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chisox
06-06-07, 09:12 AM
:(

Sun Times
He can't reach century mark (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/415727,CST-SPT-sox06.article)
http://media1.suntimes.com/nixoncds/image/060607sox.jpg_20070605_22_56_18_140-106-150.imageContent (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/415727,CST-SPT-sox06.article)
History and the New York Yankees go hand in hand, but usually the history recounts success. This season, the Yankees are recording different kinds of history as they try to climb out of a sub-.500 hole, a mountain of injuries and the burden of expectations.

De Luca: Torre commiserates with Lou, Ozzie (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/deluca/415604,CST-SPT-deluca06.article)
Podsednik's ready to go with Charlotte (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/415523,CST-SPT-soxnt06.article)
Another setback for Crede (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/415454,CST-SPT-ssep06.article)

Tribune
Sox pitcher still has troubles with 100th win (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-070605soxgamer,1,1741019.story?coll=chi-sportstop-hed)
It has been six weeks since Mark Buehrle won his last game, an astonishing development that became more curious Tuesday in a loss to the Yankees.
Sox table-setters warming up (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-070605soxside,1,6320469.story?coll=chi-sportstop-hed)
Sox's cold bats chilling reminder of '60s (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-070605vandyonsox,1,5811226.story?coll=chi-sportstop-hed)

Southtown
Ozzie: 'Buckle up and pray' (http://www.dailysouthtown.com/sports/415933,061SPT1.article)
Just like so many other things this season, Mark Buehrle's quest for the Holy Grail -- or, in this case, his 100th career win -- isn't sparking the White Sox. Including Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the New York Yankees at U.S. Cellular Field, the left-hander has failed in his last seven starts to earn the milestone win.

FingersCrossed
06-06-07, 09:17 AM
Wow, you really changed your thread title. :lol:

chisox
06-06-07, 09:22 AM
Wow, you really changed your thread title. :lol:

said i would :)

White Sox need to be concerned. Announced attendance was 30,000 and there were a lot of no shows last night.

yankeefreak04
06-06-07, 09:25 AM
I will be in attendance tonight, hopefully celebrating my birthday with a Yankee win...

TheYankee
06-06-07, 09:27 AM
said i would :)

White Sox need to be concerned. Announced attendance was 30,000 and there were a lot of no shows last night.Funny how a World Series can peak interest, and then suddenly, a few years later...

FingersCrossed
06-06-07, 09:28 AM
said i would :)

White Sox need to be concerned. Announced attendance was 30,000 and there were a lot of no shows last night.
Yikes. I think the Yanks should be concerned too! Aren't they supposed to be this touring circus troupe?

Well, at least one of the clubs (nyuk, nyuk, guess which?) hit a lot of baseballs, maybe tonight's showing will improve? :P

FingersCrossed
06-06-07, 09:29 AM
I will be in attendance tonight, hopefully celebrating my birthday with a Yankee win...
Happy birthday! Hope you'll get a memorable birthday gift out of tonight's game.

yankeefreak04
06-06-07, 09:30 AM
Happy birthday! Hope you'll get a memorable birthday gift out of tonight's game.

Thanks... I hope so as well..

yankeesnumber1
06-06-07, 09:32 AM
I will be in attendance tonight, hopefully celebrating my birthday with a Yankee win...

Birthday here too....a win is the only present I want today!! Lets go Yanks!!

TheYankee
06-06-07, 09:33 AM
I will be in attendance tonight, hopefully celebrating my birthday with a Yankee win...Sweet... happy birthday, and pull us one through tonight.

TheYankee
06-06-07, 09:33 AM
Birthday here too....a win is the only present I want today!! Lets go Yanks!!Maybe we should just turn this into a birthday thread ;) Happy birthday to ya!

FingersCrossed
06-06-07, 09:34 AM
Thanks... I hope so as well..
Um, I didn't mean a foul ball to your section. We clear on that, right? A victory fit for the Yankees! (Sorry, ChiSox!)

yankeefreak04
06-06-07, 09:35 AM
Thanks all... I am in good foul ball territory tonight so I will take the souvenir, but will be more than happy with a resounding Yankee win...

chisox
06-06-07, 09:39 AM
Funny how a World Series can peak interest, and then suddenly, a few years later...

