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sageofthesox
08-21-2008, 07:39 PM
During yesterday's big win over Seattle, the White Sox family lost one of its members. Andy Lock (a.k.a. 'AndyCam') suffered a heart attack while on the job. Andy was a freelance video producer who worked regularly at the Cell as well as at Soldier Field and the United Center. Many of the scenes displayed on the centerfield scoreboard were captured by his lens. Andy was a pleasant guy. Many of us will miss seeing his friendly face around the ballpark. He was only 52.

Harry Potter
08-21-2008, 08:20 PM
Very sad to hear. My condolences to his family.

A brief article: http://daily-journal.com/archives/dj/display.php?id=426086

ElevenUp
08-21-2008, 08:59 PM
My prayers to the Lock family.

MrRoboto83
08-21-2008, 10:03 PM
I heard about this yesterday, very sad indeed. I saw him all the time roaming around the ballpark. Every vendor, security and ushers around me was pretty shooken up on Wednesday. I heard he had a huge group of family and friends at the game on Wednesday also. Very sorry to hear about their loss.

DumpJerry
08-21-2008, 10:24 PM
I heard about it this morning from the guy in my office who has Scout Seats. It happened in the auditorium where they hold the postgame press conferences.

My condolences to his family.

ChiSoxGirl
08-21-2008, 11:27 PM
During yesterday's big win over Seattle, the White Sox family lost one of its members. Andy Lock (a.k.a. 'AndyCam') suffered a heart attack while on the job. Andy was a freelance video producer who worked regularly at the Cell as well as at Soldier Field and the United Center. Many of the scenes displayed on the centerfield scoreboard were captured by his lens. Andy was a pleasant guy. Many of us will miss seeing his friendly face around the ballpark. He was only 52.

OMG, he just got an award for Employee of the Month last Wednesday during a presentation by Jermaine Dye before the game! That guy was everywhere. I always remember him hanging out with Gene Honda at SoxFest, too. What a shock.

hi im skot
08-22-2008, 12:01 AM
Really sorry to hear this.

Best wishes and condolences to his family and friends.

#1swisher
08-22-2008, 12:01 PM
My prayers and condolences to the Lock family. You will be missed.

sageofthesox
08-22-2008, 02:17 PM
I understand that this season was Andy's 18th with the White Sox. He was a native a Kankakee County and a graduate of Herscher High School. Andy served as the video producer of Kankakee's Easter Seals Telethon since its inception. A true friend of both his hometown and the White Sox extended family.

whitesoxwilkes
08-22-2008, 03:55 PM
Holy **** that's awful news. I'd talked to him a bunch of times, and even guzzled a few beers with him at the Redwood once or twice.

RIP Andy, condolences to his family.

credefan19
08-22-2008, 04:04 PM
very sad, i wish his family luck

Lem_Siddons
08-22-2008, 04:32 PM
As someone who is close to 52, slightly overweight and poor dietary habits, reading someone I recognize dropped, well it is sobering. RIP and prayers

Lundind1
08-22-2008, 05:16 PM
Prayers and thoughts with his family.

Fenway
08-23-2008, 10:39 AM
OMG This has hit me hard.

Last saw Andy in Nancy's booth maybe a month ago. He loved working the scoreboard and Ozzie's news conferences after every home game. He could have slowed down and taken one of the fixed cameras that CSN uses but he loved working the crowd.

My thoughts are with his family.

DumpJerry
08-23-2008, 11:30 AM
The memorium they held before the game last night was very moving.

kevingrt
08-23-2008, 11:52 AM
The memorium they held before the game last night was very moving.

Very cool that they had everyone do a standing ovation instead of a moment of silence. Very cool moment.

JB98
08-23-2008, 02:34 PM
Very cool that they had everyone do a standing ovation instead of a moment of silence. Very cool moment.

I'm glad they did that. Everyone who attends games at the Cell frequently has seen Andy around. He was a recognizable face, for sure.

Best wishes to his family. RIP.

alohafri
08-23-2008, 06:04 PM
The memorium they held before the game last night was very moving.

It was a very classy move.

EddieStickney
08-25-2008, 12:02 PM
It was a very classy move.

Definitely a tear jerker and nicely done.

Fenway
08-25-2008, 01:16 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/images/2008/08/23/amkmxTSz.jpg

Trib obit

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-hed-lock-25-aug25,0,837160.story