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February 20, 2011

Marking History

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 20, 2011 2:00 pm

Wow, that’s a fantastic story:

Since 2004, the Negro Leagues Grave Marker Project has been tracking down the final resting places of long forgotten players and honoring their memories by installing headstones. The Project, founded by Dr. Jeremy Krock, has raised almost $10,000. So far they have placed markers on the gravesites of 18 players, such as Jimmie Crutchfield, Big Bill Gatewood, and “Steel Arm” Taylor. …

That the “separate but equal” policy was reality pisses me off so much. What a shame…

Dayan Viciedo slims up

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 20, 2011 12:45 pm

Gonzales @ CT:

Dayan Viciedo reported two days early and impressed manager Ozzie Guillen with a much leaner frame.”I thought you were (Alexei) Ramirez,” Guillen said while patting Viciedo’s stomach.

It’s an important spring for Viciedo, who is making the transition from third base and first base to the outfield.

UPDATE: Gregor @ DH:

But all in all, the White Sox think they have a raw gem in Viciedo, who turns 22 on March 10.

And in an attempt to keep his potent bat on the 25-man roster, Viciedo is going to be playing right field, and possibly left, when Cactus League play begins Feb. 28 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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