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thomas35forever
07-09-2006, 07:28 PM
Finally! Everyone can go sleep now.

ndgt10
07-09-2006, 07:29 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSSss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

itsnotrequired
07-09-2006, 07:29 PM
I left early but glory is eternal.

Sig update time...

Soxworldchamps
07-09-2006, 07:29 PM
Finally... so many missed opportunities but we finally pulled it off :supernana:

PAPChiSox729
07-09-2006, 07:29 PM
Now I can finally move on with life.

CLR01
07-09-2006, 07:29 PM
:wired:


Insane. Time to finally eat something.

gobears1987
07-09-2006, 07:29 PM
This is the game we needed going into the break!!! This team never quits!!! How about our pen!!!

Dan Mega
07-09-2006, 07:30 PM
Cliff Politte gets a scoreless IP AND the win?

Unreal!

mccoydp
07-09-2006, 07:30 PM
Thank God that steaming pile of **** is over!

The Sox looked like crap today, but the Blow Sox were crappier in the end!

Politte with the win and a scoreless inning! :gulp:Here's to you!

:winner:

LuzinskiFan
07-09-2006, 07:30 PM
Way to go Cliff (even though JD saved you)!

itsnotrequired
07-09-2006, 07:30 PM
Cliff Politte gets a scoreless IP AND the win?

Unreal!

Trade bait.:D:

rowand33
07-09-2006, 07:30 PM
a great testament to the depth that this team has.

hopefully the starters get back on track after the break.

churlish
07-09-2006, 07:30 PM
Cliff gets a W, and the Sox gain a game on the Tigers.

Brandon McCarthy deserves a :gulp:

CLR01
07-09-2006, 07:30 PM
I left early but glory is eternal.

Sig update time...

Then you don't get to count this as a win. :smile:

QCIASOXFAN
07-09-2006, 07:30 PM
So did we split the series then??

Soxgirl22
07-09-2006, 07:30 PM
:bandance:

Way to go Sox! Or... the Right Sox! The White Sox!

And way to go Politte on getting the win there!

BV2005
07-09-2006, 07:31 PM
wow, that game took a lot out of me. at least its a winner though.

kwolf68
07-09-2006, 07:31 PM
Without McCarthy we don't win this game. He was brilliant. Super effort w/o half our starting lineup.

CanBuehrleWait
07-09-2006, 07:31 PM
Mad props to JD and Brandon.... we don't win this one without them.:gulp::gulp:

Bucky F. Dent
07-09-2006, 07:31 PM
Helluva gut check victory to head into the allstar break!
Good win, boys!
Helluva Win!

kwolf68
07-09-2006, 07:31 PM
So did we split the series then??

No, they took the series 2-1-1

doublem23
07-09-2006, 07:31 PM
So did we split the series then??

No, it was 2-1-1. :cool:

SoxShirt
07-09-2006, 07:32 PM
Thank you JD!

Kogs35
07-09-2006, 07:33 PM
heres to you brandon :gulp: :gulp: :bandance: :bandance: :bandance: enjoy the break.

thomas35forever
07-09-2006, 07:33 PM
What I did during this game:

Ate lunch and dinner
Saw the end of the USG Sheetrock 400
Watched some of the World Cup final
Went on a bike ride
Watched most of The Simpsons

mccoydp
07-09-2006, 07:33 PM
So did we split the series then??

LOL they should have.

Harry Potter
07-09-2006, 07:33 PM
Who says we need Thome and Konerko in our lineup to win?? :redneck

lbtigerfan
07-09-2006, 07:33 PM
Dear Santa,

I'm writing to you because it's Christmas now and the White Sox are still playing the Wrong Sox and the only thing I want is for this game to end.

Oh wait, I just heard the news. IT'S FINALLY OVER!!!

Merry Christmas anyway.

Love, LBtigerfan

jenn2080
07-09-2006, 07:33 PM
YIKES This is unreal. I slept for 4 hrs and still saw 9 innings. Unbelieveable.

Thankfully we did not get swept

CaptainBallz
07-09-2006, 07:34 PM
I laughed, I cried, I lost an entire Sunday...and I'd do it again...

Good work, Cliff. Hopefully that gets some of your mojo back.

What was with that 11th!!!??

chopperjc
07-09-2006, 07:34 PM
Wow, I am exhausted. Cliff and his new changeup gets a win Dye off of the "Future Hall Of Famer" Paplebon a HR (1st run on the road this year) B MAC having a great outing. I will choose to ignore our base running, bunting, and lack of two out hits. Everyone else lost today we did not.


:gulp: . :bandance: :bandance: :bandance: :bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

littlesully23
07-09-2006, 07:34 PM
Ha. Bill Melton's not there for the post game show because he had a flight to catch. What a long game.

Fenway
07-09-2006, 07:34 PM
Finally! Everyone can go sleep now.
Congrats Wot a game

Viva Medias B's
07-09-2006, 07:36 PM
Cintron just interviewed by Mitch Robinson. Hey, didn't I see Robinson at the Westen Open from my perch on the 18th green?

Cuck the Fubs
07-09-2006, 07:36 PM
Way to outlast the "much better than the White Sox" Red Sux!!!!!!!!!

The Racehorse
07-09-2006, 07:37 PM
YIKES This is unreal. I slept for 4 hrs and still saw 9 innings. Unbelieveable.

Same here, though not quite 4 hours for me... more like 2 and a half. Isn't it great our power naps weren't in vain. :bandance:

BV2005
07-09-2006, 07:37 PM
did Dye really have to hit that home run, if it wasn't for him this game woulda been over a few hours ago.

Dan Mega
07-09-2006, 07:37 PM
This game should fulfill our desire for Sox baseball for a few days.:D:

mccoydp
07-09-2006, 07:38 PM
Congrats Wot a game

Fenway, I will say this: those ****ing Red Sox are tough. Curt Schilling isn't my favorite player in the world, but I'll be damned if he isn't hard as nails as a pitcher.

I'm not afraid to give credit where credit is due. :D:

thomas35forever
07-09-2006, 07:38 PM
Poor Nixon. 0-9 with 4 K's. The Red Sox's 3-6 hitters went 2-32 combined. Apparently, they wanted to get to the break too.

itsnotrequired
07-09-2006, 07:38 PM
Then you don't get to count this as a win. :smile:

I'm a man who plays by his own rules.:cool:

1951Campbell
07-09-2006, 07:39 PM
Excellent job, Brandon McCarthy, excellent job.

PAPChiSox729
07-09-2006, 07:39 PM
I reallly wanted to win this game even when it got into the late, late, late innings. I know I should ignore ESPN and all, but hearing them going on about their Sawx would have been just too much.

SOXSINCE'70
07-09-2006, 07:39 PM
What a game!!The Palehose,trail,tie it,trail,tie it
and finally win it in the 19th inning.Man,am I tired.
I know i'll sleep good tonight.I thought the "right" Sox
would lose this game.This is one of the few times i'm
glad I was wrong.:cool:

robiwho
07-09-2006, 07:41 PM
Now I'm definitely ready for the All-Star Break.

CLR01
07-09-2006, 07:41 PM
I'm a man who plays by his own rules.:cool:

But I am a man that can alter those rules. While you are sleeping I will change it to 32-14-1-incomplete. :D:

gobears1987
07-09-2006, 07:43 PM
But I am a man that can alter those rules. While you are sleeping I will change it to 32-14-1-incomplete. :D:Please do it. I would love to see that.

CRAW
07-09-2006, 07:44 PM
I fell in and out of sleep while watching the game on TV this after noon, and like the other poster, I still got more than nine innings of baseball.

Anyone see that big dude on Comcast sleeping? :rolling:

itsnotrequired
07-09-2006, 07:44 PM
But I am a man that can alter those rules. While you are sleeping I will change it to 32-14-1-incomplete. :D:

...and then I'll change it back. An epic back-and-forth battle for the rest of the season.:D:

PaulDrake
07-09-2006, 07:44 PM
Congrats Wot a game I'm very concerned about Boston and feel they'll be a tougher opponent than the Tigers come playoff time. Even though we finally lost a series this is a damn good win. Whew!

itsnotrequired
07-09-2006, 07:45 PM
Anyone see that big dude on Comcast sleeping? :rolling:

That guy was seriously laboring on the breathing front. I hope he made it out alive.:tongue:

Lip Man 1
07-09-2006, 07:45 PM
They showed guts and heart today and they deserve all the credit for coming back twice to finally win the damn thing.

If you're going to play that long you damn well better win it!

The Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers and Twins all lose today. What a great day and now for four days of well earned rest.

Lip

QCIASOXFAN
07-09-2006, 07:48 PM
I still don't think that baserunning blunder was totally Gloads fault. I think you have to look at the shadows in the field, the noise of the crowd and how Dye was nearly to 3rd base, so Gload really didn't know what the hell was going on. I blame it more on Dye actually. But we got a W so who cares!:gulp:

MadetoOrta
07-09-2006, 07:49 PM
Get some rest boys. We'll look back at this win in September and call it big! Boys, while you're at it, have some of these :gulp:

PushnThaEscalade
07-09-2006, 07:49 PM
57-31, pretty damn good so far. A well deserved break indeed. Come friday, we have another media darling to beat, and we have to be on our toes. That said,we should have our fun in the Bronx.

A. Cavatica
07-09-2006, 07:49 PM
It was nice to see the team tough it out. Nice to see Politte survive an inning and get the W. Nice to see McCarthy remind everyone why he needs to be in the rotation. Nice to see Dye is still on fire. Nice to see our lefty relievers strike out six, in three innings. Nice to see the Sox rescue Contreras' streak. Nice to see Pods and Iguchi get on base four times each. Nice to see Anderson's average get up near .200. It was nice to see Papelbon blow the save. And it was nice to pick up a game, unexpectedly, on the Murder City Kitties.

But in spite of all these things, it was a godawful game. Ozzie is too quick to deplete his bench, and the Gload-for-Konerko and Ozuna-for-Thome substitutions really backfired. The team that seldom beats itself made so many mistakes today/tonight that I lost count. After 19 innings, I'm worried I'll relive this one in my sleep, and frankly I'd rather have the dream where I sleep through a final, or find myself naked in public, or fall from a great height...:D:

Max Power
07-09-2006, 07:50 PM
I watched the World Cup Final before flipping over. And I have a confession to make: after the Red Sox scored 2 in the 11th I turned off the tv and ran some errands. Imagine my surprise when I looked up the score to see they were still playing in the 13th inning.
And after all that I still watched about a 9 inning game!
Good team effort in a game we really needed to win going into the break. I'll drink to a White Sox winner. :D: :gulp:

bluestar
07-09-2006, 07:50 PM
I still don't think that baserunning blunder was totally Gloads fault. I think you have to look at the shadows in the field, the noise of the crowd and how Dye was nearly to 3rd base, so Gload really didn't know what the hell was going on. I blame it more on Dye actually. But we got a W so who cares!:gulp:

I agree. Gload should have been paying more attention (and where was Joey during all of this?), but it was Dye's baserunning that started the whole fiasco.

southside rocks
07-09-2006, 07:55 PM
Cliff Politte gets a scoreless IP AND the win?

Unreal!
I am expecting the sun to rise in the west tomorrow. :tongue:

SouthSide_HitMen
07-09-2006, 07:56 PM
I left for a 40 mile bike ride around the 10th and was a few blocks from home when it ended (listened to the entire game). I was :angry: when Iguchi couldn't lay it down but was :supernana: when he made up for it in the 19th!!!

Great way to end the first half. Vazquez and McCarthy pitched well. Dye was huge as always.

I am going to join the players taking a break and look forward to talking White Sox baseball in the second half.

:gulp: :gulp: :gulp: :gulp:

viagracat
07-09-2006, 07:57 PM
No better time to deplete your bullpen than just before the All-Star break :smile:

Nice to see Gooch atone for the botched bunt with the game-winning hit.

These guys just don't quit. You usually have to earn your wins vs the White Sox. And today the Bosox couldn't put them away. :smile:

Well-deserved rest coming up for most of the players.

oeo
07-09-2006, 07:58 PM
Good thing this is All Star week, otherwise we wouldn't have a bullpen after these last few days. A great job by the bullpen...Bobby shouldn't have been out there for his third inning.

Cliff scared me on those last two outs, I think the game was going to the Red Sox in the 20th if the Sox didn't score. Good think Cliff didn't have to go for that second inning.

Greg1983
07-09-2006, 08:04 PM
...I was about to post a nastygram about how this team can't pitch, or get a clutch hit, or generally distinguish its posterior from its cranium, etc. And I was going to use a bunch of these guys: :angry: :angry: :angry:

Instead, I am hopeful that this win will be a microcosm of our 2006 season. It won't be a wire-to-wire, 11-1-in-the-playoffs kind of joyride. But maybe, just maybe, this team has the depth and the moxie to wrap up its entire season with the kind of hard-earned triumph they got today.

Make no mistake...I have serious worries about every facet of our pitching, and even our much-vaunted offense concerns me. We still got our butts handed to us in 2 of these 3 games. The Bosox are a far greater worry to me than the Tiggers...who aren't exacly inconsequential themselves.

But sometimes you build something with a big win. And maybe, just maybe, today was something on which to build.

Have a great All-Star Break, one and all!!!!!!
:gulp: :gulp: :gulp: :gulp: :gulp: :gulp: :gulp:

Greg 1983

AJTrenkle
07-09-2006, 08:06 PM
Bravo Sox, I almost caught a "full game" and I didnt start watching til the 12th

StatHead21
07-09-2006, 08:21 PM
AJ and Varitek both caught 19 innings, I tip my cap to them.

DumpJerry
07-09-2006, 08:22 PM
Wow.....during the course of the game, I got married, started a family, saw the eldest off to college and retired to Arizona.

Well worth the wait!

SoxSpeed22
07-09-2006, 08:22 PM
AJ and Varitek both caught 19 innings, I tip my cap to them.Who's the other catcher on the AL roster beside Varitek and AJ?

DumpJerry
07-09-2006, 08:22 PM
AJ and Varitek both caught 19 innings, I tip my cap to them.
I felt bad for AJ by the 11th. I was hoping Herm would give a Gatorade IV in the arm.

SoxandtheCityTee
07-09-2006, 08:23 PM
Made it all the way through, though my sunscreen didn't. Around about the 15th inning, the Sox players started throwing bubble gum and sunflower seeds to the fans in the rows behind the dugout -- the concession stands had run out of almost everything, but were giving away free ice water.

Glad that's over, glad we won and glad it's the break!

DumpJerry
07-09-2006, 08:23 PM
Who's the other catcher on the AL roster beside Varitek and AJ?
Some Mauer kid who is challenging Ted Williams.

NDSox12
07-09-2006, 08:23 PM
Who's the other catcher on the AL roster beside Varitek and AJ?

Varitek didn't make it. Ivan Rodriguez is the starter. Joe Mauer and A.J. are on the bench.

SoxSpeed22
07-09-2006, 08:27 PM
Gotcha, I figured because it was Boston that Varitek would get in.
Good job back end of the pen.

ChetChat
07-09-2006, 08:32 PM
My sunscreen wore off and I got burned.
But worth staying for the victory!
Thank you Gooch and Dye!
:bandance:

Brian26
07-09-2006, 08:50 PM
My sunscreen wore off and I got burned.


I am absolutely fried too. I put on tons of sunscreen before I left, but I think I sweated that all off in the first two innings.

Brian26
07-09-2006, 08:52 PM
Around about the 15th inning, the Sox players started throwing bubble gum and sunflower seeds to the fans in the rows behind the dugout --

I saw Brian Anderson give a bat to a kid behind the dugout before the 19th inning.

Brian26
07-09-2006, 08:54 PM
Cliff Politte gets a scoreless IP AND the win?

Unreal!

Just want to point out...I happened to be watching Pierzynski after Dye made that catch up against the wall. AJ just stood at homeplate and stared a hole through Politte. He was fuming about something. AJ stared Politte down as Cliff walked to the dugout. I have a feeling Cliff didn't put the pitch where AJ wanted it.

Chips
07-09-2006, 08:55 PM
:winner.

How the hell does Cliff get a ****ing W?

1951Campbell
07-09-2006, 08:57 PM
Poor Nixon. 0-9 with 4 K's. The Red Sox's 3-6 hitters went 2-32 combined. Apparently, they wanted to get to the break too.

2-32? Wow, just...wow.

And hey, it's probably Trot's first and last 0-9 day.

Frankfan4life
07-09-2006, 08:57 PM
I was out most of the day. I came home to see BBJ give up two runs in the 10th. Oops, let me back track. Before BBJ gave up the two runs, I said a prayer for the Sox and then BBJ gave up the two runs. I thought, well, maybe I'm not worthy to have that particular prayer answered, then I turned on a stupid movie. My boyfriend called me about 7:40 and told me the Sox had won. I promptly gave thanks. I was so :D:. Maybe the moral of this story is that I should have more faith and that sometimes prayers are answered.

doctorlecter
07-09-2006, 08:59 PM
I saw Brian Anderson give a bat to a kid behind the dugout before the 19th inning.

And a couple of solid base hits off Schilling. Good day all around for the kid.

Brian26
07-09-2006, 09:02 PM
And a couple of solid base hits off Schilling. Good day all around for the kid.

He's been hitting the ball hard. The lineout to second could have been his third hit.

slobes
07-09-2006, 09:26 PM
Anderson definitely picked it up today. Dye had a great game all around. Contreras didn't look too shabby himself either. Overall, I'd say the bullpen (including Politte :o: ) was solid as well. Sox win, Tigers lose. Good day.

flo-B-flo
07-09-2006, 09:42 PM
I still don't think that baserunning blunder was totally Gloads fault. I think you have to look at the shadows in the field, the noise of the crowd and how Dye was nearly to 3rd base, so Gload really didn't know what the hell was going on. I blame it more on Dye actually. Um......linefly ball to right........you are on 3rd........you ****in tag as you will score anyway from 3rd on a hit. Gload almost blew the inning.

slobes
07-09-2006, 09:45 PM
Um......linefly ball to right........you are on 3rd........you ****in tag as you will score anyway from 3rd on a hit. Gload almost blew the inning.

Both Gload and Dye messed it up. Obviously, Gload should've scored on that play. No excuses there. But Dye coulda messed it up bigtime too had the Red Sox had enough brains to get him doubled off at second. This woulda blown any chance of a comeback pretty much, considering our momentum would be completely gone.

iamkoza
07-09-2006, 09:45 PM
Um......linefly ball to right........you are on 3rd........you ****in tag as you will score anyway from 3rd on a hit. Gload almost blew the inning.

true, JD did his best jaque jones impression too though, had francona had a cell phone he woulda had JD out for not tagging 3rd on his way back.... but i think JD gets a pass... :)

iamkoza
07-09-2006, 09:46 PM
Anderson definitely picked it up today. Dye had a great game all around. Contreras didn't look too shabby himself either. Overall, I'd say the bullpen (including Politte :o: ) was solid as well. Sox win, Tigers lose. Good day.

kinda felt like we wer eon the way to 4 games back.... end up 2 games, cant complain!

flo-B-flo
07-09-2006, 09:59 PM
Both Gload and Dye messed it up. Obviously, Gload should've scored on that play. No excuses there. But Dye coulda messed it up bigtime too had the Red Sox had enough brains to get him doubled off at second. This woulda blown any chance of a comeback pretty much, considering our momentum would be completely gone. No question that JD errored as well. But, Nixon caught the ball and threw home anticipating Gload tagging up and going. Something Gload should have done immediately. Instead of running home on what he thought was a hit. Man on 3rd ALWAYS tags on anything hit to the outfield. If it falls he scores anyway.

