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    Is it time to rebuild the rebuild?

    I think this post make a lot of sense. Looking back at 2005, the Sox had losing records against the Red Sox and the Angels, and the season was clearly over when the Angels swept the Sox in Chicago in September. Would have saved the time of a championship parade, expensive World Series tickets, etc.
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    Cubs 2021

    Roger Ebert's goodbye to his former colleague is one of my favorite pieces of opinion journalism ever: Jay the Rat | Roger Ebert | Roger Ebert
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    Cubs 2021

    I do believe that for a long period of time a LOT of Sox fans merely parroted whatever Jay Mariotti spewed forth in the Sun Times, and his hatred of Reinsdorf still is drilled into people's heads to this date. And of course Mariotti was exposed for what he is more than once thereafter.
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    Vaughn to IL, Sheets up

    Unless there is some reason to believe that his patients are dramatically different than the population in general, or he has a amazingly small number of patients and therefore a tiny sample size, there is no statistical possibility that 20% of his patients had post vaccine negative effect. What is juvenile and potentially dangerous is spreading false statistics about the vaccines. 600,000 dead and counting is more than enough. No one should die because they believed false BS rumors, but it will happen.
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    Vaughn to IL, Sheets up

    So your doctor thinks 27 million Americans are having negative effects? Time to dump Dr. Q.
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    Who are the White Sox Rivals?

    It stopped in the early nineties, but existed in one way or another for many years before that. It was pretty popular in the sixties, and I recall games where both teams would throw their ace and play legitimate lineups. I believe the proceeds went to some charity. There was actually a period of time where they played a City Series at the end of the season if neither team won the pennant.
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    Who are the White Sox Rivals?

    When I think of true rivalries I think of teams who have been fighting within the same league/division for a long period of time- think Cubs/Cards, Dodgers/Giants, Yankees/Red Sox. When division play started and the Sox were put in the West with a bunch of expansion and relocated franchises they lost some traditional rivalries with NYY, Cleveland and Detroit. Even though they are in the same division with Cleveland and Detroit again I think the 25 year gap prevented the generational hatred that the long term rivalries hold. I know my father hated the Yankees from the 50's, that hatred never transferred to me. So I think the Sox current rival is just whoever is giving them the biggest challenge within the division in any given year.
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    Lorretta's Lounge renamed after TLR

    Lost in all this is how ridiculous it is to name this area after anyone. It's literally three dirty picnic tables and an abandoned shoe shine stand. When is the last time someone got a shoe shine at a ballgame? They picked the shittiest corner of the park and named it after LaRussa. I'd be pissed if I were him. What's next, naming a storage closet after Bevington?
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    The TLR Manager Thread

    Luzinski was an aging slugger at the end of his career. He had previously played over 1200 games in the field in his career, and while not a great LF, he was good enough to not be completely one dimensional. He would have been traded to the AL much earlier if that was the case. Yermin has played one game in the field, and I doubt that number will get much higher.
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    The TLR Manager Thread

    I may be wrong, but it seems like in the old days we only saw position players pitch when games went extremely long in extras and every bullpen pitcher was used. I don't understand why baseball continues to allow managers to use position players as pitchers during the first nine innings simply to save a bullpen for the next game. There should be a rule against it, an actual written rule. That nonsense is what is disrespecting the game.
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    The TLR Manager Thread

    Renteria didn't get fired because of how he managed the first 2/3 of the season. He got fired because of how he managed the last two weeks. That will be the test for TLR as well. This team seems destined for the postseason. How TLR manages that will be his legacy, not how he managed the regular season.
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    The TLR Manager Thread

    Renteria didn't get fired because of how he managed the first 2/3 of the season. He got fired because of how he managed the last two weeks. That will be the test for TLR as well. This team seems destined for the postseason. How TLR manages that will be his legacy, not how he managed the regular season.
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    5/18 White Sox @ Twins 6:40 PM

    A long time ago Al Cowens did something crazier after getting hit by Ed Farmer. He waited about a year, hit a ground ball to SS, ran straight to the mound and attacked Farmer from behind while he was watching the play.
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    Congrats to Soxtalk Posters! 4,000,000 Posts

    Would only be 3,950,000 if the Sox hadn't hired LaRussa.
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    5/11/21 Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox 7:10 PM CDT

    That is the thing that scares me about Eloy. He seems to have a ridiculous energy level. Making him DH and sit on the bench 99% of the game almost seems destined to have a negative affect on his hitting. But playing him in the outfield seems destined to take 5 or more seasons away from his career as well. No good answer for Eloy.
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