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Thome25
08-01-2006, 08:21 AM
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Thome25
08-01-2006, 08:22 AM
'Nuff Said

voodoochile
08-01-2006, 08:24 AM
Because our team is out of its funk and has as much talent as any Sox squad ever.

Hope the Tigers enjoyed the first 9 rounds, it's go time...

Thome25
08-01-2006, 08:28 AM
Because our team is out of its funk and has as much talent as any Sox squad ever.

Hope the Tigers enjoyed the first 9 rounds, it's go time...

That is the perfect post for this thread. Keep 'em coming!!! This is an "optimists only" thread.

Edit: Here's another one Because Mark Buehrle and Freddy Garcia will snap outta the funks that they're in and Vazquez will be at least a servicable pitcher for 5 innings until the bullpen takes over.

viagracat
08-01-2006, 08:30 AM
Because our team is out of its funk and has as much talent as any Sox squad ever.

Hope the Tigers enjoyed the first 9 rounds, it's go time...

Reminds me of a line in a Rory Gallagher tune called "For the Last Time"

"I hit the floor, but I got up on the count of nine.."

Go Sox. :smile:

palehozenychicty
08-01-2006, 08:39 AM
burls will once again set the tone for the last three months of the season. book it.

Frater Perdurabo
08-01-2006, 08:41 AM
:tongue:

The so-called "law of averages" dictates that Buehrle and Vazquez will "regress to the mean" of their career norms - except in this case, they will have to improve to "regress" to their respective mean ERAs. Buehrle and Vazquez are not "law breakers" after all!

:tongue:

P.S. I do not want or need some know-it-all to lecture me on stats. THIS IS JUST A PUN TO MAKE US SMILE.

batmanZoSo
08-01-2006, 08:50 AM
I think this team is about to go on a tear of epic proportions. Like matter vs. anti matter. Only matter totally kicks anti-matter's ass.

It's on like

http://www.free-definition.com/images/en/thumb/c/c0/200px-Donkey_Kong.JPG

Malgar 12
08-01-2006, 09:12 AM
burls will once again set the tone for the last three months of the season. book it.

pssst...over here... August + September =2 not 3. :D:

spiffie
08-01-2006, 09:15 AM
pssst...over here... August + September =2 not 3. :D:
No, when you're thinking about the White Sox, you demand October be part of the formula.

kninchicago
08-01-2006, 09:23 AM
Well, I can tell ya that the Sox staff intends to be here through October. I work at a place that provides educational/rec services for children. Coop's son attends our program (No I have not met Coop in person or his family for that matter I just work in the back offices). A few days ago his wife left a note asking for a recommendation of a place for their son to go to when they return to their hometown later this fall--in her words "We're in Chicago April through October". :bandance::supernana::bandance:

Ol' No. 2
08-01-2006, 09:32 AM
It's not just the Sox whose starters have been struggling lately.

Last 7 starts from Detroit's "ace":

Jun 24 5.1 IP, 6 R, 5 ER
Jun 30, 4.1 IP, 5 R, 5 ER
Jul 5, 5.2 IP, 4 R, 4 ER
Jul 14, 4.0 IP, 5 R, 5 ER
Jul 20, 6.0 IP, 1 R, 1 ER :angry::angry::angry:
Jul 25, 0.2 IP, 7 R, 7 ER
Jul 31, 5.0 IP, 6 R, 5 ER

July ERA: 9.28!!!

Other July ERA's:

Robertson: 5.97
Miner: 5.79

Verlander and Bonderman have been carrying the pitching staff. This is what people were predicting would happen all season. These guys are catchable.

PennStater98r
08-01-2006, 09:47 AM
Verlander and Bonderman have been carrying the pitching staff. This is what people were predicting would happen all season. These guys are catchable.

Here is another reason for optimism - Rookies rarely have the legs to go into September and October. Though I feel Bonderman is for real this year, I don't think Verlander is going to last much longer. Once teams in the division have seen him a third time - and he tires, he'll learn what pitching in the Bigs is all about.

SouthSide_HitMen
08-01-2006, 09:52 AM
This is an "optimists only" thread.

There will be no more than 20 posts in this thread. :D:

Count me in. The White Sox have had three World Series worthy teams in my lifetime - 1983, 2005 and 2006. People shouldn't give up unless they are eliminated which I do not think will happen; at least until sometime in October if then.

Ol' No. 2
08-01-2006, 10:00 AM
Here is another reason for optimism - Rookies rarely have the legs to go into September and October. Though I feel Bonderman is for real this year, I don't think Verlander is going to last much longer. Once teams in the division have seen him a third time - and he tires, he'll learn what pitching in the Bigs is all about.Especially since Verlander relies on throwing hard. A few mph off that fastball will make a big difference. He's up to 130 IP already.

Also, the Drays did us a favor the last week of the season last year, taking 2 out of 3 from the Tribe. You never know where help will come from.

HoosierHerb
08-01-2006, 10:04 AM
Taking 7 games from Detriot in August is gonna be great.

CaptainBallz
08-01-2006, 10:12 AM
We're Sox fans living during the greatest era in Sox history...
:gulp: :bandance: :supernana: :bandance: :gulp:

credefan24
08-01-2006, 10:13 AM
We're Sox fans living during the greatest era in Sox history...
:gulp: :bandance: :supernana: :bandance: :gulp:
I love it!!

We're 7 1/2 games out of first in Chicago,
We've got half of the season done,
it's dark, and we've got fireworks.

Hit it.

InContention
08-01-2006, 10:20 AM
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"If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it is that you can catch anyone."

Go Sox.

Chicken Dinner
08-01-2006, 10:21 AM
I'm staying optimistic but I sure would like to see 5 solid consecutive outings by the starting rotation. :smile:

MarySwiss
08-01-2006, 10:23 AM
Especially since Verlander relies on throwing hard. A few mph off that fastball will make a big difference. He's up to 130 IP already.

Also, the Drays did us a favor the last week of the season last year, taking 2 out of 3 from the Tribe. You never know where help will come from.

Yep, the Devil Rays are rapidly becoming one of my favorite teams.

Now, let's finish off KC, go slap Toronto and the Yanks around, and see how confident the Kitties are feeling then. :cool:

Pequod
08-01-2006, 10:35 AM
Reasons for optimism?

KW is the GM :smile:
Ozzie is the manager :smile::smile:

Thome, Konerko, and Dye are 3-4-5 :smile::smile::smile::smile::smile:

Need I go on?

MadetoOrta
08-01-2006, 10:52 AM
We're Sox fans living during the greatest era in Sox history...
:gulp: :bandance: :supernana: :bandance: :gulp:

Irrespective of how it turned out, 1916-1919 wasn't such a bad stretch either. Wish it turned out differently.

By the way, the #1 reason to stay optimistic? IT'S ONLY AUGUST 1ST!

Ol' No. 2
08-01-2006, 10:55 AM
Yep, the Devil Rays are rapidly becoming one of my favorite teams.

Now, let's finish off KC, go slap Toronto and the Yanks around, and see how confident the Kitties are feeling then. :cool:I see the Tiggers' rotation is lined up to have Rogers pitching the opener in Chicago. I'd say that's a good time to join the rest of MLB and start kicking his doors in.

Thome25
08-01-2006, 10:59 AM
We're Sox fans living during the greatest era in Sox history...
:gulp: :bandance: :supernana: :bandance: :gulp:

That pretty much sums it up. And no matter what happens for the rest of our lives, no one can take away the 2005 season and how it made us all feel.

The White Sox are gonna lose some more games. I promise. There's no way we're going to go undefeated the rest of the way. But, we all should sit back and enjoy the rest of the season and see what happens. We're gonna win some more along the way too.

After all, we're NOT the Pittsburgh, KC, Philadelphia, or The Flubs for that matter. And THANK GOD for that. There's A TON of reasons to be optimistic towards this team and the players on it!!

batmanZoSo
08-01-2006, 11:20 AM
There will be no more than 20 posts in this thread. :D:

Count me in. The White Sox have had three World Series worthy teams in my lifetime - 1983, 2005 and 2006. People shouldn't give up unless they are eliminated which I do not think will happen; at least until sometime in October if then.

I would add 1993 too.

Thome25
08-01-2006, 11:26 AM
I would add 1993 too.

I'd have to agree. The 1983, 1993, 2005, and 2006 teams were and are World Series worthy.

asindc
08-01-2006, 11:41 AM
There will be no more than 20 posts in this thread. :D:

Count me in. The White Sox have had three World Series worthy teams in my lifetime - 1983, 2005 and 2006. People shouldn't give up unless they are eliminated which I do not think will happen; at least until sometime in October if then.

Please add "1994" to your list. That team was the best Sox team in my lifetime (45 years), IMHO.

As for optimism, Nothing has been won or lost yet. As I said to a Yanks fan friend when he razzed me about their sweep, "Where is the trophy right now?" It's ours until someone else takes it.

35th&Shields
08-01-2006, 11:56 AM
The White Sox have had three World Series worthy teams in my lifetime - 1983, 2005 and 2006.

I'd add 1994 to that list as well.

As for this year, there are 2 full months of baseball - one full third of the season - still left to play. The Sox have played 104 games which means there are 58 still to go with 7 of them against the Tigers. It's time for the Tigers to cool off and the White Sox to heat up. Bring it.

Thome25
08-01-2006, 12:00 PM
I'd add 1994 to that list as well.

As for this year, there are 2 full months of baseball - one full third of the season - still left to play. The Sox have played 104 games which means there are 58 still to go with 7 of them against the Tigers. It's time for the Tigers to cool off and the White Sox to heat up. Bring it.

OK scratch that. The 1983, 1993, 1994, 2005, and 2006 teams were and are World Series worthy.

Ol' No. 2
08-01-2006, 12:13 PM
I'd add 1994 to that list as well.

As for this year, there are 2 full months of baseball - one full third of the season - still left to play. The Sox have played 104 games which means there are 58 still to go with 7 of them against the Tigers. It's time for the Tigers to cool off and the White Sox to heat up. Bring it.10 left against the Tigers, 6 of them at home.

Jurr
08-01-2006, 03:38 PM
#1 reason to stay optimistic:

Your team is playing meaningful games in August. You will be entertained through at least September, and that's what baseball's about.

Lip Man 1
08-01-2006, 06:26 PM
With respect the 'best' Sox teams to not get to the World Series were 1964 and 1967.

With the clubs in 1963 and particularly 1965 not so far behind them.

Lip

Save McCuddy's
08-02-2006, 10:31 AM
Buehrle will turn it around. We've got 4 outstanding hitters who can carry the club for a week at a time down the stretch. MacDougal was an excellent addition to the pen. Vazquez goes 5 IP only from here on out.

Let's do it again.

Thome25
08-02-2006, 10:59 AM
All is right in the world for Sox fans.

The ballpark is as beautiful as ever, We're in the playoff hunt and therefore we're playing meaningful baseball in August, and we're coming off a WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP that most of us waited our whole lives to see and some of our family members didn't live long enough to see.