chisox77
07-09-2006, 10:07 PM
Longest game I have ever attended. I kept saying to myself that the White Sox HAD to win this one. And they did it. Both teams have tremendous character and guts. Get ready for a battle to the finish line during the second half - but for some reason, even with stiff challenges from Detroit, Boston, New York, and perhaps Minnesota, the White Sox will be the last team standing. It will be a championship won by as much guts as talent, and it's good the see that the White Sox have the guts when some other aspects may be lacking during a series, or a certain game.

:cool:

DickAllen72
07-09-2006, 10:07 PM
Gload went back to tag up and saw Dye running full speed about to round third. He got all confused and started running towards home. Gload made a mistake, but Dye screwed him up.

WSox8404
07-09-2006, 11:19 PM
All I have to say is that that game was ridiculous. I felt exhausted when it ended and all I was doing was laying around my house and watching. I even took a damn nap for a few innings. What a game.

markopat
07-10-2006, 12:03 AM
GREAT WIN AGAIN!!

Here's to all my homeys in the CHAT ROOM...way to hang in there and KEEP ON BELIEVIN!!

I LOVE this TEAM!

ws05champs
07-10-2006, 12:17 AM
Just saw the replay on SportsCenter of AJ breaking up the grounder by Cintron. AJ was way pretty far out of the baseline sliding into second using his hands to knock the Boston player off balance. There goes AJ again doing what he must do to help his team win. We vote him into the All Star game and he still can't play nice.

TheOldRoman
07-10-2006, 12:50 AM
I was at the game. The entire game. 19 grueling innings. I have never been so happy to see my car after a game.

I normally defend Cora, but replays showed he messed up the Gload/Dye play. They showed a side view on Sportscenter, and Cora was waving Dye before the ball was caught. Maybe it was hit in an area Joey couldn't see, but he messed up. Gload should have stood on third until he was sure the ball was caught, but Cora started waiving before the ball was caught. I'm sure glad it didn't cost the Sox.

I need some sleep.

buehrle4cy05
07-10-2006, 12:55 AM
That game broke my record for longest game, something I never thought would be broken. I went to an 18-inning game up in Minnesota in 2004, with the A's winning 6-5. Brandon pitched great, and even Javy wasn't awful out of the pen. I was wringing my hands when Politte came in, but he did a fine job, giving Nixon the golden sombrero and an 0-9 day.

voodoochile
07-10-2006, 01:33 AM
Had to go to work at 3:30 so I missed all the good stuff. How many heros does it take to win a game like this? From the sound of this thread it takes 25. Obviously Dye's HR in the ninth was huge and I gather that the 11th inning is over and the Sox lose if AJ doesn't make a crazy slide and Lemonhead doesn't bust his ass down the line and then things settled down for a long time until the Sox strung some hits together in the ninth... er... ninteenth inning. :o:

Heck of a win and the Kittens blow one to the Mariners and then I get home kind of ticked off and wound up from work and my cat finally decides to be friends. I actually had to put him down to type this post. First time he has sat in my lap ever. How cool is that?

:winner

:):)

Let the Sun shine...
Let the Sun shine...
Let the Sun shine...
The Sun shine in...:):):)

Onward and upward to the second half...

Enjoy the time off, guys, you've earned it. :supernana:

TDog
07-10-2006, 03:43 AM
GREAT WIN AGAIN!!

Here's to all my homeys in the CHAT ROOM...way to hang in there and KEEP ON BELIEVIN!!

I LOVE this TEAM!

I had to leave after 8 innings to go into work, down 3-2. On the radio on my way to a ceremony for the moving Vietnam wall memorial, I heard Ordonez give the Mariners a 2-0 lead, and I was discouraged. Heading to my office after the festivities in the steady rain, I heard the Mariners were tied (about to go ahead) and changed the station to hear the White Sox had tied their game at 6 (the Sporting News Radio hosts messed up the score when they were talking about the base-running blunder that the Sox overcame while I missed the Mariners going ahead). The Mariners let their No. 1 catcher go home to Japan a day early, and they still won.

Really, I didn't want to bail on you. I never give up on the games. Even when they lose, the White Sox don't. I love this team too.

sullythered
07-10-2006, 05:12 AM
Just saw the replay on SportsCenter of AJ breaking up the grounder by Cintron. AJ was way pretty far out of the baseline sliding into second using his hands to knock the Boston player off balance. There goes AJ again doing what he must do to help his team win. We vote him into the All Star game and he still can't play nice.
Why is the first sentence in teal?

cbone
07-10-2006, 06:19 AM
Something I saw that was really cool, (besides the Sox win) was a shot of two boys in the lower deck when Gooch was coming up in the 19th. These are two 10-12 year old boys after 6+ hours of baseball still wearing their mitts and Sox hats cheering on Gooch what all they have. That's why I love the Sox and baseball.

vernhillssoxfan
07-10-2006, 06:48 AM
I was there for the double header yesterday. Had to leave after the the 18th inning.

Nice to see our bullpen come out and pitch solid through the second game.

digdagdug23
07-10-2006, 07:19 AM
I left early but glory is eternal.

Sig update time...

Wussy............:wink:

My boys's first game, record-breaking innings, we won two free tickets (pepsi lid at the park) son caught a ball, got a free shirt, and we won the damned game, it doesn't get any better than that. At least we got our moneys worth!

I drove in 3 hours for the game, man am I tired this morning!!!

MarySwiss
07-10-2006, 09:42 AM
Wow.....during the course of the game, I got married, started a family, saw the eldest off to college and retired to Arizona.

Well worth the wait!

Welcome to the Valley! Let me know where to send your housewarming gift. Sun City? :cool:

hi im skot
07-10-2006, 10:07 AM
Anyone see that big dude on Comcast sleeping? :rolling:

Yeah...it was good to see Carl Winslow taking some time off from the Chicago P.D. and Steve Urkel.

I went home this weekend, watched the game with the family, and then drove 3.5 hours back to Milwaukee. When Cliff came in, I started packing my final bag of stuff. I had every intention of leaving and just listening to the rest of the game, but once Cliff sat down the side in order, I had to stick around for the Sox half-inning.

Glad they took care of business then...a BIG (UGLY) win!

We'll take it!
:bandance:

SBSoxFan
07-10-2006, 10:08 AM
HA!!!!!!!! Take that all you dark clouds ... you know who you are. :wink:

russ99
07-10-2006, 01:12 PM
Just saw the replay on SportsCenter of AJ breaking up the grounder by Cintron. AJ was way pretty far out of the baseline sliding into second using his hands to knock the Boston player off balance. There goes AJ again doing what he must do to help his team win. We vote him into the All Star game and he still can't play nice.

Gee, I thought taking out the second baseman trying to break up a double play is perfectly legal under the rules. A.J.'s just a hard nosed ballplayer helping his team win. If a Red Sox player did the same, he'd be instantly canonized by those clowns in Bristol.

God forbid that ESPN's sacred Red Sox could ever lose a game.

Idiots.

Fenway
07-10-2006, 01:24 PM
Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe looks at the marathon

BOB RYAN (http://www.boston.com/sports/columnists/ryan)
Time to give it a rest (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/07/10/finally_time_to_give_it_a_rest)

The scoreboard was full of "F"s, as in final scores. Even the West Coast games were complete. As a matter of fact, the Sunday night game between St. Louis and Houston was underway. Today's Boston Globe)


The White Sox were down, 3-0, after four to Schilling. They were down to their last out in the ninth. They were down two runs in the 11th. C'mon, you've got to give them their props. And they definitely needed this game more.

hawkjt
07-10-2006, 01:38 PM
Thanks fenway- Ryan is always a great read -wish the suntimes would hire him.

SBSoxFan
07-10-2006, 02:52 PM
Thanks fenway- Ryan is always a great read -wish the suntimes would hire him.
Yeah, that was a real good article. He really brought the game to life. Much better than the "recaps" from Chicago.

Also, I thought this was the quote of the game from Chicagosports.com:

Asked about catching all 19 innings in Sunday's 6-5 win over Boston, he lit up. "Hey, I'm a finely tuned athlete," Pierzynski said, laughing.

tromcoe
07-10-2006, 05:40 PM
I have a question about this game: Did Nancy Faust play the entire nineteen innings??

digdagdug23
07-10-2006, 05:52 PM
I do know this much, at the midway point of the 14th inning, they asked Nancy to 'fire up' the organ for the 2nd 7th inning stretch.

I have to say, even though it was not the prettiest of wins, it rocked for my sons. My 11 year old had tears in his eyes watching the opening credits, and was riveted throughout the game. He couldn't believe how big the players are in real life, how small the field actually looked (compared to television) and how "stinking hot!" the day was. Man we were glad for shade around the 5th inning (I think Jermaine was, too). He can't wait to go back for mullet night and fireworks, and then again with his tickets he won (gonna try and get them for the Tigs game later on) a new die-hard fan was born yesterday.

For all of you cynics and dark clouds out there, take a kid to a game, live it through their eyes, and you will feel like you did at the end of the season last year.

Fenway
07-10-2006, 05:56 PM
Thanks fenway- Ryan is always a great read -wish the suntimes would hire him.

Most of the country knows Ryan as a loudmouth on ESPN but the man can write. The Globe will miss him when he retires this year. We fear his replacement at the Globe will be Jay.

chisox77
07-10-2006, 07:10 PM
I enjoyed the Ryan column as well. Thanks a lot for linking us to it, Fenway.
:smile:

TornLabrum
07-10-2006, 07:16 PM
Most of the country knows Ryan as a loudmouth on ESPN but the man can write. The Globe will miss him when he retires this year. We fear his replacement at the Globe will be Jay.

Chris Rongey had Ryan on White Sox Weekly Saturday. Rongey made some kind of statement that whoever wins it all in the AL is going to have to go through the East.

Rongey stopped him and told him he had it backwards, and asked why Sox fans have an inferiority complex. It was the Yankees or Red Sox or whoever that will have to go through the AL Central. He then cited the seasons that the Tigers, Sox, and Twins are having.

I must say the guy knows baseball. Plus it was his comments on how the voting for the All-Star game is broken that inspired my column this week, i.e. gave me the idea that it might be a good topic to consider--the views expressed are my own.

Bobbo35
07-10-2006, 08:37 PM
Good thing this is All Star week, otherwise we wouldn't have a bullpen after these last few days. A great job by the bullpen...Bobby shouldn't have been out there for his third inning.

Cliff scared me on those last two outs, I think the game was going to the Red Sox in the 20th if the Sox didn't score. Good think Cliff didn't have to go for that second inning.

No, Bobby should not have been in there for the third inning. I am burned to a crisp today from being out at the game all day. Great game to be at 2 for 1 deal.

MRM
07-11-2006, 02:13 AM
AJ and Varitek both caught 19 innings, I tip my cap to them.

That is absolutely amazing. It really is.

MRM
07-11-2006, 02:19 AM
No, Bobby should not have been in there for the third inning. I am burned to a crisp today from being out at the game all day. Great game to be at 2 for 1 deal.

Easy to say after he gave up the two runs. His pitch count was very low after two innings so why not send him back out? It's not a matter of "innings" it's a matter of pitches thrown. Just because the guy is tagged the "closer" doesn't mean he can't handle 35 or 40 pitches in a game. Particularly considering he hadn't worked in a few days.

hawkjt
07-11-2006, 01:27 PM
How sweet it would be for Jay to go to the Globe to replace the retired'' Greatest American Sportswriter'' Bob Ryan?

Going from the penthouse to the outhouse with that switch.
I am sure it would take about 5 minutes in town before those red sox faithful would be thinking like ozzie on Jay.

It could be the white sox ultimate revenge on the red sox along with beating them on the field.