Filed:June 16th, 2009
Cub infielder Jake Fox (Cubbie Nation/file)
Well, baseball junkies are going to have to wait another day of baseball, as Game one of the Crosstown Classic was postponed due to rain. Plenty of rain. A lot of rain. When I last saw Ozzie Guillen, he was almost dizzy between dodging the rats and the rain puddles around Wrigley Field.
No word yet on when the game will be made up, and yes, I'm disappointed at no day/night doubleheader. But with a 1:20 game on get-away day for the Sox Thursday, I'm sure the last thing they wanted to agree to was playing three games in a 24-hour period. Look for the game to be rescheduled for September 10th, although I'd be willing to bet it's cancelled altogether, unless either team needs it at season's end.
In the meantime, there are a few nice morsels to chew on while we wait. Jake Fox has been recalled to the big club, replacing Jason Waddell, who's been placed on the 15-day DL with a non-baseball related injury. Sure man. Whatever. Lou seems pretty desperate to get him in the lineup, even suggesting he may play him in right at times. Of course, he actually appeared to cringe when he said it, but we'll see.
And in the news that everyone is talking about in Chicago this morning, the New York Times has reported that Sammy Sosa tested positive for steroids in 2003. The link is here.
I'll be very interested to see the reaction of the sports writing community over the next few days. As I start counting up the list of Sosa sins over the last few years, I find it harder and harder to believe that he'll see the Hall of Fame anytime soon.
Few playoff appearances. Corked bat. Confirmed steroid use. Primarily a slugger, with his best stats at the pinnacle of the "Steroid Era".
If they seem more than willing to punish the fair-haired one, Mark McGwire, then I can't see how this doesn't play as a deal-breaker for Sammy. That's just my opinion though. What do you think?