It’s Sox vs. Dodgers in Tomorrow’s Cactus League Opener
Thursday, February 27, 2014
The Calm Before the Storm
With tomorrow’s Cactus League opener looming and a full schedule of games to follow, the Sox had a short day today. There was a brief meeting in the morning, a batting practice session that took about an hour and then the troops were free to go.
White Sox vs. Dodgers at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (2:05 p.m., Chicago time) in the first game of spring training. Scheduled pitchers for the Sox are Chris Sale, Eric Surkamp, Donnie Veal, Jake Petricka, Matt Lindstrom and a host of others. Here’s the lineup card:
Quote of the Day
It’s official. Adam Dunn will attend the Academy Awards on Sunday night. He was not only an investor in the Best Picture-nominated Dallas Buyers Club, but had a cameo as a bartender as well. His thoughts?
“I know people have parties for this kind of thing so it must be pretty cool.”
Sox Note of Note
More Dunn: Robin, tongue in cheek, said that a condition of Adam going to the Oscars is that he goes on stage if his movie wins for Best Picture…the White Sox have traded infielder Jake Elmore to the Oakland A’s in exchange for cash considerations. Elmore, 26, was designated for assignment on Wednesday after being claimed off waivers from Houston on November 13, 2013.
Did You Know …
…that on this date in 1973 White Sox first baseman Dick Allen signed a three-year deal estimated at $250,000 per year, making him the highest-paid player in MLB history?
Photo/Video of the Day
Here’s Paulie commenting to Jose Abreu after the Sox rookie beat out an infield hit in his first at-bat in Tuesday’s intrasquad game.