Sunday At The Pahk
Sunday, August 14, 2005, 12:51 pm ET
Perez, LF … Uribe, SS … Everett, DH … PK, 1B … Rowand, CF … Dye, RF … Blum, 2B … Widger, C … Crede, 3B … El Duque, RHP.
With a late 12:15 pm bus, many members of the White Sox travel party arrived at Fenway Park after the gates had opened for the fans, which meant that several White Sox stars made the 750-foot walk to their clubhouse through scores of fans. A few fans didn’t noticed, while some gave strange looks to the big guys in suits wading through all the the Red Sox t-shirts and replica jerseys.
Sox In The Media
This weekend you may have seen This Week In Baseball, guest hosted by manager Ozzie Guillen. During the episode, Scott Podsednik showed his basestealing skills to reporter/fastpitch star Jennie Finch.
The new edition of The Sporting News contains a feature on Mark Buehrle and Jon Garland. Tadahito Iguchi posed for a photo for an upcoming edition of Sports Weekly that will include a story about the possible American League Rookie of the Year. Paul Konerko also sat for a cover photo for Sports Weekly (to run sometime in September), and Mark Buehrle was interviewed by Sports Illustrated for a piece in their weekly baseball coverage.
Rather than have the national (i.e. east coast) media to come to Chicago, we had to bring the mountain to the east coast.
When you have a chance, check out some of the seasons being enjoyed by outfielders at the top levels of the White Sox system. At Class AAA Charlotte, former first-round pick Brian Anderson was hitting .297 with 15 home runs, 54 RBI and a .363 OBP. Joe Borchard, after overcoming a slow start and a nagging injury, is hitting .261 with 22 home runs and 54 RBI. At Class AA Birmingham, Jerry Owens is batting .340 with 21 extra-base hits, 42 RBI and 32 stolen bases. Chris Young is batting .278 with 37 soubles, one triple, 21 home runs and 64 RBI and has added 19 steals. And Ryan Sweeney is hitting .285 with 37 RBI, a .352 slugging percentage and .348 OBP.
Congratulations to Paul Konerko for hitting his 200th career home run last night. Konerko has homered in each of the first two games of the series. Surprisingly, those two home runs were the first ever by Konerko at Fenway Park.
Cooler by the Lake
Still brutally hot in Boston. We hear the weather is cooler in Chicago.