Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Day 29: Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox

On the drive from Milwaukee to Chicago, we used Craigslist to get tickets for the first two games of the Rangers --White Sox series on July 3 and July 4.

We bought them from Abe Froman, the Sausage King of Chicago. At least this is what I always pictured that Abe would look like. I say this in the most complimentary sense.

Actually this is Claude. He seemed like a great guy during the few minutes that we met, and he was very kind to sell Jeannie and me two tickets to tonight's game and to tomorrow's game.

He takes a great picture, and accepted an invitation to be on the blog.

Getting ready to go to the game. Beautiful lobby at Chicago's Palmer House


Heading to the game On the Red Line Subway.

Super Seats


The National Anthem (It is Polish Heritage Night at the ball park).




Polish Dance group entertains

First Pitch of the Game

The Mickey Mantle of the 21st century on deck.



In the bottom of the first, Kevin Youkilis hits 2-run home run. Last week, we saw him in his last game for the Boston Red Sox before he was traded

Next batter, Adam Dunn hits one too.


Next batter, Paul Konerko almost hits one, but the batter after him, Alex Rios, hits the third home run of the inning.

No more in the first, White Sox 4, Rangers 0.

In the fifth, Ranger Manager Ron Washington mercifully sends his pitcher to the showers with the score about 10 to 0.

However, Sox scored a few more in the fifth, 9 total, including a 3-run home run by Pierzynski (below) to make the score 16 to 0, nada, nothing.

Finally, the 7th inning stretch.




We left after the 7th to catch the Red Line Subway and beat the crowd. We gave out tickets, great seats 20 rows behind the plate to a couple, Emily and Chris, who were at a concession stand behind the bleachers.

They were very grateful.

Final score: White Sox 19, Rangers 2

We will be back on Wednesday, July 4, our nation's birthday, fireworks, and baseball.


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