Why is everyone trying to steal our shine?

A few years ago we started this blog and we named it From The 108, duh, cause that is where we sit.  The number 108 was based solely on the section that we reside and that was it.  Over the years the #108ing hashtag was developed, we did some work with Tyler Saladino, Todd Frazier and now our new power-crush Daniel Palka.  Daniel Palka has taken the #108ing to the next level, much like his sound-barrier-shattering homers (with their Paul Walker Death Ride (shout out to Chorizy) velocity). It’s been pretty amazing for us in 2018, so it’s no wonder so many people are trying to steal our shine.  For your older folks, shine is exactly what you think it is.  Our glow of doing well, our glisten and sparkle. It’s a good thing, and much like Marsellus Wallace’s briefcase, people done want it.

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Who are the biggest offenders?  Without question it’s the boys up north.  Is it any shocker that they took 108 years to win a World Series AFTER we got the 108 name out there to the masses?  Fuck no.  Lazy ass Cubes.  That was bad, but last week we were alerted by Armand’s Pizza that the Cubes were trowing shade at us in a “hype” video on their new scoreboards.  Have no idea what I am talking about?  WTF? Read our Twitter!

 

 

 

 

Editor’s Note – Maybe the Cubes should spend more time explaining to their fanbase that the game is for the kids, not you, you grown ass man stealing a ball from a kid.  You might have gotten your ass kicked at G rate. Not just sayin, we sayin. 

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Glad there was a happy ending for the kid.  Not that type of happy ending #Wally$.  Jeesh. 

Also, several people have come out and said that the guy actually gave the kid a ball already.  Several (I assume Russian) bots have said yes, that’s true.  Even huge asshole Dave Kaplan said to get over it.  Whatever Dave, suck our balls.

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I think Trump should look into this, I think they (Cubes-Stream Media) is whitewashing this story. 

Are there other offenders than the Cubes?  FUCKING DUH. Would I write an entire blog just bashing the Cubes?  YES. But that’s not the point.

Enter Kane County Cougars and beer maker Tangled Roots. What is their new beer offering out there in Kane County? 108 Double Stitch Ale. Coincidence?  FUCK NO. What makes it even more insulting is that it’s beer and we FUCKING LOVE BEER.  They peddle some bullshit that there are 108 stitches in a baseball, but we all know the real reason why they used the 108 number.  FUCKING US.  BEER AND BASEBALL = FROM THE 108.  WHO DOESN’T FUCKING KNOW THAT?  You dicks.  Now, this is one of the few that could make this up to us and send us some 108 beer so we can determine if we are ok with you using our shine. Capiche?

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So we are looking your way Tangled Roots Brewery. Make like Spike and #DoTheRightThing.

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Wintrust Bank uses the 108 name too, but since it’s Sox related I will let that slide.  But you have to admit to yourself (and to me) that you had no idea that there were 108 stitches in a baseball before you knew of our blog.  We were the chicken and the egg.  We were 1st, no fucking question.

What’s my point here?  We are the originals, the OG’s.  And you should have no problem supporting us through your tweets using #108ing when you are doing something wicked awesome usually while drinking mass amounts of alcohol.  We’d like you to use ride share programs of course or walk your drunk ass home.  That’s the 108 way!

Keep tweeting your #108ing photos at us and tag us in all your exploits!  And fellas the ladies are even getting in on the movement, which is really awesome.  Let’s try not to scare them away.  We know some single guys that need a good Sox fan lady in their life.  Especially our buddy Gabe.  He just wants a girl to enjoy baseball and football with.  if you are that lady, tweet at him here! He’s fucking crazy quick with White Sox and Bears trivia, THAT’S WHY HE’S THE MUTHAFUCKING CHAMP! What’s not to love?

 

 

 

 

Have you seen anyone trying to use the 108 shine for themselves?  We know you’ll tweet it at us and we appreciate it.  And please make sure that if you wanna show the world that you love #108ing and everything about it, feel free to purchase an OFFICIAL #108ing shirt right the fuck here! This is what it looks like –

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And it will be shipped to your door in a few days for only $25.  We have limited sizes remaining, but we’ll do another order.  We’d like to teach the world to 108…

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Peace, Love & 108.

-MSS

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Chorizy-E PED Suspension: Effective Immediately

We unfortunately have to relay some sad news today.  During the 108’s random drug testing, we have discovered that Chorizy-E has been using a performance enhancing drug.   The drug in question is a little known Balco cocktail called the “Janikowski”.  It’s a mix of excedrin, tums, horse viagra, adderall, and LSD with a chocolate coating.  His suspension will take effect immediately and bans him from any Sox games and any social media.

Chorizy-E has issued the following statement:

To the Fans,

I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2018 season.  I regret that my actions made the situation worse than it needed to be. To the Adult Beverage Industry, the 108, the Beefloaf and MySoxSummer families, the Uber/Lyft drivers and you, the fans, I can only say I’m sorry.

I accept the fact that many of you will not believe my apology or anything that I say at this point. I understand why and that’s on me. It was gracious of Beefloaf to offer me the use of the Beefcave for this apology but I decided the next time I am in the Beefcave, I should be inebriated doing my job.

I am serving the longest suspension in the history of the 108 for PED use. MySoxSummer has said the matter is over. Beefloaf has said the same. The 108 have said the next step will be to start drinking.

I’m ready to put this chapter behind me and drink some beer.

This game has been my single biggest passion since I was a teenager. When I go to Spring Training in NWI, I will do everything I can to be the best drinker and teammate possible, earn a spot on the 108 and help us get drunk.

Sincerely,
Chorizy-E

Despite his apology and seeming admission of guilt, Chorizy-E still plans to fight the suspension and hopes to be back in the 108 for the 2018 season.  His hearing is scheduled for July 27th and will take place on the Beefdeck (weather permitting).  While Chorizy-E was not available for comment, his lawyer Vinny Baseball said he’s confident Chorizy-E will be re-instated based off of their belief of “special rules for special players, dude.”

 

The Quick Hit – Make Concessions Great Again

Folks. We are just starting July and some of you seem to be showing up to the park on a more regular basis! Kudos to you! If you aren’t making it out to the park, eh, I don’t really give a shit.  You do you.  Holla. The White Sox do a fine job at the park (especially with less than 20k in attendance) and they offer some of the best ballpark food I have ever come across. I like the local options, especially with the beers (RIP Baderbrau) but one thing that drives me nuts is the pricing.  I feel like if we had a cheap menu option, it would be utilized.  Much like the 2 ticket, 2 beer promo (or even $1 hot dog day) that is taking off, Sox fans like the deals.

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So my thought, is how can we make it even better?  Enter CostCo.

Have you ever had dinner at CostCo?  Of course you have.  You worked all day and you are out of some product that you eat in mass quantities. So you try to squeeze that trip in, but all the jackwagons that sweat the samples stations (taking TWO SAMPLES, DICKS!) seem to get all the samples. Rice pudding isn’t dinner, neither is half a pouch of Go-Gurt.   You get through the trip and are walking out and the fresh and ready food area just smells unavoidable.  If the line isn’t ridiculous, of course you go into the line to get a hot dog, or a slice, or even a churro.

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This was us the other night.  We needed to get some stuff at home and we pushed it. All my girls were hungry and when we walked out they had a new option that I wanted to try.  It was delish and I was looking at the prices in awe.  59¢ for a POP.  59¢! Even P&P’s resident cheap guy James Duda would put out the 59¢ for a man sized pop.  $1 Churros.  Under $2 for an obscene amount of ice cream.  Now, could this work in Sox Park?  OF COURSE IT FUCKING CAN.

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CostCo makes money, mad money yo.  You wanna charge me $50 to $100 a year to get great deals?  Go for it.  I have been a proud member since 2000. Even in my single years, I got about everything I ate there. It was dope.  I used to drink milk like I drink beer now, so basically it was a BOGO. And speaking of beer….

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BOOM BITCH! With the closing of 108 fave Baderbrau, it might be time to revisit the Kirky Light train, the most inoffensive beer I have ever drank. If you like Bush Light, you’ll LOVE Kirky Light! ~$25 for 48 beers.

So how can we make this work?

MLB should sign up CostCo to do their concessions.  We’ll stick to their menu, which as you can see below, is fantastic.

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Thinking only of Chicago here, maybe they add in regional items.  Like Italian Beef for the Windy City. Cheese Steaks for Phila. You get me?  Now I am sure some folks that like selection are gonna bitch that they don’t have this or that, but ya know what? GFY.

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I think they could even raise the prices and we’d all still be good with it in the end. People seem to be buying the $2.50 “PREMIUM” dogs on $1 Hot Dog night, but that could just be because they wanna be better than us scum that soak up all the $1 dogs.   Ya know what? You aren’t better brah or brah-ette, AND you should take a long look in your fun house mirror and examine why you have to be better than me or my $1 dog friends.  You’re such an asshole.

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Anyways, I feel like people would love the new menu and they would support it.  But what is missing?  As I said earlier, CostCo makes their own beer! $3 cans – all game, every game.  Maybe we can convince the good folks at CostCo to make a 19 to 24oz beer to go to the stands, that would be divine.

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I know some of you are really fuming by now that I have attacked your sacred overpriced ballpark fare, so you know what I am gonna do?  I ain’t gonna change shit about what they do now.  Everything will stay the same but the stands that are closed on slow games and all through April / May, they become the CostCo stands.  Maybe we pay a premium for the year as season ticket holders to fast pass the line, maybe we don’t.  I imagine that the amount of beer / brats / churros / chicken bakes sold will be insane.  All getting washed down with massive amounts of $3 Kirky Lights.

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What have we learned?  That CostCo can solve a bunch of issues at the ballpark and make the experience even better.  Cheap Tix + Cheap Food + Cheap Beer = A 108 Wet Dream.

Gotta problem?  Tweet at me! Do it! I double dog dare you.

-MSS

The White Sox Conundrum

The other day/night (kinda all run together these days) I was reading the internets and seeing a lot of angry comments from our White Sox brethren. Since my first time getting elevated back in the early 90’s with my neighbor (where I didn’t really get high, but saw someone get really high and eat everything in her house) I have always looked for a deeper meaning or a different view of my current situation. Or maybe I got that from watching American Beauty a few too many times. Look Closer. I don’t know really, I like drinking too much to care. So anyways, while going through all these angry people’s comments I thought about what will these folks complain about when this team is good? And well, let me tell ya….

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I have written before about how it is a great time to go to White Sox games. They basically give away tickets, they have cheap food options, plenty of room, all that shit. The game going experience is at 100%, it really is. I rarely wait in line for anything which is dope AF. If you don’t mind watching your team lose 3 outta 4 times, it’s really, really great. But the upside to all this losing is when they do win, the place goes nuts! It’s quite a fun time.

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I would say that during my 7 seasons of having a ticket plan (started with an Ozzie plan, now I have a 40 game, but hit 76 games last year) the complaints have been getting angrier and angrier as the years go on. I think that is expected but the reasoning is 2 fold. 1- The Sox and the news affiliates have done an incredible job selling the prospects angle to the masses. So much so that if you don’t follow the team, you might think that they are actually good as they get a bunch of press. Had a guy tell me the other day how well he thought the Sox were doing. I almost fell down. Hype, while it is good for ticket sales, is not gonna help you win a game.

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Reason 2 is that this team is really bad to watch. Fundamentals seem to be lacking, which I think you’d expect with a young team, but we aren’t used to seeing a team this bad. They are losing a lot, which seems to be wearing on the good player (Jose Abreu), as well as the fans. But folks, this is gonna take time. I would say 50% of our fans honestly thought this team would compete in 2018 (we in the 108 knew it would be the worst year of the rebuild and said so many times). As the season has evolved, the expectations of this team have dwindled. However that hasn’t quelled the anger.

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Oh the good ol’ days.

Now, I get it, the anger usually comes from a good place. You want the team to do well, want to see your team on top again. I have bought into this rebuild and hope that it does as well as I think it can. I think we are really far away (at least 3 seasons before we are sniffing the playoffs), but I am fully invested. So let’s just assume that this team is good in 3 seasons, 2020 we contend for a Wild Card spot. Where will the anger be directed? Directly at the White Sox! For things that are really awesome right now.

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Yep, you heard me. The guy who is complaining that Kopech isn’t up yet is gonna be the same guy who is complaining that he can’t get a cheap ticket for him and his son on a Saturday to see him pitch. The guy who wants Eloy up right now, will be mad that he can’t get the “Eloy Hits The Cycle” bobblehead when he shows up right before game time. Do you know how easy it is to go get the giveaways now? Really easy. Drunk kids on prom night easy.

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People will complain about the prices, the parking, the traffic, the EVERYTHING! All these things are operating at 100% awesome level right now. And if you think it sucks now, GIVE UP, cause it will be worse when they compete again. You can park really close, you can get any ticket you want (for less than face usually), you never wait to take a piss, rarely wait for food, everything you need!

Folks, take advantage of this time and get out to the ballpark. I ain’t gonna shame you into it as I like my extra room, short lines, all that shit, but if you like the baseball game going experience it doesn’t really get much better than this. What more do you want? Oh, wins? Yeah, those aren’t available yet. Back ordered, expected to ship in 3 years.

-MSS

Frick* You 2012.

*As much as I love the word fuck, I don’t wanna use it in a title. But trust me, I wanna say fuck, oh so bad. 

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Hey guys, how’s it going? Oh really?  Well, we’re in hide the knives mode over here in the 108. Not for us though, we expected this and we even told you this year was gonna suck major balls….YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN LISTENING!!! WHY DON’T YOU LISTEN?  WHAT ARE YOU DULL OR SOMETHING? But yeah, we are hiding the knives just in case you guys stop by.  Good luck using that spork!

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We know you guys are struggling, and while you can blame a lot of things for this, I think we can blame our need for instant gratification the most.  We fully understand that this rebuild will take time, but yet here we are confused cause we are still not a contender in year 2.  Why does this confuse us?  WE DON’T WAIT FOR SHIT BRO! We can get a pint of Ben & Jerry’s delivered to us within the hour by a drone or a real life person! We don’t wait for nothing, NADA. I’d say that that pint of Ben & Jerry’s would taste better if you waited for it, or rode your fat ass to the store to get it, but it won’t. It tastes just as fucking good when a drone gives it to you.

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Some of the older guys will remember this, but we couldn’t always do a Google search to find some adult entertainment on demand.  We were limited to what we had on hand (ha) and sometimes you didn’t have the best choices.  Sometimes, like in the case of my buddies bro-in-law in Vegas, a newly purchased (and barely read) Stuff magazine will work.  You thought I forgot about that huh John?  Nope, you fucking repressed pervert, you ruined my new Stuff magazine on a fucking BACHELOR PARTY WEEKEND IN LAS VEGAS! The whores were abundant, and you HAD THE MONEY TO BURN! But yet that Stuff magazine put you over the edge huh?  Weirdo.

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Sadly, unlike the inventions of PornHub, Amazon, OnDemand, and shit tons of other stuff that have curved our spines, there is no replacement for good ol’ fashioned time passing.  You have to watch the suck.  You can throw money at it but who are we kidding, no way Jerry buys the biggest and best.  Also, I am unsure you can buy AN ENTIRE NEW TEAM.  I don’t think it works like that.  So we are doomed to watch our team struggle for a while, so settle in and start taking joy in small things that are easily attainable.  What is that you might ask?

1- No lines for anything at the park.  It’s way too easy to get a brat or take a piss.  Nothing like the 3 inning wait up north.

2- Cheap and even cheaper tickets. Take advantage before you are priced out in 2023.

3- Funny ass bloggers 108 and their antics at the park. Bro, we fucking funny aight? Read our nonsense or watch us get blind drunk in a hot tub yelling about Matt Davidson. We haven’t broken out one mask yet this year, they are coming yo!

4 – Watching the young guys develop (almost as much fun as watching the current team lose OR paint dry). Brutal I know, but some people like it.

5 – People watching at the park! We have some crazy ass fans that are showing up.  For reals.  Also, if you show up on a Wed, there are a ton of #108Thiccc chicks plowing hot dogs that might take you up on a $10 beer.  Get her a Corona Light from our guy Brian or Champ, or better yet splurge and take her to the Craft Kave and spend an extra $1 and get her a South Side Pride.  She might show you her south side pride if you know what I am saying. Wink, wink.

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Now that we shared ours, feel free to send us your coping mechanisms during this trying time to our Twitter! Help us help you and others.  Isn’t that what this is all about?  YES.  Just in case you were wondering, YES, this is what it is all about.

By now you are wondering why I brought up 2012 and why I am being disparaging towards that year.  2012 birthed @mysoxsummer (which in turn helped birth @fromthe108) so there is that, and it was my first full season here in B-Port.  So that was cool. It was also a fun time as the Sox lead all year to win the division, but lost it in dramatic fashion in Sept in about a week.  So that was fun right? No.  Chris Sale was dealing. Fun times?  Sorta.

 

But, the thing that happened that is causing us so much grief right now is that the 2012 team showed management that we were way closer than they thought to a contending team.  Remember, 2012 was supposed to be a rebuilding year too (why Robin was even hired), but for some reason we played our asses off.  We signed some shitty free agents to give ourselves a fighting chance in 2013, but remember how awful 2013 was?  It was bad.  Horrible.  63-99 bad.  Our top prospect was Courtney HawkinsJeff Keppinger was on our team. Philip Humber has the dubious achievement of going from throwing a perfect game as a starter to coming out of the pen in the later months.  Has that ever fucking happened?  I have no idea, but I am going with no.

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So they thought they were a few guys away from being good.  WRONG. That easily set us back 5 years and K Will decided that he would continue to tinker with the team in hopes of making it a contender.  Kinda like that pig that Homer cooked that Lisa liberated.  “It’s just a little wet, it’s still good!”.

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He tried.  He brought us Jeff Samar-FUCK THAT GUY,  had us let AJ go to make way for Tyler Flowers. Adam Eaton, Adam LaRoche, Geovany Soto, you get the point.  Had 2012 been a bust, we would have gotten this started earlier and maybe we’d be in a good position right now.

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We’ll never fucking know cause that 2012 team tried to win, and almost did it.  Clearly Rick Hahn learned from that and totally traded away any talent that could possibly end up helping us win games so we’d stay the course right now.  Cut out all hope that we could compete.  And for that, as awful as it is to watch, I thank you Rick.  I trust ya, don’t let me down brother.

-MSS

The Battle For The Crosstown Cup Begins Today!

This weekend the Sox travel up north to take on the Cubs. Expected to pitch are Fulmer vs Chatwood, Shields vs Lester and Giolito vs Hendricks. I can see Fulmer coming out and pitching his heart out, but I can also see a drubbing. Much like all the other matchups. It’d also be really awesome to see Giolito get out of his funk. But mostly, like we said on Chi Sox Weekly, we’d like to see the Sox rent some space in Lester’s head while Big Game James RIPS SHIT UP. More than likely we’ll get swept, but we can dream right? So let’s talk about the matchup that we have a chance of winning…….

SOUTHPAW VERSUS CLARK THE CUB

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I am gonna judge these guys in 5 categories. Importance to the Team, Looks, Smarts, Friends and Outreach. Let’s get going!

Importance To The Team

Southpaw has been around since June 13th, 2004. He broke a 16 year streak of no mascots on the Southside. Previously we had Ribbie and Roobarb. And lest we forget Chorizy’s favorite Andy The Clown, who was an unofficial pedo.. mascot. Southpaw has 14 years under his belt, he’s a vet.

Clark on the other hand was introduced in 2014. Previously there was Billy The Cub who hung outside Wrigley taking pics, looking for tips. Billy and I have lots of mutual friends, but I have no idea who he is exactly. The Cubs did not accept him but rather straight ripped off the idea and made their own mascot. Very northside of them.

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So fucking creepy and classy. No pants on Billy either, WTF?

Some people saw this photo before they even knew who Clark was –

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This image ran on Comcast Sports which was hilarious. But it brings up a really important question…..why no pants brah? Much like Allen in The Hangover, no pants and makes you feel really uncomfortable in his presence. Especially with his crotch right up in your face.

Gotta give the edge to our beloved Southpaw for his years of service and wearing pants around underage children.

Winner – Southpaw.

Looks

Southpaw is some type of animal, not really as crazy as the Philly Phanatic, but rather a more sleek refined animal. Green with yellow highlights. he looks great in his uniform or any costume that he wears on many of the theme nights that the Sox have in hopes of drawing a larger crowd. We got a good looking mascot fam. Ain’t no doubt.

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Clark seems really happy on the outside. Almost too happy, like he’s popping pills happy. His face can also be mistaken for anger. Just look at this pic, dude looks pissed off!

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Again, I gotta take Southpaw as he just isn’t as scary looking as a bear with fangs…..wearing no pants.

Winner – Southpaw.

Smarts

To be fully honest I have never seen anything that would lead me to believe that either one of these guys is dumb or smart. So I am gonna declare it a tie.

Tie.

Friends.

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The Chicago Mascot Club seems to all get along pretty well. Note that there are only 2 mascots not wearing pants in the pic above. They are clearly the guys at the party who have been over-served and need to get a Lyft home. But they won’t, cause they “aren’t that drunk” and they “know better than you” so they’ll just run off all the fun girls at the party cause they refuse to leave.

I will say that there isn’t a Cubs night at the Bulls game (#shocked LOL) and I have never seen Clark do a dunk off a trampoline. Southpaw has, you can see it on his IG. You only let your good friend use your stuff so I give a slight edge to Southpaw in this category.

Winner – Southpaw.

Outreach

Both of these guys do tons for the youth in Chicago. They both show up to help raise money for charities and bring a smile to those around them. Now one of them does it wearing pants, one doesn’t. We all like pants right?

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Winner – Southpaw.

Final tally = Southpaw- 4, Clark The Cub- 0. In what will be one of the only victories we have this weekend we should take pride in our mascot that at least has the decency to wear some pants when he’s around children. It’s only right.

If you travel up north to watch our boys this weekend, have fun but keep your wits about ya. I’ll be watching with my soon to be 2 year old and my 2 week old daughters. We’ll be waiting to see TA7 do the “Maury ‘I Ain’t The Father’ Dance” on home plate after he hits a dinger. Don’t even step Contreras, we’d hate to see you get beat down by Nino Brown. He’s more ruthless than Mia Khalifa, trust us.

Go Sox!

-MSS

The 108 Picks New Walk-Up Music

If you haven’t been to a game this year, and by the looks of the attendance you haven’t, the Sox walk up music this year is sub par. And it got us thinking back to the days when music was good. Yes, we are talking about the 90’s. Yes, we are talking about JOCK JAMS!

Have no clue what we are talking about? Sad. Years ago, we had to PAY for music. They made these things called CD’s, which you could buy at a record store. Well, Jock Jams was only available (at first) when you ordered from a 1-800 number. Then it was all over the place. Check out these classic commercials –

I know, contain yourself. There are actually 6 (SIX) volumes of this. For this task, the 108 will use the first five as the last record was a “Best Of” of a “Best Of”, which is the worst kind of “Best Of”. So strap in and get ready to relive one of the greatest times in music history!

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Tubthumping – Chumbawamba

This was the most no-brainer of no-brainer songs for Frosty to have. He looks like every bro I ever saw jamming out to this atrocity of a song back when it was popular. I could remember being out with co-workers early in my career, throwing some darts and tossing back a few cold ones and this song came on the jukebox and half the group went nuts. I couldn’t believe it, people actually loved this song. Frosty would’ve been one of those folks, he’s the guy in sales that takes his tie off his neck and swings it around through the air as he thrusts his hips to this song. (BeefLoaf)

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Ready to Go – Republica

The reasons that Leury was a prospect at all was because he could play a ton of positions and he was a big stolen base threat in the minors. I don’t think we’ve really seen the SBs in the big leagues, but if he wants to be a part of this team when they’re good he needs to be, as this young lady says so eloquently, Ready to Go. (Chorizy)

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The Bomb – The Bucketheads

If you’ve ever shopped at Urban Outfitters (which I used to in my pre-2XL days) you no doubt have heard this song. Now, I had never seen the video and that is what really sold me on this song. A guy wakes up in bed with 2 chicks and they take care of him. Do his hair, help him get dressed in that funky gear that he needs to wear as he goes about his day. The guy kinda resembles Melvin from Dazed And Confused and the girls look like any random ass girls.

