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MadetoOrta
04-24-2006, 10:04 AM
When have I seen our Sox play this well before? Last year, when Frank was healthy and hitting bombs at an incredible clip, the Sox played their best ball of the year. Without Frank [until the playoffs] the team seemed to miss some swagger. With Thome duplicating and, in fact, exceeding Frank's numbers, this team may win 105+ games should Thome remain healthy. I'm not a polyanna and I'm not a dark cloud but the Sox look awfully good and awfully confident. Thoughts?

Madvora
04-24-2006, 10:07 AM
Man we're really getting spolied by this team. Yesterday when the Twins had an early 1-0 lead, I was saying to myself, "I can't remember the last time the Sox were actually losing a game."

They are as hot as ever right now.

batmanZoSo
04-24-2006, 10:09 AM
When have I seen our Sox play this well before? Last year, when Frank was healthy and hitting bombs at an incredible clip, the Sox played their best ball of the year. Without Frank [until the playoffs] the team seemed to miss some swagger. With Thome duplicating and, in fact, exceeding Frank's numbers, this team may win 105+ games should Thome remain healthy. I'm not a polyanna and I'm not a dark cloud but the Sox look awfully good and awfully confident. Thoughts?

I agree. As long as this team stays healthy and doesn't underachieve, they should win over 100 games.

ChiSoxGirl
04-24-2006, 10:09 AM
Yesterday when the Twins had an early 1-0 lead, I was saying to myself, "I can't remember the last time the Sox were actually losing a game."

I can... it was April 14- my last game! They have a tendency to lose when I'm there. :redneck

Madvora
04-24-2006, 10:28 AM
I can... it was April 14- my last game! They have a tendency to lose when I'm there. :redneck
Not just "losing" a game though... trailing. I couldn't even remember the last time I looked at the score and we weren't winning.
Now that's a good feeling.

MarySwiss
04-24-2006, 10:32 AM
Not just "losing" a game though... trailing. I couldn't even remember the last time I looked at the score and we weren't winning.
Now that's a good feeling.
The part I liked best was when I realized that even though we were trailing, there was no way we were going to lose the game. Right after the game, I get an e-mail from my brother in which he said the team is so good, it's scary. And that is exactly right--scary for every other team! I sure would hate to have to play us! :cool:

viagracat
04-24-2006, 10:47 AM
They're on one of those rolls right now that only two or three teams in MLB get on in a typical entire season...no reason to think it won't continue, especially if the starters keep giving us quality innings. Garland oughta feed off his last performance and make it tough for the M's tonight, and Vazquez is easily the best #5 pitcher in baseball right now. Then back to the top of the rotation :smile: .

Good to see BA get a couple hits, including a homer yesterday; Pods is back to his old self for the most part and Uribe...well, we all know what he did yesterday. If these guys keep hitting...wow! Best lineup in baseball, too!

It's good to be king...:D:

scottjanssens
04-24-2006, 10:48 AM
Man we're really getting spolied by this team. Yesterday when the Twins had an early 1-0 lead, I was saying to myself, "I can't remember the last time the Sox were actually losing a game."

What struck me in the stands is that while trailing (granted by a single run early in the game) the atmosphere in the park felt as though the Sox were leading.

daveeym
04-24-2006, 11:16 AM
Yeah but if they can't get this streak to 9 games it means nothing. They can never win that 9th game.

Jjav829
04-24-2006, 03:01 PM
Yeah but if they can't get this streak to 9 games it means nothing. They can never win that 9th game.
It's because they lack the killer instinct! We need killer instinct, damnit!

elrod
04-24-2006, 03:07 PM
Let's see where we are after this road trip. So far we've played 6 against KC, and had a long homestand. The most impressive wins so far are the 3 in Detroit. Seattle is struggling, and the Angels aren't doing much right now, but this trip will say a lot about how good the team is.

IlliniSox4Life
04-24-2006, 03:14 PM
What struck me in the stands is that while trailing (granted by a single run early in the game) the atmosphere in the park felt as though the Sox were leading.

That's the thing that is great about being Champions and having a good team - even if we are losing a game here and there, it's a lot easier to deal with than past losing performances. I just shake it off and say that if we do lose today, I shouldn't have a heart attack over it, it's just one game and we'll probably go on an 8 game winning streak starting tomorrow.

DaleJRFan
04-24-2006, 03:21 PM
When have I seen our Sox play this well before? Last year, when Frank was healthy and hitting bombs at an incredible clip, the Sox played their best ball of the year. Without Frank [until the playoffs] the team seemed to miss some swagger. With Thome duplicating and, in fact, exceeding Frank's numbers, this team may win 105+ games should Thome remain healthy. I'm not a polyanna and I'm not a dark cloud but the Sox look awfully good and awfully confident. Thoughts?

Not to dog Big Frank or anything, but last year when he was in the line-up, he either hit a homer or made an out. The BIG difference is that Thome is walking like crazy and getting on base with singles, driving runs with doubles, a very similar lineup presence as when the Hurt was in his prime.

Let's hope that Thome can keep it going for 162 games. // crosses fingers // Right now he's just a freak of nature out there!

RKMeibalane
04-24-2006, 03:27 PM
Not to dog Big Frank or anything, but last year when he was in the line-up, he either hit a homer or made an out. The BIG difference is that Thome is walking like crazy and getting on base with singles, driving runs with doubles, a very similar lineup presence as when the Hurt was in his prime.

Let's hope that Thome can keep it going for 162 games. // crosses fingers // Right now he's just a freak of nature out there!

Now, you've done it. The Frank-lovers will be all over you.

Oh, wait... :cool:

rdwj
04-24-2006, 03:36 PM
Not to dog Big Frank or anything, but last year when he was in the line-up, he either hit a homer or made an out. The BIG difference is that Thome is walking like crazy and getting on base with singles, driving runs with doubles, a very similar lineup presence as when the Hurt was in his prime.

He's also decent on the bases. Frank was a complete mess.

HotelWhiteSox
04-24-2006, 03:56 PM
Last 12 games, 11-1, reminds me of a certain great run. Also, when looking at just the last 12 games, the only loss came after the third win, eerie

Fuller_Schettman
04-24-2006, 05:09 PM
He's also decent on the bases. Frank was a complete mess.

I was always afraid of him tipping over.

http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/299035/2/istockphoto_299035_turtle_ii.jpg

maurice
04-24-2006, 05:13 PM
Frank walked 16 times in only about 120 plate appearances, while slugging .590.

RKMeibalane
04-25-2006, 11:06 AM
Frank walked 16 times in only about 120 plate appearances, while slugging .590.

Correct. I was thinking about that the other day, as Frank admitted recently that he was trying to hit home runs last season beause he didn't want to run the bases.