Major League Baseball has yet to determine whether there will be a season because of the spread of the coronavirus across the U.S. But construction continues on the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville (IA) where a game is still scheduled to be played between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox on August 13. Read more here.
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Thousands of people will be coming to little Dyersville (IA) next August to watch the first major league baseball game played at the Field of Dreams between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees. One potential impact could be progress on All-Star Ballpark Heaven, a youth sports facility priced around $70 million that field owners have envisioned but have been unsuccessful in advancing for the better part of a decade. Read more here.
The Chicago White Sox and Goose Island Beer Company are teaming up to create a special section dubbed “The Goose Island” in the right field bleachers of Guaranteed Rate Field. The new space will include running water fixtures on all four sides to create the “island” of beer and baseball. Read more here.
The Chicago White Sox and @GooseIsland Beer Company announce a new space in right field, which will be called “The Goose Island,” set to debut in the 2019 season. MORE:
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) January 28, 2019
U.S. Cellular reportedly paid $13 million to get out of its baseball field naming rights deal with the Chicago White Sox early, freeing up resources it can use in other markets. Read more here.
The Chicago White Sox on Monday began hoisting the sign for their baseball park’s new name — Guaranteed Rate Field. Read more here.
U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, will be called Guaranteed Rate Field beginning November 1. A 13-year deal gives the mortgage lender the naming rights for the team’s ballpark. Read more here.
Building off the success of three consecutive attendance record setting seasons, the Birmingham Barons (Double-A, Southern League) and the Chicago White Sox have jointly agreed to terms on a two-year extension of their Player Development Contract through 2020. Read more here.
As MLB teams head home shortly from spring training to prepare for their regular-season openers, a lack of development and uncertain funding from the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority could leave Glendale and Goodyear (AZ) in tough financial spots after backing the construction of new spring-training ballparks. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Riding a groundswell of support since the opening of Regions Field and the team’s Southern League Championship in 2013, the Barons and Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on a four-year extension of their Player Development Contract, which will run through the 2018 season. The new agreement ensures Continue reading
Chicago White Sox scout John Tumminia and his partners are working to raise enough funds to bring a free baseball and softball clinic — along with 500 bats and balls, 300 baseball caps, and a dozen hitting tees — to at least 500 elementary and middle school children at the Kipkeino Primary School in Kenya in October. Read more here.
Former NBA superstar Michael Jordan turns 50 today, so Star-Ledger Columnist Steve Politi thought he would take a look back at Jordan’s “forgettable” attempt at playing professional baseball. Read more here. View Sports Illustrated photo gallery here. Watch ESPN’s Jordan Rides the Bus film clip here.
Chicago-based U.S. Cellular has decided to throw in the towel in the Chicago market, but it still plans to keep its name on U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox. The company pays $3.5 million per year for the ballpark’s naming rights. Read more here.
Chicago-based writer Dave Hoekstra takes an in depth and interesting look at William Night Train Veeck, son of ballpark fun master Mike Veeck, who has followed in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps by joining up with the Chicago White Sox. Read more here.
This is all wishful thinking, but some would like to see affiliated ball in Joliet (IL). First, we completely disagree with the premise that Silver Cross Field needs an affiliated club in order the fill the seats. Second, with the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox in town, there are obvious territorial obstacles. Third, if the idea is to target those two clubs, forget about it. The Cubs are reportedly moving their Continue reading
A Chicago White Sox fan was arrested after diving into the fountain at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City to retrieve a home-run ball hit by White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn. It was a pretty special ball, as it was Dunn’s 400th homer. Read more and view video here.
Digital Ballparks visits Camelback Ranch, the Spring Training home of the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. Read more and view photos here.
Texas Rangers public address announcer Chuck Morgan has decided to remove from the regular video montage play list at Rangers Ballpark the clip of then 46-year-old Nolan Ryan and 26-year-old Robin Ventura in a brawl in 1993, after Ryan hit Ventura with a pitch. The decision appears to be a simple case of moving on and showing respect, as Ryan is now co-owner of the Continue reading
The Chicago White Sox have announced that players will don replica red and white uniforms from the team’s 1972 season during all Sunday home games in 2012. Read more and view unis here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Now this isn’t quite a David vs. Goliath (or even Average Joe’s vs. Globo-Gym) story, but Grandstand Sports, a mom and pop-style neighborhood sports clothing and memorabilia store a few blocks from U.S. Cellular Field, just got a major competitor. On Saturday, the Chicago White Sox opened Chicago Sports Depot — a Continue reading
Beer sales are reportedly down 30 percent at Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field. Arguably, “The weather, the losses, and the no-shows…” are at least part of the problem. Attendance is down 2,313 and 1,117 per game for the Cubs and White Sox, respectively, so far this season. Read more here.
Baseball Road Trip visits Camelback Ranch (Glendale, AZ), the spring home for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. Read review and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Chicago White Sox introduced Lori Moreland as the team’s new organist. Moreland succeeds Nancy Faust as the White Sox organist at U.S. Cellular Field after an intensive audition process held at U.S. Cellular Field in late 2010. Continue reading