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  1. lostfan

    So Brian Anderson's hitting...

    QUOTE(Tony82087 @ Mar 6, 2008 -> 07:47 PM) You answer your own question in this post. It's also really not about fans being hostile to Owens himself, but more the fact that he is seemingly being handed the LF spot, along with leading off, when he hasn't show he is a capable of doing either, and to top it off, their are better alternatives on the roster.... If you're talking about the first sentence, I did that on purpose. I realize there are (apparently) better alternatives on the roster, but the hostility has gone on since 3/4 of the way through the season even while he was improving, and it went beyond "I really wish we had a better CF" which in and of itself is a valid complaint. It's not like he's going to play the way he did in his rookie season forever, hell I wouldn't be surprised if, in a hypothetical season of full ABs, he hit in the high .280s with a respectable OBP of about .350. He still is never going to have an arm though.
  2. lostfan

    So Brian Anderson's hitting...

    I'm not sure why some of you guys are so unequivocally hostile to Jerry Owens, it's true he has shown no power and he's an average defender with a weak arm but it's not like he is a horrible waste of a roster spot like Darin Erstad or Andy Gonzalez. He's got a professional attitude and he's shown that he's willing to do what it takes to become a bona-fide major leaguer. Whether he can do that is another story but t the very least he has shown enough improvement in the majors (after always hitting for a decent average in the minors) to deserve the opportunity to try to prove he can keep getting better. It doesn't have to be as the starting CF, even the 4th OF. I might get raked over the coals for making this suggestion but if Brian Anderson in '06 had the work ethic Jerry Owens had since coming to the majors... this whole conversation would be moot.
  3. lostfan

    Harvard bans men from gym for certain hours.

    QUOTE(StrangeSox @ Mar 5, 2008 -> 08:35 AM) I wasn't aware of anyone who works out with their underwear around their ankles. Little different, don't you think? Holy s*** you mean you don't do that? wtf no wonder everybody looks at me funny.
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    SOS = Sox Operate Stupidly

    QUOTE(Gregory Pratt @ Mar 4, 2008 -> 02:16 PM) We don't have any true replacements for Thome. I suppose you could count Fields if you wanted to stretch it.
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    So Brian Anderson's hitting...

    QUOTE(ballyb11 @ Mar 4, 2008 -> 10:34 PM) He was hurt all last year - hurt in spring training. The year before 2006 in 162 plate appearances with Arizona he had an OPS of .872. (which is lower than he ever had in the minors, so it's no wild aberration). That's something I'm excited about. I'm not saying not to be excited about Quentin being a good player. Hell, I am. I just think some people need to temper their enthusiasm a bit. They're acting like Quentin is already a fringe All-Star player from his first ABs with the Sox. When in reality he's going to need time and patience.
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    Ralph Nader running again for President

    QUOTE(Alpha Dog @ Mar 4, 2008 -> 08:58 PM) Can also be a little slow on the comeback. lol, I was out of town, the first post I made literally on my way out the door for the next few days.
  7. lostfan

    So Brian Anderson's hitting...

    QUOTE(RockRaines @ Mar 3, 2008 -> 11:17 PM) Nope, I didnt read that. And I said ability, which they both had to be effective, of course the probability of them not being effective was much higher. I think you confused me for endorsing those players, those signings were awful. All I know is that a white sox fan should want the OF to be Quentin, Swish and Dye, because that gives us the most talent offensively IMO. Quentin is going to end up a ridiculously superior hitter than Owens. Most likely Swish should lead off at this point. You know, I like Quentin as much as the next guy and think he's gonna be a good hitter, but some of you guys are talking as if Quentin has actually done something at the major-league level that we should be excited about. Yeah, I know he's had bad luck with injuries. But that doesn't change anything. We're not going off of much here.
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    Ralph Nader running again for President

    QUOTE(GoSox05 @ Feb 26, 2008 -> 10:46 AM) Both Clinton and Obama are against same sex marriage Clinton voted for the Iraq war. I haven't heard Clinton or Obama talk about cuting the insane military budget. They both are pro-choice. You can nit-pick sarcasm if you want I guess
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    Ralph Nader running again for President

    QUOTE(GoSox05 @ Feb 25, 2008 -> 04:09 PM) I am a progressive. I think gay people should be able to get married. I'm against the war in Iraq. I'm against the huge military budget. I would like to see the Repeal of the Taft-Hartley anti-union law. Just some of the things Ralph Nader stands for that democrats do not. Democrats are not pro-gay marriage, against the war in Iraq, or (generally) against big defense spending? Well damn, they certainly must be against social programs and abortion too?
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    Government's Role

    I sit kind of on the fence, I don't really have a hard stance aside from being pro-legalization/regulation of marijuana and believing the prioritizing of the "war on drugs" is a waste of time and taxpayer money. When I argue I just kind of do it arbitrarily, I could argue either side if I wanted.
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    Chalk one up for Wikipedia.....

