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Old 02-02-2020, 01:08 AM
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Was looking up some old Sox highlights and came across this old ESPN article from 2005. A very entertaining read.

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Here’s to hoping the Sox are playing more meaningful games in September like the one outlined in the above article in the not too distant future.
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Old 02-02-2020, 09:04 AM
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Was looking up some old Sox highlights and came across this old ESPN article from 2005. A very entertaining read.

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Hereís to hoping the Sox are playing more meaningful games in September like the one outlined in the above article in the not too distant future.
I remember that game very clearly. I want to say a loss would have reduced the lead in the division to .5 games.
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Old 02-02-2020, 10:23 AM
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I cringed when I read the name Ronnie Belliard. That dude terrified me at the plate.
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Old 02-03-2020, 08:33 AM
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That September was agonizing. What's amazing is it's not like the Sox were losing a ton of games, their record in September was .586, a 95 win pace. It's just that the Indians played .700 ball for two months! The Indians made up 7 games in 11 days, it was just insane.
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Old 02-03-2020, 01:38 PM
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I still have not forgiven the Chicago Media members who openly rooted for a collapse. That includes moron bozo jackass ******** Kaplan and a guy who has now switched to the White Sox from the Cubs but still boasts about how much attention he got in 2005. Frustrating for me because those *******s feed off our anger and revel in it, yet we give them attention anyway. As far as his little switch is concerned he can shove it.

I have a long memory.
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Old 02-03-2020, 01:51 PM
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Remember the AL Executive of the Year in 2005 was not Kenny Williams, but rather the Indians GM.
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Old 02-03-2020, 05:19 PM
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I still have not forgiven the Chicago Media members who openly rooted for a collapse. That includes moron bozo jackass ******** Kaplan and a guy who has now switched to the White Sox from the Cubs but still boasts about how much attention he got in 2005. Frustrating for me because those *******s feed off our anger and revel in it, yet we give them attention anyway. As far as his little switch is concerned he can shove it.

I have a long memory.
For the life of me, I have a lot of trouble figuring out why the RSN kept Kaplan. Is McDonough the reason?
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Old 02-03-2020, 08:21 PM
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For the life of me, I have a lot of trouble figuring out why the RSN kept Kaplan. Is McDonough the reason?
They'll still be covering the Cubs even if they don't have broadcasts. Maybe more than we'd like. And he's an OK discussion moderator.
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Old 02-03-2020, 08:38 PM
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For the life of me, I have a lot of trouble figuring out why the RSN kept Kaplan. Is McDonough the reason?
I actually like to watch Kaplan (after the Cubs have blown a game). His over-the-top emotions make him very entertaining. Honesting listening to Kaplan after Kimbrel blew those games late last season was must-watch tv.
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Old 02-03-2020, 10:40 PM
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I totally forgot about that nonsense.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:15 AM
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I still have not forgiven the Chicago Media members who openly rooted for a collapse. That includes moron bozo jackass ******** Kaplan and a guy who has now switched to the White Sox from the Cubs but still boasts about how much attention he got in 2005. Frustrating for me because those *******s feed off our anger and revel in it, yet we give them attention anyway. As far as his little switch is concerned he can shove it.

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I seem to recall that all the local media could talk about early in September was Sox attendance. Then the Indians started closing the gap and they were falling over themselves to talk about the Sox collapse.

There's a reason why we use to post those fake Cubune headlines.

If the Sox make a playoff run late this season, get ready for another barrage of "attendance" from the local media.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:49 AM
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For the life of me, I have a lot of trouble figuring out why the RSN kept Kaplan. Is McDonough the reason?
Why the White Sox had Kaplan on the main stage at Sox Fest this year is a bigger mystery. Everyone around me was stunned and many in the audience booed him on introduction, then settled down to hear the panelists. He's a first-order creep. Including him in hopes that he will be more even-handed in covering the Sox this year (if that was the reason) was a major miscalculation. He has to play to his base.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:57 AM
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I remember "somber streak" and something about giant snails but forget the details on both of those.
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Old 02-04-2020, 10:13 AM
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I still have not forgiven the Chicago Media members who openly rooted for a collapse. That includes moron bozo jackass ******** Kaplan and a guy who has now switched to the White Sox from the Cubs but still boasts about how much attention he got in 2005. Frustrating for me because those *******s feed off our anger and revel in it, yet we give them attention anyway. As far as his little switch is concerned he can shove it.

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That the same guy whose claim to fame was blowing a bugle in the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field during the historic Cubs season in 1969?
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Old 02-04-2020, 10:48 AM
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Remember the AL Executive of the Year in 2005 was not Kenny Williams, but rather the Indians GM.
All Shapiro did, I think, was re-sign Travis Hafner; Kenny, meanwhile, overhauled practically the whole team and won a World Series. Ridiculousness...
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