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The Sir

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    El Paso

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Charlotte Knights (AAA)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    It's the best place for White Sox baseball. Period.
  • Favorite Sox minor leaguer
    Who cares?
  • Favorite Sox moment
    2005...what else could it be?
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Frank Thomas

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  1. The Sir

    Sox trade for Yonder Alonso; Alex Call to CLE

    Ok, to be honest, I don't view it as a bad thing (Call's not going to do anything), but more as a pointless thing. I think we are waaaaaay overblowing the Machado connection.
  2. The Sir

    Sox trade for Yonder Alonso; Alex Call to CLE

    I hate to break it to you, man, but even with the Machado connection, it doesn't make much sense. Machado is going to sign with the highest bidder. If it's us, great. If it's not us, then we helped a strong division rival with their salary dumping goals by acquiring a mediocre 1B who was marginally better than multiple players we non-tendered.
  3. The Sir

    Sox trade for Yonder Alonso; Alex Call to CLE

    I get it if someone thinks a side benefit to getting Alonso is that he'll help recruit Machado (I don't think it's that powerful or meaningful, but whatever), but what proof do you two have that that is the primary reason for the trade? Seems like you're taking a fan forum hypothesis and presenting it as absolute truth. Well, based on what?
  4. The Sir

    Sox trade for Yonder Alonso; Alex Call to CLE

    Fuck, this motherfucker curses more than I fucking do.
  5. The Sir

    Sox trade for Yonder Alonso; Alex Call to CLE

    Desperate enough that they're open to helping a rival resuscitate itself by acquiring one of the best FAs in years?
  6. The Sir

    Sox trade for Yonder Alonso; Alex Call to CLE

    OK, if we're all strapping on our tinfoil hats, I'll join in. If this is clearly a ploy to recruit Machado, why would a division rival help us in that? Surely, they'd see it as well, right?
  7. The Sir

    Sox trade for Yonder Alonso; Alex Call to CLE

    Pretty sure Adam Jones is a disaster in CF these days, IIRC.
  8. The Sir

    Sox trade for Yonder Alonso; Alex Call to CLE

    Ah, thanks. My following of the NBA died instantly when I was 11, moved to another continent, and heard the Bulls lost Jordan, Pippen, and Rodman all at once.
  9. The Sir

    Sox trade for Yonder Alonso; Alex Call to CLE

    Who is Eddie Robinson?
  10. The Sir

    Sox trade for Yonder Alonso; Alex Call to CLE

    The Yankees also hit on these often enough. We don't. Hahn and company haven't earned the understanding that Yanks and Red Sox fans ought to give to their leadership cadres.
  11. The Sir

    Sox trade for Yonder Alonso; Alex Call to CLE

    I'll join the pessimist train. First, Alonso sucks. Look at bWAR and OPS- he's basically Davidson. Second, I don't buy the BIL thing at all. A soon-to-be gazillionaire is going to determine where he plays for a good portion of the rest of his career based on his journeyman brother-in-law? No f'in way. Ever heard of this thing called a "jet"? Third, this another of Rick Hahn's hedges. Fail on Harper, fail on Machado, but, "after much analysis and heartache, we determined that a major signing was not right for this franchise at this time, and decided to stay the course with the long-term development of our prospects." Our decision to trade for two other scrubs and sign one backs me up here. We're hedging and acquiring the second rate guys so management can shrug and say we tried. I'll be happy to eat crow.
  12. You took my comment the wrong way, buddy. I want baseball to be great. I want the White Sox to be great. Childhood me was totally capable of moping through a vacation or anything else fun if that didn't happen. Adult me is a lot more laid back. If this isn't fun, whatever, I'll spend more time playing with the kids and doing things with the wife. No sense getting bent out of shape about it in the long run. Like this past year, honestly. I've watched Sox games every summer almost my entire life. I moved to Spain before the internet and MLBTV were a thing, and I had relatives still in the states mail VHS tapes to me so I could watch games. So I'm dedicated and have been for a long time. I bought MLBTV just like I do every year. But gradually, I drifted away (with a few exceptions, like Kopech starts). I had other things to do, and this just wasn't fun enough. I want it to be fun again, because I do like watching and following box scores and so on, but if it's not, I'm not going to mope about it. That's all.
  13. Yep. In October 2000, I was 13 and had just woken up in Paris when I found out the Sox got swept out of the playoffs by the Ms. Spent most of the weekend on vacation and totally butthurt by sports. Not anymore. This is supposed to be fun, and if it's not fun anymore, go do something else.
  14. That's kinda where my thoughts go after heart-breaking sports losses, generally. I get down, and then I wonder why I'm intertwining my emotions with the actions of a bunch of physically-fit millionaires who will never know my name, and then I feel better. Circle of life.
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