OK, let’s take an Opening Day quiz. What was the best part of the White Sox’ 15-10 victory yesterday in Cleveland?
A. Sox won
B. South Siders scored 15 runs on 18 hits
C. Pale Hose didn’t commit an error
D. Carlos Quentin‘s 3 for 4 day, which included a homer and five RBIs
E. Adam Dunn‘s 2 for 4 afternoon, which featured a homer and four RBIs
F. Gordon Beckham‘s 3 for 4 day with three runs scored
G. Brent Morel‘s two hits and two RBIs
H. Paul Konerko‘s 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored
I. A.J. Pierzynski’s 2 for 5 with two RBIs
J. Mark Buehrle headed into the sixth inning with a shutout
K. Every starter had at least one hit with the exception of Alex Rios
The truth is that there is no right answer and “all of the above” could be yet another category. Feel free to pick your favorite. Mine is “A” because, let’s face it, none of it would have mattered if the Sox hadn’t hung on despite the bullpen giving up 10 runs in the last four innings.
We’ve got 161 games to go, but so far we’re definitely “All In.”