|White Sox vs. Nationals @ Cominsky Park.|
Last Sunday I had a relaxing afternoon watching my first White Sox game at Comisky Park. It was a perfect day. The sun was shining while a slight breeze kept the temperature cool. I enjoyed greasy french fries and a cold MGD while my boyfriend Chris ate a hot dog. Additionally, Chris is quite the baseball enthusiast -- so he was quick to fill in the gaps in my baseball knowledge. Facts I learned included:
1. Each team has retired jersey numbers, honoring the legacy of past players. Forty-two is the only number retired for all MLB teams because it honors the legacy of Jackie Robinson.
|Chris and I in front of Cominsky!|
2. Base coaches are instrumental to the proper decision making of base runners. The third base coach is particularly crucial due to the fact that the second base runner has his back to the outfield. Therefore, the third base coach can instruct the second base runner without the runner turning around to assess the location of the ball.
3. One of the most disappointing newly signed players on the White Sox is Adam Dunn. Dunn's batting average is currently .169. He struck out every time he was at bat on Sunday. Needless to say, the crowd was booing.
4. The American League has a "Designated Hitter," a person whose job is to solely hit and run bases. The pitcher, who tends to be one of the worst hitters on the team does not hit in the AL. The National League does not have a DH, leaving the pitcher in the hitting lineup. To my understanding, this fact greatly changes the dynamics and strategy of the game.
Despite the Sox losing against the Washington Nationals, I had an amazing time. I definitely picture myself taking the bus back down to Bridgeport to have another lazy afternoon at the Park!
A BIG thank you to Morgan for supplying Chris with two tickets! And a BIG thank you to Chris for inviting me along. Happy Birthday babe!!