White Sox Game
It’s been a long day. In fact, just got back from White Sox game. As part of their marketing efforts to fill Comiskey Park (oh wait, U.S. Cellular Field), White Sox management is organizing BIG TEN NIGHT and tonight was about courting the 11 schools. So lured by box seats with an almost unlimited supply of food and drinks, I volunteered to be representative for U Of Michigan Club of Greater Chicago. To be truthful, I volunteered long before I knew about the box seats. I just thought it would be another way for me to expand my network and meet more people here in Chicago. Everyone who showed up was actually nice despite the fact that we were all really obnoxious about our own school. One school that shall remain nameless was pledging about 600 people for the game. I’d be happy if we got 40-50 people. We never have problems getting people to Chicago Cubs games, but for the White Sox it’s a whole other story. Maybe it’s because Comiskey Park doesn’t have any of the charm or character that makes old ballparks like Wrigley Field so appealing. Whatever, the reason, I’m still going to try and rally the troops for this one. So if anyone out there in blogland wants to be part of my posse on Big Ten Night, let me know. Yes, this is a genuine invite! No you don’t need to be a Big Ten alum. Night chosen is Tuesday, July 1st where White Sox will play Minnesota Twins. More important, tickets are only $12 (they are normally $24). If the people who showed up tonight are any indication, I’m sure it will be a great time.
Btw, picture at right is of Nellie Fox bobblehead given to 2002 season ticket holders. This was one of the gifts we received tonight. I don’t collect baseball memorabilia so maybe I’ll sell it on Ebay. Then again, maybe I’ll hold on to it for awhile.