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Iwritecode
09-10-2006, 10:37 AM
Forecast calls for rain pretty much the next few days. Do you guys think they'll start the game with all this rain? How soon would they call it?

I should be leaving for the park in the next 30 minutes but hate to travel all that way just to have to turn right back around and come home.

voodoochile
09-10-2006, 10:48 AM
I'm no weather man, but the worst of it appears to be well north of Chicago and slowly drifting that way. I would not count on this game being called.

russ99
09-10-2006, 10:50 AM
Spotty rain today - It just stopped here in Bucktown.

I hope the Sox get the game in and I can also get to the Hideout Block Party.

cbotnyse
09-10-2006, 10:53 AM
it does look like a crappy day for baseball, but a great day for football.....Here's to the Sox taking the wild card lead and a Bears victory in Green Bay. :gulp:

TornLabrum
09-10-2006, 11:05 AM
It's pretty dark here in Joliet, but it hasn't rained in several hours.

Jerko
09-10-2006, 11:08 AM
On and off rain near the park all morning. Nothing horrendous but not too pretty out there either.

MySoxAreClean
09-10-2006, 11:09 AM
Telemundo said MUCHO Raino Hoy..

http://www.weather.com/multimedia/videoplayer.html?clip=686&collection=localwxforecast&from=maproom_video

Kub_Killer_15
09-10-2006, 11:12 AM
Raining out here. Yuck I hate watching baseball in the rain.

Brian26
09-10-2006, 11:17 AM
http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/brian2653/us_ord_closeradar_plus_usen.jpg

Iwritecode
09-10-2006, 11:17 AM
Ugh...

I've got tickets for today (the last ones I have for the season) but I really don't want to drive 2 hours to sit in wet 60 degree weather for 3 hours (or more depending on how many rain delays they have).

Iwritecode
09-10-2006, 11:18 AM
http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/brian2653/us_ord_closeradar_plus_usen.jpg

That's a lot of rain...

Brian26
09-10-2006, 11:20 AM
That's a lot of rain...

It looks like it could be a long day at the park.

Law11
09-10-2006, 11:20 AM
it does look like a crappy day for baseball, but a great day for football.....Here's to the Sox taking the wild card lead and a Bears victory in Green Bay. :gulp:


I'm with ya!!:cheers:

TornLabrum
09-10-2006, 11:29 AM
I'm looking at the long-range loop on the NOAA web site, and it appears to me that the stuff in western Illinois is heading northeast and will miss Chicago. However, that blob around Pontiac-Bloomington-Peoria might just hit the city. I'm glad I have an umbrella. There's no protection at Elfstrom Stadium in Geneva which is where I'll be tonight.

Brian26
09-10-2006, 11:42 AM
There's no protection at Elfstrom Stadium in Geneva which is where I'll be tonight.

I haven't been following them too closely. Are the Cougars in the playoffs now, or is that the regular season finale?

DumpJerry
09-10-2006, 11:53 AM
Rain? What rain?

It'll be raining Sox runs!

TornLabrum
09-10-2006, 12:00 PM
I haven't been following them too closely. Are the Cougars in the playoffs now, or is that the regular season finale?
The Cougars won the first half wild card. So far, they have beaten the Swing of the Quad Cities (perhaps the longest team name in baseball history until the Angels became the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) 2-1 in the first round of playoffs and went up to Beloit and beat the Snappers in game one of the second round by an 8-3 score. They would advance to the finals with a win tonight.

Myrtle72
09-10-2006, 12:01 PM
In case anyone is wondering....


Today's Lineup
Ozuna, LF; Iguchi, 2B; MVP, RF; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Crede, 3B; AJ, C; Uribe, SS; BA, CF.
Joe's back.



from:

http://whitesoxpride.mlblogs.com/

Brian26
09-10-2006, 12:10 PM
I'm glad to see AJ's in there against Sabathia. I'm sure Ozzie thinks Stewart's help last night gave AJ enough of a break.

35th&Shields
09-10-2006, 12:13 PM
I just hope they can get the game at Minnesota in today so we know where we stand.

credefan24
09-10-2006, 12:14 PM
Glad Joe's back in the lineup.

As far as the rain,
"I don't think the heavy stuff's coming in for a while, we're gonna be ok here!"

buehrle4cy05
09-10-2006, 12:16 PM
In case anyone is wondering....


Today's Lineup
Ozuna, LF; Iguchi, 2B; MVP, RF; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Crede, 3B; AJ, C; Uribe, SS; BA, CF.
Joe's back.


We traded for Jeter! YES!!!!!!!!

OzzyTrain
09-10-2006, 12:52 PM
Found this feature cool

http://www.weather.com/outlook/events/mlb/teamperformance?team=beaw

http://www.weather.com/outlook/events/mlb/gameforecast/60616?eventid=169812

jabrch
09-10-2006, 12:55 PM
I just called the Sox and they said they plan to get the game in...

TheLittleBulldog
09-10-2006, 12:56 PM
Glad Joe's back in the lineup.

As far as the rain,
"I don't think the heavy stuff's coming in for a while, we're gonna be ok here!"

"You know, I could break the club record, theoretically."

chisoxfanatic
09-10-2006, 01:03 PM
They got the complete Opening Night game in, and it was POURING at times (including when Thome hit his first homer in a Sox uniform). Give a lot of credit to Bossard and the field conditioning staff, as well as our drainage system. They should in all reality get this one in.

