Saturday, April 7, 2007
Pods, LF; Erstad, CF; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Dye, RF; Crede, 3B; AJ, C; Iguchi, 2B; Uribe, SS. Vazquez pitching.
Castillo, 2B; Punto, 3B; Mauer, C; Cuddyer, RF; Morneau, 1B; Hunter, CF; White, LF; Kubel, DH; Bartlett, SS. Silva pitching.
Jermaine Dye wants to wear uniform No. 42 next Sunday (April 15th) to honor the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Other uniformed personnel have until the end of today to let us know if they also want to wear number 42 for the day.
Time Very Well Spent
After yesterday’s game was called because of cold and wind, many of our hitters came to the ballpark in the early afternoon to take batting practice inside in the batting cages.
Following the workout, Tadahito Iguchi made a trip to the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital to visit 12-year-old Takuya Matsumoto, a Japanese native who was brought to UC to await a heart transplant. Tad met the boy and his mom and sister. After he learned that a fund had been established to help defray some of the boy’s expenses, Tad immediately offered a personal donation of $10,000. To see a WGN TV story of the visit, click here (assuming the link works and I haven’t screwed it up somehow):