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Chrisaway
02-20-2009, 11:47 PM
Someone hadta do it. Happy trails Joe.

Domeshot17
02-20-2009, 11:55 PM
It always bothered me Joe Crede fronted being someone he wasn't. I don't care if he wanted his big pay day, just wish he had the nerve to say that and not say all the hooplah of Boras works for him and he will fire Boras etc. etc. etc. Obviously things ended badly the way things went down at the end of the year.

However, on the Field Crede for a short time was amazing. He had a pretty blah year in 2005, but he hit one of the most amazing shots I remember. His 2 homer game vs Cleveland, with the walk off homer off Riske, without that game we may have lost the division. He got hot for 2 months and it was amazing. We do not win a ring without him in 2005. 2006 he was great until his back died, and with him having an abysmisal final month of the year, he has yet to recover. He started 2008 great, but this was the final straw. I would like to wish him luck, but I won't. He is a Minnesota Twin now, and if he goes and hits 300 and 35 homers and helps them win a division he hurts us, so I wish him back to his 230-18 homer days. I wish him health though, I hope his back does heal, and he will forever be one of those guys only Sox fans get (like Rowand and Garland).

hi im skot
02-21-2009, 12:03 AM
On September 20th of 2005, I jumped so high that I nearly busted my head open on the ceiling...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v518/brazilliantskot/8GUimXWG.jpg
"JOE CREEEEEEDDDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!"

And of course there's always this:

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PHO/AAGS244%7E05-World-Series-Game-4-Joe-Crede-Celebrate-Posters.jpg

Thanks for everything, Joe; 2005, the clutch heroics, the rock star hair of late 2005-early 2006, the defense, the high socks...you've always been one of my favorites.

goon
02-21-2009, 12:04 AM
I really came to enjoy watching Joe play. Thanks for the memories.

BleacherBandit
02-21-2009, 12:47 AM
The Josh Fields Era commences.

MHOUSE
02-21-2009, 12:51 AM
I will forever love Joe Crede as one of my favorite Sox of all time. He was awesome in 2005 and had so many great moments and great plays in his time here. Seeing him in a Twins jersey will be hard to stomach. Here's to joltin' Joe Crede! :gulp:

DSpivack
02-21-2009, 12:52 AM
On September 20th of 2005, I jumped so high that I nearly busted my head open on the ceiling...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v518/brazilliantskot/8GUimXWG.jpg
"JOE CREEEEEEDDDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!"

Thanks for everything, Joe; 2005, the clutch heroics, the rock star hair of late 2005-early 2006, the defense, the high socks...you've always been one of my favorites.

By far my favorite regular season moment in White Sox history.

Cuck the Fubs
02-21-2009, 12:56 AM
Thanks for heating up down the stretch run in 05

For killing the Indians

For killing the Red Sox, Angels & Astros with you glove & bat in the 05 title run.

Thanks for a fantastic half of baseball in 06.

Good luck to you Joe.....

Rocky Soprano
02-21-2009, 01:00 AM
Thanks for the Championship.
Joe. Crede. Yes!

anewman35
02-21-2009, 01:02 AM
Thanks, Joe. Hope you keep helping us.

StillMissOzzie
02-21-2009, 01:03 AM
Thanks for heating up down the stretch run in 05

For killing the Indians

For killing the Red Sox, Angels & Astros with you glove & bat in the 05 title run.

Thanks for a fantastic half of baseball in 06.

Good luck to you Joe.....

What he said. Thanks for so many fond memories.

Joe, I hope the back starts getting better late next season, late enough so's the Twinks don't want you back and I won't have to cheer against you anymore.

SMO
:gulp:

DSpivack
02-21-2009, 01:04 AM
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/wrap.jsp?ymd=20050920&content_id=1217487&vkey=wrapup2005&fext=.jsp&team=home&c_id=cws

soxfan26
02-21-2009, 01:08 AM
Thanks Joe.

Vernam
02-21-2009, 01:10 AM
Thanks for the Championship.
Joe. Crede. Yes!IMO, he could've been the post-season MVP. But his biggest contribution was that 10th-inning HR against Cleveland on 9/21/05, which probably saved the season.

I'm betting Joe wishes he'd signed a long-term deal with the Sox, given what's happened with the economy. I'm also betting, due to the back injury, Kenny is relieved that Boras counseled against Crede's signing with the Sox.

I hope he stays healthy, to the extent that it doesn't hurt us.

Vernam

getonbckthr
02-21-2009, 01:10 AM
I always had hoped "Clutch" would spend his whole career here. Unfortunately he pulled a Maggs. Hopefully his legacy will not be for how it ended but for the meat of it.

Soxman219
02-21-2009, 01:23 AM
Joe "clutch" Crede, you're the reason my little brother (9 years old) even became a Sox fan. The walk-off HR you had against the Tigers in 2004 made him a Sox fan 4-life. I'll NEVER forget the late-run you had in '05, clutch hit after clutch hit. It's sad you had to the Twinks and play in the Terrordump, but no matter where you go, you'll always be liked here.

Thank You

BV2005
02-21-2009, 01:38 AM
Joe Crede is one of my all time favorite White Sox players, I am really going to miss him. Kenny Williams said it best at soxfest when he said,"somewhere in my house is a world series ring, and I wouldn't have that ring if it wasn't for Joe Crede."

HomeFish
02-21-2009, 01:39 AM
I never much liked you before October 2005, Joe. I never liked the hole in your swing. But after Game 5 of the ALCS, I made a solemn vow to never call you a bum again.

So all I say today is Thanks.

whitesox901
02-21-2009, 01:54 AM
Thanks for 2005, 2006 and being clutch for the first three months in 2008

chisox123
02-21-2009, 01:54 AM
Thanks for 2005, thanks for all of the great memories, just don't kill us when you're on the twins. You will be missed.

hawkjt
02-21-2009, 02:36 AM
It's gonna be tough rooting against ya,Joe...brutal really.
My son's favorite player..before he deployed to Afghanistan in Sept 05, we got him a Crede jersey..he loved it. He missed the world series but when he got back, we watched them all again just for him..and Joe never let us down. His stretch from Aug 30,2005 to late October was simply spectacular...thanks for the clutch homer vs the indians ,Joe.
Thanks for the huge double off the wall in the AJ ALCS game,Joe.
Thanks for all the leather..
Thanks for the memories,Joe.

WhiteSox5187
02-21-2009, 04:49 AM
Joe was one of my favorite players, however his behavior this year (or perhaps his agent's behavior) has really soured me to him.

C-Dawg
02-21-2009, 08:03 AM
Joe "clutch" Crede, you're the reason my little brother (9 years old) even became a Sox fan. The walk-off HR you had against the Tigers in 2004 made him a Sox fan 4-life.

I missed the 05 walkoff because I was afraid to watch, but I had the good fortune to be at the 2004 game against the Tigers. Fireworks night, a packed house, and a thrilling come-from-behind win to keep the Sox in First a little longer. I still remember what I posted here on WSI the next day - All was right with the world on that night.

WhiteSox1989
02-21-2009, 08:26 AM
Joe Crede, are you kidding me?

soxrme
02-21-2009, 08:45 AM
Good luck Joe. You were the MVP in the playoffs and the world series. You were one of our guys brought up through our system. Good luck against everybody but us.

RowanDye
02-21-2009, 08:49 AM
On September 20th of 2005, I jumped so high that I nearly busted my head open on the ceiling...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v518/brazilliantskot/8GUimXWG.jpg
"JOE CREEEEEEDDDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!"


This was posted here a long time ago, but it's still one of my favorite YTMNDs: link (http://joecrede.ytmnd.com/)

longtimesoxguy
02-21-2009, 08:59 AM
Joe thanks for everything. I wish you well. You will always be a Sox!!!!!!

The Dude
02-21-2009, 09:22 AM
Good luck Joe. You were the MVP in the playoffs and the world series. You were one of our guys brought up through our system. Good luck against everybody but us.

You damn right he was MVP of the 05 playoffs! Thanks for all the memories Joe and I wish you the best of luck, just don't become a Sox killer, alright?

sullythered
02-21-2009, 09:29 AM
This freakin' blows. Joe, you will be missed. Ugh. The Twins? Seriously?

nug0hs
02-21-2009, 09:33 AM
Joe was one of my favorite players, however his behavior this year (or perhaps his agent's behavior) has really soured me to him.

