Note To Fans
Friday, August 12, 2005, 6:03 pm
I just read your comments to my last post. I am so happy to see how much you shared in the excitement of the Yankees series. The ballpark was electric — as only Yankee Stadium can be — and to beat them Wednesday in a game that obviously meant a lot to them (Mariano Rivera for two innings) was tremendous. The players were stoked and obviously, so was the team.
To answer a few questions …
Art Berke, a long-time, die-hard White Sox fan (that’s not to say he is old), is the VP of Communications for Sports Illustrated. He was kind enough to bring out several advance copies of this week’s issue so that we could share them with Podsednik. I assume by now, everyone has seen it.
The ESPN The Magazine edition is out on newsstands. David Beckham is on the cover.
I made reference to a riddle the other day and then forgot to answer it (sorry). The Chicago Tribune sports section last Sunday had no mention of the Cubs on its front page. I know people like to bash the Trib, but to be honest, I can’t argue with how they have played the White Sox this season, the number of stories on our club and the length of some of the features. Sometimes in the past I have had complaints vis-a-vis Cubs coverage, but when you look at how the sports section has covered us this season, I cannot complain. What do you think?
Finally, I forgot to mention how relaxing and great the train trip up to Boston was on Wednesday night. A very cool way to travel. For whatever reasons, the train seemed to be more comfortable and laid back, with more comraderie and socializing than on an airplane. I know several former players who travelled by train and who claimed that it helped make their team closer. I can understand that now that I have experienced it. My compliments to Amtrak and Ed Cassin, our manager of team travel for organizing the ride.