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kevingrt
09-13-2006, 10:28 AM
Every thread I read after a lost there are people saying well you can pack the bags now the season is over, that game just wrote off our chances of the playoffs. Haven't people been saying this since we started losing in late July. Who cares! You know what we are still in this damn race, so no we aren't done. People (I assume) really don't care that you have given up on this team.

It justs gets annoying after every lost we have people go time to end the season. Do they control there own destiny, no. I understand that. Are there chances of making the playoffs good, no. I understand that. But they are still in this race.

Stop telling everyone to put up the tombstone!


Sorry I needed to vent a little, maybe this is why I took a break from WSI in September last year.

sox1970
09-13-2006, 10:32 AM
I'm giving them until the end of the Tigers series. But you have to admit, it doesn't look good.

kevingrt
09-13-2006, 10:34 AM
I'm giving them until the end of the Tigers series. But you have to admit, it doesn't look good.

I know it doesn't look good and I know its going to be extremely tough making the playoffs, but the season is not over yet, so stop telling us you (not you personally 1970) have written off the damn season.

MarySwiss
09-13-2006, 10:41 AM
You are right; it's annoying. It is also unoriginal; we heard it the first 10,000 times.

It'll be tough to climb back up, but that doesn't mean it's impossible.

palehozenychicty
09-13-2006, 10:44 AM
You are right; it's annoying. It is also unoriginal; we heard it the first 10,000 times.

It'll be tough to climb back up, but that doesn't mean it's impossible.

Thank you.

soxfanatlanta
09-13-2006, 10:45 AM
It'll be tough to climb back up, but that doesn't mean it's impossible.

I'm so tired of people writing that, too!

I've stopped "writing them off" last week, when I realized Detriot, and the Twinks are having problems as well.

Everybody is tired
Everbody is hurt
Everybody wants to win

Just watch, and hang on.

viagracat
09-13-2006, 10:46 AM
You are right; it's annoying. It is also unoriginal; we heard it the first 10,000 times.

It'll be tough to climb back up, but that doesn't mean it's impossible.

It's the nature of fan forums. Most posts are made by the hard-core fans. Therefore, they can be a bit on the bi-polar side sometimes. They can be fun and aggravating to read at the same time. :cool:

Palehose13
09-13-2006, 10:47 AM
I know it doesn't look good and I know its going to be extremely tough making the playoffs, but the season is not over yet, so stop telling us you (not you personally 1970) have written off the damn season.

I agree with you and it is annoying. I guess my take on it is this: Just because you are a miserable **** and have a pessimistic outlook on life doesn't mean that you have to drag me down to your level. Am I worried about not making the playoffs? Absolutely. Hell, I missed my mortgage payment so I could give the Sox $840 for playoff tickets, so don't tell me how I have to look at things. It ain't over til it's over.

It just seems to me that some people take pleasure in being negative about things. Listen, wallow in your own ****...don't throw it on me. I don't need your negative energy invading my space trying to bring me down with you.

0o0o0
09-13-2006, 10:51 AM
I think a lot of it is that immediate anger and frustration that comes right after a loss. Usually I like to "cool down" after a loss before I start posting all this garbage that I don't really mean.

jenn2080
09-13-2006, 10:53 AM
Amen it is annoying. It is ridiculous. Last night sucked. Esp since most of stayed up way past our bed time. The post game threads are broken records. Our pitching our bullpen pods mack brian anderson. This and that and this and that. Give me a break. I dont care what words you use or how you say it or what a new topic is it is all the same damn thing. That is like the thread that Lip started a week ago about off season trades and then someone starts one yesterday about the same damn thing except for now it is titled about 2007 changes or whatever. Everyone gets it. The bullpen is shaky, the startin pitching is... well.... it is coming around. Our offense is going through dry spells. We are not clicking all at the same time. We have 20 something games left. It isnt looking good but it is not looking bad. So either suck it up and keep on keepin on or stop playing the same song over and over. If we end in 3rd it was not meant to be.

soxfan13
09-13-2006, 10:56 AM
Remember folks its not over until we are mathmatically eliminated. GO SOX!!!

