ChiSox to BoSox: Just Take It

Let us bring you back to last week. Chicago was at Boston, winning in the fourth, when rain showers saved the Bostons from a potential loss. Since then the South Siders have developed a nasty little chip on their shoulders w/r/t our poor Yankees. They clearly wanted a fight this weekend, but our cool-headed boys did not oblige. So what have they done now? They’ve offered to forfeit the makeup of that washed out game. A game with MAD playoff implications. Because they don’t want to play 20 days in a row. Boo-hoo. We’re guessing the commish won’t let that stand. And I’d bet there are a few men in Pinstripes who’d like to see the ChiSox in the playoffs. If they can get there.

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  • Replace “White Sox” with “Yankees” and “Red Sox” with “Tigers”. Now ask yourself, YF, WWTYD? We know the answer.
    Remember, this is a Yankees team that demanded a forfeit from a team last year that was sidetracked by a life-threatening hurricane. Get off that high horse.
    (And thanks, White Sox!)

    SF August 22, 2005, 10:10 am
  • Not that it would have mattered; had the Red Sox, or should I say when the Red Sox have to make up this game, it’s going to be against a team of guys from deep within the Chicago minor league system. There is no way Selig will let this stand, but then again, this is Bud Selig. MLB wants the Yanks and the Sox to battle it out in the playoffs more than any other combo, so my own guess is that Selig demands the game if it’s necessary. But again, is it really going to matter if Boston gets to play their Single A team?

    brad-sf August 22, 2005, 10:24 am
  • Yeah, Brad, it will matter. Because the Sox will need to extend their rotation and use their bullpen. And if they win the game and make the playoffs that will likely change the dynamic of the first series. So be it, if that’s what it takes to make the postseason. But there are residual effects of playing anyone, it doesn’t matter who it is.

    SF August 22, 2005, 10:31 am
  • Yeah, I understand that it will take a toll on the Boston players, but all I’m trying to say is if they play the game or don’t play the game, the results almost all but assured the same. I don’t want them to make it up at all, of course, and I don’t see the point in forcing either team to do so when it is so clearly going to be in Boston’s favor.

    brad-sf August 22, 2005, 10:36 am
  • I agree that the Chisox would play all their minor leaguers in the game against the Sox. Still, teams sporting minor league rosters are capable of beating very good teams on any given day. Just ask my beloved Yanks! Damn pesky Royals.

    Nick August 22, 2005, 11:05 am
  • at least we didn’t DEMAND the forfeit…

    beth August 22, 2005, 11:36 am
  • The game will be played, probably after the regular season ends.
    For the White Sox:
    Timo Perez and a cast of thousands
    For the Red Sox:
    Hanley R
    Stern
    Millar (in LF)
    Petagine
    Kapler (Nixon will be taking Gabe’s PT by then)
    Youks
    Pedroia
    Mirabelli
    Cora (DH)
    Pitching will be Lester, Dinardo, Hansen,and Cora will leave off DHing to close.
    Summary – this game will allow some guys who want PT to have it on the Red sox. Bet the White Sox will come around to seeing it the same way. Otherwise, it just doesn’t matter.

    dabize August 22, 2005, 11:38 am
  • I don’t know, Beth. I’m starting to believe that Theo and co. operate in a secretive and duplicitous manner akin to the Bush administration. How else explain the Fossum and Lyon trade for Schilling? And this guy they picked up called Big Papi (you and I know that he’s a fun-loving robot engineered by Bill James to make you happy and make me..well..unhappy).
    I heard an interview with Michael Lewis in which he talked about Theo’s secrecy and his the way in which he hides his private personality underneath a very agreeable public persona. It’s clear to me that he showed Kenny Williams photos of Ozzie Guillen doing something very odd…

    Nick August 22, 2005, 11:46 am
  • meanwhile, if there’s anything i hate, it’s the term “BoSox.” not sure why.

    beth August 22, 2005, 1:05 pm
  • “at least we didn’t DEMAND the forfeit…”
    what are we in the fifth grade?!?

    Bozo the Homey August 22, 2005, 1:20 pm
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    NYah, NYah, NYah!

    Bozo the Homey August 22, 2005, 1:22 pm
  • Last post was a joke, Lighten up Sox fans. I get the irony between the two posts, that’swhy I did it s’pposed to be funny.

    Bozo the Homey August 22, 2005, 1:37 pm
  • Please. Do you remember last year when the D-Rays missed their flight due to a hurricane and the Yankee Brass wanted a forfeit?
    And this game will have no playoff implications anyways. The Sox are going to finish at least 3 up on the Yanks and nobody’s even close to the Chi Sox in their division. This game would be pointless period.

    SawxBlog August 22, 2005, 2:45 pm

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