Friday, October 3, 2008
I had zero time to post yesterday and then couldn’t get my computer to link up at the hotel. Blame it on the ghosts.
OC, SS; Swish, LF; Dye, RF; PK, 1B; Thome, DH; Ramirez, 2B; AJ, C; Uribe, 3B; BA, CF. Buehrle pitching.
Odds & Ends
Omer Munoz will again coach 1B and we hope Harold can re-join us in Chicago … as the flag was unfurled during yesterday’s pregame festivities, AJ ran in the outfield to warm up … I happened to be watching as he caught his toe and went face first into the turf … “Please don’t be hurt, please don’t be hurt,” I thought to myself … Wise’s home run was an absolute missile into the right field stands … the Cabrera/Balfour stuff was over quickly … OC said after the game, he was surprised at what Balfour said as he threw each pitch, tried to challenge him to get inside his head and lost the battle … Ozzie to me before the game, “You might be dressed nice (we wear suits for the postseason), but that doesn’t make you good-looking” … the Rays have really done a good job with the Trop in terms of game presentation and the scoreboard … I was surprised that it wasn’t really that loud but some of our employees out in the stands said it got loud around them with the incessant cow bells … the White Sox flew a large group of employees down on a charter for these two games like the team did in 2005 … former Sox pitcher and Tampa resident Nick Masset was in the crowd yesterday … before the game KW and Ozzie both were still commenting on our home fans from Tuesday night … “We wouldn’t be here without our fans,” he said … I’d say the “Blackout” was a big hit …
Opening on the road, we just need to win tonight to go home 1-1 … we have the right guy on the mound tonight for that and he throws from the side we need.
(and by the way, being a huge, huge believer in Karma, I am not counting any of the other series over until the final out. Strange things happen in baseball.)