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Old 01-14-2004, 01:54 PM
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Default My Concession to Sox Management. Sign Maddux, I will Renew my Season Tickets

No questions Asked. Just do something. Sign someone worthy, that will help us and Get the Media and FanBase Talking
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Old 01-14-2004, 01:56 PM
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You wouldn't be alone, I'm sure-if they did something bold like that=I'd get back in the ST game
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Old 01-14-2004, 01:58 PM
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What if they removed 8 more rows in the upperdeck? Would you guys be interested in that? Now that's Fan Friendly!!!
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Old 01-14-2004, 02:01 PM
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Let me Rephrase this Concession. Sign ANYONE BOLD, Something that Shows us Were Not Conceding 2004.
Show Us you want to Win. Do SOMETHING. Give me a hint,
so that I can get my season tix again. Im going to miss
alot of you at the games if the SOX continue this Foolish
Charade and Call My Bluff. Im already on record here, so I cant
Go Back on my Word. Hear that SOX MGMT ?? the lines
are Drawn already ........ I will look like a Chump if I go and
get season tickets Anyway, despite your running this season into the Ground. Do SOMETHING SO WE CAN BoTH SAVE FACE
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Old 01-14-2004, 02:01 PM
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I just it would have hoped it wouldn't come to signing Maddux.

Under your premise of making a move to show you mean business then why not make smart baseball moves?

Look at the contracts of Alomar, Everett, and Sullivan. Those combined would be nearly equal to what you'd have to pay to get Maddux. Possibly less.

I would have loved to see the Sox show some hutzpah(sp) and make a big run at Javier Vasquez. I think that kid is the truth.

Daniel

When KW says they are going back to the basics like scouting I hope he reads some Bill James first.
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Old 01-14-2004, 02:02 PM
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Isn't signing Maddux a pipe dream? By that I mean Maddux wouldn't want to sign for the Sox. It's a wicked vicious circle, but I know what your sentiments are, Hangar. Maybe they thought signing POlitte would get everyone stoked! BOO-YAKA!
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Old 01-14-2004, 02:06 PM
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This is Going to Turn Out to be A Classic, BattleShip facing Each Other, barrel to barrel, Troops Massing on the Border Stand-Off.
Will the SOX "Teach" Hangar18, the dumb fan that continues to Root For a Team that seems to Care every 10 years , A Lesson for Daring to Demand More From Them ? Or will Faith and GoodWill be Restored in the SOX Organization by them TRYING to Do Something to Win this Division this year? Before Opening Day ?

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Old 01-14-2004, 02:12 PM
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This is Going to Turn Out to be A Classic, BattleShip facing Each Other, barrel to barrel, Troops Massing on the Border Stand-Off.
Will the SOX "Teach" me, the dumb fan, A Lesson for Daring to Demand More From Them ? Or will Faith and GoodWill be Restored in the SOX Organization by them TRYING to Do Something to Win this Division this year? Before Opening Day ?
After 23 years of JR, we all know the answer, don't we?

[long, tragic sigh.]

It's hard, really hard being a Sox fan. I'd like to hope the organization will do something between now and Opening day (as they did last year with mildly positive results). What I find discouraging is the almost TOTAL, COMPLETE, DEAFENING SILENCE this off-season. It's only January, but it feels like the longest winter ever...
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Old 01-14-2004, 02:19 PM
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You know this is something that has been discussed on here many times before. If things are so bad and your so depressed about being a Sox fan, then leave. This is a free country and you are free to root for whatever team you wish. I don't buy into this whole Sox "fandom disease" theory.

If you're so dang disappointed in the team and why they can't be more like the Cubs and sign everything under the sun, then go root up north. I'm sure they'd be glad to have you.
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Old 01-14-2004, 02:23 PM
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You know this is something that has been discussed on here many times before. If things are so bad and your so depressed about being a Sox fan, then leave. This is a free country and you are free to root for whatever team you wish. I don't buy into this whole Sox "fandom disease" theory.

If you're so dang disappointed in the team and why they can't be more like the Cubs and sign everything under the sun, then go root up north. I'm sure they'd be glad to have you.
Interesting Theory. I take it your OK with the Sox Moves
this OffSeason ? Or the lack of Moves isnt as bad as we think?
Anyone Agree with this theory?
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Old 01-14-2004, 02:26 PM
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You know this is something that has been discussed on here many times before. If things are so bad and your so depressed about being a Sox fan, then leave. This is a free country and you are free to root for whatever team you wish. I don't buy into this whole Sox "fandom disease" theory.

If you're so dang disappointed in the team and why they can't be more like the Cubs and sign everything under the sun, then go root up north. I'm sure they'd be glad to have you.
Bobby if that's what you think a FAN is then you're sadly mistaken! You don't just switch allegiances at a whim like half the city of Chicago did last year around October... I wouldn't switch to another team if they had 9 thirteen year-olds playing out there (don't get to excited yet Jerry) but I'd complain, yell, scream, burn things down, and make other thing bleed. But I sure as heck wouldn't buy any tickets either... Complain all you want but contrary to your belief Bobby being a fan allows you to criticize and complain... along with cheer and celebrate (although most likely not this year).
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Old 01-14-2004, 02:29 PM
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You know this is something that has been discussed on here many times before. If things are so bad and your so depressed about being a Sox fan, then leave. This is a free country and you are free to root for whatever team you wish. I don't buy into this whole Sox "fandom disease" theory.

If you're so dang disappointed in the team and why they can't be more like the Cubs and sign everything under the sun, then go root up north. I'm sure they'd be glad to have you.
No offense but I think you are way off base. If you choose what teams you root for based on their decisions or success then what's the point of being a fan.

Being a die hard fan, like Hangar, is like being in love. If you could feel the same way about someone else because it was easier than you'd do it. It doesn't work that way though.

As for complaining I just don't see the harm in it. I mean being a fan doesn't mean having blind faith.

See Sox fans are villified for being smart. We don't drink the kool-aid and for that we're depicted as being babies.

It's about having some standards.

The "If you don't like it leave" motto really rubs me the wrong way.

But that's just my take

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Old 01-14-2004, 02:30 PM
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Interesting Theory. I take it your OK with the Sox Moves
this OffSeason ? Or the lack of Moves isnt as bad as we think?
Anyone Agree with this theory?
I fully do. I think it's amazingly stupid to whine and whine and whine about how the team isn't doing anything and hasn't for 20 years or whatever. If you want a team that does that, go root for one. If you want to be a Sox fan, accept what they are. If you don't, that's your fault, not the fault of the Sox.
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Old 01-14-2004, 02:31 PM
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I'm as disenchanted as the next Sox fan, and I keep telling myself I will stay away next year more often if they don't make any moves to improve the team. It's easy for me to say this when the weather is cold and there is snow on the ground but as soon as it starts to get warm and Spring Training begins, I start to get the baseball disease and I'll find myself at Comiskey Park in April, May, and June despite the bad taste this offseason has left in my mouth.

I am sympathetic to your cause Hangar and I can definitely say that I won't be going to a lot of games in August and September like I did last year if we fall out of contention. This team will have to prove itself to me to be contenders before I shell out money in the second half of the season. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt given the general weakness of our division.
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Old 01-14-2004, 02:36 PM
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It's like a disease isn't it Foulke You? As much as I want to stay away, I will somehow end up back there... D'OH!
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