Trying to Get Things Rolling Again
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
OC, SS; Q, LF; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Dye, RF; AJ, C; Swish, CF; Crede, 3B; Uribe, 2B. Buehrle pitching.
Actually very quiet, which was incredibly nice for a change. Sat in the dugout before the game and listened to KW, Steve Stone and others talk about pitching mechanics. How pleasant.
Earlier today, Nick Swisher (ring leader), Toby Hall, John Danks and Bobby Jenks had their facial hair dyed pink in honor of Mother’s Day. Swisher, Danks and Hall also will make a donation to the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (Chicago) on behalf of all White Sox players.
Ozzie joked that if it meant the team got hot, he’d paint his beard pink as well. You might see everyone around here sporting pink soon.
A group of children from Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, a national organization whose mission is to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it, attended as part of the Nick Swisher Foundation’s “Swish’s Wishes” program, and assisted with the players’ hair coloring.
And for the skeptics in the group, this event was planned even before Toronto.
Parting Shot …
Then I’m done. Wouldn’t it be interesting if a female reader of this blog went through the Sun-Times and jotted down all the sexually-oriented material objectifying women that someone might find offensive …
… as one journalist told me today, “I can’t even let my kids read the newspaper.”