View Full Version : 2003: Virtual Edition

12-11-2002, 03:29 PM
March 8: Ken Williams speaks to reporters for the first time in 2003. He says, "This team has a new attitude. We are looking to build on the success we had last season, because this will take us to the next level." When asked what he meant by "the next level," Williams replied, "I haven't thought that far ahead, yet."

March 19: Jose Valentin suffers a fractured right wrist when he is hit in the arm by an errant throw from 1B Frank Thomas. The throw was intended for 2B D'Angelo Jimenez. Valentin is expected to miss 2-4 weeks.

March 23: White Sox TV PBP announcer "Hawk" Harrelson begins referring to Joe Borchard as Hurt II after the outfielder hits three homeruns in an exhibition game against the Giants. Harrelson is later suspended by the organization after he screams "dammit" on live television.

March 31: The Sox open the season with an 8-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Frank Thomas drives in two runs, going 2-3, and Paul Konerko hits his first homerun of the season off of Miguel Ascencio.

April 2: The Sox win 8-7, raising their record to 2-0. Newly-accquired closer Billy Koch gives up a homerun in the ninth, but then strikes out the next three batters to end the game. Jerry Manuel says of Koch, "He's like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get."

April 3: The Sox opening series in Kansas City ends with a loss. The Royals win 11-5. After the game, Ken Williams smashes a folding chair, and he refers to the team as "a bunch of half-assed, lazy m*therf*ckers." On a positive note, Frank Thomas hits his first homerun of the year, a three-run shot to left. Magglio Ordonez also homers, his a solo shot.

April 12: After Willie Harris injures his ankle during warm-ups, Jerry Manuel elects to start Josh Paul at second base. The move nearly backfires, as the converted catcher commits four errors. The Sox win anyway, 7-4.

To be continued...

12-11-2002, 03:50 PM
April 4th -Jerry Manuel sets a major league record by using all 11 pitchers in one game against K.C.. He said "Well, were a young team, and with all that youth we need to really protect our arms." "Plus, we wanted every lefty vs. lefty situation possible."

12-11-2002, 05:55 PM
lol. did you make these up? or it is some computer simulator program? good read

12-11-2002, 09:17 PM
I made them up. More will be added as time goes on.

12-12-2002, 12:25 PM
Soon I hope. Those were a great read!!