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thomas35forever
10-01-2007, 12:39 PM
What's your favorite moment by a former Sox player who had left and was playing for another team? Mine has to be Robin Ventura's grand-slam single in the '99 NLCS.

TDog
10-01-2007, 12:49 PM
What's your favorite moment by a former Sox player who had left and was playing for another team? Mine has to be Robin Ventura's grand-slam single in the '99 NLCS.

I expected you to suggest Frank Thomas' two-home run game while playing for Oakland in his return to Chicago.

I'm partial to Jack McDowell's response to boos in New York.

mrfourni
10-01-2007, 01:03 PM
Sammy Sosa's flinstone vitamen powered home run chase of '98

chisox77
10-01-2007, 02:04 PM
A tie:

*Bucky Dent's homerun at Fenway against the Red Sox in the 1978 one-game playoff (for the Yankees).

*Goose Gossage's huge stack of saves for those same Yankees in the late 1970s.

How about a thread featuring the success of ex White Sox managers (like Chuck Tanner for the Pirates, Bob Lemon for the Yankees, Tony LaRussa for the Athletics and the Cardinals, Jim Fregosi for the Phillies)

TDog
10-01-2007, 02:09 PM
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How about a thread featuring the success of ex White Sox managers (like Chuck Tanner for the Pirates, Bob Lemon for the Yankees, Tony LaRussa for the Athletics and the Cardinals, Jim Fregosi for the Phillies)

After the 1978 Yankees failed to perform under Billy Martin, they actually benefited from a manager who literally fell asleep in the dugout during their games.

DumpJerry
10-01-2007, 02:30 PM
After the 1978 Yankees failed to perform under Billy Martin, they actually benefited from a manager who literally fell asleep in the dugout during their games.
:jerry
I fail to see the humor in your statement, TDog.

TDog
10-01-2007, 02:39 PM
:jerry
I fail to see the humor in your statement, TDog.

Some managers metaphorically fall asleep in the dugout. Bob Lemon literally dozed off.

Chez
10-01-2007, 03:07 PM
Magglio's homer to eliminate the Yankees last year was pretty damn exciting.

32nd&Wallace
10-01-2007, 03:13 PM
Magglio's homer to eliminate the Yankees last year was pretty damn exciting.
It was the A's to win the pennant.

Nellie_Fox
10-01-2007, 03:16 PM
Some managers metaphorically fall asleep in the dugout. Bob Lemon literally dozed off.Lasorda was big on catching a few winks in the dugout also.

Chez
10-01-2007, 03:16 PM
It was the A's to win the pennant.

Ok. But exciting nonetheless!

TDog
10-01-2007, 03:21 PM
It was the A's to win the pennant.

What? The A's haven't won the pennant since 1990. Harold Baines was a member of that team, and Art Kusnyer was the bullpen coach, but I recall no dramatic moments stand out between them.

Actually, I've changed my mind. My favorite ex-Sox player moment was Gary Peters giving up six runs in the first inning against the White Sox on May 31, 1970, en route to losing a 22-13 decision to his former team.

bryPt
10-01-2007, 05:11 PM
mine hasn't happened yet, but it will in 5 days:

Chris Young catching the final out in game 3 at wrigley to eliminate the cub.

the gooch
10-01-2007, 06:19 PM
I'd have to say my favorite ex-sox player moment would be when Josh Paul tossed a dropped third strike to the mound and ran to the dugout in the 2005 ALCS.

areilly
10-01-2007, 06:39 PM
I'm partial to Jack McDowell's response to boos in New York.

I'm right there with you. I have a scan of the "JACK ASS" cover of the next day's New York Post as my background wallpaper.

Daver
10-01-2007, 07:11 PM
I'd have to say my favorite ex-sox player moment would be when Josh Paul tossed a dropped third strike to the mound and ran to the dugout in the 2005 ALCS.

That's a pretty good one.

mrfourni
10-01-2007, 09:21 PM
I'd have to say my favorite ex-sox player moment would be when Josh Paul tossed a dropped third strike to the mound and ran to the dugout in the 2005 ALCS.


Along those lines, you would have to go with Graffanino through the legs also

Oh NO!!!!!!

chisoxfanatic
10-01-2007, 09:42 PM
Along those lines, you would have to go with Graffanino through the legs also

Oh NO!!!!!!

That's mine too!

"Ohhh noooo!!! Through his legs!!! EVERYONE'S safe!!!"

Frontman
10-01-2007, 10:12 PM
Hearing that Frank hit his 500th; and his post game press confrence.

"I did it the right way."

itsnotrequired
10-01-2007, 10:57 PM
Willie Harris' 6-6 performance earlier this year was pretty cool. 4 R, 6 RBI, 2 3B and a stolen base for good measure.

nccwsfan
10-01-2007, 11:05 PM
I'd have to say my favorite ex-sox player moment would be when Josh Paul tossed a dropped third strike to the mound and ran to the dugout in the 2005 ALCS.

Great one! I would vote for Frank Thomas' 500th HR- the best player in Chicago White Sox history solidifying his place in Cooperstown was a great moment.

russ99
10-01-2007, 11:56 PM
After December, :whiner: mine will be Pods' homer to win World Series game one.

ChiSoxGirl
10-02-2007, 08:11 AM
After December, :whiner: mine will be Pods' homer to win World Series game one.

World Series Game Two. :wink:

35th&Shields
10-02-2007, 10:08 AM
Magglio's homer to eliminate the Yankees last year was pretty damn exciting.

I also was happy to see Big Frank get 500 homers.

skottyj242
10-02-2007, 10:17 AM
Ross Gload threw me a ball last week. That was pretty cool.

HomeFish
10-02-2007, 05:15 PM
If the White Sox ever get Magglio Ordonez out, that will be in my Top 10. But perhaps I should have written this in deep pink...

WhiteSoxJunkie
10-02-2007, 06:02 PM
I'm surprised there's been no mention yet of Aaron Rowand's crash into the wall last year.

TheCommander
10-02-2007, 06:04 PM
I'm surprised there's been no mention yet of Aaron Rowand's crash into the wall last year.

Or when he got hurt playing tag. :D:

MetroPD
10-03-2007, 04:32 AM
Probably the several times I've seen Shammy Sosa take a fastball to his dome. Those were my favorite moments of an ex-Sox player.

Railsplitter
10-03-2007, 06:44 AM
Bucky ****ing Dent

TomBradley72
10-03-2007, 08:10 AM
When Gossage let up the walk off grand slam to Robin Ventura in 1991.

TomBradley72
10-04-2007, 11:17 PM
Chris Young's 3 run HR tonight. But...you know, he's not that good...he strikes out alot.