CHICAGO -- While virtually everyone in the ballpark -- fans, broadcasters and Royals manager Ned Yost -- were fooled by left fielder Alex Gordon's catch Friday night, there was at least one exception.
White Sox manager Robin Ventura claimed Saturday that he knew all along that Alexei Ramirez didn't have a home run in the sixth inning of the Royals' 6-1 win, an event that prompted a premature fireworks and musical celebration. Gordon made the catch after first climbing the bullpen fence.
"What I saw was him jump on the fence, and then come down off the fence and catch the ball," Ventura said. "And the fireworks and the organ playing -- I wasn't fooled by it. I wasn't in charge of the fireworks. I know you probably think that, but we don't have a button here here for the fireworks and we don't have an organ either."
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.