Thursday, May 31, 2007
Erstad, Iguchi, Thome, Dye, PK, AJ, Crede, Mack, Uribe. Buehrle on the mound.
We are badly in need of a victory. Yesterday was very ugly, I don’t need to tell you that. Just when we think it can’t get any worse, it … does. We need someone to step up tonight and create a moment to win us a baseball game.
At least with our clubhouse, our general manager and our manager, there is never a question of how much we care. You can see it on faces and read it in the newspaper each morning.
Both Mark Buehrle and Roy Hallady are going for career win No. 100 tonight. Only one of Halladay’s 99 career wins has come against the White Sox, while just two of Buehrle’s have come against Toronto.
I will be out of touch this weekend but will return — along with Roger Clemens, it appears — on Monday. Next week also features the First-Year Player Draft on Thursday. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be filled with pre-draft meetings for our scouting and baseball ops departments.
For the first time, ESPN2 will televise the first round (and sandwich picks) from this year’s draft, starting at 1 pm CT. Roland Hemond, who literally has seen every draft (it started in 1965), and Chet Lemon, former All-Star Sox outfielder, coach of top AAU team in nation, son was drafted recently, etc, will represent the White Sox at the Orlando event.
If you are a baseball fan, tune in to watch the event and make sure you follow it on-line at mlb.com.