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    3 game win streak

    Post by rmapasad on Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:35 pm

    Three game sweep of the Astros who were the AL leader prior to this series. Three strong outings by Sale, Rodon and Quintana and closeouts by Robertson show the Sox's core strength - pitching. Yeah, the offense still stinks. But 2005 team's offense was no prize either. Sox have dug themselves a hole the first two months. However, that hole isn't quite as deep today - only 3 games back of the 2nd Wild Card spot. The believers might actually have some basis for believing.



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    Post by Cream1953 on Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:57 pm

    Pay it no mind Roger and don't get sucked in. Kark and I agree on only one thing and it's that this is team prick tease. They aren't going anywhere.
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    Post by Cream1953 on Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:59 pm

    Oh yeah....and tout Houston all you want but it's becoming clear they've hit the wall and started their anticipated downward spiral. Christ, except for home runs, they hit on par with the fucking White Sox.
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    Post by rmapasad on Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:45 pm

    Cream1953 wrote:Pay it no mind Roger and don't get sucked in. Kark and I agree on only one thing and it's that this is team prick tease. They aren't going anywhere.

    Not getting sucked in. But given how mediocre the rest of the AL is this year, Sox have enough pitching to pretend to contend.
    They may even have an outside shot of sneaking in if all the planets align. Top 4 in the rotation and Roberstson have to stay healthy, and the 6-7 guys who underperforming v. last year have to step it up. Agree that's likely too much to ask for, but the I think the believers will get their chance to get teased this year.

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    Re: 3 game win streak

    Post by Harry Caray on Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:17 pm

    PRETEND to Contend!!


    How many years have we seen this tired worn out bullshit?


    One or two Fanboys love to PRETEND they Contend EVERY year.


    How about a GOOD TEAM?


    Not a good guy here and a good guy there, a REAL GOOD TEAM!!!

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    Post by Guest on Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:34 pm

    BELIEVE!!!
    Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad

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    Post by MGJOHNSON on Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:50 pm

    Father of Stan wrote:BELIEVE!!!
    Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad

    The Sox are using the draft to assure that the future doesn't deviate from the past selecting infielder Joe Reinsdorf out of New Trier High School.  And Cream thought that they were only interested in picking pitchers.
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    Post by rmapasad on Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:11 pm

    Harry Caray wrote:PRETEND to Contend!!  How many years have we seen this tired worn out bullshit?  One or two Fanboys love to PRETEND they Contend EVERY year. 
    How about a GOOD TEAM?
    Not a good guy here and a good guy there, a REAL GOOD TEAM!!!

    Sure, without a good farm system to feed the big club, the Sox are always HOPING for another miracle like 2005.  But this year, the AL is a grab-bag  and one or two flawed teams could slip into postseason.  With their pitching, the Sox could conceivably be one of those flawed teams.  Not that they will go that far even if they do, ala 2008, but it's still a possibility.  I don't think the Sox are automatically destined to fall short just because they are the Sox. 
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    Post by Harry Caray on Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:12 pm

    BELIEVE!!!


    Worry about the 2nd Wild Card!!


    This is HUGE!!!


    FLASH SALE MONDAY!!!


    GET OUT TO THE CELL AND LEAD THE CHEERS!!!!


    This is all FOR REAL!!!
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    Post by Harry Caray on Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:13 pm

    So I should concern myself with a SHIT SHOW IN A SHIT LEAGUE???
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    Post by Harry Caray on Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:39 pm

    Every small winning streak brings out BELIEVE!!!


    WIN TEAM WIN!!!


    This will be a MAGICAL SEASON!!!


    If they find a Catcher and 3B!!!
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    Post by rmapasad on Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:56 pm

    Harry Caray wrote:So I should concern myself with a SHIT SHOW IN A SHIT LEAGUE???

    Probably not, but isn't constant scorn a form of "concern" ?   Smile



    I think baseball has become a little more interesting this year because, at least in the AL, there;'s more parity.  I don't personally long for the good 'ol days when the Yankees could just be automatically penciled in as the odd-on favorite to win it all.
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    Post by Harry Caray on Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:31 pm

    The Sox have some pitching.


    Their Manager does not seem to be the right guy for the job.


    Their offense is totally inconsistent.


    The Catching may be the worst in the Majors.


    IN 2012 they led the Division in September and nobody cared.


    Roger, nobody expects anything to fall apart that has not been put together.
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    Post by rmapasad on Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:52 pm

    No argument about the weaknesses, nor about the Manager. Except that most of the decisions about who to start, who to close, etc. are already made for him.  He only has so much latitude to fuck it up.  Doesn't matter who he decides to play at Catcher, 2b or 3b - everyone of 'em are  shitty.  Despite all this, there are no dominant AL teams - everyone has problems, so a good pitching club like the Sox might sneak in. 
    But to your point, fans don't care.  Sox long ago pissed away the good will from 2005 and even  making the playoffs won't bring fans back anytime soon.
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    Post by Harry Caray on Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:29 pm

    Chris Sale is damned well worth the price of a ticket.


    Nobody cares.

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    Post by MGJOHNSON on Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:50 pm

    Harry Caray wrote:The Sox have some pitching.


    Their Manager does not seem to be the right guy for the job.


    Their offense is totally inconsistent.


    The Catching may be the worst in the Majors.


    IN 2012 they led the Division in September and nobody cared.


    Roger, nobody expects anything to fall apart that has not been put together.

    Except for the Mariners, the Sox do have the worst catching in the majors.  At least the stiff in Seattle is supposed to have a "high ceiling" although it probably drops down some with every strikeout.

    Despite the idiot manager, the Sox probably have around a 35-40% chance of making the playoffs.  Moreso if the front office becomes proactive in bringing in a decent manager and trying to fill the holes at catcher, 2B, and 3B.  However, I wouldn't hold my breath on the front office making any major changes.  Still, their pitching might be enough to carry them to the post-season.  If the Sox do make the playoffs, their 4 strong starting pitchers might carry them a long ways, ala 2005.

    BELIEVE! drunken
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    Post by sox55 on Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:09 pm

    Harry Caray wrote:Chris Sale is damned well worth the price of a ticket.


    Nobody cares.
    Harvey CARES................Went Monday night with him.....he told me that everytime Sale pitches, he puts his ticket in a lanyon for a keepsake in case he throws a no-hitter.

    Kind of like when a Dodger fan would go to see Sandy Koufax.......Even BRB would have a hard time criticizing Harvey here!

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    Post by Guest on Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:05 pm

    Harry Caray wrote:Chris Sale is damned well worth the price of a ticket.


    Nobody cares.


    Chris Sale is why thy could go deep in the playoffs and maybeeven win the damn thing. This assumes the sox have the brains and balls to ptch him as often as humanly possible and that Ales arm doesn't fall fall during the process

    That said, the. Sox ain't making the playoffs.

    And just so Frank B can understand it, the season is a marathon and the Sox don't have enough to last. The playoffs are a sprint and its possible to ride. Hot hand.

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