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Lip Man 1
02-06-2007, 01:32 PM
February has the fewest number of historical notes of any month in the year. Here's the first one:

February 7, 2005 - After one of the more acrimonious disputes in team history, four time All Star Magglio Ordonez signs a free agent deal with Detroit. Ordonez engages Sox management in a ‘war of words’ over how he’s been treated, the contract offered to him and his health. Magglio’s agent, Scott Boras, refuses to turn over medical information which infuriates G.M. Kenny Williams and basically seals Ordonez’ fate. Considering the severity of his knee injury which required a secret trip to Austria for experimental surgery, it’s hard to blame the Sox for their stance.

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Lip

StatManDu
02-06-2007, 03:11 PM
Michael Jordan also signed with the White Sox on 2-7-94. He had a much better basketball career than baseball career though I would put his baseball accomplishments far above his accomplishments as an NBA executive.

mrfourni
02-06-2007, 03:45 PM
Michael Jordan also signed with the White Sox on 2-7-94. He had a much better basketball career than baseball career though I would put his baseball accomplishments far above his accomplishments as an NBA executive.

Honest question. If his name wasn't Michael Jordan, would he have been good enough for any team to have taken a chance on him?

Lip Man 1
02-06-2007, 06:35 PM
No they wouldn't have. Not at that age with such a lack of experience in the sport.

Lip