November 2009

Chicago White Sox Charities Donations

I recognize and truly appreciate that many of the loyal readers of this blog also are very strong supporters of Chicago White Sox Charities through various CWSC events and/or donations.

For the very first time, fans now can donate online through whitesox.com.  Here are the details, which were announced today:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Monday, November 23, 2009

WHITE SOX LAUNCH CHARITIES DONATION SITE
Fans Now Have Opportunity to Donate Online Directly to Chicago White Sox Charities

               
                CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox today launched a new page on the team website that provides fans the opportunity to donate directly to Chicago White Sox Charities.  Fans can visit whitesox.com/donate and contribute funds directly to the White Sox philanthropic arm, which supports hundreds of Chicago-based organizations. 

Through White Sox Charities, along with the team’s year-round community relations efforts, the White Sox work to improve the quality of life for Chicagoans of all ages, races and genders.  With the generous support of White Sox fans, friends and corporate partners, White Sox Charities has donated more than $16.5 million to Chicagoland organizations since its inception in 1990.

Chicago White Sox Charities offers support to organizations leading the fight against cancer, dedicated to improving the lives of youth through education and athletics, and those offering support to children and families in crisis.  Donors can direct their on-line donations to specific initiatives.

For more information on the White Sox charitable and community initiatives, or to make a donation to White Sox Charities, fans should visit whitesox.com/community or whitesox.com/donate.

To reach the donation page, click here

Mr. Pierce

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Billy Pierce

Frequent readers here over the years know how strongly I feel about the great Billy Pierce and that it is a crime the little left-hander is not in the HOF. 

Read this interesting story about the Top 15 pitchers sadly left out of baseball’s shrine.

Click here and read about Pierce and Tommy John.

Home Run Derby

Ozzie is in Venezuela this week for his country’s annual Home Run Derby (no, not to hit, to watch).

Before he left, he joked to me:

“There will be all of these great hitters there, Abreu, Cabrera, and Carlos Zambrano will win the thing.”

Sox Pride

The White Sox did buy a Spanish-language billboard, featuring Ozzie, on the outfield wall of the ballpark in Caracas.  Let me see if I can find a photo of it …

2010 Spring Schedule

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Glendale Calling

Here is the White Sox spring training schedule for next March:click here

See if This Works

A cool piece done by our design service crew:

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