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Ol' No. 2
04-20-2006, 10:36 AM
Totally appropriate.
The sparkplugs of the 1959 American League champion "Go-Go" White Sox will be the franchise's next honorees when sculptures of them are unveiled July 23 during a pregame ceremony at U.S. Cellular Field.

The sculptures of the two Hall of Famers will face each other and depict Fox flipping the ball to Aparicio to start one of their patented double plays.Inklay (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/chi-060420mitchell,1,45145.column?coll=cs-whitesox-utility)

rdwj
04-20-2006, 10:51 AM
Wow - that sound like a good one.

Foulke You
04-20-2006, 10:52 AM
This is great news! Those two definitely deserve a statue. I think Billy Pierce should get the next statue after the Fox/Aparacio one and then Frank Thomas when he eventually retires.

gobears1987
04-20-2006, 10:54 AM
They couldn't come up with a better one. Fox and Aparicio turning a Dp is the best. There is no way any future statues can live up to this.

Chez
04-20-2006, 11:07 AM
And here I was expecting a statue of Alan Bannister muffing an errant flip from Jorge Orta! I guess Louie and Minnie will do.

Blob
04-20-2006, 11:08 AM
Can't wait to see that one! Should be pretty nice!

robiwho
04-20-2006, 11:15 AM
Nice. Very Nice!

likeawarlord
04-20-2006, 11:17 AM
They couldn't come up with a better one. Fox and Aparicio turning a Dp is the best. There is no way any future statues can live up to this.

yeah, remember how awesome that was?

ChiSoxPatF
04-20-2006, 11:18 AM
Awesome. Simply awesome. I think there could be few statutes that could depict White Sox baseball history and tradition as well as a statute of Fox and Aparicio flipping a double play.

Two thumbs up for this decision.

The Dude
04-20-2006, 11:20 AM
Awesome news! I think we've discussed this type of statue on here before....never thought theyd do it exactly as planned!:cool:

Any ideas where it will be located???

batmanZoSo
04-20-2006, 11:28 AM
That's great stuff. The question is, why did it take so long to do this one? In my opinion, those are the definitive player figures in Sox history, not only for who they are, but the winning era and hard-nosed style of play they represent.

Lip Man 1
04-20-2006, 11:45 AM
Well deserved.

Next up: Hoyt Wilhelm
On Deck: Robin Ventura
In the hole: Dick Allen

Lip

voodoochile
04-20-2006, 11:49 AM
Well deserved.

Next up: Hoyt Wilhelm
On Deck: Robin Ventura
In the hole: Dick Allen

Lip

I doubt they do one for either Robin or Allen. Allen just didn't play here long enough and Robin probably won't make the HOF.

ZachAL
04-20-2006, 11:49 AM
I say next up should be a HUGE work which includes every 2005 Chicago White Sox player. Have many bigger things really ever happened to this organization. Lets not wait 50 years to let them know how much this meant to us.

areilly
04-20-2006, 11:49 AM
And here I was expecting a statue of Alan Bannister muffing an errant flip from Jorge Orta! I guess Louie and Minnie will do.

I was hoping it would be a statue of a young Ozzie Guillen swinging at a pitch that was over his head.

GregoryEtc
04-20-2006, 12:18 PM
Future ones should include:

The Hawk
Bill Veeck
Ozzie
Frank
Harold

And maybe Robin too. I don't think that to be honored, one need be a hall of famer.

zach074
04-20-2006, 12:19 PM
Didn't many people here say they should do that exact same statue?

Ol' No. 2
04-20-2006, 12:29 PM
Awesome news! I think we've discussed this type of statue on here before....never thought theyd do it exactly as planned!:cool:

Any ideas where it will be located???Obviously, they read WSI for all their ideas.

doublem23
04-20-2006, 01:27 PM
I doubt they do one for either Robin or Allen. Allen just didn't play here long enough and Robin probably won't make the HOF.
Personally, I'd like to see them recreate the scene after Robin hit that game winning home run against Texas... Frank holding Ventura in the air in celebration. Though, I do like the idea of a statue of Frank's signature swing, I think the two of them immortalized together as the cornerstones of the franchise in the '90s would work real well.

Another guy who deserves one that hasn't been mentioned yet... Shoeless Joe Jackson.

Hitmen77
04-20-2006, 01:29 PM
Well deserved.

Next up: Hoyt Wilhelm
On Deck: Robin Ventura
In the hole: Dick Allen

Lip

I don't know about those guys getting a statue.

However, I'm pretty confident that the Sox will unveil a Luke Appling statue before this series is completed.

Other candidates:
Ted Lyons, Big Ed Walsh

Hitmen77
04-20-2006, 01:30 PM
Another guy who deserves one that hasn't been mentioned yet... Shoeless Joe Jackson.

I'd like to see a statue of Shoeless Joe.

skobabe8
04-20-2006, 01:36 PM
Great job, Sox!

Fabs
04-20-2006, 01:37 PM
I love all the statues, but if we put up a dozen more, where will all the outfield beer drinkers stand? You know, those guys who hang out all game and don't really pay attention? Any more statues and some yahoo will try to put a beer in one of their bronzed hands. :gulp:

JohnBasedowYoda
04-20-2006, 02:55 PM
Awesome!

My prediction is it will be a looong time before they make a statue after this. After Nellie, Louis it will be one of Konerko swinging.

Foulke You
04-20-2006, 04:51 PM
Another guy who deserves one that hasn't been mentioned yet... Shoeless Joe Jackson.
Good call here. Definitely a big part of the franchise's history. Another deserving player is Luke Appling. Luke was the only reason to see a Sox game during the 30s from my understanding.

I would also like to reiterate that Billy Pierce is very deserving. Like Minoso, Pierce has gotten hosed by the HOF (more so if you look at the numbers) and it would be nice if we could honor him.

soxfan26
04-20-2006, 04:58 PM
Incredible News! WSI making it's voice heard yet again...

chisox77
04-20-2006, 07:20 PM
A few suggestions:

A statue of Veeck - placed in the lower left-centerfield niche, in the bleacher section.

A statue of Frank Thomas, outside the Cell, in a prominent place, perhaps in front of what would be the main entrance behind home plate.

And (just kidding) a statue of Robin Ventura and Nolan Ryan, together immortalized for that encounter in Arlington, Texas, August of 1993 - the famous headlock pose.

Viva Medias B's
04-20-2006, 07:36 PM
What? They're not doing a statue of Aaron Rowand!!!!

Corlose 15
04-20-2006, 07:49 PM
So when can we expect the statue of Jose Paniagua flipping the bird?

RedHeadPaleHoser
04-20-2006, 08:14 PM
Not to Yankee-ise the place, but what if after they did a few other statues, they did a plaque thing ala center field at Yankee Stadium along the OF concourse? Then Shoeless Joe can be enshrined as well...just a thought.

WinOrDyeTrying
04-20-2006, 09:49 PM
50 years from now there will be a statue of Buehrle sliding on a wet tarp.

JohnBasedowYoda
04-20-2006, 09:51 PM
Not to Yankee-ise the place, but what if after they did a few other statues, they did a plaque thing ala center field at Yankee Stadium along the OF concourse? Then Shoeless Joe can be enshrined as well...just a thought.


It's possible, do-able even. The Yankees didn't invent plaques, so they can stuff it if they have a problemo.

SouthSide_HitMen
04-20-2006, 09:53 PM
Totally appropriate.
Inklay (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/chi-060420mitchell,1,45145.column?coll=cs-whitesox-utility)

You are just a shameless self promoter No 2. :D:

Great job White Sox for this new statute and I can't wait to see it!!!

One more Idea - They should hire security for each of the statutes when the drunk assclowns come from the North Side. No teal.

Lip Man 1
04-20-2006, 10:24 PM
Voodoo:

Allen saved the franchise...Ventura is a member of the All Century Team and arguably the best 3rd baseman in franchise history.

Wilhelm pitched for the Sox from 1963-1968 is in the Hall of Fame and was the dominant relief pitcher of the 1960's.

Other possibilities:

Ray 'Cracker' Schalk
Bill Veeck
Billy Pierce
Gary Peters
Wilbur Wood.

Personally I hope the Sox ring the stadium with statues. The franchise has been around for 106 years, there are plenty of worthy candidates.

Lip

gaelhound
04-20-2006, 10:31 PM
Appling, yes. Look up Eddie Collins, He was Nellie fox before Nellie was born, and Irish as well!

TheOldRoman
04-20-2006, 10:36 PM
Awesome!

My prediction is it will be a looong time before they make a statue after this. After Nellie, Louis it will be one of Konerko swinging.
Are you kidding?
I would bet that the Sox have already commissioned someone to start on a Frank Thomas statue. I imagine they will unveil his statue on the same night when they retire his number, during his first year of retirement. Pay no attention to the fued with Williams. Reinsdorf writes the checks, and he knows what Frank has meant to this franchise.

As for other statues, it looks like the Sox are making this part of their renovations, to spruce up the park. I would imagine they will unveil 1-2 per year for the next several years.

Norberto7
04-20-2006, 10:46 PM
Well deserved.

Next up: Hoyt Wilhelm
On Deck: Robin Ventura
In the hole: Dick Allen

Lip
Two worries.

http://i.cnn.net/si/si_online/covers/images/1972/0612_large.jpg

1. How will they suspend those baseballs in midair on a staute?
2. Will that cigarette get broken off?

FielderJones
04-20-2006, 10:55 PM
Don't I deserve a statue just on general principle, beating the Spuds in the World Series?

monkeypants
04-20-2006, 11:28 PM
This is great news and it's going to look awesome.

Now I'm just waiting for a statue of Melido Perez. I can just imagine his bronzed gheri curls and gold chains glistening in the sun of a Sunday game.

JohnBasedowYoda
04-20-2006, 11:58 PM
As for other statues, it looks like the Sox are making this part of their renovations, to spruce up the park. I would imagine they will unveil 1-2 per year for the next several years.


That sounds like too much. They're all going to have to be in the stadium, and really there aren't that many good spots to do that many.

Unregistered
04-21-2006, 12:09 AM
Future ones should include:

The Hawk
Bill Veeck
Ozzie
Frank
Harold

And maybe Robin too. I don't think that to be honored, one need be a hall of famer.They should do one of Hawk - but "General Manager" Hawk. He could be filling out a lineup card and putting Fisk in the outfield.

Or "Swinger" Hawk:
http://i.cnn.net/si/si_online/covers/images/1968/0902_large.jpg

Unregistered
04-21-2006, 12:18 AM
I say next up should be a HUGE work which includes every 2005 Chicago White Sox player. Have many bigger things really ever happened to this organization. Lets not wait 50 years to let them know how much this meant to us.
It would be pretty cool if they did something like this - maybe not EVERY player, but either a specific play or one of those celebratory group shots after they won. Might be excessive, but it IS the first Championship in nearly a century...

I was hoping it would be a statue of a young Ozzie Guillen swinging at a pitch that was over his head.
:rolling:
http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/al/chisox/GuillenCWS.jpg
"Bring it."

Nellie_Fox
04-21-2006, 12:37 AM
This is great news, and past due. I did a search and found several threads where we were all in favor of Looie and Nellie being honored together, and we usually mentioned them flipping a double play ball. The oldest one I could find was this one (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=31318&highlight=fox+aparicio+statue).

TheKittle
04-21-2006, 01:04 AM
Chet Lemon should have a statue. One of the few reasons to watch the White Sox in the late 70's and early 80's.

Nellie_Fox
04-21-2006, 01:13 AM
Chet Lemon should have a statue. One of the few reasons to watch the White Sox in the late 70's and early 80's.I think that putting up statues of "best players on bad teams" sort of dilutes the whole idea.

Ol' No. 2
04-21-2006, 09:01 AM
If no one has noticed the pattern here, these are all players whose numbers have been retired. I'd give long odds that the next one will be someone whose face is on that LF wall.

Railsplitter
04-21-2006, 10:18 AM
I would have preferred a painted of Looie and Nellie behind home plate. But I guess that would take up billboard space.

the_valenstache
04-21-2006, 10:34 AM
How about a statue of Magglio and Willie Harris colliding in shallow right field, which will forever be known as the event that set the wheels into motion for the 2005 season?

ILuvThatDuck
04-21-2006, 10:39 AM
How about a statue of Ozzie falling for the "Hidden ball trick"?

tebman
04-21-2006, 11:24 AM
How about a statue of Terry Bevington making a bullpen call?

http://www.midiowa.com/crustola/holidays/disney/pictures/41074.gif

wassagstdu
04-21-2006, 11:39 AM
How about a statue of Magglio and Willie Harris colliding in shallow right field, which will forever be known as the event that set the wheels into motion for the 2005 season?

Classic!

.

TomBradley72
04-21-2006, 11:50 AM
Gotta have Ted Lyons at the front of the list. He's the all time franchise leader in wins (260) for a franchise that has always been built around pitching.

And maybe a statue of Oscar Gamble's hair. :cool:

And maybe Dan Pasqua's UPS package.

areilly
04-21-2006, 12:08 PM
Fred Manrique's glasses and moustache!


(God I love that sig!)

palehozenychicty
04-21-2006, 12:48 PM
Shoeless Joe has got to have a statue. So does Steve Lyons.

batmanZoSo
04-21-2006, 12:53 PM
How about a statue of Magglio and Willie Harris colliding in shallow right field, which will forever be known as the event that set the wheels into motion for the 2005 season?

Funny, but so true. It's fate, man. Some disasters are necessary. :cool:

StockdaleForVeep
04-21-2006, 01:00 PM
How about a statue of Magglio and Willie Harris colliding in shallow right field, which will forever be known as the event that set the wheels into motion for the 2005 season?

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/8/c/5/8c52599db2103f1b9bd6933754253721.gif

2005gosoxgo
04-21-2006, 01:58 PM
Reinsdorf should place a statue of Jaimie Navarro and place it in the parking lot for the pigeons to Christen it.

Hitmen77
04-21-2006, 02:35 PM
How about a statue of Terry Bevington making a bullpen call?



How about Joey Cora waving a runner home? The trick would be that they also have to show a representation of a ball already in the air and on the way to home plate.

StockdaleForVeep
04-21-2006, 02:36 PM
Reinsdorf should place a statue of Jaimie Navarro and place it in the parking lot for the pigeons to Christen it.

The cubs already did that with the Harry statue

Nellie_Fox
04-21-2006, 02:42 PM
Reinsdorf should place a statue of Jaimie Navarro and place it in the parking lot for the pigeons to Christen it.:tealpolice:

Chips
04-21-2006, 11:34 PM
I can't wait to see this, we need a statue of Appling.

bigsoxfan420
04-27-2006, 02:47 PM
Just saw this:

Sculptures of double play duo Aparicio and Fox to be unveiled at U.S. Cellular Field
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20060421&content_id=1411257&vkey=pr_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws

Do any of you folks know where they are going to be located?

BV2005
04-27-2006, 05:47 PM
wow can't wait to see them

cbotnyse
04-27-2006, 05:54 PM
yeah I think its a great idea, cant wait to see em myself.....it was talked about here too....http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=69874&highlight=Statues

CWSpalehoseCWS
04-27-2006, 09:35 PM
I looked around the outfield and I bet it goes next to the Chommy statue. There seems to be a ton of room.

TornLabrum
04-27-2006, 09:47 PM
I looked around the outfield and I bet it goes next to the Chommy statue. There seems to be a ton of room.

Who the **** is Chommy?

Palehose13
04-27-2006, 09:53 PM
Who the **** is Chommy?

That is what I was thinking. He must hang out with "Kong".

TommyJohn
04-28-2006, 07:44 AM
Who the **** is Chommy?

Wasn't he the third guy with Cheech and Chong?

Hitmen77
04-28-2006, 08:08 AM
Wasn't he the third guy with Cheech and Chong?

:hijacked:
The quote in your signature caught my attention. Unbelievable!

"Look, by the time Royce Ring makes the majors for the Mets, the Sox could be one of the teams that is contracted by Major League Baseball in 2006. You want to talk about the real Sox future, that's it." - Steve Rosenbloom, Chicago Tribune July 6, 2003

Now back to our regular programming....

TommyJohn
04-28-2006, 08:16 AM
:hijacked:
The quote in your signature caught my attention. Unbelievable!



Now back to our regular programming....

Yep. I recalled Rosenbloom writing something to that effect in 2003, so I
researched it because I was going to start a thread about it. I decided
instead to appropriate it for a new signature. To savor it, if you will.

Oh, but they're not biased.

Thread hijack over.

Fungo
04-28-2006, 09:37 AM
I thought the newest statue was of Baines in the first base coaches box.

Epark84
04-28-2006, 05:16 PM
How about one of carl everett riding a T-Rex?

ewokpelts
04-28-2006, 05:27 PM
How about one of carl everett riding a T-Rex?or him hanging out with the raptors(as in my sig)

Gene

Jjav829
04-28-2006, 05:42 PM
Just let me know when the statue of Singleton holding a microphone will be going up.

TornLabrum
04-28-2006, 06:41 PM
Wasn't he the third guy with Cheech and Chong?

That's right! Chommy Tong!

Nellie_Fox
04-29-2006, 01:04 AM
How about one of carl everett riding a T-Rex?Do you think that the Carl Everett dinosaur jokes have just about run their course?

SABRSox
04-29-2006, 02:21 AM
I won't be happy until a bronze visage of Man Soo Lee waving to his adoring fans is permanently erected in the White Sox bullpen.

Mr. White Sox
04-29-2006, 02:57 AM
I won't be happy until a bronze visage of Man Soo Lee waving to his adoring fans is permanently erected in the White Sox bullpen.

-Or a bronze visage of Man Soo Lee tricking fans by waving a baseball as if he was going to throw it, then pocketing it and laughing at all the young kids. Small bronze statues of kids crying should be placed for full effect.

Others:
-D'Angelo Jimenez, sitting on a lounge chair in between 1st and 2nd base
-Rick White, standing on the mound, head turned to look in the other direction, tilted upward
-Billy Koch, screaming with a finger in the air. A scoreboard in the background says (3-1, 0 out)

tick53
04-29-2006, 11:53 AM
It just keeps gettin' better and better:bandance:

TomBradley72
04-29-2006, 02:50 PM
Do you think that the Carl Everett dinosaur jokes have just about run their course?

No.