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whitesoxwilkes
10-22-2005, 11:21 PM
Just try and hit it. I dare you.

OKCSoxFan
10-22-2005, 11:22 PM
Jenks for Prez.

SABRSox
10-22-2005, 11:22 PM
As if there was any doubt...

I love the 2005 White Sox!

RKMeibalane
10-22-2005, 11:22 PM
:hawk

"AND THE SOX WIN GAME ONE OF THIS BEST-OF-SEVEN WORLD SERIES... YEEEESSS!

fox2
10-22-2005, 11:22 PM
wow

mccoydp
10-22-2005, 11:22 PM
What a great game!

Contreras, Jenks, Crede, Cotts, Podsednik, Paulie, etc.

:winner

AJPosguchi
10-22-2005, 11:22 PM
Bobby Jenks = The Big Nasty

soxfan1965
10-22-2005, 11:22 PM
Yes! Dodged a lot of bullets with Jose a bit off tonight. Crede saved the Sox with his glove. Let's dodge the Oswalt bullet by not going a game 7!

Iguana775
10-22-2005, 11:23 PM
Jenks' curve is SICK! holy crap! It should be illegal!!!

way to go JC, Crede, Jenks, Cotts and everyone in between! woo fracking hoo!!!

LongLiveFisk
10-22-2005, 11:23 PM
Woo-hoo!!! 1 down, 3 to go!! I'm so proud of you boys!! :gulp: :bandance:

Kogs35
10-22-2005, 11:23 PM
awesome job tonight boys :bandance: :gulp: :bandance:

whitesoxfan
10-22-2005, 11:23 PM
3 MORE W'S!!!

lets take it to them again tomorrow night :)

pczarapa
10-22-2005, 11:23 PM
Nice nice nice win, great pitching by Contreras, Cotts, and Jenks!!!!!!

Iguana775
10-22-2005, 11:24 PM
WHEN the Sox win this, I'm buying a Jenks jersey!

THE BIG NASTY! I LOVE IT!!

ChiWhiteSox1337
10-22-2005, 11:24 PM
Awesome! I loved hearing Ed, John, and the Hawk in the booth tonight, even though I was listening on the internet with a 40 second delay!

nedlug
10-22-2005, 11:24 PM
What about Clemens? He's missed a start in the regular season because of that hammy... what if we get to see Backe twice?

Also, I'd sure like to see Wandy some more times this series...

davenicholson
10-22-2005, 11:24 PM
Holy crao. After Cotts' first batter he faced, he and Jenks looked absolutely *UNHITTABLE*. I am looking forward to tomorrow night like nothing I can remember. Sharing a blankie with Mrs. davenicholson in the UD behind home plate, and watching the Sox take a 2-0 series lead!!!!

RedFoxSoxFan
10-22-2005, 11:24 PM
wow, what a great time to get a first PTC correctly. what a freggin awesome game

ATXBMX
10-22-2005, 11:24 PM
"Hey Roger, that's Mr. Jenks to you."

DenverSock
10-22-2005, 11:25 PM
Thank God it was not Damaso! I don't think I've ever sufferred from such tension during the game. I second Joe Crede for MVP of the Game!:supernana::supernana::supernana:

Jjav829
10-22-2005, 11:25 PM
Wow! What big pitching by Cotts and Jenks! 1st and 3rd, 0 outs, I was just hoping we could get out of that inning tied. Cotts was great and Jenks followed his lead. Joe Crede....what a game.

1 down! 3 to go! :D: :D: :bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

Shoeless Joe
10-22-2005, 11:25 PM
White Sox win!

I like the sound of it! Big Bobby Jenks you're my hero damn it! (fighting back tears)

SoXPriDe33
10-22-2005, 11:25 PM
Bobby Jenks = The Big Nasty


That pretty much sums it up

Sox&Springsteen
10-22-2005, 11:26 PM
BOBBY JENKS!!!!!

O-O-O-O-O-H to be in Bridgeport!!!

4th Gen. Sox Fan
10-22-2005, 11:26 PM
Jermaine Dye, Carl Everett, Joe Crede, Jose Contreras, Neal Cotts, and BAAAAD Bobby Jenks YES!!!

soxfanatlanta
10-22-2005, 11:26 PM
Bit off my finger nails, then my fingers. I could use a stiff drink.
:gulp:

samram
10-22-2005, 11:27 PM
Those rusty bullpen arms just killed the Sox tonight. If only they could have been used a bit more against LAA.:rolleyes:


3

batmanZoSo
10-22-2005, 11:27 PM
Holy crap, what a game. You can look at it two ways, either it's a game of missed opportunities or just an amazing bullpen display on both ends. The Stros just had the bad break losing their starter early. Either way, three more to go.

Just amazing.

SAVVY18
10-22-2005, 11:27 PM
WAY TO GO BOYS!!!!

3 MORE WINS!!!!!

http://www.kevhead.com/khdcforum/uploads/SAVVY18/2005-10-22_222204_flashgosox.gif

Eric Bartman, today's top dope
10-22-2005, 11:27 PM
DYE, Rocket, DYE!!!

http://images.sportsline.com/u/photos/baseball/mlb/img8995212.jpg

DenverSock
10-22-2005, 11:27 PM
when I saw Damaso Marte Throwing.:o:

Stroker Ace
10-22-2005, 11:27 PM
SOX WIN!!! YESSSSS!!!!!
8 DOWN, 3 TO GO!

dropkick371
10-22-2005, 11:27 PM
So...if I'm not missing something here, that would drop the magic number to

3 more wins.

Awesome game.

Stroker Ace
10-22-2005, 11:28 PM
when I saw Damaso Marte Throwing.:o:Same here.

Iguana775
10-22-2005, 11:28 PM
Thank God it was not Damaso! I don't think I've ever sufferred from such tension during the game. I second Joe Crede for MVP of the Game!:supernana::supernana::supernana:

I'm glad Marte didnt come in. Could you imagine the boos he would get if he walked someone? OMG!

Marte and Viz should be the very last guys out of the pen. I only say Viz just because he need regular work to be effective.

veeter
10-22-2005, 11:29 PM
It's nice to grab game one. Man, does it feel good. The games have officially been shortened to 8 innings, with the lead. Jenks can't be touched.

Eric Bartman, today's top dope
10-22-2005, 11:29 PM
Holy crap, what a game. You can look at it two ways, either it's a game of missed opportunities or just an amazing bullpen display on both ends. The Stros just had the bad break losing their starter early. Either way, three more to go.

Just amazing.

Actually, I think if Rocket stays in the game we win in a laugher. 51 pitches after 2 innings and we were dominating him.

robiwho
10-22-2005, 11:29 PM
Nice work -- now let's do it three more times.

Iguana775
10-22-2005, 11:31 PM
It's nice to grab game one. Man, does it feel good. The games have officially been shortened to 8 innings, with the lead. Jenks can't be touched.


Actually, you can say 6 innings. there's Jenks, Cotts, Politte and Hermy.

batmanZoSo
10-22-2005, 11:31 PM
Actually, I think if Rocket stays in the game we win in a laugher. 51 pitches after 2 innings and we were dominating him.

Yeah he clearly wasn't himself, but Garner knew that and I highly doubt he'd 've left 'im in long enough to bury his team.

The_Floridian
10-22-2005, 11:31 PM
That was pure clutch. They didn't make it easy on themselves but they got the outs when they needed them. Stranding Taveres on first twice? That's gotta hurt.

We all saw Jenks, but Cotts deserves some serious credit for striking out Ensberg and Lamb back to back. Just nasty.

Whew. I'm going to go have a drink and fall down now.

:gulp:

Stroker Ace
10-22-2005, 11:32 PM
Actually, I think if Rocket stays in the game we win in a laugher. 51 pitches after 2 innings and we were dominating him.Yeah, if Clemens went into the next inning, then even Damaso couldn't blow it. Rocket just didn't look right from the get-go.

DenverSock
10-22-2005, 11:33 PM
We all saw Jenks, but Cotts deserves some serious credit for striking out Ensberg and Lamb back to back. Just nasty.

Whew. I'm going to go have a drink and fall down now.

:gulp:

Once again a man with my thoughts. :bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance::bandance:

Rikirk
10-22-2005, 11:33 PM
Excellent game!!

Way to go Joe Crede

Jerm Dye



and Bobby Jenks!:)



WIN 3 MORE!!!!

epgalsoxfan
10-22-2005, 11:33 PM
Yeah, if Clemens went into the next inning, then even Damaso couldn't blow it. Rocket just didn't look right from the get-go.

Thank god for the cold front :)

Eric Bartman, today's top dope
10-22-2005, 11:35 PM
Tonight's player of the game...


http://images.sportsline.com/u/photos/baseball/mlb/img8995533.jpg

WhiteSox1983
10-22-2005, 11:35 PM
Props to cotts, jenks and contreras! But ozzie called some good plays, with carl everett bunting and other stuff. But Crede's bat was on par tonight with that solo jack, but his DEFENSE was nuts!:D:

CanBuehrleWait
10-22-2005, 11:36 PM
Go GO WHITE SOX. Scoring in the first inning and early leads does it again. Keep it up 3 more times guys.

delben91
10-22-2005, 11:36 PM
Great game. If that is what a rusty bullpen looks like, don't let them anywhere near any WD40.

1 down, 3 to go.

I love this team! :D:

DenverSockGirl
10-22-2005, 11:36 PM
Joe Crede

DieTrying79
10-22-2005, 11:38 PM
Beautiful, can not say enough about Joe Crede...gettin' it done with the bat AND glove...

And welcome back, Bullpen!! :D:

3 more, here we go!...

Frater Perdurabo
10-22-2005, 11:38 PM
So...if I'm not missing something here, that would drop the magic number to

3 more wins.

Awesome game.


Yes, the magic number is three. Any combination of White Sox wins and Houston losses that adds up to three clinches! :redneck
:supernana::)

SoxEd
10-22-2005, 11:38 PM
Well, after the outstanding start to chase Clemens after only 2 innings :cool: , I was starting to get worried about all those guys we left on.

Then, we had to go to the 'rusty' pen...
:D:

The one thing that worries me now is that everyone's seen our closer, so his 100mph+ heater and that sick curve will become easy for 'em to hit.
:D: :kneeslap::yup:

And, much kudos to Joe Crede - got the go-ahead HR and then kept us ahead not once, but twice.
:thumbsup: :D: :worship:


D'you think Shoota was watching?

That's a 1-0 lead baby - YES!

Now please go out and win us just three more...

The Wimperoo
10-22-2005, 11:39 PM
I <3 Bobby Jenks

The_Floridian
10-22-2005, 11:41 PM
I also want to give a tip of the hat to some fine baserunning.

First off, Carl going home on that grounder AFTER THE MAN LOOKED HIM BACK! Great heads up baserunning by Carl, and in a game where every run was huge, he was in the moment.

Secondly, Pierzynski's MASSIVE LARCENY of second base in the eighth. Dude looked like he was jaywalking. If he doesn't steal that base, he might not score on Podsednik's hit. Well, maybe he would have, but I still loved it.

Here's to you fellas. Salud! :gulp:

RedHeadPaleHoser
10-22-2005, 11:42 PM
God...between Crede's glove at 3rd and Jenks throwing smoke....what a great game. Is it me, or do the announcers NOW sound more excited about this game??

DenverSock
10-22-2005, 11:43 PM
Yes, the magic number is three. Any combination of White Sox wins and Houston losses that adds up to three clinches! :redneck
:supernana::)
Any combination of Houston Losses and Chicago wins adding up to six! All losses by Houston must be matched by a Chicago win. On the other hand maybe you were joking.:redface:

PAPChiSox729
10-22-2005, 11:43 PM
Great win. Nice to see the bullpen is still effective.

HotelWhiteSox
10-22-2005, 11:44 PM
No walks by Sox pitching, got some big strikeouts, and the offense came through. Great win! I was a little edgy at the end, but once Bobby came in, I was cool :cool:

Hendu
10-22-2005, 11:44 PM
JC pitched like a true #1 pitcher in this game. He didn't have good stuff, had problems throwing breaking balls for strikes and left some pitches down the middle of the plate. But he made big pitches when he needed to and not only kept us in the game, but got the W.

3 more wins!!!

antitwins13
10-22-2005, 11:47 PM
So much for rusty arm syndrome or whatever the heck Buck was talking about.

itsnotrequired
10-22-2005, 11:49 PM
Anyone still watching Fox? They just showed the Bank One building and they have "Go Sox" in lights flashing across a good ten floors of the building. Amazing.

flo-B-flo
10-22-2005, 11:51 PM
[QUOTE= THE BIG NASTY! I LOVE IT!![/QUOTE] This IS Jenks nickname!! NASTY!!

flo-B-flo
10-22-2005, 11:53 PM
God...between Crede's glove at 3rd and Jenks throwing smoke....what a great game. Is it me, or do the announcers NOW sound more excited about this game?? This means: what a good ****in' team.

SoxFanSince67
10-22-2005, 11:54 PM
Five wins down of our final eight game winning streak of the year...

TornLabrum
10-22-2005, 11:54 PM
It's not as sweet as it would have been if Buster T. Beagle hadn't run off with his friend Missy last night (here's hoping someone found them and did the right thing), but it definitely made things a little better.

My wife, who isn't much of a baseball fan, watched the entire game tonight. When it was over, she was the first to say, "Three more!"

My contribution to the victory: About five seconds before Podsednik's triple, I said to my wife, "A gapper would look good right now."

One down. Three to go.

Disantinon
10-22-2005, 11:55 PM
Was that Robin they showed in the crowd after the Podsednik triple?


Also: for anyone who didn't see the quote on sports center, after the game, it was the sports quote of the year (paraphrase):

"Bobby, you were throwing 100, but it must have felt like 1000 out there...

I was just trying to take it easy and throw strikes."

Corlose 15
10-22-2005, 11:56 PM
:worship: :crede and Cotts and Jenks.

Why aren't there any pics of them?

DenverSock
10-22-2005, 11:58 PM
Was that Robin they showed in the crowd after the Podsednik triple?


Also: for anyone who didn't see the quote on sports center, after the game, it was the sports quote of the year (paraphrase):

"Bobby, you were throwing 100, but it must have felt like 1000 out there...

I was just trying to take it easy and throw strikes."

The only pitcher, whom I saw, who threw consistently that hard was Nolan Ryan.

PAPChiSox729
10-22-2005, 11:59 PM
There is just too much to talk about in this game.


Contreras was solid. Definitely not his greatest night though.
Our guys did a great job of getting to Clemens.
However, not pounding Rodriguez was pretty frustrating.
Crede is clutch.
Cotts is awesome. Jenks is unfair.
This team is winning it all.

seanpmurphy
10-23-2005, 12:01 AM
Wow. Here's to you White Sox :gulp: and here's to you White Sox fans :gulp:

p.s. I told my mom JD's first AB would be a home run.....too bad i was taking a leak when it happened :mad:

chidonez
10-23-2005, 12:03 AM
Ozzie: Give me El Gordito! What GAAASSSSS! Brilliant

SluggersAway
10-23-2005, 12:05 AM
Good bloody job mates! And, yes we do have a bullpen!

Go go JoescottyjermainejuanAJjoseneilbobby and everybody else...

leetsox
10-23-2005, 12:06 AM
goodgame 3 more baby

Wsoxmike59
10-23-2005, 12:06 AM
Joe Crede you get the game ball. The Defense you played tonight WON the ballgame for us!

Neal Cotts, Bobby Jenks, great pitching performance. What a job by the bullpen. Wow.....just wow!!!

1 down....3 to go. 'Nuff said! :bandance:

SoxSpeed22
10-23-2005, 12:07 AM
:worship::worship::worship::worship::crede
And Cotts and Jenks.
We didn't play all that well and we still won, so I'm confident about the rest of the series. Contreras has some guts in him shutting down Houston after coughing up a 3-1 lead. The atmosphere was as electric as ever!
81 outs to go!
For the record, I think I saw Hangar18 on Fox's postgame coverage, wearing a black sweatshirt.

shoelessjoe90
10-23-2005, 12:09 AM
What a great game, did you guys see when ozzie made the call to the bullpen for jenks. Those hand movements were so awesome. (wide arms and tall arms):bandance:

PAPChiSox729
10-23-2005, 12:12 AM
What a geat game, did you guys see when ozzie made the call to the bullpen for jenks. Those hand movements were so awesome. (wide arms and tall arms):bandance:

I got a real kick out of Pierzynski's SB.

:D:

WhiteSox1983
10-23-2005, 12:15 AM
Its hillarious i was on the phone with my cousins husband (cubs fan) for the past ten minutes, hes jumping ship tough. Dude is riding white sox now. Go Sox!!!! By the way I am shaking my head at the "houston lost cuz clemens was hurt". Thats a crock of you know what, if houston didnt have to work they pitchers so dang much maybe they wouldnt have hamstring problems.

chisox77
10-23-2005, 12:16 AM
I couldn't sit still during the whole game. But what a solid win. I thought the White Sox looked pretty good after almost a week off. Now let's get Game 2 with Buerhle. Three more, White Sox fans . . . just three more!

seanpmurphy
10-23-2005, 12:16 AM
I got a real kick out of Pierzynski's SB.

:D:


AJ to Pods: "Hey man, I can run too"

PAPChiSox729
10-23-2005, 12:18 AM
AJ to Pods: "Hey man, I can run too"

Haha. I wouldn't consider what AJ did as running.

:redneck

GeauxSox
10-23-2005, 12:19 AM
Its hillarious i was on the phone with my cousins husband (cubs fan) for the past ten minutes, hes jumping ship tough. Dude is riding white sox now. Go Sox!!!! By the way I am shaking my head at the "houston lost cuz clemens was hurt". Thats a crock of you know what, if houston didnt have to work they pitchers so dang much maybe they wouldnt have hamstring problems.

There's a 1 year probationary period for former cubs fans...:smile:

You told him..right?

IronFisk
10-23-2005, 12:19 AM
JOE....CREDE!!!

ElevenUp
10-23-2005, 12:20 AM
Kudos to Joe Crede, who looked like a modern day Brooks Robinson tonight. Also a big thumbs up to Jose Contreras. It looked like he didn't have his best stuff, but still managed to go 7+ innings giving up only 3 runs. Double thumbs up to the bullpen. I don't think anyone's going to worry about rust on these guys arms after tonight. Let's get 3 more and bring it on home!

PaleHoseGeorge
10-23-2005, 12:21 AM
Just another great day to be a Sox Fan, eh?

:gulp:

FielderJones
10-23-2005, 12:21 AM
Cotts and Jenks have no fear. You can just see it in their eyes as they go take care of business.

This whole team looks like the 90s Bulls -- absolutely full of confidence.

Let's go you White Sox! Take this in 4!


Fielder Jones ... Pants Rowland ... Ozzie Guillen!

seanpmurphy
10-23-2005, 12:22 AM
Haha. I wouldn't consider what AJ did as running.

:redneck

Confucius says: "Can a tortoise not steal a base while the hare sleeps?" :cool:

Hokiesox
10-23-2005, 12:23 AM
Wow. The DC gathering had about 40 Sox Fans. We took over a corner of the huge billiard bar. It was awesome!

And the game was great too! This is one of the coolest nights I've ever had as a Sox fan!

seanpmurphy
10-23-2005, 12:23 AM
Cotts and Jenks have no fear. You can just see it in their eyes as they go take care of business.

This whole team looks like the 90s Bulls -- absolutely full of confidence.

Let's go you White Sox! Take this in 4!


Fielder Jones ... Pants Rowland ... Ozzie Guillen!

One exception: No Japanese people on the 90s Bulls and they weren't coached by an insane Venezuelan, but I love them even more so! :smile: :smile: :smile:

Frankfan4life
10-23-2005, 12:23 AM
Thank you White Sox!! I will sleep good tonight, but first I have to stay up to watch all the postgame coverage and I have to do this ---> :bandance:

LET'S GO GO GO WHITE SOX!!!!

FarWestChicago
10-23-2005, 12:25 AM
:worship: :crede and Cotts and Jenks.

Why aren't there any pics of them?I just added them:

:cotts: :jenks:

flo-B-flo
10-23-2005, 12:26 AM
Props to cotts, jenks and contreras! But ozzie called some good plays, with carl everett bunting and other stuff. But Crede's bat was on par tonight with that solo jack, but his DEFENSE was nuts!:D: In other words: WHAT A GOOD TEAM!!

seanpmurphy
10-23-2005, 12:26 AM
I just added them:

:cotts: :jenks:.

:worship: FWC

FarWestChicago
10-23-2005, 12:28 AM
.

:worship: FWCLOL, I thought they were already there. :redface:

saltwater farmer
10-23-2005, 12:30 AM
Joe. Crede. Clutch.

Bobby Jenks, I love it when you velocitize.

That's a Sox winner!

D. TODD
10-23-2005, 12:31 AM
Great start! Gutsy performance with solid defense ans pitching. I was nervous that some of the opportunities to stretch the lead were squandered, but our "well rested pen" was up to the challenge. Jenks & Cotts were HUGE!!! I'm lucky enough to be there tomorrow night and I can't wait, only think is I hope I'm not a jinx. The only post season game I attended was game one of the A.L.D.S.. Go SOX!!

Iguana775
10-23-2005, 12:37 AM
LOL, I thought they were already there. :redface:

There you go thinking again....

;)

:redneck

seanpmurphy
10-23-2005, 12:37 AM
:crede
"Where is that idiot that kept pressing for KW to trade me for Joe 'No Longer in the Playoffs' Randa?"

DanLB20
10-23-2005, 12:38 AM
Great pitching from Contreras. Crede, offence and defence, incredible. Dye to put us on the board first, Yes! So much for the rusty arms in the bullpen syndrome the "experts" have been talking about. Cotts....what a job he did.
Jenks....un-hittable. What a great win. Can't wait till tommorows game.
Mark Buehrle on the mound. Mow em down dude.

goodsy72
10-23-2005, 12:39 AM
Just another great day to be a Sox Fan, eh?



WoW, just freakin' WoW

3 more wins
:moonwalk: :moonwalk: :moonwalk: :moonwalk: :moonwalk: :moonwalk: :moonwalk::moonwalk::moonwalk:

seanpmurphy
10-23-2005, 12:40 AM
Great pitching from Contreras. Crede, offence and defence, incredible. Dye to put us on the board first, Yes! So much for the rusty arms in the bullpen syndrome the "experts" have been talking about. Cotts....what a job he did.
Jenks....un-hittable. What a great win. Can't wait till tommorows game.
Mark Buehrle on the mound. Mow em down dude.

:supernana: :welcome:

rookiewhitesox
10-23-2005, 12:44 AM
we got the big buy.
awesome game !

MarySwiss
10-23-2005, 12:45 AM
WOWWWWW!!!!! JUST WOWWWWW!!!!

I just got home from a terrific Arizona Sox fans gathering. Did you guys in Chicago hear us sceaming our lungs out?? We made our presence known, that's for sure! There was one loudmouth left over from the Texas vs. Texas Tech game who cheered for the Astros for the first couple of innings, but he took his leave when he saw he was outnumbered--and outshouted!

It was great to meet: wsoxfan and friend, pssondacubs and wife and daughter, billyvsox and debbiev, and power98. Power took some great pictures which should be posted tomorrow, I believe.

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

PaleHoseGeorge
10-23-2005, 12:46 AM
Can somebody update the Sox magic number?