In the city itself the White Sox are pretty much even with the Cubs..but The Cubs own the wealthy northern burbs and draw from downstate and Iowa.

The White Sox draw from NW Indiana and don't exist downstate at all.

Plus the White Sox have a tier pricing system and charge more for Yankees and Boston games and even more for Cubs.

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/ticketing/singlegame.jsp?c_id=cws

For whatever reason Boston is usually the toughest ticket after the Cubs.

OldYankeeFan
06-06-07, 09:43 AM
I will be in attendance tonight, hopefully celebrating my birthday with a Yankee win...

:birthday: _______:gulp:

TheYankee
06-06-07, 09:43 AM
In the city itself the White Sox are pretty much even with the Cubs..but The Cubs own the wealthy northern burbs and draw from downstate and Iowa.

The White Sox draw from NW Indiana and don't exist downstate at all.

Plus the White Sox have a tier pricing system and charge more for Yankees and Boston games and even more for Cubs.

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/ticketing/singlegame.jsp?c_id=cws

For whatever reason Boston is usually the toughest ticket after the Cubs.Yep, I know all about the Cubs draw from Iowa... that's where I'm from, and I'm back home from school here for the summer... I can count the people I know who are Sox fans on one hand, but Cubs fans, that's another story... of course, Des Moines is the AAA home of the Cubs, so I'm sure that helps the Cubs to an extent...

chisox
06-06-07, 09:49 AM
Yep, I know all about the Cubs draw from Iowa... that's where I'm from, and I'm back home from school here for the summer... I can count the people I know who are Sox fans on one hand, but Cubs fans, that's another story... of course, Des Moines is the AAA home of the Cubs, so I'm sure that helps the Cubs to an extent...

The White Sox don't have a minor league team within 700 miles of Chicago.

AAA South Carolina (Charlotte)
AA Alabama
both A teams North Carolina
Rookie in Montana and Virginia

You would think they would want a team in the Midwest League but....

just-blaze
06-06-07, 09:54 AM
The White Sox don't have a minor league team within 700 miles of Chicago.

AAA South Carolina (Charlotte)
AA Alabama
both A teams North Carolina
Rookie in Montana and Virginia

You would think they would want a team in the Midwest League but....

Charlotte is in North Carolina. ;)

chisox
06-06-07, 09:56 AM
Charlotte is in North Carolina. ;)

but Charlotte plays in Ft Mill, SOUTH Carolina :P a Charlotte burb

gdn
06-06-07, 10:02 AM
What's up with all these White Sox links in the Yankee forum? Huh? HUH? HUH?


HA!

yankeesnumber1
06-06-07, 10:58 AM
Maybe we should just turn this into a birthday thread ;) Happy birthday to ya!

Thanks. Last year it was a great bday when Melky robbed Manny of that game tieing HR at Yankee stadium....lets see what happens tonight :gulp:

yankeebot
06-06-07, 11:02 AM
Happy birthday to the both of you. May you be gifted with another Yankee win. Foul balls all around. ;) :gulp:

groovitude
06-06-07, 11:13 AM
Thanks. Last year it was a great bday when Melky robbed Manny of that game tieing HR at Yankee stadium....lets see what happens tonight :gulp:

That was a year ago tonight? I was in my seat at the Stadium for that one. Best catch I've ever seen in my life.

Dave B
06-06-07, 11:26 AM
There is an incredible selection of tickets for tonight on Craigslist, much of which is below face value. This is sort of depressing, but also nice, because now I can treat myself and several friends. Last season I was there for Wang's start, which they ended up losing in the 10th. Hopefully tonight will be a better result.

chisox
06-06-07, 11:29 AM
plenty of tickets on the White Sox message board as well

yankeefreak04
06-06-07, 11:32 AM
There is an incredible selection of tickets for tonight on Craigslist, much of which is below face value. This is sort of depressing, but also nice, because now I can treat myself and several friends. Last season I was there for Wang's start, which they ended up losing in the 10th. Hopefully tonight will be a better result.

I was there for that game as well.. Konerko homer off of Rivera in the ninth to tie it IIRC...:(

But, I was also there for Wang's start earlier this year which was a much better outcome for the Yankees... Despite the 30 degrees and rain...

Dave B
06-06-07, 12:01 PM
Just got 6 tickets in the 3rd row for 30 each. Not bad!

I love making fun of Cubs fans, but man, at least they go to their games.

comiskey
06-06-07, 12:21 PM
Funny how a World Series can peak interest, and then suddenly, a few years later...

Oh, GMAFB. It wasn't until after the Yankees 90's dynasty that attendance started spiking in New York. And years and years of mediocre baseball like the Sox have had, would do the same thing to Yankees attendance.

The White Sox were killed by the strike in '94...and people have not lost interest, they're just pissed off. We don't like to see losing baseball...just like the fans of New York obviously did not like to do for years, as well. Especially since we have 50 degree weather in June; I don't want to go sit in 50 degree weather and watch the Sox play like ................, I can watch at home for free.


Just got 6 tickets in the 3rd row for 30 each. Not bad!

I love making fun of Cubs fans, but man, at least they go to their games.

Cub fans go for the party, not the baseball.

Dave B
06-06-07, 12:48 PM
Cub fans go for the party, not the baseball.

It always cracks me up to see the swarm of people arriving in the 3rd and leaving in the 7th.

It's a shame though, because the people who do go to Comiskey know their stuff. Usually I'm surrounded by 7 year olds who can have a real baseball conversation with me. At Wrigley, earlier this year against the Reds a guy behind me, in full Cubs gear, asked "now who's this guy?" when Soriano stepped up to the plate.

TheYankee
06-06-07, 02:07 PM
The White Sox don't have a minor league team within 700 miles of Chicago.

AAA South Carolina (Charlotte)
AA Alabama
both A teams North Carolina
Rookie in Montana and Virginia

You would think they would want a team in the Midwest League but....I usually get up to a couple Barons games in Birmingham every year during the fall of the school year... fun stuff...

TheYankee
06-06-07, 02:09 PM
It always cracks me up to see the swarm of people arriving in the 3rd and leaving in the 7th.

It's a shame though, because the people who do go to Comiskey know their stuff. Usually I'm surrounded by 7 year olds who can have a real baseball conversation with me. At Wrigley, earlier this year against the Reds a guy behind me, in full Cubs gear, asked "now who's this guy?" when Soriano stepped up to the plate.Gotta love those fans... for the first time in my life last year, my dad and I were able to get up to the Bronx and watch the Yankees play Seattle in the Stadium... guy in back of us, trying to act smart, says, "Man, look at Sheffield out there in left.." failing to remember that (1) Sheffield had been injured for 2 months already and (2) Sheffield played in right, not left. When his buddy said, "No, that's Melky Cabrera..." the guy goes "Well where's Sheffield? Getting the day off?" I thought about turning around and saying, "Just go home sir. This sport is for men."

TheDynasty26
06-06-07, 02:22 PM
I wish no one showed up when the yanks came to town. It drives me crazy that not only do we pay them millions in luxury taxes, but we put 15 thousand more butts in chairs for three straight days.

I think we should get a tax discount based on the increased revenue a team gets when the yanks come to town.

RIYankee23
06-06-07, 02:35 PM
In the city itself the White Sox are pretty much even with the Cubs..but The Cubs own the wealthy northern burbs and draw from downstate and Iowa.

The White Sox draw from NW Indiana and don't exist downstate at all.

Plus the White Sox have a tier pricing system and charge more for Yankees and Boston games and even more for Cubs.

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/ticketing/singlegame.jsp?c_id=cws

For whatever reason Boston is usually the toughest ticket after the Cubs.

I'm surprised the Yankees haven't done the tier pricing system yet. Kind of really sucks from a fan's standpoint.

At least for the White Sox, it doesn't appear to be working all that well, but I'm sure it would make alot of extra money for the Yankees.

RIYankee23
06-06-07, 02:37 PM
Oh, GMAFB. It wasn't until after the Yankees 90's dynasty that attendance started spiking in New York. And years and years of mediocre baseball like the Sox have had, would do the same thing to Yankees attendance.

The White Sox were killed by the strike in '94...and people have not lost interest, they're just pissed off. We don't like to see losing baseball...just like the fans of New York obviously did not like to do for years, as well. Especially since we have 50 degree weather in June; I don't want to go sit in 50 degree weather and watch the Sox play like ................, I can watch at home for free.



Cub fans go for the party, not the baseball.

What's the seating capacity at US Cellular?

MunsonNY15
06-07-07, 12:06 AM
What's the seating capacity at US Cellular?

I believe it's around 40,000.

Heidi

yankeefreak04
06-07-07, 07:29 AM
Great night last night at US Cellular... Celebrated my birthday in gorgeous weather, watched the Yankees win behind a complete game gem from Wang and even got Ron VIllone and Johnny Damon to autograph my hat... Their signatures now join Doug Mientkiewicz's on the underside of the bill...

FingersCrossed
06-07-07, 07:31 AM
Great night last night at US Cellular... Celebrated my birthday in gorgeous weather, watched the Yankees win behind a complete game gem from Wang and even got Ron VIllone and Johnny Damon to autograph my hat... Their signatures now join Doug Mientkiewicz's on the underside of the bill...
Great! I was afraid you were that fan who got escorted out after only 2 pitches into the game! :eek: ;)

Toaderly
06-07-07, 07:34 AM
Gotta love those fans... for the first time in my life last year, my dad and I were able to get up to the Bronx and watch the Yankees play Seattle in the Stadium... guy in back of us, trying to act smart, says, "Man, look at Sheffield out there in left.." failing to remember that (1) Sheffield had been injured for 2 months already and (2) Sheffield played in right, not left. When his buddy said, "No, that's Melky Cabrera..." the guy goes "Well where's Sheffield? Getting the day off?" I thought about turning around and saying, "Just go home sir. This sport is for men."


It would probably help if he'd watch more than five games a year.

knickfan23
06-07-07, 09:33 AM
Great night at the ballpark yesterday.

I broke out my old school O'Neill 21 jersey and sat down the right field line. It appeared to be more Yankee fans in the house than the previous two nights. This "Ronnie Woo Woo" character was sitting 10 rows from us. For those who do not know who he is (and I didnt know until yesterday), he is the Cubs biggest fan and wears his customized Cubs jersey wherever he goes. I wanted to chant a**hole, but there was this family with their two kids sitting right next to me.

Great game by Wang. Crisp defense. And the offense hitting again. Vazquez did not have a chance. It was amazing the score was only 4-1 until I happened to see the big board. When it came to the last out by Wang, I told my Yankee buddies who I met at the game that we should stand up to cheer the final out. I was slowly coming back to my slightly-obnoxious self at these games now that I had something good to watch, and some White Sox fans took exception to us doing something that only home team fans are allowed to do. We didnt care. These guys were like, "Yankees still suck", and I responded by saying "enjoy 3rd place this year" and then they got desperate and tried to bring up the Red Sox and at point, any argument that they could muster went right down the toilet much like their season to this point. Dye flew out and those guys weren't heard from again.

I noticed our fanbase started becoming a little more puffy after the win. Sensing a possible hot streak upcoming. And with the temps set for 90 degress tonight, we may be a little more rowdy tonight.

yankeefreak04
06-07-07, 09:58 AM
We had a completely obnoxious Red Sox fan in our section... He was waving a sign that he thought was pretty damn funny for the whole game and was trying, without succeeding, to get a "Yankees Suck" chant going the whole game... Of course he made a fast exit with two outs in the bottom of the eighth with all of the White Sox fans in our section...

His sign read something like this...

Highest payroll in baseball - 208 million.
Fat, old pitcher - 28 million.
The New York Yankees 11.5 games out - Priceless.

Dave B
06-07-07, 10:24 AM
That wasn't Ronnie Woo Woo. It was some other younger guy (that looked kind of a lot like Kenny Lofton) who for some reason decided he'd love to buy his own Cubs uniform and put a Woo Woo name tag on it. Doesn't get much more pathetic than that.

(I was one section over in 112.)

knickfan23
06-07-07, 05:59 PM
That wasn't Ronnie Woo Woo. It was some other younger guy (that looked kind of a lot like Kenny Lofton) who for some reason decided he'd love to buy his own Cubs uniform and put a Woo Woo name tag on it. Doesn't get much more pathetic than that.

(I was one section over in 112.)

Oh ok. I wouldnt have known the difference personally. Dude look like he hadnt had a steak dinner since 1976 and had Woo Woo on the back, so he fit the description.