My weekly offseason musings about the White Sox and more...
Will SoxFest be a Lovefest?
Sunday at the downtown Palmer House Hilton.
Current Sox players and execs, past players
and execs plus fans from near and far will be
part of the last formal gathering of Pale Hosers
before the trucks are loaded and headed for
Camelback Ranch in Glendale.
I have to think there will be great energy and
optimism about the team Kenny Williams and
the Sox brass have put together.
Pale Hose Bits & Pieces
Sox phenom Gordon Beckman (above in celebration mode) tells Joe Cowley of the
Sun-Times that he’s comfortable at second base and adds that he’s looking forward
to a special year on the South Side. GBeck participated in “Camp Cora” in Miami from
January 12-14, working with new keystone partner Alexei Ramirez. Well, Jermaine
Dye and Jim Thome (celebrating above) are still available. Any takers out there?
Based on what I’m hearing, there’s little chance either one will return to the South
Side…Word is that coach Greg Walker has liked what he’s seen of Alex Rios this
winter. How great would it be if he returned to his All-Star form? You have to think
Rios’ 2009 performance was an aberration. I sure hope so.