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About smalls2598

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Charlotte Knights (AAA)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    The ONLY place to find out info on my favorite team
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  • Favorite Sox moment
    The bittersweet 2005 season: my Dad, the person who made my entire family Sox fans, passed away in February of that year. He never got a chance to see them win the Series, but, as many people said to me, he had a hand in their winnings. Sure, it's cheesy, but it's also very heartwarming
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Frank, Fisk, Rowand, Ventura, Crede, Buehrle

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  1. smalls2598

    Tim Anderson AL Player of the Month

    To honor Anderson's AL player of the month, the Sox have a limited time offer Flash Sale, where you can get $7 lower corner tickets to select weekday games, or upper reserve for select weekend games: https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/tickets/ta7?partnerId=ed-13720859-1139987073
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    Weekday tailgating

    My guess is that this will be a repeat of 2017. From what I can recall over the past 20 years, the only time the Sox home opener was moved ahead of the actual game day was the year that it snowed (maybe 2009?).
  3. Over the past 20 years, I've had cellular service with all the major providers: Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, and for the past 6 years, Verizon. I like Verizon's coverage, but I don't like the monthly cost. Now that our cell phones are paid off, I'm looking into potentially moving to a new provider. I'm considering going to Xfinity Wireless, Mint Mobile, or Google Fi. Here are my pros/cons for each: Xfinity Mobile: I like that it uses Verizon's network, and the pricing seems pretty good, too. It's $45 per month per line for unlimited data, or $12 per gigabyte used. Since my family hasn't topped 5 GB a month in years, the $12 per Gig plan would work for us, and we'd be saving a lot, while remaining on Verizon's network. I don't like that it's through Comcast, though. Mint Mobile: Mint offers various packages from 3GB to 12GB per month in either 3 month, 6 month or 12 month plans. It seems to be the lowest price among the 3 I listed, but I do not know much about this company, nor do I know anyone who uses it. I don't like that Mint works off the T-Mobile network, as my brother has TMobile and tends to have issues with the network. Google Fi: Google Fi would be $35 for talk/text, plus $10 per GB used. Based on my family's data usage, this would probably be the most expensive of the 3 I listed. I know a few people using Google FI who like it, but I don't like that it bounces between T-Mobile/Sprint/US Cellular's networks for data. In summary, I'm very skeptical to move from Verizon's network, as I fear that I may be moving to a slower network, but I do want to get away from the higher costs and saving where I can would be nice (damn daycare bills suck). So...anyone here on any of the networks I listed? Has anyone ever switched from a "major" carrier to one of the ones I listed (or other)? If so, what have you noticed in your service since you switched?
  4. smalls2598

    4 on track for '19 HOF

    Did Halladay's family decide this? Seems kinda odd since he spent 12 years with the Blue Jays and only 4 with Philly. EDIT: To answer my own questions, yes, his family did make the decision. From https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/baseball-hall-of-fame-cap-selections-announced-mike-mussina-and-roy-halladay-head-to-cooperstown-without-team-logo/ The late Halladay went on to pitch 12 seasons with the Blue Jays, who drafted him in 1995, before signing with the Phillies as a free agent in 2010 where he went on to spend four seasons in Philadelphia. Brandy Halladay released the following statement:
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    ChiBeria 2019

    My dog usually doesn't care about the weather and will want to stay outside, but not today. She went out, did her business, and was ready to come in within 1 minute.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

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    Top 5 Favorite White Sox of All-Time

    1. Frank Thomas 2. Paul Konerko 3. Mark Buehrle 4. Joe Crede 5. Carlton Fisk
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    Harold Baines HOFer

    Congrats Harold!!
  9. smalls2598

    Technology catch-all thread

    I received the Ecobee 3 as a Christmas gift a few years back, and I'm a fan so far. I chose it over the Nest because Ecobee allows you to add room sensors. It comes with one sensor, and I purchased 2 more so that each bedroom in my house has it's own sensor. It has very similar functionality that Soxbadger listed for Nest. And yes, do go through ComEd to purchase your smart thermostat; I just bought my mom the Ecobee 4 for $100 on Black Friday thanks to ComEd's rebates (looks like it's up to $149 now). https://www.comedmarketplace.com/
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    2018 Video Game thread

    I saw this on Kokaku, which may help the running aspect for you... Experiment with the controls. In the “controls” part of the settings menu, you can change a few things. Everyone will have their own preferences, but experiment with “Standard FPS” for first-person controls, which moves a few things around and, crucially, turns sprinting into a familiar toggle of the left thumbstick. Also mess around with “Running Mode,” since you can switch between holding a button to run or tapping it. I also recommend lowering the “Aim/Look Dead Zone” to zero under both first-and third-person controls. Full link: https://kotaku.com/tips-for-playing-red-dead-redemption-2-1830016535
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    Engel: Gold Glove CF Finalist

    Adam Engel's impressive defense this year has made him a Rawlings Gold Glove finalist for centerfield in the American League, although he faces some pretty stiff competition: