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angiew
12-22-2007, 02:09 AM
Me and the husband went to a nearby casino tonight and he sat down to play blackjack and I was heading for the slots. I look up and Michael's nodding for me to come over to the table....I got halfway there and saw why he was calling me. Josh and his wife were standing right behind him watching the game! I had on one of my Sox tshirts and I pointed to it and said "OMG, Josh! I haven't seen you since you were a kid! And I'm the biggest Sox fan in Oklahoma!" He just laughed and said "My mom was your coach right?" I told him yes, and wished him well next season. He said thanks and I went on to my slots. I didn't want to bother him (I'm sure he gets enough of the crazy fan freaks) but I had to say something. It's pretty funny....our town is very small, and I'd bet a year's salary that me and my husband were the only people in that whole casino that knew who he was.:D: The dumbass dealer was like "Who was that?" He's in town visiting his grandfather for Christmas. I know I sound like a cheesy kid, but it was really cool and I had to tell you guys the minute I got home.:redneck

rwcescato
12-22-2007, 02:15 AM
Me and the husband went to a nearby casino tonight and he sat down to play blackjack and I was heading for the slots. I look up and Michael's nodding for me to come over to the table....I got halfway there and saw why he was calling me. Josh and his wife were standing right behind him watching the game! I had on one of my Sox tshirts and I pointed to it and said "OMG, Josh! I haven't seen you since you were a kid! And I'm the biggest Sox fan in Oklahoma!" He just laughed and said "My mom was your coach right?" I told him yes, and wished him well next season. He said thanks and I went on to my slots. I didn't want to bother him (I'm sure he gets enough of the crazy fan freaks) but I had to say something. It's pretty funny....our town is very small, and I'd bet a year's salary that me and my husband were the only people in that whole casino that knew who he was.:D: The dumbass dealer was like "Who was that?" He's in town visiting his grandfather for Christmas. I know I sound like a cheesy kid, but it was really cool and I had to tell you guys the minute I got home.:redneck

Its always cool to see famous players. I am sure it made your day.:supernana:

angiew
12-22-2007, 02:22 AM
TOTALLY made my day! I mean, we're probably the ONLY White Sox fans in this wretched little town, maybe even the whole Southern area of the state (we're over run with damn Rangers fans) and I get to talk to a Sox player! WooHoo.:D: I wish I would've thought enough to tell him about this site though...but I was so shocked to see him there I couldn't even think straight. :o: Very cool to see a sports player, because usually if you see anyone famous around here it's some hick country music star like Blake Shelton...ugh

guillen4life13
12-22-2007, 03:34 AM
Sounds like a fun time.

I'd never tell anyone in the Sox organization (except Brooks Boyer, probably) about this site--these players don't need to know everything we write. It could be quite a distraction/self-esteem killer.

eastchicagosoxfan
12-22-2007, 07:04 AM
Sounds like a fun time.

I'd never tell anyone in the Sox organization (except Brooks Boyer, probably) about this site--these players don't need to know everything we write. It could be quite a distraction/self-esteem killer.

Not to hijack, but that's an interesting point. In ten years, I wonder how many ballplayers will reflect on their times as teens when they ripped on players on message boards. These boards are relatively new, proliferating nin the past five years or so.

lizard6king6
12-22-2007, 09:24 AM
Very cool experience. Its always cool when your such a fan and you know you are because your the only one to recognize him. At least you didnt freak out and start screaming "Thats Josh Fields!!!" :D: then attracting a crowd.

soxfanreggie
12-22-2007, 09:28 AM
I have a feeling they know about the messageboards, but there probably is enough media about them that they don't have time to read it. Overall, I would say WSI is positive. These are professional athletes who get paid a lot of money to play the game. While sometimes the criticism is over the top, they know the game they play puts them in line to be scrutinized by fans.

That is great you met Josh. He certainly seems like a down-to-Earth guy.

FarWestChicago
12-22-2007, 09:39 AM
I'd never tell anyone in the Sox organization (except Brooks Boyer, probably) about this site--these players don't need to know everything we write. It could be quite a distraction/self-esteem killer.If I were an MLB baseball player pulling down millions I wouldn't give a **** what the armchair GM's here thought. Hell, I'm not and I don't. :redneck

rdwj
12-22-2007, 09:50 AM
In all honesty, I think Josh Fields could walk right past me and I wouldn't even realize it; unless, of course, he was wearing a Sox uniform.

jabrch
12-22-2007, 10:40 AM
Sounds like a fun time.

I'd never tell anyone in the Sox organization (except Brooks Boyer, probably) about this site--these players don't need to know everything we write. It could be quite a distraction/self-esteem killer.


I'm sure they are mostly very aware of where Sox fans hang out and talk Sox. I'm sure the marketing and PR folks are also actively engaged in tracking some of the message board chatter. Maybe they don't do it from the offices (not on a PC trackable back to the Sox) but I'd bet they have some way that marketing and PR takes advantage of knowing what (at least a small segment of) their fans are talking about.

I'm sure Kenny doesn't care what we think of acquisition A or acquisition B - but I'd bet that management does want to hear about some other things that we discuss here. Like customer service problems etc.

angiew
12-22-2007, 10:48 AM
Very cool experience. Its always cool when your such a fan and you know you are because your the only one to recognize him. At least you didnt freak out and start screaming "Thats Josh Fields!!!" :D: then attracting a crowd.

:D:soooo true! I really tried to stay calm because I didn't want to make a jackass out of myself. I know it shouldn't have been TOO suprising (because his grandpa still lives here) but it really did shock me.

BTW, he looks really good! He's lost quite a bit of weight...even my husband was saying the same thing. He's in great shape.:smile:

Brian26
12-22-2007, 11:20 AM
He just laughed and said "My mom was your coach right?" I told him yes, and wished him well next season. He said thanks and I went on to my slots. I didn't want to bother him

That's a cool story. I'm sure you weren't bothering him since you were the only people who recognized him there, along with him knowing you because him mom coached you.

jamokes
12-22-2007, 11:53 AM
Well..............how did you do at the casino?

angiew
12-22-2007, 02:10 PM
Well..............how did you do at the casino?
:D: Not too bad actually. When we left I told Michael that Josh was our good luck charm. He said "I'd rather him save the luck for the field":D: Funny thing is that Michael's about as big a fan as I am now, but I had to force him to watch the games a few years ago....he was always more of a football guy, but now he's completely converted.:wink: You guys have no idea how bad it sucks not having any professional sports teams in your state:whiner: And I REFUSE to get on ALL of the Texas teams bandwagon:angry: Although it would be handy because I only live an hour and a half or so from Dallas. But on the other hand, I only live about an hour and a half from Oklahoma City too...so come on sports world!!!!! Help an Oklahoman out!!:D:

Sox
12-22-2007, 05:20 PM
:D: Not too bad actually. When we left I told Michael that Josh was our good luck charm. He said "I'd rather him save the luck for the field":D: Funny thing is that Michael's about as big a fan as I am now, but I had to force him to watch the games a few years ago....he was always more of a football guy, but now he's completely converted.:wink: You guys have no idea how bad it sucks not having any professional sports teams in your state:whiner: And I REFUSE to get on ALL of the Texas teams bandwagon:angry: Although it would be handy because I only live an hour and a half or so from Dallas. But on the other hand, I only live about an hour and a half from Oklahoma City too...so come on sports world!!!!! Help an Oklahoman out!!:D:

Kansas Sox fan here. No way would I ever root for the pathetic Royals. Besides that I grew up in Northern Indiana where my grandpa was a HUGE
Sox fan. Thats why I am such a big Sox Fan. Anyway back to the thread at hand that's really cool that you got to meet a Sox player such as Josh right there in Oklahoma. Big Kudos to you and your Hubby.:gulp:

Pods4455
01-03-2008, 02:18 PM
Sounds like a fun time.

I'd never tell anyone in the Sox organization (except Brooks Boyer, probably) about this site--these players don't need to know everything we write. It could be quite a distraction/self-esteem killer.

I k now im late on this but-- lol.. the majority of them already know about this site, and are on it- and other sites as well. Not a whole lot durring the season, but durring the off-season for sure. Ive had discussions w/ some of the guys about things people say about them on this site... (think back to... mid-may bullpen breakdown in '07). These guys are QUITE aware of what's said about them on the internet- some choose to spend a lot of time on sites like this, and some dont. It just depends on who you're talking to.

chaerulez
01-03-2008, 02:24 PM
Me and the husband went to a nearby casino tonight and he sat down to play blackjack and I was heading for the slots. I look up and Michael's nodding for me to come over to the table....I got halfway there and saw why he was calling me. Josh and his wife were standing right behind him watching the game! I had on one of my Sox tshirts and I pointed to it and said "OMG, Josh! I haven't seen you since you were a kid! And I'm the biggest Sox fan in Oklahoma!" He just laughed and said "My mom was your coach right?" I told him yes, and wished him well next season. He said thanks and I went on to my slots. I didn't want to bother him (I'm sure he gets enough of the crazy fan freaks) but I had to say something. It's pretty funny....our town is very small, and I'd bet a year's salary that me and my husband were the only people in that whole casino that knew who he was.:D: The dumbass dealer was like "Who was that?" He's in town visiting his grandfather for Christmas. I know I sound like a cheesy kid, but it was really cool and I had to tell you guys the minute I got home.:redneck

While it's great that you saw Fields, I don't think someone is a "dumbass" because they don't know who Josh Fields is.

pdimas
01-03-2008, 02:51 PM
While it's great that you saw Fields, I don't think someone is a "dumbass" because they don't know who Josh Fields is.


Way to protect the dealer's feelings......:rolleyes:

jenn2080
01-03-2008, 03:50 PM
While it's great that you saw Fields, I don't think someone is a "dumbass" because they don't know who Josh Fields is.

Agreed. That is pretty harsh. What if the guy was not a baseball fan?

angiew
01-03-2008, 06:28 PM
I don't think it's harsh at all....when I told the guy it was Josh, and he played for the White Sox, he asked "is that baseball?" I didn't expect him to "know" who Josh was, but I DID expect him to know the White Sox were a BASEBALL team. Sorry, I guess I should've clarified why the guy was a dumbass.:lol:

OkStateSox
01-03-2008, 11:36 PM
Agreed. That is pretty harsh. What if the guy was not a baseball fan?
Josh Fields is practically a legend in Oklahoma and it has very little to do with Baseball. He is still probably the greatest college quarterback to play in the state in a long time.

angiew
01-04-2008, 06:16 PM
Josh Fields is practically a legend in Oklahoma and it has very little to do with Baseball. He is still probably the greatest college quarterback to play in the state in a long time.

Good point:cool:

YourPonyDied
01-04-2008, 11:57 PM
Wow, lucky you, must have been been soo great to meet him!