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boiler up
12-13-2005, 10:50 AM
well hindsight is always 20/20, right?

I remember at the start of spring training being pretty excited for the season to start, moreso than the previous years.

why?

my roommate in college was a boston fan, and my best friend there was a cubs fan. i really got into the season from the start, and was on the phone with my dad after every good play. everyone told me it was a fluke, all the way through the end of august. i remember sitting in class watching the games on mlb.tv on a laptop with cub hecklers sitting behind me. I don't know what got me hooked this season (more than the other years), but i had a really good feeling. I even joined up for this one website in the spring. i think you guys might have heard of it? :tongue:

I took trips to detroit and to NY to see the sox play. I met a couple of players at the mike north show in NY and had a blast seeing contreras spank the spankmees at spankmee stadium.

my question to you is, did you know?

Tekijawa
12-13-2005, 10:55 AM
I knew the second they Signed AJ... That's when I ordered my Ozzie plan... to lock in those post season tickets! This year I moved up to a 27 game plan, I'm expecting the same results!

MarySwiss
12-13-2005, 11:05 AM
Yep, way back in January. The Pierzynski signing is what convinced me too, although I liked the other moves, starting with getting Freddy and Jose the previous year. I even liked Lee for Pods. The only thing I wasn't sure about was Maggs, but that worked out well also.

That's why I got a bet down on them, even though everyone thought I was nuts. I never doubted for a second.
And I know they're going to repeat, too. :cool:

IggyD
12-13-2005, 11:11 AM
I knew the second they Signed AJ... That's when I ordered my Ozzie plan... to lock in those post season tickets! This year I moved up to a 27 game plan, I'm expecting the same results! Had I only had the 3rd eye in the middle of my forehead to see the future...I too would have been at the post season games. I guess...too bad...so sad. But, I do have that feeling this year I have my 27 game Double play Plan....Yesssss :bandance:

1951Campbell
12-13-2005, 11:12 AM
No, I did not know. I thought they'd win about 93 games and probably the division, but I didn't expect much in the playoffs.

we be jake
12-13-2005, 11:17 AM
they Had Me From "play Ball". (opening Day) :cool: we be jake

lumpyspun
12-13-2005, 11:32 AM
I didn't know either. I was in Vegas in March and I remember looking up at the board and I was disgusted with the odds they had given them. I thought they definitely had a better chance then what the oddsmakers were giving them. But if I had known it would happen I would be alot more rich then I am right now.

Baby Fisk
12-13-2005, 11:51 AM
I didn't KNOW until Konerko caught the final out. But this was when I had a pretty special feeling about 2005:

:walkoff:

Something about that moment made me start thinking "this could finally be the year". But of course, to have started blabbing about it would have brought ruination...

boiler up
12-13-2005, 12:09 PM
I didn't KNOW until Konerko caught the final out. But this was when I had a pretty special feeling about 2005:

:walkoff:

Something about that moment made me start thinking "this could finally be the year". But of course, to have started blabbing about it would have brought ruination...


i was at that game, hell yea.

mweflen
12-13-2005, 12:16 PM
I knew the Sox would win the div. and make the playoffs from the start, simply because of the masterful way KW filled every hole we had. (The AJ signing was probably the tipping point, I agree) It's pretty easy to see how things are done when you witness 4 years in a row of ballclubs that ALMOST have enough but are left with a few glaringly obvious deficiencies. (easy, and infuriating)

But I didn't know they'd win it all until game 2 of the series. After that game, it was obvious that nothing was going to stop this team.

Realist
12-13-2005, 12:32 PM
I knew when they signed Iguchi.

I have never bet on or against the Sox before, but a guy I work with was heading out to Las Vegas the next day. I gave him $200 to place on the Sox to win it all. At the time the odds were 20-1.

The guy comes back from Vegas and I ask him, "Where's my ticket?" "My cousin has it and he's back in California right now" he says. "Have him mail it back here" I say. Weeks pass, I still don't have my ticket and the Sox are starting to tear up the league. "Hey man, the Sox are goin' all the way this year. They're the best team in baseball", I tell my co-worker. "I want my ticket".

