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TomBradley72
07-08-2007, 02:15 PM
Alot of angst and frustration over the team this year and what's going on with Buehrle. For long time fans, it's easy to forget the lean years before 2005.

What is the White Sox game you attended that BEST demonstrates your loyalty as a fan?

For me it was in 1979, late summer, the White Sox are completely out of a pennant race they were never in and they are playing a doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays (their record would be 53-109 for the year). Two thirds of the outfield was pure sand/dirt with no grass at all. They had held a "World Series of Rock" type concert at Comiskey Park in the rain and the field was completely destroyed by the concertgoers. The White Sox took the opener. Orta and Pryor went deep, with Mike Squires going 2-3 leading off. Unfortunately, the Jays took the nightcap with Randy Scarberry and Guy Hoffman getting hit hard, and Dave Stieb tossing a 4-hit shut out.

Bad baseball teams. The worst playing field for a baseball game I've ever seen (including high school, Pony League, etc.) The ugly late 70's uniforms. About 15,000 in attendance.

LITTLE NELL
07-08-2007, 02:31 PM
July 1969, same day men walked on the moon for 1st time. Sox are like 15 games under .500. Fantastic weather , only 10,000 show up. Town is in love with the Cubs who are way ahead in the East. This was also 1st year of divisional play and the Sox are put in the West, no more rivalry with the Yankees, Tigers, Indians and Red Sox. 68,69 and 1970 were horrible years on the southside. Sox actually played home games in Milwaukee in 69. If you went to a game in those years you are truly a White Sox fan.

viagracat
07-08-2007, 03:13 PM
I wasn't there, but I listened to and/or watched most of Friday's doubleheader. That makes me either a dedicated Sox fan or a committed masochist. :o:

Frater Perdurabo
07-08-2007, 04:23 PM
For a birthday present, I took my dad to see the Sox get their brains beaten 4-0 by the Athletics back in May.

I think my Sox fanaticism made my dad (who did not grow up in Chicago, but like many kids in the 50s and 60s who grew up in small farm towns in rural America, had more exposure to the Yankees) a more devoted Sox fan; he took a bigger interest in the Sox because his son took an interest in them.

The other example I can think of is this. I moved to Texas in 1999. When I got engaged to a Texas girl in 2000, I "insisted" that for my "bachelor party," my best man (my cousin) organize a trip for me, my dad, my grandfather, my cousin, my uncle and another cousin's boyfriend (now husband) to see the Sox visit the Texas Rangers in August 2000. That really was the last time I was able to spend quality time with my grandfather before he died.

JB98
07-08-2007, 05:07 PM
As far as crap games I've attended, I guess July 7, 2004 stands out. I remember it because it was my birthday.

We got beat 12-0 by the Angels. Thanks Schoeneweis!

I can't believe I stayed for that entire piece of ****. Ozzie apologized to the fans after the game.

chisoxmike
07-08-2007, 05:10 PM
As far as crap games I've attended, I guess July 7, 2004 stands out. I remember it because it was my birthday.

We got beat 12-0 by the Angels. Thanks Schoeneweis!

I can't believe I stayed for that entire piece of ****. Ozzie apologized to the fans after the game.

I stayed through that **** too. Also, I went to three, yes, three games in 2003 after the Sox got swept by the Twins to end a promising season.

Also, countless games in the late '90s should count.

JB98
07-08-2007, 05:17 PM
I stayed through that **** too. Also, I went to three, yes, three games in 2003 after the Sox got swept by the Twins to end a promising season.

Also, countless games in the late '90s should count.

And the second half of 2002. I remember going to the park the day after Durham got traded. Somebody in my section was trying to start a "We want Ray!" chant when Willie Harris came to bat. Harris hit a HR, and I laughed my ass off.

That, and the single off Brad Lidge in Game 4 of the World Series are the only two positive memories I have of Willie's career here.

y2j2785
07-08-2007, 05:19 PM
I was at the 12-0 game on Friday, and Ive also seen us get pounded by Arizona 10-1 and I was also at the Mike Cameron 4-Homerun game in 2002.

JB98
07-08-2007, 05:23 PM
I was at the 12-0 game on Friday, and Ive also seen us get pounded by Arizona 10-1 and I was also at the Mike Cameron 4-Homerun game in 2002.

