Rooting Interest?

So as we sit and watch Game 1 of the Twins-Tigers DH today, which team do you want to see win the American League Central (if its not the White Sox)?

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Watching the day game of the Twink-Tiges DH at Comerica, I could not believe the fans were booing their own pitcher in such a crucial situation. So now I am hoping the Twins pull this one out and send those fair weather fans back to their dens.

Other than that, I am rooting for Javy and the Braves or Jimmy and the Dodgers.

Nobody from the AL Central deserves to go! Seriously, if I had to pick, I guess the Tigers, but whoever wins play the Yankees. Hmmm….does it matter? In the end we all want Jimmy to get his ring, so go Dodgers!!

Tough question for me, Scott. I would say that the city of Detroit could use some good news, and I surely don’t have any love for the Twins. However, I have even less love (if that’s possible) for the Yankees, so I’m trying to figure out which of these two teams would stand even a slim chance against the Yanks. I checked the regular season records for both vs. NY, and only Detroit won 1 game, I think, so maybe they have the edge? My gut instinct was that the Twinks might “nibble” away at the Yanks, more than the Tigers, but who knows?

I’ve been reading and now I’ll chime in. Who to root for? In the AL I guess it’s the Twins, because they are the underdog. In the NL: I root for Jimmy and the Dodgers, but it aint gonna happen. Atlanta and Javy? Nope! Jose and the Rockies? I don’t think so. Therefore it will be either St. Louis or Philly against the Yanks. I think we all need to be Nick Swisher fans if we’re rooting for former White Sox connections. I expect the Yankees to win it all……..

But then, what do I know? I thought the Sox would be representing the AL Central…….. Have a great fall and winter and Go Sox’10…..j.k.

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Well I’d like for the Sox to have something to do with who wins. For example ruin Detroit’s chance during the last three games. If we can’t have the division we might as well try to take it away from someone.

From the AL standpoint, as long as it isn’t the Yankees or Red Sox, I’m perfectly fine with that. However, I don’t think I could pull for the Twins or Tigers either, so that only leaves the Angels. Speaking of which, their tribute to Nick Adenhart during their celebration the other day was very moving, so that gives me another reason to pull for them.

On the NL side, I do want Thome to get his ring, so I guess I’m hoping for an all LA (err, LA and Anaheim) World Series.

I have a hard time rooting for any NL team unless it’s A) a Tony La Russa-managed club (still have lots of respect and admiration for this Hall of Fame manager) or B) it’s an NL team playing the hated Red Sox.

There is no such thing as any team from Boston worth rooting for, in any sport. Next to the North Side media darlings, there is no baseball franchise that I hate more. Two of my favorite baseball memories are watching that ball go through Buckner’s legs back in ’86 and watching Aaron Boone circle the bases in ’03. Go Angels. Let’s put an end to Boston’s postseason dreams very quickly.

As far as the Central goes, I gotta pull for the Tigers only because they are managed by another first-class and superb manager in Jimmy Leyland.

Very hard to decide between the two. Normally I would say Tigers with ease, but their fans were so ridiculous Saturday that it makes it really hard for me to root for them. Twinks though… thats a whole other issue… I guess Tigers. But really, its Go Cards! Breaking out my jersey as soon as our season is over. Jimmy and the Dodgers are a very, very close second.

Very hard to decide between the two. Normally I would say Tigers with ease, but their fans were so ridiculous Saturday that it makes it really hard for me to root for them. Twinks though… thats a whole other issue… I guess Tigers. But really, its Go Cards! Breaking out my jersey as soon as our season is over. Jimmy and the Dodgers are a very, very close second.

Very hard to decide between the two. Normally I would say Tigers with ease, but their fans were so ridiculous Saturday that it makes it really hard for me to root for them. Twinks though… thats a whole other issue… I guess Tigers. But really, its Go Cards! Breaking out my jersey as soon as our season is over. Jimmy and the Dodgers are a very, very close second.

Now that the situation has unfolded the way it has, can any White Sox fan say they are “rooting” for the Tigers to take the division by beating our boys? I know I can’t! Hope Peavy has another good outing against the Kitties.

GO WHITE SOX!!

Can someone tell a TV-deprived fan in California what the Tiger fans did on Saturday? With only Gameday to follow the games, I am left to wonder what happened?

Thanks!

Peggy

I was not at that game, just heard from my husband who was, that the Tigers fans were out in force and being very obnoxious about where they (thought) their team was headed and the Tigers pounded the White Sox (in only one game out of the three).

Excellent performance by our newest bullpen stud. Great comments after the game on ESPN as well. In response to what he thought about his new teammates, he mentioned that he took Mark, Gavin, and Johnny with him to “the ranch” on their day off and they had a great time. When asked how he finally got Polanco to strike out, he mentioned the pitch he threw and then said A.J. had saved that particular baseball and gave it to Peavy when they got back in the dugout.

Let’s get another win tonight, Freddy! GO WHITE SOX!!

I was at the game, and unfortunately sitting on the visitor’s dugout side. Man, the Tigers fans were obnoxious! It seemed there were more of them than us, and the “Let’s Go Tigers!” were over the top. I’m fairly certain there were at least two fights in Right Field, and this dude sitting about 5 rows in front of us thought EVERY hit was a homer and was so ridculous! Sunday I was there too, and they were more tame – but im sure its only because we lead early. When we traveled up to Milwaukee, I’m sure some of the Brewers fans felt the same way I did, but I think we did it with more class. The Tigers fans just were insulting. I had never left a game early, and I don’t want to ever again, but my whole family had had enough and left at the start of the 9th. We couldn’t take any more.

And I’m kinda bummed, I missed Scottie’s homer yesterday! That’s only like my thrid ever that I’ve missed! Gah!!

This and that:

First off thank you Scott for this blog and allowing the fans a chance to express their opinions.

I wish all Sox fans a happy, safe, healthy off season. As frustrating, emotional and aggravating as the season was, we all need to take a break and recharge ourselves.

I wish Kenny a PRODUCTIVE off season (as opposed to last year’s…)

Two new columns are up tonight at White Sox Interactive that you may have some interest in.

The first is an overview of the decade called “A Good Decade,” looking at the significant events, individual awards, a paragraph review of each season and some of the unique things that happened from 2000 through 2009 for the Sox. For example the number of managers in the decade, winning seasons in the decade and number of postseason appearances in the decade compared to franchise history are worth noting.

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/rwas/index.php?category=2&id=3903

The second is called “On the Brink,” looking at the 2009 season – where it went south, why it went south and what may have been learned from it.

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/rwas/index.php?category=2&id=3904

Tuesday after the playoff game I’ll have a new thread on winning seasons and playoff appearances in the decade for all MLB teams so that you can compare how the Sox and Cubs did versus the rest of the sport. Some interesting things I’ve discovered… ranging from the obvious, the Yankees lead everyone, to some that fall under the radar…the Marlins have had five winning seasons in the last seven years!

Mark Liptak

Pick’ems before closing the book on Volume 21, Chapter 109 of “The Story of the Chicago White Sox”…

Tomorrow, since it’s in the HumpDump… Piranhas over the Tiggers… then Yank-mes over the Piranhas… The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Azusa and Cuc……..amonga) over the Carmines… Then NYY over LAA in the ALCS…(alphabet city, anyone?)

NL… St L over the LAD, the Phils over the Rox, then the Cardinales over the Philthies…

World Serious… Unfortunately, the NYY to win their, what is it, 27th? World’s Title over St L…

As to the Boys, I just wanted to see them finish the regular season on a positive note, to give them a good feeling going into Spring Training ’10 at Glendale… And if Detroit had given the kind of effort the first two games that they did the last game, they wouldn’t have had to play Game 163 tomorrow…

Solutions for ’10? … Shore up the middle of the order, they were dreadful most of the season… Bring back Pods, because without him we would have finished where the Tribe did… Do SOMETHING with most of the bullpen from Hell that tried their best but failed to knock us out of the # 2 spot in ERA in the league for the season…

Defense? PUTRID !!! Shore it up…

The rotation for next season? Peavy, Danks, Floyd, Buehrle and Freddy… in that order…

Anything else I may not have touched upon, will be touched upon in future posts…

I just wanted to make sure to thank Scott, once again, for hosting a blog that brings people from all across the city and country and providing a place to call “eHome” during the season. Kudos!!

I’ve got my theories, so I don’t think tq’s way is how the Postseason will end up. But I’ve also got my superstitions, so I won’t be telling you how it’ll be either! :D

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