MarySwiss
09-13-2006, 11:01 AM
It's the nature of fan forums. Most posts are made by the hard-core fans. Therefore, they can be a bit on the bi-polar side sometimes. They can be fun and aggravating to read at the same time. :cool:

I'm a hard-core fan, and I'm mad as hell that they lost last night, especially when they had to know that both the other teams they're chasing had already won. And I would think most of us would agree that what's especially frustrating is that they're much, much better than this. There's nothing wrong with moaning and griping, but what's wrong with SANE moaning and griping?

viagracat
09-13-2006, 11:04 AM
I'm a hard-core fan, and I'm mad as hell that they lost last night, especially when they had to know that both the other teams they're chasing had already won. And I would think most of us would agree that what's especially frustrating is that they're much, much better than this. There's nothing wrong with moaning and griping, but what's wrong with SANE moaning and griping?

Well, you know, the word "fan" is short for "fanatic". :redneck

MadetoOrta
09-13-2006, 11:11 AM
1. I've seen my beloved Sox win the World Series! It was a dream come true. I'm still pumped about it. By the way, we beat the cubs to it!
2. We have an owner willing to put $ into fielding another championship club.
3. In Sweeney, Fields, and Anderson we have three potential home-grown stars ready to become the next generation of White Sox superstars.
4. We have a GM who took us to the promised land, lives and dies for the Sox like we do and is more upset about how we're playing this year than all of us combined. A GM who wants to win now, next year and every year!
5. A manager [as much as I rip him - and I do] who lives and dies for the Chicago White Sox. A manager, I hope, who will actively help convince Latin American superstars to sign with the Sox [Johan, Please?].
6. 2.5 out of the playoffs with 3 weeks to go. [Ask the '67 Sox if there's enough time to get into the playoffs]

There's too much to like here folks. We are the only baseball story in Chicago. Should we come up short, I'll moan and groan about losing to Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Tampa when we should have swept them, our 11-8 record against KC and Ozzie playing Mackowiak too much. But, I'll be fired up about the Hot Stove League, Spring Training and our 2007 Chicago White Sox.

Life is good.:)

downstairs
09-13-2006, 11:21 AM
Division:
4 games out. 17 games to go. 3 against the team we're chasing. The team we're chasing has completely sucked like a last-place team for a month and a half.

Wild Card:
3 games out (in the loss column.) 17 games to go. 3 against the team we're chasing.

The Wild Card is now only a two-team race (which is rare... usually 3-5 teams are up there.)

We only need to make a run at one of these options.

What the heck more do you want?! The Sox used to be notorious for being in 1st place at the all-star break, and then being way, way out of it by mid-September.

Try being a Boston, Toronto, or Texas fan.... teams that thought they had a chance, did have a chance, then blew it.

Heffalump
09-13-2006, 11:32 AM
Every thread I read after a lost there are people saying well you can pack the bags now the season is over, that game just wrote off our chances of the playoffs. Haven't people been saying this since we started losing in late July. Who cares! You know what we are still in this damn race, so no we aren't done. People (I assume) really don't care that you have given up on this team.

It justs gets annoying after every lost we have people go time to end the season. Do they control there own destiny, no. I understand that. Are there chances of making the playoffs good, no. I understand that. But they are still in this race.

Stop telling everyone to put up the tombstone!


Sorry I needed to vent a little, maybe this is why I took a break from WSI in September last year.

I gotta agree !!

Even with their relatively crappy play, if the Sox can hang close, we have those final three games against MN. ANYTHING can happen at that point.

If we can't get hot, we MUST hang close and hope for the best in those final three games!

GO SOX ! ! !

cbotnyse
09-13-2006, 11:33 AM
Remember folks its not over until we are mathmatically eliminated. GO SOX!!!Honestly, I will remain positive until this happens. We can, and I very much believe we will be in the playoffs.

kevingrt
09-13-2006, 11:36 AM
This post turned into the most optimistic thing ever.

Myrtle72
09-13-2006, 11:43 AM
I agree, we need to stop all the whining and complaining. And regardless of what happens... lets look at some positives here.

The Sox are doing quite well compared to previous years and are currently ranked 5th in all of baseball. If they were in almost any other division, they would be kicking butt right now and we'd be pleased as punch with them. Instead of complaining about how our offense isn't there or how our bullpen is flaking out, we'd be gushing about how great Buehrle looked last night. They are the only team in baseball ever to have seven seasons with 200 or more homeruns. They are one Crede homerun away from having four guys with 30 or more homeruns each currently on the team.... I could go on for a while here, guys.

My point is, they have some TOUGH competition. Yes, it sucks that we have to put up with the Tigers and the Twins, who are both doing really well, to keep our selves in this three-way race, but at least give our guys some credit. We're not in a playoff spot right now and that really sucks but it could be a lot worse, we could be out of the race all together and we're not. I'm just as dissapointed as anyone about the loss last night and that we're not 2.5 games out of a playoff spot, but at least give these guys some credit and understand that they really are GOOD ball players and we're lucky to have such a well-rounded team.

jenn2080
09-13-2006, 11:50 AM
This post turned into the most optimistic thing ever.


Its like a big group hug....Awwwwwweeee:redface:

Jerko
09-13-2006, 11:56 AM
I'll simplify things because I'm too lazy to speculate right now. If the Sox sweep Detroit, they'll make it. If not, they won't. Trick is, getting back to within 2 games of them by Monday.

southside rocks
09-13-2006, 12:02 PM
Every thread I read after a lost there are people saying well you can pack the bags now the season is over, that game just wrote off our chances of the playoffs. Haven't people been saying this since we started losing in late July. Who cares! You know what we are still in this damn race, so no we aren't done. People (I assume) really don't care that you have given up on this team.

It justs gets annoying after every lost we have people go time to end the season. Do they control there own destiny, no. I understand that. Are there chances of making the playoffs good, no. I understand that. But they are still in this race.

Stop telling everyone to put up the tombstone!


Sorry I needed to vent a little, maybe this is why I took a break from WSI in September last year.

I agree with you completely. And could someone please forward this thread to the broadcasters? Every last one of them -- Hawk, DJ, Farmio, even Singleton (although he's not as bad as the first three) -- OMG, it's like the Sox are losing Game 7 of the World Series every time the other team gets a HIT. Seriously, they sound like they think the Sox are doomed from the moment they take the field. I can't stand to listen to any of them; I watch the game on TV with the sound off.

Isn't this supposed to be FUN? It's September 13 and the games still matter! They'll probably matter every day for the rest of the season! The Sox have come back over and over again this year, they've never played dead (although they have played zombie ball a few times), and we all know that they absolutely CAN make the post-season. So why the pissing and moaning as if we'd just been told that the team was contracted and all the players were traded to Kansas City?! I don't get it.

I appreciate reading analysis of the team and the season. I don't like reading the blame and hate posts; I skip them now. As PH13 said, wallow in your **** but don't fling it on me. :rolleyes:

ajismyhero
09-13-2006, 12:08 PM
I agree with you completely. And could someone please forward this thread to the broadcasters? Every last one of them -- Hawk, DJ, Farmio, even Singleton (although he's not as bad as the first three) -- OMG, it's like the Sox are losing Game 7 of the World Series every time the other team gets a HIT. Seriously, they sound like they think the Sox are doomed from the moment they take the field. I can't stand to listen to any of them; I watch the game on TV with the sound off.

Isn't this supposed to be FUN? It's September 13 and the games still matter! They'll probably matter every day for the rest of the season! The Sox have come back over and over again this year, they've never played dead (although they have played zombie ball a few times), and we all know that they absolutely CAN make the post-season. So why the pissing and moaning as if we'd just been told that the team was contracted and all the players were traded to Kansas City?! I don't get it.

I appreciate reading analysis of the team and the season. I don't like reading the blame and hate posts; I skip them now. As PH13 said, wallow in your **** but don't fling it on me. :rolleyes:

I read somewhere in some post that we're all just bipolar, and that is SO true. Had we won last night everyone would be on here predicting a 17 game winning streak, but because we lost everyone is packing up their bags and expecting the final demise. Whatever - there's a big game that starts in 3.5 hours. As Ozzie would say, "Win, Win this thing!!"

soxfan13
09-13-2006, 12:10 PM
Its like a big group hug....Awwwwwweeee:redface:

Hugs are cool :tongue:

RowanDye
09-13-2006, 12:23 PM
I'll simplify things because I'm too lazy to speculate right now. If the Sox sweep Detroit, they'll make it. If not, they won't. Trick is, getting back to within 2 games of them by Monday.

Oh is that how it works? I was under the assumption that if Minnesota loses 3 more games than us coming in, or Detroit loses 4 more games than us coming in, we will at least get a chance at the playoffs with a tiebreaker game (@ USCF). Ya know something like anyday we win and they lose, it's just like beating them head-to-head. Silly me.

Chicken Dinner
09-13-2006, 12:31 PM
Oh is that how it works? I was under the assumption that if Minnesota loses 3 more games than us coming in, or Detroit loses 4 more games than us coming in, we will at least get a chance at the playoffs with a tiebreaker game (@ USCF). Ya know something like anyday we win and they lose, it's just like beating them head-to-head. Silly me.

:hawk
I luv it when you analyze.

Jerko
09-13-2006, 12:34 PM
Oh is that how it works? I was under the assumption that if Minnesota loses 3 more games than us coming in, or Detroit loses 4 more games than us coming in, we will at least get a chance at the playoffs with a tiebreaker game (@ USCF). Ya know something like anyday we win and they lose, it's just like beating them head-to-head. Silly me.

I know that RowanDye; it was an opinion. We'll see how it pans out. Some people think we're already out of it, some think we're gonna win the WC, some think we're gonna win the division. I think we're in if we sweep the Tigers. Thanks for explaining how teams gain games on each other though. :rolleyes:

soxinem1
09-13-2006, 12:44 PM
1. I've seen my beloved Sox win the World Series! It was a dream come true. I'm still pumped about it. By the way, we beat the cubs to it!
2. We have an owner willing to put $ into fielding another championship club.
3. In Sweeney, Fields, and Anderson we have three potential home-grown stars ready to become the next generation of White Sox superstars.
4. We have a GM who took us to the promised land, lives and dies for the Sox like we do and is more upset about how we're playing this year than all of us combined. A GM who wants to win now, next year and every year!
5. A manager [as much as I rip him - and I do] who lives and dies for the Chicago White Sox. A manager, I hope, who will actively help convince Latin American superstars to sign with the Sox [Johan, Please?].
6. 2.5 out of the playoffs with 3 weeks to go. [Ask the '67 Sox if there's enough time to get into the playoffs]

There's too much to like here folks. We are the only baseball story in Chicago. Should we come up short, I'll moan and groan about losing to Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Tampa when we should have swept them, our 11-8 record against KC and Ozzie playing Mackowiak too much. But, I'll be fired up about the Hot Stove League, Spring Training and our 2007 Chicago White Sox.

Life is good.:)

This is an excellent summarization, and an echo of my personal outlook. I hate when we lose, I am optimistic when we win.

But since my dream of winning a World Series Championship was realized, I am still tickled in a way to think that the White Sox are so talented that they do indeed control their own destiny. It's great to be in the race, and if they come up winners, we'll all say it was worth it. If not, we may have a pretty exciting off-season to look forward to.

CHISOXFAN13
09-13-2006, 12:51 PM
I'm as optimistic as ever, but while we are on the topic of things that need to stop...I think some posters, who are concerned that we have only scored in two of the last 28 innings we've played in, make good points, yet get blasted.

Some people are optimistic, some are realistic and others are completely crazy by thinking we are done. I don't think the realistic ones, who look at the issues within the team, should be attacked like they often are on here.

That's all. Let's get a win today and hope that Liriano is touched up and the Tigers revert back to their major suckage.

jenn2080
09-13-2006, 01:02 PM
Oh is that how it works? I was under the assumption that if Minnesota loses 3 more games than us coming in, or Detroit loses 4 more games than us coming in, we will at least get a chance at the playoffs with a tiebreaker game (@ USCF). Ya know something like anyday we win and they lose, it's just like beating them head-to-head. Silly me.

