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chaotic8512
06-27-2012, 09:35 PM
My wife and I went to the Astros/Padres game last night, and I decided on a whim to bring my #20 Quentin jersey. In the 18 years I've been a fan, I haven't had too many "favorite" players... usually I'm cheering for the laundry, not the guy. TCQ was one of those few exceptions, and this experience definitely solidified that!

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/529363_10102060180673263_1243838555_n.jpg

Thank you Carlos! :gulp:

GlassSox
06-28-2012, 12:53 AM
Very cool :cool:

SBSoxFan
06-28-2012, 05:57 AM
First time we've ever see TCQ smile!

SOXfnNlansing
06-28-2012, 07:02 AM
awesome! This has been a feel good week on here :bandance:

DeadMoney
06-28-2012, 09:44 AM
Holy ****, he's smiling... Smiling very creepily, but still smiling.

That's awesome - congrats!

DonnieDarko
06-28-2012, 10:47 AM
First time we've ever see TCQ smile!

First thing I thought. :P

Very cool story, dude. Thanks for sharing.

ChiSoxGirl
06-28-2012, 10:49 AM
As someone who just had a one-on-one experience with her favorite ballplayer of all time, I appreciate this story and the picture.

For the record, I had my picture taken with TCQ at SoxFest 2009 and he's smiling.

Domeshot17
06-28-2012, 11:28 AM
Off the field Carlos Quentin was a good dude. He was my wife's favorite player while here, and at Soxfest I had a chance to inadvertantly make a joke while taking a photo with him and my wife, and he cracked up. Really good dude.

#1swisher
06-28-2012, 11:35 AM
He looks happy. :)

Quentin08
06-28-2012, 12:03 PM
Nice story and pic! Apparently smiling doesn't come easy for him.

BTW, I've been thinking about changing my screen name, now I think I'll keep it for a few more days/weeks.

October26
06-28-2012, 02:10 PM
My wife and I went to the Astros/Padres game last night, and I decided on a whim to bring my #20 Quentin jersey. In the 18 years I've been a fan, I haven't had too many "favorite" players... usually I'm cheering for the laundry, not the guy. TCQ was one of those few exceptions, and this experience definitely solidified that!

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/529363_10102060180673263_1243838555_n.jpg

Thank you Carlos! :gulp:

I love to read/hear about feel good stories like this one. :D: How wonderful - so happy for you! :bandance:

ChiSoxGal85
06-28-2012, 02:22 PM
That is really cool! :bandance:
I always liked TCQ. I even liked his White Sox commercials where he was swinging his bat...EVERYWHERE.

LITTLE NELL
06-28-2012, 02:48 PM
I was also a big fan of his. It was a shame he was always hurt and was also a bit on the streaky side. I don't think you will find too many players as intense as him. I still find it hard to believe that we only got two minor league players for him.

white sox bill
06-28-2012, 06:02 PM
I liked his intensity, he reminds me of myself when I work out. In contrast I also like Garlands laid back demeanor, go figure

Foulke You
06-28-2012, 06:06 PM
I loved me some TCQ. The bat flip, the crouched stance, the crowding the plate, and the intensity were all part of the Q package. That 2008 season was one of the best I've seen a White Sox player have. It was up there with Frank Thomas's 1993 & 2000 season, Jermaine Dye's 2006 season, and Paul Konerko's 2010 season. It's been talked about to death here on WSI but the 2008 ALDS could have been a different story if Carlos doesn't break his hand on the bat. We likely win the division without a Game 163, set our playoff rotation up (no Javy Vazquez), and have a far better lineup to go up against the Rays. Ah...what could have been.

chaotic8512
06-28-2012, 08:58 PM
Thanks for all the kind responses! Coming from a family that is not into sports at all (and having no roots to Chicago), it means a lot being able to share it with some fellow die-hards. :smile:

Off the field Carlos Quentin was a good dude. He was my wife's favorite player while here, and at Soxfest I had a chance to inadvertantly make a joke while taking a photo with him and my wife, and he cracked up. Really good dude.

Hah! That's pretty hilarious. And definitely agreed, he's a down-to-earth, good guy. I could tell he had a smirk on his face seeing a crazy guy waving a White Sox Quentin jersey... in an NL park 1,000 miles from Chicago.

As someone who just had a one-on-one experience with her favorite ballplayer of all time, I appreciate this story and the picture.

For the record, I had my picture taken with TCQ at SoxFest 2009 and he's smiling.

Yeah, right back at you for sure! What a feel-good story. That must have been a moment of pure happiness. Congrats!

I loved me some TCQ. The bat flip, the crouched stance, the crowding the plate, and the intensity were all part of the Q package. That 2008 season was one of the best I've seen a White Sox player have. It was up there with Frank Thomas's 1993 & 2000 season, Jermaine Dye's 2006 season, and Paul Konerko's 2010 season. It's been talked about to death here on WSI but the 2008 ALDS could have been a different story if Carlos doesn't break his hand on the bat. We likely win the division without a Game 163, set our playoff rotation up (no Javy Vazquez), and have a far better lineup to go up against the Rays. Ah...what could have been.

Couldn't have summed it up better. He was a total shot in the arm after that miserable 2007 season, and I had never seen a guy so intense for our Sox. Being an intense, competitive person myself, I had a new favorite player by May. :cool:

Seeing that injury unfold at the end of the year was a crushing blow though. Like you said Foulke, it would have been a completely different postseason.

soxfanreggie
06-29-2012, 12:22 AM
Sounds like you had a great time and a great experience! :D: