White Sox Interactive Forums
Sox Clubhouse
 Soxogram: 
GO SOX! DSNB!

Welcome
Go Back   White Sox Interactive Forums > Baseball Discussions > Sox Clubhouse
Home Chat Stats Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-30-2005, 03:34 PM
nug0hs nug0hs is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Lincoln Park
Posts: 1,671
Exclamation Fire Destroys Conditioning Coach Thomas' House

Not sure if any of you have heard yet, but our conditioning coach Allen Thomas was just notified that his house in North Carolina completely burned to the ground. Thomas has left the team to tend to the issue as of early Saturday afternoon. The news article can be found here
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASA...=.jsp&c_id=cws
Lets all rally around Allen and help him out as we would someone in our own family...it appears that Ozzie is going to talk to the PR dept. in the front office and see if there is some kind of public campaign we can launch to help out Thomas so check back for updates!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-30-2005, 05:14 PM
WhiteSox16K
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Man, this year has sucked for him. First getting hit by that ball in Cleveland and that whole infection or whatever was wrong with his leg; now this. That's really unfortunate news for him.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-31-2005, 05:19 PM
bafiarocks03 bafiarocks03 is offline
WSI Personality
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Orland Park, IL
Posts: 1,294
Default Allen Thomas' fire!

Allen Thomas, our trainer, his casa burned down! He lost everything! He lived in North Carolina!!

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASA...=.jsp&c_id=cws
__________________
Willie Harris--
is AMAZING! <3<3

NICK SWISHER <3
CARLOS QUENTIN <3

JERRY OWENS <3
BRIAN ANDERSON <3
---Miss ya Freddy and WILLIEEE!

Go Chicago Wolves
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE=MY LOVE.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-31-2005, 05:30 PM
nug0hs nug0hs is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Lincoln Park
Posts: 1,671
Default

Thank you for repeating everything I said in the start of the thread.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-31-2005, 05:54 PM
The Dude The Dude is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Schiller Park
Posts: 4,660
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bafiarocks03
Allen Thomas, our trainer, his casa burned down! He lost everything! He lived in North Carolina!!

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASA...=.jsp&c_id=cws
Well hopefully you know now where Charlotte is located.

Terrible news, by the way.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-31-2005, 06:13 PM
Rocklive99 Rocklive99 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 2,262
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nug0hs
Thank you for repeating everything I said in the start of the thread.
It looks like she started it after you or somewhere else and it was just merged to yours
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-31-2005, 06:57 PM
Infallible Infallible is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Vegas Baby!!!
Posts: 343
Default

Sounds like the Big Hurt is getting a little venegence.....
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-31-2005, 07:12 PM
SpammySosa SpammySosa is offline
WSI Personality
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Valparaiso,IN
Posts: 671
Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by nug0hs
Thank you for repeating everything I said in the start of the thread.
At least she wasn't gushing over bafia or HeGone Harris.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-31-2005, 10:10 PM
mike squires mike squires is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: champaign
Posts: 3,265
Default

Wow, it's a good thing hisfamily was in Baltimore this weekend. Could have been really bad!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-01-2005, 12:06 AM
nug0hs nug0hs is offline
WSI Church Elder
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Lincoln Park
Posts: 1,671
Default

Update on the situation:
Quote:




Helping hand: After a media member asked Guillen on Sunday for an update on Allen Thomas, the team's director of conditioning, the White Sox manager showed a picture on his Palm Pilot that Thomas had e-mailed. Thomas' 4,200-square-foot home in North Carolina literally had been leveled by an explosion caused by a gas leak, making it look more like the aftereffects caused by a hurricane or a tornado.

Guillen had just finished talking with Thomas prior to his pregame media session and said that Thomas planned on returning to Chicago on Wednesday. The plan for the White Sox players and all aspects of the organization to help out Thomas in this time of need still was firmly in place, according to Guillen.

"I'm going to talk to Jerry Reinsdorf about trying to help us," Guillen said. "I'm going to talk to the Chicago White Sox charity people. We might do something for him, sign some autographs, a golf outing, or lunch or dinner with the fans. "I'm not the type of manager that when you have a problem, you take care of it," Guillen added. "A.T. [Thomas] has a problem, that means it involves everybody. We're going to do everything in our power to help his family."

Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Forum Jump




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:32 AM.




Design by: Michelle

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Site-specific editorial/photos Copyright ©2001 - 2008 White Sox Interactive. All rights reserved.