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Frank Thomas and White Sox throw bitterness aside

There's no way to sugarcoat the ending to Frank Thomas' career with the White Sox. Shortly after celebrating with the team during the 2005 victory parade, the organization told Thomas "goodbye and good riddance" after he had helped pull the club out of the gutter from the depths of the late 1980s in the wake of the threatened move to St. Petersburg, Fla. When Thomas was allowed to leave as a free agent after the injury-plagued ending to his Sox career, he voiced displeasure with how it was handled. That ignited a war or words with general manager Ken Williams, seemingly ending any chance of reconciliation. Williams called Thomas "selfish" and an "idiot," adding; "We don't miss his ...

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