October 2013

WORLD SERIES:Game 6 St.Louis at Boston

redsox-268x150Morning Kids,

Due to time NOT being on my side and not getting the replay of game five, I am covering game 6 live today. Boston leads the series 3 games to 2.

We are back in Boston at Fenway park, and on the mound for Boston is John Lackey and for the Cardinals is Michael Wacha

Grab some bench and lets go tot he first

***First Inning

*0 – 0

Cardinals – (fly out to left)(line out to right)(ground to first)

Boston – (struck out)(ground to second)(walk)(struck out)

***Second Inning

*0 – 0

Cardinals – (single)(single,runners on 1st and 2nd)(fly out to left)(fly out to right)(wild pitch,runners advance)(struck out)

Boston – (single)(walk,runners at 1st and 2nd)(foul out to catcher)(foul out on first base side)(struck out)

***Third Inning

*3 – 0 (Boston Lead)

Cardinals – (my feed came back at the bottom of the third)

Boston – (single)(ground to short,runner to second)(walk)(struck out)(hit by pitch,bases loaded)(RBI double,reaches third)(line drive to third)

***Fourth Inning

*6 – 0 (Boston Leads)

Cardinals – (ground to third)(single to left)(infield single)(fly out to left)(struck out)

Boston – (HOME RUN)(struck out)(double)(fly out to right,runner tags and advances to third)(intentional walk)(single to center,runner scores)(walk,bases loaded)(RBI single to left)(struck out)

***Fifth Inning

*6 – 0 (Boston Leads)

Cardinals – (single)(line drive to short)(single to right)(fly out to right)(fly out to right)

Boston – (ground out to first)(fly out to center)(single)(fly out to right)

***Sixth Inning

*6 – 0

Cardinals – (fly out to right)(ground to short)(struck out)

Boston – (struck out)(struck out)(ground out to short)

***Seventh Inning

*6 – 1 (Boston Lead)

Cardinals – (struck out)(ground out to second)(single to right)(double)(RBI single)(wild pitch,runner at first moves to second)(walk)(ground to first)

Boston – (fly out to left)(fly out to right)(single to left)(fly out to center)

***Eighth Inning

*6 – 1 (Boston Leads)

Cardinals – (fly out to right)(ground to second)(ground to third)

Boston – (walk)(fielders choice, out at second,safe at first)(walk)(struck out)(ground out to pitcher)

***Ninth Inning

*6 – 1 (Boston Leads)

Cardinals – (fly out to left)(fly out to left)(struck out

With that final Strike Out, the BOSTON RED SOX have WON  the world series by a final score of 6 for Boston, and for St.Louis Cardinals – 1.

Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox.

**Personal Notes

I can’t say THANK YOU  enough for your support during the 2013 season. It has been a year up highs and lows and at times not knowing where the road would take us.

I will be taking a little personal time off but I will return off and on during the off-season, with news, and other things to keep your interest until spring training.

See you soon

Cricket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAME FOUR of the World Series: Boston at St.Louis

12058a59bd0f9b1075cead986bc6b42dAfternoon Kids,

Its game FOUR in the series with St. Louis taking a 2 to 1 lead in the series. We are still in St.Louis at Busch Stadium and on the mound for the Cardinals is Lance Lynn and in the office for Boston is Clay Buchholz

Grab some coffee and some bench and lets go to the first inning

***First Inning

*0 – 0

Boston – (pop out to short)(ground out to first)(struck out)

Cardinals – (ground to second)(fly out to center)(ground to third)

***Second Inning

*0 – 0

Boston – (infield single)(double play)(ground to short)

Cardinals – (ground to second)(double)(walk)(struck out)(ground to short)

***Third Inning

*1 – 0 (Cardinals Lead)

Boston – (foul out third base)(struck out)(struck out)

Cardinals – (struck out)(single,runner to second on error)(RBI single)(fly out to left)(fly out to center)

