Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Pods 8, Ramirez 7, AJ 2, PK 3, JD dh, Kotsay 9, Q 7, Getz 4, Nix 5. Torres pitching.
The White Sox minor-league affiliates have combined to go 422-344 (.551) in 2009, the third-best winning percentage among all organizations … only SF (.603) and NYY (.554) rank higher.
Four affiliates have reached postseason play. Class AA Birmingham, which posted the highest winning percentage in the franchise’s history (began in 1885), opens Southern League postseason play Thursday at Jacksonville (best of five).
Class A Winston-Salem begins the Carolina League playoffs tmrw vs. Salem (best of five). Class A Kannapolis kicks off South Atlantic League postseason tmrw vs. Lakewood, and Advanced Rookie Great Falls travels to Missoula to begin its best-of-five series on Sept. 12.
No Soup For You
While in New York, Joe Cowley, our beat writer from the Chicago Sun-Times, tweeted that Yankee Stadium’s media dining (which is, indeed, very good) made our’s look like, “Mel’s Diner.”
So, I of course, in the spirit of stirring things up, mentioned this comparison to our long-time chef, Roy Rivas. And Roy, when in the wrong mood, can certainly channel the spirit of the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld.
According to Joe, he ate in the famous Bard’s Room without incident on Monday. If I was Joe, I might be eating while looking over my shoulder.
And for the sake of fun: an open competition. Tell me, in 25 words or less, why you should win a chance to eat dinner in the Bard’s Room (where the employees and media eat), and I’ll make sure you get to meet Roy and Joe (although he doesn’t know it yet!)
That favorite day of the season! Here is Ron Vesely at work today:
And here is the final product: