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    WSI

    I remember starting a thread that complained about the Sox not getting runners home from third with less than two outs. They almost deleted it. I still don't see why they were threatened. They acted as if I was slandering someone. I was only tired of runners dropping dead on third base. I think that would concern most fans. I also know the White Sox and other major league teams were not happy when the internet started taking off and fan sites were starting to become popular. It was information they couldn't control. True, but WSI, in its sometimes strange way, helped promote interest in the team. WSI was just too strange.
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    WSI

    No big loss anymore. Due to some kind of internal dispute, the front page of the site hasn't been changed in seven years. I remember when it was founded 20 years ago and was about three total pages. It went through changes and grew tremendously. Now it isn't much. There were still some good fans who posted there but there weren't all that many during the last few years. Mostly fans calling other fans "dark clouds," or posting an illustration with a chicken running and the sky falling. The site used to have game recaps but that hasn't happened this season. They stopped starting threads any time the White Sox lost. The fact is if you weren't some kind of cheerleader, you weren't wanted there. And it showed with many abandoning the site. The basic concept of WSI was good. It was a place for Sox fans to voice their opinions and vent. There were other features that documented the history of the team. But at times, I think people running the site feared offending the White Sox. If it is a fan site, it is a fan site. WSI was an ambitious project and had a good run. I was treated well by some there. But its time has passed. What would really be interesting would be a fan site that covered the team like a media outlet and did it with objectivity. Give fans some power.
  3. Yes, they did succeed. The game was boring enough without having that drab talk in the booth, and I've never liked self-absorbed entertainers. I don't blame Benetti on the low energy home run call. Nice opposite field power by Eloy as always, but a solo homer in that spot was meaningless.
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    Abreu “as valuable as anything” to Sox: Merkin

    I agree. Vilehoopster made some valid points and didn't deserve to be mocked. This reminds me of the stuff at WSI.
  5. I didn't watch this game, but the Walton stuff sounds like it was fun. I doubt that it will work over the long run, but sometimes it is really good not to take things so seriously. Bill Veeck had his failures but sometimes he did things that were just fun. The White Sox did something right here.
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    8/14- Sox vs Astros, 1:10, WGN

    Please, can there be no more talk about trading Colome?
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    8/13- Sox/Astros Doubleheader, 3:40

    The thing that has baffled me about the White Sox is that when a new player arrives, he just stinks up the place. Yes, Adam Dunn had faults, but I don't think anyone expected him to have a .159 season. Others have done it, too. They just don't slump, they are awful. It would be nice if Nova kept it up and stabilized this rotation.
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    Anderson getting some national love

    I like Tim Anderson and did from the day he came to the White Sox. He also may be a Grade A human as you say. My point is that I would like him to concentrate on being the player he can be and forget the hype. He has a world of talent, but I think he needs to concentrate more on routine plays. I was sitting in the left field bleachers one game when Anderson hit a homer to the seats to my left. I was duly impressed. But a real superstar excels at all parts of the game. In time, I hope Anderson can do that. I hope that is positive enough for you.
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    Anderson getting some national love

    It would be really nice if he caught the ball when it was hit to him.
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    Sox and As game 3 rubber match

    This is so true. The only way you can carry a guy like Engel is if you have a potent lineup around him. That is something this team doesn't have. I really can't stand watching him bat any more. He swings at some awful pitches other hitters wouldn't think of offering at. Another White Sox player who doesn't belong on a major league roster.
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    Free Agency - How confident are you?

    I agree with Dick Allen. Hahn would have been let go by most teams with his record. And the rebuild came out of desperation. The Sox, although they had some talent, were plodding along winning in the mid '70s range and contending for nothing. Fans were frustrated not only by the losing, but by a franchise drifting with no apparent direction. So many were glad to see the club at least have some focus. But now with this focus, there has to be results. There is no credibility with continued pleas for patience. Whatever the Sox do this offseason, there has to be at least some improvement that will cause real hope. Talk, at this point, means nothing.
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    Free Agency - How confident are you?

    I think this sounds good, but is there any indication that the White Sox will do this or anything like this? I am not getting my hopes up.
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    Game Thread 08/09/19- Oakland @ Sox

    The Sox can't play the Detroit Tigers every day.
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    Free Agency - How confident are you?

    This is one thing I am confident about. Many fans won't like what the Sox are doing, and the franchise circling the wagons in response to the backlash. As I have said in other posts, I don't expect the team to merely throw money at the situation. But the club can't expect the fans to stay in love with the rebuild. We're just getting done with a decade with no playoff appearances. There has to be more than just promises. I don't follow what Hahn says or tweets. I only hope they do something in the offseason to address problems on the field. If they don't sign an expensive free agent, fine. Just do something.
  15. If not spending really big, at least be creative. I am not going to be thrilled with some deal for a prospect that won't be ready for the majors until 2022 at the earliest. No more tanking. I don't give a damn about the draft anymore. If the Sox have another losing season in 2020, that will be eight in a row. If I am right, that would tie the franchise record for most consecutive losing seasons. I don't think that asking for a team to play a few games over .500 is all that much to ask. And please, no more Hector Santiago. I have nothing against the guy but he doesn't belong on a major league roster much less in the starting rotation.
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