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Old 08-21-2003, 10:46 PM
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I just wanted to be the first one to say that.

If you had previously posted a mesage on this board saying that "the season is over," or something similar please use this thread to admit your mistake.

Please do not post anything about the season not being over yet. I know that. I have a schedule. But anyone who had posted a message saying the Sox were out of it was wrong. Because clearly they weren't.
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Old 08-21-2003, 10:48 PM
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This game isn't over yet.
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Old 08-21-2003, 10:49 PM
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I'm sure somewhere in May, I posted something about this team probably being done for, like they just didn't show me anything that indicated they were capable of doing anything good this year.

Thank you sir, may I have another?
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Old 08-21-2003, 10:50 PM
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I'm sure somewhere in May, I posted something about this team probably being done for, like they just didn't show me anything that indicated they were capable of doing anything good this year.

Thank you sir, may I have another?
Cheeses, I know I could count on you to be man enough to 'fess up.

Come on people this is therapeutic. Get it off your chest...
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Old 08-21-2003, 10:51 PM
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This game isn't over yet.
Even before the game is over we are in first place - alone.
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Old 08-21-2003, 10:51 PM
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As soon as you made this post, Jose booted a double play grounder.

Let's wait until it's in the books before we may these kinds of posts. The Rangers can still put up a ton of runs in a heartbeat.
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Old 08-21-2003, 10:56 PM
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OK...

WE'RE IN FIRST NOW!

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Old 08-21-2003, 10:58 PM
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As soon as you made this post, Jose booted a double play grounder.

Let's wait until it's in the books before we may these kinds of posts. The Rangers can still put up a ton of runs in a heartbeat.
I apologize. I also said that it was too late in the year for a snow storm on the morning of 2/14/1990, so that was my fault too.

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Old 08-21-2003, 10:59 PM
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I admit that I, one more than one occassion, came to this board and randomly started babbling about how the season was over, Manuel should be fired, Frank was going to LA, etc.

I was wrong... about some of those things. Manuel still needs to be fired. But the team is much better than I thought.
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Old 08-21-2003, 11:01 PM
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The sky has fallen many a time in my world with this team. And while it's nice to be back in first place, we have a long way to go.
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Old 08-21-2003, 11:11 PM
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I'm sure somewhere in May, I posted something about this team probably being done for, like they just didn't show me anything that indicated they were capable of doing anything good this year.

Thank you sir, may I have another?
Heh, here's a juicy one from me, posted in May:

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/v...603#post181603

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I agree with everything else you wrote. Actually, I agree with this too. But, what I want to know is why does everybody want to be negative? Isn't it better to try and stick with your team through tough times?

I think we've all tried that and it hasn't worked out.

What will happen is, the Sox will unload some salary before the trade deadline, play some "kids," and -- with all the pressure of playoff expectations off of them -- suddenly "play well" in the second half of the season. Not well enough to make the playoffs, of course, but just good enough that people say "Wow, wait 'til next year." And, as is their style, next year they start off playing like garbage and we repeat the cycle over and over again.

Someone else pointed out that we're making the exact same mistakes as we have the last few years, and it's true. We're not fielding any better. Our baserunning is still terrible. Frank looks not-good, and even Maggs freezes up when there's a big run opportunity presented. I see very, very little to be optimistic about with this team. I'll still go see them the 8 or so times I have tickets for, but I'm tired of investing so much energy in them only to be let down time and time again.

Maybe if we were the Tigers I'd try to be as optimistic as I could, looking for things that could improve down the line. But the Sox have done just about all they can to put together a winning crew, and they're still failing, which is why I think a mammoth overall is due at the highest levels. Right now I would love to see a new owner, new GM, new manager, new coaches, and some new faces on the team. Let's start over. I'm sick of these bums.

Needless to say, I'm glad things have turned around. And I guess I owe an apology to Kenny Williams, for making this team what it is right now.
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Old 08-21-2003, 11:13 PM
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2003 AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL
TEAM W L PCT GB

Chicago 67 61 .523 -
Minnesota 66 61 .520 0.5
Kansas City 65 61 .516 1.0
Cleveland 55 73 .430 12.0
Detroit 31 95 .246 35.0

2003 AL Central

Looks damn good to me!

GO SOX!
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Old 08-21-2003, 11:17 PM
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I just found one of my own where I was getting down on Kenny Williams.

I am sorry Kenny, you made me eat my words.
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Old 08-21-2003, 11:28 PM
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We are not in first yet. I'll know we are in first when I'm on hold ordering my playoff tickets.
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Old 08-21-2003, 11:59 PM
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I just found one of my own where I was getting down on Kenny Williams.

I am sorry Kenny, you made me eat my words.
Kenny Williams, you've taken the beatings from fans and the media, often you've been right out in the front taking it not hiding. You've said that you believe in the team, when the team was dead and we were tossing dirt on their graves.

For what ever else happens from this point, Kenny you've earned my respect.

Best wishes,
DrCrawdad.

Oh, Kenny now that I've polished the apple, do you have any job openings?
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