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  • Welcome to the new WSI Forums

    Welcome to the new WSI Forums. Sadly, due to the passing of FarWestChicago we had to let the old site fade away. Honestly this is fitting. West was the driving force behind the old site and with his passing, his work should go with him. We were unable to transfer the old content due to major tweaks that were made to the code on the old site that would have led to a lot of broken code and no functionality if we had tried. Some of the moderators remain and we ask that you continue to treat them with the respect you have in the past.

    While the content is lost, the spirit lives on. You will find this site very similar to the old one in functionality and BONUS! the smilies work again. We were even able to rescue most of the old tags and smilies from the old forums so hopefully it will feel like home. Yes the language filters still exist and we still ask you not to try to evade them. We want to be a home for anyone, even younger members who want to talk Sox Baseball. Politics is still not allowed other than in the special hidden forum you have to ask to join.

    A couple of small tweaks were made to the forums. There is no more What's the Score forum. Please feel free to discuss the Cubs in the Talking Baseball forum. There is no subscriber system setup so the Bards Room also has passed into oblivion. For now we will not be asking for contributions to keep the site running and while we may restore ads in the future at present it is not a priority. We also won't be creating a special forum for Gameday threads at this time - just post the gameday threads in the Sox Clubhouse for now. Finally, ticket sales will no longer be allowed.

    We do have a home page back as you probably noticed - you're reading this article on it now. If you would like to be considered to write articles for the site just shoot an email to [email protected].

    There are more features available while posting and a built in dictionary. Hopefully you will find it easy to use but feel free to post a question if you have one. There's a link stuck at the top of the Sox Clubhouse to do so. Honestly, we're still figuring things out too, so probably expect a few changes as time passes, but for now, feel free to restart any old threads you would like to and let's try to make this place home like the old site was.

    Thanks for sticking around and of course... GO SOX!!!

    • Dumpjerry
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      Dumpjerry commented
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      New site. New winning era for the Good Guys!

    • MARTINMVP
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      MARTINMVP commented
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      Voodochile,

      I want to begin by thanking you, in addition to the mods who also are migrating over, for keeping this community going here at the new site.

      Look forward to being part of this place for many years to come!
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  • Playoffs!!!
    by voodoochile


    Sox fans have been waiting twelve years for today - twelve long frustrating years. Along the way we've seen our share of bad baseball. We've had to endure so many bad players, partial rebuilds and finally a full tear down to start from scratch with a bunch of kids. Last year we started to see some of the fruits as young players came on to show promise and help give a glimpse of the future and then everything got put on hold. The whole world got put on hold and all we could do is scratch our heads and say, "what now?" As Bill Veeck once quipped ""If there is any justice in this world, to be a White Sox fan frees a man from any other form of penance."

    But the season finally got going in late July and after a slow start and a lot of hand wringing and questions, much of it brought on by our nemesis from Minnesota in the first week of the season, the Sox took off. The young kids started hitting and the defense looked solid and they had not one but two or even three MVP candidates at various times. Entering these final two weeks against much tougher competition the Sox were the #1 team in the American League, but standing in our way was that very same Twinkies team. Some were convinced this would be the moment the Sox proved to be pretenders, getting fat on weak competition and now the butchers bill was due. Monday they won a squeaker. Tuesday was easier as rookie Pitcher Dane Dunning in only his 5th start rose up and led the team to victory. Wednesday our ace let us down a bit and the offense couldn't get anything going and the Sox took a painful loss, more so with the match-up coming Thursday day with Minnesota sending an ace to the mound as the Sox went with Renaldo "Mr. Wishy-Washy" Lopez.

    Early in the game no one was getting much going offensively, but both teams knocked out some solo homers. Abreu and Encarnacion twice tying the game up with their blasts, but the Twinkies took the lead in the 6th when Donaldsaon chased Lopez from the mound with the 5th solo shot of the game. Donaldson then promptly got himself tossed trolling the home plate umpire, which was just fine with us Sox fans. Then, in the 7th, the Twinkies nearly extended the lead after a misplayed flyball in center that could have been a back-breaker, but a nice relay nipped Buxton at the plate to keep the score 3-2, and so the score remained until the bottom half. Jarrod Dyson led off slapping his second single of the game and again stole second. Two outs later, with Dyson now on third, Grandal watched four balls sale past and Abreu promptly extended his AL RBI lead by channeling his inner Engel and beating out an infield single to plate Dyson and tie the game. Eloy Jimenez wasted no time drilling a hanging inside slider down the left field line for a double to drive in the go ahead run and hand the game to the bullpen.

    Cody Heuer returned for a second inning and was looking sharp but yielded a 2-out hit to Cruz and Ricky called for Alex Colome to earn a 4-out save - something the Sox have done more and more as the season has gone on. Colome nearly walked the next batter but induced a sharp grounder to Abreu who stepped on first and ended the threat. After a scoreless bottom half Alex came back out for the ninth and quickly got two routine fly balls to center, but then muffed a comebacker to breathe a bit of life into our hated northerly rivals. Alex wasn't phased though and another routine flyball to center ended the game and sent the Sox to the playoffs!

    I know a lot of us were thinking this year would be one more year to lock things in. With Michael Kopech opting out and the Sox relying on two rookies - a number that has grown to 5 or more (honestly I lose count) this wasn't supposed to happen. The injuries to the starting pitchers and back end bullpen pieces might have been a deal breaker, but the Sox just keep dancing along. Picking each other up, having fun, throwing leather and scoring runs in bunches. Every game seems to bring a new hero or just the next guy on the list. Through it all the steady play of veterans like Tim Anderson, Jose Abreu Yasmani Grandal, James McCann, Dallas Keuchel and Colome have allowed the team to just relax and take it as it comes. And take they have, with gusto.

    There's still work to do. They still need to win the division and the chance for the best record in the AL still lurks. The Sox have a 3 game lead on the Twinkies for the division and with the tiebreaker on their side due to today's win it's more like 4. As the Hawk would say, "Don't Stop Now Boys!" Soxtober beckons......
    09-17-2020, 06:13 PM
  • I said No No No No
    by voodoochile
    The No No Song
    (For Lucas Giolito 8-25-2020)
    By Voodoochile
    With apologies to Ringo Starr

    A Pitcher that I know from South Chicago
    Smiled because no one understands
    Then He threw his first pitch and we said ho ho
    And we knew he was the best in all the land

    And I said:
    No no no no, the Bucs can’t hit it no more
    They tried but they just bounced them off the floor
    Yeah they’re all, stiffs, who had lots of whiffs
    And Lucas showed them all right to the door

    A Player that I know from Pittsburgh town
    Frowned because he did not understand.
    Then he checked his swing, but the ump said gone
    He knows Lucas is the best in all the land

    And I said:
    No no no no, the Bucs can’t hit it no more
    They tried but they just bounced them off the floor
    Yeah they’re all, stiffs, who had lots of whiffs
    And Lucas showed them all right to the door

    A bunch of Sox fans let out a big scream
    We smile because now you understand
    Lucas and McCann and the White Sox team
    Simply are the best in all the land

    And I said:
    No no no no, the Bucs can’t hit it no more
    They tried but they just bounced them off the floor
    Yeah they’re all, stiffs, who had lots of whiffs
    And Lucas showed them all right to the door...
    08-25-2020, 11:38 PM
  • Welcome to the new WSI Forums
    by voodoochile
    Welcome to the new WSI Forums. Sadly, due to the passing of FarWestChicago we had to let the old site fade away. Honestly this is fitting. West was the driving force behind the old site and with his passing, his work should go with him. We were unable to transfer the old content due to major tweaks that were made to the code on the old site that would have led to a lot of broken code and no functionality if we had tried. Some of the moderators remain and we ask that you continue to treat them with the respect you have in the past.

    While the content is lost, the spirit lives on. You will find this site very similar to the old one in functionality and BONUS! the smilies work again. We were even able to rescue most of the old tags and smilies from the old forums so hopefully it will feel like home. Yes the language filters still exist and we still ask you not to try to evade them. We want to be a home for anyone, even younger members who want to talk Sox Baseball. Politics is still not allowed other than in the special hidden forum you have to ask to join.

    A couple of small tweaks were made to the forums. There is no more What's the Score forum. Please feel free to discuss the Cubs in the Talking Baseball forum. There is no subscriber system setup so the Bards Room also has passed into oblivion. For now we will not be asking for contributions to keep the site running and while we may restore ads in the future at present it is not a priority. We also won't be creating a special forum for Gameday threads at this time - just post the gameday threads in the Sox Clubhouse for now. Finally, ticket sales will no longer be allowed.

    We do have a home page back as you probably noticed - you're reading this article on it now. If you would like to be considered to write articles for the site just shoot an email to [email protected].

    There are more features available while posting and a built in dictionary. Hopefully you will find it easy to use but feel free to post a question if you have one. There's a link stuck at the top of the Sox Clubhouse to do so. Honestly, we're still figuring things out too, so probably expect a few changes as time passes, but for now, feel free to restart any old threads you would like to and let's try to make this place home like the old site was.

    Thanks for sticking around and of course... GO SOX!!!
    04-19-2020, 07:09 PM
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