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Chicago White Sox @ Houston Astros -- World Series Game 4 LIVE THREAD
October 26, 2005

Posted on 10/26/2005 4:18:36 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson

STARTING LINE-UPS FOR GAME 4 (Chicago up 3-0)

Chicago White Sox
S. Podsednik lf .278
T. Iguchi 2b .200
J. Dye rf .333
P. Konerko 1b .333
A.J. Pierzynski c .273
A. Rowand cf .308
J. Crede 3b .308
J. Uribe ss .333
F. Garcia p .000

Houston Astros
C. Biggio 2b .214
W. Taveras cf .308
L. Berkman lf .417
M. Ensberg 3b .143
M. Lamb 1b .125
J. Lane rf .214
B. Ausmus c .231
A. Everett ss .083
B. Backe p .000


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Illinois; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: astros; baseball; chicago; houston; illinois; livethread; mlb; sox; sports; texas; whitesox; worldseries
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The Sox go for the sweep--and a possibly historic night for the city of Chicago--with Freddy Garcia on the hill. Or can the Killer Bees battle back behind Brandon Backe?

Baseball! World Series tonight! Let's go!

1 posted on 10/26/2005 4:18:39 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Charles Henrickson

Let's Go Sox!


2 posted on 10/26/2005 4:19:33 PM PDT by A. Morgan
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To: Leapfrog; raccoonradio

At Leapfrog's suggestion, I've got the live thread going, guys.


3 posted on 10/26/2005 4:19:43 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (GO SOX!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

bookmark for when the game starts


4 posted on 10/26/2005 4:20:38 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: darkangel82

7:33 CENTRAL TIME--both teams are in the Central time zones AND divisions, btw.


5 posted on 10/26/2005 4:21:45 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (GO SOX!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Bye, Houston!


6 posted on 10/26/2005 4:21:51 PM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Reporting in......ready to dig into pizza and Pepsi sitting here on my TV table.....NoDoz pills at the ready.

GO SOX!!!!

Leni

7 posted on 10/26/2005 4:24:23 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: A. Morgan; Dengar01; toddlintown; MrJingles; Chi-townChief; wrathof59; Sonar5; carlo3b; ...
White Sox ping to all the Sox fans I can think of!

Chi-townChief, how about a Chicagoland ping? This would be worth it, IMO!

GO SOX!


8 posted on 10/26/2005 4:24:39 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (GO SOX!)
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To: Charles Henrickson
WooHoo! Go Astros!

Please?

9 posted on 10/26/2005 4:24:43 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; Lazamataz; ...)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Sox win yet? Come on, already. Ok, let's get back to NORMAL television schedule already! Seriously, Fox owns a cable sports channel, why not run the series THERE instead of disrupting the broadcast network.


10 posted on 10/26/2005 4:25:03 PM PDT by newzjunkey (CA: YES on Prop 73-77! Unions outspending Arnold 3:1, HELP: http://www.joinarnold.com)
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To: Charles Henrickson

A message from every Red Sox fan that I know(and I know many)

GO SOX,IT'S YOUR YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!


11 posted on 10/26/2005 4:25:10 PM PDT by Mears (The Killer Queen)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Have not lived in Chicago since 1978, and when I lived there, we lived on the North Side, and hence were always Cubbies fans first...but we also loved our White Sox...so here, out in the Pacific Northwest, me, and the hubby are cheering for the Sox...

I was in high school, in 1959, the last time the White Sox were in the world series...during the afternoon, I had Chorus...but our Chorus teacher never made us sing during those White Sox days...instead he moved a TV into the Chorus room, and we spent our classtime watching the White Sox...of course, ,the White Sox lost that time around...

Now yesterday was my 60th birthday, and the White Sox gave me a grand birthday present...today, me and the hubby celebrate 36yrs of wedded life...hope the White Sox give us an even bigger gift, by winning the whole thing tonite...

Go Sox...


12 posted on 10/26/2005 4:25:48 PM PDT by andysandmikesmom
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To: MineralMan

As a baseball purist, I HATE the playoffs and firmly believe the best records should go to the show (it should have been the Sox and the Cards). Given that the Sox qualify for that and the 'Stros got there through a backdoor wildcard, I hope the Sox win it all..


13 posted on 10/26/2005 4:25:48 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (Honest officer, I wasn't speeding.....I was qualifying)
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To: DrewsDad; ElTianti; Diddle E. Squat; Stingy Dog; Miztiki; Lovergirl; Nita Nupress; bobbyd; ...

Ping


14 posted on 10/26/2005 4:27:12 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; Lazamataz; ...)
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To: MinuteGal
NoDoz pills at the ready.

Tell me about it! I had about five hours of sleep after last night's marathon. Couldn't nap today. Two cups of coffee. Adrenaline starting to pump!

GO SOX!

15 posted on 10/26/2005 4:27:20 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (GO SOX!)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Looks like the Sox will make quick work of Houston
16 posted on 10/26/2005 4:27:25 PM PDT by Vision (When Hillary Says She's Going To Put The Military On Our Borders...She Becomes Our Next President)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Yahoooooooooo!!! Go Sox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


17 posted on 10/26/2005 4:27:54 PM PDT by KylaStarr
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To: newzjunkey

Money. Broadcast still reaches more viewers than cable and can therefore get higher ratings which results in being able to charge more for commercials.


18 posted on 10/26/2005 4:29:00 PM PDT by discostu (When someone tries to kill you, you try to kill them right back)
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To: andysandmikesmom; Dengar01; toddlintown; MrJingles; Chi-townChief; wrathof59; Sonar5; carlo3b; ...
The Cubs last won the pennant in 1945. The White Sox last won the pennant in 1959. (I was only six at the time, so I don’t remember it real well.) That means that from 1960 through 2004 (not counting the strike year of 1994) the city of Chicago, my home town, had 88 chances to win a pennant and appear in a World Series without doing so. That drought has ended this year with the Sox pennant.

What’s more, the Cubs last won the World Series in 1908. The White Sox last won in 1917. So from 1918 through 2004 the city of Chicago, my home town, has gone a combined 172 seasons--172 seasons!--without winning the championship of baseball, by far the longest drought for any city, in any sport, ever.

Now we are one game away from the Promised Land, with four chances to do it. Sweet.

BTW, I may be away from this thread at some point to join some fellow Chicagoans here in St. Louis who are gathering at a local watering hole to watch the game. I would like to experience the moment with some of my countrymen in person. But if so I will rejoin you all after that.

GO SOX!

19 posted on 10/26/2005 4:29:57 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (GO SOX!)
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To: darkangel82

Mark for later find, say 12:30 am again


20 posted on 10/26/2005 4:31:57 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right >>>>>>>>>>>>>>)
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To: discostu
As a ...It does hurt a little that the Sox will do it tonight...but there will come a time for the Nort' Siders, for now it's ALL CHICAGO Baby!!!
21 posted on 10/26/2005 4:33:12 PM PDT by GRRRRR (America is a better place because of people like us...)
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To: newzjunkey
Come on, already. Ok, let's get back to NORMAL television schedule already! Seriously, Fox owns a cable sports channel, why not run the series THERE instead of disrupting the broadcast network.

But you still get to see plenty of Fox promos and see plenty of Fox stars in the stands!


22 posted on 10/26/2005 4:33:30 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (GO SOX!)
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To: Mears
GO SOX,IT'S YOUR YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!

I notice that the sox are taking advantage of every bad call by the umpires or should I say dumpires. Are the umps betting on the sox?

If the sox win it all and they probably will, the box score should record runs, hits, errors, and how about bad calls {of course they can go both ways, but the sox seemed to be living a charmed life this year}? :O)

I know how the Astros can win 4 games straight. All I have to do is bet on the Sox each game.

23 posted on 10/26/2005 4:36:54 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Charles Henrickson

"Hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good evening to you, wherever you may be...and if you're the Houston Astros, you 'be' in a quandry...if you'll pardon the incorrect grammar.

"The Houston Astros find themselves in an interesting spot...as in the Chinese curse "May you live in interesting times". They've used their top three pitchers, two of them former World Champions, and have three losses to show for it. Also in the negative column, last night they were on the losing end of a marathon game this time, unlike the 18-inning game that they won here in Houston, to defeat the Braves.

"Meanwhile, Ozzie Guillen and his White Sox just keep rolling along: since a 3-2 loss at the Detroit Tigers on September 27, get this: the White Sox are an amazing 18-1. The only loss: you guessed it, to the Los Angeles Angels, and that was after a long layoff resulting from a sweep of the RED Sox.

"And if you're an Astro fan, thinking that the team can rebound to win four straight from the White Sox, two very ominous stats stand in the way: #1, it's never been done in the World Series, and #2, the last time the White Sox lost four games in a row, you'd have to go back to what seems like an eternity: September 8-11, which included a three game series sweep at the hands of a team they just destroyed in the playoffs...the Los Angeles Angels.

"So you add it all up, and though it may not be politically correct to say, if the fat lady isn't singing, she's warming up in the bullpen. And for the White Sox, to paraphrase the late great basketball announcer Chick Hearn, the refrigerator door's almost closed, and it's stocked full of champagne. But they have to win one more, and we'll bring it to you, right after this."

/Vin Scully voice inflection


24 posted on 10/26/2005 4:38:58 PM PDT by Christian4Bush ("A gov't big enough to give you all you want is a gov' big enough to take all you have." G.Ford)
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To: Charles Henrickson

The last night of the series.


25 posted on 10/26/2005 4:39:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
S W E E E E E P ! ! !

Commisserate with my mourning Cardinal compadres as we cry in our beers tonight on what might have been.....

If LaLoser would ruse his collar.

26 posted on 10/26/2005 4:40:07 PM PDT by woofer
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To: andysandmikesmom
Well since it's a birthday present that you want {and I have no preference on who will win}, then I'll root for the sox to win for you too.
27 posted on 10/26/2005 4:40:47 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Charles Henrickson

28 posted on 10/26/2005 4:41:48 PM PDT by al baby (Father of the beeber)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Where theres hope...theres...um...BEER!



Someone mentioned this song last night
and I thought it was hilarious

Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the beers
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears



GO ASTROS!!!
KILLER BEES
BUZZ BOYZ
B G O !
BEELIEVE!

If you make it to the World Series,
you must have done something right!




29 posted on 10/26/2005 4:42:05 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: al baby

Tommy Lasorda, is that you?


30 posted on 10/26/2005 4:43:58 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Free Republic = the people's think tank.)
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To: Christian4Bush

Chickie's commentary may apply to basketball, but in baseball, "it ain't over til it's over."


31 posted on 10/26/2005 4:45:37 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Free Republic = the people's think tank.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
White Sox ping to all the Sox fans I can think of!

Ping me! Ping me! Only I won't be near a computer after 7:30. I'll be near the bar and a tv!!

GO SOX!!

32 posted on 10/26/2005 4:46:48 PM PDT by Rollee (LET'S GO WHITE SOX!! GOOD GUYS WEAR BLACK!!!)
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To: Liberty Valance
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33 posted on 10/26/2005 4:47:38 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Free Republic = the people's think tank.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Mi nombre es fernando


34 posted on 10/26/2005 4:47:46 PM PDT by al baby (Father of the beeber)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Fox should trade Tim McCarver for Steve Lyons.


35 posted on 10/26/2005 4:49:15 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Charles Henrickson

I think I was one of the few people who actually stayed up and watched the entire game.

Of course, I live on the West Coast, so it was only 11:30 or so when the game finally ended.


36 posted on 10/26/2005 4:50:13 PM PDT by Carling (http://www.marriedadults.com/howarddeanscreamaudio141jq.mp3)
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To: La Enchiladita

Thank you for that...it's KILLER BEE!


37 posted on 10/26/2005 4:51:07 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Charles Henrickson
BTW, I may be away from this thread at some point to join some fellow Chicagoans here in St. Louis who are gathering at a local watering hole to watch the game. I would like to experience the moment with some of my countrymen in person. But if so I will rejoin you all after that.

I was hoping for an I-55 series - Sox & Cards, but it was not to be.

Enjoy your watering hole, I'll enjoy mine and GOOOOOO SOOOOXXXX!!!!

Someone on a thread yesterday called us Southsiders Neathredals (sp?). I should hunt him/her up to see how he/she is feeling today, but I can't endure the whining. I want to savor every moment of victory!!!

38 posted on 10/26/2005 4:51:13 PM PDT by Rollee (LET'S GO WHITE SOX!! GOOD GUYS WEAR BLACK!!!)
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To: al baby

Que tal, Fernando?


39 posted on 10/26/2005 4:51:36 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Free Republic = the people's think tank.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

WooHoo!!

Break out the Brooms, it looks like a sweeper....

Freddy is going to be all fired up.

So are the White Sox Players and coaches.

That place last sounded like a morgue even when the Astros were up.

I heard Let's Go White Sox more than a few times.

Party tonight!


40 posted on 10/26/2005 4:51:50 PM PDT by Sonar5 (62 Million+ have Spoken Clearly - "We Want Our Country Back")
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To: al baby

R O T F L M A O


41 posted on 10/26/2005 4:54:35 PM PDT by calrighty (Taglines for sale or let......1 liners 50 cents! C'mon troops, finish em off!!)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Have fun tonight at the local watering hole.

I'll save your seat.

Leni

42 posted on 10/26/2005 5:01:51 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: calrighty

el rodar en el piso que ríe mi asno apagado?


43 posted on 10/26/2005 5:01:52 PM PDT by al baby (Father of the beeber)
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To: woofer

Make that a third Card fan crying in his beer. I have to admit, I'm pulling for the Sox, but I wanted a Sox - Cardinal Series. When I was a kid, someone gave me an old White Sox yearbook. Liked them ever since.


44 posted on 10/26/2005 5:02:10 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (Never draw to an inside straight.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Of course, just like last night, I'm off to Coach my sons football team.

I'll be back at 8:15 Pacific to catch the last innings or 12. ;-)

Enjoy the game.


45 posted on 10/26/2005 5:04:49 PM PDT by Sonar5 (62 Million+ have Spoken Clearly - "We Want Our Country Back")
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To: Charles Henrickson

HOUSTON, We have a problem.


46 posted on 10/26/2005 5:05:18 PM PDT by arichtaxpayer (We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.)
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To: I Drive Too Fast
You did see the home run that wasn't last night didn't you? That was the only bad call of several bad calls that actually gave another team a run. The Sox actually had to bring the disputed base-runners home with clutch/timely hitting... the hallmark of a champion. Quit your bitching.
47 posted on 10/26/2005 5:05:50 PM PDT by mrexitement
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To: andysandmikesmom
Have not lived in Chicago since 1978, and when I lived there, we lived on the North Side, and hence were always Cubbies fans first...but we also loved our White Sox...so here, out in the Pacific Northwest, me, and the hubby are cheering for the Sox...

Similar story here. Born and raised and lived most of my life on the North Side of the city (6400 N, 2500 W). So naturally I have always been first and foremost a Cubs fan. But I always have followed and liked the Sox, too. Went to lots and lots of games at old Comiskey Park.

Moved out of Chicago some years ago and have lived mostly in St. Louis since. But tonight I wear a White Sox shirt and am cheering for my home town of Chicago!

GO SOX!

48 posted on 10/26/2005 5:05:55 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (GO SOX!)
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To: MinuteGal

I'll watch the game here at home with my 9-yr.-old daughter, until she fades out. Then, if it looks like it might be a clinching night, I'll head over to the pub and join the Chicagoans there.


49 posted on 10/26/2005 5:07:34 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (GO SOX!)
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To: GraniteStateConservative; TheRedSoxWinThePennant; SE Mom; raccoonradio; bikepacker67; ...

Here's tonight's WS thread. Thanks Charles Henrickson!


50 posted on 10/26/2005 5:08:05 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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