A couple of months pass and I still haven't gotten my ticket. "Where's it at??" I ask. "I lost it." is the reply I get. Here's me --> :angry:

A week into the playoffs the guy tells me he's going back to Vegas and when he gets back he's gonna have something for me. Now I'm happy. I'm finally gonna get my ticket and great chance at $4000! The guy comes back from Vegas with a new ticket and a chance for me to win $300 now. Here's me again --> :angry:

The guy says he never placed the bet in the first place and he was too embarassed to tell me. What's that mean? Did he just spend my $200 and figure the Sox wouldn't win it all, or did he place the bet and then keep the ticket after he saw they were doing so well?

I'm guessing he placed the bet because he corrected me on the odds when he got back. I thought they were 30-1. He corrected me and told me it was 20-1. How would he know that if he never made the bet?

I asked another guy that I work with what I should do. The guy's from Cicero and I'm not going to tell you what his advice was. All I'm going to say is that there was a fork involved.



Grammar folks, my apologies for the terrible use of punctuation. feel free to correct me on my mistakes.

HomeFish
12-13-2005, 12:50 PM
In April, I had a dream that I was at a White Sox 2005 World Series game. I guess my subconciousness suspected that they might do something with the kind of start they had.

I was sitting exactly opposite from where I ended up sitting at the World Series, though, though I sat in the same area as my WS dream for the ALCS.

batmanZoSo
12-13-2005, 12:53 PM
I knew. I didn't know we'd go 11-1 and sweep the World Series, but I knew KW made a hell of a good team in the offseason. I couldn't wait for the season to start.

voodoochile
12-13-2005, 12:56 PM
In April, I had a dream that I was at a White Sox 2005 World Series game. I guess my subconciousness suspected that they might do something with the kind of start they had.

I was sitting exactly opposite from where I ended up sitting at the World Series, though, though I sat in the same area as my WS dream for the ALCS.

Sure you did... :rolleyes:

Okay, you had the dream... THEN WHAT HAPPENED?

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=48295

HomeFish
12-13-2005, 01:03 PM
Okay, you had the dream... THEN WHAT HAPPENED?

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=48295

I've also had dreams where a tree sold me cotton candy, and all manner of absurd things. So I'm not one to believe them to be accurate predictors of anything.

MarySwiss
12-13-2005, 01:53 PM
I knew when they signed Iguchi.

I have never bet on or against the Sox before, but a guy I work with was heading out to Las Vegas the next day. I gave him $200 to place on the Sox to win it all. At the time the odds were 20-1.

The guy comes back from Vegas and I ask him, "Where's my ticket?" "My cousin has it and he's back in California right now" he says. "Have him mail it back here" I say. Weeks pass, I still don't have my ticket and the Sox are starting to tear up the league. "Hey man, the Sox are goin' all the way this year. They're the best team in baseball", I tell my co-worker. "I want my ticket".

A couple of months pass and I still haven't gotten my ticket. "Where's it at??" I ask. "I lost it." is the reply I get. Here's me --> :angry:

A week into the playoffs the guy tells me he's going back to Vegas and when he gets back he's gonna have something for me. Now I'm happy. I'm finally gonna get my ticket and great chance at $4000! The guy comes back from Vegas with a new ticket and a chance for me to win $300 now. Here's me again --> :angry:

The guy says he never placed the bet in the first place and he was too embarassed to tell me. What's that mean? Did he just spend my $200 and figure the Sox wouldn't win it all, or did he place the bet and then keep the ticket after he saw they were doing so well?

I'm guessing he placed the bet because he corrected me on the odds when he got back. I thought they were 30-1. He corrected me and told me it was 20-1. How would he know that if he never made the bet?

I asked another guy that I work with what I should do. The guy's from Cicero and I'm not going to tell you what his advice was. All I'm going to say is that there was a fork involved.

