Say It Ain’t So, Joe!


Are Joe Crede’s days over as a Sox? According to South Side Sox, they are. The rumor/proof seems to derive from the fact that Crede’s name tag is no longer above his locker and that his locker has been emptied out. No official word from the Sox management.

As readers of our blog know, Crede is/was my favorite player in the Sox organization. Last year, he had to have back surgery and missed the majority of the season. This year, he started off strong, went through a slump, continued to have back problems, made a bit of a comeback, and then returned to the disabled list. He has not been seen in a game for a least a month, perhaps longer. The last official word was that his condition was day-to-day.

Of course, this isn’t the first time that South Side Sox have gotten something wrong. Earlier in the season, they had stated that Juan Uribe, who had also spent time on the DL, was being traded. Instead, Uribe came back to take over Crede’s spot at third, and out of nowhere, started swinging the bat like a madman.

Still, an empty locker doesn’t look good. But I ‘m hoping that this rumor turns out to be untrue. Brian Anderson, my second favorite Sox, gets so little playing time.

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