7/30 – Yankees at White Sox
It’s looking like we’re about to get going here at U.S. Cellular Field following a brief rain delay. The Yankees’ roster is exactly the same as it was last night and Joe Girardi has said that he isn’t expecting a trade to happen in the next 24 hours or so. Of course, Brian Cashman pulls the trigger on such things, so it’s easier for Girardi to pretend nothing will happen.
But as of right now, there still doesn’t seem to be anything hot. Cashman has told reporters that he’s willing to go with what he’s got if the Yankees don’t run into anything that makes sense. On another note, unless we missed it, there was no tearful reunion today between Ozzie Guillen and Nick Swisher.
Just to tell you a little bit about this ballpark, a few years ago the White Sox relocated the press box from a choice location behind the plate to the upper deck in right field, turning the old press box into the Jim Beam Club. It’s all about the Benjamins, we reckon.
Walking in today at the security gate, there were two giant murals – one of Mark Buerhle celebrating his perfect game and one of Barack Obama throwing out the first pitch of the All-Star Game wearing a White Sox jacket, jeans and sneakers. There was also one of the leftover Statues of Liberty that were spread throughout New York for the Yankee Stadium farewell last July.
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The lineups for Game 102 – U.S. Cellular Field – Chicago, Ill.
Pitching: Andy Pettitte (8-6, 4.67)
WHITE SOX (51-51)
Pitching: Gavin Floyd (8-6, 4.24)