PLAY BALL!!!

brandon-wood1 I knew it was coming, but I guess it caught me off guard, yesterday my White Sox played their first game of the spring in the desert against the LA Angels of Anaheim. The results don’t mean a thing, neither do the stats, the players are just getting their work in, but the fans are in the stands, rooting for their team. DonS, I’m not just saying this because your Halos crunched my Pale Hose.

I featured a picture of Angels SS Brandon Wood as a perfect example of what I’m talking about. Wood was 0-2 in his two plate appearances, but he nailed it, hitting the ball on the screws, in both ABs. Jermaine Dye made a very solid catch, crashing into the wall in RF, taking an extra basehit away from Brandon his first time up. Then Jerry Owens leaped into the fence in leftcenter, once again robbing Wood. I know this stuff also happens in the regular season, but it’s even more misleading in preseason because of the limited amount of games played. This is much more of a good sign for Wood, rather than a failure.

White Sox non-roster minor league pitcher Brad Salmon allowed six runs in 2/3 of an inning pitched. With a spring ERA of 81.00, his chance of making it back to the big leagues have taken a major step backward.

Still, I must admit, I checkout the boxscores, looking for any info I might gather, but more important than that, it’s baseball!

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