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Nicky Delmonico: An amazing comeback story

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The fact that Buddy Bell, Tommy Thompson and the entire White Sox organization supported Nicky Delmonico during such a trying time with this addiction and enabling him to play again and realize his dream of playing in the major leagues reflects well on both the team and himself.

The one aspect that has been consistent in the Jerry Reinsdorf 40 plus years of ownership is the fact that off the field the team is second to none in terms of treating pretty much everyone in the organization as family.

This was true of the man who spent years in prison for a crime he did not even commit and years later was given the opportunity to work on the grounds keeping crew.

Since 2005 the Sox have had some trying years but one thing they continue to be is a class organization treating people as real people.

Whatever criticisms are labeled for being a bad ballclub or not signing this or that player stories like Delmonico's reflect well on the White Sox family and belong on the mantle of CWS history.

And Nicky Delmonico whose dad was a baseball coach is still with all the injuries and setbacks is working hard to establish himself as a bench player in play for the 26th roster spot most likely with Yermin Mercedes and potentially Daniel Palka.

Just ask Bo Jackson how he feels about the organization who despite having a surgical replacement was along with Ozzie Guillen the chance to realize his dream again.

Not so ironic that Bo still lives in the Chicago area.

Not so ironic that Ozzie despite internal team/family disputes is on good terms with his baseball family.

Sports particularly team sports are principally focused on wins and losses but also about relationships that endure beyond the box score.

  

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3 minutes ago, Minoso-Pierce-Allen-HOF said:

The fact that Buddy Bell, Tommy Thompson and the entire White Sox organization supported Nicky Delmonico during such a trying time with this addiction and enabling him to play again and realize his dream of playing in the major leagues reflects well on both the team and himself.

The one aspect that has been consistent in the Jerry Reinsdorf 40 plus years of ownership is the fact that off the field the team is second to none in terms of treating pretty much everyone in the organization as family.

This was true of the man who spent years in prison for a crime he did not even commit and years later was given the opportunity to work on the grounds keeping crew.

Since 2005 the Sox have had some trying years but one thing they continue to be is a class organization treating people as real people.

Whatever criticisms are labeled for being a bad ballclub or not signing this or that player stories like Delmonico's reflect well on the White Sox family and belong on the mantle of CWS history.

And Nicky Delmonico whose dad was a baseball coach is still with all the injuries and setbacks is working hard to establish himself as a bench player in play for the 26th roster spot most likely with Yermin Mercedes and potentially Daniel Palka.

Just ask Bo Jackson how he feels about the organization who despite having a surgical replacement was along with Ozzie Guillen the chance to realize his dream again.

Not so ironic that Bo still lives in the Chicago area.

Not so ironic that Ozzie despite internal team/family disputes is on good terms with his baseball family.

Sports particularly team sports are principally focused on wins and losses but also about relationships that endure beyond the box score.

  

Is this lifted from an article? If so, please source it, and probably should not be copying and pasting that much of a piece here.

 

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1 hour ago, NorthSideSox72 said:

Is this lifted from an article? If so, please source it, and probably should not be copying and pasting that much of a piece here.

 

That's just how he/she types.

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16 hours ago, NorthSideSox72 said:

Is this lifted from an article? If so, please source it, and probably should not be copying and pasting that much of a piece here.

 

I thought the same thing.  It's confusing to type with italics if it's not quoting something.

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1 hour ago, YouCanPutItOnTheBoardYES! said:

In all seriousness, Delmonico seems like a good guy so I hope he succeeds. I don’t see that being with the Sox at this point, but hopefully he catches on with a bottom feeder like Detroit and Miami and gets regular playing time.

There's always those movie star good looks that Renteria used to talk about to fall back on, in case this baseball thing doesn't work out long term for Nicky.

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