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IronFisk
01-14-2006, 01:02 PM
Okay, are there any NW Indiana dates posted for the tour? So far, so bad. Not one date that I can see on their website.

Now, I'm not going to launch into some Indiana-bias tirade, but this is not a good sign to us Sox fans just over the state line. Say what you will about where we live, but if you lived here, it's no different that living anywhere else in the Illinois suburbs. We are flooded with Chicago media, and just geographically, we are closer than nearly all of these "newer" suburbs in McHenry, Lake, Kane, and Will counties.

Heck, I consider ourselves "extreme" Southside. I'd only guess many more Sox fans exist out here than that other team's lemmings.

Has anyone contacted Brooks or any other Sox staff about this? I think it's about time! :angry:

WhiteSoxFan84
01-14-2006, 01:04 PM
Find a player on the Sox from Indiana and get them to tour it there somehow. That's highly unlikely, so why not just drive over to one of the locations it's supposed to be at.

SpammySosa
01-14-2006, 01:04 PM
Okay, are there any NW Indiana dates posted for the tour? So far, so bad. Not one date that I can see on their website.

Now, I'm not going to launch into some Indiana-bias tirade, but this is not a good sign to us Sox fans just over the state line. Say what you will about where we live, but if you lived here, it's no different that living anywhere else in the Illinois suburbs. We are flooded with Chicago media, and just geographically, we are closer than nearly all of these "newer" suburbs in McHenry, Lake, Kane, and Will counties.

Heck, I consider ourselves "extreme" Southside. I'd only guess many more Sox fans exist out here than that other team's lemmings.

Has anyone contacted Brooks or any other Sox staff about this? I think it's about time! :angry:

Next thing you know,Chicago teams will try selling tickets to Illinois residents only!:redneck

IronFisk
01-14-2006, 01:37 PM
Find a player on the Sox from Indiana and get them to tour it there somehow. That's highly unlikely, so why not just drive over to one of the locations it's supposed to be at.

Alright genius, are there Sox players from Bloomington, Quincy, Springfield, and Decatur that I'm forgetting about?

I'm sure I will get the typical anit-Hoosier crap about this, so just keep it to yourself - it's really tired.

CHISOXFAN13
01-14-2006, 01:45 PM
Okay, are there any NW Indiana dates posted for the tour? So far, so bad. Not one date that I can see on their website.

Now, I'm not going to launch into some Indiana-bias tirade, but this is not a good sign to us Sox fans just over the state line. Say what you will about where we live, but if you lived here, it's no different that living anywhere else in the Illinois suburbs. We are flooded with Chicago media, and just geographically, we are closer than nearly all of these "newer" suburbs in McHenry, Lake, Kane, and Will counties.

Heck, I consider ourselves "extreme" Southside. I'd only guess many more Sox fans exist out here than that other team's lemmings.

Has anyone contacted Brooks or any other Sox staff about this? I think it's about time! :angry:

I'm pretty sure one of the last stops on the tour is in Schererville. I remember reading it on the back of the trophy tour T-shirt.

WhiteSoxFan84
01-14-2006, 01:50 PM
Alright genius, are there Sox players from Bloomington, Quincy, Springfield, and Decatur that I'm forgetting about?

I'm sure I will get the typical anit-Hoosier crap about this, so just keep it to yourself - it's really tired.

anti-Hoosier crap? :?:

what are you talking about? all i said was find a player on the sox from indiana and have him tour the trophy in indy the same way ozzie did with it in venezuela. i didnt say there was a player on the sox from indy nor did i know there wasn't.

and then i suggested him taking a semi-road trip to navy pier or where ever the trophy will be and see it.

i learned something today, you Hoosiers sure are defensive.

kjkobs
01-14-2006, 02:51 PM
The page of tour dates says to check back or details on the March-June tour stops so you just may get your wish.

doublem23
01-14-2006, 02:55 PM
The tour is supposedly going to continue for another couple of months and the Sox have added dates at leas 2-3 times already, so hope is not lost.

That said, as someone born and raised in Chicago, errr... I can understand why they wouldn't want to go to Indiana. :redneck

:tongue:

ewokpelts
01-14-2006, 03:38 PM
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20060110&content_id=1293347&vkey=pr_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws

read the WHOLE press release...your question will be answered


Gene

Soxfanspcu11
01-14-2006, 05:18 PM
That said, as someone born and raised in Chicago, errr... I can understand why they wouldn't want to go to Indiana. :redneck

:tongue:


I hear ya. I was born and raised my entire life in northern Lake County, Indiana and I HATE living in this state. Whenever you go ANYWHERE and say you are from here, you have people looking at you to check and see if you have all your teeth, it's embarrassing. That's why I always tell people I'm from the Chicago area.

Anywho, Lake and Porter counties in Indiana are "officially" considered suburban Chicago, at least according to those who study and write books about Economics. During my senior year of high school, our Economics book had about 2 or 3 pages covering this.

Anyway, that being said, it wouldn't be a bad thing for a trophy to come here!:D:

throwsoftjax
01-14-2006, 06:28 PM
Rob Mackowiak is also from Indiana... he attended Lake Central High School in Saint John, Indiana

doublem23
01-14-2006, 06:35 PM
Rob Mackowiak is also from Indiana... he attended Lake Central High School in Saint John, Indiana

I thought Mackowiak was from Oak Lawn.

throwsoftjax
01-14-2006, 06:59 PM
I thought Mackowiak was from Oak Lawn.


he was but went to Lake Central...i don't know when he moved or anything... i just know this because they have this section in the local paper that keeps track of the stats of people from around here no matter where they play and they kept track of him when he was with the Pirates and listed him as an LC grad


he went to LC just for his senior year and graduated from here but his parents currently live in the area so I'd bet that he will live over here... i'm still trying to find a site that lists his hs but most just say that he went to South Suburban College

Palehose13
01-14-2006, 07:27 PM
From the link Gene provided:


The World Series Trophy Tour will make more than 100 stops in 50 cities throughout Illinois and Northwest Indiana to celebrate the club's first World Series victory in 88 seasons.


So what I want to know is...When is the trophy coming to Southeast Wisconsin! It's not fair that they would expect me to drive to Chicago to see it!!!

zach074
01-14-2006, 07:31 PM
Rob Mackowiak is also from Indiana... he attended Lake Central High School in Saint John, Indiana
Woo hoo my school!

getonbckthr
01-14-2006, 07:35 PM
From the link Gene provided:



So what I want to know is...When is the trophy coming to Southeast Wisconsin! It's not fair that they would expect me to drive to Chicago to see it!!!
Go Brewers??:?:

getonbckthr
01-14-2006, 07:37 PM
Jeez Indiana first you want OUR Bears tickets now you want OUR World Series Trophy? Unbelievable.

IronFisk
01-15-2006, 03:17 PM
anti-Hoosier crap? :?:

what are you talking about? all i said was find a player on the sox from indiana and have him tour the trophy in indy the same way ozzie did with it in venezuela. i didnt say there was a player on the sox from indy nor did i know there wasn't.

and then i suggested him taking a semi-road trip to navy pier or where ever the trophy will be and see it.

i learned something today, you Hoosiers sure are defensive.

Yes, we are. If you lived here long enough, you'd know.

Besides, you missed the point.

SouthSide_Hitman
01-16-2006, 05:39 AM
I am from Indiana (Elkhart to be exact) and when I went and saw the trophy at Orland Park Mall I was told the trophy will be making its way to Indiana around March.....
So be patient and go see it when you can.

Hangar18
01-16-2006, 09:39 AM
OK, this thread is getting a little out of hand. I'll have to just bring my TROPHY to NW Indiana for you guys to see .............
By the way, the Trophy will be making a trip to Beggars in Blue Island
this Saturday 1/21 at 9pm.

LuvSox
01-16-2006, 11:14 AM
OK, this thread is getting a little out of hand. I'll have to just bring my TROPHY to NW Indiana for you guys to see .............
By the way, the Trophy will be making a trip to Beggars in Blue Island
this Saturday 1/21 at 9pm.

WE WANT HANGAR18'S TROPHY!!!!!!!

We can give him an escort once he reaches the state line, a full parade of NWI Sox fans taking the trophy to it's destination.

Randar68
01-16-2006, 11:17 AM
Okay, are there any NW Indiana dates posted for the tour? So far, so bad. Not one date that I can see on their website.

Now, I'm not going to launch into some Indiana-bias tirade, but this is not a good sign to us Sox fans just over the state line. Say what you will about where we live, but if you lived here, it's no different that living anywhere else in the Illinois suburbs. We are flooded with Chicago media, and just geographically, we are closer than nearly all of these "newer" suburbs in McHenry, Lake, Kane, and Will counties.

Heck, I consider ourselves "extreme" Southside. I'd only guess many more Sox fans exist out here than that other team's lemmings.

Has anyone contacted Brooks or any other Sox staff about this? I think it's about time! :angry:

I'll tell ya what. As soon as Hoosiers figure out the left lane is not for cruising, we'll send the trophey on over.

I won't be holding my breath...

skobabe8
01-16-2006, 12:11 PM
I'll tell ya what. As soon as Hoosiers figure out the left lane is not for cruising, we'll send the trophey on over.

I won't be holding my breath...

Randar, Randar. You seemed like such a smart guy when I met you. You cant possibly think that Illinois drivers are anywhere close to good, can you? :redneck

Randar68
01-16-2006, 12:29 PM
Randar, Randar. You seemed like such a smart guy when I met you. You cant possibly think that Illinois drivers are anywhere close to good, can you? :redneck

We know the rules of the road. Like: "Common speed dictates speed, not speed limit" and "The left lane is for passing"...

I can drive from Chicago to Baltimore and the only time I have trouble with morons going the limit in the left lane is between Toledo and the Indiana border and all the way through Indiana...

Even more hillarious, is the look they give you when you have to pass them on the right after you come flying up on them or flash your lights at them...

It's like merging onto the expressway on the East Coast. I've never in my life seen people stop at the end of an on-ramp until I was in Baltimore... unreal...

In Chicago, you'd better be a good driver, an aggressive driver, and you'd better know how to read other people/traffic or you're going to be in a lot of accidents or the subject of a lot of rage from other drivers.

Hoosiers are the WORST at knowing the common rules of the road.

IronFisk
01-16-2006, 01:09 PM
We know the rules of the road. Like: "Common speed dictates speed, not speed limit" and "The left lane is for passing"...

I can drive from Chicago to Baltimore and the only time I have trouble with morons going the limit in the left lane is between Toledo and the Indiana border and all the way through Indiana...

Even more hillarious, is the look they give you when you have to pass them on the right after you come flying up on them or flash your lights at them...

It's like merging onto the expressway on the East Coast. I've never in my life seen people stop at the end of an on-ramp until I was in Baltimore... unreal...

In Chicago, you'd better be a good driver, an aggressive driver, and you'd better know how to read other people/traffic or you're going to be in a lot of accidents or the subject of a lot of rage from other drivers.

Hoosiers are the WORST at knowing the common rules of the road.
I think most decent drivers would give you a "look" if you are blasting by them at 80-90 mph. You Illini have NO idea about a passing lane, to you, it's the "go faster" lane. Much like the yellow light :redneck

BTW - thanks to all of those new Illinois residents flooding into NW Indiana (I guess a low property tax rate is worth living with us "lousy" drivers :rolleyes:). Just do us the favor of registering your damn cars over here!!!

IronFisk
01-16-2006, 01:11 PM
OK, this thread is getting a little out of hand. I'll have to just bring my TROPHY to NW Indiana for you guys to see .............
By the way, the Trophy will be making a trip to Beggars in Blue Island
this Saturday 1/21 at 9pm.

If you're serious Henry, there are plenty of good spots to show it off. Being from Crown Point, I'd recommend the Registry on the Square. Mac, Yurko and Harry did a remote from there last month.

Hangar18
01-16-2006, 01:21 PM
If you're serious Henry, there are plenty of good spots to show it off. Being from Crown Point, I'd recommend the Registry on the Square. Mac, Yurko and Harry did a remote from there last month.

