Late Last Night
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
By now everyone is aware, but following last night’s game, the White Sox traded Jim Thome to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Jose Conteras to the Rockies. I have learned, over 19-plus years, that it is never a good thing to be busier postgame than you are in game. I have also learned, as painful as it is for us, for players and for staff to face, that winning teams don’t need to go through this in late August/early September. We just haven’t gotten things done on the field.
That said, crazy things do happen. We just need to start winning games and see what plays out. While we have not done ourselves any favors, remember last year when we appeared dead in the water at a much later date than September 1?
I am going to miss Jim and Jose. You will not find two classier gentlemen. Jose always had a smile and a friendly hello. Jim is the best. In all my years with the White Sox, he is the No. 1 guy when it came to willingness to do anything for anyone. The man has a huge heart, a great family, and I hope, will forever remain a friend of mine and of the White Sox.
I like last night’s moves for a number of reasons: 1. this does give Jim a clearer shot at a ring, 2. it does clear some payroll off our books for September, 3. the pitcher from Colorado has decent reports. If you don’t believe me, click here.
Joining the team today in Minnesota are Fields, Getz, Torres, Wise and Flowers.
An MRI on Jake Peavy’s sore right elbow showed great news in that the soreness was caused by swelling from being hit on that elbow by a batted ball and not because of anything structural.
The White Sox have set up a special ticket offer for Twitter/Blog/Facebook followers on September 8-9 against the Oakland Athletics and September 22-23 against the Minnesota Twins, with discounts off select Lower Box, Lower Reserved, Bleachers, Upper Box and Upper Reserved seats available.
Lower Box, Lower Reserved, and Bleachers:
Tickets regularly priced at $38, $34, and $33 will be $28, $24, and $23
Upper Box and Upper Reserved:
Tickets regularly priced at $23 and $19 will be $18 and $14
To purchase these specially priced tickets, click here.