Thursday, Sep. 8, 2011
Clutts for Bears
Fullback Tyler Clutts has been waiting for a chance to try out the fullback position. Clutts, who said he has played every position except receiver and defensive back was signed to the Browns' practice squad with two weeks to go in last year's season. "It wasnt in their plans right away but playing through the preseason allowed me to realize I have the ability to play here and be effective," said Clutts. (Chicago Tribune)
2,000 mark for Pierre tonight?
Juan Pierre is the only left handed hitter in the White Sox's lineup vs Indians tonight. Pierre needs one more hit to make it to the 2,000 mark with the White Sox. He goes up against left-hander David Huff tonight. (Chicago Tribune)
Manning may be out for the season
After consulting with half dozen doctors who all told Peyton Manning to get a cervical neck fusion, he had surgery this morning. The Colts could get Manning back in the season but it may be too late. Meanwhile, Kerry Collins is going to have to keep the team up. (ProFootballTalk)
No preseason for NBA?
The NBA preseason games aren't considered to be money makers since the teams play in different areas trying to pick up fans. Therefore the NBA owners seem like they're OK without having a preseason. It was a different story for the NFL because their lockout concerns were about saving the training camp. And the preseason games for the NFL are played in the same stadium as regular season games and the tickets are still full price.(ProBasketballTalk)
For over two years, Charlie Tilson was starting to look like his own version of "Moonlight" Graham, the player made famous in the movie "Field of Dreams" because he played in one major league game and never got to bat.
The White Sox traded for Tilson just before the trade deadline passed in 2016. Two days later he made his big league debut with the White Sox in Detroit. He got a single in his first at-bat, but left the game with an injury and missed the rest of the season. Tilson also missed all of the 2017 season and his MLB future was starting to come into question.
Back healthy, Tilson started this season in Triple-A Charlotte and hit .248 in 39 games when he got called up to replace Leury Garcia, who was placed on the disabled list. On Thursday, Tilson returned to a big league field for the first time in more than 20 months. He went 0-for-3 in a loss to Baltimore.
Friday marked a return to the site of Tilson's big league debut and the injury that made it such a brief stint. Tilson has now played three big league games, over the course of nearly 21 months, and two of them have been in Detroit.
Tilson went 1-for-4, meaning both his hits are in Comerica Park. The White Sox lost 5-4 after giving up three runs in the bottom of the eighth.
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