Sox Tidbits

Friday, June 10, 2011

Big Leaguer

Manchester United soccer star was on site last night to throw out a ceremonial first pitch.  Before the game, they tried to convince the defender to kick a ball to White Sox pitcher-turned first pitch catcher John Danks.  Neville declined, opting to throw instead.  Check it out here.

Not only did he airmail Danks, Neville called for the ball back and tried again.  Once again, he almost drilled the innocent people standing back near the screen.  Classic!

The star did bring a little hardware with him.


Frequent readers know what I think of Moose and I am sure you also know he his battling (and winning) against cancer.

Yesterday, Moose made it down to the park to visit and say hello.  He also grabbed a moment with Adam Dunn before the game, telling the Sox hitter to keep his head up.  Moose also talked about slumps during his own career.

Moose had left for home by the time Dunn homered last night, but those who gave him a call in the car on his way home to tell him about Dunn’s home run said you could hear him hollering in joy over the phone.

Dunn deserves the credit, but I’m giving it to Moose.

Something Special

Paul Konerko has recorded an extra-base hit in a career-high eight straight games, tying Hall of Famer Al Simmons (August 1935) for the longest streak in White Sox history.  He goes for the record tonight.

Konerko also recorded an RBI in eight straight games from 5/28-6/7, the second-longest streak of his career behind a nine-game stretch in July 2000.  Konerko compiled a franchise-record, seven-game streak with a RBI to open the season.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only other players in Sox history with two RBI streaks of seven-plus games in one season are Albert Belle (1998), George Bell (1992) and Zeke Bonura (1937).


This question came up before today’s game …

Eight pitchers have struck out 1,000 batters in their first five seasons.  Only one — still active — reached 1,000 strikeouts in 2002 but has not recorded 100 career victories.  Can you name him?


Well, I had my hopes up as we entered the ninth inning, but there was too much time left on the fast forward clip. I had to sit here and watch another meltdown for another loss. When will this type garbage end? Back to four games under and facing one of their best pitchers tomorrow/later today in Gonzales. Edwin SHOULD have gotten the W. Sox SHOULD have moved within 41/2 of Cleveland. After only TWO pitches, Thornton SHOULD have been left in to at least start the ninth. And we lose yet again. Fun watching the San Diego Chicken. Fun watching the first 8 innings of this game and now I will TRY to get some sleep as the clock strikes midnight-fifteen……….. CRUD!….JohnnyD? Come on JohnnyD! j.k.

Tim Lincecum from the San Francisco Giants this guy is a stud.

Just when you think that the Sox have thrown away games every possible way against the A’s, Santos comes up with a new one. Another defeat snatched from the jaws of victory yet again. I believe the Sox are now 12-62 against the A’s the last 10 years.

Do you mean 2003 not 2002 because the only pitcher that I know that has struck out 1,000 batters and has reached 1,000 strikeouts in their first five seasons and has not recorded 100 wins is and is still active is Kerry Wood from The Chicago Cubs.

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