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BALL PARK PICTURE REVIEW

US CELLULAR FIELD

Hey everyone here are your pictures for U.S Cellar see you all next week with the Chicago Cubs.

Cervelli ScoreboardHere is  a picture of the score board and hitting is Francisco Cervelli.

Ethan & Southpaw 1As I was talking about in my ball park review segment this is Southpaw. Southpaw is the White Sox lefty mascot.

US Cellular Center FieldIn U.S Cellar field there is always a sign in the outfield saying the White Sox and who they are playing.

US Cellular from Left Field 2This is a picture of the field from the left side.

US Cellular Full Field 1This is a birds eye view of U.S Cellar field.

Blue Seat Konerko 6In Chicago there is a few blue seats to show special hits.

This is Ethan and I in front of Paul Konerko’s blue seat.

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This is a picture of me in front of the score board.

2005 TrophyThe last picture is of the World Series trophy from 2005!

– Haley –

Ball Park Review

WELCOME TO US CELLULAR FIELD

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a/k/a The South Side.  In 2011 I visited Cellar field in Chicago with my family. Cellar field is the home of the Chicago white sox’s. The ballpark is cool but there is nothing special to it. When I walked in to the park you see a big gate. The big gate has pictures and you can see the white sox lineup and who they are playing. Then later on one walks around and heads to their seats, which were reasonably comfortable. The seats were nice but they were not with a cushion like a couch. The stadium is pretty nice and it is generally clean. The stadium is also green and bright which is one thing I like. The scoreboard is big and you are able to see it from anywhere. When I was in Chicago the Yankees were also playing which of course is something I liked. The food in Chicago was diffnelty not my favorite. Even though I don’t really care what the chicken nuggets mostly tasted like fish sticks at US Cellar. Blggh. Also while at US Cellar I got to interview A.J. Perzinki so I saw a lot of the behind the senses. When I interview I go there early and I saw all the hard work. I also got to look at the trophy they won in 2005. Even though A.J is known to be mean he was super nice and it was a great expernice. I also was young so I have ball that almost all the Yankees signed in fact it was an Arizona all-star game one. Since I was still elven at the time the kids zone was interesting but not my favorite park unlike Ethan. The kid’s zone was cool but you it was a throwing game and something else I can’t rember. The white sox’s also have a mascot named southpaw who my little brother got to meet especially because they were both lefties. One more funny thing that happened in Chicago was a drunk person sitting kind of near us. The drunk man was wherein a White Sox’s shirt but his friends were convening him he was a Yankees fan it was funny and the man was harmless. Also we meet some Irish fans and they were funny and passionate for the sox’s. It seems like there are some drunks but they are mainly fun and nice fans. Overall U.S Cellar field is a cool park but in my opion there would be no reason to got back and it is definitely not in my top five.

BALL PARK PICTURE REVIEW

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Bernie Brewer Partial

This is a picture of Bernie Brewers Slide. Bernie would slide down this slide every time the Brewers hit a home run.  Make sure you check out more of my photos. (more…)

BALL PARK REVEIW SEGMENT

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Hi everybody its Haley and yesterday my dad and I thought I hadn’t been posting much other then my interviews so we started pondering ideas. My dad said “How about every week you post about a stadium we’ve been to”. I said, “That’s a great idea.”. Every week on Tuesdays and Fridays, I will post about a stadium. On Tuesdays I will be reviewing and talking about the stadiums. On Fridays I will post some pictures with captions and maybe even a video from that place. In 2011 we started our trip and so far I have been to twenty-five stadiums. I will go in order of stadiums I have been to if you would like to see what the journey has been so far our check out our website (under construction but still cool). The site address is Home Feild Advantage  My blog post will talk about my experiences at each stadium. This should take me about thirty weeks considering there’s only thirty stadiums (wish there were more). There might be a couple of additional posts because I have been to a couple of spring training stadiums. In March my dad and I are going to Arizona and I will write about this experience as well. This summer we are visiting our last four ballparks. I am very excited to share these posts with everyone, so be on a look out for pictures, posts and some additional interviews. Hope you guys are as excited as I am. Look for my first post on Tuesday – Miller Park home of the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Kiki Magazine and CCandy Clothing

Today I received a copy of Kiki Magazine which is a fashion magazine for “Girls with style and substance”.   I am sharing this with my readers because my article with Amber Sabathia who is the wife of Yankees ace pitcher CC Sabathia was featured in this months issue.  Amber and I talked about MLB fashion and what inspired her to start her clothing line CCandy Clothing.

Make sure you check out the complete article in Kiki Magazine.

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Jupiter Florida Spring Training 2013

INTERVIEW WITH ADRON CHAMBERS

As my dad and I head down to Florida at the end of March for Spring Training I am reminded how much baseball can change in one year.  Last March I interviewed Adron Chamber when he played for the St. Louis Cardinals, he got called up during the post season for the series against the Dodgers.  During the off season things changed for Adron who is now a member of the Houston Astro’s, but of course my question were never really about baseball but more about Adron as a person and I found out a lot of cool things about the 27-year-old Pensacola, Florida native.

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Minors, Majors and Trades

Interview with Barry Enright

Barry Enright was drafted out of Pepperdine University by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second round for the 2007 amateur draft.  The right-handed pitcher made his major league debut on June 30, 2010. He pitched five innings and earned the win that day against the St. Louis Cardinals.  Enright, 26, is in his second season with the Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks’ Triple-A affiliate. Enright was 9-5 with the Aces last season, and is 4-3 with 4.82 ERA (as of June 5, 2012) until he was traded to the Angels.

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Just one of the guys at US Cellular

INTERVIEW WITH AJ PIERZYNSKI

A.J. Pierzynski sits down to discuss Chicago, Catching, Controversy, Cold Weather & the 2005 Championship

Playing in his 14th season in the major leagues the White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski is the guy other teams love to hate for his particular brand of competition, but they obviously like having him around on the South Side.  He is a 2x American League All-Star that played a vital role in the 2005 World Series Championship.

Despite his reputation of being Public Enemy No. 1, Pierzynski is only hungry to win.  This reputation only applies to his on field play but off the field A.J. is “not what people think.”

I had a chance to sit down with A.J. before a game and talk baseball, but discovered the White Sox catcher is one of the most genuine, honest and appreciative guys playing baseball today.  He is just a regular guy who likes to have fun and doesn’t like the cold weather.

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Haley and Nick Swisher

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Hello Baseball Fans

This blog page is shared by Haley Smilow and my father Marc Smilow who started my love of baseball.  I was born in New York City and I am a Yankees fan but love the game of baseball.  My family started a mission in 2011 to visit all 30 ball parks over the next 4 years.  In August of 2011 we headed out on our trip visiting, Miller Park, US Cellular Field, Wrigley, Busch Stadium, Kauffman Stadium, and Target Field.  This summer we are back at it again.  If you want to follow us on our journey check out our other website at Home Field Advantage.  (But please understand my father can never seem to get the site finished but it is a great start.)  My blog page is dedicated to my player interviews, and behind the scenes of the MLB from a kids prospective.  HOPE YOU ENJOY IT…. HALEY