Thursday, August 7, 2008
OC, SS; AJ, C; Q, LF; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Jr., RF; Missile, 2B; Swish, CF; Uribe, 3B. Vazquez pitching.
Newly christened Hall of Famer Goose Gossage throws out a ceremonial first pitch tonight prior to our game.
Guys are excited to meet Gossage, who of course, began his career with the White Sox in 1972.
It’s a scret, so don’t tell Goose, but we also have a gift for him. Bobby Jenks is going to present him with a specially framed version of three score sheets … his very first career game, his first victory and his first career save.
Jenks is pumped to meet Gossage.
We snapped the annual team photo today, taking three versions … the standard one everyone knows, one with our staff and employees (perhaps for the holiday card) and a third casual shot in our dugout (that one, thanks to BA, might not see the light of day). A casual shot was first done in 1983. We liked it and duplicated it in 2005 (sense a theme here?) and then tried again this year. We’ll see if any of them can be used in public.
To everyone who attended Blog Night III. Steve Stone seemed to be a hit (he told me today he really enjoyed speaking to the group and asked when we do it again). Moose, as always, is unbelieveably funny (I can listen to his stories for hours), and Rick Hahn is the best. He very soon will be a GM somewhere in the game … and it will be our loss.
And what is our record now on Blog Nights?