Spring Training 2010
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010
White Sox pitchers, catchers and position players stopped by unofficially today, some playing catch (Mark Buehrle and John Danks), some setting up their lockers (Gordon Beckham, A.J.) and some spent time working out in the weight room.
It is cold and rainy here today (I know, I know), and the forecast is for this weather to hang around for the next couple of days.
Ozzie flies into town tonight, and everyone is looking forward to taking the field tomorrow morning.
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The complex looks amazing. The plants, trees, grass, etc, have really settled in and taken hold in Year 2 of the site.
Yes, it’s true, MLB Network is going to produce a reality TV show, called “The Club,” that will feature the interactions of Jerry Reinsdorf, Ken Williams and Ozzie Guillen (along with a cast of others). The six episodes will begin to air in July. Hopefully, we give baseball fans a peak behind the scenes into the conversations and decisions that help form a Major League team. I’ll write more on this project tomorrow and will keep you posted all spring long.
I certainly felt old when Frank Thomas announced his retirement from baseball. For a long time, Frank was the one guy in the White Sox clubhouse with more “seniority” than me. Now, as I begin my 19th spring training and 20th year in baseball, I just feel old.
And if you didn’t read it, ESPN’s Rob Neyer offered a great look back at Frank Thomas’ career and HOF credentials.