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Old 09-03-2014, 10:19 AM
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Default What's with all the off days?

In the last 4 weeks the Sox have had 6 off days:
8/11
8/14
8/21
8/25
9/1
9/4

Considering how few there are a year seems they should have been spaced out a bit better.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:41 AM
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They put those in for make up days and to give players a rest in September.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:11 AM
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I also think that Interleague play going on all year instead of only a few weeks has something to do with it. It changed the way the schedule was set up considerably.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:23 AM
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Insurance in case of several rain outs earlier in the season?
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:47 AM
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Just seems like there area a lot of them bunched together.
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Old 09-03-2014, 02:45 PM
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The oddest of off days was September 1st - Labor Day. Given most of the country had a day off, wouldn't it make sense to schedule everybody on that day?
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The oddest of off days was September 1st - Labor Day. Given most of the country had a day off, wouldn't it make sense to schedule everybody on that day?

I suppose its happened before but I didnt remember the Sox ever not playing on labor day. I remember going as a kid to the park on labor days knowing it was the last game I would see for the year. It was always the saddest game of the year for me.
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I suppose its happened before but I didnt remember the Sox ever not playing on labor day. I remember going as a kid to the park on labor days knowing it was the last game I would see for the year. It was always the saddest game of the year for me.
When we lived in Chicago I hated Labor Day and sort of went into depression because summer and Baseball were coming to an end and those brutal Chicago winters were just around the corner. Blackhawk Hockey is the only thing that kept me sane.

There have been few teams in the last few years that have not played on Labor Day and I'm pretty sure Memorial Day also.
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:53 PM
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When we lived in Chicago I hated Labor Day and sort of went into depression because summer and Baseball were coming to an end and those brutal Chicago winters were just around the corner. Blackhawk Hockey is the only thing that kept me sane.

And I dont forget that that dreaded School Days song being sung happily by my mother and father on every labor day weekend.
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And I dont forget that that dreaded School Days song being sung happily by my mother and father on every labor day weekend.
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:18 PM
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My favorite day of the year was, and still is July 4th. Back in the day they always had double headers scheduled - it was the best. Two games starting around noon, and then go home and light fireworks.
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They put those in for make up days and to give players a rest in September.
Obviously they were planted there on purpose to help the Sox with their drive to the postseason...
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:27 PM
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Obviously they were planted there on purpose to help the Sox with their drive to the postseason...
I've been appreciating the extra days off as a respite from the grinding pile of suck that this season has been. A day they don't play is a day they can't get hosed by that "blocking-the-plate" rule!
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I've been appreciating the extra days off as a respite from the grinding pile of suck that this season has been. A day they don't play is a day they can't get hosed by that "blocking-the-plate" rule!
Excellent point! Maybe I should change the title to "Thank goodness for all the off days!"
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