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SpartanSoxFan
08-23-2006, 11:18 PM
:happybday

I've always been a fan of his since his days with the Sox, even amid the steroid rumors.

Here's to ya...:gulp:

SouthSide_HitMen
08-23-2006, 11:59 PM
As a 37 year old getting into shape for flag football season, all I can say is kudos to Franco for competing at the highest level with players half his age.

PalehosePlanet
08-24-2006, 12:11 AM
Sportscenter just did a Happy Birthday ode to Julio. The highlight of the collage for me was Tom Seaver getting Julio to pop out to center (Reid Nichols I believe) for a complete game win in 1984. The clip shows all of the fans at a jam-packed old Comiskey on their feet rooting for Tom Terrific and the complete game win vs. Cleveland. Pudge embraces him after the catch. Ahhh...memories.

thomas35forever
08-24-2006, 12:25 AM
He's only slightly younger than my mom. He might as well play till he's 60.

MiamiSpartan
08-24-2006, 09:21 AM
Damn....he's older than me!:bandance:

Frater Perdurabo
08-24-2006, 09:59 AM
One of the stupidest things Ron Schueler ever did was not re-sign him after the 1994 strike. With apologies to 2006's 3-4-5, Frank Thomas and Julio Franco were the most lethal 3-4 the Sox have ever had.

Here's to another ten years from Franco! :gulp:

Flight #24
08-24-2006, 10:11 AM
I think you missed the "1" in front of his age......

Seriously - congrats to the Generalissimo. Still going strong, and like many, I wish he'd have stuck around the Sox longer. I always thought he was a pro and that his fitness routine could only be good to have around in terms of rubbing off on other guys (assuming that it's all legit).

0o0o0
08-24-2006, 10:14 AM
One of the stupidest things Ron Schueler ever did was not re-sign him after the 1994 strike. With apologies to 2006's 3-4-5, Frank Thomas and Julio Franco were the most lethal 3-4 the Sox have ever had.

Here's to another ten years from Franco! :gulp:

If he was still on the Sox, Ozzie would definitely refer to him as "kid."

:party:

Madvora
08-24-2006, 11:02 AM
Franco's stats this year

AB - 114
AVG - .272
HR - 1
RBI - 16
R - 10
SB - 5

Rockin Robin
08-24-2006, 11:45 AM
http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/baseball/images/050523rickey_henderson.jpg
"Someone give Ricky a shot!"

downstairs
08-24-2006, 02:13 PM
Just to think, an active player who played with (in his first season):

Pete Rose, Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton , Sparky Lyle, Tug McGraw, and.... Ed Farmer

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/PHI/1982.shtml

SOXfnNlansing
08-24-2006, 08:22 PM
I saw a pic of him in the paper today. What a hell of a career. What a good guy for baseball!

southwstchi4life
08-24-2006, 08:24 PM
I always loved julio when on the sox. His HUGE bat he used

The Racehorse
08-24-2006, 08:50 PM
He might as well play till he's 60.

He is 60... :D:

FedEx227
08-24-2006, 11:00 PM
How he can still get his bat around is beyond me, that thing weighs a half a ton and is about 45 inches. Not to mention the fact his batting stances doesn't exactly scream "bat speed"

buehrle4cy05
08-24-2006, 11:12 PM
Just to think, an active player who played with (in his first season)
Ed Farmer

:farmer
"If Franco keeps playing, he'll just get older."

Or

"48? Old age. Nice score in golf, though. I once took my driver out and hit a ball 48 yards. I topped it. Worst shot I've ever taken. Dye homers. But after that, I hit a 3-iron 200 yards and made up for the hole by making a 5 on a par 4."

slobes
08-24-2006, 11:59 PM
:farmer
"If Franco keeps playing, he'll just get older."

Or

"48? Old age. Nice score in golf, though. I once took my driver out and hit a ball 48 yards. I topped it. Worst shot I've ever taken. Dye homers. But after that, I hit a 3-iron 200 yards and made up for the hole by making a 5 on a par 4."

:rolling: Nice one.

asindc
08-25-2006, 12:04 AM
One of the stupidest things Ron Schueler ever did was not re-sign him after the 1994 strike. With apologies to 2006's 3-4-5, Frank Thomas and Julio Franco were the most lethal 3-4 the Sox have ever had.

Here's to another ten years from Franco! :gulp:

What he said. Every bit of it.

Oblong
08-25-2006, 12:22 AM
When Franco made his come back it took me almost a year to realize it was the same Julio Franco. I thought it was his son.

mccoydp
08-25-2006, 10:20 AM
If he was still on the Sox, Ozzie would definitely refer to him as "kid."

:party:
:ozzie

"Man, I like dis' kid's stuff...he good kid...dis' kid play hard."