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Old 10-03-2012, 03:25 PM
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Only time will tell.
How does a buyout work, if the Sox don't pick up Jake's option and another team signs him do the Sox still have to pay the 4 million buyout?
Yeah, the Sox have to either exercise the full $22mm option, or they do the $4mm buyout and he becomes a free agent.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:31 PM
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Only time will tell.
How does a buyout work, if the Sox don't pick up Jake's option and another team signs him do the Sox still have to pay the 4 million buyout?
The Sox can either pick up his option and pay him the amount of the contract and keep him for the duration, or they can buy out the contract, after which he becomes a FA.

So, it's basically like an "early termination fee".
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:43 PM
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I see the chances being extremely slim that either Peavy or Myers come back.
I'd like to have Peavy back if possible, but Myers I won't miss.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:48 PM
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Nothing else matters to me. I don't want this to be Wrigley Field. I don't care if there are bars around the neighborhood or a fundamentals deck for little kids. All nice stuff to have, but focus on the team and win the damn games.
I've never gone to a game to see sausages running around the ballpark or races on the scoreboard. I go hoping to see a White Sox win in a clean ballpark. That being said we had a first place team for most of the year and the fans did not come out and support the team, there is only one answer, the ticket and parking prices are too damn much and lets hope that the Sox braintrust come to the same conclusion.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:51 PM
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I've never gone to a game to see sausages running around the ballpark or races on the scoreboard. I go hoping to see a White Sox win in a clean ballpark. That being said we had a first place team for most of the year and the fans did not come out and support the team, there is only one answer, the ticket and parking prices are too damn much and lets hope that the Sox braintrust come to the same conclusion.
That you'll have to take up with the City of Chicago, unless you expect the White Sox to lose money on every car by paying the tax themselves.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:54 PM
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That you'll have to take up with the City of Chicago, unless you expect the White Sox to lose money on every car by paying the tax themselves.
How much is the tax that it costs 25 bucks to park?
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:05 PM
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That you'll have to take up with the City of Chicago, unless you expect the White Sox to lose money on every car by paying the tax themselves.
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How much is the tax that it costs 25 bucks to park?
City tax is $5 on weekdays and $3 on weekends. This leaves each car having paid $20 less Chicago city taxes.

I'd suspect there's probably some state and county taxes in there, too, but their websites, unlike the city's, were apparently designed by jackasses and are not very user friendly.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:06 PM
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How much is the tax that it costs 25 bucks to park?
Well, I just researched it, and it turns out that what Rongey said on the radio is wrong. He said the tax was $20. Turns out the tax is $5 per car on weekdays, $3 on weekends, so the Sox are charging $20 regardless of day, and the rest is tax (parking is $25 on weekdays and $23 on weekends.)

So, they could lower it without losing money. Statement withdrawn.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:08 PM
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How much is the tax that it costs 25 bucks to park?

Probably no more than 5 bucks and with the red line shutting down, I'd imagine it will be 30 bucks next year to park.
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Probably no more than 8 bucks and with the red line shutting down, I'd imagine it will be 30 bucks next year to park.
There's still the Metra line.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:12 PM
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:12 PM
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"Now the primary focus is on enhancing the fan experience and looking not at our fans as to why they didn't come out as we anticipated, but at ourselves first,'' Williams said.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:14 PM
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There's still the Metra line.
Which is fine if you live in the south suburbs. For the rest of us, there's the green line, which is only another couple blocks. IIRC, the red line trains are going to be run on those tracks next year, so it won't be impossible. I'm not sure if the Bronzeville/IIT station is big enough to handle the post-game crush, though.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:15 PM
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Probably no more than 5 bucks and with the red line shutting down, I'd imagine it will be 30 bucks next year to park.
The Red Line is not being shut down, it is being rerouted to the Green Line tracks south of Roosevelt. Anybody unfamiliar with the CTA can still catch the train where they always have and everyone else even slightly savvy with public transportation in Chicago is undoubtedly already aware of Bronzeville-IIT-35th
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:16 PM
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There's still the Metra line.

Tough sell considering the Sox conveniently dont advertise that option much and neither does metra. People coming from the north would have to pay twice, cta and metra to get to park and then there is the scheduling issue.

Im thinking the Sox will take advantage of next years opportunity.
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