Thursday, March 17, 2011
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to White Sox fans everywhere!
Another gorgeous day in the Cactus League with a huge crowd in Scottsdale to see the Sox play the Colorado Rockies. The crowd for our game at Salt River fields on March 7 against the Dbacks featured a very pro White Sox crowd. While some Sox fans are here — you can hear them each time Lastings Milledge homers — today’s near capacity crowd is decked out largely in green and is very pro-Rockies.
Best line of the day from a beer vendor after the Sox had taken a 7-3 lead in the fifth:
“Rockies fans, better start drinking! Looks like it’s going to be a long day!”
Jake Peavy was sent home today to rest after suffering from a stomach virus. He received medicine and fluids at the complex, met with doctors, his vital signs were fine and then was sent home for the day. He is scheduled to pitch Saturday at Oakland.
Used Hats for a Good Cause
The White Sox will be auctionning game-worn, autographed caps from the starting lineup of yesterday’s game with the Giants on www.whitesox.com beginning on March 21 at 3 pm CT. Proceeds will go to “From The Heart,” a Glendale, Ariz.-based social service agency.
So if you want a sweaty hat, make sure to bid on Monday …
Taste of Chicago
Camelback Ranch-Glendale hosts its inaugural “Way Out West Chicago Fest” following tomorrow’s game vs. Oakland (note a 4 pm MT start). Admission for the postgame festival is free with a game ticket and will be staged in the Center Field Courtyard and on the right-field lawn of the ballpark. Among the scheduled events are a Blues Brothers tribute band, Q&A with Bill Melton, Don Cooper and Greg Walker and autographs from members of the team’s coaching staff.