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caulfield12
10-07-2006, 05:00 PM
who's in the playoffs?

Jose Valentin
Magglio
El Duque
Jason Grilli
Loiaza
Jimenez (don't think so!)
A. Miles
O. Saenz
T. Perez (not on active roster)
K. Lofton (not!)
Chad Bradford
Roberto Hernandez
Royce Ring
Julio Franco

I'll go with Valentin...he's had a nice "third" career after leaving the Sox. And I never thought Jason Grilli would hang around either, you have to give him some credit for perseverance.

ShoelessJoeS
10-07-2006, 05:13 PM
El Duque's performance last year in the postseason was nothing short of legendary; for this, I will always be rooting for his success.

getonbckthr
10-07-2006, 05:24 PM
Well before Frank Thomas I'm happiest for The Stache.

Myrtle72
10-07-2006, 05:26 PM
Okay, seriously, I'm not even a fan of Frank and I never really was. So, there is no, "after Frank..." stuff here.

When I was a kid, my dad and I tried to get his autograph and instead of just walking away without saying anything (he obviously wasn't interested in signing), he shot some nice profanities in my direction (at the age of five) and to the other kids in the immediate area.

I respect that a ton of you like him and all that good stuff and sure, he's done a whole lot for the White Sox, but I am really tired of hearing about him in every other post on this board. I mean, after everything he's said about Chicago and White Sox fans, I am really suprised there are so many people who are still infatuated with him.

So, with that said, I think I am happiest for El Duque.

SouthSide_HitMen
10-07-2006, 05:26 PM
Pedro Martinez, El Duque, Roberto Hernandez, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado, Cliff Floyd, Steve Trachsel, Jose Valentin and last but not least Julio Franco.

John Franco who has been attending the games also comes to mind.

I am not rooting for Oakland / Frank Thomas unless they play Los Angeles in the WS. War Eagle Never!

Jjav829
10-07-2006, 05:30 PM
I can't really say that I'm all that happy for any of the ex-Sox players that are named in this thread.

I'm probably happier for guys like Jason Kendall and Carlos Delgado, both of whom are finally getting a chance to play in the postseason for the first time after toiling away on bad teams for 10 years.

RadioheadRocks
10-07-2006, 05:32 PM
Granted the Padres are a long shot, but how 'bout some love for Geoff Blum???


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23Ventura
10-07-2006, 05:35 PM
What!? No David Wells?

CPditka
10-07-2006, 05:37 PM
Here here!


Granted the Padres are a long shot, but how 'bout some love for Geoff Blum???


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caulfield12
10-07-2006, 05:50 PM
Oops, forgot Wells and Blum.

And Minnesota had Matt Guerrier.

I want Mags back
10-07-2006, 06:17 PM
whats a WS player. please, every one get it straight. WS refers to the World Series. Sox refers to the team we know and love. It's just one more letter, get it right

October26
10-07-2006, 06:50 PM
whats a WS player. please, every one get it straight. WS refers to the World Series. Sox refers to the team we know and love. It's just one more letter, get it right

Your point about WS reminds me of last year when I first saw the WS05 logo on all the merchandise leading to the World Series. I thought, wow isn't it cool that they are using the White Sox (WS) acronym for all the merchandise? :cool:
Duh, :thud:then I realized that WS 05 stood for World Series 05.

Nevertheless, all of my memorabilia is priceless. :smile:

WSox597
10-07-2006, 07:59 PM
I'm not even a fan of Frank and I never really was. So, there is no, "after Frank..." stuff here.

There's a thought I can agree with. I never was a fan of Thomas either. Too many reasons to go into; and I, like the above poster, realize I'm in the minority here.

It's good to see guys who never made it get their chance. Trachsel comes to mind, with all the hideous teams he played on 8 miles north. Valentine, Delgado, even Magglio, I liked him when he was here.

Personally, I hope the Tiggers win, and shut Thomas down 0 for the series just like he usually was for the Sox. That probably won't happen, he is an excellent hitter, but I can hope.

flo-B-flo
10-08-2006, 08:26 PM
Valentin and yes, ex coach Jim Leyland. Frank comes in tied with Maggs. Loaiza was a class guy while with the Sox. No curse on him either.

samram
10-08-2006, 09:09 PM
Valentin and yes, ex coach Jim Leyland. Frank comes in tied with Maggs. Loaiza was a class guy while with the Sox. No curse on him either.

Loaiza was not a class guy with the Sox. One of the reasons they traded him was that he whined about run support during 2004. He's never been a class guy.

shoelessshaun27!
10-08-2006, 10:21 PM
JOSE! JOSE! JOSE! JOSE! JOOOOSE! JOSE! ( Like the song they used to play when he came up to bat.)

SoxSpeed22
10-08-2006, 11:14 PM
Ahhhhhh, Manos. One of my favorite cult heroes.
An interesting little thing is that, Kenny Lofton has made 10 playoff appearances and has never won a world series, it's a shame his team is gone now.

soxfanatlanta
10-09-2006, 09:06 AM
Jim Leyland

PennStater98r
10-09-2006, 10:06 AM
If we are talking ANY player - I am happiest for Barry Bonds - for missing yet another post season - but hey - he gets paid, right?

Beer Can Chicken
10-09-2006, 10:11 AM
After all the off-season crap and his constant whining, I'll go on record saying I definitely do NOT want Frank Thomas to win a World Series.

fquaye149
10-09-2006, 10:17 AM
JOSE! JOSE! JOSE! JOSE! JOOOOSE! JOSE! ( Like the song they used to play when he came up to bat.)
yup

ajismyhero
10-09-2006, 10:45 AM
Granted the Padres are a long shot, but how 'bout some love for Geoff Blum???


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(banana triplets) :D:

I was cheering for Geoff Blum last night in his at-bats against the Cards - i was exciting to see him starting, and the announcers did mention his BIG homerum in game 3. :wink:

viagracat
10-09-2006, 10:50 AM
I've always liked Gene Lamont, and he's a coach for the Tigers.

October26
10-09-2006, 01:35 PM
I forgot to answer the question.

After Frank, I am happiest for Magglio. I know, he signed for more money and all that, but I'm glad he is getting an opportunity to experience the post-season.

Please save the Magglio is a traitor, you are not a real Sox fan, he left for more money posts.

But now that it's A's vs Tigers (Frank vs Maggs), I can't decide who to root for. :o:

Myrtle72
10-09-2006, 02:06 PM
But now that it's the scum laden A's vs Tigers (Frank vs Maggs), I can't decide who to root for. :o:

Hmmm... yeah...

...good luck with that.

Moses_Scurry
10-09-2006, 04:34 PM
I'm happiest for Maggs. I always liked him when he was with the Sox. Plus, I'm happiest for the Tigs in general due to their 119 loss season a couple years ago. Because I will always root for Hurt, I don't really care who wins the ALCS as long as they win it all in the end.

Once the last remaining New York team is eliminated, I will not have any problems with the WS winner. A NYC champion in any sport is never a good thing!

Scottzilla
10-09-2006, 06:41 PM
I got a big smile on my face when i saw Lamont always thought he coulda taken the team further if given the chance.

anyway, i dont get why mags gets a pass on what he said about the organization but frank doesnt.

Does anyone have any horrible stories about what a jerk roberto hernandez is/was? cuz im kinda rootin for him and julio for being almost 90 years old combined.

Chips
10-09-2006, 08:33 PM
After all the off-season crap and his constant whining, I'll go on record saying I definitely do NOT want Frank Thomas to win a World Series.

I don't either.

We must be bandwagon Sox fans. :rolleyes::rolleyes:

FarWestChicago
10-09-2006, 09:09 PM
Manos.

Chips
10-09-2006, 09:11 PM
Manos.

Are you saying that you are happy for Frank and A's? :redneck:

:duck:

FarWestChicago
10-09-2006, 09:20 PM
Are you saying that you are happy for Frank and the scum laden A's? :redneck:

:duck:No, I just didn't think it was necessary to say I was happiest for Manos, period. :D: