Tuesday, July 26, 2005, 4:52 pm
It sure was nice to see Jermaine Dye back in the lineup — and contributing in a big way — last night. His loss, along with the Big Hurt, for the Boston series certainly changed the look of our lineup. Nice to have him back.
I know quite a few people enjoyed a laugh at Jermaine’s spider episode. Maybe we didn’t do a very good job of stressing that it was the infection that caused the problems, and it was painful. As Ken Williams described it, the bites went up and down his leg with puss and mucous seeping out. Antibiotics didn’t seem to do much at first. At one point, Jermaine was laying on a table in the training room, biting on a towel in pain as they dug into the bites and tried to remove the puss and mucous. Eventually, he spent a night in the hospital getting more potent medicine. It was so hot this weekend (and since the wounds were seeping), that there was concern that if we wrapped his leg so that he could play, the mixture of sweat and puss would run down his leg would only make things worse. Of course he had to slide and hit the wall last night. Welcome back, Jermaine.
Frank visited his surgeon in Los Angeles today for further evaluation of his sore left ankle. Herm Schneider will receive an update later today or tomorrow.
Since most of you must frequent our web site, white sox.com, and receive our monthly white sox wire emails, I would love to hear your feedback. What do you like? Not like? Find useful? etc. Let me hear your thoughts.
We sat down with Mark Buehrle recently and then sent out a letter from Mark about his All-Star experience. To be honest, I was disappointed in the open rate for that email. Did people see it? Did you care? Do you find these communications interesting?
Grinder Rule #6 … The best seat in the house should be determined by the best player in the house.
Grinder Rule #22 … When attending a Chicago White Sox game, don’t blink. (anyone get the reference?)
Grinder Rule #30 … Good enough, isn’t.
Grinder Rule #54 … If you can’t take the heat, get out of the batter’s box.
And yes, there were (are) two #45s. I am not sure why …
Sorry, but I have not yet received a lineup from Kansas City. You’ll have to tune in to our pregame show on ESPN Radio 1000 …