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MarySwiss
07-15-2006, 08:50 PM
I just got an e-mail from my brother. My 12-year-old nephew called to tell him that the Cubs were winning 5-2. But he added this. "Don't worry, papa. Somewhere out in the darkness, Ryan Dempster is lurking."

Atta Boy! Poetic or what?

But I have no doubt that other Sox fans can equal this. So bring it!

Mercy!
07-16-2006, 04:16 AM
Mary, I'm pretty sure a large majority of the readers here took one look at your thread title and thought, "****, one of those old pharts is ragging on us again."

MrRoboto83
07-16-2006, 08:54 AM
I just got an e-mail from my brother. My 12-year-old nephew called to tell him that the Cubs were winning 5-2. But he added this. "Don't worry, papa. Somewhere out in the darkness, Ryan Dempster is lurking."

Atta Boy! Poetic or what?

But I have no doubt that other Sox fans can equal this. So bring it!

My little nephew who is 6 years old, after watching the Houston series where the Sox hit 3 grand slams and going to the game with me when Crede hit a GS, now expects a grand slam every time the bases are loaded, just like his uncle.:cool:

MarySwiss
07-16-2006, 11:27 AM
Mary, I'm pretty sure a large majority of the readers here took one look at your thread title and thought, "****, one of those old pharts is ragging on us again."

Yikes, I never thought of that! But you're probably right; my status as a card-carrying OF is well-established here.

viagracat
07-16-2006, 11:35 AM
Mary, I'm pretty sure a large majority of the readers here took one look at your thread title and thought, "****, one of those old pharts is ragging on us again."

Hey, I resemble that remark! :smile:

lukeman89
07-16-2006, 11:51 AM
my little cousin went to a cubs game with a couple of his friends last year, and since he was used to US Cellular field, he was expecting a big color screen in center field, and an electronic scoreboard, and everything else the Cell (and every other ballpark) has that Wrigley doesnt. My uncle told me he didnt shut up the whole game about how much wrigley sucked (he actually said "this park sucks" numerous times) and the kid was 10 years old.

jenn2080
07-16-2006, 01:11 PM
I just got an e-mail from my brother. My 12-year-old nephew called to tell him that the Cubs were winning 5-2. But he added this. "Don't worry, papa. Somewhere out in the darkness, Ryan Dempster is lurking."

Atta Boy! Poetic or what?

But I have no doubt that other Sox fans can equal this. So bring it!


I had the same encounter with a kid that was about 8 or 9 at the Sunday Sox game at Wrigley. He was very excited the Cubs were winning, and finished his excitement off with I hope they dont blow it like they always do and I hope they dont put in Dempster

SoxFanPrope
07-16-2006, 02:26 PM
My Ten-Month old niece is trying to walk on her own. It is really cool, she'll grab on to something with both hands, use it to guide her, then take one hand off and try to move. Normally, what will happen is that she'll fall on her ass, and make some weird noise. We, as in the older portion of the family, will point and laugh at her, and give her words of encouragement.

I don't know what any of this has to do with the topic of the thread, just thought it was a fun story.

MarySwiss
07-16-2006, 06:10 PM
My Ten-Month old niece is trying to walk on her own. It is really cool, she'll grab on to something with both hands, use it to guide her, then take one hand off and try to move. Normally, what will happen is that she'll fall on her ass, and make some weird noise. We, as in the older portion of the family, will point and laugh at her, and give her words of encouragement.

I don't know what any of this has to do with the topic of the thread, just thought it was a fun story.
Well, let me connect the dots. She's ten months old. Cubs fans don't start to exhibit these motor skills until they are about 30 years old.
Ya got yourself a Sox fan dere! :D:

spiffie
07-17-2006, 03:03 PM
Well, let me connect the dots. She's ten months old. Cubs fans don't start to exhibit these motor skills until they are about 30 years old.
Ya got yourself a Sox fan dere! :D:
That is not true. Cub fans have the motor skills to pick up a beer in each hand and keep their ear on their cell phone long before they turn 30.

areilly
07-17-2006, 03:17 PM
My uncle and his wife live just outside of Minneapolis, and for a while there we were worried that his oldest (who is seven) was going to fall to the Twins. Most of the kids up there are Twins fans, so he's bombarded at all times by Twinkies gear and games.

Last time they came to Chicago, we took him and his sister (age five) out shopping and watched a White Sox winner...the oldest gave, who now cites Joe Crede as his favorite player, gave away his Twins hat, and his sis just loooves wearing her Paul Konerko t-shirt.

hsnterprize
07-19-2006, 02:55 AM
My kids (4, 3, and 1) are already "Soxified"...if there is such a word. I took my oldest to the "Rally Monday" last October, and the sports reporter from WXRT was doing "man on the street" interviews with people over there. He saw me and my son, and we talked on the phone with the on-air personality (I think it was Buzz Killman...I don't know 'cuz I don't normally listen to 'XRT). After the reporter talked to me, I told the guy on the air that my son could imitate Hawk Harrelson's home run call. I gave the reporter's phone to my boy and told him what to say. What happened next was pure heaven...the boy did a "you can put it on the booooooooooard...EEEEEEEEYESSS!" that would've melted your heart and made you prouder than a peacock. I heard the on-air guy laughing hysterically, and saying the kid was a natural. All I could say was, "That's my boy!!!!"

We're going to our first Sox game of the year in mid-August, and obviously, we're all excited about it. We all get to cheer for our favorite team, and the boys are looking forward to seeing a great baseball game. Here's hoping for great memories thanks to our Chicago White Sox.

house215
07-19-2006, 08:29 AM
I work at a summer sports camp with mostly northside kids at it and you would not believe how many of them are white sox fans. i really think the tide is turning with the upcoming generation of baseball fans in chicago.