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Lip Man 1
08-03-2007, 04:26 PM
Nice surprise in this week's S.I. Verlander explains why he wears #35.

"I chose my number because of Frank Thomas. I settled on Thomas because he could hit and he's one of those guys everybody likes."

Lip

TommyJohn
08-03-2007, 06:01 PM
Nice surprise in this week's S.I. Verlander explains why he wears #35.

"I chose my number because of Frank Thomas. I settled on Thomas because he could hit and he's one of those guys everybody likes."

Lip

But nobody likes Frank Thomas! Don't you read the Chicago sports pages
or listen to Mike North?

AJ Hellraiser
08-03-2007, 07:08 PM
Yeah, I knew this already...

Last season, he basically admitted that as a kid he was like president of some Frank Thomas fan club in his city and since he idolized Frank he, in turn, liked the Sox...

Since reading that, I haven't been able to hate the guy... it also helps that the Sox have basically owned him since he came up

itsnotrequired
08-03-2007, 08:53 PM
...it also helps that the Sox have basically owned him since he came up

No doubt. Career 1-4, 6.41 ERA against the Sox. Worst in the AL (ERA against the Yankees is worse but he has only faced them once).

DSpivack
08-04-2007, 12:02 AM
Isn't Bran..., er, nails on a chalkboard also a huge Big Hurt fan?

Blueprint1
08-04-2007, 12:07 AM
But nobody likes Frank Thomas! Don't you read the Chicago sports pages
or listen to Mike North?

I really don't understand why Mike North hates Frank Thomas so much? He goes on and on about how he doesn't play the field.

DrewSox56
08-04-2007, 12:12 AM
I really don't understand why Mike North hates Frank Thomas so much? He goes on and on about how he doesn't play the field.

I was thinking exactly the same thing.

Nellie_Fox
08-04-2007, 12:17 AM
But nobody likes Frank Thomas! Don't you read the Chicago sports pages
or listen to Mike North?Or a whole bunch of WSI posters?