    QUOTE(southsideirish71 @ Feb 24, 2008 -> 01:48 PM) I wonder if the Jewish people have started their assault on Wikipedia as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika southsideirish +1
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    Government's Role

    QUOTE(santo=dorf @ Feb 24, 2008 -> 04:10 AM) Explain more please. I have seen the effects of alcohol abuse and drug abuse first hand (worked in a liquor store for 7 years) and I think the only abuses worse than alcohol is meth and crack abuse. I don't think either of those drugs should be legalize because they are manufactured with chemicals and not grown naturally. I'll have to find the link again, but even the USDA says alcohol withdrawl is 4 times worse than heroin withdrawl. I was beaten to saying this, but I don't buy that.
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    1986 Birmingham Roster

    So the 1990 team had some guy playing 1B that hit .323 and had a OPS of 1.068, I wonder what happened to that guy http://thebaseballcube.com/statistics/1990/10110.shtml
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    Government's Role

    QUOTE(santo=dorf @ Feb 24, 2008 -> 02:12 AM) Just curious, what difference is there between someone staying at home getting f***ed up on smack and someone staying at home getting really drunk? Provided they don't attack anyone or get behind a wheel, why would you care? Alcohol is bad for you but certain types of drugs are exponentially worse and can literally destroy your life in ways that alcohol can't. Yes if it's legal that pretty much eliminates the need for a black market but I still would feel kind of uneasy with giving people easy, completely legit ways to f*** their lives up, just go down to Walgreen's and get a couple hits of Ecstasy and a couple lines of coke. Although I do believe that making drugs legal isn't going to invite a new wave of drug addicts just b/c of the simple fact that it's legal. A situation where a drug addict doesn't attack someone, drive, or do something generally unfavorable and harmful is just an ideal situation used for hypothetical arguments only though.
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    Government's Role

    If you're going with the whole "if you're not hurting anybody else" line of logic then for the most part I agree, I start to balk when it comes to allowing people to do hard-core narcotics though. Generally, most things you can think of where the government would have to step into our private lives (over-the-top sexual deviancy, child abuse, ripping people off on private transactions, just things off the top of my head) involve hurting someone else. Whether that be physical, emotional, financial, whatever.
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    Worst and best offseason signings/trades

    It would be nice if he played defensively like he is capable of doing (i.e., 2004, 2005 etc) all the time because it's legit Gold Glove defense. But he doesn't and he has these inexcusable lapses or he looks like he is loafing around out there. If he was, it'd almost be enough to excuse his awful approach at the plate. It looks like he literally swings as hard as he can on every pitch like a caveman, regardless of where the ball actually is, and sometimes he is lucky enough where he actually hits the ball really hard. But most of the time ends up accidentally burying the tip of his bat about 4 inches in the dirt behind him while he hilariously strikes out. It's actually pretty comical. But Kenny didn't trade away his #3 starter just because he could.
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    Worst and best offseason signings/trades

    QUOTE(jenks45monster @ Feb 23, 2008 -> 07:05 PM) Well why wouldn't Uribe be starting at 2B over Richar? Because he flat out sucks and is never going to get better, the whole reason for the Cabrera trade. How much money is wasted on him shouldn't really matter, it's not like the money was spent on a potential All-Star.
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    Worst and best offseason signings/trades

    I really have a sinking feeling that Uribe is going to be starting over Richar and taking mad at-bats from him, or at least leaving thin eggshells for Richar to walk on. Which makes this my least favorite offseason move by default. It wouldn't have been so bad if they'd have traded Garland for Cabrera who was also only going to be around one more year AFTERWARDS, but that's not how it worked out. Kenny really bought low on Quentin and it could end up working out brilliantly. It took me a couple days to come around on the Swisher signing but it was better than any of the other CFers we could've gotten that year except for maybe Fukudome, assuming he lives up to all that hype.
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    Ben Wallace traded!!!

    It was just a swapping of terrible and horrible contracts. Both teams feel like they got away with something.
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    Worst and best offseason signings/trades

    QUOTE(rcpweiner @ Feb 22, 2008 -> 04:41 PM) Until someone overtakes Uribe as 2nd baseman, where it looks like he's going to be playing, then the Uribe signing AND Cabrera trade should be off everyone's "worst" list. I don't see any good reason Uribe should be starting at 2B aside from the fact that he is being paid like a starter.
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    Healthcare

    QUOTE(southsideirish71 @ Feb 21, 2008 -> 11:39 AM) And you can have decent healthcare, just buy it. Yes because that's the reason so many people don't have healthcare, they just don't want to pay for it. Those damn people, ruining everything with their sense of entitlement.
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    Ben Wallace traded!!!

    QUOTE(SleepyWhiteSox @ Feb 21, 2008 -> 07:55 PM) Well, I like having him much more than ben wallace and do prefer him over ben gordon. And his contract is at least somewhat more tolerable knowing it wasn't us who signed him to it... I still remember drafting him late in fantasy a few years ago and the big season he had... Stay healthy and play hard, Hughes. Hughes and Wallace both have terrible contracts, but the difference - Hughes actually has value as an NBA player.
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    Ben Wallace traded!!!

    QUOTE(SoxFan101 @ Feb 22, 2008 -> 08:56 PM) I never understood why Wallace always tried so many fancy layups around the basket.... whats wrong with dunking the damn ball. I don't understand how you can be 6'9" and miss an uncontested layup. Just put the ball in the basket. Damn.
  24. lostfan

    I really dislike it when a campaign . . .

    QUOTE(Reddy @ Feb 22, 2008 -> 04:38 PM) so essentially you hate the vast majority of what campaigning is. Actually yes.
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    Boras is a "Bad Person"

    QUOTE(ptatc @ Feb 22, 2008 -> 09:06 AM) A player that will do that is few and far between with this type of agent. Some agents listen to players more than others. Boras is not one of them. That's because most players just want the biggest deal possible and that's what Boras is out to do, and he's the best at doing that.
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