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rainbow6
09-20-2006, 10:06 PM
Two hours ago, I outlined an elaborate strategy to my brother about how the Sox would make the playoffs. Made plans to watch tomorrow's game with him (game three of the miracle comeback)

I won't bore you with the details.

When Dye struck out in the bottom of the eighth inning....I still envisioned a comeback in the ninth.

After seeing Cotts brought in and quickly surrendering another home run, for the first time, I give up.

Uncle.

Thanks to all that have posted this year and made this season more bearable to endure. Although I'm not a regular poster, this site has been my first destination for baseball news and opinions.

Time for a cold shower.
Luke

Lorenzo Barcelo
09-20-2006, 10:06 PM
3 Double plays by crede....bad.

CubsfansareDRUNK
09-20-2006, 10:07 PM
:(:

Myrtle72
09-20-2006, 10:07 PM
... sigh.

Well, maybe next year, huh?

I don't want to say I've given up hope, but I don't see how it's possible at this point.

So, who are you all rooting for in the playoffs this year?

100 Year Itch
09-20-2006, 10:07 PM
I could of sworn the Sox were scheduled to play this evening but when I turned on the TV it was Detroit versus some AAAA team.

ShoelessJoeS
09-20-2006, 10:07 PM
*long sigh*

****

LuvSox
09-20-2006, 10:08 PM
:whiner::whiner::whiner::whiner::whiner::whiner:

kittle42
09-20-2006, 10:08 PM
Why did anyone expect anything different? Textbook second-half 2006 White Sox.

sox1970
09-20-2006, 10:08 PM
A year ago right now I was at the Cell, and Crede hit a game winning homerun off of David Riske to beat the Indians and take a 3.5 game lead in the Central.

Tonight...well...the Tragic Number is 6.

cheeses_h_rice
09-20-2006, 10:08 PM
Call me crazy, but our guys don't exactly looked primed to make a historic 11-0 run here.

soxstarter
09-20-2006, 10:09 PM
Is it time to start posting in the Parking Lot again?:angry:

ajismyhero
09-20-2006, 10:09 PM
Well, Thanks for 2005.

JB98
09-20-2006, 10:09 PM
Look on the bright side: You only have to look at this garbage for 10 more games.

The whole team is responsible. It's easy to point the finger at Crede, but I don't see anyone else doing **** either.

INSox56
09-20-2006, 10:09 PM
well think of it this way, we can see all we want of fields and sweeney! nm...ozzie prolly won't play them more than 3 times the rest of the season cuz we still have a chance

PeoriaSoxFan
09-20-2006, 10:09 PM
Well, all we need now is to win 10 straight and have Minn. lose 3 of their next 8. Then we beat them in a 1 game playoff, taking 4 straight games from them in the process. I would put this in teal, but in my homer brain, I somehow think it is still possible, based on the misperception that we really can't be this bad, right?

Anyway, more of the same. I might settle for 90 wins at this point.

cheezheadsoxfan
09-20-2006, 10:09 PM
... sigh.

Well, maybe next year, huh?

I don't want to say I've given up hope, but I don't see how it's possible at this point.

So, who are you all rooting for in the playoffs this year?

I'm almost ready to cross over to the NL. Dodgers? I had a major crush on Sandy Koufax a long time ago.:redneck

JB98
09-20-2006, 10:10 PM
Call me crazy, but our guys don't exactly looked primed to make a historic 11-0 run here.

You're crazy. :rolleyes:

DickAllen72
09-20-2006, 10:10 PM
... sigh.

Well, maybe next year, huh?

I don't want to say I've given up hope, but I don't see how it's possible at this point.
We've got the best team in baseball.

Just wasn't our year. Hopefully next year KW retools by trading some of our slow middle of the order guys for pitching, speed and defense.

oeo
09-20-2006, 10:10 PM
How many times has he hit into double plays in the last week? Jesus Crede, you picked the wrong time to go into GIDPK mode.

Jjav829
09-20-2006, 10:10 PM
Well, that about ends any slim hope I had of us having a miracle run left. Time to let Fields, Sweeney and Owens get a little PT and show some of what they can do.

23Ventura
09-20-2006, 10:10 PM
well, I think today's game was the final nail in the coffin. Crede was just pathetic. He could've been twice as effective if he just stepped into the batter's box and took three pitches and went back to the dugout. At least that way he'd only be one out instead of two.

INSox56
09-20-2006, 10:11 PM
How many times has he hit into double plays in the last week? Jesus Crede, you picked the wrong time to go into GIDPK mode.

Hey PK was doing his best to help out on that front too dammit...

whitesoxfan
09-20-2006, 10:11 PM
5 1/2 and 6 out with 10 to go. Pretty safe to say that we are done.

I don't even know if we can get to 90 wins this season.

Cotts still stinks and Ozzie left Garland in for one batter too long. Not that it mattered though as our offense blew opportunity after opportunity yet again.



Well, go Packers. :whiner:

Well, go Blackhawks. :whiner: :whiner:

Basketball season only 40 days away :)

Myrtle72
09-20-2006, 10:11 PM
I had a major crush on Sandy Koufax a long time ago.:redneck

I still think AJ is sexy. :D:

slobes
09-20-2006, 10:11 PM
I think the fat lady has sung

batmanZoSo
09-20-2006, 10:11 PM
This could be the last time
This could be the last time baby the last time, I don't know

:whiner:

Eternally greatful for '05, thanks for trying in 06, and we'll see you in '07. You ain't seen the last of the Chicago White Sox.

:Rocker:

MarySwiss
09-20-2006, 10:12 PM
Even though it's only a little after eight out here, I'm taking a melatonin and going to bed. I'm too depressed to do anything else. :whiner:

ajismyhero
09-20-2006, 10:12 PM
I'm almost ready to cross over to the NL. Dodgers? I had a major crush on Sandy Koufax a long time ago.:redneck

I might just have to root for the Yankee's - if the Dodgers or Tigers or someone "underdog"esk take it, they'll compare them to the 2005 Sox all month long - but if the Yankee's take it we won't have to listen to it.

23Ventura
09-20-2006, 10:12 PM
Look on the bright side: You only have to look at this garbage for 10 more games.

The whole team is responsible. It's easy to point the finger at Crede, but I don't see anyone else doing **** either.
At least the other guys were only making 1 out each time they came to the plate.

CubsfansareDRUNK
09-20-2006, 10:12 PM
I really hope we don't pull a Boston Red Sox and only be good for one year. :whiner:

SouthSide_HitMen
09-20-2006, 10:12 PM
For the Series 11 runs by the good guys; all via the long ball.

The home runs, Mackowiak watching a ball fall into a gap and the pitching staff giving up yet another lead is all the footage you need for the 2006 highlight film (http://friends.sdsmt.edu/images/goodbadugly/good_bad_ugly_3.JPG).

Lets Go Mets!

PeoriaSoxFan
09-20-2006, 10:13 PM
I'm almost ready to cross over to the NL. Dodgers? I had a major crush on Sandy Koufax a long time ago.:redneck

I generally hate the NL thinking it is an inferior league, but I also find myself hating the Twins, Yankees, Tigers, and now A's. Thus, there won't be much appeal for me to watch these playoffs. Time to focus on Dancing with the Stars, I guess. Where is Stacey Keibler when I need her?

oeo
09-20-2006, 10:13 PM
Sox scored 11 runs in this series...every one of them by the homerun.

Only 1 of those homeruns was with runners on (AJ's slam). A total of 7 solo homeruns and a grand slam...what a real team effort.

hi im skot
09-20-2006, 10:14 PM
http://images.quizilla.com/E/ezraicck/1035047909_respeter03.gif


Bummer.

Myrtle72
09-20-2006, 10:14 PM
You ain't seen the last of the Chicago White Sox.

:Rocker:

Yes. That's exactly right.

I won't give up, next year, we're coming back with a vegance.

LuvSox
09-20-2006, 10:14 PM
I'm taking a melatonin and going to bed.

Is that one of those old people sex drugs?

Myrtle72
09-20-2006, 10:15 PM
Time to let Fields, Sweeney and Owens get a little PT and show some of what they can do.

Why not give Mack the chance to prove himself in CF while we're at it?

cheezheadsoxfan
09-20-2006, 10:15 PM
I still think AJ is sexy. :D:

AJ is one of my favorites just on attitude alone. My daughter and I got his autograph at Taste of Chicago. Perfect for the Southside. He was very nice, pleasant to all the kids.

Lip Man 1
09-20-2006, 10:16 PM
Well that's all she wrote. The Sox have hit into (I think) 18 double plays in their last 15 or 16 games.

A fitting way to end the season isn't it?

I'm not trying to dump on Crede, JB was correct, no one else was doing anything.

That's another example of the 'try to pull everything 600 feet' mentality that Hawk was talking about a few days ago. Couple that mentality with little to zero speed in the lineup and that's what you get. A lot of twin killings and a lot of butchered potential big innings.

Give me two or three guys who can hit .280 with 15-20 stolen bases each for the top and bottom of the lineup and unload one of the mack trucks in the middle.

Lip

cheeses_h_rice
09-20-2006, 10:16 PM
I really hope we don't pull a Boston Red Sox and only be good for one year. :whiner:

:?:

The Red Sox were in the ALCS in 2003 and 1999. Did you forget that?

mark2olson
09-20-2006, 10:16 PM
Why did anyone expect anything different? Textbook second-half 2006 White Sox.

I had hoped for a different outcome, but all those big games followed by a loss sat in the back of my mind. I was following the early part of the game on my phone and was disappointed when we went down two to zip. When I finally got home, the Tigers started scoring again and then just built up their lead. I was encouraged with Uribe's tater and then Gooch's, but, sigh, you are correct, just textbook. Textbook all the way.

I sat outside and ran different scenarios through my head trying to think of ways we could get this done. But none of them seemed plausible.

Just a big sigh, that's about all I can muster right now.

PeoriaSoxFan
09-20-2006, 10:16 PM
[quote=SouthSide_HitMen;1357549]For the Series 11 runs by the good guys, all scored by via the long ball.

The home runs, Mackowiak watching a ball fall into a gap and the pitching staff giving up yet another lead is all the footage you need for the 2006 highlight film (http://friends.sdsmt.edu/images/goodbadugly/good_bad_ugly_3.JPG).


If the Sox don't get a real CF, and LF for that matter next year, I won't be able to take it. Someone who can field and hit. Team speed needs an upgrade as well. What do do with this pitching staff will be a real quandry for Kenny.

Myrtle72
09-20-2006, 10:17 PM
AJ is one of my favorites just on attitude alone. My daughter and I got his autograph at Taste of Chicago. Perfect for the Southside. He was very nice, pleasant to all the kids.

That's awesome. I'm jealous.

I agree, his attitude is fantasic.

CubsfansareDRUNK
09-20-2006, 10:17 PM
:?:

The Red Sox were in the ALCS in 2003 and 1999. Did you forget that?

I meant never win another world series.

MarySwiss
09-20-2006, 10:18 PM
Is that one of those old people sex drugs?Oh, shut up. I have no sense of humor tonight. :(:

cheezheadsoxfan
09-20-2006, 10:18 PM
This could be the last time
This could be the last time baby the last time, I don't know

:whiner:

Eternally greatful for '05, thanks for trying in 06, and we'll see you in '07. You ain't seen the last of the Chicago White Sox.

:Rocker:

Damm right!

ajismyhero
09-20-2006, 10:18 PM
11 days left as the defending World Champs.....who's tailgating and going out in style this weekend?!?!

kidmccarthy
09-20-2006, 10:18 PM
2005>2006<2007

viagracat
09-20-2006, 10:18 PM
Just can't depend on HRs to score runs.

cheezheadsoxfan
09-20-2006, 10:19 PM
I might just have to root for the Yankee's - if the Dodgers or Tigers or someone "underdog"esk take it, they'll compare them to the 2005 Sox all month long - but if the Yankee's take it we won't have to listen to it.

Good point.

CubsfansareDRUNK
09-20-2006, 10:19 PM
Cheeses--

Sorry, I meant after 2004. I should've specified.

I didn't mean the Red Sox in general

Myrtle72
09-20-2006, 10:20 PM
11 days left as the defending World Champs.....who's tailgating and going out in style this weekend?!?!

I'm going to be at the game friday night. I'm still excited about it, especially because I don't get to go to many games. I'm a college student with no money in Virginia... :D:

Anyway, can't wait. I don't care if they're just playing for fun. I get to see my guys.

viagracat
09-20-2006, 10:20 PM
Congrats Detroit on your playoff berth. Good luck in October.

No teal, but my heart wasn't into this post.

Chicago
09-20-2006, 10:20 PM
Well at least its only 194 more days till Opening Day '07 :(:

:gulp: Thanks For The Memories Guys.

hi im skot
09-20-2006, 10:21 PM
Is Thome back next season?

HotelWhiteSox
09-20-2006, 10:21 PM
I think Det took it easy after Game 1 and now got back into gear after realizing how close Minny was. Just not a playoff team right now. The pitching has been the issue, but offense has also gone back to living and dieing by the home run.

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/4508/colberted4.jpg

JB98
09-20-2006, 10:21 PM
I meant never win another world series.

I predict that sometime in the future, albeit not in 2006, the White Sox will win another World Series. :D:

cheezheadsoxfan
09-20-2006, 10:23 PM
I'm going to be at the game friday night. I'm still excited about it, especially because I don't get to go to many games. I'm a college student with no money in Virginia... :D:


Anyway, can't wait. I don't care if they're just playing for fun. I get to see my guys.


Thats me, going tomorrow also. Made my daughter swear to tape the "Grey's Anatomy" Premiere.:cool:

Kwrubac
09-20-2006, 10:23 PM
Anyway, can't wait. I don't care if they're just playing for fun. I get to see my guys.


I agree, I love to see them win and hate to see them lose, but more than anything I just enjoy watching them play...Here's to a better 07 boys, KW is already in the war room planning to destroy the opposition next year.

MadetoOrta
09-20-2006, 10:23 PM
It's fitting that in the series that put the final nail in the coffin we score all of our runs on homeruns. This team felt like the 2004 version from mid-June onward.

All in all very disappointing. I am confident in KW and JR [not Guillen] that the right things will be done. This team doesn't need an overhaul. It needs two or three strong trades. I'm starting to think the starters should remain the same and McCarthy gets packaged. Ah heck, gotta go.

Myrtle72
09-20-2006, 10:23 PM
I predict that sometime in the future, albeit not in 2006, the White Sox will win another World Series. :D:

Me too. And it will definitely be in the next five years. Next year would be ncie.

... I hope.

JB98
09-20-2006, 10:23 PM
11 days left as the defending World Champs.....who's tailgating and going out in style this weekend?!?!

It's going to rain. **** it. I'm going to try to sell my tickets. I'm too demoralized to go out to the ballpark. I admit it; a second half filled with losing has beaten my spirit. I really hate losing.

Myrtle72
09-20-2006, 10:23 PM
Does anyone else think its ironic that Frank and Magglio were key players in helping us clinch the loss?

mark2olson
09-20-2006, 10:24 PM
That's another example of the 'try to pull everything 600 feet' mentality that Hawk was talking about a few days ago. Couple that mentality with little to zero speed in the lineup and that's what you get. A lot of twin killings and a lot of butchered potential big innings.

Give me two or three guys who can hit .280 with 15-20 stolen bases each for the top and bottom of the lineup and unload one of the mack trucks in the middle.



For some reason, one of Mack's at bats earlier in the week, maybe last week, sticks in my mind. I can't remember the exact count, but we had runners on base, two outs, and a two strike count. Mack took a huge cut at a change up and killed the inning. I'll have to check my scorebook to find the exact at bat. I guess I'm not trying to pick on Mack here, but it just seems to typify some of the at-bats we've had in critical situations.

I'd agree with your assertion, let's get some hitters with some speed...

MadetoOrta
09-20-2006, 10:24 PM
Is Thome back next season?

Yes, unless someone wants to take his or Konerko's contract [with Paul's blessing]. I'd like to see one of those two go - they're the same player.

Deuce
09-20-2006, 10:25 PM
"Oh mama, is this really the end?
To be stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again."

Bob Dylan

mark2olson
09-20-2006, 10:25 PM
Does anyone else think its ironic that Frank and Magglio were key players in helping us clinch the loss?

Probably the ultimate irony, but fait accompli, a tip of the cap to 'em, they did their jobs.

JB98
09-20-2006, 10:26 PM
Does anyone else think its ironic that Frank and Magglio were key players in helping us clinch the loss?

Nah. Just coincidence. Chicago media making too much out of that.

thomas35forever
09-20-2006, 10:26 PM
Does anyone else think its ironic that Frank and Magglio were key players in helping us clinch the loss?
If it was, God help us.

LuvSox
09-20-2006, 10:27 PM
Does anyone else think its ironic that Frank and Magglio were key players in helping us clinch the loss?

**** them, we have a ring already.

(I know Frank does but he didn't do much last year)

patbooyah
09-20-2006, 10:27 PM
back when the sox were in the middle of this sucking, ozzie and others took a "what do you want from us? we're doing the best we can- if we don't get into the playoffs with 95 wins then you can only tip your hat to the other team."

now that it seems the sox might not even win 90, that seems like a bad attitude to have had.

oeo
09-20-2006, 10:27 PM
I think Det took it easy after Game 1 and now got back into gear after realizing how close Minny was. Just not a playoff team right now. The pitching has been the issue, but offense has also gone back to living and dieing by the home run.

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/4508/colberted4.jpg

No...Freddy dominated them, just like he dominated the Angels. The Tigers free-swinging offense matches up well against guys like Buehrle and Garland because they throw strikes. I'm sure they just took it easy when they want to take the division. :rolleyes: And you think they just noticed how close the Twins were? They noticed that a couple of weeks ago.

TomBradley72
09-20-2006, 10:28 PM
Just got back from the game....alot of energy/hope in the first two innings...but after Dye/Thome/Konerko/AJ/Crede all let Bonderman off the hook the feeling at the ballpark completely changed. For the rest of the night...in the restrooms, on the concourse, at the food stands...you could almost hear a pin drop...same with the red line on the way home.

This team looks completely burnt out. I watched them coming out of the dugout on to the field after they had scored their two runs (solo HR's of course, with Thome and PK doing nothing as the tying runs coming to the plate) and I swear they were almost CRAWLING...barely walking..much less running with any energy or aggressiveness. Their overall body language lloked like they just wanted the whole thing to be over.

We need the extra month off this offseason, no WBC, no ring ceremonies, no waiting for a "hot streak" that never comes, etc.

In 2007...it will be time to get "hungry" again.

This offically concludes the 2005 season. (not a typo)

FJA
09-20-2006, 10:28 PM
Sox scored 11 runs in this series...every one of them by the homerun.

Only 1 of those homeruns was with runners on.

