Saturday, July 2, 2011

My First White Sox Game!

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!!


  1. Great post! I am truly impressed by the amount of information that you were able to retain.

    But I do have to clarify one thing. The second baseman is a defensive player. So you wouldn't apply that title to anybody but the one person that is playing that position for his team. Once an offensive player is on base, he is either referred to as a base runner or simply as a runner. If you wanted to note his location, you might say something like, " the runner rounded second and headed for third...".

    But much more importantly, I love that you had such a great time. And I love that you were genuinely curious about the game on the field.

    It was a beautiful day to be at the ballpark. And I couldn't have had better company. Looking forward to the next one!

  2. Not sure why it took me so long.... but editing of the post finally occurred. Thank you so much for the correction and comment. This is why I love blogging so much... it is a community effort to get the story right!


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