Time to close for the Winter

It was a great season, with so many highs.

Injuries were unexpected, with some of them happening at the wrong time. Turned out to be the kind of injuries that just needed time to get over. Nothing to be done but wait.

The boys got a hold of first place and refused to let go, (93 wins/69 loses) finishing the season, double-digit figures ahead of all teams in the league. Minnesota the most at 20 games out. (It Will be interesting to see what Cleveland’s new name will be)

We all had high hopes for the playoffs but this year wasn’t meant to be.

The biggest highlight of the season would have to be the trip to The Field of Dreams. Knowing that we would be getting the first game was important but when it became true. How you could not be excited?

I wondered up until game day how the field would look? The scoreboard and all. Would they pay homage to that time in the ’60s or would it be up to date? I was secretly hoping the scoreboard would be manual, like back them?

It was perfect as you followed Kevin Costner through the corn onto the field? you got to see exactly what he saw.

Have a super offseason, see you for spring training in 2022

In case you missed it, check out the opening of the game here

Checking on the Injury List and Standings

It’s heading to the pointy end of the season, time to check in on the stands and how the injuries are going.

The White Sox still sitting on top The A.L Central with a record of 80 wins with only 58 loses.

Cleveland is 11 games behind.

Detroit is next with 16 games out.

Kansas City is 18 games out

Minnesota living in the basement 19 games out.

**INJURIES**

Elroy is listed day to day

**10 day list includes

Timmy A

Lucas Giolito

Lance Lynn

Adam Engel

60 day list

Evan Marshall

**the list was last updated August 31

If you build it everyone will come

It’s that magic day.

Dyersville, Iowa is the gathering place for a very special game, but we are gathering around televisions from all over the world.

Foul Lines 335, Alleys 380, Centerfield 400 are from the original measurements from Comiskey Field.

Eric Cooper was from Iowa and said that there had to be an umpire from Iowa behind the plate for this game. Pat Hoberg heard about Eric’s wish and was able to complete the wish, Eric passed away before tonight. Pat has an E.C on the sleeve of his shirt.

**1st inning — D.J LeMahieu with the first single.

**Bottom of 1 with Jose Abreu hitting the first homerun at the field.

**”White Sox – 1, Yankees – 0

**Top of 3

Yankees with 2 out Home Run for a 3 to 1 Yankee lead.

**Bottom of 3rd

Tim Anderson with an RBI double to close the score 3 to 2 Yankees

Jimenez belts one in the corn to give the White Sox back the lead 5 to 3

**Bottom of 4th

Luis Robert with a double.

Adam Engel with a 2 run homer for a 7 to 3 lead

**Top of 5th

Yankees with a solo shot to the right field corn for a 7 to 4 White Sox lead (Error on Timmy)Michael Kopech got the office keys. Lynn threw 105 pitches. Kopech has flipped the office keys to Arron Bummer. Arron got in a spot of trouble, having to pass the office keys to Craig Kimbrel

**Bottom of 8th

Jimenez comes out with Goodwin taking over the base running duties.

**Top of 9th

Liam Hendriks has the keys to close out the game.

Yankees with a 2 run shot for a 7 to 6 White Sox lead

Yankees take the lead 8 to 7.

**Bottom of the 9th

With Zavala already on base Timmy Anderson with a monster of a home run for the win

**WHITE SOX — 9 and YANKEES –7

Its been Awhile

Don’t forget that August 12 from Dyersville, Iowa is the “Field of Dreams Game” against the New York Yankees.

The MLB posted an interesting article the other day of one number from each team, which could be retired. For the White Sox they listed Jose Abreu #79 (in 2019 they picked Chris Sale)

I was curious to see what the standing were a year ago , compared to today.

2020 — Minnesota was in first place, Detroit, Cleveland both 0.5 games out, White Sox were 2 games out with Kansas City in the basement with 3.5 games out.

2121 — is a complete different story — Chicago proudly sits atop the league, Cleveland is 10.5 games out, Detroit is 13 games out, Kansas City at 17 games out, Minnesota in the basement 18 games.

See you on Thursday for a very special event

Our Condolences

Martyl Reinsdorf, (85) the wife of owner Jerry Reinsdorf (owner of the Bulls/White Sox)

has passed away peacefully with her family around her at the Arizona home.

There will be private family services.

The family is asking instead of sending flowers, donations be made to

The Spectrios Institute for Low Vision

http://spectrios.org.

On behalf my sorority sisters, I would like to offer our condolences to Mr. Reinsdorf and his family during this time.

Catch up news

The Boys are currently sitting atop of the American League Central by a 4 game lead over the Indians. Kansas City is 12.0 games behind, Detroit is 14.0 games out, living in the basement is Minnesota at 15.5 games out

Nick Madrigal is out the rest of the season recovering from surgery to his Hamstring. Brian Goodwin has been called up to replace him.

Billy Hamilton — was on the 10 day list with an oblique strain.

Andrew Vaughn was on the I.L because of COVID – 19 Protocol.

Injury List as of May 4th

Luis Robert with a torn hip flexor. No clue how long he will be out.

Garrett Crochet on the 10 day IL with his back

Lance Lynn on the 10 day list strained right trapezius

**Other News

The boys are sitting at 15 wins/12 loses and only 1.5 games out of first.

Dylan Cease in the office tomorrow to open a series with Cincinnati.

Baseball News January 2021

New came though since our last posting that Hank Arron had passed away. Mr. Arron held the home run record in the pre-steroid era which 715, which he broke Babe Ruth’s record of 714 on April 8th 1974. Here is a bit of trivia for you, (which I never knew) who was the pitcher on the mound that day?

Answer — Al Downing from the Dodgers

Those who were inducted in 2020 but not able to go into the Hall of Fame officially will have their entry this year.

As of the writing of this entry, there will be NO 2021 class at Cooperstown this year. the first time since 1960, the 7th time since the first election in 1936. (I have never heard of this happening)

Entry in to the Hall of Fame takes a 75% vote to make it. Curt Shilling came in at 71% converting to 16 votes short and has ask that his name be removed for consideration from the 2022 ballot. Era Committees have been closed because of the virus, this years class is now closed.

July 25th has been chosen as this years entry to the H.O.F