Okay, the White Sox may not be a team of destiny in 2013, but there are still plenty of reasons to head to the ballpark this season. The South Siders are making a concerted effort towards making a day at the ballpark affordable again, with tickets as low as $7. Also, the team's recently called up a group of potential stars, so the team's future will be on display in September.
The White Sox recently acquired Avisail Garcia in a three team trade, and he has started of his White Sox career swinging a hot bat in the five-spot. His speed, bat, and fielding abilities have all been on display the past few weeks and there's no sign of them going away anytime soon. The team also called up Andre Reinzo, a Brazilian pitcher from their Triple-A affiliate, who like Garcia, has gotten off to a fast start. In 24.1 innings, Rienzo has fanned 16 and holds an ERA of 3.70. He is yet to have notch a decision, but his strong start to his MLB career should be an indication that it's only a matter of time until he starts picking up some wins.
As the season goes on, expect to see more and more prospects to make their way to the diamond, making for some exciting baseball, and a sneak peek into the future of the White Sox's organization
Position your Elvis wig and strap into your diamond incrusted jumpsuit, because Elvis is back in the building for Elvis Night at US Cellular Field. One of the most popular nights all season, Elvis Night offers a great tribute to an American Legend and tons of fun activities for Sox fans. Before the game, don't forget to take a picture next to the larger than life inflatable Elvis head Located at Gate 3. Then make your way over to Gate 4 to listen to smooth rock n' roll of an Elvis tribute band. But that's not all.
After the national anthem, prepare to see something truly unique: A group of Elvis Skydivers. Yes, you read that right. A group of skydivers, each dressed like Elvis, will parachute into US Cellular Field and land in the outfield! During the game, there will be plenty more Elvis activities and impersonators, but stay after the game for US Cellular's famous firework show set to, you guessed it, Elvis's greatest hits.
Family Sundays (August 25 vs. Texas Rangers; September 15 vs. Cleveland Indians; September 29 vs. Kansas City Royals)
There are still some great deals and promotions to catch at US Cellular Field, one of which is their already popular Family Sundays. On Sunday games, tickets start at only $5.00, and parking is only $10.00! But why stop there? When they arrive at the park, kids can partake in a "kids only" autograph session with White Sox Players. There are also plenty of activities for kids during the game like face painting, magnet painting, balloon animals, and even a caricature artist. After the game, kids get to know what it's like to be a real ballplayer and run the bases (weather permitting, of course).
The Stanley Cup celebration continues at the ballpark when the Sox take on the Tigers September 10. With September knocking on the door, Chicagoans know that it's about to get chilly, so what better way to combat the cold than with a White Sox/Blackhawks scarf. The first 20,000 fans will receive the cozy scarf that features both the Sox and Blackhawks logo, and wish it was June again.
Another one of the White Sox's biggest nights, Halfway to St. Patrick's Day is a long standing White Sox tradition which includes the Sox fashioning their green hats and green pinstriped jerseys on the field. Fans can get their own green hats as the first 20,000 fans twenty-one and older will receive a free one.
Before the game, arrive at Gate 1 to see a Saint Paddy's Parade. Gate 4 will host The Trinity Academy of Irish Dance as their most talented performers showcase their hours of practice and perfection for White Sox fans. Gate 5 will host Pipes and Drums of the Chicago Police Department performing classic Celtic tunes and rhythms, as the Miller Lite Bullpen Sports Bar will host Sean and Charlie performing for fans twenty-one and older. Be sure to pick up a green beer and cheer the Sox on, because at the end of the day, it's only six months to Saint Paddy's day!
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