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CLR01
09-08-2006, 11:54 PM
YES!



A big 1 finger salute to all the "realist" who showed up for the end of the game to tell everyone the season was over.

BeviBall!
09-08-2006, 11:55 PM
we can do better! Our 9th ruled!

Norberto7
09-08-2006, 11:55 PM
No, he just did not....

rdwj
09-08-2006, 11:55 PM
**** ya AJ!!!!

BRDSR
09-08-2006, 11:55 PM
Freddy continues to let runners run all over him.AJ continues to be awesome. Sox win!

gn2727
09-08-2006, 11:55 PM
Thank you AJ!:D:

cbotnyse
09-08-2006, 11:55 PM
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/cbotnyse/sun.gif

Dub25
09-08-2006, 11:56 PM
Way to pick up Jenks. Hopefully they get a way with one when Bobby might be hurt more than he is telling Ozzie.

Gavin
09-08-2006, 11:56 PM
We might need a new ": walkoff " .

rdwj
09-08-2006, 11:56 PM
Holy ****! I can't ****ing believe it! THAT may just be the thing we needed! Leave it to AJ to get us going!!!!

samram
09-08-2006, 11:56 PM
AJ! **** Yeah!

thomas35forever
09-08-2006, 11:56 PM
:walkoff:
Why can't we have more throwback uniforms so this happens more often? I'm mad I switched it over to Major League when the homer happened.

gn2727
09-08-2006, 11:57 PM
I was just sitting here watching the game and said man we need a walkoff worse than we need the win.......

slobes
09-08-2006, 11:57 PM
No way.......

Ugly uniforms
Ugly performance by Bobby
and a White Sox Winner!!!!!:bandance: :bandance:

Dare I say it....turning point for this team??

Dub25
09-08-2006, 11:57 PM
I can sleep easier tonight.

stl_sox_fan
09-08-2006, 11:57 PM
Blown saves all around!!!

I was soo hoping not to have to type "worst loss" or "most painful loss" of the year in this thread.
Jon G, bring it tomorrow!!!! A winning streak would be so nice.

:supernana:

DrCrawdad
09-08-2006, 11:57 PM
From agony to ecstasy!

Thank you AJ for rescuing me from a long restless night!!!

:gulp::supernana::gulp::supernana:

1951Campbell
09-08-2006, 11:57 PM
:walkoff:
"Pwned."

mccoydp
09-08-2006, 11:57 PM
Damned shame I turned the game off of the TV and headed up to the computer; would have been better on a bigger screen!

Sox Win!

:winner:

rdwj
09-08-2006, 11:58 PM
LOL did you see the way he tossed his bat in the replay???

God I love his attitude

JB98
09-08-2006, 11:58 PM
My two favorite players on the team got it done in the bottom of the ninth.

Way to go, Paulie.
Way to go, AJ.

Now can we stop questioning this team's heart and leadership? Please?

Kub_Killer_15
09-08-2006, 11:58 PM
1959 jersey Walk of AJ
St.Patricks Day jersey Walk off AJ

I love these jerseys!
First walk off homer this season?:bandance: :supernana: :bandance:

BeviBall!
09-08-2006, 11:58 PM
Well, I think we can safely say Bobby is hurting. Thornton showed he could handle it. MacD has done it before and so has Herm. It's time for the pen to pick up the one man who hsn't faltered all season.

God dammit, if this doesn't spur them on to a winning streak, nothing will.

DickAllen72
09-08-2006, 11:58 PM
Polish Power on halfway to St. Pat's Day!!! :supernana: :supernana: :supernana:

kidmccarthy
09-08-2006, 11:58 PM
This season still has a lot of work to go... One homer is not going to solve Jenks back. MacDougal's pickup could turn out to be huge. He is our new closer.

zach074
09-08-2006, 11:58 PM
Some how i had a feeling this was coming. AJ dosen't like the plain old uniforms.:smile:

spiffie
09-08-2006, 11:59 PM
YES!



A big 1 finger salute to all the "realist" who showed up for the end of the game to tell everyone the season was over.
Every ****ing person in that thread saying the season is over and its time to pack it in needs to get off the bandwagon and stay off!

Buckle up folks, its going to be a wild ride to the finish!

Edward
09-08-2006, 11:59 PM
Mercy!!!!! Man, AJ is good at hitting walkoffs in alternate uniforms :cool: . Hopefully this starts the turnaround.

Dub25
09-08-2006, 11:59 PM
This season still has a lot of work to go... One homer is not going to solve Jenks back. MacDougal's pickup could turn out to be huge. He is our new closer.

Or is it Thornton?

eurotrash35
09-08-2006, 11:59 PM
that might have saved the season. we would have been in pretty bad shape if we had lost that one. at least now we're back where we started with a chance to pick up 2 games this weekend.

vernhillssoxfan
09-08-2006, 11:59 PM
Never give up on this team!

AJ other teams may hate him but we love him.:supernana::supernana::supernana::supernana:

QCIASOXFAN
09-08-2006, 11:59 PM
:gulp: Wow!!! Just wow!!! That was incredible. Thats all I got right now.:gulp: :bandance:

DickAllen72
09-08-2006, 11:59 PM
LOL did you see the way he tossed his bat in the replay???

God I love his attitude

He'll be plunked tomorrow. Ozzie will say he understands why and has no problem with it.

mccoydp
09-08-2006, 11:59 PM
Every ****ing person in that thread saying the season is over and its time to pack it in needs to get off the bandwagon and stay off!

Buckle up folks, its going to be a wild ride to the finish!

Wow, was the thread that out of control?

kidmccarthy
09-09-2006, 12:00 AM
MacDougal with a right handed heavy 9th, Thornton with a couple lefties in the 9th, thats my guess.

ChicagoHoosier
09-09-2006, 12:00 AM
Is Thornton our new closer?

EDIT: Looks like others are already asking this same question as well as giving thoughts..

BeefyD
09-09-2006, 12:00 AM
WHOO HOO!!! My boy AJ!!!! Show me the flip, baby!!!

Something about AJ and special jerseys, man.... :smile:

1951Campbell
09-09-2006, 12:00 AM
The revolutionary cadre known as the Chicago 137 have issued a communique:
http://z.about.com/f/wiki/e/en/thumb/3/3f/Chicago_Seven.jpg/300px-Chicago_Seven.jpg
"Okay, the season may not be over."


:)

eurotrash35
09-09-2006, 12:00 AM
He'll be plunked tomorrow. Ozzie will say he understands why and has no problem with it.

AJ was the one that said that

ChiSoxGirl
09-09-2006, 12:01 AM
Tonight's walk-off win remind anyone of anything...? :wink:
:walkoff:
He even did the same bat flip tonight!

I didn't say it aloud, but when AJ fought that hanging pitch off just before he hit the homerun, I thought to myself that he'd walk it off tonight! I'm so glad I was right! Maybe THIS is the equivalent to Crede's walk-off against these same Indians from last September 20!

rdwj
09-09-2006, 12:01 AM
He'll be plunked tomorrow. Ozzie will say he understands why and has no problem with it.

No problem - hopefully Crede backs it up with a long ball and gives them another bat toss. This team needs to get that chip back on their shoulder.

cbotnyse
09-09-2006, 12:01 AM
Wow, was the thread that out of control?I never saw so many "season over" posts in a row.

slobes
09-09-2006, 12:01 AM
Or is it Thornton?

That EASILY could have escaled into a 2 or 3 run deficit for us. Great job gettting outta the jam.

stl_sox_fan
09-09-2006, 12:01 AM
Man, did I get that sick feeling on those b2b2b2b doubles. Glad to see they got people that can step in. If Jenks ain't 100%, don't put him out there. It looked like he was throwing BP or trying for next year's HR Derby pitcher.

MrX
09-09-2006, 12:01 AM
Nice job by Thornton cleaning up Jenks mess.

AJ, Paulie, Juan, and Cintron all had nice games.

Hopefully Carmona blows as a starter as much as he did as a closer.

Cellview22
09-09-2006, 12:02 AM
THANK YOU AJ!!!

I can just picture the ramps at the Cell right about now going nuts.

A. Cavatica
09-09-2006, 12:02 AM
YES!



A big 1 finger salute to all the "realist" who showed up for the end of the game to tell everyone the season was over.


Tonight, it was right on the knife edge. If they hadn't come back it would've been absolutely crippling. I was 3 outs from giving up on the season myself.

But, here we are, celebrating a great victory. :gulp:

Dub25
09-09-2006, 12:03 AM
THANK YOU AJ!!!

I can just picture the ramps at the Cell right about now going nuts.

I love the walk down the ramps after a huge win.

CLR01
09-09-2006, 12:03 AM
Every ****ing person in that thread saying the season is over and its time to pack it in needs to get off the bandwagon and stay off!

Buckle up folks, its going to be a wild ride to the finish!


i just want to point out: :D::D::supernana:

I get the feeling another postgame thread will be **** housed tonight.


Screw that, Sox come back and it's a glorious thread. :supernana:

1951Campbell
09-09-2006, 12:03 AM
Polish Power on halfway to St. Pat's Day!!! :supernana: :supernana: :supernana:


http://homepages.force9.net/rothwell/images/poland.gif
http://www.awareparenting.com/ireland.gif

You never tell from my screen name, but I'm half Polish and half Irish.

Go crazy, Chicago!

Iguana775
09-09-2006, 12:03 AM
This is what the Sox needed. a big dramatic and emotional come from behind win. They showed a lot tonight. running and manufacturing runs. clutch hitting in the 9th. the sorely needed this.