:rolleyes: Clearly if you read the first line of Jerko's post you would see he said he did not feel like going in depth. There is no need to be rude. And if you want to sit back and wait for Minn and the Tigers to lose for us to make the playoffs so be it. While your point makes a bit of sense it helps if we win to other wise your point is meaningless.

mark2olson
09-13-2006, 01:03 PM
Isn't this supposed to be FUN? It's September 13 and the games still matter! They'll probably matter every day for the rest of the season! The Sox have come back over and over again this year, they've never played dead (although they have played zombie ball a few times), and we all know that they absolutely CAN make the post-season. So why the pissing and moaning as if we'd just been told that the team was contracted and all the players were traded to Kansas City?! I don't get it.

That's the thing. This IS FUN! This is living!! Our team, OUR TEAM, is in the hunt! We get to live an die on every pitch! We get to experience the agony of a loss and counter that with the elation of a win!

Good Lord, most of us have been following this team since before birth, why give up on 'em now? It just doesn't make sense. If it weren't for adversity, and as Sox fans, we've had plenty this season alone, what fun would life be? Shoot, just like anybody else, I can find negatives about this team, but I can find lots of positives as well.

KyWhiSoxFan
09-13-2006, 01:09 PM
Geez, I'm finally getting optimistic and everyone is jumping off bridges. The Sox pitching is finally coming around (save for Jenks, and that is a problem, yes), and if we can get good, solid pitching every outing like we have the last week, we will win a lot of games. Four behind Detroit is manageable considering we play them three times.

We lost a well played, well pitched game by both sides last night. There's no disgrace in that. The Angels were in the playoffs last year and are fighting for their lives right now.

After watching this team, particularly the pitching, meander through July and August, I sense they are now serious and picking it up. The Sox aren't through by any means.

bluestar
09-13-2006, 01:10 PM
Every thread I read after a lost there are people saying well you can pack the bags now the season is over, that game just wrote off our chances of the playoffs. Haven't people been saying this since we started losing in late July. Who cares! You know what we are still in this damn race, so no we aren't done. People (I assume) really don't care that you have given up on this team.

It justs gets annoying after every lost we have people go time to end the season. Do they control there own destiny, no. I understand that. Are there chances of making the playoffs good, no. I understand that. But they are still in this race.

Stop telling everyone to put up the tombstone!


Sorry I needed to vent a little, maybe this is why I took a break from WSI in September last year.

Yes, the endless gloom-and-doom, kneejerk pessimism is even more annoying than the obligatory "complaining about the complaining" thread and the optimistic "we can still win this thing" posts that are sure to follow. :rolleyes:

JB98
09-13-2006, 01:21 PM
I'm as optimistic as ever, but while we are on the topic of things that need to stop...I think some posters, who are concerned that we have only scored in two of the last 28 innings we've played in, make good points, yet get blasted.

Some people are optimistic, some are realistic and others are completely crazy by thinking we are done. I don't think the realistic ones, who look at the issues within the team, should be attacked like they often are on here.

That's all. Let's get a win today and hope that Liriano is touched up and the Tigers revert back to their major suckage.

We've scored in only three of our last 31 offensive innings. I made that point in the postgame thread last night. And you know what? I still think we have a great chance to make the playoffs. I hope people understand that I'm still on board even though I've offered some criticism of the team.

We've gotten good-to-great starting pitching in eight of our last nine games. Buehrle's rough outing against Cleveland was the only exception. That's the good news. The bad news is we're only 4-5 in those nine games.

Time to wake up bats.

CLR01
09-13-2006, 01:24 PM
Yes, the endless gloom-and-doom, kneejerk pessimism is even more annoying than the obligatory "complaining about the complaining" thread and the optimistic "we can still win this thing" posts that are sure to follow. :rolleyes:


The most annoying thing is the people who complain about the people who post the "we can still win this thing" and complain about the clouds. :rolleyes:

cheezheadsoxfan
09-13-2006, 01:26 PM
1. I've seen my beloved Sox win the World Series! It was a dream come true. I'm still pumped about it. By the way, we beat the cubs to it!
2. We have an owner willing to put $ into fielding another championship club.
3. In Sweeney, Fields, and Anderson we have three potential home-grown stars ready to become the next generation of White Sox superstars.
4. We have a GM who took us to the promised land, lives and dies for the Sox like we do and is more upset about how we're playing this year than all of us combined. A GM who wants to win now, next year and every year!
5. A manager [as much as I rip him - and I do] who lives and dies for the Chicago White Sox. A manager, I hope, who will actively help convince Latin American superstars to sign with the Sox [Johan, Please?].
6. 2.5 out of the playoffs with 3 weeks to go. [Ask the '67 Sox if there's enough time to get into the playoffs]

