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    Steve Stone not returning to the booth next season???

    Good on them. Stoney is a legend in Chicago broadcasting at this point, and still delivers top-notch analysis. And not to mention, but he did what once I thought was the unthinkable, which is to help turn Benetti into a solid baseball play-by-play announcer. A year ago I wouldn’t have made that statement, but I saw remarkable improvement this year over the previous two. So don’t fix what’s not broken and see to extend the partnership as long as possible.
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    A Realistic Offseason

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    A Realistic Offseason

    Don’t you think the Dodgers could get more for their outfielder who just put up an .876 OPS than a relief pitcher fresh off of a 1.58 WHIP?
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    A Realistic Offseason

    Steve Stone keeps insisting on Twitter that the fans will be “pleasantly surprised” with the offseason results, that the money will be spent, just not on Cole. That leads me to believe it almost has to be the landing of “one of” the two selections you put forth, plus maybe some other surprise acquisition. What else could it be if not Cole?
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    Disco Demolition Review...

    Wait, you’re trying to blame Harry Caray for Disco Demolition? That is beyond a stretch. Disco Demolition was the brain child of Mike Veeck, and the event timed perfectly with Steve Dahl’s arrival at WLUP, on the heels of him losing his previous radio gig at a station that had changed its format to disco. Harry had nothing to do with the event, other than to promote it on air on the days leading up, which was his job as an announcer. And this bit about being a “sloppy drunk” is also very misleading. Oh, the ‘ol boy liked his drink, no doubt, and he was a legendary late night patron of many Rush Street drinking establishments. But the guy never missed a day of work in his 50+ years of broadcasting, except for the time off he had when he had his stroke in the late ‘80s. If he were a “sloppy drunk”, as you contend, he wouldn’t have had that perfect attendance record. If anything, he was the essence of a “functioning alcoholic”.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    The next time you go to call anyone else an “angry” anything, take a long look in the mirror first, and then check your own “limited playbook”. Those in glass houses...
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    That was my only point in response to the original post I responded to - that WINNING White Sox baseball was better than just the game of baseball itself, or certainly the brand we’ve seen this past decade.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    Yes, I’m miserable because I prefer winning baseball over non-winning baseball. I’ll probably burn in hell for harboring such ideals. You’re not exactly a bed of rose petals yourself with all of your angry retorts to posters who don’t share your exact point of view on all matters White Sox.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    Baseball games are infinitely more fun and Guaranteed Rate Field is a far greater place to spend a summer...blah blah blah...when the Sox are winning 90+ games vs. losing 90+ games. When the team is in a pennant race vs. all of their summer contests being meaningless. When scoreboard watching is more interesting than Sox Math. So on and so forth!
  10. Been there, done that. As in 2005, when we ”caught lightning in a bottle for a year”. It was a lovely experience FOR A YEAR, but 14 years later, and only ONE PLAYOFF WIN since, this team needs to stay the course and build towards a team capable of sustainable winning. Betts of course can help achieve that, but only if he’s here for longer than one year. If that possibility is remote, than the Sox need to take a hard pass in trying to acquire him - especially at the elite prospect cost it would take.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    It was a “one off joke”, because that’s not what I typically post here - jokes. Admittedly, many of my posts during my “tenure here” - all ten years of it - have been reacting to the facts surrounding the owner’s current and ongoing record and results on-and-off the field. Even you must admit, said results haven’t been particularly good this past decade. Nevertheless, I’m sorry if my reactions over these past ten years have sounded a bit repetitive, but that’s only because the of the repetitive nature of the results. As soon as those results take a turn for the positive, as will my commentary here. All I want is White Sox winning. It’s as simple as that.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    And I can confirm that you overreacted in a bizarre fashion to a very lighthearted joke.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    Who’s taking what to a “bizarre level” now?
  14. I have no recollection of ever posting a joke about Jerry Reinsdorf!!!!!
  15. If Betts could get us to the *Promised Land* next year - SECOND PLACE - then by golly, pull out all the stops to get him!!
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    Rightly or wrongly, Samson’s revelation called into public view Reinsdorf’s commitment to winning, enough that Reinsdorf felt the need to publicly respond to the claim. You combine the unavoidable negative stigma of Samson’s statement with the lingering skepticism of the fan base from what looked like a questionable commitment to winning after the last offseason, and I think we should have an owner and front office at least a tad more inclined to make sure this offseason’s results are far more successful than last year’s.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    Thank you, Mr. Samson, for letting loose on that podcast with that little exchange you had with Mr. Reinsdorf several years ago. Whatever the context was with what Reinsdorf purportedly said isn’t important. What is important for Sox fans is the timing of the revelation, right before this very important, upcoming offseason. The fact Reinsdorf felt compelled to put out a public statement in response to all of this should go a long way towards the owner and front office ensuring this offseason doesn’t end up as disappointing as the last one. Things just got more interesting!
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    Oh, you absolutely went on a “tirade”, if only because you’ve set the definition of a tirade as an opinion shared by someone that doesn’t match your point of view. Talk abour “growing up to do”...
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    On the contrary. This isn’t the “White Sox Employees Tribute to the Boss” website. It’s a message board (and a good one at that) for White Sox “fans” to comment and debate all things White Sox, which includes matters related to the owner. If you want to go on a tirade about how it matters how he treats his employees, which has nothing to do with the average White Sox fan experience, then it is you who needs to go talk to somebody else.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    Pffftttt...”character of the team’s owner”. Oh, Reinsdorf is a character, alright. He showed wondrous character in threatening to move our Sox to Florida unless the state of Illinois agreed to his blackmailing. billionaire-making demands. He’s one helluva stand-up guy for the average White Sox fan.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    And a fan who doesn’t work for the man cares about this...why?
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    A Realistic Offseason

    Optimism about what lies ahead, and skepticism and negativity about how this front office will see this thing through, are all legitimate emotions at this point in time.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    Then you are completely unfamiliar with, or choose to totally ignore, the FO’s long-running record of futility. Why is it so difficult for you to reconcile fan sentiment where it stands today with all of the incompetence demonstrated the past two decades by this FO, the same FO who would have been relieved of their duties a long time ago by anyone of the other 29 clubs. The negativity you see today is a cumulative effect of all of the losing witnessed by our fan base as a result of this front office. The only thing to make that negativity dissipate is to FINALLY start winning again. It’s not enough in the least bit to be content just because the team is in the stage in the rebuild where the FO said it would be right now. That’s just a stage in a rebuild - it’s NOT winning White Sox baseball. Not yet, anyway. Plenty to be optimistic about, no doubt, but still plenty to be skeptical and even negative about; again, anchoring to the FO’s record. It’s up to the FO to change the fan base’s perception of them.
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    Rumor: Reinsdorf aims to build second place teams

    Reinsdorf would certainly be a perfect go-to guy for advice on how to build a 4th place team, after what we’ve witnessed during this past dreadful decade.
  25. Just not happening whilst R-Dorf is still running things. We are getting Kenny & Hahnny the rest of the way while he’s still in charge!
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