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    Field of Dreams Game: Sox vs. Yankees 8.13.20

    I’m a long time season ticket holder and called my rep to see what he knew about tickets and he said this is an mlb run event and the White Sox will not be selling tickets. He said more details at a later date. I’m guessing with high demand and realistically just several thousand tickets available mlb may do some sort of lottery
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    Field of Dreams Game: Sox vs. Yankees 8.13.20

    Terence Mann: Ray, people will come Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won't mind if you look around, you'll say. It's only $20 per person. They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they'll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.
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    Harold Baines HOFer

    "Words are easy. Deeds are hard. Words can be empty, deeds speak loudest, and sometimes they echo forever." Well said. Congratulations Harold for representing White Sox fans so well over the past 40 years.
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    GRate to get Netting to the Foul Poles

    I have seats for many years behind the visitors dugout. There were no nets when we first moved there. They extended the nets about 2 years ago and I thought it would be terrible but you adjust suprisingly quick, after the first game I didn't even notice the nets anymore I have witnessed a couple of horrible injuries caused by foul balls. One in particular, I saw an older women get smashed in the face by a line drive foul ball, her nose shattered, blood everywhere. It would have been hard for many people paying attention to protect themselves on a ball like that. Players are bigger and stronger and there are more distractions (cell phones, video boards). Its the right thing to do, the risk is too high.
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    2005 Championship team and WAR....

    I loved that 2005 team but what a weak bench! Widger, Timo Perez, Geoff Blum, Willie Harris and Pablo Ozuna, I don't think you could win a championship now with such a weak bench. We did have a great bullpen with some career years- Cotts, Politte, Hermanson, etc.
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    Top 5 Least Favorite White Sox

    Royce Clayton is a good call I cant believe I forgot him. He was an awful player with a surly attitude. I remember when he would come to bat the entire home crowd would jeer him with chants of "M-V-P!" Sox fans definitely have an edge. The only thing that was funnier was in the late 1970's some fans would hang out a huge bedsheet sign in left field that said "Washington Slept Here" to mock Claudell Washington's lack of interest in the game...
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    Top 5 Least Favorite White Sox

    Sorry to be negative but this list came easy to me.. 1. Jamie Navarro (nothing is ever my fault) 2. Albert Belle (poor excuse for a human being) 3. Chic Ghandil (Black Sox Ringleader) 4. Eddie Fisher (As a young boy saw the 1972 White Sox deplane at Midway after a long successful road trip.. asked for his autograph and he told me to "get the f*ck away from my luggage" 5. Ron Santo (enough said)
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    Top 5 Favorite White Sox of All-Time

    1. Mark Buerhle 2. Frank Thomas 3. Paul Konerko 4. Harold Baines 5. Billy Pierce (not old enough to have seen him pitch but he was one of the nicest gentlemen I ever met) 5a. Black Jack McDowell
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    Harold Baines HOFer

    Some times good things happen to good people. I met Harold several times, watched him play hundreds of time, I am estatic and yes, surprised that he got in. DH's are minimized by the writers. And, as Hawk used to say "its not what you do its when you do it". You wanted HB up there in key situations, he was clutch. And I've been fortunate to meet Ron Kittle many times, he is a good man with a keen sense of humor.
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    Dick Enberg...R.I.P.

    Dick Enberg announced the Bears Super Bowl XX victory over the Patrions in January 1986 (along with Merlin Olsen)
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    20 Year Anniversary of the White Flag Trade

    sorry title should read anniversary
  12. "Anyone who thinks we can catch Cleveland is crazy" - Jerry Reinsdorf as the Palehose were 3.5 games behind at the trade deadline http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/colum...0729-story.html
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    raBBit On the Score

    Great insightful discussion
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    Buehrle jersey retirement

    Anybody here know if they are planning to unveil a Buehrle statue at the June 24th jersey retirement ceremony? It seems they usually separate the number retirement from the statue dedication but it would be great if they surprised us with the unveiling of a statue too. I have been watching Sox baseball for 45 years and MB is my all time White Sox favorite, really looking forward to the game in 2 weeks!
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    Sox holding talks "daily" on Q

    QUOTE (witesoxfan @ Jan 13, 2017 -> 11:30 AM) Some punk blogger who lives in his mom's basement. I can state with absolute authority that's not true. (He has his own bedroom upstairs)