Last Friday in February
Friday, February 29, 2008
Today’s Lineup at Arizona in TEP
Owens, CF; Cabrera, SS; Thome, DH; Dye, RF; AJ, C; Fields, 3B; Quentin, LF; Liefer, 1B; Uribe, 2B. Buehrle pitching.
Also throwing: Broadway, Carrasco, Macdougal, Dotel, Harrell.
Sorry, I forgot my wireless card for our game at Hi Corbett.
The highlights: Jose Contreras looked great in his 2.0 IP … Alexi Ramirez was 4-5 with three runs scored, two doubles and an RBI … Nick Swisher had a two-run double … Brian Anderson was 2-5 with two RBI … Joe Crede played … and we actually beat the Rockies for the first time since early March in 2006.
Notes and Items
When the White Sox take a split squad to Hermosillo, Mexico for Sunday’s game against the Dbacks, Minnie Minoso and Jerry Hairston will join the club for the trip. Both starred in the Mexican League during their years as players, while Hairston met and married his wife in Hermosillo.
Robin Ventura is scheduled to make an appearance in camp for a few days starting March 6. It will be great to see RV, who underwent a unique transplant on his right ankle (still one of the worst on-field injuries I have ever witnessed … the others, Iowa wrestler Randy Duncan, Chad Kreuter in that collision at home plate and Ozzie hurting his knee in 1992).
Proud papa Herm Schneider is hoping to see daughter Kaitlin when here University of South Florida softball team takes part in a tournament here in Tucson this weekend.