At least the mighty A's are finally out of town
by sprack (2017-06-27 11:51:59)
Edited on 2017-06-27 11:58:19
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  In reply to: Cubs win / Sox lose in similar fashion  posted by Jvan

Over the weekend, the Sox made them look like the Yankees - the '27 Yankees.

I was at the game on Saturday. The day started great with the retirement of Mark Buehrle's number. But it went downhill soon after the ump yelled "Play ball!"

James Shields had quite the day. He recorded his 2,000th strikeout (passing on the major league all-time list another former White Sox pitcher with a retired number, Billy Pierce). Now that is a genuine major accomplishment. Too bad 99% of the strikeouts were for other teams. But more importantly, before that landmark K, he set a major league modern era record by giving up the first career home run of THREE different A's hitters, including one player's second major league hit.

That's James Shields who is the second highest paid athlete in Chicago, only a mere $2 million lower Dwyane Wade's $24 million. That's per terms of the RCTFOA, the Reinsdorf Family Charitable Trust For Over-the-hill Athletes.


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