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White Sox Randy
05-05-2006, 02:07 PM
I know some people on here will get a kick out of this:

A guy that I have worked with for the last 6 years is a Cub fan. His office is 2 doors down from mine and we have always given each other friendly jabs about baseball.

Well, he tells that he is going to the Sox game (Wed.) that night with his brother-in-law, who is a Sox fan. He's never been to the new ballpark (he's from NIles).

Anyway, the next day, I ask him about the game. It was the game with Crede's slam and Ozuna's homer. He talks about how great the game was etc.

Then, he says," And, the park is fantastic. It is 100 times better than going to a game at Wrigley ". He couldn't get over the stadium. He loved the stadium club and apparently his wife couldn't get over the scoreboard and on and on.

Finally, he says, "I'm still a cub fan but maybe not for much longer...it's getting hard ".


Anyway, it takes time but there is a lot more respect for the Sox out there.

Baby Fisk
05-05-2006, 02:16 PM
U.S. Cellular Field is totally under the radar.

Chicken Dinner
05-05-2006, 02:19 PM
Word on the street is that Chicago is turning into a Sox town.

hsnterprize
05-05-2006, 02:22 PM
Nothing like actually going to U.S. Cellular Field and seeing White Sox baseball for yourself to "liberate" one's mind from the Wrigley-fication so many people are used to getting over and over again.

A mind is a terrible thing to waste...go to a Sox game while there's still time.:bandance: :tongue: :bandance: :tongue: :bandance:

0o0o0
05-05-2006, 02:23 PM
Word on the street is that Chicago is turning into a Sox town.
Which street, 35th or Shields?

Chicken Dinner
05-05-2006, 02:24 PM
Which street, 35th or Shields?

Clark and Addison.

0o0o0
05-05-2006, 02:30 PM
Clark and Addison.
Ha. Nice.

miker
05-05-2006, 02:52 PM
Amazing how people change when they actually witness the truth rather than rely on perception and rumors.

MadetoOrta
05-05-2006, 03:03 PM
This just in ........ the Chicago White Sox bandwagon continues to grow. Better late than never.

Nellie_Fox
05-05-2006, 03:21 PM
...go to a Sox game while there's still time. And, more importantly, while there are still seats available.

palehozenychicty
05-05-2006, 03:22 PM
Word on the street is that Chicago is turning into a Sox town.

Yeah, my boy was telling me about it as well, that they play fundamentally sound baseball over there on that 35th Street.

viagracat
05-05-2006, 03:25 PM
I've been a Sox Fan for 40 years and therefore no bandwagoneer, but to any new or converted Sox fans, I say...Welcome! Just don't throw back home run balls or any other of that other Wrigley pantywaist crap, and you'll be fine.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/77/Mike_Lookinland.jpg

"Well, Mom always says; 'don't throw balls in the house.'"

pdimas
05-05-2006, 03:29 PM
Last year I had some cousins come in from Austin, Texas. They had wanted to check out both ball parks and being Astros fans it worked out perfectly since they were in town to face the cubs. It was cool to see the Rocket pitch and the Astros won so they had fun. Next I took them to a Sox game and they just loved it. They definitely enjoyed our park a lot more.

LongLiveFisk
05-05-2006, 03:39 PM
I have heard a couple of Cub fan co-workers say that the Cell was much nicer than they thought (based, of course, on public perception, media bias, etc.) They especially liked the amount of parking spaces, the food, and the "atmosphere"! Yes, the atmosphere. Real baseball fans, not a bunch of drunken sun-worshippers.

DaBears
05-05-2006, 03:42 PM
Amazing how people change when they actually witness the truth rather than rely on perception and rumors.

Ain't this the truth...I took my roommate, his girlfriend and her brother to Wednesday's game (the latter are both New Yorkers). They've all been to Sox games before, but they usually take the "L". I took them through the neighborhood and showed them the "ghetto" that Cubs fans generally refer to Bridgeport as. Lets just say I think they realized that the "truth" from Cubs' fans mouths is a complete crock o' ****!!

PatK
05-05-2006, 04:30 PM
Amazing how people change when they actually witness the truth rather than rely on perception and rumors.

EXACTLY!!!

