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DoItForDanPasqua
08-12-2006, 03:31 PM
Six and one half games is still a big lead, but it was 10 just a few days ago. Given that the Sox are starting to make a move and seem to have the Tigers number, I bet the vomitoriums in Detroit are filling up fast.
I remember when the Sox were losing their lead last year: I never felt worse about anything. Hopefully things won't turn out the same way for the Tigers.

MrRoboto83
08-12-2006, 03:40 PM
We all know the feeling they are experiencing.

MarySwiss
08-12-2006, 03:49 PM
Six and one half games is still a big lead, but it was 10 just a few days ago. Given that the Sox are starting to make a move and seem to have the Tigers number, I bet the vomitoriums in Detroit are filling up fast.
I remember when the Sox were losing their lead last year: I never felt worse about anything. Hopefully things won't turn out the same way for the Tigers.

I hope it won't either. We held on and won, remember. I want US to win, not them. But I can sympathize with how they must be feeling.

SoxSpeed22
08-12-2006, 04:11 PM
Wonder if they have a Detroit version of Chisoxbob and the SHrinking lead?

TDog
08-12-2006, 04:39 PM
We all know the feeling they are experiencing.

Don't expect me to feel sorry for them.

Frontman
08-12-2006, 04:48 PM
Well, if they do blow their stranglehold lead on the AL Central, its not like it would be a record backslide.

And no, I don't feel sorry for them either.

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Chisox003
08-12-2006, 04:52 PM
Why would they be sick? They have absolutely nothing to worry about.

























Except the Sox. :)

Frontman
08-12-2006, 04:55 PM
Why would they be sick? They have absolutely nothing to worry about.
Except the Sox. :)

Yeah, its not like their best pitcher went up against our struggling one and couldn't get a win even with pitching a no-hitter into the 5th.......


waitaminit. Nevermind.

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DSpivack
08-12-2006, 05:51 PM
I still want them to win the Wild Card, so we can beat the Yankees in the ALDS and the Tigers in the ALCS. :cool:

EDIT: Just thought about that, and the AL Central winner will likely play the AL West winner in the ALDS if the Wild Card comes from the Central (thus AL East vs. AL Central Wild Card in ALDS), there goes that theory.

MarySwiss
08-12-2006, 06:15 PM
I still want them to win the Wild Card, so we can beat the Yankees in the ALDS and the Tigers in the ALCS. :cool:

EDIT: Just thought about that, and the AL Central winner will likely play the AL West winner in the ALDS if the Wild Card comes from the Central (thus AL East vs. AL Central Wild Card in ALDS), there goes that theory.

Here's how I see it. Toronto wins the AL East. (Well, why not?) Sox win the AL Central. Somebody wins the AL West. Detroit wins the WC.

We beat whoever in the AL West, Toronto knocks off Detroit, and we beat Toronto in the ALCS.

Tragg
08-12-2006, 06:24 PM
To hell with the Tigers.
They have a 6 game lead with an abysmal record against the elite in the AL...they should feel fortunate. They own Cleveland (with whom we've struggled this year) though.

I'll feel sick when I see yet another 87 win team or 3 make the playoffs,in the NL or in the AL west.

caulfield12
08-12-2006, 06:35 PM
Prefer Boston in the East (so-so pitching), Minnesota and the White Sox and any one but the Angels. I don't like the A's either (or Beane), but the Angels are a competitive team in the playoffs usually...the A's have a history of slides. And it would be nice for Frank to get to the post-season and redeem himself for 93 and 2000 and not getting to play last year.

White Sox with home field throughout the playoffs...problem is that I don't think NY will be easy to keep out of the post-season and Minnesota doesn't have the pitching w/o Liriano.

Tiger23
08-12-2006, 07:09 PM
Rogers hasn't been the Tigers best pitcher in a while. And yes, I am sick.

voodoochile
08-12-2006, 07:13 PM
Rogers hasn't been the Tigers best pitcher in a while. And yes, I am sick.

:darkcloud:

:D:

DSpivack
08-12-2006, 08:03 PM
Here's how I see it. Toronto wins the AL East. (Well, why not?) Sox win the AL Central. Somebody wins the AL West. Detroit wins the WC.

