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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Not expecting a season and haven't for some time, and I'm having a hard time caring anymore. This could be very bad for the future of the game.
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    Reinsdorf makes money off Cubs network

    Most of the time, NBC Sports Chicago airs infomercials, mid-major college sports, American Ninja Warrior, poker, fishing and hunting shows, and other sports programming that is unrelated to the three teams whose games actually air on the channel. Big Ten Network has FOURTEEN teams, and they still air a ton of weird stuff. What is Marquee going to air in the winter months? It took Comcast a year to come to an agreement with Big Ten Network.
  3. I LOVE the idea of constantly adding young talent and keeping the farm system strong.
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    McDowell says White Sox/Larussa Cheated

    For those here who may not know... Look to the right of the scoreboard on the façade of the upper deck, and you'll see the infamous Gatorade sign.. The sign in question
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    OF Prospects - Who will Rebound in 2020?

    I agree, but I'm not counting on it. For some reason with some players, once the injury bug bites, it keeps on biting... look at Burger. It sucks and it's not fair, but that's life. I follow the minor leagues regularly, and I panic whenever his name isn't in the box score. Amen to that.
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    Baseball America Top 30 White Sox Prospects

    Whoops, got Gavin Sheets and Steele Walker mixed up. Sorry !
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    Sox Have Deal for Norge Vera - 2020 Class

    Based on recent history, I'm guessing DSL. I'll say 75% DSL 25% AZL
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    Baseball America Top 30 White Sox Prospects

    How recent is this list? Gavin Sheets is still on it.
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    Kris Bryant loses grievance

    The hot rumor about a month ago had Bryant going to the Braves for a package of prospects.
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    McDowell says White Sox/Larussa Cheated

    Interesting theory, but you have to wonder how much of that is Jack's fault. Jack used to write a column for Yahoo, and several years ago he wrote something regarding Gordon Beckham (I forget what it was about). Anyway, Hawk ripped him on the air over it, saying "I've lost a lot of respect for Jack McDowell." That's the worst thing I've ever heard Hawk say about any Sox player. IIRC, Black Jack did a couple games with Hawk before this incident. McDowell was invited back for the `93 reunion... he threw out the first pitch that day. He's very opinionated and not afraid to speak his mind... just Jack being Jack.
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    McDowell says White Sox/Larussa Cheated

    FWIW, McDowell was supposed to be on with McNeil and Parkins back in October to tallk about how cheap JR is, but he cancelled the interview and never rescheduled. Not sure what, if anything, to make of this. http://www.chicagofanatics.com/viewtopic.php?f=128&t=119102
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    McDowell says White Sox/Larussa Cheated

    Alex Cora played his college ball at Miami... maybe that's where he learned it?
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    McDowell says White Sox/Larussa Cheated

    Jack is one of my all-time favorite Sox players. I'm also a fan of his music (the two Stickfigure CDs I have are excellent). Given the fact that he never played for LaRussa, I can only assume that he heard it from a teammate. That being said, I'm not going to judge ANYBODY here until one of those teammates confirms Jack's allegations. I'm really starting to wonder how many teams do this. IIRC, the Indians got caught using a camera to steal signs back around 2000... IIRC, Mike Sirotka is the one who called them on it.
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    Hire AJ Hinch to replace Ricky?

    I'm willing to see what Ricky can do with a MLB caliber roster, although the bullpen still needs help. Look at Jim Fregosi. He was awful when he was here (during a rebuild). Five years after the Sox canned him, he had the Phillies in the World Series. I remember when the Sox drafted AJ Hinch out of high school in 1991 (he didn't sign).
  15. I was screwing around on YouTube the other night when I found this video (presumably from the early 80s) that I'm sure some here would enjoy watching. Hard to believe that old Comiskey has been gone for almost 30 years. Jean Shepherd's America - Chicago (White Sox) Notice how parking cost a whopping FIVE BUCKS. 🤣
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    Jean Shepherd's America - White Sox

    I agree with him. IIRC, in Lip's interview with Mike Veeck on WSI, he said that it could've been fixed for a modest sum of money. Historic preservation wasn't very common in the 80s and 90s. Had today's attitudes existed back then, old Comiskey and Tiger Stadium would still be in use today.
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    Can the 20s be the best decade in Sox history?

    Goodbye `27 Yankees, hello `23 White Sox. 😎 The 2010s was arguably the worst decade in White Sox history, hopefully the 2020s will be one of the best. I was just looking at my 2020 White Sox wall calendar that features one player each month. Two of the players featured (Robert and Madrigal) haven't played an inning of MLB yet.
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    Can the 20s be the best decade in Sox history?

    I believe the Sox were the overall winningest team in the American League in the 90s... a lot of 2nd place finishes, but only one playoff appearance. That's been the MO of this team for a long time... good but not quite good enough.
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    Sports Media discussion

    Those two were hilarious together. Some of the most fun radio I've ever heard on The SCORE. I think it was just a one time thing. I've been really enjoying some of these holiday pairings. Spiegel and Boers were simply awesome together, and Boers and Shepkowski were very good as well.
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    Let's win the damn division

    IIRC, Ozzie wanted out. He and Kenny weren't getting along very well at the end.
  21. Jerry, Kenny, and Rick should all be aware of one fact about Sox fans... "If you win... they will come"
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    Sports Media discussion

    Sports radio has been a pleasant listen these past few days. For the past 5+ years, it's been all Cub love and almost all Sox hate. Today it did a complete 180. They're actually starting to criticize Saint Theo!
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    Hats off to the Front Office

    Don't know if Stoney has any inside information here, but he makes a good point... https://twitter.com/stevestone/status/1202423326699749376
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    White Sox sign Gio Gonzalez

    I'm fine with this signing.... a veteran arm who will hopefully eat up innings and provide leadership and depth. His career has now gone full circle.
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    Way past their prime as Pale Hose

    Cory Snyder Adam Dunn
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