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    Study: White Sox fans drink the most of any fanbase

    Half the people at a Cubs game are tourists. They won't drink much as they think they are on a pilgrimage to a sacred shrine. So double the number to account for that, and the local Cub fans are right about where you would think they would be.
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    Giolito says there hasn't been talks on an extension

    I think it is safe to say that for better or worse the Sox have never given a moment of thought to optics when making decisions during the JR era.
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    Giolito says there hasn't been talks on an extension

    Agree with this completely. He has 250 very good innings, and a lot of garbage before that. The history books are full of pitchers who were dominant for that length of time, and mediocre otherwise. Hope that doesn't happen, but I wouldn't bet a nine digits in guaranteed money that it won't.
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    TA7 on Hanging with Hurt

    It should be pointed out that Sale played most of his Sox career under the most laid back non confrontational manager possible in Ventura. It would be interesting to know if the jersey incident, the LaRoche nonsense he was involved in, or his locker room break in with the Royals would have occurred with a LaRussa type personality in the clubhouse. If nothing else, I think its safe to say that Sale proves that even if there is a clubhouse incident this year, it is possible that it may not be 100% TLR's fault, although it will be painted that way by some no matter what.
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    Only JR knew of new TLR DUI upon interview and hire

    According to newpaper reports he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. He has never been convicted of a felony. La Russa: 'I regret' incident - Sun Sentinel (sun-sentinel.com) If you need to lie to make a point, the point is probably invalid.
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    Nancy Faust could have been a Cub

    I read this as Nancy applied to play the anthem for the Cubs, and was turned down as they didn't plan to play it regularly and had someone to do it when they do. Not sure how anyone asking to play the anthem during the Viet Nam War could be anti-anthem. Pointing out that teams haven't always played the National Anthem before games, even in fairly recent history, isn't anti-anthem. Its pro-historical truth. Fun fact: There was also a period of time in the mid 80's when the White Sox often played "America the Beautiful" instead of "The Star Spangled Banner" before home games at Comiskey Park,
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    The 1972 non-move to the AL East

    Just a few random thoughts: If the Sox were in the East in 1972 there is a very good chance they make the playoffs. And they played very evenly against Oakland that year, so they could have possibly won a five game series and made it to the World Series. That would have had a major effect on popularity and attendance, which could have changed the possible move to Seattle, which may have eliminated the need for Veeck to swoop in, which may have eliminated the sale to Reinsdorf and Einhorn down the line. Lot's of maybe's here, but an interesting butterfly effect. The AL had a unbalanced schedule until the Sea/Tor expansion, so lots of Sox road games after 9 pm on a weak UHF channel while the Cubs were playing home day games and lots of road games on the East coast at 6 pm on WGN 9. The kids from that era became the adults that packed Wrigley starting in the late 80's. For some reason the '69 expansion completely protected the Cubs. Not only did they keep the Cardinals rivalry, but both teams were put in the East division , while the Braves and Reds, who play in the Eastern time zone were pushed to the West division for some reason. Yet the Sox were put in the West in the first place and kept there when the Senators moved west.
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    Jerry Reinsdorf is cheap

    Completely inaccurate. The stadium offered was to be shared with the Bears. Reinsdorf agreed. The Bears refused and killed it. WHITE SOX NEAR ACCORD ON SOUTH LOOP STADIUM - Chicago Tribune
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    MLB considering 154 game and delayed schedule

    If I read this correctly, the owners are offering full pay even if they can't open the stadiums fully for a lot of the season, adding the DH to the NL, and only asking for another round of playoffs for this season as the trade off. The players would need to be nuts to pass on this. As far as setting precedent for the CBA, I doubt it matters if the extra round of playoffs is popular or not. I'd be willing to bet that what the fans do or don't want has never come up during a CBA negotiation.
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    Jerry Reinsdorf is cheap

    If they would have invested $20 million based on the Nasdaq index and let it sit they would have approx $1.3 billion today. Do the same with the S&P 500 index and you are looking at $620 million. Both comparisons assume that the owners did not put any more of their money into the team after purchase, which may or may not be true. A damn nice return, but not insane when you look at the complete lack of liquidity of the investment and limited number of potential purchasers on the way out.
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    No HOF Players Elected in 2021

    I think the character thing in the HOF description is being misused at this point. I think it is intended to block cheaters on the field and abusive players, not people who are general jagoffs. I suspect there are lots of those in the HOF already. Using the HOF as a judgement of someone's entire life isn't realistic. And could very well change after enshrinement.
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    No HOF Players Elected in 2021

    Posnanski has been running a series on the top 100 players not in the Hall, and is ranking them in order he would add them. He lists Minnie Minoso #1. Great story on his career and HOF credentials: The Hall of Fame Outsiders: No. 1, Minnie Miñoso – The Athletic
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    Hector wrong. Again. - Cruz back with Min

    And most of them worked for the Chicago Tribune, which happened to own the other baseball team in town, and literally spent the entire season trash talking a team that won 99 games and went wire to wire. There have only been a handful of wire to wire champs in baseball history, and none had to survive an insane hot streak like the Indians put up. And none of those other teams were called chokers by anyone, definitely not their own fans.
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    Hector wrong. Again. - Cruz back with Min

    Massive choke job in 2005? WTF? They played Sept and the first days of October at a .610 clip, which is a 100 win pace. The Indians were playing like .750 ball the last couple of months. Holding them off was amazing. Only Jay Marrioti would call that a choke job.
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    Mets GM Jared Porter fired

    That was the twitter name of the person who DM'd Passan with the scoop on TLR's DUI arrest. If it got out that he was the source, and said source had a sordid history of his own, vengeful types could leak that info as well. Just sayin.......
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