Lots of Fireworks Before Everything is Said and Dunn

Royals pitcher Bruce Chen signing some autographs before the game

Last night I was at the Cell to see the White Sox take on the Royals. I have been to Minor League games on the Fourth of July before, but never a Major League game. For once I really did not have much going on on the holiday so I found a very cheap ticket on StubHub that would allow me to see the Sox on the Fourth. I got to the game a little early to watch batting practice. Last season while on a bus trip I watched the fun that Bruce Chen and Joakim Soria had in the outfield. I usually stand by the Podsednik seat, but I stood a little to the left of that in order to watch them again. They really do seem to enjoy what they do, and it makes you like them as players even if they play for a division rival. Chen even took the time to sign some autographs for some younger Sox fans in the Royals bullpen. While taking some pictures of this duo I noticed that Mike Moustakas was at bat. He is a lefty with some pop so I quit taking pictures long enough to watch his at bat in the cage. He hit a ball that off the bat looked like it was right at me. I hurried up and set my camera down, and got my hands up just in time to snag the ball. I was sitting about seven rows up in the bleachers, and the ball was hit right at me. This was about the same spot that my brother snagged the ball hit by Jeter last August. I was not even trying to get a ball, and of course one is hit right at me! Luckily I caught it with all the people watching. Continue reading

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Oh Captain! My Captain!

 

Paulie hits a double against the Royals earlier this season while fellow signee A.J. Pierzynski watches

Today the news came that most White Sox fans were waiting for. Paul Konerko signed a 3 year deal worth $37.5 million dollars today to stay on the South Side. Early in October I thought that I was witnessing the end of the White Sox careers of either Paulie or AJ. Thankfully both will be coming back. With the temperatures under twenty degrees today it is hard to think of baseball, but this news brings hope come spring. Welcome back Paulie! Continue reading

The White Sox Are Finally Making Some News

Adam Dunn against the Cardinals in 2009

The last couple of days have been huge for White Sox fans. First off I heard the news yesterday that the Sox had declined the option on Erick Threets. What huge news. Oh yeah they also declined a guy named Bobby Jenks as well. They did pick up the option on Alexei Ramirez which I would think is no shock to anyone. I thought at the time that the White Sox finally had something going on this off season. Continue reading