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Old 07-18-2004, 10:49 PM
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Default Enough Negatives, here's a positive Sox thread....

We go into Oakland and lose 3 out of 4, we could have won 2 more of those games, but ah well, it happened, let's get over it. Did anyone notice that we went into this series with a half game lead and we are still in first with that lead after losing 3 of 4? Yes, and why? Because the Minnesota Twins lost 3 of 4 to the ROYALS. There's some positivity for ya! Want some more? Here it is...

- Sox have upcoming 2-game meetings with the Rangers and Indians. Rangers are on a 4 game winning streak, however, we are 2-1 against them and Joaquin Benoit starts the first game for Texas. Joaquin faced the Sox earlier this year and pitched 4 innings, gave up 4 earned runs. Benoit also has a 5.40 ERA in the month of July.
In the second game, Jon Garland starts for us and he is 5-2, with 3.50 ERA on the road, and has yet to face the Rangers this year.
The Indians have been shaky lately splitting their last 10 games. The Sox also have a 3-2 record against the Tribe this year. Projected starters for that 2 game series are Mark Buehrle and Freddy Garcia.

- The Twins play the Tigers and the Devil Rays. The Twins are 6-7 against the Tigers, including 3 losses at the Metrodome earlier this month. They are 2-4 against the D-Rays this year, and this ain't the same D-Rays everyone is used to seeing. Lou Pinella got these kids playing to win every game.

- And last but not least, to the Sox fans whom despise the Cubs, or just enjoy watching them lose, the Cubs split a 4-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers, find themselves 8 games out of first, and a game out of the wild card race (tied with San Diego).


Ahhh, things are about to change for the better, I can see it now. Your in good hands with KW and Ozzie. To think, we haven't even played our best basebell yet.

Be happy Sox fans, the excitement is just about to begin, and when it does, ain't no feeling better than a good team playing good ball.

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Old 07-18-2004, 11:00 PM
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I like to see this optimism. With Crazy Carl coming back who knows how far we can go.
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Old 07-18-2004, 11:02 PM
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I like to see this optimism. With Crazy Carl coming back who knows how far we can go.

Remember, when you're in first, the only direction you can go is down.
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Old 07-18-2004, 11:31 PM
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Remember, when you're in first, the only direction you can go is down.
SHUT UP!!!!!!! Wow... I actually had a smile on my face and I was like, "Yeah, he's right, we aren't doing so bad" and your witty sarcasm ruined it!!
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Old 07-18-2004, 11:37 PM
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Projected starters for that 2 game series are Mark Buehrle and Freddy Garcia.
I was just thinking about how everyone in the AL Central must hate that we got Garcia.
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Old 07-18-2004, 11:38 PM
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I was just thinking about how everyone in the AL Central must hate that we got Garcia.
It seems the armchair GMs here are about the only people who think Garcia was a bad acquisition. It makes me laugh.
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Old 07-18-2004, 11:52 PM
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It seems the armchair GMs here are about the only people who think Garcia was a bad acquisition. It makes me laugh.
I think you're reading way too much into what people say, or the few really negative people, because I have not gotten the vibe from anyone that it was a bad acquisition. But did we give up a heck of a lot for Garcia? Yes. And I've heard reports that some within the game think we gave up way too much. In the end, only time will tell.
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Old 07-19-2004, 12:31 AM
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I think you're reading way too much into what people say, or the few really negative people, because I have not gotten the vibe from anyone that it was a bad acquisition. But did we give up a heck of a lot for Garcia? Yes. And I've heard reports that some within the game think we gave up way too much. In the end, only time will tell.
To get something you have to give up something...The Mariners weren't going to take a bag of balls for Garcia...Olivo was good;but this team needs pitching...With good pitching you can do a lot more than with a good catcher...They don't win championships...As far as Reed..2 Words Scott Ruffcorn.....Any baseball people who think we gave up to much for him are just pissed that he didn't go to the Yankees
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Old 07-19-2004, 12:33 AM
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Remember, when you're in first, the only direction you can go is down.
Yeah Shut-up...Why even be a fan if you only expect the worse....What is the point....You would be the same guy bitching if they weren't in 1st.....Go root for the Cubs!!
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Old 07-19-2004, 12:47 AM
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Yeah Shut-up...Why even be a fan if you only expect the worse....What is the point....You would be the same guy bitching if they weren't in 1st.....Go root for the Cubs!!
There's no need for that.
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Old 07-19-2004, 01:36 AM
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Remember, when you're in first, the only direction you can go is down.
Am I the only one that got the fact that doublem23 was just being sarcastic and ripping on the pessimistic Sox fans?
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Old 07-19-2004, 01:39 AM
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Am I the only one that got the fact that doublem23 was just being sarcastic and ripping on the pessimistic Sox fans?
No, but somebody didn't get it.
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Old 07-19-2004, 02:13 AM
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Am I the only one that got the fact that doublem23 was just being sarcastic and ripping on the pessimistic Sox fans?
Looks that way to me.
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Old 07-19-2004, 02:53 AM
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Ahhh, things are about to change for the better, I can see it now. Your in good hands with KW and Ozzie. To think, we haven't even played our best basebell yet.

Be happy Sox fans, the excitement is just about to begin, and when it does, ain't no feeling better than a good team playing good ball.

You know, I was pretty p.o.'d about getting stomped on the west coast again, but you're right--this team hasn't played it's best ball yet. Thanks for some much needed optimism

For anyone else who is still depressed, I'd like to offer this inspirational speech:

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? HELL NO! And it ain't over now! Cause when the going gets tough...................the tough get going! Who's with me? AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Let's go Sox! Tear up the second half!!!
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Old 07-19-2004, 03:23 AM
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We go into Oakland and lose 3 out of 4, we could have won 2 more of those games, but ah well, it happened, let's get over it. Did anyone notice that we went into this series with a half game lead and we are still in first with that lead after losing 3 of 4? Yes, and why? Because the Minnesota Twins lost 3 of 4 to the ROYALS. There's some positivity for ya! Want some more? Here it is...

- Sox have upcoming 2-game meetings with the Rangers and Indians. Rangers are on a 4 game winning streak, however, we are 2-1 against them and Joaquin Benoit starts the first game for Texas. Joaquin faced the Sox earlier this year and pitched 4 innings, gave up 4 earned runs. Benoit also has a 5.40 ERA in the month of July.
In the second game, Jon Garland starts for us and he is 5-2, with 3.50 ERA on the road, and has yet to face the Rangers this year.
The Indians have been shaky lately splitting their last 10 games. The Sox also have a 3-2 record against the Tribe this year. Projected starters for that 2 game series are Mark Buehrle and Freddy Garcia.

- The Twins play the Tigers and the Devil Rays. The Twins are 6-7 against the Tigers, including 3 losses at the Metrodome earlier this month. They are 2-4 against the D-Rays this year, and this ain't the same D-Rays everyone is used to seeing. Lou Pinella got these kids playing to win every game.

- And last but not least, to the Sox fans whom despise the Cubs, or just enjoy watching them lose, the Cubs split a 4-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers, find themselves 8 games out of first, and a game out of the wild card race (tied with San Diego).


Ahhh, things are about to change for the better, I can see it now. Your in good hands with KW and Ozzie. To think, we haven't even played our best basebell yet.

Be happy Sox fans, the excitement is just about to begin, and when it does, ain't no feeling better than a good team playing good ball.

Thats the spirit. I never whine when my team is in 1st (unless Koch was pitching ).
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