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FloridaTigers
06-17-2010, 12:05 AM
Interesting discussion going on at the Tigers forum about how baseball fans will remember Maggs. We know Tigers fans will remember him as a Tiger and Sox fans as a ChiSox, but what will general baseball fans remember him most by? He was a great hitter in his Sox days, but left on bad terms. He hasn't played as long with the Tigers as he did in Chicago, but he achieved a pennant clinching HR and a batting title. What say you?

sox1970
06-17-2010, 12:06 AM
Tigers. They can have him too.

Dub25
06-17-2010, 12:09 AM
Sox.

Coops4Aces
06-17-2010, 12:10 AM
He won't be remembered :D:

WhiteSox5187
06-17-2010, 12:27 AM
I think he was a much more exciting player with the Sox. He was a five tool guy here. By the time he got to Detroit he was damaged goods and became somewhat one dimensional.

Oblong
06-17-2010, 12:44 AM
When I try to separate myself from being a fan of the Tigers and think objectively, it's almost like 2 different players. During his Sox days I think of a guy I always wanted on my fantasy team but my buddy would always keep him in our 5 player keeper league. A perennial .300 30 HR 100 RBI guy, especially playing in that field. A solid numbers guys.

His career as a Tiger really didn't take off until he hit that HR in the ALCS By then he had the hair and then his unbelievable 2007 season. The cheers he gets at the game now rival that of Cecil Fielder during the early 90s. It just sounded different.

When he cut his hair right away I started thinking of him as a member of the Sox again.

I think the fact that his leaving the Sox the way he did, which led to Dye, which led to 2005 means he'll be remembered by nonSox/Tiger fans as a Tiger. If he plays in 2011 with Detroit, which is an automatically triggered option year, he'll have spent more time as a Tiger anyway. Maybe he ha already, I don't know and don't want to look it up right now.

RadioheadRocks
06-17-2010, 12:58 AM
Am I the only person whose skin crawls when someone uses the singular term "White SOCK" when referring to a player?

october23sp
06-17-2010, 01:09 AM
Tigers easily, Grand Slam in 06 for them, was dumped by the Sox the year before they won the World Series.

Nellie_Fox
06-17-2010, 01:10 AM
Am I the only person whose skin crawls when someone uses the singular term "White SOCK" when referring to a player?No. The team is the White Sox, not the White Socks; there is no need to change the name to make it singular.

october23sp
06-17-2010, 01:11 AM
Am I the only person whose skin crawls when someone uses the singular term "White SOCK" when referring to a player?

I'd rather see that than "White Sox or Tiger?" I don't like either though, for the Sox it should be "White Sox player or Tigers player?"

When it's pronounced "Socks" I don't like it seeing represented in a singular manner.

Rohan
06-17-2010, 01:28 AM
So the tag of "egotistical jerk" isn't an option? Well then I'll have to go with Tiger.

FloridaTigers
06-17-2010, 01:30 AM
Sheesh, have a mod edit it then or something. I'm not too well versed on the singular pronunciations of teams with awkward spelled names. :scratch:

CWSpalehoseCWS
06-17-2010, 02:58 AM
Tigers. We got Baines and WS MVP Dye as our All-Time Sox RF's.

doublem23
06-17-2010, 03:38 AM
**** Magglio.

doublem23
06-17-2010, 03:39 AM
I think he was a much more exciting player with the Sox. He was a five tool guy here. By the time he got to Detroit he was damaged goods and became somewhat one dimensional.

His best season, both personal and team-wise, came in Detroit, so I think he'd be remembered as a Tiger, anyway, but when you toss in the animosity between he and the Sox when he left, I think it's a no-brainer.

BadBobbyJenks
06-17-2010, 03:53 AM
I already forgot about him. Keep him because if you didn't have him we wouldn't have signed the 05 World Series MVP.

HomeFish
06-17-2010, 04:38 AM
A Tiger. I think most Sox fans don't want him.

Chez
06-17-2010, 04:55 AM
A Tiger. I think most Sox fans don't want him.

I would. Great player; never in trouble. Left Chicago to take a higher paying job in Detroit. I harbor no animosity towards him. None.

TomBradley72
06-17-2010, 07:45 AM
I would. Great player; never in trouble. Left Chicago to take a higher paying job in Detroit. I harbor no animosity towards him. None.

Well said. Pretty much the decision anyone would make...the offered him the best contract by far.

Post season performance is a big factor in player/team identity....1975 is why many associate Fisk as a Red Sox....and why Maggs will be remembered mostly as a Tiger.

DumpJerry
06-17-2010, 07:57 AM
Scott Borass client.


That is how he will be remembered.

Hitmen77
06-17-2010, 08:48 AM
He'll be remembered as the best Boras client fiasco in White Sox history.:cool:

He was great with us, but then he decided to switch to Boras and pull all that typical Boras bull**** with us and all we got out of it was this (http://photos.upi.com/slideshow/lbox/e0fb2e051eecb173adb0cf27249f185b/2005-WORLD-SERIES.jpg).

As far as the Tigers go, good for them for being a team that writes huge checks to Boras clients. For that, I hope they perpetually fail to finish in 1st place.:redneck

Iwritecode
06-17-2010, 11:19 AM
I would. Great player; never in trouble. Left Chicago to take a higher paying job in Detroit. I harbor no animosity towards him. None.

A more accurate description would be: Left Chicago to have knee surgery and then wouldn't let White Sox doctors look at it so he took a higher paying job in Detroit because his agent managed to get the Tigers to bid against themselves.

Johnny Mostil
06-17-2010, 11:24 AM
Tiger.

nccwsfan
06-17-2010, 11:25 AM
The walk off in 2006 cemented him as a Tiger- they can keep him.

TheVulture
06-17-2010, 03:15 PM
So, Magglio....Hall of Famer?

doublem23
06-17-2010, 03:19 PM
I would. Great player; never in trouble. Left Chicago to take a higher paying job in Detroit. I harbor no animosity towards him. None.

... possible steroid user.

FloridaTigers
06-17-2010, 05:09 PM
So, Magglio....Hall of Famer?

Hall of Very Good, but not Fame. He's never really led the league in anything other than the year he won the batting title, despite usually putting up very good stats. Those two seasons he was injured really hurt him.

DumpJerry
06-17-2010, 05:49 PM
So, Magglio....Hall of Famer?
Nope.

Corlose 15
06-17-2010, 06:43 PM
A more accurate description would be: Left Chicago to have knee surgery and then wouldn't let White Sox doctors look at it so he took a higher paying job in Detroit because his agent managed to get the Tigers to bid against themselves.

Pretty much. It's funny because the thought of Ordonez playing for somebody else in say 2003 would've probably gotten a pretty big reaction out of me. Now I honestly don't care, Detroit can have him.

sullythered
06-17-2010, 07:01 PM
Sheesh, have a mod edit it then or something. I'm not too well versed on the singular pronunciations of teams with awkward spelled names. :scratch:

Can. Not. Resist.



*Ugh*



"awkwardly."




Sorry.

asindc
06-21-2010, 11:53 AM
A more accurate description would be: Left Chicago to have knee surgery and then wouldn't let White Sox doctors look at it so he took a higher paying job in Detroit because his agent managed to get the Tigers to bid against themselves.

The post above contains pure truth.

Maggs, you were good with us, but I think of you as a Tiger. Ask Jermaine Dye how it feels to be a Sox.

LITTLE NELL
06-21-2010, 12:40 PM
**** Magglio.

Could not have said it better myself.

tstrike2000
06-21-2010, 12:48 PM
I'll probably more remember him as Tiger even though he had some great years here. It all felt apart in '04 when he ran collided with Willie Harris, got injured, and then in the off season got treatment for his knee in Austria or something like that instead of being looked over here. His uncertain health at that point and offer from Detroit obviously ended anything here. After that, he seemed to be a jerk and I believe even made some negative comments about the Sox organization.

Mohoney
06-23-2010, 03:56 AM
So, Magglio....Hall of Famer?

:whoflungpoo