A Battle Royal

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City (6:10 p.m., CT, WGN). Starters: Dylan Axelrod (0-1) for the Sox vs. Jeremy Guthrie (3-0) for K.C.

Sox Starting Lineup: De Aza, LF; Keppinger, 2B; Rios, RF; Dunn, 1B; Konerko, DH; Gillaspie, 3B; Ramirez, SS; Flowers, C; Wise, CF.

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Congratulations/Good Luck!

Congrats to the Blackhawks for going up two games to none in the Western Conference quarterfinals with a convincing 5-2 win last night over the Wild.

And good luck to the Bulls tonight in Game 7 of their NBA Eastern Conference first round series against the Nets in Brooklyn.

Quote of the Day

“Vote for the White Sox on your All-Star ballot,” says yours truly.

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2013/ballot.jsp?tcid=ASG13_Trending

Play of the Day

While the White Sox game was postponed, Sox catching prospect Josh Phegley went 3-5, with a pair of homers and four RBI last night in Class AAA Charlotte’s 10-2 victory at Toledo.

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City (1:10 p.m., CT, CSN). Starters: Jose Quintana (2-0) for the Sox, Wade Davis (2-2) for K.C.

Did You Know…

…that Conor Gillaspie is hitting .345 with three homers, five RBI and five walks in the last nine games? Adam Dunn has three home runs, six RBI and four runs scored over his last seven? Tyler Greene is hitting .304 with a triple, home run, two RBI and four runs scored in his six starts at second base? And Alejandro De Aza has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games with two homers, 13 RBI and nine runs scored?

Photo of the Day

Lefthanded pitcher Dickey Kerr, who won 53 games in four seasons with the White Sox and is best known for winning both of his starts as a rookie in the 1919 “Black Sox” World Series against Cincinnati, died 50 years ago today in Houston, TX.

Approximately 20 miles from Houston in Sugarland, TX, a statue of Kerr was unveiled last month at Constellation Field, home of the independent Atlantic League’s Sugarland Skeeters.

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1 Comment

That’s a very cool statue. Glad ya’ll also observed the 50th anniversary of his death. Here’s a piece about an under-reported aspect of his life:

http://www.sportinglifearkansas.com/dickey-kerr/

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