Tripping to Goodyear
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sox vs. Indians
We are heading just down the road to Goodyear for our first look at the Indians (and next year, the Reds) new complex.
Our lineup against the Tribe:
Wise 8, Getz 4, PK 3, Thome DH, AJ 2, Fields 5, BA 9, Lillibridge 6, Owens 7. Poreda starts on the mound.
John Danks and Scott Linebrink are scheduled to pitch at our complex in minor league games.
Good to see a Matt Thornton back in our clubhouse this morning. Matt still was pumped talking to other players and staff about his experience in the WBC. Congrats to Japan on that country’s victory.
As I stood in the clubhouse in front of today’s lineup (I was twittering it into my phone … for daily notes from camp, sign up at twitter.com, my name is nelliefox2), I felt a player behind me.
“I’m just looking for clues,” he said, as he studied the various notes and schedules on the board. “I know they usually cut guys on Tuesdays, so I’m trying to read the board for signs to see if I’ll be around for another week.”
It reminded me of why we are really in spring training and how real the competition for jobs is for these players.
We still have 11 games remaining in the spring training that will not end.
I snuck away on Sunday and Monday to visit Sedona with my family. Beautiful rock formations. Great hiking. Super restaurants.
We were pleasantly surprised by how many people we saw sporting White Sox hats, t-shirts, jackets, car flags, etc. Either there is a reasonably sized pocket of Sox fans who reside in Sedona in March or many Sox fans down for spring training took advantage of the day off to visit the resort.
Either way, lots of Sox Pride in the Arizona mountains.