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    Dodgers @ White Sox, 5/20, 7:10, CSN

    I always assumed the only teaching Walker did was preach to swing from the heels and pull the ball.
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    Dodgers @ White Sox, 5/20, 7:10, CSN

    Rios really needs to fix his hands.
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    Dodgers @ White Sox, 5/20, 7:10, CSN

    QUOTE (southsideirish71 @ May 20, 2011 -> 08:52 PM) So we bench young players for a few days for success and we punish the team by making sure we generate lots of outs from the top. Sounds about right.
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    Dodgers @ White Sox, 5/20, 7:10, CSN

    QUOTE (JoeCoolMan24 @ May 20, 2011 -> 08:46 PM) Hawk - "Popped up to left field" Quentin makes the catch, with apparently amazing range. He wasn't paying attention, he was looking at pictures of Ethier.
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    Dodgers @ White Sox, 5/20, 7:10, CSN

    QUOTE (JoeCoolMan24 @ May 20, 2011 -> 08:40 PM) That last pitch to Either was the exact same pitch thrown to Alexei on his 3-1 count. Alexei would have been standing on first if he wasn't stupid and just waited for the ump to call ball before he headed to first.
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    Dodgers @ White Sox, 5/20, 7:10, CSN

    QUOTE (fathom @ May 20, 2011 -> 08:39 PM) Crowd booing Dunn, and they probably don't even know about his struggles vs LHP this year. Morel took some really good swings in his last AB. Huge inning for Humber here. I'm pretty sure the fans know the fact that Dunn is being paid 14 million dollars to only hit, and he has pretty much sucked ass at it regardless of who is pitching... Plus this isn't any lefty, this is an over the hill Ted Lilly who has somehow only given up 3 runs thus far.
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    Indians @ White Sox, 05/19, 7:10, WCIU

    Why isn't Juan standing on 3rd?
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    Indians @ White Sox, 05/19, 7:10, WCIU

    Lilli and Morel both on the bench... I wish I was surprised, but who didn't see this coming. McPherson has no business starting. The day that Ozzie quits is gonna be a great day.
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    Interesting Trade Possibilities.

    You don't trade Beckham yet... But what we're doing now isn't helping. If it was up to me, I'd send him down and tell him he can come back up when he realizes he isn't a big homerun hitter and instead a gap hitter. I'd lock him a closet with nothing but a tv playing Michael young swing clips. A couple days ago, Hawk and Wimpy were talking about hitters who worry too much about their set up at bat, making sure everything is perfectly aligned, you are just setting yourself up for failure. I think Beckham has fallen into this group.
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    Ozzie vs Soxtalk

    QUOTE (JoeCoolMan24 @ May 18, 2011 -> 11:30 PM) You don't think it was Ozzie's call? If not, then I blame Brent for being so dumb as to make the 1st out at 3rd, and Beckham for lounging to get a pitch that was way away. It looked like a H&R if I've ever seen one. There is no such thing as a hit and run with a runner on 2nd. Your not opening up a big enough hole on the defense, and with that angle, the batter swinging can only make the catchers job easier. Plus, whether you like him or not, Ozzie ain't that dumb to hit and run with Beckham at bat, no matter what the situation is. With the full count and Beckham failing to get the runner over with the bunt, plus with Lilli having good speed and he did get a good jump, it wasn't a terrible idea.
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    AND THATS A WHITE SOX WINNER!

    Great play by Lilli... if Juan had any idea how to read a fly ball, he would have been standing underneath that ball. I'm sure Bridge will be benched though, just like Morel was. Question though, how can you play in the MLB for so long and be as terrible as the likes of Pierre and Pods at reading fly balls?
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    Ozzie vs Soxtalk

    QUOTE (JoeCoolMan24 @ May 18, 2011 -> 11:15 PM) No, he had a hit-and-run with Beckham batting and The Bridge on 2nd. It was a stupid call, and it failed miserably. You don't hit and run with a runner on 2nd. Lillibridge was going for the steal. And he would have probably gotten it too if Beckham (why is he still starting everyday, this is the worst he's ever been) doesn't chase badly and give Marson an easy throw to 3rd.
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    Ozzie vs Soxtalk

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ May 18, 2011 -> 09:42 PM) Did some one say Ozzie tried to hit and run with Adam Dunn today? It wasn't a hit and run. Full count, Omar on 1st. He was running to stay out of the double play.
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    How to Get Viciedo in the Line UP

    QUOTE (Chisoxfn @ May 12, 2011 -> 12:46 PM) That isn't true. Outside of his arm, Juan Pierre has been an above average left fielder. Last season might have been his best defensive season but he's always been above average in every area but arm strength for a LFer. I know the numbers say he isn't terrible, but Juan has always been a guy who takes terrible routes and gets terrible reads. However, yes, his speed helps him make up for that stuff and inflates his numbers.
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    How to Get Viciedo in the Line UP

    Whether or not Lillibridge will be able to produce everyday is not the question. The question is why is the guy that shows up whenever he is called upon, has consistently put up good AB's when not given consistent AB's, and plays hard not been given a f***ing chance to get some PT when we have guys like Rios, Beckham, and Morel all starting everyday and struggling to hit .200? I'm not saying put Lillibridge out there everyday, but damn, can he at least get a couple starts a week rotating between positions? Also, I wish we could see more Vizquel out there, but at his age, I don't think it would be smart for him to be getting anymore than 1 start per week.
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    How to Get Viciedo in the Line UP

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ May 12, 2011 -> 08:40 AM) Dude had a fluke stretch, and now you are going to project that as the norm, and use that to endorse a guy you have never seen play LF? Uh, ok. Juan Pierre has always been a terrible outfielder. If anything, last year was the fluke stretch where he was actually good in the OF.
  17. Brent Morel was the Chicago White Sox 3rd Round Selection (86 overall) in the 2008 MLB First Year Player Draft. He bats and throws right handed, and plays 3B for Cal Poly, and was awarded all Big-West Honors this past season. Here is his profile from Cal Poly's official athletic site: No. 8 Brent Morel Infielder, R/R, Junior 6-2, 220 Bakersfield, CA (Centennial HS) 2007: Earned All-Big West honorable mention after hitting .333 with 17 doubles, five home runs and 31 RBIs ... missed seven games due to shoulder injury ... home runs against San Diego, Nevada, Rice, Pacific and UC Riverside ... doubled twice in games against Washington and UC Santa Barbara ... 7-for-13 in season-opening San Diego series, 7-for-15 against Fresno State and 6-for-13 in UCSB series ... 20 multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI games ... six-game hitting streak ... did not play summer ball. 2006: A .259 hitter with five doubles and four home runs as a true freshman ... collected nine hits in his first seven college games ... was hitting .409 three weeks into season, but went into 9- for-49 slump (.184) before going 3-for-10 against Pacific ... 5-for-8 in UC Riverside series and 4-for-10 in Big West series against UCSB ... 8-for-23 in late-season eight-game stretch to lift average 21 points ... home runs were against San Jose State, UCSB, Washington and UC Riverside ... 11 multiple-hit games, including pair of three-hit games ... started seven games at first, two at second and 28 at short ... was team MVP for Aloha Knights in summer ball, hitting .291 with 20 RBIs. Prep: A four-year varsity letterman in baseball at Centennial High in Bakersfield ... led Golden Hawks to 26-5 overall mark and 10-0 Southwest Yosemite League record for league title in 2005 and league co-championships in 2003 and 2004 ... also played left field on the varsity as a freshman in 2002, helping Centennial win CIF-Central Section title ... hit .513 with 11 home runs ... earned All-Area and all-league honors ... as a junior hit .471 with seven doubles, five home runs, 24 RBIs and eight steals ... earned team's Golden Glove Award and was first-team all-league ... was first-team all-league as a freshman and sophomore as well ... team MVP as a soph and league rookie of the year as a freshman ... also lettered in varsity football twice, earning all-league honors and team offensive player of the year in 2004 ... also recruited for baseball by Georgia Tech, UCLA, Arizona, USC. Personal: Son of Rick and Susan Morel ... one sister, Shea ... hobbies include football, ping pong, pool and archery ... member of Campus Crusades ... born April 21, 1987, in Bakersfield, CA ... majors in liberal studies. http://www.gopoly.com/index.php?p=sports&a...mp;player=15051 Here is a link to an article from the local newspaper about him: http://www.bakersfield.com/136/story/464454.html Final 2008 Statistics: AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD% .368 56-56 239 49 88 18 5 8 60 140 .586 15 5 25 3 .414 2 0 7-13 47 89 8 .944 You can find his scouting video here. My first impression of him is that he looks like a decent hitter but won't hit for too much power. He has some speed, and athletic ability however. He doesn't look like a superstar, but he does look like a solid ball player.
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    Dreaming of working for the white sox

    If Mark Kotsay can get a job with the White Sox... anyone can!
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    August White Sox Catch-All Thread

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Aug 1, 2010 -> 07:35 PM) For serious concussions like that, I believe the rule of thumb is they have to have two days without symptoms for every day that they had them. If I am remembering that right, it could be a long while. Most symptoms, even for 3rd degree concussions, should be gone after 1 week, 2 weeks in some cases. The fact that it has lasted this long shows how serious this concussion was. I wouldn't be shocked if he gets shut down for the rest of the reason if things don't start looking better for Morneau soon.
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    August White Sox Catch-All Thread

    QUOTE (iamshack @ Aug 1, 2010 -> 06:39 PM) I think he's talking about the korean prospects and lesser advanced Japanese players moreso than the advanced Japanese players that come over. Secondly, I think he does have a point. MLB has sought to advance globally, and perhaps is providing advantages to players from newer markets and overlooking those same services in age-old markets it already has. Thirdly, you would not have to assign one translator for each Latin player, but rather one for each team. I don't think that would be that difficult. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'd assume every team already has at least 1 spanish translator, considering how many non-english speaking latin players there are in the MLB. I thought Ozzie was talking more about the personal translators players like Fukudome have where they act almost as an assistant and go everywhere with them.
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    August White Sox Catch-All Thread

    QUOTE (KyYlE23 @ Aug 1, 2010 -> 06:14 PM) Morneau still experiences concussion symptoms is pretty scary for the twins. Many players are never the same after they get their bell rung That's crazy he is still experiencing concussion symptoms almost a month after it happened. Somethings not right and he better take every precaution necessary. Concussions are nothing to f*** around with. Hopefully everything will be ok.
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    August White Sox Catch-All Thread

    QUOTE (iamshack @ Aug 1, 2010 -> 04:46 PM) Ozzie's latest rant: ESPN Chicago wow is he stupid. 1.) the Japan league is a lot more advanced and is closer to AA/AAA minor league ball than any baseball in Latin America. 2.) Most players brought in from Japan are already in their 20's, more advanced as baseball players. Most of the players signed from Latin America are younger than 20, sometimes when they are only 16. 3.) The MLB cannot afford, nor should it, pay for a translator for every latin player, there's far too many. Plus, spanish is a language that is a lot easier to learn and the 2nd language of America. Someone from Japan is coming to a country where language and customs are completely different, they need more help. Plus, how many Japanese and Asian, players are in American Professional Baseball?
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    July White Sox Catch-All Thread

    QUOTE (robinventura23 @ Aug 1, 2010 -> 12:20 PM) As per Mr. Joe Cowley: cst_sox: Tuesday starter will be C.Torres. Not a bullpen night with Pena. who gets sent down?
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    July White Sox Catch-All Thread

    QUOTE (iamshack @ Jul 31, 2010 -> 06:41 PM) better than the village bicycle! But certainly not better than the village drunk... everyone loves the village drunk!
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    July White Sox Catch-All Thread

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jul 31, 2010 -> 06:25 PM) If you could actually hold a conversation without freaking out like a 13 year old girl who didn't get Beiber tickets, you might actually get taken seriously more often than you get suspended. Go ahead and act like it is just me, but I am one of the few who actually argued for you to come back here when you came crawling back begging to get back in. I'm sorry, but if I recall correctly, I never asked you to do anything for me, and if you are going to hold something that you did on your own ambition over me, give me a freaking break. But thank you for arguing on my side. And if you are going to demean me and expect me to sit back and take it because we have different view points, well that doesn't fly with me, and I certainly won't let people try and treat me like the village idiot.
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