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    Sox summer camp roster announced

    Kopechs first game at the Rate was obscenely fun. I cant imagine he didnt enjoy the heck out of that and want more of it for a career. Seems like it would be super addictive... hoping for the best for Michael, though.
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    2020 Draft: Day 2 Discussion

    So we got 2 guys who have decent chances to become ace material SPs. Excellent draft. I'd normally be happy to only get 1 guy like that in a draft.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    I've never liked Trevor Plouffe more than right now.
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    2019 Video Game Thread

    Thanks. I haven't been paying much attention and struggled to find real information out there.
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    2019 Video Game Thread

    Ridin Rosters will be dropping a big roster update tonight. Will this be the one worth starting a franchise with?
  6. Yep. You won't hear me complaining if the Sox play the Dodgers 12 times. It's baseball and our guys are supposed to be developing this year anyway. What better way to take your shots then against a potential future World Series opponent.
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    The Beer Thread

    Got some Fluffy Gummy yesterday. Awesome brew. Too many good beers coming out this week. Halogen Farm is one of my favorites from Hop Butcher.
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    Market/Financial Thread

    Almost 10 years.
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    Market/Financial Thread

    I am already working full time at my new job. I was keeping the other one around as a weekend job. I am definitely doing an IRA. Probably Traditional. Just wondering what y'all think.
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    Market/Financial Thread

    Hey everyone. Some of you guys are way smarter than I am when it comes to stuff like this, so could I grab some advice perhaps? I have a big decision on my plate and want to hear as many opinions as possible. So I'm actually transitioning jobs right now and in order to get more control over the money in my 401K, I went ahead and quit that job so that I could move that money into something I have more control over. A few of the options I'm considering are: 1) Roll it all over into a Roth IRA, pay the penalties and taxes now, and use the rest to buy stocks and ETFs that I think will rebound nicely. 2) Roll it all into a Traditional IRA, pay no taxes right now but if I were to ever withdraw before age 60, pay penalties and taxes on (potentially) higher funds. 3) Do a split sort of contribution, say $6,000 into a Roth IRA for my 2019 contribution and the rest into a brokerage account where, yes I'd pay again full penalties and taxes on but then I'd have more accessible funds. I do realize this is a very personal decision with personal factors to consider, but if anyone has any real world experience or opinions to offer, I am all ears. I also understand that I only have a very rudimentary understanding of this, so if I missed any important nuggets, please share. Thanks everyone!
  11. What a shitty day. Was gonna go to the game. Saw the lineup and said F that. Ended up getting cancelled anyway.
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    Reds @ Sox | 3:05PM CT | Whitesox.com

    Gonna be at this one and I'm kinda bummed Robert isn't in the lineup.
  13. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2020/03/03/white-sox-dallas-keuchel-leadership-25000-team-dinner/4937202002/
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    Keuchel spends $25K for organization-wide dinner

    Heh, he kinda did lighten up. Hopefully Keuchel isn't the exception to the rule and these guys can start letting their personalities show in how they wear their hair too.
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    White Sox vs Athletics: Reylo against Bassitt

    Lopez is locating inside and outside well. This umps zone is shit.
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    White Sox Spring Training Thread

    It's amazing to think we all of a sudden have a logjam of catchers...
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    Mariners @ Sox | 2:05 PM CT | Whitesox.com

    Can't wait to get to a game down there.
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    Less Bunting?!

    You're not going to be asking EE, Eloy, Abreu, Grandal, Mazara and (hopefully) Moncada, Robert and the batting average champ to bunt. The cast sure has changed. I always thought that the Sox would bunt less when they had less Yolmers in the lineup.
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    KW says "no Puig"

    I'd sign Puig just to see him fight the entire Royals roster the first time TA gets plunked.
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    Food Thread

    Western burb pizza joints: Salerno's on the Fox, Riverside Pizza & Pub. Definitely two of the finest pizza joints you can find in the far west burbs that I am aware of. Don't get to the city as much as I'd like for food, but I've had awesome pizzas at Pequods and Piece. Been to Burts Place, too. Other random food: Heaven On Seven has some really good food. I was sad when their Naperville location closed. Also Popeye's chicken sandwich destroys Chick Fil A's and its not even close. I'll probably be making a list of must-go to places for city food based on the commentary in this thread.
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    Most Memorable Sox Game You've Attended?

    A game against the Twins in 2003 the day the Sox acquired Robbie Alomar. Paul Konerko busted out of his season long slump with a game tying HR I believe in the late innings when we all thought this game was lost (because PK was hopeless). So he hits that HR and the place goes into a frenzy. So awesome. But it got even better. Later in the game, Big Frank was up and he just missed one, from my view it was barely foul. The place went nuts when he hit it, just to have it turn into a long foul ball. I don't remember how many pitches later it was, but he did it again, and we all exploded again not caring if the stupid umps would call it foul. It was fair that time!! What a great time. Also Opening Day 2005 was pretty sweet, especially in hindsight.
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    Job Thread

    Finishing my Bachelors this semester and got super lucky and scored a job as business consultant already! Almost no commute, good benefits, good to great pay, leader who wants to take on a mentor role. I'm very excited! I was prepared for the long grind of interviewing and blasting resumes all over the place for months on end. Avoiding that is really awesome. 🙂
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    Mlb might be changing playoff format

    Alright, I expect you to "lose interest" in the playoffs should the Sox benefit from this change ever. Go ahead, try. The regular season will still mean something. You will usually need to win more games than to lose to earn a playoff chance. I'd argue it doesn't cheapen the regular season at all. More teams will decide to compete since there will be more spots available. What's cheapening the regular season right now is teams like the Royals, Tigers, Orioles and what was our beloved White Sox for several years giving away free wins to other teams by fielding garbage teams. In your opinion, what cheapens the regular season more? Teams who basically forfeit games or adding more playoff spots, giving incentive to teams to compete? I'd argue for the former. MLB is still different from other sports in so many ways. It is still great, it is still going to be great, and unless they add hoops or ice to the ballparks, will still be able to differentiate itself plenty from the NBA or NHL.
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    Mlb might be changing playoff format

    I guess I'm going to be the minority on this one. For every sub-500 team that would make the playoffs (and lose) in the new system, a 90+ win team under the current system misses their shot despite having a terrific year. To continue my argument that more teams would go for it under this new system, that would mean less overall rebuilds, which means less free wins for all other teams, including the super teams. Hypothetically, we would have yes, more middle of the pack teams, but less teams winning 100+. Sure, every couple of years some sub-500 team may sneak in but I don't find that to be as much as an embarrassment as having teams with 90 or more wins like the 2019 Indians or 2018 Rays denied a chance despite having good years, winning many more games than they lost. With that said, it's better for the fans, too. Playoff baseball is so much more interesting than regular season. The parks will be filled, and they will be boisterous. Every year, there will be more groups of fans happy that their team did well enough to have a chance and get to enjoy that excitement of playoff baseball instead of just the few elite and occasional lucky or hot run. Anyways, I'd be happy as a lamb for the Sox to get a shot should they have a less-than-stellar, but still good season and sneak into the 6 or 7 spot with a chance to win it all. The 2006 White Sox had a pretty good year - not superb, but with that record they deserved a shot at defending that title.
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    Mlb might be changing playoff format

    The current format minimizes what it is to be a regular season team. With playoff spots so hard to obtain, usually requiring excellent and lucky rebuilds to pull off, this is the strategy most teams must face in order to make it. More playoff spots will give teams far more incentive to compete every year rather than sucking for many years to eventually become elite. It's healthier for the game.