What does this have to do with Avi? I imagine this is how Avi woke up (pre-kid, post Prince Fielder‘s wife) at SoxFest a few years back. Rumor was he brought back a harim of ladies about 4 am in the morning. Maybe remembering the good ol’days will relax him up in there in the box and let him pound one out. (MSS)

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Cotton Eyed Joe – Rednex

When selecting a song for the worst big league regular in 2017, I figured I would pick (IMHO) the worst song that has ever graced the illustrious Jock Jams catalog and that would be Cotton Eyed Joe by Rednex. I remember this horrible song because long, long ago, in a land far, far away, actually, in a land pretty close to where I live now, I used to coach youth basketball (still do, sort of) and we hosted a tournament at our home gym and this terrible song was in rotation for pregame warmup for what seemed like YEARS, across various teams. We just could not shake this bullshit song and amazingly, people loved it!! The same way I feel about Adam Engel, he’s really not a major league player, but there are factions of you out there that just love this guy and are really wishcasting him as a good big league regular. I dunt git it. (BeefLoaf)

Nicky Delmonico

Jump Around – House of Pain

As Stefon once said, “if you’re Irish or just white and violent have I got the place for you”. Before there was “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” there was “Jump Around” as the anthem that people went ape shit for in stadiums. I can’t think of a better song for a player that seems to have already achieved Konerko levels of love from the Southside without really doing much. Kind of reminds me of House of Pain. But seriously, people still love this song and people would get on their feet every time Nicky stepped up with this song. (Chorizy)

Yolmer Sanchez

I Like to Move It – Reel 2 Real

This fits this fast, scrappy guy we got on the hot corner. He get’s where he needs to be and does so quickly. And speaking of hot have you seen his wife? Google that shit. All I can say is that Aloha Mr. Hand is a fan. (MSS)

Tyler Saladino

This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan

You know how you have that song that you secretly love, but you aren’t sure you want everyone else to know it….and you know how you have that player that you secretly love, that kinda sucks, and you aren’t sure if you want everyone else to know it? Yea, thats all of this. This is the MOST Chicago song on the list, so it makes me happy to hear it and it brings me back to my high school days playing ball for iconic Chicago high school, De La Salle. Also, Montell Jordan advocates NOT driving drunk in this song, which the 108ers are big proponents of as well. (BeefLoaf)

Yoan Moncada

Raise the Roof – Luke

Maybe I just love Uncle Luke and that’s why I picked this song. Or maybe I’m just tired of hearing about what a high ceiling Yoan has. I think it’s time he starts to push past that ceiling and become a superstar in the league, even if Beefloaf is satisfied with Ron Gant levels of production. Oh, also, Stuart Scott is in this video, which is just awesome. (Chorizy)


Tim Anderson

Hip Hop Hooray – Naughty by Nature

A perfect song for the guy that EVERYONE is gonna love the next few years. Give us all a good chance to stand up and wave our hands in the air, like we just don’t care, when Tim “Nino Brown” Anderson comes to the plate to undoubtly hit an extra base hit. It’s a feel good song, people love it. Perfect song for the perfect hero to take us BACK to the promised land. (MSS)

Jose Abreu

No Diggity – Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre

The best player on this damn list gets the best damn song on this list. This is a smooth jam AND it has Dr. Dre spittin’ on it. This is a song that is still in rotation on the BeefLoaf Spotify. I’d like for Abreu to wear a cape or a robe in the on deck circle and have an assistant come out and take that off of him just in time for this song to start blaring over the loud speaker. I also envision Gene Honda bobbin’ his head to this cut. (BeefLoaf)

Omar Narvaez

It Takes Two – Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock

Omar’s best case scenario is to be the backup catcher on any team. If he’s the main guy, it’s pretty much a 90 loss season. But he should embrace this role and remind you that it takes 2 catchers, especially when you have Wellington Castillo lumbering around like Jake Taylor. (Chorizy)

Welington Castillo

Let Me Clear My Throat – DJ Kool

Welington looks kinda flemy, so I choose this. WSD will be so proud.

Listen, I will get shit for this but honestly I only picked this song to tell my story about DJ Kool. Back in the day I worked stage crew at NIU. I was a manager almost all of my time there, (how I met my wife) which makes me sounds way more important than I was. Our activities board booked DJ Kool back in the late 90’s and I rode with the head manager to pick him up at the hotel. For you weird folk, he stayed at the HoJo next to my first apartment in DeKalb, which was a step up as most of the guests that stayed over night (including Henry Rollins and Kevin Smith) stayed in the “John” Holmes Student Center hotel which was basically a dorm. But I digress.

When we went to get him, we walked up to the room and he took us over to his DJ’s room and they promptly smoked some really, really, really good weed. I may or may not have engaged in said behavior with them. Then the DJ needed to change his pants, for whatever reason, and he tossed what was in his pockets on the bed including the biggest money roll I had ever seen in my life. I was awe struck. He made some joke about needing to go to the ATM and then we left. Very cool guys and I don’t think DJ Kool said a fucking word until he got onto the stage to do his set. I only remember this song and “It Takes 2”, which in my state really confused me as that isn’t his song, but I still rocked out. (MSS)

Carson Fulmer

Everybody Everybody – Black Box

Look, I’m the first one to be skeptical of Carson Fulmer’s ability to be an effective big league hurler, but one thing I am not skeptical of is his ability to party. If I looked at the current White Sox roster, I would rate Fulmer #1 on the “Most Likely to become a 108er” scale. I envision ole Carson hitting the tailgates pretty hard, and possibly ingesting a short glass or two (that’s NWI parlance for a shot of hard alcohol) and when he does, I’d also like to envision him stealing the show and doing a solo dance rendition to this jam. (BeefLoaf)

Lucas Giolito

Unbelievable – EMF

I’ve been telling MSS and Beefloaf for months that Giolito is ultimately going to the ace of this staff. I know we have Kopech coming up and more pitchers behind him, but I just feel like Giolito’s stuff is better than everyone else’s. And if you are going to be a long term ace of a staff, it’s gonna take more than just throwing 100 MPH. So for the ace of my staff, I give him the song he deserves. (Chorizy)

Miguel Gonzalez

Boom Boom Boom – The Outhere Brothers

I am really, really, really shocked that this song is on Jock Jams. Clearly ahead of it’s time, the whole song is about loving on the booty. I initially picked this song for Miguel as it’s a fun, harmless sounding song, but then you listen to the lyrics and OH. MY. GOD. The Outhere Brothers are from Chicago, had crazy success over seas, they even wrote Summertime (which I am guessing Will Smith changed up the lyrics and took out all the booty love talk). I like the song, not sure that says about me, but whatcha gonna do? (MSS)

Reynaldo Lopez

Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – C&C Music Factory

Lopez is already pretty famous for his “Duck Face” on the mound, and let’s face it, the video with the best duck face in the history of music videos is Michael Jackson‘s “Beat It”, but because that is an actual good song by a generational talent, it is not included in the Jock Jams catalog…..so, I chose this ditty by C&C Music Factory. Lopez is the most perspirous of the most recent group of young lanzadors on our White Sox so I thought this track fit nicely. (BeefLoaf)

James Shields

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If you think back, James Shields was pretty damn good until he got that big contract. Since then, this song has been his anthem. Even though I love the guy, he’s been absolute garbage since he inked that big deal. So why not walk out to something that so plainly tells your story. (Chorizy)

Bruce Rondon

Come Baby Come – K7

I hear this song and I imagine a big guy come busting into a house party and just fucking shit up. Just like I imagine Super Big Gulp has done plenty of times. A closer needs confidence, poise, to dominate, just like K7 talks about in this song. Plus on any given Friday, the boys in 108 will do some choreographed dance moves every time our big guys get’s a K. Sadly all the other good stuff in the video WILL NOT be in the 108 unless we start attracting a different demographic. (MSS)

Just gotta say it….some of y’all need to shut up.

Just this past Monday, both MLB baseball clubs in the fine City of Chicago were to take the field in the hopes of scoring more runs than their opponents. Same town, same weather, one team played, one didn’t. Just happens that the squad that we follow decided that a few inches of snow would not stop baseball that day. So as that unfolded a curious situation arose, Sox fans started calling out Cubs fans for their team not playing while the Sox were. Now don’t get me wrong, it is quite curious that the south siders seem to play through just about anything. Christ, it was SNOWING during the home opener and the game didn’t even get delayed, while the boys up north once called a game for rain and it didn’t even rain (5/20/17). Look it up, no fooling. What I found most interesting that evening (as me and my toddler daughter went to the game) was that most of the fighting went on between people that DIDN’T EVEN GO TO THE GAME.

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Listen, I tend to not take credit or rip on someone for something that I’ve never done. I need to be directly involved in something before I use it to my advantage, just how I am. As I said, I was at that game and never called anyone a wussy, Sox or Cubs fan. But yet all these folks (and with an estimated attendance of less than 1k there are plenty of you internet badasses stealing valor) are talking mad shit but yet you didn’t show up either. I can hear you already, “I work MSS, I have a job” which is a reasonable excuse that can be used. BUT DON’T TALK SHIT! I know it’s hard cause we really don’t get alot of shots to give the north siders shit, but you gotta save it, if you yourself didn’t make it to the game that day either. I’d even go as far to say that I respect the jagoff Cubs fans that attended our game that day (just to be assholes, and yes you were assholes) a little more than the keyboard warriors. Just chill a bit Sox fans, that’s all.

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Predictably, the Cubs fans talking shit fired back at Sox fans with all types of numbers that may mean something to them (attendance, ticket prices, ticket resale prices, what year they last won a trophy) but really do nothing for them in 2018. Attendance, as many folks have said before me, doesn’t win championships. If it did, instead of participation ribbons, Cubs would have won a trophy in that 108 (we know) year gap. But again, do we really expect anything else from a fan base who’s majority has no clue who Leon Durham is?

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Y’all are bitches.

What other things can we talk about? Oh shit the list is growing by the day! I read a bunch of tweets and posts on the FB. As high as some were pre-season on this club they are performing just like we at the 108 thought they would. I know it’s fun to see young talent being accuired but the hard reality is that Burger and Cease are still years away from taking the field. We might get a glimpse of Kopech and Eloy by the end of the year, but if we continue this trend, why risk it? It’s gonna take time folks, and you need to settle the fuck down, especially during the 1st month of the season.

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Yes, she needs to settle down too. It’s APRIL!

At SoxFest this year alot of folks said to me that they expected to contend for the Wild Card this season. I usually responded with “Really? Really?!??! Who’s our 5th starter? Who’s our catcher? Do we even have a closer?” which was met with some blank stares and then I would hear “Well, at least we’ll be better than last year”. Listen, I am not saying it can’t happen (which is the theory/strategy we are employing in the 108 whilst buying multiple Sox Split tickets), but we’re paper thin at spots and have almost no one that can come off the bench in some positions. Yes, Tyler Saladino can play about every position on the field, but do we really want him to? Does Nicky really play a mean left field? Hell no, but he has to be there, we have no one else.

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What I will say the attitude of this team is as good as it was last year. They are gelling off the field and seem to have some real fun while they are on the field. STORY TIME!

I remember back in the day one kid on my little league team used to skip to right field every inning. He would have skipped to 1st too, but the coach would have killed him. He for sure skipped up and down the floor while we played basketball (and he routinely shot at the wrong basket). I bring this up because while he wasn’t a great player, he had a fucking fantastic time playing sports. While people that had better game, but had shittier attitudes, just didn’t have that great of a time.

So while this team is getting their shit handed to them on the daily, they never give up and they continue to have great times in that dugout. I think that is an important lesson to learn that will help them later, no doubt. What else we got? Oh yeah, Yoan.

Yoan Moncada is getting ROASTED by Sox “fans” everywhere. I ask this, what did you expect? We are literally playing a game that offensively if you FAIL 7 outta 10 times you are KILLING IT stats wise. He’s starting in his first full year with a MLB club. 2nd year with the team. No, he’s not having a great year. But yet the year isn’t even close to being over, in fact it’s barely begun. But we should trade this asshole right? Christ almighty.

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Some of the same people that are roasting Yoan are high as fuck on Matty D. Do you know how long it took Matty D to make a MLB team? DO YOU? YEARS BRO, YEARS. So give him some goddamn time. Yoan slayed too much in the minors and needed to learn in the MLB. He’s gonna struggle, he will come out ok though. Trust me. But don’t let his choice of cars sway you the other way.

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Ok, last thing, I know you are reading this and you are thinking I am telling you how to fan. No, I am not. I am just preventing you from looking like a d-bag and giving you a ton of fire power for when you need it. That is not what this blog is about, trust me. Our buddy Joe with P&P just posted about it today, early in the year the “fans” like to proclaim how much they know how to fan better than you. Well, they are wrong, and most of those guys claiming to be huge fans, really aren’t. #insecurity

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Her 2nd game in 3 days. More than 90% of the fanboys on P&P will make all year.

Ever heard “the bark is bigger than the bite”? That is what I see when I read the multiple posts on the P&P or Twitter about how to fan correctly. Listen, we all have our views and standards on who fans well and who doesn’t. Just because you have been a fan longer, been to more games, know more people, have more memorabilia, have more jerseys, you name it, doesn’t mean you have more pride or passion than the guy in Texas that has never been to a game but follows all of them. It’s a bad look when you toot your own horn in a public forum, but that is just me. You do you and let other people do their thing. I’d love to see some of you manage a team, ask Hawk how that worked out for him. And Hawk had certified experience!

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In conclusion, pipe down and chill. Recognize that this might be the hardest year of our rebuild or at the very least wait till September to lose your shit. It’s gonna be a long year, as the 108 predicted, but it will be worth it when we add that new hardware.

-MSS

PS – We have 4 (FOUR) hoodies left. Buy them up, maybe we’ll make more. Visit our store here! Add on a t-shirt or a hat! I’d like this stuff on your back and not in my basement.

Mark your calendars for June 16th as that will be our meet-up with other Twitter folks at Baderbrau. It will be a post game (game is at 1pm) drink session and we’ll even have a roundtable to listen to. The SoxFest one was so awesome we decided to do it again. Come get hammered with us and take a Lyft home! Tix in the 108 are only $20, so buy them up!

The 5 – Opening Day Complaints.

Welcome to my annual blog about the things EVERYONE will be bitching about at the home opener.  Now, there are some things that everyone is ALREADY bitching about, let’s get those outta way first.

“Big Game” James Shields.

Chorizy said it best.  Read it right fucking here.  I don’t really have much to add to that than “Quit Yer Bitchin’!”.

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The Weather. Move the game to noon.

Jesus Christ.  Sack the FUCK UP. IT’S THE GODDAMN HOME OPENER.  Put on a few layers and bring some hand warmers. Will the game get called?  MAYBE. But not before we buy a few rounds of beer and sober up just enough to remember that is cold out.  Then we will swagger back to BeefLoaf’s place and wreak havoc. Note I said we, but that doesn’t include you.  We like ya, but don’t like like ya.  You understand.

Will moving the game to noon solve all these problems?  Hell naw.  People will bitch that their tailgate was cut short.  That they couldn’t get there by noon cause they were gonna leave at 1.  That they have never had a game at noon so it’s weird and we just don’t like it.  We Sox fans, we bitch.  We get something for free, we still bitch.  Leave the time the same and just roll the goddamn dice.

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Ok, we got the ones outta the way that everyone is already bitching about, so here is the new shit!  

Refunds.

When the game get’s called about 4pm, the game will be scheduled to be played the next day.  According to my G-Chat with the fellas, every day is supposed to suck major balls all weekend.  Friday could suck too.   Well, a bunch of people can’t make that cause they have JOBS. Keep in mind that they would be hungover on that Friday, not doing shit, But hey, you’ll still get paid.  Now, you will get a rain check on that ticket for just about any game you want.  But wanna know what we’ll bitch about?  WE PAID A PREMIUM PRICE FOR THAT TICKET AND NOW YOU WANT US TO TAKE A GODDAMN LOSS??? And we have a fucking point!

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Last year, BeefLoaf had like 10 extra tickets for the home opener.  He paid a premium for those tickets and he settled for some regular ass game during the season.  He does that because BeefLoaf is pretty easy going.  Some folks will be all types cheesed that they are exchanging a premium ticket for a regular game.  Opening Day / Home Opener falls into that higher price bracket, (Cubs, Yanks) and I think we should get a premium ticket in return.  I think last year you got the make up game plus another game in the early months.  Can’t confirm, but pretty sure that was the deal. Which is nice, but not the same.  Oh this will be a fun one.

 

Security. Lines. Blah.

Well, last year I think the lines went in right away and the weather was pretty comparable. We might get lucky this year and people will keep their mouths shut, but alas I doubt we will. There will be crews that are all types pissed that the security was too slow or that the line was too long.  Listen folks, if you want no lines come to a game during the week, in May.  Don’t go to a really popular day and complain about things that come with the territory of a popular game day.  Or at least don’t be shocked.  Get it?  Good.

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BeefLoaf’s Party Invite.

The 108’ers have a private party on Opening Day hosted By the ‘Loafs. It’s hella fun and usually I have to remind my wife like 25 times to eat food as she just talks and talks and talks.  Then she get’s all hammered and has “no idea” why she is so hungover the following day.  But you guys won’t have that problem, CAUSE YOU AIN’T INVITED.

As sure as the sun will shine, people will be up in arms when you see the time we be havin’ on the Twitter machine. We’ll be drunk as hell, rocking out and having far too many Baderbrau beers, all while at a party you think you belong at.  Listen, were we at your wedding?  Did you include us in your invite list to your daughter’s first birthday party? Of course you didn’t (and if you did, BeefLoaf is such a dick for not inviting you) because we DON’T BELONG. We’ll have multiple tailgates this year with the fine folks at Baderbrau that you can come to and party with us. You can drink and eat all you want for free! No shit.  We are prepared to deal with your crazy ass then, we don’t need you shitting where BeefLoaf eats.  Seriously, the guy has been known to eat a pretzel up in his bathroom.

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Can you think of the shit storm that would ensue when you, drunk on Fruitsunami, decide that you wanna do your own “Sunday Soak” and you get shut down?  You’ll start kicking one of ‘Loaf’s multiple animals that roam his house (no, not Slumpbuster or #WallyMoney ACTUAL ANIMALS) and ‘Loaf’s cousin loads his gun. Not fun times, not at all.  You’ll get no invite cause while we don’t like like you, we do like you and want you to live. Fair?  OF COURSE IT IS.

 

Why Don’t We Have A Roof ?

Folks, I don’t know why we don’t have a roof on Sox Park.  As early as 1989, retractable roofs were a thing.  And Chicago weather has sucked forever, so I am not sure why they didn’t think this through.  Now, that being said, PEOPLE WOULD BITCH THAT THE ROOF WAS OPEN/CLOSED ALL THE TIME.  Fo sho.

I was in AZ for 3 years. It’s balls hot out there, no way you can watch a game without a roof.  Even harder would be playing said game, but let’s just focus on the fans here.  AZ has a sweet pool in the outfield too, which is really fucking awesome and would make a great addition to the 108 in our view.  Shit, we’d even take a hot tub and watch the game in there on Sunday’s followed by our crazy famous show “Sunday Soak Fueled By Baderbrau”.  We could talk our regular shit and watch kids run the bases.

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Anyways, most places that have a roof really need it.  Well, maybe not Milwaukee, but they soft up there.  While it would be nice to have, we seem to have done just fine since 1991 without the roof.  Don’t get me wrong, temperature controlled baseball is pretty damn awesome, and not a single person in the 108 would bitch about a roof for the shit days.  Cause if baseball is being played we have a killer excuse to drink more beer.

So there you have it!  The 5 things that I can think of that will top the list of the major bitches.  I am sure I will not be shocked at the new stuff that comes up tomorrow, but remember, it’s the funnest day of the year.  Day drunk during the week?  Sign me the fuck up.  Go Sox!

-MSS

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White Sox Cap – Icon Status – Part 2 “Eddie Vedder”

In 1990 there was this “little” band from Seattle that got a new singer from San Diego.  The band was Pearl Jam, the singer was Eddie Vedder.  Unless you live under a rock, I am sure you have heard of him.  Eddie was in the clubhouse in 2016 when the Cubs won the NLCS / World Series.  Eddie is a good friend of Theo Epstein. All signs point to Ed being a Cubs fan, but guess what?  When he was making his mark on this world, he didn’t wear a Cubs hat.  He wore a black White Sox hat.

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In the early 90’s, the Cubs weren’t cool.  All of the attention was to the south on a team making some noise with young players.  Robin Ventura.  Frank Thomas. “Black” Jack McDowell. That last guy was a wild card.  His attitude matched his pitching style and behind the scenes he played in “alternative” bands.  Eddie and Jack were friends, brought together by their girlfriends, and became drinking buddies. Rumor is that the hat was a gift from Jack.  Lotta angst in Eddie and much the same in Jack.  Peas in a pod. Then in 1993, this happened –

In November 1993, Pearl Jam arrived in New Orleans for three sold-out concerts at the UNO Lakefront Arena. While in town, Vedder and company also recorded two songs for their third album at producer Daniel Lanois’ now-defunct Kingsway Studio on Esplanade Avenue.

In the pre-dawn hours of Nov. 18, Vedder and his buddy Jack McDowell, a Cy Young Award-winning pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, decided to blow off a little steam on lower Decatur Street.

Around 4:30 a.m., they got into an altercation with James Gorman, a Terrytown waiter, and Anthony Martinez, a bouncer at the Crystal nightclub. Shoving and spitting escalated to punches. McDowell was knocked unconscious, and went to the hospital for stitches. Vedder went to jail, booked with public drunkenness and disturbing the peace.

Hours later, he posted a $600 cash bail and was released. The incident was splashed across the front of The Times-Picayune, under the headline “Slam Jam,” on Nov. 19. That night, Pearl Jam played its final show at the Lakefront Arena, then left town.

I remember the news going crazy.  Jack was forbidden from hanging out with Eddie.  That’s what my dad said anyways and he doesn’t lie.  This was crazy Eddie.  Fun Eddie.  White Sox Hat Wearing Eddie Vedder.  You kids remember that Eddie Vedder?  I do.

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All this crazy Eddie stuff happened during the days when he rocked that Sox hat.  Coincidence?  Nah.  Hell nah.  Cause that hat gives ya balls! He was climbing up speaker towers.  Trusses.  Stage diving into the crowd.  He was as the young kids say, LIT.  But then, after 3 hit albums, numerous tours, millions of fans, Eddie starts talking about being a Cubs fan.  And that’s when the change happened.

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Yep, that’s Cub Fan Eddie.  I don’t think I really need to post any more pictures but hey, I like to make a point and slam it home like Shaq (with a sweet assist from Penny!) in NBA Jam.

Remember the album after Vitalogy?  Nope.  NO ONE DOES.  It was No Code, but you don’t know shit about it cause PJ went underground and Eddied started loving on the Cubs.  Yep.  The underground PJ years are directly related to the Cubs suck that gets stuck to anything they are associated with. Tribune went bankrupt, coincidence?  Hell naw.

Now listen, I have no problem with Ed or Pearl Jam.  I have been to several concerts, danced to a PJ song at my wedding, belong to the fan club, but I wouldn’t consider myself a die hard. Which sounds odd to most people but seriously they have some really serious die hards.  But my PJ fandom is not the fandom at hand.  It’s Eddie’s with the Cubs.

I don’t know about you, but as a Sox fan, I have never worn a Cubs hat.  Not a single time from what I can recall.  Side note – I remember as a young guy, as an aspiring white rapper, wanting to be the first one to wear Illinois gear.  When Kris Kross did it in their video, I was crushed. Fuck you Kriss Kross. Ruined my dream.

 

Anyways, if I ever became a star in the public realm, no way in hell I am reppin’ another teams hat, jersey, shirt, whatevs.  Eddie is what BeefLoaf would call a “false flagger”.  I see him using that hat as a tool to garner that street cred that a young band needs. As they got famous, Eddie picked up the blue and red and started flying that W flag.  What a douchey move.

Listen I expect a guy like John Cusack to flip flop like a limp noodle. He’s an actor, a good actor mind you (fucking loved Say Anything, don’t @ me), but still a flip flopping actor. But I don’t expect the guy who took on Ticketmaster to be so spineless when it comes to team fandom.  Hell, this guy wears PACKERS jerseys but he’s a BEARS fan.  Don’t believe me? Feast up doubters –

Kinda makes you sick huh?  It’s ok, he’s still the same guy, just false flags when it will get him some props. Which as a die-hard just makes me lose respect.  Do you know how many times when I lived out west when I told them I was from Chicago they responded with “So you’re a Cubs fan right?” The words “Fuck No” couldn’t get out of my mouth fast enough.  It’s hard out there/here for a Sox fan.  We had 2005 and (at least) a solid 3 years after that that we were given some props, but nowadays it just business as usual. Cubs finally won one, so ya know, they are the best.  Blah, blah, fucking blah.

In conclusion, White Sox Hat Wearing Eddie Vedder is some much cooler than Cubs Fan Ed. So, enjoy your lame Eddie Vedder north siders!  Much like Harry Caray, we had him first, when he was young and hungry.  And shirtless.

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There might be a part 3 of this on the “future” there might not be.  It might come soon, it might come later, or it might never come.  But do me a favor and wear that Sox hat loud and proud.  Be like our man Chris M. and own a billion Sox hats, because you are gonna need some variety to wear when we are demolishing teams left and right in 2020. The future is bright, but we’ll still be rocking black.

-MSS  

PS- Go vote in our White Sox Twitter Tournament on the Twitter. Find out all the info here! Thanks to all who voted for me to beat Mrs. Chorizy in my 1st round matchup. She is a famous actor (Chicago PD anyone?) so I knew it would be tough.

ALSO – Congrats to Loyola, can’t wait to see them in the Final Four and then trowing out the first pitch on a shitty weather Opening Day.  Maybe we’ll get Sister Jean too. But maybe she should stay home, don’t need her getting a cold in what promises to be a shitty weather day per usual.  Colds are really bad to old people. Dr. Feelgood told me that.