Friday, February 20, 2015
A Very Bright Outlook
As the official opening of White Sox spring training began today with pitchers and catchers reporting, there’s more excitement in Sox camp than at any time in recent memory due to a solid group of returnees and all of the key acquisitions in the offseason. We can pretty much assume that skipper Robin Ventura is thinking positive thoughts in the photo below.
As Robin said today, “I expect us to make the playoffs.”
The Rookie and the Comeback Kid
Rookie Micah Johnson is battling for the second base job and Brian Anderson is making a comeback. Listen to what they’ve got to say.
2015 Sox Regular Season Broadcast Schedule
New MLB Pace of Game Initiatives and Replay Modifications
Sox Note of Note
Sad news. Gary Woods, a current White Sox scout, passed away unexpectedly yesterday at his home in Solvang, California. Woods was a former Major League outfielder and began scouting with the Sox in 2008 covering the Southern California area north of Los Angeles.
Quotes of the Day
“We’ve got a team to fight back now…It’s a fun group of guys and there’s a big buzz, obviously. We’re ready to rock…My only goal is to win the World Series.”
“I like where I’m at. But I’m not content with where I’m at. There’s still room to grow.”
GM Rick Hahn:
“We happen to have very high hopes. There’s a great vibe around here. There’s a level of confidence and expectations and even some swagger in terms of how guys are going about their business.”
Photo of the Day
Sale (49) and Samardzija (29), one of the most potent 1-2 pitching combinations in Baseball, walking to work on Day One of Sox camp (photo compliments of Chuck Garfien, CSN).