Sweet Home, Chicago
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
OC, SS; AJ, C; Q, LF; Dye, RF; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Crede, 3B; Swish, CF; Ramirez, 2B. Contreras pitching.
Sorry, I was a bad correspondent while the team was going 7-3 on that West Coast road trip.
With just 16 home games, the White Sox have played the fewest in MLB.
Members of the team got together on the outfield grass before stretch to see a special video. The piece, snagged by Toby Hall, showed outfielder Brian Anderson working out with his personal trainer during the offseason. It was classic BA and classic “dig me.” I can only imagine the abuse BA is going to take from his teammates, and in classic BA style, he is going to smile the entire time.
“Jeez, that’s a lot of work just to sit on the bench,” one sympathetic on-looker mentioned.
“When I played, I just drank beer in the offseason,” one manager said.
Of interest (or not)
Cleveland leads the AL in ERA at 3.36, while the Sox rank third at 3.61 …
The Sox do play 31 of their next 44 games at home …
Starting tonight, the Sox play 13 straight games against teams with a .500 or better winning percentage …
Chicago is 10-10 vs. clubs with a winning record …