Library Night at the Cell

Posted: July 12, 2006 in White Sox

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Thursday, July 6 was Library Night at U.S. Cellular Field. Tickets were half price, and the seats were actually pretty decent. We were on the lower level (row 33ish) out in the left field area. Whether fortunately or not, we were safely out of foul ball range. The good thing is no potential for being hit on the head by balls travelling at 100 mph, but the bad thing is no free souvenirs.

Oh well.

Cheers erupted when the Library Night image came up on the screen, which is a good indication a lot of library staff took advantage of the great deal. Not far behind me there was a gentleman randomly yelling out, “Librarians are people, too!”

Incidentally, there was an awful lot of beer sold at the game.

I’m a White Sox fan, so it was pretty cool being close enough to the players to actually see their faces. We were above the White Sox bullpen and got a good look at A.J. Pierzynski putting on his catcher’s gear and warming up the pitchers. We were also in range of Scott Podsednik, but unfortunately we were removed from the heart of the action. When you’re that far away from home plate you can’t heckle the umpire for bad calls. That takes away a lot of the fun, but we were still happy to be there.

I’m not sure, but I think I also sighted William Shakespeare on the field:

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I can’t guarantee he’ll be there when you go, but if you find yourself with an extra ticket to an upcoming Sox game I think something could be arranged.

A great time was had by all. GO WHITE SOX!

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