Pregame Game 1
Tuesday, October 11, 2005, 1:50 pm
Sox Lineup for Game 1 of ALCS
Pods, LF … Iguchi, 2B … Dye, RF … PK, 1B … Everett, DH … Rowand, CF … AJ, C … Crede, 3B … Uribe, SS … Contreras, RHP.
As usual, Paul Konerko and Aaron Rowand are among the earliest to arrive in the White Sox clubhouse. You can always find PK sitting in the lunch room working on that day’s crossword puzzle.
Don Cooper and Greg Walker are always around. Coop was running through his reports with advance scout Bryan "Twig" Little.
I told Coop I was surprised to see him given several newspaper reports that he was under consideration to be the next pitching coach for the Yankees, but I was happy that he came in to work for the White Sox today.
"Yeah," Coop said with his Long Island accent and a smirk. "I thought I just might see this one through."
By the way, Coop is safely under contract with the White Sox through 2006.