Sunday, April 16, 2006, 11:45 am
Happy Easter to all. I hope you enjoy it with your families and a ballgame.
Pods, LF; Iguchi, 2B; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Dye, RF; AJ, C; Crede, 3B; Mackowiak, CF; Cintron, SS. Freddy Garcia takes the mound.
Sox fans will remember one year ago today when Mark Buehrle threw a complete-game three-hitter and Paul Konerko slammed two solo home runs in a 2-1 White Sox victory. The game took 1:39 to play. Sound familiar?
American League Home Run Leaders since 2005:
Ortiz 51; A. Rodriguez 50; Ramirez 45; Konerko 44; Teixeira 44.
According to ace groundskeeper Roger Bossard, the rain scheduled to pummel Chicago has missed us (although there is a chance around 3 pm for some drops). This is good news for today’s starter, Freddy Garcia, who is 40-14 in day games since 1999. Only Pedro Martinez (39-10, .796) has a better winning percentage and only Randy Johnson can match Freddy’s 40 victories.
I attended a very nice wedding last night at which a "gentleman" named John Ward proceeded to raz me about this blog (even though he admitted to never reading it). So I warned him not to mess with someone who doesn’t just buy ink by the barrels but who can reach around the globe (potentially) with the click of a mouse.
John is a global consultant who also teaches at the university level (or at least that is his story). If anyone knows John, particularly members of the Custom’s Department, please say hello for me the next time you see him.