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The Makings of a Juggernaut?

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21 minutes ago, ptatc said:

It is a type of porn! 😁

Porn is in the eye of the beholder!

Sounds therapeutic...thankfully, no "happy endings" from certified athletic trainers and PTs.  Refuse to go there on the gymnastics issue, can no longer joke about that stuff anymore. 

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It appears my effort to reign this thing in was for naught

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3 hours ago, mqr said:

It appears my effort to reign this thing in was for naught

Unleash the Kraken....err....Parkman?

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Playoff odds

FG

87%, win ALC 82.9%, win WS 9%

BR

98.4%, win ALC 95.9%, win WS 15.3%

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1 hour ago, southsider2k5 said:

Playoff odds

FG

87%, win ALC 82.9%, win WS 9%

BR

98.4%, win ALC 95.9%, win WS 15.3%

.500 from here on out gets them 88 wins.  It's been a nice first 2/5 of the season, keep it going.

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Surprised nobody's mentioned that we're at the 60 game mark:  with 37 wins, two more than last year.  It seemed the Twins' one extra win (36-24) entitled them to quite a bit of "the Twins are the class of the division/the division goes through the champs" deference from some posters this offseason. Pretty humbling that we've bested the mark of even those great champions.  

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2 minutes ago, 35thstreetswarm said:

Surprised nobody's mentioned that we're at the 60 game mark:  with 37 wins, two more than last year.  It seemed the Twins' one extra win (36-24) entitled them to quite a bit of "the Twins are the class of the division/the division goes through the champs" deference from some posters this offseason. Pretty humbling that we've bested the mark of even those great champions.  

Great champions can’t be 0-17 in the post-season against any one team, let alone the Yankees.

But already mentioned today somewhere.

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1 minute ago, caulfield12 said:

Great champions can’t be 0-17 in the post-season against any one team, let alone the Yankees.

But already mentioned today somewhere.

Therein lies joke

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30 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

Great champions can’t be 0-17 in the post-season against any one team, let alone the Yankees.

But already mentioned today somewhere.

Someone on the Twins forum said that the Yankees are like 100-34 against the Twins over the last 15 years or something.  Jesus.

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3 minutes ago, chitownsportsfan said:

Someone on the Twins forum said that the Yankees are like 100-34 against the Twins over the last 15 years or something.  Jesus.

Have they really played 134 games over the last fifteen years?  Damn that seems like a lot for teams that aren't in the same division.  And it's not like they play long in the playoffs 😂 

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2 minutes ago, Kyyle23 said:

Have they really played 134 games over the last fifteen years?  Damn that seems like a lot for teams that aren't in the same division.  And it's not like they play long in the playoffs 😂 

lol, here it is:

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22 minutes ago, chitownsportsfan said:

lol, here it is:

😂

I'm very tempted to quote tweet that to Ted

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Still one of the best teams in baseball despite losing three highly productive position players to injury. White Sox fans aren’t used to this!

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46 minutes ago, JUSTgottaBELIEVE said:

Still one of the best teams in baseball despite losing three highly productive position players to injury. White Sox fans aren’t used to this!

This week is the biggest test yet.

14-5 so far vs. KC and DET.   Last year, it constituted a much bigger percentage of overall team success.

99-49 RS/RA as well.

 

This year, those two teams once again comprise roughly half the statistical noise.  We’re 8 games over .500 in the rest of our games.

That said, the best run of baseball, 76-49 or .608, for the White Sox since the first half of the 2006 season when they were up 26 games at the ASB and had just beaten Papelbon.  That’s 98.5 and 63.5 extrapolated for a full 162 game season.

The only other similar occasions were 2008, that crazy run in the middle of 2010 to get back into contention...then 5 1/2 months in 2012 and the 23-10 start in 2016.

 

Of course, still 121 games under .500 during the Hahn regime.  That averages out to around 74-88 or 73-89 for nearly a decade of Sox baseball.   We shall see if we can get back to EVEN or at least close to it the next 5-6 seasons.  Still an appreciable improvement from the 71-91 average for 2013-2019.

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Now Sox fans/media seem to be convinced that the White Sox are not good because they are feasting on bad teams....I wish they feasted on bad teams in the early 2000's

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2 hours ago, Harry Chappas said:

Now Sox fans/media seem to be convinced that the White Sox are not good because they are feasting on bad teams....I wish they feasted on bad teams in the early 2000's

I'll never understand why some fans don't see that winning at a *greater rate than your competitors* against bad teams, or against middling teams, is as good an indicator of your team quality as any.  

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3 hours ago, Harry Chappas said:

Now Sox fans/media seem to be convinced that the White Sox are not good because they are feasting on bad teams....I wish they feasted on bad teams in the early 2000's

They are feasting against bad teams, but there is nothing wrong with that.  Those wins get you to the playoffs just as much as any other win.

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10 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

They are feasting against bad teams, but there is nothing wrong with that.  Those wins get you to the playoffs just as much as any other win.

See Twins or Indians in the post-season since 2016, or Sox last year...when you’re not tested very much in your own division (see NL West, AL East for the opposite), it makes it a lot more challenging when the playoffs hit.

You can’t survive all the little focus/fundamentals mistakes....not holding baserunners or throwing them out, throwing to the wrong bases from the outfield or missing cutoff men, giving away outs, missed double plays, etc.

This week will be an interesting barometer of how good they can play without three starters in the lineup against more seasoned, veteran teams with more playoff experience during the last five years.

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4 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

See Twins or Indians in the post-season since 2016, or Sox last year...when you’re not tested very much in your own division (see NL West, AL East for the opposite), it makes it a lot more challenging when the playoffs hit.

You can’t survive all the little focus/fundamentals mistakes....not holding baserunners or throwing them out, throwing to the wrong bases from the outfield or missing cutoff men, giving away outs, missed double plays, etc.

This week will be an interesting barometer of how good they can play without three starters in the lineup against more seasoned, veteran teams with more playoff experience during the last five years.

I really don't see this group as ready to be World Champs yet.  Playoffs, sure.

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