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Old 03-31-2013, 05:32 PM
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Default Happy Opening Day!...

To every Sox fan and member of WSI.

May the team have a good, safe season (ditto for the fans...) May the players play to the best of their abilities and may the baseball gods smile down upon them.

At worst let them win more games then they lose when all is said and done.

Enjoy the season everybody.

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Old 03-31-2013, 05:36 PM
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Strange feeling about this team, would not surprise me if they win 86 games but then again it would not surprise me if they lose 86 games. Here's hoping for the best.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:55 PM
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I'm cautiously optimistic. We have the pitching and the talent to reach the playoffs, but we need a lot of things to break right.

One line had our season win total at 81 games. I think we'll finish above that .500 mark. The question is whether we can win 90. I think Floyd is the player who can most make or break us.

I'm ready for baseball.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:01 PM
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I think 80 wins would be a major accomplishment with this offense.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:24 PM
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I think 80 wins would be a major accomplishment with this offense.
Rios probably goes down a bit. Flowers probably has a tough time matching AJ last year, but if Konerko stays healthy, and Dunn can hit .220, and either Ramirez or Beckham improve, considering the Sox got a .600 OPS out of 3B, and still were 4th in the AL in runs, even more than the Tigers, the offense should be fine.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:11 PM
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It's cliched, but hope springs eternal on opening day. There's nothing to confirm your worst fears or temper your (however high or low) expectations.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:14 PM
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I have to admit, I'm worried about the future of John Danks. If he comes back the White Sox will win a Playoff spot by Labor Day. If he doesn't come back, the White Sox will still get into the 2013 Playoffs. So, Don't Worry, Be Happy. 2013 is going to be a wonderful season on the Great Southside Of Chicago.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:28 PM
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Rios probably goes down a bit. Flowers probably has a tough time matching AJ last year, but if Konerko stays healthy, and Dunn can hit .220, and either Ramirez or Beckham improve, considering the Sox got a .600 OPS out of 3B, and still were 4th in the AL in runs, even more than the Tigers, the offense should be fine.
The bench is very weak. Already Boston and Tampa have lost their DH for 6 weeks. What happens when the White Sox lose a starter for 6 weeks? Say Rios or Dunn or Paulie. The offense has some weak spots w the projected starters. If a bench player has to play for an extended time, I think the offense is in trouble.
To your point I think Beckham or Ramirez improves but DeAza may go the opposite way and i think Flowers is a .220 hitter.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:27 PM
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Strange feeling about this team, would not surprise me if they win 86 games but then again it would not surprise me if they lose 86 games. Here's hoping for the best.
86 games could be enough to win the AL Central.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:26 AM
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86 games could be enough to win the AL Central.
I think 90 is the number, Tigers improved while we stayed the same. To begin with, we have to do better head to head against Detroit and KC, 12-24 against those guys last year, 18-18 would have won the division by 3 games. The Tribe will be tougher this year also, 11-7 against them last year, might be tough to duplicate.

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Old 04-01-2013, 07:00 AM
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Go Good Guys!

First Opening Day I won't be at since 2003. Sad day. At least I can get out of work at 3:00 and catch most of the game.

84-78 prediction. Who knows if that gets us anything (probably not). But who cares it's Opening Day!
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:05 AM
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:47 AM
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Happy Opening Day!!! We're planning on getting to the neighborhood a few hours before first pitch, enjoying some good food and great friends over at Rocky's pregame, then walking back to the ballpark to take in the sights and sounds of the pregame pomp & circumstance before Sale delivers the first pitch later today. Welcome back, White Sox baseball! Oh, how I've missed you!
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:09 AM
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Nothing beats Opening Day!
Today will be my 12th opener in a row.

Here's to a new season and a good season on the South Side.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:16 AM
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Hooray! Here's to a good season.
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