Take me out to the ballgame


Afternoon storms broke Chicago's August heat wave for an evening of baseball at ORCSA's "Summer in the City" event, the White Sox vs. the Cleveland Indians. A disappointing dozen U of C students came out to U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday—the low turnout may have been because of rain concerns or Chicago students' aversion to sports. Yet with blackened skies turned clear, the students enjoyed the game. The seats put the U of C contingent in the upper deck between home plate and first base, near hotdogs, and, for the over-21 set, beer. Although no waves swept the fans, an occasional "Go Sox!" and "Yeah, Paulie!" could be heard from otherwise staid Chicago faces.

The fourth-place White Sox put in a strong effort against the American League Central Division leaders, coming back from behind to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth with A. J. Pierzynski's home run off closer Joe Borowski. Shortstop Juan Uribe's two-run homer in the 13th redeemed his two errors and secured a 6-4 victory.

Ethan Frenchman, '08

Photos: Rain looms on the way to U.S. Cellular Field; White Sox third baseman Josh Fields hits his first of two doubles.

August 13, 2007