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my5thbench
05-10-2006, 11:45 AM
My dad, good ol' Alibi Ike would have been 82 today, I long remember him tuning in the Sox games on the old radio, we were 90 miles away so sometimes it wasn't easy. We listened constantly, he would take a radio to the lake on weekends so he could hear the game & got ticked off when some of his friends hollered to hear the Cubs rather than his beloved Sox. He very much enjoyed rubbing the 17 consecutive winning seasons tthat Torn Labrum decribed here recently in his Minnine & Mickey story, in the faces of those Cub fan friends of his.

That quote by Kenny Williams at the start of WSI about "winning again & again" would really warm dear old dad's heart if he were here today to enjoy it. He never felt lower about his Sox than back in '86 when the Hawk was placed in charge of the front office....he told me as early as May that year that hiring Hawk was the dumbest move that the Sox could have made. I hated hearing him say that but by golly he was right.

I think dad would love this Kenny Williams guy!

I miss ya' ol' man

Fabs
05-10-2006, 11:50 AM
you're making me cry at work. :(:
Gotta love our dads.

LuvSox
05-10-2006, 12:31 PM
To Dads since departed :gulp:

Frater Perdurabo
05-10-2006, 01:42 PM
At least Hawk had the good sense not to trade away a young Kenny Williams before he was able to get in a couple of seasons with the Sox!
:gulp:

voodoochile
05-10-2006, 01:44 PM
To Dads since departed :gulp:

:gulp:<-------------Diet Pepsi for the old man...

viagracat
05-10-2006, 01:47 PM
My dad was a Cub fan who hated the Sox, but I miss him anyway...:(:

goon
05-10-2006, 01:54 PM
:gulp:

HebrewHammer
05-10-2006, 02:05 PM
The Colonel and I plunked down for season's tickets last year. It really made it special to be able to share that with him.

cbone
05-10-2006, 02:09 PM
Here's to another championship Dad. :gulp:

chisoxfanatic
05-10-2006, 02:21 PM
My dad was a Cub fan who hated the Sox, but I miss him anyway...:(:

Wow! How'd you become a Sox fan then?

my5thbench
05-10-2006, 02:24 PM
I'm afraid Ike would have preferred a belt of booze to any "diet beverage"

Voodoo

voodoochile
05-10-2006, 02:25 PM
I'm afraid Ike would have preferred a belt of booze to any "diet beverage"

Voodoo

That one wasn't for your old man...

My Dad didn't drink.

my5thbench
05-10-2006, 03:52 PM
I'm sorry Voodoo.........may I offer an Irish toast to both you & your dad

WhiteSoxFan84
05-10-2006, 04:07 PM
My dad was a Cub fan who hated the Sox, but I miss him anyway...:(:

OK, don't take this the wrong way and God rest your father's soul, but this made me crack up!

voodoochile
05-11-2006, 02:08 AM
I'm sorry Voodoo.........may I offer an Irish toast to both you & your dad

Absolutely... and back at ya...:gulp:<---------that ones mine and no, it's not Diet Pepsi...