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tony1972
03-31-2006, 11:46 PM
:smile:
I love the White Sox and follow almost every game (even during the losing seasons)..

Name some things you have done to catch the game that have made others look at you as if you were insane....here are some things I have done...

Good Friend's Wedding 2005 - needing to use the "bathroom" during the ceremony to go run out to the car and turn on the radio to check the score during a Crosstown Classic game....:o:

Almost missed Graduation Ceremonies in October 2005 during Game Three of World Series...(ceremony was at Arie Crown Theater and could not get access to Internet on Cell Phone so ran outside 10 minutes prior to ceremony to get a link to MLB.Com):o: :o:

Has anyone else done things like this during family/friends get togethers, events, etc...? My wife is jealous of the White Sox during the spring and summer months...one time she told me that she would rather I have an affair instead !!:D: :(:

DrummerGeorgefan
03-31-2006, 11:56 PM
look no further than my second semester (spring) law school grades 2 years ago

DaleJRFan
04-01-2006, 12:33 AM
my work productivity went way down during the season last year. I can thank WSI for that. I ended up having to make up for it in the off season, catching up on the big projects at work. My post count suffered as a result.

dugwood31
04-01-2006, 12:36 AM
Ask my ex-girlfriend (key word=ex)

Tragg
04-01-2006, 12:39 AM
Other than 37 years of heartache, finally interrupted last year? No problems at all.

HotelWhiteSox
04-01-2006, 12:50 AM
There's this kid at school who I really hate and I've never even talked to him. He is one of those Facebook bitches and was jealous of the White Sox title run, so he made a group dissing Sox fans. We have some classes together and there's some real unspoken tension at times, but I have no problem wearing my World Championship gear :smile:

tschneid83
04-01-2006, 01:17 AM
I have this rule (superstition of sort) that I can't leave the room when the sox are batting and so hopefully it does not cause problems like the moive liar liar states:

Fletcher (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000120/): Your honor, would the court be willing to grant me a short bathroom break?
Judge (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0076251/): Can't it wait?
Fletcher (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000120/): Yes it can. But I've heard that if you hold it you could damage the prostate gland, making it very difficult to get an erection, or even become aroused!
Judge (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0076251/): Is that true?
Fletcher (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000120/): It has to be!
Judge (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0076251/): In that case I'd better take a quick break myself.

Hoffdaddydmb
04-01-2006, 01:37 AM
My ex was a cubs fan. There was definately some tension because I would never shut up about the sox. Too bad we were'nt together when we won it all. I'm also a biologyteacher and find a way to have almost every assignment have a sox reference. I did pedigrees (kind of like a family tree for genetics) and used ozzie, his wife ibis, and his 3 kids' names. My kids thought I was nuts when they found out that I actually knew their names. I also had a day to day countdown saved on my chalkboard of the number of days till spring training and then opening day.

chisoxfanatic
04-01-2006, 01:56 AM
Being involved at this site is seeming to cause problems in one avenue of my life, and it's not even fair, because I don't even get together with you guys very often as it is. :whiner:

ChiSoxGirl
04-01-2006, 01:58 AM
Being involved at this site is seeming to cause problems in one avenue of my life, and it's not even fair, because I don't even get together with you guys very often as it is. :whiner:

I don't get it....

BarbG
04-01-2006, 04:14 AM
I have this rule (superstition of sort) that I can't leave the room when the sox are batting...
Just to encourage you to hold on to this rule:

I had the same rule, until I broke it in the wee hours of 10/26/05. After all those hours I absolutely HAD TO go. So...thinking Blum's not gonna do anything, I raced to the bathroom - and heard my husband going absolutely nuts in the other room. Missed the magic moment completely.

jdieter
04-01-2006, 09:39 AM
Oh ya... my wife and I had our annual fight last night regarding having the radio or tv tuned to the Sox over the next 6 months. The only time we didn't have our annual "your nuts I'm no gonna waste my whole summer on baseball fight" was 95 when I boycotted after the strike.

SoxEd
04-01-2006, 12:03 PM
Oh ya... my wife and I had our annual fight last night regarding having the radio or tv tuned to the Sox over the next 6 months. The only time we didn't have our annual "your nuts I'm no gonna waste my whole summer on baseball fight" was 95 when I boycotted after the strike.


You could always point out that Marriage is a Partnership, involving equal sharing.

Point out that she already gets 6 months of her TV/Radio choices, during which time you get 6 months with NO Baseball.

When you have your 6 months of Baseball on the TV/Radio, she presumably has other interests she can pursue that are important to her?

The obvious flaw with this plan is that is a Hostage to Fortune - she might cite it in order to gain Suzerainity over the TV Remote for the whole winter.

:bundy

As every Man knows, NO marriage could ever survive that kind of Unreasonable Behaviour on the Woman's part!
:redneck

JohnBasedowYoda
04-01-2006, 12:35 PM
I'm considering quiting my job to go to as many games as possible

BackNBlack
04-01-2006, 12:54 PM
I almost got in a fist fight at my daughters baptism party with a cub fan, I regret that, I was younger though thats my excuse.

Every day with my wifes entire family is a challenge because they are all cub fans, I have to be around them and tolerate the "Hey, there's the Sox fan" like I'm freak or something, but the Sox winning the World Series has made life wonderful.

I had my wifes family over when they were playing Florida for the NL pennant I shut the TV off on them when the cubs were winning to go up 3 to 1 and told them to go "outside"

ndu3t4
04-01-2006, 12:56 PM
I've snuck a radio into math class on numerous occasions. On the day the sox clinched, I had it on in math class until the ninth, when I had to go take a spanish test. I took the test and pulled it out just in time to hear Rooney say "your 2005 central division champion white sox".

I bombed that test. :D:

sageofthesox
04-01-2006, 01:25 PM
Back in the early '70's during the Dick Allen era, the White Sox were playing Boston. The game coincided with my uncle's funeral. Naturally, I had the White Sox game on the radio as we drove to the cemetery. My car didn't have AC and the windows were all rolled down. As we entered the cemetery, Sox centerfielder Pat Kelly hit a HUGE clutch homer and I let out a loud cheer as mourners were filing past my car.

viagracat
04-01-2006, 01:39 PM
When you live your whole life up north like I have, it's inevitable you're going to get grief if you show your Sox pride. In the mid-80s, when the Cubs appreared to threaten a run of good seasons, I never heard the end of it. I kept hearing what a man Sandberg was; what a pit Comiskey was, how all Sox fans walk with their knuckles dragging on the ground; nice stuff like that. It got old after a while.
Also, during the 1983 playoffs against Baltimore, my wife and I were in Florida on vacation and set up a dinner at a restaurant with my grandmother there. Unfortunately, it was during one of the games. I kept excusing myself during dinner, claiming to go see a man about a mule or soemthing like that, but of course, I tried to see as much of the game as I could at the bar, leaving my wife to fend for herself against a woman who always talked way too much. After about the fifth trip away from the dinner table, my wife tracked me down at the bar, no longer buying my tales of digestive woe (if she ever did); and let's just say I did NOT get lucky that night. But I'd do it again.:gulp:

Madvora
04-01-2006, 01:45 PM
While planing a trip to Europe last year we were originally looking to go in mid October, but I knew if I did that, that would be the one year the Sox win the World Series and I would miss two weeks of the playoffs. Thank God I scheduled the vacation in May instead.

Back in 1993, my mom forced me to go to some church bowling event that I said before that I would go to, even though the Sox had a playoff game that day. She wouldn't let me get out of it, so I bowled with a walkman on. The bowling actually consisted of me throwing the ball down the gutter and running back to stand outside the bar that had the game on a big screen.

SouthSideHitman
04-01-2006, 01:54 PM
Well let's see, I can remember sneaking an earbid radio into my eigth grade graduation to listen to the Sox-Royals game, but fortunatly, I avoided detection there. In 2003, I was in Louisville, Kentucky while the Sox were playing the final game of a crtical series in KC and I stayed in the car on an 80 degree night with the windows up for an hour and a half to listen to the Sox tie the game and eventually win it in extras.

Finally, this October my then-girlfriend and I were going through a little rough patch, she, oblivious to the timing called me minutes after the Sox won it all, at which point I told her I had no time for her. The next phone call with her was us breaking up. Totally worth it.

Deebs14
04-01-2006, 03:06 PM
My grades took a nice hit last semester...along with my wallet. :cool:

It was worth it though!

StockdaleForVeep
04-01-2006, 03:30 PM
i took a 10% hit on a test because i took it two days early cuz she scheduled the test day after game 4

Boozer
04-01-2006, 03:42 PM
My buddy had is wedding on the weekend the Sox were playing at Wrigley & ending up sweeping them, I forget the year. But a bunch of us had tickets to all three games & we were still giving him crap for not planning the wedding date better & making us miss the Sat. game. We were in the bar more then the reception.

Last October my GF & I & another couple were supposed to go to Canada for a long weekend. Thing is it was the weekend (would've been game 6 & 7 I think) after we won the World Series & I didn't want to take any chances of missing the Sox clinch at home. So I canceled everything a week before, who knew the SOX would sweep & we could've still went. Oh well, I still hear about it from my GF, but at least she is a big SOX fan so it wasn't as bad as it could of been.

Scottiehaswheels
04-01-2006, 03:44 PM
I had my windows on my jeep shot by a jealous cub fan... I had the championship car flag thing on it as well as 2-3 Sox stickers/licenseplate...

Game 3 of the 2005 ALDS my aunt just about tossed me out of my cousins wedding rehearsal because I was interupting it with cheers, buggin my cousin to keep track of the score on his cell every 5 seconds... (almost that whole side of my fam is Cub fans, except my oldest cousin is a Sox fan who posts here I guess?) (Jason if you read this, PM me so I know what your ID is)

SoxEd
04-02-2006, 11:25 AM
Finally, this October my then-girlfriend and I were going through a little rough patch, she, oblivious to the timing called me minutes after the Sox won it all...


Oh she knew the timing alright - she specifically chose to ring you then to see if 'your Relationship' was 'as important to you' as 'some unimportant, ten-a-penny' Sports event.

If you'd ditched the first-time-in-88-years Sox clincher to pay attention to her deliberate mind games, she would have known that she could walk all over you for the whole of the rest of your days together - which would, incidentally, have been very few, as she would have no longer had any respect for you at all.

Women are MUCH more 'Emotionally Intelligent' (trans: capable of being Emotionally Manipulative) than Men are.

Don't ever believe they don't know what's going on when they ring you.
WE might actually genuinely forget that she's at her Sister's Neighbor's Baby-shower when we try to ring them (because, emotionally, we're doofuses, and who cares what someone that neither of you has ever met is doing?)...
...but they DON'T forget that we're doing something that they know is really important to us.

Paranoid? Moi? :redneck

Steelrod
04-02-2006, 11:29 AM
Well let's see, I can remember sneaking an earbid radio into my eigth grade graduation to listen to the Sox-Royals game, but fortunatly, I avoided detection there. In 2003, I was in Louisville, Kentucky while the Sox were playing the final game of a crtical series in KC and I stayed in the car on an 80 degree night with the windows up for an hour and a half to listen to the Sox tie the game and eventually win it in extras.

Finally, this October my then-girlfriend and I were going through a little rough patch, she, oblivious to the timing called me minutes after the Sox won it all, at which point I told her I had no time for her. The next phone call with her was us breaking up. Totally worth it.
Probably the best decision you'll ever make!

Saracen
04-02-2006, 11:35 AM
Oh she knew the timing alright - she specifically chose to ring you then to see if 'your Relationship' was 'as important to you' as 'some unimportant, ten-a-penny' Sports event. Good call! :o:

MySoxAreClean
04-02-2006, 12:19 PM
Wife make a move on me, while watching SOX PRIDE, She's trying to get lucky.:supernana:

tick53
04-02-2006, 12:31 PM
I had idiot Cub fans giving me a hard time at the Urinal when I was there to
see a SOX / cubs game, but other than that, how could being a Sox Fan be a
problem?:smile:

MySoxAreClean
04-02-2006, 12:45 PM
I had idiot Cub fans giving me a hard time at the Urinal when I was there to
see a SOX / cubs game, but other than that, how could being a Sox Fan be a
problem?:smile: I had idiot Cub fans giving me a hard time at the Urinal ? Cubs fan around the urinall NOT A GOOD IDEA!

Taliesinrk
04-02-2006, 01:18 PM
how could being a Sox Fan be a
problem?:smile:


Please refer to TALIESINRK's Savings account prior to 2005 World Series and post 2005 World Series. Let it be known that the Craig's List seller did not aid in the extreme reduction of funds from previously mentioned account. However, Craig's List seller did provide one hell of a 9th row seat..

THEBIGHURT35
04-02-2006, 01:25 PM
My friend decided to get married on the day of the Whitesox first world series game. It was in Galena Illinois. We were supposed to have dinner right at the start of the game. I ended up ordering went into the bar and watched the game until the food came. I ate fast and went right back in there.