Friday, September 28, 2007
Pods, LF; Fields, 3B; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Dye, RF; Erstad, CF; Uribe, SS; Richar, 2B; Hall, C. Vazquez pitching.
Mark Buehrle and Scott Podsednik were out in the left field stands hours early today shooting their bow and arrows at a target set up in the home team’s bullpen.
"Did you get it?" I asked Mark as he walked past.
Each fall, the entire baseball operations group, front office, managers, coaches, staff, player development staff, trainers, scouts, etc., get together, evaluate our major league club, other major league teams, our minor league organization and other minor league organization in several days’ worth of meetings.
This year, the meeting will be held in mid October.
"I just want people to tell us the truth," manager Ozzie Guillen said of the get together. "Our goal is to make the organization better."
Blog Night 2
Thanks to everyone who attended Blog Night 2. Judging from comments and reaction last night, it sounded like everyone enjoyed hearing stories from Moose Skowron, comments from Ed Farmer and analysis of the season and team from assistant GM Rick Hahn.
Hopefully, readers enjoyed the t-shirts, gift packs, raffle items (lucky Tom Quaid walked away with an Ozzie Guillen-signed jersey) and most-of-all, a Lance Broadway shutout (I guess his worries about his truck and belongings didn’t take his focus away from his first start).
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate those who attended (and of course, who read this blather all season long) and your passion for this team. My goal is to never take a moment of that support for granted.
I trust last night showed a little of our passion and commitment to getting this team back to where we were in 2005.
I can’t blow the cover, but Bobby Jenks and Mark Buehrle are going to be honored before tonight’s game for their extra special accomplishments this season. Tomorrow night, it is Jim Thome’s turn. If you are coming to tomorrow’s game, make sure you are here in time for the festivities. They are can’t miss.
Kudos To You
We have drawn 2.588 million fans to USCF this season, the fourth-highest total in franchise history with a chance to move to third-best by the end of this weekend. Even down to the end, our crowds have been vocal and fantastic. We cannot thank our fans enough.