Happy 13th Birthday
Saturday, June 14, 2008
OC, SS; AJ, C; Q, LF; PK, 1B; Dye, DH; Swish, RF; Crede, 3B; BA, CF; Uribe, 2B. Danks starting.
To my daughter, Marley, who celebrates her 13th birthday tonight at the ballpark.
Home Sweet Home
The Sox have won nine straight, and 16 of their last 19, to improve to 21-9 (.700) at home … during the nine-game winning streak, the White Sox have hit .323, scored 69 runs, hit 23 home runs and posted a 2.90 ERA … the White Sox are now 4-0 in interleague play entering tonight.
My good friend Art Berke, life-long Sox fan, former SI PR staffer and currently at the Yogi Berra Museum in NJ, came to the game tonight. Earlier in the day, he escorted his two parents, both in their 80s, to the monument in front of the ballpark to show them the family’s brick. His parents, South Siders to the core, can’t make it to ballgames anymore but Art wanted them to see their brick.
I can’t tell you how many stories like this I’ve heard and how many people I see posing for photos outside our ballpark at all times of the day. Makes me smile every time.
Bricks are still available for purchase. Check out whitesox.com for details.