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QCIASOXFAN
09-02-2006, 01:37 AM
It is starting to be crunch time and we need all the tools and help we can get, but is Thome alright? Did anybody see him run when he grounded into that double play in the 3 or 4 inning? He could barely even run. He looked like a mallwalker. I just don't wanna see him tweak it worse and miss significant time.

DaleJRFan
09-02-2006, 01:38 AM
It is starting to be crunch time and we need all the tools and help we can get, but is Thome alright? Did anybody see him run when he grounded into that double play in the 3 or 4 inning? He could barely even run. He looked like a mallwalker. I just don't wanna see him tweak it worse and miss significant time.

A mallwalker??? :roflmao:

SluggersAway
09-02-2006, 01:49 AM
Yes, he looked pretty weak running to the base.

I don't have any inside info to be able to say he is still hampered by an injury, but he definitely can't run at full speed yet.

QCIASOXFAN
09-02-2006, 02:23 AM
A mallwalker??? :roflmao:Seriously! If you can find a clip from the game tonight thats what he looked like. He was in a fast walk. It was to slow to even be called a trot. Hell, I think Konerko could have beat him to first.:tongue: Seriously though I hope he gets back to full strength soon.

JB98
09-02-2006, 02:53 AM
No, he's not coming back too soon. Even if he's only at 75 percent, his presence changes the lineup. And there's nothing to save him for at this point. If we had a five-game lead in the division, I'd sit him down. But this is a 28-game sprint to the finish now, and we need all the ammunition we can get.

viagracat
09-02-2006, 11:59 AM
If he hits a home run he can take a hour to run the bases for all I care.

I'm sure Thome has earned the right to tell Ozzie when he can and can't play, if Thome is really hurt he'll tell Guillen and sit; if Jim think he can play he'll play. I will say I always feel good when I see Thome at the plate pointing his bat toward the outfield.

We do have somewhat of a luxury here; right now I don't have a huge problem with PK as the DH and Gload playing first. Gload is solid. But I think before too long Thome and the braintrust will decide he'll just have to gut it out as I see this race going down to the last weekend. And Thome will give it his all. That's the kind of player he is.

Lip Man 1
09-02-2006, 12:01 PM
It's September 2nd, there are 28 games left in the season.

Unless he can't get out of bed and walk to his locker in the morning, his ass is out there.

He can rest up all off season if the Sox don't make it.

Lip

Jjav829
09-02-2006, 12:19 PM
Yes and no. Yes, he's coming back too soon in that he probably shouldn't be playing now. If we had a sizeable lead where we could afford to rest Thome, he wouldn't be playing now.

No, he's not coming back too soon in that it's September 2nd. He probably needs a solid week to ten days off to get better, but we simply can't afford that right now. So we need him to do what he is doing. Play through it, not run hard when he doesn't need to and get as much rest as possible while still contributing.

DickAllen72
09-02-2006, 01:06 PM
No, he's not coming back too soon. Even if he's only at 75 percent, his presence changes the lineup. And there's nothing to save him for at this point.

Well, he was "running" at about 25% on that DP. It was embarassing.

The lineup has been doing just find without him in there and Gload starting. No sense putting a handicapped player in the lineup and telling him to "just hit home runs so you don't have to run." According to this morning's SouthTown, that's what Ozzie told him. Ridiculous.

soxinem1
09-02-2006, 04:30 PM
His swing looks slow, he can't run. Why make it worse? It's not Thome's fault, he just needs a little more time.

Gload was tearing the cover off the ball, put him back in, then leave him in LF when Thome is better. He was a good baserunner in the minors, give him the job.

If Guillen can keep trying to make Mackowiak a CF, then he can make Gload the LF.

Chips
09-02-2006, 04:43 PM
Yes and no. Yes, he's coming back too soon in that he probably shouldn't be playing now. If we had a sizeable lead where we could afford to rest Thome, he wouldn't be playing now.

No, he's not coming back too soon in that it's September 2nd. He probably needs a solid week to ten days off to get better, but we simply can't afford that right now. So we need him to do what he is doing. Play through it, not run hard when he doesn't need to and get as much rest as possible while still contributing.

Exactly, like Ozzie said hit homers and you won't have to worry about running. :smile:

QCIASOXFAN
09-03-2006, 05:56 AM
Just get well soon Jim.