Thats exactly what I was thinking. As of now I still havent decided to approach this as a: "Thanks Joe, but you're dead to me" or a "Thanks Joe, good luck".

Britt Burns
02-21-2009, 09:37 AM
Thanks Joe. You were clutch, and you got cheated out of a GG in 2005 and 2006.

Steelrod
02-21-2009, 09:41 AM
Good Luck. Hope he looks back on his White Sox years with the same pride that we do.

chisox12
02-21-2009, 09:45 AM
I can't believe he's a Twin, but I wish him the best. I'll never forget that walk-off against Cleveland in Sept. 05. So long Joe.....

cheezheadsoxfan
02-21-2009, 09:46 AM
Knew this was coming but it still hurts. All the best Joe (except against us).

AJRoxMyWhiteSox
02-21-2009, 10:05 AM
Thanks for everything, Joe. Especially the homer you hit on my birthday this season (we lost to the Royals that day, but it was your last homer as a White Sox). You'll always be one of my favorites, even if your agent is Satan himself. Best of luck, except against us, and you will be missed.

tick53
02-21-2009, 11:11 AM
I always enjoyed watching Joe play. I thought he was going to be a Sox player for his entire career. Thanks for everything Joe! Gonna miss you.

DoItForDanPasqua
02-21-2009, 11:19 AM
Crede was nearly the World Series MVP. I don't know if I have ever seen a single player (I'm not old enough to have seen Brooks Robinson) take away that many runs in the World Series. That alone will makes him one of the greatest Sox players of all time.

I'll stand and applaud the first time he comes to bat at USCF, then I will have nothing but malice for him while he continues to wear a Twins uniform.

Rohan
02-21-2009, 11:28 AM
Thanks for the memories..
Best of luck with your back.

ramorgan1
02-21-2009, 11:29 AM
Can we change the title of this thread to "Say it ain't so, Joe"

ode to veeck
02-21-2009, 11:35 AM
Crede was the MVP of the series, given his D and his big clutch stick together

Dan Mega
02-21-2009, 11:35 AM
Thanks for that walkoff in September of 2005. That was probably the best game I have ever been to.

goon
02-21-2009, 11:41 AM
It does suck that he signed with the Twins, but I can't be upset with him for signing with a team that actually wanted him for a salary that wasn't terrible.

DumpJerry
02-21-2009, 11:41 AM
Thanks for the memory.

EnglishChiSox
02-21-2009, 11:53 AM
It does suck that he signed with the Twins, but I can't be upset with him for signing with a team that actually wanted him for a salary that wasn't terrible.

Yep, hard to take in but i think he deserves his chance to play wherever, he's done so much for the organization, given The Sox some of the best years of his career. When he hangs 'em up we'll always remember him for the period up until his last game fondly and forget the stuff afterwards. Best of luck to him in all but 18 games of the season.

DaveFeelsRight
02-21-2009, 11:55 AM
i just hope he doesnt become a sox killer

Jjav829
02-21-2009, 12:35 PM
Man, this is gonna suck to see him as a Twin. :(:

I hope he has a good year (though not against us) and goes somewhere else after 09.

Thanks for everything, Joe - the clutch hits, the great defense at 3B. The healthy Joe Crede will be greatly missed.

ramorgan1
02-21-2009, 12:36 PM
i just hope he doesnt become a sox killer
something tells me he will... :(

aryzner
02-21-2009, 12:37 PM
I always thought a Joe Crede home run swing was a beautiful thing.

Thanks for the memories, Joe.

Marqhead
02-21-2009, 12:37 PM
Are you giving him the standing O on April 10th?

Sucks to see him leave, he's a part of some of my most important White Sox memories.

Garunteed to become a Sox killer.

So long Joe.

aryzner
02-21-2009, 12:41 PM
Are you giving him the standing O on April 10th?
I think Sox fans should give him the standing O that day. We showed such class when Frank Thomas returned in an A's uniform, and I think we should do the same for Joe.

bigsoxfan420
02-21-2009, 12:53 PM
Thanks for the memories Joe. It took a few years, but you finally developed into a great player. All the best in your new digs, unfortunatley I have to hate you now.

gn2727
02-21-2009, 01:05 PM
Thanks for that walkoff in September of 2005. That was probably the best game I have ever been to.

Are you talkin bout the ALCS game or something else?

I went to that game and the Pods walk off HR in the World Series. Best 2 games Ive ever been to.

Crede you will be missed.

Just stinks it had to be Minnetonka to sign him............

Marqhead
02-21-2009, 01:09 PM
Are you talkin bout the ALCS game or something else?

I went to that game and the Pods walk off HR in the World Series. Best 2 games Ive ever been to.

Crede you will be missed.

Just stinks it had to be Minnetonka to sign him............

September against the Indians in the 10th inning. Second homer of the game, put us up 1.5 games. One of the most important hits of the season.

sox1970
02-21-2009, 01:11 PM
September against the Indians in the 10th inning. Second homer of the game, put us up 1.5 games. One of the most important hits of the season.

It put the Sox up 3.5 games. I was there.

chisox616
02-21-2009, 01:14 PM
Man...it'd be a sad day to see him as a Twin. That's gonna take some getting used to. :(:

Thanks for 2005 Joe.

hawkjt
02-21-2009, 01:17 PM
Just hope the Sox fans have long memories unlike the Indians fans with Thome and Twins fans who boo AJ...we are better than those bums in Minny and Cleveland,right?

guillensdisciple
02-21-2009, 01:17 PM
Always thought he was going to be a hell of a hitter as well as a defender. One panned out while the other didn't. That doesn't matter, Crede was a huge part of the World Series run.

Thanks for the memories.

Marqhead
02-21-2009, 01:21 PM
It put the Sox up 3.5 games. I was there.

Good call. I always thought it was closer coming into that game. Not sure why.

jabrch
02-21-2009, 01:45 PM
Good luck Joe...


Am I think only one who thinks Joe never quite lived up to expectations? His back may have ruined what could have been a tremendous career. Too bad.

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and give him ONE standing O. But after that, he's a twin. I won't boo him necesarily - certainly won't treat him like I'd treat a player I hate...but I sure wont cheer him more than once.

Andy T Clown
02-21-2009, 01:50 PM
:gulp::gulp::gulp::gulp::gulp:

Thank you!

SOXSINCE'70
02-21-2009, 02:02 PM
Good luck,Joe.

I'll miss your defense most of all.
I just wish you'd signed with the Giants.
As many have said before me, it's going to be very hard
watching you kill the Sox at bat after at bat.:(:

guillensdisciple
02-21-2009, 02:17 PM
Good luck,Joe.

I'll miss your defense most of all.
I just wish you'd signed with the Giants.
As many have said before me, it's going to be very hard
watching you kill the Sox at bat after at bat.:(:


Kill us? Ha, I don't expect anything other then him helping us. The twins aren't a home run hitting team, they pride themselves on moving runners along and then getting them in.

Crede, unfortunately, has the tendency to swing big regardless of the situation. Perhaps defensively (if he gets back whatever it is he lost the previous year), he will be a gem for them, but I will welcome him in the line-up if it takes out an annoying player such as Nick Punto.

MeteorsSox4367
02-21-2009, 02:19 PM
Of all the teams for Crede to sign with. The stinkin' Twins!?

I always liked Crede and he is/was my brother's favorite player. Crede also provided one of my favorite moments with his home run in 2005 against Cleveland's David Riske.

Thanks, Joe. Best of luck. Thanks for your outstanding defense.

SoxandtheCityTee
02-21-2009, 02:47 PM
That September 2005 walk off home run v. CLE was to left, correct?

I've been trying to recall a game where Crede homered to center -- we were on the CF fan deck and the ball dropped from sight below us, so we had to wait a split second for the roar of the crowd to tell us it was out. I thought it was a Twins game, at some point when it seemed as though it still mattered. Maybe somebody else's memory is better.

Good luck, Joe. In a long list of my Sox memories, you hold pride of place with several very high-ranking entries. Don't forget, now, to take it easy with that back -- you just take as many games off as you need to! :wink:

Edit: It was the 7/24/04 walk off v. Detroit. I missed that in the thread somehow.

roylestillman
02-21-2009, 02:48 PM
I think Sox fans should give him the standing O that day. We showed such class when Frank Thomas returned in an A's uniform, and I think we should do the same for Joe.

Absolutely. I hope to see Joe back at every 2005 anniversary reunion. He played beyond what his body - or any body - allowed him to. Good luck, Joe.

SoxSpeed22
02-21-2009, 02:53 PM
Another one of the 2005 heroes leaves. Crede made some of the biggest plays in the playoffs, not to mention the walk-off shot against Cleveland. He had the walk-off hit that made a villain out of Doug Eddings, the go-ahead hit in the pennant clincher, big stops with his glove against Houston in game 1, and the go-ahead home run in that game.
Good luck Joe, you will be missed.
:worship::crede

Brian26
02-21-2009, 03:13 PM
Joe "clutch" Crede, you're the reason my little brother (9 years old) even became a Sox fan. The walk-off HR you had against the Tigers in 2004 made him a Sox fan 4-life.

Other than the JOE CREDE! homer vs the Indians, that 7-24-04 walkoff vs. Detroit is my favorite memory (put the Sox into 1st place that night before the wheels fell off).

thomas35forever
02-21-2009, 03:33 PM
Thanks for all the clutch moments, Joe. IMO, you should've been World Series MVP.

SoxandtheCityTee
02-21-2009, 04:00 PM
Other than the JOE CREDE! homer vs the Indians, that 7-24-04 walkoff vs. Detroit is my favorite memory (put the Sox into 1st place that night before the wheels fell off).

That's it, that's the game I was recalling above. What a great night.

tstrike2000
02-21-2009, 04:32 PM
It'll be hard to see him wearing that damn uniform, but thanks Joe for everything as I wish him the best. A good player and a good guy.

gobears1987
02-21-2009, 06:13 PM
Thanks for the memories, but I'm not going to root for him at all in the future. He's dead to me for the game he and Boras played.

Rdy2PlayBall
02-21-2009, 06:40 PM
Lots of good memories, my favorite present Sox player aside from Dye before 08 came. I really liked him when he actually played, but the way he went out last year really made it easier for me to say I can care less. I really wish he played the way he can all last season, who knows what they would have done. Him and his bad back can go play for the Twins, if his back gets good... OMG PLEASE GO TO AN NL TEAM. :tongue:

Good luck either way Joe, feel sorry for how the Sox stopped showing your replays and giving you ovations like all the other players at the end of the season, that was mean. :wink:

Lip Man 1
02-21-2009, 09:05 PM
I wish Joe luck but on that turf he'll never make it through 81 games. You'll see him DH'ing a lot just like he used to do when the Sox played there or take a day or two off in the series.

He can't hurt the Sox if he's not playing.

Lip

cheezheadsoxfan
02-21-2009, 11:09 PM
And thanks for the Grand Slam against the Twinks on opening day '08. You're my daughter's favorite player and it was her first opening day.

And yes, he should get a standing O. We wouldn't have had a WS trophy without him.

soxlady8
02-21-2009, 11:18 PM
but wish you would have been signed by a National League team (but not the Cubs )!!

ChiSoxGirl
02-21-2009, 11:22 PM
There are so many amazing moments that Joe Crede provided Sox fans throughout his tenure on the south side- too many for me to list here, though many of you mentioned most of them. Without Crede's Brooks Robinson-esque defense in that amazing October, many baseballs scoot down the left field line and that entire playoff run could've taken a completely different turn.

I'll never forget Crede- not only for the important part he played in that magical season, but for how Rowand and A.J. seemed to finally get him out of his shell. Those mutton chops and that long hair were pretty memorable, too. :wink: Thanks for the memories, Lamb... you'll always be a part of White Sox history and we'll never forget you and your contribution to the World Series Championship.

Save McCuddy's
02-22-2009, 08:41 AM
Thanks Joe -- I'll never forget.

GoGoCrede
02-22-2009, 09:38 AM
I wish you the best of luck, Joe, hope your back serves you well in the coming years. Thanks for being my favorite player and inspiring my username. :gulp:

That said, I hope your team finishes in second behind us.

Procol Harum
02-23-2009, 09:01 AM
I must chime in on this one. Thanks to Joe for playing hard, playing through pain, improving himself over the years, and for delivering in the clutch so very often. You left us with a lot of great moments and you will be greatly missed. Best to you--good health, happiness, and success to you and yours.

tstrike2000
02-23-2009, 09:17 AM
I must chime in on this one. Thanks to Joe for playing hard, playing through pain, improving himself over the years, and for delivering in the clutch so very often. You left us with a lot of great moments and you will be greatly missed. Best to you--good health, happiness, and success to you and yours.

Clutch and gold glove caliber Joe was. Best of luck to him and hopefully as the Sox move forward a viable replacement can be found.

salty99
02-23-2009, 09:22 AM
Thanks Joe, best of health and luck!

Thome25
02-23-2009, 10:26 AM
Thanks Joe. Thanks for all of the clutch performances. Thanks for the great defense. Thanks for your outstanding play in the 2005 postseason. You will be missed.

WTS Crede was one of my wife's favorite players. I was very supersticious during the 2005 playoffs. My wife was my good luck charm. Every time she would start watching with me, the White Sox would start doing well. Especially when Crede was at-bat.

It got to the point where if Crede was up during the 2005 playoffs, I would call my wife in if she was in another room and say "honey Crede is batting." She didn't watch too much but, she was there everytime when Crede was getting a huge hit during the 2005 playoffs.

The one I remember the most was the double Crede hit in game 2 of the ALCS vs the Angels. Right after AJ's dropped third strike. She hadn't watched the entire game and I was pretty tense. When Crede was up, I called her into the room and BOOM! Crede got the hit to win the game.

I know it was just a coincidence, but, baseball fans are almost as supersticious as baseball players sometimes. Crede was part of that for me and my wife.

beasly213
02-23-2009, 12:10 PM
Thanks for the help in getting the championship but Joe Crede you are now an enemy.

You are on the Twins my most hated team. Sorry Joe but I hope you fail on the Twins so bad they trade you to another team.

WhiteSoxJunkie
02-23-2009, 12:19 PM
He's Joe Crede, better known as Joe Clutch. When he's in the zone, there's no pitch he can't touch. Guarding 3rd base with the greatest of ease, he makes the toughest plays look like a breeze.

Thanks for the walk off vs Cleveland, the game winning double after AJ's dropped third strike, that crazy catch in foul territory after falling down in 06, the big home run in the 08 home opener, and thanks for all the ridiculous plays at the hot corner and all the clutch hits.

esbrechtel
02-23-2009, 03:10 PM
Definatley was my favorite player on the Sox and I loved defending you on WSI....


That said, I am upset with the whole act of how I want to stay in Chicago BS I really wish he was just honest with us....oh well, good luck Joe.

Shoeless
02-23-2009, 08:30 PM
Man, Joe, I knew it would be tough as a fan with you gone. Of course, when it rains it pours. Thanks for the memories and I know we'll be seeing you soon.

esbrechtel
02-24-2009, 10:15 AM
I just saw my first picture of Crede in a Twins cap :whiner:

Sucks to see...I just hope he doesn't go all Maggs on us....

ChiSoxFan81
02-24-2009, 12:59 PM
Mr. Clutch will not soon be forgotten. From his '05 HR vs. Cleveland, to the playoffs and WS, to his Opening Day HR in '08, and many more moments in between, Joe was reliable in a big spot. His defense was always underrated by the national media, even after 2005. He should have some Gold Gloves on his shelf. It's disappointing the way his 2008 season went, and also that he's now a Twin, but we definitely don't win it all in '05 without him.

soltrain21
02-24-2009, 06:40 PM
Thanks for playing nice defense, but I hope you hit about .230 this year.

WhiteSoxOnly
02-24-2009, 06:53 PM
Here's to ya Joe :gulp: and thanks for all you did.
We hope you like your new team (right) and that
you have a great year (sure).Enjoy the carpet.

JC24
02-25-2009, 12:05 PM
Twins fan here. Just wanted to say thanks to the Sox for letting Crede go. He is the one player I wanted the Twins to sign. I always liked Crede and am glad we have him now.

I didn't read this whole thread, but some/most here seem sorry that Crede has moved on. I'm sure if not for his back problems the Sox would have kept him.

I'm hoping he is healthy and can play 150 games this season. Perhaps the Twins sign him to an extension for 3-4 years, and he starts at 3rd base next year to open our new stadium.

Marqhead
02-25-2009, 12:11 PM
Twins fan here. Just wanted to say thanks to the Sox for letting Crede go. He is the one player I wanted the Twins to sign. I always liked Crede and am glad we have him now.

I didn't read this whole thread, but some/most here seem sorry that Crede has moved on. I'm sure if not for his back problems the Sox would have kept him.

I'm hoping he is healthy and can play 150 games this season. Perhaps the Twins sign him to an extension for 3-4 years, and he starts at 3rd base next year to open our new stadium.

Here's hopoing everything you posted is false. :gulp:

:redneck

JC24
02-25-2009, 12:33 PM
Here's hopoing everything you posted is false. :gulp:

:redneckWhy is that? I never wish ill of Prickzynski. I just wanted to thank the Sox for letting us have Crede.

Marqhead
02-25-2009, 12:37 PM
Why is that? I never wish ill of Prickzynski. I just wanted to thank the Sox for letting us have Crede.

Joe can be as healthy as a horse and play 150+ for you guys, as long as he bats sub .200 with no game winning hits and sub par defense in the 18 games against us.

How's that for a compromise?

I don't wish ill upon him, I just don't want him killing the Sox for 3-4 years to come.

VeeckAsInWreck
02-25-2009, 12:40 PM
Why is that? I never wish ill of Prickzynski. I just wanted to thank the Sox for letting us have Crede.

No doubt Joe Crede was loved by Sox fans but he hasn't been healthy the last two years.

You better hope that playing on turf this year won't mess him up.

Thome25
02-25-2009, 12:49 PM
Why is that? I never wish ill of Prickzynski. I just wanted to thank the Sox for letting us have Crede.

You never wish any ill-will towards Pierzynski yet you spell his name that way? Welcome to the boards by the way. Your first post seemed pretty civil and yet the 2nd one not so much. You will be welcome here if you want to discuss baseball in a civil and intelligent manner.......just please don't become a troll.

JC24
02-25-2009, 12:49 PM
Joe can be as healthy as a horse and play 150+ for you guys, as long as he bats sub .200 with no game winning hits and sub par defense in the 18 games against us.

How's that for a compromise?

I don't wish ill upon him, I just don't want him killing the Sox for 3-4 years to come.Sounds like a de..................wait just a darned minute. I want Joe to destroy you guy's. Maybe hit 6-8 homers against you guy's, most of them at your park too, just to rub it in.

I can't wait for the season to start. Football is over, the Wild aren't very good this year (did beat the hawks the other day though :D:) and what is this sport called basketweaving? Basketboring? er......maybe basketball.

Seriously, I hate the sox..........well that's kind of strong, but I see plenty of you hate the Twins. Lets get to playing ball.

soxfan21
02-25-2009, 12:51 PM
Timberwolf?

Marqhead
02-25-2009, 12:52 PM
Lets get to playing ball.

Agreed. It will be a fun season, with an interesting twist because of Crede.

JC24
02-25-2009, 12:52 PM
You never wish any ill-will towards Pierzynski yet you spell his name that way? Welcome to the boards by the way. Your first post seemed pretty civil and yet the 2nd one not so much. You will be welcome here if you want to discuss baseball in a civil and intelligent manner.......just please don't become a troll.Thanks for the welcome. I just wanted to see the reaction to the name. I loved AJ when he was here. I just started to dislike him when, he purposefully tried to step on Morneau's foot. That he tried to do it can't be denied.

Marqhead
02-25-2009, 12:52 PM
Timberwolf?

Nah, not enough condesending bull****.

JC24
02-25-2009, 12:53 PM
Timberwolf?They are wild animals up north, they aren't a pro basketball team.:D:

Thome25
02-25-2009, 12:55 PM
Thanks for the welcome. I just wanted to see the reaction to the name. I loved AJ when he was here. I just started to dislike him when, he purposefully tried to step on Morneau's foot. That he tried to do it can't be denied.

AJ is a gamer there's no doubt about it. He is constantly trying to get into the other teams heads. WTS.....We don't mind other's teams fans on these boards. Just ask Fenway and GoofyMsFan. IMO it is always good to see the perspective of other teams' fans as long as it can be done in an intelligent, civil, and sane manner.

It makes the rivalries that much more fun.

DumpJerry
02-25-2009, 12:59 PM
JC24:

Welcome and you're welcome to post here. However, please refrain from trolling. It's ok to criticize the White Sox (Lord knows we do it all the time), but do it with substance and not cliches or wild accusations.

If you look through our various threads, you will notice that there are fans of other teams here who play up their team without resorting to trolling.

JC24
02-25-2009, 01:02 PM
AJ is a gamer there's no doubt about it. He is constantly trying to get into the other teams heads. WTS.....We don't mind other's teams fans on these boards. Just ask Fenway and GoofyMsFan. IMO it is always good to see the perspective of other teams' fans as long as it can be done in an intelligent, civil, and sane manner.

It makes the rivalries that much more fun.The board I frequent has seen some guy's banned from this board, so they say anyway. I have been on other boards during football season, but I don't personally troll. I hate eating crow, when the Vikings lose, that's why I generally don't sign up, I usually just read, but I signed up here after Crede signed.

I said after free agency started, that the reason there weren't any rumors about Crede and the Twins was because he (Crede) was going to sign here. I always wanted him here, if for no other reason, than because he always killed us.

That Thome guy scare the bejebus out of me too.

JC24
02-25-2009, 01:05 PM
JC24:

Welcome and you're welcome to post here. However, please refrain from trolling. It's ok to criticize the White Sox (Lord knows we do it all the time), but do it with substance and not cliches or wild accusations.

If you look through our various threads, you will notice that there are fans of other teams here who play up their team without resorting to trolling.Thanks. I don't troll because even sitting behind a computer screen, It can be an uncomfortable feeling, besides, I type with 2 fingers, so typing a bunch of crap is the furthest thing from my mind.

Thome25
02-25-2009, 01:07 PM
The board I frequent has seen some guy's banned from this board, so they say anyway. I have been on other boards during football season, but I don't personally troll. I hate eating crow, when the Vikings lose, that's why I generally don't sign up, I usually just read, but I signed up here after Crede signed.

I said after free agency started, that the reason there weren't any rumors about Crede and the Twins was because he (Crede) was going to sign here. I always wanted him here, if for no other reason, than because he always killed us.

That Thome guy scare the bejebus out of me too.

Well that's good to know. WSI is generally a good, civil bunch. We won't run you outta here unless there's some major trolling going on. If you want to stick around......you're more that welcome as far as I'm concerned. IMO it'll be interesting to get a Twins' fan's perspective on the Sox-Twins rivalry. We've been butting heads with Minnesota for years after all. :D:

That Thome-guy sure has been a pretty good ballplayer......especially throughout his career hasn't he?:tongue:

JC24
02-25-2009, 01:40 PM
Well that's good to know. WSI is generally a good, civil bunch. We won't run you outta here unless there's some major trolling going on. If you want to stick around......you're more that welcome as far as I'm concerned. IMO it'll be interesting to get a Twins' fan's perspective on the Sox-Twins rivalry. We've been butting heads with Minnesota for years after all. :D:

That Thome-guy sure has been a pretty good ballplayer......especially throughout his career hasn't he?:tongue:I was hoping the Twins would get him a few years ago. I still think he is among a few players that gets a smaller strike zone though.

Thome25
02-25-2009, 01:47 PM
I was hoping the Twins would get him a few years ago. I still think he is among a few players that gets a smaller strike zone though.

As often as he strikes out, I honestly didn't notice that.

JC24
02-25-2009, 02:06 PM
As often as he strikes out, I honestly didn't notice that.You can strike him out on the up and in pitch, hard for him to lay off. But he seems at least to be like Thomas, if he doesn't swing it couldn't have been a strike. He can hit the ball a mile though. Our announcers always say he one of the nicest guys in the game.

Thome25
02-25-2009, 02:11 PM
You can strike him out on the up and in pitch, hard for him to lay off. But he seems at least to be like Thomas, if he doesn't swing it couldn't have been a strike. He can hit the ball a mile though. Our announcers always say he one of the nicest guys in the game.

I have to admit, you seem to be an extremely knowledgable baseball fan. I'd have to agree with your assessment of both Thome and Thomas.

You're definitely right Thome is one of the nicest in the game.....here in the Philly area all they ever called him was "Gentleman Jim" and that was from some of the roughest, hardest fans in all of sports.