This trip to Minnesota isn’t going exactly as planned.  The White Sox lost again last night, lead down to 1/2 games, things are tightening up.  CLuke & his son were with me last night, but we couldn’t hang on to a 4-0 lead.  The Twinkies scored five times off Clayton Richard in the 5th, thanks in large part to Justin Morneau’s bases loaded, two out, double, that cleared the bases, and just missed going out, off the baggie in right.  My cell phone started ringing before the ball hit the wall, thought it was bad timing by the Baseball Zealot, but he was rubbing it in, as a Cub fan, Hey Buddy, Pay attention to your own game!  It should be noted the Cubbies are doing quite well in Milwaukee, distancing themselves from their 2nd place competition, beating the Brewers best two pitchers C.C. Sabathia & Ben Sheets in the first two games of their series.

OK, I’ll admit it, I’m bitter, but this isn’t baseball, or baseball as it was meant to be played.  It’s more like a pinball game with fast little gnats flying all over this fake grass surface.  Then there’s this ugly grey ceiling, with speakers (blaring out noise on every pitch), hanging down, in play, balls off the speakers are in play.

We still had a chance, had Ozzie gotten somebody up when the wheels fell off the rookie pitcher making his 2nd major league start, he only went 4 innings in his major league debut.  Also when Alexei Ramirez got on with a single ahead of Josh Fields & Toby Hall, sending him might have gotten us another run, that was when we were ahead four to zip.  BTW, Hall’s two out single would’ve scored Alexei rather than sending him to 3rd, where he was stranded.  Minnesota added an insurance run, which turned out to be the difference, as Nick Swisher hit a booming solo shot off Joe Nathan in the 9th to make the final 6-5 Bad Guys.

CLuke brought his girls to where the Sox were staying and got some autographs.  There were alot of dealers trying to get guys to sign, but the Sox were more than happy to sign for real fans, especially a couple of cute young girls wearing White Sox tees.

Soon I’ll be hoping on the Light Rail, for the 3rd game I’m on my own, just me & all my friends, hopefully I can help the White Sox salvage the last two games of this four game set.  LET’S GO WHITE SOX!

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