I was actually surprised that Jenks came in. I hope he will be alright. the Sox need him to be healthy for the playoffs. :cool:

CanBuehrleWait
09-09-2006, 12:04 AM
Aj you magnificent man... that is all:gulp::gulp::gulp::gulp::gulp:

A. Cavatica
09-09-2006, 12:04 AM
My two favorite players on the team got it done in the bottom of the ninth.

Way to go, Paulie.
Way to go, AJ.

Now can we stop questioning this team's heart and leadership? Please?

The heart's still beating, but the brain is in question.

BeviBall!
09-09-2006, 12:04 AM
I never saw so many "season over" posts in a row.

It went from "*** is Jenks doing??" to "Ozzie you *******!!" to "This season is officially over.." quicker than you blink.

4 consecutive 2Bs is going to get a lot of people hot, but the doomsdayers have been at it a lot longer than tonight.

Kub_Killer_15
09-09-2006, 12:04 AM
Hate to brag lol but I did say this game reminds me of the game we walked off agaisnt the dodgers in the gamethread :D:

BRDSR
09-09-2006, 12:04 AM
He'll be plunked tomorrow. Ozzie will say he understands why and has no problem with it.
Good. Sounds like a base runner to me.

stl_sox_fan
09-09-2006, 12:04 AM
If AJ gets plunked tomorrow, I say knock the block off the next Tribesman batter. This unwritten code bulls*** is getting ridiculous. Leave it on the field. You lost...move onto the next game!

kidmccarthy
09-09-2006, 12:04 AM
I finally realized the best analogy for this team.
The 2006 Chicago White Sox... Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, lets bury the evil and go along for the ride!!!

DaleJRFan
09-09-2006, 12:04 AM
Crap. I turned the game off in disgust. Too bad I imssed it!!!

Way to go AJ!! :bandance: :bandance:

joebro25
09-09-2006, 12:05 AM
"Worst loss ever" turns to potential turning point with one short swing of AJ's bat. He held that thing almost all the way to first base. No doubt hes gonna get plunked tommorow. Whatever, gained back that game on Detroit and stayed on pace with the Twins. Hopefully, we can start a nice winning streak after this one tonite.

100 Year Itch
09-09-2006, 12:06 AM
The season is over. This team just sucks. I give up.

Oh, wait, nevermind. GO SOX!!!

chisox06
09-09-2006, 12:06 AM
Well We can certainly disect this game and once again find a lot of problems. But you know what, its a win damnit! A big one (as they all are). Let's take this, grab the momentum from it, and lets just get this done! Get em tomorrow.

eastchicagosoxfan
09-09-2006, 12:07 AM
What could have been the most depressing loss of the season, has become the best win of the year. Enjoy it for awhile, and go for the kill tomorrow.

Jerko
09-09-2006, 12:08 AM
If AJ gets plunked tomorrow, I say knock the block off the next Tribesman batter. This unwritten code bulls*** is getting ridiculous. Leave it on the field. You lost...move onto the next game!

I agree, but Garland has been the best pitcher lately and he's the last guy we need ejected/suspended. Let Cotts hit Hafner and save himself 3 bases.

asindc
09-09-2006, 12:10 AM
Tonight's walk-off win remind anyone of anything...? :wink:
:walkoff:
He even did the same bat flip tonight!

I didn't say it aloud, but when AJ fought that hanging pitch off just before he hit the homerun, I thought to myself that he'd walk it off tonight! I'm so glad I was right! Maybe THIS is the equivalent to Crede's walk-off against these same Indians from last September 20!

Let's sincerely hope so! After that game last year, I felt we had turned the corner for good. All I can say right now is... WHEW!!

southwstchi4life
09-09-2006, 12:10 AM
A.J. what more can I SAY
THAT A BABY

russ99
09-09-2006, 12:10 AM
Or is it Thornton?

Or could it be Hermanson again?!?

Despite Jenks' back, I'm still confident in the pen.

Go Sox - run a few together now!!!

TheLittleBulldog
09-09-2006, 12:11 AM
Hate to brag lol but I did say this game reminds me of the game we walked off agaisnt the dodgers in the gamethread :D:

It was nothing like that game. The Sox offense was horrendous through 8 innings and trailed the whole game. They scored 4 of their 5 runs in the ninth.

Johnny Mostil
09-09-2006, 12:11 AM
Maybe THIS is the equivalent to Crede's walk-off against these same Indians from last September 20!

I dunno . . . the Sox lost the next game 8-0, and the game after that as well . . . of course, after that, they did go on a bit of a run . . . :wink:

1951Campbell
09-09-2006, 12:11 AM
who called it?

I think I called it with by posting this picture:
http://www.beastiemania.com/songspotlight/images/hey_ladies.jpg

But then again, I'm crazy.

:bandance:

gn2727
09-09-2006, 12:12 AM
I agree, but Garland has been the best pitcher lately and he's the last guy we need ejected/suspended. Let Cotts hit Hafner and save himself 3 bases.

We could just have Cotts start the game by hitting Hafner, then bring Garland in.

Kub_Killer_15
09-09-2006, 12:12 AM
Originally Posted by ChiSoxGirl
Tonight's walk-off win remind anyone of anything...? :wink:
:walkoff:
He even did the same bat flip tonight!
I cant wait to see the St.Patricks bat flip picture like that one:smile:

Tragg
09-09-2006, 12:12 AM
Or could it be Hermanson again?!?

Despite Jenks' back, I'm still confident in the pen.

Go Sox - run a few together now!!!
Boy, some irony.
Last year, Hermanson's our closer, until his back gives out and jenks takes over.
This year, Jenks' our closer, and his back is ailing him, and in comes Hermanson.

The only thing...I liked Jenks at his best more than Hermanson at his best.

BeviBall!
09-09-2006, 12:12 AM
This thread is already losing steam.

A September WALKOFF!!!! Our new ace goes tomorrow! WC lead will be ours by sundown!

That dugout went from total shock to total SHOCK in one inning. First time in a long time I've seen the club, as a collective, having fun again.

russ99
09-09-2006, 12:12 AM
Crap. I turned the game off in disgust. Too bad I imssed it!!!

Way to go AJ!! :bandance: :bandance:


Me too, but I turned it back on at just the right time!! :D:

ChiSoxGirl
09-09-2006, 12:13 AM
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I cant wait to see the St.Patricks bat flip picture like that one:smile:

And you know it'll only be a matter of time before someone gets on that, too! :cool:

gn2727
09-09-2006, 12:13 AM
This thread is already losing steam.

A September WALKOFF!!!! Our new ace goes tomorrow! WC lead will be ours by sundown!

That dugout went from total shock to total SHOCK in one inning. First time in a long time I've seen the club, as a collective, having fun again.

No doubt this thread would be 10+ pages by now if we had lost.

pczarapa
09-09-2006, 12:13 AM
Wow, wow wow wow, Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

cheezheadsoxfan
09-09-2006, 12:14 AM
Some how i had a feeling this was coming. AJ dosen't like the plain old uniforms.:smile:

AJ doesn't like losing either.:D: :bandance:

Kub_Killer_15
09-09-2006, 12:14 AM
Originally Posted by TheLittleBulldog
It was nothing like that game. The Sox offense was horrendous through 8 innings and trailed the whole game. They scored 4 of their 5 runs in the ninth.

I know that. I ment the 9th inning with AJ coming up in a big at bat sorry I wasnt clear.

PeteWard
09-09-2006, 12:14 AM
I agree, but Garland has been the best pitcher lately and he's the last guy we need ejected/suspended. Let Cotts hit Hafner and save himself 3 bases.

Now that's funny!!!

I was a hair away from giving up on these guys. I am so relieved and happy.:bandance:

But let me balance things. Our Sox have to go take this emotion and rip the hearts out of the Indians and the west coast teams! Not much time left. Sox need to gain on somebody.

Big,big win folks. :gulp:

hi im skot
09-09-2006, 12:14 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060909/capt.7f0bc74d8f50439f91e7fbd6e314a868.aptopix_indi ans_white_sox_baseball_cxs108.jpg?x=380&y=282&sig=utpPseYtFoSkbmtjxJz27g--

hi im skot
09-09-2006, 12:15 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060909/capt.c2f8256376d64b1e9fd2da8d465bf651.indians_whit e_sox_baseball_cxs107.jpg?x=297&y=345&sig=sPZopi2zv88Osdvto6Z2Gg--

ChiSoxGirl
09-09-2006, 12:15 AM
I dunno . . . the Sox lost the next game 8-0, and the game after that as well . . . of course, after that, they did go on a bit of a run . . . :wink:

I was at that 8-0 loss, and the loss two days prior. The only game of that series I couldn't go to was Crede's walk-off; it was Parent Night at my school! And yes, I do recall a bit of a run occurring last year after a key walk-off win.... :wink:

samram
09-09-2006, 12:15 AM
Garland goes for the Sox tomorrow, Bonser for the Twins. Great opportunity to retake the WC lead.

slobes
09-09-2006, 12:16 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060909/capt.7f0bc74d8f50439f91e7fbd6e314a868.aptopix_indi ans_white_sox_baseball_cxs108.jpg?x=380&y=282&sig=utpPseYtFoSkbmtjxJz27g--

Very nice.

Kub_Killer_15
09-09-2006, 12:16 AM
Didn't take you that long did it? Awesome pics Skot!

Myrtle72
09-09-2006, 12:17 AM
I love AJ, he is freggin' awesome. Seriously. Awesome way to win it. I almost think they did it on purpose, scare us like that just to win it with a walk-off home run. Ha.

hi im skot
09-09-2006, 12:17 AM
Didn't take you that long did it? Awesome pics Skot!

:D:

Thank the Associated Press!

russ99
09-09-2006, 12:17 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060909/capt.7f0bc74d8f50439f91e7fbd6e314a868.aptopix_indi ans_white_sox_baseball_cxs108.jpg?x=380&y=282&sig=utpPseYtFoSkbmtjxJz27g--

That's a sight for sore eyes!!!

gn2727
09-09-2006, 12:17 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060909/capt.c2f8256376d64b1e9fd2da8d465bf651.indians_whit e_sox_baseball_cxs107.jpg?x=297&y=345&sig=sPZopi2zv88Osdvto6Z2Gg--

I like this. But the pic where he is halfway down to first with the bat still in his hand is gonna be much better.........

DickAllen72
09-09-2006, 12:18 AM
Not to be lost in the excitement:

Uribe may be getting on one of his patented month-long hot streaks. If he does, he can carry this team! Watch out!

Freddy pitched a pretty good game. Our starting pitchers have been pitching extremely well this past week with the exception of Buehrle, and he pitched well two starts ago.

Uribe and Podsedinik ran the bases well tonight.

If the starting pitching continues to excel, and Uribe gets hot, and Pods starts to steal bases again........ :gulp:

soxfan1965
09-09-2006, 12:18 AM
Like DJ said, the Sox can't let the Indians steal this one away. With the Sox in the playoffs, this would be the turning point. The AJ home run against Cleveland felt like the M.J. shot over Craig Ehlo against the other Cleveland team. Awesome!

Johnny Mostil
09-09-2006, 12:18 AM
I was at that 8-0 loss, and the loss two days prior. The only game of that series I couldn't go to was Crede's walk-off; it was Parent Night at my school!

Well, now, do you see a theme here?:redneck

hi im skot
09-09-2006, 12:19 AM
I like this. But the pic where he is halfway down to first with the bat still in his hand is gonna be much better.........

Yeah...that one doesn't exist yet...but once it does...!

Kub_Killer_15
09-09-2006, 12:19 AM
Now I have to buy another AJ jersey but in green!:redneck

Myrtle72
09-09-2006, 12:20 AM
That's a sight for sore eyes!!!

Seriously. That was beautiful. Almost forgot what it was like to have our team congradulating each other on the field after the game. :)

hi im skot
09-09-2006, 12:21 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060909/capt.2fc48a5caa43484495999a77050ecbe6.indians_whit e_sox_baseball_cxs109.jpg?x=258&y=345&sig=jLu3A5.t0x3qQJ7phc7QMg--

Myrtle72
09-09-2006, 12:22 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060909/capt.2fc48a5caa43484495999a77050ecbe6.indians_whit e_sox_baseball_cxs109.jpg?x=258&y=345&sig=jLu3A5.t0x3qQJ7phc7QMg--

Where are you getting these pictures from?

Kub_Killer_15
09-09-2006, 12:22 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060909/capt.2fc48a5caa43484495999a77050ecbe6.indians_whit e_sox_baseball_cxs109.jpg?x=258&y=345&sig=jLu3A5.t0x3qQJ7phc7QMg--

That takes the cake:supernana: :bandance: :supernana:

hi im skot
09-09-2006, 12:22 AM
Yahoo! image search...straight from the AP.

BanditJimmy
09-09-2006, 12:22 AM
What a relief!


With the let down which was the top of the 9th inning, my reaction was more of shock than excitement.


This Roller Coaster is insane..... Hold on for the rest of the ride folks!

Hitmen77
09-09-2006, 12:22 AM
Why are there so few posts tonight? I'm so disappointed! bitch, moan, bitch, moan.....

stl_sox_fan
09-09-2006, 12:23 AM
Where are you getting these pictures from?

Good question. The ink has still got to be wet on those pics.

Two straight days on WGN. Makings for a great weekend!

BeviBall!
09-09-2006, 12:23 AM
Where are you getting these pictures from?

A) Internet
B) BBTN screen captures
C) He's sleeping with the AP photographer

JorgeFabregas
09-09-2006, 12:23 AM
Thome looks like Homestar Runner in that pic.

Norberto7
09-09-2006, 12:23 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060909/capt.7f0bc74d8f50439f91e7fbd6e314a868.aptopix_indi ans_white_sox_baseball_cxs108.jpg?x=380&y=282&sig=utpPseYtFoSkbmtjxJz27g--

I don't know if they showed him crossing the plate...but with no helmet, I fear he did the now cliche pre-celebration-approaching-home-walkoff-helmet-flip? Seems to be the standard now...was it Jeff Kent that started that? It was cool once or twice.

I love being able to complain about that tonight.

hi im skot
09-09-2006, 12:23 AM
C) He's sleeping with the AP photographer

Shhhhh!

JB98
09-09-2006, 12:24 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060909/capt.7f0bc74d8f50439f91e7fbd6e314a868.aptopix_indi ans_white_sox_baseball_cxs108.jpg?x=380&y=282&sig=utpPseYtFoSkbmtjxJz27g--

This is the one I'm running in my newspaper tonight.

Go Sox! :supernana: :)

BanditJimmy
09-09-2006, 12:24 AM
Some "not so smart caller" on the radio just proposed for Hermanson to be appointed closer.

*** is wrong with some of our fans?

samram
09-09-2006, 12:24 AM
I don't know if they showed him crossing the plate...but with no helmet, I fear he did the now cliche pre-celebration-approaching-home-walkoff-helmet-flip? Seems to be the standard now...was it Jeff Kent that started that? It was cool once or twice.

I love being able to complain about that tonight.

Actually, they take the helmets off because if the guys are clapping them on the head, having the helmet on will hurt.

Myrtle72
09-09-2006, 12:24 AM
A) Internet


Really!?!?! No way!!!

stl_sox_fan
09-09-2006, 12:25 AM
Thome looks like Homestar Runner in that pic.

:D:



http://hornan.org/jonas/images/homestarrunner.bmp.bmp
Hmmmmmm....

DaleJRFan
09-09-2006, 12:27 AM
Anybody remember this walkoff (mms://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2005/open/topplays/archive09/092005_clecha_crede_gwhr_350.wmv?ct1=mlb)???

Happened against the Indians when the Sox HAD to win. This could be the start of something big.... (fingers crossed)

CLR01
09-09-2006, 12:27 AM
Some ***** on the radio just proposed for Hermanson to be appointed closer.

*** is wrong with some of our fans?


Because I am in a good mood right now I will give you the chance to edit that on your own.

hi im skot
09-09-2006, 12:27 AM
Anybody remember this walkoff (mms://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2005/open/topplays/archive09/092005_clecha_crede_gwhr_350.wmv?ct1=mlb)???

Happened against the Indians when the Sox HAD to win. This could be the start of something big.... (fingers crossed)

I do, but apparently the internet doesn't.

:redneck

cheezheadsoxfan
09-09-2006, 12:28 AM
I agree, but Garland has been the best pitcher lately and he's the last guy we need ejected/suspended. Let Cotts hit Hafner and save himself 3 bases.

Hey, I like it! A good use of Cotts.:tongue:

Kub_Killer_15
09-09-2006, 12:28 AM
Originally Posted by JorgeFabregas
Thome looks like Homestar Runner in that pic.

That cartoon is aboustly awesome

stl_sox_fan
09-09-2006, 12:30 AM
Anybody remember this walkoff (mms://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2005/open/topplays/archive09/092005_clecha_crede_gwhr_350.wmv?ct1=mlb)???

Happened against the Indians when the Sox HAD to win. This could be the start of something big.... (fingers crossed)

I keep waiting for the pilot light to stay ignited. 16-4 vs 1-8 tomorrow. I like those odds. But lately the Pale Hose have a way of making bad pitchers look great. A good old fashioned Sox beat down would be sweet tomorrow.

RadioheadRocks
09-09-2006, 12:30 AM
"What a mood swing we have had here in Chicago..." :bandance: :bandance: :bandance: :bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

hi im skot
09-09-2006, 12:31 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060909/capt.379b6f56ed1b414aa7d30c3e341f5a07.indians_whit e_sox_baseball_cxs110.jpg?x=380&y=235&sig=rmDjTQZOUGyT0kXkaDyIiQ--

Goodman6
09-09-2006, 12:31 AM
Well, I think we can safely say Bobby is hurting. Thornton showed he could handle it. MacD has done it before and so has Herm. It's time for the pen to pick up the one man who hsn't faltered all season.

God dammit, if this doesn't spur them on to a winning streak, nothing will.

Ozzie said in his post game interview that Bobby is not hurt. He just had a bad outing. Let's hope that is true. In any case, GREAT WIN!!!! Let's just enjoy the moment tonight and start our usual worrying tomorrow. We are not true Sox fans if we don't worry about everything.

PeteWard
09-09-2006, 12:32 AM
All we have to do is take the next two and we will be better off than when the series started--in relation to one of the two rivals. Had PK and AJ not come through we would not be in that situation.

A lot of people are blaming dark clouds tonight, but I don't think I am being overly dramatic by stating that the season was on a knife-edge going into the bottom half of the ninth. That could have been the kind of loss from which most teams do not recover.

I have a feeling that despite the pitching match up tomorrow, the Twins will win and will also win Sunday. I think the Sox will take two which means we will be 1/2 and 2 1/2 out going west. Maintain that distance (sorry but that is all I ask for with both Oakland and LA smoking right now), and they are a three game sweep away from going ahead of the Tigers!!!

One swing of the bat could have made an extraordinary difference to the White Sox' fortunes.

Vodka and cabbage rolls tonight in honor of AJ!:bandance:

Kub_Killer_15
09-09-2006, 12:32 AM
Originally Posted by hi im skot
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060909/capt.379b6f56ed1b414aa7d30c3e341f5a07.indians_whit e_sox_baseball_cxs110.jpg?x=380&y=235&sig=rmDjTQZOUGyT0kXkaDyIiQ--


Your just showing off now:tongue:

I'm horrible at trying to look for pictures

shbart
09-09-2006, 12:32 AM
Does anybody remember how to find the full quality version of the Yahoo pics? I saw it posted on here last post season. It was a niffty litle backdoor URL. It made for great full screen desktops...
which I need while I continue the Happy Dance:bandance:

stl_sox_fan
09-09-2006, 12:34 AM
Ozzie said in his post game interview that Bobby is not hurt. He just had a bad outing. Let's hope that is true. In any case, GREAT WIN!!!! Let's just enjoy the moment tonight and start our usual worrying tomorrow. We are not true Sox fans if we don't worry about everything.

Let's hope Ozzie is not taking another page out of The Book of LaRussa. Tony said the same thing about Mulder and kept trotting him out there. The end result...not so good. With Jenks having an MRI and then having nothing on his fastball tonight, I say get a second opinion. Don't risk losing him for the playoffs.

Myrtle72
09-09-2006, 12:34 AM
Yeah, maybe Bobby is just going through a slump. It happens to everyone and there doesn't necessarily have to be a specific reason... but on the other hand, he COULD be hurting, who knows. I just hope he gets back to his good 'ol self in the next game he plays.

batmanZoSo
09-09-2006, 12:34 AM
What the hell? :mg:

I'm gonna have to watch some replays :mg:

cheezheadsoxfan
09-09-2006, 12:35 AM
We could just have Cotts start the game by hitting Hafner, then bring Garland in.

Excellent!

BeviBall!
09-09-2006, 12:35 AM
A lot of people are blaming dark clouds tonight, but I don't think I am being overly dramatic by stating that the season was on a knife-edge going into the bottom half of the ninth. That could have been the kind of loss from which most teams do not recover.

I agree. Like when we say that this win could be the turning point, or this will be the jump start we need to go on a winning streak -- if they lost tonight, that could have kept them in the doldrums the rest of the way.

BanditJimmy
09-09-2006, 12:35 AM
I re-played the walk off bash at home plate, and no Freddy to be seen any where. I guess once he lost the cance to win the game... he was gone to the locker room.


With that attitude, his chances of being here next year (if any) are 99.9% gone.

hi im skot
09-09-2006, 12:36 AM
Your just showing off now:tongue:

I'm horrible at trying to look for pictures

Haha...I just want to relive that moment as many times as possible!

Bobbo35
09-09-2006, 12:36 AM
God bless you AJ! I was sweating for a bit thinking about another rough night of sleep. Go get em tommorow Big Jon.

A. Cavatica
09-09-2006, 12:37 AM
:ozzie

"Uh-oh, leadoff double. I wonder if Bobby's hurt. Magic 8 Ball, what should I do?"


http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.media/8ball.jpg

"Ask again later"


:ozzie

"Another double. Bobby just doesn't have it tonight, but he's my closer. Maybe I should pull him now before things get out of hand?"


http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.media/8ball.jpg

"Reply hazy, try again"


:ozzie

"That's three doubles. He's definitely hurt. I'm going out there."


http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.media/8ball.jpg

"Outlook not so good"


:ozzie

"Another double! Well, I can't pitch Bobby when we're behind in the game, so I have to go get him now. Thanks for all the help!"


http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.media/8ball.jpg

"Sure thing...moron."

Myrtle72
09-09-2006, 12:37 AM
Haha...I just want to relive that moment as many times as possible!


I'm all about that! Since I can't find any pictures, keep on finding 'em and posting 'em!

RadioheadRocks
09-09-2006, 12:39 AM
Way to go AJ!!! Funny thing is before I went to work tonight I took a look back at the newspapers I held on to from the "AJ at Wrigley Field" game back in July... maybe there are some otherworldly forces at work here... :cool:

PeteWard
09-09-2006, 12:40 AM
I re-played the walk off bash at home plate, and no Freddy to be seen any where. I guess once he lost the cance to win the game... he was gone to the locker room.


With that attitude, his chances of being here next year (if any) are 99.9% gone.

I always thought it was optional for the SP who has been removed to either stay in the dugout or hang out in the locker room. Maybe that's not in fashion anymore but I am sure that's the way it used to be.

PeteWard
09-09-2006, 12:42 AM
:ozzie

"Uh-oh, leadoff double. I wonder if Bobby's hurt. Magic 8 Ball, what should I do?"


http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.media/8ball.jpg

"Ask again later"


:ozzie

"Another double. Bobby just doesn't have it tonight, but he's my closer. Maybe I should pull him now before things get out of hand?"


http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.media/8ball.jpg

"Reply hazy, try again"


:ozzie

"That's three doubles. He's definitely hurt. I'm going out there."


http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.media/8ball.jpg

"Outlook not so good"


:ozzie

"Another double! Well, I can't pitch Bobby when we're behind in the game, so I have to go get him now. Thanks for all the help!"


http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.media/8ball.jpg

"Sure thing...moron."


Nice to see you enjoying the win.

JB98
09-09-2006, 12:43 AM
I agree. Like when we say that this win could be the turning point, or this will be the jump start we need to go on a winning streak -- if they lost tonight, that could have kept them in the doldrums the rest of the way.

I was about ready to cry after the four straight doubles. I've been more positive than most posters around here, but I don't know if I could have kept a stiff upper lip if we had lost tonight.

slobes
09-09-2006, 12:44 AM
Anybody remember this walkoff (mms://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2005/open/topplays/archive09/092005_clecha_crede_gwhr_350.wmv?ct1=mlb)???

Happened against the Indians when the Sox HAD to win. This could be the start of something big.... (fingers crossed)

I was actually looking through the top plays on the White Sox website a couple of days ago, and I watched that one probably a dozen times. It's times like that when I'm glad we have Hawk as our announcer.

batmanZoSo
09-09-2006, 12:45 AM
I was about ready to cry after the four straight doubles. I've been more positive than most posters around here, but I don't know if I could have kept a stiff upper lip if we had lost tonight.

There's no earthly way this team can underachieve so much for so long. Yes, I said underachieve--this whole second half has been bull****. Hopefully the BS is over.

Dan Mega
09-09-2006, 12:46 AM
Turning point?

Hopefully.

Myrtle72
09-09-2006, 12:46 AM
I re-played the walk off bash at home plate, and no Freddy to be seen any where. I guess once he lost the cance to win the game... he was gone to the locker room.


With that attitude, his chances of being here next year (if any) are 99.9% gone.
I dunno why exactly he wasn't out there and I'm sure we could speculate for hours... but regardless, it does kind of suck that Freddy didn't get the win, he really did desereve it and well, he kinda needs it. He may have been pissed, or there could have been some other reason he wasn't out there, I don't really want to assume anything, but maybe I'm just being naieve.

CLR01
09-09-2006, 12:47 AM
A lot of people are blaming dark clouds tonight, but I don't think I am being overly dramatic by stating that the season was on a knife-edge going into the bottom half of the ninth. That could have been the kind of loss from which most teams do not recover.


Yes every loss could be the one that does a team in and every win can be the one that jumps starts the title run. You wont know which is which until the season is over so why not just go with it until all hope is lost?

The dark clouds deserve exactly what they got tonight. When the top of the 9th started there were about 320 post and maybe a 15-20 members participating in a relatively quiet game thread. As soon as Jenks melted down the user number swelled and 160 posts were added in a 25 minute span until the thread was locked. Most of those post were people who logged in to pronounce the Sox dead.

BeviBall!
09-09-2006, 12:47 AM
I was about ready to cry after the four straight doubles. I've been more positive than most posters around here, but I don't know if I could have kept a stiff upper lip if we had lost tonight.
After what we've seen the second half, and what we saw all night tonight, to see our rock give up 4 straight doubles to lose the lead in a hugely important game, no one was feeling good. How could you?

Of course, a lot of people proclaimed the season over... that's where it went too far. You wouldn't be human if you weren't shocked & appauled at how the 9th started out.

CLR01
09-09-2006, 12:49 AM
I re-played the walk off bash at home plate, and no Freddy to be seen any where. I guess once he lost the cance to win the game... he was gone to the locker room.


With that attitude, his chances of being here next year (if any) are 99.9% gone.


He may have been in the locker room icing down already.

vegyrex
09-09-2006, 12:49 AM
Thank goodness for AJ!!!!!!!:bandance:

MeteorsSox4367
09-09-2006, 12:50 AM
A. Cavatica: Loved the Ozzie - Magic 8 ball; that was good stuff. I come home from work listening to Farmer and just thrilled that Cleveland took the lead in the ninth.

Not to place too much emphasis on it, but Pierzynski may have saved the season with that bomb. Holy crap! Loved the bat toss and the helmet flip.

Those green unis gotta go. They're good for a laugh in spring training, but now, no. The throwbacks from '59 look sweet; these look like hell. It's like bad minor-league stuff. I was waiting for Myron Noodleman to come out.

If you wanna wear throwbacks, break out the Melton-Allen era ones from the early 70s.

Great job, Sox!

JB98
09-09-2006, 12:51 AM
After what we've seen the second half, and what we saw all night tonight, to see our rock give up 4 straight doubles to lose the lead in a hughly important game, no one was feeling good. How could you?

Of course, a lot of people proclaimed the season over... that's where it went too far. You wouldn't be human if you weren't shocked & appauled at how the 9th started out.

Yeah, at least I didn't totally meltdown in the game thread. I believe I posted that it would be "hard for me to remain positive after this." The season wouldn't have been over even with a loss tonight, but it definitely would have taken me to a new personal low.

But like I posted earlier, my two favorite players on the team delivered when it mattered most tonight. :D:

PeteWard
09-09-2006, 12:52 AM
After what we've seen the second half, and what we saw all night tonight, to see our rock give up 4 straight doubles to lose the lead in a hughly important game, no one was feeling good. How could you?

Of course, a lot of people proclaimed the season over... that's where it went too far. You wouldn't be human if you weren't shocked & appauled at how the 9th started out.

No, only Mastny was appauled by the lead-off single from Paul. We were simply appalled by Bobby in the top half.

Sorry, couldn't resist. :redface:

DickAllen72
09-09-2006, 12:52 AM
If you wanna wear throwbacks, break out the Melton-Allen era ones from the early 70s.

Great job, Sox!

I also have a soft spot in my heart for those red pinstripe uni's. :smile:

The green is in honor of St.Pat's day and the Irish-American Sox fans. Maybe they could wear the red and white uniforms in honor of A.J. and all the Polish-American Sox fans! :cheers: Brooks???

1951Campbell
09-09-2006, 12:52 AM
Turning point?

Hopefully.
Word.

Myrtle72
09-09-2006, 12:52 AM
Not to place too much emphasis on it, but Pierzynski may have saved the season with that bomb. Holy crap! Loved the bat toss and the helmet flip.


I think you're absolutely right. If we lost this game, I bet that would have been it. I don't think they could have (mentally) recovered from that. Because we won it, we now have some of the confidence and the drive we had last year.


Those green unis gotta go. They're good for a laugh in spring training, but now, no. The throwbacks from '59 look sweet; these look like hell. It's like bad minor-league stuff. I was waiting for Myron Noodleman to come out.


Hey! I liked Thome's green socks.

BeviBall!
09-09-2006, 12:53 AM
No, only Mastny was appauled by the lead-off single from Paul. We were simply appalled by Bobby in the top half.

Sorry, couldn't resist. :redface:

Oh you and the things you say! :D:

Kub_Killer_15
09-09-2006, 12:55 AM
Originally Posted by MeteorsSox4367
Those green unis gotta go. They're good for a laugh in spring training, but now, no. The throwbacks from '59 look sweet; these look like hell. It's like bad minor-league stuff. I was waiting for Myron Noodleman to come out.

I like those uniforms:redface:

PeteWard
09-09-2006, 12:55 AM
I also have a soft spot in my heart for those red pinstripe uni's. :smile:

Not to mention the powder blue with Chicago script on the roads (with the tiny "White Sox" printed in the swoop, the zipper!, and the white sox logo printed on the side of their red sox--in case anyone were to be confused!)

BeviBall!
09-09-2006, 12:57 AM
The season wouldn't have been over even with a loss tonight, but it definitely would have taken me to a new personal low.

I'd be there with you. I made a Murphy's law mention... it was almost too much to fully grasp. When the hell have you ever seen 4 doubles in a row? I don't think I've ever seen it outside of little league.

102605
09-09-2006, 12:57 AM
I love the green uniforms.

Oh yeah and pretty nice win tonight :D:

JUribe1989
09-09-2006, 12:58 AM
This may be the stupidest post anyone ever reads, or maybe the most useless of the night. Actually, definitely the most useless of the night, but I just have to say it.


MERCY!
I love you AJ.:smile:

infohawk
09-09-2006, 12:59 AM
Hey guys, I just got back to my hotel after the game. The wife and I drove up from central Illinois for this game and tomorrow's as well. What a game!!! I can tell you that the energy was absolutely sucked out of the park after Bobby imploded in the ninth. The moroseness that swept over the Cell was palpable. A.J.'s homer was literally like a shot of adrenaline directly into the heart. What a big, bit hit!!! I have to admit, I was really depressed and sulking after Bobby gave it up. Right then and there I was pretty sure that I was done. Too many things just seemed to be going wrong. The homer brought me back from a near emotional flatline. I'm not going to say I'm not still very concerned about the team, but there's still some fight left in them. It would be huge if they can win tomorrow and get a little momentum going. Baby steps.

MeteorsSox4367
09-09-2006, 12:59 AM
Maybe I like the red-and-white unis because those are the first ones I really remember or maybe because I'm half Polack.

Free Okocim beer to celebrate A.J.'s homer!!!

By the way, Okocim is good stuff.

PeteWard
09-09-2006, 01:00 AM
Well AP is already on AJ:

"Paul Konerko (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5908) singled for his fourth hit to start the ninth and Pierzynski connected on an 0-2 pitch from reliever Tom Mastny (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=7822) (0-1). Pierzynski pumped his fist and flipped his helmet in the air after rounding third base before being mobbed at the plate by teammates."

Screw AP. I dont like hotdogging, but after this homer, I would forgive him if he stripped while running around the bases backwards. (as long as the shorts stayed on)

JB98
09-09-2006, 01:00 AM
I'd be there with you. I made a Murphy's law mention... it was almost too much to fully grasp. When the hell have you ever seen 4 doubles in a row? I don't think I've ever seen it outside of little league.

In 2003, the Sox started a game against Boston with four consecutive doubles off John Burkett. Three quick runs. Then, in typical 2003 fashion, I don't think the mother****ers scored again the rest of the night. We lost it 5-3 or 6-3, if I'm not mistaken.

So, this is the second time I've seen four straight doubles.

cheezheadsoxfan
09-09-2006, 01:01 AM
Yes every loss could be the one that does a team in and every win can be the one that jumps starts the title run. You wont know which is which until the season is over so why not just go with it until all hope is lost?

The dark clouds deserve exactly what they got tonight. When the top of the 9th started there were about 320 post and maybe a 15-20 members participating in a relatively quiet game thread. As soon as Jenks melted down the user number swelled and 160 posts were added in a 25 minute span until the thread was locked. Most of those post were people who logged in to pronounce the Sox dead.

I had just got home from work. I'll never proclaim us dead as long as there is a mathematical chance, but I did post a "very pissed at Ozzie" post. He lets Jenks give up 4, count em 4, doubles before he pulls him? ***?

But God, I love AJ!! I think the man was born to play on the southside!:smile:

QCIASOXFAN
09-09-2006, 01:02 AM
I watched the entire game and chatted in the gamethread, I would say that maybe 20 people tops were in it all night until the top of 9th. Then there was like 120! Like I said in the gamethread, it was like a car accident you have to gawk at and that if I had not been on the computer already I would have gotten on also. It was my crazyest WSI experience to date. The highs and the verry lows followed by the game winner. I didn't believe people who were saying the season would be over if we lost but it would have been on life support for sure. The fat lady was beginning to warm up. I also loved the AJ bat flip, I am sure the Toons luuuuuved that.

JB98
09-09-2006, 01:02 AM
Well AP is already on AJ:

"Paul Konerko (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5908) singled for his fourth hit to start the ninth and Pierzynski connected on an 0-2 pitch from reliever Tom Mastny (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=7822) (0-1). Pierzynski pumped his fist and flipped his helmet in the air after rounding third base before being mobbed at the plate by teammates."

Screw AP. I dont like hotdogging, but after this homer, I would forgive him if he stripped while running around the bases backwards. (as long as the shorts stayed on)

How is that getting on AJ? The writer seems to be just describing the scene and the emotion of the moment. :?:

DickAllen72
09-09-2006, 01:02 AM
Maybe I like the red-and-white unis because those are the first ones I really remember or maybe because I'm half Polack.

Free Okocim beer to celebrate A.J.'s homer!!!

By the way, Okocim is good stuff.

Did you ever try Perla? My favorite beer.

BeviBall!
09-09-2006, 01:03 AM
In 2003, the Sox started a game against Boston with four consecutive doubles off John Burkett. Three quick runs. Then, in typical 2003 fashion, I don't think the mother****ers scored again the rest of the night. We lost it 5-3 or 6-3, if I'm not mistaken.

So, this is the second time I've seen four straight doubles.

Amazing recall. You've seen it twice and the team that did it lost on both occasions.

kitekrazy
09-09-2006, 01:03 AM
This is what the Sox needed. a big dramatic and emotional come from behind win. They showed a lot tonight. running and manufacturing runs. clutch hitting in the 9th. the sorely needed this.

I was actually surprised that Jenks came in. I hope he will be alright. the Sox need him to be healthy for the playoffs. :cool:

I was surpised too. I think they can afford to rest him a bit. With Herm back they can do the bullpen by commitee if they need too.

hi im skot
09-09-2006, 01:03 AM
I was extremely upset in the top of the 9th. My good friend and roommate (a Cubs fan) reminded me that the Sox still had some fight in them in the bottom half. He also mentioned A.J.'s homer at Wrigley...

Even he loved A.J.'s walk-off tonight.

PeteWard
09-09-2006, 01:07 AM
How is that getting on AJ? The writer seems to be just describing the scene and the emotion of the moment. :?:

Yes he reported the facts but when, say, Ramirez homered of Freddy in the playoffs, I dont think I ever read that he started to undo his batting glove while watching the homer leave Fenway.
Maybe it was a stretch by me to say he got "on" AJ but would they have mentioned the fist pumping and helmet tossing about anyone else? I doubt it.

Just makes me think of Buck saying "AJ 'Controversy' Pierzynski "when he had that comical start-stop-go steal against the Astros. Just kinda piling on for no reason.

A. Cavatica
09-09-2006, 01:08 AM
In 2003, the Sox started a game against Boston with four consecutive doubles off John Burkett. Three quick runs. Then, in typical 2003 fashion, I don't think the mother****ers scored again the rest of the night. We lost it 5-3 or 6-3, if I'm not mistaken.

Sounds very familiar. In fact, I think I was at that game.

Linky: http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=mlb/scores/final/W6229.htm

JB98
09-09-2006, 01:10 AM
Yes he reported the facts but when, say, Ramirez homered of Freddy in the playoffs, I dont think I ever read that he started to undo his batting glove while watching the homer leave Fenway.
Maybe it was a stretch by me to say he got "on" AJ but would they have mentioned the fist pumping and helmet tossing about anyone else? I doubt it.

Just makes me think of Buck saying "AJ 'Controversy' Pierzynski "when he had that comical start-stop-go steal against the Astros. Just kinda piling on for no reason.