That's terrible. An Alomar signing, solo home runs as the only weapon ... could we bring back Jose Paniagua to make for a complete reversion to 2003?

:firejerry

SouthSide_HitMen
09-20-2006, 10:28 PM
I'm going to be at the game friday night. I'm still excited about it, especially because I don't get to go to many games. I'm a college student with no money in Virginia... :D:

Anyway, can't wait. I don't care if they're just playing for fun. I get to see my guys.

Bring a parka. We will see the 30s tonight - the final day of summer.

ajismyhero
09-20-2006, 10:28 PM
It's going to rain. **** it. I'm going to try to sell my tickets. I'm too demoralized to go out to the ballpark. I admit it; a second half filled with losing has beaten my spirit. I really hate losing.

Oh JB, don't be that fan! We should give the love back and do our best to remember last season! And maybe Karkovice will throw out the opening pitch!

MadetoOrta
09-20-2006, 10:28 PM
Well that's all she wrote. The Sox have hit into (I think) 18 double plays in their last 15 or 16 games.

A fitting way to end the season isn't it?

I'm not trying to dump on Crede, JB was correct, no one else was doing anything.

That's another example of the 'try to pull everything 600 feet' mentality that Hawk was talking about a few days ago. Couple that mentality with little to zero speed in the lineup and that's what you get. A lot of twin killings and a lot of butchered potential big innings.

Give me two or three guys who can hit .280 with 15-20 stolen bases each for the top and bottom of the lineup and unload one of the mack trucks in the middle.

Lip

Lip,

Sounds like you're asking for Josh Fields in leftfield. He'll steal 20+ bases, hit at least .280 and likely hit 15 HR and drive in 75 rbi. Will that do it?

peeonwrigley
09-20-2006, 10:29 PM
The main difference between the end of '04 and the end of '06 is that Maggs and Frank are healthy and hitting the **** out of the ball.

cheezheadsoxfan
09-20-2006, 10:29 PM
Probably the ultimate irony, but fait accompli, a tip of the cap to 'em, they did their jobs.

I'll save my tip of the cap until they have rings. And I don't think they will.
(Yes, I know Frank does but that was with us)

cheezheadsoxfan
09-20-2006, 10:30 PM
Nah. Just coincidence. Chicago media making too much out of that.

Agreed, with the Cub slant at the Cubune and the idiot at the ScumTimes it was a freeding frenzy.:angry:

Myrtle72
09-20-2006, 10:31 PM
(Yes, I know Frank does but that was with us)

Franks doesn't count. And he knows it.

ChiSoxGirl
09-20-2006, 10:33 PM
I said my piece in Monday night's postgame thread because for me, that was the last nail in the coffin, but I'll say something now because it truly is over.

2006 had one consistency- the team's inconsistencies. From starting & relief pitching, from a hot & cold offense to a hot & cold defense, and the changing lineups almost daily, there was just no "spark" this year.

We've had it all as fans and as an organization, and we all know what it feels like and want it again. We know management is beyond furious with the outcome of this underachieving season, which is what makes me confident that KW will go out and retool the team in the off-season to look more like that of the magical 2005 season.

I'm going tomorrow and Friday nights and plan on enjoying every single moment I'm at the ballpark. I don't even think I'll complain about traffic getting down there because after Friday, I won't be making that trip for several months and I've got to savor the two nights at the park that are left for me.

With all that said, thanks to the White Sox for the lifetime worth of memories they provided me in 2005, on Opening Night, and during the Ring Ceremony in 2006. It will stay with me forever.

cheezheadsoxfan
09-20-2006, 10:33 PM
Franks doesn't count. And he knows it.

True, it was a gift.

JB98
09-20-2006, 10:34 PM
Oh JB, don't be that fan! We should give the love back and do our best to remember last season! And maybe Karkovice will throw out the opening pitch!

Meh. I've been to 29 games this season. I followed them down to Kansas City. I've given a lot of support to these guys, and I consider myself blessed to have attended so many games. If possible, I'll let someone else have a turn this weekend. The team is burned out, and frankly, so am I.

billyvsox
09-20-2006, 10:37 PM
For all you waiting to see Fields, Sweeney, and Owens, please don't get your hopes up.

Fields is another power/pull hitter without a position to play yet.

Owens has great speed (I think) but cant get on base (check his minor league stats). Reminds me of 2004 and 2006 Podsednik.

Sweeney, well I'm not sure what to make of him but he appears to be a left handed Brian Anderson (ouch).

I believe the little guys this year (Pods, Uribe, Iguchi, etc) felt left out as all the love and media talk was directed at Thome-Dye-Konerko. I dont think they ever felt important to the team like last year, thus resulting in average play. Last year it was Pods and Rowand and Tad getting all the love for Ozzie ball. Man this team missed Aaron Rowand more then we all can imagine.

Oh, and I love Jermaine Dye, but as soon as he was moved into the three hole and began getting all the National attention..what has he done???

Remember Mauer and Morneau have hit all year, but it was only when their Pirannahs came to life did the team start winning. THink about it.

Palehose13
09-20-2006, 10:38 PM
Well, go Packers. :whiner:


Wow. You have an awful long winter ahead of you. :wink:

The main difference between the end of '04 and the end of '06 is that Maggs and Frank are healthy and hitting the **** out of the ball.

I'll take JD over Maggs any day and twice on Sunday.

JB98
09-20-2006, 10:40 PM
Wow. You have an awful long winter ahead of you. :wink:



I'll take JD over Maggs any day and twice on Sunday.

Agreed. Screw Maggs. We won the championship the year after we got rid of him and CLee.

ajismyhero
09-20-2006, 10:42 PM
Wow. You have an awful long winter ahead of you. :wink:



I'll take JD over Maggs any day and twice on Sunday.

Try being a Packer fan and an Illini fan - i'll be lucky is I see 2 wins all football season long....

Lip Man 1
09-20-2006, 10:42 PM
I think I hear Dandy Don Meredith signing in the background...

MadetoOrta:

Fields has played what one or two games? That's a lot to ask of an 'unknown' don't you think?

As stated if I had my druthers Dye will be in left field next season and Ichiro in right. (and no that shouldn't be in teal...)

Lip

The Dude
09-20-2006, 10:42 PM
Darknesss warshed over the WSI........

Kwrubac
09-20-2006, 10:43 PM
I think I hear Dandy Don Meredith signing in the background...

MadetoOrta:

Fields has played what one or two games? That's a lot to ask of an 'unknown' don't you think?

As stated if I had my druthers Dye will be in left field next season and Ichiro in right. (and no that shouldn't be in teal...)

Lip

God that would be sweeeeeeeeet

JB98
09-20-2006, 10:43 PM
I think I hear Dandy Don Meredith signing in the background...

MadetoOrta:

Fields has played what one or two games? That's a lot to ask of an 'unknown' don't you think?

As stated if I had my druthers Dye will be in left field next season and Ichiro in right. (and no that shouldn't be in teal...)

Lip

No teal, but perhaps deep pink?

Deuce
09-20-2006, 10:44 PM
Don't! Stop believing.

SoxSpeed22
09-20-2006, 10:44 PM
We've got ways to go, but I got Bulls season to look forward to, as well as the NFL.
My first suggestion is get somebody who can hit a freakin' change up.

Myrtle72
09-20-2006, 10:45 PM
We've got ways to go, but I got Bulls season to look forward to, as well as the NFL.

Hey, the Bears are awesome right now.

My roommate is a Carolina fan, and well, he's got nothing on me at this point. :D:

peeonwrigley
09-20-2006, 10:46 PM
I'll take JD over Maggs any day and twice on Sunday.


I would, too, I just find it maddening that those 2 killed us this past week in a season that many (myself included) compare to 2004.

Lip Man 1
09-20-2006, 10:47 PM
JB:

Maybe but Kenny's never been afraid to take a risk or go after a big name. It all depends on Ichiro and his representation. If they make it official what has been reported at times in print, this off season, then the Mariners will have no choice but to deal him knowing he's going to leave anyway after 2007.

If that happens why not the White Sox? Trade half the farm system if you have to.

Lip

SoxSpeed22
09-20-2006, 10:47 PM
Hey, the Bears are awesome right now.

My roommate is a Carolina fan, and well, he's got nothing on me at this point. :D:I got the Bears to watch, the Falcons are doing good things to. I still gotta wait for the Broncos and the Skins to turn it around

0o0o0
09-20-2006, 10:48 PM
Why did anyone expect anything different? Textbook second-half 2006 White Sox.

Exactly. I almost dread those games where they do everything right cause you know what's coming next. :rolleyes:

peeonwrigley
09-20-2006, 10:50 PM
For all you waiting to see Fields, Sweeney, and Owens, please don't get your hopes up.

Fields is another power/pull hitter without a position to play yet.

Owens has great speed (I think) but cant get on base (check his minor league stats). Reminds me of 2004 and 2006 Podsednik.

Sweeney, well I'm not sure what to make of him but he appears to be a left handed Brian Anderson (ouch).

I believe the little guys this year (Pods, Uribe, Iguchi, etc) felt left out as all the love and media talk was directed at Thome-Dye-Konerko. I dont think they ever felt important to the team like last year, thus resulting in average play. Last year it was Pods and Rowand and Tad getting all the love for Ozzie ball. Man this team missed Aaron Rowand more then we all can imagine.

Oh, and I love Jermaine Dye, but as soon as he was moved into the three hole and began getting all the National attention..what has he done???

Remember Mauer and Morneau have hit all year, but it was only when their Pirannahs came to life did the team start winning. THink about it.

The bold parts were interesting, but discredited by the rest of your post.

Palehose13
09-20-2006, 10:51 PM
Why did anyone expect anything different? Textbook second-half 2006 White Sox.

Cause I hate textbooks.

cheezheadsoxfan
09-20-2006, 10:53 PM
Try being a Packer fan and an Illini fan - i'll be lucky is I see 2 wins all football season long....

I'm just watching for Brett's last season. Yeah it'll be grim. But I can start looking forward to the 2007 World Champion White Sox, dammit!

whitesoxfan
09-20-2006, 10:53 PM
Try being a Packer fan and an Illini fan - i'll be lucky is I see 2 wins all football season long....

Great thing about being at SIU...even though we are I-AA, at least we are competitive, and hey, we beat a Big 10 team last week!

I can't wait for the Winter Meetings and Free Agency to begin...

The Dude
09-20-2006, 10:54 PM
Try being a Packer fan and an Illini fan - i'll be lucky is I see 2 wins all football season long....

Good to hear because you shouldnt see a win the rest of the year!

For the record, I hate GB and IL!!!

dcb56
09-20-2006, 10:54 PM
Just got back from tonight's brutal affair, all I've got to say is GO BEARS!!!!

The only thing that really gave me hope was later on during the game when I saw "CLEVELAND INDIANS/APRIL 2, 2007/OPENING DAY" scroll across the out of town scoreboard. It certainly gave me hope for the future, plus anything that takes my mind off this disaster of a season is certainly welcome.

JB98
09-20-2006, 10:55 PM
JB:

Maybe but Kenny's never been afraid to take a risk or go after a big name. It all depends on Ichiro and his representation. If they make it official what has been reported at times in print, this off season, then the Mariners will have no choice but to deal him knowing he's going to leave anyway after 2007.

If that happens why not the White Sox? Trade half the farm system if you have to.

Lip

I have no doubt that KW would call and ask the Mariners what it would take. I just don't think Seattle would bite. Trading Ichiro would devastate their fan base. I've also read that Ichiro doesn't like the manager there; he's sick of the losing, and he might want out. Who knows?

And I would trade half the farm system to get Ichiro in a nanosecond. But right now, it's wishful thinking.

CHISOXFAN13
09-20-2006, 10:56 PM
I really hope we don't pull a Boston Red Sox and only be good for one year. :whiner:

Prior to this season, the Red Sox had been to the playoffs every year since 1995. We have never made consecutive appearances. I'd do anything to have my team go to the playoffs on a regular basis like that.

Edit: Just read on and saw what you meant. I understand what you are saying now.

bluestar
09-20-2006, 10:58 PM
This team looks completely burnt out. I watched them coming out of the dugout on to the field after they had scored their two runs (solo HR's of course, with Thome and PK doing nothing as the tying runs coming to the plate) and I swear they were almost CRAWLING...barely walking..much less running with any energy or aggressiveness. Their overall body language lloked like they just wanted the whole thing to be over.


I was only able to watch the game from the 4th inning on, and I thought they definitely looked burnt out on television. Even the ESPN announcers noticed it. After Guillen stole third in the 8th inning, they said the Tigers looked sharp and alert while the Sox looked flat and defeated.

This team has looked tired a lot this season. I know many have scoffed at the mention of fatigue (including Don Cooper at one point), but lately some of them sure have looked like they couldn't wait for the season to end.

0o0o0
09-20-2006, 10:58 PM
I believe the little guys this year (Pods, Uribe, Iguchi, etc) felt left out as all the love and media talk was directed at Thome-Dye-Konerko. I dont think they ever felt important to the team like last year, thus resulting in average play. Last year it was Pods and Rowand and Tad getting all the love for Ozzie ball. Man this team missed Aaron Rowand more then we all can imagine.

I don't understand the part in bold. How does feeling left out affect their ability to play baseball? Sounds like a poor excuse for just sucking. If anything, it should have motivated them to play better.

Myrtle72
09-20-2006, 10:59 PM
I'd do anything to have my team go to the playoffs on a regular basis like that.

I agree. I don't care how they get there, and I don't think I care too much what they do once they're there - as long as they're in the playoffs, I'm happy.

But then agian, that's just my personal opinion.

Myrtle72
09-20-2006, 11:00 PM
I don't understand the part in bold. How does feeling left out affect their ability to play baseball? Sounds like a poor excuse for just sucking. If anything, it should have motivated them to play better.

It may motivate some, but for others, it WILL result in average play. I agree with this statement. Anyway, you can't predict how this is going to affect any individual, everyone is different.

cheezheadsoxfan
09-20-2006, 11:01 PM
Then to add insult to injury, the Replica Trophy I bought on ebay comes today and it's wrapped in a ScumTimes sports section with Moronotti's column! Wait until they see their feedback!

Chicken Dinner
09-20-2006, 11:10 PM
Then to add insult to injury, the Replica Trophy I bought on ebay comes today and it's wrapped in a ScumTimes sports section with Moronotti's column! Wait until they see their feedback!

Sounds kind of funny to me. Must of came from a *** fan.

kitekrazy
09-20-2006, 11:12 PM
Does anyone else think its ironic that Frank and Magglio were key players in helping us clinch the loss?

It was the White Sox who were the key players in clinching the loss.

23Ventura
09-20-2006, 11:13 PM
Time for the WS DVD. I could watch it a million times, it never gets old.

cheezheadsoxfan
09-20-2006, 11:18 PM
Bring a parka. We will see the 30s tonight - the final day of summer.

How ****ing appropriate!:angry:

Myrtle72
09-20-2006, 11:19 PM
Time for the WS DVD. I could watch it a million times, it never gets old.

I don't know if I could watch anything WS 2005 right now. That would make me sad.

But hey, they had it all last year, its never too late to celebrate that.

Palehose Pete
09-20-2006, 11:20 PM
I definitely will break out the WS DVD and watch it during the playoffs this year. I know that I won't be alone in doing this.

kitekrazy
09-20-2006, 11:24 PM
This team has looked tired a lot this season. I know many have scoffed at the mention of fatigue (including Don Cooper at one point), but lately some of them sure have looked like they couldn't wait for the season to end.

Then they need to find a new line of work.

kitekrazy
09-20-2006, 11:27 PM
I don't understand the part in bold. How does feeling left out affect their ability to play baseball? Sounds like a poor excuse for just sucking. If anything, it should have motivated them to play better.

Everyone is trying to be the team shrink.

cheezheadsoxfan
09-20-2006, 11:29 PM
Sounds kind of funny to me. Must of came from a *** fan.

I am seriously going to email them and tell them it's probably not a good business practice.:smile:

kitekrazy
09-20-2006, 11:31 PM
I'd do anything to have my team go to the playoffs on a regular basis like that.


I think a lot of people in Atlanta don't see it that way. Close but no cigar is just as frustrating.

Myrtle72
09-20-2006, 11:39 PM
I think a lot of people in Atlanta don't see it that way. Close but no cigar is just as frustrating.

But isn't it better than being a Royals fan, or a TB fan, or an Orioles fan?

I think so.

BNLSox
09-21-2006, 12:03 AM
I definitely will break out the WS DVD and watch it during the playoffs this year. I know that I won't be alone in doing this.


I plan to watch it daily :P

BanditJimmy
09-21-2006, 12:40 AM
I can't believe Jeff Blum has a ring and Jim Thome still does not.


What a tragedy!

Sox-o-matic
09-21-2006, 12:53 AM
Thank God for these guys!

http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/kirk_hinrich.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/ben_gordon.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/andres_nocioni.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/ben_wallace.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/luol_deng.jpg

Just a month away now..........

WhiteSox1983
09-21-2006, 12:54 AM
I cant believe we are pretty much out of it.... :whiner:

chisoxmike
09-21-2006, 01:28 AM
Thank God for these guys!

http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/kirk_hinrich.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/ben_gordon.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/andres_nocioni.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/ben_wallace.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/luol_deng.jpg

Just a month away now..........

:supernana: :supernana: :supernana:

Grzegorz
09-21-2006, 04:44 AM
JB:

Maybe but Kenny's never been afraid to take a risk or go after a big name. It all depends on Ichiro and his representation. If they make it official what has been reported at times in print, this off season, then the Mariners will have no choice but to deal him knowing he's going to leave anyway after 2007.

If that happens why not the White Sox? Trade half the farm system if you have to.

Lip

Trade half the farm? No way...

Why mortgage the future for a one shot deal? Maybe this is the short term sting of missing the 2006 playoffs speaking? This organization will win by building the farm system AND making shrewd personnel moves.



Give me two or three guys who can hit .280 with 15-20 stolen bases each for the top and bottom of the lineup and unload one of the mack trucks in the middle.

Lip

Although I'd hate to see any one of them go, it would be the right move. How about discussing trades for Thome, Dye, & Konerko? Get some immediate talent to help at the major league level and some talent to re-stock the minors.

Garcia, Contreras, too. See what they can bring; asking doesn't necessarily mean that you're bound to deal them.

I want more than just 2005; I want to build the consistency that transforms a team from a one time wonder to a dynasty.

And whatever happens build a team that crushes the Twins (Santana) and the A's. I am tired of hearing how the White Sox are cursed; curses are for those losers on the north side of town.

Lastly, I'll wear my White Sox clothing with more pride this year than last; I am so happy with what they delivered last year.

I have the utmost confidence that KW will do what is needed to get this team back firing on all cylinders in 2007.

