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stacksedwards
07-21-2006, 11:10 AM
Not that it is ever good to loose games and series but I like that we are slumping in July instead of September and October. The Tigers have played lights out so far but if last year's Sox taught us anything it is that even great teams have streches were they play bad and loose multiple games and series. I think Ozzie will have the team rolling by the end of next month and we will roll through September right into the playoffs.
I'm not sure if it will be the divison or the wild card but this team will make the playoffs and will repeat. I am looking foward to anyother fall of White Sox playoff baseball, great Notre Dame football, and the Bears winning games 6-3.
The point I guess is this, it is too early to panic.

viagracat
07-21-2006, 11:11 AM
You had me until you mentioned Notre Dame. :cool:

sox1970
07-21-2006, 11:12 AM
The Notre Dame education didn't teach the difference between lose and loose.

stacksedwards
07-21-2006, 11:14 AM
The Notre Dame education didn't teach the difference between lose and loose.
No that is a Ball State education at work

sox1970
07-21-2006, 11:16 AM
Not that it is ever good to loose games and series but I like that we are slumping in July instead of September and October. The Tigers have played lights out so far but if last year's Sox taught us anything it is that even great teams have streches were they play bad and loose multiple games and series. I think Ozzie will have the team rolling by the end of next month and we will roll through September right into the playoffs.
I'm not sure if it will be the divison or the wild card but this team will make the playoffs and will repeat. I am looking foward to anyother fall of White Sox playoff baseball, great Notre Dame football, and the Bears winning games 6-3.
The point I guess is this, it is too early to panic.

Panic shouldn't be the emotion, but concern should be there.
Concern for offensive execution in close games.
Concern that Freddy has mediocre stuff.
Concern that Buehrle gives up 10 hits in 6 innings.
Concern that Vazquez is a mental midgit that can't limit the damage in the middle innings.

viagracat
07-21-2006, 11:29 AM
You're probably right that it's "better" to slump in July as opposed to September if a slump has to happen, although the clear downside to that is now we're battling for our playoff lives and if this continues much longer, even if we start a roll in September, we'll need help from outside that is not guaranteed. You never want to have to hope for someone else to lose to make up ground, especially in the stretch. There are too many good teams in the AL this year to depend on that.

I agree that a slump now is less conspicuous than it would be in late September, but I don't necessarily agree with the rest of your comment.

Time to start playing better RIGHT NOW.

downstairs
07-21-2006, 11:31 AM
Actually, all the games count the same.

SouthsideFathead
07-21-2006, 11:38 AM
also important to plan a slump pre-trade deadline...I hope Kenny sees the need to make a move or two.

BMac Daddy
07-21-2006, 11:45 AM
Actually, all the games count the same.

and you play 162... and you're not going to win all of them.

Nothing to worry about.

LuvSox
07-21-2006, 11:50 AM
Change your name already!


:kneeslap:

Hitmen77
07-21-2006, 12:13 PM
Change your name already!


:kneeslap:

His real name actually shows up on a post in the Roadhouse. Interesting quirk in the filters.

So, I guess that means we need to get this thread ****housed to see his real name. Let's see, what should we discuss? Politics, attendance, or media coverage? :wink:

viagracat
07-21-2006, 12:15 PM
His real name actually shows up on a post in the Roadhouse. Interesting quirk in the filters.

So, I guess that means we need to get this thread ****housed to see his real name. Let's see, what should we discuss? Politics, attendance, or media coverage? :wink:

:kneeslap:

southside rocks
07-21-2006, 12:28 PM
Well, in a 162-game season it's important to find the positive in the worst of times, so you don't get totally discouraged or head for the ledge, so I'll say this: I'm kind of glad that the Sox were confronted with the brutal reality of the Tigers in this series. That team (Detroit) is HUNGRY. They want this, and they're prepared to storm right through the defending champs to get it. The Sox have now felt that firsthand, and if it gets them to ramp up their game, it's good.

All season, with the exception of a couple brief stretches, we've heard -- and said -- that the '06 Sox aren't playing their best baseball yet. What the series with NY and Detroit made clear is that the best baseball has to come out NOW -- saving it for the postseason is not an option. Play it now, and continue it into the postseason.

Not like that's news to anyone, but really, maybe the WS champs needed to be slapped around a little bit as they just were. Just how hungry are you this year, boys????