Here We Go
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
OC, SS; AJ, C; JD, RF; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Griff, CF; Alexei, 2B; Wise, LF; Uribe, 3B. Vazquez pitching.
Down the Stretch
2 1/2 games up with six (maybe seven) to play. We all would have taken this position on April 1. Let’s win tonight, close this out over the next six days, enjoy a small party and then prepare to move on.
I spoke to Tom Quaid at 3:30 and he already had his scoresheets ready for the game.
After a difficult start to his season, anyone notice PK’s production since the end of July?
July 30, 2008-Present: .316/.434/.607 with 9 HR, 20 RBI in 36G/145PA
Thanks to everyone for the emails, posts and calls wishing me a happy birthday. The very best present will be a victory tonight.
My spouse and I are trying to find a nice restaurant where I can still watch the game (she realizes a poor first three innings means a crummy dinner).
This late last week from Lip:
“Considering everything that happened in 2007…and for that matter considering everything that has happened this season, this deserves to be noted and commented on.
With these wins, the White Sox have guaranteed themselves a “winning” season in 2008.
That means even if they don’t win another game from here on out, they will have made an eleven game improvement over 2007.
Further the White Sox stayed relevant in the market, especially in the wake of what the Cubs have accomplished so far this season. That was very important for the long term health of this franchise.
Everyone…from the front office, to the coaches, to the players, deserves congratulations for this accomplishment.
Of course we hope this is just the start of the accomplishments
Historically this is the 7th “winning” season this decade, to go along with 00, 01, 03, 04, 05 and 06.
That means this is the most successful decade, under these specific parameters, since the 1960′s and the end of the “golden age” of White Sox baseball. That decade saw the Sox have eight “winning” seasons from 1960 through 1967 inclusive. (On top of the nine winning seasons in the 1950′s – from 1951 through 1959 inclusive. 17 straight winning seasons, the 3rd most in MLB history.)
And this from Jennifer:
Wanted to send you a link to my latest Sox Video – maybe it will get the boys to start thinking!
How about a new post – the page is taking too long to load!
Go White Sox!