By La Velle
I’m in the Metrodome pressbox in my grubbiest clothing just in case the White Sox lose and the Twins start popping corks. But everything is on hold now that the Sox-Tigers game is in a rain delay.
Joe C. e-mailed from The Cell that it won’t be totally clear until 6 p.m., so they might have to play among raindrops once the game begins.
I have some programming notes:
1. The Sox-Tigers game can be heard on AM690 The Score once it begins.
2. Dick Stockton, Ron Darling and Harold Reynolds will call the Twins-White Sox play-in game (if necessary) on Tuesday. Marc Fein will report from the field.
3. Dan Orsillo, Reynolds and Fein will work the first two games of the Rays ALDS.
Now, I was about to lay out a few reasons why the Tigers should be motivated to beat the Sox today. Unfortunately, I mentioned my reasons on KFAN during the P.A. and Dubay Show.
Funny, just when I get ready to blog my thoughts, I noticed that Howard Sinker has a list of reasons – and the first four are exactly what I said on the air – Gary Sheffield going for 500 career homers, Miguel Cabrera going for the RBI title. Freddy Garcia pitching for a 2009 contract and Curtis Granderson being from Chicago.
Makes you go hmmmmm.
Was Howard listening to the show and decided to steal my material? That’s what I’m going with! The only other possibility would be that Howard and I think alike, and that thought makes me want to take a shower.
I feel like I’ve been had.
Anyway, Twins fans should hope that more than a handful of Tigers are motivated to win today. Because if they aren’t, that means they might have tied one on last night….
1:55 update: The Dome is slowly being converted to football because the Gophers play host to Indiana this week. Jose Mijares just showed up and the field and walked around for a few minutes. He better watch out. If Tim Brewster sees him, he might try to enroll him.
4:41 update: Kevin Slowey, who was struck on the wrist Saturday by a Juan Uribe line drive, just finished playing catch in the outfield with Scott Baker while team trainer Rick McWane looked on. The two threw to each other for about 10 minutes before Slowey left and Baker threw against a wall.
It’s a good sign that Slowey can play a little catch. We’ll have more on this later…