Jermaine Dye on White Sox-Cubs rivalry
Former White Sox outfielder Jermaine Dye joined Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster to talk about the White Sox and Cubs rivalry.
Both Dye and Dempster were in the heat of the White Sox and Cubs rivalry during the mid 2000s. Dempster still has bad memories of one particular game.
“Worst moment of my closing career at Wrigley Field — I had 2 out with nobody on and somebody hit a ground ball, then I walked you [Dye] and then A.J. [Pierzynski] hit a 3-run homer on a hanging slider. He’s yelling around the bases at Wrigley,” Dempster said. “I still to this day I’m like ‘If I could have one pitch back as a closer in my entire career, it would be that pitch to that guy right there.'”
Dye went on to talk about “that guy”.
“He had his good days, he had his bad days. When he stepped on the field, you loved to have him on your club, but you hate him as an opposing team because he just wears on you,” Dye said.