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  • soxfan101
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    Been away for awhile. It doesn't work that way in Chicago, You have to pick a team. So many people in the city would actually see the Sox lose than win. Sounds crazy, but thats how it is. The Sox did it first so we have unlimited bragging rights untill the cubs can win one, which is going to be for a long time They sent us to work the sox rally and it was awesome! Great experience to be there for such a historical moment.

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  • NDubs55
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    I have to say that this series didn't have the feel good auora around it like the Boston series had last year. I couldn't miss the series last year and this year I couldn't wait for the series to be over. I mean congrats to the Sox and all, but this series was weak. sorry to say it.... but i gots to.

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  • Welpe
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    See my post above.

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  • ZmanCarlvr
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    why doesn't it make sense???

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  • Welpe
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    That just don't make no sense.

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  • ZmanCarlvr
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    Originally posted by Welpe
    Cubs...White Sox....who cares they're both in the same city! They're not even in the same league.

    Being from the Bay Area, I can easily root for both the A's and the Giants. Life is twice as fun that way. Now when it comes to a Bay Bridge series, you better believe I'm rooting for the Giants but that's just a personal taste thing.

    see the thing is with around chicago land.... there are a substantially higher amount of cub fans over white sox fans... and the feelings towards the other team is usualy quite negative.... I don't root by city, i root by team. There are cub fans all over the country, you barely saw any with the white sox.

    they won, and i commend them for that, but I'm not going to run around screaming and shooting off fireworks.

    Cub fan all the way.

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  • Welpe
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    Cubs...White Sox....who cares they're both in the same city! They're not even in the same league.

    Being from the Bay Area, I can easily root for both the A's and the Giants. Life is twice as fun that way. Now when it comes to a Bay Bridge series, you better believe I'm rooting for the Giants but that's just a personal taste thing.

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  • ZmanCarlvr
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    the white sox did win. and i also feel that houston deserved to lose with how ****ty they played that series.


    next yr is the year for the cubbies!

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  • explorerscout83
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    White Sox Win White Sox Win

    White sox win


    HOUSTON - The Chicago White Sox are World Series champions again at last, and yet another epic streak of futility is not just wiped away but swept away.

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    After seven scoreless innings, Jermaine Dye singled home the only run in the eighth, and the White Sox beat the Houston Astros 1-0 Wednesday night to win their first title in 88 years.

    Just a year ago, the same story line captivated baseball when the long-suffering Boston Red Sox swept St. Louis to capture their first title in 86 seasons.

    Who's next, the Chicago Cubs, without a championship since 1908?

    "It's unbelievable, unbelievable," catcher A.J. Pierzynski said.

    It was the third title for the White Sox, following wins in 1906 and 1917. And it was the first since "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and the "Black Sox" threw the 1919 Series against Cincinnati.

    In the Windy City, where the Cubs have long been king, Chicago's South Side team for once trumped its North Side rival, no small feat for the Sox.

    Owner Jerry Reinsdorf once said he'd trade all six of the Chicago Bulls' NBA titles for a single Series ring. No swap is needed now: He's got the prize he dreamed of since he was a kid growing up in Brooklyn.

    "I hope this is not a dream," he said, holding the trophy under his left arm like a kid clutching his first baseball glove.

    White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said during the regular season that he might retire if his team went on to win the Series, and now he'll have to reveal that decision. He hinted after the game that he wanted a new contract.

    "Now I'm going to make my money," he said playfully, looking at Reinsdorf.

    Chicago's sweep, its eighth straight postseason win and 16th in 17 games overall, made it only the second team to go through the postseason 11-1 since the extra round of playoffs was added in 1995, joining the 1999 Yankees. But the White Sox fans didn't get to enjoy a single celebration in person: the division title and all three rounds of the postseason were won on the road.

    "I wish we were in Chicago tonight," Reinsdorf said. "It's surreal."

    Houston, which finally won a pennant for the first time since it joined the National League in 1962, became the first team swept in its Series debut.

    "They played well all year long," Astros manager Phil Garner said of the White Sox. "They played well against us. They deserve to be world champions this year."

    On a night when pitching dominated, winner Freddy Garcia and Houston's Brandon Backe pitched shutout ball for seven innings, with Backe allowing four hits and Garcia five. They each struck out seven.

    Brad Lidge, Houston's closer, came in to start the eighth, and Chicago sent up Willie Harris to bat for Garcia.

    Harris lined a single to left leading off, and that led to Houston's downfall. Scott Podsednik bunted a difficult high pitch in front of the plate, and the speedy Harris took second on the sacrifice. Carl Everett pinch hit for Tadahito Iguchi and grounded to second, moving Harris to third.

    Dye, the Series MVP, swung and missed Lidge's next pitch, took a ball, then grounded a single up the middle, clapping his hands as he left the plate. Harris trotted home from third, and the White Sox celebrated in the third-base dugout.

    But it wasn't quite over yet.

    Cliff Politte relieved to start the bottom half and hit Willy Taveras on the hand with one out. Politte bounced a wild pitch on his first offering to Lance Berkman, moving Taveras to second, then intentionally walked Berkman, nearly throwing away the next pitch.

    Morgan Ensberg flied to right-center, dropping him to 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position in the Series, and Chicago brought in left-hander Neal Cotts to face pinch-hitter Jose Vizcaino, who hit a broken-bat grounder to shortstop.

    Juan Uribe charged in, backhanded the ball by the grass and threw hard to first, beating Vizcaino by half a step.

    After Chicago wasted a leadoff double by Pierzynski in the ninth, Jason Lane lofted a 3-2 pitch off Bobby Jenks into short center for a single leading off the bottom half.

    Brad Ausmus sacrificed and pinch-hitter Chris Burke fouled out to Uribe, who fell into the left-field seats as he leaned in to make the grab. Uribe ran to the mound with the ball and gave Jenks a slap.

    Orlando Palmeiro then pinch hit, and grounded to Uribe at shortstop for the final out, with Paul Konerko gloving the ball a half-step before Palmeiro landed on the bag. A postseason filled with umpires making questionable calls ended with them getting it right.

    "It means a lot not only to us in the clubhouse but to the organization, the fans, the city. It's a great feeling," Dye said. "We're just happy to be able to bring a championship to the city of Chicago. It's really special."

    Chicago players poured out of their dugout and jumped around on the mound. Astros players were stone-faced, then came out to wave to their fans and throw caps into the seats.

    Houston was 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position on the night and 10-for-48 (.208) in the Series, and the Astros were shutout for the final 15 innings, stranding 18 runners.

    Jenks got his second save, while Lidge fell to 0-2 in the Series and 0-3 in the postseason.

    After Chicago's 14-inning, 7-5 win that lasted a Series-record 5 hours, 41 minutes and ended at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, the crowd was more subdued at Minute Maid Park. The fans had to know that no team has ever overcome a 3-0 Series deficit.

    Chicago stranded runners in three of the first four innings, including Podsednik after a two-out triple in the third, but Backe's changeup got stronger, and he struck out five straight

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    Originally posted by explorerscout83
    The White Sox did it. A 4 game sweep of the Astros. I am so happy. Did I mention that the White Sox have won the World Series. Well just incase you did not hear it the White Sox won the World Series.


    Now this is a sweet victory for the sox, I wouldn't take that from them. When is the last time they gone to the series, (when is the last time they won it to.) I got to admit, I would rather see the twins in here.

    Oh by the way I heard some stat that it was 1 and some million chance that Sox will win. You also better go buy a powerball ticket.

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  • explorerscout83
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    White Sox Win White Sox Win

    The White Sox did it. A 4 game sweep of the Astros. I am so happy. Did I mention that the White Sox have won the World Series. Well just incase you did not hear it the White Sox won the World Series.

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  • Five-0fromSoCal
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    Originally posted by toby101
    Hey my season is over.

    All I care about is the Yankees not going to the world series. If they don't go, its a great year.
    I second that. Im happy my Angels took them out.

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    Hey my season is over.

    All I care about is the Yankees not going to the world series. If they don't go, its a great year.

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  • explorerscout83
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    Originally posted by Five-0fromSoCal
    Whatever, GO ANGELS.
    WHITE SOX TO THE WORLD SERIES, THEY JUST WON 6 TO 3. GO SOCKS. ALL THE WAY. WHITE SOX GO WHITE SOX. GAME ENDED WITH A GROUND OUT TO FIRST. GO WHITE SOX.

    Sorry for all caps. just had to say go WHITE SOX.

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  • Five-0fromSoCal
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    Originally posted by soxfan101
    Another dilusional cubs fan The Whitesox gave them the spanking they well deserved. The real Sox are going to take the series this year, jealous?
    Whatever, GO ANGELS.

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