Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Owens, CF; Fields, 3B; Konerko, DH; Dye, RF; Erstad, 1B; Gonzalez, 2B; Pods, LF; Uribe, SS; Hall, C. Garland pitching.
By Th Numbers
CC is 14-3 with a 3.53 ERA lifetime against the White Sox. We’re due.
Our bullpen is 3-0 with a 3.86 ERA over its last 14 games.
Bobby Jenks has retired a White Sox record 32 consecutive batters (33 outs), which according to Elias Sports Bureau is the longest streak in the majors since Greg Maddux (then of the Dodgers) retired 32 straight in August 2006. The AL record of 38 straight was set by David Wells in 1998. The streak included his perfect game. SF’s Jim Barr holds the ML record at 41 set in 1972.
The White Sox are 4-0-1 in their last five series against AL Central foes.
JD leads the AL after the break with 19 XBH, ranks second with 10 HR and a .747 slugging percentage and is tied for fourth with nine doubles. Dye is hitting .371 (13-35) with four doubles, five home runs, nine RBI and 10 runs scored in his last nine games.
To Maria and to Darrin and Robin Jackson on the arrival of Tatum.
A reminder that September 27 is our second blog night. Tickets (lower deck, $31 per) are still available by calling Dustin at 312-674-5186. The night will include a pregame session with me and a few of my friends and then an evening of winning baseball.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Owens, CF; Fields, 3B; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; AJ, C; Dye, RF; Pods, LF; Uribe, SS; Richar, 2B. Danks pitching.
Today’s media session with manager Ozzie Guillen went very quickly.
"That’s what happens when you win," someone told Ozzie.
"Ha," he laughed. "I’ve been through all three … Good, OK and bad."
Today was maybe the hottest day of the year at U.S. Cellular Field. Drink fluids.
Yesterday was our annual Field of Greens golf outing at beautiful Harborside Golf Course. Players, coaches, staff and Chicago celebrties played a scramble along with 50-some foursomes of White Sox fans and Chicago White Sox Charities supporters. A good time was had by all and over $100,000 was raised to support pediatric cancer research at Comer Children’s Hospital and Children’s Memorial.
I won’t say what my team shot, but the winners came in at an impressive 20-under par.
It was great to run into former Sox like Al Weis, Donn Pall and James Baldwin, who flew in from North Carolina. Darryl Boston, Nick Capra and other roving instructors also were in town to join us.
A good friend was kind enough to take the photo of me here just before a tee shot on a par 3. No truth to the rumor that the shot landed wet.