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Brian26
08-31-2009, 11:40 PM
Hell of a run with the Sox.

134 HRs
369 RBI
469 Hits

michned
08-31-2009, 11:41 PM
For what it's worth:

http://twitter.com/cst_sox

SoxGirl4Life
08-31-2009, 11:42 PM
Cowley reporting that Thome is gone on the Score. :o:

itsjustinf
08-31-2009, 11:42 PM
Any word on where yet? I've seen all the updates on twitter saying he's gone, but nobody mentions another team.

SoxGirl4Life
08-31-2009, 11:43 PM
Noooo... I'm sad.. :(:

thomas35forever
08-31-2009, 11:43 PM
I won't believe it until I see something.

BainesHOF
08-31-2009, 11:45 PM
It sounds like he's gone. Cowley reported that Thome was emotional after the game and didn't want to talk, while the word in the Twins clubhouse was that Thome was indeed traded.

hi im skot
08-31-2009, 11:45 PM
Remember when Uribe was shown the door something like eight times last year?

I need to see some proof.

SoxGirl4Life
08-31-2009, 11:45 PM
I see there's something in "What's the Score" Can a mod delete this for me?

ChicagoHoosier
08-31-2009, 11:45 PM
On Twitter, but no details. I'm watching Sports Nite, but it seems like a re-run. Turning on ESPN.

itsjustinf
08-31-2009, 11:45 PM
@cst_sox: Take care big guy ... you were as first class as first class gets.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Brian26
08-31-2009, 11:45 PM
Gonna keep this here until we hear confirmation.

SoxGirl4Life
08-31-2009, 11:46 PM
Oh, man.. I wonder who. I hope it someone who can win this year.

Brian26
08-31-2009, 11:47 PM
Oh, man.. I wonder who. I hope it someone who can win this year.

Wild guess - Tampa.

1908<2005
08-31-2009, 11:48 PM
Via twitter:
ChuckGarfien: Looks like Thome got traded...

Edit: probably posted. I'm late to the party I guess.

WhiteSox5187
08-31-2009, 11:48 PM
My guess would be that if he is going anywhere he is going to Boston. It's too bad because I really wanted to see him win his ring here.

JohnnyInnsbrook
08-31-2009, 11:48 PM
http://twitter.com/ChuckGarfien

That's two that say big Jim is gone

tacosalbarojas
08-31-2009, 11:48 PM
On the postgame, Cowley said Thome was emotional, and still seemed to be thinking it over. Sounded like it's in his court, if anything.

michned
08-31-2009, 11:49 PM
Wild guess - Tampa.

That would be my wild guess as well.

beasly213
08-31-2009, 11:49 PM
???
:o:

oeo
08-31-2009, 11:50 PM
Sad if true. I hope he can win a World Series, he deserves it.

thomas35forever
08-31-2009, 11:50 PM
That would be my wild guess as well.
Boston apparently was a rumor tonight.

BainesHOF
08-31-2009, 11:50 PM
Great hitter who gave us some historic moments yet in many ways Thome symbolized the team's shortcomings since our World Series championship. It's definitely time to try something different than relying on slow power hitters. Dye and probably even Konerko should go, too.

russ99
08-31-2009, 11:51 PM
Good luck Big Jim, hope you get your ring.

Glad to say I saw one of the all-time greats play in a Sox uniform, and who knows, maybe he'll still come back as a FA...

My guess is the Angels.

Noneck
08-31-2009, 11:51 PM
My guess would be that if he is going anywhere he is going to Boston. It's too bad because I really wanted to see him win his ring here.

Yea, Ortiz and him arm wrestle every night to see who is the DH.

DumpJerry
08-31-2009, 11:52 PM
MLB Network is breaking news about a major roster move being rumored.




Jon Garland looks be headed to the Dodgers.

Harry Potter
08-31-2009, 11:52 PM
KW is setting this team up for a lot of success next year. The steroid era and its baseball philosophy is over. Good bye, Jim. Your impact on this franchise is considerably less than Juan Uribe, who's plays helped win a RING.

Yeah, that homerun in a 1-0 tie-breaker game meant nothing :angry:

voodoochile
08-31-2009, 11:54 PM
Boston apparently was a rumor tonight.

So BA's coming back to the Sox?

It's a joke...

Lip Man 1
08-31-2009, 11:55 PM
I appreciate all the class and dignity Jim brought to the team but it was time for him to go.

The days of slow footed, station to station, home run or nothing base cloggers with the Sox needs to go the way of the dinosaur.

This is a start, which frees up room this off season to get some players who can actually do more than just hit home runs and can't even play in the field.

Lip

russ99
08-31-2009, 11:55 PM
So BA's coming back to the Sox?

It's a joke...

:D: Funniest thing I heard all week. And that includes the soon to be infamous line at the end of Inglourious Basterds.

DickAllen72
08-31-2009, 11:58 PM
I appreciate all the class and dignity Jim brought to the team but it was time for him to go.

The days of slow footed, station to station, home run or nothing base cloggers with the Sox needs to go the way of the dinosaur.

This is a start, which frees up room this off season to get some players who can actually do more than just hit home runs and can't even play in the field.

Lip
From a baseball standpoint I'm not sorry to see him go, but still it's kind of sad because he is such a classy guy and seems like a real nice person as well.

I wish him the best, except when he's playing against the White Sox.

Todd5150
08-31-2009, 11:59 PM
apparently reports out of Boston having him joining the Carmines

WhiteSox5187
08-31-2009, 11:59 PM
Would Thome go to a west coast team? It could be Anaheim. Or maybe the Giants traded Rowand for Thome.

thomas35forever
09-01-2009, 12:00 AM
apparently reports out of Boston having him joining the Carmines
That's two left-handed DHs then. How would that work?

yazz32
09-01-2009, 12:00 AM
Thome is a class act. Good Luck and get that WS title if is true.

october23sp
09-01-2009, 12:01 AM
Goodbye Thome, it's been nice, hope you find your paradise, goodbye Thome...

Todd5150
09-01-2009, 12:01 AM
imjust repeating what i just heard. who knows how it will work. its their problem now

DrCrawdad
09-01-2009, 12:02 AM
I appreciate all the class and dignity Jim brought to the team but it was time for him to go.

The days of slow footed, station to station, home run or nothing base cloggers with the Sox needs to go the way of the dinosaur.

This is a start, which frees up room this off season to get some players who can actually do more than just hit home runs and can't even play in the field.

Lip

I understand letting Thome go, however Thome was one of the slow sluggers who actually had a clue on the basepaths.

1908<2005
09-01-2009, 12:02 AM
Well, it's past Midnight Eastern and there's no news!

DumpJerry
09-01-2009, 12:03 AM
Well, it's past Midnight Eastern and there's no news!
News does not always get released right away.

slavko
09-01-2009, 12:03 AM
I appreciate all the class and dignity Jim brought to the team but it was time for him to go.

The days of slow footed, station to station, home run or nothing base cloggers with the Sox needs to go the way of the dinosaur.

This is a start, which frees up room this off season to get some players who can actually do more than just hit home runs and can't even play in the field.

Lip

Says it all. Jim's faultless personally, but all this does is move the split up a month. He was gone anyway. So should the other bohemoths be gone.

I want to see some good old White Sox baseball. Is that asking too much?

beasly213
09-01-2009, 12:03 AM
Well, it's past Midnight Eastern and there's no news!

Tick Tock Tick Tock

CWSpalehoseCWS
09-01-2009, 12:04 AM
I'm happy for Big Jim. I hope he's going to a contender and gets that well deserved ring. This team has been nothing short of a let down. Hey, we could always resign him in the offseason...

SoxGirl4Life
09-01-2009, 12:04 AM
And just one month ago, we were buzzing about the Peavy trade. :o:

dagame2005
09-01-2009, 12:06 AM
If he is in fact gone, I wish him the best of luck. He was 1st class all the way. You never questioned Jim Thome's effort, not once.

october23sp
09-01-2009, 12:07 AM
If he is in fact gone, I wish him the best of luck. He was 1st class all the way. You never questioned Jim Thome's effort, not once.

I agree, but effort is usually displayed in the field. Thome was our DH.

oeo
09-01-2009, 12:07 AM
Maybe Thome was just upset they lost and Cowley jumped the gun, again. Juan Uribe was released how many times last year?

Noneck
09-01-2009, 12:08 AM
If its the Blosox, This weekend should be interesting to watch. Nah, Not really.

DrCrawdad
09-01-2009, 12:09 AM
If he is in fact gone, I wish him the best of luck. He was 1st class all the way. You never questioned Jim Thome's effort, not once.

Exactly.

I was hoping to get to see Thome play 9/27/2009, perhaps his last game as a Sox player.

Best wishes to you Jim Thome!

http://faninterference.files.wordpress.com/2007/02/200px-mrincredible.jpg

slavko
09-01-2009, 12:09 AM
A small footnote in Sox history he will be. Similar to Roy Sievers.

Who is exactly the name I brought up here at the time we acquired Thome. And Sievers had a nice season or two for us as well. So Kenny may be channeling Bill Veeck.

WhiteSoxFan84
09-01-2009, 12:11 AM
If its the Blosox, This weekend should be interesting to watch. Nah, Not really.

I guess, but I'd rather see Thome in there than Ortiz. Thome's bat speed is gone. He's a class act and just a pleasure to have represented our team all these years. But just because he's a nice guy, doesn't mean we can't speak the truth. He's hurting this team more than he's helping it.

Best of luck Mr. Incredible.

y2j2785
09-01-2009, 12:11 AM
Jon Heyman says Thome is a Dodger per his twitter

http://twitter.com/SI_JonHeyman

JB98
09-01-2009, 12:11 AM
Jon Heyman says Thome is a Dodger per his blog

National League? :scratch:

Rockabilly
09-01-2009, 12:12 AM
I think it has to be the Angels that want him

DSpivack
09-01-2009, 12:12 AM
Jon Heyman says Thome is a Dodger per his twitter

http://twitter.com/SI_JonHeyman

National League? :scratch:

Yeah, that really makes no sense.

Athrun
09-01-2009, 12:13 AM
Cowley says Thome to Dodgers and Contreras to Rockies on his twitter

russ99
09-01-2009, 12:13 AM
National League? :scratch:

Big shocker per Cowley:

Thome to the Dodgers?

And Contreras to the Rockies??? Wow, we thought he looked bad here...

itsjustinf
09-01-2009, 12:13 AM
@cst_sox (http://twitter.com/cst_sox)Breaking News: Thome went to the Dodgers, while Jose Contreras was sent to the Rockies. Two class guys now gone.

Wow.

SoxSpeed22
09-01-2009, 12:13 AM
Looks like we'll be eating a lot of those contracts. Regardless, good luck Jim and Jose.

Rohan
09-01-2009, 12:14 AM
Jose's gone too? :(:

DSpivack
09-01-2009, 12:14 AM
Looks like we'll be eating a lot of those contracts. Regardless, good luck Jim and Jose.

For a month? Can't be that much money.

DumpJerry
09-01-2009, 12:14 AM
MLB Network is reporting the Dodgers are the winners.

thomas35forever
09-01-2009, 12:14 AM
Big shocker per Cowley:

Thome to the Dodgers?

And Contreras to the Rockies??? Wow, we thought he looked bad here...
I don't understand either move. Where's Thome gonna play in the NL and if Contreras goes there, he better only be a reliever.

ChicagoHoosier
09-01-2009, 12:14 AM
Thoroughly confused on the Dodger's move, unless he's merely a pinch hitter for the last month and playoffs? Must have given us absolutely nothing in return.

tmill20
09-01-2009, 12:14 AM
just reported on MLB network thome to dodgers

SoxGirl4Life
09-01-2009, 12:14 AM
Jon Heyman says Thome is a Dodger per his twitter

http://twitter.com/SI_JonHeyman

wha?

soxnut1018
09-01-2009, 12:15 AM
"Where's he gonna play?"

peelwonder
09-01-2009, 12:15 AM
Dodgers it is...

AlexeisAlley
09-01-2009, 12:15 AM
Wow, interesting move for both sides.

Thanks Jimmy!!

DrCrawdad
09-01-2009, 12:15 AM
Cowley says Thome to Dodgers and Contreras to Rockies on his twitter

Here's an idea for what to do to Linestink:

http://www.billfryer.com/dsc/newimages/cat5.jpg
Catapult him!

Noneck
09-01-2009, 12:15 AM
Who is exactly the name I brought up here at the time we acquired Thome. And Sievers had a nice season or two for us as well. So Kenny may be channeling Bill Veeck.

If I was able to be here at that time, I may have beat you to the punch. But I think we both are correct. 45 years from now someone with be bringing up Thome like we brought up Sievers.

DumpJerry
09-01-2009, 12:15 AM
Do we get Koufax?

GoGoCrede
09-01-2009, 12:15 AM
This is insanely nuts and I am glad I am here to witness it. Beer, anyone?

Viva Medias B's
09-01-2009, 12:16 AM
Thanks for all you have done for us, Jim. It was a great treat, and good luck in L.A.!

CWSpalehoseCWS
09-01-2009, 12:16 AM
Jose's gone too? :(:

Should we be sad? I mean I loved him '05, but that hangover has long passed. I think I'd gouge my eyes out if I had to see him start again.

Soxaredabest
09-01-2009, 12:16 AM
Wow, interesting move for both sides.

Thanks Jimmy!!

source?

WhiteSoxFan84
09-01-2009, 12:16 AM
The lineup tomorrow should be:

1) Podsednik LF
2) Beckham 3B
3) Quentin RF
4) Pierzynski C
5) Konerko 1B
6) Dye DH
7) Rios CF
8) Ramirez SS
9) Nix 2B

I don't know Getz's status but if he's ready, throw him in at 2B. I'd like to see Quentin in RF the rest of the season so he could start getting used to his 2010 position.

JB98
09-01-2009, 12:16 AM
I don't understand either move. Where's Thome gonna play in the NL and if Contreras goes there, he better only be a reliever.

Their problems, not ours. I'm really surprised that a NL team wanted Thome. He's nothing more than a pinch-hitter.

oeo
09-01-2009, 12:16 AM
I don't understand either move. Where's Thome gonna play in the NL and if Contreras goes there, he better only be a reliever.

Thome will play ride the bench until the late innings. Good move by the Dodgers, they lose nothing.

AlexeisAlley
09-01-2009, 12:16 AM
MLB Network just announced it

DaveFeelsRight
09-01-2009, 12:16 AM
hope his back can handle 1B

Rockabilly
09-01-2009, 12:16 AM
Any word on who we are getting back from LA or COL

DSpivack
09-01-2009, 12:17 AM
Any word on who we are getting back from LA or COL

Can't imagine it'll be much.

hi im skot
09-01-2009, 12:17 AM
My little sister was supposed to meet Thome at a game next month as part of a Make-A-Wish. She's gonna be bummed.

Noneck
09-01-2009, 12:17 AM
But he couldn't pick up a glove for the Sox? Hmmm

AlexeisAlley
09-01-2009, 12:17 AM
Cowley says Contreras to the Rockies too!!

http://twitter.com/cst_sox/statuses/3681709151

soxnut1018
09-01-2009, 12:17 AM
Any word on who we are getting back from LA or COL

Crap.

AHSoxFan
09-01-2009, 12:17 AM
Agreed. Thanks for everything Big Jim Thome. Best of Luck in the quest for 600 homers

hi im skot
09-01-2009, 12:17 AM
But he couldn't pick up a glove for the Sox? Hmmm

Did you want him to play "defense"?

soxnut1018
09-01-2009, 12:18 AM
But he couldn't pick up a glove for the Sox? Hmmm

And he won't for the Dodgers.

october23sp
09-01-2009, 12:18 AM
See ya Later! (Contreras)

A. Cavatica
09-01-2009, 12:18 AM
My little sister was supposed to meet Thome at a game next month as part of a Make-A-Wish. She's gonna be bummed.

Is she aware his production was down?

michned
09-01-2009, 12:18 AM
Should we be sad? I mean I loved him '05, but that hangover has long passed. I think I'd gouge my eyes out if I had to see him start again.

I can't wait to hear the Rockies rationalization for picking up Contreras.

oeo
09-01-2009, 12:18 AM
Go Dodgers!

GoGoCrede
09-01-2009, 12:18 AM
My little sister was supposed to meet Thome at a game next month as part of a Make-A-Wish. She's gonna be bummed.

I hope she still will and all goes well for her.

ShoelessJoeS
09-01-2009, 12:18 AM
Thanks for all the memories, Big Jim. Best of luck in LA!

Even with all of his on-field accomplishments, I'll remember Thome as one of the classiest guys the game has ever seen.

Noneck
09-01-2009, 12:19 AM
But he couldn't pick up a glove for the Sox? Hmmm
All I want to see is that Sox aren't pulling a Mother Theresa and picking up some of his lasts month salary.

Nelfox02
09-01-2009, 12:19 AM
good luck Jim, wish you could have gone to a World Series with us but you may get a shot with LA

captainclutch24
09-01-2009, 12:19 AM
Jon Garland is joining him. Good luck Thome

Boondock Saint
09-01-2009, 12:19 AM
Things already feel wrong...I'm gonna miss Thome.

JGarlandrules20
09-01-2009, 12:19 AM
Garland is headed to the Dodgers too.

Rohan
09-01-2009, 12:20 AM
Should we be sad? I mean I loved him '05, but that hangover has long passed. I think I'd gouge my eyes out if I had to see him start again.

He still gave me a lot of good memories and he's just a classy guy. Never once did he give any backlash to the rude fans who boo'd him.

My little sister was supposed to meet Thome at a game next month as part of a Make-A-Wish. She's gonna be bummed.

That really stinks... Fly her out to LA?

Tragg
09-01-2009, 12:20 AM
I think it's a clever move - what a bat for the bench.

Thanks for the good work in Chicago, JT. And maybe we'll see you again next year.

Vienna
09-01-2009, 12:20 AM
Best of luck to Jim and to Jose. It was hard to watch Jose's tenure with the Sox end the way it did.

Jimbo was a class act and I'll always be thankful for Jose's WS Game 1 performance.

oeo
09-01-2009, 12:20 AM
But he couldn't pick up a glove for the Sox? Hmmm
All I want to see is that Sox aren't pulling a Mother Theresa and picking up some of his lasts month salary.

It wouldn't be worth it, then. The Dodgers shouldn't need any salary help, anyway.

SoxGirl4Life
09-01-2009, 12:20 AM
Good luck, Big Jim! You are a class act and I am truly sad to see you go. But, I hope you win your ring this year!

Go Dodgers!

Oh, Thome and Jose will be competing against each other for the NL West. Wow.

soxnut1018
09-01-2009, 12:21 AM
The NL West is now my second favorite division. It's like White Sox west over there.

Thome4Ever
09-01-2009, 12:21 AM
I was there for #500 and I was there for the monster blast on Blackout Night. You are a class act (look at my screen name) who will be missed. I never thought I'd be rooting for the Dodgers in my lifetime, but I may just have to do it. Go get that ring you so long have deserved!

WhiteSoxFan84
09-01-2009, 12:21 AM
This calls for a meeting in CLUBHOUSE CHAT!

oeo
09-01-2009, 12:21 AM
The lineup tomorrow should be:

1) Podsednik LF
2) Beckham 3B
3) Quentin RF
4) Pierzynski C
5) Konerko 1B
6) Dye DH
7) Rios CF
8) Ramirez SS
9) Nix 2B

I don't know Getz's status but if he's ready, throw him in at 2B. I'd like to see Quentin in RF the rest of the season so he could start getting used to his 2010 position.

I'd like to see Flowers DH, and get some time at catcher the rest of the year. See what we can expect from him next year. If his bat is ready, that's one less hole that needs to be filled.

hi im skot
09-01-2009, 12:21 AM
I knew he was gone after this season, but this one just hurts.

Thanks for everything, Jim.

voodoochile
09-01-2009, 12:22 AM
The lineup tomorrow should be:

1) Podsednik LF
2) Beckham 3B
3) Quentin RF
4) Pierzynski C
5) Konerko 1B
6) Dye DH
7) Rios CF
8) Ramirez SS
9) Nix 2B

I don't know Getz's status but if he's ready, throw him in at 2B. I'd like to see Quentin in RF the rest of the season so he could start getting used to his 2010 position.

I'll be surprised if they move TCQ with no practice to RF. I'd think Dye will play RF and TCQ will DH, but I know TCQ has played RF before in his career, so maybe they take a chance.

Heck, for all I know Ozzie has been letting him practice there a bit when they take fielding practice.

Vienna
09-01-2009, 12:22 AM
Best of luck to Jimbo. I'm always going to remember the Blackout phaser shot in game 161.

Noneck
09-01-2009, 12:22 AM
It wouldn't be worth it, then. The Dodgers shouldn't need any salary help, anyway.

No they shouldnt but for a 1m for pinch hitter for 1 month? I really wonder.

pmck003
09-01-2009, 12:23 AM
But he couldn't pick up a glove for the Sox? Hmmm


Eh, maybe he figures its time to go all out for a chance to win the Series.

michned
09-01-2009, 12:23 AM
I'd like to see Flowers DH, and get some time at catcher the rest of the year. See what we can expect from him next year. If his bat is ready, that's one less hole that needs to be filled.

No, we get Wise back tomorrow. :smile:

Rockabilly
09-01-2009, 12:23 AM
One of the most classy guys in all of sports..

Good luck in LA

voodoochile
09-01-2009, 12:24 AM
No they shouldnt but for a 1m for pinch hitter for 1 month? I really wonder.

And a LH DH if they make the WS...

Traditonally, NL teams are at a disadvantage because they don't have a good enough bat to match the AL DH, the Dodgers have solved that problem.

Rohan
09-01-2009, 12:24 AM
No, we get Wise back tomorrow. :smile:

Not funny..

Crede24Thome25
09-01-2009, 12:25 AM
Contreras to Colorado for cash and pitcher Brandon Hynick:D:

yazz32
09-01-2009, 12:25 AM
Class Act and future HOF and all around great guy!! nuff said
Get that ring and 600!!

Rohan
09-01-2009, 12:25 AM
Contreras to Colorado for cash and pitcher Brandon Hynick:D:

source?

Thome_Fan
09-01-2009, 12:25 AM
:whiner::whiner::whiner::whiner::whiner::whiner::w hiner::whiner:
I'll miss ya, big guy. You were my favorite.

Crede24Thome25
09-01-2009, 12:25 AM
Contreras to Colorado for cash and pitcher Brandon Hynick:D:
Thome and cash to LA Dodgers for infielder Justin Fuller:(:

Crede24Thome25
09-01-2009, 12:26 AM
source?
Mark gonzalez, Joe Cowley, Mlb Trade Rumors.....

MrT27
09-01-2009, 12:26 AM
It sucks that we couldn't get him to the World Series. He was such a class act and I will miss him on the team. I didn't think I would miss a player this much that played less then 4 years on the Sox.

Noneck
09-01-2009, 12:26 AM
Eh, maybe he figures its time to go all out for a chance to win the Series.

Yea, I guess that was never in picture when Fields was dragged over there. Or when they needed Kotsay instead of another player. Goodbye and god bless him.

oeo
09-01-2009, 12:27 AM
Contreras to Colorado for cash and pitcher Brandon Hynick:D:

What a deal!

soxnut1018
09-01-2009, 12:27 AM
Thome and cash to LA Dodgers for infielder Justin Fuller:(:

Gordon who?

SoxGirl4Life
09-01-2009, 12:27 AM
:whiner::whiner::whiner::whiner::whiner::whiner::w hiner::whiner:
I'll miss ya, big guy. You were my favorite.

Awww.. keep you name, hun. Great tribute to Jimmy.

Harry Potter
09-01-2009, 12:28 AM
Contreras to Colorado for cash and pitcher Brandon Hynick:D:

Hynick is 10-9 with 3.83 ERA for AAA Colorado Springs

Crede24Thome25
09-01-2009, 12:28 AM
What a deal!
Too bad we couldn't throw in Linebrink.

Rohan
09-01-2009, 12:28 AM
what the hell...
Justin fuller? really?

thomas35forever
09-01-2009, 12:29 AM
Not a bad acquisition for Contreras, but we can't say much about the Thome deal. Nevertheless, I thank both of them for the memories and wish them the best in the postseason run.

:bandance:Post number 12,000!:bandance:

oeo
09-01-2009, 12:29 AM
Brandon Hynick (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=502001)
Justin Fuller (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=SS&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=501905)

DrCrawdad
09-01-2009, 12:29 AM
what the hell...
Justin fuller? really?

Is Fuller anything worthwhile?

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_501905.jpg

LoveYourSuit
09-01-2009, 12:29 AM
What a deal!


http://www.brandonhynick.com/Profile.html

michned
09-01-2009, 12:29 AM
Hynick is 10-9 with 3.83 ERA for AAA Colorado Springs

But NOT on their 40-man roster so not considered a prospect.

ShoelessJoeS
09-01-2009, 12:30 AM
It sucks that we couldn't get him to the World Series. He was such a class act and I will miss him on the team. I didn't think I would miss a player this much that played less then 3 years on the Sox.Actually, 2009 marked his 4th season on the South Side.

WhiteSox5187
09-01-2009, 12:31 AM
Wow! Best of luck Thome! I hope you get that ring this year, I'm just sorry it wasn't with us!

GoGoCrede
09-01-2009, 12:31 AM
I loved Thome, as many of you all did. Thank you so much for making the blackout game so very, very memorable for me. Even from section 544, I knew I was watching something special.

SoxSpeed22
09-01-2009, 12:31 AM
Thanks for the first half in 2006. Jim had one of the few memorable moments in 2007 with his walk-off 500th home run. Thanks for getting us into the playoffs in 2008.
:worship:http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0809/mlb.playoff.tiebreakers/images/p1.thome.jpg

SoxGirl4Life
09-01-2009, 12:31 AM
what the hell...
Justin fuller? really?

What do you expect for a one month rental?

The Immigrant
09-01-2009, 12:31 AM
Is Fuller anything worthwhile?

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_501905.jpg

He's a 26 year old playing A ball. No.

michned
09-01-2009, 12:31 AM
And Fuller is a 26-year-old Class A SS.

Edit: beat me to it

JB98
09-01-2009, 12:33 AM
The home run to beat the Twins in the Blackout Game will always be remembered. Jim had a helluva run with the Sox, and I wish him the best in his quest for a championship ring this year.

Jaysox
09-01-2009, 12:33 AM
Thanks Jim for everything. You're a real class act. Good luck in LA.

gr8mexico
09-01-2009, 12:34 AM
He's a 26 year old playing A ball. No.

And Fuller is a 26-year-old Class A SS.

Edit: beat me to it
The Sox got something better for Jose Contreras AMAZING

y2j2785
09-01-2009, 12:35 AM
Good luck in LA big Jim. Thanks for 2005 Jose :gulp:

Viva Medias B's
09-01-2009, 12:35 AM
The Sox got something better for Jose Contreras AMAZING

KW does it again. Kudos.

Zisk77
09-01-2009, 12:35 AM
For those that want Jimmy back next year this actually makes it more possible. We can offer him a small FA contract without having to wait until May now.

DrCrawdad
09-01-2009, 12:35 AM
He's a 26 year old playing A ball. No.

Got it. These moves are clearly to open the way for a couple young guys to play out the rest of the season here with the big club.

MeteorsSox4367
09-01-2009, 12:36 AM
They reported on the Royals-A's game that Thome is now a Dodger.

Good luck in LA, Jim. Thanks for all the things you did for the Sox. You seemed like a helluva nice man and I wish you all the best.

If you ever get your hands on any Kings tickets in LA, let me know.

Nellie_Fox
09-01-2009, 12:36 AM
For those that want Jimmy back next year this actually makes it more possible. We can offer him a small FA contract without having to wait until May now.That rule is no longer in effect.

ChiSoxGal85
09-01-2009, 12:37 AM
thanks Jim...you are a class act and I wish nothing but the best for you. I hope you get your ring.

Rohan
09-01-2009, 12:38 AM
That rule is no longer in effect.

Wait what?

Tragg
09-01-2009, 12:40 AM
And Fuller is a 26-year-old Class A SS.

Edit: beat me to it

Another organizational minor leaguer.
Why bother?

PKalltheway
09-01-2009, 12:40 AM
Goodbye Big Jim....you were one of my all time favorite Sox players....here's to hoping you finally get your ring with the Dodgers.:(::whiner:

WhiteSox5187
09-01-2009, 12:40 AM
Is Fuller anything worthwhile?

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_501905.jpg

Maybe it's just me, but he kinda looks like Lillebridge.

whitesoxfan
09-01-2009, 12:42 AM
One of my favorite players to wear a Sox uniform. Thanks for your 500th, your ridiculous tear in the first half of 2006, and oh yeah, that little blast in Game 163.

You'll be missed.

voodoochile
09-01-2009, 12:42 AM
For those that want Jimmy back next year this actually makes it more possible. We can offer him a small FA contract without having to wait until May now.

Those rules have changed, they could have anyway, but he's not coming back.

Good luck and go get that ring, JT...

whitesoxfan
09-01-2009, 12:42 AM
Maybe it's just me, but he kinda looks like Lillebridge.

Judging by his player stats and bio, he also plays like Lillibridge.

Lip Man 1
09-01-2009, 12:43 AM
Kenny has made mistakes but very few G.M.'s could get a National League club for God's sake, to take a classy but one dimensional player AND get any team to take a broken down, beat up stiff like Jose Contreras.

Kudos to Kenny, even though he sent cash, it had to be less than what they were going to get paid for a final month. That's more in the bin for this off season to use on guys who can actually do something on the field.

Lip

hi im skot
09-01-2009, 12:43 AM
http://whitesoxpride.mlblogs.com/Thome-Plaque.jpg

voodoochile
09-01-2009, 12:44 AM
Judging by his player stats and bio, he also plays like Lillibridge.

Only not so good. Probably a salary dump to offset the added costs of Peavy and Rios. If they can recoup a few million it will help.

CubsfansareDRUNK
09-01-2009, 12:45 AM
Noooooooooooo!! :whiner::whiner::whiner:

Noneck
09-01-2009, 12:46 AM
Kenny has made mistakes but very few G.M.'s could get a National League club for God's sake, to take a classy but one dimensional player AND get any team to take a broken down, beat up stiff like Jose Contreras.

Kudos to Kenny, even though he sent cash, it had to be less than what they were going to get paid for a final month. That's more in the bin for this off season to use on guys who can actually do something on the field.

Lip

Lip,

Do you know how much cash was sent with them? I got a feeling it was a bunch for Thome and the deal was him, not for the Sox.

Tragg
09-01-2009, 12:46 AM
Kenny has made mistakes but very few G.M.'s could get aNational League club for God's sake, to take a classy but one dimensional player AND get any team to take a broken down, beat up stiff like Jose Contreras.

Lip

What's the point of this though? I guess he saved JR a mill or so.

As for the National League thing, again, that's tougher than trading him to an AL team, butwhy put a ridiculous and unncessary limit on who you can trade him to in the first place? That's Scheuler BS. The rest of the AL doesn't follow that edict.

Soxman219
09-01-2009, 12:46 AM
late to the party. :(:

anyway, thank you for hitting your 500th HR here and for game 163.

Nellie_Fox
09-01-2009, 12:47 AM
Lip,

Do you know how much cash was sent with them? I got a feeling it was a bunch for Thome and the deal was him, not for the Sox.I've read this eight times now and still don't know what you're saying.

Rohan
09-01-2009, 12:48 AM
I'm going to miss having him on our team...

But i'm sure glad he's going to a place where he can contribute to a championship. Joe Torre is a great manager. And i'm glad that Jim can work with him. Get that ring, big guy...

Noneck
09-01-2009, 12:49 AM
I've read this eight times now and still don't know what you're saying.


How much cash was sent with Thome. What portion of his last months salary was picked up by the Sox. And this was not a deal for the Sox but for Thome to have a shot at a championship.

voodoochile
09-01-2009, 12:50 AM
What's the point of this though? I guess he saved JR a mill or so.

As for the National League thing, again, that's tougher than trading him to an AL team, butwhy put a ridiculous and unncessary limit on who you can trade him to in the first place? That's Scheuler BS. The rest of the AL doesn't follow that edict.

Money not spent now can be spent this off season. Or maybe when they realized they weren't going to make the playoffs they knew they had to do something to offset the salary they took on with Peavy and Rios.

I didn't see where they necessarily limited themselves to the NL. I don't read Lips post that way either. Did you read something? Not ragging, just asking...

LoveYourSuit
09-01-2009, 12:51 AM
Kenny has made mistakes but very few G.M.'s could get a National League club for God's sake, to take a classy but one dimensional player AND get any team to take a broken down, beat up stiff like Jose Contreras.

Kudos to Kenny, even though he sent cash, it had to be less than what they were going to get paid for a final month. That's more in the bin for this off season to use on guys who can actually do something on the field.

Lip


Wow Lip, I respect your thoughts and knowledge of the game most of the time but that statement right there is pretty low and classless. That "stiff" you are speaking of was IMO the #1 reason 2005 happened. In addition, if ther rest of that 25 man roster would take a page out of that man's book about desire and work ethic to get back on that field, this 2009 disaster would not have happened.

Tragg
09-01-2009, 12:51 AM
I've read this eight times now and still don't know what you're saying.
I think he's saying that the Sox dealt Thome to give him a chance to win a WS, not because it really helped the Sox to deal him.

DirtySox
09-01-2009, 12:51 AM
Fuller is garbage and a borderline non prospect, look at his age.

Hynick is a finesse righty with a fastball in the high 80s and an okay curve, but possesses a very good splitter. He has flyball tendencies which aren't a great fit at the cell.

nasox
09-01-2009, 12:51 AM
I just became a Dodgers fan for the rest of this season. Go get that ring!

Lip Man 1
09-01-2009, 12:52 AM
No Neck:

I'm sorry I don't understand what you are trying to say.

:?:

I have no idea on the money figure but logic tells me it was less than one month's salary for Thome and less than one month's salary for Contreras.

That's more money for the Sox.

If it wasn't and they are sending the final month's pay to L.A. and Colorado than Kenny was just trying to send a message to those who remain. Basically, play hard to the finish or you're gone too this off season.

Lip

Nellie_Fox
09-01-2009, 12:52 AM
I think he's saying that the Sox dealt Thome to give him a chance to win a WS, not because it really helped the Sox to deal him.Thank you for the translation.

Boondock Saint
09-01-2009, 12:52 AM
http://whitesoxpride.mlblogs.com/Thome-Plaque.jpg

That pic bums me out even more...what a great guy.

Waysouthsider
09-01-2009, 12:52 AM
I'll sure miss him....don't know how I'll tell my son he won't be in the lineup for the Red Sox games this weekend...what a bummer....Good luck to him, though!

On the other note, could Mitch Williams on MLBN be any more of a jackass? What a f-ing dense moron.....anyone who heard him talking about Jose tonight would think the Rockies just added Cy Young....God Bless you Jose and good luck.

Mod Edit: Language violation highlighted in red. Please just spell the word and let the filter do it's job.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
09-01-2009, 12:54 AM
Thanks for the memories, Jim. Blackout game, your walk-off 500th, the time you stole home plate... Your t-shirt jersey will be hanging proudly above my bed from this moment on.

I really wish you could have won a WS with us, but it wasn't meant to be. I will be rooting for the Dodgers to win it all for you.

Jose, despite your troubles, you helped this team win a World Series. Not too many players can say that. I really wish you could have left on better terms, but know that you will remain a key figure in White Sox folklore for many years to come.

I know that the players won't read this, but I just want to say good luck with both of your new teams...we'll miss you guys. Thanks for the years of great memories!

-MtGrnwdSoxFan

Lip Man 1
09-01-2009, 12:55 AM
Love:

2005 was four years ago. Since the mid point of 2006 Contreras did little to earn his salary on the field. His record and the number of times on the DL speak for itself.

I'm sorry, I don't get that emotionally tied with a particular player especially one who has played badly. I root for the word Chicago, not the name on the back and results matter to me.

I respect his desire to come back and how hard he worked but it would have been better for him and better for the organization if he simply retired last off season. He cost the Sox ten million bucks that could have been spent elsewhere to get a player or two who actually did better than five wins.

Lip

hi im skot
09-01-2009, 12:57 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v432/CapnWalrus/Dugout/JimRUThere.png

Tragg
09-01-2009, 12:59 AM
I didn't see where they necessarily limited themselves to the NL. I don't read Lips post that way either. Did you read something? Not ragging, just asking...
Lip seemed to think that it was some big success to deal him to a national league team he highlighted national. I infer that if that's a bg success, then that was also the goal - to deal him to a NL team.
And look at Williams' history of dump the veteran deals...heavily skewed to NL teams. (only Durham to my knowlege went to AL team) And his predecessor flatly said he wanted to deal with NL teams this time of year so as to not affect the AL race.

And imo, dumping veterans is not Williams' best skill as a trader. From Durham to Baldwin to Thome, he basically gives them away talent-wise.

But 2 hours before the deadline, salary help is all you're going to get.

Noneck
09-01-2009, 01:00 AM
Thank you for the translation.

Prof and Lip,

Sorry, Sometimes my thoughts don't come out in script the way they should.

I just think that this isn't a great deal for the Sox because they may have picked up a huge amount of Thomes and maybe even Jose last month salary. I think it was just a nice gesture on the Sox part to help two old veterans.

DrCrawdad
09-01-2009, 01:01 AM
Lip seemed to think that it was some big success to deal him to a national league team he highlighted national. I infer that if that's a bg success, then that was also the goal - to deal him to a NL team.
And look at Williams' history of dump the veteran deals...heavily skewed to NL teams. (only Durham to my knowlege went to AL team) And his predecessor flatly said he wanted to deal with NL teams this time of year so as to not affect the AL race.

And imo, dumping veterans is not Williams' best skill as a trader. From Durham to Baldwin to Thome, he basically gives them away talent-wise.

But 2 hours before the deadline, salary help is all you're going to get.

You're right on there.

voodoochile
09-01-2009, 01:02 AM
Love:

2005 was four years ago. Since the mid point of 2006 Contreras did little to earn his salary on the field. His record and the number of times on the DL speak for itself.

I'm sorry, I don't get that emotionally tied with a particular player especially one who has played badly. I root for the word Chicago, not the name on the back and results matter to me.

I respect his desire to come back and how hard he worked but it would have been better for him and better for the organization if he simply retired last off season. He cost the Sox ten million bucks that could have been spent elsewhere to get a player or two who actually did better than five wins.

Lip

Not better for him, Lip. He go $10M to come back and try to pitch again. I can't say I fault him for that. How many players would have walked away from that money after busting their ass all winter to get healthy enough to try and make the roster opening day?

I'm not shedding any tears that Jose is gone from the team in his present incarnation, but I do appreciate what he did for the team in 2005 and cannot fault him taking the money and at least trying to pitch. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't do the same.

voodoochile
09-01-2009, 01:04 AM
Lip seemed to think that it was some big success to deal him to a national league team he highlighted national. I infer that if that's a bg success, then that was also the goal - to deal him to a NL team.
And look at Williams' history of dump the veteran deals...heavily skewed to NL teams. (only Durham to my knowlege went to AL team) And his predecessor flatly said he wanted to deal with NL teams this time of year so as to not affect the AL race.

And imo, dumping veterans is not Williams' best skill as a trader. From Durham to Baldwin to Thome, he basically gives them away talent-wise.

But 2 hours before the deadline, salary help is all you're going to get.

Maybe that's the case, I don't know. It might indeed be but we agree it's all about salary relief, so I don't think it matters either way and it MIGHT lead to good will and better trade relations with those teams in the future. Heavy emphasis on the might, it also might not.

In general teams try to trade players out of league when they can, just the way things are.

StillMissOzzie
09-01-2009, 01:04 AM
So long, Big Jim. Thanks for the HR in the blackout game to get the Sox into the post-season. Congrats again on #500 in a Sox uniform. Good luck with the Dodgers and all your future endeavors.

SMO
:gulp:

guillensdisciple
09-01-2009, 01:07 AM
Without a doubt, I will miss your character but your inability to hit when it mattered I will not miss.

LoveYourSuit
09-01-2009, 01:07 AM
Love:

2005 was four years ago. Since the mid point of 2006 Contreras did little to earn his salary on the field. His record and the number of times on the DL speak for itself.

I'm sorry, I don't get that emotionally tied with a particular player especially one who has played badly. I root for the word Chicago, not the name on the back and results matter to me.

I respect his desire to come back and how hard he worked but it would have been better for him and better for the organization if he simply retired last off season. He cost the Sox ten million bucks that could have been spent elsewhere to get a player or two who actually did better than five wins.

Lip


Lip, you speak as if it was his choice to have cost the Sox $10 million this season. No player turns away guranteed money, not one who has the desired to keep on playing and trying.

Blame the Sox for signing him to that deal, not Contreras. And the Sox could not control the mis-fortune of his injuries.

That said, I like you cheer for the Sox and only the Sox. Players come players go. But I am not about to come in here and start ripping two of the classiest men to ever wear our colors. They had their flaws as ML players and were way over the hill, only Kenny is to blame.


I am happy the Sox are turning the page and looking to re-build.

hi im skot
09-01-2009, 01:09 AM
Without a doubt, I will miss your character but your inability to hit when it mattered I will not miss.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wsmQgCGIMbQ/SOOCT8Dy31I/AAAAAAAACog/ejfc8XKLBa0/s400/Jim+Thome+REUTERS.jpg

Rohan
09-01-2009, 01:09 AM
without a doubt, i will miss your character but your inability to hit when it mattered i will not miss.

163.

hi im skot
09-01-2009, 01:10 AM
163.

Not to mention a few walk-offs and grand slams.

Tragg
09-01-2009, 01:10 AM
Without a doubt, I will miss your character but your inability to hit when it mattered I will not miss.
Thome?

Geeze - game 163 last year?

Rohan
09-01-2009, 01:11 AM
Not to mention a few walk-offs and grand slams.

And putting the Sox in the national spot light on several occasions with landmark hit/hr/walk records.

soltrain21
09-01-2009, 01:11 AM
Jim. I'll miss you. Class act all around. Too bad you won't be able to attend any Oprah tapings anymore.

With that said - full speed ahead, KW.

Boondock Saint
09-01-2009, 01:11 AM
Not to mention a few walk-offs and grand slams.

Don't forget all of 2006.

guillen4life13
09-01-2009, 01:12 AM
I know I may catch some **** for this, but...

I think it's time for the Sox to sign Frank Thomas for the remainder of the season. We all know the season is pretty much a done deal. KW knows it too. Flowers is going to get some reps in, but otherwise there's no major position prospect that's going to be come up and for whom ABs will be absolutely necessary.

Give the fans something. They'll probably make their money back with the added butts in seats and give Frank the proper farewell he deserves here.

I think it would be a great way to send him off. Give him a month of part time play (split with Flowers, et al) and have a ceremony on the last day of the season.

hi im skot
09-01-2009, 01:12 AM
Thome?

Geeze - game 163 last year?

I also forgot about opening day of this year. Thome took Farnsworth deep for the go-ahead runs.

Sigh...back then I thought the Sox were going to be something special in 2009.

hi im skot
09-01-2009, 01:12 AM
I know I may catch some **** for this, but...

I think it's time for the Sox to sign Frank Thomas for the remainder of the season. We all know the season is pretty much a done deal. KW knows it too. Flowers is going to get some reps in, but otherwise there's no major position prospect that's going to be come up and for whom ABs will be absolutely necessary.

Give the fans something. They'll probably make their money back with the added butts in seats and give Frank the proper farewell he deserves here.

I think it would be a great way to send him off. Give him a month of part time play (split with Flowers, et al) and have a ceremony on the last day of the season.

Barf.

Also,


:hijacked:

ramblinsoxfan11
09-01-2009, 01:13 AM
I'll miss ya big Jim :(:

PLEASE DON'T MOVE FROM HINSDALE!!! He lives a block away from my aunt lol

soltrain21
09-01-2009, 01:13 AM
I know I may catch some **** for this, but...

I think it's time for the Sox to sign Frank Thomas for the remainder of the season. We all know the season is pretty much a done deal. KW knows it too. Flowers is going to get some reps in, but otherwise there's no major position prospect that's going to be come up and for whom ABs will be absolutely necessary.

Give the fans something. They'll probably make their money back with the added butts in seats and give Frank the proper farewell he deserves here.

I think it would be a great way to send him off. Give him a month of part time play (split with Flowers, et al) and have a ceremony on the last day of the season.

This is a terrible idea. On about 50 different levels. Why the **** does Chicago have an obsession with bringing players back? I doubt any other city is like this.

Tragg
09-01-2009, 01:14 AM
In general teams try to trade players out of league when they can, just the way things are.
Do you think that's the case?
I think it's obvious that the Sox do.
I wonder if there's been a study on that - intra v. interleague trades.

kittle42
09-01-2009, 01:14 AM
First jersey I'll ever have to retire to the closet...

I'll wait til next year to decide whom to replace him with!

Noneck
09-01-2009, 01:15 AM
I know I may catch some **** for this, but...

I think it's time for the Sox to sign Frank Thomas for the remainder of the season. We all know the season is pretty much a done deal. KW knows it too. Flowers is going to get some reps in, but otherwise there's no major position prospect that's going to be come up and for whom ABs will be absolutely necessary.

Give the fans something. They'll probably make their money back with the added butts in seats and give Frank the proper farewell he deserves here.

I think it would be a great way to send him off. Give him a month of part time play (split with Flowers, et al) and have a ceremony on the last day of the season.

Give him his day now to sell some seats but bringing him back now to play is Minnielike.

LoveYourSuit
09-01-2009, 01:17 AM
I know I may catch some **** for this, but...

I think it's time for the Sox to sign Frank Thomas for the remainder of the season. We all know the season is pretty much a done deal. KW knows it too. Flowers is going to get some reps in, but otherwise there's no major position prospect that's going to be come up and for whom ABs will be absolutely necessary.

Give the fans something. They'll probably make their money back with the added butts in seats and give Frank the proper farewell he deserves here.

I think it would be a great way to send him off. Give him a month of part time play (split with Flowers, et al) and have a ceremony on the last day of the season.


I am 100% on board with that.

Give Thomas that farewell opportunity he is diserving of.

And any meatball screaming "he will be costing another guy much needed ABs," please, save it. Half these guys have packed it in already, need more evidence? Get your ABs in spring training and show up and act like you want to win this ****ing thing next season.

These last 4 weeks should be for the fans. Cut consessions and ticket prices and let the fans enjoy it.

kittle42
09-01-2009, 01:19 AM
This is a terrible idea. On about 50 different levels. Why the **** does Chicago have an obsession with bringing players back? I doubt any other city is like this.

Amen. As a Chicago sports fan, I don't really understand Chicago sports fans.

hi im skot
09-01-2009, 01:20 AM
I am 100% on board with that.

Give Thomas that farewell opportunity he is diserving of.

And any meatball screaming "he will be costing another guy much needed ABs," please, save it. Half these guys have packed it in already, need more evidence? Get your ABs in spring training and show up and act like you want to win this ****ing thing next season.

These last 4 weeks should be for the fans. Cut consessions and ticket prices and let the fans enjoy it.

Might as well bring in the corpse of Bill Veeck, too.

Tragg
09-01-2009, 01:20 AM
I also forgot about opening day of this year. Thome took Farnsworth deep for the go-ahead runs.

Sigh...back then I thought the Sox were going to be something special in 2009.
Well, you were mighty optimistic...because back then, after Thome's heroics, the Sox lost the next 2 at home to the Royals.

Thome was a really good DH. He'll be missed.

LoveYourSuit
09-01-2009, 01:21 AM
Amen. As a Chicago sports fan, I don't really understand Chicago sports fans.


Any Joe Schmo nutball who only passed thru the city for a few seasons, that I understand.

But this is Frank Thomas you are talking about here.

hi im skot
09-01-2009, 01:22 AM
Well, you were mighty optimistic...because back then, after Thome's heroics, the Sox lost the next 2 at home to the Royals.

Thome was a really good DH. He'll be missed.

If you can't be hopeful on Opening Day, you might as well give up being a fan.

:shrug:

kevingrt
09-01-2009, 01:23 AM
Amen. As a Chicago sports fan, I don't really understand Chicago sports fans.

I agree. But I am a whack job that would love to see Frank come back. And you know what I was not planning on going to one more game this year. But if Frank comes back I can guarantee I will find my fanny in the seat for at least one more game this year.

And about Jimmy. You really brought some pop to the line-up at times. And that HR in game 163 will never be forgotten. Thanks for some fun memories. Too bad you couldn't get a ring with us. I know you will have one helluva chance in LA to get one though.

tacosalbarojas
09-01-2009, 01:24 AM
I also forgot about opening day of this year. Thome took Farnsworth deep for the go-ahead runs.

Sigh...back then I thought the Sox were going to be something special in 2009.#500 was also a game winner.

102605
09-01-2009, 01:24 AM
Wow I am little surprised. I still thought we had a month of the season left?

LoveYourSuit
09-01-2009, 01:24 AM
Might as well bring in the corpse of Bill Veeck, too.


I guess I'm letting my blind love for Frank take over me.

He's the sole reason why I stuck by this team after suffering thru those mid to late 80s stinkers this franchise put out for us each season.

I think it would be a cool thing for the fans. And it's not like Frank is already assisted by a walking cane.

BoysMom3
09-01-2009, 01:25 AM
This makes me sad, but it is time. Thanks for everything Big Jim. Get your ring. The Blackout Game will be a treasured memory forever.

Nellie_Fox
09-01-2009, 01:25 AM
I agree. But I am a whack job that would love to see Frank come back. And you know what I was not planning on going to one more game this year. But if Frank comes back I can guarantee I will find my fanny in the seat for at least one more game this year.How long since Frank has faced major league pitching? Do you really want to see him go up there and embarrass himself?

LoveYourSuit
09-01-2009, 01:27 AM
I agree. But I am a whack job that would love to see Frank come back. And you know what I was not planning on going to one more game this year. But if Frank comes back I can guarantee I will find my fanny in the seat for at least one more game this year.


That's where I stand on it.

I have 4 games left out of my season ticket package, Peavy or Frank will be the only reason I would even make the hike from Aurora to 35th and Shields.

Rohan
09-01-2009, 01:27 AM
That's where I stand on it.

I have 4 games left out of my season ticket package, Peavy or Frank will be the only reason I would even make the hike from Aurora to 35th and Shields.

Churros? :bandance:

LoveYourSuit
09-01-2009, 01:28 AM
How long since Frank has faced major league pitching? Do you really want to see him go up there and embarrass himself?


Would it be any different than the offensive output you have seen from the clowns currently going thru the motions for us?

Foulke You
09-01-2009, 01:28 AM
This makes me sad, but it is time. Thanks for everything Big Jim. Get your ring. The Blackout Game will be a treasured memory forever.
HR in the Blackout game had to be the highlight of his Sox career. Just an awesome game. Good luck in LA Jim. I'm glad we got to watch another HOF hitter for 4 seasons.

I agree with you though that it is probably time. This team needed to change. I'm still sad Thome's Sox career had to end on such a downer.:(:

soltrain21
09-01-2009, 01:29 AM
Would it be any different than the offensive output you have seen from the clowns currently going thru the motions for us?

Do you really want to see your hero look like a ****ing idiot at the plate? I'll remember him for what he was, thank you.

soltrain21
09-01-2009, 01:30 AM
I have sense a lot more frustration with Thome in situations that mattered than happiness. Perhaps his inability to do these things has something to do with why he has never won a championship (ala Barry Bonds). It is easy to point out at the few games where he did come up big( I remember game 163 and the game against the Angels last year) but we tend to not remember the things that don't stand out.


Yes, he was a great hitter, but he never was a legend because he could not come up big. I loved his home runs, and I loved his character, but I knew that a guy like him would never help us win a world series. Especially when everyone around him has trouble hitting in high pressure situations.


What are you blabbing on about exactly?

Nellie_Fox
09-01-2009, 01:30 AM
Would it be any different than the offensive output you have seen from the clowns currently going thru the motions for us?Nice hyperbole, but yes, it would be a lot different.

Do you really want to see your hero look like a ****ing idiot at the plate? I'll remember him for what he was, thank you.Exactly my point.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
09-01-2009, 01:30 AM
Churros? :bandance:
That too. :thumbsup:

hawkjt
09-01-2009, 01:36 AM
Two class acts...Jose and Big Jim have passed on from our Sox tonite...it is like a funeral dirge time for me. Cold summer, fading light already on the last day of August...bitter,somber times.

Goodbye to Jose...we will always have that magical july 05-july 06 stretch to remember you by...you were our ace during the greatest run in Sox history in 05..you led off each series, and pitched your arse off. Thanks for the memories,Jose.

Goodbye to Big Jim...Mr Wonderful...too bad we never got you that ring, but you were the most productive DH in the league while you were here...and we will always have game 163, a signature moment if there ever was one...Thanks Big Jim...

LoveYourSuit
09-01-2009, 01:37 AM
Do you really want to see your hero look like a ****ing idiot at the plate? I'll remember him for what he was, thank you.


Did I miss where Frank Thomas is all of a sudden on a wheel chair and in an old folks home?

He would be coming back for the fans, no to be chasing or setting any new records.


Michael Jordan went out like a bum when it was all set and done and I do not think any less of him than I did when he first left the Bulls.

soltrain21
09-01-2009, 01:41 AM
Did I miss where Frank Thomas is all of a sudden on a wheel chair and in an old folks home?

He would be coming back for the fans, no to be chasing or setting any new records.


Michael Jordan went out like a bum when it was all set and done and I do not think any less of him than I did when he first left the Bulls.

It would be a complete novelty act, and would make me think far less of the White Sox as an organization if they brought him back for a dog and pony show.

BoysMom3
09-01-2009, 01:45 AM
Two class acts...Jose and Big Jim have passed on from our Sox tonite...it is like a funeral dirge time for me. Cold summer, fading light already on the last day of August...bitter,somber times.

Goodbye to Jose...we will always have that magical july 05-july 06 stretch to remember you by...you were our ace during the greatest run in Sox history in 05..you led off each series, and pitched your arse off. Thanks for the memories,Jose.

Goodbye to Big Jim...Mr Wonderful...too bad we never got you that ring, but you were the most productive DH in the league while you were here...and we will always have game 163, a signature moment if there ever was one...Thanks Big Jim...

Feeling even sadder after reading this. I hate it when summer and baseball come to a close.

GoGoCrede
09-01-2009, 01:51 AM
Feeling even sadder after reading this. I hate it when summer and baseball come to a close.

My thoughts exactly. End of an era.

Chicago
09-01-2009, 02:12 AM
Thanks for the memories 25

Boondock Saint
09-01-2009, 02:15 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3073/2904343718_d325a64607_o.jpg

I'm really, really gonna miss him.

voodoochile
09-01-2009, 02:16 AM
Do you think that's the case?
I think it's obvious that the Sox do.
I wonder if there's been a study on that - intra v. interleague trades.

Definitely with big names for sure. Why would you want to trade a guy who could come back to haunt you several times a year when you can send him cross league and face him at most 3 times every 3 years. Lots of examples I can think of this being the case including Thome both times, Santana, Randy Johnson, Manny, etc.

These trades aren't on par with those, but yeah, it seems to be a pretty commonplace occurrence.

GoGoCrede
09-01-2009, 02:17 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3073/2904343718_d325a64607_o.jpg

I'm really, really gonna miss him.


:whiner::whiner::whiner:

God, what a great day that was. I screamed myself hoarse. That was a no doubter from the minute it came off his bat. My friend and I got a beer shower.

shes
09-01-2009, 02:39 AM
He only played here 4 years, and it wasn't in the prime of his career, but I'd be a liar if I didn't tell you that Jim Thome was one of my favorite Sox players of all-time.

rwcescato
09-01-2009, 02:45 AM
Hell of a run.

Thanks Jim for 4 good years. Wish it would have worked out better. Win 90 games in '06 and get no playoff appearance for it. That was ashame. I will be rooting for the Dodgers now for Big Jim's ring.

Zisk77
09-01-2009, 03:05 AM
Love:

2005 was four years ago. Since the mid point of 2006 Contreras did little to earn his salary on the field. His record and the number of times on the DL speak for itself.

I'm sorry, I don't get that emotionally tied with a particular player especially one who has played badly. I root for the word Chicago, not the name on the back and results matter to me.

I respect his desire to come back and how hard he worked but it would have been better for him and better for the organization if he simply retired last off season. He cost the Sox ten million bucks that could have been spent elsewhere to get a player or two who actually did better than five wins.

Lip


Lip he busted his butt to come back 6 months ahead of sched to try to help this team win. many would have taken their time making the money and came back in August or never came back and retired after the year. Unfortunately for both of us he was bad. i wish him well.

Pear-Zin-Ski
09-01-2009, 03:09 AM
Big Jim, what a freaking guy. Illinois native and impossible not to like, I am going to miss seeing #25 step up to the plate. The biggest memory eteched into my mind from Mr. Incredible is a 15 inning game in August or September of 2008, my lady friend dumped me 2 weeks earlier after we were supposed to go to this game, instead me and my best friend were treated to a walk-off winner courtest of Big Jim. Made me feel so much better at the time....

:gulp: Here's to you bud, maybe I'll see you down near Peoria sometime soon! All the best with The Dodgers!

kruzer31
09-01-2009, 03:15 AM
Gonna miss Jim Thome, he was just a likable guy. Will never forget the first game you ever played for us on Banner Ceremony Night, when the game was delayed like two hours. Then you came up when the game was resumed and hit a mooooon shot through the rain as John Miller yelled on ESPN, And look at this one hit a mile,,,,, Heeeellllooooo Chicago, a home run....Waayyyyyy Gone.

Its just sad.


JEFF

Shorty1983
09-01-2009, 03:20 AM
Thome's homies forever.:cool:

The Critic
09-01-2009, 03:28 AM
This is not "neat".
:(:

Goodbye and thank you, Jim.
One of my favorite players ever to wear the silver & black.

Thome25
09-01-2009, 04:35 AM
It's a sad, sad day for me personally. I hate to see it end for big Jim especially this way. Gentleman Jim is and was a class act on and off the field.

I'm sorry to see him go. He has always been one of my favorite players even before he joined the Sox. I always loved the way he stood up there and pointed his bat toward CF and was up there with his bat high above his head in that left-handed stance of his.

My username says it all. I chose it to honor one of my favorites. Goodbye big Jim.....I hope you get that WS ring that I wish you could've gotten with us.

WhiteSox1989
09-01-2009, 05:47 AM
Well, it needed to be done, but I'm still a bit sad. Game 163 was probably the best White Sox game I've seen in my life, besides the obvious.

RedHeadPaleHoser
09-01-2009, 06:55 AM
Classy guy, waiving his NTC to help the team and hopefully, himself.

Good luck Jim.

October26
09-01-2009, 07:04 AM
Thank you, Jim for all of the home runs that you hit in a White Sox uniform. Good luck in your quest for a World Series ring.

cbone
09-01-2009, 07:07 AM
Wow, I woke up to this news. I can just echo the sentiments of many here. Thanks for everything. Get 600 and your ring!

VenturaFan23
09-01-2009, 07:13 AM
Thanks Jim for always being a classy guy and for the many memorable HR's you had during your time with the Sox. I've been pulling for the Dodgers all year and now I will emphatically root for them so you can hopefully get your WS ring you've been craving for. Go get 'em Big Jim!!

southside rocks
09-01-2009, 07:23 AM
What a class guy, always was and always will be. I'm grateful for the years that he spent with the Sox. I wish him nothing but the best: a WS ring, 600 HR, and HOF induction immediately upon eligibility.

Thank you, Jim Thome. You will be very much missed by this Sox fan.