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About NorthSideSox72

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    I drank what?
  • Birthday 12/07/1972

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    http://www.middleofsomewhere.com

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Great Falls White Sox (Rookie)
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    2007: Lefty of the Year 2008: Poster of the Year
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    Mark Buehrle
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    Dan Remenowsky
  • Favorite Sox moment
    2005 WS Game 2
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Carlton Fisk

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  1. NorthSideSox72

    Sox Org Coaching Updates

    Zaleski on quite the rise. He's also one of my favorite trivia answers. At the time he retired from pitching, he had spent 11 seasons in the White Sox minor league system (and no other system). I could not find in B-Ref another modern ballplayer with any org to spend that many years with just one team and NOT reach the majors.
  2. NorthSideSox72

    Law/Legal Thread

    By the way, for any of the lawyers or people who are interested in the law generally, I highly recommend the Lowering the Bar blog. Writer is a lawyer who shares amusing legal stories he finds, peppered with a wonderful sense of humor.
  3. NorthSideSox72

    Law/Legal Thread

    Keep in mind that non-competes are, in the main, unenforceable. The only path available for companies in the criminal sense is protection of trade secrets and the like, which they would have whether you left or not. On the civil side, they virtually never chase on that stuff because it does no good and they would almost always lose. What happens functionally is, if they are jerks about it, they can make your life difficult in going elsewhere in the way they respond to other companies on employment checks etc. But most companies don't play that game either. In other words, I wouldn't worry much about it as long as you don't bring something proprietary to bear for the new firm.
  4. NorthSideSox72

    NCAA football thread 2019-2020

    Notre Dame playing Iowa State in a bowl game. The team I grew up rooting for (come on, I'm a Chicago Irish Catholic) versus my alma mater. I don't watch a lot of football anymore, but will definitely need to watch this one. Also fun trivia, these two schools have never played each other in football. Ever. Notre Dame has played every other school in the Big 12 multiple times.
  5. NorthSideSox72

    Baseball America: White Sox Top 10

    Here to give a nod to Jimmy about Stiever. James was all over Stiever as a sleeper from the draft on, and that helped push him into the T30 list right away when other sites didn't list him. Now BA has him 6th. That's a hell of a rise.
  6. NorthSideSox72

    Cole to the Yankees: 9 years, $324 million.

    Brian made some connections, and was close with Dave from Barstool, and they did indeed trot out insider stuff at times. Sometimes they were right and got it first, sometimes they were wrong. That is, as you say, the name of the game. Feel free to point it out. I think I just always saw FutureSox as a collection of independent voices - none of us did it for a living, and had our own voices and lives outside of it. So they are separate to me, unless FS published the info in some way. You can disregard it. Or not. Whatever. Just be aware that, regardless of how many Twitter followers he has, Mike not only has connections made through FutureSox, he also works professionally in baseball. They guy has much deeper connections than the great majority of "random" twitter posters. Doesn't mean he will necessarily be right of course.
  7. NorthSideSox72

    Cole to the Yankees: 9 years, $324 million.

    1. The thread title wasn't created by SoxTalk mods, or FutureSox staff. It was poorly written yes, and then fixed by Mods - so they did exactly what they should do. How is that a reason to bash FutureSox? 2. FutureSox rarely "breaks" news outside of little stuff specific to the minors, and only goes beyond that when information is confirmed and very high confidence. The track record is there for all to see. This was not FutureSox, it was someone who (among other things in his life) also is with FutureSox. 3. Mike Rankin has better connections in baseball than about 99% of the people here. So if he's getting information, it may not end up being true (even Rosenthal is wrong sometimes), but if forced to bet, I'm a buyer. He's never been one to just throw stuff out there for funsies. He has a source. Time will tell if it's correct. 4. FutureSox did not report on Wheeler going to the Sox by Thanksgiving. I have no idea where that is coming from. 5. Glass houses, Steve.
  8. NorthSideSox72

    Kannapolis now has a new name

    For the record, I think this name change idea is stupid and dumb. They've pissed off their biggest contributors to free marketing, and it was a damn cool name anyway.
  9. For those of you who joined FutureSox on Patreon, we have your first bonus content: James goes deep on 2nd round pick possibilities for the Sox, and also a look at a potential shift in their overall draft strategy. Get it here. If you haven't signed up, you should! $2 a month to help keep FutureSox creating great content, plus you get the occasional members-only reward. Upcoming we've got Q&A sessions, exclusive video, and open mic for interview questions. Sign up here.
  10. NorthSideSox72

    5/30 Games

    Seen him pitch a couple times in A-ball, at each level. Didn't look like a major leaguer to me and he was already old for level. He's had some recent success, maybe he added something, I don't know.
  11. NorthSideSox72

    Automobile Thread

    I don't think EV's are going to be any heavier - you add battery and take away engine etc. Any difference would be negligible anyway. But I agree, the gas tax concept starts to fail as more EV's hit the road.
  12. NorthSideSox72

    FutureSox has a Patreon - consider supporting!

    I mean, do you really want that? If you want a photo of my pale, hairy chest while wearing a swimsuit I can arrange that.
  13. NorthSideSox72

    FutureSox has a Patreon - consider supporting!

    Thank you!
  14. I left my role as EIC at FutureSox a few months ago, but in the background I've been helping with a couple "special projects". This is one of them. In order to attract and retain our writing talent (which I personally think is the best and deepest in the Sox blogosphere), to allow for more in-person coverage, and to help us move to the Next Phase, I have helped FutureSox set up their first Patreon page. The details and link are here. Please give that a read, and consider our request. I think it is a high-value proposition for a tiny amount of money, and I know the people who are moving forward with FS will very much appreciate your support. Thank you!
  15. NorthSideSox72

    Brandon Brennan gets 1st ML win

    I give no passes for their performance overall. What I am saying is, Brennan is a non-issue and the kind of thing that happens to all teams on a regular basis, with the Sox being on the flipside at times as well.
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