The Ramirez home run didn't win the game. This is a situation where AJ is the story. I think a good writer should give as much detail about that moment as humanly possible.

gbergman
09-09-2006, 01:11 AM
Take that you ****ing piece of **** indians. **** you **** your fans **** your city **** you. **** yeah that walk off happened while i was working at a restraunt. Everyone sat there and stared at me when I yelled stretch and haha a white sox winner. Needless to say the managers weren't happy with me.

JB98
09-09-2006, 01:12 AM
Sounds very familiar. In fact, I think I was at that game.

Linky: http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=mlb/scores/final/W6229.htm

It was a summer night in June 2003. Don't ask me how I remember this ****. Guess I didn't have all the details quite right. The Sox did manage one more run after that early outburst.

EDIT: The game report you posted indicates that Eric Cooper was screwing us even back then. LOL.

chisoxfanatic
09-09-2006, 01:12 AM
I can just picture the ramps at the Cell right about now going nuts.

The scene outside the ballpark was even better than coming down the ramps tonight. But, nothing topped the scene INSIDE the ballpark.

True thing: They showed on the jumbotron when AJ came up to bat "Has hit 3 2-run home runs this season," and I was just thinking to myself 'Wouldn't it be great for him to make that 4?" The next pitch...CRACK! He flipped his helmet towards the mob of his teammates waiting for him at home plate.

What a game! Thank you, AJ!

batmanZoSo
09-09-2006, 01:13 AM
Sounds very familiar. In fact, I think I was at that game.

Linky: http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=mlb/scores/final/W6229.htm

I most definitely was at that game. Four doubles to start the game and we lost. Ugh, that was a ****ty game.

BarbG
09-09-2006, 01:13 AM
Just got back from one of the most awesome games of my life. Took my daughter for one last game before she leaves for college. Not only did she call that AJ walkoff but SHE CAUGHT AJ'S HAT!!!!!

GO SOX!!!!

hi im skot
09-09-2006, 01:14 AM
Just got back from one of the most awesome games of my life. Took my daughter for one last game before she leaves for college. Not only did she call that AJ walkoff but SHE CAUGHT AJ'S HAT!!!!!

GO SOX!!!!

No way!!!

Myrtle72
09-09-2006, 01:15 AM
Just got back from one of the most awesome games of my life. Took my daughter for one last game before she leaves for college. Not only did she call that AJ walkoff but SHE CAUGHT AJ'S HAT!!!!!

GO SOX!!!!

She caught his hat? Wow, cool!

DickAllen72
09-09-2006, 01:15 AM
Just got back from one of the most awesome games of my life. Took my daughter for one last game before she leaves for college. Not only did she call that AJ walkoff but SHE CAUGHT AJ'S HAT!!!!!


That's awesome! :cheers:

JB98
09-09-2006, 01:17 AM
I most definitely was at that game. Four doubles to start the game and we lost. Ugh, that was a ****ty game.

Sorry for bringing back the bad memory. But it's BeviBall's fault. He asked me if I had ever seen four straight doubles in a game before, and I answered. :cool:

batmanZoSo
09-09-2006, 01:17 AM
Sorry for bringing back the bad memory. But it's BeviBall's fault. He asked me if I had ever seen four straight doubles in a game before, and I answered. :cool:

You could've lied. :wink:

kitekrazy
09-09-2006, 01:18 AM
Ozzie said in his post game interview that Bobby is not hurt. He just had a bad outing. Let's hope that is true. In any case, GREAT WIN!!!! Let's just enjoy the moment tonight and start our usual worrying tomorrow. We are not true Sox fans if we don't worry about everything.

Only 2 of those doubles were solid hits. The other 2 were luck by contact.I thought the baseball gods were truly against us.

CLR01
09-09-2006, 01:18 AM
Just got back from one of the most awesome games of my life. Took my daughter for one last game before she leaves for college. Not only did she call that AJ walkoff but SHE CAUGHT AJ'S HAT!!!!!

GO SOX!!!!

You think this game is awesome the way it ended but just think what could have been had AJ got that bunt down. :wink:

A. Cavatica
09-09-2006, 01:20 AM
A few good calls in the game thread tonight. I said Thornton needed a K and a DP so the Sox could tie/win in the bottom of the ninth; JorgeFabregas then called the pitch he got the DP on; and stacksedwards wished for a Konerko walk and an AJ walkoff.

I don't know if the other guys really believed in their predictions. I was surprised as hell that Thornton actually got the DP and K.

sox647
09-09-2006, 01:26 AM
Just got back from one of the most awesome games of my life. Took my daughter for one last game before she leaves for college. Not only did she call that AJ walkoff but SHE CAUGHT AJ'S HAT!!!!!

GO SOX!!!!


Wow! A bunch of people were jumping out for it. Good for her! I was a couple of sections away, right under Hawk & DJ. And Hawk didn't throw a t-shirt my way. Maybe I'll get one tomorrow. Can't wait to see Crede do some damage. Great WIN, GO SOX!

A. Cavatica
09-09-2006, 01:26 AM
By the way, mods, you're right about the pathetic post counts after a win. Where is everybody?

Tonight should be up around 600 posts with the dramatic win, the possibility we've just seen the season turn on a dime, the whiff of a closer controversy, and the opportunity to bitch about the manager. I mean, there's something for everyone. :tongue:

CLR01
09-09-2006, 01:28 AM
By the way, mods, you're right about the pathetic post counts after a win. Where is everybody?

Tonight should be up around 600 posts with the dramatic win, the possibility we've just seen the season turn on a dime, the whiff of a closer controversy, and the opportunity to bitch about the manager. I mean, there's something for everyone. :tongue:


I guarantee this thread would have 400 replies already if the Sox would have lost.

MrX
09-09-2006, 01:29 AM
I can think of at least one poster who hasn't shown up yet that you know would have been here if they would have lost.

A. Cavatica
09-09-2006, 01:30 AM
I guarantee this thread would have 400 replies already if the Sox would have lost.

<trying to boost post count>

So...um...candlesticks make a good wedding gift...

Myrtle72
09-09-2006, 01:32 AM
<trying to boost post count>

So...um...candlesticks make a good wedding gift...

I'd personally rather just have cash :smile:

chaotic8512
09-09-2006, 01:32 AM
I'll own up. I was one of the many who charged into the gamethread after the meltdown in the top of the ninth. Not to call the season over, though... not by any means. That was simply my pure anger with Ozzie's decision to leave Jenks in until after the fourth double. In my opinion, he definitely should have pulled him after the second (which seemed to be the general consensus). This is where my complaining ends... for tonight. :wink:

Of course, without that blown save, we wouldn't have been able to have such an emotionally charged win... I can't begin to fathom how much a win of this fashion could potentially bring this team completely back to life.

Was I furious after that meltdown? Was the energy completely taken out of me at that point? Did I worry? Yes.

But did I ever lose hope? No, and not in a million years.

Here's to all you who didn't call the season over after the meltdown.
Here's to Matt Thornton who came in and shut down the double-fest... with no one out.
Here's to Paulie with 4 big hits on the night.
Here's to ****ing AJ. Thanks for waking up this team. And... um... nice shot! :redneck

And here's to these White Sox, with their sights for the WS repeat clearer than ever!

:gulp: :gulp: :gulp: :gulp: :gulp:

BarbG
09-09-2006, 01:34 AM
You think this game is awesome the way it ended but just think what could have been had AJ got that bunt down. :wink:
No kidding! I was a wreck, screaming why the hell are they having AJ try to BUNT!? And she calmly said in my ear, "It's OK Mom, he's putting it out right over that umpire's head..." then CRACK.

When AJ came out for the curtain call I was still hugging her, saw the hat fly and she got it. 35+ years of games and I never got so much as a foul ball. This is the coolest souvenir EVER from a night I'll never forget.

And I really have a feeling this could be the start of that streak we're waiting for. Please?

Kub_Killer_15
09-09-2006, 01:35 AM
Ya for anybody thats real good with youtube if you can find that walk off homerun and post it here that would be awesome!

JorgeFabregas
09-09-2006, 01:37 AM
I said the game could cost them the season if they lost. The flipside of that is that AJ could've saved the season. I'm not sure what the point of brow-beating people for predicting a different outcome is.

slavko
09-09-2006, 01:37 AM
I was surpised too. I think they can afford to rest him a bit. With Herm back they can do the bullpen by commitee if they need too.

Hermie has a GIANT set, but he's throwing at Shingo speed. He's not the 2006 closer. Jenks has something wrong and you can't keep shoving him out there until it's fixed. MacDougal or Thornton? Maybe. If I were Ozzie? Vazquez and a 4 man rotation with McCarthy if needed (since he's not the closer either.)

Foulke You
09-09-2006, 01:37 AM
Here's to all you who didn't call the season over after the meltdown.
Here's to Matt Thornton who came in and shut down the double-fest... with no one out.
Here's to Paulie with 4 big hits on the night.
Here's to ****ing AJ. Thanks for waking up this team. And... um... nice shot! :redneck

And here's to these White Sox, with their sights for the WS repeat clearer than ever!

:gulp: :gulp: :gulp: :gulp: :gulp:

Allow me to add to your post. Here's to Juan Uribe for a solid offensive night and here's to my main man Freddy Garcia for giving us a quality start in a big game that we absolutely had to have.:gulp:

chisoxfanatic
09-09-2006, 01:38 AM
And I really have a feeling this could be the start of that streak we're waiting for. Please?

Put that in deep pink before you regret it!!! It WILL put this team on the track to Soxess! We're in for a crazy last three weeks of the season!

Myrtle72
09-09-2006, 01:39 AM
When AJ came out for the curtain call I was still hugging her, saw the hat fly and she got it. 35+ years of games and I never got so much as a foul ball. This is the coolest souvenir EVER from a night I'll never forget.


