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Dan Mega
07-06-2006, 10:11 PM
Mr Incredible, yes he is!

ndgt10
07-06-2006, 10:12 PM
Great job by the bullpen tonight. Well, except for one guy.

gobears1987
07-06-2006, 10:12 PM
2 Thomers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gbergman
07-06-2006, 10:12 PM
That a boy big Jim

LuvSox
07-06-2006, 10:12 PM
Politte................ uh...........hmmm...........

MrRoboto83
07-06-2006, 10:13 PM
That grand slam HR was crushed

LongLiveFisk
07-06-2006, 10:13 PM
You can put it on the board.............YES!! :bandance:

Only 1 game behind the Tigers? Did I hear right?

stl_sox_fan
07-06-2006, 10:13 PM
Wow, what more can you say?

Man, Politte sure made it an interesting 9th. Is it time for his walking papers when he can't even handle garbage innings?

Unregistered
07-06-2006, 10:13 PM
:pollite:
"I smell like poop."

MrRoboto83
07-06-2006, 10:13 PM
Politte................ uh...........hmmm...........

I'll say it again Sad state of affairs for Cliff.

Daver
07-06-2006, 10:13 PM
Mr Incredible, yes he is!

EDIT: Wrong date, sorry mods...

What?

TaylorStSox
07-06-2006, 10:14 PM
I honestly believe that was the last time we'll see Cliff in a Sox uniform. At this point, I'd rather see him DFA'd and Tracey come up.

MM2112
07-06-2006, 10:14 PM
can I get a "He Gone" for Politte here?


He's got Billy Koch disease

MrRoboto83
07-06-2006, 10:14 PM
:pollite:
"I smell like poop."

He does do the "Waste Management" Diamondvision commercial before the game.

Epark84
07-06-2006, 10:15 PM
Great game by the offense. Need more out of vazquez. And poilite did a great job last year, but its time for him to go

DickAllen72
07-06-2006, 10:16 PM
Thome is Awesome! :supernana: :supernana: :supernana:

Nice game by Dye & Anderson :bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

Good pitching by Cotts and Thornton ... Riske too.

Vazquez and Politte suck.

Only One Game Back...Go Sox!!! :supernana: :supernana:

stl_sox_fan
07-06-2006, 10:16 PM
Maybe Palehose Six was onto something with one of his last strips. Cliff needs to make another deal with the devil.

PeteWard
07-06-2006, 10:18 PM
27 games over! Not too shabby. Make it 30 at the break?

tstrike2000
07-06-2006, 10:19 PM
Yes, I believe we can finally say goodbye to 18. The positive is 3 of 4 from Baltimore. Now we can go for our 10th straight series victory this weekend.

stl_sox_fan
07-06-2006, 10:19 PM
27 games over! Not too shabby. Make it 30 at the break?

If the Sox pitchers can cool off Big Papi, that becomes more of a possibility...

batmanZoSo
07-06-2006, 10:19 PM
27 games over! Not too shabby. Make it 30 at the break?

Are you crazy? That would require a sweep of the Red Sox. :mg:

:cool:

PeoriaSoxFan
07-06-2006, 10:20 PM
The Pride of Peoria! Thome Rocks.

markopat
07-06-2006, 10:22 PM
YES...Thome does rock and it is great to see the big man swingin the lumber again! Politte...CYA!

Chickin Dinner baby!

Go Go SOX!

Sox-o-matic
07-06-2006, 10:23 PM
Are you crazy? That would require a sweep of the Red Sox. :mg:

:cool:

I can't wait to see Sox hitters put up about 7 runs against Schilling. A sweep is certainly possible.

Sox-o-matic
07-06-2006, 10:25 PM
If the Sox pitchers can cool off Big Papi, that becomes more of a possibility...

I'd rather have to try to cool off Ortiz than try to cool off Thome, Konerko, Dye, Crede, AJ, and Juan.

PeteWard
07-06-2006, 10:25 PM
Are you crazy? That would require a sweep of the Red Sox. :mg:

:cool:

Can be done at home. Red Sox are much like the Twins in that respect, with a big drop-off on the road--but of course are much better than Minn. TB took the first three of four from Boston and were only down one in the 9th when Ortiz cranked a grand slam. I like the pitching match-ups this weekend as well.:cool:

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mccoydp
07-06-2006, 10:28 PM
can I get a "He Gone" for Politte here?


He's got Billy Koch disease

Last time I checked, Billy Koch has a disease.

Might want to read up on that before you post something like this.

Frankfan4life
07-06-2006, 10:29 PM
can I get a "He Gone" for Politte here?
Cliffe------> http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/alles_moegliche/mixed-smiley-002.gif HE GONE!

chisox77
07-06-2006, 10:29 PM
Another good win (they're all good)

I understood Ozzie's decision to go with Pollite for the "garbage innings." Unfortunately, the truth is crystal clear about Cliff, who I always liked. Now the White Sox can go in a different direction with that spot in the bullpen, which overall, has been getting stronger (the bullpen in general, that is).

Monster night by Thome. Great games by Cintron and Anderson. Solid pitching by Riske, Cotts. and Thornton (he looks great). Vasquez has the stuff, but at times, he does himself in. That's the only thing with him. He's not far away from hitting the next level as a pitcher, it's just that he extends innings and counts. He's got the stuff, I feel.

Anyway, three of four - I'll take that. Now let's get after the Bosox this weekend (I'll be there tomorrow night).

:cool:

Epark84
07-06-2006, 10:29 PM
I'd rather have to try to cool off Ortiz than try to cool off Thome, Konerko, Dye, Crede, AJ, and Juan.

they got that pesky manny guy too....i hear he is a hell of a left fielder. But he can hit

MM2112
07-06-2006, 10:30 PM
http://www.ktvu.com/news/9264350/detail.html

whoa, Im disgusted and stand corrected!

MrRoboto83
07-06-2006, 10:30 PM
Can be done at home. Red Sox are much like the Twins in that respect, with a big drop-off at home--but of course are much better than Minn. TB took the first three of four from Boston and were only down one in the 9th when Ortiz cranked a grand slam. I like the pitching match-ups this weekend as well.:cool:

Right now I think Minnesota is a better ballclub.

Kogs35
07-06-2006, 10:31 PM
i luvvvvvvv jim thome:bandance: :bandance: :bandance: :gulp: . on to the red sox now

mccoydp
07-06-2006, 10:32 PM
http://www.ktvu.com/news/9264350/detail.html

whoa, Im disgusted and stand corrected!

I know what you intended, but had an inkling that you hadn't seen the story.

Epark84
07-06-2006, 10:33 PM
http://www.ktvu.com/news/9264350/detail.html

whoa, Im disgusted and stand corrected!


wow i had no idea...i always liked koch. He was bad, but this explains a large part of it. What i liked best about him is that he was a man about it. Faced the cameras, said he stunk and never made excuses (and it sounds like he could have). Thats tough and his kids have it..not good

infohawk
07-06-2006, 10:33 PM
Are you crazy? That would require a sweep of the Red Sox. :mg:

:cool:
Seems to me we've done it before at some point....

PeteWard
07-06-2006, 10:33 PM
Right now I think Minnesota is a better ballclub.

Ahh, they're just hotter at the moment. They will cool off and finish a few games over .500. Liriano is great but will come back to earth when teams see him a second time. But Boston will be in the playoffs.

infohawk
07-06-2006, 10:35 PM
:pollite:
"I smell like poop."
:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::rofl mao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

Epark84
07-06-2006, 10:36 PM
:gulp: Ahh, they're just hotter at the moment. They will cool off and finish a few games over .500. Liriano is great but will come back to earth when teams see him a second time. But Boston will be in the playoffs.

KC just took 2/3 and should have swept them

PeteWard
07-06-2006, 10:37 PM
:gulp:

KC just took 2/3 and should have swept them

That's my point. Get them out of the dome and finished with NL crap and they will hover around .500.

MrRoboto83
07-06-2006, 10:42 PM
That's my point. Get them out of the dome and finished with NL crap and they will hover around .500.

My point is I'd rather be facing the Red Sox right now, instead of Minnesota. Hell, I'd take facing the Red Sox right now over Kansas City of course this is at the current moment of the season.

MRM
07-06-2006, 10:43 PM
Are you crazy? That would require a sweep of the Red Sox. :mg:

:cool:

You kidding? Tampa freakin' Bay Just won 3 games in a 4 game series against the BoSox. Hopefully the REAL Sox are catching them at a down time.

PeteWard
07-06-2006, 10:44 PM
Has Ozuna played since his injury? What's his status? I look for him to shine this weekend at some point if he gets in.

Epark84
07-06-2006, 10:45 PM
The thing about minnesota is that if you have to face santana and liriano in a 3 game series, it will be an accomplisment to get 1 out of 3. You give up more than 2 runs and chances are you are going to lose. The rest of the staff is average at best

voodoochile
07-06-2006, 10:46 PM
Heck of an explosion. I was watching on FSN South which carries the Orioles in these parts. Orioles announcers were talking up the great comeback the O's were making and how different the game might have been if the 7th didn't happen.

Yeah, Politte wouldn't have ever entered the game...

:winner

:supernana:

Bobbo35
07-06-2006, 10:53 PM
Thome is a man child, great game by cintron and Anderson is starting to come around. I feel sorry for Politte, but he is killing the Sox. On to the Carmines of Boston, sweep em!!!

monkeypants
07-06-2006, 11:10 PM
Watching Cliff has become extremely painful these days. Before when I saw him come in I still had a little shred of hope but now....
Great game by everyone else though.

WSox8404
07-06-2006, 11:10 PM
Well I am happy to report that my son had a blast at his first White Sox game. We had such a good time. This will be a memory I will cherish for the rest of my life. Just me and my two year old sitting at the game. There is nothing better than that. Thank you White Sox.

itsnotrequired
07-06-2006, 11:15 PM
I like going to ballgames when Thome is on.

Sig update time...

areilly
07-06-2006, 11:20 PM
I'll say it right now: if it happens, I will be sad to see Cliff go. I always liked his approach, his ethic, his humility in times of success and grace in times of trouble.

His contributions to last year's team were nothing less than crucial, and I don't think anyone in all of MLB, with the possible exception of the LAA's Scot Shields and Kelvim Escobar, made up a better setup crew than the 2005 wrecking crew of Cliff and Neal.

And the raised-glove stance? That goes down in my book as one of the great on-field signatures of all time.

Damn, Cliff, you're breaking my heart out there.

Brian26
07-06-2006, 11:24 PM
can I get a "He Gone" for Politte here?


He's got Billy Koch disease

When you've got a 6-run lead in the 9th, there is absolutely no reason to be walking anybody on four straight pitches. Absolutely terrible.

DaleJRFan
07-06-2006, 11:25 PM
I'll say it right now: if it happens, I will be sad to see Cliff go. I always liked his approach, his ethic, his humility in times of success and grace in times of trouble.

His contributions to last year's team were nothing less than crucial, and I don't think anyone in all of MLB, with the possible exception of the LAA's Scot Shields and Kelvim Escobar, made up a better setup crew than the 2005 wrecking crew of Cliff and Neal.

And the raised-glove stance? That goes down in my book as one of the great on-field signatures of all time.

Damn, Cliff, you're breaking my heart out there.

I certainly miss the old Cliff. He was always so awesome in interviews. But, its pretty obvious - Time to move on. :(:

Anderson is deffinately coming around and continues to play amazing CF. No need for an upgrade, thanks. :smile:

Brian26
07-06-2006, 11:27 PM
Now we can go for our 10th straight series victory this weekend.

Yep, this secured our 9th straight series victory dating back to early June:

Detroit: 2 of 3
Cleveland: 2 of 3
Texas: 3 of 4
Cincinnatti: 3 of 3
St. Louis: 3 of 3
Houston: 2 of 3
Pittsburgh: 2 of 3
Chicago: 2 of 3
Baltimore: 3 of 4

22 wins in the last 29 games (.759 winning percentage)

batmanZoSo
07-06-2006, 11:28 PM
You kidding? Tampa freakin' Bay Just won 3 games in a 4 game series against the BoSox. Hopefully the REAL Sox are catching them at a down time.

Of course I'm kidding, come on. All joking aside, it's not easy to sweep a good team ever and frankly it's not like we really have to here. Just keep winning series after series like we've been (9 in a row now?). .667 ball is always gonna get you to the playoffs. And hopefully we do sweep them, but what would really be nice is if the Tigers could lose some games. Oakland helped us out, hopefully Seattle can sneak up on them and win a few games.

batmanZoSo
07-06-2006, 11:30 PM
Yep, this secured our 9th straight series victory dating back to early June:

Detroit: 2 of 3
Cleveland: 2 of 3
Texas: 3 of 4
Cincinnatti: 3 of 3
St. Louis: 3 of 3
Houston: 2 of 3
Pittsburgh: 2 of 3
Chicago: 2 of 3
Baltimore: 3 of 4

22 wins in the last 29 games (.759 winning percentage)

We had a 22-7 run this time in 2001. And that was with half the talent, probably less on the pitching side of things. The difference with this team is they can probably do it for two months.

LuvSox
07-06-2006, 11:35 PM
We had a 22-7 run this time in 2001. And that was with half the talent, probably less on the pitching side of things. The difference with this team is they can probably do it for two months.

AND, the Sox had a terrible second half last year, especially August. If this team can avoid that, look the **** out MLB.

batmanZoSo
07-06-2006, 11:37 PM
AND, the Sox had a terrible second half last year, especially August. If this team can avoid that, look the **** out MLB.

110 wins. Minimum eight peat.

Brian26
07-06-2006, 11:38 PM
AND, the Sox had a terrible second half last year, especially August. If this team can avoid that, look the **** out MLB.

This is the best team in baseball, bar none. Not even close. Our only competition is Detroit, who we own this year (5 out of 6). There's a quiet confidence building with this franchise. This is fun.

nasox
07-06-2006, 11:50 PM
:pollite:
"I smell like poop."
:pollite:

"I am poop."

batmanZoSo
07-06-2006, 11:52 PM
This is the best team in baseball, bar none. Not even close. Our only competition is Detroit, who we own this year (5 out of 6). There's a quiet confidence building with this franchise. This is fun.

The first series the Tigers hadn't really hit stride yet. But we did take 2/3 from the "hot" Tigers. Maybe the next six won't see five going our way, but this team takes care of business inside the division. Outside of Cleveland the Sox will win a good senate majority of the divisional games.

nasox
07-06-2006, 11:53 PM
Yep, this secured our 9th straight series victory dating back to early June:

Detroit: 2 of 3
Cleveland: 2 of 3
Texas: 3 of 4
Cincinnatti: 3 of 3
St. Louis: 3 of 3
Houston: 2 of 3
Pittsburgh: 2 of 3
Chicago: 2 of 3
Baltimore: 3 of 4

22 wins in the last 29 games (.759 winning percentage)

Not to say the Sox aren't playing amazing ball, but a little bit of that .759 winning percentage is a testament to the crappiness of the NL.

oeo
07-06-2006, 11:56 PM
The first series the Tigers hadn't really hit stride yet. But we did take 2/3 from the "hot" Tigers. Maybe the next six won't see five going our way, but this team takes care of business inside the division. Outside of Cleveland the Sox will win a good senate majority of the divisional games.
I disagree with that, the Tigers started out 5-1 before meeting up with the Sox. Everything was working for them...they were hitting the cover off the ball and were pitching great. The Sox were the team that hadn't caught stride yet. Actually, I still don't think they've caught full stride yet.

batmanZoSo
07-06-2006, 11:59 PM
I disagree with that, the Tigers started out 5-1 before meeting up with the Sox. Everything was working for them...they were hitting the cover off the ball and were pitching great.

But they would go on to struggle before Leyland kicked them in the ass and really getting hot and looking like legit contenders. And you know the Tigers of right now are a lot more sure of themselves as a 57-28 best record in baseball team than they were as a mere 5-1 team. I think we'll win the season series still...even if you start fresh from here 0-0. But we haven't seen the best of them head to head, not by a long shot.

thomas35forever
07-07-2006, 12:23 AM
It's great to be back at WSI. Nice game by Thome tonight.

California Sox
07-07-2006, 01:05 AM
can I get a "He Gone" for Politte here?


He's got Billy Koch disease

You mean Morgellon's Disease?
http://www.ktvu.com/news/9264350/detail.html
Koch wasn't good when he was with us, but he had a pretty good excuse.

I have a feeling Cliff might have an excuse as well. I don't think his shoulder is right.

MsSoxVixen22
07-07-2006, 08:43 AM
It's Thomer time! Thome is so zoned in right now it's sick! And stick a fork in Politte....he's done.

kevingrt
07-07-2006, 10:14 AM
Anyone get the tape measure out for Thome's shot, it was far but how far?

IronFisk
07-07-2006, 10:28 AM
Oh no Cliff...PLEASE GO!!!

This was an eye-opener - I heard some boob on AM 1000 say that Thomas should be considered an MVP candidate. Hmmm, 19 hrs ain't bad, but a .230ish BA. The other guy ripped him a new one and wouldn't let up - deservedly so.

IronFisk
07-07-2006, 10:28 AM
Anyone get the tape measure out for Thome's shot, it was far but how far?

Approx 447. MERCY!

Baby Fisk
07-07-2006, 10:30 AM
Thornton's performance makes Kenny look like more of a genius than he already is. How is Seattle making out with their side of that deal?

Hitmen77
07-07-2006, 11:19 AM
Heck of an explosion. I was watching on FSN South which carries the Orioles in these parts. Orioles announcers were talking up the great comeback the O's were making and how different the game might have been if the 7th didn't happen.

Yeah, Politte wouldn't have ever entered the game...

I'm surprised that they would be so oblivious to what was going on - that Politte was getting hammered and Ozzie would only leave him in there as long as there was a comfortable cushion in the game. If the 7th inning didn't happen, then Politte at the latest gets pulled after allowing the first hit in the 9th.

mrwag
07-07-2006, 11:38 AM
I thought Hawk was going to completely lose his voice after that HR call.

hi im skot
07-07-2006, 11:54 AM
Thornton's performance makes Kenny look like more of a genius than he already is. How is Seattle making out with their side of that deal?

If I had money to throw around, I would have a Thornton jersey by now...

LauraJ14
07-07-2006, 12:00 PM
I'm surprised that they would be so oblivious to what was going on - that Politte was getting hammered and Ozzie would only leave him in there as long as there was a comfortable cushion in the game. If the 7th inning didn't happen, then Politte at the latest gets pulled after allowing the first hit in the 9th.

Politte pitched a perfect 8th inning, Ozzie should have started the 9th with another guy, that way Cliff leaves with some momentum.
Its hard to watch him because of what he did last year. He and Neal were just outstanding!

Soxworldchamps
07-07-2006, 12:04 PM
You mean Morgellon's Disease?
http://www.ktvu.com/news/9264350/detail.html
Koch wasn't good when he was with us, but he had a pretty good excuse.

I have a feeling Cliff might have an excuse as well. I don't think his shoulder is right.

Right, I think that Cliff needs to spend some more time on the DL. If he still pitches the same quality after that as he does now, then it's time to let him go.