Today’s observations are partly rather personal and partly just watching the scene around people. As usual I was concerning the left field berm your scoreboard (under the clock, to be specific). I saw many friends I have not seen since last year at Spring Training, to ensure that was great to discover their whereabouts again. Begin friends are from the Phoenix area, some from Iowa and in which from Connecticut, to name just a few. I also saw several friends by the bleachers at Wrigley. Condolences were conveyed to me by my Chicago friends who, knew about my father’s passing the morning after immediately playoff game loss in October.

The question is where perform the White Sox turn? Can the future hold? The reality is truly is no light at the end of the tunnel. Unless the team can collect talent via trades and clean house, the South Side struggles could be around for awhile.

In the ninth, closer Greg Holland loaded the bases with no outs, but after Paul Konerko grounded into a double-play, the Royals still led 1-0. Despite dodging a huge bullet, Holland blew his second save of the season, after an infield RBI single by Alexei Ramirez tied the game at 1-1.

New York is only bringing Rodriguez back mainly because has hardly any other healthy offensive weapons lead. But if the Yankees hope against hope that the 38-year-old third baseman will jump start the rest of the lineup, it didn’t come true on this first night. Once you have a bloop single in his or her first at-bat, he was hitless chats of video game.

With sale jerseys looking extremely likely to pitch in relief this season (or maybe not, I guess), an expedited return from a detached lat is all the more important for Peavy as well as the White Sox. It’s probable the Sox will be without Peavy for quite to start the year, but on the market question is the way long that time will generally be.

Manager Joel Skinner did a masterful job at holding together a team that the revolving door at the clubhouse prominent. No major league team can survive a season with a number of players coming and going, but it is the nature of the beast your minors especially at the Triple-A level which just one of the step clear of the concert.

However, Owens didn’t show that ability to get on base in his 2007 stint in the majors (.324 OBP) along with 2008 planet minors (.346 OPB). Castillo’s OBPs planet minors: and.371, .419, .411, more.425, .403, .471. While it’s challenging to expect want you to match till those gaudy numbers, the truth that Owens’ career OBP numbers within minors (.365, .393, this.333, .361, .348) find it difficult to come more than close to those numbers with consistency probably has been a red flag for the firm.

With an 0/4 showing against Cleveland March 24, Owens’ spring batting average dropped to .192, regarding his OBP sliding to of.328. But most alarming of the only thing? His .212 slugging percentage. He has a grand total 1 extra base hit-a double-in 52 at-bats.