Tuesday in the Hub
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Rookie Gordon Beckham was on WSCR 670 AM early this afternoon when he was joined on the air with a surprise visit from The Outfield, who performs the ballad, “Your Love,” the song Beckham has played before each at-bat in Chicago.
“That was cool,” Beckham said afterward. “But I had a hard time understanding what they were saying (because of the thick accents).
“One guy asked me if I got nervous in the on deck circle.”
Manager Ozzie Guillen said prior to the game that the decision on when RHP Jake Peavy would debut with the Sox is up to GM Ken Williams and Peavy.
“When he says he’s ready, I’ll pencil his name in,” Guillen said.
Guillen did say Jose Contreras would not start on Saturday in New York, so call it TBA for now.
Players were commenting on how when you walk onto an infield built by Roger Bossard — and it doesn’t matter where in the big leagues — you always can tell. Especially in Boston, where the infield used to be one of the worst in the leagues for years (I remember us playing in Boston in April one year and Robin Ventura making several errors on the hard infield).