Fireworks on the Fourth

Tuesday, July 4, 2006, 2:41 pm

Today’s Lineup

Pods, LF; Cintron, 2B; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Dye, RF; AJ, C; Crede, 3B; Uribe, SS; Anderson, CF.  Contreras pitching.

Tad’s Health

Tadahito Iguchi was sitting on a table in the trainer’s room with stim attached to his wrapped and sore left ankle.

"It is feeling better today," Iguchi told me through his interpreter, Ryan McGuire.  "As soon as I can, I am going to be back in the lineup."

Iguchi sprained his ankle as he tumbled over right fielder Jermaine Dye last night.  Iguchi made the catch as his ankle twisted under Dye’s falling body.

"We have him on a rehab routine of ice, stimulation and ultrasound," said Head Trainer Herm Schneider.  "Sprains are on a scale of mild to moderate to severe.  In Tad’s case, this is a one plus sprain, which means it falls between mild and moderate.

"As soon as he can move and handle the pain, he can be back on the field," said Schneider, who indicated it should only be a matter of days.  "With sprains, the swelling sometimes lingers but he should be back soon."

Golf

The White Sox episode of The All-Star Big Break debuts tonight on the Golf Channel (9:30 pm CT on The Golf Channel).

Filmed in Tucson this spring at Starr Pass Golf Course, the show pits our coaches (Kenny, Ozzie, Harold and Rock) against players (Dye, Podsednik, AJ and Gar). 

The entire team sat around the television in the clubhouse earlier today watching the competition.  As you can imagine, there was quite a bit of bragging, at least by one team.

Highlights of the show include an Ozzie Guillen putt, a dramatic shot by Williams and deep drives by Jermaine Dye.  Tune in tonight to see all the action.

Hermanson

Dustin Hermanson is very close to beginning a rehab assignment in the low minors.

Punch AJ

Keep voting for AJ as the 32nd Man.  Our campaign is in full swing.  Voting closes at 5 pm on Thursday, and you can vote as many times as you want (we are told).

Vote, vote, vote and vote again …

11 Comments

Fireworks on the 4th..How right you are, Scott. As I take a momentary break from voting for our man, A.J., we are leading 12-0 after 5 1/2 innings of ball. With the exception of Crede’s minor (hopefully) injury, things are going as right today, as they went wrong yesterday. Hoping Oakland continues to beat up Detroit… BA is looking good, as is Contreras (awesome, actually)… Only wish I was at the game =) Keep it up, guys!!

Happy 4th of July to all!
Awesome game today, wish I could have been there, what a win and congrats to Jose C.

Headed to the Cell tomorrow for the game, anyone know when the gates open?

Lets go for our 9th straight series win.

Go chisox!

and Jay Payton just drove in the winning run for Oakland in the 10th. way to go A’s!!! hey, i didn’t have anything else to do after our BBQ. go Sox. j.k.

A very solid performance by Jose Contreras today. The Orioles were off balance all day. When he needed a big pitch, he fired a fastball that was 94-95 mph (on the Sox scoreboard).

The fact that Ozzie did NOT let Politte pitch the 9th HOPEFULLY indicates that Politte is, in fact, finished.

What a win! Glad we get to add another W for Jose- how dominant was he today?! Great effort all around, but I’m most happy for Juan. He has sure turned the corner boy- what a force!!!

Hope you are all having a safe and happy 4th of July!

And keep voting, voting, voting for AJ!!! The races are too close to call right now they’re saying….but I want this more than anything for AJ!! Think of how much more FUN it’d be if AJ is there! haha

Keep rollin tomorrow guys! And thank you Lisa from the last post!! :)

Bethany

I really do hope that we can get AJ there…it would be amazing to have 7 guys there.

Let’s vote! Vote for AJ!

Scott, WILL YOU ANSWER A QUESTION? When both the Sox and the Cubs have a night game, why is it that the World Champions get bumped to CSN2 (10) while the cellar-dwellers remain on CSN (37)? I know the Cubs historically have higher ratings, but which came first, higher ratings or preferential treatment in the local media? I know it’s not a big deal, but it shows where certain large media corporations in this city put their priorities. On the wrong side of town. Thanks.

Patrick Sheehan

Another SWEEP!!!

hahaha The Big Break All Star Challenge had me laughing….and I mean laughing hard. Between Kenny’s complete inability to play, to Ozzie missing the first putt and his reaction afterwards, to all the smack that AJ was talking (I couldn’t have ever guess that was going to happen!!)….I’ve gotta say…I was very entertained by it!!!

I’m sure the 4 coaches took (and are still taking) a lot of **** for that!! hahaha So funny!!!

Job well done Pods, Garland, AJ and JD- you guys were great!!

If you didn’t catch the program, I highly recommend you catch one of the re-broadcasts!!

KEEP VOTING!!!!

I read on MLB.com that Liriano is leading the voting. Vote early and often like most Chicago natives know how. (Remember the Pres election of 1960?) Go SOX and Punch AJ!!!!!!!!!!!!

Awesome win!! I hope the rest of the staff took notes on how to throw strikes and get batters out. Remarkable performance by Jose!! Looks like he’s back (fingers crossed….)

Keep voting for AJ! It looks like the 25 vote limit is off. I know I’ve gone well past that.

How about that Juan! As I recall a couple of weeks ago, several posters were looking to get rid of him. No way! Juan has always been a streak hitter and he is on one of his streaks now.

Looking forward to watching the Big Break All Star Challenge tonight on the golf channel. It should be a blast.

I’ll be at the game on Thursday hoping that Javy can follow Jose’s lead and start pitching like he did early in the year.

Look out Tigers, here we come.

-Mark

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