Thursday, April 5, 2007
The weather is always beautiful at the ballpark. Let’s all try to remember that today.
I saw Tom Quaid yesterday here at the park (at least I think it was Tom under all the layers of clothing). He picked up some game notes, visited the new press box and then went to his seats in search of the largest cup of coffee in the place.
Tom, did you make it through the ballgame yesterday?
I walked outside during batting practice yesterday and saw Jim Thome in the dugout.
"This is Peoria weather," I said to him, laughing.
"Right about that," he said. "This is deer hunting weather."
Jim was one of the bright spots, along with Darin Erstad, Joe Crede’s clutch single and David Aardsma, in yesterday’s disappointing, 8-7 result.
Sizemore, CF; Michals, LF; Hafner, DH; Martinez, C; Blake, RF; Garko, 1B; Peralta, SS; Barfield, 2B; Marte, 3B. Sowers pitching.
Pods, LF; Erstad, CF; PK, 1B; Thome, DH; Dye, RF; Crede, 3B; Iguchi, 2B; AJ, C; Uribe, SS. Buehrle pitching (in deer hunting weather).