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  1. lostfan

    Your favorite baseball movie ever?

    Considering how long this board has been around you guys have probably had this discussion before, but I haven't been here long enough to know. What's the best one ever? I'd say Bull Durham, A League Of Their Own is pretty underrated. Major League gets knocked down because it has the Indians in it and the Sox are the bad guys.
  2. QUOTE(Alpha Dog @ Apr 3, 2008 -> 06:44 PM) If what was meant instead of 'making remarks' was that some were offended, then we really should be asking ourselves what kind of pussies parents are raising that they are offended by a cross in an art project. lol, that was my first thought. Who the f*** would be offended by the kid next to them drawing a cross in school? My first thought was "oh, a kid drew a burning cross, that's pretty inappropriate" because that's what it kind of looks like, but they're not even saying that.
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    The Offense: 2007 vs. 2008

    QUOTE(southsidehawkeye @ Apr 3, 2008 -> 05:45 PM) Now, I didnt look up each players career averages, but it wouldn't surprise me if not a single one reached them. Also, once Iguchi left we didnt really have a good #2 hitter, and we lacked a lead off hitter (owens did a better job in the second half, but still not stellar). We also dropped Erstad, Pods, Mack, Terrerro, etc... none of whom did much of anything to deserve even being on a major league roster last year. Now look at what we have this year. Mack was not a problem offensively in 2007, or ever. In fact, if we weren't completely loaded with outfielders, I'd be missing him a lot right now.
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    THAT'S A WHITE SOX WINNER!

    If you guys think Uribe and Crede don't walk enough you should see Ivan Rodriguez these days. He walked a whopping 9 times last year and the difference in his average and OBP was 13 points. That's hilarious to me for some reason. It's not like he strikes out a ton like Thome or something either, it's just like he refuses to walk.
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    Fukudome

    QUOTE(kyyle23 @ Apr 3, 2008 -> 06:58 PM) I think the "Shingo + iguchi hurt us" point he was trying to make was that both players did not stay on the Sox, which somehow factored into Fukodome's decision to go to the Cubs. And I dont agree with that. It isnt as if the Sox treated either player badly and didnt give both players a chance to play and succeed No... Fukudome said he wanted to be the first Japanese player on a team, and obviously that couldn't be the Sox since we had 2 already.
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    THAT'S A WHITE SOX WINNER!

    QUOTE(Chisoxfn @ Apr 3, 2008 -> 04:20 PM) Javy had good stuff, he just didn't have his command and that was due to the cold. If Javy is healthy I wouldn't be shocked to see him win 20 games. Yep, I made that prediction and I'm sticking to it. He has a great arm, good command, and has really improved his mechanics/presence with runners on base (where he used to really struggle). I really believe the 3/4/5 will be the x-factors this year just as Contreras/Garland/El Duque were the X-Factors of 05. Personally I'm not worried about Javy at all. His pitches had some zip on them and he was striking guys out, but he couldn't impose his will on the hitters like he usually does. That deficiency is not something that will carry over to his next start, especially in better weather.
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    Fukudome

    QUOTE(ChWRoCk2 @ Apr 3, 2008 -> 05:35 PM) He will never make the HOF. Hes an older player, gonna need to string together a lot of strong years to even be considered. Who cares we didn't get him, they overpaid for his contract, I'd rather have a younger guy in Alexei personally. They didn't overpay at all... if he ends up performing anything like he's been expected to perform, that's about what you'd pay a veteran MLB player with similar stats.
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    The Wright Questions For Obama

    QUOTE(Texsox @ Apr 3, 2008 -> 04:26 PM) So that you will vote for him? Most of the people that give an credence to those questions, have already formed their answers, and it will not make a difference what he says. $$$
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    The Wright Questions For Obama

    Questions like #4 and #12 really get on my nerves. Why ask? What in the hell do you think black values are? What, some kind of radical, racist separatist rhetoric? Hey how bout somebody ask me why we used to sing "Lift Every Voice and Sing" after the national anthem in high school? Actually I think the author does think that which is why he'd ask a question like #10.
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    Negative Catch All ~ House of Blues

    QUOTE(almagest @ Apr 3, 2008 -> 03:32 PM) Which is why making him the starting 2B is baffling, because his greatest defensive asset (arm) is worthless there. I was thinking earlier today, is Cabrera really that much of an upgrade over Uribe at SS? Obviously offensively, yes he is a MAJOR upgrade, it's like going from a s***ty Neon to a Mercedes. But defensively they seem about equal to me. Yes Cabrera is a GG caliber defender but if Uribe had any kind of offensive numbers at all, he'd at least have been a candidate the last few years. Clearly and obviously Cabrera should be starting over Uribe at SS, but if they're both in the lineup I don't see why Uribe would be automatically at 2B. I guess because Uribe sucks and he isn't a fixture in the lineup the way Cabrera is and should be. Where oh where are you, Danny Richar?
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    Danks tries to dam the (West)brook..

    For some reason, I get the impression Dye really likes playing in Chicago. Although he never smiles, ever. I think he smiled when he got the WS MVP but only because he kind of had to.
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    Positive Catch All

    Danks' stamina started looking really low in the second half of last year too, it was pretty evident that he'd never thrown that many innings in his life. But he's still what, 22?
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    Positive Catch All

    QUOTE(Steve9347 @ Apr 3, 2008 -> 03:24 PM) I was saying the same thing to Zoom today... And me, a couple hours ago in this thread
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    Negative Catch All ~ House of Blues

    QUOTE(almagest @ Apr 3, 2008 -> 03:23 PM) Agreed. He just happened to run into a pitch at an opportune time. He'll do that about 20 more times this year, while still only posting a low-mid 600s OPS. I will still give Uribe credit for being a fantastic defender, and arguably among the best at his position. Still, the fact that he hits HRs only makes him almost completely worthless offensively instead of completely worthless offensively.
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    Positive Catch All

    I'm amazed that Danks doesn't hate this team based on the way they sabotaged the otherwise respectable start to his career both offensively and defensively in every way possible.
  16. lostfan

    Danks tries to dam the (West)brook..

    I don't completely disagree with you, but Dye still has a ton of value as an offensive player when he's healthy, and Quentin has proved absolutely nothing.
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    Negative Catch All ~ House of Blues

    Juan Uribe was half of our offense today, but he is still a really awful hitter with no plate discipline or contact ability whatsoever. Get excited about his occasional power streaks if you want but more often than not you can just add 1 out and skip him entirely to save time.
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    Danks tries to dam the (West)brook..

    QUOTE(scenario @ Apr 3, 2008 -> 03:09 PM) What??? I'd like to see Quentin and Brian actually prove they can hit major league pitching before taking a gimmee 30 homeruns and 90 RBIs out of the lineup. Basically. Saying Dye should be in LF is one thing, saying we should take a .800-.900 OPS player out of the middle of our lineup is quite another.
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    Danks tries to dam the (West)brook..

    QUOTE(joesaiditstrue @ Apr 3, 2008 -> 03:08 PM) stop interjecting truth and common sense into this thread, seriously nobody wants to read that crap! Haha. my bad. WHY THE HELL DO WE HAVE DYE PLAYING WHEN WE HAVE 2 ALL-STARS ON THE BENCH
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    Positive Catch All

    QUOTE(almagest @ Apr 3, 2008 -> 03:05 PM) Stone said Danks looked tired, and was starting to leave the ball up. It was a good idea to get him outta there. Ah, the benefits of actually being able to see the game.
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    Danks tries to dam the (West)brook..

    QUOTE(Felix @ Apr 3, 2008 -> 02:55 PM) Sounds about right. I still don't understand why Dye is still on this team, or why we gave him that extension. An OF of Swisher-BA-Quentin would be much better, both offensively and defensively. I guess that would depend on what your plans would be if Anderson hits .235 for the first half of the season and Quentin gets hurt again and/or stays hitting around his career average. I mean, yeah, ideally it'd be nice to see both of those guys performing to their full potential but what about when you don't have access to a crystal ball?
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    Positive Catch All

    Danks only threw 87 pitches when he left the game, had he hypothetically gotten the one out he was pulled for, he probably could've cruised thru another inning.
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    Danks tries to dam the (West)brook..

    QUOTE(elrockinMT @ Apr 3, 2008 -> 02:32 PM) I am surprised that Ozzie playe Quentin over Brian in this game. Wonder what happens when Owens is back I think it was a toss-up really. BTW I think if anyone gets sent down it should be Alexei. It's not going to hurt him.
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    Danks tries to dam the (West)brook..

    QUOTE(scenario @ Apr 3, 2008 -> 02:19 PM) Wouldn't it be nice if Uribe could have his annual one good month in April this year? Then it'll look like he's turned a corner, and with his inflated value we can trade him for Roberts straight up.
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    Danks tries to dam the (West)brook..

    Uribe batting w/2 outs in the 9th = Anderson will have to wait for that first AB of '08.
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