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ChiWavDave
08-06-2006, 10:16 AM
Understandably IT is hard to define, theres no scientific measure to detect IT. Yet for the first time really this entire year I am starting to sense IT. Maybe its like the famous Supreme Court justice said about porn/indecency. I'll know IT when I see IT. I'm not sure. But for the last couple of games I feel IT. Can you feel IT too? or am I just wishing for IT so hard, that I'm seeing IT where IT is not? God help the rest of the League if we actually have finally found IT?

Time will tell, but even if IT's a mirage, being teased by the taste of IT has been a welcome pleasure. The next couple of weeks should let us know for sure.

TornLabrum
08-06-2006, 10:26 AM
I thought I felt IT, but it turned out to be gas.

nedlug
08-06-2006, 11:16 AM
I think I already got IT... off of eBay.

IlliniSox4Life
08-06-2006, 11:27 AM
I think I already got IT... off of eBay.

Damnit, you stole my joke.

TheDarkGundam
08-06-2006, 11:47 AM
IIRC, "IT" is an evil demon that looks like a clown named Pennywise.
*I would've posted a pic of the book or movie poster but google didn't have anything good.*

TomParrish79
08-06-2006, 12:04 PM
I saw a guy who came in contact with "IT" once. "IT" had caused him to get rashes on the inside of his thighs that stretched all the way down to his knees......safe to say I ran the other way.

slobes
08-06-2006, 12:21 PM
I have been disappointed with our lack of IT. I believe that "IT" is actually an old, old, wooden ship used during the Civil War Era.

cgaudin
08-06-2006, 12:25 PM
Did you happen to see IT at the Tigers game?

HawkDJ
08-06-2006, 12:41 PM
I have been disappointed with our lack of IT. I believe that "IT" is actually an old, old, wooden ship used during the Civil War Era.

I believe it means a "whale's vagina".

ChiWavDave
08-06-2006, 12:53 PM
You guys may be right. A search for IT has led me to many dead ends like the following...


information technology: the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&start=0&oi=define&q=http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn%3Fs%3Dit)
.it is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Italy.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.it (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&start=1&oi=define&q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.it)
It was the first album by Pulp. Originally given a limited release of 2000 copies in April 1983, it was re-released by Cherry Red in February 1994 with three bonus tracks. A further re-release in November 1994 by Fire removed two of the bonus tracks which were recorded after the original release.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_(album) (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&start=2&oi=define&q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_(album))
It is a horror novel by Stephen King. It is one of his best-selling books, and a favorite among his fans, though many critics have called it overly-long and uncompelling.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_(novel) (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&start=3&oi=define&q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_(novel))
It is a creature invented by Stephen King for his horror novel by the same name. It is better known under the appearance of the evil clown Pennywise.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_(monster) (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&start=4&oi=define&q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_(monster))
It is a third-person neuter pronoun in the English language.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_(pronoun) (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&start=5&oi=define&q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_(pronoun))
It is a 1927 romantic film which tells the story of a shop girl who sets her sights on the handsome owner of the store where she works, only to find her plan endangered when a reporter writes a story claiming she is an unwed mother. It stars Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno and William Austin. Because of this film, Bow became known as the "It" girl ("It" being a euphemism for sex appeal.)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_(1927_film) (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&start=6&oi=define&q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_(1927_film))
The 1990 miniseries It stars Tim Curry, Richard Thomas, John Ritter, Annette O'Toole, Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Richard Masur, and Tim Reid. It was based on the novel It by Stephen King.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_(1990_film) (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&start=7&oi=define&q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_(1990_film))
.IT is the proprietary module format used by Impulse Tracker, featuring support for more advanced features than MOD or S3M before it. These include a larger limit for lines in a pattern, higher quality samples, and other effects.


yet, I still sense something bigger and more relevant to our daily lives.. a bunt single, a hit and run, a 3rd out prior to implosion, the off giggle, chuckle, or dare I say chortle in the dugout... Something.... maybe.... IT?

cgaudin
08-06-2006, 01:06 PM
I believe it means a "whale's vagina".

Sooooooooooo, THAT'S what IT is. I KNEW IT!:bandance:

paciorek1983
08-06-2006, 01:23 PM
I don't think you're supposed to be feelin on yer cousin.:redneck But you can see yer cousin and you can find yer cousin.

batmanZoSo
08-06-2006, 01:47 PM
http://www.cis.unisa.edu.au/%7Ecissgi/pennywise.jpg
Go Sox!

cheezheadsoxfan
08-06-2006, 02:01 PM
Understandably IT is hard to define, theres no scientific measure to detect IT. Yet for the first time really this entire year I am starting to sense IT. Maybe its like the famous Supreme Court justice said about porn/indecency. I'll know IT when I see IT. I'm not sure. But for the last couple of games I feel IT. Can you feel IT too? or am I just wishing for IT so hard, that I'm seeing IT where IT is not? God help the rest of the League if we actually have finally found IT?

Time will tell, but even if IT's a mirage, being teased by the taste of IT has been a welcome pleasure. The next couple of weeks should let us know for sure.

All the jokes aside, I know what you mean. I'm listening to the game today without that clenched jaw, nerves on edge feeling, just waiting for the roof to fall in. More of a "I know they can win" feeling. Hope it lasts.

jabrch
08-06-2006, 03:20 PM
I believe it means a "whale's vagina".

Your what hurts?

chisoxmike
08-06-2006, 03:48 PM
Understandably IT is hard to define, theres no scientific measure to detect IT. Yet for the first time really this entire year I am starting to sense IT. Maybe its like the famous Supreme Court justice said about porn/indecency. I'll know IT when I see IT. I'm not sure. But for the last couple of games I feel IT. Can you feel IT too? or am I just wishing for IT so hard, that I'm seeing IT where IT is not? God help the rest of the League if we actually have finally found IT?

Time will tell, but even if IT's a mirage, being teased by the taste of IT has been a welcome pleasure. The next couple of weeks should let us know for sure.

I feel "IT" in Detriot.

:whiner:

ChiWavDave
08-06-2006, 03:59 PM
Win 2 Lose 1, Win 2 Lose 1, Win 2 Lose 1...

I dunno, Kinda feels like IT... and yes Detroit certainly has IT, no doubt about that... but maybe there's enough IT to go around...

southwstchi4life
08-06-2006, 04:04 PM
2 outta three. gotta be happy with it. Just keep taking series. Alot people want a 10 game winning streak and break away fast. It usually doesnt happen that way. I look at it like Buehrles last start. Everyone wanted to throw a amazing shutout and complete game. It takes little steps. He threw a decent game. Hopefully on his way up. Sox as a whole just gotta keep taking these steps up.

JB98
08-06-2006, 04:13 PM
Win 2 Lose 1, Win 2 Lose 1, Win 2 Lose 1...

I dunno, Kinda feels like IT... and yes Detroit certainly has IT, no doubt about that... but maybe there's enough IT to go around...

I'm not sure what IT is, but I can tell you what the 2006 White Sox are. They are team that plays brilliantly about 60 percent of the time. The other 40 percent of the time they give games away with idiotic plays like the one Iguchi made in the seventh inning today.

Honestly, this team SHOULD be able to piece together a lengthy winning streak and make the playoffs. Sooner or later, you hope they stop bungling away games. All three losses on this trip meet my definition of bungling away a game.

chisoxmike
08-06-2006, 04:17 PM
I STILL don't know what to make of this team. It's amazing to me that they go 6-3 in a 9 game road trip, increase their over .500 mark, and still manage to lose games in the standings. Last years team had a killer instinct that would've swept a team like KC, but this year they don't seem to have the killer instinct.

ChiWavDave
08-06-2006, 04:19 PM
I'm not sure what IT is, but I can tell you what the 2006 White Sox are. They are team that plays brilliantly about 60 percent of the time. The other 40 percent of the time they give games away with idiotic plays like the one Iguchi made in the seventh inning today.

Honestly, this team SHOULD be able to piece together a lengthy winning streak and make the playoffs. Sooner or later, you hope they stop bungling away games. All three losses on this trip meet my definition of bungling away a game.

Fair enough, but using your math, 60% of their games is 97 wins. I would think that by any measure that would be a wonderful season, and playoff bound regardless...

JB98
08-06-2006, 04:24 PM
I STILL don't know what to make of this team. It's amazing to me that they go 6-3 in a 9 game road trip, increase their over .500 mark, and still manage to lose games in the standings. Last years team had a killer instinct that would've swept a team like KC, but this year they don't seem to have the killer instinct.

The focus seems to slip after we take the first two games in a series. Believe it or not, we have taken the first two games of a three-game set 16 times this year. Our record in the third game: 7-9.

We'd have a comfortable lead in the wild-card race if we had finished off three or four more of these series.

chisoxmike
08-06-2006, 04:26 PM
We'd have a comfortable lead in the wild-card race if we had finished off three or four more of these series.

And probably even less than 9 games back of the Tigers.

JB98
08-06-2006, 04:28 PM
Fair enough, but using your math, 60% of their games is 97 wins. I would think that by any measure that would be a wonderful season, and playoff bound regardless...

97 wins MIGHT get us in the playoffs in the highly-competitive American League. As Hawk has mentioned, we've beaten ourselves more this season than we did all of last year. We'd have a playoff spot all but wrapped up by now if we could have cut the mental errors. That's the concern I have. I'm not satisfied with just making the playoffs. I'm looking at what we need to do to win another World Series. To do that, we need to cut the foolish mistakes in half. Even on this 6-3 trip, we made many, many mistakes, many of which were mental.

Pierzynski 12
08-06-2006, 04:29 PM
I'm done watching this team. Biggest disappointment for a team of this calibar to be in a WC race.

chisoxmike
08-06-2006, 04:34 PM
I'm done watching this team. Biggest disappointment for a team of this calibar to be in a WC race.

:?:

Yes, to be 9 games out of the central and fighting for our lives in a wild card race is a disapointment coming off last year with a better team, I think to throw in the towel now is very premature.

But good, thats one more playoff ticket to go around.

ChiWavDave
08-06-2006, 04:37 PM
97 wins MIGHT get us in the playoffs in the highly-competitive American League. As Hawk has mentioned, we've beaten ourselves more this season than we did all of last year. We'd have a playoff spot all but wrapped up by now if we could have cut the mental errors. That's the concern I have. I'm not satisfied with just making the playoffs. I'm looking at what we need to do to win another World Series. To do that, we need to cut the foolish mistakes in half. Even on this 6-3 trip, we made many, many mistakes, many of which were mental.

Again I don't disagree, and by no means am I pollyanish about this team or baseball in general. Obviously 60 losses are a given for all but a very few. And losses by their very nature can be usally eliminated by cutting mental errors etc... I guess my original point was and still is, with all the joking aside. that for me in the last week or so, I feel like watching this team something has changed, some pressure on them has been relieved, theirs a spring in their step or something intangible that, for me, hasn't been there all year, even when they were steamrolling people.

obviously time will tell.

jabrch
08-06-2006, 04:40 PM
I'm done watching this team. Biggest disappointment for a team of this calibar to be in a WC race.

Good riddance. The bandwaggon will move on just fine without you and your kind.

jabrch
08-06-2006, 04:42 PM
97 wins MIGHT get us in the playoffs in the highly-competitive American League.

If we win 97 games, I'll be content with that for a regular season performance regardless of if we make the playoffs or not. Now granted, I want to make the playoffs - but if someone goes out there and finishes second in the AL East and wins 98 or more, then more power to them. I'll deal.

I've been a fan of this team for a lot of seasons that were a lot less enjoyable than this one, regardless of where we finish.

JB98
08-06-2006, 04:43 PM
I'm done watching this team. Biggest disappointment for a team of this calibar to be in a WC race.

Fine, see ya later.

We'd be in first place in four of the six divisions in MLB. The Tigers are 75-36. That's hard to beat. I tip my cap to Detroit for the way they've played through 111 games. They've earned their position in the standings.

It sucks that we're in the fight of our lives just to make the playoffs, but it is what it is. Our team is talented enough to prevail, but again, we need more consistency from our pitching and defense in order to get the job done. Yes, I know I sound like a broken record. What we've done to this point isn't good enough. We need to final another level to meet our goals. The guys have it in them. At some point, you just have to stop talking about it, and go out and do it.

goon
08-06-2006, 04:55 PM
since the yankess play the red sox seven more times this season, 97 wins should get the white sox into the playoffs. catching the tigers doesn't really worry me and i think focusing on what the tigers, red sox, yankees and twins are doing, everyday, is just going to be a distraction for the club. the bottom line is to go out and win everygame they can and develop that sort of chemistry or "IT" so that if they get into the playoffs they feel comfortable with their roles and how to feed off one another as players. they certainly have been doing that in the last few games, unfortunately they decided to give away the last game in every series of the road trip.


i could give a **** about the tigers, i don't care what their record is, they are not better then the white sox and probably not even better then the red sox or yankees.

StillMissOzzie
08-06-2006, 05:24 PM
The focus seems to slip after we take the first two games in a series. Believe it or not, we have taken the first two games of a three-game set 16 times this year. Our record in the third game: 7-9.

We'd have a comfortable lead in the wild-card race if we had finished off three or four more of these series.

Sheesh! I've been to four of those games (see my siggy), and I just watched three more on this road trip. That's seven of those nine potential sweeps right there. I wouldn't mind the two-out-of-three-series-winning so much if I felt that the Sox continued that pattern on this upcoming homestand, the longest homestand of the year per Hawk. However, I think the Sox need to sweep the Tigers if they are gonna catch them in the AL Central. Picking up just one on them ain't gonna get it done.

I'm done watching this team. Biggest disappointment for a team of this calibar to be in a WC race.
Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, and BTW, it's caliber.

SMO
:gulp:

PS Cousin IT was this short, hair-covered dude on the Addams Family.

JB98
08-06-2006, 05:28 PM
Sheesh! I've been to four of those games (see my siggy), and I just watched three more on this road trip. That's seven of those nine potential sweeps right there. I wouldn't mind the two-out-of-three-series-winning so much if I felt that the Sox continued that pattern on this upcoming homestand, the longest homestand of the year per Hawk. However, I think the Sox need to sweep the Tigers if they are gonna catch them in the AL Central. Picking up just one on them ain't gonna get it done.


Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, and BTW, it's caliber.

SMO
:gulp:

PS Cousin IT was this short, hair-covered dude on the Addams Family.

If we win two out of three against New York and Detroit, I'll be pleased.

It's just annoying to drop the last game and fail to sweep against the likes of Cleveland, Pittsburgh, the Cubs (twice), Baltimore and Kansas City.

batmanZoSo
08-06-2006, 05:31 PM
P_12 banned, who'd a thunk it. :rolleyes:

August 6th and we're in the playoff bracket. What a terrible year.

nedlug
08-06-2006, 06:51 PM
PS Cousin IT was this short, hair-covered dude on the Addams Family.

Wasn't it... cousin 'Itt'?

buehrle4cy05
08-06-2006, 07:17 PM
I'm done watching this team. Biggest disappointment for a team of this calibar to be in a WC race.

I don't think I've ever seen anyone quit like that on a team that's leading the Wild Card.:?:

Good riddance.

Law11
08-06-2006, 08:52 PM
Time To Turn It Up!!!!
Whooooo-hoooooo

TornLabrum
08-07-2006, 12:27 AM
What some of the darker clouds around here seem to be forgetting is something Hawk pointed out the other night. The Sox are now playing in a division that has three good teams. Makes it a little harder, especially since Detroit has been insane since around the last part of April.

cgaudin
08-07-2006, 12:53 AM
If we win 97 games, I'll be content with that for a regular season performance regardless of if we make the playoffs or not. Now granted, I want to make the playoffs - but if someone goes out there and finishes second in the AL East and wins 98 or more, then more power to them. I'll deal.

I've been a fan of this team for a lot of seasons that were a lot less enjoyable than this one, regardless of where we finish.

Very well said. People around here think now that the Sox have a World Series under their belt that it's their God-given right to reach it every year henceforth. It doesn't work that way. I'm happy that they are in the thick of it and are considered one of the top teams in the major leagues. That's competing and consistency. The team is well run and we should see the White Sox at or near the top of the baseball food chain for the next few seasons.

I also think about 96 to 98 wins is about what the Sox will churn out this year, and it's gonna be close getting in the dance. That's an excellent season in any year. If they fall short, it's just tough luck that the team in front of them played out of their shoes all year.

BadBobbyJenks
08-07-2006, 02:07 AM
The focus seems to slip after we take the first two games in a series. Believe it or not, we have taken the first two games of a three-game set 16 times this year. Our record in the third game: 7-9.

We'd have a comfortable lead in the wild-card race if we had finished off three or four more of these series.


all this talk about our inability to sweep and choking in the 3rd game of a possible sweep....At the same time last year we had ten 3 game sweeps and two 2 game sweeps. This year we have had seven 3 game sweeps and one 2 game sweep.

Take the series wins and be happy. Im so sick of seeing panic attacks after a loss in a possible sweep game, like the first 2 games didnt matter.

Jurr
08-07-2006, 04:27 PM
I still don't get the whole IT thing. Maybe I'm exhausted. :?:

ChiWavDave
08-07-2006, 05:42 PM
I still don't get the whole IT thing. Maybe I'm exhausted. :?:

Exhausted is the best state of mind to fully grasp the ITness of the situation. My original thought still stands... Can you feel IT? I think that I can, and for the first time this year... Do you remember when that beef sandwich you had was IT. Or that girl you knew was IT. IT can best be described as a perfect confluence of Time and Place and Circumstance. Tiger Woods at Pebble Beach in 2001 was IT... The WhiteSox of 2005 had IT, Lost IT, and then went thermonuclear with IT the last 18 games of the season. Michael Jordan shrugging his shoulders against Portland was IT, holding his pose against Utah was not IT.

I'm sure you understand now. Glad I could help.

TornLabrum
08-07-2006, 07:10 PM
I still don't get the whole IT thing. Maybe I'm exhausted. :?:

I think IT has something to do with computers. My son works in the IT department at JJC, and he works with computers. :smile:

JB98
08-08-2006, 12:36 AM
all this talk about our inability to sweep and choking in the 3rd game of a possible sweep....At the same time last year we had ten 3 game sweeps and two 2 game sweeps. This year we have had seven 3 game sweeps and one 2 game sweep.

Take the series wins and be happy. Im so sick of seeing panic attacks after a loss in a possible sweep game, like the first 2 games didnt matter.

EVERY game matters, and the Sox routinely piss all over themselves in the final game of a series. The numbers support this fact.

The Tigers are 11-1 against KC this year. The Twins just swept a four-game set at KC. Boy, I sure am content with that awesome series win we had against the Royals. We didn't need the third game anyway. It's not like our competition routinely sweeps the Royals or anything.

IronFisk
08-08-2006, 01:29 AM
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a334/Violinski/kittens-cant-save.jpg

soxinem1
08-08-2006, 02:53 AM
At least for now, IT has left the building... I hope someone lets IT back in.

miker
08-08-2006, 04:56 PM
Maybe IT is a tumor...

maurice
08-08-2006, 07:29 PM
Maybe IT is a tumor...

http://www.the-movie-times.net/pictdir3/actors/gallery/arnold/arnold7.jpg
"It's NOT a tumor!"

BadBobbyJenks
08-10-2006, 12:09 AM
it was there last night and it will be there in october

BadBobbyJenks
08-10-2006, 12:11 AM
I am content with winning series, am I happy to drop a 3rd series but I am not going to let that ruin my day. Keep winning series and we will be in the postseason.


After we win tomorrow, cue the **** if we could have only scored with the basesloaded in the 7th yesterday we could have swept. Unbelievable....This is why we wont repeat, no killer instinct:rolleyes:

Lip Man 1
08-10-2006, 12:11 AM
IT remains to be seen if that will be so.

Lip

Moses_Scurry
08-10-2006, 09:19 AM
I haven't felt IT since the Beuhrle gave up about 25 runs to the cubs in the first two innings. IT will come back with a Tiger sweep though!:praying:

Jenks4Pres
08-10-2006, 09:36 AM
If by IT, you mean HORRIBLE PITCHING, I agree we definitely have IT! This season is over if this pitching staff keeps embarassing themselves night in and night out.

0o0o0
08-10-2006, 11:45 AM
I haven't felt IT since the Beuhrle gave up about 25 runs to the cubs in the first two innings. IT will come back with a Tiger sweep though!:praying:

I think if the Vazquez has another solid outing, IT will be tapping us all on the shoulder.

salty99
08-10-2006, 12:09 PM
I think if the Vazquez has another solid outing, IT will be tapping us all on the shoulder.

yes i feel IT and it's really itchy!

soxfanatlanta
08-10-2006, 12:23 PM
http://orangecow.org/pythonet/ni.gif

ARRGGGHH!
Stop saying the word! The word we cannot hear! The word ...

0o0o0
08-10-2006, 12:37 PM
http://orangecow.org/pythonet/ni.gif

ARRGGGHH!
Stop saying the word! The word we cannot hear! The word ...



Would a shrubbery make you feel better?

ChiWavDave
08-12-2006, 07:53 PM
I still stand by my original thought, something palpable has changed over the last couple of weeks... IT has returned. You can micro analyze every game or every at bat for that matter, but don't miss the forest for the trees.