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    Please no Ozzie !

    I've noticed that most people that don't want Ozzie have two main concerns: 1.handling the pitching staff 2. getting respect from the players I think with Nossek and Cooper the pitching staff won't be a problem. The thing I noticed of McKeon during the playoffs was that he stuck with his pitchers and let them decide their own fate. JM was a tinkerer. I think Ozzie would fall more into the McKeon mold and let the players play the game, not him. Getting respect from the players won't be an issue IMHO. Ozzie knows the situation and knows that he'll have to come down hard on whomever crosses him first. Set an example. Some ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ACTIONS!!! There hasn't been any accountability on this team for 5 years. It's amazing the impact being held responsible for your actions can have on your "heart" and "desire" to win and perform. Gaston seems too much like JM. I was so happy we dumped JM, the last thing I want to see is his older clone taking the helm.
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    Military Connections?

    I was in the Air Force from 94-98 and worked on wideband and satellite comm systems. Had a blast while I was in, mostly stationed in Warner Robins, GA. Money on the outside was too good to pass up at the time, 98 was when the economy was booming, especially for telecom. I really miss being in though, cake, pure cake.
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    Here's a Metrosexual question...

    3 pair Ryder sandals 1 pair Doc Marten sandals 1 pair New Balance running shoes 1 pair Nike crosstrainers 1 pair Nike Basketball 2 pair DocMartens 2 pair Born 1 pair Pugolo dress shoes 2 pair Nike cleats 1 pair Footjoy golf 1 pair Nike hiking boots 1 pair AE Born knockoffs 1 pair Adidas campus 1 pair cheap brown loafers and I still can't find the right pair of shoes half the time.....
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    Funny stuff..

    Why'd the monkey fall out of the tree? because it was dead one of my all-time favorite jokes.
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    The Florida Feeding Tube Debate

    Basically you're asking me if I'd rather die from lethal injection (dying while unconscious, painless) or dying of starvation/dehydration in a cell. Let me put it this way...I would rather die from jumping off a building, being crushed to death in an automobile accident, or dying of massive gunshot wounds than starving over a 2 week period. Talk about a slow, agonizing death....it's torture, not euthanasia. From your earlier post it sounds as if you've had some sort of medical training which certainly lends some creedence to your viewpoint. On the other hand, Schiavo's parents say that they have doctors who are convinced they can get her to eat voluntarily and I'm sure those doctors have had atleast as much training as you have. I also find it hard to believe, from the reports that I've read, that her asshole "husband" has ever gone out of his way to seek the therapy that these doctors recommend. I find it rather unnerving that there are people in this world that would actually encourage a husband to have the right to starve his wife to death. I mean I'd rather see Kevorkian in her hospice room than see a feeding tube removed. One thing that I hope results from this whole event is more people, regardless of age, signing living wills or some other sort of documentation to ensure that THEIR wishes are followed rather than the wishes of a selfish spouse or other state-appointed legal guardian.
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    The Florida Feeding Tube Debate

    So this husband has apparently refused treatement, would not let her parents see her without his accompaniment prior to this case, won $1 million in court, left his "wife" in the same room of a hospice for 3 yrs straight (as in she never once left the room in over 1000 days), has a pseudo-wife and another kid, and we're supposed to believe what this guy claims his wife said years ago??? Hell no. This should have been in writing, bottom line. It is inhumane to starve a person to death on the words of anyone, much less this money-hungry EX-husband. Another thing I find funny is how people are bashing Jeb Bush, mostly dems, while these same people (mostly dems) are supposed to be known for their compassion, human rights stances, and bleeding hearts. So are those only important when a republican isn't involved and taking the humane side of things? I'm confused.
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    Projected Destinations

    That's why there needs to be a draft process for these international players. It's ridiculous that 90% of MLB teams have absolutely NO SHOT at signing even one of these guys.
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    What would have made a diference?

