Saturday, July 15, 2006, 9:53 am
It Had to End Eventually
Jose Contreras’ amazing 17-game winning streak came to an end last night (note the disappearance of the W’s). It had to end eventually. After the game, Jose was less concerned with his streak than with the fact the team lost.
The game ended with A.J.’s tough at-bat against Mariano Rivera with the potential tying run on third base.
"It wasn’t a good at bat because of the result," AJ said.
White Sox fans made their presence felt last night at the Stadium. I have never heard our fans so loud here. It’s impressive how our fans have travelled in support of the Sox this season. Thanks.
I am sitting here in the visiting clubhouse (in part because it is air conditioned). There is something special about this ballpark. As you walk underneath the stands to the clubhouses, you can almost feel the history, and it is a little awe-inspiring to think about all the visiting players who dressed here over the decades.
Ozzie is under the weather. A head cold continues to bother him, and he spent much of the pregame wrapped in towels trying to sleep.