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JermaineDye05
09-17-2008, 02:59 PM
So what baseball player do you enjoy watching the most that isn't on the White Sox?

I have to go with Jake Peavy. I love watching the guy pitch, his stuff is just simply nasty. He has to be one of the most intimidating pitchers on the mound in baseball right now.

turners56
09-17-2008, 03:02 PM
Nick Punto and Jason Kubel.

Oh, and Ryan Braun and Chase Utley.

kittle42
09-17-2008, 03:02 PM
Really, and strangely, none. But I guess if you forced me to pick a guy I like who isn't on the Sox, I'd take Ryan Braun. For a guy I like watching play, I'd take Ichiro Suzuki.

Mr.1Dog
09-17-2008, 03:03 PM
Aaron Rowand.

skottyj242
09-17-2008, 03:04 PM
Chris Young.

doublem23
09-17-2008, 03:05 PM
Brian Urlacher.

JermaineDye05
09-17-2008, 03:07 PM
Brian Urlacher.

Ha way to take advantage of my mistake.

I of course meant favorite baseball player not on the white sox.

doublem23
09-17-2008, 03:08 PM
Ha way to take advantage of my mistake.

I of course meant favorite baseball player not on the white sox.

I would probably still enjoy watching him fail miserably at baseball. :cool:

asindc
09-17-2008, 03:11 PM
Jimmy Rollins.

JohnTucker0814
09-17-2008, 03:13 PM
Tim Lincecum

MeteorsSox4367
09-17-2008, 03:15 PM
Ever? George Brett and Johnny Bench. Special mention to Larry Gura because his brother-in-law worked with my Dad and I met Gura once at a Sox-Royals game when I was a kid. Gura could not have been a nicer man and he also hooked me up with a George Brett autographed ball.

Currently, I like Ryan Zimmerman, Alex Gordon, Ryan Braun, Jay Bruce, Tim Lincecum and Jake Peavy. And even though he plays for Cleveland, I think Grady Sizemore is a helluva player.

btrain929
09-17-2008, 03:20 PM
Ryan Braun, Corey Hart, Tim Lincecum, & Curtis Granderson.

JermaineDye05
09-17-2008, 03:23 PM
Ever? George Brett and Johnny Bench. Special mention to Larry Gura because his brother-in-law worked with my Dad and I met Gura once at a Sox-Royals game when I was a kid. Gura could not have been a nicer man and he also hooked me up with a George Brett autographed ball.

Currently, I like Ryan Zimmerman, Alex Gordon, Ryan Braun, Jay Bruce, Tim Lincecum and Jake Peavy. And even though he plays for Cleveland, I think Grady Sizemore is a helluva player.

He is, and certainly last nights shot didn't hurt his stock too much :cool:

LITTLE NELL
09-17-2008, 03:30 PM
Scott Kazmir and Carlos Pena of the Rays.

DSpivack
09-17-2008, 03:34 PM
Roy Halladay.

veeter
09-17-2008, 03:35 PM
Lincecum, Matt Kemp and Braun

PatK
09-17-2008, 03:39 PM
Pujols

Rockabilly
09-17-2008, 03:39 PM
Carl Crawford

I want Mags back
09-17-2008, 04:06 PM
mine for years now has been Vlad Guerrero. His performance in the '05 ALCS reaffirmed my liking of him :tongue:

FedEx227
09-17-2008, 04:24 PM
Grady Sizemore, Hanley Ramirez, Albert Pujols and Ryan Braun.

BadBobbyJenks
09-17-2008, 04:40 PM
Even though he is now with the enemy, Rich Harden.

scarsofthumper
09-17-2008, 05:19 PM
Tim Lincecum
Ryan Braun
Chad Bradford

StepsInSC
09-17-2008, 05:26 PM
This hardly seems kosher; but here goes:

Does Carlos Quentin count?

If not, then I'd have to say Jermaine Dye.

