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About NorthSideSox72

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  • Birthday 12/07/1972

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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
  • Favorite Sox player
    Mark Buehrle
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    Dan Remenowsky
  • Favorite Sox moment
    2005 WS Game 2
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    Carlton Fisk

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  1. NorthSideSox72

    At least a dozen killed in CA bar shooting

    tens of millions? Come on man, in a country of 300 million people, you think 10% or more are saved every year by guns? You can't possibly believe that silliness.
  2. NorthSideSox72

    Mariners front office accused of racism

    Exactly. To believe otherwise is to believe most people would flippantly throw away their careers and put a giant target on their back for others to hit. That just doesn't make any sense.
  3. NorthSideSox72

    Baseball America Top 10 Prospects

    By the way, my T10 if I had to do it right now off the top of my head... 1. Jimenez 2. Kopech 3. Cease 4. Robert 5. Madrigal 6. Basabe 7. Collins 8. Dunning 9. Adolfo 10. Gonzalez Just out: Hansen, then Rutherford
  4. NorthSideSox72

    Baseball America Top 10 Prospects

    I'm consistently struck by how much Blake Rutherford reminds me of Ryan Sweeney as a prospect. I think Blake has a chance to be better, but there are a lot of similarities.
  5. NorthSideSox72

    At least a dozen killed in CA bar shooting

    This is untrue because it is non-provable. You are assuming that all incidents involving a gun used in self defense saved a life. Clearly that won't be true - it will be some portion of it. And the part that is non-provable is that there is no way to know which ones. 80%? 10%? 50%? One would literally have to study each incident in detail, and even then still make assumptions. It isn't possible. The only thing we can say with confidence is that it is a fraction of what you re using here as a measure, that "DGU".
  6. NorthSideSox72

    Mariners front office accused of racism

    Mariners FO has had a history of problems with workplace sexual harassment, as documented here. So this wouldn't be the first time they'd be showing some cultural problems. Someone willing to commit career Hari Kari like this, I think you need to give some benefit of the doubt - at least to a point where it should be investigated.
  7. NorthSideSox72

    Arizona Fall League - Running Thread - Opens 10/9

    AFL is generally higher end prospects, most of whom are AA or AAA, and a few A-ballers. So gnerally the pitching in AFL is of a substantially tougher level.
  8. NorthSideSox72

    Arizona Fall League - Running Thread - Opens 10/9

    Hahn basically said he's back to Winston to start. May not stay there long though.
  9. NorthSideSox72

    Midterms 2018

    Wait, so your problem is that there are two Senators per state? Really? That's by design and a key to making sure the states have some power. You are suggesting a unicameral legislature? Look I'm 100% for getting rid of the Electoral College for Presidential voting because the President is by nature a single national position. State power should be irrelevant in that particular equation. But by suggesting the states have no leverage in he legislative branch, which is by nature representative, I don't get that at all. It is most certainly not a flaw, in fact I'd call it a feature. Almost all of which were, I'd bet, party line voters who were not even aware the dude is a literall Nazi. In other words, lazy and uninformed.
  10. NorthSideSox72

    Midterms 2018

    So in the end, this went about the way it's looked like it would for the last couple months. Dems take the house, probably a +/- 20 seat majority. GOP holds the Senate and adds 2-3 seats. Dems make pretty big ground on governor chairs (and I'd assume probably state legislatures but haven't checked those). No way around the fact that this is a pretty big win for the Dems. One can argue how much of a "wave" it really was, but it's a good win for sure, overall. I personally am very interested in where the governor and state legislatures end up, because of redistricting, particularly in states with more than 2 or 3 districts. Anyone know a good place to look up all those state-level results? This is not the case. The Dems were given a situation where they had hardly any map to work with for the Senate. The GOP had 42 seats that weren't even up for election, for one thing. For another thing, many of the competitive seats were in states like TX, ND, IN... deep red states by nature. The Dems losing three seats was not only predictable, it was also in no way associated with some sort of Senate model flaw. It's just the cycle. Next cycle the picture will be very different going in.
  11. NorthSideSox72

    Rebuild

    The only one who gained velo by moving to relief is Fry. The rest are still in the same roles. ETA: Also Thompson, sort of.
  12. NorthSideSox72

    Rebuild

    Jimmy Lambert went from 90-91 to 93-95, T96 last year. Mechanical changes and adding strength. Tyler Johnson bumped up a couple ticks with some delivery changes, now he's brushing 99 here and there. Zach Thompson had lost some velo, then regained it this year (a number of other pitchers fall in this category). Ian Hamilton was topping 95 maybe 96 in college and up through A-ball, he can hit 98/99 now and sits mid-to-upper 90s. Aaron Bummer was throwing HIGH EIGHTIES for most of college, then low 90's as a senior, then after TJS in Sox system jumped to mid-upper 90s. Jace Fry is throwing harder now than he did as a starter, though that may be a role change more than anything. Blake Battenfield added 2-3 ticks last year, though admittedly he's still not really much of a prospect. I'm sure there are others but those are a few examples I know of for prospects adding velo with the Sox.
  13. NorthSideSox72

    Midterms 2018

    Some people just vote one-party all the way down. And won't even realize he's an actual Nazi. There are some very uninformed people out there. Plus there will be a few percent of people who see that as a feature, sadly.
  14. NorthSideSox72

    Midterms 2018

    Honestly, having nothing to do with party... are you saying that the fact that one race has two bad candidates (happens too often sadly), you aren't going to vote for anything at all? That makes me sad. Go vote! Pick a 3rd party or whatever. Don't let that 60% use the power of your vote that you gave up!
  15. NorthSideSox72

    Midterms 2018

    Sounds like we will start seeing results around 5pm CT as the first polls close. Polling seems to be that the Dems very likely take the US House, and the GOP very likely holds the Senate. Dems probably make some ground on governors and state legislatures generally (this is key for 2020 redistricting). In Illinois, JB has a wide lead on Rauner. My favorite part of voting in the Chicago area each year is voting for the Green Party candidates for the Water Reclamation District. They don't have control over budget levels, just what to do with it. I would never vote Green for any other office, but really, if what you are looking for is who manages how your water is handled, who wouldn't want Green? lol
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