Wednesday, September 21, 2005, 5:19 pm
White Sox Lineup
Pods, LF … Iguchi, 2B … Everett, DH … PK, 1B … AJ, C … Dye, RF … Rowand, CF … Uribe, SS … Crede, 3B … Gar, RHP.
Sizemore, CF … Crisp, LF … Peralta, SS … Hafner, DH … Martinez, C … Belliard, 2B … Broussard, 1B … Boone, 3B … Blake, RF … Elarton, RHP.
Interesting to read some of the early editions of the newspaper this morning. With the game result still in doubt, you got some very "doom and gloom" analysis about the team’s chances. Reading the first edition, hard to tell we eventually won the game, lowered our magic number to 9 and took the division lead over the Indians back to 3 1/2.
A Few Items …
Prior to the game, Tim Raines was a guest on Comcast Sport Nets Chicago Tribune Tonight show. During the live interview, Mark Buehrle (yes, the same guy who was starting the game) snuck out and hit Raines in the face with a shaving cream pie. Raines then went into the clubhouse and pretended to pummel Buehrle.
The clubhouse was in stiches before the game when a video of Ozzie, Harold, Tim, Joey and Walk as players was put on the big screen television. Guys critiqued their coaches and laughed at the physiques. Ozzie looked like he was 12 years old and weighed 120 pounds.
Finally, as the team came off the field after Joe Crede’s game-winning home run, Aaron Rowand was heard to say … "I love Joe Crede." (Note: quote was a little cleaned up for public consumption).
Despite what you may have read or heard, guys seem very loose … and it is not pretend (at least as far as I can tell). I actually spent five minutes this morning trying to figure out how you can pretend to be loose (or how an observer can determine when guys are pretending) but then I figured that was a waste of time.
Another thing to note: Prior to yesterday’s game, Ozzie commented that he had received 542 emails after Monday’s game and NEARLY ALL were positive. He opened one negative one to see if he could learn anything about his team. In some publications, this was reported that the emails from fans were overwhelmingly negative. Not true. Ozzie said just the opposite.