SAD DAY AT CELL, DESPITE 15-3 WIN

Andy the cameraman had a heart attack today and sadly to say, he did not survive. He was the stout man, with the camera on his shoulder, that everybody loved. Andy was everybody’s friend, today he had 50 family members with him at the ballpark. He wasn’t feeling well, was hot, but wasn’t in any pain, until the heart attack. Nancy Faust commented, she’d often eat lunch with Andy, at his table, but today his table was too crowded for her to join him, he’d e-mailed Nancy’s husband only yesterday, wanting him to do a project for him. Caramel-Corn Mike was shaken upon learning of Andy’s death, Andy stopped by everygame to chat. This post is made in memory of Andy the cameraman.

Chicago jumped out to an early 3-0 lead as the first five batters reached base safely before R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball retired Nick Swisher. Alexei Ramirez showed he’s more than just a fastball hitter as he doubled the lead to 6-0 when he launched a three run bomb to left.

Ken Griffey, Jr. hit number 609 of his career to tie Sammy Sosa. It was his first as a member of the White Sox. His second inning two run blast to right made it 8-0.

Once again Chicago put another crooked number on the board in the 5th. With a run already in, A.J. Pierzynski ripped a three run monster drive deep to right. A.J. might have gotten the dayoff, except that Toby Hall was injured when Jermaine Dye karate chopped him after receiving a shaving cream pie.

The Pale Hose scored at least one run in the first six innings, 15 runs in all, four home runs (Nick Swisher had a solo shot), all this with Jim Thome and Dye getting the afternoon off.

Gavin Floyd was on cruise control, allowing the runs over six innings. Horacio Ramirez threw a scoreless frame and Adam Russell threw two to close it out. 15-3 Good Guys, a sweep, and a six game win streak, on back-to-back sweeps for me.

This was the last weekday day game of the season at the Cell. A lot of the homeplate regulars were in the house, Tade, Dick & Bea, Steve, Rob, Terry (been a long time), Caramel-Corn Mike, and of course – me. Nancy Faust makes any game extra special!

Next home game is Friday night, Elvis Night, I’m even bringing Mom & Dad. It’ll be my last game till after Labor Day. Saturday I’m flying to California, then spending the Labor Day weekend in Wisconsin.

One Response to “SAD DAY AT CELL, DESPITE 15-3 WIN”

  1. That’s tough about the cameraman. Seems like everyone liked him.

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