Everett Gets Lee off the Hook
Gregor, Scot, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer
BOST0N - Without a helping hand from teammate Carl Everett, White Sox left fielder Carlos Lee might still be hanging out at Fenway Park.
With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday night, Bill Mueller hit a deep fly to left and Lee backed up on the ball until he was positioned in front of the famed Green Monster.
Lee jumped up and caught the drive for the final out of the inning, but the back of his uniform became stuck on a hook jutting out of the out-of-town scoreboard.
"I just jumped because I didn't know where the wall was," Lee said. "I knew I got the ball, but all of the sudden I'm hanging there. I looked at Carl and said, 'Can you please come over here?' "
Everett obliged, and Lee was off the hook.
"If he didn't come and help me, I'm still there," Lee said with a laugh.
Leave of absence: Relief pitcher Tom "Flash" Gordon is expected to rejoin the White Sox in Minnesota on Tuesday after leaving the team to attend his uncle's funeral in Florida.
"It's just something we'll have to deal with, and we're capable with (Damaso) Marte," Sox manager Jerry Manuel said. "He'll be the guy."
Marte and Gordon have been the White Sox' only reliable relievers this season. Marte has allowed only 5 earned runs over his last 40 2/3 innings, and Gordon has allowed just 1 run over his last 13 2/3 innings. …