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About Texsox

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    Achieving Multiple Sarcasms
  • Birthday 09/01/1961

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    Lost between two shores . . .

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    Arizona White Sox (Rookie)
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    The other members
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    2004: Thread Starter of the Year 2005: Soxtalk Hall of Famer 2006: Best Threadstarter 2008: (tie) Drinking Buddy
  • Favorite Sox player
    Abreu, Sale
  • Favorite Sox minor leaguer
    Michael Jordan
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    Southside Hit Men, Rally Crede, & Singing with Nancy Faust
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Fisk, Baines, Thomas, Wood, Buerhle

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  1. I just watched a road range argument as a guy drove past thirty cars that had already merged. So what do y'all do? Drive past all the drivers waiting or merge at the back of the line?
  2. All of the proposals I've seen from colleges call for the same stipend to be paid to each player on the roster. All Div 1 schools would be the same. That has been an issue for the bottom half of D1 schools. The finances in basketball for example are different at Duke or Kansas versus Southern Illinois or Illinois State. The pay needs to be consistent.
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    Steve Stone with a dose of reality for Sox fans

    Decorating. Furniture. Understanding the flow. Learning to entertain small and large gatherings. Landscaping growing in. I think five years is about right in my experience.
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    Steve Stone with a dose of reality for Sox fans

    I disagree but it may be how you define fan. There are a lot of people who may or may not attend a game based on the buzz surrounding a team. They are not emotionally invested in the team. Sometime they will go to a Sox game, sometimes a Cub game, or may not go at all that year. They make up a significant portion of ticket sales. "Let's go to a baseball game" is their thought process. Later they are called bandwagon jumpers. I believe they are deciding how to spend their entertainment dollars. A movie, weekend in the Dells, nice dinner out, a baseball game, whatever.
  5. Paying the players will help but there will still be the families who want more. The "pay" will need to be the same from each school. So it will be the same pay plus whatever a top recruit may wish to receive illegally. What would stop it is the NBA refusing to sign any players who are caught. Then the risk is too great.
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    Steve Stone with a dose of reality for Sox fans

    Win or lose I love going to a baseball game. High School to MLB. Winning makes it better no doubt. However, after forty plus years of Sox baseball I just don't expect anything. Apathy has caught up. I believe it was Lipman who mentioned the organization should be happy that fans still care. That is probably the best thought in the thread. Obviously being in Texas I don't get a complete picture of the fan base but from a distance Sox fans have been way more patient than the front office deserves. At least we're stopping at this train wreck and checking the pulses.
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    On This Day...

    I love these. The good, the bad, and the funny.
  8. The ugly side of sports will be on display. It makes me sad to read.
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    2019 Catch-All

    Wow, yesterday one of the captains at the marina was talking about a shark he saw online. His description was really good up until he called it a great white.
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    2018 Travel Thread

    Franklin's in Austin is the best in the world. The chef has won a James Beard Award for his BBQ. Expect looooooooooooong lines. Personally, I'd head to Lockhart and double or triple up. Black's is my favorite for the food but Smitty's has a presentation that everyone should experience. https://austin.eater.com/2016/6/16/11954976/lockhart-texas-barbecue-where-to-eat
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    2018 Travel Thread

    If you are serious about great Texas brisket an hour drive will get you to two of the best.
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    Fine, I'll say it...

    Exactly. If you can't win the division win the city.
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    Job Thread

    The question always comes up when teachers go on strike why couldn't it be resolved before school started. Here's an interesting insight from Texas. I signed a contract in May for next year. If I didn't sign, it basically means I'm resigning. Legally I can quit anytime before July 12th without repercussions. Here's the interesting part. I still do not know my wages for the coming school year. Adding to the situation,the Texas assembly a month ago funded additional money for teacher salaries. Most school districts have announced increases of 5% or more. My son and his wife in their district are receiving $5,000 raises. My district still has not made an announcement. It's July 8th. It appears as if they are waiting until we can't legally get out of our contract. Now in fairness we are the highest paid teachers in our area and in my NSHO, appreciate and treated well.
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    Job Thread

    There are a couple of firms out there that pay you to write blog posts. The issue may be the work is per article and to make the best money you need to write fast and on a wide variety of topics. My family was in the transportation industry. Driving a truck is a cool gig if you can handle the solitude and like to travel. I'm not finished, I just need some time to think.
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    Sox win and sweep doubleheader!

    Should we just pin this?