Thursday, July 6, 2006, 6:02 pm
Congratulations to AJ Pierzynski and all White Sox fans on becoming the final All-Star today after holding off a late surge by Minnesota’s Francisco Liriano.
The announcement was made over the ballpark intercom at the same time ESPN announced the news nationally.
AJ was congratulated by teammates and media members while manager Ozzie Guillen just rolled his eyes.
AJ has several thank yous prepared to go out, but we cannot say enough about the support and time and effort devoted by thousands and thousands of White Sox fans around the world.
You are now 2-for-2 in elections — in fine Chicago tradition. My guess is we won’t be getting a third chance anytime soon unless we win this thing again.
You all should be proud tonight. Sox Pride.
It will be fun to see AJ’s reception from our fans …