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About Rooftop Shots

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    September Call Up
  • Birthday 02/27/1959

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Charlotte Knights (AAA)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    Just a die-hard Sox fan who loves baseball and sharing/listening to opinions
  • Favorite Sox player
    Big Frank!
  • Favorite Sox moment
    Being at a game where Lamaar Hoyt struck out Reggie Jackson with 2 outs, 1 man on, and Sox were up one run in the 8th inning. In Old Comiskey, the roar that day was deafening! It was GREAT!!!
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Lamaar Hoyt/Carlton Fisk combo!
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    I know it was posted a couple of years ago, but am just curious...…….does anyone know what are the top 5 threads are that have the most ever posts on one topic? I am sure that one of the mods would have it somewhere back in their archives.
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    Machado: Update - Manny, do you officially like us?

    couldn't have said it any better
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    Machado: Update - Manny, do you officially like us?

    The Astros have also had success with player development as to why they were able to accomplish that. As someone else once mentioned on the board, ..........besides starting pitching, what track record do The Sox have in positional / hitting players besides Thomas, Crede, Vetura, (just o name a few) within the past 25 years that have turned into bonafide STARS?? Even now,,, sure we have a boatload of talent.....................but we still haven't PROVEN to ANYBODY that we can mold them into being success full MLB threats. Example... Astros...Bregman INSTANT star. Braves,,Ocunia Instant start. ( I could go on to many more) That's only to name a couple . All we heard about is Moncada.......#1 prospect..........STILL WAITING................and KEEP hearing on things that STILL need to be worked on. How it flusters me of how we hear other organizations that have big names coming up...and they become Just that . BIG names that live up to the hype. Then we look at our track record history. UGHHHHH. Until this organization can PROVE to everyone that what we have waiting in the wings is LEGIT.......then who the heck would want to sign with us when we have a history of not being able to PROVE anything?? Seems our organization either cant scout or develop into MLB stars.......without some new excuse of being too young or STILL having to work on something and develop. Because of what i mentioned above....I REALLY do believe that is we get Harp or Mach, it;s only because we are the fallout plan because of where they originally were HOPING to go....fell through and didn't pan out as they had hoped.
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    Machado: Update - Manny, do you officially like us?

    LOL LOVE the way that the wording was put together in this response
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    Board Rules - A refresher

    Thanks for the post. I am a long member, but not much of a poster. I practically read everyday for new info on Sox updates whether pro or minor leagues. But I gotta tell ya, if all of the bashing, animosity, name calling, threatening, and vulgarity continues, then WHY would anyone new want to come to this site? Why would even long time members want to continue? There is so much hate in the world, and this is a place where you SHOULD be able to come for some enjoyment of our baseball team that we enjoy and wish to someday take real pride in when all of the rebuilding and retooling is finished. Are we allowed to disagree?? ABSOLUTELY. Not saying that we should't. That's part of the fun of discussion. But there is absolutely NO CAUSE for much of the stuff that i have been reading (particularly in the Machado thread.) (by the way which i am glad you closed). Think about it.................If a new person found this site, and saw that it may be an avenue to learn and discuss more about the baseball team that they root for and enjoy, why in the world would they continue to come back on here when most of the discussion looks like you are reading a baseball version of Joyce Behar and The View against Donald Trump? Who needs more of that garbage in their lives ......and yet to have to find it on here?, Especially when we get it plastered in our faces on a daily basis, from different venues in the local media in politics and other sources? Glad to see that a lot of that "uncalled for" rant raving behavior type of stuff is starting to be addressed on this site and taking the bull by the horns. Thanks to all the MODS for all that you do on this site. I DO like coming here for much of my baseball and White Sox info and updates.
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    Update: Machado met with Sox

    lololol
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    White Sox "in" on Realmuto

    When Mr "MUTO becomes "REAL" then maybe I'll start to jump and down sideways.
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    Sox acquire Alex Colome For Narvaez

    Any interest in Joe Kelly? He seemed pretty solid and yet I hear nothing of his name being mentioned anywhere with any team. Not sure how he would fit with us.
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    Moustakas linked to Sox again

    QUOTE (SCCWS @ Feb 28, 2018 -> 09:24 PM) Carlton Fisk who had a few good years but he also was heading downhill But he was also brought in for the sake of having an established veteran catcher to wean an INCREDIBLY talented and YOUNG pitchers. Hoyt, Burns, Dotson, Bannister. Many people don't realize how valuable that he was in the development and success of those guys. Granted....his physical skills weren't at his PEAK UPSIDE, BUT his knowledge and experience WAS. So in THAT case, for what he meant to that pitching staff, we did get him at his prime.
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    Is it April Yet?

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    Our Next Manager?

    QUOTE (ptatc @ Oct 26, 2017 -> 05:58 PM) Baker is fluent in spanish. hmmmm interesting. I didn't know that. Either way, I REALLY do believe that Renteria is here for the long haul especially with the way he is building comaraderie with the players, as well as doing what the front office want which NEVER quit and run out and play every play HARD
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    Our Next Manager?

    With all of the latino players that we have, Renteria isnt going anywhere.One big reason they got him ia not only just to help develope young players but it is easier to manage when you can speak the language fluently. Girardi or Dusty baker cannot. Another factor, Jerrys "loyalty" kicks that he always has. He Is NOT going to put Renteria out to dry like The Cubs did. Relax everyone Ricky is here to stay even if Joe Torre or Tony LaRussa wants to come back and manage
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    Red Sox Just Blew Bases Loaded 0 out opportunity

    QUOTE (GreatScott82 @ Oct 9, 2017 -> 09:26 PM) Speaking of Berman. How about game 2 when that ball went between Grafanino's legs? His call was so pathetic... "Oh NOOOOOOO and everybody is safe" lol oops sorry I posted the same thing. Didn't see yours.
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    Red Sox Just Blew Bases Loaded 0 out opportunity

    QUOTE (Leonard Zelig @ Oct 9, 2017 -> 01:50 PM) Berman sounded disappointed when Damon struck out. He he even went to another level when the ball was hit in the ALDS vs Boston....through (I Believe it was through the wickets of Tony Graffanino) (forgot which game) and he yelled out OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. That pretty much gave it away as to he was OBVIOUSLY rooting for.
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