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Thome25
03-15-2007, 08:03 AM
I was sitting here thinking about the 2007 season. I CAN'T wait for it to start!! I think we have as good a chance as any to go pretty far this season.

The bullpen seems to be restocked, we have the deepest bench in baseball, and the offense should do some damage again this year. If our starters rebound from last year then WATCH OUT AL.

I started thinking about the new green seats and the upcoming 2007 promotions and then it occurred to me:

Will the White Sox unveil another new statue in 2007? and if so, Who will the statue be of?

I decided to ask the greatest, most biased White Sox fans who they thought the next statue would honor.

Also, to make this thread a little humorous; I want you guys to vote on who it SHOULD be and reply in this thread who you WANT it to be.

THANKS and GO WHITE SOX!!!!!!

Hitmen77
03-15-2007, 08:13 AM
I voted for Luke Appling. I think it should be him and I'm guessing that he will be next.

That being said, I wouldn't mind seeing a statue honoring Shoeless Joe someday.

jenn2080
03-15-2007, 08:20 AM
Geoff Blum:D:

Thome25
03-15-2007, 08:21 AM
Geoff Blum:D:

I thought for sure you'd say Ross Gload:smile:

IlliniSox4Life
03-15-2007, 08:37 AM
Well, if it goes up before Frank is retired, then Shoeless Joe. If it goes up after Frank is retired, then Frank. We shouldn't erect statues before players retire.

edit: and since I hope Frank plays for a few more years and we put up another statue before then, I voted Joe

The Dude
03-15-2007, 08:39 AM
Aaron Rowand

Whitesox029
03-15-2007, 08:43 AM
Shoeless Joe and Luke Appling should both have statues, but I also think they should find a way to honor Joe with the retired numbers, maybe just by putting his face in left-center with the other ones.

sox1970
03-15-2007, 08:50 AM
Frank Thomas doing the shuttle run.

Thome25
03-15-2007, 08:51 AM
Shoeless Joe and Luke Appling should both have statues, but I also think they should find a way to honor Joe with the retired numbers, maybe just by putting his face in left-center with the other ones.

The Sox could do what the Phillies did. They have two players they honored without jersey numbers.

Pete Alexander and and Chuck Klein. They're both listed among the retired jersey numbers but instead of numbers, Alexander has a classic Phillies "P" and Klein has an old english Phillies "P".

The Sox could do something similar for Shoeless Joe.

RedHeadPaleHoser
03-15-2007, 08:51 AM
I voted for Shoeless Joe -

But a Three Stooges statue dedicated to Terry Bevington, Todd Ritchie and David Wells works for me as well.

Mr.1Dog
03-15-2007, 09:14 AM
Nancy.

Lip Man 1
03-15-2007, 09:27 AM
Billy Pierce

Lip

SoxfaninLA
03-15-2007, 09:45 AM
Looks like Shoeless Joe is out to an early lead in the poll. I voted for him too.

I think he is by far, the one who deserves the next statue. But, as much as I'd hate to say it; the Sox will probably try to stay politically correct and shy away from Shoeless Joe.

Then again, if the Reds can put Pete Rose in their HOF then why can't the Sox say to hell with it and put up a statue of Shoeless Joe?

After all, he WAS innocent. Unlike Charlie Hustle.

I don't think Rose is eligible for the Reds hall of fame either, they don't even have his number retired.

Next statue should be Billy Pierce or Frank Thomas after he retires.

MrRoboto83
03-15-2007, 09:48 AM
Luke

TommyJohn
03-15-2007, 09:51 AM
I vote Luke Appling. He and Frank Thomas are the greatest hitters to play for
the White Sox.

If you are going to say Billy Pierce, I counter with Ted Lyons, who should
probably have one up already.

ewokpelts
03-15-2007, 09:53 AM
Probalby Luke or Billy. The Sox have stated they'll erect statues of all retired numbers players, aside from Charles Comiskey.

Joe Jackson wont get a statue until AFTER he's reinstated AND his number retired.

soxfan13
03-15-2007, 09:53 AM
skottyj, chips, and itsnotrequired. they are pretty much imbeded out there anyway:smile: but seriously how many statues are they gonna put up. I think the more you put up the more you take away from the honor

soxinem1
03-15-2007, 10:00 AM
I voted for Baines, but I overlooked Appling. Without a doubt, he should be next.

Frontman
03-15-2007, 10:39 AM
That's a tough one. If you posted this prior to the Red doing a Pete Rose exhibit, I would say Frank. (Yes, I would say Frank.) But now, with the Reds honoring Rose, we should honor Shoeless Joe.

Front

Medford Bobby
03-15-2007, 11:20 AM
:harry&jimmy :smile: What no Harry?????:gulp:

JermaineDye05
03-15-2007, 11:25 AM
I voted Shoeless Joe, although I think in a few years it'd be great to get a Hawk statue up there even though some people on the board don't like him.

SaltyPretzel
03-15-2007, 11:31 AM
Shoeless Joe with Buck Weaver.

Mr.1Dog
03-15-2007, 11:31 AM
I voted Shoeless Joe, although I think in a few years it'd be great to get a Hawk statue up there even though some people on the board don't like him.

I agree with you on that one. But I think it would be great to put a statue of Nancy near her booth behind home plate. She should be honored, when she does retire for good, in one way or another.

FielderJones
03-15-2007, 11:33 AM
Joe Jackson wont get a statue until AFTER he's reinstated AND his number retired.

And which uniform number is that? :nuts:

eriqjaffe
03-15-2007, 11:51 AM
But, as much as I'd hate to say it; the Sox will probably try to stay politically correct and shy away from Shoeless Joe.Why start now?

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/6773/32dc7.jpg

Frontman
03-15-2007, 12:14 PM
:harry&jimmy :smile: What no Harry?????:gulp:

If that doesn't cause a citywide turf war between the Sox and the Flub fans, nothing will.

Front

soxfanatlanta
03-15-2007, 12:27 PM
Billy Pierce

Lip

+1

soxfan13
03-15-2007, 12:29 PM
Why start now?

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/6773/32dc7.jpg

Funny cuz when you first look at the picture the Sox logo looks like a $ sign :D:

Mr.1Dog
03-15-2007, 12:33 PM
:rolleyes:

chitownhawkfan
03-15-2007, 12:48 PM
I voted for Harold, but on merits alone I think it has to be Luke. I'm sure Frank will get his due one day but it will definitely not be while KW is around. I really hope they never put that crook Jackson up anywhere. He is an embarassment to the league, the game, and the Sox. I just dont understand why people have so much love for a scum bucket who either: threw a world series, or if you are jackson friendly, knew others were going to throw it and didnt report them. Somethings are more important than numbers, and Joe Jackson didnt have them.

cws05champ
03-15-2007, 12:59 PM
Willie Harris...he did score the winning run in the world series ya know!

Jjav829
03-15-2007, 01:03 PM
Gavin Floyd. He's a former 1st round pick!

Hokiesox
03-15-2007, 01:04 PM
After all, he WAS innocent. Unlike Charlie Hustle.

Not guilty because there was no law against fixing a sporting event.

SBSoxFan
03-15-2007, 01:05 PM
I voted for Ted Lyons, but only because I saw "Lyons" and thought Steve! :redneck

soxfanatlanta
03-15-2007, 01:10 PM
Gavin Floyd. He's a former 1st round pick!


Why do you hate Ken Williams?

You really did not need to teal that one :smile:

(Back to the thread)

I chose Billy P, because my dad talks about him all the time, and I love the Go-go Sox era. I'd put Luke at a close second, with Baines third (he is my personal favorite)

hi im skot
03-15-2007, 01:13 PM
When you have KW removing any pictures or plaques in and around the clubhouse that had anything to do with Frank, I doubt they will ever be putting up a statue of him. Not unless Jerry sells and KW is gone. Thankfully so, he is not the type of player that I would want representing the history of the White Sox. It is more than just stats.

:dtroll:

jackbrohamer
03-15-2007, 01:14 PM
Urban "Red" Faber, one of the all-time great White Sox players who doesn't get much attention.

His number is not retired because (I think) he mostly played in an era when players did not wear them, so his name is not displayed on the Sox' outfield wall. He won 254 games, all with the Sox; and he pitched and won 3 games in the Sox' 1917 World Series victory over the NY Giants, including a complete game victory in the deciding game 6, which he pitched on 1-day's rest after winning game 5 in relief. He aslo won 25 games in 1921 for a seventh-place Sox team that won only 62 games total.

The Sox should throw Faber a bone.

vegyrex
03-15-2007, 01:30 PM
:jaime
"ME!!"

:redneck

ShoelessJoeS
03-15-2007, 01:35 PM
Shoeless Joe is LOOOONG overdue.

ewokpelts
03-15-2007, 01:44 PM
Shoeless Joe is LOOOONG overdue.and his number isnt retired by the sox...sox are honoring retired numbers first

i expect a iving member of the retired numbers club to go next

ShoelessJoeS
03-15-2007, 01:46 PM
and his number isnt retired by the sox...sox are honoring retired numbers first

i expect a iving member of the retired numbers club to go nextHis number isn't retired because they didn't have numbers in his day.

:smile:

PKalltheway
03-15-2007, 01:59 PM
Ol' Aches and Pains, Luke Appling.

SouthSide_HitMen
03-15-2007, 02:01 PM
Baines
Appling
Lyons
Billy Pierce
Thomas

Thomas is still active. The day he retires he should move to the top of this list. (I don't think active players should have the uniforms retired or statutes created for them). I'll pass on honoring any of the eight men out.

I'm a little biased toward Harold Baines but Appling probably deserves the honor over Baines.

minutia
03-15-2007, 03:05 PM
Buck Weaver

PalehosePlanet
03-15-2007, 06:57 PM
Actually there is enough space in and around the park to put up statues of all of our Hall-of-Famers: Luke Appling, Big Ed Walsh, Red Faber, Ted Lyons, Eddie Collins, Ray Schalk, etc.

Of course, Shoeless Joe -- and I agree on Buck Weaver -- should also have a statue. The near HOFers and famous past Sox (Baines, Doc White, Monty Stratton, etc..) would be nice too.

Just a thought.

ComiskeyBrewer
03-15-2007, 07:15 PM
Shoeless Joe.

WizardsofOzzie
03-15-2007, 07:19 PM
Looks like Rowand in a classic "the band is on the field" comeback, has taken the poll and run away with it :whistle:

getonbckthr
03-15-2007, 09:12 PM
A dual statue titled, "Finest Free AGent Signings" Naturally it would be Belle and Navarro. Granted their alternative options will have plaques in Cooperstown who cares (Bonds/Clemens).

DickAllen72
03-15-2007, 09:35 PM
Dick Allen.

Appling too.

oeo
03-15-2007, 09:37 PM
Looks like Rowand in a classic "the band is on the field" comeback, has taken the poll and run away with it :whistle:

Yeah, that's ****ing hilarious.

FarWestChicago
03-15-2007, 09:39 PM
Yeah, that's ****ing hilarious.The people have spoken. Get over it.

DickAllen72
03-15-2007, 09:39 PM
How about Ron Santo?

oeo
03-15-2007, 09:52 PM
The people have spoken. Get over it.

It's not even accurate. The only problem with talking about Rowand here is all the people that go mad because his name is mentioned. Rowand love is no longer existent. At least to the point that it's made out to be, it's not.

23Ventura
03-15-2007, 10:08 PM
Baines
Appling
Lyons
Billy Pierce
Thomas

Thomas is still active. The day he retires he should move to the top of this list. (I don't think active players should have the uniforms retired or statutes created for them). I'll pass on honoring any of the eight men out.

I'm a little biased toward Harold Baines but Appling probably deserves the honor over Baines.
That's a pretty good list. And I agree, Thomas shouldn't have his number retired or get a statue until he's retired. Also, I would add Robin Ventura and Dick Allen to the list.

slavko
03-15-2007, 10:48 PM
To the poster who suggested Nancy on the concourse near home plate. Yes, yes and yes. Harry, outside, only to peeve off Cubs fans, and we'd win the ensuing argument.

Chips
03-15-2007, 11:09 PM
CLR01 is ****ing excellent.

http://whitesoxinteractive.com/chisox716/Rowand1.gif

cheezheadsoxfan
03-15-2007, 11:18 PM
Billy Pierce

Lip

I'll second that. My favorite Sox pitcher of all.

tony1972
03-15-2007, 11:18 PM
How can you not vote for Frank Thomas? only 26 votes?:mad: (the greatest hitter in White Sox history)..

He's one of the big reasons I became a Sox fan in the first place..

ewokpelts
03-15-2007, 11:23 PM
Buck Weaverand why should he? becuase john cusack played him in a movie?

i want a db sweeney statue!

ewokpelts
03-15-2007, 11:24 PM
Why start now?

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/6773/32dc7.jpgi see 4 hall of famers and a cheat...your point?

ewokpelts
03-15-2007, 11:26 PM
His number isn't retired because they didn't have numbers in his day.

:smile:we could always make statues of our hall of famers.....then joe would surely be on that list

BV2005
03-16-2007, 12:26 AM
I would suggest a Harold Baines statue, but all you have to do is look in the dugout to see that.

ewokpelts
03-16-2007, 12:31 AM
I would suggest a Harold Baines statue, but all you have to do is look in the dugout to see that.HAW!

chisox59
03-16-2007, 12:48 AM
Billy Pierce. It would be nice to have him honored while he's still with us. Billy will turn 80 on April 2nd. He's long been overlooked by everyone outside of the south side of Chicago. The man had a hall of fame career that everyone who has the capacity to vote seems to ignore. We need to show him how we feel about him.

MetroPD
03-16-2007, 12:49 AM
i see 4 hall of famers and a cheat...your point?

Eddie Collins in the Hall.......

StillMissOzzie
03-16-2007, 01:55 AM
To the poster who suggested Nancy on the concourse near home plate. Yes, yes and yes. Harry, outside, only to peeve off Cubs fans, and we'd win the ensuing argument.

The sCrUBs already did a statue of Harry, we'd have to listen to them whine that the Sox copied them again.

My vote would be for Luke Appling.

SMO
:gulp:

wassagstdu
03-16-2007, 06:56 AM
Billy Pierce. Great pitcher, great Sox fan, great Chicagoan, great person. A knowledgeable life-long Yankee fan my age once confessed to me that he always thought Pierce was a better pitcher than Whitey Ford. There is also Al Lopez' snub in the '59 WS that needs to be atoned for.

Thome25
03-16-2007, 07:26 AM
To the Mod who did it: THANKS for ruining my poll and turning this into just another Rowand man-love debate. I appreciate it.

itsnotrequired
03-16-2007, 07:29 AM
To the Mod who did it: THANKS for ruining my poll and turning this into just another Rowand man-love debate. I appreciate it.

The mods have crushed Rowand in this poll. I mean, it isn't even close...

soxfanatlanta
03-16-2007, 07:57 AM
The mods have crushed Rowand in this poll. I mean, it isn't even close...

Something tells me they are not liking the poll options these days.

ILuvThatDuck
03-16-2007, 07:59 AM
A statue of Willie Harris taking out Magglio Ordonez would be a nice touch.

ewokpelts
03-16-2007, 08:31 AM
Eddie Collins in the Hall.......do YOU see a picture of eddie collins on that wall?

Fox-To-Aparicio
03-16-2007, 08:47 AM
I went with other.

Billy Pierce. Lets recognize a another retired number while they are around to appreciate it.

eriqjaffe
03-16-2007, 09:03 AM
i see 4 hall of famers and a cheat...your point?My point is that the Sox have, in the recent past, honored Jackson simultaneously with other great Sox players.

soxfan13
03-16-2007, 09:30 AM
How can you not vote for Frank Thomas? only 26 votes?:mad: (the greatest hitter in White Sox history)..

He's one of the big reasons I became a Sox fan in the first place..

im sorry!

tick53
03-16-2007, 10:47 AM
I went with Luke Appling but Mike Caruso also comes to mind. :D:

aryzner
03-16-2007, 10:56 AM
I voted for Joe.

I know Frank deserves it but I just can't vote for him while he is still playing as I'm sure is what others have done. (Haven't read all of the thread, sorry)

CLR01
03-16-2007, 11:33 AM
To the Mod who did it: THANKS for ruining my poll and turning this into just another Rowand man-love debate. I appreciate it.


How is it ruined? Shoeless Joe is leading with 64, Luke Appling has 43, Frank has 31 someone else has 14, Harold has 8 Ted Lyons has two, Ando has 1 (and an excellent vote it is:happyguy:).


If your man love for Rowand didn't cause your eyes to focus only on his name every time it appeared in a thread you too could see that.

soxfanatlanta
03-16-2007, 11:36 AM
If your man love for Rowand didn't cause your eyes to focus only on his name every time it appeared in a thread you too could see that.

Oh, snap!
:D:

Thome25
03-16-2007, 11:47 AM
How is it ruined? Shoeless Joe is leading with 64, Luke Appling has 43, Frank has 31 someone else has 14, Harold has 8 Ted Lyons has two, Ando has 1 (and an excellent vote it is:happyguy:).


If your man love for Rowand didn't cause your eyes to focus only on his name every time it appeared in a thread you too could see that.

Go look in the "Possible Rowand trade part 3" thread and you'd see that I didn't have Rowand man-love.

In fact, I believe I wrote that BOTH sides of the Rowand man-love argument need to stick a sock in it.

I stated that the poll was ruined because it again (for the millionth time.) turned the discussion to Rowand.

CLR01
03-16-2007, 11:58 AM
Go look in the "Possible Rowand trade part 3" thread and you'd see that I didn't have Rowand man-love.

In fact, I believe I wrote that BOTH sides of the Rowand man-love argument need to stick a sock in it.

I stated that the poll was ruined because it again (for the millionth time.) turned the discussion to Rowand.


OJ says he is looking for the real killer......

Turned into a Rowand discussion? There are what 6 posts out of 80. Hell of a discussion.

Thome25
03-16-2007, 11:59 AM
OJ says he is looking for the real killer......

Turned into a Rowand discussion? There are what 6 posts out of 80. Hell of a discussion.

It's best to stay away from the Rowand discussion alltogether. You know better than anyone that 6 posts can blow up into a 5 tomato award thread.

maurice
03-16-2007, 12:14 PM
How can you not vote for Frank Thomas?

I voted for him, but I figure he'll have to wait until after he retires.

Joe Jackson has almost no chance of getting a statue, so I guess Appling willl be next.

ewokpelts
03-16-2007, 04:31 PM
:rolleyes:

I really hope you're not basing your judgment of the word "cheat" based on Eight Men Out, or what you've heard in the media. I spent hours researching the real culprits behind the 1919 Sox, and my findings are posted in the form of a research paper somewhere within the archives of this site.

Shoeless Joe is a legend, and one of the greatest left-handed hitters of all-time. I, nor anyone else need to waste our time trying to explain to you how great Joe Jackson truly was. So please....enlighten us some more of your genius.
hey....ray liotta played him...why NOT make a statue?

jackson was banned by the comissioner. same as pete rose.

Railsplitter
03-16-2007, 04:43 PM
2.1 billion votes for the WSI Staff? The Machine is alive and well!

FarWestChicago
03-16-2007, 05:00 PM
To the Mod who did it: THANKS for ruining my poll and turning this into just another Rowand man-love debate. I appreciate it.What the hell are you talking about? It's not our fault most of the metropolitan area stopped by to vote for Rowand.

Dan Mega
03-16-2007, 05:08 PM
2.1 billion votes for the WSI Staff? The Machine is alive and well!

This poll is rigged :redneck

Only The Excellent himself could get such a high tally.

DumpJerry
03-16-2007, 05:50 PM
2.1 billion votes for the WSI Staff? The Machine is alive and well!
There is an open investigation into why only half of the World's population voted for us. We think some ballot boxes met an unfortunate fate.

hose
03-16-2007, 05:58 PM
Phg

TomBradley72
03-16-2007, 06:47 PM
I voted for Appling...but I'm surprised Ted Lyons only has two votes (he would be my 2nd choice)...all time wins leader (#9 all time in the AL) for a franchise that was built on pitching.

Lip Man 1
03-16-2007, 10:22 PM
Regarding Frank I think without question he eventually gets a stature at the park. I think the Sox will wait though until he's retired or maybe wait until after he's been elected to the Hall of Fame.

Lip

Vernam
03-16-2007, 11:09 PM
Regarding Frank I think without question he eventually gets a stature at the park. I think the Sox will wait though until he's retired or maybe wait until after he's been elected to the Hall of Fame.Agreed. Maybe wait until Kenny retires. :cool:

I hope Konerko's is the next statue, after he has another magical World Series moment or three.

Vernam

drftnaway
03-17-2007, 10:28 AM
What should the criteria be? Oldest first? Popular to today's crowd? Someone who's played all or most of their career with the Sox?

I think it's money and popularity. How else do you explain Minoso, Fox and Aparicio being there already?

If it were for service and merit I fail to see how Eddie Collins wasn't the 1st statue followed closely by Ed Walsh, Ed Faber, Ray Schalk, and Ted lyons.
Joe Jackson? He was barely a White Sox! He was on the team for all of 5 years and left the game in disgrace. I think the reason Sox fans adore him is because there never was an outstanding Sox player to latch on to for so many years. Only then should the likes of Fox, Aparicio, Minoso, and Pierce be so honored. Thomas shouldn't even be eligible. Like the HOF there should be a 5 year waiting period.

ewokpelts
03-17-2007, 03:59 PM
What should the criteria be? Oldest first? Popular to today's crowd? Someone who's played all or most of their career with the Sox?

I think it's money and popularity. How else do you explain Minoso, Fox and Aparicio being there already?

If it were for service and merit I fail to see how Eddie Collins wasn't the 1st statue followed closely by Ed Walsh, Ed Faber, Ray Schalk, and Ted lyons.
Joe Jackson? He was barely a White Sox! He was on the team for all of 5 years and left the game in disgrace. I think the reason Sox fans adore him is because there never was an outstanding Sox player to latch on to for so many years. Only then should the likes of Fox, Aparicio, Minoso, and Pierce be so honored. Thomas shouldn't even be eligible. Like the HOF there should be a 5 year waiting period.if your number's retired, you get a statue...the sox pretty much said that when they gave it to fisk

santo=dorf
03-17-2007, 04:06 PM
if your number's retired, you get a statue...the sox pretty much said that when they gave it to fisk
So anybody who played with the Sox before they started putting numbers on the back of jerseys should never be honored with a statue by the Sox.

Great logic.

DumpJerry
03-17-2007, 04:54 PM
if your number's retired, you get a statue...the sox pretty much said that when they gave it to fisk
..............and you know this how?

tony1972
03-17-2007, 10:50 PM
There is an open investigation into why only half of the World's population voted for us. We think some ballot boxes met an unfortunate fate.
Well..this is Chicago..the dead probably voted too..:D:

Grzegorz
03-18-2007, 05:01 AM
Cheating crook? To this day, Jackson still holds the record for most hits in a World Series for his participation in the 1919 affair, including the Series' only home run. He also did not committ a sigle error. You're right though, sounds like a real cheater to me.


I too voted for Shoeless Joe. He deserves better than having his name smeared as has been done over time. Maybe that is why I voted for him.

Ted Lyons, Luke Appling, Nelson Fox, Minnie Minoso, Luis Aparicio, and Billy Pierce would also be good choices.

WSox597
03-18-2007, 08:10 AM
Here's another vote for Billy Pierce, he deserves it.

And a stray thought, there is one of Charles Comiskey, why not Bill Veeck?
They broke the mould when they made him, and he owned the Sox twice. The second time saving them from moving to Outer Mongolia somewhere.

TornLabrum
03-18-2007, 09:15 AM
Another vote for Billy Pierce, the best lefthanded pitcher I've ever seen in a Sox uniform. He turns 80 this year. He deserves to be honored before he passes away.

Brian26
03-18-2007, 09:44 AM
Agreed. Maybe wait until Kenny retires. :cool:


LOL! Nice one :D:

Brian26
03-18-2007, 09:46 AM
Ted Lyons, Luke Appling, Nelson Fox, Minnie Minoso, Luis Aparicio, and Billy Pierce would also be good choices.

They already have Nellie and Louie statues, turning a DP.

ewokpelts
03-18-2007, 10:44 AM
They already have Nellie and Louie statues, turning a DP.and minnie too!

ewokpelts
03-18-2007, 10:48 AM
..............and you know this how?
fisk mentioned it at his ceremony, and it was semi confirmed by sox staffers at the event. i was there, since a) i'm a big fisk fan, and b) his statue is in my section.

soxwon
03-18-2007, 06:14 PM
jerry reinsdorf

chisox77
03-18-2007, 09:35 PM
How about one of Robin Ventura (in a headlock)?

DumpJerry
03-18-2007, 09:38 PM
How about one of Robin Ventura (in a headlock)?
:angry:
No, because this is Comiskey, not the Ranger's park.

DumpJerry
03-18-2007, 09:40 PM
right now it's looking like a combo of Brooks and the WSI staff.:D:

LongLiveFisk
03-18-2007, 10:04 PM
Shoeless Joe. The man is legendary.

DumpJerry
03-18-2007, 10:09 PM
I'm upset that Julio Cruz is not included.:whiner:

Maybe I should write in Dick Allen.:D:

esbrechtel
03-18-2007, 10:11 PM
they should use that SI cover as a template....juggling baseballs and smoking.....

DumpJerry
03-18-2007, 10:12 PM
they should use that SI cover as a template....juggling baseballs and smoking.....
I see great minds think alike!

chisoxfanatic
03-18-2007, 10:34 PM
Cast another vote for the Big Hurt. He's the one who influenced my decision to be the Sox fan I am today.

fuzzy_patters
03-19-2007, 09:17 AM
It would never happen as long as Hawk is employed by the Sox, but I would love to see a statue of Hawk and Wimpy. They had a chemistry together that has been missing since Wimpy left, and Wimpy was well loved by most Sox fans.

ewokpelts
03-19-2007, 10:46 AM
That's what i don't understand he hit .341 WITH THE ONLY HOMER IN THE ENTIRE SERIES. I mean what, they wanted him to hit .500? Oh well, if only an influential person as able to take up his cause.how about pete rose?

BiggestFan14
03-19-2007, 05:39 PM
The only thing I think that should prevent Joe from getting a statue in Chicago is his short time with the Sox. But he was a great player, one of the greatest, and deserves credit.

As far as statues going up, I think Ted Lyons, Billy Pierce, Luke Appling, Bill Veeck, and Harold Baines should get that honor. And later one, after his career is over, Paul Konerko.

DumpJerry
03-19-2007, 05:45 PM
All of the "Shoeless Joe was guilty/not guilty" posts have been split off into a new thread in The Clubhouse since that discussion was getting far afield from the topic of this thread.


Have at it.

soxwon
03-19-2007, 06:30 PM
I'm upset that Julio Cruz is not included.:whiner:

Maybe I should write in Dick Allen.:D:


Big news- Last week the sox made the final payment to Julio Cruz
on that contract he signed in 83.

ewokpelts
03-20-2007, 12:13 AM
The only thing I think that should prevent Joe from getting a statue in Chicago is his short time with the Sox. But he was a great player, one of the greatest, and deserves credit.

As far as statues going up, I think Ted Lyons, Billy Pierce, Luke Appling, Bill Veeck, and Harold Baines should get that honor. And later one, after his career is over, Paul Konerko. assuming he ever comes close to matching franks numbers, maybe.

frank should get one bar none. one of the best hitters in mlb history and the GREATEST hitter in sox history. It's a shame #500 will be in a black jays uniform and not ours.

Again, if they give it to anyone before frank, it should go to the living guys first. Cuz, you know, they're still alive and can be at the ceremony.

Frontman
03-20-2007, 08:07 AM
How about one of Robin Ventura (in a headlock)?

Well, you could go two different ways with this. Either you have it with Nolan Ryan holding Robin in the headlock, or you could just have Robin and allow White Sox fans to pose with the statue, taking Ryan's place.

Granted, not too many Sox fans would want to beat up Robin, but they could do photos and raise money for White Sox charities.

miker
03-21-2007, 04:38 PM
Ligue?

I'm kidding obviously...I just thought it would be funny to say it.

Seriously, I'm not sure even Frank is a distant enought memory to get a statue.