My most memorable U.S. Cellular Field experience came on April 11th, 2014, when I got to see the White Sox take on the Indians during a night game on the South Side of Chicago. A friend and I were lucky enough to get seats just a few rows behind home plate, the closest I’d ever sat at a ballgame up to that point. The panoramic view of the ballpark was spectacular, and I didn’t miss a moment of the action. Chris Sale, the ace of the White Sox and one of the best pitchers in all of baseball, was on the mound that night. From my view behind the plate, I could see the unfathomable speed of his 95-MPH fastball, and the dramatic break of his disarming slider. As I learned that night, sitting behind home plate is perfect for any fan interested in the intricacies of pitching. I was also fortunate enough to see Jose Abreu, the future 2014 American League Rookie of the Year, launch a homer in his very first at-bat in the first inning. Between the festive pre-game ceremonies, Abreu’s home run, and the eventual White Sox victory, the fireworks were out in full force that night. It was about as perfect of an evening as anyone could have at U.S. Cellular Field.
White Sox take on the Indians
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