Wednesday, July 22, 2009
A special thank you — sorry it’s taken me this long in the day to get to a computer — to all who attended Blog Night IV last night. Everyone seemed to have a great time, particularly related to margaritas in the outfield, and I know all enjoy the chance to put faces with screen names.
Special thanks as well to Ron Kittle, Rick Hahn and Jerry Reinsdorf (and Tim Clodjeaux) for joining us during our event.
Shoot me any ideas for Blog Night V and we’ll get planning for 2010.
Was perturbed about reaction to Bobby Jenks’ outing last night. Ozzie points were these:
Don’t forget what Bobby has done for us and how good he’s been over the years. He’s out closer. He’s human. No one feels worse about last night than Bobby, but he’s been great and will continue to be great. He just needs to turn the corner.
Tonight’s starter, Carlos Torres, has impressed at every level in our system. He features a good fastball, a cutter and a curve. Torres was named to the IL’s midseason All-Star Team, was 8-4 with a 2.20 ERA, one save and 96 strikeouts in 17 games (16 starts) for the Knights. He will wear uniform No. 60.
John continues to receive treatment for his blister/circulation issue and is on track to pitch Monday. Plans now are for him to throw a sideline in Detroit on Saturday and then start Monday, assuming he continues to progress and feel better.
Name the last Sox starting pitcher to earn a victory in his major league debut?
Paul Konerko and Jermaine Dye will receive specially-commissioned Tiffany trophies before tonight’s game to commemorate their 300th career home runs. Several years ago, Jerry Reinsdorf started a tradition of honoring major accomplishments/milestones with rings, watches, trophies, etc. Tonight’s pregame ceremony continues that tradition.
Kip Wells, August 2, 1999 at Detroit (1 ER/5.1 IP)