SOX to retire #56 on 6/24

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  1. IWMB
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  2. skottyj
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    All White Sox fans in attendance will receive a specially designed No. 56 pin.
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    I already have tickets for this too. Wonder when he'll get a statue.
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    Deserves it more than Konerko
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  8. IWMB
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    I dunno about that one.
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    Took only seven posts to get a spirited debate going to divide us.
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    Are you saying that because Konerko was with the Sox longer? Because there's no question Buehrle was the more valuable player.
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    Who fucking cares?
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  13. IWMB
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    They both deserve it, so I'm not really up for a spirited debate on who deserves it MORE.
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    BUT WHOSE DAD CAN BEAT UP WHOSE?
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    Jermaine Dye's dad could kick all their asses.
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    Konerko deserved a statue only because of his attachment to the fan base and the moments he was apart of. If you want your statues reserved for only the elite of the elite, then Konerko is a laughable statue choice.

    I see both ends of the argument, honestly. He meant a lot to Sox fans even if he was like, barely better than Kent Hrbeck.
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    Konerko has a statue because of his longevity as a Sox which earned him a lot of respect from the fanbase (and more importantly Reinsdorf) because of his loyalty, as he could've gone elsewhere for more money. I like Konerko enough for what he did as a Sox but he wasn't some sort of elite player.
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    Nobody thinks he was an elite player. Konerko was a good player on a mostly mediocre team.

    Buerhle was a very good to sometimes-almost-elite player on a mostly mediocre team (but more often just very good and not almost elite).

    So really we're arguing over what very good players should get that good players shouldn't on mostly mediocre teams whose fanbases need something to circlejerk about to forget their mediocrity for a second.

    I don't think either of these guys are going to make the real hall of fame.. MAYBE Buerhle after a long wait.

    so.. who cares
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    Konerko = :moo:

    Buehrle = :jb:

    :walkoff:
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    Konerko has 0 chance of making the HOF. He was a player who hit a good number of home runs and drove in runs, while playing a position where a lot of players did the same amount of production. He was also horrible at defense, although at the least important defensive position.
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    Probably. He's a pretty big dude.
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    So, Herbert Perry's # is next?

    :lenny:
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    So quickly Chae forgets how good Pauline was at scooping balls out of the dirt
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    can't we all just get along?
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    I would like #13 to be next
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    They better wear the black jerseys that day. Don't care how hot it is; he wouldn't have.
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    I hope CSN shows him sliding on the tarp during the April 06 rain delay. Also, the perfecto is an essential replay.



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    He's referring to Jamie Quirk, right?
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    Then again, it's the White Sox. If there's some kind of universal standard that says we got to put up a statue only for the "elite of the elite", what we looking at on the concourse? Frank Thomas and maybe some cocksucker from 1930? Seriously, is even Nellie Fox considered elite? You're looking at Frank and maybe Appling at that point or Ed Lyons or Ed Walsh or whoever the fuck was that pitcher.

    Gimme an occassional Konerko or Dye or Buehrle or Graffanino or some shit. Statue the fuck out of it with 70%-elite players. That's cool. We're the Sox. It is what it is.
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    is nellie fox elite? are you some kind of mental defective?
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    If only there were statistical metrics to determine if Nellie Fox was elite?
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    Dwayne Wise needs a statue for sure
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    Who is Ed Lyons?
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    The Cubs have a Ron Santo and a Harry Caray statue.
  39. IWMB
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    :cmon:

    He clearly was an elite 3b. Only didn't get into the HOF earlier because he's was a cocky piece of shit.
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    Yep; says so right on his plaque in Cooperstown that took 32 years and him dying to get.
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    You got me dude. WAR iwmb.
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  43. IWMB
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    Never saw the guy play, so not much else to go off of. Better than "it took him forever to get into the HOF" (as we all know, the voting is a crock).


    Anyway,


    :jb:
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    At least we're arguing about sports now instead just dumbass politics
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    Also this guy..
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    Little Liu?
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    Jon Garland was a pitcher.

    Perhaps retire his number.
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    Teach me about Nellie Fox and his 35 career HRs
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    One of the very few Sox players to win MVP

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