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Can high-flying White Sox soar through September?
The Sunday Comics Patch by Illustrator Charley Krebs.
7:31 am on Sunday, September 2, 2012
You forgot "choke away a playoff spot".
7:59 am on Sunday, September 2, 2012
Cut 'em some slack, Walter. They're having a way better year than anybody figured. You sound like a jaded Cub fan.
8:29 am on Sunday, September 2, 2012
Hawk will find someone to blame. Probably the umps.
9:51 am on Sunday, September 2, 2012
Agreed. Hawk is an idiot. Hard to believe he was actually good with the Red Sox.
11:39 am on Sunday, September 2, 2012
Cute cartoon! GO GO SOX!
10:16 pm on Sunday, September 2, 2012
12:57 pm on Monday, September 3, 2012
I think it is more of don't count your chickens before they hatch. Rough Detroit sweep.
1:27 pm on Monday, September 3, 2012
Thanks for your comments, everyone. Anthony, I agree. Harry, yes Go Go Sox - you must be fan from way back! As for the Hawk, I like him and remember when he was the Joe Namath of baseball in the late '60s, the hip, happening sports guy. As for the rest, I know not to meth, i mean mess, with anyone named Walter White.
1:47 pm on Monday, September 3, 2012
Yes, the difference being Joe Namath was a good player. Hawk had one good season, 1968, .275 BA, 35 HR, 109 RBI. Other than that, he's a career .239 hitter.
7:33 pm on Monday, September 3, 2012
Agree on Hawk, disagree in Namath. His post-merger career was mediocre when he was healthy, which wasn't often. But he was a lot of fun.
7:52 pm on Monday, September 3, 2012
Aw no, Crawler. You can't say Namath was not a good player! Before his knee injury he was the most talented QB out there. Even if his career pre-injury didn't last that long, he was great both at Alabama and for the Jets.
8:37 pm on Monday, September 3, 2012
I said good player, not great. He had a quick release and a great arm. It's hard to compare that generation of QBs with today with the rules changes so in favor of passing offense. I would have liked to see how guys like Namath and Unitas would have stacked up with the QBs of today.
9:23 pm on Monday, September 3, 2012
Namath would have loved to play todays game and I think he'd be right up there with the other top QBs (Brady, Manning, Brees) if he did. I'm not sure about Unitas though.
9:32 pm on Monday, September 3, 2012
I should have said "would love to play today's game". What I said originally makes him sound dead.
3:04 pm on Tuesday, September 4, 2012
My point on Broadway Joe was that, along with guys like Hawk and Derek Sanderson and Dick Gordon, was one of the the hip-cats of their day. You all may know this, but Namath's last complete pass was thrown at Soldier Field - into the arms of the Bears' Gary Fencik!
5:51 pm on Monday, September 3, 2012
Love it! I'll take a Robin over a Hawk any day. Though, to be fair, he's not bad when the Sox do something great. It's the disgusted tone in his voice when they're less than perfect that drives me nuts. And some of his "analytical" comments.
2:58 pm on Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Thanks for the comment, Daiva! I am hoping the Sox do more of something great not only for the Hawk but for fans like you!
6:10 pm on Monday, September 3, 2012
26 games to go boys and girls. The White Sox have played much better than analysts predicted. and Chicagoe has a team in contention, which makes for great sports fodder in September (besides the Bears) around the water cooler. Enjoy as you may, I prefer to believe we have at least 4 weeks of great baseball to play in Chicago.
8:36 am on Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Cubs will Shine in 2099
8:43 am on Tuesday, September 4, 2012
But now the real season begins. The football season that is!
9:14 am on Tuesday, September 4, 2012
As a Cubs fan, I do always wonder why the Sox stadium (The Cell?) is always so empty. Even when the Sox are in first, the stands are less than half filled. Cubs Fans support our team, rain or shine. Just wait till next year!
9:20 am on Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The only season they filled the place was 2006. They've seen too many late season fades to believe in this years team, and it's happening again.
3:01 pm on Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Paul, thanks for your comment... and I agree, we have a month of good pennant-chase baseball ahead with that last series against Detroit capping it off, at home no less (and let's hope the fans come out!)
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