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salty99
12-03-2010, 12:15 PM
Thanks for..umm I don't know?

spawn
12-03-2010, 12:16 PM
Theanks for freeing up salary.

doublem23
12-03-2010, 12:16 PM
I can't believe KW unloaded both Linebrink and his entire salary.

Wow. :o:

spawn
12-03-2010, 12:17 PM
I can't believe KW unloaded both Linebrink and his entire salary.

Wow. :o:
KW is having himself a hell of an offseason so far.

asindc
12-03-2010, 12:21 PM
To Linebrink: Thanks for the 1st half of 2008 and for providing salary relief for 2011.

By the way, do the Sox play Atlanta this coming season? Would love to see Dunn, TCQ, Rios, et. al tee up on those batting practice fastballs.

Nelfox02
12-03-2010, 12:23 PM
off the field-----always nice to the fans, met him a few times and was always good for a conversation........really nice guy

on the field-----um.....not sure what to say. Just never worked out for him here

DSpivack
12-03-2010, 12:24 PM
To Linebrink: Thanks for the 1st half of 2008 and for providing salary relief for 2011.

By the way, do the Sox play Atlanta this coming season? Would love to see Dunn, TCQ, Rios, et. al tee up on those batting practice fastballs.

No; Cubs, Nats [home], Rockies [away], DBacks [away], Dodgers [home] in interleague.

GoGoCrede
12-03-2010, 12:29 PM
Thank you for being an absolute beast in the first half of 2008. You're part of what made that season fun to watch. I hope you thrive elsewhere and don't get booed too often. :smile:

hi im skot
12-03-2010, 12:30 PM
From all accounts Scott Linebrink is a really, really good guy. I've heard some stories that really made me root for the guy, but he just couldn't get it done.

Good luck in Atlanta.

SoxSpeed22
12-03-2010, 12:31 PM
Thanks for the early half of 2008. Maybe he'll make a decent pitching coach some day.

seventyseven
12-03-2010, 12:32 PM
I can't believe KW unloaded both Linebrink and his entire salary.

Wow. :o:

Is it confirmed that Atlanta is picking up the whole salary?

doublem23
12-03-2010, 12:49 PM
Is it confirmed that Atlanta is picking up the whole salary?

Nope, I jumped the gun, the Sox are also apparently sending some cash money Atlanta's away.

Eh. The price of not watching another Linebrinkplosion.

Risk
12-03-2010, 12:56 PM
Thanks for being good in the first half of 08' and for being a class act and not a punk about things when you weren't good.

Good luck in ATL. New beginnings can be helpful.

Risk

Pablo_Honey
12-03-2010, 12:59 PM
Thanks for the amazing first half of 2008, Scott. Good luck in Atlanta where another former Sox reject found success.

esbrechtel
12-03-2010, 01:23 PM
Thanks for being part of what Joe Morgan called "the best bullpen in the history of baseball..."

kittle42
12-03-2010, 01:49 PM
Thanks for that time you got that guy out.

soxinem1
12-03-2010, 01:52 PM
thanks for that time you got that guy out.

:d:

russ99
12-03-2010, 01:55 PM
I'm a big fan of Scott Linebrink, but it was time for him to go. Hopefully he'll thrive being back with an NL team with something to prove in a contract year.

Also gotta give him big props for all his help with the Sox veterans/armed forces efforts. Scott's a great guy, and a good teammate, but this was obviously a baseball decision.

He couldn't get AL hitters out with regularity anymore, and that payroll number was too much to stomach.

nsolo
12-03-2010, 02:32 PM
Thanks from my heart surgeon.

Boondock Saint
12-03-2010, 02:47 PM
Thanks for that time you got that guy out.

So you're not talking about Derrek Lee or Geovany Soto? Just trying to narrow it down...

doublem23
12-03-2010, 02:48 PM
Thanks for that time you got that guy out.

:scratch:

I don't remember that happening.

doublem23
12-03-2010, 02:48 PM
So you're not talking about Derrek Lee or Geovany Soto? Just trying to narrow it down...

Ugh, I was at that game, too. Man, that sucked. Sucked hard.

shingo10
12-03-2010, 03:23 PM
Thanks for being part of what Joe Morgan called "the best bullpen in the history of baseball..."


Haha, Awesome post. Every year Joe Morgan called our bullpen one of the best he's seen. Too bad it always implodes in the second half.

Like many have said, Linebrink seemed to be decent guy. I wish him well.

PennStater98r
12-03-2010, 05:02 PM
Thanks for helping bring Peavy to the South Side - it should have worked out better than it did...

Here's to Scott Linebrink - a guy that directly contributed to me winning m fantasy baseball league two years in a row (we play with holds in my league). Too bad he was with the Padres those years. :gulp:

TommyJohn
12-03-2010, 05:07 PM
He lost to the Cubs once!!!!!!!!! Good riddance you ***********ing piece of ******* ******* ******* ********** ************!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Whoa, sorry. For a second I had a flashback to the game thread for that 2009 game at Wrigley.

slavko
12-03-2010, 05:57 PM
Scott, if someone can help you locate your very useful stuff in places where it's harder to hit, you can help somebody. Too bad it wasn't us.

KMcMahon817
12-03-2010, 06:40 PM
I like Linebrink alot. Seemed like a great guy. I hope you do well in ATL.

Corlose 15
12-03-2010, 06:51 PM
Didn't Linebrink also play a role in helping Gavin Floyd mentally away from the game? I think I remember some story or something about how Linebrink gave Gavin a book that helped him to take a step back and calm things down mentally on the mound.

russ99
12-03-2010, 06:52 PM
Ya know what I hate about Sox fans? Things like this thread.

The guy was a player on our team and did some good things for us, was generally a good guy and a good teammate, and represented the Sox well off the field and he's dumped on like yesterday's garbage.

Same goes for Teahen.

It's like if a guy has a salary larger than the fans want or doesn't have the kind of performance expected, he's total garbage and is treated as such.

It's just baseball, get a grip.

spawn
12-03-2010, 06:56 PM
Ya know what I hate about Sox fans? Things like this thread.

The guy was a player on our team and did some good things for us, was generally a good guy and a good teammate, and represented the Sox well off the field and he's dumped on like yesterday's garbage.

Same goes for Teahen.

It's like if a guy has a salary larger than the fans want or doesn't have the kind of performance expected, he's total garbage and is treated as such.

It's just baseball, get a grip.
Maybe you should get a grip. It's not like this thread is the first time people have bitched about Scott Linebrink. You're right. It is just baseball. No one is ripping what he did off the field, but people do have a right to rip on what he did on the field. He may have done some good things on the field, but he did more bad than good IMO. It's not jsut about his salary. The bottom line is the guy wasn't consistent. I'm sorry, but I'm glad he's gone.

EDIT: I've gone back through this thread, and there are a LOT if individuals praising the kind of person he was off the field. Hell, the abuse he's getting in this thread is pretty damn light considering how poorly he pitched the last could of seasons.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
12-03-2010, 07:04 PM
Ya know what I hate about Sox fans? Things like this thread.

The guy was a player on our team and did some good things for us, was generally a good guy and a good teammate, and represented the Sox well off the field and he's dumped on like yesterday's garbage.

Same goes for Teahen.

It's like if a guy has a salary larger than the fans want or doesn't have the kind of performance expected, he's total garbage and is treated as such.

It's just baseball, get a grip.

Actually, he had an inflated salary AND was consistently bad the three years he was here.

I don't blame people for being thrilled that he's gone. He's a good guy and I wish him well, but as a reliever for the Chicago White Sox, I'm glad he's gone...he severely underperformed for us.

Actually

DumpJerry
12-04-2010, 10:18 AM
Actually, Linebrink had some pretty good outings. After giving up the obligatory base-clearing home run with his first pitch.

UofCSoxFan
12-04-2010, 01:29 PM
Linebrink...thanks for those 2 good months when you first came here. Also, you helped save me lots of money on postseason tickets I would have bought if you had been good at your job...so thanks?

Taliesinrk
12-04-2010, 01:57 PM
As a White Sox fan, I am very happy that Scott Linebrink is gone. He was given a monstrous contract and never lived up to it.

However, this says nothing about him personally, which from numerous reports, paint him as a stand-up guy. From everything I've heard, he works hard and does a ton to support the troops, which always deserves a huge thumbs up. He appears to be a wonderful role model, which is something all sports seem to be lacking. Furthermore, I think a big testament to his character is the way he handled himself when he performed so poorly for the Sox. I've never heard him make excuses for, or be a distraction because of, his lack of execution. From this perspective, I hope he goes on to Atlanta and has great success, except when he plays the White Sox... so good luck Scott.

P.S. I think this thread rules, because the majority of posts I've read are pretty much in line with what I've put. So often today, athletes are classified as "good" or "bad" due to their on-field performance, and in spite of who they are as people... so kudos to WSI for realizing that there's more to people (and life) than a game.

thomas35forever
12-04-2010, 09:19 PM
Thanks for...

Christ, I don't know. Just thanks for the times you were good.

LongLiveFisk
12-04-2010, 10:52 PM
Good luck, Scott, and I hope things work out in Atlanta. :smile:

viagracat
12-05-2010, 12:30 AM
It got to the point where I cringed every thime he came in. Maybe a change of scenery will help him. Hope so.

chisoxfanatic
12-05-2010, 12:37 AM
I can't believe his jersey was going for $75 at the clubhouse sale! I wouldn't spend that if he were still with the team. Good riddance.