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    Since 1990 who is the Sox 2nd best player?

    He sucked as a manager, but I'm amazed that everyone is just ignoring Ventura from consideration here. My vote goes to Buerhle, but Ventura really was the clear #2 on a those competitive teams of the early to mid-90s. He definitely merits recognition in this conversation as much, if not moreso than Konerko.
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    RIP Dick Allen

    After losing loved one, you still have moments in the ensuing years where some news breaks and you have that urge to pick up the phone and call them. Then reality rears its head and snuffs out your excitement. Those moments fade over time but when I saw the news about Dick Allen today, I briefly thought to call my late father who was a fan. RIP Dick Allen.
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    Sox hire Ethan Katz per WSD

    Jocketty’s also not surprised to see La Russa managing at age 76, since he’s been hearing about his desire to jump back in for the last few years. “He’s really had the energy and ambition to get back to managing because he sees things he doesn’t like in the way the game is played some times, and he’d like to have some opportunity to show how he did it, obviously with some adjustments,” Jocketty said. “He was definitely fired up for this and he’s got the energy and the drive to take this thing as far as he can take it.” Oh FFS!
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    Eloy might not be ready for first playoff series

    George Glass?
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    Sox vs Twins 9/17 1:10

    The one thing I have learned about COVID over the past 6 months is we still have a ton to learn. This recent article in The Atlantic should make it clear that this thing has a broad spectrum of how it impacts each patient. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/08/long-haulers-covid-19-recognition-support-groups-symptoms/615382/
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    Stone's Throwing of Shade at Ricky

    Any details or insight to provide?
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    White Sox @ Pirates - 9/8/20 - 6:05 CT

    Wasted a potential defensive replacement for minimal gain. If anything, I'd have him run for Eloy. Head scratch for sure.
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    I don't think we'll see a game until Saturday

    Huh??? The NBA has been playing games in the dome for some time now. I have not hear anything about the protesting of games in the past 24 hour or so being related in any way to COVID.
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    Sox vs Pittsburgh 8/26 game thread 1:10 first pitch

    1994 and 2006 were potent lineups full of established professional hitters, but as far as young charismatic big boppers that all emerged at the same time, only the 2000 division team comes to mind.
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    What should the Sox do with James McCann?

    Sorry to be lazy and not read the whole thread, but is there any thought to the value of Grandal's contract in the offseason trade market? He is perceived as an elite player and the sample size with the Sox is still very small, but if you agree Collins is a serviceable backup and McCann wants to stay if he gets 80% of the starts, couldn't Grandal possibly net you even more depth in bigger areas of need? I know teams don't like the reputation of signing contracts and then dumping players, but this might be an instance where it makes some sense. Thoughts?
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    Your daughter is going to remember this for the rest of her life.
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    Ozzie isn't very good on the Pre/Post-Game

    Posted before refreshing my browser but you and I are on the same page.
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    Ozzie isn't very good on the Pre/Post-Game

    I found Ranger to be fairly condescending far too often. He got a pass because of all the meatheads on the post game show, but he was no different when he started posting here as well. Some fanboys here kissed his tail too, making him even more insufferable.
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    Ozzie isn't very good on the Pre/Post-Game

    If you're going to throw that out there, you should at least include a link for a recipe.
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    George Floyd Thread

    To me, that is the crux of the matter. The police don't necessarily need years of higher education to be effective peace officers, but the militarization of municipal and state police forces is a huge problem and should alarm even the most law abiding citizen. The officers who appear most effective in managing the current protests are the ones in standard uniform, minimal arms, and willing to listen and even join their civilian counterparts. It must take courage, but definitely seems that the more the police emulate a normal living breathing American by shedding the arms and joining the masses, the more they actually can administer and keep the peace. And from everything I have gathered in recent years, the cost to educate and train the police in crisis management and de-escalation is paltry when compared with the heavily armed alternative. So, its both far cheaper and far more effective.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    The nuances of whether or not someone died of COVID really have me shaking my head. If there is a statistically significant abnormal spike in American deaths during this time, it is valid to assume it is COVID related, even if not directly. First, the lack of testing makes it all the more likely that many deaths encompassed in that abnormal spike were directly due to COVID, even if not confirmed via test or autopsy. Second, the tax that COVID has brought on the country is real. There are likely many preventable deaths due to diabetes, hypertension, depression, anxiety, etc. that were accelerated by COVID. Hospitals were at capacity, people did not want to go out due to fear, people felt hopeless and isolated, etc. It's all related whether you actually got the bug or not. The fact that we continue to lack a national plan for testing, containment, and safe reopening will continue to feed the societal fears and lead to further indirect deaths. So, whether or not any death can specifically be verified due to COVID is really immaterial to anyone who dies or loses someone important to them. To me, 80K or so deaths is probably an undercount.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/05/how-hong-kong-beating-coronavirus/611524/ Not sure if anyone saw this. In general, The Atlantic has been my favorite source for compelling COVID stories on a regular basis. Hopefully HK doesn't become the latest success story casualty due to excessive accolades, but this does strongly indicate if people wash hands, wear masks, supply medical workers, and prevent uncontrolled outside visitors, this thing can be beaten, but it requires near complete cooperation from the population.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I figured. I stopped catching up on every post in this thread but glad to know it's being shared. Like I said, it gives me a little sense of security when I venture out.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the-risks-know-them-avoid-them This recent write-up gave me some comfort with respect to the concerns you noted.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Thank you for posting. I was skeptical on the effectiveness of face coverings, particularly when it came to just random homemade masks. Then I read an article in the Atlantic that echoed your post. I have also since heard of real life examples of the rate of spread plummeting in areas with mandatory mask orders. It's what makes it so frustrating when prominent public figures like Trump or Pence refuse to model and promote such a simple, cheap and effective practice.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Been catching up on all these Covid posts and the one thing that still confounds me in this mess is that people still read and respond to Greg. I put him on ignore ages ago but still get snippets when people take his troll bait. His stupidity, whether real or feigned, is beyond baffling.
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    RIP Ed Farmer

    RIP Farmer. I confess was never a fan of his broadcast style, but hearing this news just drained the life out of me. He always seemed like a good guy and a member of the White Sox family. Another sad sad day, indeed.
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    White Sox Spring Training Thread

    Thanks. Great intel!
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    White Sox Spring Training Thread

    I just booked a flight for the last weekend of spring training, likely staying near DT Phoenix. Do you all have any tips and tricks for viewing spring games, getting autographs, food, other activities, etc.? My 11 year old is Sox crazed so I want to get the most out of the experience for him. Thanks.