DSpivack
09-17-2008, 05:45 PM
This hardly seems kosher; but here goes:

Does Carlos Quentin count?

If not, then I'd have to say Jermaine Dye.

Not read the thread title? :scratch:

StepsInSC
09-17-2008, 05:47 PM
Not read the thread title? :scratch:

What? They're my favorite non-white Sox players...

doublem23
09-17-2008, 05:50 PM
What? They're my favorite non-white Sox players...

I... don't think you understand.

turners56
09-17-2008, 06:02 PM
I... don't think you understand.

Yeah, I'm puzzled as well.

StepsInSC
09-17-2008, 06:04 PM
Yeah, I'm puzzled as well.

Man I'm confused. This must be only about the Red Sox since it's not in the Sox Clubhouse. In that case, I like Youkalis best but he's white...so I guess I'd have to go with Jacoby....unless Native American counts as white.

RKMeibalane
09-17-2008, 06:06 PM
Ryan Howard

chisoxfanatic
09-17-2008, 07:08 PM
Albert Pujols. And it isn't even close.

eastchicagosoxfan
09-17-2008, 07:16 PM
Albert Pujols. And it isn't even close.
I second that emotion.

goofymsfan
09-17-2008, 07:18 PM
Man I'm confused. This must be only about the Red Sox since it's not in the Sox Clubhouse. In that case, I like Youkalis best but he's white...so I guess I'd have to go with Jacoby....unless Native American counts as white.

The thread is about you favorite player who is NOT a "White Sox" player, (I.E. plays for one of the other 29 MLB teams)

Mine are JJ Putz, Matt Tuiasosopo, Scott Podsednik, George Sherrill,

turners56
09-17-2008, 07:30 PM
Man I'm confused. This must be only about the Red Sox since it's not in the Sox Clubhouse. In that case, I like Youkalis best but he's white...so I guess I'd have to go with Jacoby....unless Native American counts as white.

Ok, stop joking around now.

doublem23
09-17-2008, 07:31 PM
Man I'm confused. This must be only about the Red Sox since it's not in the Sox Clubhouse. In that case, I like Youkalis best but he's white...so I guess I'd have to go with Jacoby....unless Native American counts as white.

Don't quit your day job! :cool:

JGarlandrules20
09-17-2008, 07:36 PM
Can I say Joe Crede? :(:

Not including ex-sox players....Mark Teahen. He's awesome. I also like Zack Greinke, JJ Hardy, and Orlando Hudson among others.

manders_01
09-17-2008, 09:09 PM
Garrett Atkins

realflava23
09-17-2008, 09:17 PM
Albert Pujols

Rdy2PlayBall
09-17-2008, 09:22 PM
I don't really have one, but I just looked up stats on Albert Pujols and... HE IS THE BASEBALL KING! His first year in baseball stats is just unbelievable, and so are every years to add to that. How the heck can a guy hit .359 in a season!? :o: I'd say he'd have to be my new favorite non-Sox player! @_@

JUribe1989
09-17-2008, 09:24 PM
Aaron Rowand, Ian Kinsler, Ryan Braun, Conor Jackson, Ryan Zimmerman, Jacoby Ellsbury, Chris Young, Matt Holliday

skobabe8
09-17-2008, 09:29 PM
Lots of Phillies love on here and I'll add to it. Ryan Howard has one bad-ass hr swing. That little bat-drop-start-to-walk-to-first thing is epic.

http://popcultured.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/ryan-howard2.jpg

FedEx227
09-17-2008, 09:32 PM
I don't really have one, but I just looked up stats on Albert Pujols and... HE IS THE BASEBALL KING! His first year in baseball stats is just unbelievable, and so are every years to add to that. How the heck can a guy hit .359 in a season!? :o: I'd say he'd have to be my new favorite non-Sox player! @_@

When it's all said and done he may be one of the best ever, or at least up there.

