Sunday At The Pahk

Sunday, August 14, 2005, 12:51 pm ET

Today’s Lineup

Perez, LF … Uribe, SS … Everett, DH … PK, 1B … Rowand, CF … Dye, RF … Blum, 2B … Widger, C … Crede, 3B … El Duque, RHP.

Sox Arrival

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

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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/fastpitcMarkbuehrleh 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.

Impressive Stats

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.

Rare Feat

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.

4 Comments

About the impressive prospects the white sox have, why do u think Ozzie wouldn’t like to send Jerry Owens up to the team just because he plays in Double A. If i’m not mistaking Jeff Francouer a 21 year old rookie for the Atlanta Braves is quickly becoming one of the Top Outfielders in the National Leauge was called up when he was in Double A.

Jerry Owens has very little minor league experience in general, and I doubt that Ozzie would want to call him up at all this year, let alone before september. I assume Willie Harris will get the call for the simple reason that he has experience at the major league level and at the leadoff spot. Brian Anderson could possibly get called up instead, but I doubt it.
You neglected to mention that Chris Young is hitting with all of this power in the pitchers park that is Birmingham; that makes it all the more special. Ryan Sweeney has 0 HR playing in the same stadium, and he supposedly has a pretty solid, powerful swing.

Hey Scott,

Thanks again for keeping this awesome blog.

With this past series being a possible preview for the ALCS this year it got me thinking about playoff tickets.

Any idea when they will go on sale to the general public?

Thanks,

Chris

Paraphrasing the credit card
commercial…”having to wait

four hours to have a game cancelled…priceless.” The Red sox management ought to be ashamed of themselves. It was going to be an all-day rain to begin with,and even a Roger Bossard designed surface can only take so much

water before the game has to be called off.But did the Bosox management realize that?

I think not. I think they got a hint, however, to call it finally when they saw the crew team from Boston University practicing strokes in the first base dugout….

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