Try This Again
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Pods 7, Missile 6, JD9, PK 3, AJ 2, BA 8, Getz 4, Beckham 5, Danks pitching.
Not really sure why yesterday’s post went up three times (and wasn’t sure how to delete two of the redundancies). I apologize if you wasted time reading all three, but if you actually read all three, you might have other issues to deal with …
An employee/reader here pointed it out to me once I had arrived at Wrigley. I accused her of “user error,” and she met me this morning at the water cooler with some snide comments about my choice of shirt colors (bright orange, which works well if I am hunting, working on a road crew, heading into the woods looking for my golf ball or heading to Wrigley where I need to stand out in a crowd).
Comments about Wrigley during the rain delay yesterday:
“Can’t we just stay on the bus, it would be more comfortable … and we’d have more room.”
“We don’t have a clubhouse, We have a closet.”
“If you have to go to the bathroom during the game, you need to get a taxi.”
Come to think of it, if I was grand poobah of a baseball team, I’d make the visiting accommodations as miserable as possible, but of course, I went to Iowa where football coach Hayden Fry famously painted the walls of the visiting locker room pink to take the edge off the opposing team’s aggression on Saturdays.
Well, Sammy Sosa took care of yesterday’s pregame topic.
Ozzie made a good point, I think. If you are one of the 104 players who tested positive, and you know you did, why not come out right now and tell the world? The test was in 2003, so many of the players have likely left the game. I understand why it wouldn’t matter to them (although they could potentially influence others by admitting what they did, why they did it and how it was a mistake). If you are still playing or if you have hopes of the HOF, why not come clean? I think people would respect your confession and move on, and maybe, just maybe, you would convince someone else not to take the risk to their body or their career.
I asked yesterday on my twitter (@InsideTheSox) and repeat it here: send me your favorite/best memories from past Cubs/Sox meetings. They can be personal or not. I can’t promise that the best will receive something, but you just might get an email from me on the side. I’d love to hear a few stories (hint: laughter works best with this “judge.”)