Saturday, February 28, 2009
and to top that all off, our ever-outrageous smartass manager ozzie guillen picks a war of words with ted lilly-the cubs pitcher. check out this quote (courtesy of the chicago sun times joe cowley)
MESA, Ariz. - Ozzie Guillen doesn't need a talk with Ted Lilly. As a matter of fact, the White Sox manager wasn't looking for an apology, a chat or even an acknowledging glance from the Cubs' left-handed pitcher.
But a "little thank you'' on Saturday morning, that would have been nice."He should say at least a little, 'Thank you Ozzie,' '' Guillen said, when asked about Lilly's Friday "Sure, I wouldn't mind [seeing Ozzie]'' comments to reporters.
When asked why a thank you, it was classic Guillen."Because of what I was doing when guys were making $60,000 and $70,000 a year and now they're making $10 million,'' Guillen said. "Back when meal money was [bleepin] $10 a day and now it's $80.''
ozzie, ozzie, ozzie. you never fail to catch america's attention with your brashness. you're crazy, but you get the job done, no matter who you piss off (mariotti-beware!).
maybe tomorrow will bring better fortune (and a win!!)
GO WHITE SOX!!
this is detroit tigers manager, the notorious chain-smoking jim leyland. i guess he's gettin' serious about trying to quit smoking, so to get his mind off the cigarette cravings, he's taken to levitating balls instead whenever the nicotine itch strikes him. the more the craving, the stonger the force, and thus the higher the ball. may the force be with you.
GO WHITE SOX!!!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
unfortunately, the game was neither broadcast over the sox website, nor televised. but from what accounts i've been able to gather, the sox had a good game. gavy pitched well, our bats were productive, and the baserunning was on cue. since the game was here in tucson, i would have very much liked to go, as hi-corbett field is w/in walking distance of my school (its a long walk, but its do-able). unfortunately, thursday is my busiest day. i had classes all day today.
here's a funny quote by our ever-outrageous smartass manager, ozzie. courtesy of southsidesox
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
ok, yeah, today was the opener so its still kinda early to rip on the sox, but my god! getting whuped 12-3 by any team is an embarrassment!! we had the lead going into the 3rd, then octavius blew it. shame on you, octavius!! guess we weren't ready after all.
aside from our pitchers not being able to pitch (we gave up 6 runs in the bottom of the 8th alone!!), our hitters couldnt hit!! q went 0-3, jd went 0-3, and our backups weren't any better. flowers made some serious throwing errors. i guess those pecota projections that had us finishing 3rd or last or whatever, i guess they were on the right track. we looked horrible.
but there's always tomorrow. tomorrow we play the rockies, down here in tucson, i believe. i would really love to go to the game, but thursday is my busiest day. i'll listen to what i can of the game if its available.
GO WHITE SOX!!!
1:50-bottom of 3rd. new pitcher for sox-the pidgeon toed octavius comes up. terry evans up for the angels. KO. brad koon up next, hit by pitch. niley (i think) stacia is up-koon steals 2nd. pops fair in front of q and koon scores. 2-1 white sox. abreu is next, walks. kendry morales comes up to bat, but abreu caught on fielders choice. 2 outs with runners on the corners. napoli gets a double to left-center, angels score 2 more runs. 3-2 angels. brandon wood up to bat. pops out to jerry owens all the way out at the warning track
2:04-KO on ben brussard. arodondo pitching for angels. josh fields bunts and it rolls foul. top of 4th. 1-1 count on fields. lineout to third. 2 outs. chris getz steps up to the plate. KO on check swing. angels being very efficiant today
2:10-shawn rodriguez thrown out by getz. matt thorton and his out of control arm are pitching. bottom of 4th. kerry evans at bat, base hit to centerfield. brad koon is back. still hanging in, fouling off pitches. chopped to shortstop, fielders choice.
2:19-rich thompson pitching for angels. top of 5th. jerry owens leading off. 3-1 count on owens. 3-2 count on owens. groundout. aj number 2 hitter. fly ball to center, popout for aj. quentin up 3rd. 0-for-2. flies out to center. 1-2-3 inning.
2:25-randy williams lhp, tyler flowers c, 3b javier castillo; changes for bottom of 5th. hinely stacia up 1st. doubles to left over castillo's head. chris pettite for angels. bouncer to pitcher, and rundown btwn 2nd and 3rd for stacia. 1 out. kendry morales batting next. hops out to castillo, pettite held up. hank conger bats in place of mike napoli. KO. 0 runs, 1 hit, no errors.
2:34-thome up to bat, pops out to pettite in center. thome 0-3. jd is next. angels have freddy sandoval at 3rd, luis figueroa is at ss, terry romels at 2b; changes. jd 0-2 right now. lines out to the pitcher. alexei swings at 1st pitch, strike. pops out to left field. yet another 1-2-3 inning, sox bats have quieted down alot
2:39-figueroa up to bat for the angels, ehren wassermann up to pitch for the sox. figueroa lines to left for a base hit. sandoval up next. stolen base for figueroa and throwing error on flowers. KO sandoval. no balls and 2 strikes on johnson. KO. kerry evans next. figueroa at 3rd. scores after wassermann's wild pitch. KO next batter. end of the 6th inning. angels up 4-2.
2:52-start of 7th. fransisco rodriguez (NOT k-rod!!) to take the mound for the angels. error on 2b brown for brussard. next batter, javier castillo. popout to 2nd. next batter, hicks, gets a double on a long shot to center. runners at 2nd and 3rd. fly ball to center, sac fly from owens. broussard scores, 4-3 angels. flowers up to bat, KO looking. time for the 7th inning stretch.
all update times are in arizona time
1:37-napoli leads off for the angels. bottom of 2nd inning. 1 hopper stopped by fields and thrown to brussard. jd catches a fly on the warning track from brandon wood. sean rodriguez is up. sox have righthander warming up. hops out to getz
at 1, i tuned into the score to listen to the sox game. unfortunately, due to some stupid regulation thing, i can't get the games!! the score is not legally allowed to broadcast the games over the internet. i guess, i'll just be stuck having to check the whitesox homepage for the latest news.
i'll update here as often as i can throughout the day over the course of the game.
GO WHITE SOX!!
**UPDATE**i CAN get gameday audio over the internet via the white sox website, but only the los angeles angels radio network carries the game. based on this newfound info, the sox have just scored 2 runs off a pierzynski at bat w/ q coming up to bat at the top of the 2nd
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
oh well, i at least got the basic info. i'll post the rest of the dates, times, and broadcast carriers as the games come up.
here's whats on the stove for tomorrow:
Wednesday, February 25
the score 670 am is gonna carry the game. i have the link on my blog, but if you can't access it from the side panal for whatever reason, click here. to listen to the game, click the 'listen live' icon at the top right corner of the webpage. the browser will load and streaming will begin almost immediately.
hope this helps!
GO WHITE SOX!!
Monday, February 23, 2009
just cleared the twitter from joe cowley at the chicago sun times 'bout 2 hrs ago:
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
now its aj's turn. i cant go an entry about the white sox without a piece of aj. i call this man my dad's twin cuz if you saw a picture of my dad 30 yrs ago and aj today, you would see a frightening resemblance. i know aj went bleach blonde again-i saw that in spring training videos. im a little torn between which picture i should upload of aj-the one where he looks like he's about to kill someone (see below)
now to the pitchers: first on my hitlist is the great bobby jenks (see left). he's earned a reputation as an untouchable (almost) closer who will shut down the opposing batters. unfortunately, dying your beard bleach blonde for the team photo probably wasnt the smartest thing. it appears that a dust mop has settled on our closers' chin and it aint goin anywhere anytime soon.
i guess i'll be signing off for the night. if carlos quentin's picture doesnt go live by midnight tonight, i'll put it up for sure tomorrow. i'll be monitoring the search engines till midnight. after that, it's goin up tomorrow. he's the only 1 im waiting on.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
i know, im a nerd. i get giddy at the thought of spring training. i always eagerly look forward to spring training each year, and this year is no exception. however, this is my first year away from home and since im doing bad in 1 of my classes (calculus is a real kicker), i desperately need something to cheer me up, or if not cheer me up, at least give me something to look forward to. i hate calculus with the passion of a carlos quentin at-bat
sorry. i had to do that.
one week till the 1st game. i wonder who its gonna be against. i hope the sox come out swinging, but im still mad that they opted out of tucson and high-tailed north to phoenix. there's alotta people from IL down here in tucson, and that translates to lots of sox fans!! plus, tucson electric park is just a bus ride away on the tucson bus system. oh well, i can still go to baseball games on the weekends at tucson electic park cuz the diamondbacks are still there, but being from chicago, i like the sox better. i'll still get my baseball fix, but it wont be with the team i wanted to see. i hope the cheap-seats at tucson electic park are cheap (i'm thinking $10-$15 at most, but i've never been there before so i dont know). i can't be goin every weekend if i cant afford it.
thats a story in progress.
ARRGGGHHH!!!!! the wait is excruciating!!!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
spring training is just around the corner~and im super excited!! although yeah, im a total nerd cuz i love sports, but this time of year, baseball runs my life. although im a little disappointed cuz i was hoping to see my beloved white sox here in tucson (before they opted out of their contract and high-tailed north to phoenix >:[ ) and the thought of going to tucson electric park for spring training games (when i could~im in college, remember?) was one of the reasons i made the choice to come to the u of a where im currently a student. unfortunately now, i'll have to brave a 2-hr drive north to phoenix to go to camelback ranch, but thats ok. i have wgn in my dorm room so i can watch the games on tv if they're on. also, come spring break, i'll have to check the schedule to make sure that there are some homegames so that i can go to at least 1 game. no trip to phoenix is ever complete without going to a baseball game (we used to just come to phoenix on vacation during the summer, right when baseball was in season).
i guess i have some predictions for spring training, although let me be upfront: i have very little knowledge or expertise on the stats/math side of sports. i predict that the sox will be ok-not spectacular-just ok, but once the season starts, the sox are gonna be good. provided they can be healthy, i think the sox stand a pretty good chance of winning the AL central again and maybe advancing to the world series :), but thats for the regular season, and this is merely preseason. i think dayan viciendo will prove his salt to ozzie and company, and i have good hopes for the rest of the newcomers to the southside. i also look forward to more 'palehose' comic strips from the great carl skanburg in this upcoming season.
im as giddy as a schoolgirl at the thought of spring training! im so excited!
GO WHITE SOX!!!