Cubs vs. Sox I
Friday, June 22, 2007
Erstad, CF; Iguchi, 2B; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; AJ, C; Dye, RF; Mack, LF; Fields, 3B; Uribe, SS. Buehrle pitching.
It hardly seemed like a White Sox vs. Cubs battle around the ballpark this morning. We’ve had more media interest and more buzz at other regular-season games this year. I’m sure it has something to do with this being the second meeting, with interleague play loosing some of its uniqueness and of course, with how the two baseball teams have played to date.
PK enters this series with 249 home runs as a member of the White Sox … Konerko is a career .313 (51-163) hitter with 13 home runs and 37 RBI in 46 games vs. the Cubs since joining the Sox in 1999 … he hit two home runs off Carlos Zambrano in his last home game vs. the Cubs on 5/21/06.
Earlier today, the club announced that Duane Shaffer, senior director of amateur scouting, has been relieved of his scouting responsibilities. Duane, who supervised amateur drafts from 1991 until 2007, had been with the club for 35 years.