Back Home Again
Monday, May 21, 2007
Erstad, CF; Iguchi, 2B; Thome, DH; Dye, RF; PK, 1B; AJ, C; Ozuna, 3B; Mack, LF; Cintron, SS. Contreras pitching.
Juan Uribe is out of the lineup tonight as his mom’s health has taken a turn for the worse. Ozzie and Joey were waiting to get a call from Juan to have a sense of how things were going. Joe Crede is feeling better, according to Guillen, but is getting tonight off as well.
Crazy, frustrating weekend. So ask me how my Friday morning went!
In the end, it didn’t amount to very much, despite many different angles, stories and analysis. The AJ/Ozzie/North stuff was over by 11 am Friday. Obviously, my personal preference is for Ozzie to not call in to radio stations while driving to the ballpark in his car. Buehrle and AJ talked via phone this morning about today’s piece in the Tribune, and the two spoke again this afternoon. Ozzie said he wanted the two to resolve whatever the issue was, but that he would get involved if he seemed to continue.
As one dugout observor notes, "Good, we all play better when we are @#$%! (angry)."