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    Sox vs Carmines

    7 hits, 4 outs. Brutal.
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    Sox vs Carmines

    QUOTE (whitesoxbrian @ Aug 30, 2008 -> 05:35 PM) That's true. PS: About your sig, I don't think they said that the day they won it all. I thought it was screamed by Crede in mid to late September... I heard AJ say it to Steve Perry from behind the Minute Maid dugout.
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    Sox vs Carmines

    QUOTE (whitesoxbrian @ Aug 30, 2008 -> 05:32 PM) With Gustavo mashing Cuba, does this mean Ramirez is going to miss some games? Hope not, after that shot. 3-1. I don't think defectors are too welcome to go back there.
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    McCain chooses Palin for VP

    QUOTE (Athomeboy_2000 @ Aug 29, 2008 -> 10:50 AM) Obama spokesman Bill Burton: Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency. Governor Palin shares John McCain's commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush's failed economic policies -- that's not the change we need, it's just more of the same. That's giving her slightly too much credit. Wasilla's population is 6,715. On the other hand, it does have a 6 person City Council! http://www.cityofwasilla.com/index.aspx?page=49
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    McCain chooses Palin for VP

    QUOTE (lostfan @ Aug 29, 2008 -> 10:41 AM) We do too argue NO, WE DO NOT!!!
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    McCain chooses Palin for VP

    QUOTE (Soxy @ Aug 29, 2008 -> 10:03 AM) I wish I knew what to say, but I don't. Thankfully, we don't have to deal with sexism in today's politics. This is a rather overt attempt to court Clinton supporters--but I think that more than a superficial look at Palin will make her unattractive to people who support Hillary's ideals. Sorry if my joke offended you. I realize I'm new here and you don't know my sense of humor. I certainly don't want to get off to a bad start. Respectfully, however, I'm not sure who your "we" includes, but I think there is still a tremendous amount of sexism, racism, ageism, and all sorts of "isms" to be dealt with in politics today, as a bazillion Hillary pantsuit jokes, knightni's posted "GILF" link from Wonkette, and, to a certain extent, this pick itself attest. I don't think Palin was picked because McCain believes she'll make the best VP, I think she was picked because she is a woman and can therefore be expected to deliver Hillary supporters' votes. In essence, this is no different than an inexperienced Dan Quayle being picked because he was thought to be handsome and thus attract female votes. Or Clarence Thomas (who was never even a judge) being picked to replace Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court. Those are just three examples of race and sex influencing "today's politics" at the highest, most significant levels.
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    McCain chooses Palin for VP

    QUOTE (lostfan @ Aug 29, 2008 -> 08:46 AM) How will she look in a debate against Joe Biden? Not necessarily a bad choice, but damn, this is a pretty big risk. She'll look hot, that's how.
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    McCain chooses Palin for VP

    QUOTE (whitesoxfan101 @ Aug 29, 2008 -> 09:37 AM) I don't know much about her, but damn she is young, quite a contrast to McCain. She is the same age as my Mom. (Actually that is true, and I hope that makes at least one person in this thread feel old). Done, thank you very little.
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    McCain chooses Palin for VP

    Reports are that a private plane registered to a McCain fundraiser arrived near Dayton from Anchorage last night. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail...ml?hpid=topnews Its got to be Palin.
  10. Neil Steinberg adds his 2 cents: http://www.suntimes.com/news/steinberg/113...stein29.article
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    McCain chooses Palin for VP

    I think Palin would be an excellent, exciting choice for McCain: young, female, and staunchly conservative to rally his base. Yes, she's inexperienced (like Obama), but that's always less of an issue for a #2, even though that will be more relevant in this election because of McCain's age.
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    Good Start!

    Its good news for the White Sox well beyond this Friday, but very bad news for Boston.
  13. Remember and keep repeating: Jay Mariotti resigned from the Chicago Sun-Times and walked away from a brand new, multi-year, big $$$ contract because he had an epiphany during the Olympics that the future of sports media was online. A stand-up guy like Jay wouldn't shade or spin the truth now, would he? http://blogs.suntimes.com/fullcourtpress/2...ay_leaving.html http://blogs.chicagoreader.com/news-bites/...t-jay-mariotti/
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    2008 General Election Discussion Thread

    QUOTE (bmags @ Aug 27, 2008 -> 07:25 PM) Alright so here's my last point. And this isn't intended as a "but your guy does it, too", but more of an explanation in why I don't think it matters. G. Gordon Liddy is friends with McCain. He took part in one of the darkest moments in White House history with ruthless abandon. To my knowledge from when I last heard him mention it, he hasn't apologized. Now he's an active participant in the political process as a radio host and commentator since he's calmed down from his craziness of the early-mid 90s. John McCain is friends with G. Gordon Liddy. Should I assume that John McCain then supports political corruption (aside from the Keating 5)? Does his friendship with Liddy raise questions to his judgment? Now, again, I don't think so, but I don't think so with Ayers too. John McCain was in Vietnam when this all happened, and probably gained his friendship with him after he became a million-selling author and political pundit. It certainly draws parallels between the two. Well put. What's good for the goose . . . I'll say it: McCain does it too. Both Liddy and Ayers committed criminal acts to further political causes. Both Liddy and Ayers have endorsed acts of violence against agents of the U.S. government. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/05/05/g...i_n_100134.html Both Liddy and Ayers have hosted events for McCain and Obama (respectively) in their homes. Id. Are Ayers' bombings "worse" than Liddy's burglaries? Yes, they were more destructive and more dangerous. Does that make Obama "worse" than McCain? I don't think so; certainly not enough to give McCain any moral highground.
  15. ''We wish Jay well and will miss him -- not personally, of course -- but in the sense of noticing he is no longer here, at least for a few days'' http://www.suntimes.com/sports/deluca/1131...eluca28.article Friggin' Hilarious
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    2008 Chicago Cubs Catch-All Thread

    "Lots of people hate the Chicago Cubs." Duh http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writ...ex.html?eref=T1
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    Caption this picture

    "This is some change I can believe in."
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    Democratic Convention Talk

    Home Run! Great, great speech. She'd kick McCain's ass. Probably will in 2012.
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    From today's Tribune: http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/cs...1,4633544.story Quote: Linebrink update Reliever Scott Linebrink made marginal progress throwing his fourth bullpen session but wasn't sure when he would throw a simulated game. "I'm going to continue to throw bullpen [sessions]," he said. "Hopefully, there will be a little more life each time." Linebrink, who won't throw Tuesday, has limited his repertoire to fastballs and a few changeups. "We prefer it be a little bit more drastic improvement than what we are seeing, but it may be one day it just decides to turn around for us," Linebrink said. :Endquote
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    Who closes tomorrow?

    QUOTE (elrockinMT @ Aug 25, 2008 -> 11:09 PM) Bobby Jenks. That's why he is the closer Amen. Besides, Bobby hadn't pitched in 5 days before his 2 innings on Sunday, and he threw only 8 pitches in his save last night. This should not even be an issue.
  21. And Dotel laughs as he gets booed off the mound. Not the first time either.
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    2008 Chicago Cubs Catch-All Thread

    I luvvvvv Willie Harris! (2 HRs, 6 RBI today !)
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    2008 Chicago Cubs Catch-All Thread

    I luuvv Willie Harris!
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    2008 Chicago Cubs Catch-All Thread

    John Kass is pretty funny in today's Tribune. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columni...,5376331.column