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DrCrawdad
06-05-2003, 11:48 PM
This evening I was talking to a Cub fan friend. Of course most of the conversation centered on Sosa's corked bat. My Cub fan friend said a few times that usual "Frank Thomas sucks..."

For the Cub fans that are reading this, I never said or implied in the conversation that Sosa "sucks". As I've said numerous times, Sosa is one helluva slugger.

In no way am I pleased with Frank's production and Sosa's certainly been struggling lately. But I thought I'd compare Sosa and Thomas' stats. I was a bit surprised to see that in quite a few statistical categories Frank is actually doing better than Sosa.

I sure hope that Frank goes on a tear, not to do better than Sosa but to help pull the Sox out of the tailspin they've been in.

MRKARNO
06-06-2003, 12:06 AM
Sosa*:

G AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG
40 142 28 40 6 24 28 50 0 1 .410 .493 .282

Thomas:

G AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG
54 185 24 48 10 25 39 38 0 0 .401 .492 .259

Notice that this does not includes tonights' games in which sosa's avg dropped and thomas's rose by 11 points

So Thomas has more homers per game that "slammin' sammy sosa*" 1 in every 5 for thomas (11/55) and 15% of the time for Sosa*

Slugging and OBP is about equal, but Frank's may have risen a lot because he got on base 4 times out of 5 tonight. Sosa has struck out a helluva lot more in less time.

jeremyb1
06-06-2003, 01:49 AM
Originally posted by MRKARNO
Sosa*:

G AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG
40 142 28 40 6 24 28 50 0 1 .410 .493 .282

Thomas:

G AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG
54 185 24 48 10 25 39 38 0 0 .401 .492 .259

Notice that this does not includes tonights' games in which sosa's avg dropped and thomas's rose by 11 points

So Thomas has more homers per game that "slammin' sammy sosa*" 1 in every 5 for thomas (11/55) and 15% of the time for Sosa*

Slugging and OBP is about equal, but Frank's may have risen a lot because he got on base 4 times out of 5 tonight. Sosa has struck out a helluva lot more in less time.

frank's performed as well or better than sammy this season. there's no denying that.

alohafri
06-06-2003, 06:13 AM
scrub fans can say all they want about Frank vs shamME but the bottom line is,
FRANK DOESN'T CHEAT!



(from Mrs. Aloha)