Game 5 Pregame
Sunday, October 15, 2005, 3:15 pm
Same as the first four games ("If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it") …
Pods, LF … Iguchi, 2B … Dye, RF … PK, 1B … Everett, DH … Rowand, CF … AJ, C … Crede, 3B … Uribe, SS … Jose, RHP.
Yesterday, about 45 minutes before game time, a huge roar went out from the White Sox clubhouse as USC beat Notre Dame on the last play of the game. After the last play, Ozzie shouted, "OK, we have a baseball game to win." And the salsa music immediately began to play.
As I walked out of the "closed" clubhouse, a lobby full of media looked at me and asked, "What just happened in there?"
"Just our pregame routine."
Today, players did Soduku, watched NFL football and talked fantasy football moves. All in all, a pretty loose clubhouse.
Aaron Rowand was talking to me about friends he knows in the military. I mentioned to him that many of the readers of this blog seem to be overseas in the U.S. military and are following the Sox via internet. "Cool," he said. "It’s too bad they can’t be in Chicago or here to watch, but tell them we appreciate what they are doing and thank them for all the support." So thanks.
Our ad agency, 2 X 4, came up with a very cool idea that ran last Thursday in the Sun-Times and Tribune. If you didn’t see it, the ad for 2006 season tickets showed images of El Duque during his amazing inning against the Red Sox. Many people have written me about it. I will try and get a copy posted here as soon as I get back to Chicago.
Updated 10/19: Click on these two links and you can see those creatives:
Win or lose, we will be traveling tonight after the game. This means we will be arriving sometime between 4-6 am at Midway.
This series is not over yet. One win to the W.S.