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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.

Haley US Cellular 2

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.

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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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Curtis Granderson Interview

THE GRANDY MAN CAN

Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson talks pizza, wrestling and traveling

Playing in his second season with the New York Yankees, Curtis Granderson proved why he is one of the best center fielders in baseball as he puts up Most Valuable Player-type number in 2011.

The Chicago native set career high in runs (136), home runs (41), RBIs (119) and walks (85).  Granderson led the majors in runs, the American League in RBIs, and he even challenged Toronto’s Jose Bautista for the MLB home run crown.

While Granderson may be better known for his bat, speed, glove and overall athleticism, he excels even more off the field.  He currently represented MLB at the White House in their anti-obesity effort, and he created the Grand kids Foundation to focus on improving the educational experience for young boys and girls nationwide.

I got to sit down with Curtis before a game in July 2011 before our family’s baseball trip across the Midwest.  Of course, the two talked baseball, but I also discovered the Yankees center fielder is a huge WWE fan along with being a published author and an all-around nice guy.

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