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WhiteSoxFan84
07-01-2006, 12:08 PM
Whoever was in the bleachers on Friday, especially in centerfield, may have caught this:

I forgot which pitcher was being brought in, probably Neal Cotts, but during a break, I look towards centerfield and I see Anderson making a gesture towards some fans. He was hiding his hand behind his butt and making a signal with his righthand. I right away assumed he was giving someone the middle finger. But he did it again and I caught him; he was imitating putting a needle in his butt and pretty much saying, "Maybe I should start juicing...".

That's the way I took it. My other friend said he did that because after he made a throw into 3rd base, some fans started heckling him about how "strong" the throw was. So he decided to give it right back to them by joking around about him juicing.

It was just real funny seeing him go back and forth with the fans and I should note he had a smile on his face the whole time. The fans, Cubs and Sox, seemed to enjoy it and no one got rowdy.

clucch
07-01-2006, 02:12 PM
I was sitting in the centerfield bleachers and you are correct that Anderson was pretending to inject steroids. However, he was making fun of a very muscular cub fan who had been heckling him. It was a pretty funny exchange that ended when Brian indicated the steroids had caused shrinkage. I could not hear what the fan was saying but he appeared to be pretty pissed.

BainesHOF
07-01-2006, 03:02 PM
Anderson needs to worry less about his comedy routine and more about his offense. Once again, his effort was pathetic on Saturday. A lame double play and an atrocious bunt attempt. He is very lucky the team doesn't have a real alternative in the organization because he has certainly earned a trip back to the minors. I hope Kenny is working the phones for a center fielder who has a clue with the bat.

ohiosoxfan12
07-01-2006, 03:26 PM
Anderson needs to worry less about his comedy routine and more about his offense. Once again, his effort was pathetic on Saturday. A lame double play and an atrocious bunt attempt. He is very lucky the team doesn't have a real alternative in the organization because he has certainly earned a trip back to the minors. I hope Kenny is working the phones for a center fielder who has a clue with the bat.

I was thinking almost exactly the same thing.

phanreign
07-01-2006, 03:33 PM
A double and a run scored too . . . get over it!

rdwj
07-01-2006, 03:43 PM
A double and a run scored too . . . get over it!

Ya, these guys forget to mention the parts that don't fit their argument. Having a little fun and staying loose HELPS. You don't want him thinking about the plate 24 - 7. That was one of Paulie's biggest problems in his younger days.

BainesHOF
07-01-2006, 03:45 PM
Anderson's performance speaks for itself. It's July, he's hitting .175 and has no idea how to bunt.

Chisox003
07-01-2006, 03:45 PM
Anderson needs to worry less about his comedy routine and more about his offense. Once again, his effort was pathetic on Saturday. A lame double play and an atrocious bunt attempt. He is very lucky the team doesn't have a real alternative in the organization because he has certainly earned a trip back to the minors. I hope Kenny is working the phones for a center fielder who has a clue with the bat.
Ya forget about having fun.

Come to think of it, bench him for this. That's just out of line.

Curfews and new "No Fun" rules to be released by BainesHOF following tomorrow's life or death game 3. Man I'm glad you're managing this team.

rdwj
07-01-2006, 03:47 PM
Anderson's performance speaks for itself. It's July, he's hitting .175 and has no idea how to bunt.

He's been hitting MUCH better lately. Gotta cut a rook a little slack. Besides, it's all about the D!

WhiteSoxFan84
07-01-2006, 03:51 PM
The same crowded that wanted Joe Crede gone as early as the first half of last season is now going to jump on Brian Anderson's case. I have to admit I was part of the "Trade Joe C. Committee", but I learned my lesson and now am cheering for BA to turn it around.

The guy fits in the clubhouse very well and plays amazing defense. He bats 9th for the love of God, it's not like he's our # 3 or clean-up hitter. I'm not saying a .170 batting average is acceptable, but at the sametime it's not the end of the world.

Tragg
07-01-2006, 03:59 PM
See what happens to this pitching staff and the runs they give up, if we start dropping down in class defensively.

DoItForDanPasqua
07-01-2006, 04:03 PM
When you are hitting less then .200 you better, at least, be able to get a bunt down. That horrible bunt attempt nearly cost the Sox the game. Anderson has only 1 sacrafice his season. I really hope he gets better because he is such a great fielder but, right now, his performance is pathetic.

IlliniSox4Life
07-01-2006, 04:30 PM
Look what the Cubs fans did to Korey last year. Look at the season he is having this year.

Give Brian time.

CashMan
07-01-2006, 06:13 PM
So when, you have a bad day a work, and start laughing or having fun, you should be sent home? Sounds good to me!

viagracat
07-01-2006, 06:19 PM
I thought Anderson dogged it yesterday on Juan Pierre's "double"; today he pops up a bunt in a game situation. Anderson may be funny and a great teammate, but his play is starting to get on my nerves. You can bet KW and Ozzie are discussing this right now.

Wake up Brian. Now.

thometo
07-01-2006, 06:31 PM
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he's got it in him,
i still believe

mbwhitesox
07-01-2006, 06:39 PM
Wow, Iguchi popped up a bunt today too, should we get rid of him?

Brian Anderson has shown a lot of improvement at the plate lately, he's definitely hitting the ball a lot harder. Soon enough we will see his average start to rise, which will be a nice compliment to his already outstanding defense.

Beautox
07-01-2006, 07:06 PM
not only that but he has a better OBP than uribe. Brian has been alot better as of late, give him a break.

.250 (10-40) w/ 4 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 6 R in his last 12 games including a 5 game suspension.

BainesHOF
07-01-2006, 09:31 PM
Of course I'm not upset by Anderson having fun. Do you really think anyone would be? I simply used the post to riff on Anderson's pathetic offense. He's not close to performing like a major leaguer in the batters box. When you're batting .175 and look like a goof trying to sacrifice bunt, it's time to be replaced. High schools kids can at least look like they know how to bunt.

To assume anyone who is fed up with Anderson was fed up with Crede is a reach.

IlliniSox4Life
07-01-2006, 09:45 PM
Of course I'm not upset by Anderson having fun. Do you really think anyone would be? I simply used the post to riff on Anderson's pathetic offense. He's not close to performing like a major leaguer in the batters box. When you're batting .175 and look like a goof trying to sacrifice bunt, it's time to be replaced. High schools kids can at least look like they know how to bunt.

To assume anyone who is fed up with Anderson was fed up with Crede is a reach.

Read Beautox's post above. Anderson has improved greatly at the plate. He isn't striking out as much, and is putting solid hits on the ball, they are just going right to the other players. The next step is solid hits that don't go to the other players. All along people have said that if he would just hit .230 it wouldn't even be an issue. Well over the last 12 games he's hit .250. His season average still sucks, but what he did doesn't matter, it's what he is doing and is capable of doing that does. And he is improving.

Wsoxmike59
07-01-2006, 09:55 PM
For the record the DP Anderson hit into in the 4th inning. That ball was smoked. I wouldn't exactly call that "lame". It was an "at 'em" ball.

Yeah I was upset too that he couldn't get the bunt down either. But what they Hey, we won the game and that's what matters most.

Domeshot17
07-01-2006, 10:07 PM
I dont know what game you were watching, URIBES dp was smoked, Anderson was about as nice of a soft bouncer as you can get.

Anderson needs to learn to bunt. I get the arguement. If you arent going to hit, then you need to do the intangiables. ONE OF THOSE THINGS IS D. Hes got that. But the other is if you cant get a hit, then learn to bunt, move runners over, BASICALLY BE A PITCHER AT THE PLATE. Anderson has not done that yet. I know we keep saying give him time, and im not saying cut him or release him, but the same people saying give anderson, garland, etc etc time, well, its pretty much the all star break, and none of them have really turned it on. We may be about a 500 team without Thome this year. It just needs to all come together, Vazquez looks like a coward pitching, Aramis owned him, its getting old.

Wsoxmike59
07-01-2006, 10:41 PM
You're right. I was thinking of Uribe's ball.

I was out and about today running around and I caught the 4th inning in a restaurant and caught the tail end of the DP ball Anderson hit in to.

I thought he hit it better than he did.

SoXPriDe33
07-01-2006, 10:58 PM
I was right behind the guy who Anderson was joking with and it was hilarious. I don't know if anyone saw but I was the one pointing at Anderson after he was done heckling the cub fan. The guys the cub fan was with were all hoping that that the cameras caught it and Anderson would get into trouble. All game Anderson was getting crap from the flub fans in my section of the bleachers so I'm glad he finally gave it back. Best line from him was when he came out after he was intentionally walked he screamed out "Why would anyone intentionally walk me?"

oeo
07-01-2006, 11:08 PM
Anderson's performance speaks for itself. It's July, he's hitting .175 and has no idea how to bunt.

Stop whining. Iguchi couldn't put down a bunt either; it doesn't seem like anyone can put down a bunt except our pitchers.

But you seem to forget he had a double and a run scored. Who cares about that, though, right? Just whine and complain that he was having a little fun during a pitching change. Big whoop...this is the same crap we heard in that thread that someone saw him in a bar.

BainesHOF
07-01-2006, 11:58 PM
Stop whining. Iguchi couldn't put down a bunt either; it doesn't seem like anyone can put down a bunt except our pitchers.

The difference of course is Iguchi is all-star caliber, and the rest of our players too outside of Anderson bat like major leaguers.

jongarlandlover
07-02-2006, 02:39 PM
Whoever was in the bleachers on Friday, especially in centerfield, may have caught this:

I forgot which pitcher was being brought in, probably Neal Cotts, but during a break, I look towards centerfield and I see Anderson making a gesture towards some fans. He was hiding his hand behind his butt and making a signal with his righthand. I right away assumed he was giving someone the middle finger. But he did it again and I caught him; he was imitating putting a needle in his butt and pretty much saying, "Maybe I should start juicing...".

That's the way I took it. My other friend said he did that because after he made a throw into 3rd base, some fans started heckling him about how "strong" the throw was. So he decided to give it right back to them by joking around about him juicing.

It was just real funny seeing him go back and forth with the fans and I should note he had a smile on his face the whole time. The fans, Cubs and Sox, seemed to enjoy it and no one got rowdy.

:tongue: that's hilarious! i looove brian.

oeo
07-02-2006, 02:43 PM
The difference of course is Iguchi is all-star caliber, and the rest of our players too outside of Anderson bat like major leaguers.

What an argument...

So, it's okay that Iguchi couldn't lay down a bunt because he could be an all-star? :rolleyes:

soxfanreggie
07-02-2006, 04:22 PM
Give him a break. Is there a certain batting average a player should have before he's allowed to smile or laugh or joke? C'mon, find something else to complain about.

BainesHOF
07-02-2006, 11:33 PM
What an argument...

So, it's okay that Iguchi couldn't lay down a bunt because he could be an all-star? :rolleyes:


With logic like that, I'm now done in this thread.

Iwritecode
07-03-2006, 02:03 PM
The difference of course is Iguchi is all-star caliber, and the rest of our players too outside of Anderson bat like major leaguers.

The rest of the players also have more than 200 career AB's as well.

But I'm sure you were perfect at your job and didn't make a single mistake the first 6 months you were at it.