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chisoxfanatic
06-24-2006, 02:52 AM
As I sat there tonight at the game, this very question popped into my mind. It seems as if we have both a great offense and great pitching, which is something most baseball teams could only envy. I then got to thinking in terms of which aspect has more value for a team over the span of a long season. A complete team does not have to rely on either/or; but, if you had the chance of building your team on either an outstanding offense or outstanding pitching, which would you choose? There is no wrong answer to this.

Ol' No. 2
06-24-2006, 10:20 AM
Look over the World Series teams for the last 10 years. They're almost invariably in the top three in their league in pitching, but frequently lower in offense.

fquaye149
06-24-2006, 10:29 AM
We had outstanding pitching last year. We won the world series.

I think I know which one I'm partial to

Chips
06-24-2006, 10:32 AM
2005 White Sox had outstanding pitching and we won a World Series.

I'll go with the pitching.

DumpJerry
06-24-2006, 10:34 AM
Fanatic, you have not voted in your own poll. What are you waiting for?

Pitching is the right answer. Keep runners off the bases, you can't lose.

Offense is the wrong answer. Offensive powerhouses tend to lose because, in part, their pitchers tighten up during long rallies and give up the store in the next half of the inning. Also, in the National League, you have the Black Hole called the 9 Hole which takes the wind out of the sails of a rally.

Pitching, pitching, pitching.

robiwho
06-24-2006, 10:53 AM
Pitching.

jabrch
06-24-2006, 10:59 AM
C) Both A and B

slobes
06-24-2006, 11:10 AM
Wow so far the poll is unanimous

kevin57
06-24-2006, 11:36 AM
Pitching, without a doubt.

N.B. For pitching to sparkle, a team needs great defense. No pitcher gets 27 outs composed of lazy flys and routine grounders.

fquaye149
06-24-2006, 12:01 PM
We had outstanding pitching last year. We won the world series.

I think I know which one I'm partial to

2005 White Sox had outstanding pitching and we won a World Series.

I'll go with the pitching.

git yer own opinions!:angry:

chisoxfanatic
06-24-2006, 05:25 PM
Ok, I will finally weigh in here. I'd rather have a studly rotation than lineup, since flukes are more often happening on the offensive side. Thursday proves what outstanding pitching can do for a team. I'd say that awesome pitching can pick up the offense more than the converse. If the other team can't even reach base, you've got the best chance of winning.

SOXSINCE'70
06-24-2006, 05:35 PM
Pitching,pitching And More Pitching!!

Chisox003
06-24-2006, 05:37 PM
Landslide

MarySwiss
06-24-2006, 05:39 PM
Yep, pitching. We've had strong offensive teams in the past, but not until last year with our stellar staff did we take it all.

But I think we all would agree that having both is what makes this team SCARY good! :D:

SOXintheBURGH
06-24-2006, 05:57 PM
Aside from the Angels that slugged their way to a championship, its always been pitching.

santo=dorf
06-24-2006, 06:12 PM
Option A = 2005 Boston Red Sox
Option B = 2005 Chicago White Sox.

Should I break out the egg and frying pan?

BadgerChisox
06-24-2006, 06:23 PM
If anybody watched the White Sox Championship Dvd, Billy Pierce said, "those fellas won so many close games, pressure didnt seem to fase the." I accredit this to Ozzie. One, always keeping the guys loose. Two, his bench rotation. Nice to see it happening again this year. Go Sox

DumpJerry
06-24-2006, 08:32 PM
Ok, I will finally weigh in here. I'd rather have a studly rotation than lineup, since flukes are more often happening on the offensive side. Thursday proves what outstanding pitching can do for a team. I'd say that awesome pitching can pick up the offense more than the converse. If the other team can't even reach base, you've got the best chance of winning.
Fanatic, why did you want to Roadhouse this thread right after you started it? Was the answer to the poll question that obvious?