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Everything posted by greg775

  1. Just think if Moncada became the old Moncada and Eloy comes back and hits well? And the rotation steps it up a little bit and starts pitching 7 innings? I can dream. It would be nice if the Sox could get Abreu, Robert, Eloy, Moncada, Timmy, Vaughn sizzling at the same time for a copule weeks. It would help. Still we're always going to have the 3-4 automatic outs on a given night.
  2. Well, nice win. We'll take it. Who knows, maybe the Sox will get hot then play well at home .... reality check (we still got to win with these bad hitters/pitchers). Credit to the pitchers tonight however.
  3. Good job Leury. My apologies. Nice wave by coach at third; nice pinch run.
  4. Poor Moncada needs a change of scenery. Nobody will take salary of .175 hitter though. He officially needs to be shipped. Sad story.
  5. Giants are meant to lose this game but Sox have too many lousy hitters. Case closed. Can Leury deliver? I doubt it.
  6. It's just absurd players like Sheets there don't adjust and NOT hit the ball into the damn shift. They deserve to be out cause it's not cool to hit that same grounder to the left side of the diamond. Can you imagine if in high school ball you refused to adjust your body and timing to hit the ball to the left side? You'd be benched. But in the bigs you have to pull the ball or else. Even though it's an automatic out into the shift.
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    Sports Media discussion

    Bruce Drennan was special. Good voice. Good takes. ... Love me some Les Grobstein, rest in peace. Can't believe he's gone.
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    2021-22 NBA Thread

    I've been reading about teams needing to give up 4-5 No. 1 picks for Durant. I don't think I'd go there. He seems to get hurt a lot now. I can't imagine where he'll end up. Which fellow superstar(s) does he want to team up with? The fact he has to be acquired via trade rather than free agency makes me think a team would be dumb to acquire him.
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    Shane Riordan's interview with Rick Hahn

    I like your posts but disagree with this one. I look at the lineup daily and actually laugh. And I look at the relievers the Sox use nightly and laugh as well. I don't see these potential all stars at all. I see a lot of horrific ballplayers (to go with some good ones) all with limitations offensively or defensiely.
  10. That was such a boring game. With Eloy hitting one home run in 13 games in the minors looks like this just isn't the year the Sox uppercuts leave the park. What a poor team.
  11. Bet the under tonight: Angels 5, White Sox 0 (maybe 6-0). Peace. I'd gladly take a win.
  12. Good to see some hitting. Some home runs finally. That Harrison home run was pretty big. Robert. Finally some nice uppercut swings. 15 hits all of a sudden.
  13. Hopefully MLB will change the division formats before long. Sox are hopeless in this division. Even when healthy the Sox struggle in the Central. I've never been as down on this franchise as now. Hopefully this season is an aberration and the team someday will be exciting again. I do think it's obvious Hahn is in over his head. Even when healthy this team is not built to win. It's a very lousy roster when you consider pitching, defense, speed and hitting. All areas are subpar even when healthy. Tonight's game was upsetting especially cause when it went to 4-3 it was over. Sox weren't going to score late.
  14. Call it the Renteria hex. He probably should never have been axed.
  15. Six hits in late July is LOL bad. Horrific hitting as well as one reliever getting lit up means a loss. Sox continue to go nowhere 'cause of weak bats and bullpen that on a nightly basis cannot cover 3-4 innings. (Also as Stoney said the baserunning blunder was huge as well).
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    2022 Catch All

    Another non Chicago catch all topic. ... Poor Brittney Griner has to be scared out of her mind. As much as people rip on the USA for different things, they'd be wise to look at the way things are in Russia and China and N. Korea and some other countries that are so much worse than the USA. Greiner is facing a trial in Russia (Friday) for cannabis possession. Yahoo says "Griner could face 10 years in prison if convicted on charges of large-scale transportation of drugs. Fewer than 1% of defendants in Russian criminal cases are acquitted, and unlike in the U.S., acquittals can be overturned." If Biden isn't going to do anything, he should put Harris in charge of this one and get Greiner out of Russian hands. Maybe it was dumb of her to have drugs in Russia but she doesn't deserve to rot in 10 years of hard time prison for this crime. She must be so scared. It's amazing how in Russia Greiner may serve very very hard time; in USA this crime would go unprosecuted considering today's non prosecution mindset. Free Brittney somehow, Mr. Biden. https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-basketball-star-griner-due-074155275.html
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    2022 Catch All

    Not trolling. ... I get mad when I read my mt. greenwood patch and check the other headlines on the decay of chicago. The death of the 5 month old kid over the weekend is/was appalling. Lightfoot doesn't give a bleep. Nor does Foxx. Saddens me. Something weird is going on with these DAs across america allowing crime to go unpunished. Some say it's Soros approved and funded. Not sure why he would want the country to become a hellhole but I guess there are conspiracy reasons why he might. Does anybody know why in the hell he funds the elections of DAs who want no jails and no punishment of criminals? Also with all these companies bailing on Chicago, you'd think people would want to try again in Chicago with a new set of politicians. I'm surprised Tex isn't more in agreement with me than disagreement.
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    These are not the Chicago White Sox

    Good post overall but this graph should (but won't) concern the Sox. A former diehard fan did just fine skipping the Sox game on his trip. Think of all the potential $$ lost by the Sox if you time that by thousands of fans who have stopped going to games or drastically reduced the number because of cost vs. enjoyment. Tell you the truth the only reason I would ever consider attending a Sox game is I haven't gone to a home game in so long it'd be nice to check out (only on a beautiful sunny night with perfect weather BTW) the environment for all my senses. With my luck I'd get a beer spilled on me by a fan. Great post. No need to go to a Sox game. And Sox aren't concerned about thousands of fans like you I'm sure because all they care about is TV $$. Nice post.
  19. Wrong IMO. Sox had some talent on the team when it started the rebuild. Sox would have been better off not tanking, just doing what they've always done throughout history. Odds of catching lightning as they did in 05 woulda been just as good as trying to pull the tank job and eventually win. Players still need to come through and the big names the Sox got during the tank job have been busts (mostly cause of injury). Tanking is wrong on many levels. Get a good GM and good scouts and build the right way.
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    2022 Catch All

    Not sure what u are saying. I link some stories on crime to prove my problems and concern for my city. Chicago. Not sure what I've done wrong here.
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    2022 Catch All

    Do you agree crime is a problem in Chicago? Do you agree businesses are leaving and those leaving is a problem regarding the future of Chicago? Do you think it is a problem that DA Foxx and others nationwide are trending toward "allowing" crime and criminals are emboldened? I just sense we are totally on a different page here. I'm just wondering how anybody could think everything is dandy in Chicago? It'd be nice to see if you actually think all is well in Chicago? Just trying to figure out how anybody could not be concerned about this stuff that I'm posting about. If Chicago is doing great as your stats suggest then maybe I should reverse my stance and sing the praises of Chicago and adopt the position that all is well. Hard to believe two individuals can be so diametrically opposed. I guess your stat sheets are telling you things are OK in the Windy City. Frankly that shocks me but if you are right and Chicago is fine, then I guess I should be happy. Peace. https://www.foxnews.com/us/nyc-prosecutors-flee-droves-amid-soft-crime-policies-burdensome-state-reforms
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    2022 Catch All

    You think that guy wanted to move his company to Florida? The violence he experienced first hand forced his hand. The guy was a philanthropist to Chicago as well. Not something to shrug off but something to lament if you love this great city of Chicago. Very sad day; 5 month old kid shot and killed in car last night. 20 more dead in weekend violence so far. From Gianno Caldwell today on Twitter regarding another death: "Yesterday was the worst day of my existence. I received a call informing me that my teenage baby brother was murdered on the south side of Chicago. Never could I have imagined my baby brother’s life would be stolen from him 😭. Please keep my family in your prayers." Devastating. Sad. Heartbreaking. Also another store abandoning a Chicago neighborhood. Watch the nbc video!! Crime is the reason!!! Law and order and taxes define whether people want to live in cities or not. Can't see moving into a neighborhood without some shopping options as well. At this rate, the bad guys are doing a good job of wrecking Chicago. Re-elect those public officials, Chicagoans, really working well for this embattled city. How can some of these politicians live with themselves? Leadership is needed now. Only way to get politicians accountable is to google Chicago every single day and point out these atrocious happenings. Sad thing is the odds are the most egregious politicans in this great city will be re-elected. And whether peeps want to believe it or not, do a daily google on businesses leaving Chicago. It's not fake. Aldi in this clip cited crime, a need to protect employees, as the reason for the closure. https://abcnews.go.com/US/gunman-loose-month-girl-killed-sitting-car-chicago/story?id=85737679 https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/abrupt-closure-of-auburn-gresham-aldi-store-stuns-community/2864632/
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    2022 Catch All

    The violence has forced this billionaire to abandon Chicago. Turns out his car got jacked. Keep it rolling Ms. Foxx and Ms. Lightfoot. Geez. What a pleasant comment from Griffin: "“I’ve had multiple colleagues mugged at gunpoint. I’ve had a colleague stabbed on the way to work. Countless issues of burglary. I mean, that’s a really difficult backdrop with which to draw talent to your city from.” https://conservativebrief.com/chicagos-64093/?utm_source=CB&utm_medium=DJD p.s. I guess greg really is trolling. examples of violence day after day. Sickens me. I guess Lori will say don't let the door hit you on the way out. Uh, Griffin allegedly is a huge political contributor in Illinois, to both parties. He also has made huge donations to parks and museums in Chicago. As a good citizen he had to dodge the bullets so to speak. Bye bye.
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    2022 MLB catch all thread

    Another victim of modern baseball: The no hitter. Does anybody really care if 2-3 pitchers combine on a no hitter? Because of modern baseball (pitchers never throwing complete games) the Nolan Ryan type of no hitter is an endangered species. Does anybody agree with me that a combined no hitter is one, big yawn? Only no hitters that matter are by ONE pitcher working the whole game. I stand by that. A complete game was part of baseball lore, a thing of beauty by Buehrle and many other pitchers. Good luck getting players in the Hall of Fame in the future. W/L record which was so important in a starter getting in the hall (300 wins was a huge Hall of Fame deal) now is totally meaningless. Waht will be the standard for pitchers? Ks vs innings pitched? I guess closers can still rack up a lot of saves that the Hall would be interested in maybe. Hitters? I guess the only standard for the Hall consideration will be WAR. Players won't be smashing 3000 hits with players considered over the hill now at 36 or so. Players 'might' still be bashing a lot of homers, though, so I guess 500-600 career homers might still be possible and catch the Hall's eye. However with HR and K the only outcomes of at bats when the ball is lively, the home run stat might not get ya in the Hall either. We actually might have too many with 500 hrs. Batting average ... meaningless now for Hall consideration. And RBIs? Not important either. Stolen bases? LOL. Rest in peace stat book of Ricky Henderson and Tim Raines in his prime.I guess it'll be WAR combined with longevity. If you have a great WAR over 10 or more years that mite get u in the new hall. So sad.
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    GT 6/25: BAL @ Sox (1:10pm)

    Six lousy hits. I didn't see the game. I'm assuming Lynn got lit up in the seventh? The poor Sox really stink this season. Sad.