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Joseph J. Finn / October 16, 2003 9:48 AM

Only four months until White Sox spring training opens!

Andrew / October 16, 2003 10:52 AM

God am I glad I got out of Wrigleyville after the first inning.

Onid (White Sox fan) / October 16, 2003 10:52 AM

Re-fit for this more appropriate thread:

NOW IS THE TIME for a Sosa backlash!!! He is a selfish player and his talent is fading (especially since this is the first year the MLB tested for steroids and his stats weren't as high as past years. Coincidence?). Come on Cubs fans!! Aren't you guys tired of him swinging for the fences and striking out with runners on base when all he has to do is make contact with the ball to advance the runners? He doesn't know the meaning of sacrifice. Send him to the AL so he could be the DH for some team that could feed his ego and use the cash to get an outfielder that could actually play defense (sammy hit a cut-off man? NEVER!) and a couple other pitchers.

/end rant

Whew I feel much better. Now on to more pressing matters....THE BEARS ARE KILLING ME!

Joseph J. Finn / October 16, 2003 2:54 PM

Amen, Onid. What killed me was that Sosa was hitting some damn good singles and doubles earlier in the year. Suddenly in the playoffs he was back up to his home-run derby tricks. *Sigh.*

lacey / October 16, 2003 4:33 PM

Being a fair-weather fan can be exhausting. Too much stress into small of a timeframe. Eh, my fault.

annfrankenstein / October 16, 2003 11:21 PM

Since I am a total no-longer-living-in-the-city-fair-weather err, person, my fanatic Cubs Fan Family disowned me after I summed it up as: the beer will still flow at Wrigley Field next year.

Benjy / October 16, 2003 11:37 PM

Well, I was the one happy fan at Duffy's last night... Go Sox!

christian / October 17, 2003 1:58 PM

I was listening to the radio today and they had a list of baseball movies Chicagoans can’t watch, one of which was Field of Dreams.


“If you watch it, we will punch you!”

Niki / October 17, 2003 2:39 PM

I'm so exhausted.
Too .. much ... baseball. Must ... get ... a ... life.

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