ZONER’S MONDAY MORSELS
What a day in Chicago sports history. Big Sox win, Big Bears win. Is that overstating the obvious? I suppose. Much like this from Corey McPherrin, local sports anchor for Fox. “Quite possibly one of the most memorable nights in in the history of the Chicago White Sox.” That is some quality analysis right there. He later asked Aaron Rowand, “Is this the most exciting night of your career?” Corey is the lead vote getter now for dumb postseason questions & thoughts. He surpasses Comcast’s Chuck Garfien who asked almost every Sox player “What does this mean to you?” after the Sox finished off the Angels.
On to the morsels…
–The Chicago Bears have allowed only 68 points in 6 games. They are now the league leader in least points allowed.
–I beseech Charles Tillman to watch extra tape of Detroit’s Mike Williams this week. Williams had a breakout game against the Browns yesterday with 5 catches for 95 yards.
–The Packers are 1-5. I could try and come up with some clever line about people from Wisconsin and Packer fans and their quantity of teeth or something, but leaving it at “The Packers are 1-5″ is more than sufficient. In fact, I’m calling for this to be this week’s statewide response. Whenever someone asks you a question, please answer with “The Packers are 1-5″.
–Please spare us all the “But it hit Jermaine Dye’s bat” garbage. Here’s an idea–throw a strike. Buck and McCarver were all over it but Garner said it best–”That call didn’t lose us the game.” Exactly. Konerko’s huge grand slam with 2 outs and then Podsednik homers off Lidge. That’s why and that’s it so take a bus trip to shutty town if you want to bring up that play.
–Transaction Analysis, July 31, 2004:
Chicago Cubs – Acquired first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz from the Minnesota Twins for pitcher Justin Jones; acquired shortstop Nomar Garciaparra,outfielder Matt Murton and cash considerations from the Boston Red Sox for Mientkiewicz, infielders Alex Gonzalez and Brendan Harris and pitcher Francis Beltran.
Chicago White Sox – Acquired pitcher Jose Contreras and cash considerations from the New York Yankees for pitcher Esteban Loaiza.
I’d say those were 2 pretty good moves, huh?