Tuesday, July 19, 2005, 4:35 pm
Tonight’s White Sox Lineup
Pods, LF … Iguchi, 2B … Thomas, DH … Konerko, 1B … Everett, RF … Rowand, CF … AJ, C … Crede, 3B … Uribe, SS … Contreras, RHP.
Centered around the health of pitcher Dustin Hermanson. He continues to suffer from a back spasm, but White Sox head trainer Herm Schneider said Dustin should be better by tomorrow. Ozzie Guillen usually tries to give guys one extra day of rest after they are given the medical OK.
"I looked at Hermie’s MRI results today," Guillen said. "The doctor was wasting his time trying to explain them to me. I couldn’t tell what I was looking at. It looked fine to me."
Hold the presses … The biggest news pregame was the installation of five benches on the steps of the dugouts. Players were busy trying out their new digs, which will allow them to sit on the benches and lean onto the railing of the dugout.
Thanks from Pods
Scott Podsednik continues to receive and read emails, notes and letters from fans who voted for him during the 32nd Man competition. He is more than appreciative, saying the All-Star Game was an amazing event for him and his family.