Friday, June 27, 2008
OC, SS; AJ, C; Q, LF; Dye, RF; Thome, DH; Crede, 3B; Swish, 1B; Ramirez, 2B; Wise, CF. Contreras pitching.
So most of the Western Hemisphere saw Don Cooper injury his left hamstring during yesterday’s game in LA, and you couldn’t miss the team’s reaction … most of which is because it was Coop, of all people, who was hurt.
The pitching coach was wheeled out to our team bus in a wheelchair. During the trip to LAX from the ballpark, the players all watched his misstep on DVD and then the plane qould erupt again and again as players watched YouTube and the video.
Had to make Cooper feel great, although he took it like a champ.
“This won’t affect my workout routine at all,” said Cooper, who has none. “I will be able to run as fast tomorrow (Friday) as I could today.”
Cooper is no better this morning and won’t be making any trips to the mound to talk to pitchers. We did arrange for a motorized scooter for the weekend, labeled with his name and number, to help him roll around the ballpark.
It’s all meant in good fun.
Bulls first pick Derrick Rose will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before today’s game.