Monday, April 17, 2006

Lighten Up

Any White Sox fan has become accustomed to the sight of Mark Buehrle diving headfirst onto the tarp during rain delays to entertain the soaked fans and, you know, enjoy himself. Buehrle has been doing it for years and it has always been funny and seemingly harmless. He's always been a carefree sort and his ability to enjoy himself on even the dreariest of days has been an extension of that.

GM Kenny Williams, however, has taken a dislike to the habit, apparently fining Buehrle and assumedly ending any such fun in the future.

Meanwhile, according to this thread on SoxTalk, AJ Pierzynski was on the radio saying that Jerry Reinsdorf has told him, Joe Crede, Neil Cotts, and Freddy Garcia to cut their hair. Each have locks in varying stages of "flowing" and, apparently, Reinsdorf is still living in the 1950's and doesn't much like it.

All I have to say is that this is all ridiculous. Ri-dic-u-lous. So Buehrle likes to enjoy himself during rain delays? So what? So a few of the guys have hair that drapes their necks a bit? So what? Let them be. Part of the charm of the current Sox, and part of the reason they're so good, is that there is a certain free spirit that permeates everything they do. They have fun. They laugh. They're characters. That's what it's all about.

And they win. A lot.

So stop harassing them for having personalities. Ri-dic-u-lous.


Blogger Bill-DC said...

Rick Dempsey used to do a Babe Ruth imitation during rain delays at Oriole games. It's all in fun but it would suck to see Buehrle get hurt. Speaking of hair, is that a rug on Einhorn?

I've taken a liking to the White Sox sentimentally as they won game three the night my son was born.

6:11 PM  
Blogger UnknownColumn said...

Game Three of the Series? Wow. 14 innings in that one. Great game. It's a good thing I wasn't having a kid on that night, or I would have been nowhere to be found. I would have been a dead beat dad before my kid was even born. Is your son's middle name Geoff Blum?

I have no idea if that's a rug on Einhorn, but it does look like it.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Bill-DC said...

He was born early in the AM on 10-25. I spent the night in the hospital room in case my wife needed anything. She was sound asleep, Benjamin was in the nursery and I was too pumped up to sleep. I watched every pitch of that game and won't ever forget it.

8:41 AM  
Blogger UnknownColumn said...


I won't ever forget it either, but for different reasons.

2:14 PM  

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