Sox Rainy Day Notes and Quotes…
Peavy will do what it takes
There is no “i” in team and apparently no “i” in Jake Peavy. Before last night’s postponement, the Sox injury-plagued righthander said the following about his pending return from the DL:
“We’re sitting here talking about me coming back, and I’m telling Don Cooper and these guys, ‘I’ll do whatever needs to be done.’” If I need to go to the bullpen and help out there, we have five starters doing their thing. I certainly think I can be a leader in the rotation as well and be as good as these guys have been. But I’ll do whatever it takes because there is no weak link right now on this team. We’re swinging the bat offensively. We’re starting to catch the ball and play fundamentally a lot better than we did early in the year.”
What do KW and Ozzie think? Word is that they think it’s too early to make the call.
You knew someone would bring it up and who better than Ozzie?
After all those years playing in what was a house of horrors for the White Sox, the skipper put it all in perspective:
“Where’s the Metrodome when you need it?” Ozzie, of course was referring to the fact that last night’s game wouldn’t have been called if the Twins still played indoors.
Finally, something positive for the Sox to say about the Twinkiedome.
Here and there…
No makeup date has been determined for the rainout…Gavin Floyd and Carl Pavano will still be the starters…Jesse Crain, an important Twins contributor for several years, is making his first trip back to his former baseball home since joining the Sox…Ozzie on Brent Lillibridge: “Can he show us he can play every day? Well, that would be nice. If you can produce very day, I’ll get you the shot. But, right now, we have to wait and see”…KW on Dayan Viciedo: “It would be awfully interesting to have him in this lineup. He’s ready. He’s obviously got some things he still needs to work on, but I would have no qualms about bringing him here.”