Cooler by the Lake
Thursday, April 8, 2010
So I walk out to stand next to coaches Harold Baines and Jeff Cox during batting practice (yes, in foul territory). Don Cooper and Joey Cora also walk up.
A song starts to play over the ballpark’s sound system, the first of the night …
“Cream,” Cox shouts out.
“Sunshine of your love,” Cooper adds.
“Yes! 1-0 Coxie,” Cox declares.
Nah, these guys aren’t competitive. And they’re not having fun.
How must it feel to be Jerry Reinsdorf tonight? Your baseball team takes the field against the Indians while your basketball team takes to the United Center court to try and earn the eighth spot in the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs.
MLB Network will be with Reinsdorf to show what it’s like for an owner of professional sports teams when he watches both teams play at the same time.
You know it’s baseball season when the guy driving the mini zamboni cleaning the sidewalks in the morning outside the ballpark is wearing a parka like it’s the south pole.
Dare you to tell me this doesn’t get you fired up …
To Freddy Couples, good friend of Ed Farmer’s, for a great first day at the Masters.
This from White Sox team photographer extraordinaire, Ron Vesely.
First Volunteer Corps Date Set
If you are a member of the White Sox Volunteer Corps (thanks) or if you want to become a member, please click here for details on the very first volunteer date of 2010 (May 8) when our Corps heads to a Chicago elementary school and local Boys & Girls Club to put in some work.
I can’t wait to see all those great Sox fans making a difference in the community through our own hard work.
This winter, we created a special Volunteer Corps book specially for President Obama and other select community leaders. Soon, we will have a video of Christine O’Reilly, our fantastic Senior Director of Community Relations/Executive Director of Chicago White Sox Charities, as she shows off the book and highlights the accomplishments of our Corps in its first season of existence. Keep checking back for that video.