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Old 07-19-2013, 04:49 PM
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Heading into tonight's game-

2013 White Sox 37-55 --
1970 White Sox 31-61 6.0 GB

July 18, 1970

White Sox lose at Comiskey vs. Detroit 5-4.

Aparicio picks up 3 hits, 2 apiece for Carlos May and Duane Josephson.

Mickey Lolich picks up the win over Jim Magnuson.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:46 PM
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Heading into tonight's game-

2013 White Sox 37-55 --
1970 White Sox 31-61 6.0 GB

July 18, 1970

White Sox lose at Comiskey vs. Detroit 5-4.

Aparicio picks up 3 hits, 2 apiece for Carlos May and Duane Josephson.

Mickey Lolich picks up the win over Jim Magnuson.
When I saw the score and the opponent, I thought I had been to this game, but, of course, I went the night before for my birthday when the Sox lost 4-3 in the Tommy John-Denny McLain matchup. That game ended with Ed Herrmann grounding out softly to the pitcher with two outs and the bases loaded after the Tigers took the lead in the top of the ninth. I watched this game on Channel 32, though. Bill Melton took three strikes to end the game with the tying run at second and the winning run on first.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:58 AM
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The 70 team at least played like they gave a ****.. These guys are past going thru the motions...They dont care if we see them pickin their butts, chewing on their gloves and stompin dandelions...
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I witnessed the 1970 team and never in my worse nightmares did I believe I would ever see a repeat of that season but here we are in 2013 and it looks like it might happen. The good news is things can turn around in no time, the 71 Sox under Chuck Tanner and some nice trades by Roland Hemond improved by 23 games and won 79 games. Richie Allen came aboard in 1972 and we almost won the division. We went 87-67 in 72 in a strike shortened season and played .565 ball which comes out to 92-70 in a 162 game season, so theoretically we improved by 36 games in two short years and contended for a division title and if Melton had not hurt his back the Sox might have won the division.
Good comments and background from the 1970 season, especially to those who lived through it. 1970 was a feeling of hopelessness. 2013 is more of anger. In asking him about 1970, Melton once told me that before free agency you just hope for the best and look forward to next year. 1970 was just the bottom the Sox had to get to before 1972. For me 2013 focuses on the blunders the GM made. Bloggers in DC noted a few years back that Dunn had no takers before he signed with Sox. And Rios lack of hustle was known before (and given what this guy is paid there is no excuse for jogging to first). Having said that, being the GM of the Sox in a Cubs town (with a stadium makeover coming) is tough. Attendance is very dependent on performance. Maybe that explains the risky moves (that backfired) that were made. But what makes 2013 more tolerable is there is still mileage from 2005 left. 1970 there was nothing to look behind to and little hope for future. Let's hope Hahn can rebuild the team from this bottom.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:37 AM
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Don't look back!

Remember when the Sun-Times ran that headline when comparing the 2005 White Sox to the 1969 Cubs? And how apt it was, seeing as how the 2005 White Sox performed the most spectacular choke in baseball history! YES!

Whoa. Sorry. I just confused reality with Chicago media wet dreams. Anyway, I am reviving that quaint l'il headline to do our 1970-2013 comparison.

After 100 games:

1970 White Sox 34-66 GB 30.5

2013 White Sox 40-60 GB 16

So the 2013ers are ahead of the record pace. On the other hand, they are still on a pace to lose 100 games, which they have not done since that wonderous 1970 season. But at least the 1970 team was composed of MEN. They CARED. They just weren't in it for the money. They wanted to play. Not like this gutless, heartless, brainless, listless lessless collection of dopes. The 1970 Sox lost 106 games, but every single one of those glorious 106 losses was accomplished with heart.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:00 AM
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Don't look back!

Remember when the Sun-Times ran that headline when comparing the 2005 White Sox to the 1969 Cubs? And how apt it was, seeing as how the 2005 White Sox performed the most spectacular choke in baseball history! YES!

Whoa. Sorry. I just confused reality with Chicago media wet dreams. Anyway, I am reviving that quaint l'il headline to do our 1970-2013 comparison.

After 100 games:

1970 White Sox 34-66 GB 30.5

2013 White Sox 40-60 GB 16

So the 2013ers are ahead of the record pace. On the other hand, they are still on a pace to lose 100 games, which they have not done since that wonderous 1970 season. But at least the 1970 team was composed of MEN. They CARED. They just weren't in it for the money. They wanted to play. Not like this gutless, heartless, brainless, listless lessless collection of dopes. The 1970 Sox lost 106 games, but every single one of those glorious 106 losses was accomplished with heart.
I appreciate the sarcasm, it gave me a badly needed laugh. I still prefer the 1970 team to this years vintage. They just might be the first Sox team in over 50 years of fandom that I actually don't like. Brainless listless lessless? Yeah that about describes them on the baseball field.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:17 AM
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How's next year's draft class looking? It'd be if the Sox could get a top 10 or even top 5 pick.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:32 PM
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After 106 games:

1970 White Sox 37-69 28.5 GB
2013 White Sox 40-66 21.0 GB (for now)

We've been stuck on 40 wins for a while. The 1970 team got to 40 on August 5. It's gonna be a close race!
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:45 PM
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I hope Sox fans everywhere can appreciate the magnitude of just how inept this sorry excuse for a team is. To be in the running to match this level of incompetence is very hard to accomplish. My hats off to all them.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:24 PM
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I hope Sox fans everywhere can appreciate the magnitude of just how inept this sorry excuse for a team is. To be in the running to match this level of incompetence is very hard to accomplish. My hats off to all them.
Honestly, I've never been this excited about a losing season. I hate when they are middling. Give me horrible or give me great.
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I remember as a kid watching the 1970 team and as pathetic as they were they still were more entertaining to watch then this overpaid outfit is. They had Horlen,T John,Wood,Aparicio,K Berry,C May,B Melton, and T McCraw. This team has Sale, Konerko and Reed and not much else to get you to come to the ballpark.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:48 PM
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I hope Sox fans everywhere can appreciate the magnitude of just how inept this sorry excuse for a team is. To be in the running to match this level of incompetence is very hard to accomplish. My hats off to all them.
kudos to you. the best post I have read all year.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:58 PM
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Give me horrible or give me great.

You got your wish this year.No in-between.This team is HORRIBLE!!
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Honestly, I've never been this excited about a losing season. I hate when they are middling. Give me horrible or give me great.
You no doubt got the former.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:35 AM
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Heading into tonight's game-

2013 White Sox 40-67 --
1970 White Sox 38-70 2.5 GB

August 2, 1970

White Sox split doubleheader with Cleveland.


Lose the opener, 4-2 with Jerry Crider taking the loss.

Win the nightcap 8-7, with 2 runs in the botoom of the 9th on a Bill Melton walk off homer! Wilbur Wood with the in win in relief.

I'm beginning to like the 1970 team ALOT more than this year's team.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:45 AM
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Heading into tonight's game-

2013 White Sox 40-67 --
1970 White Sox 38-70 2.5 GB

August 2, 1970

White Sox split doubleheader with Cleveland.


Lose the opener, 4-2 with Jerry Crider taking the loss.

Win the nightcap 8-7, with 2 runs in the botoom of the 9th on a Bill Melton walk off homer! Wilbur Wood with the in win in relief.

I'm beginning to like the 1970 team ALOT more than this year's team.

There is a reason for that. See bold above.. As bad as they were they gave all that they had to the last out. 2013 team seems to just be going thru the motions without an organ beating in their chests..

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