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Old 02-10-2018, 12:32 PM
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Good point. Still not a huge issue to me.
It wouldn't be correct.

They aren't technically the "Sox".

They are the "White Sox" and idk how they can do a crossword with a space.

I'm sure they thought about it but usually there are only 4 words.

Pat making mention of the White Sox was good enough for me.
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:04 AM
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Wow.
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:10 AM
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I am not surprised at ESPN's response.
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:00 AM
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I am not surprised at ESPN's response.
And some of the replies as just as clueless.
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:36 AM
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As one of the responses alluded to, ESPNís response is a clown answer and is effectively the opposite of professionalism. Itís as if their collective feelings are hurt and they just donít want to admit to journalistic malpractice.
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:01 AM
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As one of the responses alluded to, ESPNís response is a clown answer and is effectively the opposite of professionalism. Itís as if their collective feelings are hurt and they just donít want to admit to journalistic malpractice.
It also smacks of a typical, ignorant, arrogant Cub fan response of "quit living in the past." So ESPN can write about the great storied Yankee and Red Sox teams of the past, and the great accomplishments of the past etc. etc., but when someone asks why they don't do it for the 2005 White Sox, we get a smart ass, unprofessional response.
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:03 AM
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And of course there are a few Cubbie clowns posting "Oh, yeah. Schooled!" and "Ohhhhhhhh, ****!" memes. Get a ****ing clue. Morons.
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:10 AM
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As much as I agree the Sox should be recognized, we as fans make it pretty easy to be forgotten too. I don't really mean anyone on this board, usually your more hard core fans stick around places like this. But when you are constantly bottom 5-10 in attendance, even in a massive market, the media is going to ignore you.
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:20 AM
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It also smacks of a typical, ignorant, arrogant Cub fan response of "quit living in the past." So ESPN can write about the great storied Yankee and Red Sox teams of the past, and the great accomplishments of the past etc. etc., but when someone asks why they don't do it for the 2005 White Sox, we get a smart ass, unprofessional response.
Speaking the truth right here. If not for live games during college football and basketball season and the College World Series, I'd likely never watch ESPN.

Someone described them as TMZ-like and it's true. I don't give a damn about the Ball family and what they're doing.

As for baseball, ESPN doesn't care unless it's the Cubs, Boston or the Yankees. Bleep them.
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:54 PM
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Resurrecting this image to throw tomatoes at ESPN.
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:19 PM
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Resurrecting this image to throw tomatoes at ESPN.
This one might be headed for a shower head award. In fact I'm willing to bet we get there...

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Old 02-14-2018, 02:38 PM
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I think the Sox will be in much better shape than ESPN in 5 years.
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:32 PM
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I think the Sox will be in much better shape than ESPN in 5 years.
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:30 AM
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And some of the replies as just as clueless.
I'm in the replies!
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:37 PM
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Probably the best response to a snub is no response at all. The chip on our collective shoulders comes off as a case of little brother syndrome, true or not. Cubs fans love it so I'm not sure why we give them the satisfaction of responding.

In a few years, the worm may turn and it may be the Sox who are celebrated locally and nationally. The'05 team didn't really have any true superstars and their hot run through the playoffs didn't lead to much drama.

If the Sox reach the promised land again, it will likely be with the help of generational talent that can't easily be ignored. There may come a day when Moncada, Jimenez, and Robert are all perennial All Stars and household names.
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