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[10 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

I had a dilemma tonight. Two of my friends were in from Los Angeles for the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) conference. Their activity for the evening was to attend the Chicago White Sox game. But, the game started at the same time the Chicago Blackhawks were playing Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Philadelphia.
My solution was to attend the White Sox game, but watch the Stanley Cup Finals from the Bullpen Sports Bar down the right field line. The bar is a regular sports bar where you …

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[8 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

Tonight game was just one of those nights. The wife and I did not have any plans and my first child is due soon so I decided to spend a free Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field. I probably will not be getting to the Southside much more this season.
Beg, Borrow and Deal
I bought a premium lower level box seat (season ticket face value is $44, day of game face value is $58) for $10 as soon as I got off the train.
What I do not understand is why the …

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[24 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

The Chicago White Sox have a tradition – after every home run a White Sox player hits fireworks shoot off over the scoreboard. On top of this, one of the White Sox main promotions is fireworks night. Tonight, after the game, the White Sox had a scheduled fireworks night. What I did not expect was the fireworks display throughout the game. Andruw Jones, Carlos Quentin and Paul Konerko all hit home runs to give the White Sox a 5-2 lead through six innings.
But, the game appeared to be the Mariners …

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[22 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

July 23, 2009 will live in infamy for Chicago White Sox fans and definitely for me. That’s the day Mark Buehrle threw the 18th perfect game in MLB history – one of baseball’s rarest achievements. Since I started attending baseball games I always wanted to see a no-hitter. And, in the 823 regular season MLB games I attended before last July 23, I never saw one let alone see a perfect game. The best I witnessed was five one-hitters and several “close calls.”
So with Buehrle pitching against the Tampa Bay …

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[21 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
The Bisoxual Beer Vendor: Rays at White Sox

Cheering for both the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox is indefensible in Chicago. During the White Sox 2005 playoff run, the term bisoxual developed to define Cubs fans that rooted for the White Sox at the time. In fact, this is the official definition of “bisoxual” according to urbandictionary.com:
Bi-sox-u-al [bai-sahk-shu-ul]
1. State of being for Chicago Cubs fans who root for the Chicago White Sox when they reach the postseason.
2. A fan of both the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox. A virtually indefensible position in the bitter rivalry …

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[10 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

Unless the Chicago White Sox have a Saturday home game on FOX, they always schedule their Saturday games for 6:05 pm. This does not allow me to attend many weekend White Sox games as I cannot leave the wife alone on a Saturday night. However, for the past several years, the White Sox scheduled their first Saturday home game of the year for 12:10 pm rather than 6:05 pm. The reason for this is that it could easily be 35 degrees on an April afternoon in Chicago …

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[8 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
I-94 Doubleheader Continued: Indians at White Sox

As I mentioned in my last post I had planned to attend the Brewers afternoon game in Milwaukee yesterday. However, there were multiple options of games to attend at night – the Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago White Sox were all at home. Since I was invited to the White Sox game that became the game of choice – plus I have never attended the I-94 doubleheader (both Miller Park and U.S. Cellular Field sit directly next to I-94).
Rush Hour from Milwaukee to Chicago
One issue with attending a weekday …

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[5 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Chicago Opening Day, 70 Degrees and the Upcoming Apocalypse

The following two phrases do not go together for Chicago baseball – Opening Day and seventy degrees. Every Chicago home opener I can remember has been cold and rainy. For example, last year, the White Sox were rained out on Opening Day and the Cubs, on their home opener, had an hour and 15 minute rain delay before the game and temperatures in the 30’s for the entire game. I have spent many opening days (or home openers) freezing in the upper deck of either Wrigley Field or U.S. Cellular …

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[31 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

After the Cubs game, I went home to let the Cubs fans clear out before taking the red line south to U.S. Cellular Field for game two of the red line doubleheader.
Obtaining TicketsWe needed to buy three tickets for the game. The cheapest price at the box office (which in my opinion makes no sense for the White Sox) was $33 for an upper deck seat. Rather than pay $99 for upper deck seats, we found a fan that had three extra tickets in the 100 level (face …

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[24 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]

“Oh well,” I thought as Gabe Kapler connected with Mark Buehrle’s pitch in the top of the 9th inning for an apparent home run – another possible no-hitter (this time a perfect game) lost in a late inning. The main baseball feat I have never witnessed in person.
But out of nowhere came DeWayne Wise. A defensive replacement for the start of the inning, Wise sprinted, in what appeared to be about a dozen strides, to the wall, jumped against the eight foot wall and extended his …