Tuesday, September 13, 2005, 5:20 pm
Comments to Sunday
Thanks for all the responses to Sunday’s post. Some great comments and great points. It is interesting to read all the different takes and reactions to the team’s ups and downs this second half. I really enjoy the give and take.
We announced today that our fans and Chicago White Sox Chairities together raised over $100,000 for Hurricane Katrina Relief last homestand. These funds go to MLB for the American Red Cross. I believe MLB teams and fans contributed $3 million to date to the relief effort. Well done.
I didn’t write about the Damaso Marte issue postgame Sunday because Ozzie’s comments in the newspaper were pretty direct (imagine that). Damaso has been bothered for a while by a stiff neck/upper back. One of the understandings in our clubhouse is that injured players should come in early to see trainer Herm Schnedier for evaluation/treatment. Each day, Herm sends along an injury report to Ozzie, KW, etc. telling him who isn’t available that day and why. By coming in just before stretching, Marte did not give Herm a chance to evaluate him and left Ozzie without knowing his status. Now, the assumption certainly was that he would not be used that day (since he did have soreness), but the point was one of principle for Ozzie and he sent Damaso home. The same thing did happen with Magglio once last year. Damaso’s medical situation still needs to be resolved.
PK in Third Hole
Paul Konerko hits third for the first time this season. Carl Everett hits fourth as Ozzie tries to shake things up a bit.
Skies are threatening in KC tonight.