Friday of Cubs vs. Sox
Friday, June 25, 2010
Pierre7, Vizquel5, Rios8, PK3, Quentin9, Kotsay dh, AJ2, Ram6, Beckham4. Peavy pitching vs. Zambrano.
The White Sox have won nine straight interleague games and are 13-2 vs. the NL in 2010, the best record in baseball.
Their nine-game winning streak is their longest since 6/15-24/06. The Sox are looking for their first 10-game winning streak since 5/18-26/76. The franchise has had 11 winning streaks of 10 games or more in history, including a club record 19 straight in 1906.
The White Sox have swept three straight series of three games or more for the first time in franchise history.
Chicago is 13-1 since 6/9, tied with Texas for the best record in the majors and are attempting to move four games above .500 for the first time since we were 56-52 on 8/5/09.
A few comments from manager Ozzie Guillen before the game:
“I told Jerry — he’s close to Commissioner Selig — why don’t we move to the National League,” he said laughingly. “Baseball needs change.”
When asked if he scoreboard watches, Guillen said it was too early.
“People ask me, ‘Do you watch the scoreboard?’” he said. “Of course I do. Look how big it is.”
When talking about the team’s turnaround …
“Our goal was … how do we make Kenny and Jerry change their minds about this ballclub? They (the players) did it!”
Do you think Ozzie could have added White Sox fans as well?
“With the talent we have,” Guillen said, “We should play the game we have (the past two weeks).”
Out to dinner with my 15-year-old daughter last night at Cafe Ba-ba-re-ba (she has good taste), and she asks me, “So do people really read your blog?”
For those of you who voted for MLB’s and People’s All-Stars Among Us competition, thanks, and the White Sox winner will be announced live during Saturday’s telecast on FOX TV.
Blog Night V
Thanks for your patience for those who care and were waiting, but Blog Night V will be on August 1 when the White Sox play Oakland at 1 p.m.
Those of you who attended White Sox games this season have seen that during each home game, we honor a serviceman or woman as our Hero of the Game. Our fans and players love the promotion and always do a terrrific job of thanking the veteran with applause and a standing ovation. How does the soldier feel? Here’s a note from one …
Last night was the greatest honor ever bestowed upon me. I am deeply humbled, as who can ever be truly deserving of such an outpouring. Aside from the birth of my daughters, it was the best single moment of my life, and short of winning American Idol or being elected President, a unique life experience.
Last night, from a personal standpoint, was very important to my two daughters (K. 11, and C. 7) in helping them replace sad memories of me being deployed to Iraq for two years of each of their lives with good ones of cheering crowds and autographed baseballs.
On a much grander scale, I was struck last night with how great the American people, and Chicagoans in particular, are. While I may have been the guy in uniform on the field, they were really cheering for all the 200,000-odd soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen and coast guardsmen currently serving in harm’s way on our behalf. I was honored to be able to receive such an honor on their collective behalf.
Please pass on my sincere thanks, as well of that of my family, to all who made last night possible.
Thank you for your support of the troops.
That should make all of you fee good. Go Sox!