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  1. 7 points
    Given the age distribution here the state of the game threads is even more embarrassing.
  2. 6 points
    You're a gigantic baby. What did you hope to accomplish with this post? People feeling sorry for you? Did you want people to join in on the pitty party? You're the same guy that literally asked the admin team to ban you, only to reach out shortly after because you just couldn't go without this place. But now you're this "broken fan" Stop acting like a child and if something is upsetting you, do something about it. I haven't watched a second of the Hawks this year. Sold my 2007 Toews jersey (which actually netted me a solid return.) I'll check in on the NHL here and there but don't miss it right now. Really have enjoyed watching the Bulls. Stop doing things you don't like. And if you're going to continue doing it, then come here and cry about it, you're going to get shit about it from me, and others like you already have.
  3. 5 points
    Wtf did you really just link the census.gov website under boomers
  4. 5 points
    I discovered this board as a 16 year and decided to join as a 17 year old. I'm 35 years old now. Man time flies.
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  6. 5 points
    I did spend some time going through the stats on his huge 2021 dropoff. McNeil has an excellent K-rate, but a generally low exit velocity. He doesn't hit the ball hard, but he makes contact. Compared to 2020 his walk rate did drop off somewhat, but his K-rate didn't spike and there was basically no real drop in his exit velocity compared to 2019, and his exit velocity was higher in 2021 than in 2020. What I do see is that there's a big change in the way he's hitting in 2021. There's a big dropoff in him pulling the ball and a big increase in him going the other way. There's a drop in hard contact and an increase in medium and soft contact. There was a career high in ground ball rate. His BABIP went from being .340 in his first 3 seasons to .280 in 2021 - was that bad luck, or was that the poor quality of his contact? It's a little hard to believe his BABIP stayed above .330 all 3 of his first 3 years and 1000 PAs by luck. Perhaps a little bit unlucky in 2021, but the dropoff in BABIP fits with the dropoff in his contact quality. He also went from a 15% HR/FB rate in 2019 to a 6.5% rate in 2021 - but its hard to see a high HR rate as sustainable with his generally fairly weak contact. One thing that does stand out, going along with the drop in pulling the ball, increase in groundball rate, and drop in HR rate, is that his launch angle has noticeably dropped. Now here's one final problem - since Statcast started recording, the White Sox have had as low of a launch angle as any team in the league, bottom 5 in the league 6 times and bottom 10 in the other season. So, you've got a guy struggling badly in 2021 when he's going the other way, hitting the ball on the ground, and not elevating like he did beforehand. For whatever reason, the White Sox are really bad at launch angle, so if a low launch angle and not pulling the ball are big parts of why he was terrible in 2021, do we think the White Sox can fix that? Or is this a guy who is a particularly bad fit for the White Sox since his success was associated with a higher launch angle and that's a weak spot for the White Sox?
  7. 4 points
    For your lockout enjoyment: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2022/01/14/baseball/japanese-baseball/yamamoto-takatsu-hall/ https://www.mlb.com/news/shingo-takatsu-white-sox-cult-hero Second all-time in NPB saves https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=takats001shi
  8. 4 points
    One of my all time favorite White Sox one year wonders.
  9. 4 points
    It’s like their proposal to outsource arbitration to Fangraphs - rely on some sportswriters. “Everyone I have wonderful news. Keith Law will determine whether or not the White Sox get an extra draft pick next year. “
  10. 4 points
    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?..
  11. 4 points
    The owners locked out players on the 40 man roster. Players not on the 40 man roster are still able to go about their business.
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  13. 4 points
    In an era of the crashing of workforce participation like none other in modern America, which has literally come to be known as The Great Resignation, this is an interesting take.
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  17. 4 points
    I'd put Kath as the top prospect in the system. That Kid has a chance to be a really really good hitter.
  18. 4 points
    34 years old, $103 million in career earnings. He should have a lot of fun the rest of his life.
  19. 3 points
    It has to be true, otherwise people would just be quitting their jobs in droves.
  20. 3 points
    This week at FutureSox, we're releasing our lists of top 5-10 prospects at each position in the organization. I will post all of them here as they drop. Middle Infielders by @Sleepy Harold : https://www.futuresox.com/2022/01/03/top-white-sox-positional-prospects-2022-middle-infielders/ Corner Infielders by James Fox: https://www.futuresox.com/2022/01/04/top-white-sox-positional-prospects-2022-corner-infield/ Right Handed Relievers by Jasper Roos: https://www.futuresox.com/2022/01/05/top-white-sox-positional-prospects-2022-right-handed-relievers/ Left Handed Relievers by Jasper Roos: https://www.futuresox.com/2022/01/06/top-white-sox-positional-prospects-2022-left-handed-relievers/ Catchers by Ken Sawilchick: https://www.futuresox.com/2022/01/07/top-white-sox-prospects-by-position-catchers-3/ Starting Pitchers by James Fox: https://www.futuresox.com/2022/01/10/top-white-sox-positional-prospects-2022-starting-pitchers/ Outfielders by Sean Williams: https://www.futuresox.com/2022/01/12/top-white-sox-positional-prospects-2022-outfielders/
  21. 3 points
    The irony here is this is coming from a guy that has been here since 2016 and has made over 1,300 posts on this website. This is what the Sox have looked like since you arrived at this site: 2016: 78-84 2017: 67-95 2018: 62-100 2019: 72-89 2020: 35-25 (Made Playoffs) 2021: 93-69 (Won Division) If you're still this angry in 2022....then the jokes on you, sparkles. Don't like the team? Aren't happy? Fucking leave. No one is forcing you to root for the team. I was arguably a bigger Blackhawks fan than White Sox fan, and I haven't watched a second of them and don't have any plans to in the future. I've moved on from a franchise I no longer believe in. I'm telling you everything needs to be sunshine and rainbows. You want to complain? Fine. But every single post? Find a new hobby, and quick.
  22. 3 points
    People getting fired is not cancel culture 🙄. Rosenthal will be just fine, this is bogus as hell and Manfred is a b**** but Rosenthal did not get cancelled. He still works for the athletic. He will still work for Fox as far as I know.
  23. 3 points
    Oh my god I found floor seats for tomorrow’s game for only $200 (normal weekday/non big time team like this would be like $550+). I’ve only been on 100 level once, this is gonna be amazing
  24. 3 points
    Sadly, the only one who deserves credit for the Kimbrel trade is Jed Hoyer.
  25. 3 points
    High phrase given for such tasteful and creative useage.
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