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  1. I really enjoyed the PBS Ken Burns baseball series. I was very excited in the late 2000's that they did an extra inning update episode because they were finally going to cover my 2005 White Sox. The Sox broke an 88 year championship drought with one of the most dominating playoff runs in history going 11-1. Ken Burns gave the series 13 seconds. Literally a 13 second blurb mention. They spent two hours on the Red sox / Yankees playoff series. As I always felt you will never win the media coverage. You can't control it, enjoy the people smart enough to recognize and comment on it.
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    Rick Hahn will speak to media today around 4-5 pm

    Maybe a timeline on Engel who is ready for a rehab assignment. Social media reports that ELoy may be coming back sooner than expected although I don't know how credible that is..
  3. Thirty year full season ticket holder. I had my window at 11am yesterday to pick a POD for the first homestand. The process was awful for me. The software was slow and not responsive- although I think that is a Ticketmaster issue. What was the experience of other season ticket holders? It seemed like they only selections that were decent seats were "2 PODS". I understand with 20% allowable fans its not going to be perfect but I am paying my "platinum level pricing" for a lesser # of seats in a POD that is way down the line... You were not able to pick more than one POD so you could not pick a pair of 2 seat PODS if you have 4 seats - once you selected a 2 POD your transactions ability was cut off. I was not able to get as many seats in a POD as I own in my account. Are there that many more senior season ticket holders? I assume selections were going on previous to my 11 am window but curious how that priority was really determined. I think if you want a 2 POD you will be fine but if you have a larger season ticket group you are SOL. I can't see there being any available tickets for the general public. Unless the Sox are holding back tickets the partial STH's may also end up being disappointed. I called and emailed my season ticket rep but no help there.....
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    Fans at opening day? Fans at Opening Day! (confirmed)

    Per the email I received from my rep- I am a full season ticket holder since 1991. I was told I am in the "highest tier". "As a valued Season Ticket Holder, you will receive priority access to available tickets based on tenure and ticket package type. You will have the opportunity to secure a pod of tickets for the seven-game Opening Homestand (April 8-15), including the home opener on April 8. In the coming days, your White Sox Sales Representative will e-mail you additional details on timing, what to know and what to expect. Pods for future games will be made available at a later date as capacity announcements will be made on a homestand-by-homestand basis." So I am speculating that if we don't buy they will go back to the general pool for distribution. Given the scarcity of tickets, at least early on, I don't think too many people will opt to NOT buy the tickets- demand should far exceed supply. As vaccinations go up, the allowable base of 20% will also rise. Supposedly once the Chicago teams work out the logistics and procedures the next step is 30% of capacity (about 12,000 tickets).
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    Gordon Beckham retires

    You wonder if the Sox rushed his development, just another example of a top prospect / first round pick often doesn't live up to the hype. He had a nice rookie season but never built upon it.
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    RIP Dick Allen

    Very sad, only 78. I first started watching White Sox baseball in the early 1970's and loved that team with Allen, Melton, May, Wood, etc. The A's were just a little better. I met him at the 2012 Ceremony honoring his 1972 season at the Stadium Club in 2012. 2020 has been extra tough on baseball players with all of the greats that have passed on....
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    2021 Ticket Prices Increasing?

    Our Rep also stated that Season ticket holders will get first priority in a limited capacity scenario
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    2021 Ticket Prices Increasing?

    We have 4 seats behind the visitor on deck circle, took a couple of decades to move there so we will always hold on to them. Earlier in the year the Sox offered a 2020 payment refund or 5% more if you roll over your deposits. Since we knew we would renew we rolled our 2020 payments over. A couple a weeks ago I received an invoice for about $1500 and asked my rep why when we had 105% paid in. He stated that our seats went up 10-11%. That's the largest increase I ever remember but I think 2006 was close to that. I agree with previous posters that you can usually make some money back on the Cubs/ Yanks / Red Sox. Any summer weekend games, esp. Saturday, you usually can can your money back or make a little. Its the April and September weekday games against division opponents or weak teams that you take a bath on. The one nice thing is when the Sox are in contention September can be decent too.
  9. Wow- I would never want to cross Balta! Seriously -good work here, this is the one way that Jerry might understand the arrogance of his ways.
  10. I agree this is how this turns out. Jerrys arrogance underestimated the blowback considerably
  11. Bochy was my first choice. Sandy Alomar is worth a look. Sam Fuld is a rising talent. The other ironic thing is I received my season ticket invoices a few days ago with a 10% increase??? Really? After the 2005 series I think they raised prices 7%. Ballsy move.
  12. I truly believe Tony will step down either through his own volition or from pressure from the organization. I have no sources other that common sense has to prevail. This hire has been a PR disaster from the very start. The hiring has made the organization look out of touch on multiple levels, its time to admit it and recover. There is no other way out.
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    Rick Hahn is Sporting News Executive of the Year

    Its interesting that the award is based on fellow executives votes (not media)
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    Jose Abreu is Sporting News Player of the Year

    I think this award means something since the players themselves make the votes. Congrats Jose, even though 2020 ended in frustration, this was a fun season led by Jose & TA.
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    Don Cooper appreciation thread

    I don't think we would have won in 2005 without Cooper, I will always appreciate what he did for this franchise. I do think its time for a change and the game has passed Cooper on. I used to like to listen to him at Cork & Kerry on Western in Beverly at his Sunday night shows. He was lots fun on commercial breaks where he would be more open with his comments. The man would drain a full Miller Lite bottle in one swallow during a commercial break, now that is talent!!