There's too much to like here folks. We are the only baseball story in Chicago. Should we come up short, I'll moan and groan about losing to Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Tampa when we should have swept them, our 11-8 record against KC and Ozzie playing Mackowiak too much. But, I'll be fired up about the Hot Stove League, Spring Training and our 2007 Chicago White Sox.

Life is good.:)

Wonderful post. Thank you.:smile:

bluestar
09-13-2006, 01:32 PM
The most annoying thing is the people who complain about the people who post the "we can still win this thing" and complain about the clouds. :rolleyes:

There is just no pleasing some of us, I guess. :smile:

Honestly, I can't say it annoys me so much as it is all just quite predictable.

Gammons Peter
09-13-2006, 01:39 PM
Haven't people been saying this since we started losing in late July.

We started losing in early July. July 2nd to be exact. We have been complete garbage since then and we don't deserve to be in the playoffs.

CLR01
09-13-2006, 01:45 PM
We started losing in early July. July 2nd to be exact. We have been complete garbage since then and we don't deserve to be in the playoffs.


Go away.

soxfan13
09-13-2006, 01:48 PM
We started losing in early July. July 2nd to be exact. We have been complete garbage since then and we don't deserve to be in the playoffs.

WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Chicken Dinner
09-13-2006, 01:52 PM
With Liriano going back on the shelf today, I guess things could be worse.

jenn2080
09-13-2006, 02:00 PM
We started losing in early July. July 2nd to be exact. We have been complete garbage since then and we don't deserve to be in the playoffs.



:whiner: we havent been that bad, but thanks for your opinion. :rolleyes:

Gammons Peter
09-13-2006, 02:05 PM
Since July 2

9-15 (July)
16-13 (august)
5-7 (sept.)

Looks pretty bad to me, maybe not complete garbage but definitely not playoff material. You can sugar coat it all you want but you can't be this bad for HALF of the season and expect to be in the playoffs

CLR01
09-13-2006, 02:09 PM
Since July 2

9-15 (July)
16-13 (august)
5-7 (sept.)

Looks pretty bad to me, maybe not complete garbage but definitely not playoff material. You can sugar coat it all you want but you can't be this bad for HALF of the season and expect to be in the playoffs


Seems to me they played winning baseball at a .550 clip in August. :dunno:

southside rocks
09-13-2006, 02:09 PM
Since July 2

9-15 (July)
16-13 (august)
5-7 (sept.)

Looks pretty bad to me, maybe not complete garbage but definitely not playoff material. You can sugar coat it all you want but you can't be this bad for HALF of the season and expect to be in the playoffs

What is "playoff material" is determined by the teams that make the playoffs, not by numbers.

I'm going to let the White Sox make that call, not you. :tongue:

sox1970
09-13-2006, 02:15 PM
We started losing in early July. July 2nd to be exact. We have been complete garbage since then and we don't deserve to be in the playoffs.

I'm taking your side. At least you speak the truth. 27-33 over the last 60 games sucks. It's a big enough sample size to say they have played non-championship baseball for months. Bad starting pitching at times, bad bullpen at times, bad defense at times, bad clutch hitting at times. All of this adds up to 27-33.

That said, they have 17 games left to try to win. The Sox are my team that I watch everyday I can, and at times it's painful to watch. But I'm going down with the ship. If they don't make it, I'm not going to be too upset because they simply weren't good enough.

Baby Fisk
09-13-2006, 02:18 PM
If people are ready to declare that they have given up on the Sox and feel that the season is over, then perhaps they should be required to give up WSI until the season is over.

kevingrt
09-13-2006, 02:20 PM
If people are ready to declare that they have given up on the Sox and feel that the season is over, then perhaps they should be required to give up WSI until the season is over.

