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Lip Man 1
05-10-2006, 11:58 PM
From Fred Mitchell's column in the Tribune:

"By the way, only three teams have achieved a record better than 23-9 in the year after winning a World Series, according to researchers at White Sox Interactive. Both the 1928 and 1939 Yankees were 26-6, and the 1931 Philadelphia Athletics were 24-8.

Three other teams also went 23-9 after winning a World Series title, all of them the Yankees (1942, 1950 and 1951). Among those six teams defending their title with a 23-9 start, four repeated as champs: 1928 Yankees, 1939 Yankees, 1950 Yankees and 1951 Yankees. Two others won the pennant: 1931 Athletics and 1942 Yankees."

Woo-Hoo!!

:D: :D:

Lip

BRDSR
05-11-2006, 12:04 AM
This just in, hell has frozen over and pigs are flying past my window.

It is unconfirmed as to whether these events are in any connection to Lip making a positive post about the Chicago Tribune and one of its writers, Fred Mitchell.

All kidding aside, very cool to see that some Chicago news outlets know the best source out there: White Sox Interactive.

ode to veeck
05-11-2006, 12:11 AM
Nice stats and good to get some coverage in the Cubune, but its still a long way to Soxtober (yes, we're off to an awfully good start)

Lip Man 1
05-11-2006, 12:12 AM
BRDSR:

It's not the first time the main stream media has discussed WSI. Steve Dahl does it regularly...so does Les Grobstein. Phil Rogers has quoted from my interviews in the past and so has Ron Rapoport.

Lip

cheeses_h_rice
05-11-2006, 12:16 AM
Yeah, but did he clarify if the Cubs have 3 or 4 90+ win seasons since 1950?

:)

cbotnyse
05-11-2006, 07:16 AM
I'm still rubbing my eyes in disbelief! nice shout out!

Hitmen77
05-11-2006, 08:01 AM
Before we get too excited about the Mitchel article, check out the headline:

Cubs rule in online scalped ticket sales
:rolleyes:

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/cs-060510mitchell,1,2653923.column?coll=cs-home-utility

ode to veeck
05-11-2006, 08:06 AM
Yeah, but did he clarify if the Cubs have 3 or 4 90+ win seasons since 1950?

:)


LOL, At WSI, we have statisticians and special statisticians. Hopefully no one will start quoting shoota soon!

Hangar18
05-11-2006, 08:18 AM
BRDSR:

It's not the first time the main stream media has discussed WSI. Steve Dahl does it regularly...so does Les Grobstein. Phil Rogers has quoted from my interviews in the past and so has Ron Rapoport.

Lip

There are a bunch of other media-types who Secretly read these pages,
and there are a few media-types who secretly enjoy what we have to say.

Hangar18
05-11-2006, 08:27 AM
Who said the Media isnt watching? Ive said it before and I'll say it again ...... If you want the pulse of what White Sox fans are really talking about, people will come here

slobes
05-11-2006, 11:26 AM
I got really excited when I saw that. Good job to whoever it was that found that little stat.

tebman
05-11-2006, 11:46 AM
Nice to get the shout-out from Mitchell, though it came after he felt compelled to write this:

Yet the Cubs accounted for 66.6 percent of Chicago sports ticket sales in the month of April through one ticket broker, while White Sox fans purchased 26.3 percent from Tickets Now.com.

This is the same Fred Mitchell, don't forget, that couldn't get the names or the positions straight (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=62709&highlight=mitchell) in his story about the White Sox after the World Series.

"What's that Chief? You say there's another team in town? I'll get right on that story!"

Johnny Mostil
05-11-2006, 11:55 AM
I got really excited when I saw that. Good job to whoever it was that found that little stat.

It was elrod: http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=71075

Brian26
05-11-2006, 12:14 PM
Before we get too excited about the Mitchel article, check out the headline:

Cubs rule in online scalped ticket sales
:rolleyes:

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/cs-060510mitchell,1,2653923.column?coll=cs-home-utility

Seriously, though, doesn't anyone see the underlying problem with this story? Aren't there less White Sox tickets available to purchase due to all of the offseason packages and season ticket plans that were scooped up? I don't think it's big news that more scrubs tickets were sold in April. It simply means they have more available tickets. That's not necessarily something to brag about.