:wink:

Flight #24
10-23-2005, 12:47 AM
Can somebody update the Sox magic number?

:wink:

Per BP, the chances of making the playoffs just went up!

voodoochile
10-23-2005, 12:48 AM
Just another great day to be a Sox Fan, eh?

:gulp:

yes... yes it is...

Crede was amazing. Solo shot to take the lead and then two great stops to preserve it.

I told this guy at the bar (Mike) "Watch this guy (when Bad Bobby came in). I officially looked like a genius when Bobby did that thing he does so well - throw smoke. Thanks Bobby and you too Mr Cotts and you too Mr. Contreras and you too... Mr Whtie Sox team.

Not even our best game and yet still

:winner

:supernana:

tebman
10-23-2005, 12:52 AM
Per BP, the chances of making the playoffs just went up!
:rolling: :rolling:
I smiled a lot tonight, but that one made me laugh out loud!

Man, I love this team! I'm one of those guys who's been waiting 46 years and endured all the embarrassments and near-miss heartburn along the way. These guys are the goods, and I'm making sure to soak in every minute and every pitch.

Let's chase Pettite tomorrow too! :gulp:

Let's go, Go-Go White Sox! Chicago's proud of you! :bandance:

Frankfan4life
10-23-2005, 12:52 AM
I don't know if it was just me but the Sox fans were IN THE HOUSE!!! If you were at the game today, I give you a huge pat on the back. You guys represented the Sox well. The ballpark was rocking!!!

Kudos to the Sox fans at the game today and thanks!!!! :)

slobes
10-23-2005, 12:53 AM
only 81 outs to go.

We got the momentum, let's go out there and keep it going tomorrow.

PaleHoseGeorge
10-23-2005, 12:53 AM
Per BP, the chances of making the playoffs just went up!

Really? I'm guessing the Sox will officially "clinch" the World Series in the pivotal Game 8, right?

:redneck

Wsoxmike59
10-23-2005, 12:53 AM
Confucius says: "Can a tortoise not steal a base while the hare sleeps?" :cool:

I swear I thought I heard Master Po say that to Kwai Chang Caine in an old episode of Kung Fu once.:D:

MarySwiss
10-23-2005, 12:56 AM
I don't know if it was just me but the Sox fans were IN THE HOUSE!!! If you were at the game today, I give you a huge pat on the back. You guys represented the Sox well. The ballpark was rocking!!!

Kudos to the Sox fans at the game today and thanks!!!! :)


Well, I dunno. I kept hearing those Fox guys talking about how quiet the park was. So who should I believe--them or my lying ears?

RadioheadRocks
10-23-2005, 12:57 AM
Well, I dunno. I kept hearing those Fox guys talking about how quiet the park was. So who should I believe--them or my lying ears?

They're saying the same thing on some of the ESPN message boards, but consider the source...

Flight #24
10-23-2005, 12:57 AM
Really? I'm guessing the Sox will officially "clinch" the World Series in the pivotal Game 8, right?

:redneck


Hey - it's not our fault that MLB awards the title to the team that "wins more games in the World Series". Everyone knows that short of a series is driven by luck


Screw it, having too much fun right now. I'm so happy, it's scary. Best record in the AL all year, Sweep ALDS, 4 complete games in ALCS victory, win game 1 of the WS. Does it get any better?

(yes, win games 2-4!)

voodoochile
10-23-2005, 01:03 AM
Hey - it's not our fault that MLB awards the title to the team that "wins more games in the World Series". Everyone knows that short of a series is driven by luck


Yeah, just because MLB says the winner is the first one to 4 wins doesn't make it right. It can still be a tie if BP says it is...:rolleyes:

Damn this feels good. Get number 2 tomorrow and send Garcia to the mound in Houston. Loved seeing BurlyMon yucking it up in the dugout. He is clearly enjoying himself and not nervous at all.

bestkosher
10-23-2005, 01:03 AM
Did anyone else notice that Posednik had a picture of a bat on his bat tonight. It was quite awesome, they should it several times with the black bat and yellow bat imprint upon it.

"Where does he get those wonderful toys."

eastchicagosoxfan
10-23-2005, 01:04 AM
Good pitching beats good hiiting. Way to go Sox!!!

SoxFan64
10-23-2005, 01:06 AM
Wow. The DC gathering had about 40 Sox Fans. We took over a corner of the huge billiard bar. It was awesome!

And the game was great too! This is one of the coolest nights I've ever had as a Sox fan!

Hokie,

I am with you. We thought we were going to be 18 WSIers and friends in DC and having 40 show up was amazing.

I was talking with my friend, Greg -- who is not on the list, that this game was the 2nd best Sox game in my lifetime. Seeing us win Game #1 of the ALCS in 1983 in person in Baltimore was still my best.

But to be 800 miles from Chicago and still have that many Sox fans was overwhelming. I feel like a kid the night before Christmas -- I can't go to sleep because I am thinking about tomorrow.

Hokie, I hope we get together for another game.

:supernana::supernana::supernana:

TornLabrum
10-23-2005, 01:07 AM
Really? I'm guessing the Sox will officially "clinch" the World Series in the pivotal Game 8, right?

:redneck

Only if they put on a better production of "Cats" than the Astros.

eastchicagosoxfan
10-23-2005, 01:10 AM
WAY TO GO SOX!!! tHIS TEAM REFUSES TO LOSE.

voodoochile
10-23-2005, 01:10 AM
Only if they put on a better production of "Cats" than the Astros.

Well, Rum Tum Tucker just strained a hammy, so things are looking pretty good for the Sox...

power98
10-23-2005, 01:11 AM
WOWWWWW!!!!! JUST WOWWWWW!!!!

I just got home from a terrific Arizona Sox fans gathering. Did you guys in Chicago hear us sceaming our lungs out?? We made our presence known, that's for sure! There was one loudmouth left over from the Texas vs. Texas Tech game who cheered for the Astros for the first couple of innings, but he took his leave when he saw he was outnumbered--and outshouted!

It was great to meet: wsoxfan and friend, pssondacubs and wife and daughter, billyvsox and debbiev, and power98. Power took some great pictures which should be posted tomorrow, I believe.

:bandance: :bandance: :bandance: :bandance:
Posted now. Go to the Arizona thread for the link.

Viva Medias B's
10-23-2005, 01:13 AM
Oh, man!!!!

I was there, and it was the greatest White Sox experience of my life! I really like our chances here.

tromcoe
10-23-2005, 01:19 AM
Just got home from the game. What a great night!! Also, I do not know if anyone else noticed this, but in my section (113) There were so many great fans that were smart baseball fans. I could not believe that so many would wait until inning's end or when everyone else was up that the people would come up and down the stairs. Had a great view of the game with very little interuption.

:)

halfpricemonday
10-23-2005, 01:23 AM
Just another great day to be a Sox Fan, eh?

:gulp:

And just another day at the park for the White Sox. Even with all the buildup and drama and history going on around them, they guys just played like it was another game in a long season. These guys know they have business to take care of, and it's happening with three more wins.

It dawned on me as I was watching the scenes of Sox Park from a friends' living room. The place I've spent many a summer night enjoying is on the TV, for the WORLD SERIES. The park I'm so familiar, my baseball home, is being shown for the WORLD ****ING SERIES!

I love this team. And anytime Bobby Jenks wants to end the game with a 3-pitch strikeout to earn the save in a World Series game, I'm good with that too.

MRKARNO
10-23-2005, 01:23 AM
Joe "Captain" Clutch does it again! Absolutely incredible!

Jenks was also amazing. That pitch to Bagwell was unhittable. Great job with those four outs.

But the person who deserves a lot more credit than he's going to get is Neal Cotts. Those two strikeouts were what put Jenks in that position where he could strike out Bagwell to end the inning. That was El Duque level clutch.

batmanZoSo
10-23-2005, 01:25 AM
Joe "Captain" Clutch does it again! Absolutely incredible!

Jenks was also amazing. That pitch to Bagwell was unhittable. Great job with those four outs.

But the person who deserves a lot more credit than he's going to get is Neal Cotts. Those two strikeouts were what put Jenks in that position where he could strike out Bagwell to end the inning. That was El Duque level clutch.

Has a team ever seen that many fastballs in a row from two pitchers and just whiff like that? My god, that was impressive.

Brian26
10-23-2005, 01:27 AM
Got home about an hour ago....

When Ozzie went out to get Cotts and called for Jenks with the "wide/arms-stretched" symbol, the place absolutely went nuts. That was an incredible win. Not much more to be said. Huge win for the good guys.

Cuck the Fubs
10-23-2005, 01:30 AM
Just got back in from the park...........

That was THE Ultimate White Sox experience yet.

Somebody pinch me I'm dreaming!!!

3 more wins guys....:D:

billnahorodny
10-23-2005, 01:36 AM
I just got home as well...absolutely amazing! Cotts, Jenks, the two stops Crede made saved the game...I'm in awe of this team!

Jerome
10-23-2005, 01:44 AM
What a great game. What was the pitch that Jenks used on the last K of the game? It wasn't the high fastball, I think it was the hook.

Brian26
10-23-2005, 01:46 AM
We have won 13 of the last 14 games we've played.

:bandance:

PeteWard
10-23-2005, 01:50 AM
Jenks threw 14 pitches, 12 for strikes, and 11 were clocked at 99.:o: The curve he got the lead off batter in the ninth on was unbelievable.
Even B rantley said, "I've never seen anything like it."

Edit: 5 straight over 100!:o: :o:

Ekwall
10-23-2005, 01:50 AM
My dad called me after the game to say "Brooks Robinson has been reincarnated." Absolutely amazing. Also, I'm not totally sure about this, but I thought I saw one of Bobby's CURVEballs hit 95 on Fox's gun. 3 more wins, and three of the four horsemen are still in the stable...


:bandance: :bandance: :bandance: :supernana: :supernana: :bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

batmanZoSo
10-23-2005, 01:55 AM
We have won 13 of the last 14 games we've played.

:bandance:

We've won 8 in a row, what four times? Do we have another left in us? Just think finishing the season with two monster eight game winning streaks sandwiched around one gift-wrapped loss to LA.

Mohoney
10-23-2005, 02:00 AM
Aside from shining in our obvious strong suits (pitching and defense) yet again, we certainly proved one thing tonight, and that is that Berkman CAN'T beat us by himself. He was insanely clutch tonight, about as clutch as you could ever hope for. But we shut down Ensberg behind him, and the bottom of their order never really had a chance to sneak out a run against Jenks to counter Crede's blast and Uribe's 2 out double.

Another huge positive was the game that Dye had in the 3 hole. That at-bat against Clemens was unreal, and after that they were afraid to pitch to him. If he's hot in this series, we're really tough to beat.

If we can shut down Ensberg, and Dye can stay hot the rest of the week, I have a real good feeling that our 7, 8, and 9 hitters will outproduce theirs, Paulie will hold his own against Berkman, and Scotty will hang with Biggio. If one of the trio of Iguchi, Rowand, or Everett can also provide key hits in this series, especially in the games in Houston where our pitcher will be batting 9th, then that's just icing on the cake.

PeteWard
10-23-2005, 02:02 AM
Wow. Here's to you White Sox :gulp: and here's to you White Sox fans :gulp:

p.s. I told my mom JD's first AB would be a home run.....too bad i was taking a leak when it happened :mad:

I heard Fox was running a taped interview with the Astos pitching coach :rolleyes: when Joe homered. Is that true? (I saw the ESPN International feed)

chisoxfanatic
10-23-2005, 02:12 AM
Puffers was a fun show once again tonight! Awesome pitching, defense, and clutch hitting all sum up this one.

It's time to knock em when they're down and go to Houston with a 2-0 lead...Mark Buehrle, it's YOUR turn!

FarWestChicago
10-23-2005, 02:13 AM
I heard Fox was running a taped interview with the Astos pitching coach :rolleyes: when Joe homered. Is that true? (I saw the ESPN International feed)Yes, it's true. They didn't cut off the tape until Joltin' Joe's ball cleared the wall.

PeteWard
10-23-2005, 02:16 AM
Yes, it's true. They didn't cut off the tape until Joltin' Joe's ball cleared the wall.

I guess we can't blame Buck and McCarver for that.

Or can we?

hose
10-23-2005, 02:19 AM
Crede's D and homer were awesome!!!!!!!!!!

Cotts and BAD BOBBY were unbelievable.

What a game !!!!! fans were high fiving and singing " let's go go go White Sox" all night long.

Even seen Hawk before the game giving interviews to the local stations. He was so pumped waving to the fans, it's was just a great experience.:bandance: :bandance: :bandance::supernana:

Fuller_Schettman
10-23-2005, 02:25 AM
Yes, it's true. They didn't cut off the tape until Joltin' Joe's ball cleared the wall.

It's funny because as the coach is waxing poetic about Wandy, I'm think "Joe is gonna make them pay for this interruption..." and sure enough he did.

We now return you to the most impressive October run in baseball history, already in progress.

DaveIsHere
10-23-2005, 02:32 AM
White Sox Baseball = Dave's beer + Stress = Ulcer



3 MORE BABY...BRING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nasox
10-23-2005, 02:50 AM
I had a heck of an experience. I got to the park at 2:45 without a ticket, passed through the laughable security bubble, and put up my finger. I'll start a thread tomorrow morning about my experiences but I picked up a $250 ticket to the upper deck and the guy stubbed me down at 6:00. He went through the gate with me, which is the only reason I went with him. Legit ticket, all good, saw the game, was on TV (on FOX a minute after we won and went crazy.

I haven't decided if I want to go to game 2. I'm short on cash and the weather will be pretty bad (it was cold as it is tonight). But I could get a ticket if I tried. Maybe I'll go for game 6, (although hopefully there won't be a game six-and I'm not talking about a Houston win!).

Bridgeport was crazy, people screaming, honking their horns, cheering. Even in Greektown, which was where I went at around midnight, people were chanting Let's Go White Sox. This was fantastic.

Police did a decent job of not being too intrusive, security bubble was harmless.

I met Bernie Mac, Tommy Lasorda, Minnie Minoso, Mark Giangreco, Boston Gammons, Lisa Dergan (she is smoking hot), Nomar Garciapara, and Jennie Finch. Jennie just walked right by, no entourage or anything, and we were all like, sup Jennie. I said, "too bad you're not pitching" and she smiled.

BTW, the WHITE SOX WON A WORLD SERIES GAME MOTHER ****ER!!!

GO WHITE SOX BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:banda nce::bandance::bandance::):supernana::bandance:

PS
Anyone have a tape of the game they could mail me??? :D:

chooper
10-23-2005, 02:58 AM
all this world series stuff is surreal. it's not just one person that is winning games for us; everyone is contributing to get this done. let's go MB!!!

koch44
10-23-2005, 03:15 AM
Great win!

Did anyone else see Hangar on tv during the postgame show when Kerry Sayers was reading the posters? I thought I did, and I all of a sudden yelled out "There's Hangar!", and all my friends were looking at me like who the hell are you talking about.:redface:

PicktoCLick72
10-23-2005, 03:52 AM
Simply awesome. Nuff said. Let's get em tomorrow.

longshot7
10-23-2005, 05:00 AM
Just another great day to be a Sox Fan, eh?

:gulp:

ain't that the truth.

after this series, I will never complain about this team EVER AGAIN. They have Carte Blanche to do whatever boneheaded or controversial moves they want. I absolutely cannot complain, nor will I.

Is this heaven?
No, it's the southside.

ps - I love Hawk in the booth w/ John & Ed. I've been missing him.

longshot7
10-23-2005, 05:19 AM
had to add this quote I found:

"I felt good that Ozzie just remembered how to call somebody in," said catcher A.J. Pierzynski (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=6109). "I thought he might mess up and forget how and call in the wrong guy."

I guess he remembered.

Cliff talking about the long layoff:

"We didn't know where the mounds were," Politte quipped. "They told me to get up and throw, and I ran down the stairs."

WhiteSox1983
10-23-2005, 06:11 AM
Hahahahha Im Smashedddd Go Whties Sox/!!! Born In The Southsiede.... Till I Die!! Straight Up, 35tha Nd State Baby! We Talkin This Series, We Got It!!

Louie2Cool
10-23-2005, 06:27 AM
man jinks in the game wow. those are some fast balls Houston did not know what hit them. i love the white sox. for all those cub fans that are not on are side. you can go to hell. thats right i said it. lol:cool:

Wsoxmike59
10-23-2005, 08:38 AM
Best signs of the night shown on TV:


WE DON'T HAVE A CURSE...WE HAVE A "JENKS"

&

HOUSTON, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM! YOUR ROCKET IS OUT OF FUEL

wassagstdu
10-23-2005, 09:13 AM
I got real tired of hearing how much superior the Houston pitching was from coastal media types who never heard of anyone but Clemens and Pettit. That 8th inning was amazing. And wait until they see Contreras with his forkball working!


.

TornLabrum
10-23-2005, 10:23 AM
I guess we can't blame Buck and McCarver for that.

Or can we?

Nope. The timing of the interview and the direction to cut it off comes from the truck. Buck and McCarver just do as they are told.

TornLabrum
10-23-2005, 10:27 AM
I got real tired of hearing how much superior the Houston pitching was from coastal media types who never heard of anyone but Clemens and Pettit. That 8th inning was amazing. And wait until they see Contreras with his forkball working!


.

Well, just remember, we never would have beaten Clemens if he didn't have that bad hammy.

soxfan123
10-23-2005, 11:37 AM
What a game. Wow. Thank you. Let's get them tomorrow! I loooove Bobby Jenks....

Paulwny
10-23-2005, 12:02 PM
Amazing pitching, I never thought I'd see another gutzy performance as the one El Duque put on, but then the 8th inning performance by Cotts and Jenks, amazing.

3 MORE- Go Get'em Sox !!!!!!!!!!!!!

DenverSock
10-23-2005, 12:05 PM
What a game. Wow. Thank you. Let's get them tomorrow! I loooove Bobby Jenks....

Isn't that a Cubs Hat?

DenverSock
10-23-2005, 12:08 PM
Every day I pinch myself a little, because I don't belive what is unfolding before my own eyes.:)

vafan
10-23-2005, 12:14 PM
when I saw Damaso Marte Throwing.:o:

When Damaso got up in the 7th with the Sox up, my friend said Ozzie did it to give the hitters an incentive to score more runs!! LOL!!

WSoxFanForever
10-23-2005, 12:30 PM
If anyone knows of a Wisconsin gathering, please let me know. If not, I'll stay here with the guys in exile.

JOE CREDE MVP!
JENKS A CLOSE SECOND!

Did I mention yet that I LOVE THESE GUYS????

GOOOOOOOOOOOO SOXXXXXXXXXXXX!!!

vafan
10-23-2005, 12:34 PM
What a ball game. These are the highlights I remember.

Joe Crede spearing hot smash after hot smash, snuffing Astro rallies.
Joe Crede smoking an 0-2 fastball over the left-center wall for the winning run.
Neal Cotts fanning Ensberg and Lamb with the tying run at 3rd in the 8th.
Bobby Jenks - the big wide kid - blowing away Jeff Bagwell in the 8th with 100 mph gas and everyone in the 9th.
Jermaine Dye getting it all started on a 9-pitch opposite field HR to dent the Rocket's armor.
Scott Podsednik sending the Rocket to an early shower with a 12-pitch strikeout in the second (the second best strike out in the postseason - behind AJs, of course.)
Jose Contreras pitching out of jams caused by Willy Taveras's lead off double in the 6th and two hit batsmen in the 7th.
Aaron Rowand executing a hit and run perfectly in the second, sending Carl Everett to third.
Everett scoring one batter later after Mike Lamb failed to really hold him at third on a hot grounder to first by AJ.
Juan Uribe and Scott Podsednik hitting two-out extra-base hits in the second and eighth to add important runs.
AJ stealing second in the 8th - his second steal of the postseason after no steals during the year.
AJ stepping out against Clemens in the second just to mess with him. His grounder would score Everett from third.
Ozzie Guillen's signs from the dugout, and the way he called for Jenks from the pen.
Seeing everyone who contributed this year - from Herm Schneider to Frank Thomas, to Joe Borchard - lined up along 3rd base for the introductions.
Seeing a packed house at the Cell go hog-wild for our Sox.
Watching the White Sox win Game 1 of the 2005 World Series.
I want to thanks Soxfan64 for getting about 40 DC area Sox fans together for a memorable ball game.

GO SOX!!

Frankfan4life
10-23-2005, 12:35 PM
The Sox out-scored, out-pitched, out-hit, out-fielded and out-managed the Stros.

Bringing in Jenks to face the aging and ailing Bagwell was just genius. Ozzie one-upped Garner with that move. Leaving Bagwell in to face Jenks was sheer Manuel-esque in its stupidity.

JohnBasedowYoda
10-23-2005, 12:48 PM
it was awesome watching it and partying with dllrbll7. they don't fool around much

Frankfan4life
10-23-2005, 12:57 PM
What a ball game. These are the highlights I remember.


Joe Crede spearing hot smash after hot smash, snuffing Astro rallies.
Joe Crede smoking an 0-2 fastball over the left-center wall for the winning run.
Neal Cotts fanning Ensberg and Lamb with the tying run at 3rd in the 8th.
Bobby Jenks - the big wide kid - blowing away Jeff Bagwell in the 8th with 100 mph gas and everyone in the 9th.
Jermaine Dye getting it all started on a 9-pitch opposite field HR to dent the Rocket's armor.
Scott Podsednik sending the Rocket to an early shower with a 12-pitch strikeout in the second (the second best strike out in the postseason - behind AJs, of course.)
Jose Contreras pitching out of jams caused by Willy Taveras's lead off double in the 6th and two hit batsmen in the 7th.
Aaron Rowand executing a hit and run perfectly in the second, sending Carl Everett to third.
Everett scoring one batter later after Mike Lamb failed to really hold him at third on a hot grounder to first by AJ.
Juan Uribe and Scott Podsednik hitting two-out extra-base hits in the second and eighth to add important runs.
AJ stealing second in the 8th - his second steal of the postseason after no steals during the year.
AJ stepping out against Clemens in the second just to mess with him. His grounder would score Everett from third.
Ozzie Guillen's signs from the dugout, and the way he called for Jenks from the pen.
Seeing everyone who contributed this year - from Herm Schneider to Frank Thomas, to Joe Borchard - lined up along 3rd base for the introductions.
Seeing a packed house at the Cell go hog-wild for our Sox.
Watching the White Sox win Game 1 of the 2005 World Series.
I want to thanks Soxfan64 for getting about 40 DC area Sox fans together for a memorable ball game.

GO SOX!!A perfect summation. :)

ChiSoxKB83
10-23-2005, 01:12 PM
How did you like Jenks' comments in the press room afterwards -- talking about how it was great to face Bagwell, and how he was just going off of a scouting report. :rolleyes: Haha Brilliant! I also enjoyed that our slides looked a little more aggressive tonight.

1 down, 3 more to go. One game at a time, let's do this!!

has anyone found a picture of Ozzie at the mound calling for Jenks?

Wsoxmike59
10-23-2005, 03:13 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-10/20111682.jpg


Manager Ozzie Guillen of the Chicago White Sox gestures for the "big and tall" pitcher Bobby Jenks as he makes a pitching change in the eighth inning.

ChiSoxKB83
10-23-2005, 04:13 PM
oww, Thanks! :smile: