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KyWhiSoxFan
12-25-2007, 11:38 AM
On ESPN.com today, Jayson Stark did a review of all the wacky moments in baseball in 2007 and the Sox got several mentions. You may remember them.

This Is Modern Managing Dept.: In an Aug. 21 game against the Royals, hyperactive White Sox magician Ozzie Guillen used five different pitchers -- in a span of five pitches. We kid you not. Ehren Wassermann (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28828) got a fly-ball out. Mike Myers (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5307) gave up a single on the next pitch. Ryan Bukvich (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=6959) allowed a single on the next pitch. Matt Thornton (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=7212) got a double play on the next pitch. Bobby Jenks (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=7285) started the next inning with pitch No. 5.

No Stretching Allowed Dept.: The White Sox managed to do something on May 31 that no other team since 1900 has ever done, according to the Elias Sports Bureau -- lose a game in which the opposing team (Toronto) had no baserunners. How'd that happen? The Blue Jays got two hits -- both solo homers -- and no other hits, walks, HBPs or any other kind of event that might have caused Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=6525) to throw a single pitch from the stretch.

Crazy Eights Dept.: After the White Sox scored eight runs against the Yankees in the top of the second inning Aug. 2, what do you think the Yankees did? Score precisely eight in the bottom of the second. Of course.

Can't Finish What You Start Dept.: The White Sox gave new meaning to that expression, "you've gotta get 'em early." They went 0 for 61 against opposing relief pitchers over eight games, from May 27 to June 3.

Here's a link to the article.
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=3165287&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab3pos1

DumpJerry
12-25-2007, 11:40 AM
Sigh. Six more days and it is 2008.

santo=dorf
12-25-2007, 12:53 PM
I completely forgot about the 2 perfect games and then some against opposing relievers. Thanks for the flashback.

chisoxmike
12-25-2007, 01:17 PM
The Sox were truly a pathetic team in 2007. They achieved new heights in ineptitude this year. :(:

thomas35forever
12-25-2007, 01:41 PM
All have to say about the 2007 Sox is bah, humbug.

chisox77
12-25-2007, 10:36 PM
Looking forward to 2008. Forget the 2007 season.

FedEx227
12-25-2007, 10:39 PM
Can't Finish What You Start Dept.: The White Sox gave new meaning to that expression, "you've gotta get 'em early." They went 0 for 61 against opposing relief pitchers over eight games, from May 27 to June 3.

I love that one... that's just... disgusting.

Frontman
12-25-2007, 10:54 PM
I love it when these types of articles are written; like Sox fans didn't notice that the team did poorly over the course of the season.

And as others have pointed out; we can just ignore Buehrle, Jenks, and Thome's accomplishments, since nothing worthwhile happened in 2007.

Here's to 2008. I can't WAIT!!!

FedEx227
12-25-2007, 11:09 PM
This is all about strange happenings in 2007.

Read the whole article people. The White Sox are among a number of other teams and players that have oddities mentioned. I love this yearly article.

KyWhiSoxFan
12-25-2007, 11:19 PM
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• Can't Finish What You Start Dept.: The White Sox gave new meaning to that expression, "you've gotta get 'em early." They went 0 for 61 against opposing relief pitchers over eight games, from May 27 to June 3.

I love that one... that's just... disgusting.

That one really is unbelievable, when you think about it ... Jenks in 2007 matched the all-time record of consecutive outs by an individual pitcher at 41, and the Sox went 20 more outs beyond that against relievers (granted there were some walks in there, I guess). That is 50% longer. Now that must be some kind of record for futility. We'll need to run that one by Jayson Stark and the Elias Bureau to see if that is a record.

areilly
12-25-2007, 11:34 PM
Has there been a "worst game of 2007" thread yet? A lot of these make me think there should be...

Brian26
12-25-2007, 11:39 PM
Has there been a "worst game of 2007" thread yet? A lot of these make me think there should be...

For me, that Minnesota day-night doubleheader jumps out immediately as the lowlight of the season.

gogosox16
12-25-2007, 11:40 PM
Can't live in the past but you can always think about the future 2008 Whitesox gonna shock the World.

Palehose Pete
12-26-2007, 12:08 AM
For me, that Minnesota day-night doubleheader jumps out immediately as the lowlight of the season.

We have a winner!

kittle42
12-26-2007, 01:28 AM
For me, that Minnesota day-night doubleheader jumps out immediately as the lowlight of the season.

Agreed. Just lifeless crap. I had tickets for both ends of it and went to neither. Best decision I made all season.

Frontman
12-26-2007, 09:02 AM
For me, that Minnesota day-night doubleheader jumps out immediately as the lowlight of the season.

Yeah, that day pretty much stamped the worst day in 2007 for the Sox and their fanbase.

spawn
12-26-2007, 09:26 AM
Has there been a "worst game of 2007" thread yet? A lot of these make me think there should be...
Why? So we can remember fondly how bad the Sox were in '07? Pass.

CLUBHOUSE KID
12-26-2007, 10:09 AM
This is all about strange happenings in 2007.

Read the whole article people. The White Sox are among a number of other teams and players that have oddities mentioned. I love this yearly article.

2007 Bears- Bad

2007 Bulls- REAL bad

2007 Blackhakws- Good

2007 Cubs- WON THE N.L. Central!!!

Can't Wait Till 08!!! :D:

chisoxmike
12-26-2007, 12:27 PM
Agreed. Just lifeless crap. I had tickets for both ends of it and went to neither. Best decision I made all season.

I had tickets too. I left the first game in the eighth inning and didn't bother with the night game, got drunk instead.

TDog
12-26-2007, 11:49 PM
2007 Bears- Bad
...

I ignore football, but I saw references around here and heard from friends in Tucson that the Bears were to play in the Super Bowl in 2007. I gather they didn't win, but that still isn't bad. It's not like they won the playoffs and went winless, as the Cubs did in 2007 and the White Sox did in 2000.

The thing about baseball is that even though there is some serious record keeping going on for more than a century -- and even before 1960 expansion there were more than 1,200 games a year -- you can see things in a game you've never seen before, perhaps that no one has ever seen before.

I saw Senators manager Ted Williams use five pitchers in an inning against the Sox in 1971. It may have been to five hitters, but I doubt the Sox swung at every pitch. That was in late April or early May in the days when teams only carried 10 pitchers.

SOXSINCE'70
12-27-2007, 09:02 AM
For me, that Minnesota day-night doubleheader jumps out immediately as the lowlight of the season.


That's in the picture,but what about that day/night double header
against the Blow Sawx ?? That was pretty pathetic as well.

It's over.Time to move on.As Ozzie said after the Tiggers
blew the Sox out on the last day of the season (see below)