February 7, 2012 |
It won't be a World Series ring, but the White Sox will still let you put a ring on it - for the right price. Deal site Gilt City is offering Sox fans a chance to propose to their significant others onU.S. Cellular Field on a non-game day for $5,000. The deal, which includes a limo ride and two VIP tickets for a future game, ends Friday. Sox spokesman Scott Reifert said the offer is new and unique to Gilt City, though the Sox "have had a number of marriage proposals" over the years including some before games, some during games and some on non-game days.
May 1, 2012
Chicago's south side stadium may not get the same kind of praise that historic Wrigley Field enjoys, but there's still some pretty cool stuff at U.S. Cellular field. Check out these 10 reasons why the Cell is not second best. White Sox Champions Brick Plaza: Dedicated to the 2005 World Series Champion White Sox, the plaza features a bronze sculpture celebrating the historic championship. Fan Deck: This high level deck gives fans an eagle-eye view of the entire field.
May 29, 2014 |
Ceremonial first pitches before a Major League Baseball game by a celebrity or honored fan aren't expected to be perfect, but 50 Cent's first pitch Tuesday night at Citi Field has been hailed as arguably the worst first pitch ever. The baseball veered far, far left of the intended target, the catcher behind home plate. Another rap artist, Chicago native Chance the Rapper, will throw out the first pitch at the White Sox game Friday, May 30. Game time is 7:10 p.m. The Sox are offering discounted tickets to fans of the hip hop artist for Friday night's game.
August 26, 2012 |
Saturday afforded us a rare occasion. For better or worse, baseball is inextricably woven into the city's sociocultural fabric, team allegiances being one of the first questions you're asked upon meeting a stranger. Either you're a Cubs fan or a White Sox fan, but if you pledge allegiance to both teams, you're a liar. A Red Line regular's nightmare became a Chicago baseball fan's wildest dream come true Saturday on the kind of cloudless, 90-degree-with-a-whisper-of-a-breeze day that makes Chicago the greatest summer city in the world.
May 28, 2012 |
Bob Saget, the man best known as quintessential '90s TV sitcom dad Danny Tanner, is standing behind home plate about to sing the National Anthem before Saturday's White Sox game in front of a half-full house atU.S. Cellular Field when a reporter asks him if he's feeling any nerves. "A little," he admits with a sheepish grin. Saget steps to the microphone and - completely nails it, his rich baritone hitting all the right notes much to the delight of the 20,000 or so on hand to witness it and, quite frankly, himself as well.
September 11, 2012 |
With jobs at a premium these days, many young professionals are finding themselves learning a new skill to make themselves more valuable in the workplace. For White Sox utility infielder-turned-emergency catcher Ray Olmedo, that means learning how to block 90-plus mph fastballs in the dirt. It's a skill he's hoping will give him added job security on a first-place team in his inaugural campaign on the South Side. "That's the point," Olmedo said. "That's why I don't care about anything else, I just want to stay here for a long time.