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Viva Medias B's
11-28-2005, 01:40 PM
Jim Thome will be introduced to the media at about 1:00 p.m. WSCR said it will carry the press conference live. I presume Comcast SportsNet will as well.

Hangar18
11-28-2005, 01:54 PM
Jim Thome will be introduced to the media at about 1:00 p.m. WSCR said it will carry the press conference live. I presume Comcast SportsNet will as well.

Its about time. I want to see him try on his new SOX jersey, with #25 on it.
(That was Borchards number) Someone make sure they post the pics here!

CHIsoxNation
11-28-2005, 02:00 PM
It's live on MLB.com also.

Palehose13
11-28-2005, 02:02 PM
It's live on MLB.com also.

White Sox Presser, 2 p.m. (javascript:void(playMedia2({w:'reflector:33677',c url:'custom_context/radio/generic.jsp',pid:'gen_audio',cid:'mlb',v:'2'}));)

Ol' No. 2
11-28-2005, 02:03 PM
link? I don't see it.It's on the Sox website, too.

Chisox003
11-28-2005, 02:04 PM
For those of you who aren't watching, let it be known...He looks a lot better in Black and White pinstripes than Rowand did in Phillie red

Welcome aboard Jimmy, time to get that ring!

Palehose13
11-28-2005, 02:06 PM
I have mlb.com on and they are talking to Omar. :(

Tekijawa
11-28-2005, 02:07 PM
He said something along the lines of "The Phillies forced me to go to Austria to see the specialist, but I'll be 100% by December." He then reached for his Sox jersey and noticed that his "sports hernia" might keep him out until July.

Then Ozzie called him An F.I.B. Piece of ****

Chisox003
11-28-2005, 02:09 PM
He seems genuinely happy about being here...

Said he feels really good since he didn't play the entire 2nd half last year, and is excited and needs to calm himself down

Added can't wait to hit at the Cell, should be fun

Now talking about bringing PK back and winning

Dibbs
11-28-2005, 02:18 PM
Unfortunately he admitted he was a Cubs fan growing up....but there will be a lot of new Sox fans in Peoria.

Flight #24
11-28-2005, 02:19 PM
Most important, IMO were his comments on the back. Said he's never been hurt, so the maintenance of his back after the initial injury was new to him. However, since July he's been on a program from some LA back specialist and says it's in great shape. I'm sure there's some spin there, but that's good stuff to hear because it makes it more likely that he can stay healthy.

nodiggity59
11-28-2005, 02:21 PM
The more I hear from Thome the more I think he just fell apart last year after 10 straight seasons of grinding. I don't see that carrying into this year since he's been conditioning since July.

Sox35th
11-28-2005, 02:21 PM
Well.......I liked what I saw and heard!! He just wants to WIN and will do what ever is need!!

He also said he will be talking to PK soon.....what a class act and great teamate!!


Repeat in 06!!:)

Ol' No. 2
11-28-2005, 02:22 PM
He seems genuinely happy about being here...

Said he feels really good since he didn't play the entire 2nd half last year, and is excited and needs to calm himself down

Added can't wait to hit at the Cell, should be fun

Now talking about bringing PK back and winningHe said he put a call in to PK over the weekend, but didn't get to talk to him. He expects he will within the next few days.

Randar68
11-28-2005, 02:23 PM
Most important, IMO were his comments on the back. Said he's never been hurt, so the maintenance of his back after the initial injury was new to him. However, since July he's been on a program from some LA back specialist and says it's in great shape. I'm sure there's some spin there, but that's good stuff to hear because it makes it more likely that he can stay healthy.

Well, I agree that until you've had a lower back injury, you just take it for granted. Never knew how to exercise/stretch it until I had already F'd it up... Now it's daily maintenance and a focal part of workouts...

CHIsoxNation
11-28-2005, 02:27 PM
He sounded like a real class act. He couldn't wait to get the season started, saying he is trying to calm himself down. He put in a call to Paulie over the weekend and is expecting to be in touch with him in the next couple of days.

DaleJRFan
11-28-2005, 02:28 PM
dammit, I missed it. Anyone have a link that works? I checked chisox.xom and mlb.com found nadathing.

SoxFan78
11-28-2005, 02:33 PM
dammit, I missed it. Anyone have a link that works? I checked chisox.xom and mlb.com found nadathing.

Well if yoiu cant find it, im sure Comcast will be replaying it tonight. At 8 PM they have a special called "HE Here".

Iwritecode
11-28-2005, 02:41 PM
Does anyone else find it kind of weird that we now have a guy on the team that will still be looking for his first WS ring?

Chicken Dinner
11-28-2005, 02:47 PM
Unfortunately he admitted he was a Cubs fan growing up....but there will be a lot of new Sox fans in Peoria.

I thought everyone south of I-80 was a Cards fan??

Interesting comment:

Given his choice, Jim Thome would have preferred to be playing for the Indians next year. The Indians considered it before Philadelphia traded Thome to the White Sox. Here's what the Phillies asked for when they met with the Indians at the general managers meetings in early November: outfielder Coco Crisp, top pitching prospect Charles Lofgren and another prospect.
-- Cleveland Plain Dealer

NorthSideSox72
11-28-2005, 03:07 PM
I thought everyone south of I-80 was a Cards fan??

Interesting comment:

-- Cleveland Plain Dealer

-- Cleveland Plain Sore Losers

RedHeadPaleHoser
11-28-2005, 03:56 PM
Does anyone else find it kind of weird that we now have a guy on the team that will still be looking for his first WS ring?
I read this post twice....and smiled. :D:
So now, we have to get Thome one.

Baby Fisk
11-28-2005, 03:58 PM
Does anyone else find it kind of weird that we now have a guy on the team that will still be looking for his first WS ring?
It will be awesome because he will eradicate any sense of complacency that might creep into the clubhouse. He's such a good guy that the others will want to help him get his first (and their second) ring. He's also likely to kick some complacent ass if required. Would you want to let Big Jim Thome down? NO WAY. :bandance:

SOX ADDICT '73
11-28-2005, 04:58 PM
Interesting comment:

Given his choice, Jim Thome would have preferred to be playing for the Indians next year...

-- Cleveland Plain Dealer
Consider the source. To me, he looked pretty happy in black pinstripes (compared to Rowand's phony smile at last week's presser).

Plus, if he wants to try for a ring, who's more likely to win one: the team that just did, and will likely come back unchanged for the most part (assuming PK signs), or the team that has threatened the past two years, but fell apart when it really mattered (and whose strength, their good pitching staff, will look very different by opening day - Wickman & Howry gone, Millwood possibly gone too)?

Lip Man 1
11-28-2005, 05:06 PM
Thome appears to be a 'regular guy' one that enjoys what he is doing and gets along with folks. I don't think the 'chemistry factor' will be an issue here.

I also liked his comments about Konerko and that he put in a call to him.

Two other notations. Did anyone else catch that when Bruce Levine introduced himself he said he worked for 'ESPN' :rolleyes: ....not ESPN radio, not WMVP but ESPN. Freudian slip perhaps? Wishful thinking on his part??? What a tool.

Also I'm sorry to hear that apparently Tom Schaer is out of work as confimed by his comment 'currently unemployed...' I always enjoyed listening to him when he filled in on The Sporting News radio network.

Lip

SOXPHILE
11-28-2005, 05:08 PM
Unfortunately, I had to hear the press conference on the Score, during the lab accident that is the Mike Murphy Show. Liked what I heard, but I could have done without the little comments Murph was making. You can just hear the disdain in his voice. It is absolutely KILLING him that the Sox won the Series, and now, have Jim Thome, a guy he was sure the Cubs were going to get a couple of years ago. Ha ha ha ha ! Suck on it Murph ! Enjoy the offseason. I'm ordering my DVD's of the 2005 World Series, and the Story of the 2005 Chicago White Sox. Are you going to be ordering your 2005 Cubs Season DVD ?

Ol' No. 2
11-28-2005, 05:20 PM
Well if yoiu cant find it, im sure Comcast will be replaying it tonight. At 8 PM they have a special called "HE Here".It's on the Sox website for anyone who missed it.

Deuce
11-28-2005, 05:40 PM
If anyone gets a good pick, please post it.

NonetheLoaiza
11-28-2005, 06:21 PM
These were the pictures they had on ESPN.com's page for the Sox.

That Sox hat looks better than that Indians hat he used to wear, that's for sure...

SoxSpeed22
11-28-2005, 06:44 PM
Consider the source.

or the team that has threatened the past two years, but fell apart when it really mattered (and whose strength, their good pitching staff, will look very different by opening day - Wickman & Howry gone, Millwood possibly gone too)?Don't forget, they were ranked first one week after the World Series ended. And they have the reigning Exec of the year. I think Thome should be a fan favorite for those willing to forgive him for his years with Cleveland. After the pitching staff got off to the start they did. It was pretty easy to forgive AJ.

mrs. hendu
11-28-2005, 07:05 PM
Tonight at 8 and 11 press conference repeat on Comcast Sports Net.

kevin57
11-28-2005, 09:52 PM
Unfortunately, I had to hear the press conference on the Score, during the lab accident that is the Mike Murphy Show. Liked what I heard, but I could have done without the little comments Murph was making. You can just hear the disdain in his voice. It is absolutely KILLING him that the Sox won the Series, and now, have Jim Thome, a guy he was sure the Cubs were going to get a couple of years ago. Ha ha ha ha ! Suck on it Murph ! Enjoy the offseason. I'm ordering my DVD's of the 2005 World Series, and the Story of the 2005 Chicago White Sox. Are you going to be ordering your 2005 Cubs Season DVD ?

I noticed the same tone. MM also read into Thome's assertion that his doctor says his back is okay as an ominous sign. I.e., why didn't Thome himself affirm that his back is okay? :angry:

JohnBasedowYoda
11-28-2005, 09:55 PM
He seems like a decent guy. I hope Konerko takes to heart what Thome has to say about needing him around.

Frankfan4life
11-28-2005, 10:17 PM
Thome seems to want a ring really bad and it seems he really wants to play in Chicago.

It's going to be rough for him when he goes to Cleveland, the fans are going to give him a real hard time. I hope he can take it.

SOX ADDICT '73
11-28-2005, 10:32 PM
It's going to be rough for him when he goes to Cleveland, the fans are going to give him a real hard time. I hope he can take it.
If those Cleveland fans have an ounce of class, and unless he departed on bad terms with the organization (which I can't imagine, but don't know for sure), they'll give Thome a five-minute standing ovation for the years he played and the numbers he put up there. I don't recall his signing with Philly being in any way Magglio-esque, but I could be wrong.

Frankfan4life
11-28-2005, 11:47 PM
If those Cleveland fans have an ounce of class, and unless he departed on bad terms with the organization (which I can't imagine, but don't know for sure), they'll give Thome a five-minute standing ovation for the years he played and the numbers he put up there. I don't recall his signing with Philly being in any way Magglio-esque, but I could be wrong.From what I've checked out on the message boards (albeit the MLB one) a lot of the fans are upset that Thome will be playing for the "enemy." They also feel that he betrayed them by going to Philly. Before he left, they say Thome said something to the effect that, "They'll have to rip the jersey off my back to get me out of here [Cleveland]." They do concede that the union put a lot of pressure on Thome to accept the big bucks Philly threw at him and they also say that Konerko is going to be under the same kind of pressure.