Grammar folks, my apologies for the terrible use of punctuation. feel free to correct me on my mistakes.

Wow, that seriously sucks! If you agree to place a bet for someone, you place it. If you don't and it comes off, you pay up. I suppose it's remotely possible that he did just forget to place the bet and didn't want to tell you--figuring there was no chance it'd come off anyway and he wouldn't ever have to admit it. Or your guess is dead-on; in which case, he's a weasel. Probably nothing you can do about it though, other than tell him you think he's lying, and if he did rip you off, I doubt he'll care.

My Sox bet was placed for me in Tahoe by a friend in mid-February. At that time, the odds ranged from 15-1 to 30-1, depending on the casino. It does seem odd that he would bother checking the odds and then not place the bet. But there's no way you can be sure of what happened, unfortunately.

santo=dorf
12-13-2005, 01:59 PM
Sure you did... :rolleyes:

Okay, you had the dream... THEN WHAT HAPPENED?

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=48295
That thread is hilarious.

Does anyone still wish they were in Cleveland's position instead of ours? After all, they're young, hungry and on the rise whereas after spending the entire year in first, going 11-1 in the playoffs and ending an 88 year old draught, the Sox have nowhere to go but down.:(:

Isn't that right HF? :rolleyes:

Baby Fisk
12-13-2005, 03:25 PM
In April, I had a dream that I was at a White Sox 2005 World Series game. I guess my subconciousness suspected that they might do something with the kind of start they had.

I was sitting exactly opposite from where I ended up sitting at the World Series, though, though I sat in the same area as my WS dream for the ALCS.
Did you wear your blue pinstripes or the blue alternate jersey?

ChiSoxLifer
12-13-2005, 03:35 PM
A few days before opening day I had a trip planned to Vegas. I had a hotel room reserved and was going to lay down a hundred bucks on the Sox to win the series. This wasn't one of those things where you put a bet down just in case they win. Deep in my heart I knew this was the year. Unfortunately, due to work I had to skip my trip and couldn't make it to Vegas until a month later. The rest, as they say, is history. If I had to make a choice, I would take the World Series championship over the two grand I would've made. In the end I'm still happy.

throwsoftjax
12-13-2005, 03:50 PM
i had a feeling all year that this was the year but kinda lost it for a while after the all star break once we almost blew the lead... but once we made the playoffs i just knew it was our year

MarySwiss
12-13-2005, 04:19 PM
A few days before opening day I had a trip planned to Vegas. I had a hotel room reserved and was going to lay down a hundred bucks on the Sox to win the series. This wasn't one of those things where you put a bet down just in case they win. Deep in my heart I knew this was the year. Unfortunately, due to work I had to skip my trip and couldn't make it to Vegas until a month later. The rest, as they say, is history. If I had to make a choice, I would take the World Series championship over the two grand I would've made. In the end I'm still happy.

You know, this is something that only Sox fans understand. Friends out here congratulate me on my winnings, but I was talking to another Sox fan friend--who gets it--and I said that although it was nice to win money on the Sox, that wasn't nearly as important as seeing them win the WORLD SERIES! And long after the money I won is spent--most of it on Sox World Series gear--I'll watch the tapes, look through the souvenir books, wear my t-shirts, jerseys, and caps, and know that my team won the WORLD SERIES!! Priceless!

BarbG
12-13-2005, 05:21 PM
The guy's from Cicero and I'm not going to tell you what his advice was. All I'm going to say is that there was a fork involved.
That's hysterical. And I'd probably offer the same advice. The guy's a creep.

As far as "knowing," I got a very strong feeling last year after watching Ozzie manage for a couple months that this team was on the way up. I hoped, but I figured it was too fast for it all to happen in '04.

The good feeling started at SoxFest this year and by the end of April I was absolutely sure that this was THE team that was going to win it all. That's when I started answering Cubs fans and naysayers consistently with "get back to me in October after the Sox win the World Series." :D: