Rainy Day in Glendale and More Minnie

Monday, March 2, 2015

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Today’s News

Game Called

Rain nixed today’s scheduled intrasquad game and limited the Sox to batting cage and bullpen work. Weather permitting, another Sox vs. Sox game is on tap tomorrow.

Here is some of today’s activity. That’s Jose Abreu above and Jake Petricka, Alexei Ramirez and Avi Garcia below.

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Wednesday’s Opener

Jose Quintana is set for the start in the Sox’ first Cactus League game on Wednesday vs. the Dodgers at Camelback Ranch-Glendale. Scheduled to follow him on the mound are: Brad Penny, Nolan Sanburn, Tyler Danish, Erik Surkamp, Zach Putnam, Logan Kensing and Arcenio Leon.

Rodon Gets Friday Start

LHP Carlos Rodon, the Sox’ No. 1 draft pick in 2014, is expected to start Friday against the San Diego Padres at Peoria. He replaces the injured Chris Sale.

While Rodon is on the fast track, according to Carlos there’s another pitching stud from last year’s draft that’s thriving in the Sox system–Spencer Adams, the 44th pick overall. Enjoy the following story on Adams, who is pictured below.

http://www.sportsmanias.com/tweets/article/54f1fdb9f7ed2f062a000000

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The LaRoches: Like Father, Like Son

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-adam-laroche-white-sox-spring-spt-0301-20150228-story.html

Sox Note of Note

The White Sox have promoted Jeremy Haber to assistant general manager. Haber is involved with roster management, contract negotiations and player acquisitions.

All About Minnie

Ron Kittle on Mr. White Sox:

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/clip/11189506/ron-kittle-reflects-on-the-life-of-minnie-minoso

A fascinating look at Minoso’s Hall of Fame candidacy and valid reasons why he never got enough support.

http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2015-03-01/minnie-minoso-dead-dies-hall-of-fame-obituary-white-sox-indians-election?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Something special from the archives:

https://archive.org/details/MinnieMinoso1969InterviewByJoeWright

Quote of the Day

Baseball great and fellow Cuban Tony Oliva upon Minnie’s passing:

“I don’t know if he was better than me, but in my book, when they talk about the best Cuban ballplayers, I always say Minoso. I know I’ve got all the batting championships and all that stuff, but he did all that stuff, too. He didn’t win the batting championships, but if you look at his records and his numbers, you know he was a great ballplayer.”

Photo of the Day

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