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  1. SoxFan2003

    2018 Films thread

    Saw Chappaquiddick today. It does not go easy on Ted Kennedy. It really is kind of surprising how he was able to get away with the whole thing.
  2. QUOTE (ChiSox59 @ Apr 13, 2018 -> 12:26 PM) Already snowing heavily here in Minneapolis. Would they ever consider moving it to the Vikings stadium?
  3. SoxFan2003

    Methods to Save/Earn Money

    QUOTE (Reddy @ Apr 12, 2018 -> 10:38 AM) CVS, Walgreens, etc as well. I get so much free and discounted stuff using those mile-long receipts CVS spits out. Also, double-dipping on categories is the best. IE: Chase Freedom with rotating categories. Sometimes it's 5% back on, say, drug stores. Combine that 5% with whatever Walgreens gives you in points and you're getting way more value back. I'm an avid Chase Credit Card user. I've got the Chase Freedom for the 5% categories, Chase Freedom Unlimited (general spending 1.5% points) and the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2% Dining and Travel). At the end of the month you can combine everything into the preferred card. My favorite way to use the points is to transfer to my Southwest Rapid Rewards. I haven't paid for a flight in 2 years. I've also found that the rental car rates are typically lower using the Chase Travel website than almost anywhere else (especially when you factor in the 20% discount you get by having the Preferred Card). As far as saving money, I max out my 401K, opened a Roth IRA and have some laddered CD's. I've got an online savings account with enough money in case of an emergency and I try to keep my checking account with enough money to pay my bills.
  4. SoxFan2003

    2018 Attendance Thread

    QUOTE (reiks12 @ Apr 11, 2018 -> 01:58 PM) We will have terrible attendance until we are consistently good. There isn't any other way for this franchise to draw in a heap of fans, sorry to say. I agree. What I don't understand is why we take it so personally. I used to be guilty of it myself even though I personally go to 15-20 games a year.
  5. SoxFan2003

    The Chicago Ballpark That Never Was

    QUOTE (bmags @ Apr 10, 2018 -> 12:47 PM) True but I don't know that I've ever seen the architect drawings before. It's the outfield dimensions that I reallly love. The trend toward outfields have been to conform to similar dimensions or features. Houston obviously felt that pressure (theirs did feel pretty theme-parky and arbitrary, but these were pretty cool. Left field and right field look like they might be 200 feet down the lines. I doubt MLB would allow a ballpark to have the old Polo Grounds dimensions anymore. Other than that, I agree with your post.
  6. SoxFan2003

    The Chicago Ballpark That Never Was

    It's an interesting article. I think with the lease up in 10 years, these articles are going to start popping up more and more. My personal opinion is that with the expansion/gentrification of the South Loop and beyond, the GRF parking lots may become some of the most valuable develop-able land in the City, with its easy access to a major expressway and public transportation. The Armour Park idea could provide a perfect blueprint for future development once the State/City/Owner figure out who is going to pay for it.
  7. SoxFan2003

    Tampa Bay @ Chicago GT

    Cubs pushed to tomorrow (obviously not Chicago tough). What are the Sox thinking here?
  8. SoxFan2003

    2018 Attendance Thread

    Not sure where else to put this, but I've got to say yesterday was probably the most well-run Opening Day I've been to in years. I'm sure a lot of it had to do with the attendance (33K announced, with plenty of no-shows), but still. Security line was long as always, but it seemed to move quicker than in years past. Bathroom and concession lines were not bad either. I think 33K is the perfect number of people for the park. There's enough people there to create a buzz, but not too many that you feel cramped. Finally, I've got to say, they've really got the scoreboard situation figured out. Thinking back to the minor league operation they had going just three years ago, it is quite surprising.
  9. SoxFan2003

    1st Homestand weather

    QUOTE (Jenksy Cat @ Apr 4, 2018 -> 01:23 PM) Yeah I doubt they give 2 s***s, they got to double dip concession sales so it was a win for them. I have 0 faith in them doing right by the fans so if you plan on not going unless there is a definitive 'yes' then I'd probably say you're not going. I'm still going, I'll just wait out the rain delay at work in the loop. I'm likely to miss the opening ceremonies, but that's ok. Also, I'm not sure that they really did all that well on the double dipping of concessions last year. I went both days. The game was called around 3:30 on opening day and there was nobody there the second day when the game was actually played.
  10. SoxFan2003

    1st Homestand weather

    QUOTE (bmags @ Apr 4, 2018 -> 01:08 PM) Did they get bad press? If this site didn't exist I'm not sure I would have known how pissed others were. Driving the stupid trucks onto the field and doing opening ceremonies and then delaying the game when it could be played for 2 hours and then canceling when freezing rain downpoured on everyone was without a doubt the worst white sox experience I've ever had. I think bad press was the wrong choice of words. I'm not sure anyone outside of Sox fans talked about it at all. All I really meant was that the people I know who were at the game, and the people on this message board were in agreement that everything about how last year was handled was terrible. As someone else said, I'm not stepping foot into the ballpark tomorrow until I know there will be at least an attempt at baseball being played.
  11. SoxFan2003

    1st Homestand weather

    QUOTE (Chicago White Sox @ Apr 4, 2018 -> 12:58 PM) That was such bulls*** last year, but I’m more optimistic they’ll have to call this one early. Last I saw it was supposed to snow right around game time, so hopefully they can’t dick us around again. I’m not heading down there until I’m certain a game is being played so that way I can the time off for Friday if need be. I'm hoping the bad press they got from last year's clown show is enough for them to make a smarter decision about tomorrow. I'm sure there are a lot of people who would prefer postponing their day off or half day to Friday (I know I would) anyway.
  12. SoxFan2003

    1st Homestand weather

    QUOTE (Jack Parkman @ Apr 4, 2018 -> 10:07 AM) MLBPA will never agree to that, as it puts too much pressure on pitchers. They might if there is an agreement to expand the rosters.
  13. SoxFan2003

    1st Homestand weather

    QUOTE (Jack Parkman @ Apr 4, 2018 -> 09:44 AM) Advantages of making retractable roofs mandatory: 1. NO Weather delays/game cancellations. 2 Both players and fans are always comfortable, which makes for a better on field product and viewing experience for fans. Disadvantage: 1) The billions in taxpayer money to retrofit stadiums with a retractable roof. You can't expect owners to pay for this themselves
  14. QUOTE (greg775 @ Apr 1, 2018 -> 11:05 PM) Do you agree with advertisers showing their displeasure with TV hosts by pulling their ads from the shows? This is the most confusing question I think you've ever asked. What are advertisers supposed to do, continue advertising on a show they (or most of their customers) don't agree with? Of course they are going to pull their ads. They're running a business.
  15. SoxFan2003

    2018 Films thread

    Has anyone else gotten the Movie Pass? $10/month and you can see one movie per day (excluding 3D). I've had mine for just under two months and I'm on my 9th movie: 15:17 to Paris: Thumbs Way down The Commuter: Exactly as good/bad as you'd expect a Liam Neeson movie to be. Den Of Thieves: Cool bank robber movie Three Billboards: Didn't like. McDormand was great, as usual. Annihilation: Interesting Death Wish: Terrible Black Panther: Great if you're into the Marvel Movies Game Night: One of my favorite comedies in a while Unsane: Could have been a lot better. The Iphone has a long way to go to be able to make a movie that looks professional 7 Days in Entebbe: A movie that tries to make you feel empathy for terrorists. Interesting choice.
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