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About BigEdWalsh

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    Kung Fu Hustler
  • Birthday 07/05/1950

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  • Location
    Edmonds, WA. Originally from Maywood, IL

Previous Fields

  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Great Falls White Sox (Rookie)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    It's not Stalinesque like a certain other White Sox message board.
  • Favorite Sox player
    Chris Sale
  • Favorite Sox minor leaguer
    Trayce Thompson
  • Favorite Sox moment
    Sweeping the World Series in '05, of course.
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    A tie: Louie Aparicio & A. J.
  1. BigEdWalsh

    Top 5 Favorite White Sox of All-Time

    1. Louie Aparicio 2. A.J. Pierzynski 3. Dick Allen 4. Carlton Fisk 5. Mark Buehrle Honorable Mentions: Nellie Fox, Al Smith, Smokey Burgess, Moose Skowron, Dave Nicholson, Hoyt Wilhelm, Pat Kelly, Ed Herrmann, Richie Zisk, Britt Burns, Ron Kittle, Harold Baines, Ozzie Guillen, Paul Konerko, Maggs, Joe Crede and a bunch of others.......
  2. Look on the bright side, you're young enough to not have experienced 1970.
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    AAP: Luis Robert

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Nov 15, 2017 -> 11:36 AM) Rowand really breaks down Luis on the Garfien podcast http://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/tags/white-sox-talk-podcast Great stuff. Really gets me excited for spring training!
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    Shohei Otani is likely coming to the USA

    QUOTE (GenericUserName @ Nov 21, 2017 -> 02:00 PM) Of the most mentioned contenders for him, they are second only to the Cubs in teams I don't want him to go to. I think best case, besides us, would be the Rangers or the Mariners. I don't think they're good enough for him to make them annoying to us when we enter our window of contention. I hope to heck the Mariners can land him. Great fit for both Seattle and Otani.
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    RIP Daniel Webb

    Very saddened by this. R.I.P.
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    President Donald Trump: The Thread

    QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Aug 24, 2017 -> 08:56 AM) Her biggest flaw was her name. If she was named Jackie Smith, or even Belinda FartKnocker, she would have won. But Hillary Clinton has such a negative connotation, it was the final nail in the coffin. Totally agree with this. I had told many people probably 7 or 8 years ago that Hillary could never win. Too many people hate her, unfairly or not doesn't matter. Just as another Bush (Jeb) couldn't win.
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    Winning is fun. Beating the Cubbies is REALLY fun!
  8. QUOTE (Lip Man 1 @ Jul 12, 2017 -> 02:33 PM) First game I ever attended saw Gary Peters throw a complete game, 1-hitter against Baltimore. July 15, 1963: http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1963/B07150CHA1963.htm Pretty hard to top that! This is a good question. Off the top of my head without looking things up I've seen Peters, Bradley, Wood, Bahnsen, Lemonds, Stone, Barrios, Kravec, Perez, Buehrle, Garland, Garcia, Contreras. First game I saw Early Wynn was going for W #299. He didn't get it, losing to a young Jim Kaat and the Twins 2-0. I can't remember all the pitchers I saw in the 60's or even the 70's but I know I saw Peters, Pizarro, Wood, Stone and Bahnsen. I was at the game where Buehrle made his major league debut in relief of Baldwin. I was at the game too when Freddie Garcia made his home debut.
  9. Generally speaking, I pretty much have the same luck. These days though since I can only see the Sox when they come to Seattle I go to all the games so I have a better chance of seeing the top of the rotation guys. Not always though, of course. I can always say though that I saw Humber's perfect game. For the most part too, the Sox have pretty good success here. So I at least see quite a few more wins than losses.
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    Love guacamole. Avocados are in my top 5 foods. I eat at least one a day.
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    RIP Jimmy Piersall

    QUOTE (Lip Man 1 @ Jun 4, 2017 -> 09:35 AM) Always appreciated his honesty and the man absolutely knew the game. For any interested here is the link to the interview that I had with him. Like in real life, he wasn't afraid to speak his mind and had some wonderful stories: http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/rwas/in...=11&id=2852 Pretty sure I had seen that interview before but enjoyed reading it again. Thanks for posting it. Jimmy was unique that's for sure. He and Harry were my all-time favorite broadcasting team They were sure fun to listen to.
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    2018 Celebrity Death thread

    QUOTE (KyYlE23 @ Mar 18, 2017 -> 03:15 PM) Chuck Berry, 90 John Lennon once said, “If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'". He was truly a legend.
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    (Insert Celeb Here) is Dead

    QUOTE (Reddy @ Dec 29, 2016 -> 11:19 AM) uh. can't it be both? Apparently when you turn 84 you just die.
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    Christmas movies

    1. It's a Wonderful Life 2. A Christmas Story 3. A Christmas Carol (1938) Others that I enjoy a lot: The Ref, Miracle on 34th Street, 3 Godfathers (John Wayne), Home Alone 1 & 2, Trapped In Paradise, Joyeux Noël.
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    Could you root for Sox losses

    I feel much like the original poster. I root for the Bears to lose but I can't do that with the Sox. Not from game to game but when they lose I'm ok with it, sort of. I realize how the Cubs did it, being really, really bad for numerous years....f*** them.