FIRE JOE MORGAN: Andrew Seligman Has Obtained A Reserve of Joe Morgan's Blood To Transfuse Into His Own Body


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Friday, October 21, 2005


Andrew Seligman Has Obtained A Reserve of Joe Morgan's Blood To Transfuse Into His Own Body

There's really no other way to explain it.

It's unclear exactly what the point of the article is, but it's generally about the diversity of the White Sox clubhouse.

``When you play baseball, you learn to communicate with the other guys,'' the pitcher [Freddy Garcia] said. ``It's not really a big deal."

Right, no big deal. So...why are we writing about this again? Andrew?

Nine players on the White Sox's 40-man roster are from the Dominican Republic. Pitchers Jose Contreras and Orlando Hernandez are Cuban, and second baseman Tadahito Iguchi is Japanese. Puerto Rico is also represented, as is Venezuela, which produced Garcia and manager Ozzie Guillen.

Okay, that doesn't sound unusually diverse for a Major League Baseball team...did you know that the Phillies have 5 dudes from Venezuela on their team? Isn't that boring?

They won with pitching, with speed. And they won with a diverse group -- not that an ethnically mixed clubhouse is unusual. According to a study released this week by the University of Central Florida, 27.3 percent of the players in 2004 were not American.

Right. So, why is this unusual? Here's the story of the 2005 White Sox -- they're a diverse group. Like all teams. The whole article goes on like this...diversity, different backgrounds, language lessons...and yet none of this is really interesting to anyone, including the players and the author. At least he met his deadline, I guess.

Also, to say they won with pitching and speed is only accurate if you're talking about the speed with which the baseballs were flying off White Sox batters' bats on 3-run taters.

Regardless, I've gotta know: what does reliever Neil Cotts think?

``I think in our case it's come together pretty well,'' reliever Neal Cotts said. ``I think Ozzie instilled that from the beginning in spring training, that we're going to be together six months and make the best out of it.''

Of course.

posted by dak  # 4:48 PM
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