weren't listening close enough. He said DL MVP.

Post on the Week nominee!:bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

JB98
10-21-2005, 01:48 AM
This isn't really an anti-Sox prediction, but Steve Phillips just indicated there would be more squeeze bunts in this series than home runs. Huh?

Now, I wouldn't be surprised to see either team execute a squeeze bunt or two in this series, but with that short wall in Houston, there are going to be some HRs hit.

The Sox may have a small-ball reputation, but they did hit 200 HRs this season. The "experts" at ESPN are going to be surprised when we knock a few out of the park this week. :cool:

Banix12
10-21-2005, 02:36 AM
This isn't really an anti-Sox prediction, but Steve Phillips just indicated there would be more squeeze bunts in this series than home runs. Huh?

Now, I wouldn't be surprised to see either team execute a squeeze bunt or two in this series, but with that short wall in Houston, there are going to be some HRs hit.

The Sox may have a small-ball reputation, but they did hit 200 HRs this season. The "experts" at ESPN are going to be surprised when we knock a few out of the park this week. :cool:

I must say though, now that Steve Phillips has actually started watching white sox games, something he didn't do during the first half of the season. His analysis has improved, he isn't always favorable toward the white sox but he's at least become fair and given legit reasons for why he would say anything negative. Though he has suprisingly become one of the sox biggest boosters on ESPN this season after he admitted he underestimated them.

As for none of the experts picking the astros at the start of the season, I can't blame them. I wouldn't have picked them. It truly is astonishing that they are here. I even kinda understood why they didn't pick the sox at the start of the season, even though I knew they would be proven wrong.