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    4/21/12 GT Sox @ Mariners 3:05pm FOX

    Whitesox.com: The Humber Games, lol.
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    Job Hunt Thread

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Apr 17, 2012 -> 09:12 AM) Anyone here know anything about/have to recently deal with colleges in the state of Mississippi? One of their schools has a position open I'd qualify for, but I'm really hesitant about the fact that Mississippi passed the "concealed weapons allowed on college campuses" law last year. Perhaps not recent experience, but my wife did her masters at Southern Miss and one of my colleagues was a prof at Mississippi State for awhile.
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    White Sox @ Rangers

    QUOTE (sunofgold @ Apr 7, 2012 -> 10:06 PM) Getting into the late innings....our bench consists of AJ, Escobar, Viciedo, and Fuku....I think all four could be inserted right now and be instant upgrades. AJ for Flowers. Escobar for Morel Viciedo for Beckham (move Lillibridge from LF to 2B) Fuku for Rios Do it. Do it. Call a timeout and swap in/out four players. Flowers has looked pretty good out there, and Escobar is terrible.
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    White Sox @ Rangers

    QUOTE (Heads22 @ Apr 7, 2012 -> 10:01 PM) Let's see if we actually use Ohman as he was bred to be used. Nicely done; that made me laugh.
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    White Sox @ Rangers

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Apr 7, 2012 -> 09:52 PM) It is nice that Robin had someone up in the bullpen just in case. Not sure Ohman is who I'd have had up though. Don't want to see him against many righties this year. I'm really hoping RV is smart enough to use Ohman properly.
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    White Sox @ Rangers

    I'm trying to (get) stay positive on Rios, but ugh.
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    White Sox @ Rangers

    Peavy's playing with fire but getting through that Texas lineup.
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    White Sox @ Rangers

    Could have been much, much worse.
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    White Sox @ Rangers

    Nice! 2 down - let's get Cruz now!
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    White Sox @ Rangers

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    White Sox @ Rangers

    It was a sweet move by Holland, but DeAza seems to be on the move alot these first two games.
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    White Sox @ Rangers

    Are they trying to develop DeAza's stealing ability? Or do they just not realize he's a terrible base stealer? It sure looked like he was going on that pickoff.
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    Who should Romney choose as VP candidate?

    I've heard rumblings that "people" have reached out to Bill Haslam (TN Gov) as a VP choice, but Haslam isn't interested. He could be someone that pops up more on the national radar in the next few years, though.
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    Catch-All Anything Thread

    QUOTE (JPN366 @ Mar 23, 2012 -> 01:49 AM) So, as I was leaving Pigeon Forge, Tennessee following a four day trip with the family, we stopped at this ridiculous knife store. Anyway, I passed on a chance to buy a samurai sword for $20. Fail? Haha, I know that place. I hope you stopped by the aquarium in Gatlinburg during your trip!
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    2012 Book Thread

    QUOTE (iamshack @ Jan 7, 2012 -> 03:09 PM) Well this makes me feel better...maybe this was my problem as well...when I read No Country, I hated his style, but the story was good, so I stuck with it. I've heard even better things about The Road, so I guess I'll try and get through the beginning...this will be one of my New Years' resolutions Also have Game of Thrones on iPad, along with Buried Secrets by Joseph Finder. Oh! Has anyone read Erik Larson's "In the Garden of Beasts"? I bought that one on the iPad too and forgot about it... It was good, not great, imo. Interesting but not nearly as compelling as The Devil in the White City.
  16. QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Dec 29, 2011 -> 11:22 AM) Not a fan but do live here. If you're trying to be within walking distance, i.e. downtown, the hotels will be available for a while, but they'll be fairly expensive on gameday. If you're driving into the area, there are tons of hotels that aren't within walking distance but which won't fill up for a while. I'd book anything close now.
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    Official 2011-2012 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (DrunkBomber @ Dec 18, 2011 -> 02:34 PM) So our only good WR is returning punts and instead of our 2 good punt returners who are awful receivers I completely agree with you, but that's apparently the only way that Earl is going to touch the ball today.
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    Sox Post Winter Meetings

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Dec 11, 2011 -> 07:53 PM) Both the Javy and Swisher trades received a sizeable return; the Sox saved >$30 million between those 2 deals, and that was with both of them coming off of garbage finishes in 2008. Complaining about those deals is like Toronto complaining that they didn't get anything back for Rios in 2009. I'm not complaining about them as much as I'm trying to point out that there is not just one kind of trade where a GM tries to "maximize value" for a player. Different trades have different purposes, as you point out with the money saved from players many people (in addition to KW, apparently) wanted gone.
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    Sox Post Winter Meetings

    There's a big difference in trades that KW makes. When he "shops" a guy (e.g., the Javy and Swisher trades), he's looking for the best return. Those haven't turned out great for the Sox. When KW "targets" a guy, he almost always trades someone we don't expect to be traded (e.g., Bmac or Santos), and the process is different. Who knows what will happen with Molina, but the early trade accounts indicated that KW was targeting Molina rather than shopping Santos. It appears that of the trade assets the Sox had (Quentin, Danks, Beckham, etc), AA wanted Santos if he was going to give up Molina, KW's target.
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    Sox rolling dice in Rule 5

    QUOTE (Jordan4life @ Dec 3, 2011 -> 10:59 AM) Jordan Danks has never flashed enough power to even remotely offset his Dunn-like propensity to K. He's horses*** (as a player), never been much of a prospect and wouldn't have garnered anywhere near the attention he did for a while there if he hadn't been related to John. The first part (power vs K's) is true, and the second part (he's not a good player/prospect right now) is also true. However, the third part (that his attention is due to his brother) just isn't true. Jordan was well thought of at the time of the draft, and most people thought the power would come. His defense certainly progressed as advertised, but the power never really developed. He also never could make enough contact to be a major league hitter. These things happen all the time with prospects, but he wasn't some no-name prospect that people only got excited about because of his brother (ok, maybe SOME people did that, but he was a legitimately interesting prospect in his own right).
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    Dave Wilder saga takes another interesting turn

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Nov 18, 2011 -> 02:37 PM) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-18/w...kback-case.html The plot ensnared 23 players December 2004 to February 2008, according to the government. The players’ names haven’t been made public. The White Sox won the World Series in 2005. The above is bad writing, in my opinion. It certainly suggests that the plot had something to do with players that helped the White Sox win the World Series in 2005.
  22. I figure it's for being so giving to other teams by not going overslot in the draft...
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    2011 TV Thread

    QUOTE (Milkman delivers @ Nov 16, 2011 -> 01:43 PM) Yes, another perfectly-timed plot contrivance. That's definitely what this show would do. As soon as they killed Tom Arnold's character, my first thought was exactly this. Like others, I'm glad Opie is finally unleashed; at least, I hope he is. Last night's episode had some good moments, but there's no way it needed to be 90 minutes.
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    Official 2011-2012 NFL Thread

    Good to get wins against potential wildcard teams (e.g., Atlanta, Philly)
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    Official 2011-2012 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (Jenksismyb**** @ Nov 7, 2011 -> 11:53 PM) i'd kick this out of bounds. no return. let them try and run a play for 70-80 yards There you go