Wraparound Series with the Birds
Friday, April 25, 2008
Swish, RF; OC, SS; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Quentin, LF; Crede, 3B; Ramirez, CF; Uribe, 2B; Hall, C. Buehrle pitching.
If you have to spend a late night at the ballpark, it’s always good to win.
Many of you may have read today’s Sun-Times story click here about Joe Crede quitting Nick Swisher’s “Dirty 30” club in dramatic, theatric fashion. So, today all over the clubhouse, signs are posted (I wonder by who) saying Mr. Crede has been “expelled” from the Club.
Here’s my thought, let’s come up with a new club for Joe … offer me a few names (tasteful, please) and we’ll see if we can come up with some t-shirts and/or hats to celebrate the group.
As one clubhouse jokester quipped, “You know Joe Crede’s club won’t have t-shirts or hats because he ain’t paying for them.”
Konerko, sporting a “Dirty 30” hat laughed about the “competing” clubs.
“You can see were my allegiances are,” he said, showing a broad smile.
Nothing beats fun in the clubhouse, except perhaps, winning.
Fun With Numbers
Since you can make numbers prove (or disprove) just about anything and everything, enjoy a laugh at these …
Bob Beghtol, our Media Relations staff, happily passed around statistical printouts from the playing careers of our coaches, showing which hitters owned which pitchers and vice versa. You can only imagine the comments, when our coaches read that …
Eddie Murray owned Kevin Hickey (5-5, HR, RBI)
Ozzie Guillen hit better than .500 in his career against eight pitchers, including Bob Tewskbury (8-14, .571), Mark Leiter (6-11, .545) and Ed Whitson (6-11, .545, HR) and was 1-26 lifetime against Dennis Martinez
Jeff Cox hit 1.000 against 11 different pitchers, including 3-3 against Rich Dotson
Joey Cora hit .571 (4-7) against Jaret Wright and .545 (6-11) against Mark Langston
Harold Baines owned Steve Crawford (11-15, .733, HR) and Greg Hibbard (7-10, .700) but did not necessarily like Dennis Leonard (0-15), Dan Spillner (0-12), Tom Burgmeier (0-10), Richard Yett (0-10) or Rich Monteleone (0-9)
Juan Nieves held Mike Greenwell hitless (0-12)
Greg Walker loved to face Bob Stanley (.643, 9-14, 2 HR) and Chris Bosio (.565, 13-23, 2 HR) but hated to see John Cerutti (0-13) and Bobby Witt (0-10)
Mark Salas hated Dave Stewart (0-13) but loved Jay Tibbs (.714, 5-7) among many …
And finally, everybody loved to face Don Cooper (joking, just joking).