Hawaii is more than 4,000 miles away from the South Side, but one of the greatest White Sox ever was one of the many people in Hawaii who received a false-alarm phone notification that the state was under attack.
Frank Thomas, visiting Hawaii, tweeted Saturday a screenshot of the message sent to his phone and the phones of thousands of others around 8 a.m. local time warning of an incoming ballistic missile.
The alert was a false alarm, a fact that was only transmitted to the recipients of the original notification after more than 30 minutes, according to the Washington Post. Hawaii’s governor said that a state employee erroneously pushed the incorrect button, sending the message out to phones and sparking feelings of panic and uncertainty, as the Big Hurt put it.
Thomas’ reaction was not unique, with plenty of others posting similar messages on social media Saturday.
White Sox Hall of Famer Frank Thomas came on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his past, baseball's present and the future of the White Sox. He talks about his first major league hit (a stand-up triple!), how fame affected him when he was a player, his appearance on David Letterman in the 1990s and more.
Plus, what was wrong with the baseball this past season? Thomas has some ideas and tells Garfien how many home runs he would have hit with that baseball in his prime. He talks about working with Alex Rodriguez at FOX and what it was like whenever girlfriend Jennifer Lopez came to visit in the studio.
Thomas praises the White Sox rebuild and reveals an idea he presented to GM Rick Hahn about where all the top prospects should play this upcoming season. He describes what it was like going to Roy Halladay's funeral, if he sees the White Sox signing Manny Machado in 2019 and much more.
Listen to the full White Sox Talk Podcast right here:
Yoan Moncada has only been with the White Sox for a few months and he's already etched himself in the record books next to a Hall of Famer.
The White Sox rookie second baseman had the best statistical game of his career in Thursday's 17-7 clobbering of the Detroit Tigers.
Moncada reached base six times vs. the Tigers, becoming the youngest White Sox player to accomplish the feat since Frank Thomas in 1990.
Moncada also notched a career-high four hits, cranked out his 5th home run of the season and scored five runs.
Moncada's five runs vs. the Tigers also put him in the same company as a recent Hall of Famer.
Moncada now owns a .229/.353/.407 slash line with five home runs and 15 RBI in 38 games with the White Sox in 2017.