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oldcomiskey
01-24-2012, 10:50 AM
appreciation is such a hard word to spell early in the morning

sox1970
01-24-2012, 10:51 AM
So is Vizquel, apparently.

GlassSox
01-24-2012, 10:57 AM
Thanks for your efforts Omar, stay healthy and good luck.

salty99
01-24-2012, 11:12 AM
Good luck Omar. I'd like to see you back here as a coach someday.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
01-24-2012, 11:18 AM
So is Vizquel, apparently.

I chuckled.

Thanks, Omar. You did great filling in in 2010 for that stretch, and showed you had some gas left in the tank. Good luck in Toronto.

chisoxfanatic
01-24-2012, 11:28 AM
I was skeptical when he first got here. But, he showed that he still had something in the tank while he was here! Thank you, Omar, for exceeding my expectations!

oldcomiskey
01-24-2012, 11:31 AM
I told you it was too early in the morning

asindc
01-24-2012, 12:25 PM
Omar, you were a true professional when you were here. Thanks for honoring the uniform.:gulp:

sox1970
01-24-2012, 12:32 PM
Great player. I think the Sox should retire his number. :cool:

Nellie_Fox
01-24-2012, 12:50 PM
He did more than one can expect of a man his age, but I'll have to admit I'll be happy to see #11 go back into retirement where it belongs.

Wsoxmike59
01-24-2012, 01:03 PM
I too was mildly surprised at how well Omar Vizquel performed for the White Sox at such an advanced age (by baseball standards).

Luis Aparicio is my all time fav Sox player, so I felt priveliged to watch Vizquel bring the number out of retirement to honor it so to speak.

Now I must admit I only saw Aparicio play for the Sox on his second go around with the club, so I never got to see him in his prime, and I still thought he was the slickest fielding SS I ever saw.....that is until Vizquel came along.

Omar was a magician with the glove and it was a treat to watch him play SS for the last 25+ years or so.

ChiSoxGal85
01-24-2012, 01:51 PM
Thanks, Omar, especially for 2010 when the Sox really needed you! And for that clip at the very end of the 2011 Sox intro on WGN, where you flex your muscles - it always makes me smile! :D:

#1swisher
01-24-2012, 02:01 PM
Omar, you proved to me you were worthy to wear the #11. :gulp:

aryzner
01-24-2012, 02:04 PM
Thank you for being a class act and I also feel that once Omar arrived, he worked with Alexei to make him a better fielder. Whether this is true or not, I don't know, but it did seem that way to me.

cheezheadsoxfan
01-24-2012, 04:24 PM
Thank you for being a class act and I also feel that once Omar arrived, he worked with Alexei to make him a better fielder. Whether this is true or not, I don't know, but it did seem that way to me.

I agree, it did seem to help. Aparicio still my favorite but watching Omar was a joy. Long may he field!

Navarro's Talent
01-24-2012, 05:21 PM
I hope he gets to 3,000 hits, but we'll see.

Brian26
01-24-2012, 08:34 PM
Good riddance.

I was done last year with Vizquel when he got picked off 2nd base to end an inning and was shown laughing about it on camera.

Go collect a paycheck in Toronto.

vinny
01-24-2012, 11:44 PM
You put guys half your age to shame. Thanks for a couple of decent years in the twilight of your career, and for mentoring our up and coming infielders.

Nellie_Fox
01-25-2012, 12:50 AM
Good riddance.

I was done last year with Vizquel when he got picked off 2nd base to end an inning and was shown laughing about it on camera.Sometimes when you've done something boneheaded, all you can do is laugh.

BainesHOF
01-25-2012, 12:51 PM
Good riddance.

I was done last year with Vizquel when he got picked off 2nd base to end an inning and was shown laughing about it on camera.

Go collect a paycheck in Toronto.

I agree. Vizquel was a valuable contributor for us in 2010. He went through the motions and was a part of the problem in 2011.

thomas35forever
01-25-2012, 12:57 PM
You left a good impression, Omar. Thanks for your time here.

WhiteSox5187
01-25-2012, 01:59 PM
I agree. Vizquel was a valuable contributor for us in 2010. He went through the motions and was a part of the problem in 2011.

I think pretty much everyone who had any association with the White Sox (save for maybe Mark Buerhle) was part of the problem last year.

asindc
01-25-2012, 02:22 PM
I think pretty much everyone who had any association with the White Sox (save for maybe Mark Buerhle) was part of the problem last year.

Pauly?

WhiteSox5187
01-25-2012, 03:16 PM
Pauly?

You're right, I forgot about him.

wassagstdu
01-26-2012, 10:15 AM
I admit that I was put off for years by Vizquel's matador strut, and I resented his wearing Aparicio's retired number. But his play and his demeanor with the Sox made me a total convert. The Sox were privileged to have him play for them and I feel privileged to have watched him and had the chance to change my mind. His influence on Alexei can't have been bad, but I am not sure I see anything strikingly good yet either. Nevertheless, I hope to see Omar back as a coach some day.