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Hitmen77
08-04-2008, 11:26 PM
I know he's past his prime and I too wonder how much he is going to help a team that really needs some pitching help.

....but I still can't wait to see Ken Griffey, Jr. in a White Sox home uniform tomorrow night. Welcome to Chicago, Junior. You may have a short stay here, but I hope it ends up being a memorable one.

:gulp:

CMPDragRacing
08-04-2008, 11:41 PM
yep ill be there tomorrow, i cant wait to see him play in chicago for chicago.

Jim Shorts
08-04-2008, 11:45 PM
A legend is a legend and I agree with you.

Chez
08-05-2008, 09:21 AM
Tigers are throwing a lefty tonight (Robertson). Will Junior be in the lineup?

tebman
08-05-2008, 09:35 AM
Tigers are throwing a lefty tonight (Robertson). Will Junior be in the lineup?

I hope so. Number-One-Son and I are going to be there tonight. But if he's not in the lineup tonight because of the lefty pitcher, I'll understand.

I'll be disappointed, but I'll understand.

Sad
08-05-2008, 10:12 AM
be there in 113 I think it is w/ good friend who is unfortunately a Tigers fan...

Jim Shorts
08-05-2008, 10:13 AM
I'm guessing Griff plays tonight. Supposedly he hits lefties at a pretty decent clip...for being a lefty himself.

That and it's the first game at home after the signing. Ozzie's got to play him for the fans, right?

oeo
08-05-2008, 10:26 AM
I'm guessing Griff plays tonight. Supposedly he hits lefties at a pretty decent clip...for being a lefty himself.

The last few years he hasn't.

NU Nish 13
08-05-2008, 11:22 AM
going tonight as well and i think he plays. based on the front page of the white sox website, the marketing dept will have some explaining to do if he's not in the lineup tonight. as it is, he's scheduled for a press conference at 4 pm.

despite robertson on the mound, i think ozzie starts him--don't think the matchup thing matters that much when the starter comes in with an ERA over 6.00

Shoeless_Jim
08-05-2008, 11:58 AM
i hope he can get what he came here for.

TomBradley72
08-05-2008, 12:10 PM
I'm guessing Griff plays tonight. Supposedly he hits lefties at a pretty decent clip...for being a lefty himself.

That and it's the first game at home after the signing. Ozzie's got to play him for the fans, right?

I sure as hell hope Ozzie doesn't base his line up on the fans or the marketing department. We're tied for 1st place on August 5th...the ONLY criteria should be who gives us the best chance to win. Nothing sacred about Griffey playing tonight vs. tomorrow night. Griffey is hitting .204 vs. LHs in 2008.

Jim Shorts
08-05-2008, 12:14 PM
I sure as hell hope Ozzie doesn't base his line up on the fans or the marketing department. We're tied for 1st place on August 5th...the ONLY criteria should be who gives us the best chance to win. Nothing sacred about Griffey playing tonight vs. tomorrow night.

I knew someone would fire that back.

Guess I forgot my emoticon or to use teal.

jabrch
08-05-2008, 12:25 PM
I'm guessing Griff plays tonight. Supposedly he hits lefties at a pretty decent clip...for being a lefty himself.

v RHP
.266/.376/.452

v LHP
.212/.319/.390


I'm hoping Paulie gets 1B and either Swish or BA plays CF.


I'm guessing we get a Toby Hall day for all you Toby fans.

GlassSox
08-05-2008, 12:51 PM
I'll be there and looking forward to seeing & hearing the reception at USCF.

skottyj242
08-05-2008, 12:58 PM
I will be wearing my Griffey Sox jersey. :D:

hawkjt
08-05-2008, 01:08 PM
Damn you ,Tigers!!! you had to go and screw up the perfect opportunity to welcome Junior tonite by throwing Robertson out there.
It will be tempting to start Junior tonite to get the big welcome but personally, I can wait and hope we go with a lineup that hits well vs Robertson and lefties.
BA in center and PK on first works for me. MUST HAVE A GREAT HOMESTAND!! Go Sox.

slavko
08-05-2008, 01:18 PM
I'll be there. I sorta hope he's not in center field. Might block my view of the scoreboard from my 1B Box Seat.

Jaffar
08-05-2008, 01:55 PM
It seems like he will be starting so if that is the case lets hope that the crowd can spark some life into this team with its electricity.

RowanDye
08-05-2008, 02:08 PM
v RHP
.266/.376/.452

v LHP
.212/.319/.390


I'm hoping Paulie gets 1B and either Swish or BA plays CF.


I'm guessing we get a Toby Hall day for all you Toby fans.

Griffey is 1 for 4 with a 2B and a SO against Robertson in his career.

Robertson hasn't been particularly effective against LH hitters this year either, or RH hitters for that matter.

I say give Griffey the start and hopefully he gets some extra energy from the fans.

EuroSox35
08-05-2008, 02:18 PM
If I liked to wager, I would say Ozzie plays him tonight, just a guess though

bigsoxfan420
08-05-2008, 02:36 PM
I'm going saturday and can't wait to see Junior, hopefully help to destroy the BoSox.

skottyj242
08-05-2008, 02:45 PM
I'm guessing we get a Toby Hall day for all you Toby fans.

There's more than one of us?

jabrch
08-05-2008, 03:12 PM
There's more than one of us?


Funny - I was thinking of you when I typed that...I almost called you out by name.

Hitmen77
08-05-2008, 05:29 PM
Tigers are throwing a lefty tonight (Robertson). Will Junior be in the lineup?

Yes, he's in the lineup tonight.

hawkjt
08-05-2008, 07:36 PM
Wow, we have AJ,Thome,and Jr. all in the lineup tonite against a lefty starter.

I am a bit surprised. Lets hope they can still get to robertson.

Jjav829
08-05-2008, 07:48 PM
Wow, we have AJ,Thome,and Jr. all in the lineup tonite against a lefty starter.

I am a bit surprised. Lets hope they can still get to robertson.

Lefties are hitting .323 against Robertson this season.

Career wise:
AJ - 8-25, .323 AVG, .740 OPS
Thome - 8-18, .444 AVG, 1.431 OPS
Griffey - 1-4

While Robertson is a lefty, he doesn't exactly dominate lefties. Lefties have hit .261 off of him for his career, as opposed to .285 against righties.