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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A Symbol of Something

Chicago (AP) - The White Sox will start weeknight home games at 7:11 p.m. as part of a sponsorship deal with the 7-Eleven convenience store chain.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Pops said...

Hey Stu,

I have nothing to remark about your blog, but I wanted to pose a question: When Ken Rogers and Randy Johnson were opposing pitchers last week, was it the first time ever in postseason play that perfect-game winners had opposed one another?


Daddy-O

9:19 AM, October 12, 2006

 
Blogger Stuart Shea said...

I would think the answer would be yes, considering how few perfect game pitchers there have been.

10:22 PM, October 12, 2006

 
Anonymous Duck said...

The answer was no. Tom Browning (perfect game on 16 Sept. 1988) and Dennis Martinez (perfect game on 28 July 1991) faced each other exactly a month after Martinez pitched his gem.

Chris Sabo hit a two run home run in the second, and Barry Larkin tripled in two and Sabo knocked in another in the third, as Browning and the Reds bested Les Expos, 11-3.

In a much better game, Sandy Koufax and Jim Bunning both allowed only one run in 11 innings while pitching against each other on 27 July, 1966. Neither pitcher was involved in the decision, however. The Dodgers won that game in the bottom of the 12th when pinch hitter Lou Johnson drove in the game winner off Darold Knowles.

I couldn't find any record of Addie Joss facing Cy Young, but they were both in the AL in 1909, so it's quite possible they did that year.

I don't think David Cone ever faced David Wells. I didn't see that they faced each other in 1999 (after Cone's PG), 2000, or 2001. Cone didn't play in '02 and they were in different leagues in '03 (Cone's last year).

4:46 PM, October 13, 2006

 
Anonymous duck said...

Oh, duh. Read the question, dummy. I read right over the "postseason" part of the question. Oh, well. I didn't know about the Bunning/Koufax game, so at least I learned something.

5:13 PM, October 13, 2006

 
Anonymous thom said...

I find the sponsorship business extremely annoying, from calls to the bullpen to the announcing of starting lineups and various other events in a game. We see far more ads in ballparks, often in places they never appeared before. And we see those ads in parks with ridiculous corporate names. Now we get a 7:11 start time on the South Side. The day is coming when we'll start seeing ads on uniforms.

11:20 AM, October 14, 2006

 
Blogger Bob Purse said...

"The batter stepping away from the plate after calling time is sponsored by Coca-Cola, 'The Pause That Refreshes!'"

"The pitcher can go to his mouth on cold days in certain situations, and this instance of the pitcher blowing on his hands is brought to you by Nuetregena Hand Cream - Quick Relief for Chapped Hands and Skin"

"This wicked, slicing foul ball into the stands has been brought to you by Rush University Hospitals, with the top rated emergency room care in the Chicago area."

"That error was brought to you by the Catholic Church. Feeling guilty - come home to the Church, where all your errors and sins can be forgiven."

11:37 AM, October 16, 2006

 

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