Friday afternoon tidbits: Anks out again
Greetings from Wrigley, and I wish you all could be here. Absolutely perfect weather, pennant-race baseball, life is good.
* Rick Ankiel is out for one more day, but tomorrow looks like the target day. He worked out before the game, and there were actually two lineups posted in the clubhouse — one with him, one without. One player cracked that it was the “Double Secret Ankiel Lineup.”
* Joe Mather is leading off for the second time in his career.
* Springfield manager Ron ‘Pop’ Warner will be managing the Peoria Saguaros in this year’s Arizona Fall League.
* And in case you’re wondering why Isringhausen hasn’t been quoted anywhere recently, he’s not doing interviews at all. I asked him again today, and he was civil about it, but he said he’s not talking.