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Iwritecode
02-16-2007, 02:34 AM
Linky (http://www.wtam.com/pages/indians.html)

:o:

ewokpelts
02-16-2007, 02:37 AM
does he still get teh 5 million bucks?

MUsoxfan
02-16-2007, 03:18 AM
As ineffective and useless as he's been lately, he could kill the Sox if he ever got that change-up back. I'm sad to see his career end, but I'm less sad that it ended before we played him 19 times this year

IndianWhiteSox
02-16-2007, 03:59 AM
How come he retired so soon?

:?:

Oh well, he was big for us in 2000.

DumpJerry
02-16-2007, 08:22 AM
How come he retired so soon?

:?:
He got my PM about the photos.

SouthSide_HitMen
02-16-2007, 08:46 AM
Tribe fans shouldn't worry. They have Joe Borowski and Cliff Politte on hand to finish games. :cool:

Board Member 1: I've never heard of half of these guys and the ones I do know are way past their prime.
Charlie Donovan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0194234/): Most of these guys never had a prime.
Board Member 2: This guy here is dead.
Rachel Phelps (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0926592/): Cross him off then.

DarkHorse35
02-16-2007, 09:00 AM
Is anybody else confused about Cleveland's tehory of using washed up CHicago pitchers in their bullpen? Roberto Hernandez, he's got tons in the tank left.

SoxandtheCityTee
02-16-2007, 09:07 AM
How come he retired so soon?

:?:

I heard on ESPN Radio that Fouke felt pain in his shoulder again when he tried to throw, and after his injury-plagued 2005 and 2006 seasons he thought enough was enough.

Not an ideal way to go. There's a lot of frustration associated with memories of Keith, but that change-up, when he had it working, was a real thing of beauty.

Edit: Elbow, not shoulder.

voodoochile
02-16-2007, 09:32 AM
Too bad for Keith. He was a big part of the 2000 season.

Hope in a couple of years his shoulder heals and he can make a comeback.

AuroraSoxFan
02-16-2007, 09:38 AM
I did not realize his condition was that bad. But he is only 34. Maybe with a year off he can return. but if not he still has had a pretty decent career overall.

soxfanatlanta
02-16-2007, 09:39 AM
I remember seeing him with my dad in Boston; he just completely shut the door on the BoSox in the 9th; it was a clinic.

Thanks Keith for that day.

FedEx227
02-16-2007, 09:46 AM
Wow you gotta respect him for calling it quits though. Instead of tie up his team with another on and off injury year.

Best of luck, I'd like to see him come back, even though I hate his delivery :tongue:

Chicken Dinner
02-16-2007, 10:04 AM
Signs a contract and then retires without even throwing a pitch. I guess the Indians don't give very good physicals. :o:

Iwritecode
02-16-2007, 10:21 AM
I heard on ESPN Radio that Fouke felt pain in his shoulder again when he tried to throw, and after his injury-plagued 2005 and 2006 seasons he thought enough was enough.

Take it FWIW but I'm reading on a Tribe board that it was something to do with his elbow.

Signs a contract and then retires without even throwing a pitch. I guess the Indians don't give very good physicals. :o:

Well, they do have Borowski who, IIRC, flunked a physical for some other team.

SoxandtheCityTee
02-16-2007, 10:31 AM
Take it FWIW but I'm reading on a Tribe board that it was something to do with his elbow.

Yes, I must've still been drowsy.:redface:

whitem0nkey
02-16-2007, 10:35 AM
Well, they do have Borowski who, IIRC, flunked a physical for some other team.

the Phillies

soxinem1
02-16-2007, 10:40 AM
Is anybody else confused about Cleveland's tehory of using washed up CHicago pitchers in their bullpen? Roberto Hernandez, he's got tons in the tank left.

Roberto probably has the best stuff of the group. Don't forget, he had a new artery installed in his arm when he was 27, so he may actually have several more years left.

But regarding Keith Foulke, I think he has just had enough of MLB. He's made a ton of cash and got the ring. Plus, CLE is not as close to home as he would have liked.

But I actually dreaded facing him this year, as I don't recall ever scoring off of him since he was traded away from the White Sox. He could have faced us with a broken arm and still had a 1-2-3 inning.

Whitesox029
02-16-2007, 10:43 AM
Sad to see the origin of my WSI handle retire...then again, he would have been pitching for the Indians, and I probably would have ended up hating him because of how he would have shut us down, so it's probably for the best. Black Jack and Greg Walker wore #29 too though (and Walk wears it now as a coach), so it's a number with a good solid base on the South Side I'd like to think.

ewokpelts
02-16-2007, 10:55 AM
Tribe fans shouldn't worry. They have Joe Borowski and Cliff Politte on hand to finish games. :cool:

Board Member 1: I've never heard of half of these guys and the ones I do know are way past their prime.
Charlie Donovan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0194234/): Most of these guys never had a prime.
Board Member 2: This guy here is dead.
Rachel Phelps (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0926592/): Cross him off then.

classic quote

havelj
02-16-2007, 10:59 AM
Tribe fans shouldn't worry. They have Joe Borowski and Cliff Politte on hand to finish games.

Salome Barojas and Lerrin LaGrow have been offered minor league contracts.

ChiSoxLifer
02-16-2007, 11:01 AM
Keith autographed my baseball glove in his first game with the White Sox after coming over in "The" trade. Like most people, I was a little miffed after hearing of the trade and had no clue he would turn out as good as he did. Here's to ya Keith. :gulp:

RowanDye
02-16-2007, 11:43 AM
Roberto probably has the best stuff of the group. Don't forget, he had a new artery installed in his arm when he was 27, so he may actually have several more years left.


Which was what....13 years/seasons ago? I know Foulke was never a sure bet this year, but the Jndians should be scrambling for bullpen help right now.

Fenway
02-16-2007, 11:49 AM
He will never be forgotten In New England :D:

http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2004/10/31/1099219800_7497.jpg

veeter
02-16-2007, 11:52 AM
Foulke was a very bright spot in the so-called white flag trade. He did very well for himself. Amazing how the Sox saw so much in him. He was pretty much a nobody, and flourished big time under the watch of the Sox. See ya Keith.

Iwritecode
02-16-2007, 11:57 AM
Which was what....13 years/seasons ago? I know Foulke was never a sure bet this year, but the Jndians should be scrambling for bullpen help right now.

Well they've still got Pollite, Hernandez and Borowski. With their infatuation with ex-chicago pitchers, it should be noted that Hermanson is still availabe too.

You're right, they should be scrambling... :D:

gobears1987
02-16-2007, 12:02 PM
Tribe fans shouldn't worry. They have Joe Borowski and Cliff Politte on hand to finish games. :cool:


Oooh, I'm shaking in fear of that Tribe pen.

maurice
02-16-2007, 12:48 PM
Good luck to Foulke in his life after MLB.

Didn't some pro-Toon poster just argue that there was nothing wrong with his arm and that he'd be back to his old self in 2007?
:rolleyes:

ewokpelts
02-16-2007, 02:06 PM
does he get to keep his 2007 salary? cuz, you know, he DID sign an mlb deal..those are guranteed

ewokpelts
02-16-2007, 02:06 PM
He will never be forgotten In New England :D:

http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2004/10/31/1099219800_7497.jpgfenway? he's ALREADY forgotten.....

ondafarm
02-16-2007, 02:15 PM
Another prediction by the Amazing Ondafarmeroo has come true!!!


Not to worry, I am already focussing on lotto numbers.

IndianWhiteSox
02-16-2007, 02:56 PM
Another prediction by the Amazing Ondafarmeroo has come true!!!


Not to worry, I am already focussing on lotto numbers.

Can you handicap my MLB division winners, league champions and world series champions?:tongue:

soxfan13
02-16-2007, 03:46 PM
Another prediction by the Amazing Ondafarmeroo has come true!!!


Not to worry, I am already focussing on lotto numbers.

Dont break your arm patting your own back:rolleyes:

chisoxmike
02-16-2007, 03:55 PM
He will never be forgotten In New England :D:

http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2004/10/31/1099219800_7497.jpg


..and what was one of the first things he did after they won...he bitched about the White Sox. **** 'em.

StillMissOzzie
02-16-2007, 04:00 PM
does he get to keep his 2007 salary? cuz, you know, he DID sign an mlb deal..those are guranteed

I think not, based on the story on ESPN.com, that says, "...Foulke could have earned $5M this year...", which implies that he is forgoing the money. At least he did the honorable thing, retiring now, rather than show up just to collect a paycheck.

SMO
:gulp:

santo=dorf
02-16-2007, 05:17 PM
Signs a contract and then retires without even throwing a pitch. I guess the Indians don't give very good physicals. :o:
Remember the Mota trade?

LOL.

Looks like Foulke spiked the Indians kool-aid that flowing around this season.

chaerulez
02-16-2007, 05:41 PM
Foulke would have gotten the money if he reported to camp and then retired. He chose to show a bit of integrity instead. Best of luck to him, in his prime he was pretty damn good.

guillen4life13
02-16-2007, 05:44 PM
I'll always remember getting his autograph during the '02 season, when I got his autograph right by the Sox dugout. Foulke missed a kid who was trying for the autograph, which was an honest mistake, and the kid's father got horribly profane and obnoxious with him and tried to pick a fight (what a great example to set for your kid, huh?). Keith had to call security over to get the guy away.

I think that his retirement is a classy move, and I really liked him when he was here on the south side. I hope everything works out well for him, and anyways, he's rich, so he'll be fine.

cws05champ
02-16-2007, 06:28 PM
I remember a story about Foulke and him saying that he really didn;t enjoy baseball...it was just a job for him. Since he has made his money and now has a ring, he probably doesn't have the drive to come back from a different injury.

Good luck Keith...and thanks for leaving one of our rivals high and dry right at the start of spring trainig.
:cheers:

thomas35forever
02-16-2007, 06:58 PM
He was my cousin's favorite pitcher. Dunno if he still is. Best of luck, Keith! You'll not be forgotten in Boston or Chicago.

FarWestChicago
02-16-2007, 09:10 PM
How come he retired so soon?

:?:

Oh well, he was big for us in 2000.With the exception of important games...

FarWestChicago
02-16-2007, 09:12 PM
He will never be forgotten In New England :D:

You were lucky he never had to save a close game in the playoffs that year.

IndianWhiteSox
02-16-2007, 10:51 PM
With the exception of important games...

I'm very aware of that....damn Game 1 of the ALDS.:mad:

You were lucky he never had to save a close game in the playoffs that year.

Didn't he register 3 saves in that post-season?:?:

MaggPipes
02-16-2007, 11:45 PM
The haters are talking about Foulke in the post-season with the White Sox in 2000.

TheCommander
02-17-2007, 12:13 AM
Wow you gotta respect him for calling it quits though. Instead of tie up his team with another on and off injury year.

"Someone call my name? Sorry,I was just getting out of the hot tub." Kerry Wood

monkeypants
02-17-2007, 12:23 AM
Thanks for your service.

See ya Waxy Keith.

IndianWhiteSox
02-17-2007, 05:31 AM
The haters are talking about Foulke in the post-season with the White Sox in 2000.

Well, he did always struggle in big games(2000 post-season and the Twins games) and he also quit trying to be the closer in 2002. He also did this:

..and what was one of the first things he did after they won...he bitched about the White Sox. **** 'em.

So there are many reasons, I mean he wasn't a bad guy as he signed my baseball as a kid, but the factors are prevalent.

wassagstdu
02-17-2007, 09:59 AM
From AP:
"The Indians ... signed Foulke to a one-year, $5 million contract in January. The club would have had to honor that deal if Foulke had reported to camp and then retired."
Class act.

PaleHoseGeorge
02-17-2007, 10:32 AM
..and what was one of the first things he did after they won...he bitched about the White Sox. **** 'em.

I don't remember that part.

:?:

santo=dorf
02-17-2007, 11:18 AM
I don't remember that part.

:?:
Don't you remember the "The White Sox gave up on me" article put out by the Scum Times?
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=41269&highlight=foulke

Palehose Pete
02-17-2007, 01:23 PM
Didn't see a thread yet on this, but per MLB.com, Keith Foulke is officially retired. I always liked him. Best of luck to him in life after baseball.

The Tribe's closer question is apparently answered:

Now, the Indians won't have to go through the process of determining who their primary closer will be at the outset of the season.
"We no longer have a closer controversy," Shapiro said. "Joe Borowski's our closer."


In the words of Nelson Muntz, "Haw, haw!"

chisoxmike
02-17-2007, 01:25 PM
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=84280

Palehose Pete
02-17-2007, 01:31 PM
Ooops.

Thanks!

Scottiehaswheels
02-17-2007, 02:07 PM
I'm willing to bet in the next couple days we'll see the Jndians sign another former Sox closer.... Hermy

Brian26
02-17-2007, 07:02 PM
From AP:"The Indians ... signed Foulke to a one-year, $5 million contract in January. The club would have had to honor that deal if Foulke had reported to camp and then retired."
Class act.

Agreed 100%. Saw that in the paper this morning. He could have reported for two days and then announced his retirement, but he chose to take a classy way out. Good for him. :thumbsup:

maurice
02-20-2007, 02:47 PM
I'll always remember getting his autograph during the '02 season, when I got his autograph right by the Sox dugout.

I brought my 12-year-old brother-in-law to a Kid's Day that year. Foulke stayed outside signing for the kids long after almost every other Sox player went inside. When a Sox official told him that he needed to stop signing, he ignored her and signed for about 20 more kids.

maurice
02-20-2007, 03:11 PM
Didn't he register 3 saves in that post-season?:?:

Yes. Foulke was 1-0, 1 SV, 5 IP, 8 K, 1.80 ERA in the WS. In other playoff games that year, he was 0-0, 2 SV, 9 IP, 11 K, 0.00 ERA.