White Sox Spring Training, Day 2
Monday, Feb. 22, 2010
News of the Day
Rain once again hampered today’s workout, driving many players indoors and abbreviating much of the outdoor activity. The second half of the pitching group threw today, but as manager Ozzie Guillen repeatedly reminded, ” You are not going to win a job on the first day, so relax and be smart.”
Media spoke to both Mark Buehrle and Jake Peavy today about Guillen’s naming Buehrle his Opening Day starter. While Buehrle praised Peavy as being the No. 1 starter, Peavy deferred to Buehrle, saying he more than deserved the honor.
And Guillen on why he made the announcement on Day 1 of the spring: “I didn’t want the media asking me day after day who was going to start Opening Day. This way, it’s over. I announced it.”
According to the experts, the sun will be out the rest of the week (at least to the weekend) and temperatures should warm.
“It will be nice to at least be able to field a ground ball,” one coach joked.
I;m not disclosing sources, but word is that after 21 straight victories, Team Kevin Hickey/Harold Baines’ golf winless streak now stands at two dating to September 2009.
30 years since the Miracle on Ice? Really. It ranks up there during my lifetime in terms of the where-were-you-when moments. What are some of yours?
Man on the Moon
Do you believe in miracles?
World Series victory
To name a few candidates …