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SaltyPretzel
09-14-2012, 12:50 PM
I have no idea who he is, but anyway:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/celebrity/aboutlastnight/chi-zach-gilford-first-pitch-cubs-white-sox-20120914,0,5997929.column

DSpivack
09-14-2012, 01:28 PM
Actor from Friday Night Lights.

More importantly, a fellow Wildkit. :cool:

Madvora
09-14-2012, 02:08 PM
Good. I wouldn't like it if some big Cubs fan was throwing out the first pitch at Comiskey. It just wouldn't make sense. If anyone knew who this guy was and knew he was a big Sox fan, I'd bet that the Cub fans would be like, "what's this guy doing here?"
Then again, who gives a crap.

34rancher
09-14-2012, 05:47 PM
Wow, how many actors would put loyalty ahead of self-promotion?
Add Zach to that list, no doubt of his loyalties and passion for the beloved.
:cool:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/celebrity/aboutlastnight/chi-zach-gilford-first-pitch-cubs-white-sox-20120914,0,5997929.column

RadioheadRocks
09-14-2012, 08:09 PM
Way to go, Zach! :cheers:

DSpivack
09-14-2012, 08:12 PM
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=135972

GlassSox
09-14-2012, 09:38 PM
The man has character :)

gregoriop
09-14-2012, 09:45 PM
FNL is probably my favorite show ever. Zach was so great in those last two seasons. I had no idea he was a Sox fan or even from the area.

DSpivack
09-14-2012, 10:11 PM
FNL is probably my favorite show ever. Zach was so great in those last two seasons. I had no idea he was a Sox fan or even from the area.

2000 grad of Evanston, two years ahead of me. I didn't know him.

PalehosePlanet
09-15-2012, 12:04 AM
The man has character :)
Yes, a perfectly lovable young man.

DrCrawdad
09-15-2012, 07:35 AM
My first thought was, well his publicist probably wasn't thrilled but upon further thought...he probably got more pub for saying no than if he had done it.

cub killer
09-15-2012, 01:02 PM
I believe Jenny McCarthy and Richard Roeper also turned the flubs down when asked to do this and sing the Stretch.

SOXSINCE'70
09-16-2012, 11:37 AM
I believe Jenny McCarthy and Richard Roeper also turned the flubs down when asked to do this and sing the Stretch.

More power to them!:cool:

DumpJerry
09-16-2012, 12:58 PM
A few years ago, they had some guy throw out the first pitch. He walked out to the Mound with a Cubs' jersey on.


He then tore off the Cubs' jersey revealing a White Sox jersey, pulled a Sox hat from his back pocket and threw the first pitch.

Ever since, the Cubs check out the clothing of the person tossing out the first pitch.

IIRC, he was a friend of a WSIer.

cub killer
09-16-2012, 03:43 PM
D'oh! I posted this in the wrong thread:
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Similar to the incident from the above post.

RKMeibalane
10-13-2012, 02:18 PM
A few years ago, they had some guy throw out the first pitch. He walked out to the Mound with a Cubs' jersey on.


He then tore off the Cubs' jersey revealing a White Sox jersey, pulled a Sox hat from his back pocket and threw the first pitch.

Ever since, the Cubs check out the clothing of the person tossing out the first pitch.

IIRC, he was a friend of a WSIer.

I've always fantasized about a scenario like this, though mine would have occurred while singing during the seventh inning stretch, similar to what Jack Buck did (see video posted elsewhere in this thread).

skobabe8
10-24-2012, 08:50 PM
That Zach Gilford is alright in my book.

That Joe Buck just made the Cubs brass look like idiots.

That Chip Caray has a creepy open-mouth smile.