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Chisox call for more decorum

By Wire services
Published April 18, 2006


CHICAGO - Mark Buehrle was told to stop doing belly flops and slides on the tarp during rain delays. A.J. Pierzynski and Joe Crede were ordered to get a trim.

Are those fun-loving World Series winning White Sox cracking down?

Not really. General manager Ken Williams doesn't want Buehrle to get hurt and threatened to fine him if he repeated his slip-and-slide performance from Sunday's rain-delayed win over Toronto.

Pierzynski and Crede got word from owner Jerry Reinsdorf , relayed by Williams, that he'd like a neater appearance. Both have long blond hair sticking out from their caps.

"Jerry Reinsdorf asked me to tell them to get a haircut and look more presentable. So I asked them to get a haircut and look more presentable," Williams said Monday.

YANKS PITCHERS PROGRESS: New York right-hander Aaron Small , on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, pitched four one-hit, scoreless innings in Clearwater in his second extended spring start. At the minor-league complex in Tampa, right-hander Carl Pavano threw 45 pitches in his first mound session in 21/2 weeks.

MANAGER ATTENDS BIRTH: Indians manager Eric Wedge missed the game because he was in Cleveland for the birth of his first child.