September 29th, 2008

Rain update

From the White Sox: The rain is expected to head out in 15-20 minutes. They’re looking at a start time of 5 p.m. ET.

UPDATE: We’re looking at a 5:10 p.m. ET first pitch.

Get this: It's raining in Chicago

Familiar sight, I know. It’s raining pretty steady as I’m typing here, little more than a half-hour before game time. This could be another long day.

What wasn’t looking like a very crowded game mediawise is going to be a national story instead, obviously much more on the White Sox side than the Tigers. If Sheffield hits 500, though, that could make a dent. He’s batting second again.

Another big headline on the Tigers’ side was that president/GM Dave Dombrowski talked to reporters for about an hour in a very wide-ranging interview. Look for something on that on the site later today.

As expected, neither Polanco nor Renteria is available. Raburn and Santiago take their place.

TIGERS (74-87)
1. Granderson, CF
2. Sheffield, DH
3. Ordonez, RF
4. Cabrera, 1B
5. Thames, LF
6. Raburn, 2B
7. Inge, 3B
8. Ryan, C
9. Santiago, SS

WHITE SOX (87-74)
1. Orlando Cabrera, SS
2. Dewayne Wise, LF
3. Jermaine Dye, RF
4. Jim Thome, DH
5. Paul Konerko, 1B
6. Ken Griffey Jr., CF
7. Alexei Ramirez, 2B
8. A.J. Pierzynski, C
9. Juan Uribe, 3B