The only people I know of that don't like The Cell seem to be either die-hard Cub fans and/or people that have never been there.

Every single person I know that complained about the upper deck never once stepped foot in it.

SOecks
05-05-2006, 04:56 PM
My wife's assistant got tickets for the Crede grand slam game. He's a huge Cub fan and had never been to a Sox game. He went with 3 Sox friends of his and said it was the best time he's ever had at a game. We told him all the food to try and where to get the good beer and he just loved it. Said it was totally different and way better than what he was expecting with all the garbage he hears from the media about the park.

TheDarkGundam
05-05-2006, 05:02 PM
And, more importantly, while there are still seats available. :DJ:
"There's still plenty of good seats avaliable for this weekend!
Just go to Whitesox.com or call 866-SOXGAME."

Realist
05-06-2006, 04:13 PM
I've had several friends that have move to the city in the last couple of years see their first games at the Cell recently. They absolutely love the park. One guy even went so far as to say it's the best park in baseball.

Often fans of the visiting team sit around me at Sox games and I always ask them what they think of the park. A couple of years ago, right after the roof got fixed, there were two guys from LA sitting in front of me. I asked them what they thought of the park and they very impressed.

I gave a couple of my tickets to a girl I work with last year and she had such a great time at the Cell that she's now a Sox fan. She bought the Ozzie plan this year and has gone out and bought a ton of Sox hats, hoodies and t-shirts. She's fully converted and 6-0 at the Cell this year.

It seems that only the media continues the negative drum beat about Sox Park now.

DaleJRFan
05-06-2006, 05:58 PM
a friend of mine, who is NOT a baseball fan by any stretch of the imagination, went to game at each park for the "Chicago experience" and shared your workmate's sentiment. She couldn't understand the "allure" of Wrigley, stating that it was a dirty, old, messy ballpark with gnarly food, flat beet and full of drunks, loud obnoxious frat boys... She went on to say that Comisky is beautiful and clean with great accomodations with polite fans.

Plus, the Sox won and the Cubs lost. :cool:

SOXintheBURGH
05-06-2006, 06:27 PM
I went to the Cell last year for the first time since 2000 and it blew me away with all the renovations. I had been spending all that time going to PNC Park and Oriole Park at Camden Yards and thought the Cell had some amazing things to offer.

MarySwiss
05-06-2006, 06:30 PM
I went to the Cell last year for the first time since 2000 and it blew me away with all the renovations. I had been spending all that time going to PNC Park and Oriole Park at Camden Yards and thought the Cell had some amazing things to offer.
Happy to hear this. I haven't been to Comiskey in more than ten years and although the lower deck and club level seats were always good, I still remember sitting in that nightmarish upper deck a time or two. I cannot wait for COTC. :smile:

Ron Karkovice
05-06-2006, 11:52 PM
a friend of mine, who is NOT a baseball fan by any stretch of the imagination, went to game at each park for the "Chicago experience" and shared your workmate's sentiment. She couldn't understand the "allure" of Wrigley, stating that it was a dirty, old, messy ballpark with gnarly food, flat beet and full of drunks, loud obnoxious frat boys... She went on to say that Comisky is beautiful and clean with great accomodations with polite fans.

Plus, the Sox won and the Cubs lost. :cool:

From experience, I know that US Cellular Field does have its share of "rude" fans (I dont mind them, but if I had kids...)

but it is true that we dont have many

maurice
05-08-2006, 01:44 PM
Took my cub-fan brother-in-law to the Cell on Saturday. He's been to both parks several times, but this was his first night game at the Cell.

Thome came up, and I warned him that a line-drive HR like the one he hit on 4/4 would be tough to catch. A couple of seconds later, Thome crushes a line drive, and my brother-in-law says, "That might drop for a hit." The ball continues to climb towards us..."That might make it out." The ball sails ten rows over our heads and deep into the RCF stands..."Holy crap!"

Next inning I say, "Let's go for a walk," and wander over to the fandeck to watch the inning from CF, next to the cameraman. He peers out over the bushes and spontaneously says, "This is an awesome ballpark!" "Yeah," I say, "I can think of worse ways to spend a Saturday night."
:gulp: