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Old 10-01-2018, 01:16 PM
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First time since 1970 the Sox have finished with 100 losses or more.


If this is a rebuild, we have to be at the part where it's just a hole in the ground.
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:19 PM
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If this is a rebuild, we have to be at the part where it's just a hole in the ground.


https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/HOU/2013.shtml
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:25 PM
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I'm glad they locked up the #3 draft pick. What a shame that the Orioles were historically bad this year and the Sox could not realistically contend for #1.
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Worst season I've ever suffered through. I was spared the '70 season.
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Old 10-02-2018, 06:48 AM
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I was going to almost every game back then .. we used to ride our bikes to the park .. we always sat in the bleaches, and think it was around a 1.50 or so, but we wandered all over the park, and often sat in the empty seats near the diamond .. players would chat with you .. i didn't know it then, but those high school summers, were some of the best in my life..
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:48 AM
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Worst season I've ever suffered through. I was spared the '70 season.
I wasn't spared but for some reason this season felt worse than the 106 losses 1970 season, probably because of some real dumb baseball and tons of strikeouts, perfect example was your take on the last inning of the last game that you mentioned in another thread.
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:21 AM
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I wasn't spared but for some reason this season felt worse than the 106 losses 1970 season, probably because of some real dumb baseball and tons of strikeouts, perfect example was your take on the last inning of the last game that you mentioned in another thread.
I think that Bill Melton's errant throws into right field, his taking a foul ball off his nose, Tommie McCraw deflecting a routine out over the fence for a grand slam and ending the season by being unable to hold a last inning lead (because of errors, of course) are all moments that can be described as dumb baseball.
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Old 10-02-2018, 10:55 AM
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I think that Bill Melton's errant throws into right field, his taking a foul ball off his nose, Tommie McCraw deflecting a routine out over the fence for a grand slam and ending the season by being unable to hold a last inning lead (because of errors, of course) are all moments that can be described as dumb baseball.
When it comes to offense, the 1970 team was a whole lot more fun to watch then then some of the stiffs we had this year, Sox were 4th in the AL in BA and were about in the middle of the pack in other stats, Melton, May, Aparicio, Berry and Herrmann had fine years and the team struck out only 883 times, in fact no team in the AL struck over 1000 times.
It was the pitching staff that was horrible and was last in the league with an ERA over 5.00 despite having some proven pitchers like Horlen, John and Wood. The fielding was bad too.

BTW Its pretty hard to fault Melton for taking a foul ball off his nose unless he did it on purpose which would make him a magician as good as Houdini. On Melton's fielding in 1970, he had 18 errors for the season, the great Brooks Robinson had 17.

One other note, it didn't take long before the Sox were contending again when they improved by 23 games in 71 and almost won the division in 1972. When are the current White Sox going to contend again? I'm praying soon but not certain as the rebuild has already had some bumps in the road.

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