We beat whoever in the AL West, Toronto knocks off Detroit, and we beat Toronto in the ALCS.

That's how you see it happening, or that's what you want to happen? Cause, yeah, I'd love for Boston and New York to miss the playoffs, but alas, looks like we'll get one of the two...

MarySwiss
08-12-2006, 08:17 PM
That's how you see it happening, or that's what you want to happen? Cause, yeah, I'd love for Boston and New York to miss the playoffs, but alas, looks like we'll get one of the two...

How I saw it at the beginning of the year and how I still see it. The only thing that would keep it from happening is their pitching injuries; other than that, I think they're solid.

MarySwiss
08-12-2006, 08:24 PM
Rogers hasn't been the Tigers best pitcher in a while. And yes, I am sick.

Well, props to you for showing up and being loyal to your team, Tiger23. Gotta respect that. :smile:

CaptainBallz
08-12-2006, 08:33 PM
Rogers hasn't been the Tigers best pitcher in a while. And yes, I am sick.

Sorry to hear about the butterflies...:o:




Not really, but I do appreciate your non-trollish ways.

Oblong
08-12-2006, 08:43 PM
I'm not sick but I will be if they don't win at least 1 in Boston after this series ends tomorrow. I do not see why they can't.

Losing close games to a team like the Sox isn't anything to get down about. Sure it would have been nice to win and looking at the pitching matchups i thought today's game would be the one but I can't get upset about today's game because yeah we made some errors to let the game get away but so did Chicago. Without Uribe's delay on that DP there's no 3 run lead to begin with.

I want both teams from the central to make the playoffs because then they can play in the ALCS.

I also would like the race to get tighter because I'm going to the last 9 home games and I'd love to see pennant chase baseball for the first time since 1988.

TheDarkGundam
08-12-2006, 09:04 PM
Losing close games to a team like the Sox isn't anything to get down about.
No shame in being beaten by the best (And i'm not referring to the fact that we're the defending champs).

Tiger23
08-12-2006, 09:13 PM
I'm not sick but I will be if they don't win at least 1 in Boston after this series ends tomorrow. I do not see why they can't.

Losing close games to a team like the Sox isn't anything to get down about. Sure it would have been nice to win and looking at the pitching matchups i thought today's game would be the one but I can't get upset about today's game because yeah we made some errors to let the game get away but so did Chicago. Without Uribe's delay on that DP there's no 3 run lead to begin with.

I want both teams from the central to make the playoffs because then they can play in the ALCS.

I also would like the race to get tighter because I'm going to the last 9 home games and I'd love to see pennant chase baseball for the first time since 1988.

As greedy as I am for "sitting on the edge of my seat because this game really counts" baseball, I was hoping that I would be forced to hold out until the playoffs.

The good news is that I can still get what I was realisitically hoping for coming in with a win tomorrow. Of course two of three sounded better but you guys are the White Sox. And the really good news is that even if they lose, there is still a cushion, no matter how much smaller it is than it was coming in.

TornLabrum
08-12-2006, 10:11 PM
As greedy as I am for "sitting on the edge of my seat because this game really counts" baseball, I was hoping that I would be forced to hold out until the playoffs.

The good news is that I can still get what I was realisitically hoping for coming in with a win tomorrow. Of course two of three sounded better but you guys are the White Sox. And the really good news is that even if they lose, there is still a cushion, no matter how much smaller it is than it was coming in.

You have no idea how strange it is as a Sox fan of 51 years to hear anybody say that about us.

Frontman
08-12-2006, 10:22 PM
You have no idea how strange it is as a Sox fan of 51 years to hear anybody say that about us.

Especially when you don't see any teal in the post, eh TornLabrum?

Tiger23, I have to echo similar sentiments. I wish all sportsfans could be as gracious and polite to each other. Either way, let's all hope for a AL Central team to win the WS.

May the best team win.

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bluestar
08-12-2006, 10:23 PM
You have no idea how strange it is as a Sox fan of 51 years to hear anybody say that about us.

It's strange for a fan of 29 years, too.

Ol' No. 2
08-12-2006, 10:23 PM
I'm not sick but I will be if they don't win at least 1 in Boston after this series ends tomorrow. I do not see why they can't.

Losing close games to a team like the Sox isn't anything to get down about. Sure it would have been nice to win and looking at the pitching matchups i thought today's game would be the one but I can't get upset about today's game because yeah we made some errors to let the game get away but so did Chicago. Without Uribe's delay on that DP there's no 3 run lead to begin with.

I want both teams from the central to make the playoffs because then they can play in the ALCS.

I also would like the race to get tighter because I'm going to the last 9 home games and I'd love to see pennant chase baseball for the first time since 1988.Shooting for only one in Boston? Atta boy. Avoid disappointment. Aim low.:D:

Chisox003
08-12-2006, 10:31 PM
It's strange for a fan of 29 years, too.
Hell, it's strange for a fan of 19 years to see that!

Tiger23, nothing personal, but let's hope your stomach "ailment" is of the 2 month variety. I'm not saying, but I'm just saying, ya know? :wink:

SoxandtheCityTee
08-12-2006, 11:17 PM
I want both teams from the central to make the playoffs because then they can play in the ALCS.

Got to agree that it would be fun if the Yankees and Red Sox did not, for once, both make the playoffs. And if that's the way the ALCS goes, well, I like the match-up. :D: As a bonus, it would devastate the folks at ESPN.

CLR01
08-13-2006, 12:07 AM
:darkcloud:

:D:



For some reason banning the Tiger's "realist" for the rest of the season doesn't seem all that interesting to me. :smile:

CLR01
08-13-2006, 12:08 AM
Got to agree that it would be fun if the Yankees and Red Sox did not, for once, both make the playoffs. And if that's the way the ALCS goes, well, I like the match-up. :D: As a bonus, it would devastate the folks at ESPN.


The Sox could use an easy ALCS to rest up for the WS. :smile:

RealMenWearBlack
08-13-2006, 01:03 AM
Before the season, I wanted 2 AL Central teams to get to the playoffs because, like many of you here, I am sick of the Yankees and Red Sox. I'm happy for Tigers fans because a Tigers fan my age hasn't seen good, competitive baseball his/her entire life and that's kind of sad. My grandpa is also a Tigers fan, so I'm happy for him, too.

TDog
08-13-2006, 03:18 AM
I still want them to win the Wild Card, so we can beat the Yankees in the ALDS and the Tigers in the ALCS. :cool:

EDIT: Just thought about that, and the AL Central winner will likely play the AL West winner in the ALDS if the Wild Card comes from the Central (thus AL East vs. AL Central Wild Card in ALDS), there goes that theory.

I just want the Sox to win the win the division or at least make the wild card. I'm not rooting for anyone else (except for someone to beat the A's.)

Really, I'd be happy if the Tigers finished in third place in the Central.

Tiger23
08-13-2006, 09:50 AM
The Sox could use an easy ALCS to rest up for the WS. :smile:

Haha.

Nice one.

whitesoxfan1986
08-13-2006, 05:39 PM
I want the Blue Jays and the Sox to go on huge runs of .800 ball for a month so then the Blue Jays win the AL East, the Sox win the AL central, The Tigers win the Wild Card and the Yanks and Blow Sawks stay at home.

Oblong
08-13-2006, 05:43 PM
If that were to happen I think ESPN and Fox would try to slip a fast one and show reruns from years past.

MarySwiss
08-13-2006, 07:17 PM
If that were to happen I think ESPN and Fox would try to slip a fast one and show reruns from years past.

Or do some sort of analysis bsaed on BP (hah!) showing why this couldn't possibly be happening.

BNLSox
08-13-2006, 11:24 PM
Here's how I see it. Toronto wins the AL East. (Well, why not?) Sox win the AL Central. Somebody wins the AL West. Detroit wins the WC.

We beat whoever in the AL West, Toronto knocks off Detroit, and we beat Toronto in the ALCS.

Mary I've been pulling for Toronto all year but they just seem to slip more and more when they're given the chance to make up ground. If they can stay hot when NY and Boston play each other I'll start to regain some confidence, but I think they lack the passion even though they have the talent.

