Sox at KC
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Tonight’s Missile-less Lineup
Pods 7, Nix 6, JD 9, Thome dh, PK 3, AJ 2, Beckham 5, Getz 4, BA 8. Buehrle pitching.
Winning Is Contagious
There is nothing like being around a baseball team that is playing well. The days seem to fly by. You can’t wait for the next game. You arrive at the ballpark expecting to win. Everyone’s happy. There’s energy and enthusiasm. Nothing is better (at least professionally).
For those of you who purchased commemorative bricks as part of Phase 2 …
Installation is underway and should be done by Monday at the latest. The plaze really looks good and all of the bricks will be in place. If you recall, we hustled to install Phase 1 in time for Opening Day last year. The weather wasn’t overly cooperative and we just got it done.
We continued to sell bricks all last summer as part of Phase 2 and the response was tremendous. Net proceeds of the sale go to Chicago White Sox Charities and we have raised well over half a million dollars through this Championship Plaza.
My point is that if you purchased a brick as part of Phase 2, you will be able to see it on the next homestand.
I spent my morning at Northwestern University watching our Amateur City Elite baseball team compete in a holiday tournament. While our team of young players lost to an older team, it was great to see the kids out competing wearing our White Sox uniforms.
The second annual Double Duty Classic is scheduled for July 10 at 1:05 pm at USCF. If you have a chance, or know some kids who might enjoy the experience, come on out. Admission is free. Gates open at noon and entertainment at Gate 5 will include the South Side Drill Team and the King High School Marching Band. Michael Wilbon of ESPN is moderating a private forum for the players and Ken Williams will take part.
The game will feature some of the very top minority baseball talent in the nation, with kids coming from NYC, St. Louis and other cities to compete on a Major League Field wearing replica Negro Leagues uniforms.
It really is a fun day to come out to the ballpark and celebrate the history and tradition of Negro League Baseball and the East-West All-Star Game.