Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 1:35 pm ET
Random Notes/Thoughts From Last Night
I guess the defending World Champions are not dead yet …
There is still a little thunder left in the champions’ bats …
Kudos to Jon Garland’s performance on the mound …
Let’s see if Javier Vazquez can follow suit tonight against Jeremy Bonderman …
After the weekend that was, it had to feel good for PK to homer twice. He appeared to be feeling good as well, as members of our squad fight a head cold that is going around the clubhouse.
Leave it to Dad
I went with Ozzie Guillen and Jim Thome this morning as they visited a local Cosi restaurant where Mike North was broadcasting his morning show on WSCR.
The two followed Ed Farmer and Don Cooper and were on the air with Mike for a full hour.
One of Jim’s comments left everyone in laughter …
"I can hit two home runs to right field and not hear from my dad, but if I get a single to left field (like last night) he calls me and says ‘Way to go’ since he knows it means my swing is on track."
Added Guillen …
"Here I am, a guy with something like five career home runs, and I’m telling Jim Thome, with 450-something, to hit it to left field."
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Our favorite columnist took to the airwaves on WSCR earlier this week to explain that he is, indeed, on vacation.
During the interview, he again criticized me (imagine that) when responding to a question from North about his contact with the team. North quoted from a recent article in the Chicago Reader that mentioned "emails" that had been sent to me.
To clarify, the columnist has never sent me an email. His preferred method of communication is voicemail, and I have received some strong ones over the years (imagine that). Many probably wouldn’t get past the MLBAM censor to be posted here, but there have been a couple recently that we have debated making public, solely to show everyone just who and what we deal with when it is not vacation season.
We might have that debate once again …
During his interview, the columnist also criticized the Chicago Tribune’s media writer for not calling him or his editor before writing articles about the issue. I can’t speak for the general public, but I sense some irony here. Is he asking the Tribune writer to talk personally to his sources (in a sense to "show up")?
Is that ironic or is it just me?