Leading Off The Roadtrip
monday, june 29, 2009
pods 7, missile6, jd9, thome dh, pk3, aj2, getz4, beckham5, wise8. Floyd pitching.
To Jermaine Dye on being named AL Player of the Week.
What would ESPN do without Ozzie Guillen?
If you saw Sunday’s Chicago Tribune, you may have read where the Cubs were upset that the clubhouse conversation between manager Lou Piniella and Milton Bradley on Friday was reported almost verbatim. And in Sunday’s newspaper Jim Hendry, Piniella and Bradley (especially Bradley) are quoted as believing the “leak” of the conversation came from … ta da, a White Sox clubhouse employee.
Our clubhouse staff denied this to the Cubs, while most of Sunday morning was spent with media and employees at the ballpark debating if it happened, how it might have happened, motivation for the “crime,” etc.
But to a reporter’s credit, Sunday before the game, it was explained to the Cubs (we were told) that the information did not come from any White Sox employee or White Sox personnel, absolving our clubhouse staff.
It’s never fun to be blamed — wrongly — in the media, so I want as many people as possible to know that our guys were cleared. Maybe next time the proof should come before the accusations.