.334/.425/.623, 42 HR, 127 RBI are his career averages, without any hikes, without a big year, he's basically put up those numbers from the minute he stepped into the majors at age 21. He's 28 right now with 315 HR and more walks than strikeouts.

SoxNation05
09-17-2008, 10:42 PM
Ryan Braun, Howie Kendrick, Tim Lincecum, Russell Martin, Willie Harris, Rick Ankiel, Scott Kazmir, Grady Sizemore and Curtis Granderson

The Milkman
09-18-2008, 09:22 AM
Matt Holliday, Hanley Ramirez for hitters
Tim Lincecum, Brandon Webb for those "on the bump"

Lundind1
09-18-2008, 09:53 AM
Tim Lincecum, man does he have some electric stuff.

I also have to put Mark Teixeira on my list as well.

salty99
09-18-2008, 11:32 AM
Frank Thomas, Aaron Rowand, Pat Neshek, CC Sabathia, Dice-K, Ichiro, Jeter, denard span, Johan Santana, MO Rivera, Mussina, Maddux, jay Bruce, El Duque, Ryan Braun, jason Bay, and a shout out to Kevin Cameron who's from my high school.

beasly213
09-18-2008, 11:42 AM
David Wright - I love the way he plays. Even have a Mets Jersey t-shirt of him :D: I would love so much if some how some way he could end up a member of the White Sox.

Johan Santana - Even though I hated he was a Twin I still loved to watch him pitch.

Albert Pujols - One of the few guys where I'll stop what I'm doing to watch hit.

BigP50
09-18-2008, 09:56 PM
I'm a huge Evan Longoria fan.

I also really like Mike Cameron

Jacob Nelson Fox
09-18-2008, 10:05 PM
Only one, K-i-r-r-r-b-b-y Pucket-t-t-t !!!

My 10 years living in Minnesota coincided with pretty much his career there (both arrived in April 1984). The guy was dynamic, what a ball player!

Foulke You
09-19-2008, 01:17 AM
Michael Young is probably my favorite non-Sox player. One of the most underrated players in the game today. Consistently among the lead leaders in RISP avg. He is clutch.

I also have a lot of respect for Mariano Rivera. Best closer in my lifetime. I've seen Eckersley and Lee Smith and I'd still take Mariano over them.

Roy Halladay is also one of my favorite non-Sox starting pitchers. One of the most dominant starters of the last 5 years.

the gooch
09-19-2008, 09:26 AM
Ichiro. Such a unique talent and a different approach to the game. How could you not love the guy? (Unless your name is Mark Buehrle.)

Please tell someone to smuggle a microphone into the AL Clubhouse before next year's All-Star Game.

MeteorsSox4367
09-19-2008, 09:31 AM
A few more guys I forgot in the first post: Russell Martin, Michael Young, Ian Kinsler, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Nate McLouth.

Knowing how the Pirates operate, McLouth will continue to develop and then get traded to a contending team for three pitchers who will never get higher than Class A.

MiamiSpartan
09-21-2008, 08:39 PM
Several of the young Marlin players are sure fun to watch....would love to see them in a White Sox uniform next year...

Whitesoxfan23
09-21-2008, 10:25 PM
Albert Pujols hands down... This guy is arguably the best player in MLB, and is one of the classiest players around.

thomas35forever
09-21-2008, 10:26 PM
Pujols. I think I got his autograph at the 2000 Midwest League All-Star Game. The reason I like him though is that he just seems like the best all-around player in the bigs. He should win MVP again this year.

chisoxfanatic
09-21-2008, 11:17 PM
Albert Pujols hands down... This guy is arguably the best player in MLB, and is one of the classiest players around.
Absolutely! There are certain players who could learn a lesson or two from Albert.

slavko
09-21-2008, 11:25 PM
Nap Lajoie, Coco Laboy, LaTroy Hawkins, LaDanian Tomlinson, LaMarcus Aldridge, LaPhonso Ellis, Rudy LaRussa, Tony LaRusso and Bulls Eye the Wonder Pigeon.

OldRomanPizza
09-21-2008, 11:34 PM
My favorite non White Sox players are:

Matt Clement
Tony Graffinino
Doug Eddings
Brad Lidge
Leon Durham
Sam Sianis
and Steve Bartman

oh, Alex Gonzalez too. Can't forget him.

Bucky F. Dent
09-22-2008, 12:42 AM
I'm a huge Evan Longoria fan.

I also really like Mike Cameron


Be honest. You really just like his sister, Eva

To the question - Pujols.

johnr1note
09-22-2008, 08:27 AM
My favorite White Sox player of all time is my favorite non-White Sox player --

Frank Thomas

palehozenychicty
09-22-2008, 09:05 AM
Ryan Howard. The guy is money in the second half. I hope that he can make noise in the postseason this year.

D. TODD
09-22-2008, 10:45 AM
Ichiro is my favorite at this time. I do like A-rod as well.

All time Will "the thrill" Clark and Dwight "doc" Gooden.
Honeralble mention to Willie "pops" Stargell, and Steve "lefty" Carlton

tick53
09-28-2008, 09:39 AM
Currently: Rocco Baldelli
Yesteryear: Brooks Robinson

LoveYourSuit
09-28-2008, 12:30 PM
Johan Santan and CC Sabathia.

Malgar 12
09-28-2008, 06:49 PM
I always liked Tom Brookens when I was kid. Tommy Boy wasn't great at anything, but he played hard, played right, and played a bunch of positions.

MrT27
09-28-2008, 07:15 PM
Jeter, Ichiro, Maddux

fusillirob1983
09-28-2008, 09:36 PM
From the 90s:
Griffey, Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz, Ripken, Ricky Henderson, Biggio, Randy Johnson

More recently:
Ichiro, Pujols, Granderson, Halladay, Rollins

BleacherBandit
09-28-2008, 10:43 PM
Rick Ankiel. Such a good story, he's also a tank.

DubSox
09-30-2008, 05:20 PM
C: Russell Martin
1B: Prince Fielder
2B: Rickie Weeks
SS: Jose Reyes
3B: David Wright
OF: Joey Gathwright
OF: Ryan Braun
OF: Carl Crawford
DH: Big Hurt

P's: Zack Grienke, Clayton Kershaw

FedEx227
09-30-2008, 05:54 PM
C: Russell Martin
1B: Prince Fielder
2B: Rickie Weeks
SS: Jose Reyes
3B: David Wright
OF: Joey Gathwright
OF: Ryan Braun
OF: Carl Crawford
DH: Big Hurt

P's: Zack Grienke, Clayton Kershaw

Wow, this is almost my list sans a few names. Glad to know I'm not the only Gathright fan in the world.

russ99
10-01-2008, 10:18 AM
El Caballo, but it's even better now that he's an Astro. I wouldn't mind Carlos to make a Sox return sometime in the future...

chisox616
10-02-2008, 12:40 AM
Living in St. Louis, you never know when Cardinals tickets are gonna fall in your lap. Don't worry, I'm still a die-hard Sox fan, and I always wear a Sox shirt if I can. You always see a surprising amount of Sox fans at Cards games. But I gotta say, there are few things better than a Pujols at bat. EVERYONE knows something big's about to happen and during close games, Busch is going NUTS when he comes up. That guy is pure magic. Really makes you giddy.


And nobody can beat Ichiro's stance, obviously.

DSpivack
10-02-2008, 12:53 AM
Living in St. Louis, you never know when Cardinals tickets are gonna fall in your lap. Don't worry, I'm still a die-hard Sox fan, and I always wear a Sox shirt if I can. You always see a surprising amount of Sox fans at Cards games. But I gotta say, there are few things better than a Pujols at bat. EVERYONE knows something big's about to happen and during close games, Busch is going NUTS when he comes up. That guy is pure magic. Really makes you giddy.


