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palehozenychicty
05-26-2006, 02:00 PM
http://www.sportsline.com/spin/story/9417863/1

I knew that their history was underwhelming, but the numbers are unreal...

Lip Man 1
05-26-2006, 02:16 PM
Making the playoffs four or five times in a row in the late 70's / early 80's is nothing to sneeze at. The Cubs and Sox have never been able to pull off that little trick.

Lip

SoxSpeed22
05-26-2006, 02:19 PM
I read that the Sox are the only non-expansion team to have never made the postseason 2 years in a row. That's all set to change this year. :cool:

PaleHoseGeorge
05-26-2006, 02:21 PM
Philadelphia was a two-team city through the 1940's. It was the ATHLETICS who had all the on-field success, but it was ultimately the Phillies who survived.
:?:

What a sobering fact this is for Sox Fans who think "everything has changed" in Chicago now that the Sox won a world championship. You're smoking crack if you believe it.

The front line of this war is still in the media, and George Knue is selling pipedreams by the thousands... starting with himself.
:smokin:

Fenway
05-26-2006, 02:24 PM
http://www.sportsline.com/spin/story/9417863/1

I knew that their history was underwhelming, but the numbers are unreal...

but many of their fans remember 1980, at least they have that

palehozenychicty
05-26-2006, 02:36 PM
but many of their fans remember 1980, at least they have that

Who could forget Schmidt, Carlton, Rose, Dallas Green, et. al? :D:

Hitmen77
05-26-2006, 02:53 PM
WSI is way ahead of ESPN. We talked about the Phillies futility last month:

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=69745&page=2&highlight=Phillies

palehozenychicty
05-26-2006, 03:38 PM
WSI is way ahead of ESPN. We talked about the Phillies futility last month:

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=69745&page=2&highlight=Phillies

uh, it's cbs sportsline. but yes, WSI is ahead of the curve. :D:

PaulDrake
05-26-2006, 03:40 PM
I'm too lazy to do it, but I'd like to see how the cubs stats from 1947 to the present stack up against everyone else.

Hitmen77
05-26-2006, 03:41 PM
uh, it's cbs sportsline. but yes, WSI is ahead of the curve. :D:

oops. :redface:

Hitmen77
05-26-2006, 03:44 PM
I'm too lazy to do it, but I'd like to see how the cubs stats from 1947 to the present stack up against everyone else.

This is all you need to know:

http://www.lakeviewbaseballclub.com/gif/img04.jpg

...though I guess it now must read AC036198.:rolleyes:

CLR01
05-26-2006, 04:03 PM
I heard somewhere that Rowand's catch fired up the team and the city. Everything will be better now.

Lip Man 1
05-26-2006, 06:02 PM
Speed 22:

You are correct. It was on one of the threads last week or so.

Lip

DSpivack
05-26-2006, 06:36 PM
This is all you need to know:

http://www.lakeviewbaseballclub.com/gif/img04.jpg

...though I guess it now must read AC036198.:rolleyes:

Hmm, how about Go Sox 000000?

PKalltheway
05-27-2006, 02:51 AM
The Phils have unfurled 14 seasons with 100 or more losses. The franchise has lost 90 to 99 games on 22 other occasions. Seventy-five of its 126 seasons (counting the time in Worcester) have featured below-.500 records, including a stretch from 1933-48, during which the Phils lost more than they won each season and finished below .300 five times.
:o: :o: :o: Wow....that's just....wow....

PKalltheway
05-27-2006, 02:51 AM
The Phils have unfurled 14 seasons with 100 or more losses. The franchise has lost 90 to 99 games on 22 other occasions. Seventy-five of its 126 seasons (counting the time in Worcester) have featured below-.500 records, including a stretch from 1933-48, during which the Phils lost more than they won each season and finished below .300 five times.
:o: :o: :o: Wow....that's just....wow....

TommyJohn
05-27-2006, 12:29 PM
Philadelphia was a two-team city through the 1940's. It was the ATHLETICS who had all the on-field success, but it was ultimately the Phillies who survived.
:?:

What a sobering fact this is for Sox Fans who think "everything has changed" in Chicago now that the Sox won a world championship. You're smoking crack if you believe it.

The front line of this war is still in the media, and George Knue is selling pipedreams by the thousands... starting with himself.
:smokin:

I think the 1950 Whiz Kids had much to do with that. In the 1940's the
A's and Phillies were on pretty even ground attendance-wise, with the
A's being only slightly better (relatively speaking) on the field. In 1950
the Phillies won a surprise pennant and attendance jumped to 1st in the
NL. The A's bottomed out, finishing last in the AL and were outdrawn
by about 700,000. It set a trend until 1954, the A's last year in Philly.
The Phillies beat them at the gate and had successful teams, the A's
were lousy in a league that had the powerhouse Yankees.

I don't subscribe to the belief that one World Series changes everything.
The Sox have a long way to go, especially with the media. Doesn't
mean that it can't happen. Right now the Angels are very successful
in SoCal after years of being second fiddle to the Dodgers.