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An All-Star Sale-a-bration

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Today’s News

@Areed43: Chris Sale dominating like usual!!

Chris made Sox fans proud last night at the All-Star Game in New York and our closer couldn’t have said it better on Twitter. Pitching the second and third innings against the National League’s best, Sale was indeed dominating. Six up, six down and the only American League pitcher to work as many as two innings. To top it off, he was the winning pitcher in the A.L.’s 3-0 victory.

The Sox’s two-time All-Star, who pitched a scoreless frame in last year’s Midsummer Classic, set down, in order, hometown hero David Wright, the Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez and the Cardinals’ Yadier Molina in the second inning and Rockies’ Troy Tulowitzki and Michael Cuddyer and Nationals’ phenom Bryce Harper in the third. Retiring the three Colorado players, Gonzalez and Tulowitzki via the strikeout, no doubt ensures that fans in Denver never want to see Chris pitch against their favorites again.

Quote of the Day

“My blood was pumping,” said Sale. “This is an experience I’ll never forget, for sure. It’s a good feeling!!”

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Photo of the Day

Another highlight of the All-Star Game for me was to see my good friend, Israel Del Toro, honored before the game as the White Sox winner of the Tribute for Heroes campaign. Here he is with Chris during the pre-game ceremony.

From New Lenox, IL, and huge Sox fan, DT was given a 15 percent chance of survival after an IED explosion in Afghanistan left him with third-degree burns over 85 percent of his body. The burns have necessitated more than 120 surgeries.

He is one tough Son-of-a-Gun and I’m proud to call him my friend.

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Vote, Vote and Vote Again

Sunday, July 6, 2008

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So Now It’s On …

Let’s go White Sox fans … it’s time to start voting over and over again.  Let’s get JD onto the All-Star team … vote at whitesox.com and/or mlb.com.

You all know we’ve got a reputation as voters to live up to.  Send me your thoughts and/or ideas for promoting JD over the next few days (voting closes Thursday at 4 pm CT, so our schedule, off day, Tuesday and Wednesday in KC, doesn’t help us).

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So get voting …

So far, we’ve been working on the following …

+Creating artwork to support his campaign

+We made and distributed 100 signs for fans inside the ballpark

+Our crack scoreboard crew is creating a 15-second TV campaign spot

+We handed out “Vote for JD” t-shirts to our entire clubhouse

Congrats

To Joe Crede and Carlos Quentin on making their first All-Star teams.  I was surprised — but honestly, happy — that none of our pitchers were chosen.

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