MADISON, Wis–It’s been a busy couple of weeks so I apoligize for the lack of a post for the past nine or 10 days. It’s been so busy that yesterday was my birthday and I spent most of the day working on a million stories.
Boo who, right?
Sox calendar curse
So before Thome hit a home run yesterday I was conviced that he was slumping because April is his month in the White Sox calendar handed out at Comiskey last week. His two home runs came on opening day, which was March 31. Since April started he hasn’t done anything.
Yesterday’s home run was long overdue and hopefully he breaks out of the April curse.
(He’s on the magnetic schedule too which has the entire season on it. Hopefully that’s not a curse.)
Big first week of games
Somehow I managed to go to three of the first four home games last week even though I’m not living in Chicago right now. And what a week it was…
Obviously the home opener was a blast. You can’t ask for anything more than a Crede grand slam on opening day.
Friday night’s game was unfortunately a loss, but it was my dad’s birthday and I know that there was no other place he wanted to be on his birthday than at the stadium (even if it was 45 degrees and raining).
Saturday it was still raining and even colder, but Gavin Floyd’s bid for a no hitter made the worth it. It’s just too bad Chris Rongey jinxed it. I don’t really believe in that jinx, but it was kind of funny to listen to Rongey’s call of the Tiger’s first hit (Chris was filling in for Ed Farmer): “Gavin Floyd, a no-hitter through seven and a third. And there’s the first Tiger hit.”
Even though I was sad Floyd didn’t get it, it made me laugh to hear that call on that post-game show when I was driving home.
Friday and Saturday’s games were also my girlfriend’s first two Sox games (and first two games in an outdoor-only stadium because she’s a Brewers fan). She already becoming a convert.
If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this new forum for White Sox fans. It’s pretty cool.
Gig at WGN
Thought I would pass along that I was accepted for a summer internship at WGN Radio 720 this summer. Yeah, I guess it’s with the enemy, but it’s obviously an opportunity I’m excited to take on.
It would be nice to get the two game sweep of the Orioles and then take 2 of 3 from the Rays before coming home. Let’s see if they can get it done.