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WSI-Fest at the Cell!
by Hal Vickery

For those of you who don’t partake of the message boards here at WSI, I’d like to extend an invitation. Last year White Sox Interactive held a patio party that we called WSI-Fest. This year the Sox contacted us again, and we’ve decided to hold two patio parties this year. The first will be held on Saturday, May 26, when the Sox play the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The second will be on Monday, August 20, featuring the Sox against the Kansas City Royals.

For those of you who haven’t attended a patio party at The Cell, let me tell you that it’s a great time. The food is terrific (thanks to the Bertucci family). The menu features barbequed ribs, two kinds of fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, and several different salads. The food is served buffet style, and all drinks (beer or soft drinks) are part of the admission price.

That’s only part of the attraction, though. For me the best part is being able to meet and greet fellow Sox fans. A number of lasting friendships have resulted from previous patio parties that WSI has participated in. For those of us who do frequent the message boards, the least that happens is that we are able to put a face with the user name.

The price is quite reasonable. For May 26, a fireworks night, the admission price is $51.00, and for August 20, a half-price Monday, the price is $45.50. This includes an admission ticket to the patio area, all the food and beverages to can put away in two hours, and a lower deck reserved seat.

Before the game, a softball game has been arranged between teams from WSI and at Armour Square Park. The teams have already been set, but we’re inviting spectators to watch as WSI makes mincemeat out of our rivals. The web sites are asking players and spectators to make a donation that will be given to charity. We’ll have more on that as the date approaches.

If you’d like to attend the patio party, you can download a flyer at If you have tickets to the game, but would like to attend just the patio party, contact Stephanie Furlan of the White Sox at The Sox request that you make your reservations at least six weeks before either game.


Last week we told you about the board member of the Windy City Sox Fans who suffered an apparent stroke the morning of January 26 as we were setting up our booth at SoxFest. We’re happy to report that she has been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home.

We continue to hope for a speedy and complete recovery.


This is another announcement for those of you who do not use the WSI message boards. If you followed Carl Skanberg’s online comic strip Palehose 6 last year, you’ll be pleased to know that Skanberg has decided to follow the adventures of Captain Hand and his crew aboard the Palehose 7.

There are some differences, though. Rather than being a pirate ship, this year the crew will travel through space in an attempt to find more pie of the type that satiated the inhabitants of Planet Palehose two years before but left them craving more.

If you didn’t follow the adventures of the pirate crew in 2006, you can review them at Skanberg’s blog site, Last week Skanberg published a prologue to this year’s adventures. You can read it at his new blog site,

This is truly funny stuff!


Editor's Note: Hal Vickery has been a White Sox fan since 1955 when he was five years old. For much of that time he also had a secondary rooting interest in the Cubs, which he has shown the good sense to abandon. When not cheering for or writing about the Sox, Hal teachers chemistry and physics at North Boone High School, in Poplar Grove, IL. Hal commutes there daily from Joliet, where he lives with his wife Lee, and their dog, Buster T. Beagle. Hal's opinions are not necessarily those of North Boone High School, his wife, or Buster T. Beagle. You can write Hal at

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