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eastchicagosoxfan
01-03-2005, 10:39 PM
I'll start out by emphasizing that I intend this thread to be fun, and not malicious. Who's the slowest Sox player to play on the team? Sherm Lollar, Ed Herrmann, Eric Soderholm, Greg Luzinski, Ron Kittle, Harold Baines, Robin Ventura, Paul Konerko? Anyone else? Ventura was slower than Konerko, I think?

doublem23
01-03-2005, 10:41 PM
I don't think Robin was slower than Paul, but oif he was it only would have been after he broke every bone and tore every ligament in his ankle. I think the only MLB player I've ever seen slower than Konerko was Cecil Fielder. That man could not move.

MUsoxfan
01-03-2005, 10:44 PM
I've joked for years that Pauly is the slowest man in baseball. You need a double to assure he gets in from third...haha

TornLabrum
01-03-2005, 10:47 PM
I don't know if anyone was slower than Lollar. Then again, I never saw Ernie Lombardi.

Daver
01-03-2005, 10:48 PM
John Kruk could lose a footrace with a pregnant woman, it would be a shootout for third between Paul and Crede.

MUsoxfan
01-03-2005, 10:49 PM
Actually....it would be even odds on Pauly and Benjy Molina in a footrace. But Molina's got an excuse....he's a catcher

Shingotime!!
01-03-2005, 11:03 PM
In a footrace of Big Frank and Paulie i would put my money on on Big Frank, yes even with the broken bone.

idseer
01-03-2005, 11:07 PM
i remember hearing jack brickhouse telling a story about someone suggesting that if lollar and dropo get on base they should try the double steal. the opponent would never expect it. the reply went something like ... if they did, the catcher would have time to roll over on the ground laughing, then get up and STILL throw them both out. :D:

Nick@Nite
01-03-2005, 11:11 PM
Deron Johnson was as slow as frozen molasses.

bafiarocks03
01-03-2005, 11:12 PM
Hey Paul had 1 stolen base last season! :D:

JGarlandrules20
01-03-2005, 11:20 PM
Hey Paul had 1 stolen base last season! :D:That. was amazing.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v46/sully588/konerkostold.jpg

OEO Magglio
01-03-2005, 11:22 PM
That. was amazing.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v46/sully588/konerkostold.jpg
Oh opening day, is it here yet??

SoxFan76
01-03-2005, 11:27 PM
Good thing Garlandrules has proof, otherwise I would of never believed it!!!

lol, yeah Paulie is pretty slow. Frank takes too much criticism for his speed. Sure, he's lost a step or three since his football days, but he did play tight end. I don't care if you're a blocking tight end or not, you need speed. Not to mention he is probably one of the quicker players on the team. Former lineman know what I'm talking about. Put a lineman against a LB/DB on the line and see who takes a step and puts their hands up first. Guarantee the lineman does.

What does this prove? Nothing. Frank is still slow. Just not as slow as everybody thinks. :D:

santo=dorf
01-03-2005, 11:27 PM
I recall in one of the Bronx ass whoopings of the Yankees back in 2003, Konerko was on second, Joe Crede doubled to deep left, and Konerko ended up on third. :roflmao:

samram
01-03-2005, 11:32 PM
Don't forget Spanky Lavalliere.

Cowch44
01-03-2005, 11:36 PM
:XL
"What about me?"

jdm2662
01-04-2005, 12:00 AM
:XL
"What about me?"
I was at the game in St. Louis when he got on base on an error. My friends and I insisted on putting the steal sign on. One lady asked if he knew which base to go to. Hey, we had to make some fun out of the terrible weekend they had down there...
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Nellie_Fox
01-04-2005, 12:10 AM
C'mon now, we can't leave out pitchers, NL or pre-DH AL. I nominate for your consideration Wilbur Wood and Mickey Lolich.

StillMissOzzie
01-04-2005, 12:53 AM
C'mon now, we can't leave out pitchers, NL or pre-DH AL. I nominate for your consideration Wilbur Wood and Mickey Lolich.
Regarding Wilbur, would that be before or after the knee-capping he suffered?

SMO
:gulp:

konerko1413
01-04-2005, 12:57 AM
if we are talkin about current sox its deffinately a tie between paulie and crede, as for past sox, i never had the chance to watch them, wasnt baines kinda slow? i only saw him near the end of his career though

Nellie_Fox
01-04-2005, 02:00 AM
wasnt baines kinda slow? i only saw him near the end of his career thoughWhen he was young, he had exceptional speed, although he wasn't a terrific baserunner. Knee injuries took his speed away.

Wilbur Wood, on the other hand, was slow when he was fast.

A.T. Money
01-04-2005, 02:05 AM
Ventura hit some triples at the Cell down the right field line.

But I remember when Paul Konerko, at the Cell, hit an inside the park homerun. I think it was in 2000. Konerko at one time could run. In 2001, he got super slow.

hose
01-04-2005, 07:06 AM
:mad: Reinsy reaching for his wallet.

Baby Fisk
01-04-2005, 09:52 AM
Santo, Santo, SANTO! :angry:

Palehose13
01-04-2005, 10:22 AM
Santo, Santo, SANTO! :angry:Especially now. :o:

duke of dorwood
01-04-2005, 10:26 AM
I'm sure Lollar never had an inside the park HR, PK has one.


He was the slowest player I ever saw

Knucksie
01-04-2005, 10:59 AM
We've had so many slow players, where do you start? Lollar, Hoggy Herrmann, etc.

How about Fisk? He was a smart baserunner but the years of catching made him really slow by the end. Was Lamar Johnson fast? No, I said fast, not fat. John Kruk, Moose, Kittle. Baines had some speed before the knees went. At least Baines looked like he was trying to run fast. Thing about Konerko is he not only is IMHO the slowest non pitcher or catcher, but he looks like he doesn't even try to run fast. He runs like he's in an over 40 softball league. Don't get me wrong, I like PK and know he puts out. Its just appearance.

Speaking of slow and Wilbur Wood. Not only was he slow running (IMO much slower than any of the others listed) but he had to have had the slowest delivery to the plate than any other pitcher. He used to do that double pump with his hands over his belly. Hillarious. I loved when he could sneak a fastball by a hitter for a strike.

Paulwny
01-04-2005, 12:54 PM
I'll go with Smoky Burgess, good ph, great beer belly.

LVSoxFan
01-04-2005, 01:28 PM
I've seen Konerko run at the Cell in person many times and I can assure you: the only thing that moves slower than that is a rerun of Walker, Texas Ranger...

PaulDrake
01-04-2005, 01:30 PM
I will never erase the memory of Lollar getting thrown at home in the bottom of the 8th in the second game of the 59 WS. The Sox, down 4-2 were mounting a rally. With Torgeson on second and Lollar on first Al Smith smashed a double to left. Torgy scored easily, but third base coach Tony Cuccinello who was usually reliable sent Lollar home. He was out by at least 20 feet, never even bothering to slide. I was only a couple of weeks shy of my 9th birthday but I remember it giving me a really sick feeling. I no longer thought we'd win the Series. In any case, to make a long story short when it comes to slow Sox runners I always think of Sherm Lollar first.

nccwsfan
01-04-2005, 03:04 PM
Marc Hill...sssslllllloooooooooooooowwwwwww

Hangar18
01-04-2005, 04:34 PM
Marc "Piano-Man" Hill easily. The Guy had a Piano on his back every game.

zach074
01-04-2005, 04:36 PM
Ventura hit some triples at the Cell down the right field line.

But I remember when Paul Konerko, at the Cell, hit an inside the park homerun. I think it was in 2000. Konerko at one time could run. In 2001, he got super slow.
I remember reading about that i thought i was a miss print, how many out fielders were unconscious at the time?:supernana: GO Paul!

Hangar18
01-04-2005, 04:39 PM
Ventura hit some triples at the Cell down the right field line.

But I remember when Paul Konerko, at the Cell, hit an inside the park homerun. I think it was in 2000. Konerko at one time could run. In 2001, he got super slow.
the INside-the-park Home Run was against Tampa in the JuiceDome,
I totally remember that game. Had an early dinner at Nacional27
in River North and I made my then Ex GF go with me across to some Irish
Bar so I could catch a couple innings of that game. I laughed hysterically
along with guys on the bench on that one ........

IronFisk
01-04-2005, 05:45 PM
I can't believe it took this long to mention...

does anyone remember KARKOVICE???

zach074
01-04-2005, 06:12 PM
The police officer! He was so slow!

eastchicagosoxfan
01-04-2005, 07:58 PM
I forgot about Karko and the Booter. I recall Karko hitting an inside-the-parker against the Twinkies. Maybe in 1991. Maybe it was a triple. I'm not sure because I'm associating it with Hurt's first at bat, which was a triple against the Twins, but that was in 1990. Anyway, I would have loved to have seen Dewey run.

Kuzman
01-04-2005, 09:11 PM
look at the picture in my sig.. wasnt he running in from 3rd in that play against the tiggers? look how exhausted he looks.

johnny_mostil
01-04-2005, 09:31 PM
Marc "Piano-Man" Hill easily. The Guy had a Piano on his back every game.
Hill, sure, but don't forget Marv Foley.