The One-Hitter Fan Shaming

This is the One-Hitter, don’t forget to exhale.

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I want to talk Fan Shaming.  As one of the drunk uncles of White Sox twitter I think it is occasionally my position to tell you where you are fucking up in life.  Remember, your uncle is not only the one who’d buy you beer behind your parents back or tell you about that time he ALMOST slept with Kathy Ireland or tell you about this cool bad from 15 years before you were born that you should totally get into, he’s also there to give you the real scoop when you fucking up….and some of you be fucking up.

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Fan Shaming is real and totally fucking uncalled for.  Fan Shaming also comes from every perspective imaginable and effects our whole big dysfunctional family called White Sox twitter.  So when you hit these twitter streets remember the following………….

As MySoxSummer always says, going to more games than the next person DOES NOT make you a better fan.

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If you are the type (like the 108ers) who go to a fair amount of game, be better about NOT waving your “going to lots of games” DONG in other fans faces.  It’s uncouth.  You are better than that.  We won’t stand for you doing it any longer.

You ain’t a real fan because you don’t remember X.

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GTFO, fanning shall be done on ones own individual terms and you shan’t be judging it (originally the 17th Commandment, and you don’t want to fuck with Moses on that shit).  Nothing makes us happier in the 108 then when we stumble upon people making their first journey to a baseball game in Chicago.  MySoxSummer and I were lucky enough to meet a couple from Oregon who were there with their 6 year old daughter enjoying their first game in Chicago.  It was a thrilling experience to talk with them and get to see the young lady’s reaction to the events.  It’s easy to forget how cool a baseball game is and what fun it can be when you get into your own shit.  Just losing yourself in a 9 inning story is fun and beautiful and sometimes exciting or soul crushing and we should cherish that and not ruin it for others.

Why are you still worrying about Machado?

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This is probably the nexus of the universe of White Sox fan shaming in my personal opinion.  IN THIS CORNER, we have the casual fan,

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who loves to go to the game and drink some brews and eat some hot dogs and yell at the opposing team and fans and cheer for home runs and fireworks.  They like players based on landmark events, like signing a ball for them or getting a big hit in the game they attended…..

and IN THIS CORNER, we have the fan that is deep into this team, analyzing its every move and trying to play arm-chair GM.

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They may or may not have the visceral experience when attending a game because they are worried about future service time concerns or available free agent budget 3 years from now.  GUESS WHAT!?!?  You can both be right and co-exist.  I want these two groups to go down to the Craft Cave together, do a shot of something that will make their lips pucker up and will force a groan outta their gullet.  This should make peace of the two groups and allow them to live happily ever after again.

So there you have it, some examples of how we can notice other fanning methods and be cool to each other.  I’ll be back to talk about welcoming Bandwagon Fans if the White Sox ever get good again.

-BeefLoaf

The One-Hitter #74

This is the One-Hitter, don’t forget to exhale.

ELOY!!

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photo credit: The Athletic

As a fan of the White Sox I couldn’t be more thrilled that Eloy Jimenez will be in a White Sox uni for the lid-lifter on March 28th in Kansas City.  One thing that has come up some is Eloy wanting to wear #74, to sort of blaze his own trail.  It’s a small thing, but Eloy also wrote an article for the Player’s Tribune some months back detailing how ready he was to be a major leaguer.  These things have sort of slapped me on the fanny (more accurately, the back sac) as I have been one of the folks yelling at the top of my nasally sounding voice, as the White Sox try and send us more “character” guys (fucking “character” guys)……..

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“WE NEED MORE ASS KICKERS, LESS CHARACTER GUYS!!!”

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Eloy is very likely an ASS KICKER in the traditional sense, he’s going to crush baseballs and make us all short term happy whenever we have the chance to see him either on TV or in person.  But he might also be an ASS KICKER in the less conventional sense of the word, a principled dude who wants to blaze his own trail, on and off the field.  A player who’s very presence is going to lift up the performance of those around him by his demeanor and work ethic.  A player outspoken enough to let you hear his voice and not let media narratives rule the day on him.  That second type of ASS KICKER is the real CHARACTER GUY.  The type of player that is going to carry his performance and that of his team as part of his identity and emote to us when it is necessary.  I like ASS KICKERS who are CHARACTER GUYS.  I like Eloy Jimenez, I’m glad he’s here.

#108Tourney Championship

Congratulations to White Sox Dave on defending his title this year! And to Beefloaf for an admirable fight to the finish.

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@barstoolWSD@MrDelicious13
58% 1 – White Sox Dave
42% 3 – BeefLoaf

For every result and comment from each match-up, check it out on Twitter:

Want to learn more about the #108Tourney? Check out the podcast and bracket reveal:

Quernzy’s 2019 White Sox Food Preview

Special guest post from Quernzy

News Flash at Guaranteed Rate: THERE WILL BE FOOD

I’m not really a Foodie — I’m more of a “Faux Foodie”. I’m kind of a picky eater and I can’t even eat spicy foods. So I guess it’s a good thing I’m writing a blog for @fromthe108… I fit right in as a Faux Foodie since I like food and I don’t have a lot of credibility.

I was lucky enough to tag along with @mysoxsummer and sample some of the delicious new food options at the park this season. I stuffed my face, took pictures and tried to stay out of the way of the reporters that were writing quality news stories.

Boozy Hot Chocolate and Boozy Hot Apple Cider – sections 144 and 538:  

I wrote about yummy coffee and Bailey’s previously, while rounding up the non-beer options at the park.

And while I do enjoy a shot of Baileys with my hot chocolate, I’m most excited about their new Boozy Hot Chocolate. Jim Beam, Patron XO and Monin toasted marshmallow syrup alllll mixed in with hot chocolate! The Patron has a subtle coffee flavor and the toasted marshmallow syrup is something I have to purchase for my own home bar. Delicious! When Spring finally arrives, I will switch to chilled cocktails and provide a cocktail update for inside the park.

The Savory & Sweet Stand at 110 is going to be my go-to stand.

Four different kinds of Dusted French Fries. Also a few dishes of fries topped with STUFF. Irish Fries, Greek Fries and Buffalo Chicken Fries. Excited to try the Greek Fries with gyro meat, feta and tzatziki. Another snack that will be a fan favorite can be found in the Revolution Tap Room — Bacon Popcorn. So cheesy and packed with bacon crumble. Between the Bacon Popcorn and the Dusted Fries, so much stuff is dusted with powder, you’d think Tim Raines is in the kitchen.

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Here’s what Phat MSS had to say about the Nashville Hot Chicken – natural heat without being too crazy. All white-meat chicken. Even the pickles were good. 🙂

Antique Taco

Brand new at the park is Antique Taco from down the street in Bridgeport. 108’ers won’t have to walk far to find them at Section 109. The smoked brisket taco was too spicy for me (but I’m a wimp) and the chicken al pastor taco was delicious!

Notables available in the premium levels

Elote Nuggets – sweet fried corn nuggets that are so yummy. I’m a fan of fried finger foods at the park. Also, why aren’t they called Eloy-tes?

Triple Play Burger with beef, fried bologna and bacon.

Impossible Asian Appetizer Duo –  Now available for vegetarians and vegans alike!

-Quernzy

Thank you Quernzy! Now here is what Little Miss Shortstop thought of the food items she got to sample! Note – LMS isn’t afraid of a little heat, but MSS decided that the chicken sandwich might be too hot for her. Oddly, the Chicken Al Pastor wasn’t. Ha.

That face you make when there aren’t options for little almost 1 year olds. She had some flavored rice husks.

Little Miss Shortstop was pretty amped to make the trip to the park. She was only slightly bummed that neither “Timmy” or “Palka” would be there and even asked “They aren’t playing?” She’s learning yo!

Waiting patiently as the food folks give us the low down before the chow down.

LMS started off with the Triple Play Burger. As noted in the podcast, she dropped the bun and dusted it off and ate it anyways. She’s a trooper.

As you can see, she isn’t the biggest burger fan. But loved the bun! She ate a couple bites of the Chicken Al Pastor taco from our neighbors to the west, Antique Taco. We’ve had them many times, always solid. She loves that fresh mozzarella cheese too, so that sandwich was made for her.

She was also very lucky that they brought around the Eggrolls from the Impossible Asian Appetizer Duo! It’s a meatless offering as noted above. She loves fake meat and eggrolls!

But by far and away her most favorite offering was the Bacon Popcorn. She had 2 samples! And you know what? Even though it is only in the Rev Tap Room, kids are allowed! Cause they have food and that is the location of the Sox Social Lounge. What’s that? It’s a place that if you check into the game (on the MLB Ballpark App), they give you all sorts of free stuff! Last year was a killer hat for your first check in.

So there you have it! An almost 3 year old can eat all day long with fancy new offerings at the park! Be sure to slam a taco at the game or grab a tub of bacon popcorn!

-MSS & LMS

#108Tourney Regional Final Results

Round 4 – Celebs Region
@scottmerkin@WriteSox
69% 13 – Write Sox
31% 3 – Scott Merkin

Round 4 – 108 Region
@MySoxSummer@MrDelicious13
49% 1 – MySoxSummer
51% 3 – BeefLoaf

Round 4 – Blogger / Podcast Region
@barstoolWSD@SoxOn35th
65% 1 – WhiteSoxDave
35% 2 – Sox On 35th

Round 4 – Super Fans Region
@socavalier@CoveysBurner
76% 4 – Dylan Covey’s Burner
24% 6 – Bonnie

Want to learn more about the #108Tourney? Check out our most recent podcast and the bracket reveal:

#108Tourney Round 3 Results

Round 3 is officially in the bag now. There was some weirdness, but with no altering of the results from Twitter Support, the winners are as you saw them on Sunday. Let’s keep on having fun and watch MySoxSummer and Beefloaf argue over who’s fatter.

Now it is time for the Elite 8 (Wednesday), Final Four (Thursday), and Championship (Friday). Just think, as your NCAA brackets are getting destroyed by a 15 seed, you’ll still have a rooting interest right here in the 108.

Round 3 – Celebs Region
@scottmerkin@LaurenceWHolmes
53% 3 – Scott Merkin
47% 7 – Laurence Holmes

Round 3 – Celebs Region
@ChrisTannehill@WriteSox
47% 9 – Chris Tannehill
53% 13 – Write Sox

Round 3 – 108 Region
@MySoxSummer@BigSexxy_75
75% 1 – MySoxSummer
25% 4 – Wally$

Round 3 – 108 Region
@MrDelicious13@chorizy
58% 3 – BeefLoaf
42% 2 – Chorizy-E

Round 3 – Blogger / Podcast Region
@FutureSox@SoxOn35th
40% 3 – Future Sox
60% 2 – Sox On 35th

Round 3 – Blogger / Podcast Region
@barstoolWSD@SoxMachine
64% 1 – White Sox Dave
36% 5 – Jim Margalus

Round 3 – Super Fans Region
@socavalier@aliwhitesox
59% 6 – Bonnie
41% 2 – Ali

Round 3 – Super Fans Region
@ChiSoxFanMike@CoveysBurner
48% 1 – ChiSoxFanMike
52% 4 – Dylan Coveys Burner

Want to learn more about the #108Tourney? Check out our most recent podcast and the bracket reveal:

#108Tourney Round 2 Day 2 Results

Round 2 – Celebs Region
@LaurenceWHolmes@shane_riordan
74% 7 – Laurence Holmes
26% 15 – Shane Riordan

Round 2 – Celebs Region
@ChuckGarfien@ChrisTannehill
49% 1 – Chuck Garfien
51% 9 – Chris Tannehill

Round 2 – 108 Region
@chorizy@KRamos25
71% 2 – Chorizy-E
29% 10 – Mrs. BeefLoaf

Round 2 – 108 Region
@MrDelicious13@_AlohaMrHand
75% 3 – BeefLoaf
25% 6 – Aloha Mr. Hand

Round 2 – Blogger / Podcast Region
@FutureSox@BrianBilek_
62% 3 – FutureSox
38% 6 – Brian Bilek

Round 2 – Blogger / Podcast Region
@SoxOn35th@SoxNerd
68% 2 – Sox On 35th
32% 7 – Sox Nerd

Round 2 – Super Fans Region
@ChiSoxFanMike@scottgarcia35
57% 1 – ChiSoxFanMike
43% 8 – Scott Garcia

Round 2 – Super Fans Region
@Bonderman92@socavalier
49% 3 – Matt Bond
51% 6 – Bonnie

Want to learn more about the #108Tourney? Check out our most recent podcast and the bracket reveal:

#108Tourney Round 2 Day 1 Results

Round 2 – Celebs Region
@WriteSox@NotKenWilliams
29% 5 – Not Ken Williams
71% 13 – Write Sox

Round 2 – Celebs Region
@scottmerkin@JRFegan
53% 3 – Scott Merkin
47% 6 – James Fegan

Round 2 – 108 Region
@MySoxSummer@quernzy
69% 1 – MySoxSummer
31% 8 – Mrs. Chorizy-E

Round 2 – 108 Region
@BigSexxy_75@Sleepy_Harold_
74% 4 – Wally$
26% 12 – Sleepy Harold

Round 2 – Blogger / Podcast Region
@SoxMachine@soxmachine_josh
52% 5 – Jim Margalus
48% 4 – Josh Nelson

Round 2 – Blogger / Podcast Region
@barstoolWSD@KenWo4LiFe
67% 1 – WhiteSoxDave
33% 8 – KenWo

Round 2 – Super Fans Region
@Billywires@aliwhitesox
48% 10 – Juan Uribe’s Cup
52% 2 – Ali

Round 2 – Super Fans Region
@pitsshady@CoveysBurner
46% 12 – SoxSidePride
54% 4 – Dylan Covey’s Burner

Want to learn more about the #108Tourney? Check out our most recent podcast and the bracket reveal: