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  2. Prospect: John Shelby Acquired: 2006 Amateur Draft, 5th Round, 165th overall Projected 2007 Level: Low-A to High-A Born: 08/06/1985 Age: 21 Birthplace: Baltimore, MD College: University of Kentucky Position: Second Base Throws: Right Bats: Right Height: 5'10" Weight: 185 2006 Season Statistics Great Falls White Sox .272 AVG in 66 Games, 250 At-Bats, 37 runs, 68 hits, 12 doubles, 3 triples, 8 HR, 36 RBI, 110 total bases, 18 walks, 55 strikeouts, 8 steals, .332 OBP, .440 SLG, .772 OPS - 2006 Second-Team All-SEC - SEC Player of the Week (April 24) - 2006 Baseball America Preseason All-American - 2006 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List - 2006 Preseason All-SEC (sebaseball.com) - 2005 ABCA First-Team All-South Region - 2005 First-Team All-SEC (sebaseball.com) - 2005 Second-Team All-SEC (coaches) - 2005 USA Baseball National Team Trials College Highlights from 2006: Led all SEC middle infielders with 18 home runs and 18 doubles ... 18 home runs are ninth best in school annals … Played in 59 games, starting 58 … Started season off slowly before finding swing and batting .291 for the season with 56 RBI … Named SEC Player of the Week after leading UK to sweep of South Carolina by hitting five extra-base hits and driving in six while scoring five runs ... Hit walk-off home run off South Carolina ace Wynn Pelzer in 11th inning of game one … Hit two or more home runs in four SEC series, including three against Mississippi State … Drove in six vs. Cleveland State in two home run performance … Perfect in game vs. Auburn going 4-for-4 with four RBI … Homered twice in game on two different occasions … Recorded three or more hits in nine games … Stole two bases in three games … Doubled in five consecutive games … Batting .500 when bases are loaded, driving in 14 … On three different weekends has slugged better than 1.000 ... One of only two players in SEC with at least 10 home runs and 10 stolen bases ... Only the second player in school history with back-to-back season with at least 10 HR and 10 SB … Ranks sixth on UK’s career home run list (36) and seventh on stolen base list (42) … Only Kentucky player is school history with at least 35 HR and 35 RBI … Homered twice and added two doubles in game one of series against Auburn ... Homered in all three games of series sweep of Mississippi State ... Blasted game-winning home run across Todd Helton Way in ninth-inning of game two win at Tennessee ... Since April 15, is hitting .347 with nine home runs and 23 RBIs ... Had 11-game stretch midway through year where he hit eight homers and drove in 25 ... Blasted home run in the second round of the SEC Tournament vs. Georgia … Finished NCAA Regional game against Ball State 4-for-5 with three RBI.
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    Buehrle Comments on Peavy Trade

    Here is the quote I saw:
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    Brian Anderson traded to Red Sox for Mark Kotsay

    Way to get good value for a 1st rounder, Kenny.
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    Vazquez & Logan Dealt to Braves

    QUOTE (RockRaines @ Dec 2, 2008 -> 06:39 PM) Lill, Flowers and a young arm. KW saw Flowers in the AFL. Source?
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    Vazquez & Logan Dealt to Braves

    I'd be fine if we got a nickel for Javy. He couldn't pitch in the clutch; therefore, I have no use for the guy.
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    The piece that doesn't fit

    Swisher is staying. Not sure how this is even a discussion.
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    Javy got booed during introductions?

    I was there. And booing. If I felt like he was giving us 110% every time out there, I wouldn't boo. But I just can't cheer for someone who seems content with mediocrity.
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    Sunday/Monday game times

    Anyone have any information? All I've seen is TBA on every site I've looked.
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    Sunday/Monday game times

    Anyone have any info on this?
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    White Sox Tribune Song

    Thought this was worth checking out: http://www.mouthpiecesports.com/blog/2008/...men-wear-black/
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    Alexei Ramirez

    ALEXEI..... YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Cabrera Rips Teammates

    QUOTE (JoeCredeYes @ Sep 25, 2008 -> 10:34 PM) Guy shows up to play, the captain, Paul Konerko, is a joke, get that bum outta here. I know OC isn't coming back, but I think we need more guys that are winners. Sox are a team of mental midgets. I want changes. Wait, you're calling a guy who helped lead the Sox to a World Series a bum and Orlando Cabrera a winner? The Angels surely didn't miss Cabrera and he's not exactly lighting the world on fire for the Sox.
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    2008 White Sox = Failure

    QUOTE (Tony82087 @ Sep 25, 2008 -> 10:32 PM) The season is a failure if you don't win the World Series. It just is. However, there was a ton of productive things to emerge this season. I know idiots are going to say to say the whole team needs to be blown up, rebuilt, whatever, but if the Sox win 2 games up here, none of that is said. You are really basing a 5+ year plan around 2 lost games? It's dumb. There are major holes on the team. They need to be addressed. I trust Williams to get it done. Couldn't agree with you more. The whole Quentin injury pretty much derailed the season. With him healthy for the month of September, I think the Sox win the division by 5+ games. Need to get a better mix of guys on the club who don't totally rely on the home run.
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    I'm absolutely embarassed

    QUOTE (whitesoxfan99 @ Sep 25, 2008 -> 10:31 PM) Bobby Jenks failed miserably tonight And is a shell of his former self.
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    2008 White Sox = Failure

    Considering we were expected to finish fourth in the division, I would hardly call the season a failure. Now these past three games were definitely a failure and that's putting it nicely.
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    Cabrera Rips Teammates

    Cabrera will be gone in three days. Who cares what he says? Good riddance.
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    Ken Griffey Jr. + Cash to the White Sox

    BA screwed once again. Poor Brian.
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    White Sox vs. Twins

    I know I hardly post anymore, but having to watch this and hear Dick Bremer on the call is painful.
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    Google Analytics

    I prefer sitemeter, but hey, to each his own.
  21. How's the weather in Chicago?
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    Happy Birthday aboz56!

    Thanks guys. Yes I am still alive and need to come around more. I should have more time now that hoops season has wrapped up.
  23. QUOTE(CWSGuy406 @ Feb 9, 2008 -> 10:11 PM) Someone got a picture of Rick Pitino's all-white suit tonight? He changed it at halftime, kind of funny (odd?)... http://cmsimg.courier-journal.com/apps/pbc...=2&MaxH=400 Supposedly he changed it because he spilled a coke on himself at halftime. Not sure if I'm buying that.
  24. Chester Frazier, summed up perfectly today on ITH by PostmanE: "Chester Frazier, I truly love you. When you decided to shove Eric Gordon in the pre-game handshake — a fair-play gesture supposedly above the frivolous hatreds people bring to sports — you officially confirmed your d-bag status for life. What’s worse, you’re not even the kind of d-bag one can take seriously, or get mad at. You’re the type of d-bag that’s just so silly and ridiculous that all one has to do about you is laugh. You’re the guy at the HPER who wants to fight everybody. Yeah, Chester. You’re that guy. I hope you enjoy yourself; you’ll never not be that guy for the rest of your tiny little life. Too bad about the ankle, though." pwned.
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    Thanks to those who run Soxtalk.

    Jason Gage is my hero.