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SoxSpeed22
09-16-2007, 05:17 PM
Congrats Thome! :supernana::bandance::supernana:

gregoriop
09-16-2007, 05:17 PM
Beautiful! Couldn't happen to a better guy!

kevingrt
09-16-2007, 05:17 PM
There ya go #25!!!

stl_sox_fan
09-16-2007, 05:18 PM
that's pretty friggin cool.
congrats big jim!

goon
09-16-2007, 05:19 PM
Awesome way to get 500, Congrats Big Man.

cheezheadsoxfan
09-16-2007, 05:19 PM
A walk off for #500!! How great is that!!!!!!!:bandance:

Congratulations Jim.

A. Cavatica
09-16-2007, 05:19 PM
Second best game of the year, after the no-no.

Congratulations Jim Thome! You're a great hitter, and I wish we didn't have to deal you and your salary this offseason.

ilsox7
09-16-2007, 05:20 PM
Congratulations Jim Thome! You're a great hitter, and I wish we didn't have to deal you and your salary this offseason.

It won't happen, don't worry.

Dan Mega
09-16-2007, 05:22 PM
:bandance::bandance::bandance:

Soxworldchamps
09-16-2007, 05:22 PM
YESS!! I totally called that in the Gameday chatroom. A perfect, perfect ending.

Cellview22
09-16-2007, 05:25 PM
Congrats, Thome!! Classic way to reach #500! :supernana:

MISoxfan
09-16-2007, 05:25 PM
What an ending, congratulations Jim!

Myrtle72
09-16-2007, 05:25 PM
Great way to hit #500, anyone know the stats on hitters with 500 and how they were obtained?

HomeFish
09-16-2007, 05:26 PM
Wow, you really can't write that one any better. A walk-off to cap a comeback from 7-1 against possibly the best team in the AL this year.

A. Cavatica
09-16-2007, 05:26 PM
It won't happen, don't worry.

I think it needs to...Thome can still be a key piece of a contender, but an expensive luxury on a rebuilding team. And regardless of how the Sox spin it, we're obviously a rebuilding team.

illini81887
09-16-2007, 05:27 PM
He is a HOF today, I dont care when peeps say he needs 50 more HRs or whatever. A true man of character

Noneck
09-16-2007, 05:28 PM
I was wrong, I never thought he would do it this year. This is better than Seavers 300th (because he was not such a nice guy like Thome is) but remember all, He'll go to the Hall with an Indian cap, just like Fisk went with a Blowsox cap. Thomas's 500 was bigger for me.

Soxworldchamps
09-16-2007, 05:31 PM
I was wrong, I never thought he would do it this year. This is better than Seavers 300th (because he was not such a nice guy like Thome is) but remember all, He'll go to the Hall with an Indian cap, just like Fisk went with a Blowsox cap. Thomas's 500 was bigger for me.


Who cares which cap he's wearing in the Hall? He hit it with us.

WSox597
09-16-2007, 05:32 PM
I'm so happy for Jim Thome. I always liked his play, even when he was killing us for the Tribe. A class act, it couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

And a walk-off to win the game! You can't beat that for drama!!

I'm glad his family was there to see it in person, too.

Good for you, Jim!!

cheezheadsoxfan
09-16-2007, 05:33 PM
Wish I could have seen Hall and Jenks carrying him off the field. That had to be a hoot.:D:

ilsox7
09-16-2007, 05:33 PM
I think it needs to...Thome can still be a key piece of a contender, but an expensive luxury on a rebuilding team. And regardless of how the Sox spin it, we're obviously a rebuilding team.

It's extremely unlikely and unnecessary. He does not cost us that much.

A. Cavatica
09-16-2007, 05:34 PM
I'm more excited about the win than the milestone. Nice to see the Sox finish what they started.

Noneck
09-16-2007, 05:34 PM
Who cares which cap he's wearing in the Hall? He hit it with us.


Believe me, It matters. Wait till you see him go in with the Indian cap, you'll realize then.

Patrick134
09-16-2007, 05:36 PM
Believe me, It matters. Wait till you see him go in with the Indian cap, you'll realize then.

Today was a great White Sox moment regardless. I could care less what hat is on the HOF, it's a personal acheivment anyway.

October26
09-16-2007, 05:37 PM
What a finish! Sox Win! Sox Win! Congratulations to Jim Thome on hitting his 500th home run! And a walk-off home run no less!
I loved seeing Jenks and Dye lifting Thome up on their shoulders!:bandance: That was a riot! :bandance:

ilsox7
09-16-2007, 05:38 PM
Believe me, It matters. Wait till you see him go in with the Indian cap, you'll realize then.

Doesn't matter one bit to me. He is a great hitter and great person. Nice to see him do it in a Sox uniform.

pierzynski07
09-16-2007, 05:39 PM
Who cares which cap he's wearing in the Hall? He hit it with us.
In a losing season. He also hit 41 against us. Still happy?

Soxworldchamps
09-16-2007, 05:41 PM
In a losing season. He also hit 41 against us. Still happy?

Yes I am, believe it or not. Aren't you?

Patrick134
09-16-2007, 05:41 PM
In a losing season. He also hit 41 against us. Still happy?


True but in the games in which he hit those 41, the sox went 27-11 against the tribe. Still unhappy ?

Noneck
09-16-2007, 05:44 PM
In a losing season. He also hit 41 against us. Still happy?

I'm happy for him , he's a good guy and good for baseball. But Big Franks 500 made me happy.

HomeFish
09-16-2007, 05:45 PM
I was wrong, I never thought he would do it this year. This is better than Seavers 300th (because he was not such a nice guy like Thome is) but remember all, He'll go to the Hall with an Indian cap, just like Fisk went with a Blowsox cap. Thomas's 500 was bigger for me.

Fisk going in with a Carmine hat hurt because there was a plausible case to make for him wearing a White Sox cap, and because it brought us back to the ugly manner in which he left the team.

Thome going in with an Indians cap won't hurt at all, because it's the only possible option.

Patrick134
09-16-2007, 05:47 PM
Fisk going in with a Carmine hat hurt because there was a plausible case to make for him wearing a White Sox cap, and because it brought us back to the ugly manner in which he left the team.

Thome going in with an Indians cap won't hurt at all, because it's the only possible option.


Fisk was great here, and great in Boston. Since the day after his induction, I haven't thought or cared which hat is on his plaque. It was an honor watching him play the game.

Patrick134
09-16-2007, 05:48 PM
Glad to see the fan who caught #500 was very cool.

HomeFish
09-16-2007, 05:49 PM
Fisk was great here, and great in Boston. Since the day after his induction, I haven't thought or cared which hat is on his plaque. It was an honor watching him play the game.

Yeah. When Thome gets inducted into the HoF, I don't plan on crying over the Wahoo on his cap. I plan on being at WSI clicking a link to a YouTube video of him hitting #500 and being happy.

delben91
09-16-2007, 05:50 PM
Sorry I only "saw it" on GameCast. Congrats to Big Jim!!

GlassSox
09-16-2007, 05:50 PM
Such as great moment for Jim. Congratulations. I think it is the 1st walk off 500th home run, can anyone confirm?

October26
09-16-2007, 05:51 PM
Glad to see the fan who caught #500 was very cool.

Yes, I'm hearing on the Sox postgame show that it was a man from Baltimore and he has returned the ball to Jim Thome. Kudos to him for doing this. Now, Jim Thome and his dad can hand deliver the ball to the Hall of Fame. That will be so cool!

chisoxfanatic
09-16-2007, 05:51 PM
How ironic that this happened on Jim Thome Bobblehead Day!

Class act all the way! Congrats, Big Jim!

Noneck
09-16-2007, 05:52 PM
Fisk going in with a Carmine hat hurt because there was a plausible case to make for him wearing a White Sox cap, and because it brought us back to the ugly manner in which he left the team.

Thome going in with an Indians cap won't hurt at all, because it's the only possible option.


I agree, Thome is like Seaver. Seaver will always be thought of as a Met and Thome a Indian. Nice they attained a milestone as a Sox but no big deal.

Frontman
09-16-2007, 05:52 PM
Glad to see the fan who caught #500 was very cool.

This whole thing is SO surreal.

500th homer for a walk off win, with his Dad and wife in attendance.

The guy catches the ball, gives back the season tickets to go to Jim Thome's charity.

GIVES THE BALL BACK (amazing that someone would be so nice.)

as JR said, these types of moments make the season enjoyable, even with the bad play.

CONGRATS TO BIG JIM!!!

ilsox7
09-16-2007, 05:54 PM
This whole thing is SO surreal.

500th homer for a walk off win, with his Dad and wife in attendance.

The guy catches the ball, gives back the season tickets to go to Jim Thome's charity.

GIVES THE BALL BACK (amazing that someone would be so nice.)

as JR said, these types of moments make the season enjoyable, even with the bad play.

CONGRATS TO BIG JIM!!!

I think the vast majority of people would give the ball back. I wouldn't even think twice about it.

BainesHOF
09-16-2007, 06:15 PM
Congratulations to Big Jim!

My only regret is not recording the game for posterity. A lot of the postgame stuff on TV cool and would have been nice to have on DVD like the one I have of Buehrle's no-hitter.

itsnotrequired
09-16-2007, 06:47 PM
Probably the last game of the season with the whole family. What a way to end it.

As a Packer fan, I chuckled at everyone walking out to go watch the Bears.

Sig update time...

Myrtle72
09-16-2007, 06:59 PM
I think the vast majority of people would give the ball back. I wouldn't even think twice about it.

Me either. You'd have to be a real jag not to.

I wonder how Indians fans are feeling about this.

Brian26
09-16-2007, 07:07 PM
Wish I could have seen Hall and Jenks carrying him off the field. That had to be a hoot.:D:

I think it was Dye and Jenks. They picked him up in front of the Scout Seats and walked him around a bit. It was pretty awesome.

cheezheadsoxfan
09-16-2007, 07:10 PM
I think it was Dye and Jenks. They picked him up in front of the Scout Seats and walked him around a bit. It was pretty awesome.

Thanks. Rongey said Hall but I did catch it on BBTN and saw it was Dye. Pretty cool.

skottyj242
09-16-2007, 07:14 PM
Just got back from the game and I gotta tell you I was kind of choked up especially when listening to the postgame in the car and hearing Jim say that we're the best fans in all of sports.

Brian26
09-16-2007, 07:14 PM
The ushers handed out a card after the game. The front has a picture of Thome and says "Celebrating 500". The back has a quote from Thome with the Sox logo beneath it, "Thank you White Sox Fans for celebrating my 500th career Homerun. I appreciate all of your cheers. - Jim Thome #25"

alohafri
09-16-2007, 07:27 PM
The ushers handed out a card after the game. The front has a picture of Thome and says "Celebrating 500". The back has a quote from Thome with the Sox logo beneath it, "Thank you White Sox Fans for celebrating my 500th career Homerun. I appreciate all of your cheers. - Jim Thome #25"

Damn. I didn't get one! Nevertheless, just being there was awesome. The fact that it was a walkoff game winner was lost on me for a few minutes. I had tears in my eyes for the guy...not as many as I did in 2005 after winning Game 1, but tears nonetheless. I saved the stub, the bobblehead, the bobblehead box, and the parking pass.

skottyj242
09-16-2007, 07:29 PM
, and the parking pass.

I found a perfect parking pass walking through the lot to my car that I picked up and put in my box.

JorgeFabregas
09-16-2007, 07:32 PM
Nice to see Fields and Richar have nice games at the plate.

salty99
09-16-2007, 07:33 PM
Awesome! Wish I could have been there! Great comeback and nice way to get your 500th big Jim! Elias says this is the first ever walk-off HR for # 500.

chisoxmike
09-16-2007, 07:37 PM
I'm really glad he did it here, and not in KC, or even worse, some Twins fan catching the ball in Minnesota this upcoming weekend.

Congrats Jim!!! Wish I was there to cheer you on!:bandance:

:hawk
"You're AWESOME big man!"

CLR01
09-16-2007, 07:41 PM
Congrats big Jim! :bandance:

salty99
09-16-2007, 07:44 PM
I'm really glad he did it here, and not in KC, or even worse, some Twins fan catching the ball in Minnesota this upcoming weekend.



As opposed to the Rangers/Astors fan who did catch it? But yes I agree it was amazing that he did it at home.

chisoxmike
09-16-2007, 07:46 PM
As opposed to the Rangers/Astors fan who did catch it? But yes I agree it was amazing that he did it at home.

Oh really? I didn't see who caught it. It wasn't a Sox fan?:mad: At least Thome gets it back.

Dibbs
09-16-2007, 07:46 PM
I was out in right-center and this was the first time I have brought my glove to the game in a long long time. Congrats on 500 Jim!!!

Anyone see who caught the ball in the bleachers?

chisoxfanatic
09-16-2007, 07:47 PM
Just got back from the game and I gotta tell you I was kind of choked up especially when listening to the postgame in the car and hearing Jim say that we're the best fans in all of sports.
Did he really say that??? How beautiful! :whiner:

BeviBall!
09-16-2007, 07:55 PM
Cheers Mr. Peoria!

IlliniSox4Life
09-16-2007, 08:05 PM
Did he really say that??? How beautiful! :whiner:

He certainly doesn't have any loyalties to the Indians fans after they have been booing him every appearance. I believe he was a Cubs fan growing up, and seeing them trash their own field all the time doesn't help their cause. It's great to hear him say that we are the best fans in all of sports, but it doesn't surprise me either considering who he grew up with and where he played before here.

Congrats Jim, it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

itsnotrequired
09-16-2007, 08:05 PM
The ushers handed out a card after the game. The front has a picture of Thome and says "Celebrating 500". The back has a quote from Thome with the Sox logo beneath it, "Thank you White Sox Fans for celebrating my 500th career Homerun. I appreciate all of your cheers. - Jim Thome #25"

We got about 6 of them. These were the cards that the ushers had been carrying around in the yellow DHL bags for the entire series. Too bad so many people left. We ended up getting six of them and probably could have gotten a lot more. I imagine the extras will be mailed out to ST holders.

Red Barchetta
09-16-2007, 08:17 PM
Big Jim's walk-off 500 and Mark's no-hitter have been two of the few brightspots this miserable season. Congrats Jim! :smile:

IronFisk
09-16-2007, 08:20 PM
BIG congrats Jimbo!

As for me, I have to live with the pain of passing up FREE TIX for this AND the Buehrle's no-hitter!

:whiner::whiner:

chisoxfanatic
09-16-2007, 08:20 PM
Big Jim's walk-off 500 and Mark's no-hitter have been two of the few brightspots this miserable season. Congrats Jim! :smile:
Don't forget the big comeback against Minnesota last weekend. :cool:

chisoxfanatic
09-16-2007, 08:21 PM
BIG congrats Jimbo!

As for me, I have to live with the pain of passing up FREE TIX for this AND the Buehrle's no-hitter!

:whiner::whiner:
Oh, that sucks, Mitch! Have you and your cowbell been able to make it out to at least a fair share of games this season?

TDog
09-16-2007, 08:26 PM
Awesome! Wish I could have been there! Great comeback and nice way to get your 500th big Jim! Elias says this is the first ever walk-off HR for # 500.

Elias has enough integrity that the bureau probably didn't use the ESPN-speak term "walk-off," however. Mike Schmidt, I believe, won a game in the ninth with his 500th home run, but he was on the road.

This Sunday U.S. Cellular Field showed why you never leave a baseball game early, especially when Jim Thome has 499 career home runs.

And the game itself looks like it showed you should never stop going to baseball games, even when your team is in last place.

Oblong
09-16-2007, 08:30 PM
Jim Thome: Good guy.

Congratulations. Baseball needs more like you.

soxstarter
09-16-2007, 08:33 PM
It couldn't have happened to a classier guy! The 500, the show of appreciation to the fans by distributing the cards.....then hearing about Ozzie's press conference and the quote that undoubtedly Thome will be in the Hall of Fame....of course in Cleveland ware. Considering their constant booing of him.....they just did not deserve him.

But we certainly did today!


Way to go Thome!

Navarro's Talent
09-16-2007, 08:36 PM
Now, THAT'S a great way to get to 500 home runs! I'll never forget this dinger. Congrats, Big Jim!

chisoxmike
09-16-2007, 08:41 PM
Stay classy Indians fans! :thumbsup: From the Indians fan sites...

Jim Thome is nothing but a greedy liar. I practically idiolized him as a kid and knew he would be different. He wouldn't be like the other guys...he promised.

But no, he stabbed Cleveland in the back and I will forever wish him no good in his professional career. He is my least favorite athlete in any sport.

Thome is a lying back stabber who can rot on a pile of bannana peels......

Personally, if he were to have a career ending injury before he hit his 500th, I wouldn't shed a tear or have a bit of compassion. I won't wish it on him, I simply wouldn't care if it did.

salty99
09-16-2007, 08:47 PM
I was out in right-center and this was the first time I have brought my glove to the game in a long long time. Congrats on 500 Jim!!!

Anyone see who caught the ball in the bleachers?

it was a businessman from Austin, TX in town for some accounting thing. He got season tix which he donated to Thome's charity, some signed items, and the use of Thome's suite for a Cubs/Sox game next year.

The Dude
09-16-2007, 08:49 PM
Congrats Big Jim! I wish I could have attended but the Bears home opener took preference over the Sox game. I still got the bobblehead though!:bandance:

viagracat
09-16-2007, 08:50 PM
Even in this godforsaken season there were some big moments. This was, of course, one of them. It's what makes baseball great.

:supernana::bandance::supernana:

Vestigio
09-16-2007, 08:53 PM
I'm more excited about the win than the milestone. Nice to see the Sox finish what they started.

I was at the game, and honestly I forgot for a second that it was a GW HR.


Stay classy Indians fans! :thumbsup: From the Indians fan sites...


Someone should send comments like those to Thome to persuade him to wear a different hat in Cooperstown, that is if MLB still allows players to chose which team they can go in with

Lip Man 1
09-16-2007, 09:01 PM
Congratulations to Jim.

The Hall of Fame does not allow the player to make the decision, they will take his input but the final call is their's. You have to think he goes in (if he does) as an Indian.

The good folks at ESPN.com (Rob Neyer) have a column up now on why Thome will not get in unless he hits 600 home runs. Neyer says Thomas and Bagwell are locks by the way.

Lip

Railsplitter
09-16-2007, 09:12 PM
:bandance:Sox
:cheers: Thome

esbrechtel
09-16-2007, 09:15 PM
Best game I have ever seen in person...I got to see 500 AND i was also in the row that won free icecream....:supernana:

TDog
09-16-2007, 09:23 PM
Congratulations to Jim.

The Hall of Fame does not allow the player to make the decision, they will take his input but the final call is their's. You have to think he goes in (if he does) as an Indian.

The good folks at ESPN.com (Rob Neyer) have a column up now on why Thome will not get in unless he hits 600 home runs. Neyer says Thomas and Bagwell are locks by the way.

Lip

No matter how many times you post the truth about the Hall of Fame plaque, people will insist that it is up to the players as to what cap their image will be depicting. Of course, if Thome wanted to stick it to the Indians fan, he would, despite being depicted as an Indian on the plaque, display a White Sox cap at the ceremony.

I don't know if Thome will get to the Hall of Fame, although only a few guys, including Babe Ruth and Alex Rodriguez, I believe, got to 500 home runs in fewer at bats. I don't think Thomas is a lock either.

JB98
09-16-2007, 09:37 PM
It was a wonderful day to be at the ballpark. I have been blessed this year to witness in person Buehrle's no-hitter, Jenks retiring his 41st straight batter and Thome's 500th home run. It has been a horrible season, but at least there have been significant individual accomplishments to cheer.

This Thome bobblehead is pretty cool too.

A nice day in a bleak season.

Soxfest
09-16-2007, 09:55 PM
Congrats Jim a true class act, 2007 1 last brightspot in the season from hell.

ChiSoxGirl
09-16-2007, 09:57 PM
Damn. I didn't get one! Nevertheless, just being there was awesome. The fact that it was a walkoff game winner was lost on me for a few minutes. I had tears in my eyes for the guy...not as many as I did in 2005 after winning Game 1, but tears nonetheless. I saved the stub, the bobblehead, the bobblehead box, and the parking pass.

