Entries Tagged as 'southpaw'

Chicago Mascots + Val Warner + School Kids

July 13th, 2011 · No Comments

One day back in June I was walking by the Thompson Center and came across a whole bunch of Chicago sports team mascots and Valerie Warner and a bunch of school kids. I didn’t really know what was going on, so I just took some photos and figured it out later.

Turns out it was the Salvation Army‘s Hunger Campaign and they were collecting donations. But to make it fun they were having people text for certain mascots. Also, each mascot had a box so you could just put money in the mascot box. These are the mascots who were present:

Not too surprisingly, the Salvation Army is reporting that the White Sox mascot, Southpaw, won. While I was there, it sure looked like Sparky was winning. It’s who the kids liked best, but I guess the kids were not voting with their wallets. More importantly, the Salvation Army raised more than $500.

Along with the mascots, there was Val Warner, who I recognized immediately from WGN Morning News. She and Ryan Chiaverini are now doing Windy City Live in Oprah’s old time slot.

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Sox v. Angels @ The Cell

June 3rd, 2005 · 5 Comments

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Larry, Michelle, Greg, Sharpe (pre-Muffin) :: US Cellular Field, Bridgeport, Chicago

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Chris, Rachelle, Larry :: US Cellular Field, Bridgeport, Chicago

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Winning Ugly Is Sweet :: US Cellular Field, Bridgeport, Chicago

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Southpaw :: US Cellular Field, Bridgeport, Chicago

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Larry :: US Cellular Field, Bridgeport, Chicago (photo by Kristin)

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Sharpe, Kristin, Tarek :: US Cellular Field, Bridgeport, Chicago (photo by Kristin)

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Welcome to US Cellular Field, Bridgeport, Chicago

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Action on the Field :: US Cellular Field, Bridgeport, Chicago

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Scoreboard :: US Cellular Field, Bridgeport, Chicago

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Our Favorite Beer Vendor :: US Cellular Field, Bridgeport, Chicago

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Larry is Flexible :: US Cellular Field, Bridgeport, Chicago

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Homerun Fireworks :: US Cellular Field, Bridgeport, Chicago

On Wednesday night we took Chris and Tarek, who were visiting from London, and Larry, who I worked with in New York, to a White Sox game. It was my first time to The Cell.

Our favorite beer vendor had a great gimmick where he would yell Beer in a weird voice that I thought was pirate-esque. Chris thought he sounded like somebody’s drunk father and thought his beer sales technique would only be improved if he was a hot blonde-haired chick with big “knocks”.

One surprise was when the Sox made homeruns, which there were several of, fireworks were let off over the scoreboard. The Cell definately feels a lot different than Wrigley, it’s new and has newer amenities, where Wrigley is all about the nostalgia. I’m not a big baseball fan, but I think both of them are fun in their own ways.

Winning Ugly is some White Sox saying from the old days or something. I can’t remember what Greg told me. There was a stand selling sweets right at the top of our section that was called Winning Ugly is Sweet.

The Sox lost to the Angles, the Sox mascot is Southpaw, and, if you didn’t notice, Larry is very flexible.

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