Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Fun In The Sun
Alexei Ramirez became the most recent regular to shop up at camp, arriving in time for a workout this morning. Several position players are in early, including BA, Brent Lillibridge, JD, Jim Thome, Carlos Q, Chris Getz, and others. A good showing.
“Don’t they know this spring training is already 50 games long,” asked/exaggerated Guillen.
Yesterday, Ozzie pointed out that his spring training history goes from Glendale, all the way back to Tucson, Ed Smith Stadium and even Payne Park in Sarasota.
“All that means is you’re old,” I told him.
Ozzie was chuckling that three days into camp, it’s a little tough to pick a standout.
“Maybe Roger Bossard,” Guillen offered.
So Sunday, I read that the President is going to be in Phoenix on Tuesday and Wednesday. I shoot an email to a contact at the White House, just reminding them that we are here in case someone wants to stop by. Monday, the media ask me if we’ve invited the President since he was in town. Yes, I explained, I sent a note, but haven’t heard anything back so don’t imagine he’d be stopping by. BAM! Obama Might Visit White Sox Camp is suddenly all over the place.
I still haven’t heard anything, so highly doubt he’s stopping by on a whim.
I received a great letter in the mail today from Thomas H. of Homewood. Apparently, Thomas and a buddy got into a friendly argument/disagreement about the location of Carlton Fisk’s famous two-outs-in-one-play-at-home-plate play on August 2, 1985. One says Yankee Stadium. The other says Comiskey Park. Money and pride are on the line. Somehow, they decided I was the official judge on the issue (which is actually more credit than I am given, even in my own house), and they have asked me to send them validation, which I will easily do.
So, did anyone on this blog happen to attend that game? If so, post your memories, and we will check your recollections against reality to see who wins …