Longest Day

Friday, March 23, 2012

Manager Robin Ventura and bench coach Mark Parent took part in spring training’s longest day, driving to the team’s 1 p.m. game in Tucson against the Dodgers before taking the unconventional return trip – via small airplane into Glendale’s nearby airport – for the 7:05 p.m. nightcap against the Diamondbacks.  It didn’t help matters that the day game took three hours, 33 minutes to play with the Sox losing, 17-4.

The plane reportedly belonged to a good friend of Ventura’s, and I joked that if you looked up just before game time and saw a bright orange plane with OSU or TB on it, it might be RV.

 

Closing in on 50K

 Our twitter account, @whitesox, is closing in on 50,000 followers.  Help push us over the mark by following us (if you don’t), joining twitter (it’s not scary and not all about what someone had for lunch that day) or recommending it to others.

White Sox History

Like most of you, I enjoy scanning the web for interesting info.  Today, I found this from The Baseball Historian blog about Chick Gandil and the 1919 Black Sox/

Buddy

Vice President of Player Development and Special Assignments Buddy Bell took part in an annual conference call with White Sox bloggers today.  Check out his comments on South Side Sox

Celebs in the House

 Hall of Famer Frank Robinson is expected in the ballpark tonight, along with former Sox pitcher Kirk McCaskill and his youth baseball team in town for a tournament.

 

 

 

2 Comments

Absolutely NO comment about how the sold out game ( 10,000 + fans, of which probably 8,000 were Dodger fans) was a benefit for the Christina Green -Taylor foundation ( the little girl killed in the Tucson shootings, a little over a year ago). You also show 2 pictures of Christina’s father with NO description of why they are posted. Besides the Sox getting their a#*es kicked, I was pissed that only about 1/2 of the Sox starting lineup were there. Really came to see Konerko & A.J. who were no shows. Kudos to the Dodgers who had virtually their whole starting lineup out there. I must admit the Dodgers played like it was a real game, while the Sox played like it was only a practice game. No real effort on their part, I thought.

Should be Christina Taylor – Green , sorry.

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