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Parrothead
06-19-2008, 09:10 PM
JACKHAMMERS SIGN FORMER WHITE SOX PLAYER CARUSO (http://www.jackhammerbaseball.com/news/index.html?article_id=1801)

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WhiteSoxJunkie
06-19-2008, 09:12 PM
I had no idea he finished 3rd in Rookie of the Year. And whatever happened to the two guys who finished ahead of him?

Brian26
06-19-2008, 09:17 PM
I had no idea he finished 3rd in Rookie of the Year. And whatever happened to the two guys who finished ahead of him?

The more interesting story is who finished behind him.

doublem23
06-19-2008, 09:29 PM
http://www.baseball-reference.com/awards/awards_1998.shtml#ALroy

salty99
06-19-2008, 10:45 PM
Cool. I'll have to go check him out at some games.

Rockin Robin
06-19-2008, 10:48 PM
Nice.

Maybe they can make some room for Robert Machado.

kittle42
06-19-2008, 11:23 PM
A perfect way to ring in the crosstown games...memories of the basket HR in 1999...

UofCSoxFan
06-19-2008, 11:29 PM
Last year he was playing on that team featured in the show "Playing for Peanuts" although he has yet to be featured in an episode. I was shocked to hear he was still in pro baseball.

DrCrawdad
06-19-2008, 11:54 PM
Good for Mike!!!

IIRC some people here have said that the Sox brought up Mike too early and that it probably hurt him.

You have to admire his drive and passion to continue playing. Best wishes to Mike Caruso!

CHISOXFAN13
06-20-2008, 12:18 AM
I had no idea Wally Backman was Joliet's manager.

Giv20
06-20-2008, 10:04 AM
Was the DH last night and leading off. Struck out first time up.
Had based loaded walk later in the game. Went 0-3.

doublem23
06-20-2008, 11:26 AM
I had no idea Wally Backman was Joliet's manager.

Joliet Jackhammers: Eating White Sox scraps since 2002

VeeckAsInWreck
06-20-2008, 11:30 AM
I had no idea Wally Backman was Joliet's manager.

I'll never forget his 4 days (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wally_Backman) as D'Backs manager! :redneck

scarsofthumper
06-20-2008, 03:17 PM
Sweet!!! I'll get to see him when I head down to Joliet.

Hell, I had no idea that so many players in the Northern League has had MLB playing time.

ondafarm
06-20-2008, 03:39 PM
Well, good luck to him and I might actually try to catch a game of his sometime. I actually enjoy seeing minor league ball.

Medford Bobby
06-20-2008, 07:37 PM
I'll never forget his 4 days (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wally_Backman) as D'Backs manager! :redneck

I don't care what people say, but this current winning D-Backs team is still Backman's boys!:cool:

white sox bill
06-21-2008, 10:37 AM
Mikes gotta be pushing 30...making how much? 30K? I admire his never-say-die attitude but at what age do you throw in the towel and comes to grips that you could make more $$ in the "real" world?

scarsofthumper
06-21-2008, 10:54 AM
Mikes gotta be pushing 30...making how much? 30K? I admire his never-say-die attitude but at what age do you throw in the towel and comes to grips that you could make more $$ in the "real" world?
Not even. Northern League players only get paid during the season, and since he's classified as a veteran (each NL club can only have 22 players, with a max of 4 veterans, and a min of 5 rookies), he only gets paid probably around $3,000 / mo which is the usual max for veterans, with rookies only getting $800 / mo.

Parrothead
06-21-2008, 01:22 PM
Not even. Northern League players only get paid during the season, and since he's classified as a veteran (each NL club can only have 22 players, with a max of 4 veterans, and a min of 5 rookies), he only gets paid probably around $3,000 / mo which is the usual max for veterans, with rookies only getting $800 / mo.

He must have invested well during his 3 years of MLB days.

RadioheadRocks
06-21-2008, 05:06 PM
I'll never forget his 4 days (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wally_Backman) as D'Backs manager! :redneck


I'll never forget the Caruso Molecular Hairsetter.

http://www.cachebeauty.com/caruso.htm

CHISOXFAN13
06-22-2008, 04:25 PM
Mikes gotta be pushing 30...making how much? 30K? I admire his never-say-die attitude but at what age do you throw in the towel and comes to grips that you could make more $$ in the "real" world?

Not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer...

TheVulture
06-23-2008, 03:39 AM
Not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer...
Hard as it is for some to believe, there are actually those that exist in this world motivated by things other than money. Such as love. Obviously a foreign concept to some.

scarsofthumper
06-23-2008, 11:54 AM
Hard as it is for some to believe, there are actually those that exist in this world motivated by things other than money. Such as love. Obviously a foreign concept to some.Yeah, that's how the Northern League goes. People play there for a shot at the Majors, whether they've been there already or are looking to make their first attempt. There's quite a few players that play for us (Schaumburg) that have played MLB ball including Rontrez Johnson (who leads the NoL in stolen bases and played a few games with the Royals in 03), Jermaine Allensworth (played between 96-99 for KC, NYM and the Pirates), and Bo Hart (who's been our MVP this season, hit .460 in his first ten games with the Cards, breaking a rookie record previously held by Kirby Puckett).

soxfan13
06-23-2008, 12:24 PM
Sweet!!! I'll get to see him when I head down to Joliet.

Hell, I had no idea that so many players in the Northern League has had MLB playing time.

There are limits to how many players with actually MLB service you can have on your roster.

Cangelosi CF
07-01-2008, 02:49 PM
from my original hometown newspaper, the Joliet Herald-Snooze.

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/sports/1029726,4_2_JO28_CARUSO_S1.article

Silver Cross Field is a nice little ballpark.

scarsofthumper
07-01-2008, 03:41 PM
I love Silver Cross Field. It's got a major league exterior to it and almost reminds me of a mini Citi Field.

I was just gonna post in this thread cuz I'm gonna be seeing Caruso and the Jackhammers play the Flyers tonight in Schaumburg.