Monday, August 30, 2010

A Big Thank You for The Big Hurt

Frank Thomas, who spent most of his career on the White Sox, had his number retired in a ceremony before the v. Yankees series on August 29th.

I should have been there. Bleacher Creature Dave was there and said it was "awesome." Thanks, Dave.

This picture makes me want to cry too, Frankie (Image/PicApp)
Former Chicago White Sox first baseman and designated hitter Frank Thomas watches as his number is retired during a ceremony before the game against the New York Yankees at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago on August 29, 2010.   UPI/Brian Kersey Photo via Newscom


Frank Thomas was my childhood hero of the baseball diamond. My brother, my sister and I all idolized the best player on our not-so-great team. We watched him out-perform his teammates - and past White Sox, according to this Trib article - but didn't get to see him get a ring until the 2005 season.

Has anyone ever worn #35 better? I love you, Moose, but no (Image/PicApp)
Former Chicago White Sox first baseman and designated hitter Frank Thomas (R) waves to the crowd as he is honored by broadcaster Ken Harrelson (L) and owner Jerry Reinsdorf (C) as his number is retired during a ceremony before the game against the New York Yankees at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago on August 29, 2010.   UPI/Brian Kersey Photo via Newscom


A million congratulations to a player that will always have an incredibly dear place in my heart. Since I missed this ceremony, I promise to be in Cooperstown when you get inducted into the Hall of Fame. Deal?

2 comments:

  1. You better be bringing me along to Cooperstown sis.

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  2. Shouldn't you ask your wife first?

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