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    2010 MLB Catch-All Thread

    QUOTE (chw42 @ May 22, 2010 -> 03:35 PM) I was talking more about the tractor thing...lol He could be a good addition to Atlanta. Lowe's been terrible and Jurrjens is hurt right now. Maybe it might not be a bad idea to replace Kawakami in that rotation. Yeah, I figured it might be more the tractor joke, but Oswalt apparently likes Atlanta as a possible trade destination. I still doubt the Braves pony up the cash for Oswalt.
  2. QUOTE (NorthSideSox72 @ May 22, 2010 -> 03:40 PM) Sox pitching has gone 18 innings without allowing a single run. That's the kind of thing you need to start a winning streak...
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    2010 MLB Catch-All Thread

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ May 22, 2010 -> 01:55 PM) Atlanta's actually 6th in the NL in runs scored and 8th in ERA. That doesn't change the fact that, like the Sox, the Braves have 5 starters that they are happy with, and they are extremely unlikely to trade for a starting pitcher. They traded Javy in the offseason because they had more starters than needed. Frankly, now that Glaus is hitting better, the Braves probably won't trade for a bat either (as I'd previously suggested) as the guys not performing (e.g. McLouth) are unlikely to be benched.
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    2010 MLB Catch-All Thread

    QUOTE (chw42 @ May 22, 2010 -> 01:45 PM) Atlanta sounds good then... Atlanta doesn't need pitching. If the Braves make a trade, it'll be for a bat, not an expensive starter.
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    Official 2010-11 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (Mr. Showtime @ May 15, 2010 -> 10:54 AM) There is a Q&A about this on the Tribune and Dan Pompeii said that they could just roll out grass on top of the field turf. He claims they do this in domes for soccer. That's exactly what they do at the Georgia Dome for soccer games.
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    Coming Into Los Angeles

    Catalina was so-so. Town was nice, and the scuba diving was ok. Diving in the kelp was the really cool part. It's in the "I'm glad I went but no reason to go back" category. Another interesting place is the Nethercutt Collection / Museum if you like old cars.
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    Craig's List

    QUOTE (kitekrazy @ May 11, 2010 -> 12:09 PM) freecycle.org I have to get rid of a lot of stuff. It goes quicker when you offer to give stuff away. Freecycle is broken down into smaller communities and emails are exchanged in yahoo groups. Yeah, I second the use of freecycle. The only annoying thing is when people don't show up to pick up their free crap.
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    Anybody else cycle?

    QUOTE (Rex Kicka** @ May 9, 2010 -> 12:13 PM) Go to a half way decent bike shop and ask their opinion. There are often some hybrid road/mtn tires that will be good for your bike that won't be too expensive... for anything half way decent, expect to pay between 25 and 40 per tire. Will do. Thanks!
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    Anybody else cycle?

    I have a somewhat naive question for the bikers on this board. I have a several year old Specialized mountain bike (nothing fancy) with knobbies. Most of the trails in urban Atlanta are paved or some other reasonably hard surface (also fairly hilly). I'd like to get some inexpensive road tires to try to get out on my bike a little bit this summer. From the reading I've done online, it sounds like I can buy some slicks that allow me to keep my existing wheels and rims while getting a tire more appropriate for my riding conditions. If anyone has any experience or thoughts on this, I'd enjoy hearing your opinions. Thanks!
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    Winter/Spring 2009-10 TV thread

    Didn't see that coming in Fringe. Great episode.
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    Dye Coming Back? Sun-Times Article

    It's one thing to price yourself out of the market. It's another to price yourself out of the market and then b**** about it.
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    Moving

    QUOTE (bmags @ May 6, 2010 -> 01:03 AM) well...I don't know. I'm renting in the city for cheap as hell in wrigleyville, but I always end up in WP or Pilsen, so that sucks. And when the lease ends my and my friend are probably moving to one of those two, or Ukrainian village, something like that. Soooo, yeah, yours is very broad...you might want to spend some time in the city to see if you want to move there, and explore the neighborhoods. There are a lot of great neighborhoods with lots of personality, and are usually affordable. Even if you don't have time to check out neighborhoods, you really can't go wrong with most of the north side neighborhoods. You may ultimately prefer one over the other, but I don't think there's a "bad" place to live in that area.
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    The Teahen's D At Third thread

    QUOTE (southsideirish71 @ May 5, 2010 -> 10:32 AM) His big issue is that Teahen backs up on the ball and lets it play him. The minute he starts to back peddle you can just wait for him to get eaten up. The minute he starts to get more aggressive and play the hop better he will be fine. The problem is, he keeps on making the same mistakes that should of been corrected a long long time ago. Honest question then since I've seen almost no Sox games on TV this season... Teahen has some fixable issues (like the above) that would make him at least average at 3B?
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    Moving

    I grew up in the burbs but lived in the city for awhile. If at all possible, live in the city, at least for a few years. It's great to be able to walk most places, take the El to Sox games, etc. I lived in several places in Lakeview and really enjoyed it.
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    A. Gonzalez Update 5/3

    Frankly, I want no part of someone signed for that much money and that long. I know that's the price for an elite bat, but I'd rather the Sox have 2 very good bats at that price. Even if you include Gonzalez as part of the new core with Peavy and Rios, you'd still need a lot of production from cheap players to have a good team.
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    A. Gonzalez Update 5/3

    QUOTE (fathom @ May 2, 2010 -> 12:38 PM) Can we try to keep this thread more about the trade rumor than bashing Cowley? Good idea. On the trade rumor, it does show that KW is trying to address the problem (not a big surprise there). However, IMO, Gonzalez is too expensive in terms of both current prospects (or major league talent) and future payroll. Even factoring in the expiring contracts of Konerko and AJ, there would be way too much payroll spent on too few players (mostly Peavy, Rios, and then Gonzalez). If KW could find a way to convince JR to add even more payroll, the Sox would be better off with someone like Berkman, who is an impact bat without the long term commitment of lost prospects and high salary.
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    A. Gonzalez Update 5/3

    QUOTE (Princess Dye @ May 2, 2010 -> 12:08 PM) I dont think it was ever about the facts even back then. He never said that what the blogger indicated was a lie. He simply said (correctly) that the Konerko thing was a longshot (and it didnt happen). And then he made fun of the blogger. That part is open for us to judge, yes. But basically that whole episode was more just him making fun of someone who did a report online. I dont think it was Cowley saying a trade for Adrian Gonzalez could never happen. A trade for anyone can happen down the line. Everyone knows this. I'd have to go find the original thread, but my recollection is that Cowley ridiculed both the rumor and the blogger. The rumor was clearly that this had been "discussed," not that it was imminent, and Cowley ripped it as if it was a "done deal." In any case, I think two posts about Cowley have more than surpassed my limit of wanting to discuss that guy.
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    A. Gonzalez Update 5/3

    QUOTE (Princess Dye @ May 2, 2010 -> 11:34 AM) It was poor form from Cowley attacking that blogger. But from his perspective, his field is kind of disappearing in the face of a lot of people providing aspects of his livelihood for free. I can at least see why he'd have an axe to grind. Plenty of other writers are a lot more classy about it. I think Sam Smith was pretty outspoken against blogging's role in today's landscape----- then he was let go by his paper and has now, in a sense, become a blogger. This is turning into another "Cowley" thread, but he bashed the "rumor" that the Sox and Padres talked names and possibly included the Angels in the mix, and now he reports that the Sox and Padres "talked names." He's reporting the exact same thing he bashed (very unintelligently and unprofessionally) in the offseason. There's really no defending Cowley here.
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    The Finer Things In Life

    Had a very enjoyable beer night last night: Ommegang Ale, Bells Oberon, and Victory Hop Devil... I'm getting thirsty again just typing it...
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    GT: SEA @ CWS, 4/24, 3:10pm

    QUOTE (JohnCangelosi @ Apr 24, 2010 -> 07:21 PM) QUOTE (TitoMB @ Apr 24, 2010 -> 05:45 PM) * When was the last time we hit 2 homers in the bottom of the 9th? There may have been a time in between, but this is the last time I recall: http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/media/play...b_tp350&v=2 Alex's stroke right now is fun to watch. Short, quick and you'd be hard pressed to find someone who's ball comes off the bat in the big leagues better than his right now... RIOS!!!! Can someone confirm if I was right about this? Your link didn't work for me, but on the post game show, they said it was the first time ever for the Sox at US Cellular.
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    GT: SEA @ CWS, 4/24, 3:10pm

    QUOTE (mcgrad70 @ Apr 24, 2010 -> 06:58 PM) I see no joy in this... The few games the Sox will win this year will be by the homerun. I would fire Guillen and Williams tonight. This is light years from a multi-dimensional offense. Then stop watching White Sox baseball...if this game wasn't fun for you...just wow.
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    GT: SEA @ CWS, 4/24, 3:10pm

    HIS NAME IS RIOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    GT: SEA @ CWS, 4/24, 3:10pm

    QUOTE (Disco72 @ Apr 24, 2010 -> 06:36 PM) Guys after Andruw are 0-9 today. Time to make a contribution! Paulie!
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    GT: SEA @ CWS, 4/24, 3:10pm

    Guys after Andruw are 0-9 today. Time to make a contribution!
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    GT: SEA @ CWS, 4/24, 3:10pm

    QUOTE (knightni @ Apr 24, 2010 -> 06:34 PM) Sox reject Aardsma coming in? Yep. Time to smack him around.
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