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chaerulez
03-30-2006, 10:57 PM
http://www.lookoutlanding.com/story/2006/3/30/155736/301

I'm glad this guy is our pitching coach.

beckett21
03-30-2006, 11:05 PM
Interesting read. Thanks for posting.

Beautox
03-30-2006, 11:07 PM
Don Cooper > Leo Mazzone? possibly. Matt Thorton is looking FTW.:bandance:

SOX ADDICT '73
03-30-2006, 11:21 PM
Matt Thorton is looking FTW.
Sorry to be so naive, but...

"for the window?"
"freakishly tightly wound?"
"forward to Wednesday?"
"fatter than Winston (Churchill)?"

Beautox
03-30-2006, 11:27 PM
woops sorry about that, FTW = For The Win, i've been playing to much CS:S as in Counter Strike Source

SOX ADDICT '73
03-30-2006, 11:31 PM
woops sorry about that, FTW = For The Win, i've been playing to much CS:S as in Counter Strike Source
Well, my first guess was close! :D:

Beautox
03-30-2006, 11:39 PM
lol defiantly :smile: . My personal favorite was ""fatter than Winston (Churchill)?"" classic.

cwsfannick
03-31-2006, 12:10 AM
If Coop can change this kid into an effective reliever that would be a pleasent surprise, considering most of us thought this trade was our crap for your crap.

goon
03-31-2006, 12:44 AM
thornton looked very impressive on the mound today, cooper is a magic man.

A. Cavatica
03-31-2006, 12:08 PM
Let's not get too excited over a couple of good innings. Even Joe Borchard goes 2-for-4 with a homer once in a while.

Corlose 15
03-31-2006, 12:28 PM
What has me excited about this trade is the fact that Cooper has been watching Thornton for 2 years and how adamant he and the scouts were that the Sox trade for him.

Early returns are very favorable.

Hangar18
03-31-2006, 12:36 PM
Let's not get too excited over a couple of good innings. Even Joe Borchard goes 2-for-4 with a homer once in a while.


You mean Carol Sleazak wont do a Puff Piece on getting him a nickname?

Speaking of Carol, ive been looking for her World Series preview, anyone seen it around?

1951Campbell
03-31-2006, 12:36 PM
lol defiantly :smile: . My personal favorite was ""fatter than Winston (Churchill)?"" classic.

So David Wells is looking FTW, then?

California Sox
03-31-2006, 02:10 PM
I said it when the trade was made. LHPs who throw 98 do not grow on trees. If Coop gets him straightened out to have even decent control, he could be a weapon.

goon
03-31-2006, 04:01 PM
I said it when the trade was made. LHPs who throw 98 do not grow on trees. If Coop gets him straightened out to have even decent control, he could be a weapon.


merkin article (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060330&content_id=1374780&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws). a bit "fluffy", but convincing too.

SoxEd
03-31-2006, 05:13 PM
Bit of a Thread Hijack, but on the subject of Scott Merkin writing a 'fluff piece', I assume that you do all know what a 'merkin' was 'back in the day' in Merrie England...

Sorry.
I'll get me coat.

delben91
03-31-2006, 05:23 PM
I'll get me coat.

I do admire your consistency. :wink:

Thome's Homey
03-31-2006, 05:24 PM
Bit of a Thread Hijack, but on the subject of Scott Merkin writing a 'fluff piece', I assume that you do all know what a 'merkin' was 'back in the day' in Merrie England...

Sorry.
I'll get me coat.

A crotch wig.

Silly Brits.

SoxEd
03-31-2006, 05:46 PM
I do admire your consistency. :wink:

Stupidly enough, I keep posting this phrase because it's a quote from a very popular British comedy show from the 90's called The Fast Show. (I think it was shown on BBC America as Brilliant.)

The show was built around very short sketches, which each had a very quick jump to the characters' catchphrase.
Although they also ended Series One with a sketch involving the perpetually-sloshed Rowley Birkin QC (the top rank of attorneys in the UK) relating a story that was ful of pathos, rather than his usual nonsenical, surreal, and very amusing, reminiscences.

Of course, no-one else on here wiill ever have seen it (which is why I'm stupid for repetitively posting it).

'Ill get me coat' was a bloke from the English Midlands (like me), who had a talent for spouting off utterly inappropriate comments.

The 'me' is because it's common to say 'me' for 'my' in Brummie dialect* (the actor who played this character is from Birmingham).
It's funny (over here) because the Regional Stereotype of Brummies is as slightly thick, or slow-witted (and therefore prone to socially-inappropriate outbursts).
It has to be imagined in a Brummie accent.
(Another reason I ought to quit posting it.)

The Fast Show was one of the best British Comedies of the 1990's - it's not only very funny, but the writers have a fantastic eye for character. I really miss it.

* As with Chicagoan dialect, in the English Midlands, we also have 'front rooms' and drink 'pop'.

CubsfansareDRUNK
03-31-2006, 05:50 PM
Heh heh...

Because if the White Sox turn Thorton into an effective reliever, then we'll turn Borchard into a good hitter.
or at least that's what I'm hoping.

JohnBasedowYoda
03-31-2006, 06:20 PM
Sorry to be so naive, but...

"for the window?"
"freakishly tightly wound?"
"forward to Wednesday?"
"fatter than Winston (Churchill)?"

I was going to come up with some of my own but I really don't think the one with Winston Churchill can be topped.

Beautox
03-31-2006, 06:22 PM
So David Wells is looking FTW, then?

yes Very FTW