Sunday, March 16, 2008
Owens, CF; Cabrera, SS; Swisher, LF; PK, 1B; Dye, RF; AJ, C; Crede, 3B; Uribe, 2B; Floyd P.
Odds & Ends
Bob Beghtol, our director of media relations, is "proudly" wearing a vintage Marquette basketball jersey today as payoff for a bet he lost when "his" Badgers dropped a regular-season game to the in-state rivals.
Funny story from yesterday … I was grabbing lunch in the lunchroom (where else?). Dale Torborg and Alexi Ramirez were sitting at a table behind me eating. Jerry Reinsdorf came in and said hello to Alexi, who, you could tell, had no idea who it was.
Dale tried to explain, through a mix of English/Spanish and sign language, who Jerry was.
I turned to them and said, "Jeffe. Grand Jeffe." (Note: I know NO Spanish except what I’ve learned over the years in the clubhouse, most of which probably gets me slapped in mixed company).
Alexi’s eyes lighted up and he walked over to Jerry to thank him.
Jim Thome had a big smile on his face after his home run yesterday.
"You just have to get your work in and hopefully good things will happen to you," he said againa and again.
It’s a bit cool today, high in the mid 50s with chances of afternoon thunderstorms. Tomorrow is a bit warmer with less of a chance for rain. Tuesday returns to the 70s and Wednesday to the 80s.
We decided to take a pass on Shingo Takatsu for our Class AAA bullpen. There are quite a few arms competing for jobs already at Charlotte.\
It was a bit weird to see Neal and Shingo yesterday. Felt like 2005.