News and Notes on the Last Sunday of Spring Training
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Record Crowd/Peavy Ready to Go
The Sox and Dodgers played in front of the largest crowd in Cactus League history last night, drawing 13,721 fans. Camelback Ranch-Glendale now boasts the CL’s top three crowds, five of the top six and six of the top 10.
In the Sox’s loss to L.A., Jake Peavy worked five innings and after the game proclaimed himself ready to go for the start of the season. Nate Jones pitched a scoreless frame, striking out a pair and averaging 97 mph on the gun with a high of 100.
Sox AFL Prospects to Play for Glendale
The Arizona Fall League has announced the relocation of its Desert Dogs franchise to Camelback Ranch-Glendale. All White Sox prospects assigned to the league will now play for the new Glendale Desert Dogs.
“Green Cap” Auction Begins Tomorrow
The White Sox tomorrow will begin auctioning autographed green caps worn by the team on St. Patrick’s Day at Kansas City. Bids can be submitted on whitesox.com. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago.
Quote of the Day
“It’s nice…I wish it added a couple more wins.”– Robin, kidding about Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s visit to camp and the fact he’s a huge Sox supporter.
Play of the Day
Alejandro De Aza’s first homer of the spring off of Royals’ Jeremy Guthrie in the 8-2 Kansas City victory.
White Sox vs. Angels at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (3:05 p.m., Chicago time). Gavin Floyd will start for the Sox, Tommy Hanson for L.A.
Did You Know…
…that Chris Sale leads the Cactus League in ERA (4.19) and is tied for the lead in IP (19.1 IP) and wins (3)?
Photo of the Day