Sunday, September 11, 2005, 12:36 pm
Both teams will wear hats with the flag of the United States on the side for today’s game in memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11/01.
White Sox Lineup
Pods, LF … Harris, 2B … Rowand, CF … PK, DH … Dye, RF … AJ, C … Uribe, SS … Gload, 1B … Crede, 3B … El Duque.
I have received a few questions on the green uniforms from Friday night. They were worn in the spirit of "Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day." Players each get to keep one set, while the other will be auctioned off for Chicago White Sox Charities.
We continue to take in donations for Hurricane Relief. For this homestand, all donations, revenue from Sox Split and revenue from the nightly audience auction will go to the Red Cross. We (the White Sox) will make a donation as well once we get a sense of the overall total.
AJ leads all American League catchers with a .999 mark … Paul Konerko hit his 200th home run in a Sox uniform Friday night … the Sox are 32-17 (.653) in day games, the best winning percentage in the American League … the Sox(180) and Yankees are both trying to become the first teams in MLB history with 200-plus HR outputs in six straight seasons … the Sox are 52-29 in games decided by two runs or less, going 30-16 in one-run games (15-7 at home) and 22-13 in two-run games … in addition, they are 13-29 when scoring two or less, surpassing their win total from 2002-04 combined when they went 5-128 in those games … with 78 home runs in the past two seasons, Konerko ranks fourth in baseball, behind Pujols (85), Dunn (83) and Ortiz (79) … 23 of his homers in 2005 have been solo shots.
Appreciate the Feedback
I continue to receive a great deal of feedback on this blog … both positive and negative. I do appreciate all the responses from fans and media alike, particularly thoughts from members of the national and local media. Some like the blog (in concept and practice), some do not.
I do hope it is clear that these are simply my opinions and that this, in effect, is my online diary. My main goal in this blog is to provide information to White Sox fans. Maybe you get it quicker this way? Maybe you read something here that you did not see or hear somewhere else? And maybe the ability to interact here is a benefit to you? Hopefully, when you have a question or want to know an answer, I can provide it … or at the very least, track it down.
I am constantly amazed and humbled that anyone even reads this or cares. But I also hope it is clear that I am not a journalist when I write this, although I do have that diploma somewhere at home (yesterday was not a good day for the Hawkeyes), I am a very biased White Sox employee/fan. I hope that is and has been clear. Anyone can start their own MLBlog right now.
One of the negatives to having yesterday’s game on FOX nationally (the game went to eight percent of the nation), is that about 500 fans did not see, read or hear about the time change and came to the ballpark for a 6:05 pm game. No matter how much we all try to spread the word, this always happens when games in September are switched.
He would not want me to reveal his name, but one of our ticket office supervisors gave one fan, an elderly woman, $40 out of his pocket for a cab ride home when she arrived for the night game only to find the 12:15 game already completed.
Kudos to him.