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SouthsideFathead
04-30-2006, 06:45 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=260430103

So what are your thoughts behind this awesome start? What is surprising to you and what has gotten us to this point? Should we have expected this start or was this about what you expected?

Red Barchetta
04-30-2006, 07:01 PM
Sort of hard to believe considering their excellent start last year to the Championship season. 17-7 and the best record in baseball for the month. Nice start!

:smile:

soxinthecity
04-30-2006, 07:08 PM
I sort of thought more offense would appear to help out when the pitching was'nt quite there and kinda figured those one run nail bitters would be cut down as well.

So far so good for me.:bandance:

TommyJohn
04-30-2006, 07:20 PM
Interesting fact: Last year, of course we know the White Sox spent all
season in 1st place. This year, they fell out of 1st on April 4th, then
regained it on April 16th and are holding fast. Think of that. In the past
eight months of baseball, the White Sox have been out of 1st place
a grand total of thirteen days.

IlliniSox4Life
04-30-2006, 07:34 PM
Interesting fact: Last year, of course we know the White Sox spent all
season in 1st place. This year, they fell out of 1st on April 4th, then
regained it on April and are holding fast. Think of that. In the past
eight months of baseball, the White Sox have been out of 1st place
a grand total of thirteen days.

Thirteen Days of uncertainty + Cuban Missiles = CALL SPIELBERG!!!

:contreras:

gobears1987
04-30-2006, 07:47 PM
We actually matched last year's April record of 17-7.

Rounding_Third
04-30-2006, 07:54 PM
If we just hadn't given those 2 away in KC..........oh, well, that's baseball, I guess. At least it was good to see Cleveland drop 2 in KC last weekend to even the score.

doublem23
04-30-2006, 07:56 PM
What's mind-boggling is that if they even played mediocre that first week, they could have avoided 2-3 of those losses.

20-4. :o:

Bobbo35
04-30-2006, 08:07 PM
What's mind-boggling is that if they even played mediocre that first week, they could have avoided 2-3 of those losses.

20-4. :o:

That is definately true. There were a couple of games they should of won.

gobears1987
04-30-2006, 08:09 PM
Hawk said it best though. We are guaranteed to win 60 and lose 60. It is what we do with the other 42 games.

viagracat
04-30-2006, 08:13 PM
Yep, the Sox were once 1-4 and the dark clouds were rolling in. But lots of WSI'ers told everyone to be cool. They were right. :smile:

TomParrish79
04-30-2006, 08:52 PM
there were alot of people freaking out...we couldnt even make quotes and jokes about the movie Airplane in the postgame threads without people making comments about how we need to take the losses more seriously.

QCIASOXFAN
04-30-2006, 09:02 PM
This is about what I expected, maybe a little bit more. I did not think that we would be talking about this when we were 1-4 though! I love the bounce back and think the team is really coming together, especially after watching Cintron and Widger play today. Everybody chiping in and doing there parts.

Chips
04-30-2006, 10:38 PM
Hawk said it best though. We are guaranteed to win 60 and lose 60. It is what we do with the other 42 games.

Lose 60, I was thinking more along the lines of 7.

chisoxmike
04-30-2006, 10:44 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=260430103

So what are your thoughts behind this awesome start? What is surprising to you and what has gotten us to this point? Should we have expected this start or was this about what you expected?

The Sox were at 17-7 at the end of April last year too.

Chisox003
04-30-2006, 10:46 PM
Wrong....according to ESPN.

During the Indians/Rangers game tonight, they were showing "April's Best." Best pitchers, Maddux and Pedro, best hitter Pujols, and best team....the Reds. Yup, thats right, at 17-8, the "best" team is the Cincinatti Reds.

Ooooook :thumbsup:

I enjoyed this month. Hopefully May sees much of the same starting tomorrow against the Jnjuns. Vazzy and Burlymon looking to kick things off.

Let's do it :gulp:

elrod
04-30-2006, 10:55 PM
Wrong....according to ESPN.

During the Indians/Rangers game tonight, they were showing "April's Best." Best pitchers, Maddux and Pedro, best hitter Pujols, and best team....the Reds. Yup, thats right, at 17-8, the "best" team is the Cincinatti Reds.

Ooooook :thumbsup:

I enjoyed this month. Hopefully May sees much of the same starting tomorrow against the Jnjuns. Vazzy and Burlymon looking to kick things off.

Let's do it :gulp:

No, that was best in the National League. I flipped out at first too, but then I noticed the little qualifier.

SOX ADDICT '73
05-01-2006, 12:20 AM
What's mind-boggling is that if they even played mediocre that first week, they could have avoided 2-3 of those losses.

20-4. :o:
IMO, there have been only two games all season in which the Sox probably never had a chance: game two against Cleveland (Freddy suck-fest) and the third game at Seattle the other night (Buehrle minor suck-fest). Every other loss either began with a big lead which the starters failed to hold (Garland v. Royals, Vazquez v. Jays), or was the result of a bullpen failure.

Ah, what might've been. Imagine 22-2 for a moment...and then realize that 17-7 is still good enough for the best record in the Majors!

