2024 Chicago White Sox

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splitter

and not Nebraska
Jerry is the best
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#153      
I took my daughter to the Sox game today. It looked like they would pull it off for a while. Then Fedde left the game. When we got there we could see the wind blowing in from LF and towards the RF foul line. I said if they hit home runs, they will be to right. Anytime I get to spend the day with my little girl is a great day. We've been doing Daddy-daughter Sox games since she was a freshman in college. That's more than 20 years.

We were 19 rows behind home plate. That was a first for her. My 3rd time in 4 different ball parks.
 
#154      

Ryllini

Lombard
I took my daughter to the Sox game today. It looked like they would pull it off for a while. Then Fedde left the game. When we got there we could see the wind blowing in from LF and towards the RF foul line. I said if they hit home runs, they will be to right. Anytime I get to spend the day with my little girl is a great day. We've been doing Daddy-daughter Sox games since she was a freshman in college. That's more than 20 years.

We were 19 rows behind home plate. That was a first for her. My 3rd time in 4 different ball parks.
Glad you two had a great baseball day. Sox park is great.
 
#155      

splitter

and not Nebraska
i miss Comiskey but it was falling down. The Rate/Cel is a nice park but only great compared to one farther north. If you are thinking Milwaukee, you are thinking too far north. Imagine one like in St Louis with Sears Tower in left field instead of the Arch like in the second rendition of the 78. Get it done Jerry. Get something done with this team first.
 
#156      
It really says something for the Baltimore organization when you look at their line up and for the most part, all home grown players.
 
#158      
It really says something for the Baltimore organization when you look at their line up and for the most part, all home grown players.

It is simply amazing what competent baseball franchise management can accomplish. Competent baseball management that is... which is not what Sox Nation has had to put up with since Bill Veeck sold the team.

Baltimore a couple years ago was awful. They did a full re-build... but unlike the Sox the O's did it right. What was the difference? You already know the answer to that one.

The Sox quest for making team history this season marches on. And not a history that any Sox fan wants.
 
#159      
Yet another low point for the White Sox season as they lose four straight games at home to the Orioles.

Sox were no-hit through 7. New O’s pitcher comes in and promptly allows the Sox a home run. But that was it. Anemic Sox offense gets one lonely hit in 27 mostly feeble at-bats.

Sox provide help to Baltimore in the O’s Pennant Race.

Harry Caray used to tout ‘Fun at the Old Ball Park’. Well, the only people having fun today for Sox Nation beyond the food and friends together there were the Orioles... and the Sox players when they get their next big pay checks. And also, a guy named Jerry who scored another pay day as well.
 
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White Sox History Watch

The 1932 Season for the White Sox is so far the worst single season for the franchise.
Finishing 49-102 for a winning (?) percentage of .325.

Here’s how the 2024 White Sox compare to that dreadful 1932 team...

After 55 Games

1932 – 20 wins, 35 losses

2024 – 15 wins, 40 losses

So the current White Sox at this point in the Season are 5 games worse than the worst Sox team of all time.
 
#161      

splitter

and not Nebraska
Time for a change ... lots of changes ... but i can't look away. Been a Sox fan since 1958.
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Time for a change ... lots of changes ... but i can't look away. Been a Sox fan since 1958.
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You are fortunate to have seen one of the great eras in Sox history from 1958 through 1967. Truly the best stretch of seasons in Sox history. It's too bad the franchise descended into hell beginning in 1968 and which in many ways has still never recovered.

Little Looey and Nellie and the great Sox pitching staffs. The magical defense played by the Sox... especially the center fielders. The ball park packed on warm Summer nights and filled with hard working South Siders who worked long hard days in the great industrial sites on the South Side.

Sox fans of later generations have no idea just how good the Sox used to play and be and how the Sox were THE team in Chicagoland. Nothing like how things are these days. The only year that gave a taste of this era was 2005. One single season since 1968. It's a miracle that Sox Nation remains so strong in face of such franchise incompetence.

If only the Sox could have built on that great momentum they had from 1951 to 1967. But they let it all slip away... or be swept away by New Yorkers who belong more in corporate tax accounting offices in Manhattan than they do owning a precious Chicago institution.

Just goes to prove that just because you may have money doesn't mean you have any clue about what you're doing. A lesson Sox fans see being played out every day since 1968.
 
#163      

splitter

and not Nebraska
You are fortunate to have seen one of the great eras in Sox history from 1958 through 1967. Truly the best stretch of seasons in Sox history. It's too bad the franchise descended into hell beginning in 1968 and which in many ways has still never recovered.

Little Looey and Nellie and the great Sox pitching staffs. The magical defense played by the Sox... especially the center fielders. The ball park packed on warm Summer nights and filled with hard working South Siders who worked long hard days in the great industrial sites on the South Side.

Sox fans of later generations have no idea just how good the Sox used to play and be and how the Sox were THE team in Chicagoland. Nothing like how things are these days. The only year that gave a taste of this era was 2005. One single season since 1968. It's a miracle that Sox Nation remains so strong in face of such franchise incompetence.

If only the Sox could have built on that great momentum they had from 1951 to 1967. But they let it all slip away... or be swept away by New Yorkers who belong more in corporate tax accounting offices in Manhattan than they do owning a precious Chicago institution.

Just goes to prove that just because you may have money doesn't mean you have any clue about what you're doing. A lesson Sox fans see being played out every day since 1968.
Only got to listen to those teams on the radio. Most of the Saturday game of the week on tv were Yankees or Dodgers. First Sox games on tv i saw started with the Southside Hitmen. Fond memories of sitting on the porch listening to Bob Elson and the games.
 
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Only got to listen to those teams on the radio. Most of the Saturday game of the week on tv were Yankees or Dodgers. First Sox games on tv i saw started with the Southside Hitmen. Fond memories of sitting on the porch listening to Bob Elson and the games.

In the Sixties the Sox were often on WGN-TV Channel 9 in Chicago as WGN split time between the Sox and That Other Team. Sox fans had to put up with Jack Brickhouse -- openly a much greater fan of That Other Team. WGN would mostly broadcast whichever ball team was home in Chicago are they rarely ever did a road game.

Bob Elson was great. He had a journalistic style to his broadcasts and not the cartoonish rah-rah of Brickhouse.

And the South SIde Hitmen were one great season of guys. I remember Sox Park getting so loud at some games it was like being at a Bulls game in packed Chicago Stadium from which my ears are still ringing. If only the 1977 team had better pitching and defense.

And if only Bill Veeck had the money to back up his baseball wisdom. The Sox would be ruling the AL right now.
 
#165      

splitter

and not Nebraska
i met Bill and Mary Frances Veeck at the state high school tournament at the Assembly Hall a year or two before he died. They were sitting a few rows in front of us and were signing programs and talking to people during the games. They were both very gracious and probably didn't see much of the games. i went to meet him between the quarters and told him that i didn't recognize him with a shirt on. Bill looked around and said that there didn't seem to be a shower around. She said thank goodness and they both laughed. I told him that i was a fan from both times he owned the Sox and that i had read his book 'Thirty Tons A Day" about his adventures in owning racehorses. He said oh you are the one who bought it. Saw a lot of great games and teams at those tournaments but getting to shake Bill Veeck's hand is my fondest memory.
 
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i met Bill and Mary Frances Veeck at the state high school tournament at the Assembly Hall a year or two before he died. They were sitting a few rows in front of us and were signing programs and talking to people during the games. They were both very gracious and probably didn't see much of the games. i went to meet him between the quarters and told him that i didn't recognize him with a shirt on. Bill looked around and said that there didn't seem to be a shower around. She said thank goodness and they both laughed. I told him that i was a fan from both times he owned the Sox and that i had read his book 'Thirty Tons A Day" about his adventures in owning racehorses. He said oh you are the one who bought it. Saw a lot of great games and teams at those tournaments but getting to shake Bill Veeck's hand is my fondest memory.

I had a similar experience but it was with Coach Henson after he left the Illini. I ran into him in Las Cruces, New Mexico during the time he had returned there to coach NMSU. He and I were standing at the counter of a Popeye's Chicken place in Las Cruces close to the NMSU campus and he was there to pick up a big chicken order for some function he was having at the University. I thanked him for his great years of coaching and in particular the Flyin' Illini that we all love so much. He too was gracious and thanked me for recognizing his efforts.

It's a great thing when you meet someone who has known fame and achievement and still remains a warm and friendly and grounded person. Sadly, many who achieve fame are not that way.

Though he was born in Oklahoma, much of Coach Henson's life was centered in Las Cruces. The Illini were fortunate to have him in the Prairie State for those years and the great winning tradition he established with Our Beloved.
 
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White Sox have now lost 11 games in a row.

The Sagging Sox Season record has now leveled-off at a nice and even .250 winning (?) percentage and Win-Loss record of 15 and 45. Just a mere 24-1/2 games behind the Division-leading Clevelanders. But it’s still early, right?!

The Sox have also now lost 15 of their last 16 games.

Yes the Sox have injuries. But the franchise has also been gutted of talent. And they are doing almost nothing to make things better right now.

And just as a thought experiment... If you were trying to run a franchise out of town... is there a better way to do it than all this? Get the fans angry... disgusted... and then not caring at all?

And why would anyone deliberately want to run a franchise out of city like Chicago? Maybe there is a New Yorker around who is quickly taking a liking to Country Music who might be able to tell you?

“Your cheatin' heart
Will make you weep
You'll cry and cry
And try to sleep
But sleep won't come
The whole night through
Your cheatin' heart will tell on you...”
 
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For what it’s worth……just don’t feel the Sox are a good judge of talent or future potential.
 
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For what it’s worth……just don’t feel the Sox are a good judge of talent or future potential.

Yes, the Sox are a GREAT judge of talent. Sox Management sees talent... and avoids it like the plague! That’s talent right there!

White Sox History Watch

The 1932 Season for the White Sox is so far the worst single season for the franchise. Finishing 49-102 for a winning (?) percentage of .325.

Here’s how the 2024 White Sox compare to that dreadful 1932 team...

After 76 Games

1932 – 28 wins, 48 losses

2024 – 20 wins, 56 losses

So the current White Sox at this point in the Season are eight games worse than the worst Sox team of all time.

Losing is a talent too, isn't it?
 
#171      

2X2L

Metaluna
I wish the best for the Chicago White Sox! (Great classic uniforms!)

I remember 1959: Standard Oil gas stations handed out "Go, Go White Sox!" cheap plastic tokens with a fill-up of gas. Station owner was a guy named "Chick" in Carpentersville, IL. Nice man. Those were the days.

I loved the old Comiskey Park. Saw many games there into early 90s. What a shame. Goodbye old ball park, No more history, No Ruth, Gehrig, Greenberg, Nellie Fox, Luis Aparacio, Jungle Jim Landis .... Minnie Minoso!
 
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I wish the best for the Chicago White Sox! (Great classic uniforms!)

I remember 1959: Standard Oil gas stations handed out "Go, Go White Sox!" cheap plastic tokens with a fill-up of gas. Station owner was a guy named "Chick" in Carpentersville, IL. Nice man. Those were the days.

I loved the old Comiskey Park. Saw many games there into early 90s. What a shame. Goodbye old ball park, No more history, No Ruth, Gehrig, Greenberg, Nellie Fox, Luis Aparacio, Jungle Jim Landis .... Minnie Minoso!

For many of the past 100-plus years... the White Sox were THE TEAM in Chicago. It wasn’t even close. From the early Fifties all the way through to 1967 the Sox had 17 winning seasons in a row. Came hair-thin close to getting into more than one World Series in those years. Scared the (stuff) out of the mighty Yanks.

Generational Sox fans remember those days. And it is Those Sox that we came to love and support. The team since the Seventies has mostly been a bunch of imposters wearing Sox uniforms. With just a handful of years that were better.

The excitement of the Sox in the World Series of 1959 and 2005 was special and precious to Sox fans. We hate what has happened to the Sox in most of those other years (like this year). And we carry the hope that what the Sox used to be can one day return and light up the City like no other team can.

Thanks to you for being someone who remembers.
 
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2X2L

Metaluna
For many of the past 100-plus years... the White Sox were THE TEAM in Chicago. It wasn’t even close. From the early Fifties all the way through to 1967 the Sox had 17 winning seasons in a row. Came hair-thin close to getting into more than one World Series in those years. Scared the (stuff) out of the mighty Yanks.

Generational Sox fans remember those days. And it is Those Sox that we came to love and support. The team since the Seventies has mostly been a bunch of imposters wearing Sox uniforms. With just a handful of years that were better.

The excitement of the Sox in the World Series of 1959 and 2005 was special and precious to Sox fans. We hate what has happened to the Sox in most of those other years (like this year). And we carry the hope that what the Sox used to be can one day return and light up the City like no other team can.

Thanks to you for being someone who remembers.
Watching Sox vs, Tigers. Like those Tiger uniforms? No MLB for me. Creepy stuff. Go away.

RIP Willie Mays!
 
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White Sox playing the Dodgers on the South Side.

This is more than just two baseball teams on the field. This is two entirely different ways of owning and running a ball club.

While the Dodgers have not been piling up World Series rings lately... they have long been held as one of the best run baseball teams in the business. And the Sox? They have been one of the worst since The Owner pushed his way into town forty years ago. And today the Sox ARE considered the worst of all.

When the Sox played the Dodgers in the 1959 Series this was two good ball clubs going at it. And two organization that (at the time) knew what they were doing.

Dodgers went on to become consistent winners over the years. And the Sox – the complete opposite.

When the Sox take on the Dodgers it’s not just a ball game. It’s a clash of cultures.
 
#175      
Not only is this a terrible season for the Sox... it is also a bad time for a couple former big Sox stars.

Jose Abreu was let go earlier by the Astros as he just could not get it done anymore. And now, Tim Anderson has been designated for assignment by Miami.

But other former Sox – like Dylan Cease – are doing well. He is having a solid season with the Padres. And Reynaldo Lopez is having an outstanding year with the Braves. As is former Sox Chris Sale.

Abreu and Anderson had already lost much of their game by the time they left the Sox. But Cease and Lopez still have years of upside ahead of them and they are thriving away from toxic White Sox Management.
 
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