What the Chicago White Sox did Monday when they bid adieu to Jim Thome and Jose Contreras was not 1997 revisited. "It was not the raising of the white flag," said White Sox general manager Ken Williams from Charlotte, N.C., where he was watching the team's minor leaguers."The best way I can sum up what we did," Williams continued, "is that we tried to do right by players who certainly did right by us. And I will find a seat at Jim Thome's Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown."
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