1959 Rematch

The Dodgers Have Arrived

It seems strange to see a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform at U.S. Cellular Field.  It appears popular right now to diss interleague play, but this series will be fun to watch.  My dad was a Dodgers fan as I grew up, so I think out of an anti-Dodger reaction, I became a Houston Astros fan … J.R. Richard, Mike Scott, Enos Cabell, Cesar Cedeno and Terry Puhl era (to date myself).  Of course, now I am forever committed to being a White Sox fan.  It is in the blood.

Tonight, the first 10,000 adults will receive replica Sox hats from the 1959 season.  Tomorrow morning, there will be a private brunch for 11 of the 1959 players who will attend the game Saturday.  The players include Rudy Arias, Joe Hicks, Ron Jackson, Jim Landis, Jim McAnany, J.C. Martin, Bill Pierce, Claude Raymond, Jim Rivera and Bob Shaw.  Luis Aparicio will be in town next weekend when the Sox play the Cubs.  Little Louie will be one of the broadcasters for RC-TV in

Venezuela

.  On Saturday, the White Sox players will wear replica 1959 uniforms as part of our “Turn Back the Clock” game.  They look sharp hanging in our lockers.  I like the look of the cream-colored unis.  Tickets remain, so come on out if you want to see the 1959 guys before tomorrow’s game.

WSCR In 2006

You may have seen that the White Sox have entered into a new radio deal with WSCR Radio (AM 670) to begin broadcasting White Sox baseball in 2006.  Our games remain on ESPN 1000 through this season before we move for spring training next March.  The good news for many Sox fans is that the 670 signal can be heard over a large area, so hopefully even more Sox fans can catch the broadcasts.

Carl Everett

We hope it is clear to everyone that Carl Everett’s opinions do not reflect those of the White Sox organization.  He speaks for himself (which is sometimes true of Ozzie Guillen, as well).

Enough Already

We all grow very weary of the constant media harping on attendance (or their perceived lack thereof).  A look at the facts:  the White Sox have drawn 706,524 fans through 30 home dates, an average of 23,551, up from 654,687 (21,823) at the same point last year.  Our increase through May was the third-largest in the American League, and we are off to our best attendance start since 1994.  As of this morning, our total sales for the season stood at almost 1.7 million, which already would rank as the 13th-highest figure in franchise history (even if we don’t sell another ticket).  More than 77,000 tickets have been sold for this weekend’s interleague series vs. the Dodgers.  We have sold 24,800 for tonight (as of 10 am), nearly 31,000 for Saturday and just over 21,000 for Sunday.  Come early to these games, particularly if you are planning to buy your tickets at the box office day of game.  We suggest you purchase ahead of time.

So enough already, let’s celebrate and appreciate the Sox fans who have been turning out this season in such strong numbers.

1 Comment

The move to WSCR is good for coverage. The ESPN signal dies out here in Crystal Lake at night.
I agree with your attendance comments. I cringed when I saw the Sox attendance story on the front page of the WSJ last week. I see good crowds most nights. I’ve been down for almost 20 games so far, and my kids have come along for 5 of them.

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