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Steelrod
05-28-2006, 10:16 AM
So must for The Big Hurt's money problems. Today's Times has him leaving the posh Peninsula Hotel (not the team hotel) and getting into a waiting Bentleywhen he was in Chicago. All that on 500 thousand a year.
Apparently he still has tons of $$$$$$$$$.

RKMeibalane
05-28-2006, 10:19 AM
So must for The Big Hurt's money problems. Today's Times has him leaving the posh Peninsula Hotel (not the team hotel) and getting into a waiting Bentleywhen he was in Chicago. All that on 500 thousand a year.
Apparently he still has tons of $$$$$$$$$.

Be quiet. I'm sure Frank has more money than just the $500,000 he's making this season. You've just landed yourself on my "ignore" list.

Steelrod
05-28-2006, 10:51 AM
I'll try to deal with the rejection.

Brian26
05-28-2006, 11:00 AM
So must for The Big Hurt's money problems. Today's Times has him leaving the posh Peninsula Hotel (not the team hotel) and getting into a waiting Bentleywhen he was in Chicago. All that on 500 thousand a year.
Apparently he still has tons of $$$$$$$$$.

None of us knows how much money he has. None of us knows how good (or bad) of a financial planner he is.

cbotnyse
05-28-2006, 02:05 PM
If I were Frank Thomas, thats exactly where Id be, at the Peninsula Hotel driving around in a Bentley...good for him.

Chips
05-28-2006, 02:31 PM
You must have forgotten that the Sox bought out his contract for $3.5 million in the offseason.

You can stay at the Peninsula for about $450 a night and still have a kick ass room.

Erik The Red
05-28-2006, 02:35 PM
So must for The Big Hurt's money problems. Today's Times has him leaving the posh Peninsula Hotel (not the team hotel) and getting into a waiting Bentleywhen he was in Chicago. All that on 500 thousand a year.
Apparently he still has tons of $$$$$$$$$. Maybe that $3.5 million buyout the Sox gave him in the offseason had something do with his cash flow.

In the future, attempt to think before posting. Thanks.

TheOldRoman
05-28-2006, 03:12 PM
Who gives a **** how much money he spends on hotels and cars? The man has made millions in his career. As long as he isn't spending his money cocaine and hookers, I could care less what he does with it.
The more telling thing is that Frank didn't stay at his team's hotel. That is not right.

RKMeibalane
05-28-2006, 03:28 PM
Who gives a **** how much money he spends on hotels and cars? The man has made millions in his career. As long as he isn't spending his money cocaine and hookers, I could care less what he does with it.
The more telling thing is that Frank didn't stay at his team's hotel. That is not right.

He may have just stopped there in his free time. Based on what he said to the media, I wouldn't be surprised if he actually stayed at his downtown appartment. IIRC, I think that's where he had been living the past few years.

MrRoboto83
05-28-2006, 03:33 PM
I heard an interview that Frank said he was looking forward to seeing his kids when he was in Chicago, perhaps he got a room there for his family to hang out.

TDog
05-28-2006, 03:44 PM
So must for The Big Hurt's money problems. Today's Times has him leaving the posh Peninsula Hotel (not the team hotel) and getting into a waiting Bentleywhen he was in Chicago. All that on 500 thousand a year.
Apparently he still has tons of $$$$$$$$$.

Maybe that's why he has money problems.

I appreciate your point. I find that sort of waste of money obscene considering he's someone who has had money problems in the past.

SoxEd
05-28-2006, 03:50 PM
I appreciate your point. I find that sort of waste of money obscene considering he's someone who has had money problems in the past.

Where would you have him stay instead?

At the Y?

How much do these guys make each year?

It's his cash, and if he wants to 'waste it' on staying in 5-star joints on road trips, and on hiring flashy limos to travel around in, then that's his business IMO.

I agree that he should probably stay in the Team's hotel, but I don't begrudge him staying at luxury hotels. If it means he turns up to games relaxed and focussed, then I'm sure his team doesn't mind either.

TDog
05-28-2006, 04:08 PM
Where would you have him stay instead?

At the Y?

How much do these guys make each year?

It's his cash, and if he wants to 'waste it' on staying in 5-star joints on road trips, and on hiring flashy limos to travel around in, then that's his business IMO.

I agree that he should probably stay in the Team's hotel, but I don't begrudge him staying at luxury hotels. If it means he turns up to games relaxed and focussed, then I'm sure his team doesn't mind either.

If Thomas has chosen not to stay at the team's hotel when he was with the Sox, he might not have gotten along so well with Konerko.

If I had Thomas' money, I would never have had money problems. The ostentatious way Thomas spends, it's obvious why he does.

Flight #24
05-28-2006, 04:14 PM
If Thomas has chosen not to stay at the team's hotel when he was with the Sox, he might not have gotten along so well with Konerko.

If I had Thomas' money, I would never have had money problems. The ostentatious way Thomas spends, it's obvious why he does.

Yes, because one night staying in a high-priced hotel MUST be indicative of how he lives his life.

It wouldn't make any sense that he's getting a place for his family, kids, etc to hang out with him when in his hometown now would it? Far far better to jump to conclusions and find a reason to disparage the guy.

As for his "team" behavior, everything I've heard from the A's suggests he's been pretty much a model teammate.

TDog
05-28-2006, 04:30 PM
Yes, because one night staying in a high-priced hotel MUST be indicative of how he lives his life.

It wouldn't make any sense that he's getting a place for his family, kids, etc to hang out with him when in his hometown now would it? Far far better to jump to conclusions and find a reason to disparage the guy.

As for his "team" behavior, everything I've heard from the A's suggests he's been pretty much a model teammate.

I didn't start this thread. I just agreed with the original post that it seemed like an odd thing for someone who had to borrow money from his former employer. Of course, I didn't go to the trouble of making up scenarios in Thomas' defense to rationalize how this might not reflect badly on him.

If this had been Barry Bonds instead of Frank Thomas, no one would take the time to imagine justifications.

SoxEd
05-28-2006, 05:14 PM
Of course, I didn't go to the trouble of making up scenarios in Thomas' defense to rationalize how this might not reflect badly on him.

If this had been Barry Bonds instead of Frank Thomas, no one would take the time to imagine justifications.


Fair points, and well made, but I still can't view it as 'obscene' that he's staying there.

Also, I freely admit that I'm totally uninformed about his money troubles in the past, but if he gets to the end of the year and is broke because he's blown his cash on stuff like this, then I'm sure his wife will 'take it out of his hide'.

TheKittle
05-28-2006, 06:03 PM
Who gives a **** how much money he spends on hotels and cars? The man has made millions in his career. As long as he isn't spending his money cocaine and hookers, I could care less what he does with it.
The more telling thing is that Frank didn't stay at his team's hotel. That is not right.

That's bull**** because Ripken didn't stay at the same hotel as the rest of the Orioles for most of his career. ARod when he was with the Rangers, didn't stay at the same hotel.

Steelrod
05-28-2006, 09:20 PM
That's bull**** because Ripken didn't stay at the same hotel as the rest of the Orioles for most of his career. ARod when he was with the Rangers, didn't stay at the same hotel.

..and that makes him a model teammate?

Steelrod
05-28-2006, 09:22 PM
Fair points, and well made, but I still can't view it as 'obscene' that he's staying there.

Also, I freely admit that I'm totally uninformed about his money troubles in the past, but if he gets to the end of the year and is broke because he's blown his cash on stuff like this, then I'm sure his wife will 'take it out of his hide'.
that'll be all thats left since popular opinion is that the first wife got the cash.

Steelrod
05-28-2006, 09:25 PM
Maybe that $3.5 million buyout the Sox gave him in the offseason had something do with his cash flow.

In the future, attempt to think before posting. Thanks.
I did. Do the math!~

kittle42
05-28-2006, 09:38 PM
:threadsucks

Badly.

havelj
05-28-2006, 09:38 PM
A's team hotel.

itsnotrequired
05-28-2006, 09:47 PM
A's team hotel.

I'm not sure what information this post is trying to convey but the A's stay at the Westin when they are in town.

samram
05-28-2006, 10:19 PM
I'm not sure what information this post is trying to convey but the A's stay at the Westin when they are in town.
I've been sitting here for five minutes (which I will never get back) trying to figure out what exactly "A's team hotel" means and I can't do it.

TheKittle
05-28-2006, 10:35 PM
..and that makes him a model teammate?

I've never heard anybody say that Ripken was a bad teammate. But you're making a big deal out of nothing. Why make mountains out of mole hills. Who gives a ****?

SoxFan76
05-28-2006, 11:13 PM
How abooooooout we don't worry about Frank's personal life. It's none of my business and none of your business.

How about this: Frank is starting to hit the ball well, and even though he still has that low average, he has a .350+ OBP and is putting up decent power numbers.

Here's to a healthy Frank Thomas for the rest of the season. :gulp:

CLR01
05-28-2006, 11:47 PM
Be quiet. I'm sure Frank has more money than just the $500,000 he's making this season. You've just landed yourself on my "ignore" list.

Yeah he earned $46 Million between 00' and '05 and this year $500,000-$1.9 million if he stays healthy. Even after taxes and deferred payments a few hundred or even thousand is not going to kill him. As for the loan does anyone know when that happened? It could have (likely) been a few years ago and I doubt anyone here knows why he needed it.

How about we not worry about what the big man does with his cash. If he wants to blow it on cherry flavored Jelly Belly beans (would be an excellent choice) its his call.

itsnotrequired
05-29-2006, 09:46 AM
I've been sitting here for five minutes (which I will never get back) trying to figure out what exactly "A's team hotel" means and I can't do it.

Frank Thomas workout routine.

JohnBasedowYoda
05-29-2006, 11:36 AM
Duh he needed an extra plush matress to support his weary ankle!

viagracat
05-29-2006, 11:54 AM
Where I come from, $500K is still a lot of money that you can do a lot of things with. Like a few nights in a nice hotel.

Who cares? :?:

Flight #24
05-29-2006, 12:22 PM
I didn't start this thread. I just agreed with the original post that it seemed like an odd thing for someone who had to borrow money from his former employer. Of course, I didn't go to the trouble of making up scenarios in Thomas' defense to rationalize how this might not reflect badly on him.

If this had been Barry Bonds instead of Frank Thomas, no one would take the time to imagine justifications.

He had to borrow money a while back, not last month. Since that time, he's earned a lot more, not the least of which is a $3.5M payment less than a year ago.

As for the Bonds comparison, you just made my point. Why Sox fans are so eager to treat Thomas in the same manner as the universally despised Bonds is beyond me.

RKMeibalane
05-29-2006, 09:39 PM
He had to borrow money a while back, not last month. Since that time, he's earned a lot more, not the least of which is a $3.5M payment less than a year ago.

As for the Bonds comparison, you just made my point. Why Sox fans are so eager to treat Thomas in the same manner as the universally despised Bonds is beyond me.

Who knows? It looks like Thomas is starting to get hot, as he's hitting over .300 in his last dozen games, or so, and has an OBP well above the .500 mark. He just went deep a few minutes ago against the Royals.

:hurt

"The 'haters can kiss my ass."

nasox
05-30-2006, 03:51 AM
Who knows? It looks like Thomas is starting to get hot, as he's hitting over .300 in his last dozen games, or so, and has an OBP well above the .500 mark. He just went deep a few minutes ago against the Royals.

:hurt

"The 'haters can kiss my ass."


He bats .250 and hits em out like he has been, he'll surpass everybody's expectations.

peeonwrigley
05-30-2006, 09:03 AM
I've been sitting here for five minutes (which I will never get back) trying to figure out what exactly "A's team hotel" means and I can't do it.

I think it is just a misplaced apostrophe. The poster was trying to say "A Team's Hotel," meaning that Mr. T and his former gang own The Peninsula. Frank is clearly tight with Mr. T and thus had his room and likely the limo service comped.

Are we all OK now?

samram
05-30-2006, 09:25 AM
I think it is just a misplaced apostrophe. The poster was trying to say "A Team's Hotel," meaning that Mr. T and his former gang own The Peninsula. Frank is clearly tight with Mr. T and thus had his room and likely the limo service comped.

Are we all OK now?

I think I have to read "The da Vinci Code" again.