StockdaleForVeep
09-21-2006, 06:02 AM
Well, all we need now is to win 10 straight and have Minn. lose 3 of their next 8. Then we beat them in a 1 game playoff, taking 4 straight games from them in the process. I would put this in teal, but in my homer brain, I somehow think it is still possible, based on the misperception that we really can't be this bad, right?

Anyway, more of the same. I might settle for 90 wins at this point.

We dont "need" to win 10 straight, we simply need to win enough and the twins lose enough that we are 3 or less games behind them for the wc

Bobbo35
09-21-2006, 06:18 AM
Why did anyone expect anything different? Textbook second-half 2006 White Sox.
You ain't kidding!! Feast or famine

Bobbo35
09-21-2006, 06:29 AM
Agreed. Screw Maggs. We won the championship the year after we got rid of him and CLee.
Just as far as being an overall good guy Jermaine has maggs beat by a mile. As a player I love the fact that Jermaine is about the team, that is the reason why he came here. As far as maggs, your a jagbag.

Bobbo35
09-21-2006, 06:35 AM
Thank God for these guys!

http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/kirk_hinrich.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/ben_gordon.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/andres_nocioni.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/ben_wallace.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/luol_deng.jpg

Just a month away now..........

Thats a mighty good looking squad, the season is going to be great.

soxfanatlanta
09-21-2006, 07:24 AM
This team has looked tired a lot this season. I know many have scoffed at the mention of fatigue (including Don Cooper at one point), but lately some of them sure have looked like they couldn't wait for the season to end.

From a fatigue point, everybody is tired at this time of the season from the Twins, to the Royals. You suck it up and grind it out. Unfortunately, their season will end all too soon for me.

Baby Fisk
09-21-2006, 08:21 AM
Wild inconsistency is the story of the 2006 White Sox. One win, one loss, one win, two losses, two wins, one loss, one win, one loss, etc etc.

What were our longest winning and losing streaks of the season? There didn't seem to be any prolonged period of winning or losing. That spells mediocrity. Very disappointing.

batmanZoSo
09-21-2006, 08:26 AM
Wild inconsistency is the story of the 2006 White Sox. One win, one loss, one win, two losses, two wins, one loss, one win, one loss, etc etc.

What were our longest winning and losing streaks of the season? There didn't seem to be any prolonged period of winning or losing. That spells mediocrity. Very disappointing.

We won 9 in a row, longer than any streak we had in 05. I can't recall a monumental losing streak, just consistent mediocrity.

Hangar18
09-21-2006, 08:32 AM
I was at the game last nite, and some interesting things to report. My whole section BOOOED the SOX when they took the field in the 2nd inning.
There was a feeling of resignation in the crowd last nite ........... not good.

I went to the bathroom when McCarthy came in to pitch. I mentioned to a friend that he was going to put the game out of reach with a homer, when Farmer called .....a HR. We shook our heads, and the whole bathroom immediately pointed at a Tiger fan and started chanting "Bears, Da Bears".
pretty funny

Baby Fisk
09-21-2006, 08:33 AM
We won 9 in a row, longer than any streak we had in 05.
What kind of talk is that? I don't believe you!

35th&Shields
09-21-2006, 08:34 AM
Does anyone else think its ironic that Frank and Magglio were key players in helping us clinch the loss?

I think that two former White Sox players being the key players to beat the current (and supposedly better) White Sox is the very definition of irony.

batmanZoSo
09-21-2006, 08:50 AM
What kind of talk is that? I don't believe you!

Observe (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=cws&m=6&y=2006)

June 15-24. And it ended with the Iguchi grand slam game against Houston, which we lost in extra innings. If we'd won that game (and I still don't know how we managed to lose that one), we won our next two and it would've been a dozen in a row. In '05, we never won more than 8 in a row, however we did it four times, including when it really counted.

Baby Fisk
09-21-2006, 08:54 AM
Observe (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=cws&m=6&y=2006)

June 15-24. And it ended with the Iguchi grand slam game against Houston, which we lost in extra innings. If we'd won that game (and I still don't know how we managed to lose that one), we won our next two and it would've been a dozen in a row. In '05, we never won more than 8 in a row, however we did it four times, including when it really counted.
Damn, that St. Louis series was sweet as hell.

itsnotrequired
09-21-2006, 09:20 AM
The seats I was in were sweet, the game was not.

Sig update time...

HerzogVon
09-21-2006, 09:25 AM
Didn't stick around long enough to see all of Crede's DPs. What I did see was our "inning"; two solo HRs sandwhiched around an out, followed by Thome's K ~ saw that one coming six blocks down the street ~ and Konerko's ( nearly ) patented grounder to the left side. That was the second half of the season in a nutshell. :mad:

So, all this team needs is some fine tuning, right? It's all the pitching's fault, right? Simply re-solidify the rotation and plug some holes in the bullpen and we'll be just dandy, right?

WRONG!!! Unless you are ready for a 2007 rerun of 2006's second half - and possibly worse - you had better hope that KW finds some speed again, and gives up on the Thome / Konerko axis. Reliance on slugging is KILLING us! No matter how much the pitching is improved, the bases empty homers will not get it done. Strike outs and double plays...we'll be seeing them in our nightmares all winter.

{ So, where is the icon for acute, suicidal, alcoholic depression? } :gulp: :gulp: :gulp: :gulp: :gulp: :gulp: :gulp: :gulp: Only 2 more to go...

spiffie
09-21-2006, 09:31 AM
The bold parts were interesting, but discredited by the rest of your post.

For all you waiting to see Fields, Sweeney, and Owens, please don't get your hopes up.

Fields is another power/pull hitter without a position to play yet.

Owens has great speed (I think) but cant get on base (check his minor league stats). Reminds me of 2004 and 2006 Podsednik.

Sweeney, well I'm not sure what to make of him but he appears to be a left handed Brian Anderson (ouch).

I believe the little guys this year (Pods, Uribe, Iguchi, etc) felt left out as all the love and media talk was directed at Thome-Dye-Konerko. I dont think they ever felt important to the team like last year, thus resulting in average play. Last year it was Pods and Rowand and Tad getting all the love for Ozzie ball. Man this team missed Aaron Rowand more then we all can imagine.

Oh, and I love Jermaine Dye, but as soon as he was moved into the three hole and began getting all the National attention..what has he done???

Remember Mauer and Morneau have hit all year, but it was only when their Pirannahs came to life did the team start winning. THink about it.

