Tuesday, August 23, 2005, 6:26 pm
Ozuna, 3B … Iguchi, 2B … Everett, LF … Konerko, 1B … Rowand, CF … Dye, RF … AJ, C … Uribe, SS … Blum, 1B. Freddy Garcia takes on Johan Santana in a matchup of Venezuelans.
It would be very nice to snag this game tonight from the Twins and Johan Santana. Good way to start the road trip.
Today’s Minneapolis Paper
A Minneapolis columnist quotes Twins owner Carl Pohlad as saying "Reinsdorf is squirming." The columnist contends that the Sox are nervous, as is the city of Chicago, because of our "historic Chicago baseball failure."
When I spoke to Jerry today, he was laughing at the report. "The only time I spoke to Carl at the owners’ meetings was to say hello," Jerry said. He chuckled at the use of the word "squirming." It isn’t a phrase used to describe Jerry very often.
The article was posted in our clubhouse before tonight’s game.
Just to clarify, our players did not want to "forfeit" the to-be-made-up game with Boston. The idea is ridiculous. No one is happy to have to go back to Boston to play the game — whenever it will be re-scheduled — but of course we have to go and we will. MLB would never let the Sox, or any other team for that matter, just decide not to play, thereby influencing another division or wild card race. It was silly for anyone to even contemplate this happening. I spoke to an official at MLB today and we were laughing about it (except about all the media calls we received yesterday as a followup to the report and an ESPN Radio commentary). A makeup date will be announced soon.