Thursday, December 20, 2007
To one and all. Here’s wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season. Our offices "close" (a relative term, remember that Christmas Eve trade for Tim Raines many years ago) tomorrow and the baseball industry shuts down until January 3.
I will be flying to Connecticut to join my family on Saturday and plan to only post over the break if we have news to announce. We’re driving back to Chicago after Christmas, so wish me luck (thank God for DVDs, Ipods and books on tape).
To get everyone in the holiday spirit, we asked fans to send us their favorite Christmas stories. You’ll find them on whitesox.com, but since I’ve recently learned to link, you also click here to read them. Thanks to everyone who submitted a story.
With January comes the annual Hall of Fame announcement from Cooperstown. I came across this interesting blog on Harold and his credentials for the Hall. Thought you might be interested in reading this blog on the subject.
That warm, kind side of AJ will show up Thursday after Christmas when he joins Johnny Damon, Dale Torborg and others in visiting children at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children near AJ’s home in Orlando. Nothing like spreading cheer for kids who, sadly, needed to be hospitalized at Christmas.
Ozzie Guillen held his annual holiday party for kids battling cancer and other illnesses last week in Venezuela. We are trying to get photos of the event, which I believe was in Caracas.
Plans are underway for Jim, his dad, and his newborn son to visit the Hall of Fame in early February to hand over the baseball from his 500th home run. Stay tuned for details.
I stopped by the Rotblatt-Amrany Art Studio in Highwood this morning to check out progress on a few of the sculptures that will be unveiled as part of our Champions Plaza at Gate 4. It looks very, very good. We hope our fans love the tribute.
To Steve Stone, who will join our radio team for all home Friday broadcasts.
Merry Christmas to All
Peace on earth.