No, the bolded parts are not interesting either. They're the same ridiculous grasping bull**** that people who keep looking for the magic fairy dust to sprinkle on a team and make it a winner always point to. Because it's much easier to blame things like that, which avoid really blaming anyone on the team we root for. So we can say the problem was Podsednik didn't get enough attention, yet somehow simultaneously blame Dyes slump on getting too much attention. Someone can say the Twins got good when the little guys hit, when anyone who actually looks at them will see its when their pitching stopped being crappy. And of course the obligatory Rowand reference to put a cherry on the **** sundae.

This team lost because it couldn't pitch for most of the season, and half the team couldn't get on base to save their souls, and because the last month of the season saw a couple of guys go into (possibly injury-caused) horrible slumps, and the overall team defense was not nearly as sharp as last year. Not because Aaron Rowand wasn't around to pump people up. Not because we missed Carl Everett bitching about his spot in the batting order and denouncing dinosaurs. Not because Tadahito Iguchi was jealous of the home run hitters. Not because Ozzie stopped calling people "****". And if ANY of that were the case, I want anyone who is that fragile and that totally incapable of being professional of this damn team immediately. Don't even wait until the end of the season, DFA them right now to send a message.

Shift
09-21-2006, 09:58 AM
"Look on the bright side: You only have to look at this garbage for 10 more games."

No I don't.

batmanZoSo
09-21-2006, 10:01 AM
Damn, that St. Louis series was sweet as hell.

Yeah it was. Like I contended, the high point of the season, and at the time it looked like a WS matchup. Even at the break, Gammons said Sox/Cards.

INSox56
09-21-2006, 10:15 AM
boy am I cold....I can't wait to feel that HOT STOVE.

I froth at the mouth thinking about getting some more speed (Ichiro, Freel) and possibly rid of watching Uribe's INSANELY inconsistent hitting

The Dude
09-21-2006, 11:07 AM
Thank God for these guys!

http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/kirk_hinrich.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/ben_gordon.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/andres_nocioni.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/ben_wallace.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/luol_deng.jpg

Just a month away now..........

It sucks that I'm not an NBA fan i guess.:dunno:

soxfanatlanta
09-21-2006, 11:11 AM
It sucks that I'm not an NBA fan i guess.:dunno:


There is always curling.

:wink:

SoxSpeed22
09-21-2006, 11:39 AM
Thank God for these guys!

http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/kirk_hinrich.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/ben_gordon.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/andres_nocioni.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/ben_wallace.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/luol_deng.jpg

Just a month away now..........Ain't we forgetting some people...
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/thabo_sefolosha.jpg Thabo will be starting at some point of the season.
and
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/pj_brown.jpg Yeah, he's on his last legs, but Brown should give good minutes.
and coming soon...
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/tyrus_thomas.jpg

SoxSpeed22
09-21-2006, 11:41 AM
I can't believe Jeff Blum has a ring and Jim Thome still does not.Hey, Blum earned it with his game 3 homer! :redneck

palehozenychicty
09-21-2006, 11:41 AM
Ain't we forgetting some people...
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/thabo_sefolosha.jpg Thabo will be starting at some point of the season.
and
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/pj_brown.jpg Yeah, he's on his last legs, but Brown should give good minutes.
and coming soon...
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/tyrus_thomas.jpg

Grinder basketball at its finest!

JB98
09-21-2006, 12:08 PM
No, the bolded parts are not interesting either. They're the same ridiculous grasping bull**** that people who keep looking for the magic fairy dust to sprinkle on a team and make it a winner always point to. Because it's much easier to blame things like that, which avoid really blaming anyone on the team we root for. So we can say the problem was Podsednik didn't get enough attention, yet somehow simultaneously blame Dyes slump on getting too much attention. Someone can say the Twins got good when the little guys hit, when anyone who actually looks at them will see its when their pitching stopped being crappy. And of course the obligatory Rowand reference to put a cherry on the **** sundae.

This team lost because it couldn't pitch for most of the season, and half the team couldn't get on base to save their souls, and because the last month of the season saw a couple of guys go into (possibly injury-caused) horrible slumps, and the overall team defense was not nearly as sharp as last year. Not because Aaron Rowand wasn't around to pump people up. Not because we missed Carl Everett bitching about his spot in the batting order and denouncing dinosaurs. Not because Tadahito Iguchi was jealous of the home run hitters. Not because Ozzie stopped calling people "****". And if ANY of that were the case, I want anyone who is that fragile and that totally incapable of being professional of this damn team immediately. Don't even wait until the end of the season, DFA them right now to send a message.

ROTFLMAO. I totally agree with you, Spiffie, and I'm thoroughly enjoying the smart-ass tone you are taking with the romantic types who want to sprinkle pixie dust on the infield.

In Chicago, I think we put too much stock in the notion that chemistry wins games. Chemistry is a byproduct of winning, not the other way around. In reality, talent and execution win games.

2005 Sox: Talent + execution = World Series champions
2006 Sox: Even more talent + not nearly enough execution = no playoffs

pauliemyhero14
09-21-2006, 03:35 PM
i am surprised that the sox have fallen off so far but i sorta didnt expect them to make the playoffs again or if they did get knocked out early. the sox have never been to the playoffs in back to back years ever in their history(so the new curse is the curse of back to back playoffs apperances).

I have come up with a therory that the bulls and whitesox are starting to use. in 2005 the sox won the world series. the sox have off year and then the bulls in 2006 win eastern conference and maybe nba championship. then in 2007 sox win al pennant and most likely world series, then bulls have off year. then in 2008 sox have a year like this and the bulls have another great year in 2008. this will just keep on hapening. ( it most likely wont happen but that would be sweet. i am not trying to get greedy about the bulls or sox winning it every year, which is everyones dreams to happen, but the bulls i believe will help me get over the sox dissapointing season by having a fantastic season.)








IN KENNY, JERRY, AND JOHN WE TRUST TO BRING CHAMPIONSHIPS TO CHICAGO!!:supernana:

spiffie
09-21-2006, 03:45 PM
Ain't we forgetting some people...

and coming soon...
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/tyrus_thomas.jpg
Just watch. He WILL be the Rookie of the Year. Tyrus Thomas is a freak of nature, and before the year is done he will be a major player in our run to the NBA Finals.

Hangar18
09-21-2006, 04:41 PM
Probably the ultimate irony, but fait accompli, a tip of the cap to 'em, they did their jobs.


Karma is a funny funny thing. that said, heres to Maggs getting eliminated in the 1st round