View Full Version : My apologies Mr. Everett

09-17-2003, 09:59 PM
Dear Mr. Everett:

Thank you for your solid offensive and defensive play since donning a White Sox uniform. Thank you for caring about winning and giving this fan a new favorite Sox player. You have robbed home runs in center field, you have thrown out runners and held many more with your strong throwing arm, you have keyed scoring drives and broke many spans of consecutive Sox hitters retired. You have earned my respect as a baseball player and your intensity makes us Sox fans proud.

I have not followed your career until you came to the South Side, but wherever you play in the future, I'll be sure to follow. You are a player worth building a franchise around. Mr. Everett, you play the game right, you care solely about winning, and you have given the Sox fans something to be proud of this season. God Bless you and good luck with the rest of your career.

09-17-2003, 10:58 PM
Well said, Everett really turned me around too. I was pretty down on him when he first got here, but he is truely an asset to a team. Good luck to him!

09-17-2003, 11:29 PM
Everett has what most guys on this team don't, particulary No. 20—STONES.

He's about the only guy who came ready to play this series.

I'd love to see us re-up with him, but I don't think the odds are strong.

09-17-2003, 11:41 PM
From Phil Rogers's Tribune column Sep 15:

The first pitch was more than two hours away, and Carl Everett still hadn't changed out of his brown three-piece suit. But he was in no mood to get ready for NFL Sunday. "Get that off the TV!" Everett shouted to nobody in particular. "We aren't playing the Dallas Cowboys. We aren't playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We're playing the Boston Red Sox. ... Get some videotape of the Red Sox on that TV. I don't want to watch football. It's not football season. It's baseball season.

Mr. Everett, you sir are a Gamer. I apologize that of all the contenders, you had to come to this one. You, a winner, do not belong in such poor company. This team, as you saw, was watching football 2 hours before an important series while competing for a playoff spot.

You may not be aware of this, but this is common behavior from you teammates. A couple of years ago the Sox hitters ignored their hitting coach's suggestion to watch game film, preferring to watch "Meet the Parents" instead. Their hitting coach was soon fired. The Sox have been through coaches not because they did their job poorly, but because Sox hitters ignore their advice and swing for the fences. If only we had more players like you Carl, I'd have gotten use out of my 2003 playoff tickets.

34 Inch Stick
09-18-2003, 07:32 AM
Carl may have given 100% in the field but he is not a good centerfielder. Still your point is taken and I agree. He won me over as well.

Just don't ask him about the dinosaurs.

09-18-2003, 07:47 AM
Man, I didnt like his defense at first, and I was down on him, but I too.............Love Carl Everett. Man, he plays hard. Would love to be able to say I was a Teammate of his. These are the kind of guys teams need to have. These are guys that are the Hidden Element in winning. these are the guys the White Sox let go to other teams, despite having the good fortune in Acquiring him in the first place.

09-18-2003, 10:01 AM
He's ending the season on a good note. I could not stand him in Boston, but he's lost a lot of the 'better than thou' attitude he used to have. He has really turned it around in Chicago. I still don't think his defense is all that great, but as long as the ball is hit to left center, Carlos will be there to catch it for him, and that isn't too often, so I'll put that aside and congratulate the man. I really took on a new attitude for him when the Sox went to Arlington, and although Carl was now in a Sox uniform, he kept an earlier promise he had made to a metro organization to send 25 kids to a game. They were there, in all of their Ranger garb, but they were cheering on Carl everytime he came up to bat. He's a great guy to have on your team, and possibly, a nice replacement for Frank. He's always been a big time gamer. Get rid of a couple of the 'leaders' on the team, and he will gladly step in and fill that position nicely.

34 Inch Stick
09-18-2003, 10:29 AM
If they could deal Konerko, I would have no problem with Frank at first and Crazy Carl at DH. He could occasionally sub in all three outfield positions. Too bad Jerry won't be around to have that option.

09-18-2003, 10:30 AM
I couldn't agree more.Especially when he goes around the clubhouse turning off football games.
This isn't the first time this has happened in the Sox clubhouse.Didn't the hitting coach do the same thing a couple of years ago,when they were all gathered around some movie and laughing right after a tough loss?
There is something inherantly wrong with the core of this team and the sooner you break them up the better.A team of DHs,just isn't going to work.

09-18-2003, 10:35 AM

Everett is a gamer. You could tell that he plays to win at all times.

Contracts are for the offseason, during the season you play ball.

While he definitely has had his crazy moments, he is an asset.

Tony Phillips was the same way. He was not mentally stable, but he played to win with extreme intensity.

Beleive the other team can sense this.