That is soooo freggin' awesome, I am envious!!!

_______________________


And on another note: Not to be negative, but I am worried about Bobby. He looked like that kid from Rookie of the Year after he lost his fastball. Not cool at all and it's REALLY not like him... for the past two games he's played he's not looked like himself. Any ideas about what's going on? I'm not trying to start any arguments or gossip, just curious...

CubsfansareDRUNK
09-09-2006, 01:41 AM
Sox Win!

A. Cavatica
09-09-2006, 01:41 AM
Any of you who were watching/listening and didn't lose it momentarily when Jenks gave up that fourth double are either Vulcan or lying.

Or AJ. :bandance:

chisoxfanatic
09-09-2006, 01:42 AM
Any of you who were watching/listening and didn't lose it momentarily when Jenks gave up that fourth double are either Vulcan or lying.

Seemingly half the people in the stands left as Ozzie pulled Jenks from the mound. The groan was LOUD!

But not as deafening as what happened in the bottom of the 9th! :D:

Foulke You
09-09-2006, 01:45 AM
Any of you who were watching/listening and didn't lose it momentarily when Jenks gave up that fourth double are either Vulcan or lying.

Or AJ. :bandance:
I slumped in my chair in Section 107 and couldn't believe what I was watching. It happened in the blink of an eye. One minute we're winning 5-3 and the next minute we're down 6-5 with runners on and nobody out. It was disheartening to say the least. Anyone who was at the game could hear 38,000 synchranized groans getting louder with each double that was hit.:D:

But as fast as we lost it, Thornton got us out of trouble and A.J. was just being A.J.
:walkoff:

Lip Man 1
09-09-2006, 01:47 AM
I just got back from high school football and just saw the recap. Were the balls hit off Jenks shots, bloops or what. Did he look like he had anything on his pitches. What did Ozzie say afterwards?

I LOVE the win, but you have to be concerned that they almost pissed it away again.

What is with the bullpen now for the last ten days?????

Maybe they can make it two in a row tomorrow and the friggin' Twins can lose.

Lip

Myrtle72
09-09-2006, 01:49 AM
I just got back from high school football and just saw the recap. Were the balls hit off Jenks shots, bloops or what. Did he look like he had anything on his pitches. What did Ozzie say afterwards?


Jenks was throwing batting-practice type pitches. They weren't doing anything, it was just like... in the middle of the strike zone for anyone and their mom to hit. Something is seriously wrong with him, I don't know what, but he was really off tonight.

Martinigirl
09-09-2006, 01:49 AM
I just sat there thinking, "Oh my god, if we don't come back in the 9th our season is over." I really thought it would just be such a deflating loss that we wouldn't bounce back. But I still had a tiny bit of faith knowing who was batting in the bottom of the ninth. Of course, I was thinking Paulie would hit a homerun to tie, but what really happened was much better :smile:

And for all of those who can't stand Freddy, he gave us a good game when we needed it the most. He should get some credit for that, whether or not he could be seen on the bench after the homerun or not.

Now hopefully they can keep this up tomorrow when I am there!

PeteWard
09-09-2006, 01:49 AM
I slumped in my chair in Section 107 and couldn't believe what I was watching. It happened in the blink of an eye. One minute we're winning 5-3 and the next minute we're down 6-5 with runners on and nobody out. It was disheartening to say the least. Anyone who was at the game could hear 38,000 synchranized groans getting louder with each double that was hit.:D:

But as fast as we lost it, Thornton got us out of trouble and A.J. was just being A.J.


I hope they didn't boo Bobby, did they? He has to be hurting.

Foulke You
09-09-2006, 01:51 AM
I just got back from high school football and just saw the recap. Were the balls hit off Jenks shots, bloops or what. Did he look like he had anything on his pitches.

Lip
According to the ballpark radar, Bobby was hitting 96 mph on his fastball which is considerably better than what he was throwing in Boston however, he was relying solely on his regular fastball and not his cutter or snap curve and the Indians were ready for it.

Two doubles were hit hard, one was about average, the other double was an absolutely perfect hand grenade toss ducksnort. For the first time all season, it appears we have some closer issues because Bobby just didn't look like himself.

MrX
09-09-2006, 01:51 AM
Hermie has a GIANT set, but he's throwing at Shingo speed. He's not the 2006 closer. Jenks has something wrong and you can't keep shoving him out there until it's fixed. MacDougal or Thornton? Maybe. If I were Ozzie? Vazquez and a 4 man rotation with McCarthy if needed (since he's not the closer either.)
Vazquez and Garland are the only starters who have an ERA under 5 since the break.

Foulke You
09-09-2006, 01:53 AM
I hope they didn't boo Bobby, did they? He has to be hurting.
The fans were indeed booing but I believe that was aimed at Ozzie and not Bobby. It was when Ozzie came out of the dugout that the fans started really booing. I think the frustration was that Jenks was left out there too long.

zmz723
09-09-2006, 01:54 AM
Just got back from one of the most awesome games of my life. Took my daughter for one last game before she leaves for college. Not only did she call that AJ walkoff but SHE CAUGHT AJ'S HAT!!!!!

GO SOX!!!!

Sell it on ebay

CLR01
09-09-2006, 01:54 AM
Jenks was throwing batting-practice type pitches. They weren't doing anything, it was just like... in the middle of the strike zone for anyone and their mom to hit. Something is seriously wrong with him, I don't know what, but he was really off tonight.


Yeah the first pitch he threw popped 94 on the TV radar and it looked like it had some decent zip on it. After that everything flattened out and they went to town with the doubles.

BarbG
09-09-2006, 01:54 AM
I hope they didn't boo Bobby, did they? He has to be hurting.
It was so depressing, to see Bobby come in to a huge ovation and then leave minutes later to boos. About half were cheering for him (he didn't look happy) and half booing. I will never boo one of our players much less in our park. I sat in stunned silence.

MrX
09-09-2006, 01:56 AM
Yeah the first pitch he threw popped 94 on the TV radar and it looked like it had some decent zip on it. After that everything flattened out and they went to town with the doubles.
He was throwing like he does when he has to work 2 or 3 days in a row.

Nellie_Fox
09-09-2006, 01:57 AM
My dogs were comfortably asleep when AJ came to bat. A few moments later, they were startled to their feet by my yelling.

Seriously though, folks, please stop the smug comments about the post count on wins and losses. Last night after the loss, there were very few posts, and I didn't see any comments about that. All I could think at the time was "be happy when there are a lot of posts after a loss; it means people still care. Tonight, people have stopped caring."

Brian26
09-09-2006, 01:58 AM
The fans were indeed booing but I believe that was aimed at Ozzie and not Bobby.

I disagree. A majority of the fans were booing Jenks, in addition to yelling unpleasant things at him.

slavko
09-09-2006, 01:58 AM
Vazquez and Garland are the only starters who have an ERA under 5 since the break.

I just think Vazquez is the starter best suited to close games.

hi im skot
09-09-2006, 01:59 AM
I disagree. A majority of the fans were booing Jenks, in addition to yelling unpleasant things at him.

I didn't hear any booing on tv, for what it's worth...

tebman
09-09-2006, 01:59 AM
"Oh what a night...
Late September, back in '63..."

Make that "back in '06!" Number-Two Son Doug and I were there tonight, and I was an embittered little man after Jenks pitched batting practice in the 9th. Doug played the part of Ranger, telling me it would be okay.

But neither one of us had any idea how okay it was going to be! I didn't believe it myself until A.J.'s fly ball fell into the stands.

A winning streak! A winning streak! My kingdom for a winning streak! Let's get this party started!

Oh, what a night! :bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

JB98
09-09-2006, 02:00 AM
I disagree. A majority of the fans were booing Jenks, in addition to yelling unpleasant things at him.

That's too bad. Bobby is obviously not 100 percent, yet he's willing to go out there and put his ass on the line for us. He deserves our support.

Brian26
09-09-2006, 02:01 AM
I didn't hear any booing on tv, for what it's worth...

I was there....it was disappointing.

Realist
09-09-2006, 02:01 AM
We all knew what this could have meant if the Sox had lost.
There was a damn good chance that was going to happen.
Some of handled that horrible pressure better than others.
We need to be compasionate about our dark cloud brothers and sisters at a time like this.
I think this team may want us all dead.
I was at the game tonite.
It wasn't that fun at the end.
Then AJ hit his dinger and we all whooped it up.
Then we remembered the ride we had just been on and it got very quiet.
That ride was horrible for a big part of it.
The ramps were very quiet.

Nellie_Fox
09-09-2006, 02:02 AM
I disagree. A majority of the fans were booing Jenks, in addition to yelling unpleasant things at him.I will never, ever, ever understand what people think they are accomplishing by booing their own players for failing to produce.

Failing to try? Failing to be a decent human being? Sure. But simply failing? Never. What good does it do?

Myrtle72
09-09-2006, 02:02 AM
That's too bad. Bobby is obviously not 100 percent, yet he's willing to go out there and put his ass on the line for us. He deserves our support.

I agree, I don't think it's in his control right now. He's normally our rock, the one who can give us consistant three up, three down innings (or at least something close to that). It's not like he WANTS to perform badly or anything. Something's wrong and he needs encouragment, the last thing he needs is to be booed right now. That hurts.

Foulke You
09-09-2006, 02:02 AM
I disagree. A majority of the fans were booing Jenks, in addition to yelling unpleasant things at him.
In my section, most of the barbs were being thrown at Ozzie. Wow, that is surprising that people near you were yelling at Jenks.

esbrechtel
09-09-2006, 02:03 AM
i still cant believe that happened...
i am going to be honest i didnt think AJ was gonna hit it i actually thought aj was going to strike out and gload was going to hit a shot...

Realist
09-09-2006, 02:04 AM
I agree, I don't think it's in his control right now. He's normally our rock, the one who can give us consistant three up, three down innings (or at least something close to that). It's not like he WANTS to perform badly or anything. Something's wrong and he needs encouragment, the last thing he needs is to be booed right now. That hurts.

The booing was very minimal at the game. The stunned silence was deafening though.

hi im skot
09-09-2006, 02:04 AM
I was there....it was disappointing.

Oh yeah, I totally believed you when you mentioned it earlier...really too bad to hear fans acting that way.

Here's to Bobby coming back better than ever! :cheers:

Brian26
09-09-2006, 02:04 AM
In my section, most of the barbs were being thrown at Ozzie. Wow, that is surprising that people near you were yelling at Jenks.

The ignorance of some people at baseball games never surprises me. Yeah, it's a shame.

StillMissOzzie
09-09-2006, 02:06 AM
I slumped in my chair in Section 107 and couldn't believe what I was watching. It happened in the blink of an eye. One minute we're winning 5-3 and the next minute we're down 6-5 with runners on and nobody out. It was disheartening to say the least. Anyone who was at the game could hear 38,000 synchranized groans getting louder with each double that was hit.:D:

But as fast as we lost it, Thornton got us out of trouble and A.J. was just being A.J.
:walkoff:

Hey, we were in Section 107 too! I was in the 15th row, maybe two rows in front of the frequent dulcet tones of the Irish National Anthem sung by three overserved young men.

What a game what a game what a game! Thank You AJ!!!

Then, on my way out, I saw several members of the WSIDT - robiwho, Chips, The Dude, chisoxmike, and a few more whose names I missed. Nice shirts!

SMO
:gulp:

johnnyg83
09-09-2006, 02:06 AM
I'm willing to throw myself under the bus. I threw the remote down, cursed as loud as as I could and turned to Seinfeld.

Win's a win, but damn my hair is already grey. White sox? White locks.

A. Cavatica
09-09-2006, 02:08 AM
White sox? White locks.

LOL. "Win or kill your fans trying."

batmanZoSo
09-09-2006, 02:09 AM
We all knew what this could have meant if the Sox had lost.
There was a damn good chance that was going to happen.
Some of handled that horrible pressure better than others.
We need to be compasionate about our dark cloud brothers and sisters at a time like this.
I think this team may want us all dead.
I was at the game tonite.
It wasn't that fun at the end.
Then AJ hit his dinger and we all whooped it up.
Then we remembered the ride we had just been on and it got very quiet.
That ride was horrible for a big part of it.
The ramps were very quiet.

You need to write the TGBR's from now on. :wink:

Martinigirl
09-09-2006, 02:10 AM
I disagree. A majority of the fans were booing Jenks, in addition to yelling unpleasant things at him.

I really don't understand that. If you want to boo someone because he doesn't try, he doesn't run out a ground ball, doesn't care, that is one thing. But to boo some who is normally nothing but reliable, just because he had a bad outing is just ridiculous. And an embarrassment for Sox fans.

DickAllen72
09-09-2006, 02:10 AM
I will never, ever, ever understand what people think they are accomplishing by booing their own players for failing to produce.

Failing to try? Failing to be a decent human being? Sure. But simply failing? Never. What good does it do?

I agree. I never, ever boo one of our own players with the exception that if I thought they were dogging it badly, that is just laying down on the team, then I would boo.

But booing your own players for failing to execute or playing badly does nothing to help and can only have a negative effect.

I may criticize players on a message board or swear at the TV, but while at the game I only cheer the players on.

soxfanreggie
09-09-2006, 02:12 AM
Rough game for BBJ. I think a few extra days rest would do him good. Thank you AJ though for that shot in the arm. We could not afford to blow this, especially with the Twins winning.

IronFisk
09-09-2006, 02:13 AM
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a334/Violinski/awwwww.jpg

johnnyg83
09-09-2006, 02:13 AM
I booed Tony Phillips once. I don't regret it.

batmanZoSo
09-09-2006, 02:15 AM
I agree. I never, ever boo one of our own players with the exception that if I thought they were dogging it badly, that is just laying down on the team, then I would boo.

But booing your own players for failing to execute or playing badly does nothing to help and can only have a negative effect.

I may criticize players on a message board or swear at the TV, but while at the game I only cheer the players on.

I would've booed in the 9th. They deserved it in my opinion, for a culmination of a pretty lackluster second half. I don't know the specific things which were said to Jenks, possibly about his mother, but simple booing is warranted at times and this was one of them. AJ saved them and us. To be honest, though, I wouldn't have seen it--I'd have left when Jenks was taken out.

Foulke You
09-09-2006, 02:15 AM
Hey, we were in Section 107 too! I was in the 15th row, maybe two rows in front of the frequent dulcet tones of the Irish National Anthem sung by three overserved young men.
I was in the same row as those two morons. (Row 17) Oh my God were those guys overserved and annoying. A bunch of light weights too. 4 beers into it and they were lit like a Christmas tree. They had a blonde girl in front of them believing they were Irish even though they talked normally before they got the beers in them. When AJ hit the walkoff, they celebrated by dumping their FULL $6 beers on everyone. And shockingly, one of the two when sober expressed his fondness for the Cubs and Wrigley Field. However, after that AJ homer, NOTHING could ruin my night.:D:

Nellie_Fox
09-09-2006, 02:19 AM
I would've booed in the 9th. They deserved it in my opinion, for a culmination of a pretty lackluster second half. I don't know the specific things which were said to Jenks, possibly about his mother, but simple booing is warranted at times and this was one of them. AJ saved them and us. To be honest, though, I wouldn't have seen it--I'd have left when Jenks was taken out.I've only left a game before it was over once in my life; it was the second game of a double-header, it was about 40 degrees and drizzling, and four-year-old little Czalgosz was starting to cry. My paternal responsibilities overtook my baseball fandom.

How in the hell can you justify booing Bobby Jenks? He has been rock-solid since he's been with the Sox. Do you think he'll do better next time because he was booed? You can only think that if you think he wasn't giving his all this time.

Myrtle72
09-09-2006, 02:20 AM
I would've booed in the 9th. They deserved it in my opinion, for a culmination of a pretty lackluster second half. I don't know the specific things which were said to Jenks, possibly about his mother, but simple booing is warranted at times and this was one of them. AJ saved them and us. To be honest, though, I wouldn't have seen it--I'd have left when Jenks was taken out.

Wow, that's pretty messed up.

Kub_Killer_15
09-09-2006, 02:22 AM
I just remembered my boss calling AJ garbage today! I can't wait to wear my jersey to work tomorrow!:redneck

Myrtle72
09-09-2006, 02:24 AM
I would've booed in the 9th. They deserved it in my opinion, for a culmination of a pretty lackluster second half. I don't know the specific things which were said to Jenks, possibly about his mother, but simple booing is warranted at times and this was one of them. AJ saved them and us. To be honest, though, I wouldn't have seen it--I'd have left when Jenks was taken out.

Oh, and you're the kind of fan who justifies this kind of quote from Frank:

"If I had started that slowly in Chicago, I would have been booed so much that I would have walked away," Thomas said (referring to his slow start this season)

from chicagosports.com

hi im skot
09-09-2006, 02:25 AM
I've only left a game before it was over once in my life; it was the second game of a double-header, it was about 40 degrees and drizzling, and four-year-old little Czalgosz was starting to cry. My paternal responsibilities overtook my baseball fandom.


Tell me that was against the Angels in 1997...

That was the only game I left early was a double-header when it was just absolutely awful; rain, cold temps, and a lifeless performance by the Sox.

Brian26
09-09-2006, 02:27 AM
To be honest, though, I wouldn't have seen it--I'd have left when Jenks was taken out.

You'd leave when we were only down by one run? If I had missed that AJ walkoff, I wouldn't be able to live with myself.

DickAllen72
09-09-2006, 02:30 AM
I would've booed in the 9th. They deserved it in my opinion, for a culmination of a pretty lackluster second half. I don't know the specific things which were said to Jenks, possibly about his mother, but simple booing is warranted at times and this was one of them. AJ saved them and us. To be honest, though, I wouldn't have seen it--I'd have left when Jenks was taken out.

How can any Sox fan possibly boo Jenks tonight? I mean why would anyone boo him? Does anyone think he wanted to blow the game? Does anyone think he just didn't care? Was he just not trying?

Jenks leads the league in saves and has been one of the Sox' most valuable players this season. He comes in after being off due to an injury, doesn't have good stuff and gets rocked because he was left in long after it was obvious he had nothing. What sense does it make to boo him?

I can't stand Neal Cotts anymore and he sucks big time this season, but if he came in and blew the save tonight I'd be pissed and I might boo the decision to put him in to close the game, but I would never boo the player who tried his best just because his best wasn't enough. As long as he's on the Sox he's our guy and I'd cheer him on until they got rid of him.

DickAllen72
09-09-2006, 02:32 AM
Do you think he'll do better next time because he was booed? You can only think that if you think he wasn't giving his all this time.
Thank you!

batmanZoSo
09-09-2006, 02:33 AM
I've only left a game before it was over once in my life; it was the second game of a double-header, it was about 40 degrees and drizzling, and four-year-old little Czalgosz was starting to cry. My paternal responsibilities overtook my baseball fandom.

How in the hell can you justify booing Bobby Jenks? He has been rock-solid since he's been with the Sox. Do you think he'll do better next time because he was booed? You can only think that if you think he wasn't giving his all this time.

I wouldn't have booed him specifically, just the team in general. The way they've underperformed the last three months and the win came out of nowhere. Who thought we were going to win at that point when we lost the lead in the 9th? I'm just being honest.