Mr. White Sox: No. 9

Friday, March 6, 2015

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Today’s News

Celebrating the Life of a Legend

A public visitation for Minnie Minoso was held from Noon to 8:00 p.m., CT, today at Holy Family Church at 1080 Roosevelt Road. A memorial service will take place at Noon tomorrow at the church.

Speakers at the service will be Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cook County commissioner John Daley (on behalf of the Daley family), historian and author Dr. Adrian Burgos, friend of the family Zach Strauss, White Sox executive vice president Howard Pizer, former Sox teammate Billy Pierce and Charlie Minoso (on behalf of the family).

There will be a procession immediately following the service that will pass U.S. Cellular Field and the home plate of Old Comiskey Park, located in the parking lot adjacent to the ballpark.

In lieu of flowers the Minoso family has asked that donations be given to Chicago White Sox Charities.

http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/white-sox/post/_/id/23074/family-friends-fans-gather-for-minoso

Rodon Shines in Sox Debut vs. San Diego

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Plays of the Day

Top prospect Carlos Rodon (pictured below) struck out four in two scoreless innings today against the Padres, striking out the side in the first inning. The young left-hander threw 31 pitches, 21 for strikes…Veteran righty reliever Matt Albers, a non-roster invitee, came on in relief of Rodon and pitched two scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk while striking out a pair…Avi Garcia singled twice, stole a base and is now 4-5 (.800) with a walk in his first two Cactus League games…Maikel Cleto and Jairo Asencio each pitched a scoreless inning.

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A Determined Avi

http://bleacherreport.com/tb/dg8j6?utm_campaign=tsipad&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=teamstream

Crain Making Progress

http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox/white-sox-jesse-crain-continues-climb-his-way-back

Quotes of the Day

*Rodon on his first spring performance:

“After that first pitch, I settled in and felt comfortable. … (Butterflies) went away real quick.”

*Former No. 1 draft pick Courtney Hawkins (pictured below)who homered for the Sox in yesterday’s game vs. the Dodgers, on his spring training approach:

“All I’m doing is going out every day and busting my butt to do what I need to do to make sure that my game is where it needs to be. And as far as the organization standpoint, whatever they feel like is best for the team, where I go, whatever happens, that’s up to them.” “My only job is to go out every day and play to the best of my ability. That’s what they got me here to do.”

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Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Mariners at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (2:05 p.m., CT). Hector Noesi makes his first spring start for the Sox. There is also a “B” game scheduled for tomorrow against the Rockies at Camelback Ranch (10:00 a.m., CT). Erik Johnson and Nolan Sanburn are among the pitchers who will see action.

Here’s Noesi and some of his buddies in the latest selfie from Sox camp.

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Photos of the Day

Both sides of the prayer card given to all attendees in honor of Minnie.

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