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ChicagoG19
11-30-2012, 10:15 PM
As many of you already know, Humber was claimed off of waivers today. He made the 2011 campaign more tolerable due to his decent first half of the season and he gave the Sox another perfect game. That's about it. Discuss.

RadioheadRocks
11-30-2012, 10:53 PM
Wish he could have had a better go of it, but at least he had a pretty damn fine moment in the sun. Good luck in Houston, Phil!

shingo10
11-30-2012, 11:14 PM
Thanks for the perfecto memories and thanks for battling through that start against the Dodgers this season. Didn't have any stuff at all and somehow managed to slide by into the 6th...

Good luck in Houston.

TaylorStSox
11-30-2012, 11:57 PM
Well, he's got good stuff.

ChiSoxGal85
12-01-2012, 08:01 AM
I liked Phil and hoped he was on the rise after how well he pitched the first part of 2011, but it was not to be. His perfecto was great fun to watch, and from all the publicity afterwards, he sounds like a good person. I wish him well in Houston-it's his home state and I'll bet he's happy to pitch there.

SI1020
12-01-2012, 09:27 AM
I don't know if he will, but I think he could still end up a decent back end of the rotation guy. Good luck to Phil in Houston.

LITTLE NELL
12-01-2012, 09:50 AM
Will not be missed, wish him well.

samurai_sox
12-01-2012, 10:22 AM
Thanks for the perfecto and that one start in Yankee Stadium back in 2011 where you dominated the Yankees.

tebman
12-01-2012, 11:02 AM
Humber went through a lot to get to where he was as a jouneyman MLB pitcher. We went to the April 26 game against Boston, the first game he pitched after the perfecto, and he looked terrible: 9 runs allowed in 5 innings. I hoped it was an aberration, but the way the rest of the season played out it seems the perfecto was the aberration.

Good luck in Houston, Phil.

thomas35forever
12-01-2012, 12:52 PM
Thanks for adding to White Sox history.

amsteel
12-01-2012, 01:44 PM
I hope you enjoyed your 27 outs of fame

Soxman219
12-01-2012, 03:28 PM
Thanks for the perfecto

slavko
12-01-2012, 04:47 PM
Funny that both he and Buehrle went in the toilet for the rest of the season after their perfecto's. Obviously, Phil moreso than Mark.

Chez
12-01-2012, 05:16 PM
Good guy. Wish he had pitched better in 2012. Good luck in Houston (which I believe is where Phil is from).

MtGrnwdSoxFan
12-01-2012, 07:36 PM
Good guy. Wish he had pitched better in 2012. Good luck in Houston (which I believe is where Phil is from).

He's actually from Nacogdoches, Texas, about 140 miles northeast of Houston.

HomeFish
12-01-2012, 08:55 PM
:(

SOXSINCE'70
12-01-2012, 10:02 PM
Thanks for the perfect game,but I keep seeing the 2 home runs you gave up to Miguel Cabrera at Comerica on a Sunday afternoon in July,capping off a Tiggers sweep. :(

Good luck with the 'Stros.Please throw whatever you threw to Cabrera that day to Dunn,Konerko,Viciedo and Rios when you face them next summer.:D:

Chez
12-02-2012, 09:32 AM
He's actually from Nacogdoches, Texas, about 140 miles northeast of Houston.

I should know that from that Illinois lottery commercial! :smile: I believe Phil attended Rice University -- which is outside Houston.

palehosepub
12-02-2012, 09:41 AM
Phil looked so good in early 2011 and never really regained that consistency, I watched every out in THE game in Seattle and it was one of my favorite recent White Sox moments. Always a class act, seems like a good man, wish him luck in Houston.

SephClone89
12-02-2012, 10:06 AM
Thanks for the perfecto and that one start in Yankee Stadium back in 2011 where you dominated the Yankees.

Was that the same game as the Lillibridge catches?

EDIT: Nope. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA201104250.shtml) That was the next night (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA201104260.shtml).

TheVulture
12-03-2012, 03:13 PM
He picked the right team to sign on to. If he can't make it there, he can't make it anywhere.

24thStFan
12-05-2012, 03:14 PM
Good luck, Phil. I think you'll do well in the NL.

DonnieDarko
12-05-2012, 03:16 PM
Good luck, Phil. I think you'll do well in the NL.

Um. Astros move to the AL this season...

24thStFan
12-05-2012, 03:21 PM
Um. Astros move to the AL this season...

Thanks...forgot that!