Off Day Odds and Ends
Thursday, May 25, 2006, 3:21 pm
Word is we should hear about any MLB fines and suspensions sometime tomorrow morning. Remember that players have the right to appeal, so suspensions won’t necessarily begin tomorrow night (or day in the Cubs case).
Was given the last two days off due to his sore foot. With the next three games on turf, my guess is you likely won’t see Tadahito unless he is feeling 100 percent.
King of Illinois
Jim Thome was honored before yesterday’s game for becoming the all-time home run leader from the state of Illinois (passing his "hero" Dave Kingman, who attended high school in the state).
Was kind enough to stop by the ballpark today and say hello. He left with a heavy pack of media guides in tow (he begged enough for a set that we had to give in to him), so when he starts quoting obscure facts about the 1982 Padres on this blog, we all will know why.
Reminder to anyone interested that for $54, you can attend the game on August 15, enjoy an all-you-can-eat pregame meal and then we will hold a special event for your eyes only in our conference and learning center (which doubles as Ozzie’s postgame interview room). The offer is only open to the first 50 fans.
Yesterday, I wrote that all the reservations had been by women. Turns out that wasn’t completely true. Dustin, who is coordinating the event (and reads this site), evidently struggles with gender recognition at times. My apologies, but several men have also purchased tickets to the event.
You may want to order soon by calling Dustin at 312-674-5186.
Don’t look now, but the next seven weeks are looking pretty tough on our White Sox.
at Toronto, at Cleveland
vs. Texas, vs. Detroit, vs. Cleveland
at Texas, at Cincinnati
vs. St. Louis, vs. Houston
at Pittsburgh, at Cubs
vs. Baltimore, vs. Boston
at New York, at Detroit
Pretty tough rowing …