RAINY DAYS & MONDAYS ALWAYS PICK ME UP

The White Sox needed to play the last game of the regular season Monday to determine whether a one game playoff was needed against Minnesota. Meanwhile the Twinkies were in their clubhouse watching the game on TV, waiting to pop their champagne cork. But instead of toasting themselves they needed to hop on an Chicago bound airplane for a Tuesday night do or die ballgame.

First there was a game to be played on Monday between the Tigers & the White Sox, we were all there to watch the afternoon game. The rain was falling down as Rob & I drove to the Cell, stopping along the way at Hero’s for a delicious sub sandwich. We brought them to the ballpark, even sharing our booty with Tade & Caramel Corn Mike. Steve, Al, & Anthony go there about 4:00 PM, first pitch was postponed from 1:05 PM. There was also a baseball geek named Joe from Michigan hanging with us, he was a great guy, even pulled for Chicago.

Although Joe was hoping Gary Sheffield would hit his 500th homer, so maybe he’d retire. Joe thinks the Tigers are going to be down for some time, stating some of their moves were racially motivated, like being in love with Nate Robertson (he sucks) & Brandon Inge (he’s at the Mendoza line).

Former Sox starter Freddy Garcia was matched up against Gavin Floyd. Although Gracia was only hitting 88 MPH on the radar gun, he was keeping our hitters in check. Halfway through this tight game, Freddy grabbed his shoulder and was done. The faithful at the Cell gave Freddy a standing ovation, it was kind of surreal watching yesterday’s hero walking off into the sunset, wearing enemy colors.

Jim Leyland tried everything, even bringing on a starter, Galarraga into the contest, but that backfired as he threw two wild pitches, and walking the only batter he faced. Rookie Alexei broke the game open with his 4th grand slam of the season.

So there will be baseball Tuesday as the Twins come to town. After the game Rob & I stood in line and bought 15 tickets for the next game, EVERYBODY will be there! After Chicago defeats Minnesota it’s on to Tampa Bay to take on the Rays. I still haven’t ruled out a trip to the sunshine state to watch my boys in action. The White Sox played the Indians on Sunday, the Tigers on Monday, will play the Twins on Tuesday, and if they win, the Rays on Wednesday. This might be the first time in MLB history that a team played four different teams in four consecutive days.

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