Sox vs. Angels on a Sunny Wednesday
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
White Sox vs. Angels
Wise 7, Getz 4, PK 3, Thome DH, Fields 5, Kroger 9, Beckham 6, Lucy 2, Lillibridge 8. Floyd pitching.
As a pounded away at the Stairmaster this morning, Joey Cora slinked into the room, head down, scurrying past. So much for Team Puerto Rico.
“Did you see that slider to Youkilis?” Juan Nieves asked. “When he called that a ball, I turned the TV off. I knew it was over.”
The mood is much different than last Sunday after Team USA lost to Puerto Rico.
“Watch out when you drive over to Peoria today,” Cora chidded. “Beltran’s ball is due to land near her sometime soon.”
Jim Thome prepared for his return to the lineup today by working out early.
“I’m excited to play,” he said. “Spring Training game, any game, doesn’t matter. I just love to play ball.”
It’s amazing to see that type of passion out of a guy who has played as long and as hard has Jim has. On March 18.