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Unregistered
04-13-2006, 01:11 PM
ANOTHER HR (opposite field shot) in the first inning...

The man is on a mission. :bandance:

What is that, 14 HR in the last 15 games or something? It's almost getting ridiculous.

MrRoboto83
04-13-2006, 01:13 PM
ANOTHER HR (opposite field shot) in the first inning...

The man is on a mission. :bandance:

What is that, 14 HR in the last 15 games or something? It's almost getting ridiculous.

He is beyond hot right now, can you say totally locked in?

Palehose13
04-13-2006, 01:14 PM
My lord...what is he on pace for, 100 HR's?

DeadMoney
04-13-2006, 01:16 PM
I don't care what this guy is on pace for or what he may do or not do, but it is very enjoyable to watch him launch HR's out of the park at an outrageous pace in a White Sox uniform. All he does is hit!

SOXintheBURGH
04-13-2006, 01:18 PM
But.. but... but.. Rowand hit a home run last night too!


"Thank you, Kenny"

*clap clap clapclapclap*

soxfan13
04-13-2006, 01:20 PM
when the Hawk said the wind was blowing out i just told my buddy at work Thome was going to hit one 500 feet today. Then wham Thome goes deep GOD I LOVE HIM

RedHeadPaleHoser
04-13-2006, 01:22 PM
Hey - Thomas could have done that too. What a waste of money.

dlee120
04-13-2006, 01:23 PM
The man is a monster!

Dan Mega
04-13-2006, 01:23 PM
Judy Garland- have mercy!:D:

ChiSoxIn06
04-13-2006, 01:24 PM
now i know how cleveland fans felt when he was in an indians uniform when they played our sox...hopefully garland got his rough inning out of the way and coasts the rest of the way.

Chisox003
04-13-2006, 01:25 PM
Hey - Thomas could have done that too. What a waste of money.
Ha ha, just as you say that Big Frank smashes a 2 run double off the Twinkies.

Raising his batting average from .080 to a whopping .115

Thome = God

:bandance::bandance::bandance:

Baby Fisk
04-13-2006, 01:27 PM
Jim Thome is like some great thunder god come down to us from Valhalla. :nod:

Psst, Unregistered: this is your cue to create a Thome-Thor hammer-wielding graphic.

ode to veeck
04-13-2006, 01:40 PM
Guch and Thome already --- small ball indeed!

Iwritecode
04-13-2006, 01:49 PM
Check this out. (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cubicle/cs-060413soxcubicle,1,4573968.column?coll=cs-whitesox-headlines)

The bolded phrase before the actual play-by-play. :D:

I'm not sure I've seen the word on the boards much but it was in the chat a few days ago...

johnnyg83
04-13-2006, 01:54 PM
Tigers radio guys are gushing over the Sox lineup.

Unregistered
04-13-2006, 02:07 PM
Psst, Unregistered: this is your cue to create a Thome-Thor hammer-wielding graphic.

Thor-me, quick and dirty:

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=4193&d=1144952041

Baby Fisk
04-13-2006, 02:08 PM
By the hammer of Thor! Excellent!

SOXintheBURGH
04-13-2006, 02:09 PM
Thor-me, quick and dirty:

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=4192&d=1144951548


Brutal.

:Rocker: :Rocker: :Rocker:

cbotnyse
04-13-2006, 02:12 PM
just missed another one!!!!!! MERCY is right!!!!!

Chicago
04-13-2006, 02:13 PM
Thome again... doubled right now in the 4th to bring in Pods... Sox lead 8-1

Thome's Homey
04-13-2006, 02:13 PM
Watching Thome so far this season is absolutely 100% ridiculous. Just plain silly. It's like a cartoon.

soxfan13
04-13-2006, 02:14 PM
Just Missed Another One!!!!!!!!

Mendoza Line
04-13-2006, 02:19 PM
It's not a matter of when he'll hit one, it's how FAR... even the guy's lazy fly balls go 390 feet... simply amazing.

spiffie
04-13-2006, 02:20 PM
So is Shelton-Thome going to be this year's version of Sosa-McGwire, only minus the steroids, the lying to the public, and the desire to beat both of them with a baseball bat?

Unregistered
04-13-2006, 02:23 PM
So is Shelton-Thome going to be this year's version of Sosa-McGwire, only minus the steroids, the lying to the public, and the desire to beat both of them with a baseball bat?
I refuse to believe any Shelton hype. I say the guy finishes with less than 25 HR.

niqui
04-13-2006, 02:25 PM
A little bit ago I posted a vague comment about Thome to my blog, and a Cleveland fan friend of mine posted a somewhat sour-grapesy comment in response, with "You're welcome to him!" I'll have to remember to thank her next time I see her. :D:

HotelWhiteSox
04-13-2006, 02:25 PM
:worship:

This is not human

On pace for about 108 HRs, unless he's not done today

chisoxfanatic
04-13-2006, 02:26 PM
The more I see of Thome, the happier I am of the trade. I know Rowand was loved here (I loved him greatly); but, I really think Thome can make a huge impact here.

Thome's Homey
04-13-2006, 02:26 PM
I refuse to believe any Shelton hype. I say the guy finishes with less than 25 HR.

He should finish right around 25, maybe 30 because of his silly-hot start. He's been projected as a .290 average/25-homer guy for a number of years now.

esbrechtel
04-13-2006, 02:32 PM
only one reason for shelton being hot......steroids.....
Thome is AMAZING! Wait until pods gets hot, all those solo shots are gonna be 2 or 3 run shots

Frater Perdurabo
04-13-2006, 02:45 PM
Right now, and although it is VERY EARLY, Thome has to be considered the leading contender not only for the AL Comeback Player of the Year, but also the AL MVP. Can you imagine how many RBI he would have now if Pods was doing a better job getting on base?

Shelton may yet continue to smack out homers, but Thome has a history of being a consistent power and OBP guy that also makes me think he might challenge for the MLB home run title. At this pace, he's going to get his 500th Thomer :D: in a Sox uniform, probably not this season, but certainly early in 2007.

When was the last time the Sox had a left-handed bat with this much power combined with an ability to get on base? Not in my lifetime. Although he was great, Ventura never was this fearsome. Pasqua had mammoth power, but struck out too much and was far too inconsistent. Baines homered some, but was more of an average and RBI guy. Kittle never equaled his great rookie year.

:supernana:

RedHeadPaleHoser
04-13-2006, 03:04 PM
Thome - God of Thunder

shes
04-13-2006, 03:33 PM
Thome's reached base 5 times today -- anyone know what his curent OBP is?

Thome's Homey
04-13-2006, 03:35 PM
Thome's reached base 5 times today -- anyone know what his curent OBP is?

.575

1917
04-13-2006, 05:07 PM
Thome - God of Thunder

I call him KONG

StockdaleForVeep
04-13-2006, 05:10 PM
Ha ha, just as you say that Big Frank smashes a 2 run double off the Twinkies.

Raising his batting average from .080 to a whopping .115

Thome = God

:bandance::bandance::bandance:

Thomas was always a slow starter

all i will say is thankyou thome and i wish we'd have thomas on the bench rather than gload

mike squires
04-13-2006, 05:27 PM
It's getting to the point that everytime he steps to the plate you expect him to hit one out. Much like Canseco not to long ago. He's fun to watch.

JohnBasedowYoda
04-13-2006, 05:31 PM
Jim Thome is like some great thunder god come down to us from Valhalla. :nod:



Aaaaaahhhhhaaaaa! Aaaaaaahhhhaaaaa!
We come from the land of ice and snow
from the midnight sun where the hot spring blow
Hammer of the gods (Thome)
Will drive the ball into new stands!

Edit: with a tax return I'm getting a Thome jersey. Nuff said.

gbergman
04-13-2006, 07:32 PM
Thor-me, quick and dirty:

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=4193&d=1144952041
awesome

ode to veeck
04-13-2006, 07:54 PM
A little THOR artwork ...

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=4195&d=1144966448

and

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=4196&d=1144968435

goon
04-13-2006, 09:33 PM
the last two days on whitesox.com the headline picture have been iguchi and thome high fiving after a home run, grinning from ear to ear. i must say that it puts a big smile on my own face. god i love this lineup.

Frontman
04-13-2006, 09:42 PM
Jim Thome,

The Anti-Thomas. In current slugging %

In attitude

In leadership

Yeah, keep complainin' he's on the White Sox over Thomas. It's not like he's been good for the team or anythin'

:redneck

I've only gotten to watch a few games on TV, and only saw Thome's HR that was on a ESPN game, has he gained a "Stretch" or a "Mercy" out of Hawk yet?

Front

goon
04-13-2006, 09:53 PM
I've only gotten to watch a few games on TV, and only saw Thome's HR that was on a ESPN game, has he gained a "Stretch" or a "Mercy" out of Hawk yet?

Front


everyday dude, like clockwork.

Foulke You
04-13-2006, 09:57 PM
I'm thinking Thome is also thriving because he has some tremendous protection in the lineup with Paul Konerko batting behind him. It really is a thunderous 1-2 punch we have in the middle of the order. The Tigers pitched around Thome in the middle of today's game and then Paulie promptly delivered an RBI shot up the middle. When Pods and Dye start firing on all cylinders, this lineup will put up runs in a hurry.

oeo
04-13-2006, 09:58 PM
Thomas was always a slow starter

all i will say is thankyou thome and i wish we'd have thomas on the bench rather than gload

Oh yeah, like Frank would let that one fly...he wants to be out there nearly everyday, and I'd rather have Thome than Frank at this point in their careers.

Erik The Red
04-13-2006, 10:00 PM
Yeah, keep complainin' he's on the White Sox over Thomas. It's not like he's been good for the team or anythin'
:tealpolice:

SoxFan76
04-13-2006, 10:00 PM
I'm thinking Thome is also thriving because he has some tremendous protection in the lineup with Paul Konerko batting behind him. It really is a thunderous 1-2 punch we have in the middle of the order. The Tigers pitched around Thome in the middle of today's game and then Paulie promptly delivered an RBI shot up the middle. When Pods and Dye start firing on all cylinders, this lineup will put up runs in a hurry.

That sounds a lot better than "Podsednik sucks, and according to my HomeFish chart, He will be batting .000000001 by September."

Dark clouds take note!

Bobbo35
04-13-2006, 11:04 PM
That sounds a lot better than "Podsednik sucks, and according to my HomeFish chart, He will be batting .000000001 by September."

Dark clouds take note!

Isn't Thome just fun to watch? His swing is ferocious!! Man, I have not been this excited to watch somebody come up to bat since Frank in the good ole days.

Lillian
04-13-2006, 11:25 PM
[quote=Frater P


When was the last time the Sox had a left-handed bat with this much power combined with an ability to get on base? Not in my lifetime. Although he was great, Ventura never was this fearsome. Pasqua had mammoth power, but struck out too much and was far too inconsistent. Baines homered some, but was more of an average and RBI guy. Kittle never equaled his great rookie year.

:supernana:[/quote]

Don't be offended, but Kittle was not a left handed hitter.

JB98
04-13-2006, 11:34 PM
Right now, and although it is VERY EARLY, Thome has to be considered the leading contender not only for the AL Comeback Player of the Year, but also the AL MVP. Can you imagine how many RBI he would have now if Pods was doing a better job getting on base?

Shelton may yet continue to smack out homers, but Thome has a history of being a consistent power and OBP guy that also makes me think he might challenge for the MLB home run title. At this pace, he's going to get his 500th Thomer :D: in a Sox uniform, probably not this season, but certainly early in 2007.

When was the last time the Sox had a left-handed bat with this much power combined with an ability to get on base? Not in my lifetime. Although he was great, Ventura never was this fearsome. Pasqua had mammoth power, but struck out too much and was far too inconsistent. Baines homered some, but was more of an average and RBI guy. Kittle never equaled his great rookie year.

:supernana:

Jorge Fabregas or Mike Caruso? :cool:

Frontman
04-14-2006, 01:27 AM
Isn't Thome just fun to watch? His swing is ferocious!! Man, I have not been this excited to watch somebody come up to bat since Frank in the good ole days.

Not only that, but its like he's from a different era entirely.

My wife commented the other night "isn't he, um, sorta shaped like....?"

I respond, "Babe Ruth?"

Wife's reply, "Yeah, all we need is for them to age the film and speed it up on his home run trots!"

Thome is also the anti-Ruth, a person who is just plain nice.

I was sooooo sick last week, I couldn't watch a game, I had to listen on radio. Farmio gets excited, Singleton is still learning the ropes. Nice to hear that a few "stretch" and "mercy" given for Thome.

Go, Go White Sox!

Shorty1983
04-14-2006, 01:27 AM
Wait until Pods starts to hit and get on base, Thome will be a RBI machine.

Foulke You
04-14-2006, 02:48 AM
Thome also looks to be in great shape too. I think DH-ing will do wonders to extend his career and improve his offensive peformance due to a lack of wear and tear on his body.

flo-B-flo
04-14-2006, 12:24 PM
I still can't believe so many mediots doubted this guy. The OLNEY reason he went south last year was because of injuries. Since he came up he'd been a tremendous hitter. He TOTALLy killed the Sox when he was an Injun. Hopefully this continues all season. I think it will.

batmanZoSo
04-14-2006, 12:33 PM
Thome also looks to be in great shape too. I think DH-ing will do wonders to extend his career and improve his offensive peformance due to a lack of wear and tear on his body.

Albeit it's only 9 games but he's as dominant as he's ever been. It looks like his offseason workouts are really paying off. The guy was a steal.

SoLongFrank
04-14-2006, 02:30 PM
This is why Kenny can make deals other's can't. When Kenny makes a deal the other team is happy. They don't have regrets later. Yes Kenny pays a high price but with the exception of health concerns the replacement value he gets far exceeds what he's giving up for that year.

http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/sports/14340412.htm
http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/sports/14338215.htm

I don't imagine we will read such sensible columns about our White Sox in Chicago papers.

BackNBlack
04-14-2006, 04:09 PM
I am speechless. :worship: