There is Joy in Glendale, Even Though Mighty Ferrell Struck Out
Friday, March 13, 2015
The Will Ferrell show came to Camelback Ranch-Glendale last night in dramatic fashion with the crowd enjoying the theatrics and enthusiastically cheering on the popular actor-comedian.
Ferrell, who gained fame on Saturday Night Live and movies like Anchorman, made the rounds at Phoenix-area spring training sites yesterday as he played for 10 teams (five games) in one day for charity and an HBO special. He landed on the CR-G field via helicopter, was immediately inserted in the Sox lineup in the ninth inning as the DH, struck out on a 2-2 pitch (see below) and then was traded to the Giants and entered the game as their catcher.
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (3:10 p.m., CT). Probable Sox starter: LHP Jose Quintana for the Sox.
SOX (Split Squad) VS. RANGERS AT SURPRISE
Courtney Hawkins went 2-3 with a double, RBI and run scored and is now hitting .467 in Cactus League play…Carlos Sanchez singled and drove in a pair of runs in the Sox’ 7-3 loss to Texas…Joe Savery pitched a perfect fifth inning.
SOX (Split Squad) VS. GIANTS AT CAMELBACK RANCH-GLENDALE
In non-Ferrell news, Alexei Ramirez drove in three runs with a single and a sac fly, Melky Cabrera singled twice and scored a pair of runs and Jose Abreu had a single and an RBI in the Sox’ 7-4 loss to the Giants…RHP Matt Albers pitched a scoreless seventh.
Quote of the Day
Sox hitting coach Todd Steverson gives some advice to Will.
White Sox vs. Angels at Tempe (3:10 p.m., CT). Probable Sox starter: RHP Brad Penny.
Photo of the Day
Ferrell laughing in dugout with skipper Robin Ventura.