As soon as it began...
What had been some bitchin' and moanin' by Frank Thomas turned into a five alarm bitch fight on the Southside of Chicago over the weekend. Oh yeah, there is nothing better than a prolonged public word war and round one of this one looked like a classic.
It seems the Big Hurt got his big feelings hurt when the White Sox didn’t offer him a new contract this offseason. He’s been a making a few comments to the papers about it, saying he was disrespected by the organization he spent 16 years with.
But Sox GM Ken Williams wasn’t having any of that! To paraphrase, he called Thomas a "whining" "selfish" "idiot" (his words) who isn’t man enough to talk face to face to someone he has a problem with. Williams said the Sox didn’t miss him and that he was "the A’s problem now."
Oh, smack! It’s on!
But just when I’m digging in for a good public scrap…it’s over. Thomas reportedly has called Williams and the two had it out on the phone...to each other...in a private conversation...not in the papers where we could read it and laugh.
Now they’re both being selfish.
All we have left is the hope that this escalates into a classic bench-clearing brawl when the Sox and A’s meet this season.