Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Erstad, CF; Iguchi, 2B; PK, 1B; AJ, C; Crede, 3B; Mackowiak, RF: Ozuna, LF; Uribe, SS; Anderson, DH. John Danks on the mound.
According to the experts, things will clear for a time and then the rain will return around 4-5 pm. The rest of the evening will be spotty rain and scattered showers, but we remain hopeful we will be able to play baseball in and around the rain drops.
It took a long time, and it wasn’t pretty, but it was a win. It’s safe to say that last year, this game in KC would have ended up as a loss.
Our team plane left KC around 2:00 am and arrived at Midway near 3 am. Pat O’Connel our manager of media relations, arrived at his home at 4:15 am. As a result, players don’t need to be at the ballpark (dressed) until 5:15 pm today for our game tonight. We’ll hit in the cages, not on the field, which, given the weather, makes sense anyway.
"It is starting to come," said Joey Cora, our bench coach. "You can feel it in the clubhouse. We’re close to getting rolling."
Jim and Andrea Thome and Paul and Jennifer Konerko will join with Children’s Home + Aid at a press conference tomorrow at the ballpark (11 am) to announce a major partnership.