    Obviously we needed to beat Det and Cle more often and also had to win more close games. I think that both of these are inherent to a lack of leadership which should have been supplied by Jerry Manuel. We'll never know the truth but there were a BUNCH of games lost in the 1st half of the season that shouldn't have been lost. The team lacked identity and focus. I'm confident that a manager with a true game plan and CONTROL over a clubhouse has the ability to dictate focus and give a team an identity. Let's hope our new manager is able to get his winning formula drilled into the thick skulls of many White Sox.
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    Concrete list of Free Agents

    I'd take Astacio for 5th starter in a heartbeat. I had no idea he was a FA. I'd rather see him than Ponson, Weaver, or Alvarez. He may come somewhat cheap too considering his last season and a half (injuries and resulting inconsistency). Grimsley, Leksanic, and Hawkins for the pen. Probably none of the position players except for Tejada, Ibanez, or Castillo, who I'm really not all that sold on. Luis had some sort of leg (knee, hip?) surgery prior to this season and we've seen his SBs and SB% drop considerably this season. Spezio would be alright but I think he's just another station-to-station guy that we really don't need. Aurillia at short, if he can play that position, would be a decent experiment. He's got skills, just needs to put it all together. It's going to be a very interesting winter.
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    http://www.suntimes.com/output/rapoport/cs...-spt-rap16.html I'm the one with the Sox season tkt quote off of the sCrUB board. I feel so important now. lol
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    How Would You Prefer...

    In the words of Neil Young, "it's better to burn out than it is to rust". I'd give anything to see the Sox make the ALCS. That would mean that we'd actually won a playoff series. I think a loss in the playoffs would be tougher to stomach, but atleast I'd know that we still had a fairly successful season when it's all said and done.
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    Anyone have pictures of post game

    Thanks for the new wallpaper.
  13. I think it sounds more like a couple of old friends shooting the breeze about Wally's future and Wally ribbing his friend about the fact that Ron's team could actually have an impact on Wally's chances at getting the Sox managerial position. Wally had absolutely nothing to gain from the Sox winning the central and a chance at everything he wanted if they didn't win it. If I were in his shoes I'd be rooting against the Sox too. Who cares? I really don't. If anything it shows his desire to manage this club and be able to do what he wants with it.
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    Rush calls out McNabb

    I really don't understand why Rush is catching as much hell as he is. His statement was not a slam at McNabb's race but rather on McNabb's athleticism and talent at QB. He's played awful over a decent period of time. The Eagles did not struggle with Detmer at QB while McNabb was out with the broken leg. The fact that Detmer, a 2nd string QB, could come in and win just like McNabb could win points to the importance of the QB in their winning ways being obviously exaggerated. What if he'd said something like "I think that Donovan McNabb is the greatest black QB in NFL history"? Is that still a racist comment that would be flashed all over every sports page or is that OK being he's saying something positive about McNabb? Give me a break. PC is for the birds. McNabb is a poster boy to an extent. McNair is a MUCH better QB and Caulpepper is on the same plane as McNabb and yet neither of them get NEAR the media attention or advertisements. They are both black and they are both QBs. Could it be that their "image" isn't as consumer, fan-friendly as McNabb? Think about it.
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    Greatest President Ever?

    Thomas Jefferson without a doubt, followed by Washington. " We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debt, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our calling and our creeds...we [will] have no time to think, no means of calling our miss-managers to account but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers. And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent ...till the bulk of society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery. And the fore-horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression. " Jefferson
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    A truly horrible story

    I had read the CNN article yesterday and it mentioned that the mother and father did not keep in contact and that the father did not see the kid much at all. Two different stories pretty much. The father should receive no blame in this. The woman obviously kept the kid away from the father or she would have given her daughter to him to watch while she served her time. She's a deadbeat and should be sentenced to prison where this story circulates through the population and some lifer takes it upon themselves to serve this woman a nice, slow painful death....perhaps drown her with Ketchup.
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    Bartolo offered "Richest Contract offer" ever

    I wouldn't have said this at the beginning of the season, but here goes.... I have 100% confidence in Kenny Williams to put a winning team on the field next season (notice the lack of green). I think he's settling in at GM and wants to prove all the naysayers wrong. If Paulie, Frank, Jose, Carl, Maggs, or even Robbie (who I'd most like to see stay) are traded I am 100% confident that KW has a plan for this team and a direction he wants to follow. I think that he is strongly pursuing Bart. If Bart leaves, so be it, more money we can spend elsewhere. I think KW's on a mission and I'm surprisingly willing to go along for the ride.
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    Cub haters not in Chicago?

    I grew up in Chicago, left when I was 18. I'm 27 now and hate the sCrUBS as much as I did the day I left. There are plenty of their fans down here in Tulsa, and also in Atlanta, where I lived prior to Tulsa. The fact that they are now in the postseason this year makes matters even worse. I was already catching s*** for the Sox inexcusable collapse and now I have to hear about the sCrUBS and sham-me playing in October. I PRAY THEY GET SWEPT BY A MUCH BETTER BRAVES TEAM!!!! So to answer your question B, no, leaving town doesn't change things one bit. I used to have a card that I carried around in my wallet that read, "I'd rather have a sister in a whorehouse than a brother who's a Cubs fan". I'm happy to say that I still find that to be true. :fthecubs :fthecubs
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    Whats in your ears?

    Chicago Cab soundtrack (Pearl Jam, Supergrass, Brad, Sparklehorse, etc.) Uncle Tupelo--Anthology Bob Dylan Biograph Disc 1 SonVolt--Trace Radiohead--Airbag EP
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    Whats in your ears?

    Wow, I had no idea. When I looked it up on Kazaa I typed in teenage wasteland and I got tons of results back. Thanks for the info anyways. I had heard that the beat and rhythm of the synthesiser opening to Baba was actually written based on the pulse and electrical signals that were recorded from a woman named Baba O'Riley in a medical facility. I can't remember where I heard or saw this and was unable to find it while doing a quick search on the net just now. Just a bit of insight as to where I heard the name came from.
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    Hamas says Bush declared war on Islam

    What kills me is that the left throws "we trained bin laden" or "we supported saddam" against the US effort to stop these guys now. So, what are we supposed to do, let the situation be? Not fix it? Every government makes mistakes and no matter how calculated a move may be in planning, those calculations can never be 100% accurate. I doubt very much that the US had any kind of idea what kind of leader Hussein would become over time. Now that we know, we had to rectify a situation that we helped to create. Personally, if I make a mistake and it ends up hurting those around me, I'm going to do everything I can to right my wrong. I guess Apu and Co. don't see things that way. Remember, to the left there is no right and wrong, good or evil, only perception and vantage point.
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    Hamas says Bush declared war on Islam

    The fact is that the things that are posted are either mindless propaganda like cwsox's "fear & loathing" article or personal twists of news stories like Apu on this thread. He fails to realize that these terrorist groups are trying to accomplish two things with this bulls*** that they love to spew. First off, they want the American public to feel that Islam, not Hamas, is irate not with America and the west in general, but rather at GWB. These statements were intended to make the general public sway further away from voting for Bush, hurt his popularity, and ultimately get him out of office. Hmmm, first president EVER to declare WAR on these terrorist groups and actually do something about it. You think that Hamas wants to see GWB re-elected??? Hell no they don't. They can get Clark or Dean in office and have free reign over the region again. Secondly, perhaps I'm wrong, but there hasn't been a single Al Queda/Hamas/Jihad/etc. suicide attack on US soil since 9/11. I guess something is working. I definitely lean heavily to the right, not a neo-con, and am not very happy with Bush's term thus far, nor his republican controlled congress for that matter. I'm not trying to defend the man or his job thus far. I just think it's important to look beyond the face value of some of these clerics' statements.
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    Mind Reader

    I guess I'm a dips*** because it's got me fooled. I see that some of the symbols move but I haven't figured out what relevance that has to the trick. A little help please....
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    Kazaa sues record labels

    I love it. When is the RIAA going to realize that: A. People are not willing to pay the current prices for music. "Illegal" downloads are not slumping sales, an economy where consumer spending is down is leading to decreased sales. B. You cannot stop music downloads. It's impossible. Everyone talks about Kazaa but there are thousands of people hosting FTP servers and many other actual P2P communities. The RIAA is just making themselves look greedy. How do you sue a 12 yr old kid? lmao :finger RIAA :finger
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    I wonder how many of those 27 GIDPs he was out at first by just a step. I say that because Paulie loves to stand at the plate for a second after hitting the ball, slam his bat down, shake his head, and THEN decides it's time to run to 1st base to try to beat the throw. I know of atleast 1 in the last MIN series where he wasn't out by much and probably would have made it if not for his GIDP ritual at the plate.