Friday, May 2, 2008
Notice how many bats are shattering lately. You started to see it more and more in recent years, but it seems worse than ever this spring. Last night, Kobayashi of the Indians had to dodge what amounted to a spinning spear during Cleveland’s win over the Mariners. Not sure what can be done, but it is scary, nonetheless.
Hate these four-game series because it is so difficult to win three games from anyone.
Adam Russell joins the bullpen this weekend in place of Alexi Ramirez, who will spend the weekend in Chicago. It likely wasn’t the getting into Canada that was going to be the problem for the Cuban defector, but the returning to the States part.
Class AAA Charlotte happened to be in Buffalo, so “Fargo” (Scott Johnson, our Triple A trainer/traveling sec/chauffer) drove Russell to Toronto today.
Can’t you just imagine the look on the border guard’s face. First, he sees Johnson and Russell (6-8, 250 pounds) leave the country. Then a couple of hours later, back comes Johnson without his passenger.
“Do you have anything to declare?”
At dinner the other night with Bulls PR chief Tim Hallam and his wife, Nancy, Hallam smarmily asked if I would mention him in my blog, so here you go. Dinner at Rosebud Steakhouse was tremendous.
Not sure everyone saw, but earlier this week, Chicago White Sox Charities made grants of $3.2 million for 2008, taking our all-time giving amount to over $12 million.
None of this would happen without the support of White Sox fans (buying bricks, buying 50-50 tickets, supporting events) … so thank you from the bottom of our hearts.