And nobody can beat Ichiro's stance, obviously.

Pujols at bats remind me of going to a bunch of Cardinal games back in the days of Mark McGwire. Difference there being McGwire's at bats were really the highlight of the game, since the Cardinals mostly stunk back then. That, and Pujols seems, uh, more natural.

Mohoney
10-02-2008, 12:56 AM
Easy. Frank Thomas by a mile.

BadBobbyJenks
10-02-2008, 11:31 AM
Wow, this is almost my list sans a few names. Glad to know I'm not the only Gathright fan in the world.


I am a fan of him in car jumping competitions. He was my big fantasy "sleeper" a few years ago, didn't quite work out.

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WHITESOXERIN1212
10-02-2008, 11:48 AM
The Big Hurt, Rowand and Pods......does that count?

SteveFakeBlood
10-05-2008, 12:43 AM
****, Gathright should just do parkour or start training for the high jump in the Olympics....

I'm not going to include former Sox players, because I think while that's technically fitting into the topic thread, it feels like cheating.

My favorite is Hanley Ramirez, I picked the Marlins as my NL team and the guy is just a tremendous athlete and fun to watch play. He's arguably one of the 5 best players in baseball and the reason he's not a household name (outside of true baseball fans) is that he plays in Florida.

Besides him, I actually like three players in our division. Curtis Granderson, because he grew up a big Sox fan and I actually know a few guys who went to high school with him and say he's a good guy. Miguel Cabrera, because he absolutely killed the Cubs in '03 and he also set a life benchmark for me which was my first time seeing a professional athlete younger than me (albeit only by 2 months) put on a dominant performance. I hate playing him, but I like Joe Mauer- he seems to be completely in love with playing for the Twins because he grew up rooting for them- it's a rarity in this age to see someone get to play for their home team and I've never seen anyone enjoy that opportunity quite as much as he does.

~Steve

cards press box
10-05-2008, 01:35 AM
Ichiro Suzuki.

kitekrazy
10-05-2008, 08:02 PM
Johan Santana.

C-Dawg
10-06-2008, 06:28 AM
Brandon Inge.

Oblong
10-06-2008, 09:00 AM
I always liked Tom Brookens when I was kid. Tommy Boy wasn't great at anything, but he played hard, played right, and played a bunch of positions.

The pride of Fayetteville, PA. A few years ago after his youngest daughter graduated high school he realied he had nothing to do now and was still young. So he managed the Tigers rookie team in Oneonta, NY. He did very well there and moved up to A ball in Grand Rapids and is now at AA Erie. He's considered a halfway decent managing prospect. Check out an interview (http://www.erietube.com/kickapps/_Interview-with-Tom-Brookens/audio/190495/3766.html) about a month ago after the season ended.

white sox bill
10-11-2008, 09:46 AM
Modern baseball fav...... Julio Franco ( or is he retired?)
From yesteryear....... Brian Downing Bill Lee
Football....... Robert Smith (retired)
Hockey...... Any Sutter brother, Rick Vaive, Brad Park

whitesox901
10-11-2008, 12:01 PM
Prince Fielder

palehozenychicty
10-11-2008, 06:04 PM
Albert Pujols hands down... This guy is arguably the best player in MLB, and is one of the classiest players around.


He is the best player in baseball. If you check all the key stats for position players over the last four-five years, he's head and shoulders above everyone. He's so good that GMs and Team Presidents forget about him, cause he's free of drama and ego. He just plays and goes home to his family.

Over By There
10-11-2008, 06:11 PM
Ichiro (as if that comes as a surprise).

Jpgr91
10-11-2008, 10:18 PM
Jeter... Can it get much better than Jessica Alba, Mariah Carey, Vanessa Minnillo, Jessica Biel, and of course Scarlett Johansson. That, combined with all the rings... Thats top notch.

Honorable mentions to Hanley and Peavy.