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  1. lostfan

    Obama's Pastor

    QUOTE(StrangeSox @ Mar 14, 2008 -> 05:43 PM) That's one hell of a cop-out, imo. lol, WTF do you expect/want him to say?
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    Jerry Crasnick from espn.com on Ozzie and Kenny

    It's nice to see a baseball article on ESPN from a writer who isn't a complete East Coast homer.
  3. QUOTE(witesoxfan @ Mar 13, 2008 -> 08:09 PM) Ozzie does love speed, and while it (possibly) seems as though he's recognizing that OBP is more important at the top of the order than a track star, he will want a guy that can steal bases somewhere on his team. Currently, I don't think anybody has proven they can steal at a proficient clip other than Owens, so it would be nice to have a speedster that can come into the game in the 8th inning or so and steal a base. Of course, he'll get thrown out now and then too, which would really suck, but s*** happens. Anderson's got pretty decent speed, as does Fields FWIW. But he doesn't have the hang of getting good jumps yet so it doesn't translate into SBs. Come to think of it Owens doesn't always get the best of jumps either but he's so damn fast it really doesn't matter.
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    So Brian Anderson's hitting...

    QUOTE(BearSox @ Mar 13, 2008 -> 07:59 PM) I got nothing against fathom, but he said seemed to fix his swing. I didn't see it, but all I'll say is bad habbits have a way of returning. Hitting is repetition and muscle memory... Anderson basically had to tear down what he knew and start from scratch at some point during the '06 season and to do that he needed consistent ABs (just as he does now). It was something he could get away with in the minors against less talented pitching but it was exposed in spades against MLB pitching. This is why he seemed to simplify his plate approach after the ASB and hit a lot more liners instead of trying to swing a power bat. I would go out on a limb and say that if it looks like he has in fact fixed his mechanical issues and keeps doing what he's doing, he's probably not going to regress.
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    Who is the least talked about Sox player?

    QUOTE(JFields27 @ Mar 13, 2008 -> 06:07 PM) I pick Josh Fields. Knightni didnt even mention him in his post and then not even in the poll. There may be a lot of Crede Fans but everyone talks about him and maybe Fields gets mentioned with him. You dont see much on Fields though I think you're nuts... everyone is ecstatic about having a young power hitter. Of course they talk about him.
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    So Brian Anderson's hitting...

    QUOTE(StrangeSox @ Mar 13, 2008 -> 06:42 AM) I stood by him but got sick of having the same argument over and over. Me too. Anywhere on the internet where there's Sox discussion, there is/was/always will be a Brian Anderson argument.
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    Terrorists plotting to bomb China olympics

    QUOTE(Alpha Dog @ Mar 9, 2008 -> 05:09 PM) terrorist scumbags (of ALL ideologies, faiths and political persuasions) No need to qualify that statement. Overwhelming majority of today's terrorists = radical Muslims. Nothing politically incorrect about pointing that out.
  8. I've been wondering this for a while. My logins are long enough for individual visits to Soxtalk but whenever I close the browser window (Firefox, I can't recall if it does it on IE too) I come back a few hours later and I have to log back in. No other message board does that, I usually stay logged in indefinitely or until I log out or clear my cookies. Does anybody know why? Is it something in my settings?
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    County Board Passes Budget

    QUOTE(YASNY @ Mar 9, 2008 -> 02:02 AM) Enough said. lol, I knew that was coming. For real though it's what Chicago politics is all about, for every apparently likable one that's produced like Barack Obama you have several turds like Rod Blagojevich. It's been that way since before even my dad can remember.
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    County Board Passes Budget

    QUOTE(NorthSideSox72 @ Mar 7, 2008 -> 10:27 PM) 1. Other cities DO have these problems. Most of them do, in fact. 2. People have historically, especially in the last 2 or 3 decades, not made an issue of it because the city has done so well. Its gone through a virtual renaissance. 3. Also during that period, until recently, the city appeared to run much better than others. The streets are cleaner, potholes are fixed faster, things work better. Ask people who lived in Chicago but also in other cities (myself included). Its only been the last few years where people have noticed that the quality has dropped a lot, but the high taxes continue. That's when there is trouble. I didn't mean to imply that other cities don't have these kinds of problems although reading my post I could see how you'd think that's what I was saying. But like you said nobody has made an issue of it because for the most part Chicago was doing all right at least on the surface (when downstate politicians don't interfere anyway e.g. CTA "crisis" that was a self-inflicted wound from the state government). That much I can agree with. For the record I know my profile says I live in Maryland but I was born and raised a Southsider.
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    County Board Passes Budget

    QUOTE(YASNY @ Mar 8, 2008 -> 11:18 AM) Because it's been run by Democrats for 50 years. No brainer. It's really got more to do with corruption and inefficiency than it does with them being Democrats.
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    So Brian Anderson's hitting...

    QUOTE(Greg The Bull Luzinski @ Mar 7, 2008 -> 11:23 PM) Almost time to change the name of this topic to say "Brian Anderson was hitting". He sees runners on base and retreats into a slump. Good god, the only other place you see ridiculously polarized arguments like this is with Rex Grossman.
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    County Board Passes Budget

    QUOTE(southsider2k5 @ Mar 6, 2008 -> 09:18 AM) Probably less than what they are paying now for the bloated bureaucracy of Cook County, especially if they join another existing county. I'm surprised nobody is talking about this at length in this thread yet. Chicago probably has one of the most inefficient local governments I've seen anywhere in the country. There's so much nepotism and good-old-boy mess going on that it stifles the government. Howcome no other big city seems to have these budget problems all the time? If all that was streamlined, eliminated, and cleaned up (corruption) the gov't could probably still provide all those services and lower taxes a good amount. But nobody ever takes them to task so it just gets perpetually worse.
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    DEM Primaries/Candidates thread

    QUOTE(southsider2k5 @ Mar 7, 2008 -> 08:22 PM) So no wall to wall reports on the Obama advisor calling Hillary a monster today? I am shocked! Obama is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't right now.
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    For Dems only.

    QUOTE(southsider2k5 @ Mar 7, 2008 -> 08:23 PM) Profit is a powerful motivator. Indeed it is edit: assuming you're talking about corruption
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    Uribe + MacDougal for Marquis?

    QUOTE(Jim Spencer @ Mar 4, 2008 -> 06:26 PM) I'd like to see Juan go to the Cubs Subtraction by addition, that'd be hilarious.
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    For Dems only.

    QUOTE(kapkomet @ Mar 7, 2008 -> 06:51 PM) Accountability to individuals is one thing, but if the whole thing is beaurocratic to begin with... How many things involving a lot of money don't also involve bureaucracy?
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    For Dems only.

    QUOTE(mr_genius @ Mar 7, 2008 -> 06:41 PM) no one said it's the only one, just that the gov is usually the worst. corruption, no competition, cost raising bureaucracy, don't care about customer service cause they are the only show in town, ect. Not disputing all of the above but Option B is not always automatically better. The corruption factor is the same when it comes to large amounts of $$$$. Power is susceptible to corruption and money=power Don't think I'm arguing in favor of the gov't running more things because I'm not.
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    For Dems only.

    QUOTE(kapkomet @ Mar 7, 2008 -> 06:11 PM) It is not the only organization as such, but it is one of the most inefficient and incompentent forms of "doing business" there is because there's no reason for efficiency at all. None. There is a lot more accountability among government employees than the average person seems to think. Now, if you want to talk about elected officials... that's a whole different story.
  20. Cool. Any help is appreciated.
  21. Aha, that makes sense. I looked in the options and it said keep cookies until they expire which looks like the most lenient setting. Where should I be looking?
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    For Dems only.

    QUOTE(mr_genius @ Mar 5, 2008 -> 07:12 PM) Government controlling health care isn't going to lower costs. Health care is going to cost just as much, if not more, once big government corruption gets involved. The only difference is it will be a socialized pooling of money. Why do people talk about the government ("government" being a general term but usually applying only to the federal one) is the only organization capable of being corrupt and/or incompetent?
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    So Brian Anderson's hitting...

    QUOTE(Dick Allen @ Mar 6, 2008 -> 10:59 PM) If Quentin develops like they think, he will eventually. I don't think it will be this year though. Maybe they move Dye to LF next year. I think as long as Dye is on the team and producing he'd be playing RF, if he's healthy his defense is not that bad and he still has the arm. He's just getting a little long in the tooth so who knows how much longer he'll be around. But considering Quentin's tools I think he could play RF no problem, it was just an assumption I made when he came to the Sox.
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    DEM Primaries/Candidates thread

    QUOTE(FlaSoxxJim @ Mar 6, 2008 -> 04:55 PM) Florida needs to learn how not to ruin everything they touch by being completely incompetent. fixed
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    So Brian Anderson's hitting...

    QUOTE(Dick Allen @ Mar 6, 2008 -> 10:47 PM) I think pesky is more important that fast in the leadoff spot. I know the White Sox are talking up Jerry Owens but lets face it, they were willing to go way over budget to replace him with Torii Hunter and gave up a lot to get Swisher to apparently play CF. KW went with the dramatics to say they specifically targeted Quentin, so he must be who they see eventually most of the time in LF. I really doubt another GM would try to get the fans of his team excited by saying they specifically targeted Jerry Owens, unless its mental care professionals seeing potential new business. I hope if the roster stays as is, that Swisher leads off. I figured Quentin was eventually going to replace Dye in RF. /shrug
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