White Sox Interactive Forums
Sox Clubhouse
 Soxogram: 
Congratulations on the Rookie records for HR and RBI in April, Jose!

Welcome
Go Back   White Sox Interactive Forums > Baseball Discussions > Sox Clubhouse
Home Chat Stats Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 06-22-2014, 10:28 PM
Noneck Noneck is offline
WSI High Priest
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Nw Side
Posts: 7,123
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian26 View Post
I was a fan of Chet Lemon.
Quote:
Originally Posted by LITTLE NELL View Post
Me too, I'll take an outfield of 3 Chet Lemons.

I think the point was a solid centerfielder flanked on both sides by butchers.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 06-22-2014, 11:30 PM
slavko slavko is offline
WSI High Priest
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: North Suburban
Posts: 5,334
Default

Avi is kind of a butcher too. So learn to love it. Just hope the guy can hit and run the bases.
__________________
Ya Ta Hey, Black Crow.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 06-22-2014, 11:35 PM
Lemon44 Lemon44 is offline
WSI Regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Downers Grove
Posts: 89
Default

Claudell Washington > Alejandro DeAza
Chester Lemon > Adam Eaton

I once watched Ralph Garr swing and miss a pitch that bounced 3 feet in front of the plate. It ended the inning and left Harry and Jimmy speechless.

Garr = Viciedo
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 06-23-2014, 01:02 AM
BainesHOF BainesHOF is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Oak Park, IL
Posts: 2,903
Default

Geezus, Garr won a batting title. Please don't mention him in the same sentence as Viciedo. And for you youngsters out there, Lemon set a record for putouts by an outfielder in a season, and the guy could hit.

Moving on to the present. One of the team's many problems is in the dugout. Jackson and Farmer were openly critical throughout the game of Ventura not giving Ramirez a day off. They said it's obvious he's tired. (Jackson and Farmer are the most honest baseball announcing team in the city by a long shot.)

I'm expecting to hear the organization announce another contract extension for Ventura any day now.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 06-23-2014, 01:45 AM
JB98's Avatar
JB98 JB98 is offline
WSI Guru
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Crystal Lake, IL
Posts: 27,378
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by slavko View Post
Avi is kind of a butcher too. So learn to love it. Just hope the guy can hit and run the bases.
Disagree. This might be damning with faint praise, but he is clearly a better defender than Viciedo or De Aza. He's not great, no. He might not even be good. But he's not a complete embarrassment out there like the two we've got now.
__________________
JB's attendance record:
2004: 14-5; 2005: 16-8; 2006: 19-10; 2007: 8-12; 2008: 15-7; 2009: 6-13; 2010: 12-11; 2011: 9-8; 2012: 11-7; 2013: 8-9; 2014: 5-8; Total: 123-98.
Next game: Sept. 13 vs. Minnesota

R
ead my new baseball blog: http://thebaseballkid98.blogspot.com/

Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 06-23-2014, 06:11 AM
Frater Perdurabo Frater Perdurabo is offline
WSI Prelate
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Plano, Texas
Posts: 18,217
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Meanwhile, Alex Rios is among the league leaders in hits. Salary relief was nice, because it helped to sign Abreu, but dumping Rios created a hole in the outfield.

Viciedo and DeAza should be fourth OFs. Danks and Sierra should be fifth OFs.
__________________
The universe is the practical joke of the General at the expense of the Particular, quoth Frater Perdurabo, and laughed. The disciples nearest him wept, seeing the Universal Sorrow. Others laughed, seeing the Universal Joke. Others wept. Others laughed. Others wept because they couldn't see the Joke, and others laughed lest they should be thought not to see the Joke. But though FRATER laughed openly, he wept secretly; and really he neither laughed nor wept. Nor did he mean what he said.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 06-23-2014, 06:25 AM
DrCrawdad DrCrawdad is offline
WSI High Priest
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Valley Of The Malls
Posts: 7,574
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BainesHOF View Post
Geezus, Garr won a batting title. Please don't mention him in the same sentence as Viciedo. And for you youngsters out there, Lemon set a record for putouts by an outfielder in a season, and the guy could hit.

Moving on to the present. One of the team's many problems is in the dugout. Jackson and Farmer were openly critical throughout the game of Ventura not giving Ramirez a day off. They said it's obvious he's tired. (Jackson and Farmer are the most honest baseball announcing team in the city by a long shot.)

I'm expecting to hear the organization announce another contract extension for Ventura any day now.
You're so right about Farmer/Jackson. They (rightfully) called out Viciedo's poor defense this series.

Chet Lemon was a good to very good outfielder. Garr was a below average fielder but he was a very good hitter.
__________________

DrCrawdad
"In time you can turn these obsessions into careers...Hurry Down Doomsday the bugs are taking over." - Elvis Costello
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 06-23-2014, 06:36 AM
Noneck Noneck is offline
WSI High Priest
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Nw Side
Posts: 7,123
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DrCrawdad View Post
You're so right about Farmer/Jackson. They (rightfully) called out Viciedo's poor defense this series.

Chet Lemon was a good to very good outfielder. Garr was a below average fielder but he was a very good hitter.
Totally agree on Farmer/Jackson.

Garr also had speed on the base paths which was a lot better that De Aza. Beep Beep.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 06-23-2014, 07:45 AM
TomBradley72 TomBradley72 is offline
WSI High Priest
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Antioch, IL
Posts: 5,518
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Noneck View Post
I think the point was a solid centerfielder flanked on both sides by butchers.
Yes- that was exactly my point.

I used do a great Chet Lemon impression (stance & catching flyballs) in Pony League.
__________________
TomBradley72
http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/334c0314
2014 Record: 2-3
2005-2013 Record: 49-38
MLB Parks Visited: 24, MiLB Parks Visited: 11
"When I heard the National Anthem it hit me," Jose Abreu said through White Sox spokesperson Lou Hernandez. "I love the Anthem. When I learn English Iím going to sing it."

Last edited by TomBradley72; 06-23-2014 at 09:26 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 06-23-2014, 08:00 AM
Noneck Noneck is offline
WSI High Priest
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Nw Side
Posts: 7,123
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TomBradley72 View Post
I used to a great Chet Lemon impression (stance & catching flyballs) in Pony League.
My younger brother used to one hand his catches in pony league like Lemon and I used to drill him like Piersall did on tv about Lemon.
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 06-23-2014, 08:46 AM
doublem23's Avatar
doublem23 doublem23 is offline
MMXXIII
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Roscoe Village
Posts: 53,944
Blog Entries: 5
Default

Well they didn't go into the crapper until June this year, so we're making progress!!!
__________________
2014 Obligatory Attendance & Record Tracker

0-5

LAST GAME: August 4 - Twins 16, Sox 3
NEXT GAME: I don't know, but I'll be sure to warn you when I know
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 06-23-2014, 09:06 AM
SOXSINCE'70 SOXSINCE'70 is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: DEERFIELD
Posts: 4,990
Icon9

Quote:
Originally Posted by DrCrawdad View Post
Glad I boycotted the game today.
"Jersey Boys",all 2 1/2 stars of it, was better than this.
__________________
White Sox baseball - JUST WIN,BABY!!
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 06-23-2014, 09:16 AM
SOXBOY SOXBOY is offline
WSI Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: chicago
Posts: 240
Default

Chet Lemon my favorite ball player of all time. I cried the day we traded him to Detroit.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 06-23-2014, 10:00 AM
Irishsox1 Irishsox1 is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,043
Default

On the whole the talent is there on this team with the exception of maybe 1 or 2 people but they are very inconsistent with their effort and attention to detail. The team plays flat.

I'm surprised more people are not calling for Ventura to be fired. The guy is a dud with no pulse and his team plays like it.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 06-23-2014, 10:57 AM
smac38 smac38 is offline
WSI Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 133
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Irishsox1 View Post

I'm surprised more people are not calling for Ventura to be fired. The guy is a dud with no pulse and his team plays like it.
He really is clueless IMO. He did a nice job leaving Dunn in to face Perkins, 2 days in a row, with the tying run on base. I guess Robin thought Dunn was due with his 0-12 numbers against the lefty closer.

Between stuff like that and some of the pitching changes/non changes he makes, there's no way they can win with the guy at the helm. Luckily for him, and with the current roster, competing for a championship isn't an issue.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Forum Jump




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:46 PM.




Design by: Michelle

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Site-specific editorial/photos Copyright ©2001 - 2008 White Sox Interactive. All rights reserved.