Myrtle72
09-10-2006, 01:07 PM
Found this feature cool

http://www.weather.com/outlook/events/mlb/teamperformance?team=beaw

http://www.weather.com/outlook/events/mlb/gameforecast/60616?eventid=169812

So, if its nighttime, clear skys, calm winds, and over 70 degrees, the Sox should win it.

batmanZoSo
09-10-2006, 01:15 PM
The radar doesn't look too bad for the game but it's definitely raining and very cold here. This summer is ova!

35th&Shields
09-10-2006, 01:22 PM
Found this feature cool

http://www.weather.com/outlook/events/mlb/teamperformance?team=beaw

http://www.weather.com/outlook/events/mlb/gameforecast/60616?eventid=169812

That is pretty cool. Being in the "Windy City" its interesting to see the disparity between how well we play when it is windy vs. calm.

Myrtle72
09-10-2006, 01:43 PM
That is pretty cool. Being in the "Windy City" its interesting to see the disparity between how well we play when it is windy vs. calm.

The term "windy city" doesn't come from the weather, though :cool: It comes from the wind-bag politicians that pass through the city, or at least, the ones that used to.

chisoxfanatic
09-10-2006, 01:44 PM
The radar doesn't look too bad for the game but it's definitely raining and very cold here. This summer is ova!

Until next weekend, when it's supposed to be in the 80s again! :D:

Kub_Killer_15
09-10-2006, 02:02 PM
The tarp isn't on the field. Looks like the game is going to start right on time:D:

35th&Shields
09-10-2006, 02:40 PM
The term "windy city" doesn't come from the weather, though :cool: It comes from the wind-bag politicians that pass through the city, or at least, the ones that used to.

There's actually some disagreement on this. In the mid-19th century Cincinnatti was trying to establish itself as the pre-eminent city in the Midwest and were worried that real estate investors and people moving from the east would look more favorably to Chicago. To combat this the Cincy powers used the newspapers to spread stories that Chicago was horribly windy. There was an article in the Trib about this a few months ago. I tried to find it but couldn't.

cbotnyse
09-10-2006, 02:44 PM
There's actually some disagreement on this. In the mid-19th century Cincinnatti was trying to establish itself as the pre-eminent city in the Midwest and were worried that real estate investors and people moving from the east would look more favorably to Chicago. To combat this the Cincy powers used the newspapers to spread stories that Chicago was horribly windy. There was an article in the Trib about this a few months ago. I tried to find it but couldn't.Very interesting, I hadn't heard that before.....Of all the history I have read, the term came from the politicians who were lobbying for the Columbian Exposition. A reporter referred to them as "those wind-bags from Chicago." I'd like to read that article if you can find it.

DumpJerry
09-10-2006, 05:48 PM
They should have called it before it began.:angry:

Lip Man 1
09-10-2006, 05:51 PM
I wish to hell the **** WAS called off!

Lip

DumpJerry
09-10-2006, 05:53 PM
Very interesting, I hadn't heard that before.....Of all the history I have read, the term came from the politicians who were lobbying for the Columbian Exposition. A reporter referred to them as "those wind-bags from Chicago." I'd like to read that article if you can find it.
You got it right cbotnyse. The Eastern Seaboard wanted it in New York because that was the only real city in American at the time (sounds like ESPN) and the New York crowd was pressuring Congress to make sure it would take place there. The Chicago boosters (who were not all politicians, btw) lobbied hot and heavy for our fair burgh. Due to the intense lobbying, the disgruntled New Yorkers said we were wind bags.

35th&Shields
09-10-2006, 07:18 PM
Very interesting, I hadn't heard that before.....Of all the history I have read, the term came from the politicians who were lobbying for the Columbian Exposition. A reporter referred to them as "those wind-bags from Chicago." I'd like to read that article if you can find it.

I couldn't find the Tribune article, but here's a Wikipedia link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windy_City,_Origin_of_Name_%28Chicago%29)that has essentially the same info I remember being in the article.

"The City of Chicago (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago) has been known by many nicknames (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nicknames_for_Chicago), but its most widely recognized is The Windy City. Potential explanations for this particular nickname include Chicago's:

Weather (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windy_City,_Origin_of_Name_%28Chicago%29#Weather)
Politics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windy_City,_Origin_of_Name_%28Chicago%29#Politics)
World's Fair (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windy_City,_Origin_of_Name_%28Chicago%29#World.27s _Fair)
Cincinnati rivalry" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windy_City,_Origin_of_Name_%28Chicago%29#Cincinnat i_rivalry)

cbotnyse
09-10-2006, 07:21 PM
I couldn't find the Tribune article, but here's a Wikipedia link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windy_City,_Origin_of_Name_%28Chicago%29)that has essentially the same info I remember being in the article.

"The City of Chicago (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago) has been known by many nicknames (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nicknames_for_Chicago), but its most widely recognized is The Windy City. Potential explanations for this particular nickname include Chicago's:

Weather (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windy_City,_Origin_of_Name_%28Chicago%29#Weather)
Politics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windy_City,_Origin_of_Name_%28Chicago%29#Politics)
World's Fair (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windy_City,_Origin_of_Name_%28Chicago%29#World.27s _Fair)
Cincinnati rivalry" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windy_City,_Origin_of_Name_%28Chicago%29#Cincinnat i_rivalry)damn, is there anything not on wikipedia? thanks for the find.