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Sockinchisox
03-22-2008, 11:52 AM
Link (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-080322-aaron-poreda-white-sox,1,749812.story)

btrain929
03-22-2008, 12:41 PM
I hope he doesn't get a big head and stop working hard. I don't like his quote to the tune of "I think my offspeed pitches are good enough." I'd rather read "I know they aren't as good as my fastball, and all I can do is bust my tail to get them somewhat near the effectiveness of my fastball for me to have a successful career..."

Hitmen77
03-22-2008, 12:52 PM
What's the point, WSI posters have convinced me that Poreda is certain to be a failure (and that Porcello is guaranteed to be an All-Star in a few years).

DrCrawdad
03-22-2008, 02:56 PM
"My parents bought me a guitar for Hanukkah last December, and it's definitely one of my hobbies," Poreda said.

A top flight left-handed flame throwing prospect AND a M.O.T. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribe_of_Judah)

Very Cool!

:bandance:

Hope Aaron Poreda gets added to this list (http://jewishmajorleaguers.org/) soon (when he's ready).

Optipessimism
03-22-2008, 08:29 PM
I hope he doesn't get a big head and stop working hard. I don't like his quote to the tune of "I think my offspeed pitches are good enough." I'd rather read "I know they aren't as good as my fastball, and all I can do is bust my tail to get them somewhat near the effectiveness of my fastball for me to have a successful career..."
Agreed. I hope the Sox don't let him throw 70-90% fastballs as he moves up the ladder even if they do want to turn him into a reliever.

DSpivack
03-23-2008, 12:37 AM
A top flight left-handed flame throwing prospect AND a M.O.T. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribe_of_Judah)

Very Cool!

:bandance:

Hope Aaron Poreda gets added to this list (http://jewishmajorleaguers.org/) soon (when he's ready).

I just read that! Woo hoo!

jabrch
03-23-2008, 12:40 PM
A top flight left-handed flame throwing prospect AND a M.O.T. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribe_of_Judah)

Very Cool!

:bandance:

Hope Aaron Poreda gets added to this list (http://jewishmajorleaguers.org/) soon (when he's ready).

Have the Sox had many MOTs? I can't think of any off the top of my head.

DSpivack
03-23-2008, 12:59 PM
Have the Sox had many MOTs? I can't think of any off the top of my head.

Scott Radinsky, Ross Baumgarten (good friend with his nephew), Steve Stone, Scott Schoeneweis off the top of my head.

jabrch
03-23-2008, 01:23 PM
Scott Radinsky, Ross Baumgarten (good friend with his nephew), Steve Stone, Scott Schoeneweis off the top of my head.

Didn't know Radinsky was. Knew Baumgarten and Stone. Put Shoenweis out of my mind... :-)

DSpivack
03-23-2008, 01:43 PM
Didn't know Radinsky was. Knew Baumgarten and Stone. Put Shoenweis out of my mind... :-)

Yeah, I looked it up and apparently reliever Al Levine is, too, but his tenure with the Sox was, uh, brief.

DrCrawdad
03-23-2008, 02:08 PM
Have the Sox had many MOTs? I can't think of any off the top of my head.

Here's the list of Jewish White Sox players, from this website (http://jewishmajorleaguers.org/). The Sox also had Hank Greenberg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Greenberg) as GM:

Cal Abrams
Lloyd Allen
Ross Baumgarten
Moe Berg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe_Berg)
Ron Blomberg
Ed Corey (Cohen)
Happy Foreman
Mark Gilbert
Barry Latman
Alan Levine
Moxie Manuel
Erskine Mayer
Scott Radinsky
Saul Rogovin
Lou Rosenberg
Marv Rotblatt
Scott Schoeneweis
Steve Stone
Steve Wapnick

DumpJerry
03-23-2008, 08:38 PM
Here's the list of Jewish White Sox players, from this website (http://jewishmajorleaguers.org/). The Sox also had Hank Greenberg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Greenberg) as GM:

Cal Abrams
Lloyd Allen
Ross Baumgarten
Moe Berg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe_Berg)
Ron Blomberg
Ed Corey (Cohen)
Happy Foreman
Mark Gilbert
Barry Latman
Alan Levine
Moxie Manuel
Erskine Mayer
Scott Radinsky
Saul Rogovin
Lou Rosenberg
Marv Rotblatt
Scott Schoeneweis
Steve Stone
Steve Wapnick


http://www.worldnetdaily.com/images2/sandykoufax.jpg

How soon they forget.

Lefty. Hard throwing. Needed a little tuning up in his pitching before he took off into stardom..........

Oh, I'm sorry, this thread is about Poreda....:cool:

sox1970
03-23-2008, 08:42 PM
Did Koufax pitch for the Sox?

DumpJerry
03-23-2008, 08:44 PM
Did Koufax pitch for the Sox?
Nope. My bad, I didn't read Crawdad's post close enough. When I saw this thread earlier today, I thought of Koufax and was going to post his pic in it when I got back online.....

kba
03-23-2008, 09:15 PM
Joel Horlen (http://www.interfaithfamily.com/arts_and_entertainment/movies_theater_tv_and_music/Interfaith_Celebrities_Play_Ball.shtml?rd=1) - who won 113 games as a Sox pitcher 1961-1971 - converted to Judaism after he retired. If you count him, he'd probably be the player on the list who accomplished the most in a Sox uniform.

DumpJerry
03-23-2008, 09:19 PM
Joel Horlen (http://www.interfaithfamily.com/arts_and_entertainment/movies_theater_tv_and_music/Interfaith_Celebrities_Play_Ball.shtml?rd=1) - who won 113 games as a Sox pitcher 1961-1971 - converted to Judaism after he retired. If you count him, he'd probably be the player on the list who accomplished the most in a Sox uniform.
He was also the last Sox player to throw a no-no in Chicago until April 18, 2007.

TheMilkman
03-23-2008, 09:19 PM
Here's the list of Jewish White Sox players, from this website (http://jewishmajorleaguers.org/). The Sox also had Hank Greenberg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Greenberg) as GM:

Cal Abrams
Lloyd Allen
Ross Baumgarten
Moe Berg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe_Berg)
Ron Blomberg
Ed Corey (Cohen)
Happy Foreman
Mark Gilbert
Barry Latman
Alan Levine
Moxie Manuel
Erskine Mayer
Scott Radinsky
Saul Rogovin
Lou Rosenberg
Marv Rotblatt
Scott Schoeneweis
Steve Stone
Steve Wapnick



I may be wrong, but what about Bill Stein (http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/steinbi02.shtml)? (I realize he's pretty obscure...but he was on the team when I first started watching baseball. I remember pretty much everyone from that era)

btrain929
03-23-2008, 10:05 PM
He was also the last Sox player to throw a no-no in Chicago until April 18, 2007.

So I'm guessing Wilson Alvarez's no-no in the early 90's was on the road?

DumpJerry
03-23-2008, 10:06 PM
So I'm guessing Wilson Alvarez's no-no in the early 90's was on the road?
In Baltimore. Box score (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/BAL/BAL199108110.shtml).

cws05champ
03-24-2008, 08:11 AM
Joel Horlen (http://www.interfaithfamily.com/arts_and_entertainment/movies_theater_tv_and_music/Interfaith_Celebrities_Play_Ball.shtml?rd=1) - who won 113 games as a Sox pitcher 1961-1971 - converted to Judaism after he retired. If you count him, he'd probably be the player on the list who accomplished the most in a Sox uniform.
Did he convert to Judaism just for the jokes? :D:

ChiWavDave
03-24-2008, 02:13 PM
Did he convert to Judaism just for the jokes? :D:

You sir are an Anti Dentite! :tongue: