By Alejandro Leal
Having won the World Series, the White Sox opened the 2006 regular season with quite a yawner. No, it wasn’t like their 2005 opening game against the same Cleveland team, which featured one lone run, scored by Konerko after a Rowand infield single that bounced off the plate. No, last night’s yawner was due to the time it actually ended.
I actually thought the game would’ve been cancelled since at 9:30 p.m. the rain came down hard on the Cell’s tarp, much like the hopes of all those Indians’ fans last year. BTW, I was watching it on ESPN Deportes because ESPN 2 was running ESPN News.
Kind of interesting that the folks up in Bristol, Conn. don’t have alternative programming for their Spanish language station. Sort of explains why they want to turn dominoes into the next ”big televised sporting event” or something of the sort.
Anyhow. The Sox won late, 2:10 a.m. EDT late, but they won, and it was actually quite a show. Jim Thome hit his first home run in a Sox uniform, and if you weren’t counting, that’s 9 home runs in his last 6 games. Two of which [one pictured below], came against the Atlanta Braves during the two-game exhibition series both teams played at the Ted.
Player on the decline, AJC? I Don’t think so.
Photo by Alejandro Leal