They've retired his uniform number. They honored him with a statue. And then, the White Sox stood on the sidelines while Carlton Fisk entered the Hall of Fame wearing a Boston Red Sox cap.
Now, the White Sox are preparing to honor Fisk again, this time with an on-field tribute before Thursday night's game against the Cleveland Indians.
Am I missing something here?
Isn't this the same Carlton Fisk who has never had the time to come to spring training and give something back to the franchise that keeps showering him with gifts and tributes _ including a 2005 World Series ring?
Isn't this the same Carlton Fisk that came out and said he wanted to manage the White Sox just before Terry Bevington was fired in 2007, even though he had zero coaching experience?
I have nothing against Fisk as a player. He is a legitimate Hall of Famer, but shouldn't he be hanging out with the Boston Red Sox?
After all, Fisk was born in New England, he broke into baseball with the Red Sox and his home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series is still one of the most beloved sports memories in Boston.
Maybe White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf still feels bad about Fisk's messy release in 1993. I don't know, but I don't get it.