A Baseball Palace birthday

Comiskey Park would have turned 100 today, and here’s some good reading on the matter:

And way back when, I took video of the Hall of Fame’s Comiskey Park virtual tour of its 1919 form:

Christian Marrero Reading Room:
*At South Side Sox, tdogg reviews June.  Also, Colin tries to estimate Adam Dunn’s worth.
*Washington GM Mike Rizzo says Kenny Williams hasn’t contacted him about Dunn, but that doesn’t mean Rick Hahn hasn’t given them a call.  Joe Cowley says they’re still on the trail.
*Kenny Williams is usually quick to act, well before the deadline, but he might have to hang back a bit this year.
*One J.J. to another, White Sox Examiner talks Putz, and how he uses a different pitch selection to regain his dominant form.
*To be a True Yankee, you must win a championship. To be a True White Sox, you have to get married and pop out a kid.  Gavin Floyd’s wife is expecting.
*All games against the Angels next week are half-priced. The first is a Monday, and you can use this promotion to get 50 percent off tickets for the other two.
Minor league roundup:

  • Charlotte 7, Norfolk 5
    • Carlos Torres struggled, allowing five runs on eight hits and five walks over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out four, but allowed two homers.
    • Tyler Flowers went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk; no strikeouts.
    • Jordan Danks singled and struck out three times.
    • Brent Morel singled and struck out twice over four ABs.
  • Mississippi 2, Birmingham 1 (Game 1, 7 innings)
    • Brandon Hynick went the distance in defeat: 7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K.
    • Christian Marrero went 1-for-3.
    • C.J. Retherford went 0-for-3 with a K; Justin Greene 0-for-2.
  • Birmingham 9, Mississippi 6 (Game 2, 7 innings)
    • Marrero went 2-for-3 with a triple, walk and RBI.
    • Retherford went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout.
  • Potomac 5, Winston-Salem 2
    • Stephen Sauer allowed three runs on five hits and two walks over seven innings, striking out four.
    • Brandon Short (strikeout) and Eduardo Escobar (triple) each went 1-for-4.
    • Jon Gilmore went 0-for-3 with a sac fly.
    • Jose Martinez had a single in four trips to the plate.
  • Kannapolis 8, Asheville 7
    • Joe Serafin allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings, striking out three.
    • Kyle Colligan and Nick Ciolli both went 0-for-4.
    • Brady Shoemaker went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Bristol 21, Greeneville 0
    • Jacob Petricka allowed just a hit over five innings, striking out four.
    • Screamin’ Kevin Moran contributed two innings, allowing two hits and recording a strikeout.
    • Daniel Black went 2-for-4 with an RBI, walk and strikeout.
    • Rangel Ravelo was 1-for-6 with an RBI and a strikeout.
    • Tyler Saladino was 1-for-5 with an RBI and a strikeout; he also committed his second error.
  • Missoula 2, Great Falls 1
    • Ross Wilson went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
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ive been meaning to find out… why is it called the Christian Marrero reading room?


I saw Nationals were inquiring about Quentin. If it’s him for Dunn, is it worth it? I’m torn. We’d be buying high on Dunn, selling low on Quentin, and in replacing Kojones at DH we’d just be sticking him in right field…


No way would I trade Quentin for Dunn. Adam’s contract is up after this year making him a 3 month rental player. Carlos is still too young to give up on and actually plays the outfield better than Dunn (hard to believe). Now if Dunn would sign a 2 or 3 year extension it would make any trade more interesting.


What’s the nature of Quentin’s contract?


2010 was his first year of arbitration eligibility, right? I assume he’s under team control through 2012.


Ah. Yeah. I’d prefer Quentin. Unless if maybe we could grab one of Colorado’s excess outfielders…


Jim makes a good point. Quentin is making $3.6 million and will get a raise next year even if he doesn’t hit well. I’m not eager to get rid of him but we are talking about the current fourth-least valuable player in baseball (-.6 WAR).
Re: Shinons’ idea, Quentin for Dunn plus Putz for Smith might be interesting.


Glad to see that the 100th anniversary of Comiskey Park was remembered by someone. If it had been that other park in Chicago, there would have been a twelve-hour mini-series narrated by George Will.


Thanks for the heads up and article on the 100 year anniversary of Comiskey Park – great read. I’m an Irish Catholic and have never heard of the “never on Friday” curse. My sister has done a ton of genealogical family research, including traveling to Ireland several times and has never heard of it. Googled and searched Wikipedia and came up with nada – anybody out there got a clue?


Yeah – I hate it when da google and da wikepedia lets you down.