Originally Posted by DumpJerry
You guys are downplaying just how important Aaron Rowand is to the team. Not only can he play all 10 positions (including DH) at the same time while doing the PBP and color on the television, but he can field manage and replace Rick Hahn and Uncle Jerry all at the same time.
Oh yeah, he will also sell beer in the Bleachers.
This I actually believe, as alcohol is the only explanation for the horrendous routes he took to chase down flyballs during his years with the Sox, Phillies, Giants, etc. Everyone remembers him crashing into the wall at Citizens Bank Park in '06. What most people don't realize is that he was in that position because he didn't read the ball off the bat correctly and had to run headlong into the wall to have a chance to catch it.
Edit: ESPN is reporting that Rowand will also serve as the umpiring crew for each White Sox game this season. No word on whether he's allowed to argue balls and strikes with himself.