Friday, March 11, 2011

Early kickoff to the season back in Chicago today: more than 100 Sox fans/tweeters (and bloggers and Facebookers, too) as well as front-office staff “tweeted up” at Bull and Bear in River North to watch Sox/Cubs on Comcast SportsNet. Special guest appearances by Southpaw and Minnie Minoso. Comcast camera crew filmed the action – even got a shout-out from Hawk on the telecast. Prize giveaways every inning, like Opening Day tickets, autographed AJ jersey and @whitesox Twitter shirts signed by Beckham, Santos and Sale.

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Great vibe throughout the game, and lots of excitement for the team this season. Some comments along the way:

“This is great…have way more of these this year.”

“When’s the next one?”

“Get more players on Twitter!”

And, of course, “We love Minnie!”

A fan who won a Frank Thomas bobblehead actually went to the game last year when they were given away but didn’t get one.  So, sweet justice in the end.

Many, many thanks to everyone at Bull and Bear for their hospitality and all the Sox fans who came out and filled up the place for the Friday afternoon festivities. Follow @whitesox to see all the tweets and photos.  More “tweetups” to come when the games count.

To view pictures from today’s tweetup, click here.

1 Comment

This is a great idea. I love the thought of getting a bunch of Sox fans together to watch a game. The Hawks have City Roadwatches where the ice girls come and they have giveaways. They are always a good time, so I’m sure it would be a blast to see a Tweetup with Sox fans. Make sure you get some of these out in the suburbs too. You come south and I am in–and I know alot of others who would be too. Next best thing to being there–which by the way I will be next Saturday!! Can’t wait!

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