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    2012 White Sox Catch-All thread

    QUOTE (JoeCoolMan24 @ Jun 15, 2012 -> 01:58 AM) I bet Quentin will get more for the Padres than we got, but his value is also much higher right now. It is more bad luck than anything else for us. He could also literally get hurt again at any time.
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    2012 Minor League Catch All thread

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Jun 14, 2012 -> 09:51 AM) Barons shuffled up their rotation after the offday. Net result appears to be a full week of extra rest for Castro. Yesterday: Bayne Today: Molina Friday: Kloess Saturday: TBD Sunday: Castro. Good info - thanks! I think I'm going on Sunday.
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    Job Hunt Thread

    QUOTE (iamshack @ May 23, 2012 -> 02:48 PM) You guys need to use your imaginations...I know you were sort of unfortunately led to believe you would just pop out of college and immediately be handed a great job, but that's not usually how it works. The best advice I can give you is to network with everyone you know, and then go out and meet more people to network with. Be willing to do anything, really, not just something in your area of study/interest. In the meantime, go to the library and read books. Read business books. Read best-sellers. Read self-improvement books. Exercise. Play sports that are cheap. Enjoy your free time while you have it. You never know what might lead you to your next job. This is so true. My first job out of college was crappy (fun because I worked with a bunch of other people right out of college). You never know where your career will take you, but networking is always priority #1.
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    Job Hunt Thread

    QUOTE (MuckFinnesota @ May 20, 2012 -> 10:22 AM) Appreciate the post, Disco72. There's some sound advice there that I will consider going forward. I decided to try PR because I know a lot of business and journalism majors end up there since they have skills for it (persuasion, writing). To be honest, I'm not the sales type and don't see myself staying in PR for five years. That said, I was thinking of what was growing - healthcare or just something I was considering higher education. Since I am not the best in the sciences (although A&P might be easier than I think), I don't think I could be a nurse, but I could work on the admin side of a hospital in...HR or purchasing, maybe. I may have changed my major from education in college, but I still think I would be a good guidance or admissions counselor. Seeing kids succeed and find the right fit for them would be satisfying. What did you teach a class on? That sounds like something I really would be interested in. Maybe getting the MBA or something that would allow me to teach at a college would be ideal. I started out teaching international business because that's what I was doing for the consulting gig. Once I realized that it was what I wanted to do for my career, I got the PhD and have since taught Strategic Management and am currently teaching Entrepreneurship. It took awhile for me to figure out what I wanted for my career, and I really found it by accident.
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    Sox sign Orlando Hudson

    QUOTE (caulfield12 @ May 19, 2012 -> 10:42 PM) They're not going to bring in Orlando Hudson to sit behind Brent Lillibridge or Eduardo Escobar. KW wouldn't have signed him with the promise to sit him on the bench. 100% he said 3B is yours as long as you produce something at least halfway decent...that Morel will be either on the DL or assigned to Charlotte for an extended period of time and that they're 100% back into "win now" mode for 2012. They are not back into win now mode for 2012 just because they signed Hudson. They literally have nobody that can play the position at a near MLB level. If Morel were healthy, he'd still be playing every day.
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    Sox @ Cubs 5/19 game thread

    THAT'S IT! WHITE SOX WINNER!
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    Sox @ Cubs 5/19 game thread

    They're hitting it really hard against Stewart...sadly, it's time to get someone up in the pen.
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    Sox @ Cubs 5/19 game thread

    Just terrible announcing all around.
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    Sox @ Cubs 5/19 game thread

    Let Santiago or Stewart get some work in this one?
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    Sox @ Cubs 5/19 game thread

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ May 19, 2012 -> 09:20 PM) This is not true according to B-R. Dunn had 0 homers off of lefties last year according to them. 6 total hits off of lefties, 1 2b. My bad for listening to (believing) these terrible announcers.
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    Sox @ Cubs 5/19 game thread

    Hilariously bad defense there by Soriano
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    Sox @ Cubs 5/19 game thread

    That's a good stat: Dunn had 2 HRs vs lefties last year and 2 vs lefties this week.
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    Sox @ Cubs 5/19 game thread

    Haha...should have walked Dunn again!
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    Sox @ Cubs 5/19 game thread

    I'm enjoying the Nate Jones era.
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    Sox @ Cubs 5/19 game thread

    Nice turn there by Gordon.
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    Sox @ Cubs 5/19 game thread

    QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ May 19, 2012 -> 08:44 PM) Some people would say two AAA teams are facing each other Alex Rios' stats agree with this statement.
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    Sox @ Cubs 5/19 game thread

    Nice running catch by DeAza, then another flyout to Rios...2 more quick outs for Danks.
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    Sox @ Cubs 5/19 game thread

    Nice running catch by DeAza
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    Sox @ Cubs 5/19 game thread

    Back to back!
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    Sox @ Cubs 5/19 game thread

    Cubs giving Dunn nothing to hit...TANK makes them pay again!
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    Job Hunt Thread

    QUOTE (MuckFinnesota @ May 19, 2012 -> 03:08 PM) Not sure who is reading this but I wondered if someone could chime in. Nearly a year has passed since I graduated and since then, I have had three internships and one job that I consider an entry level position. I'm working in an in-house corporate PR position, something that I didn't go to school for and am vastly underpaid in. The company I work for has only given raises to those who are in sales, while I was told I would be given a raise after three months. Three months came and went and still, I have no raise. I'm writing this because I am coming up on six months and wondered if it was time to start looking for something else. I have some ideas for grad school since having the MBA would be nice to have if I went to work in health care, or going to get a master's in something related to secondary or higher education might be more fulfilling. I am debt free and am willing to work in retail or something else because I am making the same money in my current job (so it's not like I'm taking a paycut). I guess I have three questions for all of you are: How long should you stay at your first job, six months or one year? When did you decide it was time to go back to school and why did you? Would you make a leap to school or quit a current position without having another job lined up? Thanks for your time. 1) I stayed about 2 years 2) I started my MBA about 1 year into the above (#1) job 3) In this economy, no way I'd quit without having something lined up. The really important thing, to me, is don't go back to school unless you have a specific goal/career in mind. I went back for my MBA because I knew I wanted to change careers, and I used the MBA to get knowledge and importantly, contacts/network to get a job in a different field. Generally, it doesn't make sense to go back for an MBA so soon after undergrad. The content isn't so different. What makes an MBA valuable is the networking as well as the experience you (and your fellow classmates) bring to the table. Use your debt free status and openness to different jobs to try something you think you might like. PR/healthcare/education are really vastly different fields. After my MBA, I started consulting which lead me to an offer to teach a class. I thought I'd hate teaching; I was pretty shy and a terrible public speaker...but it ended up being something I really enjoyed and became my career. Short version is that you need to figure out what you want; if you don't know, start by trying something you think would be fun / cool to do.
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    2012 White Sox Catch-All thread

    QUOTE (Chicago White Sox @ May 18, 2012 -> 05:22 PM) First off, that doesn't mean Robin is using him correctly. Second, I don't know if that's even true. Others have already replied that the stats were posted the other day. Pretty hard to have a guy in the pen that never pitches against righties.
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    2012 White Sox Catch-All thread

    QUOTE (Chicago White Sox @ May 17, 2012 -> 10:24 PM) Agree, especially since Robin will continue to use him against too many righties. Don't you mean "especially since Robin will continue to use him less against righties than any other manager has"?
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    Catch-All Anything Thread

    QUOTE (BigSqwert @ May 10, 2012 -> 12:30 PM) What the hell is ProFlowers.com's business model? I ordered a mother's day bouquet for my mom and sister and according to FedEx tracking, one is being shipped from Ohio and the other from Indianapolis. They both live in Chicago. Aren't there florists in Chicago they could use to save on transportation costs? They have a direct grower-to-consumer business model: no wholesalers, retailers, or local florists. In theory, the flowers should be fresher, longer this way.
  25. QUOTE (OilCan @ Apr 21, 2012 -> 07:10 PM) COOP FIXED 'EM! Congratulations Phil on the 21st Perfect Game in MLB history. In his interview with the MLB network, Humber talked about how Coop taught him the slider that he was using effectively today.
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