Do you actually think I would pick against them? I would never pick them to win the Series 4-0, 4-1, or even 4-2. First of all, ChiSox have good pitching. They also have some good hitters - Paul Konerko, Scott Podsdnik, Jermaine Dye, and former Astro Carl Everitt. We'll be hearing those names a lot over the course of the week. It goes seven because that's the way it's been all year.
Commentary is finally coming out publicly against one of Houston Mayor Bill White's ideas. As part of Astromania, the Mayor wants us to go sockless (or is it soxless) - bad idea - stock up on the odor eaters - or hope it only goes four. Commentary is gonna go the not-wear-white-sox route.
Wonder where Carlos Beltran and Jeff Kent are watching the games this weekend? How about the fella that threw out the first pitch ever at Minute Maid, errrr, when it was called that five letter word - wonder if he's got tickets.
Still no word on who manager Phil Garner will go with in the designated hitter (DH) position in games 1 and 2 - the popular choice is Jeff Bagwell, of course. The Astros have a managerial advantage. Garner used to manage in the American League. Managing in the AL is different than managing in the NL - different strategies because of the DH - when you don't have the DH - you have to make a lot more moves like double switching. Let's play ball!
October 21, 2005, 9:00AM