MINNIE MINOSO GOOD GUY

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Minnie Minoso Saturnino Orestes Armas Minoso Arrieta Born November 29, 1922, Havana, Cuba First Game: April 19, 1949 Final Game: October 5, 1980 Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 5′ 10″ Weight: 175 Again took the El to the Cell last night, got a veggie burger, fries, some corn, a Mountain Dew, and some caramel corn. Then stepped up to the ticket window and bought over $450 worth of tickets for White Sox June home games, also going to see the Sox battle the Buccos in Pittsburgh. While I was in getting my tickets Jermaine Dye made two fantastic first inning catches, one took a homer away, later I actually saw Joe Crede imitate Brooks Robinson when he dove toward the line and fired to first to get his man. How about ARod for Crede (inside joke)? Wore my Mark Buehrle tee shirt, he got the win, but Bobby Jenks was lights out as he picked up Ozzie Guillen and the Sox shakey middle relief to save the game, striking out three of four batters. The White Sox hung on to win 3-2 and pick up the A’s sweep. Standing behind the last row behind the plate there are alot of distractions. BIG MIKE sez, “Why do you even bother coming to the game?” Well it’s all about the people, being a part of the crowd, and being a part of winning & exciting baseball. Over 40,000 Monday, 38,000 Tuesday, 38,000 Wednesday, all shiny happy people holding hands. Besides the hotties, Minnie Minoso walked by, and I gave him a nod. At 84 he’s still a great guy, his whole face smiles. The above picture of Minnie was of him many moons ago in the Cuban League. Also saw a guy I’d coached in little league baseball at Horner Park, about 30 years ago. Then I saw a guy who was in a fantasy baseball league with me about 10 years ago. The rain held off till we were riding the El home, then stopped when we reached our destination. Life is good! LET’S GO WHITE SOX!!!

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