Oh, geez. The Cameron home run game. That one definitely qualifies. Rauch and Parque giving up 10 in the first inning. Disgraceful.

The Sox were in first place at the time of that Arizona pounding in 2005. I think that one is a little easier to shrug off.

TornLabrum
07-08-2007, 05:25 PM
Mine was in April 1969. The Sox were going nowhere, they were playing the Seattle Pilots. It was a cold and gloomy Saturday, 40-some degrees at Comiskey Park and drizzling, and a friend and I took the C&NW from DeKalb to see them lose to the freakin' Pilots! The Ball Four Seattle Freakin' Pilots!

We had a blast.

GlassSox
07-08-2007, 05:26 PM
I was at the 12-0 game on Friday, and Ive also seen us get pounded by Arizona 10-1 and I was also at the Mike Cameron 4-Homerun game in 2002.

My wife and I stayed to the end of Friday afternoon debacle. Also, opening day this year.

Railsplitter
07-08-2007, 08:26 PM
I was at the July 9, 1979 Sox-Rangers game. Sox won 5-4.
Nothing spectacular, but a mere three days before DDN.
1979 and 1980 were two of those years where merely going to a Sox game made you loyal, double so if it was a road game.

nccwsfan
07-08-2007, 08:30 PM
I was at the July 9, 1979 Sox-Rangers game. Sox won 5-4.
Nothing spectacular, but a mere three days before DDN.
1979 and 1980 were two of those years where merely going to a Sox game made you loyal, double so if it was a road game.

And to think those were the years I began my White Sox fandom/saw my first White Sos games- LOL. My first childhood heroes were Chet Lemon and Claudell Washington...

There were a few home games in 1989 that were downright depressing. I've never been to an absolute stinker, but some of those teams in the late 80's were hard to get excited about.

fusillirob1983
07-08-2007, 08:32 PM
The Sox decided to let the Royals score 10 runs in a game last year in mid-August, specifically Contreras. The Sox didn't score until the 9th when Cintron hit a grand slam. One of my buddies specifically predicted Ross getting on base ahead of Cintron and Cintron following it up with a grand slam. They were still fighting for the wild card at that point though. It's only been about 7 years though since I didn't need my parents to provide transportation for me to get to games.

Law11
07-08-2007, 08:34 PM
Most recent. Fridays 1st game.
past- 2 many games to count in the mid-late 80's with Fregosi/Terborg as manager..

TheOldRoman
07-08-2007, 08:40 PM
As far as crap games I've attended, I guess July 7, 2004 stands out. I remember it because it was my birthday.

We got beat 12-0 by the Angels. Thanks Schoeneweis!

I can't believe I stayed for that entire piece of ****. Ozzie apologized to the fans after the game.
I was at that game, too. At least you got to see a triple play.

Parrothead
07-08-2007, 09:13 PM
Going to the 8+ hour rain delay game that was never played at old Comiskey Park.

Viva Medias B's
07-08-2007, 09:22 PM
I think it was 1998 when we were playing a twilight doubleheader against the Devil Dogs. The first game has such a sparse crowd in the beginning that I could hear the home plate umpire's calls from right field. We did win both games, and Mágglio Ordóńez hit a grand slam in the second game.

I also attended the Opening Day game when we got blasted by the Royals and Mike Sirotka made three errors on one play.

DannyCaterFan
07-08-2007, 09:36 PM
Alot of angst and frustration over the team this year and what's going on with Buehrle. For long time fans, it's easy to forget the lean years before 2005.

What is the White Sox game you attended that BEST demonstrates your loyalty as a fan?

For me it was in 1979, late summer, the White Sox are completely out of a pennant race they were never in and they are playing a doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays (their record would be 53-109 for the year). Two thirds of the outfield was pure sand/dirt with no grass at all. They had held a "World Series of Rock" type concert at Comiskey Park in the rain and the field was completely destroyed by the concertgoers. The White Sox took the opener. Orta and Pryor went deep, with Mike Squires going 2-3 leading off. Unfortunately, the Jays took the nightcap with Randy Scarberry and Guy Hoffman getting hit hard, and Dave Stieb tossing a 4-hit shut out.

Bad baseball teams. The worst playing field for a baseball game I've ever seen (including high school, Pony League, etc.) The ugly late 70's uniforms. About 15,000 in attendance.

1979 was really not as bad as many other years in that era. The Sox did not lose 109 games that year, they ended the season 73-87. The worst year I witnessed was 1970 when they were 56-106. The two years, 1969 and 1970 were years that really tested White Sox fans loyalty. On numerous occasions those two years, crowds averaged around 5-7000.
Another year that tested my loyalty was the strike season of 1980, but I made sure I attended a free workout at old Comiskey Park, once the strike was over. I was probably there with about 1500 other fans that night.
Nothing was more humiliating as this past Friday's doubleheader debacle against the Twins. My wife and I stayed through both games and the fireworks. My loyalty has been tested over and over the past 46 years, that's why 2005 was so satisfying.

PKalltheway
07-08-2007, 10:17 PM
Last July, me and some of my buddies drove from Cincy to Chicago to see 2 games of a Sox/Twins series. Drove about 300 miles just to see the Sox lose both games. The Sox weren't really the same after that series last year. At least we saw a good pitching duel between Johan Santana and Jose Contreras in game 2.

sox1970
07-08-2007, 10:20 PM
Going to the 8+ hour rain delay game that was never played at old Comiskey Park.

Did you stay until it was called?

We left around 6:00.

ode to veeck
07-08-2007, 11:08 PM
22/25 losing games in Oakland 2001-2006 with West and White Sock and still back for more this year

NSSoxFan
07-08-2007, 11:17 PM
22/25 losing games in Oakland 2001-2006 with West and White Sock and still back for more this year

This thread should be closed. Nothing else demonstrates loyalty more than this. :D:

MUsoxfan
07-08-2007, 11:24 PM
As far as crap games I've attended, I guess July 7, 2004 stands out. I remember it because it was my birthday.

We got beat 12-0 by the Angels. Thanks Schoeneweis!

I can't believe I stayed for that entire piece of ****. Ozzie apologized to the fans after the game.

Was that the game where Molina hit into the triple play? If so, I was also at that game.

CashMan
07-08-2007, 11:30 PM
Sox vs Texas Wednesday, April 18, 2007 7:11pm.

Greatest game I attended, and I still have the ticket!

NoNeckEra
07-08-2007, 11:34 PM
The worst year I witnessed was 1970 when they were 56-106. The two years, 1969 and 1970 were years that really tested White Sox fans loyalty.
As a 15-year-old high school kid I went to 24 games(a lot of Doubleheaders) in 1970.
Now, I have trouble getting up the energy to get to a game that I know won't matter.

TheOldRoman
07-08-2007, 11:46 PM
Was that the game where Molina hit into the triple play? If so, I was also at that game.Yep.

RadioheadRocks
07-08-2007, 11:47 PM
Lots of games throughout the 70s and 80s, but I'll also add the first time the Sox played in the Astrodome back in 1998 (they lost 17-2).

SoxandtheCityTee
07-08-2007, 11:52 PM
22/25 losing games in Oakland 2001-2006 with West and White Sock and still back for more this year

Wow. I agree with NSSoxFan. We've all been to a lot of bad games over the years, but that is one concentrated run of loyalty through adversity y'all have there.

The Racehorse
07-09-2007, 12:21 AM
I drove from Missouri to attend the makeup game with the Phillies in late August '04... the game Borchard killed that astronaut. The Sox won & I had the whole far end of the LF corner to myself.

NDSox12
07-09-2007, 12:44 AM
Sox vs Texas Wednesday, April 18, 2007 7:11pm.

Greatest game I attended, and I still have the ticket!

I think you are missing the point of this thread :D:

For me, I'll go with the infamous game at Yankee Stadium in '03 when Jerry Manuel elected to start Neal Cotts instead of Mark Buehrle, effectively ending any chance of a sweep. The game itself wasn't really that bad as the Sox did knock Mussina around, but the Yankees won the game. I certainly would have liked to make my first (only) trip to Yankee Stadium a White Sox winner.

I guess this one didn't really demonstrate my loyalty that much... just the most frustrating.

The game that most demonstrated my loyalty was flying from DC to Chicago for Game 1 of the '05 ALCS and then immediately flying back to DC for work the next day. That was an expensive mid-week trip!

chisoxfanatic
07-09-2007, 01:06 AM
I was at the game the second weekend of July in 2005 where Buehrle got rocked by Zito and the A's 10-1. It was a Saturday night game. It gave me quite an empty feeling walking down the ramp and back home. I thought the season was gonna take a huge turn for the worst (they were swept by Oakland at home that series). Fortunately my instincts about that were absolutely wrong.

DumpJerry
07-09-2007, 08:09 AM
Too many to count.

nccwsfan
07-09-2007, 06:03 PM
Going to the 8+ hour rain delay game that was never played at old Comiskey Park.

I forgot about that one....we left 30 minutes or so before they gave away the concessions for free.

manders_01
07-09-2007, 06:47 PM
Friday's 20-14 NFL imitation. I was hot, tired and my shoulders were getting fried - no way I was leaving! :D

HomeFish
07-09-2007, 06:52 PM
The 12-0 loss to the Twins in the second game of the recent doubleheader, for one.

But the real answer is a Jon Garland start against the Mariners in 2000. I believe he gave up two grand slams in the same inning.

MUsoxfan
07-09-2007, 07:05 PM
But the real answer is a Jon Garland start against the Mariners in 2000. I believe he gave up two grand slams in the same inning.

That was a tough one too. I believe one of the M's hit 4 dingers in that game. Possibly Mike Cameron. IIRC, the Sox crowd gave him quite an ovation

LongLiveFisk
07-09-2007, 07:09 PM
All those games I attended from 1986-1989, especially later in those seasons when you knew the team wasn't going anywhere near the playoffs. I do remember being at a game early in '86 when their record was 2-12.

chisoxwschamps05
07-09-2007, 07:10 PM
I was there for every single pitch of both games of Friday's doubleheader. Yeah, thats loyalty.

Dick Allen
07-09-2007, 08:03 PM
As a 15-year-old high school kid I went to 24 games(a lot of Doubleheaders) in 1970.
Now, I have trouble getting up the energy to get to a game that I know won't matter.Yeah, I went to about 20-25 games in 1970. Some of those games were actually very entertaining even though they lost most of them. It sure was easy getting tickets. We had most of the left-field upper deck to ourselves.

JGarlandrules20
07-09-2007, 08:09 PM
I haven't been going to games as long as others, but the April 4th game of this year definitely tops my list. It was so cold. I had on like 5463 layers and I was still frozen solid. I remember walking down the ramp after the game finally ended and I felt like a cripple because I couldn't feel either of my legs. I've never been that cold in my life. And the cold usually doesn't bother me which is saying something.

My dad was freezing and I wouldn't agree to leave because the sox kept coming back. Haha. I'm a bad daughter but I had to stay and support the sox.

Rockin Robin
07-09-2007, 08:50 PM
The two games in Boston last year where we made Kason Gabbard and Julian Tavarez look like Sandy Koufax and Cy Young

eastchicagosoxfan
07-09-2007, 09:42 PM
In 1994, I went to the last home game before the strike. I don't even remember who it was against ( I looked it up, Sox victory against the Mariners ). I was so angry, because I couldn't believe there would be a strike. I didn't want to go, but some friends convinced me otherwise. I swore if there was a strike, I wouldn't return----ever. I returned, but it took several years.

mrfourni
07-09-2007, 09:54 PM
I was there for every single pitch of both games of Friday's doubleheader. Yeah, thats loyalty.


I was there also. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

santo=dorf
07-09-2007, 09:58 PM
Game 3 of the World Series. I stayed up ALL night watching that game.

The 12-0 loss to the Twins in the second game of the recent doubleheader, for one.

But the real answer is a Jon Garland start against the Mariners in 2000. I believe he gave up two grand slams in the same inning.
:?:
The last team to hit two grand slams in an inning was the Mets against the Cubs last year and it was off two different pitchers. The time before that was the when Chan Ho Park gave up two to Fernando Tatis in 1999, a year before Garland even debuted.
That was a tough one too. I believe one of the M's hit 4 dingers in that game. Possibly Mike Cameron. IIRC, the Sox crowd gave him quite an ovation
How can anybody forget the details in this game. Boone and Cameron went back to back twice in the first inning off Jon Rauch. Parque gave up the next two homers to Cameron who would later fly out to deep right field wall when ESPN picked up national coverage. He also robbed Magglio of a Grand Slam.

whitesoxwilkes
07-09-2007, 10:03 PM
That was a tough one too. I believe one of the M's hit 4 dingers in that game. Possibly Mike Cameron. IIRC, the Sox crowd gave him quite an ovation

Jon Rauch was the starter in the Cameron 4-jack game, relieved by Jim Parque. I was there sitting right off the Sox on-deck circle. Best seats I ever had for a Sox game and I was a witness to a history-making performance by the other team.

chisoxwschamps05
07-09-2007, 10:03 PM
I was there also. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
I would too, and I didn't even think about leaving even after that sort of a beating.

HomeFish
07-09-2007, 10:16 PM
The last team to hit two grand slams in an inning was the Mets against the Cubs last year and it was off two different pitchers. The time before that was the when Chan Ho Park gave up two to Fernando Tatis in 1999, a year before Garland even debuted.


OK; it may have been grand slams in consecutive innings or a slam and a three-run homer in the same inning. Hang on, let me look it up.

MUsoxfan
07-09-2007, 10:17 PM
How can anybody forget the details in this game. Boone and Cameron went back to back twice in the first inning off Jon Rauch. Parque gave up the next two homers to Cameron who would later fly out to deep right field wall when ESPN picked up national coverage. He also robbed Magglio of a Grand Slam.

It's all coming back to me now

HomeFish
07-09-2007, 10:20 PM
OK, my memory of that game was in fact faulty. Here it was:
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA200008081.shtml

Garland gave up only one slam -- to Jay Buhner in the first. The second slam of the game was given up by Bill Simas to Edgar Martinez. Garland lasted only 3.2 innings.

C-Dawg
07-09-2007, 10:33 PM
In 1994, I went to the last home game before the strike. I don't even remember who it was against .

I was there too; I remember the feeling of dread that was permeating the park that day. Its as though everyone was already convinced the season would be over despite the Sox being in first. I also remember shredding a tire on the way in and stopping at Just Tires for a new one. Still made the first pitch!

For me, I'll go with the infamous game at Yankee Stadium in '03 when Jerry Manuel elected to start Neal Cotts instead of Mark Buehrle, effectively ending any chance of a sweep.

I went to the series right afterwards in Detroit; as usual there was a big group of Sox fans there and a bunch were heckling Jerry every time he came out of the dugout. "Hey, Jerry, where's that Neal guy?!? Put that Neal guy in!!"


I was at the game the second weekend of July in 2005 where Buehrle got rocked by Zito and the A's 10-1. It was a Saturday night game.

I was there also and got some great Sox bullpen pics; a couple of them are posted in the Image Gallery section here on WSI. Mark posed with his little nephew while his sister or inlaw or someone took pics. I had a seat in the first row above the bullpen and had a great view. Unfortunately the game tanked.

tacosalbarojas
07-09-2007, 10:36 PM
I was at that game, too. At least you got to see a triple play.
I'm the third that can cite this one as a standard of loyalty.

Chrisaway
07-09-2007, 11:48 PM
I went to the game in Cleveland last year where we got eliminated from the playoffs. We got shellacked like 14-1 i think.

Parrothead
07-10-2007, 12:28 AM
Did you stay until it was called?

We left around 6:00.

Sure did. Had nothing better to do. Oddly, I left to go to the game about 1 hour into the delay.

TDog
07-10-2007, 03:00 AM
Oh, geez. The Cameron home run game. That one definitely qualifies. Rauch and Parque giving up 10 in the first inning. Disgraceful.

The Sox were in first place at the time of that Arizona pounding in 2005. I think that one is a little easier to shrug off.

The White Sox were a half game in first place and going for the sweep of the Mariners going into Cameron's four-home-run game. I understand the frustration with the results -- there was at least one broken broom thrown on the field in the first inning, according to the radio broadcast -- but going to the game doesn't demonstrate an especially high amount of loyalty. I can remember Sunday games in September when the post-Eddie Stanky, pre-Dick Allen Sox were desperately out of any semblance of contention and the ballpark was empty. There were no lines for the vendors, who had the Bears game on transistor radios.

When I lived in Arizona, I used to drive to Anaheim for the weekend when the Sox were playing the Angels. Standings were irrelevant. In 1997, a couple of days before my annual Sox trip, the team traded Wilson Alvarez, Danny Darwin and Roberto Hernandez for prosects. I drove my girlfriend 250 miles to the Saturday night game, the night after Scott Eyre made his debut, losing 9-1. Chris Clemons pitched Saturday night, giving up five runs in the second. The Sox could only scratch out two runs all night. We were sitting in left field, where we could see Albert Belle give the finger to the taunting fans around us. In the upper deck near the rightfield corner, an unfurled banner read "Save Our Sox."

I've had lower moments as a Sox fan, but none involving making such an effort for a game that offered the potential for so little satisfaction.

Jurr
07-10-2007, 09:38 AM
I think going to any game during the Bevington era counts as a demonstration of your loyalty. :tongue:

Also, April games. BRRRRR!!!! I remember going to April games back in the days when you KNEW the Sox had no shot of winning a WS. It was just the right thing to do because you loved being at that ballpark.

itsnotrequired
07-10-2007, 10:00 AM
I've only been going to games for a few years so I don't have much of a history to draw from. I guess I would say the game the day after the Twins clinched in 2004. That and some of the cold games from opening week this season. I got many a laugh as I wore my snowboarding clothes to the games (complete with boots, snowpants and googles) but hey, I was warm.:D:

Giv20
07-10-2007, 10:15 AM
Game at Fenway, June 26, 1999 - Red Sox get 11 runs in the bottom
of the first off James Baldwin and Scott Eyre. White Sox end up
losing 17-1. Took lots of crap after the game, in my Sox uni, at the
Cask and Flagon. Wasn't too bad after a few Red Sox fans felt
sorry for me and bought me a couple of cold ones.

areilly
07-10-2007, 01:58 PM
Last game before the 2006 All-Star Game, I stayed all 19 innings. The Sox won, of course, but I was there for all six-plus hours of it. If you ask me, that's the equivalent of helping your friend clean up his house after a party.

johnr1note
07-10-2007, 05:18 PM
I was at the final game of the 1971 season, against the Brewers at Old Comiskey. I don't remember exactly what time the game was, but I recall a twilight start time -- in that the setting sun played a factor, and cast huge shadows into the stands.

Only about two thousand were in attendance. A meaningless game -- the Sox were over 20 games out, long since eliminated. But there was some sort of schedule quirk, as there were only a few AL games scheduled -- most of the other AL teams had wrapped their seasons the day before.

There was a three way tie for the AL home run lead between Norm Cash, Reggie Jackson, and our own Bill Melton. So, with the season already wrapped up for Jackson and Cash, Sox manager Chuck Tanner batted Melton in the lead off spot to give him as many ABs as possible.

Melton hit his league leading home run into the left field seats in his second time up that day. He was immediately replaced, and sat out the rest of the game, while he and his teammates celebrated the first White Sox HR champion ever. We were all quite exuberant ourselves, but you could have fired a cannon into the outfield stands and not hit a soul.

LITTLE NELL
07-10-2007, 07:35 PM
I was at the final game of the 1971 season, against the Brewers at Old Comiskey. I don't remember exactly what time the game was, but I recall a twilight start time -- in that the setting sun played a factor, and cast huge shadows into the stands.

Only about two thousand were in attendance. A meaningless game -- the Sox were over 20 games out, long since eliminated. But there was some sort of schedule quirk, as there were only a few AL games scheduled -- most of the other AL teams had wrapped their seasons the day before.

There was a three way tie for the AL home run lead between Norm Cash, Reggie Jackson, and our own Bill Melton. So, with the season already wrapped up for Jackson and Cash, Sox manager Chuck Tanner batted Melton in the lead off spot to give him as many ABs as possible.

Melton hit his league leading home run into the left field seats in his second time up that day. He was immediately replaced, and sat out the rest of the game, while he and his teammates celebrated the first White Sox HR champion ever. We were all quite exuberant ourselves, but you could have fired a cannon into the outfield stands and not hit a soul.
it was an afternoon game, 130 starting time.

ode to veeck
07-10-2007, 08:58 PM
Also, April games. BRRRRR!!!! I remember going to April games back in the days when you KNEW the Sox had no shot of winning a WS. It was just the right thing to do because you loved being at that ballpark.

The last 10 years I lived in Chicago, a buddy of ours and I would go to every single opening day and froze through nearly every single one of them, no matter how many beers and blankets you tried to use to the contrary

MRM
07-11-2007, 01:05 AM
I drove to Chicago from Ohio (where I was living at the time) for the first game ever played at the "New Comiskey". It was freezing cold, Black Jack got shelled, and the Sox were shut out 16-0 by the Tigers. Remained in town for the 2nd game ever played there...another freezing cold day...another loss, though much closer game.