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About SouthsideDon48

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  • Birthday 06/16/1985

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    Chicago's South Suburbs

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Charlotte Knights (AAA)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    Soxtalk seems to be more reliable with finding information even before they're posted on mlb.com.
  • Favorite Sox player
    John Danks
  • Favorite Sox minor leaguer
    Dayan Viciedo/John Shelby/Jordan Danks
  • Favorite Sox moment
    Juan Uribe making the last two outs in the 2005 World Series.
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Juan Uribe, he was underappreciated.

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    Thanks. i used to frequent soxtalk years ago, but came back out from under my rock now that the sox got an exciting team again.
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    Keuchel and sticky balls

    I've been reading that some people think Dallas Keuchel's problems started ever since MLB has started checking for sticky substances, and that Dallas' success before was in part due to being able to use sticky substances before. I thought I'd ask here since you are all smart baseball guys, but how exactly does a stucky ball help a pitcher? Wouldnt stickiness on the fingers cause the ball to lose velocity due to the ball being stuck to the fingers? Using sticky substances seems counter-productive. I can see more benefits to a spitball than a sticky ball. Can anyone explain the science behind how a pitcher benefits from a sticky ball?
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    GT 8/21: SOX @ TB, 12:10 NBCSN

    If i was a sox player, i wouldnt want to be benched if the soc are playing at the air conditioned Tropicana field. I would rather be benched while the team is playing at an open-air stadium on a hot sunny day.
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    Is the Sox magic number 31?
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    08/18 Game Thread: Oakland Athletics at Sox 7:10 NBCSN

    It's getting comical now
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    Sox vs. Yankees 6:15pm CDT - In Iowa - on FOX

    I'm watching through hulu and i'm getting major buffering problems. Anyone else having issues?
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    Cesar Hernandez is getting on base for the Sox

    Is there any chance the Sox can sign him to an extension? :)
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    Cesar Hernandez is getting on base for the Sox

    Is there any chance the Sox could sign him to an extension? :)
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    2017 MLB DRAFT

    I think the sox should draft Jake Burger if he's still available. I think he's one of the best in this year's draft.
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    Congrats Chicago Cubs

    QUOTE (soxforlife05 @ Nov 3, 2016 -> 11:03 PM) It didn't have to be that way. JR's biggest blunder was not building the new stadium in a very accessible and fan friendly location. He's always been about the bottom line above all else and that explains why he has failed to transform the franchise into something better. He's just not capable of seeing the bigger picture when it comes to spending on the team. Fan friendly location??? The current location is very fan friendly. Easy access to the dan ryan and cheap parking. What's not to like?
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    We should do some polls to pass the time and vent

    I think we should do a poll to see how many people don't know what the word sup means.
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    Jackson and Davidson done for '16

    QUOTE (CaliSoxFanViaSWside @ Aug 26, 2016 -> 11:21 AM) It sucks Davidson got hurt. He is the forgotten man as far as prospects go. He had a great spring training and was following it up with decent stats in the minors. Sure would've been nice to see if he had turned a corner in his approach. He might be a power source that was not expected a year ago. If he can show some consistency and produce in the majors and along with the great draft of 2016 things would certainly be looking up. Uh..... What's your problem with the word "sup" ??? I'm 31 and I use either sup or w'sup multiple times every day.
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    Bachelor party disappointment

    Hey guys,... I feel real ashamed to feel this way, but my bachelor party was yesterday and I'm kinda disappointed with it. Don't get me wrong, my best man put in a lot of effort into organizing this, and I really do appreciate it. He planned it so that it would be 8 of us (me, him, the 6 groomsmen, and his friend) for a white sox game with the patio party package and upper deck seats. It ended up being $45 per person and we had numerous cancellations and backups cancelling as well and even a cancellation the night before at 11pm. We couldn't find anyone so I ended up bringing my kids with and paying $135 while everyone else spent $45 (I was too nice to say anything about it). Anyway, I did have a great time, enjoyed spending time with my friends and kids and I will always cherish the memory. But I would not have planned a white sox game for a bachelor party. For a birthday or graduation party, sure. I honestly just really wanted strippers. Would've been totally fine with going to Club O and and just chilled and not drink alcohol. I feel like bachelor parties = strippers and it kinda bums me out that my one bachelor party didn't have strippers involved. I feel horrible to feel this way, like i'm a bad friend or something, so that's why I'm posting this on here because I can still maintain a level of anonymity without posting something like this on facebook.
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    Home remodel

    QUOTE (JenksIsMyHero @ Jun 3, 2016 -> 09:08 AM) Ok home electricians, here's a question: I installed some Ikea under cabinet lights this weekend. The Omlopp LED spotlight kit, 4 lights that plug into a transformer that is plugged into a wall. When I flip the switch, there's a good half second to full second delay before the lights come on. Any ideas why? The old light that was connected to the switch (hard wired) did not have this issue. I took that down and added an outlet and then plugged the transformer into that. No power issues, doesn't matter how many lights are plugged into the transformer. There's still the delay. I'm thinking maybe the transformer is bad? Or maybe the switch somehow went bad coincidentally? Hey jenks, like the other guys said, that is a common thing some LED bulbs get. Don't worry too much about what other people visiting your place think, cause if they have LED's in their place, chances are theey might've experienced the same thing and are totally not judging you for it. If someone does say "Hey Tex,... that light doesn't come on right away.", then use that opportunity to educate them on LED bulbs and the associated cost savings. Like someone else said, some LED bulbs/undercabinet lights/fixtures require that half-second delay for the energy to reach the diode. There's some LED's that doesn't have that delay, but I wouldn't go out and attempt to change it, because there's no telling which LED's has that delay and which doesn't until you try it out in your home. I have LED bulbs all over my condo, most are Sylvannia non-dimmable 60-watt equivalents that uses 8.5 watts and gives off a nice 800-lumens of brightness that has a 10-year life. In light fixtures that has a dimmer, I have Sylvannia 60-watt equivalents that uses 10 watts and gives off a nice 800-lumens of brightness that has a 22-year life. For some other light fixtures that does not have a dimmer, I also have some Feit Electric 60-watt equivalents that uses about 9.5 watts and also gives off a nice 800 lumens of brightness for a life of 10 years as well. When it comes to LED bulbs, I only buy name-brand bulbs like Sylvannia and Feit Electric (Feit is a little-known brand but they make good bulbs.) I would also buy Phillips and Westinghouse, but I never got LED bulbs from those brands, so I can't say for sure how well they'd work. I'd trust Phillips more than Westinghouse because it seems like Westinghouse was a little late entering the LED bulb game, so they might still have to work out some kinks. Don't make the same mistake I made by buying off-brand LED bulbs because when I first got my condo, I got cheap 2-pack off-brand bulbs and they all went out in less than a year even though they were advertised on the box to last for 15 years. In fact, I only have one of those off-brand bulbs left and it's the one I leave on 24/7 above my kitchen sink. The brightness faded and it makes for a nice little nightlight type of bulb, but I think the only reason it hasn't burned out yet is because we weren't turning it on and off all the time like other bulbs throughout our home. So, because of the off-brand stuff burning out, I ended up buying the name-brand Sylvannia and Feit Electric bulbs I mentioned earlier. I replaced them as needed, so, some lights have a mix of half Sylvannia non-dimmable and Feit nontdimmable, such as my hallway lights. One of them comes on right away, but the other light in the hallway has that half-second delay before coming on, and i totally donkt mind at all, because those 4 bulbs combined with those 2 lights makes my hallway nice and superbright. So yea, don't worry about the delay, that's normal. Whenever you buy name-brand LED bulbs you can get the best deals with 60-watt equivalents in soft-white color because they mass-produce so many that those are the ones that usually have a lower price compared to the 75 and 100 watt equivalents and most 40 watt equivalents. If you see a 4-pack of non-dimmable LED 60-watt name-brand equivalents for $8, that's actually a good deal. 3-pack for about $6 or $7 is also a good deal. If you see a 4-pack of dimmable LED 60-watt equivalents for about $20.00, (still $5.Per bulb) that's also a fair price, but it's a better deal whenever itks on sale for less. If you have recessed can lights and need LED 65-watt BR30 equivalents, then a 4-pack for $35 is typically a good deal as well as single packs for $8 or less if it's on sale is also a good deal, especially if it has a 22-year life advertised on the name-brand box. Sorry for boring you with all this, I sell LED bulbs for a living.