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DumpJerry
02-05-2007, 07:09 AM
Back to the Grind

Reads the full page ad in today's paper with the '07 schedule.

Love it Brooks!

hose
02-05-2007, 07:34 AM
I'm not buying any newspapers today.:mad:

caulfield12
02-05-2007, 08:18 AM
Back to the Grind

Reads the full page ad in today's paper with the '07 schedule.

Love it Brooks!

Does it self-destruct like in Mission Impossible?

skottyj242
02-05-2007, 08:59 AM
Back to the Grind

Reads the full page ad in today's paper with the '07 schedule.

Love it Brooks!

What paper? I didn't see it in the Sun-Times.

Viva Medias B's
02-05-2007, 10:15 AM
What paper? I didn't see it in the Sun-Times.

It's in the latter pages of the Bears wrap around section.

Thome25
02-05-2007, 10:25 AM
what does it say? I'm out-of-state so I can't get the Sun-Times

viagracat
02-05-2007, 10:51 AM
"We're on a mission from Guillen"

"Back to the Grind"

And a schedule.

PS: the ad was also in the Tribune.

cheeses_h_rice
02-05-2007, 11:22 AM
Is there some special "hidden" meaning to "Back to the grind"?

:?:

If not, that's a pretty lame tagline.

FedEx227
02-05-2007, 11:23 AM
It does sound like a dance-club special.


This Saturday only... BAAAAAAAACK TO THE GRIND!

DJ MAC WILL BE ON THE BOARDS ALLLL NIGHT!

sox1970
02-05-2007, 11:41 AM
Is there some special "hidden" meaning to "Back to the grind"?

:?:

If not, that's a pretty lame tagline.

Personally, I think the grinder ball thing has run its course. Bad tagline, in my opinion. How about, "Transition Year Fever--Catch It!"

skottyj242
02-05-2007, 12:29 PM
It's in the latter pages of the Bears wrap around section.

I didn't look at that section, just the regular paper. I left it in my office, I will have to check it out later.

cheeses_h_rice
02-05-2007, 12:45 PM
Personally, I think the grinder ball thing has run its course. Bad tagline, in my opinion. How about, "Transition Year Fever--Catch It!"

With apologies to D. Letterman..."The 2007 Chicago White Sox -- Try Our Thick, Creamy Milkshakes."

Martinigirl
02-05-2007, 04:49 PM
Is there some special "hidden" meaning to "Back to the grind"?

:?:


I think it refers back to the "Grinder Rules" tagline.

DumpJerry
02-05-2007, 05:19 PM
Is there some special "hidden" meaning to "Back to the grind"?

:?:

If not, that's a pretty lame tagline.
It means Aaron Rowand will be back.

I took it to mean that the Sox will get back to the basic fundamentals which they used in '05, but got away from in '06. The typeface used was the old fashioned baseball style like on the Brooklyn Dodgers logo.

sox1970
02-05-2007, 05:23 PM
With apologies to D. Letterman..."The 2007 Chicago White Sox -- Try Our Thick, Creamy Milkshakes."

Nice.

Brian26
02-05-2007, 07:56 PM
I think it refers back to the "Grinder Rules" tagline.

Right. I just saw that in the paper and thought it was clever.

SBSoxFan
02-06-2007, 09:00 AM
I think it refers back to the "Grinder Rules" tagline.

And the "mission" part is certainly a shout out to The Blues Brothers.

DumpJerry
02-06-2007, 09:44 AM
And the "mission" part is certainly a shout out to The Blues Brothers.
.........and the 1985 Bears.

esbrechtel
02-06-2007, 10:34 AM
I cant wait to see the commercial with the floating nun....:redneck

minutia
02-06-2007, 02:52 PM
I have it hanging in my cube for all of the Cub fans in my office to see.

chisoxmike
02-06-2007, 03:15 PM
How about; "We're on a mission for consistant pitching from our starters and bullpen." How's that for our mission eh boys?

chisoxmike
02-06-2007, 03:19 PM
So by now most of us has seen the new motto for 2007, "We're on a mission from Guillen."

What would your "mission" be?

SOXSINCE'70
02-06-2007, 08:43 PM
What would your "mission" be?

To make the "mediots" in this city realise that
there was a World Series champion in 2005.

Talk about "Mission:Impossible".:roflmao: :roflmao:
(the TV show,not the movie).

chisoxmike
02-07-2007, 02:28 PM
Saw another new ad today in the Sun-Times. It says "We still have 9 more ring fingers." I like it, but, I think it should say we have 7 more ring fingers. The Sox are one of the few teams that celebrate their history...I understand that 1906 and 1917 were ages ago, but why ignore them and make it seem like we've only won one championship. I had fans of opposing teams last year telling me to "win more than one title then talk to us." Namely they were uninformed,dumb Minnesota fans, but still...

SCarolina_Ron
02-07-2007, 05:20 PM
Any way for us out-of-towners to see (or ideally get) these pages?

Thanks in advance

downstairs
02-08-2007, 09:48 AM
Any way for us out-of-towners to see (or ideally get) these pages?

Thanks in advance

There are websites that catalog full newspapers- but they're really expensive.

Also, your local library should have major city newspapers, shouldn't they? In fact, shouldn't your local borders or other bookstore have your typical NY Times, Trib, and the like to buy daily? I don't know- I think they do here in NOLA... though the last thing I really think of buying down here is a freakin' Chicago Tribune :cool: .

Beyond that, ask someone to scan it...

skottyj242
02-08-2007, 10:18 AM
Saw another new ad today in the Sun-Times. It says "We still have 9 more ring fingers." I like it, but, I think it should say we have 7 more ring fingers. The Sox are one of the few teams that celebrate their history...I understand that 1906 and 1917 were ages ago, but why ignore them and make it seem like we've only won one championship. I had fans of opposing teams last year telling me to "win more than one title then talk to us." Namely they were uninformed,dumb Minnesota fans, but still...

Who in the organization has more than one ring on their finger from the Sox? I think that's what they're goign for Mike.

chisoxmike
02-08-2007, 11:51 AM
Who in the organization has more than one ring on their finger from the Sox? I think that's what they're goign for Mike.

Ah yes, I see the light now.

credeistheman
02-08-2007, 01:52 PM
Personally, I think the grinder ball thing has run its course. Bad tagline, in my opinion. How about, "Transition Year Fever--Catch It!"

i like it. no teal.

buckweaversglove
02-08-2007, 02:47 PM
Gotta say that, unlike most things touched by Brooks and his staff, this doesn't work for me. I get the "Grinder Rules" connection, but "Back to the Grind" connotes an image of blue collar laborers working in a mine or a factory. With the amount of money being made (and charged) and the pampered treatment of today's major league players, it's a huge stretch for me to think this slogan is smart and effectual...not unlike all the war analogies to pro football while we actually have soldiers fighting and being killed in a real war. In short, I get the slogan, but I think it's up to a marketing team to think of it from all angles. If I worked in a factory or other labor-intensive job, I'd be offended at the team's use of this analogy while, in truth, living first-class lifestyles on upper echelon salaries.

digdagdug23
02-08-2007, 03:17 PM
Gotta say that, unlike most things touched by Brooks and his staff, this doesn't work for me. I get the "Grinder Rules" connection, but "Back to the Grind" connotes an image of blue collar laborers working in a mine or a factory. With the amount of money being made (and charged) and the pampered treatment of today's major league players, it's a huge stretch for me to think this slogan is smart and effectual...not unlike all the war analogies to pro football while we actually have soldiers fighting and being killed in a real war. In short, I get the slogan, but I think it's up to a marketing team to think of it from all angles. If I worked in a factory or other labor-intensive job, I'd be offended at the team's use of this analogy while, in truth, living first-class lifestyles on upper echelon salaries.

You know, that might be part of the implied meaning. No matter how much money the players are making, the Sox have always been seen as the 'working man's team' always grinding it out. I think it is meant to have dual meanings, on a symbolist level.

I like it.

buckweaversglove
02-08-2007, 05:39 PM
I get that. I'm sure that's what is behind it. But the reason it doesn't work for me is that going back to the grind is, in my eyes, heading back to backbreaking work for usually low wages. These guys are paid king's ransoms for playing a game.

Off my own high horse...I pay for it; I don't blame them for being paid well; I expect them to work hard at it. I guess just don't like it being compared to the real grind of some people's work lives...people who find it difficult to make ends meet. If these people make up a large part of the White Sox fan base (and I agree that they probably do), I think they'll look at that ad and say, "Back to the grind my a**! Let these prima donas come do my job."

Seeing Brooks in action these past few years, he may well make this into a campaign to show the real "back to the grind" fans out there. It wouldn't surprise me one bit. I just think current major league ballplayers don't go "back to the grind" as I see it. That said, a return to Ozzieball/grinderball in '07 will make all our summers' much, much more enjoyable.

digdagdug23
02-08-2007, 06:21 PM
I actually like what it implies. Back to the grind, the things you need to do to be successful, ALL of them. Even if it is for appearances only, the thing I always liked about this team, even before they won the WS in '05, was that it was always a bunch of guys, going out and playing ball, day in, day out, no real big names hogging the spotlight. Sure we had our share of bad seeds, but the image has always been cast for this team as the 'blue collar' team in Chicago.

I am not paid chump change for the job I do, but at times it is a real grind. I see this in the same light. Grinding it out to get the job done, and done right pays dividends in the long run. It has more to do with your work ethic than your work salary.

They are ALL paid a mighty big check for playing a game, not just our boys. I don't fault them for it; if I had the talent, I would be out there, too. I don't think anyone is trying to imply that the players are on the same page salary wise, but as far as work ethic goes, I would say it is comparable.

Here's the thing, could the Yankees get away with a statement like this? No. They are more of a high-brow team, big money, big salaries, big egos, from the top right on down. Compare Reinsdorf to Steinbrenner, I would say Reinsdorf is more of a 'nose to the grindstone' as far as image goes. Can you say the same for Steinbrenner? Hell, half of New Yawk would rather string him from the tallest building.

UserNameBlank
02-08-2007, 10:16 PM
Gotta say that, unlike most things touched by Brooks and his staff, this doesn't work for me. I get the "Grinder Rules" connection, but "Back to the Grind" connotes an image of blue collar laborers working in a mine or a factory. With the amount of money being made (and charged) and the pampered treatment of today's major league players, it's a huge stretch for me to think this slogan is smart and effectual...not unlike all the war analogies to pro football while we actually have soldiers fighting and being killed in a real war. In short, I get the slogan, but I think it's up to a marketing team to think of it from all angles. If I worked in a factory or other labor-intensive job, I'd be offended at the team's use of this analogy while, in truth, living first-class lifestyles on upper echelon salaries.

Umm, why do you get that image? Grind to me, at least in professional sports, means give it your all. Battle. Play tough. Even if you wanted to attribute that word to the blue-collar workforce, wouldn't those be positive qualities anyway?

It's not like the Sox picked a slogan like "The '07 Sox: Scrubbing dirty floors for The Man."

buckweaversglove
02-09-2007, 07:50 AM
Fair replies, all. It's just how this hits me. The grinder rules were fine by me...they put a baseball/organizational twist on it. But the whole phrase "back to the grind" to me reads like it's a chore for them to work hard. As a fan who pays a lot to be a follower of this team, I don't want to hear about it being a chore, I want to hear about it being a privilege. An analogy...do you want your diner waitress coming and complaining about what a pain her boss is, how she's underpaid and how people don't treat her well? Hell no. You want her to pour your coffee, serve your food hot and do it with a pleasant attitude. Enough on this from me. I think I've made my point; the phrase doesn't ring well in my ears. May it be the worst thing that happens to me this week. Best to all.

UserNameBlank
02-09-2007, 01:15 PM
Fair replies, all. It's just how this hits me. The grinder rules were fine by me...they put a baseball/organizational twist on it. But the whole phrase "back to the grind" to me reads like it's a chore for them to work hard. As a fan who pays a lot to be a follower of this team, I don't want to hear about it being a chore, I want to hear about it being a privilege. An analogy...do you want your diner waitress coming and complaining about what a pain her boss is, how she's underpaid and how people don't treat her well? Hell no. You want her to pour your coffee, serve your food hot and do it with a pleasant attitude. Enough on this from me. I think I've made my point; the phrase doesn't ring well in my ears. May it be the worst thing that happens to me this week. Best to all.

I see what you're saying but you also have to remember that people always refer to the MLB 162 game schedule as a grind. You hear this from players, coaches, columnists, reporters, etc. all the time during the season, and I'm sure it isn't meant to have anything to do with real blue collar workers. The basic idea behind the "grind" in baseball has been the difficulty for players to battle slumps and small, nagging injuries for a whole season without any significant time off.