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  1. SoxFan2003

    Stadium Club

    The area is also totally enclosed and therefore you get no "baseball sounds". I've never particularly enjoyed watching the games from up there. Although if it's too cold/ hot for me to watch a game from the stands, I'd probably just decide not to go in the first place these days.
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    2018 Democrats thread

    No they don't. There are 67 dems in the House. 71 are needed for a supermajority. Even when they had a Supermajority 2 years ago, the "all poweful" Madigan was never able to get the 71 votes needed to overcome Rauner's veto. It took a number of level headed Republicans to finally go against Rauner to finally pass a budget last year
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    PA Catholic Church child abuse

    It's scary stuff. I feel lucky that as an alter server growing up nothing like this ever took place near me (as far as I know). Looking back on it, you can tell how easy it was for these monsters to get away with it. If I had kids, I wouldn't let them anywhere near a Catholic priest without other adults around.
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    2018 Films thread

    Looks like moviepass has no showings available at any theaters today. Sure was fun while it lasted. I'm considering getting the AMC version for $19.95 and three movies a week. I think I can make that work financially.
  5. So do you support reforming Illinois' mapping process? I personally wish the whole country could develop a uniform way of creating district maps among the states, but that's probably wishful thinking.
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    Gun Violence in America

    Interesting that you use the Sanders incident and not, you know, the President of the US calling the press "the enemy of the American People". It sure seems like one of those incidents has a more direct tie in than the other for why this person would feel emboldened enough to do this.
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    2018 Films thread

    AMC launching their own version of MoviePass: https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/20/17482918/amc-subscription-moviepass-stubs-a-list If/when MoviePass goes away, I'd probably make the switch. I don't usually see 3 movies a week. Until then, the $10/Month is still too good to pass up.
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    Immigration thread

    What more do you think will develop? Which conflicting statement are we supposed to believe? The First Lady's spokesman said it was not directed at anyone in particular and was "just a jacket", but the President said it was directed at the media. Both can not be true. As you said, it's hard to believe that a fashion model picked that jacket out of the blue and didn't mean anything by it. But it's also hard to believe that if it was directed at the media, the White House and the First Lady wouldn't have their story straight. When it's proven that one or both lie constantly, and getting a straight answer is near impossible, people are going to wonder why and make assumptions that are not going to be flattering to liars.
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    Immigration thread

    This has got to be one of those things done as a distraction, right? Nobody can be this oblivious, right?
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    Should The View also be cancelled?

    Can you please explain how ABC firing an employee, or the NFL (or NBA) creating a rule that requires players to stand during the anthem infringes on anyone's right to free speech? As far as I can tell, nobody has threatened to arrest Rosanne or Colin Kaepernick for their views.
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    2018 Republicans thread

    I'm guessing over 95% of this board (including me) has no idea what or who you are referring to? Care to elaborate?
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    2018 Democrats thread

    I wasn't commenting on the substance of the post. I was just trying to be funny regarding Kanye's apparant support for the President this week.
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    2018 Democrats thread

    I don't think a Kanye tweet belongs in the Democrat forum anymore.
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    2018 White Sox catch-all thread

    I came here to ask the same question. I'm thinking of stopping by. However, it requires me to sneak out of my office in the loop. I wish they would've had a 5:00 start instead.
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    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.
  16. QUOTE (ChiSox59 @ Apr 13, 2018 -> 12:26 PM) Already snowing heavily here in Minneapolis. Would they ever consider moving it to the Vikings stadium?
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Tampa Bay @ Chicago GT

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