Pre Game Thoughts
Monday, July 25, 2005, 3:10 pm
For those interested, I have been told the photo spread on the White Sox will be in the August 3 edition of ESPN The Magazine (which is the next one). A photo editor there said the shots came out great and hoped the spread might be as many as seven pages.
The American League Central has gone a combined 56-43 against American League East foes so far this year. If, for the sake of argument, you want to limit the comparison to only the top three teams in each division, the East comes out at 31-27, while the Central is 34-21. The Sox are 11-6, while Minnesota is 15-6.
Grinder Rule #5 … Every pitch is full count. Every inning, the ninth. Every game, game seven.
Grinder Rule #21 … Thieves will be punished. Swiftly, harshly and repeatedly (accompanies this photo of AJ Pierzynski)
Grinder Rule #38 … You’re either counted on or counted out.
Grinder Rule #55 … It’s called stepping up to the plate for a reason.
Pods, LF … Rowand, CF … Everett, DH … Konerko, 1B … Pierzynski, C … Dye, RF … Crede, 3B … Harris, 2B … Uribe, SS … Garcia, RHP.