Taliesinrk
05-01-2006, 02:21 AM
yeah.. we've been pretty damn good.. i looooove this quote:

From Paulie -

"For most of the month we weren't hitting on all cylinders, but we still picked up some wins when we needed to." - from article posted in the beginning of the thread

if we haven't been "hitting on all cylinders" yet; what the hell do we look like when we do? we've been "pick[ing] up some wins when we needed to"???? he makes it sounds like we've been ok.. barely breaking over .500. I have high hopes for this summer boys and girls..

IlliniSox4Life
05-01-2006, 02:34 AM
Ah, what might've been. Imagine 22-2 for a moment...and then realize that 17-7 is still good enough for the best record in the Majors!

Well, we can't really do much about that, but that doesn't mean we can't go 155-7.

TDog
05-01-2006, 05:18 AM
The Sox were at 17-7 at the end of April last year too.

So what you're saying is that even after spending more money on payroll, upgrading their starting rotation and offense, the Sox show no signs of improvement.

No wonder people are more impressed with the Reds and Tigers.

Taliesinrk
05-01-2006, 11:15 AM
So what you're saying is that even after spending more money on payroll, upgrading their starting rotation and offense, the Sox show no signs of improvement.

No wonder people are more impressed with the Reds and Tigers.:tealpolice:

CaptainBallz
05-01-2006, 12:02 PM
"With the powerful Jim Thome reaching base and scoring in a team record 16 straight games to start the season, the Sox barreled their way through the month of April ending with a MLB best record of 17-7..."

I can hear the voiceover of the Sox 2006 World Champion DVD already...:D:

MarySwiss
05-01-2006, 12:03 PM
No, that was best in the National League. I flipped out at first too, but then I noticed the little qualifier.

Well, if that isn't ESPN being ESPN, I don't know what is. Showing the best in the National League during a game between the Indians and Rangers. :?:

veeter
05-01-2006, 12:04 PM
Sox 2005 monthly records:
April 17-7
May 18-10
June 18-7
July 15-11
August 12-16
September 19-12

I truly think they will improve on those marks, as impressive as they are.

johnnyg83
05-01-2006, 12:04 PM
[quote=Chisox003]Wrong....according to ESPN.

According to Brantley last night on Baseball Tonight, "thank God for Jim Thome's bat, because with Konerko's gotten off to such a slow start."

.360 avg and 20 RBIs is slow? Give that man a Peabody.

Ol' No. 2
05-01-2006, 12:04 PM
I'm a lot more interested in a best ever October.

veeter
05-01-2006, 12:05 PM
[quote=Chisox003]Wrong....according to ESPN.

According to Brantley last night on Baseball Tonight, "thank God for Jim Thome's bat, because with Konerko's gotten off to such a slow start."

.360 avg and 20 RBIs is slow? Give that man a Peabody.You have got to be kidding me!!!

MarySwiss
05-01-2006, 12:06 PM
[quote=Chisox003]Wrong....according to ESPN.

According to Brantley last night on Baseball Tonight, "thank God for Jim Thome's bat, because with Konerko's gotten off to such a slow start."

.360 avg and 20 RBIs is slow? Give that man a Peabody.

He actually said that? Wow! :o:

Edit: That's incredible, but wasn't he the guy who made the crack last year about how Sox fans would be crying in their beers?

WhteSox725
05-01-2006, 12:13 PM
But but despite the hot month they are only 1.5 games ahead of the Tigers. Surely they can't keep it up all year. It's only a matter of time before the Sox falter and the Tigers take their rightful place.

WhteSox725
05-01-2006, 12:14 PM
Wrong....according to ESPN.

According to Brantley last night on Baseball Tonight, "thank God for Jim Thome's bat, because with Konerko's gotten off to such a slow start."

.360 avg and 20 RBIs is slow? Give that man a Peabody.

And that wasn't the first time he has said that this weekend. He said the same exact thing Saturday morning.

MarySwiss
05-01-2006, 12:17 PM
And that wasn't the first time he has said that this weekend. He said the same exact thing Saturday morning.
Maybe he should try reading the sports section once in awhile. :tongue:

WisSoxFan
05-01-2006, 04:01 PM
[quote=Chisox003]Wrong....according to ESPN.

According to Brantley last night on Baseball Tonight, "thank God for Jim Thome's bat, because with Konerko's gotten off to such a slow start."

.360 avg and 20 RBIs is slow? Give that man a Peabody.

Actually, I understand what he's thinking. Konerko will be at about .420 with an RBI a game at the end of the season.:wink:

batmanZoSo
05-01-2006, 04:14 PM
What's mind-boggling is that if they even played mediocre that first week, they could have avoided 2-3 of those losses.

20-4. :o:

They usually sweep KC, so you can make it 19-5 right there. We threw away at least one of the Seattle games and probably one of the Cleveland games, making it 21-3. I really don't think we should've lost that Toronto game where the Blue Jays kept getting all those cheap hits on pitcher's pitches...they were stealing signs or something. 22-2. And what the hell, you can't count a hangover loss to Cleveland when the team was distracted by all the festivities, or a loss to an aging Jamie Moyer. 24-0. :thumbsup: