A nice win tonight heading into an off day. The team is tired and certainly played that way for the first 22 innings against the D’backs before the 10-run explosion. Thursday’s day off will do a world of good.
Jon Garland improved to 11-2 with the victory to become the first 11-game winner in the American League. He is now 6-0 at home. With a 43-22 record, the team trails only the 1915 Sox (44-21) for best record through 65 games.
"The Truth" a.k.a. Carl Everett
Carl Everett, known as "The Truth" in the clubhouse, received some attention today for comments he made this spring that were published in the most recent Maxim magazine. Carl is Carl, so no one reacted too strongly in the White Sox clubhouse. He has a different view of the world than most, is willing to express his opinions and is very honest. That’s what makes him such a good teammate, but his opinions certainly aren’t mainstream (to say the least). They don’t seem to affect anyone on the team much, they chuckle, and they certainly don’t represent the views of our organization. We hope fans understand that.
I wonder how many other guys in baseball think dinosaurs didn’t exist?
Carl is one of the guys who earlier this year rented a suite at a hotel while the team was on the road and held a big party for anyone on the Sox who wanted to attend. People talk about chemistry on a team … that’s one of the reasons this team has grown so close.