BNLSox
08-13-2006, 11:26 PM
Haha.

Nice one.

You may get a lot of crap from people around here butI commend you for sticking around and being part of the conversation. If nothing else thanks for supporting the team that got the sorely missed chip back on the white sox shoulder... we needed it.

MarySwiss
08-14-2006, 12:10 PM
I was over lurking on the Tigers board awhile ago and some guy was talking about how he was going to collect a case of Diet Pepsi if the Tigers won the World Series.

WOW! Those guys sure know how to stick their necks out. A whole case! :D:

champagne030
08-14-2006, 12:27 PM
I was over lurking on the Tigers board awhile ago and some guy was talking about how he was going to collect a case of Diet Pepsi if the Tigers won the World Series.

WOW! Those guys sure know how to stick their necks out. A whole case! :D:

I got 50-1 on the Sox last year and this year a Tiger fan friend got 60-1 on the Tigers. I'll be rooting for the Sox, but if they somehow don't make it, I'll be rooting for the Tigers.

MarySwiss
08-14-2006, 12:32 PM
I got 50-1 on the Sox last year and this year a Tiger fan friend got 60-1 on the Tigers. I'll be rooting for the Sox, but if they somehow don't make it, I'll be rooting for the Tigers.

I did well on the Sox last year (30-1), but this year best I could do was 5-1 for the ALCS and 10-1 for the Series. However, I'll be fine with that! :smile:

Tiger23
08-14-2006, 12:44 PM
I was over lurking on the Tigers board awhile ago and some guy was talking about how he was going to collect a case of Diet Pepsi if the Tigers won the World Series.

WOW! Those guys sure know how to stick their necks out. A whole case! :D:

I saw this post and you must remember this: This is a more of a "if the Tigers win the World Series I will give you this:" promise as opposed to a wager, which of course seemed unbelievably safe at the beginning of the season. I was even given such a promise at the beginning of the season, which as my reply in that thread said cannot be disclosed at this time. It requires no payment and no possible losses.

As for gambling on the tigers to win it all. I lost all my money betting against the White Sox last year :cool: .

Justagirl
08-14-2006, 12:47 PM
As for gambling on the tigers to win it all. I lost all my money betting against the White Sox last year :cool: .
How much did you bet?

soxinem1
08-14-2006, 12:49 PM
Why should Detroit fans be sick? The team did nothing in the offseason to show they expected to be contenders, and they are having a nice season. They are the top pleasant story in MLB this year, hands down. They still have a healthy lead, a solid team, and a MGR who knows how to deal with his squad this time of year. They ought to be tickled pink! Did they think they would play at a .709 clip all year? *****!!!

Besides, they had two World Series wins since I was born in the 60's. That's 1960's, not 1860's, so I just witnessed my first last year.

MarySwiss
08-14-2006, 12:54 PM
Why should Detroit fans be sick?
How did you feel last year when the Tribe was cutting into our lead? We were picked to finish fourth in the division last year, remember?

When you're a fan, you're not going to give a damn about whether you're supposed to win it. You're going to WANT to win it, and when your lead gets cut almost in half in less than a week, it can't feel too good.

Tiger23
08-14-2006, 12:54 PM
How much did you bet?

Should have put that in teal.

However, I did end my gambling on sports career because I bet on the Tigers last year. Should have continued for one more year huh?

spawn
08-14-2006, 12:56 PM
Should have put that in teal.

However, I did end my gambling on sports career because I bet on the Tigers last year. Should have continued for one more year huh?
No kidding!:D:

Justagirl
08-14-2006, 12:57 PM
Should have put that in teal.

However, I did end my gambling on sports career because I bet on the Tigers last year. Should have continued for one more year huh?

That depends. Do you want to go bankrupt? ;)

MarySwiss
08-14-2006, 01:00 PM
That depends. Do you want to go bankrupt? ;)

Nicely played! :D:

viagracat
08-14-2006, 01:01 PM
No one felt sorry for us last September, so no, I couldn't care less about the Tiger's angst right now.

MarySwiss
08-14-2006, 01:03 PM
No one felt sorry for us last September, so no, I couldn't care less about the Tiger's angst right now.
I don't sympathize with them either. My point is I can understand that this has to be making them sick.

Tiger23
08-14-2006, 01:06 PM
That depends. Do you want to go bankrupt? ;)

You ask me this question after I tell you I started betting on the Tigers in the first place?

Justagirl
08-14-2006, 01:11 PM
I don't sympathize with them either. My point is I can understand that this has to be making them sick.

Grinder rule #28 Always give fans something they can take away from the game. Like the other team's pride.

jenn2080
08-14-2006, 01:51 PM
How did you feel last year when the Tribe was cutting into our lead? We were picked to finish fourth in the division last year, remember?

When you're a fan, you're not going to give a damn about whether you're supposed to win it. You're going to WANT to win it, and when your lead gets cut almost in half in less than a week, it can't feel too good.

I remember how it felt so I am sure they are ready to pull their hair out. I am lucky there were no holes in my wall after that month.

MarySwiss
08-14-2006, 02:01 PM
I remember how it felt so I am sure they are ready to pull their hair out. I am lucky there were no holes in my wall after that month.

Well, I'm glad somebody understood what I meant. I could not care less if the Tigers TEAM is feeling crushed like a grape. And I'm not even all that worked up about their fans. But they HAVE to be a little stressed. At least the real ones do. I sure as hell was last year--and a couple of weeks ago, for that matter!:smile:

Iwritecode
08-14-2006, 02:19 PM
Well, I'm glad somebody understood what I meant. I could not care less if the Tigers TEAM is feeling crushed like a grape. And I'm not even all that worked up about their fans. But they HAVE to be a little stressed. At least the real ones do. I sure as hell was last year--and a couple of weeks ago, for that matter!:smile:

It's interesting reading their message board. Reminds me of this place last August and half of September.

Ol' No. 2
08-14-2006, 02:23 PM
It's interesting reading their message board. Reminds me of this place last August and half of September.Wait until you see it a week and a half from now.:cool:

soxinem1
08-15-2006, 01:36 PM
How did you feel last year when the Tribe was cutting into our lead? We were picked to finish fourth in the division last year, remember?

When you're a fan, you're not going to give a damn about whether you're supposed to win it. You're going to WANT to win it, and when your lead gets cut almost in half in less than a week, it can't feel too good.

A lead of 10 with two months to go versus a lead of 15 with a month to go are a little bit different circumstances. I think Sox fans were a little more pennant-starved in 2005 than Tigger fans are now.

But if they thought they were going to play at a .709 pace all year, then they are dreaming to begin with.

I still think it's the Tigers Division title to lose, but if the gap gets down to a game before the next time they play the Sox, then I'd be worried, if I were them.

asindc
08-15-2006, 03:07 PM
I want the Blue Jays and the Sox to go on huge runs of .800 ball for a month so then the Blue Jays win the AL East, the Sox win the AL central, The Tigers win the Wild Card and the Yanks and Blow Sawks stay at home.

Exactly what I want. Toronto just doesn't seem to have enough "edge" to do it, though.

MarySwiss
08-15-2006, 03:18 PM
I want the Blue Jays and the Sox to go on huge runs of .800 ball for a month so then the Blue Jays win the AL East, the Sox win the AL central, The Tigers win the Wild Card and the Yanks and Blow Sawks stay at home.

How did I miss this post? I absolutely agree.

And then:
Sox beat whoever-from-the AL West in the ALDS.
Jays beat Kitties.
Sox beat Jays.
Sox beat whoever-from-the NL.

Seems pretty straightforward to me.

BTW, no teal. I think this could happen, but the Jays need to wake up soon.

Scottiehaswheels
08-15-2006, 03:32 PM
Exactly what I want. Me too... I even bought the 10 game Jays plan in case we matched up with them in the playoffs so I'd have access to face value tix in Toronto... doh:o:

PorkChopExpress
08-15-2006, 04:33 PM
A lead of 10 with two months to go versus a lead of 15 with a month to go are a little bit different circumstances.

Actually, I believe it was a 15 game lead with two months to go. Our lead had been cut to about 7.5 with one month to go. :cool: