On Monday, I had the opportunity to go to a Chicago White Sox game, and since I hadn’t been to a baseball game in quite a while, I figured that it would be fun. I got to U.S. Cellular Field before the game, and had my ticket ready. The first thing that I noticed was that it was “Dog Day at the Park.” so there were a lot of fans who took their dogs to the game.
I go up to section 514, I had the entire section to myself. A buddy of mine canceled at the last minute, so I was on my own. I went and had a hot dog before the game, and enjoyed a nice fall night at the stadium.
but I settled in, took a picture of my 1954 White Sox Stirrups, and waited for the game to begin. As I did, I looked around the stadium. The full moon over the stadium caught my attention, and I also noticed the scoreboards. For those who don’t know, the White Sox have the “exploding scoreboard” installed by Bill Veeck in 1960, which had a series of lit pinwheels that light up when a home run is hit. The scoreboard has become part of Sox lore, and when it was time to play ball, the scoreboard came to life.
The Twins did not fare very well. The bottom of the first inning alone saw a total of 7 runs, 1 of which was walked I. I had a great view of the Twins bullpen, and saw that they had two pitchers warming up during the bottom of the first.
In the bottom of the second, a home run was disallowed on a video review, much to the chagrin of the fans. The game went along until the bottom of the 4th, when Adam Dunn hit a home run, causing the scoreboard to light up…the very next pitch was to Dayan Vicideo, and he homered, causing the scoreboard to light up
Had a great time, and I will go back later in the year.