by Jerod Morris
News and commentary from around the web on the morning after the Chicago White Sox made a huge and surprising splash just before the trading deadline by dealing for Ken Griffey Jr. This should be interesting…
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From the Sun-Times:
My name is Jay Mariotti…and I’m a turd.
The Chicago Tribune website was experiencing “technical difficulties” this morning. I chalk it up to the fact that the Cubs suck. Speaking of which, can I just express how disappointed I am in the Brewers and former White Sox 2B Ray Durham??? A 4-game sweep at home? Seriously? It doesn’t worry me because I’m fairly certain that the Cubs will choke and find a way to not make the playoffs, but it’s just annoying watching the North Side Fudge Packers win and give their fans hope that “this could be the year.” Right.
But forget about them, the White Sox have their own issues. We need to get back on track and put a hurtin’ on the Royals this weekend. An emphatic sweep or a solid 2-1 series victory is imperative. We just seem to be a tad out of sync and perhaps the trade for Griffey will provide a spark. I will be very interested to see how Ozzie fits all the pieces together. It looks like Griffey, Swish, Paulie, and Curse (that’s Jim Thome, if you didn’t know. I’ll explain later) will be rotating in some form or another each game. Sadly, unless he turns it around and gets hot, it looks like Paulie will be the odd man out at least initially. Ozzie’s stuck with him all year though. At some point, as much as I love him, Paulie has to start producing. We have a team capable of going deep into the playoffs, but we can’t have a .215 albatross around the neck of an offense that relies on power and situational hitting to be successful.
On a scale of 1-10, how excited do you think Hawk was when he heard about the Griffey trade? 17? 18? I think the only player that Hawk loves more than Ken Griffey Jr is Ted Williams. Well…and Rusty Greer. I can’t wait to hear Hawk call Griffey’s first home run in a White Sox uni. His head may explode.
On to Kansas City. We need a big outing from Javy tonight.
Pick to Click: TCQ (it’s the first official Midwest Sports Fans Pick to Click. I have to go with the AL MVP on this one.)