Lets do this. Im sure there are a number of NW Indiana SOX Fans who want to see the TROPHY. lets pick a date and go with it ........... I have a friend in Lowell IN who would love to see this thing too ........

Palehose13
01-16-2006, 01:22 PM
We know the rules of the road. Like: "Common speed dictates speed, not speed limit" and "The left lane is for passing"...

I can drive from Chicago to Baltimore and the only time I have trouble with morons going the limit in the left lane is between Toledo and the Indiana border and all the way through Indiana...

Even more hillarious, is the look they give you when you have to pass them on the right after you come flying up on them or flash your lights at them...

It's like merging onto the expressway on the East Coast. I've never in my life seen people stop at the end of an on-ramp until I was in Baltimore... unreal...

In Chicago, you'd better be a good driver, an aggressive driver, and you'd better know how to read other people/traffic or you're going to be in a lot of accidents or the subject of a lot of rage from other drivers.

Hoosiers are the WORST at knowing the common rules of the road.

I disagree with you there, randar. While Indiana drivers have their faults, Wisonconsin drivers are worse than them. They are constantly in the left lane...even on city streets, and have no idea how to move over. However, the absolute worst drivers I have encountered on my trips out east are Ohio drivers.

edit: Even though I speed all the time, "Common speed dictates speed, not speed limit" is not a common rule of the road. ASk any Police Officer.

ilsox7
01-16-2006, 01:27 PM
We know the rules of the road. Like: "Common speed dictates speed, not speed limit" and "The left lane is for passing"...

I can drive from Chicago to Baltimore and the only time I have trouble with morons going the limit in the left lane is between Toledo and the Indiana border and all the way through Indiana...

Even more hillarious, is the look they give you when you have to pass them on the right after you come flying up on them or flash your lights at them...

It's like merging onto the expressway on the East Coast. I've never in my life seen people stop at the end of an on-ramp until I was in Baltimore... unreal...

In Chicago, you'd better be a good driver, an aggressive driver, and you'd better know how to read other people/traffic or you're going to be in a lot of accidents or the subject of a lot of rage from other drivers.

Hoosiers are the WORST at knowing the common rules of the road.

After having lived 5 years in Indiana and driven their expressways an absolute ton, one thing that always struck me was how Indiana drivers drive almost exclusively in the right lane, only using the left lane to pass. My friends and I would have discussions about this b/c we, coming from various states, had never seen anything like it.

Randar68
01-16-2006, 01:41 PM
After having lived 5 years in Indiana and driven their expressways an absolute ton, one thing that always struck me was how Indiana drivers drive almost exclusively in the right lane, only using the left lane to pass. My friends and I would have discussions about this b/c we, coming from various states, had never seen anything like it.

????????? Wow, polar opposite experience I guess.

Randar68
01-16-2006, 01:42 PM
I think most decent drivers would give you a "look" if you are blasting by them at 80-90 mph. You Illini have NO idea about a passing lane, to you, it's the "go faster" lane. Much like the yellow light :redneck

BTW - thanks to all of those new Illinois residents flooding into NW Indiana (I guess a low property tax rate is worth living with us "lousy" drivers :rolleyes:). Just do us the favor of registering your damn cars over here!!!

Ahhh yes, those CRAZY drivers going 80 on a 70 mph speed limit road...

Randar68
01-16-2006, 01:45 PM
edit: Even though I speed all the time, "Common speed dictates speed, not speed limit" is not a common rule of the road. ASk any Police Officer.

Common speed on I-55 in CHicago is about 70-75 mph. Let's see a show of hands of who has been pulled over on I-55 for speeding in that range?

That's 15-20 mph over the limit, mind you.

ilsox7
01-16-2006, 02:03 PM
Common speed on I-55 in CHicago is about 70-75 mph. Let's see a show of hands of who has been pulled over on I-55 for speeding in that range?

That's 15-20 mph over the limit, mind you.
A few years back (OK, maybe 8) I read an article in a local suburban paper that discussed speeding on I-355. According to that article, at that time, the average speeding ticker written was for someone going 72mph. I never believed that until I met some friends who had family/friends who were cops and said that pretty much anything over 10 over on the highway is fair game.

It's also a possibility that most tickets are written at speeds considerably less than what was actually on the gun. I think that at anything 10 mph over the limit, you can expect to be pulled over and not really have much to complain about.

Randar68
01-16-2006, 02:14 PM
A few years back (OK, maybe 8) I read an article in a local suburban paper that discussed speeding on I-355. According to that article, at that time, the average speeding ticker written was for someone going 72mph. I never believed that until I met some friends who had family/friends who were cops and said that pretty much anything over 10 over on the highway is fair game.

It's also a possibility that most tickets are written at speeds considerably less than what was actually on the gun. I think that at anything 10 mph over the limit, you can expect to be pulled over and not really have much to complain about.

Sure, they basically don't police I-355 (or any of the major expressways in the city) during high-traffic periods because their presense alone cause severe traffic issues.

You also guessed right that a lot of tickets are written at reduced speeds. Not only that, but on weekends or non-prime traffic periods, then you'll see police with speed traps, and a lower-speed ticket will generally result because the common speed is lower at that time. Weekend speed is closer to 65-70 mph on I55 and 355.

Also helps if you're not driving a sports car...

ilsox7
01-16-2006, 02:25 PM
Sure, they basically don't police I-355 (or any of the major expressways in the city) during high-traffic periods because their presense alone cause severe traffic issues.

You also guessed right that a lot of tickets are written at reduced speeds. Not only that, but on weekends or non-prime traffic periods, then you'll see police with speed traps, and a lower-speed ticket will generally result because the common speed is lower at that time. Weekend speed is closer to 65-70 mph on I55 and 355.

Also helps if you're not driving a sports car...

Agreed. And especially a RED sports car!

oeo
01-16-2006, 02:41 PM
Lets do this. Im sure there are a number of NW Indiana SOX Fans who want to see the TROPHY. lets pick a date and go with it ........... I have a friend in Lowell IN who would love to see this thing too ........

Bring it on over to good 'ole little Lowell, then! :redneck

Although, I will probably be at school, and there's the fact that there is absolutely nowhere to go in Lowell.

FielderJones
01-16-2006, 03:06 PM
OK, this thread is getting a little out of hand. I'll have to just bring my TROPHY to NW Indiana for you guys to see .............
By the way, the Trophy will be making a trip to Beggars in Blue Island
this Saturday 1/21 at 9pm.

Do you have any Western Suburbs stops on the Trophy Tour?

ChiSoxLifer
01-16-2006, 03:24 PM
Does anyone know if the trophy is going to be displayed anywhere on a permanent basis? I would think there would be a display case at the Cell but I haven't heard anything about it. Living in California, I won't be able to see the trophy anytime soon.

Hangar18
01-16-2006, 03:45 PM
Does anyone know if the trophy is going to be ........... Living in California, I won't be able to see the trophy anytime soon.


Thats where your in luck. We'll be bringing the TROPHY to sunny Southern Califonia the last weekend of April 2006. The Trophy will be in Anaheim, and staying in Hollywood for a couple days.

ilsox7
01-16-2006, 04:09 PM
Thats where your in luck. We'll be bringing the TROPHY to sunny Southern Califonia the last weekend of April 2006. The Trophy will be in Anaheim, and staying in Hollywood for a couple days.
Will they let it on the plane?

Hangar18
01-16-2006, 04:17 PM
Will they let it on the plane?

They better let it on the plane ............

Hangar18
01-16-2006, 04:18 PM
Do you have any Western Suburbs stops on the Trophy Tour?


Yeah, working on that now ............ feel free to suggest a SOX Friendly place .....

ilsox7
01-16-2006, 04:18 PM
They better let it on the plane ............

Good luck. I would guess large metal objects aren't generally allowed.

ChiSoxLifer
01-16-2006, 04:53 PM
Thats where your in luck. We'll be bringing the TROPHY to sunny Southern Califonia the last weekend of April 2006. The Trophy will be in Anaheim, and staying in Hollywood for a couple days.

Sorry if I'm missing something, but is this THE trophy, or the replica TROPHY I keep reading about?:?:

ilsox7
01-16-2006, 04:55 PM
Sorry if I'm missing something, but is this THE trophy, or the replica TROPHY I keep reading about?:?:

Think about this long and hard and the answer will come...

Hangar18
01-16-2006, 04:57 PM
Sorry if I'm missing something, but is this THE trophy, or the replica TROPHY I keep reading about?:?:


Well, to me this IS THE TROPHY! However, if you want to see pics, look in the WSI Gallery for pics of it

doublem23
01-16-2006, 05:51 PM
Sorry if I'm missing something, but is this THE trophy, or the replica TROPHY I keep reading about?:?:

Hangar just keeps going back and signing the trophy out for the night. The Sox are trustworthy people.

IronFisk
01-16-2006, 07:11 PM
After having lived 5 years in Indiana and driven their expressways an absolute ton, one thing that always struck me was how Indiana drivers drive almost exclusively in the right lane, only using the left lane to pass. My friends and I would have discussions about this b/c we, coming from various states, had never seen anything like it.

:rolling:

IronFisk
01-16-2006, 07:16 PM
Lets do this. Im sure there are a number of NW Indiana SOX Fans who want to see the TROPHY. lets pick a date and go with it ........... I have a friend in Lowell IN who would love to see this thing too ........

Well, if you are going to pick one place in NWI, I'd recommend TJ Maloney's in Merrillville, or what is called "downtown NWI" - since it sucked the life out of Gary's 30 years ago.

It's an "authentic" Irish pub, with some great brews, music and access - it's located at the Star Plaza at I-65 and 30. That should make a pretty decent location for most NWI fans. Whatever you go with, open a new thread - I think it's high time us "slowpoke" Hoosier Sox fans got together :gulp:

Soxfanspcu11
01-16-2006, 07:56 PM
All of this talk about Indiana or Illinois drivers being bad drivers is unbelievably ridiculous and should all be in teal. First of all, WHO CARES?? And secondly, it is all subjective to who is making the comments. I have a friend who goes on and on about how Illinois drivers don't know how to drive. I also have a friend from Joliet who does the same, but about Indiana drivers. It might be the lamest argument I have ever heard.


Also, why is it that some people seem to think that there is some sort of difference between Illinois and Indiana?? That is one thing that just shows a complete lack of rational thought. The only "difference" between Illinois and Indiana has to do with certain policies that are specific to that particular state. For example, Indiana cigarettes may be cheaper then Illinois because of a reduced Indiana tax, or vice versa, or the fact that if you spend your $$$ in Indiana or Illinois or if you work in Indiana or Illinois and don't reside there, the $$$ you are spending goes to that state. There are no other differences then that, the two states are essentially the same.


I live in Indiana, and as I said in a previous post, I am not proud of it. There are many reasons why that is so, but I don't want to get into that. I'm sure some people that live in Indiana and have an IQ over 80 can probably understand why I'm ashamed to be living in Indiana.

And on that note, if anyone ever calls me a "Hoosier" again, I am going to lose my mind. To me, a "Hoosier" is a nickname, something that you either give yourself or someone gives you that you are proud to have. I am not proud to be a "Hoosier" and someone calling me that is an insult. You might as well call me a ****head, it's the same thing.


Until they put up a Berlin style wall at the border, I can't even see what the problem is. Indiana=Illinois, for all intensive purposes, it's the same state.

The best thing about the Chicagoland area is Chicago itself. The suburbs are incredibly boring and have no "heart", both the Indiana and Illinois version (although Indiana is considerably worse).

Thank god for my proximity to Chicago, otherwise I would probably be dead by now!

LuvSox
01-17-2006, 01:03 AM
Until they put up a Berlin style wall at the border, I can't even see what the problem is. Indiana=Illinois, for all intensive purposes, it's the same state.


Intents and purposes.




If you hate Indiana then move the hell out. Otherwise stop crying.

SouthSide_Hitman
01-17-2006, 02:51 PM
Well...I guess you have not taken a very close look at how some of the ILL. drivers go about their business....so many times I have had to slow down on the Dan Ryan because some blok from ILL. get in front of me then decides to slow down...
And as for us Indiana drivers not knowing what the left lane is for.....well,all I can really say is....get behind me once and that little thought you have about Indiana drivers will quickly disappear from you little brain.
Plus,here is Indiana....the state police actually will do some work and pull a person over for speeding....unlike them ILL. troopers you fellas have there.

INSox56
01-17-2006, 03:26 PM
Several things are funny here. I don't think the trophy should come to Indiana, despite being a life long fan, get in your car and drive to the trophy if you want to see it badly enough. Or go to Soxfest.

As to driving, I'm almost positive that in Indiana, if you drive in the left lane too long while not passing, you may be given a ticket. Also, I've learned over the years that you can't generalize driving by state, but instead you should generalize by AREA. People from urban versus rural areas. I.E. The people from the CRAPPY, rural part of indiana (anything but NW indiana) suck at driving, same as with outside of chicago and its surrounding areas. And for all who defend Indiana, I am sorry for you. LOL This state sucks HARD...if it weren't for NW indiana, the rest of the state would be as bad as, say, kentucky. LOL:wink:

INSox56
01-17-2006, 03:28 PM
I actually had a friend from...don't remember which suburb...say that chicago and NW indiana should detach and just make the State of Chicago. Screw the rest of the...nice wonderful people in the rest of the two states

Hangar18
01-17-2006, 04:00 PM
Well, if you are going to pick one place in NWI, I'd recommend TJ Maloney's in Merrillville, or what is called "downtown NWI" - since it sucked the life out of Gary's 30 years ago.

It's an "authentic" Irish pub, with some great brews, music and access - it's located at the Star Plaza at I-65 and 30. That should make a pretty decent location for most NWI fans. Whatever you go with, open a new thread - I think it's high time us "slowpoke" Hoosier Sox fans got together :gulp:

I think you may be on to something here IronFisk. Lets get some of you Hoosiers together and lets do this, i'll bring the TROPHY by ............

IronFisk
01-18-2006, 12:42 AM
I think you may be on to something here IronFisk. Lets get some of you Hoosiers together and lets do this, i'll bring the TROPHY by ............

Good deal. Get back with me on your free weekends. This should be fun.

IronFisk
01-18-2006, 12:44 AM
Several things are funny here. I don't think the trophy should come to Indiana, despite being a life long fan, get in your car and drive to the trophy if you want to see it badly enough. Or go to Soxfest.

As to driving, I'm almost positive that in Indiana, if you drive in the left lane too long while not passing, you may be given a ticket. Also, I've learned over the years that you can't generalize driving by state, but instead you should generalize by AREA. People from urban versus rural areas. I.E. The people from the CRAPPY, rural part of indiana (anything but NW indiana) suck at driving, same as with outside of chicago and its surrounding areas. And for all who defend Indiana, I am sorry for you. LOL This state sucks HARD...if it weren't for NW indiana, the rest of the state would be as bad as, say, kentucky. LOL:wink:
I think you're just bitter since the FM Chicago radio stations static out by you :redneck

FielderJones
01-18-2006, 11:25 PM
Yeah, working on that now ............ feel free to suggest a SOX Friendly place .....

Papa Passero's on Cass Ave in Westmont is pretty Sox-friendly.

woodenleg
01-19-2006, 05:07 PM
Several things are funny here. I don't think the trophy should come to Indiana, despite being a life long fan, get in your car and drive to the trophy if you want to see it badly enough. Or go to Soxfest.


I think the NWIers would like to be recognized as a distinct, large and fiercely loyal fanbase that usually goes unrecognized. That's a big Sox stronghold, in my experience. It's not about laziness - I'm from the region and bringing the trophy to NWI would be a terrific rallying point for people from that area - there are a lot of them, and they don't always have a chance to get together.

Brings a tear to my eye to see 'my peeps' from da Region on this board....NWI always gets the shaft, 'cos they don't think of themselves as Chicagoans. Seems to me putting the trophy out there would be a good PR opportunity for someone.

:gulp:

As far as driving around there - too many accidents and bad drivers and opportunities to get pulled over. My sister tells me I drive like an eighty-year-old man. :redneck

Palehose13
01-19-2006, 07:00 PM
Common speed on I-55 in CHicago is about 70-75 mph. Let's see a show of hands of who has been pulled over on I-55 for speeding in that range?

That's 15-20 mph over the limit, mind you.

I agree that common speed is 70-75mph and I also realize that Chicago tends to be more relaxed than other places. However, I was pulled over for doing 68 in a 55 by a Milwaukee Co. Sheriff on 94 about 5 miles East of the Miller Park exit and I wasn't blowing anyone away, in fact I was in the right lane (cause the WI natives were in the middle and left).

IronFisk
01-20-2006, 02:29 AM
I think the NWIers would like to be recognized as a distinct, large and fiercely loyal fanbase that usually goes unrecognized. That's a big Sox stronghold, in my experience. It's not about laziness - I'm from the region and bringing the trophy to NWI would be a terrific rallying point for people from that area - there are a lot of them, and they don't always have a chance to get together.

Brings a tear to my eye to see 'my peeps' from da Region on this board....NWI always gets the shaft, 'cos they don't think of themselves as Chicagoans. Seems to me putting the trophy out there would be a good PR opportunity for someone.

:gulp:

Brings a tear to my eye when somebody on here GETS IT! :bandance:

INSox56
01-20-2006, 10:32 AM
I think you're just bitter since the FM Chicago radio stations static out by you :redneck

Wrong wrong wrong and wrong. ;) I get FM stations EASILY. It's CRAPPY (for lack of a better word) South Bend that doesn't. Probably because of that piece of turd college that's in that town...

INSox56
01-20-2006, 10:35 AM
And I agree....NW indiana is a pretty huge Sox stronghold. I'd say in my experience, baseball fans of NW indiana are mostly Sox fans.

VenturaSoxFan23
01-21-2006, 12:04 PM
And I agree....NW indiana is a pretty huge Sox stronghold. I'd say in my experience, baseball fans of NW indiana are mostly Sox fans.

Because all the steel mills would give out free/discounted tickets to the games. Schools would give vouchers for free general admission seats or a discount on pricier ones for good attendance or good grades. That's a sure-fire way to build loyalty. :D: Worked for me, made me a fan.

And please stop with the flaming about the driving. Because nothing tops heading north on Cline Ave. and getting behind some guy puttering at 20 on a 55, looking for the boat exits. They all try to get off at Chicago Ave., go partway down the ramp, then veer back in front of you because they picked the wrong exit.

IronFisk
01-24-2006, 01:36 AM
Alright, no offense Hangar - and I do hope you can bring the TROPHY to our neck of the woods, but I guess I'll have to take care of this some other way. Stay tuned.

Hangar18
01-24-2006, 09:36 AM
Alright, no offense Hangar - and I do hope you can bring the TROPHY to our neck of the woods, but I guess I'll have to take care of this some other way. Stay tuned.

hey man ...... I told you, i'll bring the TROPHY to that place in Merrilville you mentioned, you guys just pick a date. A Friday nite is perfect, how about Friday March 3rd? Isnt there a Hooters or Bw3 over there.......

LuvSox
01-25-2006, 08:43 AM
hey man ...... I told you, i'll bring the TROPHY to that place in Merrilville you mentioned, you guys just pick a date. A Friday nite is perfect, how about Friday March 3rd? Isnt there a Hooters or Bw3 over there.......

Sounds great! Yep, Hooters and BW3 right there.

IronFisk
01-26-2006, 02:40 PM
SHAZAAM! Check it out...

Mar 21 12 pm to 4 pm EST Crown Point, Indiana TBD
Full Schedule...
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/cws/fan_forum/trophy_tour.jsp

Looks like the only stop in Indiana - maybe more of you should call?

CHISOXFAN13
01-26-2006, 02:55 PM
Just saw the Sox added Utica to the trophy tour stop. A very nice gesture.