Pregame on Tuesday

Court is in Session

The 2005 White Sox are big Kangaroo Court fans, and the team held a session prior to tonight’s game.

Attendance

Judging from batting practice turnout, attendance will be solid tonight.  As of 6:15 p.m., sale was just short of 25,000, pretty good for a Tuesday night.  Funny how when we attract big crowds for each of the last four games, no one talks about attendance issues.  Our pace is the franchise’s best since 1994.

Lineup

Pods, CF; Iguchi, 2B; Thomas, DH; Konerko, 1B; Everett, LF; Dye, RF; AJ, C; Crede, 3B; Ozuna, SS.  Jon Garland (11-2, 3.61) is on the mound.

All-Star Voting

Just a reminder that All-Star balloting continues on-line.  Vote for your Sox.  At the risk of being a jinx, the last time the Sox had more than one pitcher on an All-Star Team was 1994.  Can you name them? (Answer at end)

Hard Gar

Jon Garland is 10-4 lifetime against the Royals with a 4.30 ERA after going 3-1 with a 4.37 ERA in 2004.  This is his first start against KC in 2005.  He is 3-0 with a 2.53 ERA over his last three outings.

PK … the Power of One

Paul Konerko has the third-most Konerko_1 home runs in baseball since the start of the 2004 season, trailing just Adam Dunn of Cincinnati (46 + 18 = 64) and Albert Pujols of St. Louis (46 + 18 = 64) … which I guess means PK leads the American League.  He is one ahead of Manny Ramirez of Boston and Mark Teixeira of Texas.

Central Command

The White Sox are 21-5 vs. the American League Central this season, going 4-1 vs. Minnesota, 6-3 vs. Cleveland, 4-1 vs. Detroit and 7-0 vs. Kansas City.  The Sox are 12-3 at home and 9-2 on the road.  Most impressive is that the Sox, Twins and Cleveland all rank among MLB’s Top 10 in winning percentage.

Natural Right and History

The White Sox lead the American League with 75 stolen bases, 25 sac hits, 26 sac flies and 16 bunt hits … they rank second with 75 infield hits.  The Sox have scored a run in 75 percent (18 of 24) of the innings in which they have successfully executed a sacrifice hit.

Trivia Answer

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Future Trivia Questions

Feel free to send your Sox questions my way.  I will try to pick one a day and then provide the answer in my blog.  Those of you worried about my day job, thanks for the concern.  But don’t worry, I have several interns who will do all the research.  They are the greatest …

4 Comments

The Sox’s lead in the division is looking very nice now. Looking forward to seeing Buerhle close out their second consecutive sweep. Bring on the north siders!

What are some of the things that the players bring up in front of the Kangaroo Court? I’m sure there are some great stories there.

http://www.southsidesox.com

Scott, my trivia question is: Who was the only pitcher ever to have four decisions in a seven game series?

Just found your site via WSI. You the man. I understand you are a VP of such and such. I’ll check in from time to time.

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