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Lip Man 1
03-12-2007, 12:59 PM
March 13, 2000 - Sox slugger Frank Thomas is again featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. A lengthy story talks about his career, the controversies and his desire to return to the top of the game. The caption reads, "Dont Question My Desire. Frank Thomas Comes Out Swinging." Thomas would have a spectacular season, 43 home runs, 143 RBI's and a .328 batting average, yet he'd lose out on his 3rd MVP Award to the As Jason Giambi, whod later admit to using steroids in grand jury testimony.

http://i.cnn.net/si/si_online/covers/images/2000/0313_large.jpg

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Ziggy S
03-12-2007, 06:19 PM
No one got robbed for an award the way Frank did that year. Also, I was just wondering, was 2000 the year John Rocker gave his intelligent remarks about minorities and women in that same magazine?

PKalltheway
03-12-2007, 11:42 PM
Wow, I remember reading that story like it was yesterday. Hard to believe it has been seven years already.

ComiskeyBrewer
03-13-2007, 03:46 AM
No one got robbed for an award the way Frank did that year. Also, I was just wondering, was 2000 the year John Rocker gave his intelligent remarks about minorities and women in that same magazine?

I think that was 1999.

Ziggy S
03-13-2007, 08:29 AM
ComiskeyBrewer:It was probably 1999, but during the same offseason as the Big Hurt cover.

Medford Bobby
03-13-2007, 08:35 AM
:o: Is it true Big Frank showed up to Blue Jays camp not in shape and ready to train???:mad:

FedEx227
03-13-2007, 08:43 AM
ComiskeyBrewer:It was probably 1999, but during the same offseason as the Big Hurt cover.

I checked it up it was actually January 2000 when Rocker's comments were made.

WhiteSox5187
03-13-2007, 12:38 PM
We wouldn't have won the division that year had it not been for Frank. Unfortunately, he totally disappeared in the playoffs along with the rest of our offense.