Saturday Night Excitement
Saturday, July 10, 2010
As the White Sox go for victory No. 7 in a row tonight …
Very cool to open today’s Chicago Sun-Times and see this blog mentioned prominantly by columnist Sandra Guy in a story on sports teams making digital play for loyal fans.
Even nicer to read the great comments from White Sox fans and big-time blog supporters Marie McDowell and Maria Wagener. Thanks guys, for the kind comments, and thanks much more for reading all of my rambling over the years.
Blog Night V
Which, pardon my direct sale, also brings us to Blog Night V on Sunday, August 1 when we face the A’s (actually, it is a 1:05 p.m. game, but Blog Day doesn’t quite sound the same).
A couple of people have asked what happens at Blog Night. Here’s my pitch, but other fans, feel free to offer your thoughts of the ever-more-popular event …
We come to the ballpark early and meet in the Conference & Learning Center. Fans enjoy the chance to meet one another and put faces with screen names. I try to find some interesting speakers for the group — in the past I think we’ve had Jerry Reinsdorf, Kenny Williams, Rick Hahn, Ozzie Guillen, Steve Stone, Darrin Jackson, Ed Farmer, Moose Skowron, Ron Kittle (are all these names correct and did I miss anyone)? Then we have some fun with door prizes, question and answer, etc.
After that, it’s on to a ballgame and a White Sox victory.
Matt Thornton received his 2010 American League AL All-Star Game jersey from Majestic last night prior to the game. Had to give Matt goosebumps.