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WhiteSox5187
08-03-2007, 10:18 PM
When was 1980s night in 2003 when the Sox wore their 1983 throwback?

Brian26
08-03-2007, 10:22 PM
It was a Saturday day game in September of 2003. Loaiza was the starting pitcher.

Brian26
08-03-2007, 10:24 PM
Game Played on Saturday, September 6, 2003 (D) at U.S. Cellular Field


Thanks to retrosheet.org.

WhiteSox5187
08-03-2007, 10:26 PM
Dammit...I coulda swore that game was before school started. Now I owe Tom money.

LongLiveFisk
08-04-2007, 11:00 AM
Game Played on Saturday, September 6, 2003 (D) at U.S. Cellular Field


Thanks to retrosheet.org.

If that was the game where they gave away the '83 caps, then I was there. :D:

Huisj
08-06-2007, 11:15 AM
woo hoo, I was at that game. I was sitting in right field right along an aisle and was wearing a bright yellow shirt, and one of the homers hit by Cleveland landed just a few rows in front of me. It's the only time I've ever been clearly visible on the TV highlights. :smile:

chisoxmike
08-06-2007, 11:20 AM
I was there. :bandance:

That was a fun September...for the first two weeks at least. :(:

DumpJerry
08-06-2007, 01:04 PM
Dammit...I coulda swore that game was before school started. Now I owe Tom money.
Why are you making bets with Tom Glavine?

eriqjaffe
08-06-2007, 01:24 PM
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/9466/estebanloaiza002zr0.jpg

Foulke You
08-06-2007, 03:10 PM
I was there. :bandance:

That was a fun September...for the first two weeks at least. :(:
Yep, it was a fun season up until that sweep at the Metrodome. 2003 is still my most disappointing season of the last 10 years. We had the talent and pitching to go deep in the playoffs that year and we came SO close to getting in. 20 win Loaiza, Colon, Buehrle, and Garland would have been awful tough to beat in a playoff series. Ah well...we had to wait two more years for October glory.:cool:

WhiteSox5187
08-06-2007, 03:20 PM
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/9466/estebanloaiza002zr0.jpg
Cool find, I didn't remember that Coop was pitching coach under Manuel...so, Ozzie only brought in Cora when he took over?

DumpJerry
08-06-2007, 04:19 PM
Cool find, I didn't remember that Coop was pitching coach under Manuel...so, Ozzie only brought in Cora when he took over?
Per Baseball-reference.com:
In 1989 (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/1989), Don Cooper played for the St. Lucie Legends (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/St._Lucie_Legends) of the Senior Professional Baseball Association (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Senior_Professional_Baseball_Association). In 1990 (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/1990) Don pitched for the Fort Myers Sun Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Fort_Myers_Sun_Sox); in 8 games Don was 0-1 with a 2.77 ERA and was tied for the league lead with 4 saves when the SPBA folded.
After his playing career ended, he went on to become a pitching coach with the Chicago White Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Chicago_White_Sox) briefly in 1995 (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/1995) and again since 2002 (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/2002).
He was pitching coach of the South Bend White Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/South_Bend_White_Sox) (1988), Sarasota White Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Sarasota_White_Sox) (1989-1991), and Birmingham Barons (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Birmingham_Barons) (1992). Cooper was the White Sox' pitching coordinator in 1993-1994, and split 1995 between Nashville (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Nashville_Sounds) and Chicago as pitching coach. He was the pitching coach at Nashville in 1996 and was the White Sox' pitching coordinator again from 1997 to 2002.

stl_sox_fan
08-06-2007, 04:29 PM
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/9466/estebanloaiza002zr0.jpg

Call me crazy, but I really liked those unis. On a very sunny day game they could blind their opponents. Need to bring them back at least once a year IMHO.

eriqjaffe
08-06-2007, 04:30 PM
...and talk about a trip down uniform memory lane for Greg Walker!

eriqjaffe
08-06-2007, 04:33 PM
Ozzie only brought in Cora when he took over?He also made Harold the bench coach (he was a "special instructor" in '03) and brought Tim Raines in as the 1B coach in '05.

WhiteSox5187
08-06-2007, 04:36 PM
Call me crazy, but I really liked those unis. On a very sunny day game they could blind their opponents. Need to bring them back at least once a year IMHO.
I love those unis, they're probably my favorite.

MISoxfan
08-06-2007, 11:06 PM
I liked that South Bend White Sox link, I've had a lot of good times at the Cove. I still followed them even after they became the Silverhawks and later affiliated with the Dbacks. Didn't know Francona used to manage them.

They won their league in '05, I went almost every single Wednesday. $1 tickets, $1 hot dogs, $1 drafts; its hard to beat that. I also saw them be on the recieving end of a no-hitter.

Come to think of it I need to find a minor eague team to follow out here!

Nellie_Fox
08-07-2007, 01:25 AM
Call me crazy, but I really liked those unis. On a very sunny day game they could blind their opponents. Need to bring them back at least once a year IMHO.

I love those unis, they're probably my favorite.What is the fascination with hideous uniforms of that era? Every young guy is wearing some team's "throwback" cap that is the ugliest that particular team ever wore.

I didn't know anyone at the time who liked those uniforms. The road cap was tolerable, the home cap was horrid. I was so glad when they scrapped them, even though the went to the Einhorn E generic uniforms.

WhiteSox5187
08-07-2007, 02:27 AM
What is the fascination with hideous uniforms of that era? Every young guy is wearing some team's "throwback" cap that is the ugliest that particular team ever wore.

I didn't know anyone at the time who liked those uniforms. The road cap was tolerable, the home cap was horrid. I was so glad when they scrapped them, even though the went to the Einhorn E generic uniforms.
I think it has to do with the fact that when we were younger those were the unis they wore. I'm going to assume that you grew up in the Go-Go era and I would also assume that your favorite uni (or one of them at least) were the Go-Go unis. The '83 uni reminds me of a time long since past when I was much younger and of time spent with my cousins. I think we all have a tendency to love the uniform that our team is wearing when we were born.

Nellie_Fox
08-07-2007, 02:51 AM
I think it has to do with the fact that when we were younger those were the unis they wore. I'm going to assume that you grew up in the Go-Go era and I would also assume that your favorite uni (or one of them at least) were the Go-Go unis. The '83 uni reminds me of a time long since past when I was much younger and of time spent with my cousins. I think we all have a tendency to love the uniform that our team is wearing when we were born.That's certainly true, but how would you explain the ugly throwbacks that guys wear even though they aren't, and never were, a fan of that team? I see '83 Sox home caps on campus here in Minnesota all the time. When I ask them if they're Sox fans, they say "no, I just like the hat."

IlliniSox4Life
08-07-2007, 03:25 AM
That's certainly true, but how would you explain the ugly throwbacks that guys wear even though they aren't, and never were, a fan of that team? I see '83 Sox home caps on campus here in Minnesota all the time. When I ask them if they're Sox fans, they say "no, I just like the hat."

Eh, some people just have different tastes in fashion. I would agree a lot of the retro throwbacks are ugly, but some of them I kind of like in the "so ugly it sort of looks good" style. It's like a bad movie that's so awful you laugh and enjoy it, but they're just not for everyone.

Or maybe all those people are just insane.

C-Dawg
08-07-2007, 08:07 AM
Also those were the uniforms they wore when they won the first championship (albeit a divisional championship) in many fan's lifetimes, and will always be near and dear for that fact alone. But, yeah, many of the young guys who wear them now weren't even born yet in 1983....

I only own one Sox jersey, and its an '83. All I'd like to add to my small collection would be a Bill Veeck-era home jersey, and I'd be a happy man!

WhiteSox5187
08-07-2007, 02:30 PM
That's certainly true, but how would you explain the ugly throwbacks that guys wear even though they aren't, and never were, a fan of that team? I see '83 Sox home caps on campus here in Minnesota all the time. When I ask them if they're Sox fans, they say "no, I just like the hat."
Well, I think that has to do with the whole throw back craze we're going through now (Which I love, seeing ALL of those "ugly" unis reminds me of being younger and days long since past). It's a fad which ironically enough is shared by both the hip hop community and the preppy rock community.