Sunday, August 7, 2005, 10:45 am
Pods, LF … Iguchi, 2B … Rowand, CF … Konerko, 1B … AJ, C … Dye, RF … Perez, DH … Crede, 3B … Uribe, SS … Garland.
Spoke to Mark Buehrle this morning about his hand. He received treatment after the game last night and had it taped all night as he slept. He said the ball really hurt. The way he wears his glove, the bottom meat part of his palm is exposed. "It hit right there," Mark said. "It hurt a lot. I was like ‘Hey, I stopped it … Man, it hurts … hey, wait a minute, I have to throw him out." He was laughing as he told me.
Mark is here early today for a photo shoot with a national publication.
Ken Williams was wearing his left arm in a sling last night after tearing his bicep tendon while boating on Lake Michigan yesterday. Earlier in the week, he injured his right rotator cuff. When I approached him to offer sympathy/find out what happened, he gave me his look and said … "YOU don’t even come over here. I don’t want to hear it!" Which, of course, makes me even more likely to investigate/instigate.
To quote Rick Hahn, our assistant GM, about KW: "Some people have a more difficult time with growing older than others."
From a caller to our postgame show on ESPN Radio 1000 … Today the White Sox go for win No. 72 on the year as we unveil a sculpture of Carlton Fisk.
On a Sunday morning … Aaron Rowand and Greg Walker were going at it good-naturedly with Joe Crede about his two-page spread in today’s Tribune. The story was great, but Joe hates the attention. Of course, Aaron was on him about it. Joe kept running around snatching Tribune sports sections and ripping them up. "What, like I won’t be able to get another Tribune in the city of Chicago," Rowand responded.
Jack McDowell was in to say hello to Herm Schneider, Ozzie and our coaches. His Little League managerial season is over. I asked him if there were any championships in the McDowell house, and he said with a laugh, "Of course. I can’t go out there as a former major leaguer and lose." Kirk McCaskill, who was on the mound when we clinched in 1993, is another coach in the league and serves as Little League President. Several sons of former/current big leaguers play in this league. I am sure scouts will follow.
Check it out. Take a look at the front page of today’s Chicago Tribune sports section and tell me what you don’t see … (answer next post)