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    2012 Chicago White Sox thread

    I am afraid it will be a brutal season for the real Sox.

    http://cnnsi.com/2012/writers/cliff_...central/1.html

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    How are the WS fans taking to Ventura?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardrain View Post
    How are the WS fans taking to Ventura?
    He is still on his homeymoon. Kenny Williams however.

    Adam Dunn has to have a better 2012....right?

    I see fields of green, Veeck's pinwheel lights
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    And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
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    Quote Originally Posted by chisox View Post
    He is still on his homeymoon. Kenny Williams however.

    Adam Dunn has to have a better 2012....right?
    One would hope .159 is the cellar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heathdwilliams View Post
    One would hope .159 is the cellar.
    I will be thrilled if he has Mendoza numbers in 2012. Dunn looked like a great signing at the time but.

    We have problems long term. Reinsdorf would not allow any Boras clients to be drafted. I am willing to bet that Scott Boras pays as much for scouting as most MLB teams.

    Our farm system is ranked dead last by EVERYONE. Attendance this year will most likely be under two million.

    I question how the White Sox develop players. Most of the minor league teams are in the Southeast and none are in cold weather cities. Scouts claim that for a team in a northern market, it is imperative to see how prospects handle cold weather. You have Scranton and Trenton. One would think we should have a team in the Midwest League but.

    I see fields of green, Veeck's pinwheel lights
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    And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
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    Here's hoping for your sake today wasn't a fluke for Dunn. I'd love to see him bounce back. Great guy.

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    I'd like to thank the White Sox personel for ruining Gordon Beckham...stinkin Bulldogs.

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    I hope the White Sox have a good year. If there were no Yankees, I'd probably root for the ChiSox. Passionate and hardcore fans in a great American city. The Sox have never been as cute or faddish as the Cubs (major plusses in my book).

    Dunn, Rios, and Beckham have to show something this year, right? I mean, they can't possibly be that bad again, right?
    There is no "I" in "team" but there is a dismembered and mixed-up "me."

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    Quote Originally Posted by heathdwilliams View Post
    Here's hoping for your sake today wasn't a fluke for Dunn. I'd love to see him bounce back. Great guy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees Empire View Post
    I hope the White Sox have a good year. If there were no Yankees, I'd probably root for the ChiSox. Passionate and hardcore fans in a great American city. The Sox have never been as cute or faddish as the Cubs (major plusses in my book).

    Dunn, Rios, and Beckham have to show something this year, right? I mean, they can't possibly be that bad again, right?
    Dunn, Peavy, and Rios continue to get it done and earn their money this year so far. Peavy with a 3-hit CG shutout last night, Dunn with another HR last night, and Rios with 3 hits a day after he had 3 hits, 2 RBI in Seattle. Funny how the team plays better when its four (along with Konerko) highest-paid players play like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees Empire View Post
    I hope the White Sox have a good year. If there were no Yankees, I'd probably root for the ChiSox. Passionate and hardcore fans in a great American city. The Sox have never been as cute or faddish as the Cubs (major plusses in my book).

    Dunn, Rios, and Beckham have to show something this year, right? I mean, they can't possibly be that bad again, right?
    Right like the 11,000 that showed up on opening week against Baltimore...real passion!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eaganmafia View Post
    Right like the 11,000 that showed up on opening week against Baltimore...real passion!!
    Well - let's be real.
    You don't have to go to games to be a passionate fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by effdamets View Post
    Well - let's be real.
    You don't have to go to games to be a passionate fan.
    Very true, but opening week series and a team is pulling 11 grand...doesn't speak well of the fan base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eaganmafia View Post
    Very true, but opening week series and a team is pulling 11 grand...doesn't speak well of the fan base.
    It was very cold in Chicago this past week. Even Jim Palmer remarked about it during the Baltimore broadcast, saying something like "You have to be a hardy soul to want to come out to a game in this weather."

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    Quote Originally Posted by asindc View Post
    It was very cold in Chicago this past week. Even Jim Palmer remarked about it during the Baltimore broadcast, saying something like "You have to be a hardy soul to want to come out to a game in this weather."
    I have no doubt it was cold, I live in Minnesota so I know. But don't talk about the passion and hardcore of a fanbase that for years hasn't supported it's team from the ticket office. Hell Kenny has come out in past years and said more payroll can get added if more reveune is brought in...AKA GET TO GAMES SO I CAN SPEND MONEY!!!

    There's nothing passionate about a fair weather fan base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chisox View Post
    I am afraid it will be a brutal season for the real Sox.

    http://cnnsi.com/2012/writers/cliff_...central/1.html
    Back in April I certainly did not expect the Pale Hose to be where they are at.

    I was fearing the worst in the Bronx after we had been swept by the Royals.

    You may be wondering why attendance was so so for the NY games. A lot of factors involved

    Many Chicagoland school systems are back in session which hurts the southsiders more than the Cubs.

    But without question it is the idiotic 'dynamic pricing' that just makes people stay at home.

    Last night the CHEAPEST ticket was $33.45..... same seats Friday night for all powerful Seattle - 10 bucks. A seat in section 538 may as well be in Ontario.

    Day of game cost to park at U.S. Cellular Field lots is $25 on weekdays (Mon. – Fri.) and $23 on weekends (Sat. – Sun.). Fans paying cash may park in Lots F, L, or G.

    While the team has its roots in the south side many of these fans now live in the western and northern burbs and Chicago during the week is a traffic nightmare.

    The CTA is an option for some but it isn't great
    http://mlb.mlb.com/cws/ballpark/tran...content=public

    METRA has a new station but the time of the trains isn't great for weeknights.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/cws/ballpark/tran...?content=metra

    It is going to be much worse next year as the CTA Red Line will be CLOSED for the entire summer to rebuilt the trainbed.


    I see fields of green, Veeck's pinwheel lights
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    And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
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    Re: 2012 Chicago White Sox thread

    Well what did we learn this week? That Youkliss still likes to stick it too us.
    They have a good pitching staff. And let's hope we don't get them in the
    first round of the playoffs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneill96 View Post
    Well what did we learn this week? That Youkliss still likes to stick it too us.
    They have a good pitching staff. And let's hope we don't get them in the
    first round of the playoffs!
    Line up the rotations for a playoff series and the Yankees should have no problem putting Chicago away.
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    Getting beat by Ramirez and Beckham is something that shouldn't happen to a major league team. I like our chances against them in October.

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    I see fields of green, Veeck's pinwheel lights
    Cubs lose by day, Sox win at night
    And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
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    well, coming from an expert at being terrible, I guess that's a compliment in some sort of twisted way.
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    I think everyone can agree that Hawk is a terrible announcer, perhaps the worst. That said, I think he was totally justified here and in that last clip that was posted a while back.

    I'm not sure why it's frowned upon when an announcer calls out an umpire for being completely bad at his job.

    Kudos Hawk. Every once in a while you're ok.
    Pardon, for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    I think everyone can agree that Hawk is a terrible announcer, perhaps the worst. That said, I think he was totally justified here and in that last clip that was posted a while back.

    I'm not sure why it's frowned upon when an announcer calls out an umpire for being completely bad at his job.

    Kudos Hawk. Every once in a while you're ok.
    Hawk is bad but he is not the worst.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOhgFjm98AE

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    Quote Originally Posted by chisox View Post
    Hawk is bad but he is not the worst.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOhgFjm98AE
    Not true. Sterling is better only because he has a better voice. Content wise they are both awful.
    Pardon, for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    Not true. Sterling is better only because he has a better voice. Content wise they are both awful.
    Sterling's voice is negated by Dame Edna.

    I see fields of green, Veeck's pinwheel lights
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    And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
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    At least Sterling doesn't sound like some he-haw redneck. But, hey, it obviously works in Chicago; it just wouldn't go over well in NY.


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