So did I. My heart was beating a mile a minute and I was shaking, just like in 2005. And BTW- I called it that Thome would walk it off with his 500th. :wink:

I saved everything from today and hope to come up with a neat way to display it all.

BIG congrats Jimbo!

As for me, I have to live with the pain of passing up FREE TIX for this AND the Buehrle's no-hitter!

:whiner::whiner:

:mg::thud:

Best game I have ever seen in person...I got to see 500 AND i was also in the row that won free icecream....:supernana:

And I was in the Switch by the Seventh section... lucky me.

PeteWard
09-16-2007, 09:58 PM
How ironic that this happened on Jim Thome Bobblehead Day!

Class act all the way! Congrats, Big Jim!

Ironic? Look up the word.

No irony at all ...just fitting. What would be ironic is AJ hitting his 500th on Michael Barret Day. :tongue:

Way to go Jim!

Brian26
09-16-2007, 10:07 PM
Here's the back of the Thome card they handed out after the homer:


http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/brian2653/DSCN1203.jpg

ilsox7
09-16-2007, 10:10 PM
Here's the back of the Thome card they handed out after the homer:


http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/brian2653/DSCN1203.jpg

Sheesh. You think you could have at least posted a picture not disfigured by the flash of a camera? :cool:

Brian26
09-16-2007, 10:14 PM
And finally, the Thome bobblehead:
http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/brian2653/DSCN1204.jpg

Frontman
09-16-2007, 10:20 PM
Even in this godforsaken season there were some big moments. This was, of course, one of them. It's what makes baseball great.

:supernana::bandance::supernana:

"Sports Glory." Who gives a crap about beating the Cubs in June when we get to have moments like this?

It was glorious to see the replay (I was flipping between the FedEx cup, the Bears game, and the Sox) and just fun I guess to hear how happy Hawk and DJ were. It goes to show no matter how hard a team falls on hard times, everyone involved from the players to management to support to the fans; we all get to enjoy these milestone moments.

My poor kid, he kept bugging me to keep flipping back, and I didn't think Thome would get up to the plate again this game. Didn't matter to him, he just wanted to see it; taped, replay, live, it didn't matter. He's a Thome fan (all last season it was Jim "Tony," which is my son's name.)

All in all, a great day to be a sports fan in Chicago.

SoxandtheCityTee
09-16-2007, 10:35 PM
Good on all of you who were there for this one! Congrats Jim! I bet no one has ever hit his 500th as a walk-off on his bobblehead day before! :D:

I gave my tickets to this one away, and I don't even feel bad about it. I'm so glad it happened at home. That commemorative giveaway is sharp, too.

Frontman
09-16-2007, 10:45 PM
I just watched the vidcap on whitesox.com again. You know, what a magical moment. Between Hawk just completely losing his mind on the call, to Nancy firing up "Na Na Na Na" just before the ball landed, to Jim's dad with "That's my boy!" coming from his mouth (which brought tears to my eyes. Baseball has always been and always will be one of those father/son "Field of Dreams" things; that I had to go kiss my son on the forehead while he slept. He didn't stop believing that Jim was going to do it this weekend.)

I watched Jenks tie the record live, I watched Mark pitch the entire no-hit game (well, save one at-bat by Iguchi, I really needed to use the bathroom) so I don't feel let down by not watching Thome's shot go out as it happened. But man, in some ways, we missed the most dramatic moment, even though a no-hitter is damn near impossible to do. What a moment.

What a game, what a player. To all those Indian fans hating Jim, to all the so-called "baseball experts" POOP ON YOU ALL! Thome deserves HoF consideration; and if not?

He'll always be a part of White Sox history.

spongyfungy
09-16-2007, 10:48 PM
Replay tonight at 1:30 AM on CSN.

Thank goodness it was on CSN or we'd get no replay. I will be making DVD's like I did for the Buehrle no-no

DumpJerry
09-16-2007, 11:29 PM
Ozzie laid into the scum-laden Tribe fans in the post game press conference.

He said that when they boo Thome, they need to remember that he'll be wearing a Tribe hat in the HOF and they need to start showing him respect.

I guess Ozzie will get booed in Cleveland now.

cheezheadsoxfan
09-16-2007, 11:57 PM
Ozzie laid into the scum-laden Tribe fans in the post game press conference.

He said that when they boo Thome, they need to remember that he'll be wearing a Tribe hat in the HOF and they need to start showing him respect.

I guess Ozzie will get booed in Cleveland now.

I doubt Ozzie gives a rat's rump.:wink:

HomeFish
09-16-2007, 11:59 PM
So, I assume you guys who are dissing the Tribe fans will all be happy for a certain now-dreadlocked Tiger if he hits #500?

DumpJerry
09-16-2007, 11:59 PM
I doubt Ozzie gives a rat's rump.:wink:
It doesn't seem to bother him at The Urinal.

Another group of loser fans.

SoxandtheCityTee
09-17-2007, 12:01 AM
So, I assume you guys who are dissing the Tribe fans will all be happy for a certain now-dreadlocked Tiger if he hits #500?

Is Maggs's hair dreadlocked? :?: I thought it was long and flowing.

Dan Mega
09-17-2007, 12:43 AM
So, I assume you guys who are dissing the Tribe fans will all be happy for a certain now-dreadlocked Tiger if he hits #500?

Assuming Mags stays healthy for another 10 years its still a stretch he hits 500 for his career. He is halfway there and 33.

HomeFish
09-17-2007, 12:44 AM
Assuming Mags stays healthy for another 10 years its still a stretch he hits 500 for his career. He is halfway there and 33.

It was more of a hypothetical than anything -- substitute any career landmark you want. The point was, we also dislike some former players that left the team on bad terms.

oeo
09-17-2007, 12:46 AM
It was more of a hypothetical than anything -- substitute any career landmark you want. The point was, we also dislike some former players that left the team on bad terms.

Maggs is a bad example, though, because he was a complete douche when he left, and had some bad things to say. Has Thome ever said a bad thing about anyone in his life?

oeo
09-17-2007, 12:47 AM
Is Maggs's hair dreadlocked? :?: I thought it was long and flowing.

It's long, curly hair...it's definitely not dreadlocks. Either way, he needs to cut that **** off.

thomas35forever
09-17-2007, 01:03 AM
I just found out about this and couldn't believe it! Congrats Jim! What a way to do it too!:supernana:

whitesoxfan
09-17-2007, 01:13 AM
I just found out about this and couldn't believe it! Congrats Jim! What a way to do it too!:supernana:
I found out about it an hour or so ago. What a great way to get your 500th HR. Sent chills down my spine when I heard the call replayed on ESPN.

Even though this year has sucked, it has had its memorable moments. Buehrle's no-no, Jenks' consecutive out streak, Javy's re-emergence, and now Thome's 500th to win the game.

PKalltheway
09-17-2007, 01:15 AM
Congrats Big Jim! Awesome way to get #500!!! A great day in Sox history, and a great day to be a Sox fan!!:D::supernana::supernana:

harwar
09-17-2007, 07:52 AM
"It's tough to hit home runs when people want you too".That pretty much says what the big guy has been going through lately.I'm so glad that we have this guy in the White Sox clubhouse.

itsnotrequired
09-17-2007, 09:40 AM
The latest Soxcast episode starts off with Hawk's call of Fields', Richar's and of course, Thome's home runs from yesterday. Then there are some clips from Thome's postgame press conference. All of this is recorded with the Star Wars theme music in the background. It sounds pretty cool. The end of the episode includes the radio call from Thome's first career home run way back in 1991.

http://www.soxcast.com/podcasts/soxcast117.mp3

Yesterday's MLB.com Gameday Audio Rewind includes Farmer's call of Thome's 500th. The Sox game starts about nine minutes in.

http://dds.mlb.com/2007/rewind/091607_rr.mp3

WizardsofOzzie
09-17-2007, 05:05 PM
So, I assume you guys who are dissing the Tribe fans will all be happy for a certain now-dreadlocked Tiger if he hits #500?

A. Thome didn't leave Cleveland while fighting with management and ownership

B. Maggs was never the face of the White Sox organization

TDog
09-17-2007, 05:41 PM
I doubt Ozzie gives a rat's rump.:wink:

I think it would bother Guillen if he weren't booed in Cleveland.

Risk
09-17-2007, 06:00 PM
Congrats to Big Jim. What an unbelievable way to hit #500 too.:D::gulp:

Risk

lostfan
09-17-2007, 06:30 PM
A. Thome didn't leave Cleveland while fighting with management and ownership

B. Maggs was never the face of the White Sox organization
You beat me to it. By the way, for a better analogy, Frank left the Sox whining and crying like a little girl pretty much begging to be booed and he had been pouting for years, what did he get when he came back to the South Side? A tribute marking his career with the Sox, and 2 standing ovations when he hit home runs against us.

TheCommander
09-17-2007, 07:44 PM
You beat me to it. By the way, for a better analogy, Frank left the Sox whining and crying like a little girl pretty much begging to be booed and he had been pouting for years, what did he get when he came back to the South Side? A tribute marking his career with the Sox, and 2 standing ovations when he hit home runs against us.

I was at his first game back and the only standing ovations I recall were before he hit the homers. But many people laughed,shook their heads and gave him a small clap offering after his first HR because it was "Frank being Frank."

Frontman
09-17-2007, 08:29 PM
So, I assume you guys who are dissing the Tribe fans will all be happy for a certain now-dreadlocked Tiger if he hits #500?

Yes, yes I will. I have no ill will towards any former Sox player. I cheered even for the Big Hurt when he hit his (and thought it stunk that he got tossed from that game as well.)

Just because some might bash Maggs or Frank or anyone else doesn't mean that ALL Sox fans will do so; but the amount of booing Jim gets by Indians fans?

Pathetic way to treat him.

chisoxfanatic
09-17-2007, 08:56 PM
I was at his first game back and the only standing ovations I recall were before he hit the homers. But many people laughed,shook their heads and gave him a small clap offering after his first HR because it was "Frank being Frank."
I was there as well for that game, and Frank got a full-fledged standing-o when he hit that home run for the A's. Sox fans are classy to the returning players who deserve it.

TheCommander
09-17-2007, 09:24 PM
I was there as well for that game, and Frank got a full-fledged standing-o when he hit that home run for the A's. Sox fans are classy to the returning players who deserve it.

I honestly don't remember that, but I trust your recollection better than mine.:smile: Gee,now I wonder if I stood too! :redface:

chisoxfanatic
09-17-2007, 09:31 PM
I honestly don't remember that, but I trust your recollection better than mine.:smile: Gee,now I wonder if I stood too! :redface:
About everyone who was at the WSI Core of the Core did. That couldn't have been a better game with him returning for the first time, hitting a couple bombs, AND our Sox won the game.

TheCommander
09-17-2007, 09:40 PM
About everyone who was at the WSI Core of the Core did. That couldn't have been a better game with him returning for the first time, hitting a couple bombs, AND our Sox won the game.

I remember the majority of the game(unfortunately the only one I made last season)but sometimes my memories are a bit fragmented. I am glad that there are many on here to help fill in the details I don't recall so well. :D:

sodfather1026
09-17-2007, 10:27 PM
What a great moment. Unfortunately I didn't see it when it happened, but I've seen the replay about 10 times since then.

Couldn't of happened to a better guy.

rookie
09-17-2007, 10:51 PM
I was there as well for that game, and Frank got a full-fledged standing-o when he hit that home run for the A's. Sox fans are classy to the returning players who deserve it.

Yup, Frank got a standing ovation for the first home run (I think Jon Garland was pictching). I was a part of the standing O, but I refrained from the second standing O for the second homer, because after all enough is enough. (I think it was a 1/2 priced Monday ticket).

More importantly. Congratulations Jim Thome! I was there!!! and I got a bobblehead. Free tickets, just like the no-hitter. Sorry IronFisk). All the Sox fans at work want me to come to every game with them because they can't believe my luck! How could his 500 be more exciting than the last home game before a road trip and a walk off at that!:bandance: