Sox Scoops 40.75: "Mark Simpson Loves Round Numbers"

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Sox Scoops 40.75: "Mark Simpson Loves Round Numbers"

Post by HoosierVic » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:48 am

By Mike Talley
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Chicago Sports Online

Chicago first baseman Mark Simpson loves a nice round number.

Right now, he’s especially fond of 1,000 – the nice round number of RBIs he’d amassed as of the May 24 game at Vancouver.

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The historic knock came on a solo home run in the 9th inning off Mounties reliever Dusty McPetrie to help seal a 4-2 victory for the Black Sox. What was left of the sparse crowd in Vancouver gave Simpson a half-hearted ovation for his achievement, but Simpson wasn’t bothered.

“Why should they cheer for an opponent’s home run? I’m glad the guy who caught it in the stands threw it back - Ángel González (Vancouver CF) ran down the ball and threw it towards our dugout, so I got to keep it,” Simpson said. “That one’s going in the trophy case!”

Simpson, who signed a 6-year free agent contract worth $77.5 million with Chicago during the off-season, has been fulfilling team expectations so far. He leads the team in home runs (13), RBIs (32), walks (30), OBP (.366), and WAR (1.0), so far.

“We’re fortunate to have Mark as a part of the Black Sox family,” said Chicago GM Vic Caleca. “He fits The Blueprint™ for what we’re trying to do here perfectly.”

Simpson, by the way, picked up 2 more RBIs in the May 25 game at Long Beach, to bring his career total to 1,002.

“Gotta keep going if I’m gonna get 2,000,” Simpson said. “I love me those round numbers – the bigger, the better!”

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Re: Sox Scoops 40.75: "Mark Simpson Loves Round Numbers"

Post by niles08 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:53 am

The main thing I am taking from this story is from accidentally clicking on Angel Gonzalez to see who he was, and falling in love with him.
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Re: Sox Scoops 40.75: "Mark Simpson Loves Round Numbers"

Post by HoosierVic » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:01 am

Actually, the main thing to take from this story is in the GM's quote ...

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Re: Sox Scoops 40.75: "Mark Simpson Loves Round Numbers"

Post by niles08 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:33 am

I am not very excited that Chicago has a "Blueprint" as I prefer they carry on towards the bottom of the division.
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Re: Sox Scoops 40.75: "Mark Simpson Loves Round Numbers"

Post by HoosierVic » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:17 pm

Given our track record, The Blueprint™ might be to stay at the bottom of the division ...

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Re: Sox Scoops 40.75: "Mark Simpson Loves Round Numbers"

Post by Lane » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:18 pm

Mark Simpson wrote: “Gotta keep going if I’m gonna get 2,000,” Simpson said. “I love me those round numbers – the bigger, the better!”
Is there any truth to the rumor that he was actually talking about big round butts and not big round numbers?
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Re: Sox Scoops 40.75: "Mark Simpson Loves Round Numbers"

Post by HoosierVic » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:49 pm

Lane wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:18 pm
Mark Simpson wrote: “Gotta keep going if I’m gonna get 2,000,” Simpson said. “I love me those round numbers – the bigger, the better!”
Is there any truth to the rumor that he was actually talking about big round butts and not big round numbers?
Not sure if that's part of The Blueprint™ or not!

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Re: Sox Scoops 40.75: "Mark Simpson Loves Round Numbers"

Post by 7teen » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:26 pm

Big round butts!?

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