***Fourth Inning

*1 – 1 

Boston – (ground to the pitcher)(walk)(fielders choice,out at second)(wild pitch,runner to second)(intentional walk)(fly out to right)

Cardinals – (double)(walk)(walk,bases loaded)(RBI Sac Fly,runner scores)(struck out)(ground to first)

***Fifth Inning

*1 – 1

Boston – (struck out)(fly out to left)(struck out)

Cardinals – (struck out)(fly out to left)(struck out)

***Sixth Inning

*4 – 1 (Boston leads)

Boston – (fly out to short)(ground to third)(single to left center)(walk)(HOME RUN)(single to right)(ground to second)

Cardinals – (struck out)(fly out to left)(ground to second)

***Seventh Inning

*4 – 2 (Boston Leads)

Boston – (fly out to center)(struck out)(fly out to right)

Cardinals – (ground to third)(pop out to second)(double)(walk)(single,runner scores)(ground to second)

***Eighth Inning

*4 – 2 (Boston Leads)

Boston – (pop out to second)(fly out to left)(single to center)(runner safe at second on a steal)(walk)(struck out)

Cardinals – (ground to short)(runner to second on error)(wild pitch,runner to third)(pop out to short)(ground to short)

***Ninth Inning 

*4 – 2 (Boston Lead)

Boston – (fly out to center)(fly out to left)(struck out)

Cardinals – (ground to second)(single to right)(pop out to second)(runner picked off at first base for the final out)

END OF GAME

Final Score is Boston – 4 and Cardinals – 2

Boston winning ties the series at 2 games apiece. See you for game five.

 

Cricket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAME THREE of the World Series Boston at St.Louis

9088551Morning it is game three in the series and we are still in St.Louis. It is 2 games to 1 in St.Louis favor. Boston is sending Jake Peavy to the mound against Joe Kelly for the Cardinals

My feed has picked up in the middle of the first inning. Boston’s top order went down 1 – 2 – 3 and it is St. Louis coming to the plate.

***First Inning

*2 – 0 (Cardinals lead)

Boston – (struck out)(struck out)(ground to pitcher)

Cardinals – (single to right)(bunt to pitcher to first,runner to second)(RBI single to right,runner scores)(single to right,runner to second)(RBI single to left,runner scores)(line drive to right)(ground to second)

***Second Inning

*2 – 0 (Cardinals Lead)

Boston – (ground to first)(ground to second)(ground to short)

Cardinals – (pop out to second)(struck out)(pop out to short)

***Third Inning

*2 – 0 (Cardinals Lead)

Boston – (struck out)(struck out)(ground to second)

Cardinals – (struck out)(Pop to center which fell in and was picked off at first)(struck out)

***Fourth Inning

*2 – 0 (Cardinals Lead)

Boston – (single to right)(foul out to first)(fly out to center)(walk)(struck out)

Cardinals – (single to center)(walk)(single,bases loaded)(struck out)(pop out to second)(pop out to short)

***Fifth Inning

*2 – 1 (Cardinals Lead)

Jake Peavy passes the keys to Felix Doubront

Boston – (triple)(walk)(struck out)(RBI, fielders choice out at second)(struck out)

Cardinals – (pop to center)(ground to short)(double)(intentional walk)(fly out to right)

***Sixth Inning

*2 – 2 

Joe Kelly passes the keys to Randy Choate who passes the keys to Seth Maness

Boston – (walk)(line drive to third)(single to right,runners at 1st and 3rd)(RBI single to left)(double play)

Cardinals – (ground to second)(fly out to left)(pop out to second)

***Seventh Inning

*4 – 2 (Cardinals Lead)

Felix Doubront has given the keys to Craig Breslow hands the keys to Junichi Tazawa

Seth Maness has passed off to Kevin Siegrist

Boston – (struck out)(pop out to center)(fly out to center)

Cardinals – (infield single)(hit by pitch)(2 RBI triple)(struck out)(struck out)(walk)(fly out to center)

***Eighth Inning

*4 – 4 

Carlos Martinez now in the office for the Cardinals, Trevor Rosenthal now in the office

Brandon Workman now has the keys to the Boston mound

Boston – (single to center)(hit by pitch)(ground to short)(intentional walk)(RBI fielders choice)(RBI single)(ground to single)

Cardinals – (fly out to left)(single to right)(pop out to short)(safe at second after steal)(walk)(fly out to left)

***Ninth Inning

*5 – 4 

Boston – (struck out)(struck out)(ground to third)

Cardinals – (struck out)(single to right center)(double, runners at 2nd and 3rd)(ground to second,out at home)(due to obstruction by the 3rd basemen the runner fell,due to overthrow of third base the runner advances to home and was safe)

Final Score the Cardinals – 5 and the Boston Red Sox 4. At this point the Cardinals lead the series by a score of 2 games to 1

 

Cricket

 

 

 

World Series Game 2, Boston at St.Louis

1382581083000-editorial-artwork-template-game2Afternoon Kids,

Its game 2 in the World series, still playing at Fenway Park in Boston.

On the mound for Boston is John Lackey and for St.Louis is Michael Wacha

***First Inning

*0 – 0

Cardinals – (ground to short)(single to left)(struck out)(fly out to left)

Boston –  (pop up to third)(struck out)(struck out)

***Second Inning

*0 – 0

Cardinals – (single to right)(fly out to right)(ground to second)

Boston – (ground to second)(walk)(fly out to center)(fly out to center)

***Third Inning

*0 – 0

Cardinals – (struck out)(struck out)(ground to second)

Boston – (struck out)(struck out)(single)(fly out to center)

***Fourth Inning

*1 – 0 (Cardinals Lead)

Cardinals – (triple)(ground to second)(fielders choice to first, runner scores)(walk)(ground to short)

Boston – (double)(walk)(double play)(pop up out to second)

***Fifth Inning

*1 – 0 (Cardinals Lead)

Cardinals – (fly out to center)(ground out to short)(ground out to short)

Boston – (walk)(fly out to left)(struck out)(pop out to third)

***Sixth Inning

*1 – 2 (Red Sox Lead)

Cardinals – (fly out to center)(struck out)(single to left)(ground out to second)

Boston – (ground to third)(walk)(HOME RUN)(struck out)(ground out to third)

***Seventh Inning

*4 – 2 (Cardinals Lead) 

Cardinals – (struck out)(walk)(single to right, runner at second)(runners advance on a double steal)(walk, bases loaded)(Sac Fly, runner scores, over throw at third, runner scores)(RBI single to right)(ground to second)

Boston – (struck out)(ground to short)(ground to short)

***Eighth Inning

*4 – 2 (Cardinals Lead)

Cardinals – (line out to left)(fly out to center)(single)(pop out to second)

Boston – (infield single)(struck out)(struck out)(single,runner to second)(fly out to short)

***Ninth Inning

*4 – 2 (Cardinals Lead)

Cardinals – (fly out to left)(ground to short)(line out to third)

Boston – (struck out)(struck out)(struck out)

Final Score is the St.Louis Cardinals – 4 and the Boston Red Sox – 2. The game now travels to St.Louis for games 3, 4 and 5. Jake Peavy takes the mound for game three.

I will be getting game three over night and will have it up at some point tomorrow, MONDAY for me

Cricket

 

World Series Game ONE at Boston

1403077_10151962900837451_1061702634_oMorning Kids

Its game one of the World Series in Boston. Taking place at Fenway Park, in Boston Massachusetts.

On the mound for Boston is Jon Lester and for the Cardinals will be Adam Wainwright.

Boston is wearing their White Home Uniforms, St. Louis is wearing their Grey Away Uniforms.

Grab some bench and see you in the first inning

***First Inning

*3 – 0 (Boston Leads)

Cardinals – (ground to short)(struck out)(single to center)(ground to second)

Boston – (walk)(line drive to left)(single to center)(single)(double, three runners score)(ground to first,runner to third)(struck out)

***Second Inning

*5 – 0 (Boston Leads)

Cardinals – (struck out)(struck out)(ground to second)

Boston – (infield single, popped up and no one called it)(single to center)(fly out to left)(single)(single to left,runner scores)(sac fly,runner scores)(ground to the pitcher)

***Third Inning

*5 – 0 (Boston Leads)

Cardinals – (ground to short)(pop out to first)(struck out)

Boston – (foul out to first)(lined to shortstop)(struck out)

***Fourth Inning

*5 – 0 (Boston Leads)

Cardinals – (walk)(struck out)(single,runner to second)(single, bases loaded)(double play,pitcher to home to first)

Boston – (struck out)(struck out)(fly out to center)

***Fifth Inning

*5 – 0 (Boston Leads)

Cardinals – (lined out to left)(single to left)(fly out to right)(base hit, ERROR,runners at 2nd and 3rd)(ground out to short)

Boston – (fly out to right)(single)(fielders choice,out at second)(ground to short,force at second)

***Sixth Inning

*5 – 0 (Boston Leads)

Cardinals – (fly out to right)(struck out)(pop out to first)

Boston – (struck out)(struck out)(struck out)

***Seventh Inning

*7 – 0 (Boston Leads)

Cardinals – (struck out)(ground to short)(struck out)

Boston – (ground to second)(line drive to first)(safe at first on ERROR)(HOME RUN)(fly out to center)

***Eighth Inning

*8 – 0 (Boston Leads)

Cardinals – (ground to short)(pop out to center)(struck out)

Boston – (double,wild pitch,runner advances to third)(Sac Fly, runner Scores)(ground to first)(fly out to right)

***Ninth Inning

*8 – 1 (Boston Leads)

Cardinals – (HOME RUN to center)(fly out to right)(pop out to second)(single)(struck out)

 

This game is ova. Boston has taken a 1 game lead in the series by a score of Boston – 8 and the Cardinals – 1.

On the mound tomorrow night will be for Boston – John Lackey and for the Cardinals it will be Michael Wacha.

 

I will be posting the games as soon as I can. Fox sports is on black out here so I will either be streaming or waiting for the replay of the day’s game.

Cricket

Catch Up – Dodgers and the Cardinals

Don+Mattingly+St+Louis+Cardinals+v+Los+Angeles+YFkuPV7B8JqlMorning Kids,

This is the final game in the series between the Dodgers and the Cardinals for the right to play in the world series. I know I am behind in getting this out but it was only the National League games that I got.

This game took place on Saturday, Game 6 in the series

Clayton Kershaw on the mound for the Dodgers and Michael Wacha on the mound for St,Louis

Game took place at Busch Stadium

***First Inning

*0 – 0

Dodgers – (infield single)(double play)(ground to third)

Cardinals – (struck out)(double)(struck out)(ground to second)

***Second Inning

*0 – 0

Dodgers – (fly out to center)(struck out)(struck out)

Cardinals – (pop out to second)(pop out to short)(single to left,advances on a wild pitch,advances on another wild pitch)(struck out)

***Third Inning

*4 – 0 (Cardinals lead)

Dodgers – (struck out)(ground to short)(ground to first)

Cardinals – (ground to third)(double)(single to right,Runner scores)(struck out)(single to left, runner scores)(single)(walk)(single to right,two run scores,runners advance)(struck out)

***Fourth Inning

*4 – 0 (Cardinals Lead)

Dodgers – (walk)(foul out first base side)(foul out third base side)(pop out to second)

Cardinals – (ground to second)(fly out to deep left)(fly out to left)

***Fifth Inning

*9- 0 (Cardinals Lead)

Dodgers – (ground to second)(fly out to left)(fly out to right)

Cardinals – (double)(single to left,runners at 1st and 3rd)(double,runner scores,runners at 2nd and 3rd)(runners at second and third, out at home)(intentional walk)(infield single,runner scores)(Sac fly,runner scores)(wild pitch,runner scores)(single,runner scores)(fly out to center)

***Sixth Inning

*9 – 0 (Cardinals Lead)

Dodgers – (double)(struck out)(line drive to second)(ground to second)

Cardinals – (fly out to left)(walk)(single to center)(double play)

***Seventh Inning

*9 – 0 (Cardinals Lead)

Dodgers – (ground to pitcher)(fly out to center)(struck out)

Cardinals – (pop out to third)(pop out to the catcher)(fly out to center)

***Eighth Inning

*9 – 0 (Cardinals Lead)

Dodgers – (struck out)(ground to third)(struck out)

Cardinals – (single to right)(pop out to second)(struck out)(struck out)

***Ninth Inning

*9 – 0 (Cardinals Lead)

Dodgers – (single to right)(single to left)(struck out)

**Final Score, Dodgers – 0 and the Cardinals – 9. They will be meeting the Boston Red Sox in Game ONE of the World Series

 

NLDS Game ONE — Atlanta and Los Angeles.

3471__nlds-primary-2013Afternoon Kids,

I know this series has just wrapped up but I am playing catch up. I have been delayed in getting the games with the black outs that have been imposed. This game was originally played on October 3 and took place in Atlanta at Turner Field

First pitch thrown out by Chipper Jones

Kris Medlen on the mound for Atlanta.

Clayton Kershaw on the mound for Los Angeles.

***First Inning

*0 – 0

Dodgers(struck out)(struck out)(struck out)

Braves(struck out)(line to pitcher)(struck out)

***Second Inning

*2 – 0 (L.A Lead)

Dodgers – (fly out to center)(single to center)(single to center,runner to third)(Sac Fly,runner scores)(double,runner scores)(ground to first)

Braves – (bloop single)(fly out to right)(double play)

***Third Inning

*4 – 0 (L.A. Lead)

Dodgers – (single)(fly out to second)(ground to second)(HOME RUN)(single to left)(fly out to center)

Braves – (walk)(wild pitch,runner advances)(ground to third)(struck out)(ground to second)

***Four Inning

*5 – 1 (L.A. Leads)

Dodgers – (ground to second)(double to right corner)(struck out)(walk)(single to center, runner scores)(pop up to first)

Braves – (ground to pitcher)(single to right)(walk,runners at 1st and 2nd)(fly out to deep left)(single,runner scores,runners at 1st and 3rd)(struck out)

***Fifth Inning

*5 – 1 (L.A. Leads)

Braves pitching changed – Luis Ayla

Dodgers – (single to right)(hit by pitch)(sac bunt to pitcher,runners to 2nd and 3rd)(intentional walk)(struck out)(struck out)

Braves – (struck out)(struck out)(struck out)

***Sixth Inning

*6 – 1 (L. A. Lead)

Walden pitching for Atlanta

Dodgers – (ground to second)(single to left)(double,runner scores)(ground to first)(struck out)

Braves – (struck out)(struck out)(ground to short)

***Seventh Inning –

*6 – 1 (L.A. Lead)

Dodgers – (fly out to right)(line drive to short)(ground to second)

Braves – (walk)(struck out)(struck out)(struck out)

***Eighth Inning

*6 – 1 (L.A. Lead)

David Carpenter pitching for Atlanta

Dodgers – (ground to first)(struck out)(fly out to right)

Braves – (ground to second)(single to left)(ground to short,runner to second)(ground to second)

***Ninth Inning

*6 – 1 (L.A. Lead)

Dodgers – (fly out to left)(fly out to right)(struck out)

Braves – (walk)(struck out)(struck out)(blooper to left, runners at 1st and 3rd)(struck out)

Dodgers take the opening game by a Score of 6 to 1. On Friday October 4, Atlanta would win the second game 4 to 3. Sunday October 6 would see the Dodgers have their way over the Braves winning 13 to 6, and would go on to take out the series on October 7th beating Atlanta by a score of 4 to 3.

On FRIDAY, October 11 the L.A Dodgers open the series against the St. Louis Cardinals, for the right to play in the World Series.

Catch Up – Sox at the Indians

soxAfternoon Kids

This entry is a catch up game. It was the final visit to the Cleveland Indians. I was lucky enough to get this game on Television here. It was played on September 24.

Hector Santiago on the mound.

The boys wore the Grey Away Uniform

***First Inning

0 – 0

Sox – De Aza(line out to short), Ramirez(He Gone), Gillaspie(fly out to center)

Indians – (ground to second)(walk)(He Gone)(ground to second)

***Second Inning

1 – 0 (Indians lead)

Sox – , Konerko(line drive to pitcher), Dunn(He gone), Garcia(infield single), Viciedo(He Gone),

Indians – (Hit by pitch)(fielders choice,force at second)(single to left)(RBI single to center)(pop to second)(ground to first)

***Third Inning

1 – 0 (Indians lead)

Sox – Beckham(fly out to left), Phegley(walk,safe at second on steal), De Aza(He gone), Ramirez(ground to short),

Indians – (fly out to center)(line to pitcher)(walk)(foul out to third)

***Fourth Inning

1 – 1 

Sox – Gillaspie (walk), Konerko(single,Gillaspie to third) Dunn(He Gone), Garcia(Sac fly to center,Gillaspie scores), Viciedo (double)  Beckham(ground to short),

Indians – (fly out to left)(pop out to deep center)(ground to short)

***Fifth Inning 

1 – 1

Sox –  Phegley (ground to third), De Aza,(Pop to short) Ramirez(He Gone)

Indians – (pop out to first)(single)(pop out to short)(fly out to left)

***Sixth Inning

1 – 1

Sox – Gillaspie(double), Konerko (ground to third), Dunn(He Gone), Garcia(ground to short),

Indians – (double)(fly to left)(fly to right)(ground to short)

***Seventh Inning

3 – 2 (Indians Lead)

Pitching change for Cleveland

Hector gives the office keys to Nate Jones

Sox –  Viciedo (ground to short), Beckham (single to center), Phegley,(walk) De Aza(single to left,Beckham Scores) Ramirez(pop to right,)Gillaspie(struck out),

Indians – (HOME RUN),(double)(fly out to center)(RBI single)(out on steal attempt)

***Eighth Inning

3 – 2 (Indians Lead)

Sox – Konerko (He gone), Dunn(He Gone), Garcia(ground to short),

Indians – (He Gone)(ground to second)(He gone)

***Ninth Inning

5 – 4 (Indians Lead)

Addison Reed in to close

Sox –  Viciedo,(HOME RUN) Beckham(He gone), Danks(He gone), De Aza(HOME RUN), Ramirez,(single to left) Gillaspie,(hit by pitch) Semien(foul out to right field),

Indians – (single to right,safe steal at second)(He gone)(HOME RUN)

The Indians win it with a walk off home run in the bottom of the 9th inning by a score of 5 to 4. It was heart breaking to watch as the boys had fought back to get ahead

Cricket

 

Post Season — October 8 – Australia time

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Afternoon Kids

Time to play catch up since I am back on board.

***Oakland and Detroit —  Best of Five

**Game One on Friday, October 4

Detroit – 3, Oakland  – 2

**Game Two on Saturday October 5

Oakland – 1, Detroit – 0

**Game Three on Monday October 7

Oakland – 6, Detroit – 3

**Game Four on Tuesday October 8

Oakland – , Detroit –

**Game Five on Thursday October 10

Oakland – , Detroit

 

Oakland is leading the series by 2 games to 1 at the time of this entry. I am loving it that Oakland is taking it to Detroit. I called them “The Enemy” during the season when they would come to play the White Sox at The Cell. During the season Detroit seemed to have everything in place, that there was no stopping them on the way to the World Series until Oakland.

I am not able to see the games live unless it’s the middle of the night or on Game Cast. I am getting the games a few hours later here down under and will be doing a blog on the game as I did during the season.

I have a sneaky feeling that this race for the World Series will be full of twist that no one sees coming.

Cricket

 

 

 

Last One Out, Turn Off the Lights and Lock the Door.

White soxEvening Kids,

I am sorry that I was not with you as the season finished, Life commitments took me away, but I was able to follow the results and they were disappointing, We all hoped for a better season but there were some good sparks and some surprises along the way.

We finished with 63 wins and 99 loses, 30 games behind, with a record on the road of 26 wins/55 loses and at home we were 37 wins/44 loses.

We said good-bye to Gavin Floyd early in the season as an injury and Tommy John would be the end of his season. Tyler Flowers and Jeff Keppinger were also shut down and sent off for season ending surgery, both had been carrying injuries from spring training. An early injury of a broken wrist to Gordon Beckham saw him on the disabled list for 6 weeks as he battled to return. He was held back from returning too quick and possible going back down.

We saw the arrival of many guys from Charlotte, including John Danks, Josh Phegley, Brent Moral, Blake Tekotte, along with others. Some stayed for the season and others came in as needed.

Through trade and wavers we said good-bye to fan favorites : Jesse Crain to Tampa Bay, Matt Thornton and Jake Peavy to Boston, Alex Rios to the Texas Rangers, Casper Wells headed off to Philadelphia.  We miss you guys heaps and hope you have settled into your new homes. We will continue to keep an eye on you and see how you’re doing.

Captain Konerko, Paulie battled back issues during the season, He and Jake went to Birmingham for re-hab assignments before returning to the main stage. Paul has yet to decide if 2014 will be his last season. Many of the Sorority Sisters, attended the final game just in case it was the last for him. They wore the White Home Pinstripe just in case Paul decided to hang up the cleats for the final time. Sunday’s was the win ugly uniforms of 1983.

A couple of the trades brought us a unique problem, the SAME last name, Avisail and Leury made me pay more attention to the line ups and remember which one was playing. A couple of games Jordan Danks joined the boys in the outfield creating what I called the Law Firm of Garcia, Garcia and Danks.

6’3″ tall Andre Rienzo has stolen all our hearts and gained many new fans. Starting out unsure and confidence not great has grown into a smart, tough starting pitcher who will only get better in time, along with Jose Quintana and Hector Santiago have grown leaps and bounds and soared in confidence. I can’t wait for next season when we finally get to see the boys again and see how they have developed. With Chris sale heading the pitching and Addison Reed, Nate Jones and Matt Lindstrom teaming up to spearhead the bullpen, its going to be a really good spring 2014.

**Personal Notes**

Thanks to everyone at the spring training home Camelback Ranch for your love and support during spring training. You guys are just amazing and make spring time fun.

To the girls of the ChiSoxSorority – You ladies are truly amazing and I love each and every one of you. We have united over our love for “Our Boys of Summer”. We have seen the good and the bad of season but stuck it out, learning from each other and growing together. Sara and Jan have done an amazing job of overseeing everything and keep us a safe place to hang out. We have been there to support each other through personal challenges and I can only see us getting stronger. I have the faith that there is something special out there for us and only time will show us what that is. I know whatever challenge we are handed we will succeed.

To my hubby Pj, thank you for putting up with me sleeping all hours of the day and night. Times were hard there and I was really cranky with the lack of sleep but we made it through. Thanks to my editor Dan for all those edits on the fly at all hours so I can get the news out there.

My final THANK YOU is to YOU the readers and fans of the White Sox and baseball in general. You have given me so much support and kept me inspired to keep going when the season got really tough. Through all the ups and down you have still been there and that means more than you know.

I will still share with you news from the Sox as it comes through, Winter meetings and any news of player movement.

From here I will be my best to keep you updated on the playoffs and world series as best my access will allow me to do so.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR A WONDERFUL SEASON AND SEE YOU IN 2014

See you at The Cell

Cricket