More from the Clubhouse
Sunday, May 21, 2006, 10:43 am
I sense a fine coming. Manager Ozzie Guillen showed up a little late to the ballpark this morning having set his alarm to pm instead of am.
He and his family took in The Da Vinci Code last night, and Ozzie said he screwed up when he set his alarm.
Congratulations to Greg Walker and Don Cooper on two separate graduations today.
Walk’s daughter, Kaycee, is graduating from John Marshall Law School today, and Greg will leave just about game time to be at the ceremonies downtown. I told him it is always impressive how the younger generation can leap so far ahead of the older generation.
And Coop today received an honorary degree from the New York Institute of Technology, where he played baseball 28 years ago.
"I thought I was six hours short of a degree and was taking two classes," he said. "Then I found out I was actually nine hours short.
"It had taken me 28 years to get the six hours, so I figured I would never get to nine."
Coop has stayed in touch with the school and has given baseball clinics and held camps on the campus each offseason. His former teammate is the AD.
"So they called me this winter and said they would like to present me with the honor. It is really nice when people think of you in ways they don’t need to.
"I guess the World Series title is a gift that keeps on giving."
We closed our clubhouse after batting practice today to make arrangements for a special promotion. You didn’t read it here, but our team is going to wear replica uniforms from the 1906 World Series for today’s game. Let’s just hope these have hits in them.