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Black Out at U.S. Cellular Field

1 October 2008 No Comment

The Chicago White Sox asked for all fans to wear black to U.S. Cellular Field for last night’s one-game tiebreaker versus the Minnesota Twins. The fans complied and the stands appeared to be completely black.

In the first AL one-game tiebreaker game since 1995, the White Sox defeated the Twins 1-0. It was the first 1-0 clinching game since 1987 when the Detroit Tigers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Twins could only produce two hits in a game that lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes. It was the first 1-0 game I attended all season. The game came down to two major plays – Jim Thome’s 7th inning home run and Ken Griffey Jr.’s strong throw to home plate to throw out Michael Cuddyer tagging up in the 5th inning.

The game marked the first time since 1906 that both the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox qualified for the same postseason. The game also marked the first time in MLB history that one team defeated three different teams on three consecutive days to end the season.

U.S. Cellular Field Drink Tip: At the end of the 7th inning, the beer lines were long. Plus, you are limited to two beers per person. Instead, I discovered the margarita line. Not only was there nobody in line (where the beer line was 5 deep), but you could buy 4 margaritas per person.

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