Live From San Diego
Took in the movie last night. While I am the last person to be reviewing movies (and not really sure anyone should care what I think), it was excellent. Super acting and a humbling story line. As a child, I remembered questionning why my grandparents always saved everything (paper bags, cans, newspaper) and always kept the leftovers. Nothing was wasted. Seeing a movie like Cinderella Man, when so many good people lost everything through no direct fault of their own, makes you appreciate a generation that had to work so hard to re-gain what they had lost. It certainly makes you appreciate them and appreciate what you have.
Quite a few members of the White Sox travel party took advantage of yesterday’s day off to go fishing. The clubhouse buffet tonight will include their catch, including a 70-pound Mako shark caught by A.J. Pierzynski. The waters were choppy and the day wasn’t great, but everyone seemed to have a good time.
Manager Ozzie Guillen said before tonight’s game that left-hander Damaso Marte’s bicep was better, but that it was still sore and that he would not be available tonight. Tomorrow is a possibility. Guillen thinks Petco Park will favor his team’s re-vamped offense, but also believes the ballpark will benefit tonight’s starter, Jon Garland. The park’s dimensions are 334-358-402-396 (center)-411-322. Timo Perez took ground balls at first base again pregame. The Sox start their usual lineup tonight, Podsednik, Iguchi, Rowand, Konerko, Dye, Pierzynski, Uribe, Crede and Garland. Early returns show a great many Sox fans in attendance again. Tomorrow, I am going to tour Petco before the game and offer some observations on this blog. Sunday, I hope to sit down with pitching coach Don Cooper and have him explain how each of our starting pitchers prepares for a game and how each guy’s routine differs. Stay tuned.