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tony1972
06-25-2007, 11:41 AM
I have about 5 games left...

Chicken Dinner
06-25-2007, 12:09 PM
I agree, it's that bad.

UserNameBlank
06-25-2007, 12:19 PM
I like the suit and tie baghead look. It kind of says "I'm ashamed yet not embarrassed."

HotelWhiteSox
06-25-2007, 01:51 PM
:anon:

- Yes - send a message to the team and management or poke fun at ourselves

- No - stupid, everyone knows the situation, it is what is, why give the media and others ammo to make fun of you and the situation

bryPt
06-25-2007, 01:52 PM
I think not showing up would make a stronger point. I believe it hit home a few years ago and we ended up winning the WS.

ilsox7
06-25-2007, 01:54 PM
:anon:

- Yes - send a message to the team and management or poke fun at ourselves

- No - stupid, everyone knows the situation, it is what is, why give the media and others ammo to make fun of you and the situation

No.

ND_Sox_Fan
06-25-2007, 01:54 PM
I wore my Bears #72 Fridge jersey to both games this weekend.

chisoxfanatic
06-25-2007, 01:58 PM
:anon:

- Yes - send a message to the team and management or poke fun at ourselves

- No - stupid, everyone knows the situation, it is what is, why give the media and others ammo to make fun of you and the situation

I've yet to wear a paper bag at a Blackhawks game, let alone a Sox game! They won the World Series for us less than two years ago. I'm giving them a break, and I personally don't want to make an idiot of myself, which is the only thing that would do.

soxfan1983
06-25-2007, 01:59 PM
i was at the game yesterday and some girl in section 151 was wearing one. she looked so dumb but hey... so does this team.

but paper bags arent the answer here

chisoxfanatic
06-25-2007, 02:01 PM
I wore my Bears #72 Fridge jersey to both games this weekend.
I wore my Blackhawks red Martin Havlat sweater to Friday's game (draft party that night) and got a few positive remarks, even from Cub fans!

Risk
06-25-2007, 02:02 PM
Negative.

Risk

Noneck
06-25-2007, 02:03 PM
I think not showing up would make a stronger point. I believe it hit home a few years ago and we ended up winning the WS.

You mean, Not buying walk up tics because you should go to games you've already purchased or let someone else go. But the key will be not renewing season tics or buying advance tics next year for the upper heaven. They have to realize crap seats are only sold if you produce a winner.

The Racehorse
06-25-2007, 02:06 PM
Hell No... we're not the freaking 'Aints. :mad:

The Racehorse
06-25-2007, 02:12 PM
:ozzie
"Pssshhh, please"

thepaulbowski
06-25-2007, 02:12 PM
No.

tebman
06-25-2007, 02:22 PM
No. It's a sight gag that works once. It's been done, and it's old. A sense of humor will help get us through this, but new jokes are called for.

WizardsofOzzie
06-25-2007, 02:24 PM
i was at the game yesterday and some girl in section 151 was wearing one. she looked so dumb but hey... so does this team.

but paper bags arent the answer here
Maybe she was just ugly :redneck

Mr.1Dog
06-25-2007, 02:27 PM
Hell no.

DumpJerry
06-25-2007, 02:31 PM
Sheesh. You'd think people never went through a bad season. Did not wear bags in the '70's, won't now.

Jerome
06-25-2007, 02:34 PM
no, it's just trashy

Jerko
06-25-2007, 02:35 PM
Whoever wears a bag should be taken behind the

http://www.davebudd.org.uk/sheds/jpgs/woodshed.jpg

Irishsox1
06-25-2007, 02:47 PM
Were White Sox fans actually wearing bags? Someone should have interviewed them or questioned them. For all I know, they are Tribune employees sent in to embarrass the Sox. Bags over the head is for Northwestern Football circa 1984 or Cubs baseball, every year.

Yes, this Sox team has the fewest wins in major league baseball, but they won the World Series two years ago and won 90 games last year. It's a little early for the bag heads.

Law11
06-25-2007, 02:47 PM
If youre that embarrased to be a sox fan dont go or better yet dont come back..

