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Chicken Dinner
08-14-2006, 05:33 PM
Frank hasn't even been with the club for 1 year and he's already getting a bobblehead day.

The White Sox go 2 straight years (actually, when was the last one?) with no bobblehead day.

Sept 5th http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/schedule/promotions.jsp?c_id=oak

Kub_Killer_15
08-14-2006, 05:39 PM
Woah I want that bobble head Frank is still the man! Its to bad that U.S cellular field doesnt really have anymore good give aways(besides watching a champion team) for the rest of the season.

"wrong" sox fan
08-14-2006, 06:07 PM
Frank Thomas put together some of the best years the American league has seen since Ted Williams, it's amazing to think that some people actually feel he is overrated. Over the past 20 years the only AL batters that are in the same ball park as him are:

Jim Thome (not as good at his peak but looks as if he'll be going strong well in to his mid 30s)
Manny Ramirez (not as good at his peak but also looks as if he'll go strong well into his 30's as well)
A-Rod (Might one day be called the best player of all time)

Some that had seasons like Thomas but fizzled or got hurt:
Albert Belle
Giambi
Juan Gone


That sure is some company. I hope when he calls it a career they do a nice farewell tor for him. Since I follow the AL more than the the NL due to bias reasons I've gotten to watch the guy for some time and really the last AL giaant to retire was Ricky Henderson and he just faded away (as well as had a skill set that was not as fun for me as the names lsited above)

MUsoxfan
08-14-2006, 06:40 PM
Frank hasn't even been with the club for 1 year and he's already getting a bobblehead day.



I'm glad to see he's getting the respect he deserves in Oakland. That's great of them to do

"wrong" sox fan
08-14-2006, 06:49 PM
a few years back the Expos had Pedro Martinez bobble head night when he was in his 4rth year with Boston...


Gotta suck to be a Spos fan.

102605
08-14-2006, 07:01 PM
Frank hasn't even been with the club for 1 year and he's already getting a bobblehead day.


Great marketing thing for them. They do a ton of bobblehead days. You can't blame them for trying to get people to come out for games.

On a side note, I've been to a couple giveaway games in Oakland and there were quite a few people just coming for getting the giveaway and going straight home without going to the game:?:

"wrong" sox fan
08-14-2006, 07:11 PM
I can't understand how the A's have so much trouble drawing crowds. A couple years ago in the midsts of a great play off run they were 1/2 full in the stands. Does the part suck or what? Year in and year out they seem to have fun young teams and they're always in the running in the West, and yet they can't draw crap. Sad.

Edward
08-14-2006, 07:20 PM
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/6610/thomasbobbleda4986ece0.jpg
Pretty nice. Dosen't do justice to his massive body.

hi im skot
08-14-2006, 09:23 PM
Those white shoes are just too distracting.

DSpivack
08-14-2006, 09:40 PM
Anyone notice the "Wine Stopper" Night? I like wine, but that's pretty hilarious for a baseball game. Only in California.

FedEx227
08-14-2006, 10:11 PM
I think the White Sox decided to get rid of player specific giveaways when they have Esteban Loaiza nesting doll day.............after he got traded.

Baby Fisk
08-15-2006, 07:51 AM
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/6610/thomasbobbleda4986ece0.jpg
Pretty nice. Dosen't do justice to his massive body.
Damn that looks awesome. They took the time to get this one right. There are so many bobbleheads out there that look like crap (eg. the White Sox World Series bobbleheads).

Jaffar
08-15-2006, 08:48 AM
Damn that looks awesome. They took the time to get this one right. There are so many bobbleheads out there that look like crap (eg. the White Sox World Series bobbleheads).

I don't know, his head looks kind of big!

BMac Daddy
08-15-2006, 09:20 AM
The San Antonio Missions just had a Paul Konerko bobble head night last Friday.


http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/stories/MYSA081006.05C.BBMmissions.tulsa.2256a26.html

SoxFan78
08-15-2006, 09:26 AM
Hopefully these bobbleheads wont be going for too much on ebay!

DaleJRFan
08-15-2006, 09:46 AM
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/6610/thomasbobbleda4986ece0.jpg
Pretty nice. Dosen't do justice to his massive body.

I guess that's what he would look like if he was doping. There's really no other muscle to build except for his Barryhead muscles. :D: