Sox vs. Angels
Friday, May 23, 2008
OC, SS; AJ, C; Q, LF; Dye, RF; Thome, DH; Crede, 3B; Swish, 1B; BA, CF; Rocket, 2B. Floyd pitching.
News and Notes
PK is going to get a couple of days off (unless needed to PH) to try and rest his sore hand.
We did place Juan Uribe on the DL (retro to 5/16) and brought up DeWayne Wise from Class AAA Charlotte (.338-8-18) to take his place.
Also, Danny Richar is beginning a rehab assignment at Charlotte.
Attended ESPN 100′s Lunch with a Legend today at Morton’s downtown as Jerry Reinsdorf sat down with Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman.
They covered a variety of Bulls and Sox topics, and you can listen in at the ESPN 100 website should you care.
Interesting article from Baseball Prospectus, to read it click here.
Great to see The Commander, Bo, Kittle and Roland Hemond last night.
Funny moment from the clubhouse … Nick Swisher introduced himself to Fisk, saying Nick Swisher, “Dirty 30,” and laughing.
Ozzie chirped in … “Did you say .230 or Dirty 30?”
“Hey,” said Swish faking hurt feelings. “I’ve had too many low blows lately. Keep them up here.”
Roland related a great story about Rich Gossage.
Roland and Chuck Tanner used an off day to fly to Cedar Rapids while Gossage was with Class Appleton.
“Chuck had Goose throw from the back of the mound so that he had to pull down on the ball as he finished,” Roland said. “The start before he had walked a bunch of guys. After they worked on this, he went on to win 18 games.
“At the end of the summer, Gossage asked me what I was thinking about him for the next season.
“The Big Leagues,” Hemond answered.
And a Hall of Fame career began.
During BP one of our players ran past Jerry Reinsdorf and asked,
“So who has the final say, you or John Paxson?”
Stats and Stuff
We are 5-0 in our last five games against the LHP and 7-1 in the last eight … last time we won nine straight was 6/15-24/06 … the Sox lead the AL with 30 quality starts and rank third with a 3.46 ERA … the Sox have hit .327 with runners in scoring position over the last 12 games.
Among his many duties, Ron Kittle often is asked to visit fans who might be home or in the hospital struggling with their health.
Last week, he stopped by to see a season ticket holder at his home.
They talked White Sox, baseball, etc. during the visit.
The Sox fan passed away from his illness the very next day.
We received a call from the family saying how special and important it was to our fan and to them that his final hours were spent talking baseball and laughing with a favorite Sox player.
That’s how spending a few minutes with a fan can change lives, no matter if it is a case of days or years.