Baseball-holics anonymous

Baseball is the one thing that will pull me away from my stereo, listening on the radio (well, internet radio) to as many games as I can.

Who else is ready for the crack of the bat, smell of hot dogs and beer, and the slap of the glove?

I’m Mike, and I’m a White Sox fan. I’ve been a White Sox fan since I entered the world. 2005 was the best year of my life. This is the year that the South Side awakens. Watch out.

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Good deal. You guys got to experience the “Joys of Buehrle”. My favorite ball player ever, bar none.

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My favorite ball park…

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Hey Mike. As you already know, also a big White Sox fan. My fandom came as a reaction to the 1969 Cubs. I hated that team and all their followers. The seriousness and darkness of old Comiskey Park was so enticing to the young me. I still like the hard, sparse and industrial south side of Chicago. 2005 was great but I’m still found of 1983. Tito Landrum off of Britt Burns will always hurt.

Baseball is more than a sport, it’s our culture written at a timeless and poetic pace. Played in beautiful cathedrals. Love the game. On my grandmothers death bed, we talked about White Sox baseball.

Every generation in my family shares the passion. I have a 1 year old grandson to take to a couple games this year!! He’s worn 3 different sizes of White Sox pajamas already.

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Yep. Those damned Orioles broke my heart that year. What a team that was though. I wish I still had my “Winnin’ Ugly” T-shirt. Kittle. Luzinski. Burns. Baines, Dotson, and Fisk. Wimpy towards the end of his career and Greg Walker just a baby. Lamar Hoyt. What a team.

2005 was the best year ever not just for my Sox. There were some WONDERFUL things about that year in my life, but damn, that Sox run was magical. Ozzie hadn’t COMPLETELY lost his damned mind yet.

Proudest moment as a White Sox fan? Asking Commissioner Manfred at Fan Fest in Cincy why they don’t give Joe Jackson and Buck Weaver another look at the HOF since Pete Rose was getting one at the time.

On the upside, since then, my one boy breathes baseball and is a Cardinals fan, which works well for me because he hates the Cubs as much as I do. When I say he breathes baseball, that damned kid knows all the GMs in MLB. He’s a good kid. He’s probably going to be a big PS Audio customer once he graduates college…here’s hoping he throws some crumbs to the old man.

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Oh yeah! Full disclosure — I am fan of the Northsiders — born and raised in NW Indiana.

We can still be “friends” though.

:wink:

I think the word is “frenemies”.

For some reason, all my bosses in life have been fans of rival teams. Notre Dame. Florida State. Ohio State. The Cubs.

It makes life damn hard sometimes.

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There’s hope for the future!

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Harold Baines is one of my favorite players of all time.

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Bainsey. Kittle. Buehrle. Konerko. Pierzinski. Any Sox guy with -ski in his name…

Tigers Spring Training in Lakeland always means better weather is close by… Watching them play the Rays right now. Although we are in rebuild mode now, it was a good 10 year run. Looking forward to a full healthy year for Cabrera in

2019.

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Hope SPRINGS eternal!

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Win or lose, I’m there :-):sunglasses:

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I live in Goodyear Az home of the RED/INDIANS Cactus League with next SUN ending the spring training. I live ~8mi equal distance from the stadium and Phoenix International Raceway… that is a toss up, good thing I am not a sports fan… I enjoy participating and have watched 3 baseball games live and zero TV… One NASCAR race live and zero TV… weird… like to play sports, never a fan… I only watch Cycling on TV for the team strategy… weird… I lettered in basketball and cross country running and never watch them as a fan, just major boring… weird… however, I sit and listen to music for hours… weird…

I used to cycle pretty serious, don’t anymore but I adore watching the Tour de France every year. It’s a highlight of summer. An amazing spectacle on every level!

Cubs beat the Sox BTW…ug…it’s just spring…

And…baseball is a sport made for the radio while going about your life. Will fill your heart with joy if followed that way.

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