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Procol Harum
06-26-2007, 11:12 AM
Amid the debris that is the 2007 Chicago White Sox maybe it's time for us all to have a little fun with what's left of this year's disaster.

Many of you oldsters may remember the horror that was the 1970 White Sox--56-106, .346 winning percentage and 42 games behind the then-Western Division champion Twins (overall, 2nd worst Sox team in history, behind the 1932 49-102 squad that hit bottom at just .325). During that season our catcher--big Ed Herrmann--inspired by the headlines being created by the 1970 Big Red Machine Cincinnati Reds and his own love of tinkering with cars put together a monstrosity jalopy christened "The Big White Machine." Amazingly (in a world of haughty, tight-buttocked, corporate image-obsessed execs) the Sox actually allowed him to move the BWM into the Sox bullpen at Old Comiskey and after every home win--and you can bet there weren't many that year--the ugly ol' flivver would circle the field.

That's the sort of relief I need this year...any ideas for a 2007 entity that would provide the same comic relief?

Jaffar
06-26-2007, 11:17 AM
The "Great White Hype"?

Procol Harum
06-26-2007, 11:20 AM
The "Great White Hype"?

Ouch! Too painful...note "haughty tight-buttocked, corporate" notation above....:wink:

Jaffar
06-26-2007, 11:23 AM
Lol, yeah sorry. It was just the first thing that came to mind actually, I'm pretty sure it was the title of a bad boxing movie that I never saw.

Jaffar
06-26-2007, 11:30 AM
http://www.walkerswest.com/images/HistoryPics/WhiteLightning.jpg

And maybe....just MAYBE we can get a shirtless Burt Reynolds under contract to ride her around the park after a win!

http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1010/184302.1010.A.jpg

kba
06-26-2007, 11:47 AM
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Procol Harum
06-26-2007, 11:53 AM
5421

Oh yeah, lookin' good....:D:

Procol Harum
06-26-2007, 11:54 AM
http://www.walkerswest.com/images/HistoryPics/WhiteLightning.jpg

And maybe....just MAYBE we can get a shirtless Burt Reynolds under contract to ride her around the park after a win!

http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1010/184302.1010.A.jpg

That might be one sight more comical than the Sox....

eriqjaffe
06-26-2007, 12:25 PM
The "Great White Hype"?:rowand
"You called?"

MeteorsSox4367
06-26-2007, 12:31 PM
Bring it back and let the Chevy Pride Crew shoot t-shirts out of it.

DannyCaterFan
06-26-2007, 09:59 PM
I was only 18 years old in 1970, but still found a way to attend over 40 games that awful season. Even though the Sox won only 56 games that season, it was still a team that had alot of personality and characters. It was fun to go to those games. they fought hard for every win. I remember how at the end of every home win, they would fire up the engine of the "Big White Machine" It was so loud as the sound of the engine would resonate off the empty stands. It was not unusal for it to circle the field in front of typical crowds of around 6,000 people.

Lip Man 1
06-26-2007, 10:52 PM
Instead of the Big White Machine we could try to bring back guys like Gerry Arrigo, Ossie Blanco, Jerry Crider and Gerry Janeski.

They might still be better then some of the current players.

Lip

Frankfan4life
06-27-2007, 12:53 AM
How about bringing back Minnie Minoso? At this point, it couldn't hurt. :tongue:

UserNameBlank
06-27-2007, 01:18 AM
We already have "The Daring Erstad." Any other attraction would be overshadowed.