SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Sweep!!!

Monday, Jun 30, 2008

White Sox rule. End of story.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


58 Comments
  1. - Vote Quimby! - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 12:29 pm:

    Ahhhh…..payback is hell. Now us Cubbies get to lick our wounds and wait for the battle in St. Loo-ser this weekend.

    Hope you enjoyed the games, Rich. I know I sure didn’t :-(


  2. - Duckguy - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 12:30 pm:

    I saw the headline and my first thought was “funds sweep”. Guess this is much better!


  3. - Ghost - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 12:33 pm:

    Is the new Stadium is all, can’t expect the cubbies to do well in that run down field they call a ballpark.


  4. - 2for2 - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 12:37 pm:

    Great to see Thome get a big hit last night. Ozzie needs to sit him more against lefties once Konerko comes back.


  5. - Rich Miller - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 12:38 pm:

    Ghost, the Cub home record proves they have trouble playing anywhere other than their Little League park.


  6. - Next Year - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 12:38 pm:

    Ah, summer. The typical end of typical Cub fans’ hopes.


  7. - Amuzing Myself - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 12:41 pm:

    And the Cards were finally able to get wins while the Cubbies lost.

    2 1/2 games, and the Cards have been playing with a blown apart patchwork pitching staff and without Albert for a couple weeks. Hanging close enough to be there when the inevitable crash comes!

    Saw the other day Marquis got off to his usual abysmal second half a bit early. Darn. Fun weekend.


  8. - GA Watcher - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 12:42 pm:

    Let’s just hope this weekend’s sweep jump starts the rest of the season for the Sox. The other teams in their division gained some momentum against those mediocre NL teams. It’s going to be tough.


  9. - Black Ivy - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 12:43 pm:

    Heaven…I’m in heaven!!! With so many challenges facing Americans today, it is good to know that all has been made right in Chicago baseball.

    Don’t hate, appreciate the high rollin’ South Siders!


  10. - 47th Ward - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 12:44 pm:

    Congrats Rich and to the White Slobs for evening-up the season series. See you in October, if the south siders make it that far.

    I guess this means the winner of the All Star game has added significance in Chicago this year.
    Go NL! The Cubs are going to need home field advantage in the World Series this year.


  11. - You Can Put It On The Board - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 12:48 pm:

    A Cub fan saying “See you in October…” ???
    Now that’s rich.


  12. - Rich Miller - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 12:51 pm:

    I think the commenter meant “See u on TV in October”


  13. - frustrated GOP - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 12:57 pm:

    This is the year. it’s only a warm up for the fall. Cubs took a few days off, ready to go. Great year for the cubs to play the sox 7 times in Wrigley.


  14. - Wumpus - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 12:59 pm:

    Rich, I always held you and this site as classy and decent. This is disgusting. You had young Kevin nearly in tears, fearful of posting anything about last weekend’s good weekend for the Cubs. Now this? I am happy for both teams, they are in first place and the Sox needed this series more as the Twins are hot and right behind them.

    AS for the home-away, that is a theme across MLB. A Chicago W/S means more money for the city/area.

    Rich, keep this up and I will have Kevin file a lawsuit that you make it an unsafe enviornment. Also, I will lead a en masse migration to the Huffington Site once it is set up


  15. - What planet is he from again? - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 12:59 pm:

    June Swoon! The first signs of “Wait until next year.”


  16. - Speaking At Will - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 12:59 pm:

    I do have to give Sweet Lou props for getting thrown out last night. Its been awhile since I saw a good managerial screaming and yelling session. While it was no Cito Gaston, it was still enjoyable.

    Heres some more Lou ejection video if interested.

    http://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&sitesearch=&q=Lou+Pinella+ejected#


  17. - Anonymous - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 1:01 pm:

    Grow up you big girls!


  18. - Ghost - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 1:02 pm:

    true, but the right Sox are rated as having the second highest advantage at home, poor cubbis are down at number 6 for home games

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/stats/parkfactor


  19. - Ghost - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 1:03 pm:

    right or white, your pick.


  20. - culatr - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 1:06 pm:

    I attended games at both parks and realize that there are many idiots out there are both sides. Did you know the all time series was tied before last nights’ game? You can’t beat fun at the old ballpark!


  21. - A Citizen - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 1:11 pm:

    Meanwhile, in St. Louis, serious intelligent baseball fans witness real major league baseball at its zenith.


  22. - Kevin Fanning - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 1:14 pm:

    ===Rich, keep this up and I will have Kevin file a lawsuit that you make it an unsafe enviornment.===

    lol


  23. - David Starrett - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 1:22 pm:

    Cubs: .598
    Sox: .568

    End of story.


  24. - Levois - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 1:28 pm:

    While the cross town series is at three to three the only reason the Sox has got a leg up is because they won that world series in 2005. But then we’ll see who’s in the playoffs in October.


  25. - Dan S, a voter and Cubs Fan - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 1:36 pm:

    Rich, since the begining of interleague play neither tem has bragging rights. They are 33 - 33 dead even. I was fun to see Crede watch the ball go between his legs!!! LOL


  26. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 1:36 pm:

    RBI’s from the Crosstown Classic:

    Cubs - 31
    White Sox - 32

    We don’t need to wait for the All-Star break or October.

    To quote Mike Madigan: “Numbers don’t lie.”

    Sox win.


  27. - Dan S, a voter and Cubs Fan - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 1:36 pm:

    Rich, since the begining of interleague play neither team has bragging rights. They are 33 - 33 dead even. I was fun to see Crede watch the ball go between his legs!!! LOL


  28. - Reed Johnson's Feedbag - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 1:49 pm:

    Now all you die-hard Sox fans can go back to not showing up at the Cell.


  29. - Anon - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 2:09 pm:

    This is disgusting. You had young Kevin nearly in tears, fearful of posting anything about last weekend’s good weekend for the Cubs. Now this?

    Sometimes you’re the boss and sometimes you’re the intern, life ain’t fair. If it was it wouldn’t take the Cubs 100 years to win a World Series. It’d take much longer than that.


  30. - This Guy - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 2:16 pm:

    YDD (1:36p) has it right.

    In order to win a baseball game, one team must score at least one more run by game’s end than the other team.

    Same goes for an evenly scheduled series (each hosting same number of games).

    Bottom line — and no matter that I’m a lifelong Cubs fan — is that the White Sox won the overall, fair and square.

    Heckuva series any way you slice it. Can’t argue with reality (and if you think you can, you have way too much time on your hands).

    Personally, I think the fans are the real winners.


  31. - Kevin Fanning - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 2:22 pm:

    ===This is disgusting. You had young Kevin nearly in tears, fearful of posting anything about last weekend’s good weekend for the Cubs.===

    Haha, that is an interesting little narrative.


  32. - chiatty - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 2:28 pm:

    Let’s go, Go Go White Sox. Chicago’s proud of you!


  33. - LL Cool J - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 2:46 pm:

    Sox fans are despicable. Utterly despicable.


  34. - Six Degrees of Separation - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 2:51 pm:

    Rich,

    This blog obviously doesn’t pay by the word.


  35. - Shelbyville - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 2:57 pm:

    Why can’t we all just get along?


  36. - irishpirate - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 3:05 pm:

    Cubs Fan V Sox Fans. I post you decide.


  37. - Rep. John Fritchey - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 3:28 pm:

    Well la de da!! You and your girls in black + gray finally put a winning streak together, and you act like you put a man on Mars.

    I think I liked it better when Fanning was manning the blog.

    Talk to me in October Miller. (Unless by some fluke of nature, the Cubs are out of it and the Sox aren’t. In which case, I don’t want to hear anything from you. Nothing. Zip.)

    I hate bad winners. :)


  38. - SOX - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 3:32 pm:

    Rich I knew there was a reason I like You.


  39. - Kevin Fanning - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 3:41 pm:

    ===Well la de da!! You and your girls in black + gray finally put a winning streak together, and you act like you put a man on Mars.===

    The Representative has a point…


  40. - 2for2 - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 3:49 pm:

    Hey Reed Johnson Feedbag, is that really the best you have? Is that all you can come up with? Even the real Cub fans get embarrassed by that kind of statement. If you can’t argue baseball then just don’t argue. The whole “we out draw the Sox so we are better” thing was never a good response. Certainly never a clever one. But since 2005 it really became sad and pathetic.


  41. - Rob_N - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 3:50 pm:

    The Pale Ones manage to catch up to the North Siders and you’re ecstatic? Which team swept first? And which one still has the better record?

    Now go back to your regularly scheduled, taxpayer-funded tee-ball.

    (And who let the Cards fans in here?)


  42. - Anonymous - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 3:55 pm:

    I always get paranoid when I read these threads. Replace the names according to some “secret code” hidden in the day’s sports pages and you could be talking about current events in Illinois politics. lol


  43. - Anonymous - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 4:00 pm:

    Not to say that Rich would EVER chime in so many times in a political discussion on his blog.


  44. - Reddbyrd - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 4:15 pm:

    And what the Sox began the Cardinals can wrap up next weekend. End the myth of Cubs success early.

    Then we can settle back for a second half and a most excellent Cards-Sox World Series.

    By then Capt. Fax will have bled enough advertisers to get his own sky box and invite his most loyal posters to suck down his booze and crab fritters.
    Go Cards
    Go Sox


  45. - Anonymous - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 4:17 pm:

    lol AND my lack of knowledge when it comes to baseball and probably politics overall. STOP!!!


  46. - Anon - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 4:47 pm:

    3-3 against the Cubs this season is ruling? Are those South Side standards?


  47. - Easy - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 4:58 pm:

    In the world series, they won’t be using a minor league umping crew like we saw this weekend. Which means all the calls won’t be homer calls.

    A second-rate crew for a second-rate park.


  48. - Truthful James - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 5:02 pm:

    Things will be different after Mark Cuban buys the Cubs…but only then.

    I’ve been a Sox fan since the days when the Chicago Cardinals wintered at old Comiskey Park Until this week their batting averages were in the toilet and even Caros Quentin’s was falling off the table. Pirate an Cub pitching were just the ticket.

    But Ive got to say that the Pinella acquisition has rejuvenated the Cubbies. They are not going to fade. No August swoon and the old “September salary drive.” They still need another first line pitcher to get to the WS.

    My Sox will make it too, provided that the closer stays as lucky as he was yesterday.


  49. - Loop Lady - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 5:34 pm:

    they most certainly do not…it’s tied Richie


  50. - He Gone - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 5:38 pm:

    As long as Floyd and Danks keep pitching how they are, I don’t see the Sox slipping. The Twins were just beating up on the wors team in baseball (Padres) and another weak NL Central team (Brewers) I think the Sox will be able to hold them off. The Cubs have som issues with their pitching, most notably Zambrano’s health and Dempster’s road woes. Lilly, Marquis, and whoever else pitches for them aren’t that good and everyone knows that. If any team is going to falter in the 2nd half, the logical choice would be the Cubbies!


  51. - BIG R.PH. - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 5:38 pm:

    This year the Cubs have a “C” on their caps. 100 years of futility.

    Next year it will be “CI”. 101 years of futility.

    Go Cards!! Can’t wait for the THRASHING of the Cubs that will take place this weekend. Ending with a Zambrano blow-up.


  52. - Anonymous - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 6:35 pm:

    Fritchey for President!


  53. - Doug - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 7:21 pm:

    It’s early, the Sox have plenty of time to fail


  54. - A Citizen - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 8:02 pm:

    Who would you like to see as governor? Ozzie, Lou, or Tony? I’ll go with Tony LaRussa!


  55. - Doug - Monday, Jun 30, 08 @ 8:03 pm:

    Gotta love the Sox fans

    http://www.faniq.com/blog/Video-White-Sox-And-Cubs-Fans-Join-Together-To-Fight-Annoying-Fan-Blog-9927


  56. - Dan S, a voter and Cubs Fan - Tuesday, Jul 1, 08 @ 8:36 am:

    Who would you like to see as governor? Ozzie, Lou, or Tony? I’ll go with Tony LaRussa! Sweet Lou for sure the other 2 would be as bad as we have now!!!


  57. - Wumpus - Tuesday, Jul 1, 08 @ 9:00 am:

    Dan S, at least if TOny L is gov, he’d have a driver/pilot.

    Ozzie would tell the legislature similar things (in similar language) that we, the voters are thinking

    Lou would be likeable, but boring with an occasional kicking of dirt on Emil Jones and Mike Madigan


  58. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jul 1, 08 @ 5:02 pm:

    lol Not knowing ANYTHING about baseball and assuming that Ozzie has the “range of personality” to go with the great name, I’d vote for Ozzie.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Duckworth speech focused on Trump as new ads slam her
* Just legalize it, already
* Today's number: 32 percent
* Cullerton repeats demand that Rauner will decide tax hike
* One way 2016 could impact 2018
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Is it over or not?
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............
<


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

  
* SwiftKey users have been seeing predictions from other people’s personal data
* Patent proves Apple dabbled with the idea of fitting a digital crown on iPhones or iPads
* Sony posts surprise profit, mobile unit turnaround
* Samsung Gear S3 Frontier could be the full name of the next-gen Tizen smartwatch
* WhatsApp Security Flaw Leaves 'Trace of All Your Chats' Even After Deletion
* iPhone 7 pre-order dates, Galaxy Note 7 features in ad & more – Pocketnow Daily
* PokeFit gives Pokemon Go a real-time fitness dashboard on Android

* White Sox playing part in trade deadline pitching freeze
* Offense lacking for White Sox in ace's return
* The 5 toughest 'buy or sell' dilemmas
* Sale rejoins team with tough-luck loss
* Offense lacking for White Sox in Sale's return
* Offense lacking for White Sox in ace's return
* A relentless Rizzo teased Navarro as only an ex-teammate could

...............


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress

Loading


* Critics of IBHE pick have a Plan B..
* Rauner Proposes New Illinois Lottery Management.....
* DUCKWORTH shames TRUMP — RAUNER revamps lottery.....
* DUCKWORTH shames TRUMP -- RAUNER revamps lotter.....
* Voice of The Southern: Thumbs up, thumbs down..
* Morning Spin: Super PAC backing Kirk airs ads c.....
* Illinois AG: Duckworth lawsuit settlement final..
* State seeks private firm to run troubled lotter.....


* Deadly Chicago police-involved shooting under investigation
* Officer says prosecutors silenced him in Sandra Bland case
* Public gets chance to tour lesser-known State Museum site
* EXCHANGE: Seniors serve as foster grandparents for kids
* Evanston graduate headed to Summer Olympics for Team Nigeria
* Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp
* Donations, volunteers aide painting of 'Donna the Tank'
* Springfield police introduce body cameras
* Jail guard charged with punching Cook County jail inmate
* Duckworth tells her story at Democratic convention

* Duckworth lawsuit settlement final, attorney general says
* Illinois seeking new private manager for state's lottery
* Attorney General: Duckworth lawsuit settlement final
* Health-care hiring keeps local unemployment at lowest in state
* Local unemployment again lowest in state for June
* Durbin rips Rauner, says governor tries to divide Illinois
* Illinois seeking new private manager for state's lotter
* Chicago-area man convicted of $4.7 million Medicaid fraud
* Blagojevich won't attend resentencing, to take part by video
* Chicago-area man convicted of bilking Medicaid for millions

* Hillary makes history, promises steady hand
* Five ways the Obama library is different from the Lucas museum
* What does it cost to run a food factory in Chicago?
* Caterpillar investors are in denial
* Huron to buy health care IT consultancy


* Reports: Malia Obama at Lollapalooza
* Special prosecutor named to probe officers tied to Jason Van Dyke
* Woman stabbed on CTA platform in Loop
* Chicago gymnast’s dream comes true in ‘Avatar’-inspired Cirque
* ‘The Fits’: A girl boxes, dances and witnesses something bizarre
* Man shot to death in Englewood
* Prosecutors: Uptown clinic illegally prescribed painkillers
* 17-year-old boy shot in North Lawndale
* Cops: 2 men robbing people at gunpoint on CTA trains
* Man, teen boy shot in Austin


* Malia Obama spotted at Lollapalooza
* Ex-judge named to probe conduct of Chicago cops after Laquan McDonald shooting
* Do Wicker Park, Bucktown need private security officers?
* Florida has first Zika cases contracted from American mosquitoes
* Cops: Berwyn woman injured after apparently struck by lightning in Bolingbrook
* Law professor points out the holes in your retirement plan
* Now that she's made history, Hillary Clinton must build trust
* Leaderless Chicago street gangs vex police efforts to quell violence
* Chipotle says it plans to open burger restaurant
* Police: Officers kill suspect in stolen Jaguar who sideswiped squad car


* Duckworth lawsuit settlement final, attorney general says
* Illinois seeking new private manager for state's lottery
* Attorney General: Duckworth lawsuit settlement final
* Health-care hiring keeps local unemployment at lowest in state
* Local unemployment again lowest in state for June
* Durbin rips Rauner, says governor tries to divide Illinois
* Chicago-area man convicted of $4.7 million Medicaid fraud
* Blagojevich won't attend resentencing, to take part by video
* Bernard Schoenburg: Durbin leads a very early 2018 gubernatorial poll
* George Will: The path ahead for Clinton


* UPDATE: Urbana library closed due to bedbugs
* Urbana library closed due to bed bugs
* Podcast: Brian Barnhart 7/29/16
* State police asked to investigate former Heyworth chief
* Top 50 Illini Football Players of 2016: No. 6, Taylor Barton
* Insurance sticker shock
* What's in a name? Clara Lane
* Critics of IBHE pick have a Plan B
* Area update: Drivers slowing down to new limits on Illinois 47
* Philo Road grocery store calling it quits


* Weekend picks: Crystal Lake laughs with Louie Anderson
* Motorola Solutions sells rest of Schaumburg campus
* Schaumburg man challenging village's rules on treehouses
* Another arrest in fraudulent credit card scheme at Deer Park Apple Store
* Drew Peterson to be sentenced in murder-for-hire case

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Illinois, Wisconsin briefs - Dubuque Teleg......

* 2 US Senate candidates fail to gather need......
* Duckworth Tells Her Story at Democratic Co......
* Morning Spin: Super PAC backing Kirk airs ......

* Ron Sandack.
* AARP’s membership in ALEC is no joke.
* Positive Loitering Tonight At Wilson & Racine
* On Illinois pension reform, there’s nothing to negotiate.
* Team PAWS Dog Wash at SoFo Tap this Saturday
* WFCW Holds Annual Garden Walk This Saturday
* Growing Democrat domination in DuPage County
* Lerner-led IRS investigation didn't deter West Suburban Patriots
* December 2007 - Agenda Items
* Committee on Historical Landmark Preservation Agenda, December 3, 2007


* Governor Rauner and Illinois Lottery Seek New Management Partner
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Governor Visits Quincy Veterans Home Following New Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease
* Zika Virus And The 2016 Summer Olympics - Travel guidance for those heading to Brazil for the Olympics
* Two Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Identified in Adams County - New admissions to Quincy Veterans' Home halted




Hosted by MCS -- CapitolFax.com Privacy Policy -- SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax -- Advertise Here -- Mobile Version -- Contact Rich Miller