I’ve decided that the mount of effort I put into these game threads will be directly proportional to the amount White Sox fans care about their team, as judged by their attendance. As you can see, this what we’re left with.
Tonight Travis Wood (1-398,000, 5761.03) takes on Yovanni Gallardo (13-8, 3.62). So this should be a blast. (Onto Waveland. For the Brewers.)
First pitch is at 7:05 pm CT on WGN.
Oh, and there’s this:
CHICAGO — The Cubs secured part of the middle of their infield on Tuesday, signing shortstop Starlin Castro to a seven-year, $60 million contract extension.
The deal reportedly includes a $6 million signing bonus, with salaries of $5 million for 2013 and ’14, $6 million in ’15, $7 million in ’16, $9 million in ’17, $10 million in ’18 and $11 million in ’19. There is also reportedly a club option for ’20 at $16 million, or a $1 million buyout.
If Castro wins the Most Valuable Player Award or finishes first through fifth twice, the final year of the deal and the option year would each escalate by $2 million.
The deal would cover all four years of arbitration for Castro, plus his first three years of free agency.
So congrats, Darlin’ Starlin. Just don’t go 0-4 tonight and make us regret it.