Jerko
06-25-2007, 02:48 PM
If youre that embarrased to be a sox fan dont go or better yet dont come back..

I agree. The baghead had the jersey on in full view. If you're gonna brown bag it, don't wear the duds.

soxfan13
06-25-2007, 02:52 PM
If youre that embarrased to be a sox fan dont go or better yet dont come back..

I agree. The baghead had the jersey on in full view. If you're gonna brown bag it, don't wear the duds.

Why? If someone wants to have fun(to each their own) and show his or her's displeasure with the team let them do it. Personally I wouldnt do it but again its thats person's perogative to show their displeasure anyway that they chose to. Why does it make them less of a Sox fan?

Martinigirl
06-25-2007, 03:03 PM
What positive purpose would that possibly serve? Do you think the management, and most of all the players, don't already know that we suck? Do you think having their own fans mock them is going to help matters? Irregardless of how bad the record is, I truly don't believe the vast majority of our players are *******s who don't care. They remember 2005 just as much as we do, and I sure they aren't thrilled about this season either. They don't deserve that slap in the face.

Law11
06-25-2007, 03:09 PM
Why? If someone wants to have fun(to each their own) and show his or her's displeasure with the team let them do it. Personally I wouldnt do it but again its thats person's perogative to show their displeasure anyway that they chose to. Why does it make them less of a Sox fan?

Because it makes you look like you dont want to bee seen as a sox fan. The whole point of the bag is to hide your face. if youre that embarrased to be seen than dont come.

PKalltheway
06-25-2007, 03:34 PM
if youre that embarrased to be seen than dont come.
Exactly. They won the World Series 2 ****ing years ago. If you don't want people to know you're a Sox fan, then get the hell off of the bandwagon.

skottyj242
06-25-2007, 03:39 PM
Exactly. They won the World Series 2 ****ing years ago. If you don't want people to know you're a Sox fan, then get the hell off of the bandwagon.

So how long is that going to be the answer? The one thing that winning the World Series did for me was want more, it's like that first hit of smack, you crave it. I have bought my tickets and I can wear what ever the hell I want to in the park. I have been thinking about a plastic bag though. :D: The losing is going to start the theme nights a lot sooner this year though. When is Super Hero Sidekick night?

jabrch
06-25-2007, 04:17 PM
I sat right behind the guy who was wearing a bag just behind the visitors dugout. He lost a bet to his cub fan friends. He was a diehard fan also in pain...but he had a bet to pay off.

I have no problem with bags. The bag says, "I am ashamed with how bad you are playing". That's the same thing Guillen said. The players surely feel that way. The bag is the fans way to express it. It's no different than booing. In fact, I like it more than booing.

The big expression won't be the bag, but will be the renewal rates this fall. Brooks and company are in for some pretty bad news when people speak with their wallets.

miker
06-25-2007, 04:22 PM
Absolutely not! This may be a shameful team to watch, but I will never be ashamed of being a Sox fan!

(Lots of alcohol helps too.) :gulp:

Law11
06-25-2007, 04:28 PM
The bag says, "I am ashamed with how bad you are playing".

See this is where I disagree. A bag on your head is for what purpose..
To hide your face.. Why because you dont want to been seen at the game.

I'll just agree to disagree here.

in reality it is a sign of disgust much in the way we boo the play on the field.
I just disagree at what the whole point of a bag on the head is saying.

jabrch
06-25-2007, 04:43 PM
See this is where I disagree. A bag on your head is for what purpose..
To hide your face.. Why because you dont want to been seen at the game.

I'll just agree to disagree here.

in reality it is a sign of disgust much in the way we boo the play on the field.
I just disagree at what the whole point of a bag on the head is saying.

I don't believe anyone wears a bag so that they can still go to games without being noticed. That would imply that people watch fans and judge them based on that. The message is far more symbolic. Nobody who goes to games should care what other people think of them for being a fan of any team.

People wear a bag as a symbol of disgust. It's not for the function the bag performs (shielding them for being seen); rather it is for the message it sends (this play is shameful)

cws05champ
06-25-2007, 04:52 PM
No....it's a disgrace! It should be reserved for franchises that are continually bad and do not show the fan base that it cares enough to put a quality product on the field. While our play this year has been really bad and hard to watch, KW and mangement has made moves over the last 5-6 years to show that they are trying to win(although the ultimate results wern't always there).....plus when was the last time the Sox were really bad? If this type of play would continue for several years with no hope in sight, then I could see these tactics. But we just had back to back 90+ win seasons and a World series title, *****! If you don't want to be seen as a Sox fan, throw away or donate your Sox gear and don't show up.

I beleive that they will try to get back to contention within 2 years if at all possible, and I will be there every step of the way...even it's some painful times in between. Why? Because I'm a Sox fan, always have been, always will be...and I'm not ashamed for anyone to know it! All you can do is say we are having a rough time and look forward to better times.

WhiteSox5187
06-25-2007, 04:53 PM
No...I'm just not going to set aside huge chunks of time to watch the Sox anymore. I'll still go to games, but it won't be the same. It'll be to laugh at how bad we are right now. And pray that maybe we can come off with a win.

TDog
06-25-2007, 04:54 PM
I wore my White Sox cap all time during their 106-loss season. I wasn't happy with how they were playing, but they were still my team. Why would I wear a paper bag, as if I were a child molestor who didn't want to have his picture appear on television because of the shame it could bring me and my family? I am not ashamed of being a White Sox fan. There is no need to send a message to a management that has increased payroll since winning the World Series two years ago. It's not as if they haven't won a World Series in almost a century. If I were close to Chicago, I would buy walk-up tickets for games later in this season because the Sox are my team.

The only message I see by the paper bags is an admission that it's wrong to be a Sox fan.

jabrch
06-25-2007, 04:57 PM
The only message I see by the paper bags is an admission that it's wrong to be a Sox fan.

Ask anyone wearing one - I doubt that's what they will say. The guy wearing it over the 1B dugout on Sunday CLEARLY wasn't trying to send that message. Nor would I imagine anyone else does.

Next time I am out there, if I see a bagger, I'll check and report back.

"What message is your bag sending?"

southside rocks
06-25-2007, 05:01 PM
No.

Maybe some of the players should consider wearing them, though.

KingXerxes
06-25-2007, 05:03 PM
Absolutely NO bag wearing! For God's sake this team is a year and a half away from a World Championship.

They need a centerfielder, a shortstop and a couple of relief pitchers. They also need to get healthy.

I will admit that I think they should sign Garland and Buehrle to new deals, but I'm not sure if they plan on going that direction. Look, before the first series against the Cubs, they were at .500 or so - they've gotten some bad luck with injuries, and over estimated their bullpen. While the guys they've brought up from the minors haven't set the world on fire, they still have a good core of guys to rebuild around (like a starting staff).

hose
06-25-2007, 05:03 PM
Not Today
not Tomorrow
not Next Week
not Next Month
not Next Year

NEVER WILL I WEAR A BAG OVER MY HEAD!!!!!!!!

roadrunner
06-25-2007, 05:05 PM
paper bag on a person's head only signifies that there's a douchebag inside

Cellview22
06-25-2007, 05:09 PM
paper bag on a person's head only signifies that there's a douchebag inside

:lol: ^^ Post of the Week!

JB98
06-25-2007, 05:28 PM
No. If I'm unhappy with the direction of the organization, I'll be disguised as an empty seat.

But I'm not putting a bag over my head.

TDog
06-25-2007, 05:29 PM
Ask anyone wearing one - I doubt that's what they will say. The guy wearing it over the 1B dugout on Sunday CLEARLY wasn't trying to send that message. Nor would I imagine anyone else does.

Next time I am out there, if I see a bagger, I'll check and report back.

"What message is your bag sending?"

The message you think you are sending when you wear the paper bag isn't necessarily the one you convey.

Think about that.

DumpJerry
06-25-2007, 05:42 PM
The big expression won't be the bag, but will be the renewal rates this fall. Brooks and company are in for some pretty bad news when people speak with their wallets.
I think the renewal rate will be in the 80's. I plan to renew regardless of what happens. Most of the hardcore will renew. The bandwagon jumpers will go back to whereever they came from.

nccwsfan
06-25-2007, 05:47 PM
My vote is no. If you want to wear a bag to show your displeasure that's your choice, but to me it symbolizes lack of pride in your team. Like others have already posted if you're that unhappy/embarrassed/disgusted about the 07' White Sox then don't go to the games. There are 15-20 teams that a) haven't won a World Series in quite some time (if ever) and/or b) would like to have the financial resources to retool instead of rebuild. This has been an awful season so far, but I also have confidence that the CWS organization can fill the open spots and field a contending team by 2008/2009.

Even if it takes longer, empty seats speak louder....

DaBears
06-25-2007, 05:48 PM
Why wear a paper bag?? We aren't the Devil Rays... Please guys! WE WON A WORLD SERIES, A MERE 20 MONTHS AGO!!!:cool:

I am upset about this year, but lets keep this in perspective!

tick53
06-25-2007, 06:01 PM
It's kinda funny but kinda seventies. I personally wouldn't do it but it's OK if someone else wants to.

Dick Allen
06-25-2007, 07:03 PM
It's amazing what getting swept by the friggin cubs can do to one's mindset.

MDF3530
06-25-2007, 07:03 PM
No paper bags here. If my team is going down, I'm going down with them with dignity.

I stuck with them through the Hawk-as-GM years, when he loaded up the team with his buddies, like Tom Seaver, who were washed up.

starboy0
06-25-2007, 07:26 PM
No bags for me either. I'm proud to be a Sox fan. Yes, right now the team can't even back into a win.

But I'll never forget many of these same guys did what I was beginning to believe I would never see (and I've been a fan since 1960; that is the first season I have conscious memories of) and that is win a world series.

Sometimes you're up sometimes you're down; right now we're about as low as we can get.

But I'm not ashamed of these guys. Maybe if I felt they weren't trying but I don't think that's the case. High expectations, coupled with significant injuries, young arms learning how to pitch, and plain bad luck have these guys pressing like crazy and falling into a deeper hole.

Trust me; better times are ahead. And in the meantime I will never forget that after all these years I am as proud as ever of my White Sox heritage.

HotelWhiteSox
06-25-2007, 07:59 PM
pssh my poll is now tony's poll

Parrothead
06-25-2007, 08:50 PM
I've yet to wear a paper bag at a Blackhawks game, let alone a Sox game! They won the World Series for us less than two years ago. I'm giving them a break, and I personally don't want to make an idiot of myself, which is the only thing that would do.

Techinally, if you keep the bag on all game no one will know who you are.

I have about 5 games left...


You look like the Unknown Comic. Classic stuff.

viagracat
06-25-2007, 10:04 PM
Wearing a bag implies you're embarassed to be a Sox fan.

Disappointed in the team? Absolutely. Embarassed to be a fan? Never.

Tragg
06-25-2007, 10:19 PM
The Saints fans (started by a local sportscaster) did that in a 1-15 year, which was their 14th as a franchise and which they had never had a winning season. Prospects were high for that season, because the year before they had finished .500 (or near .500) for the first time ever and had a great offense.

The Sox are nothing like the Saints were.


BTW, the sportscaster who first wore the bag was also the guy who trashed McMahon before the super bowl. Soon after that, he was fired and went to radio, where he was immensely popular, until his sudden death around Christmas, 2004.

Grzegorz
06-25-2007, 10:19 PM
No way...

Railsplitter
06-25-2007, 10:23 PM
Paper bags were fun when done by Aints, I mean Saints fans in 1980, but it's trite now.

gaelhound
06-25-2007, 10:49 PM
This is now and always will be my baseball team. I hurt when they lose, I cheer when they win. I strutted my White Sox loyalty and love all my life. I took my lumps when they were down, I ungraciously lorded it all over when they reigned as World Champions. I never pass up a chance to jazz around the fans of other teams and I take my hat off to the same when we are bested. To wear a bag any where south of Madison street would be despicable. Only a cultureless sack of crap would do such a thing. Never quit on your team.

Lip Man 1
06-25-2007, 11:13 PM
His name was Buddy Dilaberto and he talked with a lisp.

After the wrong story on McMahon he was suspended for two weeks by the TV station, I don't remember if he was suspended with pay or not.

Lip

The Dude
06-25-2007, 11:51 PM
As long as there is a hole for :gulp:.

jabrch
06-26-2007, 12:15 AM
The message you think you are sending when you wear the paper bag isn't necessarily the one you convey.

Think about that.

Well, since I don't care if anyone thinks negative of me for being a Sox fan, I surely don't give a crap what they think about my disappointment in this club this season.

I'm a ST holder. I will be a ST holder again next year. But after we (and I hope we do) trade Mark, JD and possibly more, the quality of play is going to be absolutely horrible - worse than it is today.

jabrch
06-26-2007, 12:18 AM
I think the renewal rate will be in the 80's. I plan to renew regardless of what happens. Most of the hardcore will renew. The bandwagon jumpers will go back to whereever they came from.

I'm renewing also - but I have a hard time envisioning 80%. A lot of those bandwaggoners came just for 05/06, and were stuck renewing again this year due to post season purchases from last year. Without the post season non-refundable deposit, I imagine there will be a lot of people giving up their seats.

Vernam
06-26-2007, 12:43 AM
It's unoriginal, an embarrassment to the organization, the fans, and the city. Just . . . don't . . . do it.

Vernam

DumpJerry
06-26-2007, 12:44 AM
I'm renewing also - but I have a hard time envisioning 80%. A lot of those bandwaggoners came just for 05/06, and were stuck renewing again this year due to post season purchases from last year. Without the post season non-refundable deposit, I imagine there will be a lot of people giving up their seats.
I'm thinking most of the bandwagon people were not Full Season Plan people.

Nellie_Fox
06-26-2007, 01:09 AM
Ask anyone wearing one - I doubt that's what they will say. The guy wearing it over the 1B dugout on Sunday CLEARLY wasn't trying to send that message. Nor would I imagine anyone else does.

Next time I am out there, if I see a bagger, I'll check and report back.

"What message is your bag sending?"

The message you think you are sending when you wear the paper bag isn't necessarily the one you convey.

Think about that.Exactly. What message you are trying to convey is irrelevant. What matters is the message that is received, and that message has always been "I'm ashamed to be a fan of this organization."

As has already been stated, when the NO fans started it, it was because of a very long stretch of futility, not one bad season. What you convey by wearing a bag at the mid-point of the first bad year is "I quit really easily," or "I'm so shallow I can only be a fan of a team that wins every single year." And I'm another vote for the whole thing being old, trite, and unoriginal.

Rowandws33
06-26-2007, 01:11 AM
alot of the bangwagons i think had season tix to make money off people. If you r gonna run wild when the Sox win the Series then be a man and support them when they stuggle. Anyone who wears a paper bag does not deserve to wear a Sox logo. I for one will always keep the faith, cuz you just never know. A good captain always goes down with his ship..Go Sox

jabrch
06-26-2007, 01:46 AM
I'm thinking most of the bandwagon people were not Full Season Plan people.

It will be interesting. There were a lot of people who bought full season tickets to get WS tickets in 05. They were forced to keep them this year since they had so much sunk in playoff tickets for last year that went unused. I'd be shocked if we see anything close to 80%.

Exactly. What message you are trying to convey is irrelevant. What matters is the message that is received, and that message has always been "I'm ashamed to be a fan of this organization."

I guess we are going to disagree Nellie. Nobody is ashamed to be a fan of a team, otherwise they'd just stop. If I were some of the players, I'd be ashamed of how little I delivered relative to my expectations this year. As a fan, it's the same thing. I'm upset at what this team is delivering vs expectations.

If some nitwit thinks it means I am embarassed to be a Sox fan, he/she can kiss my ass. I couldn't care less.

Hendu
06-26-2007, 08:34 AM
No. I'm proud to be a Sox fan even during the bad times.

itsnotrequired
06-26-2007, 08:47 AM
alot of the bangwagons i think had season tix to make money off people.

The guy next to me does that. He has four seats and I swear is able to sell them for every game. There will be 22,000 people at the game and sure enough, four of them are sitting next to me. I've never sat by the same people twice. Someone told me once that the guy lives in Texas.

The tickets are currently up for sale on the Exchange for the July 2, 4, and 5 games (I got tired of looking further).

SoxandtheCityTee
06-26-2007, 08:56 AM
Paper bags? An effective sunscreen, but uncomfortable and bad for the hair.

35th&Shields
06-26-2007, 09:43 AM
I've yet to wear a paper bag at a Blackhawks game, let alone a Sox game! They won the World Series for us less than two years ago. I'm giving them a break, and I personally don't want to make an idiot of myself, which is the only thing that would do.

I swore that if the White Sox ever won a World Series, I'd never complain again. The baseball gods answered my prayers and now I'm doing my best to keep my promise. But it's been hard this year...........

hawkjt
06-26-2007, 09:53 AM
Absolutely not.. this team won 200 games in 05-06 and after a bad half season the bags come out? give me a frigging break.

just take the pain.. makes you a tougher fan.

Dolanski
06-26-2007, 12:21 PM
Paper bags are for when ownership and management make a mockery of your team (i.e. the Blackhawks, KC Royals, TB Devil Rays, Detroit Lions, etc).

Going into this season, most of us thought we would compete. Things haven't worked out, but its not like KW wasn't trying to put a good team on the field.

IMHO, I would be embarrassed for any fan who puts a bag over their head.

TDog
06-26-2007, 12:27 PM
Well, since I don't care if anyone thinks negative of me for being a Sox fan, I surely don't give a crap what they think about my disappointment in this club this season.

I'm a ST holder. I will be a ST holder again next year. But after we (and I hope we do) trade Mark, JD and possibly more, the quality of play is going to be absolutely horrible - worse than it is today.

I don't care if anyone thinks negative of me for being a White Sox fan. But when I hear on the radio(as I did last night) that some fan ran out on the field to attack a pitcher, if the Sox are home, I am hoping it didn't happen at the Cell. And I don't want to facilitate negative stereotypes of White Sox fans

I'm glad at least someone plans to continue going to the games. It's bad enough that people in Chicago don't support the Sox when they're losing. Giving people the idea that the team even its fans don't want to be associated with the team reeks of the attitude that, in my lifetime, easily could have gotten the team moved to Milwaukee or Seattle or Florida, depending on the decade and the market that considers itself the next major league city

Steelrod
06-26-2007, 12:36 PM
You mean, Not buying walk up tics because you should go to games you've already purchased or let someone else go. But the key will be not renewing season tics or buying advance tics next year for the upper heaven. They have to realize crap seats are only sold if you produce a winner.
Ticket sales = payroll. Protesting by not buying will reduce payroll for next year. It's simple economics. I don't blame you but if the team improves, I would expect you not to be someone who complains about not getting the seats or locations you want.
In my mind, this is my team, good or bad. And unhappy as I currently am, will not waver my support.

jabrch
06-26-2007, 02:06 PM
I guess I am in the overwhelming minority.

Now I don't plan to wear a bag, I just don't mind it if that's how someone chooses to express their displeasure.

It's no different than some of the stupidity we read here on a daily basis, except that WSI offers me the ignore feature.

ode to veeck
06-26-2007, 02:08 PM
Hell No... we're not the freaking 'Aints. :mad:

Exactly

LITTLE NELL
06-26-2007, 02:19 PM
Never wear a bag, if you are a real Sox fan. You should be proud whatever the record.

jabrch
06-26-2007, 02:31 PM
Never wear a bag, if you are a real Sox fan. You should be proud whatever the record.

Why can't you be proud to be a Sox fan and disgusted by how they are playing?

Wearing a bag doesn't mean you are embarassed to be a Sox fan. That's a far to literal interpretation. If you really were embarassed, you wouldn't be coming out to the park.

Frontman
06-26-2007, 03:15 PM
Wearing a paperbag to the game means your ashamed to be a Sox fan. Never have been, never will be.

I just read elsewhere that Mike North, the Hot Dog Vendor with a radio show, wants to do this as a "promotion."

I sure hope he does, so that the Sox end their buddy-buddy relationship with that god-awful radio show. No more AJ/Ozzie/Cooper drama with someone who does nothing other than stir up contraversy.

chitownhawkfan
06-27-2007, 12:13 AM
You mean, Not buying walk up tics because you should go to games you've already purchased or let someone else go. But the key will be not renewing season tics or buying advance tics next year for the upper heaven. They have to realize crap seats are only sold if you produce a winner.

I dont think this is valid, its one thing if the team cheap asses its way to a 90 loss season, that didn't happen here. We have the fourth highest pay roll in baseball, they just haven't produced. Get over it.

Besides isn't there something more creative than a paper bag, it is kind of played out, although I do agree with the previous poster who called for the shirt and tie with bag ensemble.

ChiSoxFan7
06-28-2007, 10:12 AM
until we drop below KC it would be just plan bad if any sox fan wore a bag, but as soon as we drop below them you have two options: (1)don't show or (2)wear the bag.

jabrch
06-28-2007, 10:30 AM
until we drop below KC it would be just plan bad if any sox fan wore a bag, but as soon as we drop below them you have two options: (1)don't show or (2)wear the bag.

There is a 3rd option. You may not like it, but "show with a bag" is an option. It's no different than booing bad play except that you don't see pictures of booing on TV, while bags make great news snippets.

I haven't ever worn one myself, but if someone wants to wear a bag as a way to display disgust with the calibre of play we saw out of this team in June (5 wins, 17 losses between 6/1 and 6/24), then I don't see why we'd have a problem here. For crying out loud, a bag is much less embarassing than reading some of the posts here.

lostfan
06-28-2007, 11:11 AM
Never wear a bag, if you are a real Sox fan. You should be proud whatever the record.
Proud of the losing? Just be content with it? That's what I gather from reading this. Of course I'm a proud Sox fan. Always will be, even when they suck as bad as they do now. Short of me doing something drastic and stupid like jumping ship one year when they suck and the Cubs make the playoffs, that'll never change regardless of what I say or do about the state of the team.

ode to veeck
06-28-2007, 11:17 AM
Proud of the losing? Just be content with it? That's what I gather from reading this. Of course I'm a proud Sox fan. Always will be, even when they suck as bad as they do now. Short of me doing something drastic and stupid like jumping ship one year when they suck and the Cubs make the playoffs, that'll never change regardless of what I say or do about the state of the team.

You don't have to be proud of losing, but you can still be proud of the SOX, even during one of the toughest years in recent times. Paper bags, while humerous at one time for the "aints", have no place on any Sox fan's head, period.

This thread belongs somewhere between "what's the score" and "the roadhouse".

lostfan
06-28-2007, 11:22 AM
You don't have to be proud of losing, but you can still be proud of the SOX, even during one of the toughest years in recent times. Paper bags, while humerous at one time for the "aints", have no place on any Sox fan's head, period.

This thread belongs somewhere between "what's the score" and "the roadhouse".
I'm not really referring to the paper bags so much as the fact that a "real fan" shouldn't be criticized for being disgusted and admitting "THIS TEAM REALLY BLOWS" when it's the truth. Although I can kind of understand where the people on this site are coming from, there's plenty of the-sky-is-falling and doom-and-gloom types around all the time that post some really dumb things.

Rockman218
06-28-2007, 01:10 PM
If you're gonna wear a paper bag, you might as well be a Cubs fan. That girl they showed on camera this weekend with the bag looked like a complete jerk.

Grinder Rule # 72: Never wear a paper bag.

This team may not go to the playoffs this year, but they can still give us a team worth watching, which is probably what they'll do.

HotelWhiteSox
06-28-2007, 01:14 PM
I think the overwhelming No! response has inspired the White Sox to winning baseball!

All they need next is a horsemaster rally cry