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  1. hogan873

    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    That's a really nice lineup.
  2. Rodon's interview with Jason and Steve after the game was awesome. He comes across as humble, down to earth, and very appreciative of his teammates. It's just so cool to see this guy do what he did last night after everything he went through. I swear he got better as the game went on. Touching 99 mph on pitch 110 was awesome. We all talk about Abreu's play in the 9th, and rightfully so, but who knew Leury's play at SS when he snatched that hard one-hopper would be so important. And as someone else had pointed out, Moncada's play to end the game was not a gimme. That ball was smoked.
  3. I can’t stop watching the last out. What a game. Carlos was dominant all night. Collins called a great game. Abreu’s play was amazing. Mercedes is not human.
  4. COVID symptoms but has not tested positive. Keeping him away to be safe.
  5. hogan873

    And that's a White Sox Loser!

    Welcome to SoxTalk!
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    And that's a White Sox Loser!

    And Engel, and god-forbid Billy Hamilton.
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    And that's a White Sox Loser!

    It's a shame that the performances of Giolito, Marshall, and Hendriks were wasted. The first 7-8 innings were exactly as scripted. Giolito and Bieber were essentially unhittable, and it was a spectacular game for pitching. Marshall came in and again pitched his ass off and saved the day. Hendriks looked sharp. There was absolutely no reason at all for Williams and Lamb to be anywhere but the bench in the 10th inning. That's the most frustrating part.
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    Trade Targets

    Calhoun, Marte, Polanco, Haniger, Bryant. Gallo, Blackmon. There are others who may be more likely/reasonable than others. But we know one thing so far: Nick Williams is not the answer. I'm not sold on Billy Hamilton being the answer either. If the Sox plan on competing and even making it to the playoffs, they're going to have to so something to fill the very obvious hole in the lineup.
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    Sox vs Indians - Tuesday, April 13th, 710pm

    He'll have that by the end of the 4th inning.
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    Sox vs Indians - Tuesday, April 13th, 710pm

    Maybe TLR actually forgot the lineup from yesterday. Maybe he has even forgotten that Vaughn exists. Too much alcohol does kill brain cells.
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    Sox vs Indians - Tuesday, April 13th, 710pm

    I'm at a loss for words. I am literally having trouble typing because I can't make sense of this. Williams two days in a row. No Vaughn. No Mercedes. Jake Lamb at DH. If they win, that's great, but way too many questions as to why the lineup is being handled this way. If this is how it's going to be, Vaughn needs to go to the alternate site to play every day. Or, as someone else posted, Hahn needs to step in and take Tony's toys away.
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    White Sox Winner!!!

    Soxtalk is about equality. We're mad when the team loses, and we're just as mad when they win!
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    White Sox Winner!!!

    Bright spot last night was the bullpen for sure. Marshall gave up the one run, but coming into a bases loaded no out situation against a good hitting team and giving up only one run is pretty damn good. Bummer looked like the Bummer we know he can be. And Heuer was just nasty. The offense is concerning. Not getting one run when the bases were loaded with no outs in inexcusable. Through 10 games, this team has been terrible at hitting when there are runners on and especially in scoring position. That has to improve...and I'm sure it will. Moncada looked better last night, but he needs to stop putting himself in 0-2 and 1-2 holes. Even Steve Stone was getting a bit pissed about him taking good pitches. I think he'll be fine, though. Defensively, he looks really good at 3rd. He got a lot of work last night, especially when Keuchel was pitching. He's at his best on tough plays. And let's talk about Adam Eaton. I'm not sure even those of us okay with the signing expected what we're seeing from him. Who knows if this type of production will stick, but he's looked very good and has been clutch. He's already significantly better than Mazara was for us. It was an ugly way to win a game, but it's a win. And I do believe that a win, no matter how, does help with the psyche of a team.
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    Rodon indeed scratched. Foodies Know All.

    Remember how sweaty and gross Freddy Garcia looked in 2005 (was it during the ALCS or the WS?), and he pitched a gem. Maybe Rodon can do the same with a case of the shits.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Side effects, other than a sore arm and minor fever and aches, aren't common. Severe side effects are very rare. Including myself, about 10 members of my family have gotten the vaccine, and only one of us had a slight fever after the second shot. My brother in-law had the J&J shot and was fine afterwards. About 130 people I work with got the Pfizer vaccine, and I only know of one person that had anything more than general aches and a slight fever. They felt nauseous for a day and were pretty sore.
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    **Movies that we Watch** Thread

    I don't watch a lot of movies, but I did watch a few over the past couple weeks. Watched Godzilla vs. Kong on HBO Max. Really enjoyed it. It's probably the best of the new Godzilla movies. Pretty much non-stop action with the plot essentially told through dialogue of the characters, who were mostly running from the monsters. I do wish I had watched it on the big screen, but seeing it "free" was pretty nice. With Saturday being rainy and dreary, we checked out Palm Springs on Hulu. Think an R-rated Groundhog Day. It was really funny. Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti were great, and JK Simmons (in a small role) is awesome in everything he does. Finally, I was looking for a good sci-fi/horror movie to watch Saturday night and decided on Sea Fever, also on Hulu. It's an Irish horror flick about a commercial fishing trip gone wrong. It was as much a character study as it was a scary movie. The 95 minute runtime flew by. I'd highly recommend it
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    My youngest two (16 and 18) are scheduled for their first shots this week. There's a Facebook page a guy created that was all about supporting local restaurants when COVID started, and it has morphed into a restaurant/bar appreciation page. The moderator has also been posting links to open vaccine appointments, and that was how we were able to snag appointments so easily. By easily I mean going to the page immediately and securing an appointment as soon as possible. It took about 2 or 3 tries for each, but once you reserve a spot, you have 5 minutes to fill out the info and confirm. Both of my younger kids work with the public (Walmart and TCBY), so I'll feel a lot better once they're fully vaccinated.
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    Blown games

    In yesterday's game for sure, as well as a few others, it shouldn't have been so close at the end of the game. They blew so many chances to score runs earlier in the game. They should have went into the 9th up by 4 or 5 runs. That's not excusing the bullpen for blowing it, but this team as a whole has been very underwhelming.
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    That's a Home Opener Winner

    It was so refreshing to see a starter take the mound with such confidence. He looked in complete control, was locating everything, and mixed his pitches well. Hell of a way to introduce himself to Sox fans. It was nice to see Yoan hit a home run, and his other at-bats looked good, too. His driving the ball to the opposite field is encouraging. Yermin's HR was a thing of beauty. The little bat flip was a nice touch, considering he hit the HR off Keller. And I'll go ahead and say it - I like Mendick. I think if he was on a team where he could play everyday he could a decent player. I wouldn't think that .260 BA, 12-15 HRs, 50 RBIs, and good defense would be unreasonable.
  20. I really don't care of TLR takes responsibility for the loss. Nor do I care if Madrigal would say his boneheadedness cost a game, Grandal would take responsibility for some bad pitch calls, Robert saying he should have caught the baseball that bounced off his coconut... The list goes on and on after a pretty shitty road trip. Everyone, with the possible exception of Mercedes, needs to step the fuck up and play better baseball and the manager needs to make better decisions. Good news is that they're 3-4. The way they played, they could have limped home at 1-6 or 2-5.
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    A Nick Madrigal Sized Sample

    He always seems to have a worried, stressed look on his face. Maybe that's just how he plays, but maybe he is indeed in his head. I think he's a much better player than he's shown so far. It'll be interesting (and aggravating at times) to watch him grow.
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    White Sox winner!

    Well put. There are plenty of hitters with a bunch of "meaningless RBIs", those being not in crucial situations and/or impactful to the outcome of the game. Jose seems to hit and drive in runs in crucial and pressure situations on a regular basis.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Oh, I've heard, I have certainly heard.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    We've been wearing masks for nearly a year. For those of us vaccinated, why wouldn't we continue wearing masks for a while longer until we get the majority of the population vaccinated? Wearing a mask to go to the store, go out to dinner, go to a baseball game is not difficult. The only way we get out of this is to keep doing what we have been doing as the vaccines are rolled out. As someone else pointed out, vaccinated people not wearing masks will only lead to non-vaccinated people not wearing masks. We're so damn close, and there are so many people (and governments) doing everything in their power to fuck things up.
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    White Sox winner!

    Again, didn't see much of the game (damn these west coast games). But I saw enough to be frustrated by the continued defensive woes. The 3rd inning was ugly, and Giolito had to throw way too many pitches. But, Giolito did pitch well overall. Also nice to see Robert destroy a baseball. Collins looked good at the plate, not behind it. Vaughn's first hit was encouraging. I think he needed that first one to get going. I expect many more. I didn't see the rest, but it sounds like Crochet was good again, and Abreu did more Abreu things. This team is exciting and frustrating. Going to be a great season...that will cause me to drink more beer.