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An Egg-cellent Season So Far For The Sox...

Can high-flying White Sox soar through September?

The Sunday Comics Patch by Illustrator Charley Krebs.

Walter White September 02, 2012 at 12:31 PM
You forgot "choke away a playoff spot".
Nightcrawler September 02, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Cut 'em some slack, Walter. They're having a way better year than anybody figured. You sound like a jaded Cub fan.
Walter White September 02, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Hawk will find someone to blame. Probably the umps.
Nightcrawler September 02, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Agreed. Hawk is an idiot. Hard to believe he was actually good with the Red Sox.
Harry Steindler September 02, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Cute cartoon! GO GO SOX!
Walter White September 03, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Choke city!!
Anthony September 03, 2012 at 05:57 PM
I think it is more of don't count your chickens before they hatch. Rough Detroit sweep.
Charley Krebs September 03, 2012 at 06:27 PM
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.
Walter White September 03, 2012 at 06:47 PM
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.
Daiva September 03, 2012 at 10:51 PM
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.
Paul Miller September 03, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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.
Nightcrawler September 04, 2012 at 12:33 AM
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.
Sully September 04, 2012 at 12:52 AM
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.
Walter White September 04, 2012 at 01:37 AM
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.
Sully September 04, 2012 at 02:23 AM
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.
Sully September 04, 2012 at 02:32 AM
I should have said "would love to play today's game". What I said originally makes him sound dead.
mij September 04, 2012 at 01:36 PM
The Cubs will Shine in 2099
Sully September 04, 2012 at 01:43 PM
But now the real season begins. The football season that is!
RB September 04, 2012 at 02:14 PM
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!
Walter White September 04, 2012 at 02:20 PM
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.
Charley Krebs September 04, 2012 at 07:58 PM
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!
Charley Krebs September 04, 2012 at 08:01 PM
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!)
Charley Krebs September 04, 2012 at 08:04 PM
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!

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