At least just don't beat fellow WSI member brains in that they have quit on the team. No one cares if you have given up, so shut your big yapper people! WE DON'T CARE!

sox647
09-13-2006, 02:21 PM
That's the thing. This IS FUN! This is living!! Our team, OUR TEAM, is in the hunt! We get to live an die on every pitch! We get to experience the agony of a loss and counter that with the elation of a win!

Good Lord, most of us have been following this team since before birth, why give up on 'em now? It just doesn't make sense. If it weren't for adversity, and as Sox fans, we've had plenty this season alone, what fun would life be? Shoot, just like anybody else, I can find negatives about this team, but I can find lots of positives as well.


Amen brother! We are in the middle of this race and I'm LOVING it.

:bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

Enjoy it people & quit bitching.

Gammons Peter
09-13-2006, 02:22 PM
The Sox are my team that I watch everyday I can, and at times it's painful to watch. But I'm going down with the ship. If they don't make it, I'm not going to be too upset because they simply weren't good enough.


I'm with ya brother. I'm just stating the facts. People can rip me all they want but I root for them every day and I feel terrible when they lose. I hope they can turn it around. QUICK.

TDog
09-13-2006, 03:15 PM
Remember folks its not over until we are mathmatically eliminated. GO SOX!!!


Mathematical elimination is when I give up. And then I remember 1982 when the Sox finished the season 6 games out and Jimmy Piersall was saying the team has nothing and it was a hopeless mix of players. Yet, 1983 wasn't so bad.

While I the postseason, I would be thinking about next year.

RowanDye
09-13-2006, 03:46 PM
:rolleyes: Clearly if you read the first line of Jerko's post you would see he said he did not feel like going in depth.

Actually he says he doesn't feel like speculating.

I'll simplify things because I'm too lazy to speculate right now.

I was just pointing out my annoyance with things like "we have to sweep a three game series or we're done" or "if we can't beat this team we are done", because they are in fact PURE SPECULATION.

I know that RowanDye; it was an opinion. We'll see how it pans out. Some people think we're already out of it, some think we're gonna win the WC, some think we're gonna win the division. I think we're in if we sweep the Tigers. Thanks for explaining how teams gain games on each other though. :rolleyes:

Speculate if you want to speculate and opine if you want to opine, but why say you're not if you're going to anyways? :dunno:

Jerko
09-13-2006, 04:31 PM
Actually he says he doesn't feel like speculating.



I was just pointing out my annoyance with things like "we have to sweep a three game series or we're done" or "if we can't beat this team we are done", because they are in fact PURE SPECULATION.



Speculate if you want to speculate and opine if you want to opine, but why say you're not if you're going to anyways? :dunno:


Rowandeye, 90% of these Sox posts are speculation, so I don't know why mine was the one that upset you so. Topics such as "predict our final record", "what will happen today", "what will happen the last 3 games in Minny", are all speculation based. I guess I should have said: "I think the Sox will make the playoffs if they sweep Detroit, but I'm too lazy to type out all the reasons why I think that", which is what I meant. Sorry I didn't clarify myself better but I didn't know I was under such a microscope.

kevingrt
09-13-2006, 07:49 PM
Where is everyone that says the Sox are still dead and done?

jenn2080
09-13-2006, 08:10 PM
Actually he says he doesn't feel like speculating.



I was just pointing out my annoyance with things like "we have to sweep a three game series or we're done" or "if we can't beat this team we are done", because they are in fact PURE SPECULATION.



Speculate if you want to speculate and opine if you want to opine, but why say you're not if you're going to anyways? :dunno:

you said the same thing he said. we have to sweep or we are done. get over it

Trav
09-13-2006, 08:47 PM
Where is everyone that says the Sox are still dead and done?


They will come out the next time MB gives up 2 runs in the 1st. Or when JV gives up a run in the 6th. Or when Jenks blows a save. Or when Mackowiack plays CF.

BA: The Hitman
09-13-2006, 09:20 PM
It's sad, but you are completely correct. There is so much pessimism on this board, it is ridiculous. I know everyone is frustrated with the way this season has went, but people just need to relax. There's two weeks left in the season and we are 2 games out of a playoff spot, not to mention the team we're chasing just lost one of their best starters for the season and we've had 6 solid outings in a row by our starting pitchers.

Realist
09-13-2006, 10:38 PM
Realist's Personal Rules

Never ever read Moronotti ever again.
Never ever read threads in the WSI Clubhouse after a White Sox loss.:smile:

kevingrt
09-13-2006, 10:40 PM
Realist's Personal Rules

Never ever read Moronotti ever again.
Never ever read threads in the WSI Clubhouse after a White Sox loss.:smile:

So true and there probably are 10 more rules you can add to that.

ChicagoHoosier
09-13-2006, 10:56 PM
I'm sure someone has, but has anyone figured out, given the games that took place today and standings, what it will take for us, Minny, and Det to have us finish in the top 2 in the Central?

I'm still thinking the Sox need to go about .600 the rest of the way to have a shot. Win every series, maybe sweep the Tiggers or Twinkies.

Thoughts?

Realist
09-14-2006, 01:27 AM
So true and there probably are 10 more rules you can add to that.


Oh sure, but I figured I'd spare you guys rules:

6. Never get caught caught looking through her mail for her first name because you've forgotten it and you've snuck out of bed to go find it.

7. Shelter, not a urinal.

JB98
09-14-2006, 02:12 PM
I'm sure someone has, but has anyone figured out, given the games that took place today and standings, what it will take for us, Minny, and Det to have us finish in the top 2 in the Central?

I'm still thinking the Sox need to go about .600 the rest of the way to have a shot. Win every series, maybe sweep the Tiggers or Twinkies.

Thoughts?

I figure it's going to take 11 more victories to win this thing. Every time we win, we peel a section.

The Twins will go 10-7. The Tigers will go 7-9. We must go 11-5.

Final standings:
Sox 95-67
Twins 95-67
Tigers 94-68

Bye, bye Tigers. :cool:

TDog
09-14-2006, 05:32 PM
I figure it's going to take 11 more victories to win this thing. Every time we win, we peel a section.

The Twins will go 10-7. The Tigers will go 7-9. We must go 11-5.

Final standings:
Sox 95-67
Twins 95-67
Tigers 94-68

Bye, bye Tigers. :cool:

It might take 11 wins, yes, but that prediction cuts things awefully close.

I guess that's what happens when you're 3 out of first and 1.5 out of the wild card in mid-September. Unlike the Tigers and the Twins, the White Sox don't have any margin for error.

A string of shutouts by Sox pitchers would look great right now. I can see the headline now: Sox zero in. I think I saw that displayed in Old Comiskey when I was kid, but it's worth resurrecting.

JB98
09-14-2006, 08:29 PM
It might take 11 wins, yes, but that prediction cuts things awefully close.

I guess that's what happens when you're 3 out of first and 1.5 out of the wild card in mid-September. Unlike the Tigers and the Twins, the White Sox don't have any margin for error.

A string of shutouts by Sox pitchers would look great right now. I can see the headline now: Sox zero in. I think I saw that displayed in Old Comiskey when I was kid, but it's worth resurrecting.

Well, I don't see any scenario where we get in without cutting things awfully close. Maybe one of the teams in front of us will completely implode, but it's hard to count on that happening. My prediction model assumes we won't be able to back into the playoffs.

flo-B-flo
09-15-2006, 05:27 PM
Isn't this supposed to be FUN? It's September 13 and the games still matter! They'll probably matter every day for the rest of the season! The Sox have come back over and over again this year, they've never played dead (although they have played zombie ball a few times), and we all know that they absolutely CAN make the post-season. So why the pissing and moaning as if we'd just been told that the team was contracted and all the players were traded to Kansas City?! I don't get it.

I appreciate reading analysis of the team and the season. I don't like reading the blame and hate posts; I skip them now. As PH13 said, wallow in your **** but don't fling it on me. :rolleyes: This is what I was gonna write. What's the alternative to a nail bitin', heart attack a minute, pennant race? The Pirates and the c---. Plus, I've been through lots of these as a long timer. With all the other ills the Sox have had this year, this is better than outright sucking. I love this ****.