Friday, April 14, 2006, 4:21 pm
Ozuna, LF; Iguchi, 2B; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Dye, RF; Crede, 3B; Cintron, SS; Widger, C; Anderson, CF. Javier Vazquez pitching.
Home from a Trip
The first day back in town for the team always means a busy pregame. Players arrive to the ballpark early to set up their lockers. Chairs are always piled high with mail, memos, boxes from suppliers, etc.
Part-time White Sox employees received commemorative World Series watches as keepsakes. Many of these were handed out today pregame. Players also purchased these silver watches as gifts for family and friends. Many players had several stacked in their lockers.
First day of the homestand often means more media, especially the television cameras. Paul Konerko was just surrounded by media, and due to demand, Jim Thome arranged through the media relations department to meet with all the media at one time when he is done with batting practice.
It is amazingly warm in Chicago today, and according to Roger Bossard, we should stay dry tonight. It sounds like the weather will stay south of interstate 80. Next chance for some rain might be Sunday morning.