Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Owens, LF; Cintron, 2B; PK, 1B; AJ, C; Dye, DH; Mack RF; Fields, 3B; Terrero, CF; Uribe, SS. Garland pitching.
Ozzie remains hopeful that Jim Thome will be back in the lineup by Friday.
Last night was a tough loss, more so because we lost that came by failing to execute on several opportunities. As you could tell from his quotes, Ozzie was not a happy man about our failures last night.
We also blew a chance to pull to under 10 games behind the Indians.
Today’s starter, Jon Garland, is 40-21 since 2005, the fifth-highest victory total. The right-hander trails only Roy Oswalt (42), Johann Santana (42), Josh Beckett (41) and Dontrelle Willis (41).
A Different Perspective
A reporter from the Tribune recently took tours of both Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field. His comments about the press boxes follow:
"If you were a reporter, you’d definitely want to work on the South Side. The new press box — relocated this year from what is now the Jim Beam Club — is spacious and comfy. At Wrigley, things are definitely cozier. And with, uh, more character. As one fan put it: ‘You’d think it’d be nicer. Look, there’s duct tape on the corner of that table.’ Still, every fan will appreciate being able to sit in a press box and see how reporters and team officials view a game."
Check out Dave van Dyck’s story in today’s Trib about recent teams that have turned around their seasons when all appeared lost.