Catching Up From DC
Monday, June 21, 2010
It was nice to see President Obama on Friday and catch up with him briefly. It never seems to matter how many new White Sox hats we offer him, he always shows up wearing his well0worn favorite …
I had the pleasure today — along with our team curator Jeff Szynal — of leafing through a very special old book.
A Comiskey family member offered to show us a scrapbook compiled by Charles A. Comiskey in 1910 as he built Old Comiskey Park. The priceless collection includes receipts (for things like the dirt), letters, invites, invoices and western union telegrams. It was amazing to flip through 100-year-old history with many hand-written notes by the old Roman himself.
Quite a Trip
At 8-1, the just-completed road trip is the seventh-best in franchise history and best since that famous 6-0 trip to Cleveland and New York in 2000 (really 10 years ago?)!
The Sox have enjoyed four undefeated trips of six games or more in club history: 11-0 in 1951; 7-0 in 2000; 6-0 in 1990 and 6-0 in 1982.