Wednesday, May 3, 2006, 4:23 pm
Saw Chris as he walked in and asked him how he felt. He said fine and looked to be feeling OK. I told him it sounded scary on TV and he said the guys in the bullpen said they heard it. "I didn’t hear a thing," Wid said.
"Yeah, except the bells," I replied.
Was receiving treatment on his calf from Herm Schneider.
Had a chance to review all your recent comments on this blog. We did pretend that our west coast trip actually took us through central illinois and into eastern iowa.
Also, Dawn, I appreciate your idea of trying to hold a group event before a game later this year. How much interest is there and I will try to organize in my free time …
From a Sox staffer who lives near the Ritz downtown … as he was leaving his condo, the doormen stopped him to look at his World Series ring. Who is standing there in a White Sox hat but Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat (in town for the playoffs). He came over and checked out the ring bling.
Wednesday, May 3, 2006, 2:16 pm
Back in the Saddle
Sorry to disappear for a while again.
Pods, LF; Iguchi, 2B; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; AJ, C; Crede, 3B; Mackowiak, CF; Uribe, SS; Gload, RF. Garcia pitching.
Return of the King(s)
Talk around the water cooler, in chat rooms and even in our clubhouse continued to focus on Jim Thome’s reception Monday night in Cleveland.
Many called it the worst they have ever experienced. Guys had been giving Jim **** for a week leading up to Monday about how nice his reception would be, how it would be a love-in of a homecoming. The results were just the opposite.
Someone came up with a great idea for tonight. Our fans should welcome Jim back with a standing ovation … the one he did not receive in Cleveland. I bet he will acknowledge the fans.
Carl Everett also returns tonight for the first time since the 2005 World Series. Fans on-line were debating how he should be received after dissing the team and organization this spring. I tend to agree with those fans who point out that any member of the World Champion team should never be booed at U.S. Cellular Field. At most, they should be met with indifference.
So the other question is how will White Sox fans receive Frank Thomas on May 22 when he returns as a member of the Oakland Athletics? What do you guys think will happen/or should happen? Let me know …
Tickets remain for all games on this homestand, but they are going fast for the Royals series. If you are planning to come to one of the games this weekend, buy now, don’t wait.
Raffle tickets for the World Series Ring Raffle are available. Sales are steady, so we suggest you buy now rather than wait until July when the raffle ends. Ticket sales are limited to 100,000 and three lucky fans will win. Proceeds go to Chicago White Sox Charities.